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Cards rout Dodgers, win NL pennant

Cards rout Dodgers, win NL pennant

on October 19, 2013, 6:25 AM / in Baseball, Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) With the red-clad crowd roaring more loudly with every pitch, Matt Carpenter became more determined — to get a hit and help lead the St. Louis Cardinals back to the World Series. On Clayton Kershaw‘s 11th offering, Carpenter lined a doubled to right field. It turned out to be the start of something really big. Carlos Beltran […]

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Red Sox one win from AL pennant

Red Sox one win from AL pennant

on October 18, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Baseball, Sports

  DETROIT (AP) Mike Napoli‘s drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy — a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera‘s prodigious homers. In this series, Napoli has been the one hitting key home runs, while Cabrera remains stymied by a tough Boston bullpen. Napoli opened the scoring with another big long ball, […]

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Costas: Redskins ‘an insult, a slur’

on October 14, 2013, 11:02 AM / in Football, Sports

Once more NBC commentator Bob Costas stepped into the headlines as he did last December when he injected himself into a public debate that transcended sports when he spoke out on the issue of gun control after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed the mother of his child and then himself in front of team personnel. On Sunday night, he […]

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“Racing is Back! Memphis 250”

“Racing is Back! Memphis 250”

on October 7, 2013, 8:52 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

Oval Track Racing Returns to Memphis International Raceway October 26, 2013  “Racing is Back! Memphis 250” Twin 125’s for the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevy Performance Millington, TN (October 2, 2013) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR), Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (RWRE) and Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS (CRA) officials proudly announce oval track racing returns […]

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Gale Sayer Sues The NFL… Complacency on Both Sides

Gale Sayer Sues The NFL… Complacency on Both Sides

on September 22, 2013, 5:52 AM / in Football, News, Sports

Hall of Famer Gale Sayers sued the NFL on Friday, claiming negligence in handling his repeated head injuries, according to a published report. The Chicago Tribune reports that Sayers, who played for the Chicago Bears from 1965-71, states in the suit that he suffered headaches and short-term memory loss after retirement. He further states that sometimes he was sent back […]

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Hot Rod Drag Week Rolls into Town

Hot Rod Drag Week Rolls into Town

on September 9, 2013, 6:41 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Thursday, September 12th It is a grueling quest for glory.  Drive your car 1,200 miles from track to track, race down the track for more points, and do it in one piece.  Hot Rod Drag Week is not for the faint of heart, but for those adventurous enough to try, it is the ultimate Hot Rod event.  Hot Rod Drag Week […]

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Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

on September 8, 2013, 7:50 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open championship and 17th Grand Slam tournament title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Sunday’s match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets in last year’s final. Williams hadn’t lost a set […]

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Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

on September 8, 2013, 7:33 AM / in Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth […]

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Rematch! Serena Williams faces Azarenka in US Open final

on September 7, 2013, 8:54 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable Friday. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 […]

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Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

on September 3, 2013, 5:49 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Maybe this is way the Mayor of Jackson wants to build more tennis courts… its his patriotic duty. Federer falls to Robredo in 4th round, no Slam final in 2013 Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam tournaments. In the opening game of his […]

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Second Round Results at The U. S. Open Tennis

on August 31, 2013, 2:53 PM / in Sports, Tennis

August 30 Mikhail Youzhny(21) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 Tommy Haas(12) def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) Marcel Granollers def. Rajeev Ram 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 Novak Djokovic(1) def. Benjamin Becker 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2 Julien Benneteau(31) def. Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 Tomas Berdych(5) def. Denis Kudla 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 Tim Smyczek def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Joao Sousa def. Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Denis Istomin def. Tobias Kamke 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 Andreas Seppi(20) def. […]

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The US Tennis Open 2013 Begins

on August 27, 2013, 6:58 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Serena Moves on…. Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open, her opponent really needed a hug. So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded […]

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IHRA’s all-time winningest driver Clay Millican returns to Memphis International Raceway

IHRA’s all-time winningest driver Clay Millican returns to Memphis International Raceway

on August 22, 2013, 6:37 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

  Millington, Tennessee (August 21, 2013) – Clear your calendar now! You don’t want to miss when the most decorated man in the history of the International Hot Rod Association makes his triumphant return at his home track, Memphis International Raceway, for the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals / Nitro Jam event on October 11-12, 2013. Millican, a West […]

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The Pin Stripes

The Pin Stripes

on August 16, 2013, 6:20 AM / in Baseball, News, Sports

Report: A-Rod hires top lawyer Facing a fight with the Yankees and MLB that could make it all the way to federal court, Alex Rodriguez reportedly has retained top New York lawyer Joe Tacopina. Tacopina has had several high-profile criminal cases, including those of Kenneth Moreno, an NYPD officer acquitted of rape, and former senator Hiram Monserrate, who pleaded guilty […]

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Tennis Shorts

Tennis Shorts

on August 16, 2013, 6:06 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Former doubles champ Bob Hewitt charged with rape BOKSBURG, South Africa Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of minors in cases that date back as far as the early 1980s. Prosecutors on Friday charged the 73-year-old Hewitt with raping a girl under the age of […]

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NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2013 race day weather forecast

NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2013 race day weather forecast

on August 4, 2013, 9:48 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

By Brian Neudorff When NASCAR goes to Pocono, fans immediately assume rain is in the forecast. It rained Saturday but drier weather awaits NASCAR today for the Sprint Cup race. Pocono Raceway has a history of rain either threatening, delaying or even postponing a race when NASCAR visits. Today rain is not expected to cause any problems for the Sprint […]

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ADRL RETURNS TO MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

on July 31, 2013, 8:09 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

WHO: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY WHEN: JULY 1, 2 & 3 Attached: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WHAT: The 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, returns to rock Memphis International Raceway August 1-3, 2013.  Don’t miss your first glimpse of the unbelievable racing action that is what ADRL is known for on Thursday, August 1st at ADRL Team Testing.  The gates open at […]

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Phil Mickelson wins British Open

on July 21, 2013, 2:33 PM / in Sports

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) Phil Mickelson is mystified no more by links golf. He has his name etched in a silver claret jug to prove it. Mickelson delivered his best closing round ever in a major Sunday — at the British Open, of all places — when he ran off four birdies over the last six holes for a 5-under 66 […]

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Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

on July 7, 2013, 11:37 AM / in Sports, Tennis

  Andy Murray CAPTURES THE  WIMBLEDON  TITLE! He beats Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam. It’s a first for a British male in 77 years! More on the way: This one is forever. For Andy Murray. For Britain. It took forever. Andy Murray is the Wimbledon champion. How many times has he heard that in […]

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Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

on July 6, 2013, 5:07 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) The Bryan brothers got big air at Wimbledon on Saturday. Yes, there was a little more room than usual between their feet and the ground for their latest version of the ”Bryan Bump” – the famed chest bump they use to celebrate their victories – because of what that victory meant. Their 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over […]

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