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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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Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

on July 6, 2013, 5:05 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) One of the strangest Wimbledons ever produced one of its quirkiest champions — Marion Bartoli — winner of a hard-to-watch final that had the overwhelmed runner-up in near tears while the match was still going on. Bartoli, whose power game bothered Sabine Lisicki as much as any of her notable eccentricities, won 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to capture her […]

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Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

on July 5, 2013, 4:08 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Trying to become Britain’s first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936, Andy Murray reached the final for the second consecutive year, beating 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 Friday in a match that concluded under the Centre Court roof. After dropping the first set, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third against the big-serving Janowicz before taking […]

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Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

on July 5, 2013, 12:09 PM / in Sports, Tennis

It was a good thing that Djokivic was in great shape because he needed it. In the longest semi final in the history of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic reaches his second Wimbledon final after beating Juan Martin Del Potro in five sets. The No.1 seed won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in a match lasting four hours and 42 minutes. It […]

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A look at 10 men, women left at Wimbledon who are trying to reach 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal

on June 30, 2013, 2:12 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Associated Press Of the 32 men and women set to play in Wimbledon’s fourth round on Monday, 10  will be trying to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time. So who are these players? How old are they, where are they from —  and how  did they get here? A quick primer: —  Kenny de Schepper, 26, France, […]

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Federer, his racket showing age

Federer, his racket showing age

on June 27, 2013, 6:27 AM / in Sports, Tennis

At this point, Roger Federer is just too stubborn. I get it. I understand. You do something a certain way, and every day for nearly a decade, that way recites back to you: You’re the best ever. You’re the best ever. But the Federer era ended Wednesday. After reaching the quarterfinals or better in 36 consecutive majors spanning nine years, […]

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Sharapova upset by qualifier

Sharapova upset by qualifier

on June 27, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players. The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in the second round at the All England Club. It’s the second significant […]

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Labonte’s start streak to end at 704

Labonte’s start streak to end at 704

on June 26, 2013, 6:02 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bobby Labonte‘s consecutive start streak will come to an end at 704 races. Labonte is not entered to race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, which will bring an end to the second-longest active starts streak in NASCAR behind Jeff Gordon‘s 705 starts. Labonte confirmed his status on a chat with fans on the JTG Daugherty Racing website. […]

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UCLA beats MSU to claim CWS title

UCLA beats MSU to claim CWS title

on June 26, 2013, 5:59 AM / in Baseball, Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) UCLA finally can add baseball to its long list of national championships. The Bruins relied on pitching and defense to get them in position to win a title, and Tuesday night the offense finally showed up. Their 8-0 victory over Mississippi State gave them a two-game sweep in the College World Series finals. ”I don’t think any […]

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Dugas, Neely, Miles take double wins at exciting IHRA Pro-Am Wild Card weekend at Memphis International Raceway

on June 21, 2013, 8:19 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

Millington, T.N. (June 20,  2013) Memphis  International Raceway lived up to its reputation as one of the most sought-after  racing destinations in the country over the weekend as the famous track hosted a  pair of IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour Wild Card races with great  results over Father’s Day weekend. Three drivers claimed double wins  during the special two-race […]

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NASCAR’s Leffler dies after wreck

NASCAR’s Leffler dies after wreck

on June 13, 2013, 5:38 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

BRIDGEPORT, N.J. (AP) NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a heat race at a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway. Leffler’s last full NASCAR season was 2011, when he ran the entire Nationwide schedule for Turner Motorsports. He finished sixth in the standings that season and hadn’t had a steady NASCAR ride since. Although he […]

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Tebows in Paradise

Tebows in Paradise

on June 11, 2013, 6:36 AM / in Football, Sports

By W. James Antle,  III An American patriot becomes a New England Patriot. The most polarizing player in the NFL has now joined forces with the league’s most controversial coach. The New England Patriots’ surprise signing of quarterback Tim Tebow has haters hating and speculators speculating. How will Bill Belichick use Tebow? We’re talking about the coach who deployed linebacker […]

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Bryans win men’s doubles at French

Bryans win men’s doubles at French

on June 9, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Sports, Tennis

  Ten years ago, Bob and Mike Bryan were still desperate to win a Grand Slam title and were sleeping on the floor of their bargain hotel room. Their lives changed for good when they won their first major championship in 2003 at the French Open. On Saturday, the top-ranked American twins extended their record by clinching their 14th Grand […]

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Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

Nadal outlasts Djokovic in five sets

on June 9, 2013, 5:57 AM / in Sports, Tennis

His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old – and 14 games into the fifth set – when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic’s seemingly unreachable lob. Many players wouldn’t have bothered to give chase, let alone attempt what Nadal actually accomplished: With his back to the court, he […]

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Williams wins first French since ’02

Williams wins first French since ’02

on June 9, 2013, 5:52 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 on Saturday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4. ”Eleven years,” Williams said in French during the trophy ceremony. ”I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak […]

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“Racing’s Back! Memphis 250” Coming to Memphis International Raceway on October 26th

on June 6, 2013, 4:27 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

CRA Powered by JEGS Series to be featured in Twin 125’s / RWRE Shootout on Tap Millington, TN (June 5, 2013) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR), Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (RWRE) and Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS (CRA) officials proudly announce the newly reopened Memphis International Raceway will host the “Racing’s Back! Memphis 250,” a CRA sanctioned event, on […]

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Denny Hamlin to run special, Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme on his No. 11 FedEx Toyota for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks”

Denny Hamlin to run special, Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme on his No. 11 FedEx Toyota for the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks”

on May 29, 2013, 4:42 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

Drivers in all three series will sport Autism Speaks puzzle piece decals on cars throughout May 31-June 2, 2013 race weekend DOVER, Del. – When Denny Hamlin comes to Dover International Speedway to compete in the June 2 “FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, he will be sporting a special Autism Speaks puzzle piece paint scheme […]

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UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women’s singles results

on May 29, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Sports, Tennis

May 29 (Infostrada Sports) – Results from the French Open Women’s Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 29-Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-6(5) 6-1 8-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-2 Dinah Pfizenmaier (Germany) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-3 4-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Mallory Burdette (U.S.) 6-3 6-2 Round 1 Jamie Hampton (U.S.) beat 25-Lucie […]

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