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Professional Auto Racing | July 6, 2015
Accident mutes Dale Jr.’s triumph
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.
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Professional Baseball | July 6, 2015
Dynamic dozen
PITTSBURGH — Down 3-0 after the third inning on the heels of two uneven starts, Gerrit Cole didn’t get angry or flustered.
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Other Professional Sports | July 6, 2015
U.S. women cruise to World Cup title
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.
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Professional Golf | July 6, 2015
Lee gets 1st PGA Tour win in playoff
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A week ago at the Travelers Championship, Danny Lee became so disappointed with his driver that he gave it to a young fan in the middle of the final round and walked away.
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Professional Baseball | July 6, 2015
Starters set for All-Star Game
NEW YORK — The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.
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Other Professional Sports | July 6, 2015
Wambach’s Cup finale memorable
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women’s World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 3, 2015
Trend reversal
DETROIT — Francisco Liriano knows very well what the Detroit Tigers have done to him over the last five years.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Golf | July 3, 2015
Woods off to good start at Greenbrier
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | July 3, 2015
Nadal makes another early exit
LONDON — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 3, 2015
Fernandez gets dream return
MIAMI — Jose Fernandez’s comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past the San Francisco Giants 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep.
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Professional Football | July 3, 2015
Gates banned for 4 games
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Gates’ squeaky-clean image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers’ star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 2, 2015
Walker wishes long day could be longer
DETROIT — Neil Walker had a long day. He wishes it could have kept going.
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Professional Hockey | July 2, 2015
Penguins make big splash
PITTSBURGH — Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | July 2, 2015
Japan sets up rematch of 2011 World Cup final
EDMONTON, Alberta — The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women’s World Cup championship.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 2, 2015
NASCAR offers flag exchange program
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.
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Professional Football | July 2, 2015
Steelers plan bid for 2023 Super Bowl
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to turn the 2023 Super Bowl into a home game.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | July 2, 2015
Venus nears showdown with Serena
LONDON — Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.
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Professional Golf | July 2, 2015
Woods returns to W.Va.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 2, 2015
Indians come within 1 strike of no-hitter
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | July 2, 2015
Love stays put
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
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Other Professional Sports | July 2, 2015
Defense, not feisty attack, helps Americans
MONTREAL — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | July 1, 2015
Toppling Tuesday
LONDON — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars.
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Other Professional Sports | July 1, 2015
U.S. leaves its mark
MONTREAL — For three weeks the U.S. has been looking to put its stamp on this Women’s World Cup. Tuesday it fell to Carli Lloyd to make that happen.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 1, 2015
Sale matches record, White Sox beat Cardinals
ST. LOUIS — Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings Tuesday night on a home run by Tyler Flowers.
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Professional Hockey | July 1, 2015
Blackhawks deal Saad to Blue Jackets
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 1, 2015
Walker gives Guerra 1st career victory
DETROIT — It took 10 seasons, 10 teams and more than five hours but Deolis Guerra finally has his first major league win.
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Professional Basketball | July 1, 2015
Big markets trying to woo, sign big names
Big names, big bucks and big markets in pursuit.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | June 30, 2015
Bo Ryan plans to retire
Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | June 30, 2015
Patient approach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues last June, his arrival was viewed as a coronation.
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Professional Hockey | June 30, 2015
Penguins re-sign defender
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Ian Cole have agreed to a new contract.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Auto Racing | June 30, 2015
IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous
NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.
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Other Professional Sports | June 30, 2015
Only 7 Americans will enter tournament
LONDON — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.
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