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  • Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around…

  • At his own event, more questions than answers for Tiger

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — The Quicken Loans National is known colloquially as simply “Tiger’s tourney.” That had a different meaning when it first began, when the player/host was at the top of his sport, a legitimate…

  • A look at trainer Bob Baffert’s record 7 wins in Haskell

    Short stay. Large payday. That’s the way it usually works when Bob Baffert sends a horse to the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Sunday should be no different, when the trainer makes his nearly annual…

  • Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

    BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing; the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended New York Yankees RHPs Anderson Acevedo, Anthoniris Santana and Carlos Santana (DSL) 72 games each after positive tests for metabolites of Stanozolol in…

  • Pospisil overcomes heat, cramps to beat Lu in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Vasek Pospisil overcame sweltering heat and cramps to outlast Yen-Hsun Lu in the Atlanta Open on Wednesday. Pospisil, the No. 2 seed from Canada, beat Taiwan’s Lu 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4. The…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Wednesday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor First Round Singles Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Christopher Eubanks,…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended New York Yankees RHPs Anderson Acevedo, Anthoniris Santana and Carlos Santana (DSL) 72 games each after positive tests for metabolites of Stanozolol in…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Wednesday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor First Round Singles Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Christopher Eubanks,…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Wednesday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor First Round Singles Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Christopher Eubanks,…

  • Prosecutor: LSU student doesn’t want Tiger players charged

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The student in an on-campus apartment break-in involving LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings and two teammates has asked prosecutors not to press charges, East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore…

  • Roger Federer pulls out of Montreal tournament

    MONTREAL (AP) — Roger Federer pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennis Canada, Valerie Tetreault, wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Federer “wants to…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended New York Yankees minor league (DSL) RHPs Anderson Acevedo, Anthoniris Santana and Carlos Santana 72 games each after testing positive for metabolites of…

  • WTA Brasil Tennis Cup Results

    Wednesday At Federacao Catarinense de Tenis Florianopolis, Brazil Purse: $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, Spain, def. Tatjana Maria (1), Germany, 6-3, 6-1. Tereza Martincova, Czech Republic, def. Ajla Tomljanovic (2), Croatia,…

  • Crew chief Adam Stevens pushes Busch’s comeback along

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity Series races, so chemistry clearly wasn’t a…