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Hamlin hopes for jumpstart

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin stared silently at his race car, his hands in the pockets of his firesuit, his hat pulled low...

UConn’s Charles No. 1 WNBA pick

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — It's been an unforgettable 48 hours for Tina Charles.Less than two days after helping UConn win its second straight national...

Baseball roundup: Yankees spoil Matsui’s return

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter homered, Jorge Posada had three hits, Andy Pettitte dazzled and Mariano Rivera closed it out. Nothing more fitting...

AL Roundup: Pettitte stymies Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andy Pettitte threw eight sharp innings, Robinson Cano had four hits, and Nick Swisher and No. 9 hitter Francisco Cervelli...

Yankees tee off on Papelbon

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit a tying homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning and Marcus Thames connected moments later for...

Lester, Sox shut down Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The way the Tampa Bay Rays see it, hitting Boston left-hander Jon Lester is difficult enough without having to...

Former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Wooden, college basketball's gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at...

Lakers down to last gasp against Celtics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Down 3-2 in the NBA finals against an old foe that keeps finding new ways to beat them, the Los...

Federer drops Bozoljac, reaches third round

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Well-rehearsed in the role of gracious winner, Roger Federer patiently waited for his opponent to tuck his racket into a...

Youkilis fuels Red Sox comeback

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Youkilis spoiled Cliff Lee's bid for his second straight complete game. Then he ruined the Texas Rangers' chance for their...
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