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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch’s season comes down to one race at the same track where his year officially began. Busch was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the season, so his debut didn’t come until March at Phoenix International Raceway. Now, with his championship chances on...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points in his return to Portland, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 113-101 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Aldridge, who played nine seasons in Portland before leaving as a free agent this summer, added six rebounds. Kawhi...
BOSTON (AP) — Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “It’s how I made my...
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 31 points Wednesday night to lead Dallas to a 118-108 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in DeAndre Jordan’s first visit since backing out on an agreement to sign with the Mavericks in free agency. A tight second half upstaged the sideshow of...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — After watching Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada carried off the field with a broken leg during the playoffs when the Dodgers’ Chase Utley upended him, Major League Baseball is examining whether to adopt a rule eliminating slides not directly at bases on force plays. The...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a former base stealing champion, has had his left leg amputated below the knee due to an infection related to diabetes. The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed that the 76-year-old Brock had had the procedure...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pennsylvania poker pro Joe McKeehen never gave up his lead in the World Series of Poker’s championship event, and took home $7.68 million Tuesday night as the victor. 25-year-old McKeehen won when his ace-10 turned into a pair of tens on the flop, ensuring his victory in a face-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Concussion” delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players to dementia and a host of other problems. The league’s rocky dealings with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who identified a degenerative disease in football players known as...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Running back Joseph Randle was suspended four games by the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy Tuesday, one week after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. The suspension begins immediately even though Randle is not on an active roster. Randle was already away...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two days after celebrating their biggest win of the season, the Indianapolis Colts dealt with their biggest loss. Franchise quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to miss at least two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle, injuries he...

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