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  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. With a record crowd of 60,983 cheering him on at Monmouth Park, American Pharoah came out of the final turn with a clear lead and cruised to a 2 1/4-length victory while Espinoza barely moved a…

    The Associated Press
  • Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

    Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap.

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  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Sunday, August 2

    August 2(Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ETon Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Wilson signs with Seahawks; Wagner said to be next RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks could hardly have askedfor a better way to open…

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  • Daniel Suarez wins pole for Xfinity race in Iowa

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) -- Daniel Suarez won the pole Saturday for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Iowa Speedway.

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  • Kyle Busch wins again, taking checkered flag at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- The NASCAR series make little difference to Kyle Busch. The hottest driver in the sport always finds a way to victory lane.

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  • Cole Custer races to 1st ARCA victory at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Cole Custer raced to his first career ARCA Series victory Saturday at Pocono Raceway.

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  • MWR owner Kauffman wants consolidation with Ganassi

    Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman said his purchase in a share of Chip Ganassi Racing was more about consolidation than a sign he's leaving the organization. MWR fields Sprint Cup teams for Clint Bowyer and David Ragan, who earlier this year replaced Brian Vickers when Vickers was…

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  • Kyle Busch starts drive for 4th straight win from pole

    Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from the pole. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to take the top spot for the first time during his sensational streak. Busch won on the road course at Sonoma, then took the last three races…

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  • Kenny Wallace preps for final NASCAR race

    Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR's second-tier circuit than anyone - and yet he might be known more for his TV work than his racing career. Wallace will get one final weekend in the spotlight before retiring as a NASCAR driver, though he will continue to race in dirt-track events…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Friday, July 31

    July 31 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - OLYMPICS No snow no problem as China's financial might lands 2022 Games KUALA LUMPUR - The snow will be fake, but the very real financial muscle China boasts proves…

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  • NASCAR launches merchandise superstore at Pocono

    NASCAR stuck its everything-must-go tag on its merchandise haulers. The die-cast cars, stickers, T-shirts, and other collectibles for today's stars to yesterday's legends have all been arranged on hangers and shelves under one 60,000-square-foot roof at Pocono Raceway. Fans are now free to roam…

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  • Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner buys share of Ganassi

    Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Chip Ganassi. Kauffman's defection to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates means he could bring driver Clint Bowyer with him to the organization. CGR already fields cars for Jamie McMurray and…

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  • NASCAR penalizes Premium Motorsports for unattached weight

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has penalized Premium Motorsports because an unattached weight fell off the car during practice last weekend at Indianapolis.

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  • Royals acquire versatile Ben Zobrist from A's

    Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment. The Royals made another big addition for the season's stretch run on Tuesday, acquiring the versatile Zobrist and nearly $2.6 million from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean…

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  • Column: NASCAR blew it on Indy rules package

    Run, NASCAR, don't walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The high-drag aerodynamic package was supposed to improve passing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    The Associated Press
  • Busch stays cool under pressure to get elusive Indy victory

    NASCAR's hottest driver kept his cool on Sunday. Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick on each of the last three restarts, fended off a last-lap challenge from Logano and finally overcame Indianapolis' searing humidity to win his first Brickyard 400 after running four more laps than…

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  • Gordon's final race at Brickyard a disaster after wreck

    Jeff Gordon slid into the No. 24 for the final time at Indy with a car more fit for a junkyard than the Brickyard. Gordon's career at the track spanned from first-to-almost worst as NASCAR's only five-time winner at the Brickyard limped to a 42nd-place finish on Sunday. It was the first stop of a…

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