April 17, 2014

Tennis Recap: Tsonga, Haas, Haase, Rosol reach Vienna semis

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Germany’s Tommy Haas advanced to the semifinals of the Vienna ATP 250 tennis tournament.(Photo: Alexander Klein AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights Haase never faced break point Rosol and Haas now play Tsonga saved by his serve VIENNA (AP) — Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga outlasted the 149th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) Friday to reach [...]

Tennis Recap: Stepanek opens Davis Cup against Monaco

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Radek Stepanek and Juan Monaco during the drawing.(Photo: Michal Cizek, AFP/Getty Images) Story Highlights The Czech Republic is the defending Davis Cup champ Argentina is playing without top star Juan Martin del Potro Radek Stepanek is coming off the doubles title at the U.S. Open PRAGUE (AP) — With his confidence boosted by a U.S. [...]

Golf Roundup: Charley Hoffman just misses course mark at Travelers Championship

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(Charley Hoffman hits his drive on the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday. / Fred Beckham/AP) (PhatzRadio / AP) — CROMWELL, Conn. – Charley Hoffman missed the course record by a stroke but shot 61 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship, a [...]

NASCAR: Pocono could start hot streak for Johnson, Earnhardt Jr. / Nationwide: Bayne celebrates wedding with win

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Jimmie Johnson, third from right, celebrates in victory late with wife Chandra, right, daughter Genevieve, second from right, and crew chief Chad Knaus, left, Sunday at Pocono Raceway.(Photo: Matthew O’Haren, USA TODAY Sports) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — LONG POND, Pa. — As network TV begins its season of incessant reruns, NASCAR’s premier series is [...]

Horse Racing Recap: Belmont Stakes: Oxbow vs. Orb in the cards

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through. After Oxbow upset Kentucky Derby winner Orb in Saturday’s Preakness to extend racing’s Triple Crown drought to 36 years, the next best alternative for the Belmont Stakes is a rematch. And, it appears one is in the making. Both trainers are giving [...]

Horse Racing: Trainer McGaughey closing in on Derby try with Orb

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — Shug McGaughey catches Derby fever every once in a while, and the Hall of Fame trainer just might have it again thanks to a 3-year-old colt named Orb. Sure, it’s more than two months before the Kentucky Derby, but it’s never too early to start planning for a trip to Churchill [...]

Racing: Peterhansel takes commanding lead in Dakar Rally

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CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) — Ten-time Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel took a commanding lead in the car category after finishing second in Monday’s ninth stage. Peterhansel was beaten by Spain’s Joan Roma in the stage, but increased his overall lead to 49 minutes, 31 seconds over Giniel Devilliers of South Africa. Nasser Al-Attiyah, who trailed [...]

Soccer Spain: Falcao leads Atletico to rout of Bilbao

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Radamel Falcao #9 of Club Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their first goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club, at Vicente Calderon Stadium on August 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (August 26, 2012 – Source: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe) MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao [...]

MLB: Oswalt agrees to minor league deal with Rangers

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tarting pitcher Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies on the mound in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 5, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (October 4, 2011 – Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — [...]

Preakness 2012: I’ll Have Another, Bodemeister to duel again

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(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — BALTIMORE – The only certainty entering the 137th Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course is that it won’t look anything like the Kentucky Derby. I’ll Have Another enjoyed the luxury of sitting comfortably off the pace in the early going while Bodemeister set scorching fractions in the Run [...]