Nationwide-only drivers looking for breakthrough

NEWTON, Iowa – The NASCAR Nationwide Series has been dominated by double-duty Sprint Cup drivers all season, which isn’t exactly a new phenomenon.The so-called “regular guys” on the Nationwide tour...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hamlin, Newman admit to fines

LONG POND, Pa. – Asked the amount of his NASCAR fine, Ryan Newman kept quiet.What did he do?Shrugged shoulders.Hey, maybe the threat of secret fines for speaking out against the stock car series is...

DATE: July 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR discouraging negative spin of sport

NEWTON, Iowa – NASCAR president Mike Helton insists he wants drivers to feel free to express themselves.Helton just doesn’t want anyone doing so in a way that could hurt the sport’s image.A report...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos sign their maligned 1st-round pick

ENGLEWOOD – Tim Tebow missed some practices but none that counted before agreeing to a contract with the Denver Broncos on Thursday.The two-time national champion from Florida and 25th pick in the...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brown ready to reboot Texas

IRVING, Texas – Mack Brown thinks defenses are starting to catch up to the spread offense.He’s noticed how much his defense has struggled against powerful, traditional running teams in bowl...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Broncos go camping again

ENGLEWOOD – Kyle Orton can’t wait for rookie Tim Tebow to sign his contract and help shoulder the load at the Denver Broncos’ training camp.Not necessarily to split the snaps or siphon the media...

DATE: July 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Harsher language on concussions in new NFL poster

NEW YORK – The NFL will distribute a new poster to teams that warns of the dangers from concussions in much harsher language than the league had used previously.Traumatic brain injury “may lead to...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Feds seek records on Armstrong from '04 case

AUSTIN, Texas – Federal prosecutors investigating cheating in professional cycling subpoenaed documents from a 2004 case in which a Texas company tried to prove Lance Armstrong used performance...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies continue losing streak

DENVER – Zach Duke threw six solid innings to help the Pittsburgh Pirates snap a four-game skid Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over a reeling Colorado Rockies team that lost Huston Street to a freak...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Garza throws Rays’ first no-no

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Matt Garza pitched the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history and the fifth in the major leagues this season, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-0 Monday night.Garza faced the...

DATE: July 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Changing of the guard

PARIS – Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain’s national anthem echoed across the wide...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chip off the old brick

INDIANAPOLIS – Jamie McMurray followed teammate Juan Pablo Montoya around and around historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, almost resigned to settling for a second-place finish.McMurray already had...

DATE: July 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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