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Second Thoughts: The drive not there for Bird

posted: 07/28/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Sorry, Larry Bird fans. The "Hick from French Lick" just doesn't have it anymore.

Off the wire: Boston ends 2024 Olympics bid

posted: 07/28/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Boston and the U.S. Olympic Committee severed ties after a board teleconference Monday, ending an effort that was troubled nearly from the moment it started.

Commentary: Dear NASCAR: Indy plan didn't work

posted: 07/28/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

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.

Major League Baseball Notes

posted: 07/28/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.

NFL Training Camps: Offense now torchbearer for Steelers

posted: 07/28/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Todd Haley came up with the number. Ben Roethlisberger didn't see any reason to argue. Thirty points. That's the number Haley, the relentlessly aggressive Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator, said he believes his group can average per game in 2015.

Wallace joins Vikings, aims to please

posted: 07/28/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position. He came to training camp with more than that.

National Football League Notes

posted: 07/28/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs used in games.

Red Sox to retire Martinez's No. 45

posted: 07/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually known for offensive numbers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Brickyard 400: Busch wins another, closer to Chase spot

posted: 07/27/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Kyle Busch's incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track.

Baseball Hall of Fame: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio inducted

posted: 07/27/2015 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker -- Hall of Famer.

Canadian Open: Day's rally spoils Hearn's title shot

posted: 07/27/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Jason Day made himself right at home in the Canadian Open -- at David Hearn's expense. The Australian birdied the final three holes to win the national championship Sunday at Glen Abbey, spoiling Hearn's bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

Second thoughts: LPGA star better stick to punch shots

posted: 07/27/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Lexi Thompson is a really good golfer who uses boxing as part of her training. She might consider hanging up the gloves.

Off the wire: Report: Napier to Magic

posted: 07/27/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

LeBron James’ “favorite player” in the 2014 NBA Draft now has something in common with James: both are former Miami Heat players.

Mets end Greinke's string, win it on Uribe's single

posted: 07/27/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Thanks to another stellar performance from Jacob deGrom and a big hit by newcomer Juan Uribe, the New York Mets did more than just stop Zack Greinke's streak Sunday.

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds, yield 3 prospects

posted: 07/27/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

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