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July 15, 2017

LONDON  — Roger Federer is here once more, back in a Wimbledon final for the 11th time, back on the verge of an eighth championship at the All England Club, more than any man has collected in the storied, century-plus history of the place.

Nearly 36, and a father of four, Federer…

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

July 14, 2017

RALEIGH — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering selling the NHL team.

Hurricanes spokesman Mike Sundheim said in a statement that Karmanos is deciding whether to accept an offer for the franchise or remain the owner, but he declined to say who made the offer.

The offer…

Hurricanes Sale Hockey

July 12, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Joe Gibbs Racing is replacing NASCAR’s oldest full-time driver with one of the youngest as the series undergoes a rapid changing of the guard.

Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota for Gibbs next season. That has been Matt Kenseth’s seat since 2013, and he has won a…

NASCAR Kenseth Gibbs Auto Racing

July 10, 2017

MIAMI — Aaron Judge keeps the only piece of motivation he needs on his phone.

It’s right there on his notes app, always atop the list for quick access. He looks at it every day and said he’s done so for months, letting it serve as the perfect provider of perspective.

The message: .…

All-Star Judge Baseball-2

July 10, 2017

LONDON — First, Rafael Nadal erased a two-set deficit. Then, he erased four match points. Nadal could not, however, erase the fifth.

After digging himself out of difficult situations over and over during the course of a riveting encounter that lasted more than 4½ hours, Nadal suddenly…

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

July 10, 2017

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Nicholas Montes put on goggles and a catcher’s mitt and crouched.

The 13-year-old will never catch a 104 mph pitch from Aroldis Chapman. But at the All-Star FanFest, he felt what it’s like to be Buster Posey snagging virtual strikes.

“It was like I was…

Virtual Reality Baseball

July 10, 2017

MIAMI — Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams.

The Boston Red Sox ace will start Tuesday night’s game for the American League, and Washington’s Max Scherzer will open for the National League.

Then with the Chicago…

All-Star Game Baseball

July 10, 2017

MIAMI — A Miami Marlins fan walks into a bar, and this is no joke: He wants to watch his team play, but all 10 televisions are tuned to other games in other time zones.

The bar, located near Marlins Park, broadcasts the lack of allegiance for the home team loud and clear.

It’s a common…

MLB in Florida Baseball

July 09, 2017

SPARTA, Ky. — Martin Truex Jr. boldly declared his Toyota the best car he had ever raced, and several statistics make it hard to dispute him.

There also was plenty of visual evidence of how close to perfect his Saturday night went.

Truex was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final…

NASCAR Kentucky Auto Racing

July 09, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The United States is going to host its first Summer Olympics since 1996.

France is going to host its first Summer Olympics in at least 100 years.

Just don’t expect the International Olympic Committee to announce this week which of Los Angeles or Paris will host…

Switzerland IOC Executive Board Meeting
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