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Sharp Wood beats Pirates, Braves end losing streak

Sharp Wood beats Pirates, Braves end losing streak

June 28th, 2015 7:00 pm by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Atlanta left-hander Alex Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning Sunday to win for the first time in five starts, and the Braves held on for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

June 28th, 2015 5:25 pm by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer

Many drivers at Saturday's 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway believe IndyCar officials crossed the line by putting too much downforce on the cars, adding speed and risk at the 2-mile oval.

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Djokovic back to tennis, focused on defending Wimbledon title

Djokovic back to tennis, focused on defending Wimbledon title

June 28th, 2015 2:05 pm by CHRIS LEHOURITES, AP Sports Writer

After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now the top-ranked Serb is recovered and rested and ready to defend his Wimbledon title.

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K-Mets rally in bottom of ninth to edge Bluefield 5-4

K-Mets rally in bottom of ninth to edge Bluefield 5-4

June 27th, 2015 11:38 pm by Staff Report

Raphael Ramirez hit a three-run, walk-off triple to lift the Kingsport Mets to a 5-4 Appy League win over Bluefield on Saturday at Hunter Wright Stadium.

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Road-race ace Allmendinger nabs Sonoma pole

Road-race ace Allmendinger nabs Sonoma pole

June 27th, 2015 9:40 pm by Associated Press

AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top NASCAR driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at winding Sonoma Raceway.

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Broken hand sidelines Marlins slugger Stanton

Broken hand sidelines Marlins slugger Stanton

June 27th, 2015 8:00 pm by STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer

For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton's chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury.

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Blue Jays pick up 15-8 win over K-Mets

Blue Jays pick up 15-8 win over K-Mets

June 27th, 2015 12:46 am by George Thwaites

A clerical oversight on the Kingsport Mets' lineup card magnified a bullpen bind that helped Bluefield Blue bang out a win at Hunter Wright Stadium on Friday night.

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Photo Gallery: Kingsport Mets Appalachian League game with the Bluefield Blue Jays

June 27th, 2015 12:31 am by George Thwaites

Photos from the Kingsport Mets' Appalachian League baseball game with the Bluefield Blue Jays at Hunter Wright Stadium on Friday.

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U.S. beats China 1-0, advances to World Cup semifinals

U.S. beats China 1-0, advances to World Cup semifinals

June 26th, 2015 10:10 pm by ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against top-ranked Germany at the Women's World Cup.

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No surprise: McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

No surprise: McDavid goes No. 1 in NHL draft

June 26th, 2015 7:46 pm by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer

Connor McDavid's journey toward widely expected NHL superstardom officially began Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers grabbed him with the top overall selection in the draft.

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