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Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

With Ward in an open casket piled with orange flowers, his family's team colors, mourners wept and laughed at favorite stories about the boy who began racing not long after he began walking. The 90-minute service was held at the South Lewis Senior High School to accommodate crowds from this tight racing community in central New York.

Cleveland starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Washington

Pettine's decision is somewhat surprising since he has stated that the quarterback competition is "open" and Hoyer started the preseason opener last week at Detroit. Pettine has said the two quarterbacks will share the snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense against Washington.

Washington football team appeals trademark decision on team name

The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it "points out the many errors" in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals beat A's 3-0

Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

Justin Masterson did it all for the Cardinals on Wednesday in a 5-2 win at Miami.

Bradford eager to make 2014 debut against Packers

Sam Bradford's first major test on his recovery from knee surgery comes Saturday when St. Louis plays host to Green Bay in both teams' second preseason game.

Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

"When you get out, it's so hard to get back in," said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second chance in Kansas City.

Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

On Tuesday, 11 days after Paul George's gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel said doctors believe the two-time All-Star can be his old self after a long recovery.

Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver

The Chiefs have basically put out "HELP WANTED" signs for pass catchers going back four head coaches. And the call has been answered by a forgettable cast of characters: Terrance Copper, Devard Darling, Will Franklin, Chris Chambers and Steve Breaston, among many others.

Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals' eight-game winning streak.

Marlins beat Wainwright and Cardinals, 3-0

That narrow margin loomed large because of the way Jarred Cosart pitched against Adam Wainwright. Cosart went seven innings Tuesday to earn his first victory for the Miami Marlins, who beat Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0.

Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

The team said the sale closed after a Los Angeles court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO.

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

The NASCAR star could be charged with second-degree manslaughter under New York law if prosecutors believe he "recklessly caused the death of another person," with negligent homicide another possibility, according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

Jamaal Charles may be known for his slick moves and world-class speed, but he also relishes a chance to lay the lumber on an unsuspecting defensive back or hard-charging linebacker.

Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit

Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

A J Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

Royals in first after eighth straight win

The Royals trailed the Tigers by eight games on July 21, but their 16th win in 19 games wiped away the deficit and gave them the lead at the latest point in a season since 2003.

Kevin Ward Jr. remembered as a 'wheelman'

Ward was the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear. He raced for points, for fun and often for little money.

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

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