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Opinion: NASCAR made right call to pull plug at Daytona

The entire weekend was plagued by rain and cars never got near the track for the scheduled Saturday start. When the race finally did begin on Sunday — delayed, because of rain on the pace laps — it went a whopping six laps before the cars went back to pit road for a 25-minute rain delay.

Sterling trial gets underway after delay

Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, has struck a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after her husband's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as team owner.

Alvarez leads way, Marlins beat Cardinals 8-4

The Miami Marlins have won a franchise-record 10 in a row when Henderson Alvarez takes the ball, as he did Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.


Royals drop road series with 4-1 loss to Indians

Danny Duffy allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings, and the Royals were shut down by Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber in a 4-1 loss Sunday.

Djokovic tops Federer in exciting Wimbledon final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory after nearly four hours of momentum shifts Sunday to win Wimbledon for the second time.

Almirola wins rain-cut NASCAR race at Daytona

Aric Almirola won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, putting Richard Petty's famed blue car back on top for the first time since 1999.

Angel Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic by 2 shots

Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour.

Argentina reaches World Cup semis with win over Belgium

Argentina, which hadn't advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, used a disciplined defense to control the match.

Neymar injury sends host Brazil into somber mood

A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.

5 Things: Federer, Djokovic in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry Sunday in the Wimbledon championship

After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

MLS Commissioner Don Garber is trying to elevate his league to one of the best in the world, and has pegged 2022 as the year when that might finally be true.

Athletics finalize blockbuster trade with Cubs

The Oakland Athletics made an aggressive move to add Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to their pitching staff.

Royals lose to Indians 7-3

House allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings for his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Saturday night.

No Wimbledon coronation for Eugenie Bouchard

Bouchard, the 20-year-old Canadian playing in her first Grand Slam final, was trounced 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes by the hard-hitting Czech lefthander on Saturday, a humbling lesson for a player considered the next big star of the women's game.

Marlins rally past Cardinals 6-5

The Miami Marlins cleanup hitter grounded into a game-ending double play in a one-run loss Friday night. He wasn't thinking about instant redemption before getting the key two-out hit in a ninth-inning rally of a 6-5 victory on Saturday.

Netherlands beat Costa Rica in penalty shootout

Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.

Ronaldo: challenge on Neymar was intentional

Brazil great Ronaldo believes there was intention and violence in the challenge on Neymar that left the star forward with a fractured vertebra and ruled him out of the World Cup.

Garcia says he may need more surgery

St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia told reporters he may need additional shoulder surgery because he's experiencing nerve issues and numbness in his hand.

After Cavendish falls, Kittel wins 1st Tour stage

Marcel Kittel of Germany won the first stage of the Tour de France for a second straight year after a late crash brought down British rival Mark Cavendish in the presence of royals on Saturday.

Petra Kvitova wins 2nd Wimbledon title

In one of the most dominant performances in a women's final at Wimbledon, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered Eugenie Bouchard  6-3, 6-0 in only 55 minutes Saturday.