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Ganassi says IndyCar CEO rumors are ‘news to me’

GREG BEACHAM,AP Sports Writer

August 23, 2012


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  SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Chip Ganassi claims he isn't spending much time thinking about IndyCar's long-term future while he's still busy chasing another championship. While Ganassi is aware of a report claiming several team owners are lining up investors to buy IndyCar, the powerful owner said Friday he's more focused on the fin...

Gonzalez, Loney scratched amid trade talks

HOWARD ULMAN,AP Sports Writer

August 23, 2012


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  BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers' James Loney were scratched from their team's starting lineups Friday night as the clubs tried to finalize a major trade. The Red Sox also were discussing sending pitcher Josh Beckett, left fielder Carl Crawford and infielder Nick Punto to Lo...

Foster, Finch share lead at Johnnie Walker

The Associated Press

August 23, 2012


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  GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - Englishmen Mark Foster and Richard Finch shared the lead Friday at the midway point of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. The 37-year-old Foster, who lost out in a five-man playoff for the title last year, shot a 4-under 68, and Finch posted a 67 to finish at 8-under 13...

Rock Cartwright getting new chance with 49ers

JANIE McCAULEY,AP Sports Writer

August 21, 2012


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  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Rock Cartwright never got to say a proper goodbye to his mother eight years ago. She never told him when doctors discovered a thin film covering her heart that restricted blood flow and ultimately caused her untimely death, fearing her youngest son would be worried sick. That...

49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

The Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become "savant-like" in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers' West Coast system. But one area where both Smith and the team would like to see the eighth-year veteran improve is in his ability to recogniz...

3 men linked to Jordan’s Paralympic squad arrested

SYLVIA HUI,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  LONDON (AP) - Three men linked to Jordan's Paralympic team were arrested and charged in Northern Ireland following allegations of sexual assault, British media reported Tuesday. It was not clear if the men were athletes or supporting members of Jordan's team. Jordan's squad is one of several national te...

49ers trying to improve protection for QB Smith

The Associated Press

August 21, 2012


Filed under Sports

  SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Wednesday that quarterback Alex Smith has become "savant-like" in his understanding of the San Francisco 49ers' West Coast system. But one area where both Smith and the team would like to see the eighth-year veteran improve is in his ability to recogniz...

Humboldt State suspends soccer team for hazing

LISA LEFF,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The president of Humboldt State University on Tuesday suspended the school's men's soccer team for the coming academic year as a result of a new recruit hazing ritual involving most of the team's players. Rollin Richmond made the announcement as the university released its find...

Tennis referee arrested in LA death of husband

LINDA DEUTSCH,AP Special Correspondent

August 21, 2012


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  LOS ANGELES (AP) - A professional tennis referee from Los Angeles who for years has officiated matches between the game's top players was arrested Tuesday in New York City on a felony warrant charging her with killing her elderly husband in April. Prosecutors said 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman, a longt...

$14.5M for boy’s brain injury from metal bat

WAYNE PARRY,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive off a metal bat while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain. The settlement of Steven Doma...

$14.5M for boy’s brain injury from metal bat

WAYNE PARRY,Associated Press

August 21, 2012


Filed under Sports

  A New Jersey teenager left brain-damaged after being struck by a line drive off a metal bat while he was playing in a youth baseball game will receive $14.5 million to settle his lawsuit against the bat manufacturer, Little League Baseball and a sporting goods chain. The settlement of Steven Doma...

Raiders’ Leinart unlikely to play against Lions

The Associated Press

August 21, 2012


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  NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders backup quarterback Matt Leinart is OK to play after injuring the index finger on his non-throwing hand but still might be held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions. Leinart, who received stitches in his finger after being knocked out by an illegal hit...

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