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August 10, 2014 - 10:38am
1 week 5 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies.

Obama welcomed athletes, coaches, families and spectators from around the world to Ohio and the United States as the event began Saturday night.

The president said the United States has come a long way in its commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He...

August 10, 2014 - 10:29am
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday following the death of a sprint car driver who was struck and killed by Stewart at an upstate New York dirt track.

Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said the three-time NASCAR champion "feels strongly" he should not race at Watkins Glen following Kevin Ward Jr.'s fatal accident.

Regan Smith will replace Stewart in the car.

Ward had climbed...

August 10, 2014 - 10:21am
1 week 5 days ago

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Team: Tony Stewart will not race in NASCAR event Sunday after hitting driver in fatal crash.

August 10, 2014 - 7:39am
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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Manager: Tony Stewart will race in NASCAR event Sunday in NY, hours after driver hit, killed.

August 10, 2014 - 4:41am
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart says "there aren't words" to describe his sadness over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.

In a statement released by spokesman Mike Arning, Stewart says "my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy."

The three-time NASCAR champion hit Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday night as Ward walked toward Stewart's car following an on-track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports...

August 10, 2014 - 3:54am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Los Angeles Angels stranded 16 runners through 18 innings — including nine in scoring position — Albert Pujols provided the biggest blow with no one on.

Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night in the longest game in the major leagues this season.

Pujols' 514th career homer and 22nd of the season came on a 3-2 pitch from Brandon Workman (1-6). The...

August 10, 2014 - 3:45am
1 week 5 days ago

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August 10, 2014 - 3:15am
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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Driver dies following in crash at New York dirt track involving Tony Stewart .

August 10, 2014 - 2:38am
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ATLANTA (AP) — Wilson Ramos' bases-loaded single sparked Washington's three-run 11th inning, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Saturday night.

The start of the game was delayed by 3 hours, 41 minutes, and the final out wasn't recorded until Sunday at 2:29 a.m.

Anthony Rendon and Adam LaRoche led off the 11th with singles against David Carpenter (4-2). After Braves left fielder Justin Upton made a leaping catch of Ian Desmond's liner,...

August 10, 2014 - 2:34am
1 week 5 days ago
By The Associated Press

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