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July 25, 2014 - 5:09pm
2 min 37 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

One night only in a guest star role for Team Penske,

The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

Montoya is not looking for a good points day on Sunday and doesn't care about a top-10 finish. It's checkered...

July 25, 2014 - 4:47pm
2 min 37 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed a 10-year, $43 million naming-rights contract with EverBank.

The NFL team and Florida's largest bank announced the deal Friday, hours after the Jaguars opened training camp.

EverBank is in the final year of a five-year, $16.6 million contract that plastered its brand around Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. EverBank has nearly doubled in size and gone public since the initial agreement in...

July 25, 2014 - 4:39pm
2 min 37 sec ago

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The United States shuffled its lineup in the second round of the International Crown and got the desired result, beating Spain twice Friday to earn its first points in the eight-country competition.

Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr took control on the back nine against Belen Mozo and Beatriz Recari in a 3-and-2 win, and Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis held on to beat Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda 2 up.

One day earlier, the...

July 25, 2014 - 4:35pm
2 min 37 sec ago

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Eric Decker got lost on his way to his first training camp practice this week. The New York Jets have no concerns about whether the wide receiver will be able to find the end zone for them.

Decker, signed as a free agent after four years with Denver, is tied with New Orleans' Jimmy Graham for the NFL lead with 18 touchdown catches in the red zone during the past two seasons.

The Jets have a league-low 19 scoring receptions...

July 25, 2014 - 4:30pm
2 min 37 sec ago

GENEVA (AP) — Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons.

FIBA said Friday that its policy-making board will review the issue at an Aug. 27 meeting in Sevilla, Spain, ahead of the World Cup.

"FIBA's Central Board, which is ultimately responsible for changes to the Official Basketball Rules, will review these...

July 25, 2014 - 4:27pm
2 min 37 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four European teams intending to challenge for the America's Cup have released a statement supporting the event following the withdrawal of an Australian syndicate that was serving as Challenger of Record.

Friday's statement was released by Ben Ainslie Racing of Britain, Artemis Racing of Sweden, Luna Rossa Challenge of Italy and Team France.

Conspicuous by its absence was Team New Zealand, which has said it intends to enter the next...

July 25, 2014 - 4:24pm
2 min 36 sec ago

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.

That's after TCU suspended the defensive standout earlier this week amid allegations he punched an ex-girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"

Fields surrendered to Tarrant County authorities Thursday afternoon and was released a short time later after posting bond of $3,500....

July 25, 2014 - 4:23pm
2 min 36 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is in the starting lineup, a day after leaving a game because of back spasms.

Ortiz was set to bat third Friday night at Tampa Bay. David Price is scheduled to start for the Rays.

The last time Price faced Boston, he hit Ortiz with a fastball in late May and that led to a verbal skirmish between the stars.

Ortiz exited Thursday's game at Toronto during an at...

July 25, 2014 - 4:21pm
2 min 36 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NASCAR Chairman Brian France says nothing drastic will be done to next year's schedule.

That's unfortunate for drivers who are ready for big changes.

They would love to blow up the schedule, from moving dates, slicing the number of races, or just adding more time off.

Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson wanted an off week before the final 10 races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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July 25, 2014 - 4:18pm
2 min 36 sec ago

WOODSTOCK, Ontario (AP) — North Carolina State senior Augusta James won the Canadian Women's Amateur on Friday, shooting a 2-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.

James, from Bath, Ontario, had a 14-under 270 total at Craigowan Golf and Country Club. She broke the tournament and course records Thursday with a 63.

James received spots in the Canadian Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur.

Australia's Su-Hyun Oh was second after a 69...

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