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AUTO RACING

Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner

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A veteran sportswriter left the Denver Post on Monday after he said he was unsettled by a Japanese driver's victory in the Indianapolis 500 over the Memorial Day weekend, when the United States honors its war dead, including those killed by Japanese forces in World War II. Terry Frei triggered… Read

BASEBALL

Nationals win heated match against Giants

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An enraged Bryce Harper charged the mound, fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland after getting hit by a fastball, setting off a wild brawl Monday during the Washington Nationals' 3-0 win over the Giants. Drilled in the right hip by a… Read

NHL

Predators encouraged despite Game 1 loss in Stanley Cup Final

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The first period of their first Stanley Cup Final game was a rough one for the Nashville Predators. They had a goal waved off. They fell behind 3-0 and looked overmatched at times. And then things settled down. Nashville dominated long stretches of the second and third periods, and even… Read

TENNIS

Nadal, Djokovic off to winning start at French Open

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Rafael Nadal launched his pursuit of a record 10th French Open title in convincing fashion, while defending champion Novak Djokovic eased to victory under the gaze of new coach Andre Agassi. Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defence with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone. Nadal, who was forced to… Read

RUGBY UNION

Great expectations as Lions prepare to face All Blacks

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Past and present All Blacks have swamped television advertisements for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand with a succinct message. It is simply, "the greatest series" and for once the claim is hardly marketing hyperbole. Never has a Lions side arrived in New Zealand with greater expectation.… Read

YACHTING

Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

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A thrilling showdown between two of the top challengers for the America's Cup turned on a penalty Monday, leaving one crew fighting to keep its 50-foot foiling catamaran from tipping over, and the other crew dumbfounded. Emirates Team New Zealand beat Artemis Racing after the Swedish team was penalized turning… Read

AUTO RACING

Japan toasts Takuma Sato after Indy 500 triumph

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Formula One misfit Takuma Sato was the toast of Japan on Monday after becoming the first driver from his country to win the storied Indianapolis 500. The 40-year-old, once the butt of jokes in Formula One after several high-speed crashes, roared to victory Sunday to claim one of motor racing's… Read

GOLF

Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge

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Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released. Woods, the 14-time major champion who ranks second with his 79 career victories on the PGA Tour, has not played for four months. He… Read

GOLF

Miyazato cites drop in motivation for retiring at season's end

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Ai Miyazato said Monday her struggles to stay motivated triggered the decision to retire at the end of the season, something she has been trying to overcome the past five years. "I tried to find a way to get over them," the 31-year-old Miyazato said at a press conference. "I've… Read

AUTO RACING

Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indy 500

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At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday when the former Formula… Read

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