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NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and standings

x-non-points race

Feb. 16 — x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick)

Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Kevin Harvick)

Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 2 (Kyle Busch)

Feb. 24 — Daytona 500 (Jimmie Johnson)

March 3 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Carl Edwards)

March 10 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Matt Kenseth)

March 17 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kasey Kahne)

March 24 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch)

April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jimmie Johnson)

April 13 — NRA 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch)

April 21 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Matt Kenseth)

April 27 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Kevin Harvick)

May 5 — Aaron's 499, Talladega, Ala. (David Ragan)

May 11 — Bojangles' Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Matt Kenseth)

May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown (Jamie McMurray)

May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson)

May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick)

June 2 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Tony Stewart)

June 9 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Jimmie Johnson)

June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Greg Biffle)

June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.)

June 30 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Matt Kenseth)

July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson)

July 14 — Camping World RV Sales 301, Loudon, N.H. (Brian Vickers)

July 28 — Your Hero's Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis (Ryan Newman)

Sunday — Pennsylvania 400, Long Pond, Pa.

Aug. 11 — Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Aug. 18 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich.

Aug. 24 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn.

Sept. 1 — AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta, Hampton, Ga.

Sept. 7 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va.

Sept. 15 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill.

Sept. 22 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H.

Sept. 29 — AAA 400, Dover, Del.

Oct. 6 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 12 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C.

Oct. 20 — Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala.

Oct. 27 — Goody's Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va.

Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov. 10 — AdvoCare 500, Avondale, Ariz.

Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla.

Driver Standings

Through July 28

1. Jimmie Johnson, 740.

2. Clint Bowyer, 665.

3. Carl Edwards, 655.

4. Kevin Harvick, 648.

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 616.

6. Matt Kenseth, 615.

7. Kyle Busch, 610.

8. Greg Biffle, 565.

9. Kasey Kahne, 564.

10. Jeff Gordon, 559.

11. Tony Stewart, 558.

12. Martin Truex Jr., 554.

13. Brad Keselowski, 553.

14. Kurt Busch, 546.

15. Jamie McMurray, 537.

16. Ryan Newman, 534.

17. Aric Almirola, 529.

18. Joey Logano, 524.

19. Paul Menard, 520.

20. Jeff Burton, 499.

NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule and standings

Feb. 23 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart)

March 2 — Dollar General 200, Avondale, Ariz. (Kyle Busch)

March 9 — Sam's Town 300, Las Vegas (Sam Hornish Jr.)

March 16 — Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300, Bristol, Tenn. (Kyle Busch)

March 23 — Royal Purple 300, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch)

April 12 — O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch)

April 26 — ToyotaCare 250, Richmond, Va. (Brad Keselowski)

May 4 — AARON'S 312, Talladega, Ala. (Regan Smith)

May 10 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. (Kyle Busch)

May 25 — History 300, Concord, N.C. (Kyle Busch)

June 1 — 5-Hour Energy 200, Dover, Del. (Joey Logano)

June 9 — DuPont Pioneer 250, Newton, Iowa (Trevor Bayne)

June 15 — Alliance Truck Parts 250, Brooklyn, Mich. (Regan Smith)

June 22 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. (A J Allmendinger)

June 28 — Feed The Children 300, Sparta, Ky. (Brad Keselowski)

July 5 — Subway Firecracker 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth)

July 13 — CNBC Prime's The Profit 200, Loudon, N.H. (Kyle Busch)

July 21 — STP 300, Joliet, Ill. (Joey Logano)

July 27 — Indiana 250, Speedway, Ind. (Kyle Busch)

Saturday — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa

Aug. 10 — ZIPPO 200, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Aug. 17 — Nationwide Children's Hospital 200, Lexington, Ohio

Aug. 23 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn.

Aug. 31 — Atlanta 300, Hampton, Ga.

Sept. 6 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va.

Sept. 14 — Dollar General 300, Joliet, Ill.

Sept. 21 — Kentucky 300, Sparta, Ky.

Sept. 28 — Dover 200, Dover, Del.

Oct. 5 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 11 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C.

Nov. 2 — O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov. 9 — Great Clips 200, Avondale, Ariz.

Nov. 16 — Ford EcoBoost 300, Homestead, Fla.

Driver Standings

Through July 27

1. Austin Dillon, 656.

2. Regan Smith, 650.

3. Elliott Sadler, 643.

4. Sam Hornish Jr., 642.

5. Brian Vickers, 628.

6. Justin Allgaier, 621.

7. Kyle Larson, 612.

8. Brian Scott, 610.

9. Trevor Bayne, 592.

10. Parker Kligerman, 589.

11. Alex Bowman, 516.

12. Nelson Piquet Jr., 507.

13. Mike Bliss, 480.

14. Travis Pastrana, 449.

15. Reed Sorenson, 378.

16. Mike Wallace, 369.

17. Eric McClure, 343.

18. Jeremy Clements, 339.

19. Joe Nemechek, 313.

20. Michael Annett, 282.

TENNIS

Bet-at-Home Open

Kitzbuehel, Austria

Singles

Second Round

Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, d. Jan Hajek, Czech Republic, 6-3, 6-3.

Juan Monaco (2), Argentina, d. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 6-3, 6-4.

Albert Montanes (7), Spain, d. Victor Hanescu, Romania, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Robin Haase, Netherlands, d. Daniel Brands, Germany, 6-4, 6-1.

Dominic Thiem, Austria, d. Jurgen Melzer (4), Austria, 7-5, 6-3.

Fernando Verdasco (3), Spain, d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 6-2, 7-6 (7).

Citi Open

Washington

Singles

Men

Second Round

Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, d. Michael Llodra (17), France, 6-2, 6-1.

Mardy Fish, United States, d. Julien Benneteau (12), France, 6-3, 7-5.

Ivan Dodig (13), Croatia, d. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

John Isner (8), United States, d. Alex Kuznetsov, United States, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).

Doubles

Men

First Round

Treat Huey, Philippines, and Dominic Inglot, Britain, d. Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray, Britain, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-7.

Women

First Round

Irina Falconi, United States, and Eva Hrdinova (2), Czech Republic, d. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, and Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-3, 6-2.

Southern California Open

Carlsbad, Calif

Singles

First Round

Ana Ivanovic (7), Serbia, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Second Round

Petra Kvitova (3), Czech Republic, def. Laura Robson, Britain, 6-1, 6-2.

Roberta Vinci (4), Italy, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, 6-4, 6-2.

Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-2, 6-3.

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Chicago 12 5 .706 –

Atlanta 11 5 .688 ½

Washington 9 10 .474 4

Indiana 8 9 .471 4

New York 8 11 .421 5

Connecticut 4 12 .250 7½

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Minnesota 14 3 .824 –

Los Angeles 12 6 .667 2½

Phoenix 9 9 .500 5½

Seattle 7 10 .412 7

San Antonio 6 12 .333 8½

Tulsa 6 14 .300 9½

WEDNESDAY

New York 88, Washington 78

TUESDAY

No games scheduled

TODAY

Indiana at Connecticut, 7

Phoenix at Seattle, 10

FRIDAY

San Antonio at Minnesota, 8

Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8

Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

PRO FOOTBALL

Arena League playoffs

First Round

Today

National Conference

Spokane at Chicago, 10 p.m.

Saturday

American Conference

Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7 p.m.

Sunday

National Conference

San Jose at Arizona, 7 p.m.

Conference Championships

Dates TBA

American

Orlando-Philadelphia winner vs. Tampa Bay-Jacksonville winner, TBA

National

Spokane-Chicago winner vs. San Jose-Arizona winner, TBA

ArenaBowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Friday, Aug. 16

American champion vs. National champion, 1 p.m.

NFL preseason

SUNDAY

Miami vs. Dallas at Canton, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Denver at San Francisco, 9 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9

N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Kansas City at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Carolina, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Oakland, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10

N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m.

CFL

Tuesday

Toronto 38, B.C. 12

Friday

Hamilton at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

Major League Baseball

National League

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

New York -145 at Miami +135

at Pittsburgh -115 St. Louis +105

at Philadelphia -120 San Fran +110

at Atlanta -220 Colorado +200

Los Angeles -145 at Chicago +135

American League

at Cleveland -135 Chicago +125

Kansas City -140 at Minnesota +130

at Baltimore -260 Houston +230

at Boston -110 Seattle +100

at Los Angeles -125 Toronto +115

Interleague

at Texas -190 Arizona +180

BASEBALL

COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE – Suspended Detroit RHP Juan Alcantara 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Placed RHP Jason Hammel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated OF Steve Pearce from the 15-day DL.

BOSTON RED SOX – Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled INF Brock Holt from Pawtucket.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL).

CLEVELAND INDIANS – Designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment. Optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Columbus (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS – Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Luis Marte from Toledo and placed him on the 15-day DL.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Traded OF Justin Maxwell to Kansas City for RHP Kyle Smith. Traded RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader and a 2014 competitive balance round A draft pick.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Optioned INF Grant Green to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from Salt Lake (PCL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Placed LHP Matt Moore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Called up INF Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL).

TEXAS RANGERS – Sent LHP Matt Harrison to Frisco (TL) for a rehab assignment.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – Sent RHP Drew Hutchison to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites and a 2014 competitive balance round B draft pick. Sent RHP Trevor Cahill to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Nate Adcock outright to Reno.

ATLANTA BRAVES – Sent OF B.J. Upton to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assigment. Assigned RHP Kameron Loe outright to Gwinnett.

CHICAGO CUBS – Optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Iowa (PCL).

L.A. DODGERS – Acquired C Drew Butera from Minnesota for cash or a player to be named, and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Optioned INF Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL). Placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day DL.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Released 3B Brandon Inge. Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL).

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL). Placed C Yadier Molina and OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Adron Chambers and 1B/OF Brock Peterson from Memphis (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Sent OF Cameron Maybin to Tucson (PCL) for a rehab assignment.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

DALLAS MAVERICKS – Signed G Devin Harris.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS – Traded G Brandon Jennings to Detroit for G Brandon Knight, F Khris Middleton and C Viacheslav Kravtsov.

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER – Named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra assistant coaches.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS – Agreed to terms with G John Wall on a contract extension.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS – Signed DB Don Unamba.

DALLAS COWBOYS – Released DT Ikponmwosa Igbinosun. Signed DE Toby Jackson.

MIAMI DOLPHINS – Re-signed WRs Julius Pruitt and Keenan Davis. Placed WRs Armon Binns and Jasper Collins on the waived-injured list.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Released WRs Perez Ashford and Lavelle Hawkins and OL Nick McDonald.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed DT Myles Wade.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Signed C Scott Gomez to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Announced an affiliation agreement with Stockton (ECHL).

COLLEGE

GEORGIA TECH – Announced the resignation of director of football operations Jason Snider.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE – Dismissed DTs J.D. Jones and Marcus Robinson and CB Rodney O'Neal from the football team.

NORTH CAROLINA – Announced QB Drew Davis is transferring to Coffeyville (Kan.) CC.

SAINT MARY'S (CAL) – Named Eric Valenzuela baseball coach.

TENNESSEE – Named Lee Taylor associate strength and conditioning coach for women's basketball and women's golf.

SPORTLIGHT

Aug. 1

1936-The Olympic Games open in Berlin. The opening ceremonies are presided over by Adolf Hitler.

1987-Mike Tyson wins the undisputed heavyweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over IBF champion Tony Tucker in Las Vegas.

1992-Eric Griffin, a two-time world champion at 106 pounds, loses to Rafael Lozano of Spain under the new electronic scoring system used at the Summer Olympics, even though all five judges credit him with more blows than his opponent as did five jury members used as a backup in case the computer failed.

1994-Baltimore's Cal Ripken becomes the second major leaguer to play 2,000 straight games as the Orioles beat Minnesota 1-0.

1996-Michael Johnson wins Olympic gold in the 200 meters in a record 19.32 seconds, becoming the first male Olympian to win the 200 and 400 in a single games. Dan O'Brien wins gold in the decathlon, four years after failing to make the U.S. Olympic team.

2004-Karen Stupples wins her first major title with a record-tying 19-under 269 at the Women's British Open.

HOLE IN ONE

BOB HIPP, No. 17, White Pines Golf Course, 173 yards, 7 iron.

SPORTS NOTES

The Sport Jr. Bowling Camp will be August 10 at 9 a.m. at Miracle Lanes. For details call 419-250-2549 or email the-sport@bex.net. Must be pre-registered. Limited to the first 40 youths.



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