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Head of Ukraine soccer team issues warning to AWOL players

The president of Ukraine's top football club has warned six of its players who have gone AWOL they will "suffer" if they don't return to the conflict-torn country.

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McIlroy's dad wins £100,000 from son's British Open win

He has been at his side for all three of Rory McIlroy's major wins, but Sunday's British Open triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for the Northern Irishman's father Gerry.

McIlroy's three-stroke victory at Hoylake ensured a wager placed by his...

Rory McIlroy wins 2014 British Open

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British Open: Rory McIlroy joins greats

Rory McIlroy is one step away from golfing immortality, but it didn't come easily.

Perhaps that is the way it should be, given the 25-year-old's two-shot victory at the British Open has elevated him into exalted company.

Only two players have completed...

Alexander Kristoff, 2014 Tour de France 12th stage

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Kristoff snatches Tour de France stage victory

Cycling can be the cruelest of sports. Just when New Zealand's Jack Bauer was ready to celebrate a Tour de France stage win it was snatched away from him in an instant.

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Open Championship: Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds

The British Open is Rory McIlroy's to lose.

On a day when the weather finally bared its teeth at Royal Liverpool, so did the Northern Irishman.

At one stage of this historic championship round -- with two tees in operation for the first time ever -- an...

Rory McIlroy, 2014 British Open, second round

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McIlroy excels as Woods scrapes through

It's been a year of up and down form for Rory McIlroy, but could major championship winning consistency finally be on the horizon?

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Why British Open is 'The People's Open'

Few places on earth do pride better than Merseyside; pride in the region, pride in its people, and pride in its sport. So when The British Open comes to town it feels like everyone is here to celebrate.

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105-year-old to pitch at Padres game

A 105-year-old California woman will become the oldest person to toss a ceremonial first pitch at a San Diego Padres game this weekend.

Rory McIlroy, 2014 British Open first round

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McIlroy takes early lead at the British Open

Rory McIlroy led an early morning assault by the world's best golfers on a toothless Hoylake Thursday to claim the first round lead at the British Open with Tiger Woods also making a promising start to his first major of the season.

Alexander Kristoff, 2014 Tour de France 12th stage

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Norway's Kristoff claims 12th stage of Tour de France

With the Alps looming large, Norway's Alexander Kristoff took his chance to fulfill a childhood dream and sprint to victory in a stage of the Tour de France Thursday.

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VIR chosen as one of select few tracks in August race

Road course drivers spent the day getting a feel for the Virginia International Raceway in Halifax County as part of a national racing series.

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Institute drops effort to clone Virginia International Raceway tree

Researchers have dropped an effort to clone the Virginia International Raceway's iconic white oak tree.

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Martinsville DuPont Credit Union announces sponsorship at Martinsville Speedway

Every October the Daytona 500 of Late Model Stocks hits the racetrack at Martinsville. This year there's a new title sponsor for the race, but the same attitude of racing.


Finishing touches being made at the Greenbrier for Saints camp

NFL training camps open all across the country next week and for the first time, the New Orleans Saints will train at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Brad Keselowski

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Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

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Blogger hired to defend Redskins name resigns

A blogger hired by the Washington Redskins to defend the team's name has quit after two weeks.


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9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

The top nine teams in NASCAR have formed the Race Team Alliance to collaborate as a group on initiatives and issues facing their sport.

Youth Day at the Greenbrier Classic

Tuesday's Youth Day at The Greenbrier brings smiles to faces

From trick shots, to teaching lessons from the pros, to a pro-am that featured Franklin County Eagle, Youth Day had all you could imagine at the 2014 Greenbrier Classic.







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