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Teenager Verstappen to make Formula One history

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will make Formula One history in 2015, as the youngest driver in the history of the sport.

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Inbee Park retains LPGA title in playoff

She'd spent all year hoping to win her first British Open, but Inbee Park has bounced back from last month's crushing disappointment.

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Injured Rafael Nadal out of U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal will miss the U.S. Open after the reigning champion couldn't recover in time from a right wrist injury.

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Athletes part of Notre Dame academics probe

Several University of Notre Dame students, including four football players, are being investigated over academic fraud allegations, the university said.

Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick confirmed Friday that the football players are wid...

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Skateboard legend Jay Adams dies

Former Z-Boys skater Jay Adams died Thursday after a heart attack while vacationing in Mexico with his wife. He was 53.

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Five things for the new MLB commissioner to consider

When Bud Selig leaves Major League Baseball's front office in January, he'll retire with baseball in pretty good shape.

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3 athletes banned from Youth Olympics over Ebola fears

The Ebola crisis caused by the deadly virus sweeping through West Africa has forced the International Olympic Committee to ban three athletes from the region competing at the Youth Games in Nanjing, China.

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French runner stripped of gold for impromptu strip

It may have seemed like a good idea at the time but Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad's bizarre celebration in the home straight of the men's 3,000m steeplechase at the European championships was to cost him dear.

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Tony Stewart opts out of Michigan NASCAR race

The same day the man he fatally struck was laid to rest, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart's team announced that he won't be racing this weekend -- though it didn't rule a return to the track soon thereafter.

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Rob Manfred elected as next MLB commissioner

MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

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Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars

In the time-warped world of professional sports, anything past 30 opens conversations about players being past their prime. If you get to 35, well, then the geriatric jokes start flying.

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Joe Gibbs: Tony Stewart is "a racer's racer"

Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.

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Ex-Hokie and Danville native David Wilson to train in triple jump

Two weeks after ending his NFL career due to a neck injury, former New York Giants running back David Wilson is turning to track and field.

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It's official: Joe Gibbs Racing hires Carl Edwards

Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015.

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Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.

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NASCAR announces rule change in racing

At a press conference held Friday in Michigan, NASCAR's sanctioning body implemented a new rule.

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Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death

Stewart announced the decision Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined.

Dale Earnhardt's daughter competes in Lexington rodeo

Taylor is in Lexington this weekend competing in the National Barrel Horse Racing Association Colonial Nationals.

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