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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

AP Photo/Eric Risberg DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday the...
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USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

AP Photo/Eric Risberg REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they’re sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. The USOC board met Tuesday to discuss the Boston bid, which has been troubled by tepid polling data and active...

Mackanin to remain Phillies’ manager for rest of season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season. General manager Ruben Amaro made the announcement Tuesday. Mackanin took over on an interim basis last Friday after manager Ryne Sandberg resigned. At...
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Spieth cruising, but several big names have work left

AP Photo/Stew Milne Jordan Spieth already has accumulated the second-most FedEx Cup points in the regular season, and there’s still two majors, a World Golf Championship and the John Deere Classic on his schedule before the playoffs begin. Spieth is at 3,128 points. Tiger...
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Blue Jackets acquire Saad in trade with Blackhawks

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. The Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the eve of NHL free...

FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA is being criticized for its treatment of the women’s game. Again. Critics took aim on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan’s looks in an article posted in advance of the United States’ match...
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Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

AP Photo/Peter Morrison ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not be traveling to Canada for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, FIFA said Tuesday, as criminal investigations into soccer’s governing body continue in the United States and...

Cavs give offers to Thompson, Dellavedova, Shumpert

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert all received qualifying offers from Cleveland on Tuesday, meaning the Cavaliers can match any offers those players get from other clubs this summer. Thompson is of particular importance to the...
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Golf halfway through year: Turnover at warp speed

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015, including a World Golf Championship, and he has finished in the top 10 at both majors. Halfway through the year, however, Rory McIlroy is playing second fiddle. Remember the hype over McIlroy going...
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Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his...