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Denny Hamlin (11) beats out Martin Truex Jr. (78) at the finish line to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, in Daytona Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four drivers went into the Daytona 500 determined to end Joe Gibbs’ 23-year losing skid in NASCAR’s biggest race of the year. So when Matt Kenseth took the white flag, Denny Hamlin was determined to help his teammate get to victory lane. Only the move he made to defend...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and added 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday. The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis went 24 of 34...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, left, drives past Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, in Denver. Boston won 121-101. AP Photo/David Zalubowski
DENVER (AP) — No big deal for Isaiah Thomas. Just doing his job, he said. The All-Star guard had 22 points and 12 assists, leading the Boston Celtics to a 121-101 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. “They were kind of doubling me, keeping two guys on me until I gave the ball up,” Thomas...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A new team, a new set of catchers and a new challenge — by now, it’s all become rather old for Boston lefty David Price. Price is pitching with his fourth club in little over 18 months, having signed a $217 million, seven-year contract with the Red Sox as a free agent....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open. For so many others, Friday was something out of the ordinary. Jordan Spieth, the world’s No. 1 player, made eight birdies and...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended for the first four games in 2016 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league announced the suspension Friday, saying Gregory will be eligible for offseason workouts and preseason practices and games....
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has beefed up its punishment system and will define specific behavioral offenses with predetermined penalties. The new system will serve as a personal conduct code for members in all three national NASCAR series. Unveiled two days before the season-opening...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly. She’ll be forever treasured by Dale Earnhardt Jr., even though he wants nothing more than to give her away Sunday. Amelia Earhart is the nickname of the sleek and superfast Chevrolet that Earnhardt drove to three wins last...
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have cut ties with forward David Lee. Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge announced the team waived Lee on Friday. It comes a day after Ainge hinted at a buyout of the $15.4 million left on the 32-year-old’s expiring contract. It ends Lee’s brief...
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — After walking into the clubhouse for the first time at spring training, Jonathan Papelbon smiled and laughed as he embraced former Boston Red Sox teammate Bronson Arroyo and joked Gio Gonzalez about his haircut. When he sat down to address grabbing Bryce Harper by the throat...

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