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Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux enter shrine
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 25, 2014 9:02 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas was always driven to excel and that sure served him well.

"I was never that blue-chip prospect," he said. "I had to outwork my opponents."

Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever anything except a huge star.

For Thomas, the 6-5, 240-pound former Chicago White Sox slugger known as the Big Hurt, life has come full circle — from awe-struck rookie in 1990 to baseball royalty.

 
Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

INDIANAPOLIS — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit purpose of winning at Indy in NASCAR and giving team owner Roger Penske one of the few trophies missing from his collection.

Montoya is not looking for a good points day Sunday and doesn't care about a top-10 finish.

It's checkered flag or bust.

 
7-shot lead for Langer at Senior British Open
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer has a 7-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.

The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and South African-based Englishman Chris Williams tied for second on 4-under 138.

Montgomerie shot 66 while Williams added a 70 to his opening 68.

Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) was a further shot back in fourth, while Americans Bob Tway (73) and Tom Watson (66) shared fifth on 2-under 140.

 
As Team USA beckons, Davis not worried about rest
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

NEW ORLEANS — Getting enough rest during the NBA offseason is the least of Anthony Davis' concerns. He's just 21.

Coming off his first All-Star campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans in only his second NBA season, Davis is now looking forward to starting Team USA training camp in Las Vegas on Monday and the likelihood of joining the club for the FIBA World Cup in Madrid in August.

"Of course, I'm a young guy, so all I want to do is play basketball right now," Davis said Friday in a conference call hosted by the Pelicans. "That's the only thing on my mind is just play, play, play. I love the game so much."

 
Browns WR Gordon reports to camp, hearing looms
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Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

BEREA — Josh Gordon's off-field issues didn't put him out of shape.

The embattled Pro Bowl wide receiver reported to Browns' training camp Friday and passed his conditioning test as he awaits an appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension.

Gordon is scheduled to meet with the league Friday. He's facing a 1-year ban for violating the substance abuse policy for at least the third time. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season but still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving and scored nine touchdowns.

 
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