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Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

By MARYCLAIRE DALE

Associated Press

 

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. Brody had previously questioned whether that would be enough money to pay all claims.

"A class action settlement that offers prompt relief is superior to the likely alternative — years of expensive, difficult and uncertain litigation, with no assurance of recovery, while retired players' physical and mental conditions continue to deteriorate," Brody wrote.

 
Angel Cabrera builds momentum for British Open
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Angel Cabrera has some much-needed momentum heading to the British Open in his quest for a title in a third different major.

Cabrera snapped a 5-year drought on the PGA Tour and became its oldest winner this season, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 at the Greenbrier Classic to beat George McNeill by two strokes Sunday.

The 44-year-old Cabrera made good on his first visit to the historic venue in West Virginia that has put many players at ease with its laid-back environment and mountain views which the Argentine said reminded him of his home club in Cordoba.

 
9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

By JENNA FRYER

Associated Press

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport.

The Race Team Alliance was announced Monday and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman.

The goals of the RTA include lowering costs for NASCAR teams and creating one voice on issues facing the teams. Kauffman insisted the RTA is not a union.

 
Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and Germany are two of the most decorated teams in football, with eight World Cup titles between them. Both have their share of players among the all-time greats and both entered this tournament being touted among the main favorites.

So even without the injured Neymar, today's semifinal in Belo Horizonte provides an intriguing matchup for any neutral fan, as Germany and Brazil play each other at the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 final.

Here is a look at how the teams compare in 2014:

 
Bath earns ACME State berth at expense of Van Wert
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Monday, July 07, 2014 8:00 PM

By JIM METCALFE

DHIMedia Staff Writer

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ELIDA — Bath scored two unearned runs in the top of the first inning versus Van Wert in their ACME summer baseball District Tournament on a warm Monday evening at Ed Sandy Memorial Field in Elida.

Wildcat starter Andrew Renner made it stand up with a 3-hitter as the Wildcats dismissed the Cougars 7-0 to end their season at 15-8.

 
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