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Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — With tears streaming down his face after being kneed in the back, Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher.<p>He won't …

Neymar ruled out of World Cup with fractured vertebrae after injury in Brazil's win over Colombia

Brazilian poster boy will miss the remainder of the tournament after team doctor confirmed their No10 suffers a fractured vertebrae in collision with Juan Zuniga<p>Luiz Felipe Scolari last night angrily claimed that Neymar had been “hunted” out of the <b>World Cup</b> after it was confirmed that <b>Brazil</b>’s star …

Soccer

Ex-NBA Star Turned Entrepreneur Fights For Veterans (And His Investment)

There are a lot of reasons to look up to former NBA basketball player David Robinson. The first, of course, is that he’s 7 feet tall. The rest are earned—a championship, a spot in the Hall of Fame, three Olympic medals (two of ‘em gold) and a strong reputation as an overall nice guy.<p>Since retiring …

Cubs trade Samardzija, Hammel to Athletics

WASHINGTON — The Cubs put on their own blockbuster fireworks display Friday night by trading ace Jeff Samardzija and eight-game winner Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four prospects.<p>The trade will be announced Saturday — the same day Samardzija was scheduled to pitch against the Nationals and one …

Associated Press News

Retired NFL players object to proposed concussion settlement

In the first objection to the revised NFL concussion settlement, seven retired players claim the proposed agreement is riddled with "fatal defects" that "render it anything but fair."<p>Filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, the 47-page objection targets, in part, the settlement's …

Alonso warns Ferrari of tough times ahead

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso warns his Ferrari team to expect a winless run of tough times and a fight to finish third in the Formula One constructors' championship.<p>Alonso, who has won races in every year he has raced for Ferrari since 2010, says he has little …

Gay pipped by Gatlin in comeback

Former world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay finished second behind fellow American Justin Gatlin on his return to competition after a one-year doping ban at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting.<p>Gatlin, the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medallist who was later banned for four years for doping, clocked a …

Angels top Astros, continue home dominance

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - David Freese highlighted a game-changing fourth inning with a two-run double that sent the LA Angels of Anaheim over the Houston Astros, 5-2, in the opener of a four-game series.<p>The Angels overcame a 2-1 deficit with four runs in the fourth, and the combination of …

British Formula 1 Grand Prix 2014: Results, Times for Practice and Qualifying

The Formula One season moves on to the UK this weekend for the British Grand Prix, where home driver Lewis Hamilton will look to make up ground on Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg.<p>Returning to Silverstone for its 50th Grand Prix after Rosberg's victory in Austria last time …

Auto Racing

Key Battles That Will Shape Argentina's Clash with Belgium

Argentina and Belgium have both enjoyed steady, if unspectacular progress through the 2014 World Cup. The sides have each won all four games, while a winning margin of one goal for every game implies that their attacking talent has not quite been firing on all cylinders.<p>On Saturday, however, all …

Soccer

July 4, we remember Gehrig's speech, but we must not forget ALS fight

While MLB honors the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous July 4 speech, we must not forget the cruel way Gehrig died and that we must find a way …

Yankees score early, hold off Twins | Reuters

Yankees score early, hold off Twins<p>MINNEAPOLIS — Early offensive fireworks turned into a battle of the bullpens as the New York Yankees scored six runs in the first two innings and held on for a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field.<p>Second baseman Brian Roberts had four …

Neymar Injured, Will Not Play Against Germany

UPDATE: Neymar will not play in the rest of the world cup. He fractured his vertebrae.<p>After taking a knee to the back and getting knocked over late in the game against Colombia, Neymar was reportedly taken to a local hospital and Brazil coach Scolari said t he star might not play in the semi-final …

Kershaw shuts down Rockies in 9-0 win

DENVER (AP) — Don Mattingly made a rather bold prediction after Clayton Kershaw's latest masterful performance: His ace will give up another run at …

Associated Press News

Joey Chestnut is America's greatest, most American athlete

Joey Chestnut will eat hot dogs on the Fourth of July for America, and like every other year, he will win at eating hot dogs for America. He is a hero, and we should celebrate him.<p><i>(We originally wrote this story on July 3, 2014, but we think it still applies as long as Joey Chestnut keeps</i> …

Associated Press News

One-armed cyclist busted by German cops for riding while one-armed

A man in Germany who has one full arm and one stump arm got an apology and refund from police after an asshole cop fined him for cycling with one arm.<p>…

Djokovic and Federer show that Big Four still rule

LONDON (Reuters) - When Novak Djokovic’s flying forehand kissed the net and bounced into the corner, he let out a primal roar that echoed around Centre Court, the All England Club and probably all the way to his hometown of Belgrade.<p>Jul 4, 2014; London, United Kingdom; Novak Djokovic (SRB) …

Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard: 'I'll try to make my own history'

On 3 July 2004, a bright, tennis-obsessed 10-year-old was in front of the television at her family home in Montreal when she witnessed a tall young Russian lifting the Wimbledon women's trophy. "I thought: 'Wow, what she's doing is cool,'" the little girl would say years later of Maria Sharapova's …

Wimbledon 2014: Canada in thrall to Eugenie Bouchard & Raonic

<b>Despite having a London-based crew, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was not sure if it would cover Wimbledon this year.</b><p>Ice hockey dominates the schedules and, with the football World Cup filling most gaps and the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo starting on finals weekend, air time looked …

Brazil advances to World Cup semifinals with 2-1 win over Colombia

Brazil is going on to the World Cup semifinals. But it's going on without its star player after dynamic striker Neymar was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament with a broken vertebra.<p>Goals by Thiago Silva and David Luiz, both off set pieces, ended Colombia's tournament, 2-1, Friday in …

Brazil

Neymar injury casts a pall over Brazil cup win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The fireworks celebrating victory had barely subsided when the disastrous news came through for Brazil: Neymar is out. The star …

Independence on wheels

Your car is more than a conveyance—it's freedom.<p>Today we celebrate our independence as a nation with parties, parades, fireworks, and all the attendant fun. Chances are, you'll drive to one or all of the aforementioned events.<p>You will take that drive for granted. You shouldn't.<p>July 4th is a great …

Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day

No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep.<p>Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and Stripes Jeeps are the only two remaining Jeeps of …

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Production Confirmed by 2016

Volkswagen recently hinted at a production version of the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept that debuted at the 2014 Detroit auto show, and now it has announced that the Dune will go on sale — at least in Europe. The German automaker confirmed the Beetle Dune would enter production by 2016 in a video …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S

A 503-hp, 194-mph Miata in big-boy clothes.<p>A ride-along is the equivalent of a tepid handshake climaxing a hot date. Compared with actually driving a brilliant car, a ride-along evaporates from memory quicker than spit on a hot exhaust pipe. One notable exception is a Mercedes-Benz event I attended …

TOTD: Should the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata be Turbocharged?

We just learned that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be unveiled on September 3, which should make for a great cap-off to the iconic roadster’s 25th birthday. As part of the announcement, Mazda released a short video clip showcasing the new Miata’s engine noise. In all it sounds great, but we …