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Federer unsure of his future

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer has been feted by plenty of ovations at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. None quite like this one, though. This was not a celebration and didn’t come at the end of the match. Instead, it delayed the beginning of what turned out to be the last game of his ...

On the road to gold

Gregg Popovich knows he doesn’t have to spend a whole lot of time teaching the game of basketball to his U.S. Olympic players. His top priority right now: Making those players a team. That process is officially underway, with the Americans holding their first practice together Tuesday ...

Atlanta speedway to get overdue upgrade

HAMPTON, Ga. — NASCAR drivers for 24 years lobbied against a repave at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The company that owns the track said it is done giving the competitors the final word in a long-overdue paving project. Speedway Motorsports said Tuesday this weekend’s events will be the ...

Callers urge help for hockey player killed by fireworks

A woman told a 911 dispatcher that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was “getting ready to go into convulsions” after he was struck in the chest by an errant Fourth of July fireworks mortar blast at a Michigan home. The call was one of three released Tuesday in ...

Around The Horn

Springsteen’s daughter makes Olympic team LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen and singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa has been selected as one of four riders on the U.S. jumping team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics. U.S. Equestrian announced Monday that ...

Quick tune-up: Retired sprinter Bolt trains for 800 event

Usain Bolt: 800-meter sprinter. That’s right, the now-retired world’s fastest man is not only changing diapers these days but also distances as he makes a brief comeback for a promotional race. The new father of twins selected the 800 meters, a two-lap endeavor measured in minutes, ...