FILE - In this May 27, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, talks with crew chief Greg Ives during practice for a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Before Dale Eanrhardt Jr. calls it a career and starts calling races for NBC, he'd like to salvage a few positive memories from this season.And he'd like fans to quit ripping his embattled crew chief. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
Earnhardt defends crew chief Ives in shaky final seasonDale Earnhardt Jr. defends crew chief Ives in shaky final season
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Jimmie Johnson (48), right, spins behind Kasey Kahne (5) and Brad Keselowski (2) during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Sunday, July 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Tom Pyle)
Penske inks NASCAR's Brad Keselowski to multiyear extensionTeam Penske has reached an agreement with 2012 NASCAR Cup champion Brad Keselowski on a multiyear extension
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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Nats' Strasburg expected to make next start after early exitThe Nationals are hopeful that Stephen Strasburg will make his next scheduled start despite exiting Sunday's outing after two innings with pain in his forearm
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CORRECTS DATE - Michigan NCAA college football head coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at Big Ten Media Day in Chicago, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the ForumTourism as team-building: Harbaugh takes young Wolverines to Rome to see the sights and forge bonds for Big Ten season
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PepsiCo deal shows companies not shying away from RedskinsPepsiCo's long-term deal with the Redskins is further evidence that companies are not shying away because of the NFL team's name
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United States' Clint Dempsey (28) celebrates with teammates Darlington Nagbe (25), Graham Zusi (19) and Jordan Morris (8) after scoring a goal during a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match against Costa Rica in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, July 22, 2017. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead USWith his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger that the U.S. squad so desperately needed, and that has bred success again
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San Diego Padres relief pitcher Brandon Maurer stands on the mound after giving up a two-run home run to the San Francisco Giants' Conor Gillaspie in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 21, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Royals get pitchers Cahill, Maurer, Buchter from PadresThe contending Kansas City Royals have acquired three pitchers from San Diego, getting starter Trevor Cahill, closer Brandon Maurer and reliever Ryan Buchter. The Royals gave up pitchers Matt Strahm and Travis Wood, minor leaguer Esteury Ruiz and cash
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