Robert Wickens vows to return to IndyCar after crash injuries

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has vowed to return to a race car following injuries in a crash at Pocono Raceway. Wickens posted to social media from his bed in an Indianapolis rehabilitation center. The Canadian is wearing braces around his neck and torso, and a cast on his right wrist. Wickens’ car sailed into the fence at Pocono on Aug. 19 and he suffered a thoracic spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, neck fracture, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, a fractured right forearm,…

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Mets Fall to Red Sox in a Battle of Two Aces With Different Goals

BOSTON — On Sept. 11, 1985, two standout pitchers, Dwight Gooden of the Mets and John Tudor of the St. Louis Cardinals, faced off at Shea Stadium in a matchup for the ages. Gooden fired nine scoreless innings; Tudor threw 10. The Cardinals won, 1-0, in the 10th inning when Cesar Cedeno smashed a home run off Jesse Orosco. The showdown at Fenway Park on Sunday had all the ingredients to match that classic. Until Jacob deGrom and Chris Sale took the mound here, that Gooden-Tudor clash was the last…

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Teen Titan: Moutet Edges Towards Top 100 With Istanbul Title | ATP World Tour

A LOOK BACKAmerican Express Istanbul Challenger (Istanbul, Turkey): The future of French tennis has been on full display in recent months, with surging #NextGenATP stars Corentin Moutet and Ugo Humbert both entering the winners’ circle. On Sunday, Moutet notched his second ATP Challenger Tour title, taking the 31st edition of the storied tournament in Istanbul. The 19-year-old Moutet (No. 105) and 20-year-old Humbert (No. 108) are on the cusp of breaking into the Top 100 of the ATP Rankings. Humbert has appeared in the final in four straight Challengers since…

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Yankees’ Power Dries Up in Another Dispiriting Loss to the Blue Jays

“If we can get hot here over the last two weeks and take that into the playoffs, we’ll be in a good position,” said Judge, who may return to the lineup during the three-game series against the Boston Red Sox that begins Tuesday afternoon. He played two innings in the outfield on Friday without taking an at-bat. Not long ago, the Red Sox series was expected to be a high-stakes contest between two teams battling for control of the A.L. East. But now, with the magic number for the Red…

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Paul Broadhurst wins The Ally Challenge for season-best third PGA Tour Champions title

GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Paul Broadhurst won The Ally Challenge on Sunday for his PGA Tour Champions-leading third victory of the season, closing with a birdie to beat Brandt Jobe by two strokes in tour golf’s return to Warwick Hills. Fighting a back injury, Broadhurst rebounded from a bogey on the par-3 11th with birdies on the par-4 12th and par-5 13th and made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th. “Pretty special,” Broadhurst said. “I was seriously wondering whether I would play this week. Back home last week,…

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Sam Darnold and the Jets Fall Back to Earth in Loss to Dolphins

“We’ve got to make them pay for turning the ball over,” Darnold said. “We just gave it right back to it.” He added, “Another play you’d like to have back.” The Jets gathered more first downs and totaled 115 more yards than Miami, which lost two fumbles and were held scoreless in the second half. “Honestly, we beat ourselves,” said the wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who led the team with 92 yards on seven catches. “It’s frustrating, but I think we’ll be able to watch the film and see a…

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Davis Cup: Great Britain ‘strong candidate’ for wildcard – captain Leon Smith

Great Britain captain Leon Smith celebrated his team’s 3-1 win over Uzbekistan in their World Group play-off this weekend Great Britain see themselves as a “very strong candidate” for a wildcard for next year’s revamped Davis Cup, captain Leon Smith says. By beating Uzbekistan 3-1, GB ensured they will be seeded in qualifying for the new event but would bypass that stage altogether with a wildcard. Smith said it was going to be hard for governing body the ITF to be objective in awarding its two wildcards. “Is it [form…

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Paul Broadhurst wins the inaugural Ally Challenge, his third victory of the year and second in Michigan

The Ally Challenge is a new PGA Tour Champions event on an old familiar course for many players in the field, none of whom played it as well as a Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club rookie. Englishman Paul Broadhurst, 53, won the inaugural Ally Challenge on Sunday, shooting a six-under par 66 on the Grand Blanc, Mich., course to win by two over Brandt Jobe and three over Warwick Hills veterans Mark O’Meara and Tom Lehman. Warwick Hills was the site of the PGA Tour’s Buick Open beginning in…

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Angela Stanford Wins the Evian Championship, Her First Major Title

ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — In her 18th year on tour, after a wild and tearful final few holes, Angela Stanford became a major tournament champion on Sunday. It was a long journey to an unlikely one-shot victory at the Evian Championship for a player who believed as an L.P.G.A. rookie in 2001 that major titles would come sooner than her 40th birthday — and probably not in France. “I would have laughed, ‘No way, it’s going to happen before,’” said Stanford, whose runner-up finish at the 2003 United States Women’s Open…

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Don Mattingly calls for changes to September roster rules

PHILADELPHIA — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Major League Baseball should consider limiting roster sizes in the final month of the season, because “the game you play for five months is not the game you play in September.” Mattingly said expanded rosters change the fundamental nature of games in the final month of the regular season, and suggested that MLB requires clubs to name 25 active players for each game while relegating inactive players to a designated “taxi squad.” Under the current rules, rosters can increase from…

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