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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday's first practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice times if a qualifying session is canceled. When rain washed out the Saturday session, Ives proved to be a skilled weatherman."I asked Greg before we went out to...

Updated at 6:38 PM

The Lakers are finalizing details to acquire Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, a middle-tier option after the team struck out on a slew of big-name free agents this week.Hibbert gives them a post player with legitimate NBA experience but...

Updated at 6:02 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jason Bohn's main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.Sweet dreams. And try not to think about being the co-leader heading into...

Updated at 5:20 PM

SANTIAGO, Chile — Hosts Chile won the Copa America Saturday to lift the first major trophy in their history, beating Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shootout.The score remained 0-0 after 120 minutes, triggering the penalty shootout.

Updated at 5:16 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.And the Spurs apparently got the answer they wanted.Ending a frantic few days of courtship — and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to...

Updated at 5:07 PM

The Orlando Magic and Tobias Harris agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal Friday night, league sources told the Orlando Sentinel.“I’m happy and excited,” Harris told the Orlando Sentinel late Friday night from his...

Updated at 5:05 PM

VANCOUVER, Canada — Two weeks ago, Jill Ellis was anything but a genius.As her U.S. team struggled through group play at the Women’s World Cup, the coach was being called unprepared, uncreative and unresponsive.And...

Updated at 5:04 PM

EDMONTON, Alberta — Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.It was England's first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and...

Updated at 4:47 PM

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday.

Updated at 4:43 PM

Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women's World Cup.

Updated at 3:33 PM

Thousands of Rogue Valley residents braved triple-digit heat to watch Fourth of July parades in Ashland, Central Point and Eagle Point.In Ashland's 100th annual parade, participants ranged from the youthful gymnasts of the Ashland YMCA to...

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