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Feb 25, 2014

Motor racing-Earnhardt feels vindicated by Daytona 500 triumph

Feb 25 (Reuters) – After enduring 55 races without a win and doubts from critics about his competitive fire, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was still bubbling with excitement from his Daytona 500 triumph, a victory he said had vindicated him.

“If you look at how happy I was Sunday after winning that race, you’ll know how bad I want to win,” Earnhardt told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday.

Feb 19, 2014

Jeter says he has more left, but other things to do

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Yankees captain Derek Jeter faced the media on Wednesday to explain the retirement announcement he made last week on Facebook, and said he decided to make 2014 his final season because it was simply time to do other things.

Jeter, who played just 17 games in 2013 because of a series of injuries to his legs and ankles, said he worked harder than ever to get ready for the upcoming season and was fit to play, but that it was time to move on after what will be his 20th season.

Feb 18, 2014

Defending champion Scott gearing up for another Masters run

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Masters champion Adam Scott is shaking off the rust after a break following his triumphant return to Australia and a trip to Hawaii, while plotting some special moments back in Augusta.

Scott, who became the first Australian to win the green jacket when he beat Argentina’s Angel Cabrera in a thrilling playoff last April, said on Tuesday he was gearing up for next week’s Honda Classic and zeroing in on his menu for the Champions’ Dinner and details of his return to Augusta National.

Feb 16, 2014

Leer surges to Wanamaker Mile win in year’s best time

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. champion Will Leer put on a brilliant closing kick to overtake Lawi Lalang and Nick Willis and win the featured Wanamaker Mile in a season leading time of three minutes, 52.47 seconds at Saturday’s Millrose Games.

Leer, who also won the 3,000 meters at last year’s U.S. indoor championships, was way back in the pack before making his move, charging to third place and then finishing with a stirring sprint to win the famed mile race.

Feb 16, 2014

Athletics-Leer surges to Wanamaker Mile win in year’s best time

NEW YORK, Feb 15 (Reuters) – U.S. champion Will Leer put on a brilliant closing kick to overtake Lawi Lalang and Nick Willis and win the featured Wanamaker Mile in a season leading time of three minutes, 52.47 seconds at Saturday’s Millrose Games.

Leer, who also won the 3,000 meters at last year’s U.S. indoor championships, was way back in the pack before making his move, charging to third place and then finishing with a stirring sprint to win the famed mile race.

Feb 15, 2014

Centrowitz, Cain spark mile fields for Millrose Games

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz and teenage sensation Mary Cain will headline the featured Wanamaker Mile fields at the Millrose Games at The Armory on Saturday.

Centrowitz will be joined by three-time Olympian Nick Willis of New Zealand in the men’s race, and triple U.S. champion Morgan Uceny will challenge Cain in the women’s race in what has become the trademark event in the 107-year-old New York indoor meeting.

Feb 15, 2014

Athletics-Centrowitz, Cain spark mile fields for Millrose Games

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) – World silver medallist Matthew Centrowitz and teenage sensation Mary Cain will headline the featured Wanamaker Mile fields at the Millrose Games at The Armory on Saturday.

Centrowitz will be joined by three-time Olympian Nick Willis of New Zealand in the men’s race, and triple U.S. champion Morgan Uceny will challenge Cain in the women’s race in what has become the trademark event in the 107-year-old New York indoor meeting.

Feb 14, 2014

Incognito and two teammates harassed Martin – report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The NFL’s independent report on bullying charges in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room has found that Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at the Dolphins’ Jonathan Martin and two others.

The 144-page report (www.NFLDolphinsreport.com) by independent investigator Ted Wells was released on Friday and also named Miami players John Jerry and Mike Pouncey as engaging in harassment and said another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer were also targets.

Feb 12, 2014

Yankees’ Jeter says 2014 season will be his last

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said on Wednesday he would retire from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2014 season, a decision the 19-year veteran said he made after being hobbled by injuries last year.

In a post on his Facebook page, Jeter, 39, widely considered one of baseball’s greatest shortstops, said he made the decision following a tough 2013 season when he struggled to recover from a broken ankle and other injuries.

Feb 12, 2014

Workload may be Takana’s top challenge, manager says

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pitching more frequently may be New York Yankees’ new $155 million-man Masahiro Tanaka’s biggest adjustment as he makes the transition from Japanese baseball to the major leagues, Yankees manager Joe Girardi says.

Pitchers routinely take the mound once a week in the Japanese professional league rather than in a five-day rotation in Major League Baseball.