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Todd Hoyer recap your Thanksgiving day sports. 

Braves waste no time, Gonzalez takes over for Cox

October 13, 2010 - 10:05pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Less than 48 hours after Bobby Cox wrapped up his managing career, the Atlanta Braves introduced former Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez as his replacement. The announcement Wednesday was widely expected since Gonzalez was fired in June by the Marlins. Cox had said more than a year ago this would be his final season. ...Read more

Pearson headlines second NASCAR Hall of Fame class

October 13, 2010 - 10:02pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - David Pearson has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Silver Fox was controversially left out of last year's inaugural class despite 105 career wins. There was an outcry among race fans at his exclusion in favor of longtime NASCAR chairman Bill France Jr. ...Read more

Roy Halladay joins Don Larsen in postseason glory

October 6, 2010 - 10:26pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay has thrown the second no-hitter in postseason history in the Philadelphia Phillies' dominating 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of the NL division series. Halladay, who threw a perfect game at Florida on May 29, dominated the Reds with a sharp fastball and a devastating slow curve in his postseason debut. ...Read more

Johnson thrills kids during visit to his hometown

October 5, 2010 - 8:00pm

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson is taking a break from his chase for a fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship to visit a middle school in his hometown. Johnson dazzled several hundred students at Emerald STEM Magnet Middle School when he pulled up in a replica of his No. 48 car. ...Read more

2010 Postseason Baseball Glance

October 5, 2010 - 7:43pm

American League
Tampa Bay vs. Texas

Wednesday, Oct. 6
 Texas (Lee 12-9) at Tampa Bay (Price 19-6), 1:37 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7
 Texas (Wilson 15-8) at Tampa Bay (Shields 13-15), 2:37 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. ...Read more

Top teams in SEC have dominant defense in common

September 29, 2010 - 10:46pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU, Alabama and Florida have more than their unbeaten records in common. They're also the top three defensive teams in the Southeastern Conference. The SEC has long had a reputation for teams that win championships with defense. Numbers bear out the popular idea that the conference produces many of the best defensive players in the country. ...Read more

Halladay earns 20th win for Phillies

September 21, 2010 - 10:00pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Roy Halladay became Philadelphia's first 20-game winner in 28 years, Jayson Werth hit a three-run homer and the Phillies increased their lead in the NL East to five games with their ninth straight win, 5-3 over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. ...Read more

Charlotte to build world's largest video board

September 21, 2010 - 9:57pm

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Motor Speedway plans to install the world's largest HD video board in time for next year's Coca-Cola 600. The screen will be 200 feet wide, 80 feet tall and weigh more than 165,000 pounds. That size will make it larger than the $40 million screen at Cowboys Stadium in Texas, which is currently billed as the world's largest. ...Read more

AP Source: Torrance collapses, hospitalized

August 20, 2010 - 8:39pm

A person familiar with the situation says former Alabama standout point guard Mikhail Torrance collapsed after a workout in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday and is hospitalized in critical condition. ...Read more

Harvick passes Hamlin, holds on to win at Michigan

August 15, 2010 - 10:15pm

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kevin Harvick passed Denny Hamlin with 11 laps to go, then held on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Michigan International Speedway. Harvick's No. 29 team gambled by staying on the track instead of making a pit stop during a late caution. It paid off with a momentum-building victory Sunday for the series points leader. ...Read more

Kaymer wins PGA in playoff; Johnson out on penalty

August 15, 2010 - 10:13pm

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Martin Kaymer has won the PGA Championship in a three-hole playoff that did not include Dustin Johnson, who was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker on the last hole. ...Read more

Francoeur, Mets rally to beat Braves 3-2

August 3, 2010 - 8:29pm

ATLANTA (AP) - Jeff Francoeur hit a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning off Braves closer Billy Wagner and the New York Mets snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night. The Braves have lost three of four and now lead second-place Philadelphia, a 6-1 winner at Florida, by two games in the NL East. ...Read more

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