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Indy 500 qualifying to be 3 rounds over 2 days

The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will include three rounds over two days, with the pole-winner emerging from a "Fast Nine Shootout" on what used to be Bump Day.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014

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Putin declares Sochi Winter Paralympics open

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi on Friday against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.

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Guard: Pistorius told me 'everything is fine'

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday.

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Reed ends long 1st round with the lead at Doral

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Reed ended a long opening round at the Cadillac Championship on Friday with a 4-under 68 to take a one-shot lead as the new Blue Monster showed some bite.

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US women lose to Sweden, end 43-game unbeaten run

The U.S. women's soccer team lost 1-0 Friday to Sweden at the Algarve Cup, ending its 43-game unbeaten run.

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Off late collapse by defense, Meyer demands change

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Angry with the way his defense played in its last three games, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is urging his players to attack more and think less.

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Blackhawks shuffle lines, beat Blue Jackets 6-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Shaw stopped a long scoring drought. Jonathan Toews had another big game. The Chicago Blackhawks had 13 players with at least one point.

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Wood goes 3 shutout innings, Cubs fall to Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Travis Wood could be in position to pitch for the Chicago Cubs on opening day and if his first start at spring training is any indication, he's going to make it a tough decision for manager Rick Renteria.

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