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indycar's hinchcliffe set to begin driving again

INDIANAPOLIS — James Hinchcliffe will be back in an Indy car for the first time since his near-fatal accident in May when he tests next week at Road America in Wisconsin.

Hinchcliffe crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500. A piece of his broken suspension pierced his leg and he nearly bled to death as he was rushed to surgery.

Hinchcliffe has had several surgeries and has been in an intensive rehabilitation program. Recently cleared to drive again, he says he feels physically and mentally ready to return.

"This is obviously the day that has been the goal and the motivation to get through the last four months," he said.

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A.J. Foyt has surgery

A.J. Foyt had knee replacement surgery in his right leg. The new knee that the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, 80, received Wednesday replaces the antibiotic-infused cement spacer he received last month as doctors battled a staph infection.

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Magic fills out roster

The Magic signed four free agents to fill out its training camp roster: center Greg Stiemsma, non-drafted free agent guard Keith Appling, center Nnanna Egwu and guard Jordan Sibert. Orlando opens camp Saturday.

more nba: Heat forward Chris Bosh said he no longer needs blood-thinning medication and can participate fully when camp opens Tuesday. Bosh missed the final 30 games last season after a blood clot was diagnosed on his left lung. … The Lakers re-signed forward Metta World Peace, who spent four seasons with Los Angeles before getting released in July 2013. He was waived by the Knicks in February 2014, and played in China and in Italy last season. … The city of Sacramento completed the sale of $272.9 million worth of bonds to finance the public's share of a new Kings arena. … The league will tweak the Finals schedule to ensure two days between games when teams have to change cities. … Swingman Jason Richardson announced his retirement.

WNBA: Seattle guard Jewell Loyd was named rookie of the year with 21 votes. New York's Kiah Stokes had 16 votes and Indiana's Natalie Achonwa got two. The rest of the all-rookie team: New York's Brittany Boyd, Seattle's Ramu Tokashiki and Los Angeles' Ana Dabovic.

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tennis: Top seed Stan Wawrinka labored to a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win over Dustin Brown to reach the quarterfinals of the Open de Moselle in Metz, France. … Top seed Tomas Berdych lost his opening match at the St. Petersburg (Russia) Open, falling to Simone Bolelli 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

olympics: The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles named Olympic swimming medalist Janet Evans its vice chair and director of athlete relations. The Southern California native totaled five Olympic medals in 1988 and 1992.

cycling: Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso was cleared after cancer treatment and will return to road cycling next month in Japan. Basso, 37, was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the Tour de France in July.

horses: Wiggle It Jiggleit won the Little Brown Jug, rallying to edge Lost for Words by a nose in Delaware, Ohio, in the third leg of the 3-year-old colt and gelding pacing triple crown. Wiggle It Jiggleit, driven by Montrell Teague, finished the mile in 1:49.3.

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