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earnhardt jr. out at least 2 more races

CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more races while he recovers from a concussion, it was announced Tuesday.

Earnhardt, who missed the last three races, will sit out at Watkins Glen International on Sunday and at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 20. Jeff Gordon, who came out of retirement to fill in the last two weeks, will remain behind the wheel in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.

"Dale will be back when he's ready, and we're looking forward to that happening, but the priority continues to be his health and well-being,'' team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement.

"I'd love to race more," Earnhardt said on his "Dirty Mo Radio" internet network. "In my mind, my plan is to race more. I have plans to keep going. I'll worry about that when I'm well.''

nba

Ex-Gator Lee joins Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs signed two-time All-Star David Lee. Terms of the deal for the former Gator, 33, were not disclosed. Lee won an NBA championship with Golden State in 2015. He has averaged 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists over an 11-year career. The forward/center finished last season with the Mavericks, averaging 8.5 points, 7 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

ET CETERA

nhl: A 21-year-old Buffalo woman sued Sabres forward Evander Kane, saying he seriously injured her in the hotel room where he lives. Documents filed July 1 in Erie County State Supreme Court on behalf of Rachel Kuechle say Kane met her in a bar, invited her to what he said was a party then attacked her, causing cuts and bleeding that required multiple surgeries. … The Las Vegas expansion team hired Kelly McCrimmon as assistant general manager. McCrimmon, 55, the owner, general manager and head coach of the Western Hockey League's Brandon Wheat Kings is now George McPhee's right-hand man in Las Vegas.

tennis: The U.S. Tennis Association unveiled a $150 million roof over the centerpiece court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The roof closed with ease in its first official demonstration, but King needed three tries to open it with the push of a button. The roof is expected to be ready when the U.S. Open begins Aug. 29.

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Rays Wilson Ramos is “going to miss some time”

Rays Wilson Ramos is “going to miss some time”

The Rays don't have an exact timetable yet for how long C Wilson Ramos will be sidelined, but it sounds like it could be weeks, or maybe even months, which could impact and possibly eliminate the opportunity to trade him."Not the best" news, manager ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
For starters: Rays at Twins, with a lot going on

For starters: Rays at Twins, with a lot going on

UPDATE, 1:03: Cash said it's "not the best" news on Ramos, who has a left hamstring issue. … No set timetable but "he's going to miss some time." … Duffy was scratched from the lineup after all, the Rays deciding not to risk a further iss...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays shuffle bullpen, acquire Hoby Milner, send down Chih-Wei Hu

Rays shuffle bullpen, acquire Hoby Milner, send down Chih-Wei Hu

The Rays went outside the the organization to add a fresh arm to the bullpen, acquiring LHP Hoby Milner from the Phillies on Saturday night for cash considerations.The Rays sent down RHP Chih-Wei Hu to make room on the 25-man roster and designated fo...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Rays journal: Wilson Ramos will miss All-Star Game

Rays journal: Wilson Ramos will miss All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS — C Wilson Ramos had been so looking forward to starting Tuesday's All-Star Game in Washington, where he played seven seasons and, depending on the latest rumor, could be returning via trade.But he lost that opportunity Saturday, wi...
Published: 07/14/18
Updated: 07/15/18
Rays’ Blake Snell: This is how a Star is born

Rays’ Blake Snell: This is how a Star is born

MINNEAPOLIS — Blake Snell didn't know where he was headed at this time last year.Having made a couple of unimpressive starts after rejoining the Rays following a six-week demotion to Triple A he earned with a brutal beginning to what was suppos...
Published: 07/14/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, July 15

TODAYAutosIndyCar: Honda Indy Toronto3:30 p.m.NBCSNBaseballPhillies at Marlins1 p.m.FSFYankees at Indians1 p.m.TBSRays at Twins2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMFutures All-Star Game4 p.m.MLBCyclingStage 96:30 a.m.NBCSNGolfPGA Europe: Scottish Open10 a.m.GolfPGA ...
Published: 07/14/18
Rays roar back to blast Twins 19-6

Rays roar back to blast Twins 19-6

MINNEAPOLIS – There was a time late Saturday afternoon when things actually looked bad for the Rays in what turned out to be a very good day, a 19-6 victory that ensured a winning record at the All-Star break.Tampa Bay had given back an early l...
Published: 07/14/18
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Twins game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Twins game

As offensively challenged as the Rays have been much of this season, Saturday was the fifth time in their past 11 games they have scored eight or more runs. The reality check: All against the Marlins, Mets, Tigers and Twins.OF Carlos Gomez hasn't had...
Published: 07/14/18
UPDATE: Rays C Wilson Ramos out of All-Star Game due to hamstring injury

UPDATE: Rays C Wilson Ramos out of All-Star Game due to hamstring injury

UPDATE. 6:45: Ramos said he will not be able to play in the All-Star Game and will be removed from the active roster but still plans to attend and take part in the festivities.He also said he "probably" will end up on the DL, which will cause the Ray...
Published: 07/14/18
He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

He’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final

LONDON — From the way Novak Djokovic repeatedly smacked his racket against his shoe after one miss, to the shouts directed at himself and his coach after others, it was clear how much he wanted to prove he’s past the roughest patch of his career. Djo...
Published: 07/14/18