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Logano wins Watkins Glen

Joey Logano kept his foot on the gas pedal a little bit longer than usual after taking the checkered flag at Watkins Glen International, a huge cloud of smoke wafting toward victory lane. This time he had more than enough left in the tank of his No. 22 Ford.

"It makes up a lot for last week," Logano said yesterday after notching his first Sprint Cup victory on a road course and second of the season. He also won the season-opening Daytona 500. "It's nice it played out this time. We may not have had the fastest race car, but the execution of the day is what won us this race. What goes around comes around, I guess."

A week after running out of gas while leading at Pocono with three laps to go, Logano passed Kevin Harvick on the final turn of the 90-lap race as Harvick ran dry.

Logano completed the first NASCAR weekend sweep at the track after winning the Xfinity race Saturday.


Bucs extend LB David

Lavonte David and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a five-year, $50.25-million contract extension that will make him one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL. More than $25 million of the deal is guaranteed.

David agreed to terms and is expected to sign the contract today, when the Bucs have scheduled a news conference to announce the extension. David, entering his fourth season, was a second-round draft choice in 2012.

Vikings win Hall game

Teddy Bridgewater went 5-for-6 for 44 yards in his only series as the Vikings beat the Steelers, 14-3, in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.


First WTA title for Stephens

Sloane Stephens won the first WTA title of her career, overwhelming Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-1, 6-2, at the Citi Open in Washington. "Nothing was rushed. Nothing was given to me. I had to work for everything. It was just nice that all of the hard work and everything I've put into it -- now I can say that I have a tournament title," said Stephens, 22. "Everything happens when it's supposed to happen." She has had plenty of success making it into the second week at Grand Slam tournaments but never had made it as far as a final.

Nishikori tops Isner

Kei Nishikori already was going to enter the U.S. Open brimming with confidence, thanks to his runner-up finish there a year ago. A title at a hard-court tuneup a few weeks before heading to Flushing Meadows only helps. Getting his game in shape ahead of the season's last Grand Slam tournament, he came back to beat big-serving John Isner, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, for his first Citi Open title.


Phelps wins 200 IM

Michael Phelps made it 3-for-3 at the national championships in San Antonio, winning the 200-meter individual medley. Phelps was under world-record pace through the first three laps but struggled a bit on the freestyle leg to touch in 1 minute, 54.75 seconds -- 0.75 off the mark set in 2011 by American rival Ryan Lochte.-- AP

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