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    Noah Lyles led wire to wire and routed the field in the 200 meters Thursday in 19.31 seconds, the third-fastest time ever, to lead America’s second sprint sweep at world championships. Lyles blew away U.S. teammates Kenny Bednarek by 0.46 seconds, with 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton finishing third. When the winner saw the names of his American teammates pop up behind his, he slammed his hands on the ground, ripped off his jersey and grabbed the gold medal from the awaiting presenter. His victory came moments after Shericka Jackson gave the Jamaican women another gold in the sprints. She ran 21.45, the second-fastest time in history, to beat 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

      The Americans had a spectacular day at the world championships by winning nine medals on home turf. It will go down as one of the most memorable days for the red, white and blue in their long, successful track and field history. This also was the best single medal day for a nation at worlds, according to meet organizers. It could've been more, too. Hurdler Devon Allen left the track after being disqualified for leaving the blocks too early in the final. The medal-favorite will now make his way to the football field after signing a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The U.S. leads with 14 medals as it hosts the world championships for the first time.

        Joe Gibbs Racing had plenty of reason to celebrate Sunday after driver Christopher Bell won the Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bell also made the playoffs. He will race for the Cup championship over the final 10 races of the season. But all is not well at JGR. Star driver Martin Truex Jr. is winless this season and faces the possibility he might miss the playoffs. Two-time Cup champion Kyle Busch has yet to sign a new contract for 2023. Gibbs would like to sign Busch to new contract and wants Truex to get into victory lane to truly make this season a success for his team.

          Christopher Bell crashed the NASCAR playoffs, winning Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to become the 14th Cup Series winner this season. Bell mastered the track where he won Xfinity Series races in 2018, 2019 and 2021, holding off Chase Elliott, last week’s winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell is the 14th driver to earn a spot in the 16-driver playoff field. With six races left in the regular season, it leaves open the possibility that more than 16 drivers could win a race and the final playoff spot or spots would be decided on points.

            Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction. The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday. The fully clothed Fu…

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            Jarrett Stidham knows who's the starting QB in Las Vegas. But that hasn’t stopped him from acting and performing like an incoming starter for the Raiders. After all, when there’s a chance you understand a new offensive system better than probably anyone else coming into training camp, there’s an edge that helps develop confidence. The Patriots drafted Stidham from Auburn in the 2019 draft while Raiders coach Josh McDaniels was still the offensive coordinator in New England.

            Carl Lawson’s first season with the New York Jets last year was over before it even started. The defensive end suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during training camp and was forced to be a spectator. He’s healthy and back where he dreamed of being during 12 long months of rehabilitation. He said he wanted it “as bad as you want to breathe.” Coach Robert Saleh said Lawson will play in the preseason opener Friday night at Philadelphia. The defensive end and the rest of the starters on defense and offense will play about a quarter.

            The Saints have cut veteran running back Malcolm Brown and waived defensive back Bryce Thompson with an injury designation. Free-agent quarterback K.J. Costello has announced on social media that he's signing with New Orleans. Thompson appeared to have a serious lower leg injury during Tuesday’s practice at Saints training camp. The second-year pro out of Tennessee appeared in two games on special teams last season. Brown is a seven-year NFL veteran who spent his first six seasons with the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams. He played for Miami last season. Costello's arrival would give New Orleans a third available quarterback in Saturday night’s preseason opener at Houston while Jameis Winston sits out with a sprained right foot.

            The Chicago Bears’ standoff with Roquan Smith took another turn when the team removed the star linebacker from the physically unable to perform list a day after he went public with a trade demand. It was unclear if the Bears took him off the list Wednesday because of a potential contract extension or trade, or to fine him for missing practices. Smith has been a “hold-in” since training camp began with negotiations on a new deal apparently at a standstill. Placing him on the physically unable to perform list allowed him to attend meetings and workouts at Halas Hall without being fined for missing practices. Smith, who does not have an agent, accused the Bears of not negotiating in good faith in a statement on Tuesday.

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