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DETROIT (AP) - Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs, and Mike Fiers pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The major league-leading Red Sox lost for just the second time in 15 games, and their AL East lead over the New York Yankees slipped to 4Ā½ games.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - NASCAR drivers want to see the sport try new tracks and new dates to generate fan interest. The only real fun for fans these days is on social media where a fleeting tweet means more than watching a race.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Christopher Bell held off hard-charging Cup champion Brad Keselowski over the final 18 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win his second straight Xfinity Series race. Bell topped Cup star Kyle Busch to win last week's race at Kentucky Speedway and he followed up in the No. 20 Toyota by keeping Keselowski behind him down the stretch for his third win this season.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Daniel Royer and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored to help the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-0. The Red Bulls have won five of their last six.

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Michael Thorbjornsen rallied to win the U.S. Junior Amateur, beating fellow 16-year-old Akshay Bhatia 1 up in the 36-hole on Baltusrol Golf Club's Upper Course. Thorbjornsen, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, Thorbjornsen took the lead for the first time on the par-4 32nd, driving the 302-yard hole and two-putting for birdie.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Michael Stich and Helena Sukova have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island. They were enshrined during a ceremony on Newport's grass center court outside the hall. Stich won Wimbledon in 1991 and a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in doubles with German countryman Boris Becker. Sukova is from the Czech Republic. She captured 14 Grand Slam doubles crowns _ nine in women's, five in mixed.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Third-seeded Steve Johnson beat Marcel Granollers, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Hall of Fame Tennis Open final. The 28-year-old American will face Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final Sunday morning. Ramanathan, of India, topped American Tim Smyczek, 6-4, 7-5.

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