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  • 17 Jul
    BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Tony Schumacher got his 82nd career victory in Top Fuel at the U.S. Nationals on Monday.Schumacher raced his dragster to a 3.806-second pass at 317.64 mph to beat Steve Torrences 3.803 at 325.06 in the final round.Schumacher, the NHRAs winningest driver in the category, also became the winningest driver at Lucas Oil Raceway with his 10th victory at the track.I didnt see (Torrence) for one second but I heard him, Schumacher said. It was a great final round ... and I had the chance to win my 10th at Indy.Schumacher will be the No. 4 seed for the six-race playoff for the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the 18th event of 24 on the NHRA schedule. The U.S. Nationals was the final race of the regular season.Hagan drove his Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to a 3.964 at 327.43 mph to beat reigning world champion Del Worshams 3.958 at 324.20 in his Toyota Camry. It was Hagans 21st career win and first at the. Nationals. The two-time world champ enters the playoffs as the third seed.In Pro Stock, McGaha got his first win of the year by driving his Chevy Camaro to a 6.688 at 207.15 to defeat Allen Johnsons 6.715 at 207.09 in his Dodge Dart.Hines rode his Harley-Davidson to a 6.682 at 194.63 to beat Hector Arana Jr., who red-lighted on his Buell in the final round. It was Hines 47th career win -- fifth this year -- and gave him the Pro Stock Motorcycle points lead. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. Wholesale China Jerseys .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Cheap Jerseys From China . Robredo, ranked No. 16, bounced back from an upset loss to Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the Royal Guard Open in Chile last week to down Carreno Busta in 1 hour, 25 minutes. On a day filled mostly with qualifying matches, fifth-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain also entered the second with a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, while Guido Pella of Argentina defeated Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-4 to advance. Cheap Jerseys . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. A look at some of the highlights from the three games on the schedule Sunday at the Orlando Summer League.HOT HEATMiami won in a rout for the second straight day, beating the New York Knicks 74-48 even while resting Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson. The Heat opened play by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 71-51 on Saturday.CAMERON CANSecond-year guard Cameron Payne continued his strong start to the summer with 25 points in Oklahoma Citys 81-72 victory over the Clippers. Payne capped his 16-point performance in Saturdays opener by hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining in an 86-85 victory over Dallas.BETTER BRICERookie Brice Johnson had 23 points on 11-of-18 shooting and added six rebounds in 30 minutes for the Clippers. The rookie from North Carolina, taken with the No. 25 pick in the draft, had just six points in his first game.A ROUGH DIAMOND STONEAnother Clippers rookie, second-rounder Diamond Stone, went for double figures Sunday -- only that wasnt a good thing in this case. The 6-foot-11 center from Maryland scored three pooints and used up all of his 10 fouls that players are allowed in summer league.dddddddddddd0 FOR ORLANDOMaybe the Knicks should have stuck with Las Vegas. They switched summer leagues this year and are having a rough time in Orlando, getting blown out in both games. After losing 81-49 to Detroit in their opener, the Knicks were just a little better in a 74-48 loss to Miami. New York is an abysmal 5 for 34 (15 percent) from 3-point range.THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHTGlenn Robinson III and Juwan Howard Jr., whose fathers played in the NBA, both had good games Sunday. Robinson finished with 16 points in Indianas 80-70 loss to Charlotte, while Howard -- whose father is coaching Miamis entry -- had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Heat.MONDAYS MATCHUPSThere are three more games on the schedule Monday. Dallas plays the Magics White team, Detroit faces the Magic Blue, and the Thunder try to improve to 3-0 when they meet Charlotte. ' ' '