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June 1, 2013

Webber to host basketball camp

Webber to host basketball camps

Webber will be hosting boys and girls basketball camps June 10-12.

The cost is $20 and individuals can register at the camp.

There will be a morning session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for girls entering grades second through eighth grades and boys entering grades second through seventh grades.

The afternoon session from noon to 2 p.m. will be for boys entering grades eighth through 12t.

Individuals with questions can contact Brad Beaty at (618) 237-5152.

Hamlin wins pole at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has another top spot in his comeback from a back injury now that he’s back to doing what he does best.

He’ll need to turn poles into checkered flags if he wants to make a serious run at a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Hamlin turned a lap of 157.978 mph Friday to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. He won the pole last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway and has three overall this season.

But a four-race absence because of his injury has him needing wins to make the Chase and race for his first career championship.

Hamlin, who finished fourth last week, has never won at Dover. He has only a 19.6 average finish in 14 career races on the mile track.

Hamlin’s fourth-place finish moved him up three spots to 24th in the standings, 53 points out of 20th position, where he’d need to be to be eligible for one of two wild-card berths.

“I feel like we’re hitting our stride,” he said. “We’re running really well at different types of race tracks.” Overall, I’m pretty happy.”

We still need to get those race wins.”

Patrick sides with boss over boyfriend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Danica Patrick sides with her boss over her boyfriend.

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  • Sam Root award Root calls award 'humbling'

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