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INDIANAPOLIS -- All week, Tony Stewart downplayed the significance of his final race at Indianapolis.He promised not to cry, not to get sentimental.When the Brickyard 400 ended Sunday, he backtracked a bit by inviting current friend and former rival Jeff Gordon to share one final lap with him at their home track. They drove slowly around the 2.5-mile oval, side-by-side, waving to the fans who had cheered them for so many years.Its probably the last time well be competing here, and I couldnt think of a better guy to share that moment with, Stewart said after finishing 11th.Not long ago, that kind of scene seemed an impossibility.Stewarts fierce, sometimes temperamental personality often clashed with Gordons generally good-natured, low-key demeanor to life and racing.But over the past five years, the two Indiana drivers with similar backgrounds developed a bond and became close enough friends that they wanted to add another memorable chapter to the long history at this 2.5-mile oval.The day began with a heartfelt speech from Gordon at the drivers meeting, in which he thanked Stewart for the impact he has had on the sport. When Gordon finished, Stewart received a standing ovation.Later, Stewart returned the favor.It meant the world to me you know I dont know how that all came about. Someone said something to me about Tony would like to do something like that and I said, `Well, lets get through this last restart first, Gordon said. It meant the world to me to have a friend and a competitor (want to do that).Both former Cup champions expected more from themselves on the track, though.Stewart acknowledged on the parade lap that he thought he could win the race and spent most of the day running in the top 10 -- until being hit with a speeding penalty late in the race. He later called it a mistake.Gordon, the only five-time winner of the Brickyard, came out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Hendrick Motorsports. Earnhardt is fighting concussion-like symptoms.Gordon qualified 21st and wound up finishing 13th, in his first race since November, and acknowledged he got his butt kicked on the restarts.Regardless, the estimated 50,000 fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway mostly got what they came to see.They will be rooting for Stewart and I am sure rootin for Gordon, 61-year-old Indianapolis resident Bob Joslin said before the race. They are going to be the favorites.While its been billed as their final race, its not likely to be their last time at the track.Gordon expects to lead the Sprint Cup cars down the front straightaway at least one more time after the injured forced him to decline driving the pace car this year. On Friday, Gordon promised Speedway President that he would serve as the pace-car driver at a future Brickyard.And Stewart remains the co-owner of a Sprint Cup team that will likely return with his replacement next year.But on Sunday, none of that mattered. Sharing a big moment with a friend, did.Thank you to Tony Stewart, Gordon said. It meant a lot to me, that he invited me to come take that last lap with him. Jamal Adams T Shirt . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. Custom New York Jets Jersey . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. http://www.jetsofficialsshop.com/sam-darnold-jersey.html . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. New York Jets Jersey Sale .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. Ny Jets Jerseys For Sale . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke got too fine, and it cost him.The ace right-hander walked the bases loaded in the sixth inning and gave up the tying and go-ahead runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to a 5-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.Matt Moore struck out 11 in seven innings and Hunter Pence hit a key two-run double, helping the Giants to the series sweep.I thought we did a good job of getting the two runs off of him, Arizona manager Chip Hale said of Moore. When you have an ace on the mound you feel good about that. But it didnt work out.The Giants pulled within three games of NL West-leading Los Angeles, which lost 3-0 at Miami. San Francisco leads the wild-card standings.Moore (10-11) gave up two runs and eight hits, striking out four straight batters at one point. The Giants swept a road series from Arizona for the second time this season and sent the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.Pence, who had eight hits in the series, came up with another clutch swing against Randall Delgado in the seventh, doubling in Angel Pagan and Brandon Crawford with two out to give the Giants a 5-2 lead.Greinke (12-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He has lost back-to-back starts for the first time since early April.I felt pretty good. Not perfect, but then the last inning, just missing by a little bit on just about every pitch, Greinke said. Getting behind and trying to make a good pitch, and just missing by little bit again. Not able to put a whole start together of good pitches.Denard Span, who went 30 at-bats without a hit until Saturday night, led off the game with a drive to right field. It was Spans fifth career leadoff home run and first this season.The Diamondbacks tied it in the second on Jake Lambs triple and a shallow single to center by Brandon Drury. Arizonna went ahead 2-1 on Chris Owings double and a two-out, two-strike single from Welington Castillo in the fifth.ddddddddddddSan Francisco rallied in the sixth. With the bases full, Brandon Belt slapped an opposite-field single into left field, and then Joe Paniks grounder to first allowed Crawford to come home for a 3-2 Giants lead.Castillo homered off Sergio Romo in the eighth, but that was it for the Diamondbacks. Hunter Strickland got four outs for his third save of the season.Seven solid innings (from Moore) allowed us to use the bullpen the way we wanted. Seven innings like that in this ballpark isnt easy, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.REMEMBERING 9/11On the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Diamondbacks honored military members and first responders in a pregame ceremony that included a bagpipe ensembles music.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: RHP Derek Law (elbow) is still on track to come off the disabled list Tuesday or Wednesday, Bochy said. Hes throwing to hitters on Monday.Diamondbacks: LHP Andrew Chafins MRI revealed nothing more than swelling in his shoulder, so hell go six or seven days without throwing. Hale said hed like to get Chafin in for a game or two before the season ends but acknowledged it might not happen. At this point, we just want him to leave here with a healthy arm, Hale said. Im not counting on anything right now.UP NEXTGiants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (11-9) is 3-0 against the San Diego Padres this season. He faces them in the series opener on Monday night in San Francisco.Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (2-11) will be making his ninth career start against Colorado when Arizona opens a series at home against the Rockies on Monday. ' ' '

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