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Player retirements are a problem. How do you stop them?

Novak Djokovic retired from Sunday’s final at the Western & Southern Open down 0-3 in the second set because of a shoulder injury. He didn’t seem concerned that the ailment would hurt his chances at next week’s U.S.

Earmoths! Matt Holliday leaves game after bug invades ear

Of all the various afflictions that have sidelined big league ballplayers this season, there isn’t one that will leave you more squeamish than what happened to Matt Holliday on Monday night. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder was just minding his own business in Busch Stadium’s left field when a moth flew into his right ear and refused to come back out

Seeing Club Red: Panthers fans irate over ticket price hike

As eviction notices go, this one was a charmer. It was a personalized letter from Michael Yormark, president of the Florida Panthers , that began with hopes that the summer had been wonderful and that the Panthers fans receiving the correspondence would be ” FIRST TO KNOW ” (all caps, bolded) about “the most significant and innovative renovations in BankAtlantic Center history.” For the Panthers, a team that’s had its share of novel marketing gambits , it was certainly innovative: “Club Red,” an “ultra-premium, all-inclusive” seating area that includes VIP parking, a plush lounge and bar experience, as well as “premium lower bowl seats” for every game, concert and show held at the arena. It was also certainly significant if you were a Panthers season-ticket holder in Sections 101, 102 and 134 … because you just saw your annual fees more than quadruple, forcing you to decide whether to pay up or relocate to another section in the arena.

Rafael Nadal doesn’t trust dogs and other insights from his book

Rafael Nadal ‘s autobiography ” Rafa ,” written with John Carlin, comes out Tuesday. We’ll post a comprehensive review later this week and will let you know how you can win a copy of the book here on Busted Racquet.

Join us for the latest NASCAR live chat, Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET

Time again for another live NASCAR chat here at the Marbles, kicking off Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET. We’ll start talking the Chase, bubble drivers, Bristol and oh so much more