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Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING - — Com­piled from wire ser­vices

• “Fer­rari has ac­cepted an 11-year-old Cana­dian boy into its race-car driver academy,” noted Brad Dick­son in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Her­ald. “There’s just one prob­lem: Dur­ing train­ing drives he keeps ask­ing, ‘Are we there yet?’”

• “Na­tion­als rookie pitcher Stephen Stras­burg lost his sec­ond game in a row,” wrote Greg Cote of The Mi­ami Her­ald, “tem­po­rar­ily de­lay­ing his in­duc­tion into the Base­ball Hall of Fame.”

• “Ac­cord­ing to The As­so­ci­ated Press style­book we jour­nal­ists live by, we’re sup­posed to write that some­one ‘died,’ ’’ wrote David Thomas of the Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram. “But for the great Don ‘Air’ Co­ryell, it seems more ap­pro­pri­ate to say he ‘passed away.’”

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