Stories tagged: auto racing
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. goes from journeyman to NASCAR championship favorite
Martin Truex Jr. spent almost a decade trying to climb his way into NASCAR’s top tier. He didn’t win races, never led many laps, wasn’t considered an elite driver capable …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Newsmakers: Former Cavs coach David Blatt accepts championship ring from team
Former Cavaliers coach
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
In Brief: Earnhardt returns to Dover to support Hendrick teammates
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was back at a NASCAR track, yet far removed from a NASCAR comeback.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 9:38 p.m.
In Brief: Europe rallies at Ryder Cup
The Americans threw a haymaker with the first opening-session sweep in four decades. Europe battled back from that 4-0 deficit.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Tony Stewart weary of fighting with NASCAR
Tony Stewart is at peace with however his final season in NASCAR comes to an end.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Elliott Sadler wins inaugural Xfinity Chase race at Kentucky
Elliott Sadler took the lead with four laps remaining and held off Daniel Suarez by 0.246 seconds to win the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase race Saturday night at Kentucky …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
Newsmakers: Barcalona’s Lionel Messi out for three weeks with groin injury
Barcelona says Lionel Messi
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 6:56 p.m.
Steve Harvey denies involvement in NASCAR racial discrimination lawsuit
CEO of Diversity Motorsports Terrance Cox said comedian Steve Harvey, known best as a host of Family Feud, wanted to start a NASCAR team called “Steve Harvey Races 4 Education” …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 7:47 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: Truex wins Chase playoff opener
Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead for the first time in …
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
In Brief: In Gee Chun takes 2-shot lead after 2 rounds of Evian Championship
In Gee Chun posted a 5-under round of 66 to take a two-shot lead at the Evian Championship on Friday in Evian-les-Bains, France, keeping the 22-year-old South Korean on course …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
In Brief: Brittney Griner leads Phoenix Mercury past Seattle Storm 86-62
Brittney Griner scored 21 points and Penny Taylor had eight in her final regular-season home game to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the visiting Seattle Storm 86-62.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 9:33 p.m.
Hamlin wins again at Richmond, but Newman steals spotlight
It was yet another Denny Hamlin runaway for Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday night in what turned out to be an anticlimactic end to NASCAR’s regular season.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 10:33 p.m.
In Brief: Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance to U.S. Open men’s final
Djokovic on Friday at encountered a semi-competitive semifinal against Gael Monfils, but emerged with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Chris Buescher on verge of claiming improbable berth in the Chase
Chris Buescher’s task, should he accomplish it Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, is no small feat.
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Newsmakers: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane selected U.S. alternate captain
A year after Patrick Kane’s career appeared in jeopardy because of a sexual assault claim, the Chicago Blackhawks star was named one of the alternate captains for the United States …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Digest: After let call, Andy Murray loses to Kei Nishikori at Open
Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena’s speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Newsmakers: Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon dies at 64
Hall of Fame boxer Bobby Chacon died Wednesday under hospice care for dementia.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
Newsmakers: Bears sign kicker Connor Barth to replace Robbie Gould
The Chicago Bears signed kicker Connor Barth to replace Robbie Gould. Barth played in 12 games for Tampa Bay last season, going 23 of 28 on field goals and making …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 10:10 p.m.
Major Martin: Truex holds off Harvick to win Southern 500
Martin Truex Jr. has already won two of NASCAR’s most coveted races. Now, he’s seeking a much bigger honor.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Digest: Rafael Nadal falters late, loses to Lucas Pouille in U.S. Open’s 4th round
Nadal was upset in the U.S. Open’s fourth round by 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Sunday, prolonging the 14-time Grand Slam title winner’s …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Auto racing: Elliot Sadler holds off Denny Hamlin for first Darlington win
Dale Earnhardt Jr. surely needed a break from his unsettled future in racing. Elliott Sadler provided the perfect distraction Saturday with his Xfinity Series win at Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Newsmakers: Free agent point guard Ty Lawson joins Sacramento Kings
Free agent point guard Ty Lawson has signed with the Sacramento Kings.
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 7:50 p.m.
Auto racing: Kyle Larson outduels Chase Elliott for first Sprint Cup win
Kyle Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in a duel between two of NASCAR’s …
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 9:17 p.m.
Auto racing roundup: Rahal barely wins IndyCar race after last-lap pass
Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish for an IndyCar race at Texas.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 9:02 p.m.
Digest: South Korea advances to international title game of LLWS
Seum Kwon had two home runs and three RBIs, Sangheon Park struck out nine and South Korea beat Mexico 7-0 on Thursday in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to advance to the …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Doug Pace: Packed docket for Stateline’s final Saturday night races of season
Stateline Speedway’s final Saturday night race of the season features the Late Models, Legends, Hobby Stocks and Bandoleros on the tight quarter-mile Post Falls oval.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Newsmakers: LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian
The Los Angeles Lakers signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
Will Power wins IndyCar race at Pocono; closes points gap
Will Power chalked up his latest milestone to experience. There’s nothing like it with a championship on the line.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
Kevin Harvick wins rain-delayed NASCAR race at Bristol
Kevin Harvick wasn’t worried about his poor qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, starting 24th gave Harvick exactly what he wanted to win at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Auto Racing: NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol suspended until Sunday
The water-logged Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway was called after just 48 of 500 laps were run because of rainstorms throughout Saturday night in Bristol, Tennessee.