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Older, wiser Gordon back in contention

With flecks of gray in his sideburns, it’s apparent that Jeff Gordon is long removed from those days as a hotshot young driver who seemed destined to win more NASCAR …


Lynx top Dream to lock up WNBA title

WNBA: Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night in Duluth, Ga., to …


Harvick wins, makes big Chase move

Kevin Harvick didn’t simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway in …


Americans grow lead at Presidents Cup

Golf: The Americans are assured of being in the lead going into the final round of the rain-plagued Presidents Cup. Zach Johnson holed out from the 15th fairway for eagle …


Oracle still making waves in America’s Cup

Sailing: Skipper Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA accelerated off the starting line and stayed ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand to win its fifth straight race and …


Power gets Sonoma win when Dixon penalized

Scott Dixon pulled in for his final pit stop with victory nearly in his grasp. When he left a few seconds later, two members of Will Power’s crew were sprawled …


Kahne edges Gordon for victory at Pocono

Jeff Gordon had the inside line, a lead and his first win of the season in sight, usually a sure thing for Pocono’s top winner. Kasey Kahne was about out …


Newman waiting for an offer

Ryan Newman kissed the Indy bricks, then had to deal with the Brickyard 350. That’s the estimated number of text messages he received from well-wishers for his win at Indianapolis …


Dixon wins third race in a row

TORONTO – Scott Dixon has swept the doubleheader weekend at Toronto with an easy victory Sunday on the street circuit at Exhibition Place. It’s Dixon’s third consecutive win – in …


Truex Jr. ends long drought

Martin Truex Jr. snapped a 218-race winless streak with an easy victory Sunday on the road course at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. It was just the second win of Truex’s career, …


Edwards leads fast field at Michigan

Auto racing: Brad Keselowski was asked to pick one word to describe a lap at Michigan International Speedway. “Fast,” the defending Sprint Cup champion said. “This is, to me, the …


Castroneves gets 1st IndyCar win of year at Texas

Helio Castroneves raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading the final 132 laps Saturday night for his fourth career victory at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. …


Rahal keeps focus at Texas Motor Speedway

That near-miss in Texas has certainly crossed Graham Rahal’s mind in the past year. Probably much more than he will admit.


Stewart gets Chase boost with victory

With one big move, Tony Stewart put Juan Pablo Montoya and a sluggish season well behind him. After a mundane start, Stewart is back in Victory Lane – and in …


Johnson visits Oklahoma tornado victims, pledges donations

Jimmie Johnson spent Thursday in Moore, Okla., to help distribute supplies to tornado victims. He was accompanied by his wife, Chani, a native of Muskogee, Okla. The visit was in …


Carpenter has Indy 500 in the blood

He’s the hometown hope, the Butler University alum and die-hard Indiana Pacers fan who has put his modest, one-car program on the pole for the Indianapolis 500 ahead of powerhouse …


Andretti hopes to end ‘curse’ at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Shortly before he left home for Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Marco Andretti watched a documentary that showed his grandfather, Mario, at the famed track. “It was him and (radio …


Johnson races to fourth All-Star win

Auto Racing: Jimmie Johnson became the first four-time winner of NASCAR’s annual All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Johnson got a fast final pit stop …


Foyt misses Sato victory at Long Beach

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race on Sunday in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California. The win came in Sato’s 52nd …


Johnson dominates start to finish

No matter the changes to the car, the tires, or the weather, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is Jimmie Johnson’s kind of place. Johnson led a career-best 346 laps Sunday and pulled …


Hunter-Reay honored for IndyCar title

Ryan Hunter-Reay finally picked up his IndyCar championship and $1 million bonus Thursday night during the season-ending banquet at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He then announced he and wife, Beccy, are …


Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire

Jeff Gordon came into the media center after winning the pole in New Hampshire and found that the moderator was not yet at his post. No problem: Gordon began interviewing …


Texas Tech coach Gillispie resigns

Men’s basketball: Texas Tech fans had pinned their basketball hopes on Billy Gillispie. He had turned around two other flagging programs in the state, and they hoped he would do …


Hunter-Reay comes in fourth, wins IndyCar championship after Power crash

Ryan Hunter-Reay has become the first American to win the IndyCar championship since 2006 with a nerve-racking final drive Saturday night in the season finale in Fontana, Calif. Hunter-Reay went …


Top two in IndyCar standings draw penalties

IndyCar championship contenders Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay will both be penalized on the starting grid for unapproved engine changes before tonight’s season finale at Fontana, Calif. IndyCar was informed …


Hunter-Reay’s success has surprised Penske team

When Penske Racing considered championship favorites this year, Ryan Hunter-Reay did not make the list. It wasn’t a slight: Hunter-Reay has never won a title at a top level and …


Briscoe holds off Power to win at Sonoma

Auto racing: Ryan Briscoe got past teammate Will Power out of a pit stop Sunday and held off the two-time defending Sonoma champion for his seventh career IndyCar victory, capping …


Coup? News to Chip

Chip Ganassi says a report that several team owners are lining up investors to buy IndyCar is “news to me.” Ganassi is one of the most powerful owners in IndyCar, …


Gordon wins Pocono in 98 laps

Jeff Gordon took advantage of an accident sparked by teammate Jimmie Johnson and a touch of timely rain at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., to win his first race …


Montoya takes pole at Pocono

Juan Pablo Montoya’s contribution to the NASCAR highlight reel so far this season was his crash into a jet dryer in the season-opening Daytona 500. Montoya finally had a bright …