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UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Hey 19: Baylor women still among nation’s best under Kim Mulkey

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is having one of her most enjoyable seasons in coaching after one of the most emotional years of her life. The 31-1 Lady Bears are the …

UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket rollout

ESPN’s mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket on Monday night was frustrating to coaches and players who didn’t get a chance to celebrate their big moment.

Austin Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Fontana after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. Dillon got his fourth career …

Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Kyle Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

Kyle Busch took the lead shortly after the start of the final stage and cruised to his second consecutive Xfinity Series victory with another dominant performance at ISM Raceway. Busch …

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson is still searching for answers to what has become a winless drought that stretches 62 points races to the summer of 2017. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champ …

UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

Drivers Daniel Suarez, Michael McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

Drivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after they were involved in a post-qualifying fight before practice for the Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Ryan Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday’s race outside Phoenix

Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12 Ford on the pole Friday for this weekend’s race at ISM Raceway …

Ex-NFL, CFL coach Marc Trestman will lead Tampa Bay XFL team

Former NFL and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman will be the coach and general manager of the XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise. The league announced the move, with XFL Commissioner …

Jenna Fryer: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports

Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR’s new rules package was another Team Penske victory. Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski’s last-lap push to win at Las Vegas …

Top 25 roundup: No. 9 Michigan beats No. 17 Maryland, stays in Big Ten hunt

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan beat 17th-ranked Maryland 69-62 Sunday to remain in the hunt for the Big …

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

NHL roundup: Alex Ovechkin’s shootout ‘goal’ sends Capitals past Rangers 3-2

Alex Ovechkin scored in the fourth round of a shootout without putting the puck in the net, and the Washington Capitals extended their win streak to four games with a …

Top 25 roundup: Asia Durr leads No. 3 Louisville women past Pitt 67-40

Asia Durr scored 17 points, and No. 3 Louisville beat Pittsburgh 67-40 on Sunday to claim a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title for the second straight season, at …

UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Kevin Harvick earns Vegas pole after Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott start late

Kevin Harvick has won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick turned a lap in 29.914 seconds in …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Embrace Jason Belmonte, and do it with two hands

There are only two things you need to know about bowling: 1. Anyone can bowl, and anyone should bowl. 2. No one bowls as well as Jason Belmonte.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

Kyle Busch sets Truck Series record with 52nd win

Kyle Busch broke a tie with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the NASCAR Truck Series victory record at Atlanta Motor Speedway, winning No. 52 in a race delayed by rain with …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 1:27 p.m.

Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell started third but took the lead on the first lap and was …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Perfect Storm: The Daytona 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

Thanks to a landmark television deal, a massive snowstorm and a spectacular ending that included an infield brawl, the 1979 Daytona 500 was instrumental in broadening NASCAR’s southern roots. Forty …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

NASCAR’s biggest race features eight drivers making their Daytona 500 debut and a handful of new sponsors. It is part of a changing landscape that has returned NASCAR to its …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

Joe Gibbs touched by support following death of son

Joe Gibbs has been touched by support from the NASCAR community since his eldest son J.D. died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Gibbs says …

Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

Ford drivers swept both of the Daytona 500 qualifying races to position the manufacturer for a strong run in “The Great American Race.” Kevin Harvick won the first qualifying race …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

New Alliance of American Football gives former area players another chance at big time

Matt Linehan isn’t the highest-paid player on the Salt Lake Stallions’ 52-man roster. He isn’t fighting for scraps on the startup organization’s payroll, either.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

NASCAR has put a ban in place on drivers gambling on races, not that it was really a problem. But the rest of the fan base? NASCAR is all in …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Architect of Jimmie Johnson’s success starting over in 2019

Chad Knaus is the winningest crew chief in NASCAR right now but goes into the new season essentially starting over

Ticha Penicheiro headlines Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class

Ticha Penicheiro, Ruth Riley and Valerie Still are headed to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jeff Gordon’s influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame

Jeff Gordon’s immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction ceremony headlined by the driver who changed the trajectory of an entire sport. Gordon was …

Bradie Tennell, Alysa Liu top standings after short program at figure-skating nationals

Defending champion Bradie Tennell has the lead after the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and 13-year-old Alysa Liu is a strong second after landing a triple axel. …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 7:38 p.m.

Emma Dickau places 11th in Juvenile girls free skate at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Spokane 10-year-old Emma Dickau placed 11th out of 12 in the Juvenile girls free skate, the opening event of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, on Friday morning in Detroit.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

‘A 10 isn’t enough’: Washington state’s own Katelyn Ohashi’s flawless floor routine breaks the Internet

In the course of about one minute and 30 seconds, UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi stunned the crowd, coaches, teammates and judges, earning a perfect score for an electrifying performance full of …

Top 25 Capsules: Top-ranked Notre Dame dominates against Wake Forest

Marina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dominated from start to finish in a 78-48 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at South Bend, Indiana. Jessica Shepard …