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Ford to race iconic muscle car Mustang at NASCAR’s top level

Ford will celebrate its iconic muscle car next year when it races the Mustang in NASCAR’s top Cup Series. The Mustang has raced in the second-tier Xfinity Series since 2011. …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Tony Stewart eyes Indy 500 in 2019 in bid for elusive title

Tony Stewart says he’d like to return to the Indianapolis 500 as early as next year. The three-time NASCAR champion is retired from top competition but still enters sprint car …


Mystics beat Storm 100-77 for 5th straight victory

Elena Delle Donne scored 30 points, LaToya Sanders had 17 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the league-leading Seattle Storm 100-77 on Thursday for their fifth straight …


Sue Bird becomes WNBA’s minutes leader, Storm beat Fever 94-79

Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79. Breanna Stewart …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Las Vegas forfeits WNBA game canceled over travel delays

The WNBA has ruled that Las Vegas will forfeit its game against Washington that was canceled Friday night when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

NASCAR goes back to business and away from Brian France arrest

NASCAR participants do not seem concerned about Chairman Brian France’s arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France has taken a leave of absence and …


Coeur d’Alene Little League advances to Northwest Regional semifinal

Coeur d’Alene Little League beat Wyoming (Gillette) 13-1 in the second round of the Little League World Series Northwest Regional in San Bernardino, California.


Breanna Stewart, Natasha Howard help Storm beat Liberty 96-80

Breanna Stewart scored 32 points to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 96-80 on Monday afternoon at a camp day game.


Golf capsules: Justin Thomas wins in Firestone’s WGC finale

Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, in Akron, Ohio, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under …


Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Denny Hamlin wins Cup pole at Watkins Glen

Denny Hamlin has won the Cup pole at Watkins Glen International. Hamlin traversed the 2.45-mile layout at 125.534 mph to take the top spot in the No. 11 Toyota, ahead …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen

Joey Logano held off a late challenge from Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International. Logano beat AJ Allmendinger by 3.3 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Martin Truex Jr. chasing title as NASCAR’s current king of the road

Defending NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. will go for his third straight road course race victory on Sunday at Watkins Glen. The last driver to accomplish the feat was …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Breanna Stewart scores 20, Storm clinch playoff spot

Breanna Stewart scored 20 points, Sue Bird had 14 points and 11 assists and the Seattle Storm clinched the first WNBA playoff berth this season with an 85-75 victory over …


NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace ready to race

It’s been almost a week since NASCAR Cup rookie Bubba Wallace became a headliner after a violent crash at Pocono Raceway, and he’ll never forget it. Wallace says Friday at …


Crunch time for AJ Allmendinger; playoff berth at stake at Watkins Glen International

AJ Allmendinger is ready to atone for his costly mistake at Sonoma. Allmendinger, one of the best road racers in NASCAR, missed a shift there in June and blew the …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown reportedly will be Thanksgiving weekend

It’s Tiger vs. Phil – or Phil vs. Tiger, depending on your point of view – for a boatload of money, according to ESPN. The highly anticipated showdown between Tiger …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 3 p.m.

Remember Jimmer Fredette? He’s prepping for his biggest shot yet – a $2 million prize

The former Brigham Young star is the centerpiece of Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament, the ever-growing, $2 million, winner-takes-all event that draws to a close with Friday’s championship in …


Jewell Loyd’s 29 points lead Storm by Mercury 102-91

Jewell Loyd scored 29 points with five 3-pointers, Natasha Howard had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, and the Seattle Storm beat the Phoenix Mercury 102-91. Loyd and Howard …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Bruce Lietzke, fun-loving PGA Tour winner, dies at 67

Bruce Lietzke, the fun-loving, draw-hitting PGA Tour winner whose practice regime – or lack of one – spawned an often-told spoiled banana story, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was …


Kathleen Baker sets world record in 100 backstroke at U.S. nationals

Kathleen Baker set a world record in winning the 100-meter backstroke at the U.S. national championships.


Maya Moore wins third MVP award in WNBA All-Star Game

Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award to lead Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

A look back at Sue Bird’s flight to 500 WNBA games for the Seattle Storm

Sue Bird is the only woman to play in 500 WNBA games. From Game No. 100 to last Sunday’s defeat to the Atlanta Dream that was Game No. 500, we …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

WNBA All-Stars see coming out as way to help others

Many of the WNBA’s top players, including several in this weekend’s All-Star game, have come out over the past few years. Their decisions have not generated the headlines they once …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Peruvian forward Raul Ruidiaz gets 1st MLS goal, Sounders win

Raul Ruidiaz scored his first MLS goal in his first league start to help the Seattle Sounders beat the last-place San Jose Earthquakes 1-0. Seattle is unbeaten in its last …


Falcons WR Julio Jones will report to training camp

On the eve of players reporting to training camp, the Atlanta Falcons announced that star receiver Julio Jones will be with the team. Jones skipped offseason workouts and a mandatory …


Jets CB Rashard Robinson suspended 4 games by NFL

Jets cornerback Rashard Robinson has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Robinson was arrested and …


Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, coach Dan Quinn sign 3-year extensions

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and coach Dan Quinn have signed three-year contract extensions. They led the team to the playoffs the last two seasons. The deals running through …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium finally open for business

The troubled roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is finally open for business. Workers have completed modifications that were needed to ensure the retractable roof could open and close in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Jerry Jones: Cowboys can’t stay in locker room for anthem

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his players won’t be allowed to stay in the locker room for the national anthem. Jones is the first owner to declare publicly that …