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Webb Simpson’s late eagle gives him lead at TPC Boston

From just over 70 feet away off the green on the par-5 18th, Simpson rolled in the eagle putt for an 8-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Saturday at …


Mercury beat Storm 86-66, cutting WNBA semis deficit to 2-1

DeWanna Bonner had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Mercury scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 86-66 in the WNBA …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart push Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 91-87 in overtime

Sue Bird scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:03 left in overtime and two clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left, to help the Seattle Storm recover from …


Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart named MVP of WNBA

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been announced as the WNBA MVP after a season where she finished second in scoring and led Seattle to the best record in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

WNBA capsules: Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd power Seattle Storm victory over Mercury in series opener

League MVP Breanna Stewart scored 19 of her 28 points in the first half, Jewell Loyd added 23 – including Seattle’s final seven points – and the Storm held on …


Old friends Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird meet as Storm faces Mercury

Considering their long history together in the WNBA, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Seattle’s Sue Bird have rarely clashed in the postseason. Eight total games across more than 14 seasons of …


Dream face Mystics with coach of year but missing Angel McCoughtry

The Atlanta Dream are back in the WNBA playoffs, guided by coach of the year Nicki Collen but missing the face of the franchise. When the Dream face the Washington …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Justin Allgaier takes Xfinity race at Road America

Justin Allgaier won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America, pulling away over the final five laps to pick up his second victory in three weeks. Allgaier held a …


Breanna Stewart is AP WNBA Player of the Year; Nicki Collen coach of year

Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league. Her efforts earned her Associated Press WNBA Player …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th U.S. gymnastics title

Sam Mikulak soared to his fifth US men’s gymnastics title, rebounding from a sluggish performance in the opening round to leave little doubt that he’s back following an Achilles injury …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother at Bristol Motor Speedway to grab an overdue short-track victory. Busch won for the first time this season but sixth on …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Scott Dixon qualifies 13th for Pocono race

Days after signing a contract extension with Chip Ganassi Racing, Scott Dixon had one of his worst qualifying performances of the IndyCar season. The series leader starts 13th at Pocono …


Breanna Stewart has double-double, Storm secure top seed in playoffs

Breanna Stewart had 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 85-77 to secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle (25-8) has …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Kyle Larson takes NASCAR Cup pole at Bristol

Kyle Larson won his third pole of the season as he eyes his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the year. Larson turned a lap at 127.792 mph in qualifying …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol

Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pickup issues, then held off Stewart Friesen at Bristol Motor Speedway for …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne says he is retiring from full-time racing. The 38-year-old Kahne says he is at ease with the decision. The former Hendrick Motorsports driver has 18 victories …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Storm will play at UW’s Alaska Airlines Arena in 2019 while KeyArena is under construction

Alaska Airlines Arena becomes the primary site for the Storm next year, but there are no guarantees the WNBA team will play there during the postseason. And there’s uncertainty about …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot sets a WNBA assist record

Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and broke the WNBA’s single-season assists record, helping the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 91-88. Vandersloot set the record …


Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen says she’ll retire at end of season

Minnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.


Seattle Storm’s magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx

Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night.


Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Justin Allgaeir wins NASCAR Xfiinity race at Mid-Ohio

Justin Allgaier passed rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and held on Saturday to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allgaier used the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene reaches Little League World Series with win over Montana

Coeur d’Alene Little League beat Montana 2-0 in the Northwest Region championship game in San Bernardino, California on Saturday to qualify for Little League World Series.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Brett Moffitt edges Jimmy Sauter in Michigan for 4th Trucks win of year

Brett Moffitt passed Jimmy Sauter just before the finish line at Michigan International Speedway for his fourth NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season. Moffitt edged Sauter – the leader …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch go 1-2 for Gibbs at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Kevin Harvick, neck-and-neck with Busch all season, was right behind in third. …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Little League advances to regional final with win over Oregon

Coeur d’Alene beat Oregon (Beaverton) 8-3 in a Little League World Series Northwest Region semifinal in San Bernardino, California, on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR. France is not …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene falls to Montana at Little League World Series Northwest Region semifinal

Montana (Boulder Arrowhead) topped Coeur d’Alene 5-2 in a Little League World Series Northwest Region semifinal in San Bernardino, California, on Thursday.


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 …