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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway. Busch won for …


NASCAR makes another change at top with new president

NASCAR has promoted Steve Phelps to president, the latest leadership change for the slumping auto racing series. Phelps will replace Brent Dewar. Phelps will oversee all competition and business operations. …


Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The pro leagues have sought, unsuccessfully …


Golf capsules: Angela Stanford wins Evian for first major title

Angela Stanford ended her long wait for a first major title when her 3-under 68 was enough to win the LPGA Tour Evian Championship by one shot Sunday after long-time …


Mood electric as Seattle Storm, fans celebrate third WNBA title

Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm’s third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.


MLS Capsules: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th worldwide goal; Galaxy fall

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th worldwide goal Saturday night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC.


Ross Chastain earns 1st Xfinity win, holding off Justin Allgaier

Ross Chastain held off Justin Allgaier for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday, pulling away on the final restart for a long-awaited breakthrough in his 132nd series start.


On again? Floyd Mayweather says he and Manny Pacquiao will fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December.


Scott McCarron shoots 63 for share of Warwick Hills lead

Scott McCarron shot a 9-under 63 in hot conditions Saturday at Warwick Hills for a share of The Ally Challenge lead with Tom Lehman and Jeff Maggert.


Amy Olson takes 2-shot lead after 3rd round of Evian major

Chasing a first major title for herself, and a first for American women this season, Amy Olson fired a bogey-free 65 to take a two-shot lead after the Evian Championship …


Commentary: Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez rematch should be must-see TV

Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, trying to settle what they couldn’t the first time around in …


Former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot selected to All-WNBA second team, Storm’s Breanna Stewart named to first team

For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the Seattle Storm to their WNBA title, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series. Stewart was …


History says Seattle Storm WNBA coronation only a matter of time

The Washington Mystics head back home facing a 2-0 deficit in the WNBA Finals, as well as long odds. The history of teams that have faced a 2-0 deficit since …


Justin Rose waits through a day of rain at BMW Championship

Aronimink Golf Club already was saturated when a steady rain caused tiny streams and large puddles in the fairways, leaving the PGA Tour little choice but to wait until Monday …


Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

Breanna Stewart, Storm beat Mystics 75-73 for 2-0 series lead

A lot of Breanna Stewart in the closing minutes and one big defensive stop in the final seconds has the Seattle Storm on the cusp of a third WNBA title.


A’ja Wilson earns WNBA Rookie of the Year honors

A’ja Wilson capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.


Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Storm defensive stopper Alysha Clark will try to stop Mystics star Kristi Toliver once again in Game 2

Game 1 in the WNBA Finals went to the Storm and Alysha Clark, who held Washington Mystics star Kristi Toliver well below her scoring average. Game 2 is 12:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics to meet in WNBA Finals

Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying.


Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot reflects on record-breaking WNBA season

Courtney Vandersloot set the WNBA single-season assists record as the 2018 season wound down last month, just as John Stockton did in the NBA in 1991.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Sue Bird’s big 4th quarter leads Seattle Storm past Phoenix Mercury 94-84

Sue Bird scored 14 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Storm advanced to the WNBA finals for the third time in franchise history rallying for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Washington Mystics earn 1st trip to WNBA Finals, beating Atlanta Dream 86-81

The Washington Mystics overcame a quiet night from Elena Delle Donne to earn a trip to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding off the Atlanta …


’Mad Scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau claims 2nd straight FedEx Cup win

Golf’s latest search for a breakout star has come to the quirky little laboratory of Bryson DeChambeau.


Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Yet too often during her nine …


Seattle Storm forced to fifth game by Brittney Griner, Mercury

Brittney Griner scored with 14.1 seconds to play then prevented Breanna Stewart from getting a shot off before the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied from a 17-point deficit to …


Roger Federer tops Nick Kyrgios at U.S. Open; 10 of top 13 women out

The most pivotal part of Roger Federer’s U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at …


Georgia Hall takes 2-shot lead in Portland Classic

PORTLAND, Ore. – Georgia Hall pulled away from Minjee Lee late in the third round Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The Women’s British Open …