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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 …


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan has best-ever start after beating Wildcats

Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michigan is now off to its best start in program history after an 80-60 victory …


Ryan Lochte, Anthony Scaramucci among ‘Big Brother’ celeb cast

Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte is among the cast announced for the second season of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.”


Matt Kuchar leads Sony Open by 2 shots

Matt Kuchar kept another clean card and shot a 4-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sony Open, giving him a chance to win …


Joe Gibbs’ eldest son, J.D., dies at 49 from neurological disease

J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary behind the stellar career of several NASCAR stars following his death from …


NHL Capsules: Chicago ends Pittsburgh’s winning streak at 8 games

Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins’ winning streak at eight games. Strome …


NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 2 Michigan beats No. 21 Indiana to improve to 15-0

Charles Matthews scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to help No. 2 Michigan build a double-digit lead and the undefeated Wolverines held on for a 74-63 …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 UConn rebounds from loss to handle Houston 81-61

Katie Lou Samuelson had 19 points, Napheesa Collier added 18 points and the top-ranked UConn Huskies rebounded from a rare regular-season loss with an 81-61 win over Houston on Sunday, …


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Baylor beats UConn 68-57 for 1st win over No. 1

Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds and No. 8 Baylor beat a top-ranked team for the first time, topping UConn 68-57 on Thursday night to hand the Huskies …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Norman Chad: Making sports better with New Year’s revolutions, not resolutions

We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:


College women’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: Arike Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw wins 900th

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday, …


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsule: No. 2 Michigan pulls away for 74-52 win over Binghamton

After another nondescript December win, John Beilein and Michigan are eager to resume Big Ten play. “I know people would probably say, you’d like more nonconference games, games you’re going …


NHL Capsule: Brandon Pirri, Paul Stastny help Golden Knights beat Coyotes 5-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Brandon Pirri has had a late December to remember for the Vegas Golden Knights. The journeyman forward had a goal and assist in the Golden Knights’ 5-1 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Most memorable games of 2018 required working overtime

There was Alabama’s victory in the college football championship, not to mention the U.S. women capturing Olympic gold in a hockey shootout.


Gymnastics scandal leads list of AP’s top 10 sports stories

Sports doctor Larry Nassar receives multidecade prison sentence after dozens of female athletes detail abuse; shake-ups at Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee follow outrage over slow responses …


NHL Capsules: Kasperi Kapanen scores twice, leads Leafs past Red Wings 5-4 in OT

Kasperi Kapanen scored his second goal of the game at 1:53 of overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Sunday night, at Toronto. Kapanen’s …


College men’s basketball Top 25 Capsule: No. 21 Houston improves to 12-0, routing winless Coppin St

Corey Davis had 16 points, Breaon Brady added 13 and No. 21 Houston beat winless Coppin State 75-44 to improve to 12-0 and extend the nation’s longest home winning streak …


Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Larry Nassar dealings

A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and …