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Mongol Derby is ‘world’s longest horse race.’ A 70-year-old Boise man just won it.

After more than a week spending 12 hours per day on horseback, one Idahoan finished what’s known as the world’s toughest horse race — and set a record doing it.


Butte man finishes 9th in grueling Continental Divide race

BUTTE – On July 1 around 3 a.m. in Antelope Wells, New Mexico, John “Bear” Stillwagon finished his first 2,745-mile Tour Divide race from Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border. And …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Dick Barton Memorial Race to take place at Stateline Speedway

10 years after his death, racers from around the region will gather Saturday to honor former stock car standout Dick Barton.


After 20 years, Spokane’s 24-hour bike race takes final lap as participation drops

After 20 years of nonstop pedaling, Spokane’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race will take a final lap next weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

Idaho Secretary of State announces racing initiative has qualified for November ballot

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that the proposed initiative to authorize “historical horse racing” machines in Idaho has qualified for the November ballot.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Blaine Sneva brings his competitive drive into fourth annual Edsol Sneva Memorial Race

Blaine Sneva is the last brother to race in the event and he won the first two years, narrowly missing out on a third title last year before a collision …


Local vintage car collectors to compete in The Great Race

Two Inland Northwest vintage car enthusiasts will be competing in the The Great Race, a trek from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Grip on Sports: The runup to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold the same interest this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t a night for the weak. The rain was coming down. Hard. The wind was blowing. Hard. And it was hard to find anything …


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

Fan-friendly event kicks off Iditarod race across Alaska

The sound of howling dogs filled downtown Anchorage on Saturday as mushers from around the world gathered for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


Digest: Cavs win, James moves to 10th overall

LeBron James scored 25 points, moving into 10th place on the NBA’s career list, and added 14 assists and eight rebounds as the unbeaten Cleveland Cavaliers held off the host …


Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules

Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …


Newsmakers: Chicago, Boston marathon winner Rita Jeptoo banned for 4 years

Former Chicago and Boston Marathon winner


Cars: NASCAR’s Chase usually produces temper tantrums

Based on history, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will produce pushing and shoving, ruined cars and a whole lot of yelling and finger-pointing. The third year of NASCAR’s …


Dale Earnhardt Jr.: ‘I want to race. I’m not ready to quit.’

In his first public appearance since suffering a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he was not ready to stop racing. Speaking at Watkins Glen International, where the Sprint Cup …


IndyCar postpones Firestone 600 race at Soggy Texas, will wait until August for third attempt at race completion

The IndyCar race at soggy Texas has been postponed for the second day in a row, and this time the series will wait more than two months before trying again.


Coroner: Two found dead at Talladega Superspeedway

The bodies of two men have been found on the campgrounds of Talladega Superspeedway.


Earnhardt gets favorite car “Amelia” back for Talladega

The beloved car “Amelia” will be back at Talladega Superspeedway after Hendrick Motorsports rebuilt the Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive on Sunday.


NASCAR Driver Council to pay Tony Stewart $35,000 fine

Tony Stewart’s peers will pay the $35,000 fine NASCAR levied against the three-time champion for criticizing the series about a potential safety hazard during races.


Boston Marathon swept by Ethiopians

Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five …


Doug Clark: ‘J.R’ is a hundred years old and he’s not slowing down

James R. Cox, better known as just “J.R.” to his pals, turns 100 years old today. And all J.R. wanted for his birthday party, his daughter Becky told me, was …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 2:09 p.m.

Idaho horse racing regulator resigns after reports of possible conflict of interest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of Idaho’s horse racing regulatory agency has retired, two days after reports surface that he had been working as a racing consultant in Wyoming.


Davids team up in OT, give Ragan second win

TALLADEGA, Ala. – A pair of Davids slayed the Goliaths at Talladega Superspeedway. David Ragan hooked up with teammate David Gilliland in a two-lap overtime sprint, and together they picked …


NASCAR suspends driver A.J. Allmendinger after test result confirmation

NASCAR suspended Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger indefinitely Tuesday after a test of his backup urine sample confirmed the original positive result. The violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy …


Kyle Busch looks to Kansas Speedway for Chase push

Kyle Busch stood outside his hauler in the infield at Kansas Speedway this week, wearing shades on an overcast day. Busch looked comfortable, breezily answering questions, even though he acknowledges …


Busch back in Chase contention

Kurt Busch left a rocky start to the Chase and his fiercest rival behind him. Busch stormed into contention for a second Cup championship, holding off fellow Chase drivers Jimmie …


Stewart wins 2nd straight Chase race

Tony Stewart’s season has gone from winless to winning streak at crunch time. Don’t ask Smoke to explain it.


Busch outlasts Johnson for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Busch won his 23rd race on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, pulling even with brother Kurt in career victories. Now, Kyle would like to match another of …


Fast-track teen

By the time Nicole Behar slid behind the wheel of her No. 38 Ford Mustang on a recent Wednesday night, her family was getting a little nervous. Three other top …


Kyle Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead with win

SPARTA, Ky. – Kyle Busch figured the best way to beat the traffic on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. He simply stayed out of it.


Busch crams in busy racing week

If you called Kyle Busch a glutton for racing action, you’d be right. It’s not enough that Busch is running races in each of NASCAR’s three touring series this weekend …