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 the 50th time in his career, the sixth time on the 0.75-mile oval and for the first time here in the fall.
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. He will report to Chairman and CEO Jim France, who replaced his nephew in August following Brian France’s arrest for driving under the influence.
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 so far, to get a cut of state gambling revenues to increase monitoring.
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 leader Amy Olson made double bogey on the 18th, at Evian-Les-Bains, France.
Fans are whooping and cheering as they celebrate the Seattle Storm’s third WNBA championship during a parade and rally.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th worldwide goal Saturday night in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-3 loss to Toronto FC.
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.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s coming out of retirement again to fight Manny Pacquiao for a second time in December.
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.
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 third round on Saturday.
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 a hotly anticipated showdown with the middleweight title at stake. The fight is a rematch of their draw last September, and this time both fighters have made it clear they just don’t like each other.
For the second time in her career, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot picked up All-WNBA second-team honors
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 Bird is the Storm’s rock, and she cemented her legend with title No. 3.
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 the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games.
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 the league went to a best-of-five format doesn’t paint an optimistic picture for the Mystics. It’s happened four times before and all four times the trailing team has been swept. Washington hosts the Seattle Storm for Game 3 on Wednesday.
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 to either play the final round or decide to cut short the third FedEx Cup playoff event to 54 holes.
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 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro at Flushing Meadows.
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 capped her stellar year with WNBA Rookie of the Year honors.
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.
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