Hughes said in a video released by the team Friday that a treatment plan is still being finalized by doctors in Seattle but that he is expected to undergo surgery before the new season begins in late May.
The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical specifications and format for the May 18 exhibition race at the North Carolina track.
The Alliance of American Football is officially out of business. The eight-team league that folded after eight games of its initial season ceased all business operations and has filed for bankruptcy.
Reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is expected to miss the upcoming season after she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right ankle. The Seattle Storm player injured her leg on Sunday in the EuroLeague Women’s championship game in Hungary. She flew to Los Angeles where test results confirmed the injury. The WNBA season begins May 24.
Breanna Stewart – the WNBA’s reigning MVP – suffered a lower leg injury Sunday playing in the EuroLeague Final Four championship game that could potentially jeopardize her upcoming season with the Storm.
Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won for the first time in his career on tracks shorter than a mile.
Cole Custer passed Austin Cindric with 20 laps to go and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway. Cindric had grabbed the lead on a restart with 25 laps to go, but Custer regained the lead five laps later and pulled away for his second victory of the season.
Kevin Harvick has won the pole for Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph to earn the 27th pole of his career and his second this season.
Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life. But the Virginia racer hasn’t been to Victory Lane here since the fall of 2016.
Virginia native Elliott Sadler made his return to racing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series at Richmond Raceway. The 43-year-old Sadler made the first of two planned starts driving for Kaulig Racing. It was his first time in a race car since he raced in the season finale at Homestead last year. He finished 12th.
A Michigan State University student is speaking out after suing the school, alleging that three former men’s basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting what happened. Twenty-two-year-old Bailey Kowalski said Thursday she’s “no longer afraid,” hopes to encourage other “silent survivors” to tell their stories and wants changes at the university. A university spokeswoman declined to comment but said the school takes sexual assaults “very seriously.”
Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces. The Notre Dame guard decided to enter the draft and skip her senior season.
Rory McIlroy feels as prepared as ever for the Masters. He is spending more time with his nose in a book than with his hands on a putter.
Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby’s proud mother watching from the side.
Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the Xfinity Series win. Bell got his second victory of the season, his 10th in 48 starts, by passing Brandon Jones with 17 laps remaining. The race was the first of four in sponsor Xfinity’s bonus program that qualifies four drivers for the $100,000 bonus in designated events.
The Irish will face Baylor for the crown Sunday night, trying to become the fourth school to win consecutive championships — UConn, Tennessee and Southern California have done it.
Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon 72-67 Friday night to reach the women’s championship game for the first time since 2012.
Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in qualifying. Elliott has five career poles but his previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest and fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Elliott edged teammate William Byron for the top starting spot and an all-Hendrick Motorsports front row on Sunday.
Oregon senior forward Oti Gildon is the rare Spokane product to reach the NCAA women’s Final Four, which kicks off Friday when the No. 2 seed Ducks face top-seeded Baylor in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 34 points, Jessica Shepard added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and defending national champion Notre Dame beat Texas A&M 87-80.
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