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Golf capsules: Kevin Na cruises to stress-free victory at Colonial

Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial on Sunday.


Paul Broadhurst opens 2-shot lead at Senior PGA Championship

Whatever unease Paul Broadhurst felt following a near 2-


Bronte Law, Nasa Hataoka share LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill

Bronte Law birdied the par-4 18th Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a share of the lead in the Pure Silk Championship for the third straight round.


Kevin Na settles for 69, 2-shot Colonial lead over Spieth, Furyk

If Jordan Spieth thinks a winless streak approaching two years seems like forever, he might want to check with fellow major winner Jim Furyk.


Tyler Reddick powers to Xfinity race victory at Charlotte

Tyler Reddick won the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead for good on a restart with 15 laps to go.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

Natasha Howard, Jewel Loyd lift defending champ Seattle Storm past Mercury 77-68

Natasha Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Jewell Loyd added 17 points and the Seattle Storm opened defensive of their WNBA title with a 77-68 win over the Phoenix …


Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart to be WNBA ambassador this season

Breanna Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Larry Stone: Can the Storm find any silver lining in all the recent setbacks?

Sue Bird’s first words at the news conference Tuesday to discuss her knee surgery said it all.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

WNBA’s new season ready to tip off after busy offseason of moves, injuries

It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and a few injuries to some of the sport’s greatest players


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

William Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway. He …


Tiger Woods commits to play Memorial

Woods is a five-time winner at Muirfield Village. He has never missed it when healthy, except in 2006 when he took time off after his father’s death. The Memorial is …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tony Stewart headlines a Joe Gibbs racing trio that has been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

NASCAR has announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corporation. The move would give NASCAR control of a dozen racetracks across the country. It could also clear the …


NASCAR Trucks champ Brett Moffitt finds home at GMS Racing

Brett Moffitt capped a storybook season by winning the NASCAR Truck Series championship in November. He found himself out of a job anyway, as he lost his ride because of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Storm lose Sue Bird for at least two months to knee injury

A terrible start to the WNBA season just got exponentially worse for the Storm, who will lose star point guard Sue Bird for significant time due to a knee injury.


Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

Kyle Larson hopes his big All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the springboard to a big turnaround. Larson had not taken a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event since …


Punch Out: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman end All-Star Race with fight

Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman fought after the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night, Bowyer throwing punches through Newman’s window after the cool-down lap. The two cars had tangled on …


Kyle Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Kevin Harvick push

Kyle Larson got a big push and a big win. Larson went from sixth to the lead on a final-stage restart after a shove from Kevin Harvick and went on …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Kyle Busch wins his 6th straight NASCAR Trucks race

Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Trucks race, tying a series record, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, in his fifth and final trucks start of the season, won for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

Clint Bowyer captured the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, putting him in terrific position to take home the $1 million first-place prize. Bowyer completed three …


NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

The All-Star race weekend has arrived, so let the car tinkering commence. For the second straight year NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points exhibition race at Charlotte Motor Speedway …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

‘Vanilla’ Preakness still has intrigue without Kentucky Derby winner

The Preakness won’t have the Kentucky Derby winner for the first time since 1996 and trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes that makes it a little “vanilla.”


Hometown kid Daniel Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

The idea of having any chance to earn his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway seems surreal for Daniel Hemric. After all, this is …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10 a.m.

WNBA star Liz Cambage traded from Dallas to Las Vegas

The Dallas Wings have traded WNBA star Liz Cambage to Las Vegas for Moriah Jefferson, Isabelle Harrison and the Aces’ first two picks in 2020. Cambage is a 6-foot-8 Australian …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

7-time champ Jimmie Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patience person. But the seven-time NASCAR Series Cup champion says he is growing impatient with each passing week as his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as commissioner

The WNBA has hired Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert as its new commissioner. She replaces Lisa Borders, who stepped down in October. Engelbert will be the first person to have the …


Storm coach Dan Hughes undergoes surgery for cancer

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract. The team provided no timetable for his return to the sideline. Hughes revealed the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Sue Bird has been through it all with Storm in 17 years

Sue Bird, the 38-year-old point guard for the Seattle Storm, has essentially become the WNBA’s Tim Duncan. She’s a perennial All-Star with multiple titles who doesn’t decline with age.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

Jimmy Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson has unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme for the Coca-Cola 600 with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. …


Jenna Fryer: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial …