Annie Park shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women’s Open.
Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days.
It might not have any players yet, but the Seattle XFL franchise has a name.
An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected.
Major League Soccer has awarded the next expansion franchise to St. Louis, where a new downtown stadium will be built and the team will begin play during the 2022 season
The Storm weathered a blistering offensive assault from Minnesota guard Odyssey Sims and relied on a balanced scoring attack to capture an 82-74 victory Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Denny Hamlin spoiled Matt DiBenedetto’s shot at his first career victory – just days after DiBenedetto learned he’d been fired – with a late pass at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin was the first Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing driver to start from the pole this season but his race was a roller-coaster that began when his car was damaged when he bounced off of Jimmie Johnson.
IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon. With four races left this season, Newgarden is 16 points ahead of Rossi in the championship standings.
Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left to help the Connecticut Sun rally from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 . Connecticut (18-8) was down 76-69 with 1:47 left before closing the game on a 10-2 run capped by Stricklen’s two free throws.
Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points leader, had to start last in the field because his car failed inspection four times before the race.
Denny Hamlin has won the pole for Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Friday’s qualifying session.
There is very little wiggle room in the race to make NASCAR’s playoffs. And as free agency hits full steam, drivers need to secure their futures as fast as possible. Among those on the bubble is Clint Bowyer. He was 12th in the Cup Series standings just seven races ago, but is now trying to hold off seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson as the series heads into Saturday night’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.
IndyCar and Pocono Raceway could be headed toward another split. The track has no deal for the open-wheel series to return for an eighth straight year in 2020, and another break could be on the horizon after Sunday’s race. IndyCar returned to Pocono in 2013 after a 24-year absence for the first race of a three-year contract.
Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she’s done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award.
Brett Moffitt pulled away won a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith for his 10th series victory and first at Bristol. The top seed and defending series champion won the pole and led 65 laps on the 0.533 oval.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the crash in east Tennessee.
The Mystics opened the third quarter on a 17-5 run for a 15-point lead as Seattle went without a field goal for four-plus minutes.
Tina Charles is pleased how the New York Liberty ownership group has continued to support the players’ activism involving social issues. The team hosted its third annual UNITY Day game this past weekend and had a series of events around the matchup with the Seattle Storm on Sunday that was played at Barclays Center. Meanwhile, the Mystics sit atop this week’s AP WNBA Power Poll and the Mercury’s Brittney Griner has been suspended three games for her role in a fight last week.
The WNBA has suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league punished Griner for throwing punches, escalating the incident and pushing Wings forward Kayla Thornton’s face with an open hand. Dallas’ Kristine Anigwe and Thornton also were suspended two games. And Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi and Dallas’ Kaela Davis were suspended a game apiece.
Seattle coach Dan Hughes walked off the court after the Storm beat New York impressed with the atmosphere he just saw. The game was played at Barclays Center, the first time during the regular season that the Liberty played in Brooklyn. The Storm won 84-69 on Sunday.