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Kyle Busch matches Ron Hornaday Jr. for career Truck Series wins

Kyle Busch stood on the window ledge of his truck, raised his arms in triumph and then slapped an appropriate number on the roof for a record-tying celebration.

Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton masters rain to take pole position

Lewis Hamilton showed again he’s untouchable in the rain, producing a brilliant last lap to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Area roundup: Tacoma’s Kate Landau sets U.S. record at masters national meet

Tacoma’s Kate Landau set the American record in the women’s age 40-44 10,000 meters during Saturday’s third day of the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field.

Liverpool drubs Manchester United at Big House

Xherdan Shaqiri scored on a spectacular bicycle kick in the 82nd minute, capping a three-goal second half for Liverpool in a 4-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson tied for Canadian Open lead

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson used a fast start and a late eagle to grab a share of the lead Saturday in the RBC Canadian Open.

Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Senior British Open after third round

Miguel Angel Jimenez shot par 72 in blustery conditions to remain 9-under overall and two shots clear heading to the final round of the Senior British Open on Saturday.

Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

Ariya Jutanugarn and Amy Yang led the Ladies Scottish Open by one stroke after an increasingly tough scoring day in the third round on Saturday.

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles triumphs in return to competition

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles picked up where she left off in her return to competition, winning the U.S. Classic on Saturday night with relative ease following a nearly two-year …

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Britain’s Geraint Thomas nearly wraps up his 1st Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial.

Two minutes, eight barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate. To say he got lucky – that’s missing the point.

Robert Garrigus gets rocky break, leads Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 when first-round play in the RBC Canadian Open was …

Tiffany Joh shoots scorching 9-under 62, leads Ladies Scottish Open

Tiffany Joh credited her “hot putter” as she shot a career-best 9-under 62 at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a four-shot lead after Thursday’s first round.

Kirk Triplett, Thaworn Wiratchant take first-round lead at Senior British Open

American Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand shot 7-under 65s on Thursday in St. Andrews, Scotland, to lead the Senior British Open by one stroke after the opening round …

MMA star Conor McGregor pleads guilty in melee case

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct in exchange for community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City …

Arnaud Demare posts first home team win; Geraint Thomas keeps Tour de France lead

A French team finally won a stage in this year’s Tour de France when Arnaud Demare of Groupama-FDJ comfortably claimed a sprint victory in the 18th stage on Thursday.

USOC dismisses Hope Solo’s complaint about U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Olympic Committee has dismissed a complaint by former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo that accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of illegally favoring Major League Soccer.

UEFA threatens Marseille with 1-season ban for fan disorder

UEFA has threatened Marseille with a one-season ban from European competition for persistent fan disorder including incidents at the Europa League final in May. UEFA says its disciplinary panel deferred …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Chris Froome cracks in the Pyrenees as Geraint Thomas solidifies Tour lead

Four-time champion Chris Froome has cracked on the feared 17th stage of the Tour de France through the Pyrenees. Froome’s misfortune solidified Sky teammate Geraint Thomas’s hold on the yellow …

Serena Williams hits out again at testing ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has complained on social media as she once more hits out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took …

Hearing points to Vladimir Putin’s role in Russian doping scandal

Supporters of a bill that would make international sports doping a crime argued the legislation would deter scandals like Russian state-sponsored drug use at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Whistleblower Yulia …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Brazil coach Tite extends contract until 2022 World Cup

Brazil coach Tite has extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Tite is the first Brazil coach to extend his deal after a World …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

John Isner opens with win in bid for 5th Atlanta Open title

Top-seeded John Isner opened his bid for a fifth Atlanta Open title, beating Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-2. Isner is the defending champion at Atlantic Station and also …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Olympic swim coach Bob Bowman apologizes for inappropriate texting

The longtime coach of retired Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps has acknowledged and apologized for inappropriate text messages that were sent from his cell phone to former Olympic swimmer Caroline …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Johnny Manziel to back up former Eastern Washington standout Vernon Adams for Montreal Alouettes against Edmonton Eskimos

Johnny Manziel will have to wait to get on the field for the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel will dress as Vernon Adams’ backup when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos on …

Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 15, Geraint Thomas keeps overall lead at Tour de France

Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two other challengers to win Stage 15 of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Geraint Thomas had no trouble holding the …

Tom Dumoulin keeps Giro lead despite nature break in 16th stage

BORMIO, Italy – Tom Dumoulin’s overall lead in the Giro d’Italia was drastically reduced in the race’s toughest stage on Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of …

USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal

Steve Penny has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.

Iditarod dogs reach checkpoint without their dozing musher

Add sleep to the already long list of hazards in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A video posted on the official race website shows a dog team that arrived …