Month: September 2018

6:51 PM ET Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Ryan Blaney won the debut race on the “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway in a chaotic finish in which he slid past leaders Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson when they wrecked racing for the victory. Johnson, who wrecked while trying to snap a 58-race winless streak,
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7:04 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports CONCORD, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson went for the win Sunday afternoon, not knowing the consequences. Johnson wrecked in the final chicane while battling Martin Truex Jr. for the win on the new Charlotte
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5:05 PM ET Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown broke his finger in the team’s last preseason game Saturday night and is out indefinitely. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a shot on the power play from center Anze Kopitar in a 3-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Dustin Brown, out
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4:58 PM ET TEMECULA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have repeatedly praised Rajon Rondo for the level of communication he’s brought to training camp. At Sunday’s shootaround ahead of the Lakers’ preseason opener against the Denver Nuggets, Rondo offered up praise of his own — rather than instruction — for L.A. forward Brandon Ingram.
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2:35 PM ET PARIS — Tiger Woods is not used to others celebrating at his expense, but there he was on the 17th green Sunday afternoon, helpless. Jon Rahm had knocked his approach shot stiff, a short birdie putt away from putting Woods out of his misery, another Ryder Cup match lost. One of golf’s
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2:00 PM ET PARIS, France – As his ball sank to the bottom of the lake, Phil Mickelson took his hat off and conceded the 16th hole and match to Francesco Molinari, then bedlam ensued at Le Golf National. From Tommy Fleetwood’s victory lap to Ian Poulter’s wardrobe change, Team Europe heartily celebrated its victory
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12:35 PM ET Associated Press BEIJING — Top-ranked Simona Halep retired Sunday from her first-round match at the China Open. Halep lost the first set 6-1 to Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur before retiring with a back injury. She also had back problems at last week’s Wuhan Open. It’s the fourth straight loss for the defending French
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12:38 PM ET Spaniard Alejandro Valverde sprinted to a dramatic victory in the men’s road race at the UCI World Championships in Austria on Sunday to finally claim an elusive first title ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet and Canada’s Michael Woods. Valverde, who had previously finished on the podium a record six times without winning,
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