• Florida June 19, 2019 10:01 pm

    England Beats Japan 2-0 to Clinch Top Spot in Group D

    England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has three so far at the tournament. The Birmingham City forward broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when she chipped the ball past Japan goalkeeper Saki...

  • China June 17, 2019 9:58 pm

    France Goes 3-0 at World Cup With 1-0 Win Over Nigeria

    France completed World Cup group play with a 3-0 record for the first time, beating Nigeria 1-0 Monday night at Rennes when Wendie Renard converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute after missing her first attempt but getting a second chance.

  • Canada June 17, 2019 3:33 pm

    Carli Lloyd's Tiny Golf Clap After Scoring Delivers Big Message From US Women

    Carli Lloyd had just scored on an 18-yard volley to put the United States ahead 11 minutes in against Chile. After leaping, pumping a fist and hugging teammate Lindsey Horan, she raised both hands chin high and made four tiny pitter-patter claps, the type seen more frequently at Pebble Beach than Parc des Princes. A message? You bet.

  • Canada June 17, 2019 12:07 pm

    US Women Advance to Knockout Round of World Cup With 3-0 Win Over Chile

    Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The win pushed the United States...

  • Russia June 23, 2018 9:37 pm

    World Cup: Mexico Beats South Korea, Germany Takes Sweden

    The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a trick play from training that will live in World Cup lore. The Germans, down...

  • Indianapolis May 28, 2018 2:09 am

    Will Power Wins Indy 500, No. 17 For Car Owner Roger Penske

    Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn’t a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500. That kind of attitude doesn’t fly when you drive for Roger Penske. Power had to change his thinking and his performance on oval tracks. He learned to respect the speedway. And the 37-year-old Power is now a...

  • California November 17, 2017 5:25 pm

    Danica Patrick to End Racing Career at Next Year's Indy 500

    Danica Patrick broke down in tears Friday as she announced she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500, closing her career at the storied track that made her famous. Patrick told The Associated Press it took her many months to come to the realization her career is all but over....

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2017 8:56 pm

    Trump Defends Anthem Tweets; NFL Opts Not to React

    No matter what other challenges his administration faces, President Donald Trump is keeping up his running commentary on the NFL — tweeting Tuesday about the football league’s TV ratings and suggesting it bar players from kneeling during the national anthem....
    The NFL, for its part, was not all that eager to continue the back-and-forth with Trump....
    “He’s exercising his freedom to speak,”...

  • Donald Trump September 26, 2017 12:23 pm

    Can NFL Owners Fire Protesting Players, as Trump Has Urged?

    Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty said he would get rid of anyone on his racing team who didn’t stand. Neither is surprising. Both are legal. Private businesses — including sports leagues...

  • DRIVER September 18, 2017 1:29 am

    Josef Newgarden Wins First IndyCar Championship

    Josef Newgarden won his first IndyCar championship by closing out the best year of his career as the top driver at Team Penske. Newgarden turned in a nearly flawless performance Sunday at Sonoma Raceway to prevent his Penske teammates, as well as four-time champion Scott Dixon, from taking the title away from him. Penske driver Simon Pagenaud used pit strategy...

  • NASCAR January 24, 2017 10:33 am

    NASCAR Overhauls Race and Playoff Format

    NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of making every lap matter.

  • head August 12, 2016 5:27 pm

    Usain Bolt Tells Parents He's Ready to Race

    The health of Usain Bolt has been a question as the showman enters his final Olympics nursing a sore hamstring.

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