TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — In the sixth-closest finish in the history of Talladega, Ryan Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a photo finish Monday at Talladega Superspeedway, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend, to earn a spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel is taking some time before deciding if Marcus Mariota remains his starter or the time has come to turn the Titans over to backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people.
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city’s first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1 Mo…
TEHRAN, Iran — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the place was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered inside a Tehran stadium Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they have been allowed to freely attend in decades.
HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series.
STUTTGART, Germany — There was only one way for Simone Biles to finish off yet another dominant world championship performance. She dropped the mic.
NEW YORK — The college tour for the U.S. women's national basketball team is set to tip off next month.
LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves did not distribute their traditional red foam tomahawks to fans before Wednesday’s Game 5 of their NL Division Series 13-1 loss to the Cardinals following criticism by St. Louis pitcher Ryan Helsley.
The latest bombshell doping violation from track and field has also ensnared the sport’s biggest corporate backer: Nike Inc.
LOS ANGELES — Howie Kendrick hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Joe Kelly in the 10th inning, and the Washington Nationals overcame a three-run deficit with a late rally to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night and advance to the NL Championship Series against St. Louis.
STUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team all-around title.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, spurring the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota Monday night to finish yet another sweep of the Twins and advance to the AL…
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Breida ran 83 yards for a touchdown on San Francisco’s first play from scrimmage, Baker Mayfield was harassed into his worst game as a pro and the 49ers stayed unbeaten for their best start in nearly 30 years, beating the Cleveland Browns, 31-3, Monday night.
Nike Chief Executive Officer Mark Parker fired back against a ruling that a company-backed running coach illicitly doped runners in a Nike program, saying in a memo to staff members that experiments with performance-enhancing drugs were meant to prevent doping.
MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan’s iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday.