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HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— NASCAR’s driver carousel will spin long after the season finale. Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth, and Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray are among the drivers certain to start next season with new teams or new roles. Busch, the 2004 champion, is seemingly on his way out … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

Former investigator calls WADA’s Russia decision ‘cowardly’

At the same time the World Anti-Doping Agency announced changes to its governance structure, the agency’s former lead investigator wrote an op-ed piece arguing its leaders should be replaced, and said the decision to reinstate Russia‘s suspended anti-doping agency came via a “cowardly” process that betrayed clean athletes. Jack Robertson, who led the initial WADA … Continue reading Former investigator calls WADA’s Russia decision ‘cowardly’

OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Maurice Hooker spoiled Alex Saucedo’s homecoming by knocking him out in the seventh round Friday night to successfully defend his WBO junior welterweight title. In front of a crowd of 4,102 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Hooker (25-0-3, 17 KOs) dominated much of the action. Hooker used his reach to keep Saucedo at … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Hooker KOs Saucedo, defends WBO junior welterweight title

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Broncos top N. Mexico 45-14

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sean Modster caught a career-best three touchdowns passes to lead No. 23 Boise State to a 45-14 victory over New Mexico on Friday night. The Broncos (9-2, 6-1 Mountain West) took advantage of three turnovers by the Lobos (3-8, 1-6) that they turned into 24 points. Modster finished with a career-high nine … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Modster has 3 TD catches, No. 23 Broncos top N. Mexico 45-14

MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade

MINNEAPOLIS— Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves kept cruising without Jimmy Butler by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 114-96 on Friday night. Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 14 points for the Wolves, who are 7-1 at home and 3-0 since trading the disgruntled Butler to Philadelphia … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Wolves beat Blazers for 3rd straight win since Butler trade

HOMESTEAD, Fla | Moffitt and underdog race team win Truck Series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brett Moffitt capped his remarkable underdog season with a NASCAR Truck Series championship for his underfunded race team. Moffitt won the season finale Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway to close a storybook chapter in his rollercoaster NASCAR career. The championship with Hattori Racing Enterprises defied the odds because sponsorship troubles nearly shuttered … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla | Moffitt and underdog race team win Truck Series title

BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Irving had 11 assists, … Continue reading BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

LAWRENCE, Kan  | Vick again leads No. 2 Kansas in 89-76 win over La-Lafayette

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — Lagerald Vick hit seven 3-pointers and had a career-high 33 points, Dedric Lawson and Udoka Azubuike came alive late and second-ranked Kansas beat pesky Louisiana-Lafayette 89-76 on Friday night. Vick also had nine rebounds for the Jayhawks (3-0) while topping his 32-point outburst earlier in the week against Vermont. Lawson added 19 … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan  | Vick again leads No. 2 Kansas in 89-76 win over La-Lafayette