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INNSBRUCK, Austria | Germany’s Geisenberger opens luge season with another win

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Natalie Geisenberger‘s quest for a seventh straight World Cup women’s overall championship is off to an excellent start. The two-time defending Olympic luge champion led a German sweep of the top three spots in the World Cup opening race Saturday. She finished her two runs at the Igls-Innsbruck track in 1 minute, … Continue reading INNSBRUCK, Austria | Germany’s Geisenberger opens luge season with another win

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR’s title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his Team Penske … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | NASCAR will consider all ideas for changes to sport

HOMESTEAD, Fla.— NASCAR is open to wholesale changes for 2020 that could include everything from doubleheaders, midweek races, a tightened schedule, shorter races, and even a potential shared event schedule with IndyCar. Steve Phelps, named president of the sanctioning body last month, insisted NASCAR can weather its current decline and work out of its downturn. … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | NASCAR will consider all ideas for changes to sport

HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR’s championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the other three title contenders. Busch was gifted the coveted No. 1 pit stall Saturday when Joe Gibbs Racing made the dubious decision to force teammate and pole winner Denny Hamlin to pass … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla. | Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

AVONDALE, Ariz. | Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

AVONDALE, Ariz.— Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most Cup victories and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship. Busch’s victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where it will be winner-take-all between … Continue reading AVONDALE, Ariz. | Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

AVONDALE, Ariz. | The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Harvick with 8 wins this season

AVONDALE, Ariz.  — The Latest on NASCAR’s elimination race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Kyle Busch has won for the eighth time this season and set up a head-to-head showdown with Kevin Harvick for NASCAR’s championship. Busch’s win Sunday at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix tied him with Harvick … Continue reading AVONDALE, Ariz. | The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Harvick with 8 wins this season

FORT WORTH, Texas | Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kurt Busch knows he took his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship for granted. The one that came 14 years ago with another team. “If it happens again, I’ll appreciate it that much more,” Busch said Friday. Now 40 years old and with an uncertain future after this season with … Continue reading FORT WORTH, Texas | Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

4 years of CFP rankings show importance of a good start

The College Football Playoff selection committee has begun its fifth season ranking teams. After meeting for a day and a half in Texas, the committee will reveal its first top 25 Tuesday night. It will update its ranking each week until the one that really counts: The top four teams in the final ranking on … Continue reading 4 years of CFP rankings show importance of a good start