Championship

BRISTOL, Tenn | NASCAR champion Truex needs sponsor to keep team intact

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Martin Truex Jr. says his return to his championship-winning race team is dependent on sponsorship. Truex is locked in a fierce battle with former NASCAR champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in his push to defend last year’s Cup Series title. His Furniture Row Racing team is in the mix even though … Continue reading BRISTOL, Tenn | NASCAR champion Truex needs sponsor to keep team intact

MAKUHARI, Japan | US qualifies for Olympics with Japan win at softball worlds

MAKUHARI, Japan — The United States has qualified for the softball tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Japan beat Canada 3-0 at the women’s world softball championship on Sunday. By losing to Japan, Canada finishes third in the tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Japan plays the U.S. later … Continue reading MAKUHARI, Japan | US qualifies for Olympics with Japan win at softball worlds

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Rose ready for weekend at PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS— The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Justin Rose is among the players at the PGA Championship who finished their rounds Friday and knew they’d make the cut, allowing them to sleep in a bit on Saturday. Rest he did, too. Rose said … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Rose ready for weekend at PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Rose says back OK after opening round of PGA]

ST. LOUIS— The Latest on the PGA Championship, golf’s final major of the year (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Justin Rose says the back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational didn’t cause him any problems during an opening-round 67 at the PGA Championship. The Englishman did have a few hiccups … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Rose says back OK after opening round of PGA]

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Alvarez KO’s Kovalev to win 175-pound title in AC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Eleider Alvarez dropped Sergey Kovalev three times in a brutal seventh round and won the 175-pound championship by knockout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday night. Alvarez ran his record to 24-0 (12 KOs) and sprinted around the ring as Kovalev stumbled back to his corner. Alvarez got the … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Alvarez KO’s Kovalev to win 175-pound title in AC

NEW YORK  | Mets’ Wilpons on brink of championship _ in esports

NEW YORK  — Mets COO Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut during … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Mets’ Wilpons on brink of championship _ in esports

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure.That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a Shinnecock Hills course … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win