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  • Tuesday's Sports in Brief

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was feeling both thankful to be alive, and proud of how his team responded in the aftermath of a vertigo attack that forced him to watch most of the second half of the Tar Heels' 68-65 ACC win over Boston College from the locker room. In a huddle on the…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

    NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. The change gets away from the independent contractor model that had…

    The Associated Press
  • F1 team principals are a disappearing breed

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has lost another of its principals. Renault, returning as a constructor after buying back the team they sold in 2009, this week followed McLaren and reigning world champions Mercedes in doing away with the once exalted position of team principal. …

    Reuters
  • Thursday's Sports in Brief

    Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault. Manziel, who will be released by Cleveland next month, ending two turbulent…

    The Associated Press
  • Patience pays off for Panthers in Super Bowl bid

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Carolina Panthers are eager to register their first Super Bowl triumph against the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl 50, but it was patience that turned them into an NFL powerhouse. There have been ups and downs since quarterback Cam Newton and head…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR - Stewart to miss Daytona after back surgery

    - Retiring American racer Tony Stewart, the only driver to win both IndyCar and US stock car season titles, will not compete in this month's Daytona 500 after undergoing back surgery. A first career victory in the Florida oval classic, the opening event of the National Association for Stock Car…

    AFP
  • NFL-Patience pays off for Panthers in Super Bowl bid

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Carolina Panthers are eager to register their first Super Bowl triumph against the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl 50, but it was patience that turned them into an NFL powerhouse. There have been ups and downs since quarterback Cam Newton…

    Reuters
  • Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday. The three-time NASCAR champion sustained a ''burst fracture of the L1 vertebra'' when he crashed on an ATV Sunday and he had surgery…

    The Associated Press
  • Mile High City takes on Tobacco Road for Super Bowl 50

    By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Carolina has tobacco and NASCAR while Denver has legalized marijuana and the Rocky Mountains but come Sunday only one will also be called home of the Super Bowl 50 champions. It will be the Mile High City against the Queen City in a Silicon Valley…

    Reuters
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, Feb 4

    Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: SUPER BOWL Carolina's 'Big Cat' on the prowl for first Super Bowl CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Jerry Richardson's nickname is "Big Cat" but no one associated with the Carolina Panthers, the team he founded and owns, would dare to call him anything but…

    Reuters
  • NFL-Mile High City takes on Tobacco Road for Super Bowl 50

    By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Carolina has tobacco and NASCAR while Denver has legalised marijuana and the Rocky Mountains but come Sunday only one will also be called home of the Super Bowl 50 champions. It will be the Mile High City against the Queen City in a Silicon Valley…

    Reuters
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, Feb 3

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: SOCCER Premier League Everton v Newcastle United (1945) Watford v Chelsea (1945) Newcastle hoping investment pays off at Everton LONDON - Newcastle United, the Premier League's biggest spenders in the January transfer window, will look to begin…

    Reuters
  • IndyCar puts safety at top of priority list entering 2016

    IndyCar officials are trying to make racing safer and more appealing in 2016. After spending a busy offseason trying to stop cars from flipping and limiting the dangers of flying debris, Mark Miles spent Tuesday explaining how rules changes could help. The most notable difference this season will…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR driver Stewart in hospital with back injury

    (Reuters) - NASCAR driver and co-owner Tony Stewart, one of motor racing's biggest names, has been taken to hospital with a back injury after a non-racing vehicle accident, his Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team said on Tuesday. Stewart, 44, was hurt on Sunday while driving an all-terrain vehicle on…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR's Stewart hurt in non-racing accident

    Three-time NASCAR stock car racing champion Tony Stewart was in hospital Tuesday after a non-racing accident, his Stewart-Haas Racing team said. Stewart, 44, was awake and alert with movement in all limbs, according to a team statement. Although Stewart-Haas said no further updates would be…

    AFP
  • Motor racing-NASCAR driver Stewart in hospital with back injury

    NASCAR driver and co-owner Tony Stewart, one of motor racing's biggest names, has been taken to hospital with a back injury after a non-racing vehicle accident, his Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) team said on Tuesday. Stewart, 44, was hurt on Sunday while driving an all-terrain vehicle on the West…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR's Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury

    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup. The 44-year-old Stewart was injured Sunday…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:15 PM EST on Sunday, Jan. 31

    Jan. 31(Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:15 PM ET on Sunday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NFL Broncos, Panthers arrive for Super Bowl 50 SAN FRANCISCO - The Denver Broncos and future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning and the Carolina Panthers and…

    Reuters