Matt Kenseth finished 9th at Chicago on Sunday (Getty). Matt Kenseth sees why NASCAR made the changes it did to the penalty structure surrounding laser inspection but would have liked to see the change made before the Chase began. NASCAR said Wednesday there would be no more minor penalties for teams whose cars fail laser inspection on the rear of the car. Both Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr.’s cars failed inspection by a slight amount after Sunday’s race at Chicago and NASCAR made the decision to penalize neither team after coming to the realization Johnson’s penalty would be much more impactful than Truex’s because Truex won the race.
Usain Bolt remembers the time he last lost and talks about why Jamaica is so good at Track and Field. Dan Patrick then challenges him to race and which prompts a hilarious reaction from Bolt.
Dana White makes it sound so simple. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, he said he plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov told Yahoo Sports he’d signed two contracts to fight Alvarez: one for UFC 205 in New York in November and another to fight him at UFC 206 in Toronto in December.
To keep up with the Tom Brady-less and undefeated New England Patriots, the New York Jets need to beat the Kansas City Chiefs on the road.
Wayne Rooney was the subject of much drama from social media on Saturday after the Manchester United captain was dropped in favor of Juan Mata. Of course, that drama was quickly subdued when United rolled through Leicester City with four first half goals en route to a 4-1 win at Old Trafford. Mata had a goal and an assist, leading to several questions for manager Jose Mourinho after the match. He answered them. That’s not always a given. From the BBC: “Wayne Rooney is a big player for me, United and this country. he is my man, I trust him completely. He is happy.” “We have lost six points in the Premier League. We have four victories which is really important. Today it is about the security and
Jacoby Brissett impressed in his first start and could be a good option with one game remaining in Tom Brady's suspension. His teammate LeGarrette Blount also shined while the Texans offense was disappointing.
Selecting the 12 greatest Ryder Cup players of all time -- from each side of the Atlantic -- wasn’t easy, but we did it. Here are the 12 all-time, all-star Ryder Cuppers from the U.S. and Europe. U.S. Walter Hagen Ryder Cups: 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935 Career record: 7-1-1 The match play king of the Golden Era won five PGA Championships, including four in a row.
TORONTO – Brad Marchand might not be “Brad Marchand” anymore. There was a time his name carried an undeniable connotation. He was a pest. He was a injurious sneak. The President of the United States called him a “little ball of hate.” Not so much now,
Perkins entered the season with 24 career starts (Getty). Texas offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested early Friday morning on DWI charges. Perkins, a senior offensive lineman from Lake Highlands, was booked into the Travis County Jail at 4:54 a.m., according to jail records.
At the beginning of 2016, they had just qualified for the EU LCS and were considered by many to be one of weaker teams in the region. Through much of Spring Split 2016, Splyce didn’t do much to change that perception. Splyce came out swinging in Summer.
Last night the Mariners issued a statement condemning catcher Steve Clevenger‘s comments on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today they went further: they just suspended Clevenger for the remainder of the season without pay. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement, “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine our options in regard to his standing on the team.
Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping on his feet at UFC 100. Michael Bisping, facing Dan Henderson in an Ultimate Fighter coaches’ matchup at UFC 100, circled straight into a monstrous knockout right hand. Henderson added another shot for good measure before the referee could intervene.
Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer and the Mets rallied from a two-run deficit with a six-run fifth inning to win their second straight, 10-5, over the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field.
The NCAA ruled Villanova freshman Omari Spellman academically ineligible. Replacing Daniel Ochefu just became a whole lot tougher for reigning national champion Villanova. Omari Spellman, the heralded freshman hailed as Ochefu’s heir apparent at center, has been ruled academically ineligible to play for the Wildcats this season, the school announced Friday morning.
Carl Edwards added to his series-leading pole total with his sixth of the year, winning the pole for Sunday’s Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Edwards claimed the top spot with a speed of 135.453 mph around the “Magic Mile.” It is Edwards’ third pole in four races at New Hampshire. Filling out the top five was Martin Truex Jr. (135.212), Ryan Newman (134.896), Jimmie Johnson (134.858) and Denny Hamlin (134.796). “This is what we needed,” Edwards told NBCSN. “We didn’t run well at Chicago, that was really frustrating. Come here, start on the pole, get a great pit stall. Hopefully we can turn this into a good race. The car is built for speed.” This will be Edwards’ 10th top-five
At a media luncheon hosted by new Islanders owner Jonathan Ledecky over the summer, he made it a point at each table visited to mention how Barclays Center was the Islanders home for the future and how he was working tirelessly hand-in-hand with Brett Yormark to make the experience a winning one for players, their families and last, but never least, the fans. Then came the rumblings, whether they were leaked intentionally or unintentionally, of the team looking for a permanent home that was not in Brooklyn, a facility they can call their own. Not to rain on anyone's parade, but the feasibility of that is slim, at best. So we are back to improving the conditions of the facility the Islanders currently
UCLA jumped out to a 10-3 halftime lead over Stanford. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Raise your hand if you know what targeting is. Oh, nobody? Neither do I. About five hours after Penn State’s Brandon Smith was ejected for a questionable-at-best targeting
With the NBA season around the corner, there are a lot of eyes on how teams and players will handle the national anthem protests that have become prominent in the NFL. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers wholeheartedly supports the notion of his players participating, and hopes the whole team can figure out a statement to make together. If anyone wants to deny that, they just need to study the history of our country,” he told the Southern California News Group on Friday.
It’s been a strange season for Red Sox’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who lost his starting role in spring training, went 0-for-6 in three regular season appearances, and underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder in May. That was the last the Red Sox were supposed to hear about Sandoval until spring 2017, when he was expected to rejoin the team after a lengthy rehab stint in Florida. On Saturday, manager John Farrell was telling a different story. Per MLB.com’s Sam Blum, Farrell hinted that Sandoval could return to the team as soon as October, albeit in a very limited capacity. At the time of the surgery, it was all looking at the start of next Spring Training,”
With the Washington Capitals, he watched Alex Ovechkin burst onto the scene in 2005. Now with the Toronto Maple Leafs some 11 years later, he has a ringside seat for Auston Matthews‘ debut. “It puts a big smile on your face,” Laich, a 12-year veteran, said about watching Matthews.
Hopefully, for the sake of Dan Girardi‘s sanity, he doesn’t hear all of the heckling. The often-criticized New York Rangers defenseman is aware that he has plenty of critics, however, and hopes to bounce back in 2016-17. That doesn’t mean he necessarily loses sleep about it, as the New York Daily News reports. “I want to come out here and prove I can play,” Girardi said. “I know I’ve got a lot of doubters out there, but I’m not really worried about what’s getting said around here or anywhere else. I’m worried about myself, the team and what I can do to help the team. Just play the best I can and not worry about anything else.” In some quarters, Marc Staal also absorbs at least a portion of the
Fox premiered its new show Pitch on Thursday. It follows the story of Ginny Baker, who became the first female player in Major League Baseball. We learned her secret weapon, which she learned from her father. A player himself, he taught Ginny to throw
There was a reason why Roy Nelson was the betting favorite heading into his heavyweight clash with Antonio Silva last night (Sat., Sept. 24, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 95 live on FOX Sports 1 from Ginasio Nilson Nelson arena in Brasilia, Brazil. The 40-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran packs one of the best punches around and put it to use to knockout "Bigfoot" and earn the second-round finish. But after he captured the memorable stoppage, Nelson ran over to referee John McCarthy and kicked him in the upper leg (shown above, courtesy of UFC on FOX). Nobody has ever done this before and it will probably provoke some sort of fine, but did Nelson do it out of an act of protest?
You might think that Africa’s richest man would be satisfied with his investments. But Nigerian cement tycoon Aliko Dangote, who is worth almost $13 billion (£10bn) according to Forbes, has one ambition that remains unfulfilled—to buy English Premier League club Arsenal. Dangote, 59, and an ardent Arsenal fan, has expressed a desire to purchase the London-based football club multiple times before. The businessman discussed buying a 15.9 percent stake in Arsenal in 2010 before talks with the owners fell through, and said again in 2015 that he hoped to purchase the club “one day at the right price.” But Wednesday, Dangote put a timeframe of within three to four years for his planned attempt to