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Bengals RB Mark Walton is facing a drug charge in Florida

Feb. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors say Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a marijuana possession charge in Florida. Walton was arrested late Friday on an unrelated battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a Miami couple about his SUV blocking a parking garage entrance. The drug...

Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Feb. 18, 2019 11:46 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the...

Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Feb. 18, 2019 2:17 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a...

Pro football returns to San Diego, along with tailgating

Feb. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two years after the Chargers left their home of 56 seasons, pro football returned to San Diego on a cold, rainy winter Sunday, with a different dynamic mixed in with a beloved local tradition. On the field at SDCCU Stadium, the San Diego Fleet of the new Alliance of American Football,...

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Feb. 17, 2019 9:23 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR's biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in...

The Latest: Johnson wrecked trying to pit in Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Jimmie Johnson's chances of winning a third Daytona 500 ended with a strange accident on pit road. Johnson was running near the front of the field and trying to pit when Cody Ware and his Rick Ware Racing teammate...

McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive

Feb. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier. The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and...

Adam Silver's annual NBA address keys on competitive balance

Feb. 16, 2019 9:10 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Milwaukee has the best record in the NBA, Denver has its coaching staff at the All-Star Game and Sacramento is in position to end the league's longest current playoff drought. Overseeing a league that has wanted competitive balance, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes what he's seeing...

Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp 'all in' on baseball

Feb. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...

Daytona 500 announces 4th consecutive sellout

Feb. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fourth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Saturday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 61st running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says "this is a tribute to our...