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Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

Nov. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be like Mike,...

Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

Nov. 17, 2019 9:07 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted to soak in the moment with his true fans. He didn’t do his customary bow to the crowd,...

Sticky Situation: Hamlin’s title run ends with tape gaffe

Nov. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape. Hamlin's air of confidence came across the team radio when he boasted the race "ain't (bleepin') over" as he made a late push to the lead. Except it was, his Toyota stuck on pit road steaming like a kettle because a...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

Nov. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years...

Dead Heat: No clear favorite in NASCAR championship race

Nov. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media obligations and return his focus to the finale. But there was one final question from the back of the room: UFC fighter Colby Covington had crashed the event and wanted a tip...

NFL Notes: Jets' Beachum helps tackle water issues in Newark

Nov. 15, 2019 1:25 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum showed up in downtown Newark earlier this week with the greatest gift he could provide. Water. Lots and lots of bottles of it. New Jersey's largest city is dealing with a serious drinking water issue, stemming from the old lead pipes through which it flows into...

NASCAR’s final 4 in fun mode ahead of championship race

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money three days before the race. Busch and teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were stuck in New York City traffic with Kevin Harvick and the Joe Gibbs Racing trio decided Busch...

Flynn, Mensah help SDSU beat Grand Canyon, 86-61

Nov. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — First a win at BYU and then finally, a win against pesky Grand Canyon. It’s been a big five-day stretch for San Diego State, which dominated inside and outside against Grand Canyon to win 86-61 Tuesday night. Malachi Flynn and Nathan Mensah each scored 14 points. KJ Feagin added 13...

A rarity: Lillard, Russell both top 50-point mark in losses

Nov. 9, 2019 1:57 AM EST

A career-best for Damian Lillard. A career-best for D'Angelo Russell. And neither was enough, on a wacky Friday in the NBA. Lillard scored a franchise-record 60 for Portland in its loss to Brooklyn, Russell had 52 in Golden State's loss at Minnesota — and those efforts added up to an absolute NBA rarity....

Kemba Walker: MJ will always be "special guy in my life"

Nov. 8, 2019 2:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker says he holds no ill feelings toward Michael Jordan, even though the Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion decided not to keep him in Charlotte by paying him a $221 million supermax contract. In fact, Walker only has love for Jordan. "MJ is always going to be a special...