NASCAR CUP SERIES HOLLYWOOD CASINO 400
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series’ most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It’s not necessarily a make-or-break moment for Syracuse, but when longtime rival Pittsburgh visits on Friday night there will be plenty at stake for the Orange.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Iowa State’s smothering defense from a year ago is still hauntingly fresh in the memories of West Virginia players. So, too, is Cyclones quarterback Brock Purdy bouncing through the Mountaineers with relative ease.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton knows a win at this weekend’s typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix will go a long way in sealing a sixth Formula One championship.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One driver who just completed his first year in the American open-wheel series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bold-faced names on the Pittsburgh Steelers defense kept repeating the phrase “ball awareness” over and over during the offseason, as if they could somehow speak the goal of creating more turnovers into existence.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer took another hard sack then dragged himself to his feet. He tried to shake the pain out of his right arm before taking a slow walk to his team’s locker room.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn’t even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week.
Scott Dixon and Will Power both declared IndyCar’s new aeroscreen “ready to race” during the first extensive test session for the cockpit protection that will debut next season.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore coach John Harbaugh shared a message that was passed along to young Ravens about the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conference’s coaches and players have different takes.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1,500 instances of decades-old sexual misconduct by a now-deceased Ohio State team doctor were reported last year and this year, the university disclosed Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon didn’t throw a pitch after May 1. Felipe Vázquez headed to his second All-Star Game in July. By September, he was in jail . Clint Hurdle, who spearheaded a renaissance earlier in the decade, went into the last day of a lost season talking enthusiastically ab…
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Vannett slipped ever so briefly. And who could blame him really? It’s been a whirlwind couple of days for the newest Pittsburgh Steelers tight end.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland first-year coach Mike Locksley has no desire to look into the past before leading the Terrapins into Friday night’s matchup with No. 12 Penn State.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner still has the support of his athletic director even after the Yellow Jackets basketball team was slapped with NCAA sanctions Thursday, including a ban on postseason play for upcoming season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The freefalling Chicago Cubs committed five errors, including two in a seven-run seventh inning, and moved to the brink of elimination with a 9-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night that extended their losing streak to seven.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men’s basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two straight losses to open the year, a season-ending injury to the franchise quarterback, and a West Coast trip to face an undefeated team all add up to many people writing off the Pittsburgh Steelers before the end of September.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Heupel calls the growing groundswell of support for 15th-ranked UCF “outside noise.” The coach stressed he can’t control it and orders his players to tune it out even as the weeks pass, the blowouts pile up and the national profile for the current Group of Five darling…
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL’s most prolific recei…
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an IndyCar event already underway. He climbed the stairs, saw challenger Alexander Rossi bogged down in interviews and spread his arms wide as he made his entrance.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are on their way to finishing at the bottom of the AL West, but they plan to do more than merely play out the string over the final two weeks.
STATE COLLEGE — Penn State has so many offensive weapons, so many young receivers, so many talented backs, that maybe, Pat Freiermuth gets overlooked.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trace McSorley looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of a NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Baltimore.
Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman, left, throws to first base after forcing out New York Mets’ Pete Alonso, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 28, 2019, in New York. Robinson Cano was safe at first base on the play.