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Monster Energy Series team rosters for Bristol Night Race
Monster Energy Series team rosters for Bristol Night Race

NASCAR announced before the season that it will standardize at-track team rosters across all three national series in 2018, providing a structure for the number of personnel working on each vehicle during the course of a race weekend. Official team rosters for Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

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Eagles' Rodney McLeod, Nigel Bradham confused, frustrated by NFL's new helmet rule

If you're confused and frustrated by the NFL's new helmet rule, you're not alone. By Derrick Gunn

Bryce Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4
Bryce Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, Glover earned the save in the first opportunity since Madson was placed on the disabled list, and the Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over the Cardinals Thursday night.

Rangers turn the sort of triple play that has not been done in 106 years
Rangers turn the sort of triple play that has not been done in 106 years

A triple play in which the batter was not even retired

NASCAR penalizes four drivers in first Cup practice at Bristol
NASCAR penalizes four drivers in first Cup practice at Bristol

They will miss the last 15 minutes of practice after their cars failed prerace inspection twice at Michigan

Tour de France winner Thomas to lead Tour of Germany field
Tour de France winner Thomas to lead Tour of Germany field

Geraint Thomas said on Friday that he will make his first stage-race appearance since his stunning Tour de France victory in next week's Tour of Germany. Thomas's presence will boost the profile of the Tour of Germany, which is back on the cycling calender after a ten-year hiatus. "I've

And That Happened: Thursday
And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

The Phillies had 24 reasons to hide their faces during the first game of their doubleheader against the Mets

Why Does Justin Thomas Do This Before Every Swing?
Why Does Justin Thomas Do This Before Every Swing?

Perhaps you've noticed Justin Thomas' recent swing change-or should we say "pre-swing" change. Thomas recently explained to Golf Digest that he's checking to make sure the clubface is rotating upward, not pointing to the ground, which would be closed. Thomas says the purpose of stopping and feeling this position is to boost his chances of swinging through it on the backswing.

NASCAR
NASCAR's Friday schedule at Bristol Motor Speedway

Cup qualifying is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Retiring Kasey Kahne turned down Stewart-Haas NASCAR team approach
Retiring Kasey Kahne turned down Stewart-Haas NASCAR team approach

Retiring NASCAR Cup driver Kasey Kahne turned down an approach from leading team Stewart-Haas Racing for 2019

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. ''I do it regularly, being red-haired

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day
NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. "I do it regularly, being red-haired with

Marco Andretti secures new Andretti Autosport IndyCar deal
Marco Andretti secures new Andretti Autosport IndyCar deal

Marco Andretti has signed a new multi-year contract to remain with Andretti Autosport in its Bryan Herta affiliated IndyCar team

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018
Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Consider the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn.

FA deserve praise for England
FA deserve praise for England's World Cup performance - Wright

Former England striker Ian Wright says the FA deserve credit for England's run to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Rain may plague Saturday night
Rain may plague Saturday night's NASCAR race at Thunder Valley

This year's final NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be threatened by rain and thunderstorms on Saturday night.

Dose: Urena Faces the Music
Dose: Urena Faces the Music

Jose Urena was handed a six-game suspension for drilling Ronald Acuna, but did he get off too easy? Jesse Pantuosco discusses in Friday's Dose.

Halep through but Stephens exits in Cincinnati
Halep through but Stephens exits in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep returned to sew up victory over Ajla Tomljanovic on Thursday after their second round match at the Cincinnati Open had been suspended the previous day due to rain, while reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens was knocked out in the third round by Elise Mertens.

Yankees feel the heat, hope to rebound vs. Jays

When Aaron Judge fractured his right wrist July 26, first place in the American League East was within striking distance and the fallback option of hosting the wild-card game seemed fairly secure for the New York Yankees. Three weeks later, winning the AL East does not appear to be a reality and suddenly

Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati
Dominant Del Potro into third round at rainy Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro quickly dispatched South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-2 6-3 on Thursday in a Cincinnati Open second-round match carried over from the previous day because of inclement weather. Bad weather continued to play havoc with the evening schedule as second seed Roger Federer's

D-backs carry Ray of hope into clash with Padres

On Aug. 10, the Arizona Diamondbacks departed Phoenix on a nine-game road trip that was packed for opportunity. All the games would be played against teams trailing their respective divisions -- Cincinnati, Texas and San Diego. The Diamondbacks lost two of three in Cincinnati and split a short two-game

Angels-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers, as expected, activated right fielder Nomar Mazara from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday prior to their contest with the Los Angeles Angels, and Mazara immediately produced the spark he was expected to provide, pounding a two-run home run in his first at-bat. It was Mazara'

After giving up 30 runs in 1 day, Phillies actually gain ground in race
After giving up 30 runs in 1 day, Phillies actually gain ground in race

Baseball can be a funny game and Thursday was case in point as the Phillies actually gained ground in the playoff race despite allowing 30 runs over a doubleheader with the Mets. By Jim Salisbury

Twins try to again lay lumber on Tigers

Joe Mauer will be in the Minnesota Twins' lineup Friday night and he'll probably be in there the rest of the weekend, too, as the Twins continue a four-game series with the Tigers at Target Field. "I'm looking forward to going out and competing tonight," he told the St. Paul Pioneer

Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1
Buchholz pitches four-hitter, Diamondbacks beat Padres 5-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Dose: Preseason Week Two
Dose: Preseason Week Two

Ryan McDowell covers the early slate of preseason's second week.

Big Ten Win Totals: OSU, Penn State and Wisconsin Have Little Room for Error
Big Ten Win Totals: OSU, Penn State and Wisconsin Have Little Room for Error

The Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the best teams in college football last season and were favored in every game, but slipped up twice in a 10-2 straight up and 5-7 against the spread regular season. This year's Buckeyes will try to avoid the mistakes and get back into the hunt for a national..

Storm clinch top playoff seed with win over Liberty

The Seattle Storm have weathered the ... uh, storm. After having played nine of their past 10 games on the road, the league-leading Storm (24-8) return home for the final two games of the regular season with a two-game lead over Atlanta and their magic number to clinch the top seed in the WNBA playoffs

Storm clinch top playoff seed with win over Liberty

The Seattle Storm have weathered the ... uh, storm. After having played nine of their past 10 games on the road, the league-leading Storm (24-8) return home for the final two games of the regular season with a two-game lead over Atlanta and their magic number to clinch the top seed in the WNBA playoffs

Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Bristol
Johnny Sauter wins Truck race at Bristol

Johnny Sauter passed a faltering John Hunter Nemechek with five laps remaining to win his fifth Truck series race of the season.

Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol
Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Johnny Sauter took the lead with five laps left when John Hunter Nemechek slowed because of late fuel pump issues, then held off Stewart Friesen on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season.

Giants place Dereck Rodriguez on DL due to injury sustained during altercation with Dodgers

Giants rookie pitcher Dereck Rodriguez suffered a strained hamstring during Tuesday's altercation with the Dodgers and has been placed on the DL.

Dream look to keep rolling at Phoenix without McCoughtry

The toughest challenge for the Atlanta Dream, one of the WNBA's hottest teams that has won six straight games and 14 out of their last 15 games, is preparing for the playoffs without injured standout forward Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry, who was averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists

Dream look to keep rolling at Phoenix without McCoughtry

The toughest challenge for the Atlanta Dream, one of the WNBA's hottest teams that has won six straight games and 14 out of their last 15 games, is preparing for the playoffs without injured standout forward Angel McCoughtry. McCoughtry, who was averaging 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists

Takeaways from Patriots-Eagles: No signs of rust for Brady
Takeaways from Patriots-Eagles: No signs of rust for Brady

Here are five quick-hitting takeaways from the all-important Super Bowl LII rematch at Gillette Stadium . . .

Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4
Harper drives in 3, Nationals snap skid, beat Cardinals 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bryce Harper had three hits and drove in three runs, and a beleaguered bullpen held on as the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Phillies use bats to rebound from debacle for doubleheader split with Mets
Phillies use bats to rebound from debacle for doubleheader split with Mets

The Phillies regrouped from a rough showing in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader to earn a 9-6 win over the Mets in the nightcap for the split. By Jim Salisbury

Acuna HR streak ends, Rockies rally past Braves 5-3
Acuna HR streak ends, Rockies rally past Braves 5-3

Colorado snapped Ronald Acuna Jr.'s home run streak and Atlanta's five-game winning streak, rallying for three unearned runs in the ninth inning to beat the Braves 5-3 on Thursday night. David Dahl homered in the third and capped the winning rally with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Brach

Dodgers, Mariners gear up for series between playoff contenders

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners both had Thursday off entering their three-game series at Safeco Field. The Dodgers ended a five-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings. Brian Dozier's sacrifice fly brought home the winning run.

Aces, Wings both on bubble ahead of battle

With two regular-season games remaining, the Las Vegas Aces and the free-falling Dallas Wings are playing for the eighth and final WNBA playoff spot Friday night at the College Park Center in Dallas. Both have 14-18 records, but the Wings have lost nine straight games, leading to the firing of head

Aces, Wings both on bubble ahead of battle

With two regular-season games remaining, the Las Vegas Aces and the free-falling Dallas Wings are playing for the eighth and final WNBA playoff spot Friday night at the College Park Center in Dallas. Both have 14-18 records, but the Wings have lost nine straight games, leading to the firing of head

Johnny Sauter wins Bristol Truck Series race as playoffs field is set
Johnny Sauter wins Bristol Truck Series race as playoffs field is set

Johnny Sauter won the final race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and claimed the regular-season championship. John Hunter Nemechek won Stages 1 and 2 and was leading with fewer than 10 laps to go but faded late with a mechanical issue,

Johnny Sauter wins at Bristol, enters Truck playoffs as No. 1 seed
Johnny Sauter wins at Bristol, enters Truck playoffs as No. 1 seed

Johnny Sauter showed why he's the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season champion and top seed entering the playoffs.

Mystics eye strong closing weekend starting with Sparks

Washington and Los Angeles know their seasons will extend after Sunday, the end of the regular season. The Mystics (21-11) have won seven straight and are one game behind the second-place Atlanta Dream (22-10) with two games to go.

Mystics eye strong closing weekend starting with Sparks

Washington and Los Angeles know their seasons will extend after Sunday, the end of the regular season. The Mystics (21-11) have won seven straight and are one game behind the second-place Atlanta Dream (22-10) with two games to go.

One To Go: Sauter wins regular-season finale
One To Go: Sauter wins regular-season finale

Johnny Sauter holds off Stewart Friesen to win the Camping World Truck Series regular-season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway to pick up his fifth victory of the year.

Every Sam Darnold throw | Preseason Week 2
Every Sam Darnold throw | Preseason Week 2

Watch every throw from New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold during Preseason Week 2 versus the Washington Redskins.

2018 NASCAR Truck playoff grid set
2018 NASCAR Truck playoff grid set

Take a look at the eight drivers who will battle for the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.

Lynx-Sun meeting could be playoff preview

Connecticut fans get a chance to pay tribute to former Sun Lindsay Whelan Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. Whelan, who announced her WNBA retirement earlier this week, and the Minnesota Lynx visit Uncasville, Conn., Friday night, but could find themselves coming back depending on what happens in the

Lynx-Sun meeting could be playoff preview

Connecticut fans get a chance to pay tribute to former Sun Lindsay Whelan Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. Whelan, who announced her WNBA retirement earlier this week, and the Minnesota Lynx visit Uncasville, Conn., Friday night, but could find themselves coming back depending on what happens in the

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