• Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought
Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

The win was huge for Stewart, age 45, who has announced that 2016 will be his final season in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition. Hamlin finished second in a Toyota and was followed by Joey Logano in a Ford, pole-sitter Carl Edwards and Martin Truex Jr.as Toyota drivers took three of the top-five spots.

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  • Ban match-fixers for life, says Pietersen
Ban match-fixers for life, says Pietersen

That is all we are thinking. "The relationship between the two teams was fractured because we all knew the damage it would do to cricket". But, in the past year, things are getting better and better. " Pakistan would make a big mistake if they take the outcome of the two tour games seriously and treat it as a benchmark for the test series". "T...

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  • Buddy Ryan passes away
Buddy Ryan passes away

Without Buddy Ryan , things might have turned out much differently for Jeff Fisher and, therefore - by extension - the Tennessee Titans. Ryan's twin sons Rex , now the head coach of the Buffalo Bills , and Rob , the Bills' assistant head coach, also have spent decades as National Football League coaches.

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  • McIlroy: 'Got into golf to win,' not grow the game
McIlroy: 'Got into golf to win,' not grow the game

He said he'll make it a "significant goal" to be at Tokyo in 2020. He followed the likes of Rory McIlroy , Jason Day and Dustin Johnson as the top players to drop out due to health concerns stemmed from the Zika virus. Dawson said: "There is no denying that it hurts". "I'm making the decision of what I think is best for me", he said. And the...

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  • Gazey on Nick Kyrgios' attitude: C'mon Man
Gazey on Nick Kyrgios' attitude: C'mon Man

The break came earlier in the second, Murray ignoring his opponent's increasingly loud groans as he played his shots, to once again force him into an error at the net on break point and Kyrgios was in a unusual hurry to play his shots from that point, seeming to lose concentration as the set rapidly ran away from him.

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  • Serena's grand slam wins all a blur
Serena's grand slam wins all a blur

This is awesome". But Mouratoglou believes the crucial factor was Williams finally coming to terms with her US Open loss . The 71st singles title of Williams' astonishing career also moved her within two of Martina Navratilova's all-time record of nine Wimbledon triumphs.

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  • Andy Murray 'playing best tennis of his life' - Leon Smith
Andy Murray 'playing best tennis of his life' - Leon Smith

Andy Murray has made it to the Wimbledon semifinals for the seventh time. Swiss maestro Roger Federer, who had American Sniper actor Bradley Cooper in his player's box on Wednesday, said it was great to have famous faces among the fans.

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  • Georgia's backfield situation uncertain for opener
Georgia's backfield situation uncertain for opener

Smart isn't sure how much either one of them will be available for the September 3 opener against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. He'll catch the ball out of the backfield, he'll do drills, he'll do a lot of thud work. "We have people working with him on that aspect of it". Michel's injury occurred o...

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  • First look at Kevin Durant in Warriors jersey
First look at Kevin Durant in Warriors jersey

The Thunder could have won next year's championship just as easily as the Warriors could have won. Durant doesn't agree with that. There are no shortcuts. I trusted my gut and my instincts. In order to afford to sign Durant, the Warriors needed to let several players leave or trade them. Another trope Durant tackled in his presser was the bipol...

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  • Conte ready for 'exciting adventure' at Chelsea after Italy exit
Conte ready for 'exciting adventure' at Chelsea after Italy exit

And, on the evidence of this shoot-out, they cannot afford to let games go to penalties in the way they used to either. "Usually, we have good penalty takers, although they haven't scored today", Loew told journalists. Downplaying his side's defeat at the hands of Germany in the European Championship, Italy coach Antonio Conte has said there is...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn's position as Labour leader 'untenable', says Ed Miliband
Jeremy Corbyn's position as Labour leader 'untenable', says Ed Miliband

On Monday, Mr Corbyn announced a reshaped shadow cabinet to replace those that had walked out but several positions in his top team remain to be filled after the mass resignations. "The real issue comes down to whether we decide we're a party of power or of protest", Brown told an event organized by the Institute for Public Policy Research.

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  • Keselowski wins at Kentucky Speedway
Keselowski wins at Kentucky Speedway

For some, it was an unusually long night. Just what happened in the Quaker State 400? No discussion of Kentucky Speedway is complete without mentioning Kyle Busch or Brad Keselowski, each of whom has won the 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race twice and loom as the favourites on Saturday night.

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  • Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug
Day motivated by failure to get name on claret jug

The days of Montgomerie challenging for major championships appear long gone - except, of course, on the 50-and-over circuit where he has won three senior majors since 2014. Having a good, experienced caddie really helps in these situations, because you have to keep the clubs and grips dry, manage the umbrella, do all sorts of things.

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  • This Pep Guardiola comment at Manchester City unveiling has caused confusion
This Pep Guardiola comment at Manchester City unveiling has caused confusion

According to reports from the Sunday Mirror , Manchester City's new manager now wants a reunion with the midfielder. "I proved myself in Barcelona and, after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England", the new City boss said.

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  • Sale, Cueto get the All-Star Game nods
Sale, Cueto get the All-Star Game nods

Because the All-Star Game was held in an NL park last year and will be the next two years (Miami and Washington), MLB made the AL the home team. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. 2008 - The 79th All-Star game lasts four hours and 50 minutes, the longest in history. The game also ties with 1967 for most innings played, at 15.

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  • Bulls Used Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler to Get Dwayne Wade?
Bulls Used Rajon Rondo and Jimmy Butler to Get Dwayne Wade?

Wade's letter showed how hard the decision was to leave; Arison's tweet was a far cry from how Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert infamously reacted in 2010 when LeBron James left the Cavaliers for a four-year, four-Finals run in Miami . Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade agreed Wednesday agreed to two-year $47 million contract with the Chicago Bulls. T...

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  • Willian signs new four-year contract at Chelsea
Willian signs new four-year contract at Chelsea

Mourinho, now in charge of Premier League rivals Manchester United of course, has also been linked with a move for the engine room bruiser. "Maybe the discussion went very well so Chelsea in that case said we are ready to give a contract for another year to the leader of the team".

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  • Froome to finish first in France claims Sporting Index
Froome to finish first in France claims Sporting Index

The Tour de France is to feature some of Europe's highest mountains and most spectacular coastal scenery in 2016. "We'll take that decision as the race goes on", he said. Team Sky's Froome, who won the Criterium du Dauphine warm-up race earlier this month, proved a year ago that he could be impervious to outside pressure, hanging on to his le...

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  • Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway
Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway

The Australian, with three Vuelta and two Giro d'Italia stage wins to his name, outsprinted his breakaway companions after 197km from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra, benefiting from the support of two of his Orica-Bike Exchange team mates. "We wanted a bunch sprint finish but we're such a strong group of guys". "The way we work as a team, whoever's up...

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  • Pokémon GO has University of Arizona students glued to their phones
Pokémon GO has University of Arizona students glued to their phones

Niantic , the developer behind the now famous phone game Pokemon Go, has responded to a wave of balcklash over a potential security flaw in the application. This virtually means that the app can do any task, including deleting or editing Google Drive files, viewing contacts and emails, modifying them without permissions and more.

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