Schedule: Sunday, race (FOX, 12:30 p
NASCAR SPRINT CUP Best Buy 400 Site: Dover, Del. Schedule: Sunday, race (FOX, 12:30 p.m.). Track: Dover Downs International Speedway (oval, 1 mile, 24 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 400 miles, 400 laps. Last race: Tony Stewart suffered his second heartbreaking defeat of the season when a flat tire late in the Coca-Cola 600 handed Kasey Kahne the victory in NASCAR's longest race of the year. Stewart, who lost ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are 3-15-23-29-42
Lottery numbers DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are 3-15-23-29-42. The Powerball was 17. The Power Play was 4. The estimated jackpot was $33.8 million. HOT LOTTO: The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in "Hot Lotto" are 1-17-21-23-25. The Hot Ball was 6. The estimated jackpot was $1.15 million. KANSAS CASH: The winning numbers were 22-25-26-29-31. The Super Cashball was 22. The estima...
Wind is the threat at British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Adam Scott and Justin Rose, friends since they were teenagers and top contenders in this British Open without Tiger Woods, passed each other on the putting green Wednesday and stopped to discuss their final day of preparation.
"Did you play?" Rose said.
"Nine holes," Scott said with a smile, his hand on the bill of his cap to keep it from blowing off. "Not much point today."
That was more than Rose had on his agenda...
The matchup that might have been
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marquee starters were long gone. So were nearly all the other pitchers. His bullpen empty, National League manager Clint Hurdle approached David Wright and asked whether he had the right stuff to take the mound and close out the All-Star game. Did the New York Mets third baseman think chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon or general manager Omar Minaya would mind? "Don't worry," Wright remembered saying. "They're probably sl...
Favre wants to play somewhere else
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brett Favre finally is speaking for himself: He wants to play but doesn't feel welcome in Green Bay, so he's asking to be released.
The quarterback's first substantial comments on his latest retirement decision reversal come in an interview with Fox News on "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."
"I am guilty of retiring early and there is a reason for that," Favre said, according to an excerpt provided to The Associated Pr...
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Kenny Perry was signing autographs when he heard his cue. The crowd roared and his luck took another turn for the better, just as it appeared to be running out.
Brad Adamonis had just missed the potential winning putt, meaning Perry had another shot after nearly blowing the John Deere Classic on Sunday.
This time, he took advantage.
Perry beat Adamonis and Jay Williamson in a one-hole playoff and escaped with his third vi...
Lee, Sheets to start game
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee ace Ben Sheets were picked as the starting pitchers for tonight's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium. Lee is 12-2 with a 2.31 ERA, a remarkable resurgence after the left-hander was demoted to the minors last season. He was chosen by American League manager Terry Francona of Boston. "I'm just honored to be here, to be honest with you," Lee said Monday. "To get the start is just ...
1. Hanley Ramirez Florida ss
All-Star Lineups National League 1. Hanley Ramirez Florida ss 2. Chase Utley Philadelphia 2b 3. Lance Berkman Houston 1b 4. Albert Pujols St. Louis dh 5. Chipper Jones Atlanta 3b 6. Matt Holliday Colorado rf 7. Ryan Braun Milwaukee lf 8. Kosuke Fukudome Chicago cf 9. Geovany Soto Chicago c P Ben Sheets Milwaukee rhp ------ American League 1. Ichiro Suzuki Seattle rf 2. Derek Jeter New York ss 3. Josh Hamilton Texas c...
Australian takes Tour lead
HAUTACAM, France (AP) -- Bruised and sore and aching from head to ankles, Cadel Evans stood on the podium with tears in his eyes and a yellow jersey on his back.
The Australian took the overall lead Monday in the Tour de France after a punishing 10th stage through the Pyrenees. His surge to the front came a day after he tumbled over his handlebars, leaving him with a cracked helmet and a body coated with cuts. He feared his Tour de France was...
KU awarded $127,000
LAWRENCE (AP) -- A federal jury ruled Monday that a Lawrence clothing store must pay the University of Kansas $127,000 for trademark infringement for selling unlicensed Jayhawk-related merchandise.
After two days of deliberations, the eight-person jury ruled that Larry Sinks, owner of Joe-College.com, had infringed on the university's trademark by selling unlicensed T-shirts online and through his store.
"We agree with the jury that all three...
Wingnuts manager suspended
WICHITA (AP) -- A Kansas minor league baseball manager was suspended for four games Friday for an on-field tirade with an umpire that left him standing on the field in his red socks. Wichita Wingnuts manager Kash Beauchamp was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday's doubleheader nightcap for arguing with umpire Blake Felix. The manager took exception to a strike call, threw down his hat and charged toward the plate from the third-base c...
Perry sizzles,Creamer still hot
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) -- Kenny Perry again sizzled following a sluggish start and was two strokes off the lead Friday after the second round of the John Deere Classic.
Playing as well as anyone on the PGA Tour the past two months, the 47-year-old Perry birdied six of his final 10 holes while shooting 5-under 66. That put him in a three-way tie for second place at 11-under 131 with first-round co-leader Charlie Wi (67) and Eric Axley (66).
Kirchen makes history in Tour
SUPER-BESSE, France (AP) -- Kim Kirchen became the first Luxembourg rider in 50 years to take the yellow jersey in the Tour de France while Riccardo Ricco of Italy sprinted to a mountaintop victory Thursday in the sixth stage.
Kirchen claimed the overall lead after Stefan Schumacher fell in the final yards. The German had worn the yellow jersey for two days since winning Tuesday's time trial.
Ricco was one second ahead of two top riders -- Al...
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) -- Paula Creamer knew she was playing well. She was surprised just how well. Creamer birdied nine of the last 11 holes, including the final three, for a course-record 60 on the par-71 Highland Meadows layout Thursday. She held a five-stroke lead after the opening round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. Only after she finished did she realize how close she came to golf's magic number of 59. "I didn't know it was ...
Cavendish gets first Tour win
CHATEAUROUX, France (AP) -- His dream was within reach and Mark Cavendish didn't let it get away.
The British sprinter had been frustrated Monday when his chance to win a stage of this year's Tour de France was thwarted by a breakaway. On Wednesday, he got revenge by recording his first victory in cycling's premier race.
The Team Columbia rider took the fifth stage in a sprint after a three-rider breakaway that led almost the entire way in th...
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 5-7-31-49-53
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 5-7-31-49-53. The Powerball was 14. The Power Play was 4.
The estimated jackpot was $20 million.
HOT LOTTO: The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in "Hot Lotto" are: 2-6-10-24-26. The Hot Ball was 18.
The estimated jackpot was $1.05 million.
SUPER KANSAS CASH: 13-16-18-23-32 Super Cashball was 18. There was no winner of the $160,000 jackpot, and the next jackpot w...
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Tuesday's Late Game
White Sox 8, Royals 7, 13 innings
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Thome dh 5 3 4 0 Gathright cf 1 0 0 0
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Richard Petty made his NASCAR debut 50 years ago on a half-mile track in South Carolina, qualifying 13th in a car with the roof cut off.
He wasn't wearing cowboy boots. He wasn't walking around in a hat adorned with ostrich feathers. He wasn't even sporting dark sunglasses.
He was a tall, lanky, 21-year-old who wanted a chance to drive. He finished sixth -- five laps behind the winner -- and earned $200.
"I got better," P...