July 9, 2013 |
RECENTLY ACQUIRED Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from "hackers. " The Stars said in a statement yesterday that they had "addressed the issue directly" with Seguin. The tweet showed up on his account Saturday and was quickly removed. Seguin posted an apology on Twitter and said he was temporarily shutting down his account because of "repeated attempts by 'hackers' to try to damage my reputation. " Seguin, 21, was traded to Dallas by Boston last week, just days after Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli criticized the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft as needing to be a "better pro. " Dallas made the seven-player deal because it needs centers, and Seguin figures to be on the Stars' first line.
June 10, 2013
Trevor Bayne rallied to win the rain-plagued NASCAR Nationwide-DuPont Pioneer 250 race in Newton, Iowa, on Sunday, becoming just the third series regular to win this season. Bayne caught pole-sitter Austin Dillon with 11 laps to go and hung on for his second career win and first of 2013. Dillon was second, followed by Elliott Sadler , Sam Hornish Jr ., and Kyle Larson in the first Nationwide race of the year without a Sprint Cup driver. The race, scheduled for Saturday night, was washed out by rain.
June 10, 2013 |
A VOLUNTEER track worker at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal died yesterday after being run over by a crane removing a car from the course after the checkered flag. The man, who wasn't immediately identified, died after being taken by helicopter to a hospital. "The worker was helping to recover a car, which had stopped during the race," F1 spokesman Matteo Bonciani said. "The recovery vehicle had lifted the car to return it to the pits and while doing this the worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up. As he did this, he stumbled and was hit and run over.
April 22, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth captured his second consecutive race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Kasey Kahne in the STP 400 to become the third straight Sprint Cup driver to win from the pole. Points leader Jimmie Johnson was third with a car that kept getting better during green-flag runs. Martin Truex Jr. finished fourth, and Clint Bowyer was fifth. IndyCar LONG BEACH, Calif. - Carlos Munoz won the crash-filled Indy Lights race at Long Beach. Gabby Chavez was second.
March 25, 2013 |
FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Busch earned his first victory of the season at Fontana on Sunday after rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wrecked on the final lap in a thrilling NASCAR finish. Hamlin and Logano made contact while they raced side-by-side in the final lap of their first race since the drivers confronted each other last week at Bristol. Logano hit the outside wall and Hamlin hit the inside wall, with Hamlin getting attention in an ambulance and eventually being airlifted to a hospital.
November 27, 2012
Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA Tour money titles. The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total of 23-under 265 at the season-ending tournament. Rose, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, surged into contention after shooting a course-record 62 that included an eagle and eight birdies.
November 19, 2012
The Miami Marlins are planning on having Juan Pierre take a physical on Monday, amid reports that they have agreed on a $1.6 million, one-year deal that would reunite them with the 35-year-old who played with the Phils last season. Pierre stole 37 bases last season, tied for fifth in the National League. Pete Rose's copy of the 1990 agreement in which he accepted a lifetime ban from baseball failed to sell at auction because no bid met the minimum. Goldin Auctions said Sunday the highest bid was $236,000, a price that would have been raised to $258,600, including the auctioneer's 10 percent fee. NCAA: The University of Maryland's board of regents is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the school's possibly leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Big Ten. If Maryland approves the move and applies for admission, Rutgers is expected to follow suit and leave the Big East.
October 15, 2012 |
THE UNITED Arab Emirates Football Association has demanded an apology after a story on the Asian Football Confederation website referred to its national side as the "Sand Monkeys. " General Secretary Yousuf Abdulla on Sunday called the wording in Friday's 2015 Asian Cup profile an "unfortunate affair" that "revealed some racist acts by some AFC officials. " An AFC spokesman said the wording was immediately removed once editors were made aware of it. He called it a "genuine mistake" inserted by a new website writer who had seen "Sand Monkeys" wrongly listed as the team's nickname on its Wikipedia page.
November 14, 2011 |
Kasey Kahne snapped an 81-race winless streak Sunday by holding off championship contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Stewart dominated the race, leading 160 of the 312 laps, but had to pit for gas with 18 laps remaining. He then had to work his way back to the front, and used a late pass of Jeff Burton to finish third, right behind Edwards. The points margin didn't change, and Edwards goes into next weekend's season finale at Homestead leading Stewart by three points.
October 31, 2011 |
Tony Stewart passed Jimmie Johnson on a restart with three laps to go in the TUMS Fast Relief 500 in Martinsville, Va., on Sunday and surged into contention for his third NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with three races left. The victory was the third for Stewart in the first seven races of the 10-race playoffs, and he was easily the leading benefactor as the points race was significantly jumbled. Stewart moved from 19 points behind leader Carl Edwards and in fourth place to just eight points behind in second as several contenders got caught up in a season-high 18 caution flags.