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  • NHRA Qualifying

    Friday At Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Qualifying will continue Saturday for Sunday’s final eliminations. Top Fuel 1. Antron Brown, 3.707 seconds, 326.95 mph. 2. Dave Connolly, 3.713, 329.10. 3. J.R. Todd, 3.724, 328.30. 4. Steve…

  • Jack Beckman leads Funny Car qualifying in Sonoma

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beckman led Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals with a track-record time of 3.921 seconds at 323.43 mph in a Dodge Charger. Antron Brown was the…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Friday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarterfinals Denis Kudla, United States, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-5, 6-0. John Isner (1), United States, def. Ricardas Berankis,…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Friday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarterfinals Denis Kudla, United States, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-5, 6-0. John Isner (1), United States, def. Ricardas Berankis,…

  • John Isner advances to Atlanta Open semifinals

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time defending champion John Isner ran his Atlanta Open winning streak to 10 matches Friday, riding his big serve to a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Ricardis Berankis. The top-seeded Isner had…

  • WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

    “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper,…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Friday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Quarterfinals Denis Kudla, United States, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 7-5, 6-0. John Isner (1), United States, def. Ricardas Berankis,…

  • USC not worried by another year of sky-high preseason hopes

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Even before coach Pete Carroll’s dynasty had died, Southern California began a yearly cycle of sky-high preseason hopes and comparatively disappointing results. After Carroll left and the Trojans became hamstrung by…

  • Hurley hits the ground running with Sun Devils

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bobby Hurley’s arrival at Arizona State created a buzz in the desert and drew national attention to a program often overshadowed by its rival to the south. Before the initial fanfare…

  • Washington St’s Leach ready for another entertaining season

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Looking for a date in the greater Spokane area? Washington State coach Mike Leach has a few ideas. In Leach’s world, there’s never a shortage of wild ideas. When he was…

  • Oregon’s Helfrich keeping quiet about new QB as Ducks return

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — If former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams is the next starting quarterback at Oregon, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich isn’t saying. Helfrich wouldn’t address Adams’ status with the program, his prospects…

  • Local favorite Tom Lehman leads 3M Championship

    BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The past couple of years have not been happy homecomings for Tom Lehman. Things are off to a much better start this time. The local favorite shot an 8-under 64 on…

  • Zettel will keep taking down ball carriers, but not trees

    CHICAGO (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Anthony Zettel can drive a golf ball more than 300 yards, throw a football about 60 yards and is one of the best basketball players on the football…

  • Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he…

  • Kenny Wallace preps for final NASCAR race

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR’s second-tier circuit than anyone — and yet he might be known more for his TV work than his racing career. Wallace will get…