Category Archives: Regional Sports

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for 3d win since shutdown

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his third victory of the NASCAR season and the 33rd win of his career. Keselowski swapped stage wins with Denny Hamlin and took the checkered flag 1.647 seconds ahead of Hamlin on Sunday. After the victory, Keselowski grabbed a U.S. flag and…Read more »

Thompson, Werenski share lead at 3M Open at 12 under

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski topped the 3M Open leaderboard going onto the weekend. Tony Finau and Talor Gooch climbed within a stroke, and stars Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood struggled again during the second round Friday. In warmer and windier conditions on the quiet, spectator-free TPC Twin Cities course, the…Read more »

Betts gets debut souvenirs, Dodgers top Giants 8-1 in opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts singled for his first hit with Los Angeles and scored the go-ahead run in an 8-1 opening victory over the San Francisco Giants in a fan-less Dodger Stadium. Betts went 1 for 5, a day after signing a $365 million contract covering 2021-32. Kiké Hernández homered and drove in…Read more »

Cole, Stanton lead Yanks past Nats 4-1 in stormy MLB opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic-shortened Major League Baseball season has finally started — with zero fans, Nationals star Juan Soto sidelined by COVID-19 and a 4-1 storm-halted victory for the New York Yankees over reigning champ Washington. Gerrit Cole, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge led the way for the Yankees after a pregame ceremony that…Read more »

Hamlin holds off Keselowski for fifth Cup victory of season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin raced to his series-leading fifth NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Thursday night, passing Kevin Harvick in the closing laps and holding off Brad Keselowski to make it back-to-back victories at Kansas Speedway. Hamlin had struggled the past three weeks, failing to finish better than 12th. But…Read more »

Jack Nicklaus says he tested positive for coronavirus

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he and wife Barbara tested positive for the coronavirus at the onset of the pandemic. Nicklaus says he and wife Barbara stayed at home in Florida from about March 13 until they were “done with it” on April 20. He says he had a sore throat and a…Read more »

Dillon leads 1-2 RCR finish in Cup race before fans at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Austin Dillon and rookie Tyler Reddick gave Richard Childress Racing a 1-2 finish at Texas. Dillon, the owner’s grandson, stayed in front after a restart with two laps to go. Dillon and Reddick were up front for the last three retarts in the closing laps. It was Dillon’s third career…Read more »

Finau, Palmer share lead at Memorial as Tiger hangs on

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tony Finau is taking momentum from last week into the Memorial. He spent last week away from the PGA Tour, but while home in Utah, Finau shot a 59 at Victory Ranch. No one will ever confuse Victory Ranch with Muirfield Village. Finau says the sub-60 round told him he was…Read more »