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Earnhardt thrills Talladega faithful with pole

The roar from the crowd quickly overtook the engine noise as the No. 88 flashed atop the leaderboard at Talladega Superspeedway. The track’s favorite son will start from the pole in what is expected to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final start at the 2.66-mile facility. Earnhardt was fastest in both rounds of single-car qualifying Saturday evening, earning the top spot ...

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Live: 2017 MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix

WELCOME to our live coverage of all the action at the 2017 MotoGP Motul Grand Prix of Japan at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. Johann Zarco produced a sizzling lap Saturday to claim a surprise pole, with MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez qualifying in third.

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Kligerman triumphs in Talladega Trucks

The massive wreck in Turn 1 that gobbled up a pack of trucks in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway spared a part-time driver with one win on his career resume and a lower-budget team fighting for the final spot in the Round of 6 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ Playoff. The part-timer, Parker Kligerman, charged to the front past ...

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Jayhawks' offense silenced in 45-0 loss to Iowa State

AMES, Iowa — David Montgomery ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Iowa State throttled Kansas 45-0 on Saturday for its second straight win. Trever Ryen added a 68-yard punt return for a score for the Cyclones (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), who held the Jayhawks to a season-low 106 yards and shut out a Big 12 opponent for just the ...

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Good birthday present for Girardi: Yankees still playing

HOUSTON (AP) With a mid-October birthday, Joe Girardi hopes to always be involved with baseball on that day. Girardi marked his 53rd birthday Saturday managing the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series in Houston. ”The most significance is we’re playing during my birthday, that I’m not home,” Girardi said before the game. ”I’m happy we’re ...

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Earnhardt reflects on Talladega, Spencer cheating claim

At each of his final stops on the #Appreci88ion tour, Dale Earnhardt Jr. receives a retirement gift from the track. They are supposed to be designed to create an impact in the local community because, after all, there’s nothing NASCAR’s most popular driver actually needs. Then Talladega Superspeedway discovered it had something Earnhardt wanted. Talladega officials presented Earnhardt with the ...

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