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Webster's defines record as "best or most rem-" Hold up. Did I really just try to do the "Webster's defines" thing? You know what a record is. A record is the most. Seventy-three is the record for home runs in a season. Sixty-one used to be the recor

2017-08-21 07:54:24.477

Webster's defines record as "best or most rem-" Hold up. Did I really just try to do the "Webster's defines" thing? You know what a record is. A record is the most. Seventy-three is the record for home runs in a season. Sixty-one used to be the recor



In an alternate universe, an even-handed report on the Pacific Classic at Del Mar would go something like this: "The swift chestnut Collected ran his 2017 record to a perfect 4 and 0 on Saturday with a half-length victory over his heavily favored st

2017-08-21 15:31:14.617

In an alternate universe, an even-handed report on the Pacific Classic at Del Mar would go something like this: "The swift chestnut Collected ran his 2017 record to a perfect 4 and 0 on Saturday with a half-length victory over his heavily favored st



A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Lincoln, Neb. Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo -- Full recap Unifies all four junior welterweight titles Records: Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs); Indongo (2

2017-08-21 06:39:46.587

A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Lincoln, Neb. Terence Crawford KO3 Julius Indongo -- Full recap Unifies all four junior welterweight titles Records: Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs); Indongo (2



An eclectic, and bunched, leaderboard coupled with the will-they-or-won't-they drama of players trying to keep their jobs surprisingly turned the Wyndham Championship into compelling theater, but it still paled in comparison with the Solheim Cup, whi

2017-08-20 14:26:10.823

An eclectic, and bunched, leaderboard coupled with the will-they-or-won't-they drama of players trying to keep their jobs surprisingly turned the Wyndham Championship into compelling theater, but it still paled in comparison with the Solheim Cup, whi



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch put his fingers in his ears. He didn't need to hear the boos as they showered down on him more than the confetti in the makeshift Bristol Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He heard those boos earlier Saturday in driver intro

2017-08-19 21:35:32.593

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch put his fingers in his ears. He didn't need to hear the boos as they showered down on him more than the confetti in the makeshift Bristol Motor Speedway Victory Lane. He heard those boos earlier Saturday in driver intro



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to

2017-08-19 07:31:54.317

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Three races left in the NASCAR regular season. Three playoff spots remain. For all intents and purposes, there are four drivers competing for three playoff spots on points as 13 drivers have qualified for the postseason thanks to



BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Danica Patrick enjoyed one of her best days as a NASCAR Cup driver when she finished ninth at Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2015. That doesn't mean she enjoys Bristol all that much. She has only one other top-20 finish in her 10 c

2017-08-17 12:49:26.307

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Danica Patrick enjoyed one of her best days as a NASCAR Cup driver when she finished ninth at Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2015. That doesn't mean she enjoys Bristol all that much. She has only one other top-20 finish in her 10 c



Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles. He was an extra in "Slap Shot." In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take one. Wayne Gretzky once cited Boudreau -- who averaged more than 100 points a season for the Toronto Marlboros of the Onta

2017-08-18 09:58:12.773

Bruce Boudreau is ubiquitous in hockey circles. He was an extra in "Slap Shot." In fact, he even taught Paul Newman how to take one. Wayne Gretzky once cited Boudreau -- who averaged more than 100 points a season for the Toronto Marlboros of the Onta



"Just don't go on about me never winning the big one," said John Sadler, adding a grin that told you he was in on the plot. And I won't. There is no good reason to point out that Sadler is to racing what Sergio Garcia was to golf, at least until the

2017-08-17 11:42:43.703

"Just don't go on about me never winning the big one," said John Sadler, adding a grin that told you he was in on the plot. And I won't. There is no good reason to point out that Sadler is to racing what Sergio Garcia was to golf, at least until the



COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- In the northwest crevice of Idaho, among swaths of national forests and lakes encircled by lanky pine trees, there is only one indoor hockey rink. Until 2008, it was called the Kyro Ice Facility, part of the Kootenai Yout

2017-08-17 10:58:33.480

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- In the northwest crevice of Idaho, among swaths of national forests and lakes encircled by lanky pine trees, there is only one indoor hockey rink. Until 2008, it was called the Kyro Ice Facility, part of the Kootenai Yout



WHITEFISH, Montana -- A thousand miles north of Las Vegas, the NHL's newest owner, Bill Foley, sits in a conference room overlooking powder blue mountains. Although many associate the Vegas Golden Knights with a flashy arena, glittery attra

2017-08-17 07:05:16.197

WHITEFISH, Montana -- A thousand miles north of Las Vegas, the NHL's newest owner, Bill Foley, sits in a conference room overlooking powder blue mountains. Although many associate the Vegas Golden Knights with a flashy arena, glittery attra



The Portsmouth High Patriots, like almost every high school baseball team, kept a trick play in their pocket. Theirs was called the "phantom pickoff throw": The pitcher would spin as if making a pickoff attempt but keep the ball tucked in his glove.

2017-08-09 12:43:01.370

The Portsmouth High Patriots, like almost every high school baseball team, kept a trick play in their pocket. Theirs was called the "phantom pickoff throw": The pitcher would spin as if making a pickoff attempt but keep the ball tucked in his glove.



KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Robert Yates was meticulous as an engine builder and pretty feisty as a car owner. If people bet against him, they did so at their own risk. He is taking that same attitude as he battles liver cancer. "It's tough," the 74-year

2017-08-15 19:36:04.510

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- Robert Yates was meticulous as an engine builder and pretty feisty as a car owner. If people bet against him, they did so at their own risk. He is taking that same attitude as he battles liver cancer. "It's tough," the 74-year



1. The best of the best Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas won the four major championships in 2017. A victory in a major by itself makes it a great year, and any other wins -- Spieth has two others, Thomas three -- turns

2017-08-16 11:17:10.837

1. The best of the best Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas won the four major championships in 2017. A victory in a major by itself makes it a great year, and any other wins -- Spieth has two others, Thomas three -- turns



LARAMIE, Wyo. -- On Nov. 20, 2014, near the end of Josh Allen's first season at junior college, he sent emails imploring someone -- anyone, really -- to give him a chance to be a Division I quarterback. The recipient list included not only every FBS

2017-07-20 15:23:16.883

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- On Nov. 20, 2014, near the end of Josh Allen's first season at junior college, he sent emails imploring someone -- anyone, really -- to give him a chance to be a Division I quarterback. The recipient list included not only every FBS



I have always enjoyed a mixture of music. A quick peek inside my iPhone reveals everything from Chris Stapleton to U2; I enjoy Stevie Nicks as well as Lord Huron. As I grow older, I appreciate more of the words and meaning from the music I&n

2017-08-15 11:08:40.267

I have always enjoyed a mixture of music. A quick peek inside my iPhone reveals everything from Chris Stapleton to U2; I enjoy Stevie Nicks as well as Lord Huron. As I grow older, I appreciate more of the words and meaning from the music I&n