5:35 PM ET Nick Wagoner Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Rams for nine years for stlouisrams.com Previously covered University of Missouri football Member of Pro Football Writers of America Kyle Bonagura Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the Pac-12. Joined ESPN in 2014. Attended Washington State University. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — For at least the next
1:20 PM ET PARIS — The champion jockey of British horse racing was banned from riding for three months on Friday following a positive test for cocaine. The punishment was handed down by France Galop, four months after Oisin Murphy returned a positive test for metabolites of the drug in a test undertaken at Chantilly.
7:02 PM ET Associated Press PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan — Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the National Hockey League, has died after fighting COVID-19. He was 86. Sasakamoose’s son, Neil, said in a video posted on Facebook that his father died Tuesday in Prince Albert. “This COVID virus just did so much
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen is back on his bike after suffering serious injuries in a crash in August’s Tour of Poland. The 24-year-old was in an induced coma and spent a week in intensive care after he was pitched through a barrier and into spectators following a tangle with Jumbo-Visma’s Dylan Groenewegen. “It has been
Warning: This article contains offensive language. Scandals and controversies have followed British Cycling around like bikes on a track for quite a while now, the latest coming this month when a senior coach was sacked for gross misconduct. In the wake of the announcement, Stephen Park, performance director for the governing body, tweeted about the
2:36 PM ET Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series — with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the
The venue is seen as the most important “legacy outcome” of the city’s 2002 Commonwealth Games, the Local Democracy Reporter Service said.
6:13 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs says president Kevin Flanery will retire at the end of this year after 11 years in charge of the home of the Kentucky Derby. Flanery began as Churchill Downs Incorporated’s vice president of national public affairs in December 2005 before becoming the historic track’s 13th
Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman claimed he was unaware of testosterone’s performance-enhancing benefits, as his fitness to practise medicine hearing continued. Dr Freeman, who has admitted 18 of 22 charges, said: “I’m not a cycling fan, I’m a doctor in sports medicine. “We were focused on managing athletes and there was
2:24 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Jockey Joel Rosario earned his 3,000th career victory in a race at Aqueduct in New York. The 35-year-old rider reached the plateau in Friday’s first race, guiding Hit the Woah to a 1 1/4-length victory. He rode his first winner in 2006 and has compiled at least
5:43 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Authentic’s track-record time in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland has been updated to 1:59.60 after a review of multiple sources and camera angles. The Bob Baffert-trained colt went wire to wire for a 2¼-length victory over stablemate Improbable in Saturday’s 1¼-mile finale of the
6:38 PM ET ESPN News Services AVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s most popular driver is now a Cup champion, too. Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his first Cup title Sunday, driving from the back of the field to Victory Lane at Phoenix Raceway. The win for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet
8:49 PM ET Just call it manifold destiny. Sunday evening at Phoenix Raceway, the coronation of Chase Elliott became official. The promise that became the potential finally resulted in the payoff. The kid is still a couple of weeks shy of his 25th birthday, but to longtime NASCAR fans he feels so much older than
7:46 PM ET Associated Press VERSAILLES, Ky. — Maximum Security, disqualified after crossing the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, has been retired to stud. The 4-year-old colt ended his career with a fifth-place finish in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic last weekend at Keeneland. He won 10 of 14 starts and
6:19 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Authentic, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been retired to stud. The 3-year-old colt will stand at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, next year for a breeding fee of $75,000. The farm is owned by B. Wayne Hughes, who co-owns Authentic with MyRacehorse,
8:58 PM ET Associated Press Jimmie Johnson strode into the final news conference of his NASCAR career wearing a black hat with “One Final Shot” on the front. Told he was the first driver in the room after Sunday’s NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway, the seven-time Cup champion had a quick response. “I won something
3:47 PM ET Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Chase Elliott had an early setback in his pursuit of NASCAR’s championship when his car failed prerace inspection Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Elliott was supposed to start on the pole but instead had to drop to the back of the field at the start of the race.
6:21 PM ET ESPN News Services LEXINGTON, Ky. — Authentic has won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, going wire-to-wire for a 2¼-length victory over Improbable that gave trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish Saturday at Keeneland. The Kentucky Derby champion and Preakness runner-up broke out of the gate quickly and set the pace for others to