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Tony Stewart's return to NASCAR cut short

What started as a deeply emotional race for Tony Stewart ended prematurely when a blown tire cut short his return to NASCAR.

Stewart came back to competition Sunday for the first time since his car struck and killed another driver on August 9.

The cr...

Report: Durant offered $265 million-plus shoe deal

Nike pulled out all the stops to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant from signing a shoe deal with rival
Under Armour.
Durant's seven-year contract with Nike is expiring and Under Armour offer him a 10-year deal worth $265 milli...

NCAA Week One Review: Sumlin makes the difference at Texas A&M

College football is mostly about two things. Quarterbacks. And the Southeastern Conference.
Nowhere did those two themes intersect better than in the first game of the season -- Texas A&M at South
Carolina.
College football moved on fro...

Earnhardt: Harvick's contribution goes beyond driving

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Yes, Kevin Harvick made mincemeat of the rest of the field in Saturday night's Great Clips 300 at
Atlanta Motor Speedway.
And, yes, Harvick has crafted a ...

Domestic violence charge for 49ers' McDonald

The National Football League's new domestic violence policy will be tested just three days after it was implemented by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

San Jose, California, police arrested the San Francisco 49ers' starting defensive end Ray McDonald on Su...

Sports betting vs. stock market

Sports gamblers have lots in common with stock market investors. They both believe they can predict the future, and they sometimes fall into the trap of making decisions with their hearts instead of their brains. And of course, they both hate to lose. But don't let those similarities fool you.

Pro wrestlers shake things up in North Korea

The crowd cheers as the stars make their way to the ring for first pro-wrestling bout North Korea has seen in almost 20 years.

Back then, we're told the spectators thought the action was real.

Now, they're more savvy, and appreciative, clapping loudly ...

Bobcats fall to Red Wolves in season opener

The Montana State Bobcats dropped their season opener 37-10 to Arkansas State Saturday night in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Griz fall in season opener

The Montana Grizzly football team fell to Wyoming 17-12 in Saturday's season opener in Laramie, Wyoming.

Rams waive openly gay player Michael Sam

The St. Louis Rams announced Saturday that Michael Sam, who made history as the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, has been waived and did not make the team's final 53-man roster.

Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the ...

College-athlete pay case nearly didn't happen

College football is changing. About half of the players who put on pads and helmets this weekend will have the opportunity to make money from their sport before they graduate.

U.S Open: Venus Williams loses epic encounter

Venus Williams was the first former champion to fall on Friday at the U.S. Open.

The American lost an epic encounter with world No. 13 Sara Errani as the Italian came through 6-0 0-6 7-6.

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, also former winners at Flushi...

Tony Stewart: Racing will help me get through

Tony Stewart says he took the last three weekends off to respect the family of the driver that his race car struck and killed this month, and to deal with his own emotions.

Returning to NASCAR racing this weekend, he says, will help him cope.

Stewart,...

High School Football scores for Friday, Aug. 29

The high school football season kicked off Friday afternoon when St. Ignatius battled with Eureka for an afternoon match-up inside Washington Grizzly Stadium.

Drivers standing behind Stewart

Tony Stewart returned to racing Friday, and most of his peers were beyond pleased to welcome him back.

Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red
Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher.
General manager John Mozeliak and manager ...

Mariners' Montero goes after heckling scout

Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise, went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game after the scout heckled him.

Pats' Logan Mankins traded to Bucs

Logan Mankins apparently wasn't as surprised as quarterback Tom Brady when the New England Patriots traded the veteran guard to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Manziel's successor sets record in A&M rout

No Johnny Football, no problem. Sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and then some.

Bills lose Watkins again to ribs injury

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins reaggravated a rib injury during the first quarter of Thursday night's preseason finale against the Detroit Lions in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Serena Williams in a hurry at U.S. Open

For the serious contenders at grand slams, it's all about trying to advance with minimal fuss in the first week.

WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts hospitalized

WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts is hospitalized in intensive care with double pneumonia.

A's protest 10-inning loss to Angels

Howie Kendrick turned out to be the hero for the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night -- unless Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin gets his way.

Game roundup: Manziel solid in Browns' victory

Brian Hoyer looked sharp and rookie Johnnie Manziel connected for a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns rolled past the Chicago Bears 33-13 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium.

Flathead football ready to start new chapter

After five straight losing seasons the Flathead Braves are hopeful that their new coaching staff will turn things around in Kalispell.

Na'a Moeakiola excited to return to field after missing 2013 season

After missing the entire 2013, MSU linebacker Na'a Moeakiola is ready to step back out on to the field at Arkansas this Saturday

Goligoski commits to UM for hoops, softball

Goligoski was officially offered a scholarship by Montana's Robin Selvig on Tuesday to become a member of the Lady Griz.

Tony Stewart to return to NASCAR racing

Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt track race earlier this month, will return to NASCAR racing at Atlanta, his team announced on its Twitter feed.

NFL toughens domestic violence policy

In the wake of criticism over a two-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the NFL has established a six-game unpaid ban for personnel who violate the league's policy on domestic violence, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday...

Peyton Manning fined $8,258 for taunting

The NFL fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,258 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, ESPN.com reported Thursday.

IndyCar to race in New Orleans in 2015

The IndyCar Series committed to adding the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La., to its 2015 schedule.

Heat add free-agent guard Brown

Free-agent guard Shannon Brown signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Warriors sign point guard Barbosa

Guard Leandro Barbosa agreed to a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.

Titans reward DT Casey with extension

Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey signed a four-year, $36 million contract extension with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.

Jets' Patterson denies going AWOL

New York Jets cornerback Dmitri Patterson disputes the team's position regarding his absence from Friday's preseason game, during which the team said it could not reach the veteran and was unaware of his whereabouts.

Suspended wideout Josh Gordon eyes CFL

Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon wants to play football, even if that means prying his way into the Canadian Football League.

Linebacker DePriest to miss Alabama opener

Alabama senior linebacker Trey DePriest will sit out the season opener against West Virginia on Saturday because of an undisclosed NCAA rules violation.

Report: Trojans RB Madden could miss a month

Southern Cal running back Tre Madden could miss the Trojans' first three games with a turf toe injury, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

Retiring Konerko will play more in September

Paul Konerko is probably going to get a few more at-bats in September than he has gotten in the first five months of the season.

Santiago pitches Angels past Marlins

Hector Santiago, once mired in an early-season funk, made a major contribution to the Los Angeles Angels' playoff hopes Wednesday night.

Kershaw earns 16th win as Dodgers dump D-backs

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw achieved two more firsts Wednesday. He became the first 16-game winner in the major leagues, and he did it while pitching in a bases-loaded situation for the first time this season.

Hellgate hoping to see gridiron improvements

With five total wins in the last five years, the Hellgate football program has had more than their share of struggles. However 2014 not only offers a clean slate, but it also brings a new head coach. 

Mac Roche named Carroll's starting QB

After three years of watching and holding a clipboard, Whitefish native Mac Roche takes over as the starting quarterback for the No. 2 ranked Hilltoppers.

Ladies young and old learn about the game of football from Rob Ash

Bobcat Stadium was packed with ladies on Tuesday, as Rob Ash hosted his 8th annual 'X's and O's For the Ladies'

Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming soccer's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

Southern Cal suspends Shaw

Southern Cal starting cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely Wednesday after he acknowledged that he lied about how he injured his ankles last weekend.

Clippers, Rivers agree to contract extension

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers on Wednesday agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season.

NHL shoots down expansion rumors

The NHL denied reports on Wednesday that the league is planning to expand to Las Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle and Toronto.

Browns WR Gordon suspended one year

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for one year by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.