May 29, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag.

He even drove for Andretti Autosport.

It just wasn’t Fernando Alonso.

Takuma Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday…

East Carolina falls to Houston in AAC title game

May 28, 2017

The final obstacle in Clearwater, Fla., ended up being the only one East Carolina couldn’t conquer.

No. 8 seed East Carolina made a run at winning the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Clearwater, Fla., after a last-place regular season finish, but it was second-seeded…

Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

May 28, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

The Warriors are stomach-churning scary.

James, though, can’t run or hide. With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a…

Bucket list: Earnhardt seeking Coca-Cola 600 victory

May 28, 2017

CONCORD — Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He remembers watching his famous father Dale Sr. tear up the track. He ran plastic Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough cars down a nearby dusty hill. He recalls his days…