August 25, 2008 |
SONOMA, Calif. -- Helio Castroneves finally found the fence again, pumping fresh drama into the IndyCar Series championship. After going 29 races without a win -- during which Castroneves was deprived of his signature victory celebration of scaling the grandstands fence -- the Brazilian won the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County on Sunday. Castroneves won from the pole at the curvy Infineon Raceway road course, slashing Scott Dixon's lead in the title standings to 43 points from 78 with two races remaining.
August 24, 2008 |
SONOMA, Calif. -- Scott Dixon is on the verge of winning his second IndyCar championship, but Helio Castroneves isn't about to make it easy for him. Castroneves won the pole position for today's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County with a lap of 107.809 mph at the Infineon Raceway road course. Ryan Briscoe, his Penske Racing teammate, qualified second at 107.787 mph Saturday and will start next to him on the front row. Dixon, who qualified fifth for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, has a 78-point lead over Castroneves in the title standings with only three races remaining.
April 7, 2013 |
Breanna Stewart put on quite a show to help Connecticut finally vanquish Notre Dame. The stellar freshman scored a career-high 29 points to go with four blocks, leading the Huskies to the women's national championship game with an 83-65 win over Notre Dame on Sunday night at New Orleans. The Huskies will face Louisville in the championship game Tuesday night in an all-Big East final after the Cardinals rallied to beat California, 64-57, in the other NCAA semifinal. Connecticut will be going for its eighth national championship to match Tennessee for the most in women's basketball.
October 2, 2010 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers put quarterback Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season. With Ben Roethlisberger scheduled to be reinstated from his four-game league suspension Monday, the Steelers (3-0) were facing a glut at quarterback. Dixon had knee surgery last week and was expected to miss about six weeks. Charlie Batch will start his second consecutive game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, with Byron Leftwich the backup. Batch was expected to be released before the season until Leftwich sprained his left knee in the preseason finale.
May 7, 2001 |
Scott Dixon, a 20-year-old rookie from New Zealand, became the youngest winner in major open-wheel racing Sunday when he held off Kenny Brack to win the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix at Nazareth, Pa. Dixon defeated Brack by 0.366 of a second. He didn't waver after taking the lead when Tony Kanaan pitted on lap 191 and stayed ahead of Brack for the last 36 laps. The victory from the 23rd spot on the 25-car grid was the second-greatest advance to victory in CART history.
May 25, 2008 |
INDIANAPOLIS -- Danica Patrick dragged into the room, her weary eyes hidden behind thick, black sunglasses. A gaggle of reporters jockeyed for position around her chair, eagerly awaiting the annual State of Danica address. Maybe she would provide an endorsement in the presidential race. Or come up with a solution for those high gas prices. Or let us in on how she maintains a figure that graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, muscling into supermodel territory.
June 28, 2009 |
Scott Dixon grabbed the lead from teammate Dario Franchitti on pit road just before the midpoint and earned his 19th career IndyCar Series victory on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia, tying Sam Hornish Jr.'s series record.
October 18, 2013 |
The IndyCar title fight is down to two drivers but, given the series' record this year, the season finale at Fontana should be a much more wide-open affair. Ten drivers have won this year in the Izod IndyCar Series, including four first-time winners, ahead of Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Either Scott Dixon or Helio Castroneves will be crowned series champion after the race. Dixon, who already has two IndyCar titles, holds a 25-point lead over Castroneves, who is seeking his first championship.
August 22, 2010 |
When IndyCar team owner Roger Penske announced last November that he would give Will Power a full-time ride this season, Penske asserted that Power could be "a legitimate championship contender. " Anyone doubting Penske had cause. Power at the time was recuperating from a broken back suffered in a practice crash at Infineon Raceway here last summer, after driving only a handful of races for Penske earlier in the season. But the Australian driver has proved Penske was right.
October 20, 2013 |
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross, the top-seeded team at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament, were upset in the semifinals by third-seeded Lauren Fendrick and Brittany Hochevar, 21-15, 21-17, on Sunday at Huntington Beach. It was only the second loss in 18 matches for Walsh Jennings and Ross, who paired up this season after Walsh Jennings' partner in all three of her Olympic-winning performances, Misty May-Treanor, retired.