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.
September 19, 2009 |
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested Thursday in Upper Marlboro, Md., after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case. Prince George's County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday that West was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday. Reedy said West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.
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.
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.
May 29, 2011 |
Reporting from Indianapolis Every driver in the Indianapolis 500 gives some nod to the race's famed history and tradition, but perhaps none treats the race and Indianapolis Motor Speedway with more reverence than Dan Wheldon. So it wasn't surprising that moments after the 100th anniversary race reached its chaotic, did-you-see-that climax Sunday, the British driver's voice cracked as he held back tears. "I just kept pushing," said Wheldon, 32, who doesn't have a full-time ride in the Izod IndyCar Series this year but was hired just to drive in the sport's crown-jewel race.
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.
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.
May 20, 2011 |
He's a two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, is married to actress Ashley Judd and splits his time living in country estates in Scotland and Tennessee. But Dario Franchitti, son of an ice-cream maker, doesn't need limousine rides and five-star hotels to stay content. A meal at In-N-Out Burger will do, as will lounging with buddies as they watch soccer on television or debate the pros and cons of exotic cars. Consider Franchitti's recent trip to Los Angeles, where he was driving around in a nondescript rental car when something caught his eye. "There was a repair shop that had a couple of old Porsches," he said.
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.