Brad Daugherty said in June that the root of NASCAR's diversity issue isn't black or white.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – His jersey will always hang in the rafters at Golden 1 Center as a symbol of his storied playing career in Sacramento, but Vlade Divac will no longer hold his post as the team's general manager.
Viewer response to the return of live sports on TV can be summed up in a paraphrase of the famous line from "Field of Dreams" – if you build it, they will come.
A spring football season is like so much else in the Covid-19 era – it's like wearing masks and infection danger and the idea of playing college football this fall.
Top jockeys and their agents often face difficult decisions when two horses the jockey has been riding end up pointing to the same race, which takes on added significance when it's a race with the profile of the Kentucky Derby.
Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic led the 3-point barrage and Nemanja Bjelica nearly posted a triple-double, helping the Kings end their season with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Nick Veach, the class of 2019 Summerville graduate who played tailback four years for the Bears in Tuolumne, has signed to play football with Pacific University in Oregon.
As her sports fandom practices suggest, Kamala Harris knows a thing or two about uniting even the presumptive worst of foes. That ability just might serve Joe Biden's Democratic vice presidential choice well on the campaign trail over the next three months.
CHICAGO – The Big Ten became the first Power Five conference to postpone its fall season because of concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – You might not have heard much from Javon Kinlaw since the 49ers' returned to their facility earlier this month and began preparing for the upcoming season. But that doesn't mean the recent No. 14 pick in the draft is going unnoticed behind closed doors in Santa Clara.
Tiger Woods began his workday Sunday morning hearing some of the most dreaded words in golf for a fellow of his stature about to play the final round of a major championship:
The Big Ten is expected to cancel the 2020 college football season in a historic move that stems from concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple people with knowledge of the decision told the Free Press.
Former Angels employee Eric Kay has been charged by federal authorities in Texas with distributing fentanyl in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, according to court documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.
A's bench coach Ryan Christenson found himself embroiled in controversy Thursday after making what appeared to be a Nazi salute while celebrating the team's victory over the Texas Rangers.
Three weeks have passed since roughly 20,000 fans sat sprinkled throughout the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch NASCAR's All-Star Race. The race marked the largest sporting event with spectators since the pandemic shuttered the sports world in March.
A record-setting scoring barrage and a career day by Bogdan Bogdanovic helped the Kings earn their first win in the NBA bubble with a 140-125 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at Walt Disney World Resort's HP Field House.
Nick Bosa has not watched the 49ers' fourth-quarter collapse from their Super Bowl loss six months ago. He doesn't need that torture.
For the third straight season, Shon Coleman will not play a snap for the 49ers, not after joining wide receiver Travis Benjamin to opt out via the NFL's clause for coronavirus concerns.
Raheem Mostert is not opting out of the 49ers season, not that it was an easy decision for the starting running back, which he proclaimed himself to be Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS – Summers are so short in Minnesota that courage is required to anticipate their end. But as August begins, and daylight's arc narrows its reach, the inevitability of fall with its cool evenings and even cooler mornings is on everyone's calendar, like it or not.
Kings guard Kent Bazemore sounded the alarm after his team allowed 87 first-quarter points in two devastating losses to the San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic.
SAN FRANCISCO – The last time Tiger Woods played a tournament at Harding Park, the rollicking place was so loud he said he felt "half-deaf."
Baseball is in danger of inadvertently affixing a scarlet "C" to players and teams affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
We've discussed college football and its viability for a fast-approaching season so often in this space that I feel like I've been flattened by a faster-approaching linebacker, leaving me exasperated and woozy.
The pitcher suing the Houston Astros for allegedly ruining his career has a few questions for Jim Crane, the team's owner, about the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Should Crane be required to answer them?
Just when it seemed like the Big 12 was ready to push all its chips to the center of college football's metaphorical poker table and bet everything on the hope of pulling off a full-fledged season of 12 games during a pandemic this fall, the conference must now re-evaluate its strategy.
After 135 days without Sacramento Kings basketball, the team took the court near Orlando recently for scrimmages against the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers.
PHILADELPHIA – The Phillies canceled all activity at Citizens Bank Park until further notice on Thursday after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
CHICAGO – After Bears players are cleared with three negative COVID-19 test results this week, they will enter Halas Hall for the first time this year.
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins and Major League Baseball continue to investigate what caused an outbreak of COVID-19 that resulted in 18 members of the Marlins' traveling party in Philadelphia, including 16 players, testing positive and the team's season being shut down at least through Sunday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – A match was lit under the kindling of 49ers social media trade rumors Saturday when star safety Jamal Adams was traded from the New York Jets to the Seattle Seahawks.
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins' season has been temporarily paused until at least Monday as they remain quarantined in Philadelphia following the latest round of COVID-19 testing.
The most difficult scouting report inside the NBA's bubble does not involve decoding how championship contenders will integrate new faces or interpreting which players could benefit most from the four-month hiatus.
An offseason that has already been strange due to a health pandemic hasn't been kind to the Patriots who saw Tom Brady leave and Rob Gronkowski unretire and ask to be traded.
Saturday, the Braves got their first real taste of the sea change that baseball is undergoing this year. It worked in their favor, so they liked it. When the universe corrects and fortune tilts the other way, we’ll see.
On the morning after he launched a ceremonial first pitch that might charitably have been described as "just a bit outside," Dr. Anthony Fauci got a baseball card of his own.
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Dwight D. Eisenhower was still in the White House the last time Southern California went this deep into the summer without a Major League Baseball game.
LOS ANGELES – Citing his faith as a Christian man and his desire to remain consistent in his beliefs, Giants reliever Sam Coonrod explained why he didn't kneel during a pregame moment of unity at Dodger Stadium Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO – Dave Groeschner, L.J. Petra and Abe Silvestri aren't established major league players or high-level front office executives, but they rank among the most important members of the 2020 San Francisco Giants.
It took a lot of time, a big, ugly labor squabble that was never actually resolved, and a bunch of COVID-19 saliva tests, but baseball is finally back.
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