• Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

    FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn’t help thinking about his first time.

  • Irish player breaks leg in European qualifier against Wales

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has broken his right leg after a dangerous tackle by a Wales defender in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup on Friday.

  • Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall leaves game with injury

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall left Friday’s spring training game with an injury in the bottom of the second inning.

  • Wyoming to don full pads Saturday

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will be in full pads for the first time during spring practice on Saturday in Laramie.

  • Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Not long after losing to Arizona’s Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend should let him win the next one.

  • With 10 games left, Heat look to finish playoff push

    MIAMI (AP) — They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA’s longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history.

  • NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

    The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world’s best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea.

  • NHL suspends Sabres defenseman Ristolainen 3 games

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen for three games following his blindside hit that led to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel sustaining a concussion.

  • Chargers re-sign Branden Oliver after season-ending injury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year deal.

  • World Cup qualifying in Europe: State of play in groups

    LONDON (AP) — As World Cup qualifying reaches the midway point in Europe, The Associated Press looks at the state of the groups. The winners qualify automatically while the second-place teams go into playoffs.