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More than any other race on the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series, Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 is based on on tire strategy and performance.
Golden State selected wing Jacob Evans of Cincinnati with the aim to play him a lot this season.
Pierce, the jackman for the car driven by Clint Bowyer and owned by Stewart-Haas Racing, had no idea NASCAR was in his future instead of the NFL.
From the scene on the court to the meet-up with family in a crowded hallway to the alcoholic mist in the locker room, it was pure bliss.
This minicamp is one of the few remaining opportunities for San Francisco's young running back and guard.
GiorgioTavecchio and Eddy Piñeiro, both natural underdogs, are competing for the Raiders' kicking job.
The two Warriors superstars are unstoppable when both get going, and pick each other up when one is scuffling.
The Warriors coach described the football league’s approach as ‘fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring people.’
Golden State snatched the Cavs’ souls on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, eliminating the last legitimate chance of a Cleveland championship in 2018.
'I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway,' LeBron James said of a White House visit.
The Warriors knew they couldn’t shut down LeBron in Game 2, but they could make things hard for him.
The veteran swingman took part in a full practice Tuesday for the first time since hurting his knee.
The Warriors swingman will be a late decision for Game 3 in Cleveland, but Kerr sounds optimistic.
The 49er wasn't automatically guilty when charged. He isn't automatically innocent now.
The former Finals MVP is having trouble getting onto the court, and could be trade bait this offseason.
It's easy to be bored with the Cleveland star. Instead, we should all be amazed.
Despite the Warriors' upbeat words and Chris Paul's injury, the Rockets could win this one.
BMC Racing took a chance on the cyclist when he couldn’t even pedal; now he’s a Tour of California mainstay.
Factors that might be overcome against any other team will haunt Golden State in this series.
The Warriors aren’t just struggling in the Western Conference final series. They have forgotten who they are.
Both are listed as questionable for Game 5, though one of them is more likely to play vs. Houston.
In a series where little was going right for the Warriors star, he gritted his teeth and kept battling.
The Warriors and Rockets agree that force is what will decide the Western Conference final.
The two prolific scorers couldn’t be stopped in Game 1. But Harden’s teammates sure could.
The young center gave up a lot of points to the Rockets' James Harden, but was it really his fault?