Sage Karam, a 19-year-old IndyCar rookie, brings some liveliness to the field for Sunday's race.
With so much attention on Kurt Busch, who will become just the fourth driver in history to compete in both the 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, so many other elements of this magical race at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been somewhat overlooked.
Chris Evert, one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, won the first of her 18 Grand Slam singles titles 40 years ago at the 1974 French Open.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer off Shelby Miller, who had won his last six decisions, and Devin Mesoraco added a solo shot as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Friday night and tightened the top of the NL Central.
Montreal cut New York's series lead to 2-1, and can tie it Sunday night at Madison Square Garden before heading home for Game 5.
The St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday night.
The world's No. 2 tennis player has sparked worldwide financial and media support for victims of the massive floods that have killed at least 45 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia.
Rafael Nadal will still be favored by most to win the clay-court Grand Slam tournament yet again. He is, after all, 59-1 for his career at Roland Garros, winner of a record eight championships, including the last four. Still, if the 2014 tennis season to date is any indication, there could be some surprises in store when play begins in Paris on Sunday.
"We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports," says a letter from 49 U.S. senators.
Commissioner Roger Goodell supports two more wild-card teams. So do most owners, although the league is proceeding cautiously by delaying until October an actual vote.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized Thursday to Trayvon Martin's family over his choice of words in a videotaped interview in which he addressed bigotry and prejudice.
All the Oklahoma City Thunder can do now is cling to history.
Two more victories by the dominant San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, and Kevin Durant and the Thunder will be just that.
Owners of the 15 rooftop venues surrounding Wrigley Field have vowed to fight in court what they see as a threat to their views of the ballpark — and their livelihoods.
Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night. The Spurs now have a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.
A racehorse died Thursday at Churchill Downs after a freak fall that the trainer blamed on the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system.
Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night and avoid being swept in their three-game series.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest Wednesday to three felony weapons charges and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.
The toughness of pro football players might be legendary, but a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of more than 600 former players contends it was abetted by team physicians and trainers who routinely, and often illegally, dispensed powerful narcotics and other controlled substances on game days to mask the pain.
The WNBA plans to become the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.