Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Castroneves has switched from IndyCar to Team Penske’s IMSA programme for the 2018 season, qualifying second in last month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.Penske’s Acura ARX-05 DPi contender, which is based on the benchmark Oreca 07 LMP2 chassis, would be ineligible to race in the WEC – which persists with LMP1 as its top division despite the pull-out of both ... Keep reading
Today, that’s most important. There will plenty of time for reminiscing and the marking of milestones later.“Today it doesn’t really mean much. I’m focused on getting our No. 38 Ford fast and having a good day and kind of rebounding from a DNF at Daytona,” Ragan said this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.“But maybe next month or the offseason, and certainly down the road, this will ... Keep reading
Pirelli has taken a more aggressive approach this season, highlighted by the addition of the hypersoft to its range.Teams were able to sample the new tyres at the Abu Dhabi test in November, and could therefore finalise their 2018 designs to suit. They also had to make their compound choices for the first races of this season as early as last December.The traditionally aggressive ... Keep reading
During their quest to acquire starting pitching in recent months, the Yankees have been connected to a litany of potential trade and free agent targets. The list includes right-handers Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb, who rank as two of the best free agents remaining in this year’s class. It doesn’t appear either will end up with the Yankees, though, if we’re to believe manager Aaron Boone.“At this point I don’t see those guys as realistic options,” Boone said Sunday (via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). “It’s my understanding that those guys aren’t really in play for us.”With the Yankees poised to stay under the $197M luxury tax threshold and having anywhere from $10M to $15M left to spend, Lynn or Cobb would likely be a tight fit for the club’s budget (MLBTR predicted $14M per annum for Lynn and $12M a year for Cobb at the outset of the offseason). Although things haven’t gone according to plan for either pitcher since the market opened, they still seem likely to reel in contracts worth somewhere in the $10M to 15M-per-yea
Auburn may not have been one of the schools named in the latest bombshell report about the FBI’s investigation into college basketball, but opposing fans are not going to forget that the Tigers are still tied to the probe.Two Auburn players, sophomores Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy, have not played this season due to their involvement in the widespread recruiting scandal. Former Auburn assistant Chuck Person was accused of providing the families of Wiley and Purifoy money and taking thousands in illegal payments himself. During Florida’s upset win over No. 12-ranked Auburn on Saturday, Gators fans pulled out all the stops. Again, Auburn was not mentioned in the eye-opening documents that were released by Yahoo Sports last week. However, there are sure to be other teams who were not mentioned in that report who are involved in the FBI probe in some way.Leave it to SEC fans to take the initiative.
The Ottawa Senators and Erik Karlsson are both working hard on making a deal happen by the trade deadline with the Tampa Bay Lightning being the leading candidate to acquire the star defenseman, according to Elliotte Friedman Saturday on Hockey Night in Canada.“Whatever gets said, the belief is the Ottawa Senators want to try to make this happen and Erik Karlsson wants it to happen, and they have been grinding away in the last two or three days to see if they can,” Friedman said. “Obviously Tampa Bay is a leading contender, I think they’ve thrown several different proposals at each other.”While negotiations haven’t reached their final stages, other teams have also shown interest in Karlsson, including the Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights.The idea that Karlsson could end up in Tampa Bay is not unrealistic considering he is close friends with fellow Swede Victor Hedman. The two playing on the Lightning’s blueline could be the ultimate piece for a team that want to win a Stanley
Although first baseman Logan Morrison enjoyed a career year with the Rays in 2017, he hasn’t encountered a robust market in free agency. Legitimate interest in Morrison has been hard to come by since he became available in November, but he may not be out of work for much longer. The Twins are interested in the 30-year-old, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports (Twitter link).MLBTR recently made a case for someone to sign Morrison, arguing that Minnesota would make sense as a destination because of the unspectacular production the team received from its designated hitters in 2017. Twins DHs Robbie Grossman and Kennys Vargas combined for league-average numbers, hitting .249/.344/.404 with 20 home runs and a .156 ISO in 720 plate appearances, and the club hasn’t made any notable additions at the position since then.Morrison, meanwhile, set career highs in most offensive categories, slashing .246/.353/.516 (130 wRC+) with 38 HRs and a .270 ISO in 601 PAs. While the left-handed hitter entered last season wit
Florida State hasn't played since last Sunday, while N.C. State won its third straight game Tuesday night when it defeated visiting Boston College.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - After 16 days of sliding, skating, jumping and sweeping, the Pyeongchang Games have come to a close with one last party. The Winter Olympics concluded Sunday night with a bash at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a final hurrah for the venue before it's demolished. Among ...
Zaza Pachulia’s misdeeds are drawing near-universal rebuke around the NBA.In a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors center again became the subject of controversy after he appeared to intentionally fall on the legs of Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook. (@AdamJosephSport) February 25, 2018 Reacting to a video of the play on Instagram, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving commented that the NBA needed to address Pachulia after this latest incident.“The league has to take a look at this man,” Irving wrote, according to Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript. “That s— is ridiculous.”For his part, Pachulia scoffed at claims of him being a dirty player despite many, including Westbrook, saying just that after Friday’s game. The veteran big man’s history over the years more than speaks for itself though, and there really seems to be no reason to offer him the benefit of the doubt anymore.
The Boston Bruins have sent a message that they want to contend in the postseason this year, as they have reportedly acquired veteran left wing Rick Nash in a trade with the New York Rangers.TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported on Sunday that the Rangers will receive a package including a first-round pick and defensive prospect Ryan Lindgren in exchange for Nash. The team later confirmed the details. Nash, 33, is the type of big-bodied goal scorer the Bruins were looking to add before Monday’s trade deadline, and it appears they have accomplished that goal. The former No. 1 overall pick’s scoring numbers have been down a bit in recent seasons, but he’s a five-time All-Star who has eclipsed the 40-point mark 10 times in his 15-year NHL career.The Bruins are currently 59-37-14 and the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Adam Rippon will likely have plenty of endorsement opportunities after he became one of the breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but a partnership with McDonald’s seems unlikely.Rippon, who won a bronze medal in figure skating in PyeongChang, said on Saturday that he hit the free McDonald’s at the Olympics a bit too hard. The 28-year-old joked that he is going to beg his trainer for help. As we learned with his hilarious live interview early on in the Winter Games, Rippon has a great sense of humor. McDonald’s is one of the official sponsors of the Olympics, but that doesn’t mean eating Big Macs for two weeks has any less impact on the greatest athletes in the world. Rippon appears to have learned that the hard way.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are in the books. Norway led the way in the medal count, bringing home 38 in total. Germany, including a surprising silver by their men’s hockey team, was next, and the U.S. was fourth with 23 medals.From start to finish, there were shocking moments, controversies, messages of hope and peace, and some of the greatest athletic feats in the history of mankind.Here’s a look at the 15 best moments from the 2018 Games:15. North Korea and South Korea unite during opening ceremoniesMuch was made over the North Koreans and South Koreans finding enough common ground so that both could compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. And while some of it may have been political posturing, at least for one brief moment, the two sides found peace and marched proudly under one flag during the opening ceremonies. It was in stark contrast to the 1988 Games held in Seoul, where the North Koreans not only refused to compete, but carried out a terrorist attack on a South Korean jetliner 10 mont
While he was grateful to compete for Leavine Family Racing over the last four years, the 33-year-old former driving school instructor is thrilled to be aligned with Front Row Motorsports this season. The ability to return to a multi-car operation has Mc ... Keep reading
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Olympic flag passes to acting Beijing Mayor Chen Jining, signifying transfer of responsibility for Winter Games to China.
The Japanese manufacturer is currently only committed to the WEC to the end of the 2018/19 superseason, but insists it would be natural to remain for the first season run to the winter-series format in 2019/20 should it make a long-term commitment to the championship.Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon told Motorsport.com: "We are interested in the 2020 ... Keep reading
A 4am alarm call last Sunday meant only one thing. Time to head to the airport. As far as air miles are concerned, January is Formula 1's quietest month. The holidays are over, but testing has yet to commence. Occasionally, there is the odd new car launch that takes you overseas in January - but not always by plane.One year Toyota delivered a brand new Lexus to my front door with ... Keep reading
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Austrian cross-country skier Teresa Stadlober was well on her way to a silver medal at the Pyeongchang Games. Then came a mental hiccup that cost her a spot on the podium but earned her a place in Olympic history. With 7 kilometers left in Sunday's ...
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - South Korean presidential office: North Korean delegate to Olympics says Pyongyang willing to hold talks with U.S.
In these clips from the latest episode of Motorsport.tv’s weekly programme The Flying Lap, Peter Windsor and Craig Scarborough inspect the launch-spec cars that were unveiled last week.Mercedes While reigning champi ... Keep reading