MADISON, Wis. — Austin Theriault raced to his third ARCA Racing Series victory of the season, holding off Zane Smith on Friday night at Madison International Speedway. Driving Ken Schrader’s No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota on the half-mile track, Theriault padded his season points lead. The Fort Kent, Maine, driver also won the opener at Daytona and took the Elko Speedway event three weeks ago in Minnesota. Riley Herbst was third, followed by Shane Lee, 16-year-old Christian Eckes, pole-sitter Dalton Sargeant, Bret Holmes, Ryan Repko, Gus Dean and Tanner Thorson.
June 24, 2017 03:29 UTC
Opportunities were there for both teams and then you finish with a tie, which probably doesn't taste well for anybody. The Redblacks and Stampeders played to a 26-26 tie last season in Ottawa's home opener. 'Challenges are unpredictable'In overtime the Stampeders could have won the game on a field goal, but it went wide forcing double OT. On Calgary's ensuing possession Rene Paredes was able to connect for a 14-yard field goal. Ottawa's Brett Maher made a 37-yard field goal of his own to tie it up again.
June 24, 2017 03:29 UTC
NORWALK, Ohio — Doug Kalitta took the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday night in the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals with track-record time. Kalitta had a 3.709-second pass at 327.43 mph during the second session of the day. “I was hopeful that we would run well and fortunately we had a good tune-up for the track tonight,” Kalitta said. Hagan also broke the track time record with a 3.865 at 333.33 in a Dodge Charger R/T. Anderson had a 6.808 at 208.62 in a Chevrolet Camaro, and Smith ran a 6.885 at 195.11 on a Victory Gunner.
June 24, 2017 03:29 UTC
CHICAGO — Jharel Cotton told Oakland’s relievers he wanted to give them some rest by pitching a complete game. Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered, Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb and the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night. Joyce connected leading off the fifth against Mike Pelfrey (3-6) and the Athletics picked up the win coming off a four-game sweep by Houston. Cotton said the blister started to develop in the second inning, and he was forced to leave when his thumb started bleeding. The White Sox will counter with RHP James Shields (1-0, 2.42), who is making his second start since missing two months with a right lat strain.
June 24, 2017 03:22 UTC
The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders settled for a 31-31 in the season opener for both teams — the second straight year the two clubs played to a tie in their first meeting of the season. The Redblacks and Stampeders played to a 26-26 tie last season in Ottawa’s home opener. In overtime the Stampeders could have won the game on a field goal, but it went wide forcing double OT. On Calgary’s ensuing possession Rene Paredes was able to connect for a 14-yard field goal. Ottawa’s Brett Maher made a 37-yard field goal of his own to tie it up again.
June 24, 2017 03:17 UTC
NEWTON, Iowa — John Hunter Nemechek raced to his second straight NASCAR Camping World Truck victory, taking the lead with his six laps left Friday night at Iowa Speedway. The 20-year-old Nemechek raced to his fifth career victory, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet for his father, former NASCAR Cup driver Joe Nemechek. “We knew that we were going to have a good truck here,” Nemechek said. Despite the loss, Sauter increased his points lead over Bell to 42.
June 24, 2017 03:13 UTC
Bryce Harper singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, Brian Goodwin homered twice and the Nationals rallied past the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 on Friday night. “It was a lot of fun to watch and a lot of fun to be part of,” Harper said. Matt Albers (3-1) pitched the 10th to cap an impressive night for the Nationals’ bullpen, a maligned group that blanked the Reds on one hit over the final five innings. The unit has been a sore spot for Washington — blowing 12 of 32 save chances — but this was refreshingly different. … OF Jayson Werth (foot contusion) is out of the walking boot and “making pretty good progress,” Baker said.
June 24, 2017 03:10 UTC
Evan Longoria and Shane Peterson drove in four runs apiece, Logan Morrison slugged his 22nd homer, and the surging Rays beat the reeling Orioles 15-5 for their fifth win in six games on Friday night. Peterson and Derek Norris hit two-run homers as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. “The help’s got to come from within,” Showalter said, noting the Orioles finished with 11 hits, the same number as the Rays. Neither has played a big league game this season. UP NEXTOrioles RHP Dylan Bundy (7-6) and Rays rookie RHP Jake Faria (3-0) are Saturday’s starters.
June 24, 2017 02:52 UTC
Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late as Toronto FC survived a tight schedule turnaround to defeat the New England Revolution 2-0 Friday night. New England (5-7-5) has yet to win on the road (0-6-3) this season. It marked the seventh straight win at home for league-leading Toronto (10-2-5), extending its unbeaten run at BMO Field this season (7-0-2). The Revolution had lost just once in the previous 10 meetings (6-1-3) between the teams — a 4-1 TFC win last Aug. 6 at BMO Field. Ivory Coast designated player Xavier Kouassi (quad strain) missed a third straight league game for New England.
June 24, 2017 02:52 UTC
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local):1 p.m.Lebanon’s Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The suicide attacker was killed, while the blast wounded 11, including six foreigners, according to the Interior Ministry. Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by the Saudi government and Western nations, said targeting the Grand Mosque shows that the ideology of extremists has no respect for holy places. ——10 a.m.Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran has condemned a plot to target the Grand Mosque in Mecca. The Interior Ministry says he was killed while the blast wounded six foreigners and five members of security forces.
June 24, 2017 02:37 UTC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station’s SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n ) reported the story Friday about the KOB-TV truck. She says the thief had fled the scene and the SUV was locked with the keys missing. The crew was in the area reporting on recent concerns about crime and safety. Donaldson says it’s ironic that KOB became victims of a crime in exactly the area they were reporting about.
June 24, 2017 02:37 UTC
More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. #BREAKING Over 100 ppl buried after massive landslide at Maoxian County in China's Sichuan Province, rescue underway pic.twitter.com/sZq5C9ZiCJ — @PDChinaThe provincial government said more than 120 people were buried by the landslide. The landslide sent rocks and earth crashing into homes in the village of Xinmo in southwestern China, around 6 a.m. local time Saturday. The village is known locally for tourism, and Chinese reports said it was unclear if tourists were among those buried by the landslide. Experts told CCTV that the landslide was likely triggered by rain.
June 24, 2017 02:32 UTC
Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late as Toronto FC survived a tight schedule turnaround to defeat the New England Revolution 2-0 Friday night. Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be the winner, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a marvellous save of a Teal Bunbury header in the 88th minute. The teams step onto BMO Field and greeted by the #Pride 🌈flag on the first-ever Pride night for @torontofc soccer. pic.twitter.com/j9I5cwJu3a — @Devin_HerouxIt marked the seventh straight win at home for league-leading Toronto (10-2-5), extending its unbeaten run at BMO Field this season (7-0-2). MLS Cup final aside, TFC has not lost at home since Oct. 1, 2016.
June 24, 2017 02:15 UTC
An Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) weather station situated on UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., is set to close to make way for a parking lot. ECCC is shutting down the Upper Air station at the end of June because, with the parking lot expansion, it will make no longer be safe for technicians to launch weather balloons from outside the station. The Upper Air station is one of four such stations in B.C. 'Big gap' in amount and quality of information collectedA technician contracted by ECCC to run the weather station told CBC News he was only notified a week ago the station is closing. The data collected at the Kelowna Upper Air Station is not essential for local weather forecasting, according to ECCC, but the station is an important source of information for computer models.
June 24, 2017 02:03 UTC
CHICAGO—The Washington Capitals made their first splash of the summer, and it’s keeping a key part of its team from the past two seasons. Before the first round of the NHL draft Friday night, Washington re-signed right winger T.J. Oshie to an eight-year, $46-million deal that will carry an annual salary cap hit of $5.75 million. The Capitals acquired Oshie from St. Louis before the 2015-16 season, sending forward Troy Brouwer, goaltender prospect Pheonix Copley and a draft pick to the Blues. The season before his arrival, Ovechkin and Backstrom shuffled through nine right wingers on their line, and Oshie offered stability. Two days after Washington’s season ended, Oshie expressed a desire to return, and the interest was mutual.
June 24, 2017 01:52 UTC