Column: Ganassi saw writing on wall for his NASCAR future

LEXINGTON, Ohio — After telling the world he was pulling out of NASCAR, Chip Ganassi returned home to Pittsburgh for sushi dinner with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande, his house guests for a week between sports car races. Then Ganassi went back to work and his first stop was Watkins Glen, New … Read more

US women’s hoops program director stepping down after Tokyo

USA Basketball women’s national team director Carol Callan will step down after the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her role as the president of FIBA Americas By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer July 5, 2021, 9:49 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article USA Basketball women’s national team director Carol … Read more

Rangers Fire Coach David Quinn After Three Seasons

Tumult continued for the Rangers as David Quinn was fired on Wednesday after three seasons as the team’s coach. The decision to part ways with Quinn, hired with much fanfare in May 2018 from Boston University, was made by new President and General Manager Chris Drury, who took over when President John Davidson and G.M. … Read more

Tom Reich, Who Negotiated Big Deals for Baseball Stars, Dies at 82

Following the 1979 season, Mr. Reich persuaded Tal Smith, the Astros’ general manager, to give Richard a new five-year contract with a base salary of $200,000 a year, plus incentives. But a few weeks later, another prominent agent, Dick Moss, induced the Astros’ owner, John McMullen, to give the Los Angeles Angels’ Nolan Ryan, the … Read more

At 34, ‘Mommy Rocket’ Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat in Tokyo

Every time Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce steps on the track, some sort of record is in jeopardy. At the top of that list, of course, is Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old mark in the 100 meters. At the upcoming Olympics, Fraser-Pryce, the 34-year-old mother from Jamaica, also could become the oldest person to win an individual Olympic sprint. … Read more

N.H.L. Goalie Dies After Being Hit by Fireworks

Matiss Kivlenieks, a goalie with the Columbus Blue Jackets, died on Sunday after being struck with fireworks at a private party in Novi, Mich., the authorities said. He was 24. The police originally thought that Mr. Kivlenieks, who started two games for the National Hockey League team this season, had died from a fall while … Read more

NBA Finals: Why the Suns will win the NBA championship

This version of the Phoenix Suns will be a case study for future NBA general managers on how to build a championship contending roster in a hurry By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer July 5, 2021, 8:16 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHOENIX — This version of the … Read more

Jon Rahm Returns to the PGA Tour, Ready for the U.S. Open

SAN DIEGO — Jon Rahm was thunderstruck by the positive coronavirus test result that forced his June 5 withdrawal from the Memorial Tournament, a competition Rahm led by an almost insurmountable six strokes with only one round remaining. But afterward, he recognized the emotions that his exit, which included a nationally televised broadcast of Rahm … Read more