Kyle Larson loves NASCAR, isn’t headed to dirt tracks soon

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson isn’t jumping from NASCAR into full-time dirt track racing any time soon.Larson said Friday that he didn’t mean to minimize his commitment to NASCAR this week when he expressed his plans to race…

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NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — As a born-and-bred Northern Californian, Kyle Larson is quite familiar with the numerous twists and 11 turns on the vaunted Sonoma Raceway road course.That doesn’t make him much better at navigating them in…

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IndyCar’s Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan are fast friends

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Weekends at IndyCar tracks are a little quieter this season for Scott Dixon. The outgoing Tony Kanaan isn’t around anymore at Chip Ganassi Racing to share a laugh.Their friendship has lasted, though.”I…

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Cricket: Glenn Phillips enters airspace beyond the boundary

Fasten your seatbelts, Glenn Phillips is ready for take-off.That phrase might normally apply to cricket patrons when the New Zealand Twenty20 batsman detonates his power game, like during his man-of-the-match 56 from 40 balls against…

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Fit-again Yasir Shah returns to Pakistan ODI team

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Fit-again legspinner Yasir Shah is in the Pakistan squad to face Zimbabwe in five one-day internationals next month.Yasir missed Pakistan’s tour of Ireland, England, and Scotland due to a stress fracture of his…

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Kohli says he’s fit to lead India on England tour

NEW DELHI (AP) — Virat Kohli has recovered from a neck injury and will lead India on the cricket tour of Ireland and England.Kohli had to cancel a contract with English county team Surrey for this month after he was injured while…

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Hamilton tops charts on first day of French GP practice

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the charts during the first two practice sessions for the French Grand Prix on Friday.Hamilton clocked the day’s fastest lap in the morning session…

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Chandimal to miss final test after appeal rejected

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss the third and final test against the West Indies which starts on Saturday after his appeal against a one-match ball-tampering suspension was rejected.Chandimal…

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Sri Lankans admit to breaching ‘spirit of cricket’ v Windies

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Sri Lanka’s captain, coach, and manager have admitted to breaching the “spirit of cricket” by refusing to play the West Indies for two hours during the second test in St. Lucia.Captain Dinesh Chandimal,…

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Cricket: Brendon McCullum was investigated for doping after using asthma medication

Brendon McCullum was investigated for doping after he failed a urine sample taken while playing for the Gujurat Lions in the Indian Premier League in 2016.The former Black Caps captain was given a notice of investigation from the…

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