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    Skeptical fans and even some drivers predicted last week that Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series show at Bristol Motor Speedway would not play out like an average dirt race.

    Those predictions were right.

    The third edition of the Food City Dirt Race was actually better than most dirt races.

      Two subjects dominated the discussion at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.

      The future of dirt racing at BMS and Thursday’s compelling dirt Late Model event at Volunteer Speedway in nearby Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

        Kyle Busch added another chapter to his record-breaking NASCAR career earlier this season.

        With his victory at Fontana, Busch broke Richard Petty’s mark by winning at least one Cup race for 19 consecutive years.

        That achievement would not have been possible without the storybook finish to the 2022 Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

        The Abingdon girls tennis team has advanced to the VHSL Class 3 tournament four straight years.

        After three losses in the semifinal round, the Falcons are eager to take the next step with a balanced lineup.

        TAMPA, Fla. — A donor approached Florida Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin recently with a hypothetical question percolating around big-time college sports. If I had $100 in my pocket, should I give it to the Gator Boosters or a name, image and likeness (NIL) fund? “Well, with all due respect,” Stricklin replied, “I’d love for you to find another $100 and do both.” Until July 2021, a ...


        SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If the Warriors or Sharks had their leading scorer in each of the past six seasons leave the team, it would be a pretty big deal. But when that exact thing happened to the 49ers this offseason with kicker Robbie Gould’s exit, more attention was paid to when the team drafted his replacement. Kickers get no respect — even when you really need them. Kyle Shanahan knows how ...

        Claressa Shields is perhaps in the prime of her career, establishing a big enough name as a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion in three weight classes to headline the first boxing card in the six-year history of Little Caesars Arena in the Motor City. She became the first woman to earn a seven-figure payday in her last two fights and is expected to make another $1 million on Saturday night when the undisputed middleweight champion faces top-ranked contender Maricela Cornejo. Still, Shields laments the gender inequities in boxing.

        Justin Suh has the 36-hole lead at the Memorial. Hideki Matsuyama is one shot behind. Both can thank their putters for that. Suh made eight putts from the 10-foot range and longer. That includes a birdie on his final hole for a 66. Right behind is Matsuyama. The Japanese star made a pair of long birdie putts at the end of his round for a tournament-best 65. Patrick Cantlay is a two-time Memorial champion. He's two shots behind. And four shots back were Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm. Rahm began his round of back-to-back bogeys and recovered for a 70.

        After last season's wet-and-wild debut in Portland, the NASCAR Xfinity series returns under considerably sunnier conditions. Saturday's 75-lap race on the 12-turn road course at Portland International Raceway is set to be run under a clear sky in temperatures hovering around 80. That's a big difference from the deluge last year, when A.J. Allmendinger said afterward it was one of the craziest races he'd ever won. Thirty drivers are set to run in the Pacific Office Automation 147, a rare standalone event on the Xfinity Series, a step below the NASCAR Cup series.

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