The Sports Xchange
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got past Kyle Busch in overtime in the Geico 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday and held his position to claim his first-career win and snap a 101-race win drought for car owner Jack Roush. Jamie McMurray finished second, Busch was third, Aric Almirola was fourth, and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top five.
Adrian Peterson is set to begin his next chapter in New Orleans. The seven-time Pro Bowl running back has agreed on a two-year deal to join the Saints pending a physical, according to multiple reports. NFL.com reports on Tuesday, April 25, Peterson's deal is worth $7 million, including $3.5 million guaranteed. Peterson, 32, confirmed that the signing was finalized on Monday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire from the NASCAR Monster Cup series at the end of the 2017 season. The 14-time Most Popular Driver has 603 starts—26 victories—over a career that began at age 24 in 1999. Among his accomplishments are two Daytona 500 crowns (2004, 2014) and two championships (1998, 1999) in what has become the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Earnhardt Jr., 42, is not having the season he planned after missing 18 races recovering from concussions in 2016.
When the NFL Draft begins selections in Philadelphia April 27, the Minnesota Vikings will sit out the first day and make their first pick at No. 48 overall. Here is an in-depth look at the team's needs, offseason changes, potential best fit and the selections by NFLDraftScout.com's experts. Top five needs
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Police in Woodstock, Ga., are searching for former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon, who was reported missing Sunday, April 9. Nixon, 58, left his home for a scheduled golf tee time at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, authorities said in a statement. Nixon, who has battled addiction, did not show up at the golf course.
NEW YORK -- Tennis star Genie Bouchard may have found love away from the court. Bouchard kept her word after the Atlanta Falcons' historic 25-point collapse in Super Bowl LI, as she went out with a fan who asked her for a date on Twitter if the New England Patriots came back to win the game. The 22-year-old Bouchard agreed to the stipulation on the heels of confidently saying that she knew the Falcons would win after their hot start. John Goehrke reached out to her by writing, "If Patriots win we go on a date?", and she responded "Sure."
If Gisele Bundchen had her way, Tom Brady would have called it a career after winning his record fifth Super Bowl championship on Sunday, Feb. 5. The Patriots quarterback told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Bundchen, his wife of eight years, pleaded with him to retire after leading New England to a come-from-behind 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
The game-winning jersey Tom Brady wore en route to his record fourth Super Bowl MVP award was still missing Monday morning. NFL.com posted a locker room video Sunday night showing Brady telling New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft, "Someone stole my game jersey." Kraft replies, jokingly, "You'd better look online." USA Today reported that Brady searched unsuccessfully for the white No.
Head coach Mike McCarthy responded in the immediate aftermath with cliches such as “we ran into a buzz saw” and “we ran out of gas.”
Ripkowski’s first fumble proves costly for Packers; Guion made OL debut.