The Sports Xchange
SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Kasey Kahne claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win since 2014 and snapped a 102-race losing streak with a victory Sunday in the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was his first career Brickyard 400 win. Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman finished second and third, respectively, as the race finished under caution after two overtime restarts. A Denny Hamlin flat tire resulted in the race-ending wreck. Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claimed his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory and his second of the season Saturday night when he took the checkered flag in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Stenhouse took his final lead on an overtime restart, getting a push from Michael McDowell. Clint Bowyer, though, got up to second on the final lap to take runner-up honors. Paul Menard finished third, while McDowell held on to finish fourth, a career best. Ryan Newman rounded out the top-five.
Guion, who turned 30 on Wednesday, had a blood alcohol level of .086 when tested for a routine traffic stop, according to Honolulu police.
ERIN, Wis.—Rickie Fowler birdied three of his first five holes Thursday and kept rolling en route to a 7-under 65 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Fowler finished his bogey-free round with seven birdies—including three straight at Nos. 18, 1 and 2—as he matched a U.S. Open record for the lowest first-round score in relation to par. Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot 7-under 63s at Baltustrol Golf Club in 1980. Fowler's 65 represents the second-lowest first-round score in tournament history.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Stanley Cup is going back to Pittsburgh. Former Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist broke a scoreless tie at 18:25 of the third period Sunday night as the Penguins successfully defended their Stanley Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over the Predators in Game 6 of the Final at Bridgestone Arena.
CLEVELAND—A chance at perfection ended, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in the same spot in the 2017 Finals as they were at this time a year ago. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the Finals on Friday night to avoid elimination. Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 40 points and LeBron James broke all kinds of records as he posted a triple-double.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Martin Truex Jr. joined Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson as two-time winners in 2017 Saturday night by winning the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski recovered from a lackluster night to take runner-up honors, while Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. The race was attrition-filled with the yellow flag waving a track-record 15 times.
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.