The 3 back where it belongs at Daytona: out front

If the engine guy had mixed emotions, imagine how much Earnhardt’s longtime friend and car owner Richard Childress had as he watched his own grandson drive the car. An emotional day turned even more enjoyable yet draining as 23-year-old Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon put the No. 3 car on the pole for the 2014


All-Star Game yet another stage of NBA’s ongoing role in New Orleans recovery

“It is wonderful to see,” said NBA veteran player and coach Avery Johnson, a New Orleans native who also served as one of the hosts for the All-Star game. “This city is made for hosting events like this. And the NBA, it could have given up on New Orleans a long time ago, but that


U.S. women’s hockey team dismantles Sweden, bores viewers, and that’s OK

It devolved from there; the Twitter discussion, generally, was dominated by a pseudo-debate over the merits of a tournament in which the top two teams — the U.S. and Canada — routinely demolish everyone else. That’s a nuanced discussion to have, and it deserves time outside of a routine game recap. Overall, though, it’s possible


2014 Sochi Olympics: Canada needs Drew Doughty OT goal to beat Finland

Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 left in overtime, giving the Canadians a 2-1 win over Finland on Sunday. “I don’t know what’s going on,” said Doughty, who has four goals in three Olympic games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games


UConn’s Shabazz Napier shows All-Americans can come in all sizes

The midseason stuff is for amusement purposes only, though. Teams’ schedules vary so widely it can be a challenge to compile a definitive list. When we compose the real Sporting News All-America team at the end of the regular season, we have a full complement of performances and data upon which to draw. No striking