With all the talk about Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaving his No. 8 behind when he departs Dale Earnhardt Inc. for Hendrick Motorsports next year, some believe the drivers — not the teams — should have the option of keeping a number throughout their careers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is perplexed, frustrated — and still feeling confident.
After finishing a six-week NASCAR suspension, crew chief Steve Letarte was back at the track and, apparently, feeling just a little strange to be there.
The New York Mets placed infielder Damion Easley on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a sprained left ankle and recalled infielder Anderson Hernandez from Triple-A New Orleans. Easley hurt his ankle in the sixth inning of the Mets game with Washington on Saturday advancing to second on a wild pitch.
For all of Brett Favre’s questions about the readiness of some of his younger teammates, only one question mattered Saturday night: To leap or not to leap? Rookie receiver James Jones did a “Lambeau leap” into the grandstands after scoring a touchdown early in Green Bay’s 48-13 preseason rout of Seattle.
Defending champion Lava Man headlines the field for Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
Matt Holliday, the Colorado Rockies’ RBI leader, got one of his biggest of the season long after the clock on the Dodger Stadium scoreboard struck midnight. Holliday singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning, Cory Sullivan homered and drove in two runs, and the Rockies beat Los Angeles 7-4 Saturday night in a 5-hour, 6-minute marathon.
For the past couple seasons, Jeff Weaver has had a troublesome pattern of not starting well. But he sure knows how to finish. Weaver (5-10) allowed four runs and five hits pitching into the eighth inning Saturday night, sending the Seattle Mariners to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The win moved Seattle within two of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels, and the Mariners remained a half…
Over four practices with the Denver Broncos this week, the Dallas Cowboys either held back on defense or figured something out. Because they sure had no problem getting into the backfield Saturday night. The attacking, pressure-seeking front being implemented by new Dallas coach Wade Phillips throttled Denver’s starting offense for two quarters, paving the way for the Cowboys to beat the Broncos…
Drew Brees needed only six on-target passes to show that he’s ready — and the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense isn’t. Brees led New Orleans to a touchdown in his only series Saturday night, completing every throw he made and giving the Bengals a half-dozen more reasons to worry in the Saints’ 27-19 preseason victory.
Brady Quinn’s biggest throw could turn out to be a monkey wrench. With flashbulbs popping all around the stadium, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback tossed two fourth-quarter touchdown passes in his first NFL exhibition game and looked better than any Browns quarterback in a 23-20 loss to Detroit on Saturday night.