Chris Paul had 22 points and 12 assists, while Peja Stojakovic showed some of his All-Star form of old with 19 points to help the Hornets beat the Sacramento Kings 104-90 on Wednesday night.
It started as a joke. Race car driver Alex Zanardi was chatting with a manager at a pasta manufacturer he endorses about getting involved with the New York City Marathon, for which the company, Barilla, sponsors a prerace dinner. Zanardi, who lost both legs in a horrific crash during a 2001 race, quipped that he could compete in the marathon.
The home to New England’s only NASCAR races is being sold, a move that leaves the future of racing at New Hampshire International Speedway uncertain, according to a report on the Boston Globe’s web site on Thursday.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that Greg Tester, crew chief of the No. 71 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Busch Series, was suspended until December 31 and fined $15,000 due to rule violations this past weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Ticker) — Speedway mogul Bruton Smith plans to have some extensive discussions with top NASCAR executives about changes he thinks the sanctioning body needs to make, according to a report Wednesday on the Winston-Salem Journal’s web site.
Riding shotgun with Tony Stewart at 170 mph is a pain in the neck.
NASCAR officials and Sunoco are investigating how water got into the racing fuel during Sunday’s NExtel Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Dario Franchitti may have bolstered his cred with the good ol’ boys by getting penalized for rough driving. He’s still got a long way to go before he can even think about winning a stock car race.
As driver after driver seized on the opportunity to criticize Carl Edwards, defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson took a different route and offered his colleague a bit of advice.
Marco Sturm scored in overtime and added an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Sturm beat a distraught Ryan Miller and scored with 52.3 seconds remaining after he redirected a shot from Aaron Ward, who had gently flipped the puck toward the net.
Rick DiPietro turned aside 28 shots for his 12th career shutout and added an assist to help the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Thursday night. Bill Guerin, Josef Vasicek, Ruslan Fedotenko and Trent Hunter scored for the Islanders, who beat the Lighting for the first time in nine contests (0-5-3), dating back to a 3-0 win at home on March 21, 2004.
Chris Drury scored his first goal since opening night, and Henrik Lundqvist earned another shutout as the New York Rangers went on their first winning streak of the season by beating the Washington Capitals 2-0 on Thursday night. Lundqvist made 31 saves and has been a big reason why the punchless Rangers have had success in the early going.