Stories by Dan Gelston

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Kovalev dominates Hopkins in 12-round bout that ends in lopsided decision

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Bernard Hopkins will turn the big 5-0 without a championship belt around his waist.
By Dan Gelston

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

WWE Hall of Famer shines as 'Santa' in documentary

PHILADELPHIA - Mick Foley's battered body might be in better shape had he made a living landing on rooftops instead of getting tossed off a 16-foot high steel cage.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

DOVER, Del. - Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Kurt Busch fighting to stay alive in Chase

Kurt Busch is back at Dover, still grinding, still fighting, only this time to prove he belongs in the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Joey Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup ...
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Harvick believes staying in mix is key to Chase success

LOUDON, N.H. — Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR’s new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion. Just win and advance, baby! Time for a T.O.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Junior's win completes season sweep at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Gordon makes run at fifth title

LONG POND, Pa. - Jeff Gordon turned a nostalgic weekend at the Brickyard into a powerful reminder that he can still win NASCAR's biggest races. Oh, and a fifth championship.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Larson sets Pocono track record

LONG POND, Pa. - Kyle Larson set a track record of 183.438 mph to win his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Keselowski completes New Hampshire sweep

LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire, dominating in the No. 2 Ford for his third victory of the season.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Montoya wins first IndyCar title since returning to series

Juan Pablo Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road-course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.
By Dan Gelston

Thursday, July 3, 2014

One-handed MMA fighter pushes toward a championship

Nick Newell wants MMA fans to see him as a talented fighter, one skilled enough to fight for a championship and headline a nationally televised card. He knows he'll be judged on so much more.
By Dan Gelston

Friday, June 27, 2014

Panthers take defenseman with top pick in NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Earnhardt Jr. claims victory at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Johnson claims second race in a row

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson raced his way to another routine romp at Dover International Speedway.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Johnson looks to stay on roll at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson busted the definition of a minor slump at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now, it's off to Dover International Speedway where Johnson is a favorite today to start a winning ...
By Dan Gelston

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rookie IndyCar mistakes cost Busch his No. 1 car

Kurt Busch walked away unscathed from a wreck, his car totaled for this weekend's Indy 500. He'll have a backup ready to go for race day,
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Carpenter claims pole for Indianapolis 50

INDIANAPOLIS - Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. The last of nine qualifiers to take the track, Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot.
By Dan Gelston

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Busch ready to attempt 'The Double'

INDIANAPOLIS - Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his ...
By Dan Gelston

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Patrick puts together strong run at Kansas

Danica Patrick was the surprise of Saturday night with her seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway, the best of her Sprint Cup career.
By Dan Gelston
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