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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick grabbed the lead before the midway mark and led for more than 150 laps to win in NASCAR's return to action, capturing the Real Heroes 400 on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway. Harvick negotiated the 400 miles without many glitches in the unusual circumstances for his 50th career victory on the top circuit. It was NASCAR's first live competition race since March 8 at Phoenix, though contested without fans and with numerous precautions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Forty drivers began the race.
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Kevin Harvick grabbed the lead before the midway mark and led for more than 150 laps to win in NASCAR's return to action, capturing the Real Heroes 400 on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway at Darlington, S.C. Harvick negotiated the 400 miles without many glitches in the unusual circumstances for his 50th career victory on the top circuit. It was NASCAR's first live competition race since March 8 at Phoenix, though contested without fans and with numerous precautions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Forty drivers began the race.
Two-time Major League Baseball All-Star Bob Watson, who served as a general manager and league executive, died Thursday in his home at age 74. After breaking in as a general manager of the Houston Astros in 1993, Watson became the first African-American GM to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996 and was twice a member of the All-Star team during his 19-year baseball career. Watson managed on-field operations for Major League Baseball from 2002-10. He had battled kidney disease in recent years.
Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic has apologized for crude and vulgar comments he made in an Instagram group chat that were leaked on social media. Leipsic and Florida Panthers prospect Jack Rodewald publicly commented on the appearances of the wife of Vancouver Canucks forward Tanner Pearson and the girlfriend of Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid. They also criticized other women during the chat and negatively commented on a photo of Capitals linemates Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway hosting their podcast, with Leipsic writing, "(expletive) they're losers."
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre received $1.1 million from the state of Mississippi for public appearances he never made, an audit of the state's Department of Human Services showed. The Mississippi Clarion Ledger reported that Favre received two lump payments totaling that amount and was supposed to make speeches for the money.
Two days after his release from the Cincinnati Bengals, quarterback Andy Dalton agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys to back up Dak Prescott, multiple outlets reported Saturday night, May 2. Dalton's deal is reportedly worth up to $7 million, with $3 million guaranteed. The 32-year-old, who played in college at TCU, already has a home in Dallas and won't need to move, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.
Vowing to return next summer, this year's Little League World Series was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. All seven World Series tournaments and their respective regional qualifying events are off this summer. "Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Little League International has made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel its World Series and Region Tournaments for first time in organization history," Little League president Stephen D. Keener said Thursday.
One division could house the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and New York Mets. Another would toss the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and St.
NCAA players are a step closer to profiting from the use of their name and likeness. Under a proposal the NCAA announced Wednesday that it will support, college athletes would be permitted to sign endorsement contracts and receive payments for additional work as long as their school is not involved in the payment process. A full NCAA vote to approve the measure is not expected for nine months. The plan calls for legislation from Congress and implementation by the start of the 2021 academic year.
The 2020 NFL Draft was the most watched ever, with more than 55 million U.S. viewers tuning in during the unique three-day event. That's a 16% increase from 2019, according to Nielsen figures for the coverage on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes and digital channels. Each day of the draft set new highs, according to a press release issued Sunday by the NFL. Thursday's first round drew more than 15.6 million viewers (up 37% from 2019), while more than 8.2 million watched Rounds 2-3 on Friday (up 40%) and more than 4.2 million watched Rounds 4-7 on Saturday (up 32%).