Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

Kevin Harvick is covered in confetti as he celebrates winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into victory lane and bathed in another confetti shower when he lamented what could have been.

Rivals Baffert, Lukas share a strong friendship

FILE - In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Conveyance trainer Bob Baffert, left, talks to Dublin trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Baffert has spent his whole life following Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. They’ve developed a friendship as deep as their combined success as two of the best thoroughbred trainers in racing history that extends to this week when they go head-to-head again in the Preakness Stakes each has won six times. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas.

Belly-putter ban lifts game for Players winner

Webb Simpson celebrates winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Webb Simpson credited everyone around him for winning The Players Championship, his fifth career victory and in some respects his most important. And he didn’t stop with those he considers to be part of his team.

Chuck Knox, former Seahawks coach, dies at 86

In this Dec. 31, 1983 file photo Seattle Seahawks coach Chuck Knox listening during a news conference in Miami. Knox, the veteran NFL coach who led the Seattle Seahawks for nine years and took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games, has died. He was 86. Knox died Saturday evening, the Seahawks confirmed Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 86.

Simpson completes a big win at Players Championship

Webb Simpson kisses the The Players Championship trophy, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starting with the largest Sunday lead ever at The Players Championship was harder than Webb Simpson imagined. Hearing one big roar after another from Tiger Woods playing four groups ahead of him didn’t help. Through it all, Simpson managed his game and his nerves.

Capitals beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) cuts around Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals overcame a major hurdle by reaching the Eastern Conference final.



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