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William Byron advances to NASCAR’s round of 8 with win at Texas

The series point leader took the lead for the first time after the final restart with six laps left to win at Texas Motor Speedway, advancing to the round of eight in the NASCAR playoffs while giving Hendrick Motorsports its 300th victory.


Usher to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas

The R&B singer will hit the Super Bowl stage as a headliner for the first time in February.


At Berlin Marathon, Tigst Assefa shatters women’s world record, Eliud Kipchoge wins fifth men’s title

Assefa, of Ethiopia, broke the women’s world record by more than two minutes, lowering the mark to 2 hours, 11 minutes, 53 seconds.


Tyler Reddick now in NASCAR’s playoff mix at Texas after missing cut last year and then winning there

With a win at Kansas and a runner-up at Darlington in the playoffs, Reddick is already is thinking about what he needs to do to make it past this three-race round in his first season with 23XI Racing.

Abuse by binge-drinking, vomiting cited in alleged Boston College hazing

Freshmen on the Boston College swimming and diving team were allegedly directed to binge-drink alcohol, then consume their own vomit, the school’s student news outlet reported.


Aaron Boone tossed as surging Blue Jays ride Kevin Gausman past Yankees

The Yankees took a few hits, watching manager Aaron Boone get ejected again and learning rookie center fielder Jasson Domínguez had Tommy John surgery.

WNBA PLAYOFFS | Sun 90, Lynx 75

Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner help the Sun advance to their fifth straight WNBA semifinals

Connecticut will play the New York Liberty on Sunday in a best-of-five series. The Sun lost all four regular-season games against the Liberty this season.

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A commemorative salute to Billie Jean King and her impact, and other thoughts

It was 50 years ago that King struck a blow for equality in a match that she won "fair and square," according to her vanquished opponent.