CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brian France spent years formulating plans to build the NASCAR Hall of Fame and holding its first induction ceremony.
It still didn't prepare the NASCAR chairman for the emotions he felt on Sunday. ...Read more
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says there is "no connection" between the neck pain that forced him to withdraw from The Players Championship and his Nov. 27 car accident.
Woods says during a news conference Monday that his neck started bothering him in the weeks leading up to the Masters, his first competition in five months. ...Read more
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Carpenter won on his 35th birthday and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 victory over the sagging Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. ...Read more
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has snapped a 115-race winless streak by nipping Jamie McMurray at the finish line at Talladega Superspeedway. It's Harvick's first win since the 2007 season-opening Daytona 500. McMurray, the winner of this year's Daytona 500, finished second. ...Read more
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have taken defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
Deaderick was chosen with the 247th overall pick on Saturday.
The Patriots grabbed him with the 40th choice of the round, a compensatory pick, after he made just 23 tackles as a senior. ...Read more
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have selected Alabama cornerback Marquis Johnson with the first of three seventh-round picks.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Johnson started 10 games for the national champions and had one interception. Johnson was the sixth player Alabama player to be selected. ...Read more
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have made first-team All-America offensive guard Mike Johnson of Alabama the last pick of the third round.
Johnson (6-5, 312) completed his career at Alabama by making 41 consecutive starts. He was the last compensatory pick of the third round. ...Read more
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens have drafted Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody with the 57th overall pick in the NFL draft. ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With their second pick in the secon round of the NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have taken cornerback Javier Arenas of Alabama. ...Read more
HOUSTON (AP) - A confident Kareem Jackson sees no reason why he won't be ready to start for the Texans this season. ...Read more
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow doesn't know yet where he plans to watch the NFL draft.
The former Florida quarterback says he is still considering the NFL's offer to be on hand at Radio City Music Hall for the first round Thursday night, but also wants to share the moment with his family. ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Rain has forced NASCAR to postpone its scheduled Sprint Cup and Nationwide doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway until Monday. ...Read more
ATLANTA (AP) - Rookie Jason Heyward drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on
The Braves rallied in the ninth off Rockies fill-in closer Franklin Morales (0-1), who loaded the bases by giving up a single and two walks. ...Read more
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Will Venable's two-run homer highlighted a 10-run fourth inning and Kyle Blanks homered, doubled and drove in a career-high five runs as the San Diego Padres routed the Atlanta Braves 17-2 in their home opener on Monday. ...Read more