Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night.
The Louisville native opted for only fuel on the final pit stop. The gamble paid off as he took the lead out of pit road with 24 laps remaining and then steadily pulled away from Stewart Friesen.
Friesen’s team was forced to change engines prior to the race and came from the rear of the field to finish second — tying a career best — just under a second behind Rhodes.
Matt Crafton, Brandon Jones and John Hunter Nemechek rounded out the Top 5. Series points leader Johnny Sauter finished 15th. He has a 42-point lead over Gragson.
Terrell Owens spurned the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now Canton is returning the favor.
Owens — who last month announced he will not be attending the August enshrinement ceremony in Ohio after earning his nod for the class of 2018 — will not be introduced at the Gold Jacket ceremony on Aug. 3, nor will he be announced the following night at the induction ceremony, according to the Talk of Fame Network.
Owens joins Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins, Bobby Beathard, Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile as a member of this year’s class.
After the group was announced in early June, Owens responded with a statement declining his invitation to attend the induction ceremony. Then earlier this month, Owens revealed on Twitter that he would be making his Hall of Fame speech Saturday afternoon at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his alma mater.
The Chicago Blackhawks traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract.
The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft.
Kruger broke into the NHL with Chicago and spent his first seven seasons with the Blackhawks before he was traded to Vegas last July.
The 39-year-old Hossa did not play last season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin disorder. He isn’t expected to play again, but he is signed through the 2020-21 season at a $5.275 million cap hit.
Free agent forward Jonas Jerebko signed with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.
A native of Sweden, Jerebko has played nine NBA seasons with Utah, Boston and Detroit. In 32 postseason games — four starts — for the Jazz and Celtics, he has averaged 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds.
- Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators.
Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement. The agency said Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known.
Oakley was booked and later released from jail. The regulatory agency would not release details of the circumstances surrounding the arrest.
Tour de France contenders Tom Dumoulin and Romain Bardet both lost significant time in the overall standings after spokes on their wheels snapped near the uphill end of Stage 6.
Both title hopefuls were left behind by the rest of the top riders as they increased the pace hunting for the win that finally went to Daniel Martin of Ireland.
Dumoulin said his bike broke when he knocked into Bardet near the foot of the second of two two-kilometer ascents up the Mur de Bretagne to the finish line.