Tag Archives: race

Which teams have the stamina to stay in the CFP race?

Oct 5, 2017 Washington State coach Mike Leach, known for his eccentricities, isn’t always in a quirky mood, and that’s probably one reason his team is undefeated. “Busy day today, gotta watch a ton of film,” he said on Sunday evening, already flipping to the Cougars’ next game against Oregon and sounding unusually like most of his peers. Leach said he slept about four hours Friday night after his team’s thrilling upset of USC, a win that elevated Washington State (5-0) into the College Football Playoff discussion. Mike Leach doesn’t ...

Read More »

Barnwell's NFL quarter-season awards: Tight race for MVP

9:12 AM ET With four weeks in the books, it’s time to look at who won the NFL’s awards for the first quarter of the season. Granted, the Associated Press doesn’t yet hand out hardware for the first four games, but this is still a useful time to reflect, and it gives us a marker of what we believed in October to look back at with much better knowledge later in the season. The first-quarter awards didn’t turn out too poorly last year. Most of the picks didn’t win, but ...

Read More »

Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school

Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One of them, a 13-year-old girl, is believed to be sheltering under a table, officials told the BBC. At least 21 children and five adults died when the primary school collapsed and many others are missing. The school was one of dozens of buildings toppled by the quake. So far 230 people are known to have died. President Enrique Peña Nieto has declared three days of ...

Read More »

NFL Insiders predict: Week 2 upsets, flops, NFC East race, more

8:20 AM ET ESPN NFL Insiders Our NFL Insiders predict Week 2‘s biggest upsets and fantasy flops and sleepers. Plus: Are the Cowboys the clear-cut favorites in the NFC East? And which playoff contender is in the most trouble after losing in Week 1? What’s your top upset pick for Week 2? The Green Bay Packers find themselves atop the matchup quality list for a second straight week, while surprisingly, Jaguars-Titans is the Week 2 game that will have the highest impact on the playoff race. The Chiefs and Steelers ...

Read More »

Cruise ships race to Caribbean to help Irma victims

Irma approaches Florida as Category 3 storm Cruise ships are heading for storm-ravaged islands in the Caribbean to help with rescue efforts. Royal Caribbean announced this weekend that it will dispatch two ships to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, two islands that were hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Norwegian Cruise Line is sending one ship to St. Thomas to pick up about 2,000 people late Monday who couldn’t get off the island before the storm. Irma made its way up the west coast of Florida Sunday as a Category 4 ...

Read More »

Time to take Oklahoma — and the Big 12 — seriously in CFP race

12:08 AM ET COLUMBUS, Ohio — First-year Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley, who turned 34 years old Tuesday and is the youngest head coach in the FBS, won the first road game of his career, a convincing 31-16 win on No. 2 Ohio State’s home turf, and its impact will last as long as the season. In a game that pitted a rookie coach against a veteran in Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and showcased two of the nation’s top quarterbacks in OU’s Baker Mayfield and Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, the Sooners ...

Read More »

Ischia earthquake: Race to reach brothers after baby rescued

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers are desperately trying to reach two brothers trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. They pulled free the boys’ seven-month-old brother at around 04:00 (02:00 GMT), several hours after the 4.0 magnitude tremor struck. At least two women have died and 39 people are injured after the shaking brought down several buildings. The island, off the coast of Naples, has a population of about 50,000. It is extremely popular with tourists, many of whom were ...

Read More »

Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final ever race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just ...

Read More »

Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

Read More »

Was the 24-Hour Le Mans Endurance Race Too Tough on Hybrid Tech?

Toyota’s president said 24-hour endurance races may be too hard on hybrid electric drivetrains, and for now, he may be right. The winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday, a Porsche, spent an hour in the pit getting repairs to the hybrid front axle. Meanwhile, the best Toyota entrant spent two hours getting a similar repair and finished eighth. “While the hybrid technology that has advanced through competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship puts its abilities on display in six-hour races,” Toyota president Akio Toyoda said, “it ...

Read More »