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NASCAR Nationwide Series at Chicago 2014 Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

Kevin Harvick finished first at Chicagoland Speedway's Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 on Saturday afternoon, winning the Nationwide Series event a day before the Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks into high gear.<p>With 27 laps to go, Harvick entered a restart in first with Aric Almirola and Brian Scott …

Kyle Busch takes Trucks race

JOLIET, Ill. -- Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing finish in the Nationwide Series to get the win in the Trucks Series race in a Saturday …

Brad Keselowski wins Chase opener

JOLIET, Ill. -- With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.<p>Keselowski used a …

Motorsport

Keselowski wins Chase opener at Chicagoland

Keselowski wins Chase opener at Chicagoland<p>JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski began the playoff portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the same way he ended the regular season: with a win.<p>Keselowski claimed his fifth victory of the year Sunday in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the …

NASCAR at Chicago 2014 Results: Winner, Sprint Cup Standings and Highlights

Team Penske 1, Hendrick Motorsports 0.<p>Brad Keselowski has punched his ticket to the second round of the Chase following a victory at Chicago in the opening race of NASCAR's postseason. Keselowski used a strong restart with just nine laps remaining and blistered the field for a second consecutive …

Chicagoland NASCAR: Brad Keselowski begins Chase with victory

Brad Keselowski opened the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase by fighting back from a pit delay for victory at Chicagoland.<p>An additional pitstop for a …

Motorsport

NASCAR at Chicagoland 2014: Live Results and Analysis from Myafibstory.com 400

<b>Brad Keselowski wins at Chicagoland Speedway!</b><p>Chicagoland started out like every 1.5 mile track.<p>One driver led the race and it would be a caution early on that would manage to shake things up.<p>Qualifying was rained out, and Kyle Bush started out front with a strong run. Jamie McMurray, who is not in …

New NASCAR Chase format changes championship strategy

What’s more important in the Chase: finishing well every week or pursuing wins aggressively?<p>JOLIET, Ill. -- The path to the championship used to be straightforward. Over 10 weeks the formula called for a driver to avoid awful finishes, keep the wheels on the car, the engine running and tabulate …

NFL roundup: Rams edge Buccaneers with third-string QB at helm

Austin Davis played with the poise and resolve of a seasoned pro.<p>"We never panicked," veteran tackle Jake Long said Sunday after Davis led a late field goal drive that gave the St. Louis Rams a 19-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in the 25-year-old quarterback's first NFL …

LOOK: Bengals fan makes Leah Strong sign for Devon Still

A Bengals fan made Devon Still a sign for his daughter Leah who was diagnosed for pediatric cancer.<p>Recently our own Gregg Doyel astutely pointed out …

Refs Give Seahawks A Touchdown Even Though Percy Harvin Clearly Steps Out Of Bounds

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin beat the entire Chargers defense on a 51-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But it's clear Harvin stepped out of bounds around the 25-yard line, and the refs still awarded the Seahawks the 6 points.<p>All scoring plays in the NFL are automatically further …

Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

A.J. Green out with injured toe

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals' passing game took another big blow Sunday afternoon as Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green did not return after …

Football (U.S.)

Robert Griffin III suffered dislocated ankle, 'no timetable'

Jay Gruden confirmed Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle but didn't give a timetable for his return.<p>The Redskins' worst fears were …

Adrian Peterson Tweets About 'Habitual Judging' After Child Abuse Indictment

While the Minnesota Vikings were on the field without him, Adrian Peterson was on Twitter. The running back, deactivated by the team after being indicted in a child injury case in Texas on Friday, shared a message about judging others with his followers on Sunday.<p>With Peterson's future status with …

Jonathan Papelbon ejected after obscene gesture toward Philly fans

While being booed by Phillies fans, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in their direction. He was ejected for it.<p>Phillies closer Jonathan …

U.S. blows out Serbia for gold

MADRID -- With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A." ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball …

Bergen: British connection to ISIS beheadings

<i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden."</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- He has beheaded again. The tall, masked British man with the London accent, working with ISIS.<p>His first two victims …

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat