Keselowski shakes off a bad week to win at Talladega


Brad Keselowski kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski...

Drivers upset by qualifying system

NASCARís new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sundayís race. Kevin Harvick called the format ďthe dumbest thing Iíve ever...

Johnson says that there's no problem with his crew chief

Six-time and defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson dismissed the idea that there is any tension with crew chief Chad Knaus after the two were overheard bickering on their team radio.

COLUMNS

Speedbowl must try a new route this time

You root for your community. Not merely your neighborhood. You root for its people. Its...

MORE AUTO RACING

Harvick can relax a little now

Guaranteed of a spot in the third round of NASCARís playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. If it was up to him, he wouldnít race at all.

Harvick's win overshadowed by melee

Matt Kenseth, usually so calm and composed, lost his cool and attacked Brad Keselowski at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Goodyear warns racing teams about the speeds at Charlotte

Concord, N.C. — Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race — a potentially key development for drivers trying to advance in the...

UCONN

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vannís role on the UConn football team is expanding, as he ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference in tackles and first on the team with 56 for an average of 9.3 per game.

Huskies bring out past, present, future stars

Storrs - UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season. The school dedicated a new $40 million basketball practice...

COLLEGES

As SEC dominates rankings, calls of #SECBias rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

Local colleges: UConn upsets No. 15 Quinnipiac in men's hockey

Goalie Rob Nichols made 36 saves as the UConn men’s hockey team upset 15th-ranked Quinnipiac 4-1 on Tuesday night at Webster Bank Arena.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Wednesday's schedule

SOCCERCollege menNewbury at Mitchell, 3:30 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the San Francisco Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Kansas City Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

NFL notes

Jeremy Kerley always figured heíd stay right where he is. The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide receiver didnít go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 - World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals in Game 2.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA preseason: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA preseason: Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA preseason: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers.

Golf

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Men: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship from Melbourne, Australia.

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Blue Bay from Hainan Island, China.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Liverpool.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.

1:30 a.m. (Thursday), Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.