RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship.

(WPNS) — Alex Smith is a patient man, perhaps too much at times. His reputation as a game manager formed after 13 years in the NFL, as the three-time Pro Bowler won’t force the ball into spots and risk unnecessary turnovers. That’s not an insult, as Smith has managed his way to playoff berth…

(WPNS) — The Washington Nationals flew home to Washington early Wednesday morning, landed at Dulles International Airport and drove back to their apartments, many of which are probably packed up by now. Even in playoff seasons, the clubhouse staff helps players pack up their lockers and ship…

(WPNS) — The empty seats — rows and blocks and chunks and sections of them, striking even on a telecast that focused on the field — aren’t some sort of sudden development at FedEx Field. This is two decades of erosion of a once-proud franchise. Once-proud. It’s almost a mandatory modifier no…

BALTIMORE (AP) — Coming off a long weekend following their first loss of the season, the Baltimore Ravens have implemented a contingency plan for moving forward without three-time Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley.

LANDOVER (AP) — Andrew Luck threw for two touchdown passes, shook off two interceptions and engineered a game-sealing drive as the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Washington Redskins, 21-9, on Sunday.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seven months into the NASCAR Cup series season, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are dead-even atop the standings. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. is right behind them, and the other 13 drivers in the playoff field are desperate just to keep up.

If there’s ever going to be a changing of the guard in the AFC, then Sunday’s visit to Jacksonville by the Patriots would seem a perfect time.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Olson homered during a 10-run third inning in which the first 11 batters reached base, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.