Reddick wins NASCAR Xfinity race in Michigan
Tyler Reddick trailed Cole Custer and Christopher Bell during the latter stages of this NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday in Brooklyn, Mich.
There was no need to try to pass them.
“As much as I wanted to run down the guys in front of us, it became very obvious that they weren’t going to make it on fuel,” Reddick said.
Sure enough, Custer and Bell had to make pit stops, and Reddick took the lead with about 10 laps remaining. It was smooth sailing the rest of the way for Reddick at Michigan International Speedway. He won for the third time in the past five races and the sixth time in his career.
Noah Gragson battled to a second-place finish, followed by Michael Annett and Paul Menard. (AP)
Newgarden wins Texas IndyCar race: Josef Newgarden has his first IndyCar victory in Texas, becoming the first three-time winner in the series this year.
Newgarden won the season opener in St. Petersburg and again last week in the first of two in Detroit. Newgarden held off Alexander Rossi over the final 10 laps on Saturday night in Fort Worth. Graham Rahal finished third.
Defending champion Scott Dixon was knocked out after tangling with 19-year-old Colton Herta with about 20 laps remaining. (AP)
U.S. team out of U-20 tournament: The United States was knocked out of the Under-20 men’s soccer World Cup in the quarterfinals for the third straight tournament, losing to Ecuador 2-1 Saturday at Gdynia, Poland. (AP)
Mizzou women’s guard Levy to transfer: Missouri women’s basketball player Akira Levy became a fan favorite this past season and despite a year-ending knee injury was named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman team. But the point guard from Tennessee plans to play elsewhere. Levy has entered the transfer portal and hopes to find a team with a different style of play, she told the Post-Dispatch. “Mizzou is great but I would just like to play faster,” Levy said in a Twitter direct message. Levy, who averaged 4.8 points and 2.1 assists per game, said she has a few options for new schools but declined to disclose where she’s considering. Levy mostly contributed off the bench last season, averaging 16 minutes, and made four starts in MU’s first 28 games before tearing the ACL and meniscus in her right knee Feb. 24 at Auburn. (Dave Matter)
STLFC loses at Hartford: Matt Bahner scored the only goal for St. Louis FC (5-2-4) in a 2-1 loss against the Hartford Athletic (2-9-3) in Connecticut on Saturday. STLFC will host Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in U.S. Open Cup play at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. (News sources)