Martin Truex Jr. gets emotional win with girlfriend fighting cancer at home

Winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway is often special for drivers as they can celebrate with their family.

Martin Truex Jr.’s girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, wasn’t there to celebrate with him after his victory in the Bank of America 500. With recent chemotherapy treatments for a recurrence in ovarian cancer, Pollex doesn’t want to risk exposing herself to too many people and the potential germs they might carry.

So she stayed home and watched on television, posting a photo of herself following the victory.

LARSON’S LONG DAY: His 10th-place finish gave no indication of how good Larson was at Charlotte. He seemed to be as good as Truex late in the race, but an awful pit stop — his tire carrier tripped and fell — dropped him to 12th. Larson still worked his way into the top-four, but he was hit by Kurt Busch late in the race and the damage took him out of contention for racing for the victory.

Earlier in the race, Larson missed his pit box and the gaffe knocked him to 31st in the field. But he clawed his way through traffic and had worked his way into the top five by the end of the first stage.

“I felt like we’ve been better than (Truex) the past two weeks,” Larson said. “Last week was probably the first time in a long time he hasn’t been the most dominant. And Kids Basketball Jerseys Cheap then, he definitely wasn’t dominant today. I felt like I had a car to win. I made a mistake on pit road early. We rebounded from that. And then we had a costly mistake late and somewhat rebounded, but then those last two restarts didn’t go my way.”

UP NEXT: Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, where Stenhouse Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys won in the spring. Stenhouse has won the last two restrictor-plate races this season.

Tate was modest after his performance.

Phillip Lindsay sparked the offense for Colorado (3-3, 0-3) with a career-high 281 yards rushing and three touchdowns on a school-record 41 carries.

Colorado was its own worst enemy in dropping a third straight conference game. The Buffaloes committed 12 penalties for 110 yards, including two late hits.

Despite all that, Colorado trailed 45-42 after Lindsay’s 11-yard TD run with 5:04 remaining. But Tate picked up a big third-down conversion with his arm — an 8-yard strike to Bryce Wolma — and then clinched the game with his long third-down run with just over a minute remaining.

“I think that puck’s still sitting back up there,” said Toronto netminder Fredrik Andersen. “Not a lot of guys can stop that puck in this league. Hell of a goal.”

Matthews’s goal came on a 2-on-1 and capped three in a row to erase Chicago’s 3-1 lead.

“I just walked in and tried to fake a pass, get (Forsberg) leaning a bit and snuck it by him,” Matthews said.

“I thought we showed a lot of poise being able to crawl back into Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys it,” he added. “As the game went on we got better and better and that’s the way you want to play.”

Matthews played much of the night matched up against Chicago’s top line with Patrick Kane. Matthews finished with six shots on net and the winning goal while Kane, who entered with 22 points in 13 career games against Toronto, finished minus-three with one shot and no points.

“Auston was determined, he was playing head to head against Kane all Discount Yankee Jerseys night, did a real nice job,” said Leafs coach Mike Babcock.

Nikita Zaitsev, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale for the Maple Leafs, who have won their first three games.

Kopitar scores twice to lead Kings past Sharks, 4-1

Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings were mostly pleased with their first road game of the season.

Kopitar scored twice, Dustin Brown and Nick Shore also scored and the Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night.

“That’s a good indication of what we want to accomplish and how we want to play,” Kopitar said. “We didn’t score on the power play but we moved the puck around and if we continue to move it like that, we’ll create a lot of opportunities.”

Jonathan Quick stopped 24 of 25 shots to earn the victory for the Kings, who won their road opener for first-year coach John Stevens.

“I thought we created a lot and didn’t give up much,” Stevens said. “That was a scenario for a good start. Johnny again, his leadership was solid. He got out and handled a lot of pucks. He steered pucks away, got whistles. He just was a calming force back there whenever they did get some momentum.”

Mikkel Boedker scored for the Sharks, who have lost their first two home games. Martin Jones, a former Kings goalie, turned back 25 of 29 shots before he was replaced by Aaron Dell with 5:55 left in the second period.

“We really weren’t in the game,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “There Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys were some stretches where we kidded ourselves that we were in the game but we weren’t in the game.”

Conversely, Jamie Benn has started the season with zero points and a Cheap Youth Football Jerseys minus-1 rating through two games, which included him playing under 16 minutes in a loss to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Still, he’s Jamie Benn. There’s no reason he should fall out of the top-10 fantasy assets at this point of the season.

Colorado: The Buffaloes have a steep climb ahead for any fleeting shot at defending their Pac-12 South crown.

Colorado dominated the time of possession, 35:54 to 24:06 … Colorado QB Steven Montez threw three TD passes. … Kicker James Stefanou’s 50-yard attempt to end the first half curved wide left. The miss snapped a streak of nine straight field goals for the 30-year-old freshman from Australia.

Colorado had a 19-play, 85-yard drive that took 9 minutes, 34 seconds. It was fittingly capped off by Lindsay’s 1-yard TD plunge. Lindsay had 14 carries for 80 yards on the drive, including picking up two short fourth-down conversions.

“Second period they had 10 scoring chances so (Forsberg) did a good job keeping the lead for us.”

Zach Hyman created a scoring chance for himself early in the third only to be turned aside by Forsberg.

Forsberg’s play allowed the Blackhawks to restore their two-goal lead 7:52 into the third.

Panik took the puck off the end boards after it ricocheted in front from a point shot and slotted it into an empty net on the power play.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock started shuffling his lines late in the third and it paid off with two goals in less than three minutes.

First, Brown beat Forsberg with Leo Komarov setting the screen in front with seven minutes to go in regulation.

Then, van Riemsdyk tied the game on the power play, deflecting a Tyler Bozak Super Cheap Jerseys China shot past Forsberg with 4:18 remaining.

Both clubs entered the night with a league-high 15 goals for Wholesale NHL Jerseys in their first two games. … Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick was replaced in the lineup by Andreas Borgman.

Coach Joel Quenneville was more specific about Saad.

Freshman Sam Ehlinger passed for 380 yards and two touchdowns in his third career start for Texas. He also ran for 107 yards, using his legs for big gains on the game-tying Wholesale Jerseys All drive in the fourth quarter and to set up Warren’s game-winning score in overtime. Ehlinger even helped moved the pile.

“We got a big push and won the physical battle,” Ehlinger said.

Kansas State (3-2, 1-1) quarterback Jesse Ertz threw touchdown passes of 82 and 12 yards to Dalton Schoen in the first half. But Ertz took himself out of the game after an awkward trip and fall on a short run in the third quarter. The Wildcats trailed but Alex Delton came in and ran for the tying touchdown and later drove the Wildcats to a go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter. Delton also ran for a touchdown in the first overtime.

“We’re saying he’s not a man-child anymore,” Kane said. “He’s just a man.”

“His quickness has been very noticeable” Quenneville said. “Quick Top Cheap Jerseys to pucks, quick to beating a guy to the net. That line (Saad-Toews-Panik) was excellent again tonight.”

Chicago center Nick Schmaltz was hit hard by two defensemen as Kane scored the opening goal 1:33 in. He later left the game with an upper-body injury and is expected to miss at least two games, Quenneville said.

Sonny Milano scored for the Blue Jackets, who blanked the New York Islanders 5-0 in their opener Friday in Columbus.

Corey Crawford made 32 saves for Chicago, while Joonas Korpisalo blocked 24 shots.

Jon Dorenbos’ heart surgery went well, former coach Doug Pederson says

Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced some good news during his press conference Wednesday.

The president, who earlier Sunday had tweeted that fans should boycott the NFL if the league didn’t crack down on national anthem protests, apparently liked some of what he saw Sunday, specifically the players standing in solidarity.

The president tweeted, “Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!”

There were some unprecedented moments during pregame ceremonies before the 1 p.m. games. All of the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the exception of lineman Alejandro Villanueva, a U.S. Army veteran and Bronze Star recipient, stayed in the locker room during the national anthem at Soldier Field. Several NFL owners joined their players on the field in a show of support.

But time expired before the Giants could get the snap off and a delay of game penalty was called. The Giants settled for a field goal, the last points they would score in a 24-10 loss.

McAdoo was upset with quarterback Eli Manning, a 14-year veteran, four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl MVP, and was openly critical of Manning after the game.

Manning was sacked five times and hit another eight times as the Lions harrassed him the entire game. He finished 22 of 32 for 239 yards with a touchdown and interception.

“I didn’t like the interception,” McAdoo said. “It happened fast for him. I thought he should’ve went to No. 2 or checked the ball down. He was under duress all night, thought he did some New York Jets Cheap Jerseys good things in the pocket, making some plays under duress, but the whole NFL Jerseys Outlet offense needs work.”

Attorneys: Retired NFL players victimized by predatory lenders, advisers

Hundreds of retired NFL players have been preyed upon by unscrupulous lenders and advisers seeking a slice of a nearly $1 billion concussion settlement, the players’ attorneys said Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia, the New York Times reported.

The claims stem from the settlement the former players agreed to that provides up to $5 million to players with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other serious neurological conditions related to trauma sustained while playing football.

Olsen had surgery on Monday to repair the fifth metatarsal on his right foot, which Panthers head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion called “a Jones fracture.” Olsen had a screw inserted to repair the fracture.

Olsen was trying to cut during a second-quarter play against the Bills when he “felt something” in his foot. Next Sunday’s game against the Saints will be the first game the 11-year veteran will miss since his rookie season with the Bears. Olsen has been selected to three straight Pro Bowls after becoming the first tight end in NFL history with three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

“The only thing that he has to do now is heal,” Vermillion said. “I know Nike NFL Jerseys China Greg will be around and he’ll be involved. He’s a team guy. He’ll try to do Personalized Cheap Jerseys everything he can to help this team continue to win.”

Rookie fullback Alex Armah was promoted from the practice squad to take Olsen’s spot on the active roster.

Three questions with … NFL tackles leader Jatavis Brown

Look at the NFL’s season stats and you might not recognize the leading tackler’s name.

Sitting at the top the list is second-year Chargers linebacker Jatavis Brown, who has 26 tackles after two games.

“NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN,” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. “Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”

Witten’s within easy reach of several more statistical milestones this weekend. Entering Sunday with 1,096 career receptions, he is set to pass Cris Carter (1,101 receptions) and Marvin Harrison (1,102) for fourth on the career list. With 11,947 career yards, he’s only 115 yards away from passing Derrick Mason for 25th on the all-time list.

While his standing as one of the game’s all-time greats is secure, Witten is much more concerned with winning a championship than his own legacy.

“Certainly, I know where I am in my career, and all of my focus truly has been on that there is a happy ending to the final chapters here, and that is competing and winning a championship,” Witten told ESPN last week. “I’ve enjoyed the relationship now with new guys coming in, and as you grow together, guys like Sean Lee that motivate so much on the other side, those relationships have an even deeper meaning and growth. I just think there will be a time when I do that.

“I have so much respect for this game and the process that goes into playing at a high level. Excellence is a high performance over a long period of time. That’s what Wholesale Cheap Jerseys I’ve tried to focus on. … For me, I’m all in with this team, and I believe it’s a really Wholesale Jerseys Paypal good football team. Now we’ve just got to go and continue to play and play well.”