Could Jimmie Johnson be next to end a long winless streak?

The signs are certainly there. Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team showed plenty of speed this past weekend at Dover, where he has won a NASCAR record 11 times. He ended up finishing eighth, but it was his third consecutive top-10 finish, coming on the heels of a 10th at Richmond and ninth last weekend on the Charlotte Roval. “I felt like we had a shot (at the win). When we were in clean air, our lap times were great. Just as everyone experienced, it was really tough…

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W Series could link up with F1 in North America

The all-female W Series is discussing a move outside Europe, and a potential North American double-header supporting Formula One races in the United States and Mexico, as part of an expanded second season. Former F1 race winner David Coulthard, who heads the advisory board for the series and is a long-time friend of chairman and major shareholder Sean Wadsworth, said talks with Formula One were ongoing. “Along with the great support we’ve had from the FIA, Formula One are keen for us to be operating on their platform as well,”…

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Rangers deal forward Vladislav Namestnikov to Senators

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers traded forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night in exchange for defenseman Nick Ebert and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. The 26-year-old Namestnikov, acquired from Tampa Bay at the 2018 trade deadline as part of the deal that sent Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to the Lightning, had 13 goals and 22 assists in 99 games with the Rangers. For his career, he has 66 goals and 92 assists in 362 games. Ebert has played in one…

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Richard Sherman calls out Baker Mayfield for handshake snub

The San Francisco 49ers didn’t just get after Baker Mayfield on the field Monday night. They took him apart off it as well. Niners defensive back Baker Mayfield said after the game that the Browns quarterback refused to shake hands during the coin toss before the game. “What’s amazing, and annoying, was him not shaking hands at the beginning,” Sherman said, according to NFL.com. “That’s some college s—. It’s ridiculous. We’re all trying to get psyched up, but shaking hands with your opponent — that’s NFL etiquette. And when you…

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San Francisco 49ers off to 4-0 start for first time since 1990

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers had a long wait to get back to 4-0 — a wait that lasted 29 years to the day. But for the first time since 1990, the Niners closed the first quarter of the season with an unblemished record by throttling the Cleveland Browns 31-3 on Monday night at Levi’s Stadium. With the victory, the Niners join the New England Patriots as the NFL’s last remaining undefeated teams and stand as the only team in the NFC with a perfect record through…

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