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FORT WORTH — Kyle Busch won for the first time this season to extend a 16-year streak while his penalized teammate missed a chance to secure a spot in the championship in the NASCAR playoff race at Texas that finished Wednesday, three days after it started.

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A year ago, Temple had to replace nine defensive starters. Those vacancies were in part filled in some form by underclassmen, including two freshmen and six sophomores and others who hadn’t seen much, if any, varsity action.

That group weathered the ups and downs — allowing a low of three points and yielding a high of 52 — and everything else in between usually associated with learning the ropes. It then tucked 11 games’ worth of experience into its collective back pocket ahead of this season.

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ARLINGTON — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years.

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ARLINGTON (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn’t respond Sunday when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington’s Jon Bostic.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy didn’t hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on offense. Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence fit the theme perfectly when answering an unrelated question about whether Dallas (2-5) could turn its season around after a demoralizing 25-3 loss to Washington.

When friends and fellow cyclists Jack Jones, Rod Houston and Frank Jennings realized they were all 66 years old, they saw the Barrow Brewing Volks Ride last weekend as an opportunity to enjoy the Central Texas countryside together and celebrate their age with a circuitous 66-mile biking trek…

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FORT WORTH — Spencer Rattler didn’t throw an interception for the first time since the opener, and Oklahoma led from the first possession.