Dressed as he is most days at the race track in a pressed white button-down shirt, Wrangler blue jeans - a team radio typically tucked in a side pocket – and cowboy boots, Richard Childress can hardly walk a foot at Daytona International Speedway without stopping for a handshake, an embrace, a pat on the back or quick pose for a fan’s photo.

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CHARLOTTE -- Offense ruled the day and Team USA won the Rising Stars game over Team World, 161-144, Friday night at Spectrum Center in the opening competition of All-Star Weekend.

On second thought, PGA Tour veteran Matt Kuchar has elected to pay a fill-in caddie $50,000 for his work during a November tournament in Mexico.

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It was a racing Hall of Fame podium. NASCAR team owners Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Chip Ganassi and Richard Petty addressed the media at Daytona International Speedway Friday morning to discuss Chevrolet’s outlook for the 2019 season.

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Florida State offensive line coach and run game coordinator Greg Frey has been let go, head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Friday.

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The Atlanta Falcons will not tender a contract to cornerback Brian Poole, making him a free agent next month, Pro Football Talk reported Friday.

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The New York Knicks got 19 points from Dennis Smith Jr. and put an emphatic end to their 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 road win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.

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The NCAA is reviewing the guidelines regarding granting transfer waivers at the Division I level, the organization announced Thursday.

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Alliance of American Football co-founder Bill Polian revealed Thursday that the new league, which just completed its first week of play, had interest in adding quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not played professionally since the end of the 2016 NFL season.

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Bubba Wallace made his first trip – ever - to Disney World this week visiting the amusement park - located an hour and a half south of Daytona Beach - with his good buddy and fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Blaney.

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Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, after meeting twice with the Cincinnati Bengals this week, has decided to stay with the Gators and will receive an extension and a raise.

Atlanta United was not the first championship for an Atlanta soccer team. The 1968 Atlanta Chiefs won the North American Soccer League Championship with a win over the San Diego Toros.

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Ty Outlaw made six of Virginia Tech's 13 3-point baskets and finished with a season-high 20 points in the No. 22 Hokies' 76-68 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va.

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Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton "will definitely finish the season," a source close to the situation told the Los Angeles Times. Walton's status has been a topic of discussion among fans and the media as the Lakers have slid to 28-29 in an injury-plagued season.

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Denny Hamlin readily acknowledges that when he shows up at Daytona International Speedway, he is a race favorite. He's earned that distinction as a former Daytona 500 winner.

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES: Daytona 500 (200 laps, 500 miles around a 2.5-mile oval), Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Florida.

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John Collins and Trae Young each scored 22 points and helped the Atlanta Hawks end their three-game losing streak with a 117-113 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

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T.J. Starks scored 19 points, and Christian Mekowulu added 15 points and 15 rebounds as Texas A and M roared to the front with a decisive run in the first half en route to a 73-56 victory over visiting Georgia on Tuesday in Southeastern Conference action.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is the NBA's highest-paid player for the fifth consecutive year with $88.7 million in earnings -- including $53 million off the court, according to a Forbes list published Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown was found guilty of reckless driving on Tuesday after failing to show up for his trial, multiple Pittsburgh media outlets reported.

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