AUTO RACING: NASCAR looks for drier time on Chicago streets, Formula 1 heads to Britain (2024)

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NASCAR CUP SERIES

The Grant Park 165.

Site: Chicago.

Schedule: Saturday practice, 10:30 a.m., qualifying, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday race, 2:30 p.m. (NBC).

Track: Chicago Street Course.

Race distance: 75 laps, 165 miles.

Last year: New Zealand’s Shane Van Gisbergen made NASCAR history when he became the first to win his Cup Series debut since Johnny Rutherford in 1963 when he won a rain-shortened event at Chicago. The race went just 78 of the scheduled 100 laps because of a late start and impending darkness. Justin Haley finished second with Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five.

Last race: Joey Logano worked overtime — 31 extra laps — and withstood nearly running out of fuel to win the Ally 400 at Nashville Speedway last week. It was the two-time series champion’s first victory of the season and locked him into the playoffs to try for a third title. Logano did win NASCAR’s All-Star race at North Wilkesboro two months ago. Zane Smith was second, Tyler Reddick third, Ryan Preece fourth and Chris Buescher fifth.

Fast facts: The race at Nashville went five overtimes and 31 addition laps past the 300 planned. It ended more than six hours after it began. That also encompassed a lengthy rain delay. ... Larson remains on top in the driver standings, 20 points ahead of Rick Hendrick teammate Chase Elliott. Denny Hamlin is third. ... Larson, Hamlin, William Byron and Christopher Bell all have a series-best three victories this season.

Next race: July 13, Pocono, Pennsylvania.

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

The Loop 110

Site: Chicago.

Schedule: Saturday practice, 8 a.m., qualifying, 9 a.m., Saturday race, 1:30 p.m. (USA).

Track: Chicago Street Course.

Race distance: 50 laps, 110 miles.

Last year: Cole Custer, the eventual series champion, won the inaugural Chicago street race that went less than halfway due to a weekend of rain.

Last race: John Hunter Nemechek took off on a restart on Lap 142 and drove off to victory at Nashville Speedway on Saturday. It was Nemechek’s second victory this season and gave powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing five wins this year with four different drivers.

Next race: July 13, Pocono, Pennsylvania.

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

Last race: Christian Eckes led every lap to take the Rackley Roofing 200 at Nashville Speedway. It was Eckes third win this season. Eckes finished ahead of Daniel Dye by more than two seconds.

Fast Facts: Eckes is the series points leader with a 40-point lead over Corey Heim.

Next race: July 12, Pocono, Pennsylvania.

FORMULA ONE

British Grand Prix

Site: Silverstone, England.

Schedule: Friday practice, 5:30 a.m., 9 a.m.. Saturday practice, 4:30 a.m.; qualifying, 8 a.m.; Sunday race, 8 a.m. (ESPN).

Track: Silverstone Circuit.

Race distance: 52 laps, 190.262 miles (306.198 kilometers).

Last year: Max Verstappen held off Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton to win his first British Grand Prix. It was his sixth consecutive series win as he went on to the F1 championship.

Last race: George Russell clinched Mercedes’ first win of the season at the Austrian GP after taking advantage of a late clash between McLaren driver Norris and championship leader Verstappen in a Red Bull this past Sunday. Verstappen finished fifth.

Fast facts: Verstappen has won 51 of the past 77 F1 races. He increased his lead to 71 points over Norris and 87 over Charles Leclerc as he looks for his fourth series title.

Next race: July 21, Budapest, Hungary.

INDYCAR

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Site: Lexington, Ohio.

Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Race distance: 80 laps, 180.64 miles.

Last year: Alex Palou won by more than five seconds over Scott Dixon for his third straight series — and fourth in the previous five races — during the 2023 season.

Last race: Two-time IndyCar champion Palou reclaimed the lead in the points standings by winning from the pole two weeks ago at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Fast facts: Palou leads the series with three victories in the nine IndyCar races run this season. He has a 23-point lead in the standings over Will Power and 32 over third-place Dixon.

Next race: July 13, Newton, Iowa.

Soccer

Copa America Glance

Group A

P W D L F A Pts

x-Argentina 3 3 0 0 5 0 9

x-Canada 3 1 1 1 1 2 4

Chile 3 0 2 1 0 1 2

Peru 3 0 1 2 0 3 1

Group B

P W D L F A Pts

x-Venezuela 3 3 0 0 6 1 9

x-Ecuador 3 1 1 1 4 3 4

Mexico 3 1 1 1 1 1 4

Jamaica 3 0 0 3 1 7 0

Group C

P W D L F A Pts

x-Uruguay 3 3 0 0 9 1 9

x-Panama 3 2 0 1 6 5 6

United States 3 1 0 2 3 3 3

Bolivia 3 0 0 3 1 10 0

Group D

P W D L F A Pts

x-Colombia 3 2 1 0 6 2 7

x-Brazil 3 1 2 0 5 2 5

Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 2 4 4

Paraguay 3 0 0 3 3 8 0

x-advances

Tuesday, July 2

Santa Clara, California

Brazil 1, Colombia 1

Austin, Texas

Costa Rica 2, Paraguay 1

QUARTERFINALS

Thursday, July 4

Houston

Argentina vs. Ecuador, 7 p.m. Friday

Friday, July 5

Arlington, Texas

Venezuela vs. Canada, 7 p.m. Saturday

Saturday, July 6

Glendale, Arizona

Colombia vs. Panama, 4 p.m.

Las Vegas

Uruguay vs. Brazil, 7 p.m. Sunday

SEMIFINALS

Tuesday, July 9

East Rutherford, New Jersey

Houston winner vs. Arlington winner, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10

Charlotte, North Carolina

Las Vegas winner vs. Glendale winner, 6 p.m.

THIRD PLACE

Saturday, July 13

Charlotte, North Carolina

Semifinals losers, 6 p.m.

FINAL

Sunday, July 14

Miami Gardens, Florida

Semifinals winners, 6 p.m.

Euro Glance

GROUP A

GP W D L GF GA Pts

Germany 3 2 1 0 8 2 7

Switzerland 3 1 2 0 5 3 5

Hungary 3 1 0 2 2 5 3

Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

Friday, June 14

Germany 5, Scotland 1

Saturday, June 15

Hungary 1, Switzerland 3

Wednesday, June 19

Germany 2, Hungary 0

Scotland 1, Switzerland 1

Sunday, June 23

Switzerland 1, Germany 1

Scotland 0, Hungary 1

GROUP B

GP W D L GF GA Pts

Spain 3 3 0 0 5 0 9

Italy 3 1 1 1 3 3 4

Croatia 3 0 2 1 3 6 2

Albania 3 0 1 2 3 5 1

GROUP B

Saturday, June 15

Spain 3, Croatia 0

Italy 2, Albania 1

Wednesday, June 19

Croatia 2, Albania 2

Thursday, June 20

Spain 1, Italy 0

Monday, June 24

Albania 0, Spain 1

Croatia 1, Italy 1

GROUP C

GP W D L GF GA Pts

England 3 1 2 0 2 1 5

Denmark 3 0 3 0 2 2 3

Slovenia 3 0 3 0 2 2 3

Serbia 3 0 2 1 1 2 2

GROUP C

Sunday, June 16

Slovenia 1, Denmark 1

Serbia 0, England 1

Thursday, June 20

Slovenia 1, Serbia 1

Denmark 1, England 1

Tuesday, June 25

England 0, Slovenia 0

Denmark 0, Serbia 0

GROUP D

GP W D L GF GA Pts

Austria 3 2 0 1 6 4 6

France 3 1 2 0 2 1 5

Netherlands 3 1 1 1 4 4 4

Poland 3 0 1 2 3 6 1

GROUP D

Sunday, June 16

Poland 1, Netherlands 2

Monday, June 17

Austria 0, France 1

Friday, June 21

Poland 1, Austria 3

Netherlands 0, France 0

Tuesday, June 25

Netherlands 2, Austria 3

France 1, Poland 1

GROUP E

GP W D L GF GA Pts

Romania 3 1 1 1 4 3 4

Belgium 3 1 1 1 2 1 4

Slovakia 3 1 1 1 3 3 4

Ukraine 3 1 1 1 2 4 4

GROUP E

Monday, June 17

Romania 3, Ukraine 0

Belgium 0, Slovakia 1

Friday, June 21

Slovakia 1, Ukraine 2

Saturday, June 22

Belgium 2, Romania 0

Wednesday, June 26

Slovakia 1, Romania 1

Ukraine 0, Belgium 0

GROUP F

GP W D L GF GA Pts

Portugal 3 2 0 1 5 3 6

Turkiye 3 2 0 1 5 5 6

Georgia 3 1 1 1 4 4 4

Czechia 3 0 1 2 3 5 1

GROUP F

Tuesday, June 18

Turkiye 3, Georgia 1

Portugal 2, Czechia 1

Saturday, June 22

Georgia 1, Czechia 1

Turkiye 0, Portugal 3

Wednesday, June 26

Georgia 2, Portugal 0

Czechia 1, Turkiye 2

ROUND OF 16

Saturday, June 29

Switzerland 2, Italy 0

Germany 2, Denmark 0

Sunday, June 30

England 2, Slovakia 1, OT

Spain 4, Georgia 1

Monday, July 1

France 1, Belgium 0

Portugal 0, Slovenia 0, Portugal advances 3-0 on penalty kicks

Tuesday, July 2

Romania 0, Netherlands 3

Austria 1, Turkiye 2

QUARTERFINAL

Friday, July 5

Spain vs. Germany, 10 a.m.

Portugal vs. France, 1 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

England vs. Switzerland, 10 a.m.

Netherlands vs. Turkiye, 1 p.m.

SEMIFINAL

Tuesday, July 9

W45 () vs. W46 (), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10

W47 () vs. W48 (), 1 p.m.

FINAL

Sunday, July 14

W49 () vs. W50 (), 1 p.m.

USL Championship Glance

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

Louisville 12 3 2 38 46 21

Charleston 9 2 6 33 32 13

Indy 9 5 2 29 27 22

Tampa Bay 8 4 4 28 28 17

Detroit City FC 8 4 2 26 23 17

Birmingham 7 6 3 24 18 21

Loudoun 6 6 4 22 23 20

North Carolina 4 6 6 18 20 20

Rhode Island FC 3 4 9 18 21 23

Hartford 5 9 1 16 13 25

Pittsburgh 3 8 6 15 11 19

Miami 2 13 2 8 17 38

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

New Mexico 10 4 1 31 21 20

Sacramento 7 2 7 28 21 12

Oakland 8 8 2 26 22 25

Memphis 7 6 4 25 29 21

Colorado Springs 7 6 3 24 21 18

Monterey Bay FC 6 8 4 22 17 23

Phoenix 5 6 6 21 18 21

Orange County 6 7 3 21 19 23

Las Vegas 5 7 6 21 23 28

Tulsa 4 5 5 17 17 25

San Antonio 4 8 5 17 20 24

El Paso 3 11 3 12 15 26

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Wednesday, June 26

Birmingham 2, Detroit City FC 1

Rhode Island FC 3, El Paso 0

Friday, June 28

Charleston 5, North Carolina 2

Memphis 5, Phoenix 1

Saturday, June 29

Detroit City FC 4, Miami 0

Louisville 4, Birmingham 1

Loudoun 2, Tampa Bay 0

Colorado 1, Monterey Bay FC 0

New Mexico 3, San Antonio 2

Oakland 2, Orange County 0

Las Vegas 2, Pittsburgh 0

Sacramento 1, Hartford 0

Wednesday, July 3

Hartford at Loudoun, late

Orange County at New Mexico, late

Las Vegas at Sacramento, late

Thursday, July 4

Tulsa at Colorado Springs, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 5

Birmingham at Charleston, 5 p.m.

Indy at Rhode Island FC, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

Tampa Bay at Detroit City FC, 5 p.m.

Monterey Bay FC at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Miami at North Carolina, 5:30 p.m.

Sacramento at New Mexico, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at San Antonio, 7 p.m.

Louisville at Oakland, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Orange County, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 12

Charleston at Hartford, 5:30 p.m.

Las Vegas at El Paso, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 13

Memphis at Detroit City FC, 5 p.m.

Loudoun at Indy, 5 p.m.

Rhode Island FC at Miami, 5 p.m.

Oakland at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m.

Colorado Springs at Birmingham, 5:30 p.m.

Orange County at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m.

Tulsa at Monterey Bay FC, 8 p.m.

North Carolina at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Transactions

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Reinstated RHP Dean Kremer from the 15-day IL. Optioned LHP Nick Vespi to Norfolk (IL).

DETROIT TIGERS — Placed RHP Casey Mize on the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 1. Recalled RHP Keider Montero from Toledo (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed INF Royce Lewis on the 10-day IL. Selected the contract of INF Brooks Lee from St. Paul (IL). Transferred RHP Brock Stewart from the 15-day IL to the 60-day IL. Agreed to terms with OF Tyler Dearden on a minor league contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Announced RHP Phil Bickford elected free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled RHP Justin Sterner from Durham (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Recalled INF Steward Berroa from Buffalo (IL). Placed 3B Justin Turner on the paternity list.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Recalled RHP Cristian Mena from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Gavin Hollowell to Reno.

ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent RHP A.J. Smith-Shawver to Rome (SAL) on a rehab assignment.

CINCINNATI REDS — Recalled OF Blake Dunn from Louisville (IL). Optioned SS Levi Jordan to Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES — Recalled RHP Peter Lambert from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Riley Pint to Albuquerque.

MIAMI MARLINS — Recalled RHP Anthony Maldonado from Jacksonville (IL). Optioned RHP Valente Bellozo to Jacksonville.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Traded SS Gregory Barrios to Tampa in exchange for RHP Aaron Civale. Designated RHP Taylor Clarke for assignment. Placed RHP Enoli Paredes on the 15-day IL. Placed SS Joey Ortiz on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 2. Recalled SS Vinny Capra and RHP Janson Junk from Nashville (IL).

NEW YORK METS — Recalled RHP Christian Scott from Syracuse. Designated RHP Matt Festa for assignment. Sent Kodai Senga to Brooklyn (SAL) on a rehab assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Waived OF Eddie Rosario. Recalled C Riley Adams from Rochester (IL). Optioned C Drew Millas to Rochester.

Minor League

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Acquired OF Joe Gray Jr. from Gastonia in exchange for a player to be named. Placed INF Manuel Geraldo on injured reserve, retroactive to June 27.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

BOSTON CELTICS — Re-signed F Drew Peterson to a two-way contract.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS — Named Lamar Skeeter, Josh Longstaff, Chris Jent, Blaine Mueller, Ryan Frazier, Matt Hill and Jermaine Bucknor assistant coaches and Zach Peterson as assistant coach/director of player development and Kemba Walker as player enhancement coach. Waived C Marques Bolden.

DENVER NUGGETS — Signed G Trey Alexander to a two-way contract.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed G Reece Beekman to a two-way contract.

PHOENIX SUNS — Signed F Ryan Dunn to a rookie contract and F Mason Plumlee to a contract.

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Signed F Isaac Jones to a two-way contract.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Re-signed F Tristan Vukcevic to a two-way contract.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Signed RW Carson Meyer to a one-year, two-way contract. Acquired C Robby Fabbri and an 2025 conditional 4th round pick from Detroit in exchange for G Gage Alexander.

CALGARY FLAMES — Signed C Justin Kirkland to a one-year, two-way contract.

CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with D Riley Stillman on a one-year, two-way contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS — Signed RW Vladimir Tarasenko to a two-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Signed C Anton Lundell to a six-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed F Kieffer Bellow to a one-year, two-way contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Signed D Corey Andonovski to a three-year, entry-level contract. Traded LW Egor Sokolov to Utah HC in exchange for C Jan Jenik.

PHILADELPIA FLYERS — Signed RW Bobby Brink to a two-year contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS — Signed C Andrew Poturalski to a two-year, two-way contract.

UTAH HC — Signed F Milos Kelemen to a one-year, two-way contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed RW Riley Sutter and D Haman-Aktell to one-year, two-way contracts.

Minor League Hockey

American Hockey League

BRIDGEPORT ISLANDERS — Signed Fs Justin Gill and Brian Pinho and D Wyatt Newpower to AHL contracts.

PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Re-signed F Jimmy Lambert and G Nolan Maier to one-year contracts.

WILKES-BARRE/SCANTON — Announced RW Maxim Cajkovic signed a one-year contract with Czech Club HC Litvinov.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

NASHVILLE SC — Named B.J. Calaghan head coach.

ORLANDO CITY SC — Signed G Carlos Mecado to a short-term agreement from Orlando City B.

National Women’s Soccer League

NJ/NY GOTHAM FC — Announced G Ann-Katrin Berger was named to the Germany 2024 Paris Olympic team.

ORLANDO PRIDE — Announced Barbra Banda and Grace Chanda have been named to the Zambia National Team.

UTAH ROYALS FC — Announced F Ifeoma Onumonu was named to the Nigerian National Team.

MLS NEXT Pro

MNUFC2 — Signed G Oscar Herrera to a short-term agreement through the end of the season.

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