National Sports

NASCAR returns after 10-week hiatus, Kevin Harvick takes the win

Rutryin/iStockBy ABC News (DARLINGTON, S.C.) — NASCAR returned on Sunday after a 10-week pause due to the coronavirus pandemic.Kevin Harvick crossed the finish line first, beating Alex Bowman to take the win at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.Given the ongoing pandemic, several precautions were taken during the race. Fans were not allowed in the stands…read more »

Michael Jordan’s daughter explains why he didn’t want “The Last Dance” to be released

Aurelien Meunier/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With the final two episodes of Michael Jordan’s intimate sport documentary The Last Dance airing Sunday, his daughter Jasmine admits that her father is now finally breathing a sigh of relief.The wildly popular series, which chronicles her father’s final Chicago Bulls season in 1997–98, shares rare…read more »

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch hails company for taking steps to safely resume racing

iStock/nycshooter(DARLINGTON, S.C.) — BY: KELLY MCCARTHYAs NASCAR prepares to get drivers to their starting positions so it can once again wave the green flag, race car driver Kurt Busch shared the silver linings of getting back to the racetrack in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The racing season was temporarily suspended on March 13 but…read more »

Kansas City Chiefs’ Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps fight coronavirus

Mark Brown/Getty ImagesBy NICK COULSON, JENNIFER PEREIRA and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is known as an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, but the NFL Player has swapped his football jersey for scrubs to help out on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Laurent, who is the only…read more »

Soccer star Alex Morgan gives birth to a baby girl

Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo BankBy: LESLEY MESSER AND HENDERSON HEWES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan is a mom.The U.S. women’s national team co-captain and her husband, soccer player Servando Carrasco, welcomed a daughter, Charlie Elena, on May 7.Morgan shared a photo of the new arrival on Instagram, saying she was born…read more »

College sports won’t begin until schools reopen, NCAA president says

Joe Robbins/Getty ImageBy: ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — College sports would not take place in the fall if the student body isn’t expected to return to campus under the novel coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA president said.President Mark Emmert said Friday that while universities will be in different places in the fall, many are…read more »

How the coronavirus has changed the way an NCAA basketball team recruits

Joe Murphy/Getty ImagesBy: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the sports world awaits a much needed win amid the coronavirus pandemic, NCAA Division I programs are thinking to the future of prospective student athletes and what this all means as peak recruiting season approaches.Division I programs have relied on guidance from the NCAA…read more »

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