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FILE - In this May 23, 1976, file photo, Janet Guthrie talks to racing car owner-builder Rolla Vollstedt, left, and A.J. Foyt, right, in the pits of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. There was no warm reception for Janet Guthrie when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. She wanted a spot in the biggest race in the world and her competitors didn't want her anywhere near the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo/File)
May 25, 2019 - 11:17 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the world...
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May 24, 2019 - 1:59 pm
"Old Town Road" is coming to the Stanley Cup Final. Lil Nas X will perform the top song in the world Monday in Boston as part of the pregame festivities before the series between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues gets underway. The NHL will announce later Friday Lil Nas X and country singer Chase Rice...
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May 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. The network announced Thursday that the 30-minute special will start after the game on Wednesday night. Armstrong will discuss his career with Mike Tirico in "Lance Armstrong: Next Stage." The...
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This image released by HBO shows soccer star Diego Maradona in a scene from "Maradona." Constructed from over 500 hours of footage, the documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s. (HBO via AP)
May 21, 2019 - 1:29 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia initially passed when, in 2012, producer Paul Martin approached him about making a documentary on Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona. Kapadia had just finished "Senna," his ground-breaking 2010 documentary on the late Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, drives out of the pit area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
May 20, 2019 - 2:07 am
Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost...
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Matt Damon arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Catch-22" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year's Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starring in the movie "Ford v Ferrari" — which profiles the corporate battles waged by American car designer Carroll Shelby...
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Actor Bruce Willis talks with Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins during batting practice before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 15, 2019 - 7:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruce Willis was moonlighting for the Philadelphia Phillies. Willis, star of "The Sixth Sense" and "The Fifth Element" threw the first pitch in his No. 19 Phillies jersey before Philadelphia played the Milwaukee Brewers. Willis wasn't within striking distance of the plate — he...
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May 15, 2019 - 1:46 pm
Auburn against Oregon on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game this season. ESPN announced Wednesday the first three games of the 14th season of Saturday Night Football. LSU at Texas on Sept. 7 will be the Saturday Night Football game in...
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May 15, 2019 - 1:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this year's Indianapolis 500. It will be the second straight year and the third time the Grammy Award-winning superstar will perform on race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She also sung the anthem before the 2011 race. The...
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Lindsey Vonn attends the NBC 2019/2020 Upfront at The Four Seasons New York on Monday, May 13, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, the retired Alpine skiing champion, is ready to look back. Vonn's memoir, "Rise: My Story," will come next year, Dey Street Books announced Monday. Vonn will describe her "epic journey" from childhood in Minnesota to international fame; her achievements, including 82...
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