Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition
Cliburn Competition In this photo provided by The Cliburn, Yunchan Lim, of South Korea, performs a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Chairman of the Jury Marin Alsop in the final round of the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 12, 2022. (Richard Rodriguez/The Cliburn via AP) (Richard Rodriguez)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — An 18-year-old from South Korea has won the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. The competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, ended Saturday night with Yunchan Lim becoming the competition's youngest winner of the gold medal. Lim told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he'll discuss with his teacher what the next move for his career should be. He is best remembered for winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1958, at the height of the Cold War.wftv.com
Pianist, 18, from South Korea wins Van Cliburn competition
An 18-year-old from South Korea has won the 16th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, one of the top showcases for the world's best pianists. The competition held in Fort Worth, Texas, ended Saturday night with Yunchan Lim becoming the competition's youngest winner of the gold medal. The silver medalist was Anna Geniushene, a 31-year-old from Russia, and the bronze medalist is Dmytro Choni, a 28-year-old from Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
Texas woman charged with throwing boyfriend’s mother’s ashes into lake in 2020
Shocking crime: Augustine Gladney, 40, of Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with abuse of a corpse for allegedly throwing her boyfriend’s mother’s ashes into Lake Worth in 2020. (Fort Worth Police Department, iStock by Getty Images)FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas woman has been charged with abuse of a corpse for a 2020 incident in which she allegedly threw the ashes of her boyfriend’s late mother into a lake. Augustine Gladney, 40, of Fort Worth, was arrested last month after she reportedly admitted her actions to her boyfriend, Ernest Smith, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Smith told investigators he and Gladney were dating at the time but were not on good terms. It was apparently around that time that she texted him, admitting that she had thrown his mother’s ashes into the water, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.wftv.com
Na resigns as tour member after signing up for Saudi league
“However to remain a PGA Tour player, I must give up my right to make these choices about my career.”Na is a five-time PGA Tour winner with $37.9 million in career earnings. The PGA Tour requires members to play 15 times a year, and it historically grants releases for at least three overseas tournaments a year. While the tour does not run the majors, the relationship is such that majors could honor PGA Tour regulations if a player is suspended. “I hope the current policies change and I'll be able to play on the PGA Tour again,” Na wrote. ___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
New track, new test: NASCAR's top series heads to St. Louis
But given everything he drives — stock cars, sprints, midgets — he sees more new tracks than just about anyone. “My schedule is pretty busy and by the time it was Gateway week,” Larson said, referring to the track by its old nickname, “I realized I was racing every day this week. I feel like I adapt pretty quickly, and I have a pretty good track record on tracks I go to the first time." And after taking his practice laps around the 1 1/4-mile hairpin track east of St. Louis on Friday, he was headed back to Tri-City for another race that night. We'll get the hang of it today and go out and qualify on Saturday.”While it's new to NASCAR's top series, Gateway has a rich tradition.wftv.com
Deja vu? Larson hopes Coca-Cola 600 can ignite run to title
Larson dominated the Coca-Cola 600 by leading 327 of 400 laps in Hendrick Motorsports' 269th career victory — pushing HMS past Petty Enterprises for the record. The group won three straight Cup races and the All-Star race to gain the needed confidence and momentum for its title run. Larson wound up winning 10 races in all and ultimately his first Cup title. “That was so cool to get Mr. (Rick) Hendrick that historic win," Larson said of last year's win at the Coca-Cola 600. Hopefully, we can have the same type of performance this weekend.”But repeating at the Coca-Cola 600 is not easy.wftv.com
Texas court spares man who killed girl, 11, from execution
Texas' top criminal appeals court on Wednesday ordered a man convicted of killing an 11-year-old Fort Worth girl be removed from the state's death row. In a three-page opinion, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled by a 6-3 vote that Juan Ramon Meza Segundo does not qualify for execution because of intellectual disability under a recent Supreme Court standard. The appeals court reformed his death sentence to life imprisonment with parole possible, the only alternative sentence for capital murder available at Segundo’s 2006 sentencing by a Tarrant County jury.news.yahoo.com
Busch, Elliott, Larson crash out of NASCAR All-Star race
The All-Star race followed a concert by country music superstar Blake Shelton in the infield after the 16-car open race to help complete the field for the main event. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Texas native James Buescher and Daniel Suarez drove their way into the All-Star race earlier Sunday in an open qualifying. Suarez finished in front during the final 10-lap shootout, the third time the Mexican driver has raced into the All-Star field. Texas is the fourth track to host the annual exhibition, but only the second where the All-Star race has been multiple times. The inaugural All-Star race was held in Charlotte in 1985, with Atlanta hosting in 1985 before 33 in a row in Charlotte.wftv.com
Kyle Busch leads every lap in NASCAR All-Star race 1st stage
NASCAR All Star Race Auto Racing Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47) drives during Stage 1 of a NASCAR All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Larry Papke) (Larry Papke)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Kyle Busch led all 25 laps after starting from the pole for the NASCAR All-Star race to take the first stage Sunday night at Texas. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Texas native James Buescher and Daniel Suarez drove their way into the All-Star race earlier Sunday in an open qualifying. Texas is the fourth track to host the annual exhibition, but only the second where the All-Star race has been multiple times. The inaugural All-Star race was held in Charlotte in 1985, with Atlanta hosting in 1985 before 33 in a row in Charlotte.wftv.com
Trio races into NASCAR's All-Star drive for $1M at Texas
Kyle Busch, the 2017 All-Star winner, was on the pole for the main event. After winning the All-Star race last June, Larson also won the Cup playoff race at the 1 1/2-mile Texas track in the fall. “Took off good on that start,” said Stenhouse, who advanced to his fourth All-Star race. The inaugural All-Star race was held in Charlotte in 1985, with Atlanta hosting in 1985 before 33 in a row in Charlotte. Harvick is in his 22nd All-Star race, while Kurt Busch is in his 21st.wftv.com
Death penalty sought in Texas for man who admitted killing 5
Prosecutors in Texas said Monday that they will seek the death penalty for a man who authorities have said confessed to killing five people, including three whose dismembered bodies were found in a burning dumpster last year. The Tarrant County district attorney's office said they've filed the paperwork to seek the death penalty for Jason Thornburg, 41.news.yahoo.com
Oklahoma surges to 5th NCAA women's gymnastics title
FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Oklahoma captured its fifth NCAA women's gymnastics title Saturday, rallying from last after the first rotation to the top spot at the end behind a stellar performance from junior Ragan Smith. The Sooners posted a team score of 198.200, just ahead of Florida at 198.075. Utah finished third at 197.750 while Auburn and reigning Olympic champion Sunisa Lee finished off its best season in program history by finishing fourth. Florida senior and NCAA all-around champion Trinity Thomas posted the meet's only perfect 10 with a brilliant performance on floor to bring the Gators within a tenth of a point. The 2017 USA Gymnastics all-around champion raced toward her teammates after sticking her dismount.wftv.com
In college gymnastics, the ripple effect of real "air time"
The then-fledgling SEC Network needed content when it launched in 2014. The gymnastics programs within the conference needed a way to showcase their burgeoning talent. “She was (ticked) off to say it quite bluntly,” said Kathy Johnson Clarke, a two-time Olympic medalist turned commentator for ESPN.news.yahoo.com
In NCAA women's gymnastics, a Texas-sized hole
Ragan Smith did not lack options when it came to choosing a college, as tends to happen when you're an elite gymnast with a national title on your resume. One option was unavailable to Smith. Texas, the site of this week's NCAA women's gymnastics championships, the state that's produced Olympic champions Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin and Simone Biles, the state that has over 20 colleges and universities currently classified as Division I, the state that features some of the most prominent gymnastics programs in the country if not the world, has exactly six women's gymnastics scholarships available, all of them at Division II Texas Woman's University.news.yahoo.com
Texas man accused of driving 157 mph in crash that killed teen
Bryce Abernathy Abernathy is accused of driving 157 mph and causing a crash that killed a teen, Fort Worth police said. (Fort Worth Police Department)FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas man is accused of driving over 150 mph when he crashed into an SUV, killing a teen passenger, police said. >> Read more trending newsTwo other occupants in the SUV were injured in the March 15 crash, the Fort Worth Police Department said in a Facebook post. Bryce Abernathy, 22, was driving a white Camaro at excessive speeds on the interstate when he collided with the SUV. Police said the airbag control module indicated that Abernathy was driving 157 mph in a 70 mph zone.wftv.com
Former Boeing test pilot found not guilty of deceiving FAA
FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — A former Boeing Co. test pilot was acquitted Wednesday on felony charges of deceiving federal regulators about a key flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes involving 737 Max jets. A jury in federal district court in Fort Worth found Mark Forkner not guilty on four counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors accused Forkner of misleading Federal Aviation Administration regulators about the amount of training pilots would need to fly the Max. They told jurors that Boeing engineers did not tell Forkner about changes to the flight software, known by its acronym, MCAS. Forkner was Boeing's chief technical pilot for the 737 Max, giving him a key role in determining pilot-training requirements.wftv.com
Harvey ruled out at Texas after crash in IndyCar practice
Jack Harvey failed the cognitive test he was required to take following a hard crash in practice at Texas Motor Speedway and was not cleared to compete Sunday. Santino Ferrucci was named the replacement driver in the No. 45 Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan. Ferrucci drove the car in five races last year, and as a current Dallas resident was available when RLL needed an emergency fill-in.news.yahoo.com
IndyCar and Texas try to save relationship with strong race
IndyCar Texas Auto Racing Rinus Veekay passes Alexander Rossi on the fourth turn during the first practice round of the IndyCar Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Texas has hosted IndyCar since the track opened in 1997 but its existing contract, done by Eddie Gossage, who retired as general manager last year, expires after the race Sunday. But the bigger problem is a track reconfiguration and accommodations done for NASCAR made Texas a poor fit for IndyCar. Jimmie Johnson, the winningest driver at Texas with seven wins in NASCAR, qualified 18th in his IndyCar oval debut. Haas was the worst team in F1 last year but Magnussen qualified seventh in Bahrain for the season-opening race.wftv.com
Martin, Kansas hold off Creighton 79-72 for another Sweet 16
NCAA Creighton Kansas Basketball Creighton guard Trey Alexander (23) defends as Kansas guard Remy Martin (11) works to the basket in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March, 19, 2022. O’Connell was 3 of 8 and scored 16. BIG PICTURECreighton: The Bluejays wouldn't go away in the second half despite having three players on the court the entire 40 minutes and another for 38. Kansas: Kansas tied Kentucky in all-time wins and 30-win seasons. UP NEXTKansas plays either Richmond or Providence in its 32nd Sweet 16.wftv.com
Felix Rosenqvist earns much-needed pole at slick Texas track
IndyCar Texas Auto Racing Rinus Veekay passes Alexander Rossi on the fourth turn during the first practice round of the IndyCar Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Jimmie Johnson, the all-time winningest driver at Texas with seven wins in NASCAR, qualified 18th in his IndyCar oval debut. For Rosenqvist, it was his second career pole since joining IndyCar in 2019. It makes a high line that is far too slick and dangerous for the IndyCar drivers. Very few drivers dared to even coast into the second lane during Saturday morning practice.wftv.com
North Carolina's Manek ejected for throwing elbow vs Baylor
North Carolina's Brady Manek was ejected for elbowing Baylor's Jeremy Sochan in the face in their NCAA Tournament second-round game on Saturday. Manek had a season-high 26 points when he was ejected in the second half. Manek threw the elbow while blocking out Sochan for a rebound.news.yahoo.com
TIPPING OFF: Tar Heels get hot, now take on '21 champ Baylor
Now the eighth-seeded Tar Heels are aiming to make some trouble for Baylor. Knocking off the defending national champion Bears is asking a lot, but there already have been bigger surprises in this tournament and the Tar Heels are hot with wins in seven of their last eight games. Davis' first tournament game as head coach, a 95-63 walkover against Marquette, was the most lopsided meeting ever between Nos. Baylor made fast work of 16th-seeded Norfolk State in an 85-49 first-round win and has won six of its last seven. Anyone worried about the Tar Heels being overwhelmed by a pro-Baylor crowd in Fort Worth, should relax.wftv.com
Boeing ex-pilot's trial starts on fraud charges over 737 Max
Mark A. Forkner is the only person facing criminal charges in the case, which brought widespread condemnation to Boeing. “The investigation could have landed on Boeing, or its senior executives who were once ‘subjects’ but now are witnesses at trial,” the lawyers wrote in a filing. The list of witnesses for the prosecution includes three Boeing employees, government experts, and representatives from two big Boeing customers: Southwest Airlines and American Airlines. MCAS was added to the Max to accommodate new, larger engines on the 50-year-old 737 design. “The 737 has had its day,” said Adrian Toole, a British man whose daughter Joanna died in the second Max crash.wftv.com
Carolina routs Marquette 95-63 in Davis' NCAA coaching debut
(AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Brady Manek scored 28 points, Caleb Love had 21 of his 23 before halftime and North Carolina routed Marquette 95-63 in first-year coach Hubert Davis' NCAA Tournament debut Thursday. The win was in stark contrast to last year, when the Tar Heels sent Roy Williams into retirement with his only opening-round loss in 30 NCAA appearances. The Tar Heels were already up 18 when players from both teams had to be separated. The biggest lead for the Tar Heels was 35. BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The last time Carolina played Marquette in the NCAA Tournament, in 2011, the Tar Heels had 25 points at halftime.wftv.com
Live updates: Big Ten leads with 9 teams; Aggies snubbed
Burnett said on the selection show that the Big Ten is “very deserving” of having that many teams in the tournament. Marquette as coach Shaka Smart's third different team in the NCAA Tournament plays No. Michigan made the NCAA Tournament bracket with an at-large berth despite a 17-14 record. They are 26-3 with their eighth West Coast Conference Tournament title in nine seasons. 9 Tennessee grabbed one of the automatic bids available Sunday by beating Texas A&M for the Southeastern Conference Tournament title.wftv.com
Texas police officer indicted for shooting suspect dead
A North Texas police officer was indicted Thursday on a murder count in the fatal shooting last year of a murder suspect. The Tarrant County grand jury indicted Forest Hill police Officer Logan Barr, 24, on Thursday for the fatal June 9 shooting of knife-wielding Michael Lee Ross Jr.news.yahoo.com
'The best of us': Biden promises improved care for veterans
“We don’t know for sure if a burn pit was the cause of his brain cancer, or the diseases of so many of our troops,” Biden said in the speech. Biden begged veterans to ask for help when they need it, noting that 17 veterans die by suicide every day, more than in combat. “We're following the science," he said, but he urged vets to sign up for the VA burn pit registry, and make sure they know about benefits available to them. Biden, a Democrat, also called on Congress to send him a bill that protects veterans who face health consequences after burn pit exposure. The House last week passed a bill that would provide VA health care to millions of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who meet that criteria.wftv.com
Texas primary sets up Abbott-Beto showdown as midterms begin
This is on all of us.”A more competitive race was taking shape in the GOP primary for state attorney general. Nine-term U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is hoping to avoid becoming the first Democratic member of Congress to lose a primary this year. Texas’ rapid growth — driven by more than 4 million new residents — has shifted once solidly red suburbs away from Republicans. A 28-year-old immigration attorney who supports Medicare for All, Cisneros nearly toppled Cuellar during Texas' 2020 primary. Emily Winnenberg, 29, who owns a small business in Dallas, voted in the Democratic primary and said abortion and voting rights were top of mind.wftv.com
American cuts summer flights because of delayed Boeing jets
FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) —American Airlines is making further cuts in its international schedule for this summer because of delays in Boeing delivering new widebody planes. American said Friday that it will temporarily stop service between Seattle and London, Los Angeles and Sydney, and Dallas and Santiago, Chile. American said Boeing has promised compensation. Chicago-based Boeing has been unable to deliver 787s because of production flaws including gaps between panels of the carbon-composite fuselage. Fort Worth-based American had hoped to operate 89% of its summer 2019 schedule in summer 2022, but scaled that back to 80% in December because it won't have enough planes.wftv.com
Ex-Angels employee convicted of giving Tyler Skaggs drugs that led to his death
Convicted: Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay was convicted after an eight-day trial. (LM Otero/Associated Press )FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas jury on Thursday convicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee of providing pitcher Tyler Skaggs drugs that led to his death in 2019. Breaking: Eric Kay has been convicted on drug charges related to Tyler Skaggs’ death. https://t.co/572wEqFGmO — Fort Worth Star-Telegram (@startelegram) February 17, 2022Kay faces a minimum 20-year sentence and a $1 million fine, according to the Times. Skaggs, 27, was found dead at the Hilton Southlake/Dallas Town Square just after 2 p.m. CDT on July 1, 2019, the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth reported.wftv.com
Former Angels employee convicted in Skaggs' overdose death
Skaggs Death Trial Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay, left, walks out of a federal court building where he is on trial for federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges, in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Kay is accused of providing Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to the pitcher's overdose death. He had choked to death on his vomit, and a toxic mix of alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone was in his system. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee was convicted Thursday of providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his overdose death in Texas. Eric Kay was convicted one count each of drug distribution resulting in death and drug conspiracy.wftv.com
Case of former Angels employee in Skaggs death goes to jury
Skaggs Death Trial Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay walks out of federal court where he is on trial for federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges, in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Kay is accused of providing Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to the pitcher's overdose death. He had choked to death on his vomit, and a toxic mix of alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone was in his system. The defense countered that there’s no way to prove fentanyl caused Skaggs' death. Kay was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death and never returned to the team.wftv.com
Ex-Angels employee accused in Skaggs case doesn't testify
Skaggs Death Trial Former Los Angeles Angels employee Eric Kay walks out of federal court where he is on trial for federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges, in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Kay is accused of providing Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to the pitcher's overdose death. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas — (AP) — Defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday without the testimony of a former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing the drugs that led to the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. An expert testified for the government that Skaggs died because of the fentanyl, which is significantly more potent than oxycodone. Kay was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death and never returned to the team.wftv.com
No. 7 Houston takes AAC tourney with 91-54 win over Cincy
We wanted to be the American Conference champions.”Just more than an hour after the AAC title game ended, the Cougars (24-3) were named the No. The Bearcats won the previous two AAC title game matchups before last year’s tournaments were canceled because of COVID-19 after Houston had won its second consecutive AAC regular-season title. This title game got lopsided, like their only regular-season matchup three weeks earlier, when Houston won 90-52 at home. SMU's 15-point win over Cincinnati in 2017 had been the largest margin in an AAC tournament final. The Bearcats got to their fourth consecutive AAC tournament title game with a 60-59 win over the top-seeded Shockers in their semifinal game Saturday.
The Latest on Selection Sunday: NCAAs start with SWAC vs NEC
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
5 dead in massive pileup in Texas; icy weather in store for many
“The roadway was so treacherous from the ice that several of the first responders were falling on the scene,” Zavadsky said. Zavadsky said his crews carry a sand and salt mixture in the ambulances, which they used at the scene. AdIn suburban Austin, more than two dozen vehicles were involved in a pileup on an icy highway, and five people were taken to a hospital, emergency officials said. Goss said that smaller disturbances moving through the polar jet stream will bring “a shot of winter weather” into southern portions of the country. He said some areas that don't normally get snowfall will likely see heavy amounts over the next several days.
Gonzaga, Big Ten continue to dominate Top 25; Wisconsin 6th
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)It's hard to decide who has been more dominant in men's college basketball this season: Gonzaga or the Big Ten Conference. The sixth-ranked Badgers began a run of Top 25 teams from the league, jumping three spots after wins over Nebraska and then-No. 12 Michigan State. The Hawkeyes dropped from fourth to 10th while surprising Rutgers began a run of four more Big Ten teams at No. Minnesota, whose lone loss came to Illinois and which was last ranked on Dec. 4, 2017, plays its next six against Top 25 teams: Michigan State, at Wisconsin, Ohio State, at Michigan, at Iowa and the Wolverines at home.
No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over most recent champ Virginia, 98-75
Kispert scored a career-high 32 points and tied a school record with nine 3-pointers, leading the Zags to a 98-75 romp over 16th-ranked Virginia on Saturday. After the Zags' game against No. Gonzaga: The Zags didn't cool off at all in the second half after Kispert came out hitting 3-pointers almost from the start. Gonzaga shot 68% after halftime to beat Virginia for the third time in four meetings in the series. Gonzaga: Northern Arizona at home Monday in the last of four consecutive games added after the five-game coronavirus pause.
NASCAR resumes Texas playoff race 3 days after it started
FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR's playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway finally resumed Wednesday, three days after it started. The restart came nearly 72 1/2 hours after the race was red-flagged Sunday because of misty conditions and drizzle in the area that persisted until early Wednesday. It was overcast with temperatures still in the mid-40s when the race resumed, but there was no more precipitation in the forecast. The 40-car field resumed with four caution laps before going green on lap 57. Harvick won the last three fall races in Texas and is a nine-time winner this season, but was running 36th and a lap down.
Ex-Texas officer's trial set for next year in woman's death
FORT WORTH, Texas – A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, a Black woman who was fatally shot through a window. Judge David Hagerman on Tuesday said the scheduling may be fluid but that the case of former Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean “needs to be tried next year,” the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Dean resigned after he was charged with murder in the Oct. 12, 2019, shooting death of Jefferson. Jefferson had been babysitting her 8-year-old nephew at her mother's home when a neighbor called a non-emergency police line to report that a door was ajar. At Tuesday's pretrial proceedings, Hagerman said he would likely consider a motion to change the venue of the trial from Tarrant County, which is home to Fort Worth.
NASCAR playoffs rained out for 3rd consecutive day at Texas
Drying trucks continue to prepare the track for a possible NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent mist and cold temperatures continued the long delay. The resumption of the race was set for Wednesday at 3 p.m. EDT at the Texas track. The Truck Series and Xfinity Series are scheduled for Friday night and Saturday afternoon, and both series completed racing in Texas. The bigger concern is likely the NBC production crews that must complete the Texas broadcast and then prepare Martinsville for Friday night's Truck Series race.
NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day
(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)FORT WORTH, Texas – The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday. Another 115 laps have to be completed to get to the halfway mark of 167 laps that would make Texas an official race. The only other race between Texas and Phoenix is Sunday at Martinsville, the shortest and oldest Cup track. The race cars remained parked in the garage, never rolling to pit road. There were several periods Monday when the track appeared to be drying, before more misty conditions would further soak the track.
Misty, drizzling day postpones Cup race in Texas on Lap 52
Cars sit on pit road during a red flag period due to misty rain during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR's Cup playoff race in Texas was postponed Sunday night after 52 laps on a misty day that slowly deteriorated to drizzle while it never actually rained before the event was called off. The pandemic-reduced crowd watched Clint Bowyer emerge as the leader with Jimmie Johnson second in the last Texas race as full-time drivers for both veterans. It was fitting that Bowyer and the seven-time series champion Johnson were leading when the race was stopped. The 41-year-old Bowyer, a 10-time winner in 16 Cup seasons and twice a runner-up in Texas, plans to move into the broadcast booth next season.
Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose
FORT WORTH, Texas – A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death. Eric Prescott Kay was charged Thursday with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs' overdose death, according to the indictment in Fort Worth, Texas. Kay was the Angels’ director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death, and he never returned to the team. Team officials said they had not been aware that Skaggs, a 27-year-old left-hander, was an opioids user and didn’t know any employees were providing drugs to players.
No. 10 at Texas for Kyle Busch for 98th career Xfinity win
Kyle Busch heads for the front stretch during the NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)FORT WORTH, Texas Kyle Busch got his 98th victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, winning at Texas for the 10th time when he was never challenged on a final two-lap sprint to the checkered flag. There is only one more Xfinity race this season for Busch, who wants to reach 100 wins in the series. Busch has 212 wins combined in NASCAR's top three series, with 56 Cup Series wins and 58 in the Truck Series race. There were no spectators allowed for the Xfinity race, or the Truck Series race on Saturday night, but thousands of fan will be in the stands for the Cup race Sunday.
Lot of room for NASCAR fans at Texas due to virus and heat
(AP Photo/Larry Papke, File)FORT WORTH, Texas The massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway are 2/3 of a mile long and were empty for the last race there. On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series race becomes the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. Speedway Motorsports, which owns Bristol and Texas, is a private company like NASCAR, and does not release official attendance numbers. Texas hosted the IndyCar season opener June 6 without any spectators, then submitted and received approval by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's office to have fans at the NASCAR race.
NASCAR Cup race will run at Texas with fans in the stands
Drivers come head onto the front stretch during an IndyCar auto race restart following a crash at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FORT WORTH, Texas Texas Motor Speedway plans to open its massive grandstands to thousands of fans for a rescheduled NASCAR Cup Series race next month. No spectators will be allowed at the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series races at Texas the day before the Cup race. NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at Bristol for its All-Star race four days before the Cup race in Texas. About 1,000 fans, mostly military personnel, were allowed for the Cup race last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Berger a winner at Colonial, and PGA Tour feels like it, too
The tour administered 487 tests for the new coronavirus at Colonial, and the results on all of them came back negative. Berger made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole and heard the deafening silence of a big moment with no spectators allowed at Colonial. He got into a playoff when Collin Morikawa missed a 6-foot birdie putt for the win and Xander Schauffele missed his try from 25 feet. Justin Rose had an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th that looked good all the way until it wasn't. He finished one behind along with Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Kokrak, who also missed birdie chances on the last hole.
Colonial spectators in bushes and temporary tents off course
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)FORT WORTH, Texas Max Butcher and his buddies felt as if they had front-row seats at Colonial, even in the bushes with no spectators allowed on the course. The PGA Tour isn't allowing spectators the first month back after the long hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cheers from a temporary grandstand erected in a backyard near the 16th tee box could be heard at the far end of the golf course. It was definitely different because thats not happening really anywhere else on the golf course. The Dallas native who attended the Colonial at times growing up was asked if he would ever try to sneak on a course.
Varner takes early 1-shot lead over Spieth at Colonial
The leaderboard is a 'who's who' of golf right now, McIlroy said after a 63, with a bogey on the last hole, that left him two behind Varner among the early starters. Dating to the ShotLink era in 2003, it was the lowest score on the PGA Tour by a player who began his round with a triple bogey. I just wanted to make that putt just to get me back to even (for the round), Varner said. No spectators are allowed at the first five events on the PGA Tour. I felt like I gave myself some grace to say, Look, I havent really been practicing a ton of those kind of short-range putts,' Spieth said.
With a swing and silence, PGA Tour gets back to business
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)FORT WORTH, Texas With one swing met with silence, the PGA Tour got back to business Thursday at Colonial. Ryan Palmer was selected to hit the opening tee shot at the Charles Schwab Challenge as a Colonial member who raised money for COVID-19 pandemic relief through his Pros For A Purpose campaign. The last PGA Tour event was March 12 at The Players Championship for the opening round. The tour first announced there'd be no fans the rest of the week, and by the end of the day canceled the tournament and eventually 10 more. Players also were told they should handle their own clubs, and caddies should wipe down flagsticks after handling them.
Tour recognizes racial injustice with moment of silence
Players at the 8:46 a.m. tee time paused to pay their respects to the memory of George Floyd for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)FORT WORTH, Texas Colonial already was quiet with no spectators around for the return of the PGA Tour on Thursday. As the PGA Tour commits to amplifying voices and efforts to end systemic issues of racial and social injustices, we have reserved the 8:46 tee time to pause for a moment of silence, prayer and reflection, Monahan said. Harold Varner III, one of four PGA Tour players of black heritage, was the strongest voice. He also pointed to Woods, not only as prolific a winner the PGA Tour has ever seen, but a player with a multiracial heritage.
Golf passes initial test with no positive results from virus
Players return to a new set of rules, starting with mandatory tests for the coronavirus when they first arrive and having their temperatures taken before they can get to the parking lot. Of equal concern is what they do off the golf course, even with a designated hotel. And I think its an important week because golf can show that we can play in a socially distant manner, he said. But he recognized the importance of getting through this week without incident, so that golf can continue until just short of Christmas. I think its important to make sure that we go through all these things because I want to play, Koepka said.
IndyCar gets through well-screened, delayed opener in Texas
In this photo provided by Chris Owens/INDYCAR Series, Scott Dixon, left, jumps off his car toward team owner Chip Ganassi as the two celebrate Dixon's IndyCar auto race win at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Chris Owens/INDYCAR Series via AP)FORT WORTH, Texas FORT WORTH, TexasThrough all of the uncertainty and unknowns after more than eight months since the last IndyCar race, Scott Dixon and another pair of former champs relied on their experience for podium finishes. NBC Sports said Sunday that the Saturday night prime-time telecast drew nearly 1.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched IndyCar race outside the Indianapolis 500 on any network since 2016. It was the biggest audience for an NBC telecast of any IndyCar race away from the Brickyard. I mean, it felt like a normal IndyCar race to me.
IndyCar restart at Texas before another month to race again
FILE - In this June 10, 2017, file photo, Will Power, of Australia, pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line under yellow to win an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas. IndyCar is getting ready for an all-in-one-day season opener on the fast track in Texas, more than 2 months after drivers were set to roll on the streets of St. Pete. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)FORT WORTH, Texas Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring break ready to start the season. Instead of the streets of St. Pete, the pandemic-delayed season will get started at the fast 1 1/2-mile track in Texas with an all-in-one-day opener. Practice, qualifying and the 200-lap race will be held Saturday, the same day that IndyCar has chartered planes to carry teams back and forth between Indianapolis and Texas Motor Speedway.