Kyle Busch gets a win at Watkins Glen
Kyle Busch recovered from a spinout and a pit road penalty and survived a late restart to win the Zippo 200, his first triumph at Watkins Glen International in the Xfinity series. It also was the first Xfinity victory at the New York track for Joe Gibbs Racing and the company’s 139th win overall in the series.
Busch topped the Penske Racing duo of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski and easily beat them on a restart with three laps to go for his 90th series win. Logano was second and Keselowski third, followed by Justin Allgaier and Paul Menard.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Saturday’s open practice at Levi’s Stadium, putting in doubt the status of one of the team’s most coveted offseason additions.
Former two-division boxing world champion Timothy Bradley is retiring. He confirmed his decision Saturday in a statement issued after he was a commentator on Vasyl Lomachenko’s victory over Miguel Marriaga in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old Bradley went 33-2-1 with 13 knockouts in his career, winning titles at 140 and 147 pounds.
Gun Runner won the Whitney Stakes by 51⁄4 lengths as the 3-5 favorite at Saratoga in New York, giving Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen his first victory in the $1.2-million race. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Gun Runner ran 11⁄8 miles in 1:47.71. Keen Ice was second and Breaking Lucky was finished third.
In East Rutherford, N.J., Perfect Spirit was awarded the $1-million Hambletonian when first-place finisher What The Hill caused another horse to go off stride in the stretch and was disqualified in trotting’s biggest race. It marked the first time in the 92-year history of the Hambletonian that a winner had been disqualified after capturing the final.