Kyle Busch gets a win at Watkins Glen

Los Angeles Times - - FOOTBALL -

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.

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