Friday, August 15
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Qualifying for Sunday's Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race is taking place today at Michigan International Speedway. Tony Stewart has opted to not compete this week as the investigation into his running over and killing dirt track driver Kevin Ward Jr. continues.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Second round play is underway in the LPGA Championship. First round co-leaders Lexi Thompson and Meena Lee have later start times. They completed the opening round tied for first after shooting 6-under-64's.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first game in a three-game weekend set in Los Angeles between the first-place Dodgers and first-place Brewers is being played tonight. The Brewers top the National League Central while the Dodgers lead the NL West.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Effective January 2015 Major League Baseball will have a new commissioner in place. Current chief operating officer Rob Manfred was named the game's tenth commissioner yesterday in a vote of the owners. He replaces the retiring Bud Selig (SEE'-lihg).
CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') will have to wait at least another week before he gets to start an NFL game. Browns coach Mike Pettine (PEH'-tihn) has announced that Brian Hoyer will start Monday's exhibition game against Washington.