Red-hot Kevin Harvick sees night end early in Charlotte

first_imgKevin Harvick’s dominant march from the rear met an early — and surprising — end Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford appeared to blow a front tire on Lap 83 while running fourth, which sent him careening into the outside wall and sending sparks flying into the evening air.Harvick’s car did not pass pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday night, forcing him to start last in the field Sunday in the longest race of the year. It took fewer than 70 laps for him to work his way into the top five. He was running fifth at the time of the incident, which relegated his car to the garage and out of the race.PHOTOS: Military honored at Charlotte “This was going to be fun,” Harvick radioed dejectedly to his team.Harvick will finish 40th in the 40-car field, stunningly the first time in 623 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts that he’ll finish last.The incident may have been the first thing to go wrong for Harvick all year. The No. 4 team won five of the first 12 races to start the year, and was considered a favorite to win Sunday night on Memorial Day weekend despite starting from the rear.Harvick entered the event on a two-race win streak, and he already had won three consecutive races earlier this year.“It never gave any warning,” Harvick told FOX Sports. ” … We had a lot of issues this weekend and to come back and have the fastest car there basically, it was just an honor to drive. One of those deals. You have to take the good with the bad, and this weekend was part of the bad.”last_img read more

The Longer You Live, the Happier You Are Likely to be: Study

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Recent studies indicate that happiness and emotional well-being improve over time because many older adults learn to limit negative influences. Researchers who spoke at the recently concluded annual convention of the American Psychological Association said that mental health generally improves with age. Given that the world population of people over 65 is expected to nearly triple by 2050, according to U.S. officials, this should come as good news. (Continue reading in US News and World Report) Email this site to a friend to help them to “limit negative influences”.  Photo courtesy of Sun Star  last_img read more

Cavaliers fall to Warriors, 99-92, in Christmas rematch; three takeaways

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 OAKLAND, Calif.,– For the third straight year, the defending NBA champion has gone on to win their Christmas Day game.The Golden State Warriors topped the Cavaliers, 99-92.Kevin Love had a superb game as one of the few bright spots in the Cavs’ offense, scoring a game-high 31 points and grabbing a game-high 18 boards. LeBron James had 20 and a team-high six assists. Jae Crowder and Dwyane Wade rounded out Cavs’ players in double-figures with 15 and 13, respectively.For the Warriors, Kevin Durant had 25 while Klay Thompson had 24. Draymond Green came to life in the final frame to record a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.It was a close, yet sloppy game for most of the afternoon, that ultimately came down to the final minute. Without further adieu, here are three takeaways from the Cavs’ 10th loss this season. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDraymond GreenDwyane WadeGolden State WarriorsJae CrowderJeff GreenKevin DurantKevin LoveKlay ThompsonKyle KorverLebron JamesNBA Ashley Bastocklast_img read more