Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

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Hornish Jr. wins Xfinity race in Iowa

NEWTON, Iowa - Sam Hornish Jr. led 183 of 250 laps in his first race of 2016 and cruised to victory in Sunday's NASCAR Xfinity race at the Iowa Speedway. Hornish, driving the No. 18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing, picked up his first win in two years - which also came at Iowa's 0.875-mile oval.

Hornish was briefly pushed by Ty Dillon and Brad Keselowski on a restart with 27 laps to go. But Hornish held on to the outside groove for his fourth career Xfinity series win.

Dillon was second, followed by Keselowski, Daniel Suarez and Alex Bowman.

Murray beats Raonic to claim 5th Queen's Club title

LONDON - Britain's Andy Murray claimed a record fifth title at Queen's Club on Sunday as the top-seeded defending champion recovered from a set and 3-0 down to beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 6- 4, 6-3.

Neither player faced a break point in the opening set, and after taking the tiebreaker Raonic made an intimidating start to the second by dropping just one point in the first three games.

Murray appeared to be overwhelmed, but he responded by winning the next five games en route to leveling the match.

Ex-Michigan State standout Appling arraigned

ROMULUS, Mich. - Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was arraigned Sunday on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Detroit police say Appling was arrested after officers stopped a fast-moving vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and saw him place a gun under a seat.

Appling's attorney, Cyril Hall, said in a telephone interview Sunday with The Associated Press that Appling didn't put the weapon under the seat. Hall says Appling didn't know the weapon was in the vehicle, which he doesn't own.

Rosberg wins European GP to extend F1 title lead

BAKU, Azerbaijan - Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led from start to finish and won Sunday's European Grand Prix on the Baku street circuit, extending his lead in the Formula One championship from nine points to 24. …

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