McLaren boss: ‘We’re years away from fielding IndyCar team’

Formula One driver Fernando Alonso and Zak Brown, executive director of the McLaren Technology Group, field questions during a press conference prior to April’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (Indianapolis Star). INDIANAPOLIS — For IndyCar fans hoping to consistently see the familiar orange livery of a McLaren car zooming around…

Robert High, Brittany Force win at AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

Robert Hight celebrates after winning the Funny Car class at the AAA Texas FallNationals Sunday.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Robert Hight drove to the Funny Car victory Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex. Hight raced to a 3.877-second pass at…

Tiger Woods cleared to resume playing golf

CLOSE A breakdown of Tiger Woods’ extensive injury history. USA TODAY Sports Tiger Woods, shown here at the Presidents Cup, has been cleared to return to golf without restrictions.(Photo: Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports) Tiger Woods has the green light to get back to what he used to do best…

Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic by 4 strokes

Pat Perez of the United States acknowledges the crowd on the 18th hole after winning the CIMB Classic golf tournament at Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct. 15.(Photo: Sadiq Asyraf, AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — American Pat Perez won the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic, claiming…

Jin Young Ko fires 68 to clinch 1st LPGA Tour victory on home soil

Jin Young Ko of South Korea kisses her trophy after winning the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea,.(Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP) INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to clinch her first LPGA Tour victory…

Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like ‘SpongeBob’

CLOSE Columnist Kim Komando helps you navigate services, hardware and content if you’re ready to ditch the TV bill. Kim Komando/Special for USA Today SpongeBob SquarePants, shown here in a scene from “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” is among the Nickelodeon TV shows owned by Viacom that could…

NHRA’s Shawn Langdon will take championship pedigree from Top Fuel to Funny Car

Shawn Langdon will move from Top Fuel to Funny Car next season.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) As Shawn Langdon continues his push for a second Top Fuel championship in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, he can also begin to set his sights on a first championship…