Earnhardt's confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic Goodyear Blimp.

  • Written by MARK LONG , AP Sports Writer

Kerber and Wozniacki reach Dubai Championships semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Angelique Kerber journeyed to her first Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals, while Caroline Wozniacki reached her sixth semi at the tournament on Thursday.

  • Written by SANDRA HARWITT , Associated Press