Carl Edwards makes pure and private decision to leave NASCAR

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards listed reason after reason for stepping away from full-time NASCAR competition this season, less than two months removed from nearly winning his first Cup title.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER , AP Auto Racing Writer

Furyk appointed next US Ryder Cup captain

Jim Furyk was appointed Wednesday as the U.S. captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France, where his team will try to win on European soil for the first time in 25 years.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer

Hayward helps Jazz hold off LeBron, beat Cavs 100-92

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even if Gordon Hayward isn't concerned with his All-Star candidacy, he put a signature performance on his resume in a huge win for the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.

  • Written by KAREEM COPELAND , AP Sports Writer

Staal's goal lifts Hurricanes past Blue Jackets 5-3

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Skinner is just trying to keep up with his productive linemates. They've helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep pace in their push for an elusive playoff berth.

  • Written by JOEDY McCREARY , AP Sports Writer