Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — A day before Maria Sharapova was to play her first tennis match since being banned for doping, the debate about the Russian's wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued Tuesday.

  • Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN , Associated Press

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. abruptly announced his retirement at the end of the season Tuesday, a decision that will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild its fan base.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER , AP Auto Racing Writer

Blue Jackets may look to add offense in offseason

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Columbus Blue Jackets executives like the team's development and defensive depth.

  • Written by MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer