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More racing at Bristol
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Racing continues at Bristol Motor Speedway tonight with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
There have been 75 Xfinity races at the high-banked, half-mile oval with 49 different pole winners and 48 different race winners. Kyle Busch holds the series records for most wins (9), most poles (6) and most top fives (17) at Bristol.
The 300-lap race will start at 7 p.m. today and will be televised on FS1.
Gives up UFC title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon “Bones” Jones tweeted Sunday that he’s giving up his UFC title in a pay dispute.
“To the light-heavyweight title — veni, vidi, vici,” tweeted Jones, using the Latin phrase of “I came, I saw, I conquered,” attributed to Julius Caesar. Asked if was giving up his title, he tweeted “Yes.”
When one of Jones’ 2.3 million Twitter followers suggested he was hurting himself more than the UFC, Jones replied: “I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and not feel my pay is worth it anymore.”
The 32-year-old Jones had been eyeing a fight with heavyweight Francis Ngannou, but said the UFC did not want to pay him enough. UFC President Dana White said the fighter wanted “crazy” money, citing demands of $30 million.
Twice at nice
“I thought I was feeling good after the first one. The second one felt better.” — Crestview’s Ethan Powell, who teamed with Dylan Huff, Jayce Meredith and Brandon Yanssens to win Division III state titles in the 800-meter and 400-meter relays at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 1, 2019.
The Rebels finished second in the team standings after Dominic Perry repeated as the state shot put champion the day before and Huff added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash.
“We were shooting for first,” Huff said. “We were shooting to get quality points all around. Still getting second is good.”
Morrow won 3 golds
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84.
Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito.
Morrow won the 100 and 200 meters in Melbourne and anchored the United States’ champion 400 relay team, matching the world record of 20.6 seconds in the 200 and helping the relay squad set a world record.