National Sports

NASCAR allowing Stewart to remain eligible for Chase

Posted On August 29, 2014

Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Despite his absence from the last three races, NASCAR will allow Tony Stewart to remain eligible for a spot in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship due to "a very unique set of circumstances." Stewart is currently 26th in the Sprint Cup Series standings and has yet to win…

Notre Dame Holding Out Fifth Player

Posted On August 28, 2014

(Notre Dame, IN) -- Notre Dame is holding out its fifth player as the university continues its academic misconduct investigation. ESPN reports senior safety Eilar Hardy will not participate in practice or games. Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, cornerback KeiVarae Russell, defensive end Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore were previously suspended. The Fighting Irish begin…

Stewart set to return to racing at Atlanta

Posted On August 28, 2014

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - After missing the last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, Tony Stewart is expected to return to competition this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement of Stewart's return on Thursday. A press conference involving Stewart and SHR executive vice president Brett Frood has been scheduled for Friday…

Peyton Manning fined for taunt

Posted On August 28, 2014

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was fined for taunting Houston's D.J. Swearinger after the Texans defensive back forced Denver receiver Wes Welker out of last week's preseason game with a concussion. Welker left the contest after taking a hit from Swearinger late in the first half and Manning completed a touchdown pass…

NFL sets new domestic violence policy

Posted On August 28, 2014

(SportsNetwork.com) - Saying he got the Ray Rice suspension wrong, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instituted harsher penalties for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses. The revamped policy was announced in a letter from Goodell to NFL team owners and calls for a six-week suspension without pay for a first domestic violence offense…