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Larson ekes out victory

FONTANA, Calif.—A blistering first in qualifying. A surprising first in the Xfinity Series race.

And a steady, tenacious first when it really mattered yesterday.

Kyle Larson was second-to-nobody in his home state.

Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.

Homan captures world gold

BEIJING—Canada's Rachel Homan knew there would be pressure heading into the final of the 2017 world women's curling championship.

Not only was she trying to erase past personal disappointments in her third appearance at the championship, but her Ottawa rink was being counted on to erase Canada's lengthy title drought.