Sports in Brief: Castroneves wins Indy pole
Helio Castroneves has won his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole after posting a four-lap qualifying average of 227.970 m.p.h. Australian Will Power will start second after averaging 227.578. Scotland's Dario Franchitti is third at 226.990.
has won his fourth Indianapolis 500 pole after posting a four-lap qualifying average of 227.970 m.p.h. Australian
will start second after averaging 227.578. Scotland's
is third at 226.990.
Danica Patrick struggled on a day the top 24 starting spots were filled. She was 23d, the middle of Row 8, after going 224.217. Two other women - Ana Beatriz and Simona de Silvestro - will start 21st and 22d.
Kevin Harvick signed a multiyear contract extension with Richard Childress Racing. Terms were not disclosed by the team, which said Harvick will continue to drive the No. 29 Chevrolet. Harvick has 12 career Cup victories, including the 2007 Daytona 500. His victory at Talladega last month snapped a 115-race winless streak.
The movers and shakers in NASCAR gathered in Charlotte, N.C., at a gala to honor the five inductees Sunday into the new Hall of Fame. Richard Petty and Junior Johnson are the only two living members of the inaugural class. Also to be inducted are NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., his son, Bill France Jr., and seven-time series champion Dale Earnhardt.
Defending world champion Valentino Rossi of Italy will start the French Grand Prix in Le Mans in pole position ahead of overall MotoGP leader Jorge Lorenzo of Spain.
Dani Pedrosa was third-fastest in qualifying Saturday on the Le Mans circuit.
SOCCER: Inter Milan won the Champions League title for the first time in 45 years, beating Bayern Munich, 2-0, Saturday in Madrid on a pair of goals by Diego Milito.
Inter's Jose Mourinho became the third manager to win the European title with two clubs - he also guided FC Porto to the cup in 2004.
In MLS games: Chris Wondolowski scored to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-0 victory over the host Seattle Sounders. A Chad Barrett strike gave Toronto FC a 1-0 win over the visiting New England Revolution. Danny Cruz and Dominic Oduro tallied as the host Houston Dynamo defeated D.C. United, 2-0.
GOLF: Top-ranked Jiyai Shin knocked out Michelle Wie in the LPGA Sybase Match Play Championship quarterfinals at Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, N.J., winning 2 and 1. Shin will play Sun Young Yoo - a 2-and-1 winner over fourth-seeded Yani Tseng - in the semifinals Sunday morning. In the other semifinal, 10th-seeded Angela Stanford will face No. 30 Amy Yang.
TENNIS: Maria Sharapova beat Kristina Barrois, 7-5, 6-1, in the Strasbourg International final in France. It was her 22d career title.
Argentina beat the United States to win the World Team Cup in Duesseldorf.
NFL: Pro Football Hall of Famer Stan Jones, a two-way lineman for the Chicago Bears in the 1950s and '60s and one of the first NFL players to train with weights, has died. He was 78.
- Staff and wire reports