Daytona 500 winner Logano outraces Hamlin for pole position at Richmond

Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia.

The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round on the 0.75-mile oval. He easily edged Denny Hamlin for the top spot.

Logano will begin the 400-lap race 30 points behind Kevin Harvick for the series lead.

 Hamlin led almost from start to finish and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway, winning by 3.719 seconds.

Logano finished second.


PGA: Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended because of weather in Avondale, Louisiana.

Swafford had an 11-under 133 total. Weekley, tied for the first-round lead after a 64, also was 11 under with three holes left.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Former Ohio Staters John Cook and Joey Sindelar shot a 10-under 60 in better-ball play to take the first-round lead in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Ridgedale, Missouri.

EUROPEAN TOUR: France’s Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 in the Volvo China Open to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein in Shanghai.


NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation’s second-largest city.

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is involved in the Englewood project, while the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have combined to work on the Carson proposal.

 The Titans agreed to a one-year deal with former Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks.


BARCELONA OPEN: Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5).

PORSCHE GRAND PRIX: Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark won their respective quarterfinals in Stuttgart, Germany.


BOYS’ LACROSSE: Brad Simas scored seven goals, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left, to lift Berwick Academy to a 13-12 win over host Tilton in New Hampshire.

Byron Welch added three goals and Drew Hale had two goals and an assist for the Bulldogs.

– From staff and news services