Benjamin dominant on way to PASS victory

Travis Benjamin of Morrill was dominant on his way to victory in the Pro All Star Series Super Late Model Make-A-Wish 150 at Star Speedway in Epping, New Hampshire, on Saturday night.

Benjamin swapped the lead early in the race with Johnny Clark of Farmingdale before pulling away from the pack. Ben Rowe of Turner finished second, and Tracy Gordon of Strong took third. Clark finished fourth.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton slashed Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to one point by winning a record- tying fifth British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England, while his title rival was left reeling by a late puncture.

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden captured his second Honda Indy Toronto title, while Canadian James Hinchcliffe once again reached the podium at his hometown race.


GOLD CUP: Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase as Coach Bruce Arena opted to add some of his most experienced players.

Arena also added forward Jozy Altidore, midfielder Darlington Nagbe and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, the U.S. Soccer Federation said. Gonzalez’s application to change affiliation from Mexico to the U.S. was approved by FIFA last month after the deadline for setting the 23-man roster for the group phase.

Goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson were dropped, along with midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe, and forward Dom Dwyer.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Chris Froome fought back from a bike breakdown to cling onto his race leader’s yellow jersey after the tricky Stage 15, won with a courageous solo breakaway by Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands.

Froome suffered a back-wheel problem just as the AG2R team of close rival Romain Bardet was picking up the pace on the last big climb of the day, a 5-mile slog up the steep Col de Peyra Taillade.

Froome stopped to get a wheel from teammate Michal Kwiatkowski’s bike and had to work furiously to catch Bardet’s group, who were about a minute ahead. He eventually did catch up and maintained his 18-second lead over Fabio Aru.


NFL: Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested on drug and weapons charges.

A statement from the University of Texas Police Department in Austin said officers answered a report of the smell of marijuana outside a campus dormitory about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. They found three occupied vehicles with marijuana in each and a firearm in one.


WNBA: Bria Hartley scored 15 points to help the New York Liberty beat the short-handed Washington Mystics 85-55 in New York.

Courtney Williams scored 15 points to lead a balanced Connecticut offense and the Sun beat San Antonio 89-75 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

 Skylar Diggins-Smith had 26 points and the Dallas Wings beat the Chicago Sky 112-106 in double overtime in Arlington, Texas.

 Sylvia Fowles scored 18 points and the Minnesota Lynx used an 18-0 run in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 81-66 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

– Staff and news service report