Streeter Lecka/Getty Images For NASCAR(LAS VEGAS) -- Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday to win the Kobalt 400.
"The car was fast, the team executed, great strategy there at the end and that's what it takes to win," Keselowski said. "You have to hit everything."
Which is exactly what Earnhardt and his team weren't able to do. They took a gamble with the No. 88's fuel and ran out of it on the final lap as Keselowski passed him for victory.
"As soon as I got to the top of one and two the past several laps, I felt like he (Keselowski) wasn't going to get me," Earnhardt said. "I felt fine that if we had enough gas we weren't going to have a problem. But we didn't have enough gas."
The win is Keselowski's second of the weekend (he won the Nationwide race Saturday), making it the first time in his career he's swept weekend races. It's also Keselowski's first Sprint Cup win at Las Vegas.
Paul Menard finished third, polesitter Joey Logano came in fourth and Carl Edwards earned a fifth-place finish.
G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) -- Maryland outlasted No. 5 Virginia in overtime, 75-69, Sunday to win its final regular-season game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Maryland (17-14, 9-9 ACC) will move to the Big 10 next season after spending the last 61 in the ACC.
"Today wasn't just an ordinary game. It was a lot of things," Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon said. "We always play for Maryland, but today we played for former players, former coaches, all our fans."
Still, the storybook ending almost didn't happen for the Terrapins. With 1.7 seconds left in regulation, and Maryland up two, Virginia guard London Perrantes threw the inbounds pass to teammate Anthony Gill, who caught, shot and scored the tying basket while in the air. But in overtime Seth Allen scored five of his game-high 20 points to snap Virginia's 13-game winning streak.
Despite the loss, the Cavaliers (25-6, 16-2) are the top seed in the upcoming ACC tournament.
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Image(ST. LOUIS) -- No. 2 Wichita State tied the 1990-91 UNLV Running Rebels for the most consecutive victories to start a season (34) by topping Indiana State 83-69 Sunday to win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final.
Fred VanVleet had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists and Tekele Cotton added 20 points to help the Shockers (34-0, 18-0 MVC) win its first conference tournament since 1987.
After falling behind 2-0 to start the game, Wichita State never trailed, but Indiana State did make a run in the second half. Trailing by 15 with 17:12 remaining in the game, the Sycamores went on a 14-3 run to cut their deficit to four. But with 10:08 remaining, the Shockers proceeded to go on a 13-0 run to all but seal the victory.
Manny Arop and and Justin Gant each scored 18 for Indiana State (23-10, 12-6).
Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets cut cornerback Antonio Cromartie Sunday.
The move frees up $9.5 million in cap space for the Jets, who would have owed Cromartie a $5 million bonus in the upcoming days.
The 29-year-old Cromartie made the Pro Bowl last season despite dealing with a hip injury all season.
"Cro is one of the finest athletes I've ever coached," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. "He was willing to contribute wherever the team needed him to win games, be it defense, special teams or offense."
Cromartie played four seasons for the Jets. During that time he started 63 games while recording 140 tackles, 13 interceptions, 55 passes defended and two forced fumbles.
Joe Robbins/Getty Images Sport(DETROIT) -- Detroit Lions owner and Ford Motor Co. executive William Clay Ford Sr. passed away from pneumonia at his home at the age of 88, the company said in a statement Sunday.
Ford was the last surviving grandchild of the company’s founder, Henry Ford. He served with the automobile company for 57 years, as an employee and board member.
“My father was a great business leader and humanitarian who dedicated his life to the company and the community,” said Ford Motor Company executive chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. “He also was a wonderful family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him, yet he will continue to inspire us all.”
Ford became president of the Lions in 1961 and purchased controlling interest in November 1963.
“His leadership, integrity, kindness, humility and good humor were matched only by his desire to bring a Super Bowl championship to the Lions and to our community,” Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement. “ Each of us in the organization will continue to relentlessly pursue that goal in his honor.”
Harry How/Getty Images Sport(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers and cornerback Sam Shields agreed to a four-year contract, worth $39 million, according to ESPN. The deal also includes a signing bonus of $12.5 million.
Green Bay signed Shields as a free agent out of University of Miami in 2010. In four seasons with the Packers, he has 163 tackles, 13 interceptions and one sack.
Shields captured his first Vince Lombardi Trophy in his rookie season when Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV. He recorded two tackles in the championship game.
Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Chargers agreed to a multi-year deal with safety and special teams captain Darrell Stuckey on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Chargers originally selected Stuckey out of Kansas in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft. In four seasons with San Diego, he has recorded 45 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
While at Kansas, Stuckey had 295 career tackles, the second-most all-time among defensive backs in school history.
Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Eastern Kentucky (24-9) upended Belmont (24-9) on Saturday night, 79-73 to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth.
Guard Corey Walden led the way for the Colonels, scoring 22 points in the second-half. He would finish with a career-high 29 points and seven assists, while guard Glenn Cosey contributed 23 points and five assists.
Bruins guard J.J. Mann, the OVC player of the year, scored a team-high 18 points. Guard Evan Bradds and forward Drew Windler added 14 points each.
It will be the eighth time in school history that Eastern Kentucky has appeared in the NCAA tournament.