Kyle Larson won his first NASCAR Nationwide race Saturday, holding off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch at Fontana.
The 21-year-old Larson from Elk Grove became the first California native to win a series race at the two-mile oval.
Harvick finished just 0.342 seconds behind after failing on repeated attempts to slip underneath Larson for the lead.
"Those last 11, 12 laps were the longest laps of my life," said Larson, who'll start 11th in Sunday's Sprint Cup race.
Serena Williams reached the fourth round at the Sony Open by beating Caroline Garcia 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in Key Biscayne, Fla. Williams won despite 41 unforced errors. Also, Maria Sharapova ousted Lucie Safarova 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-2. Novak Djokovic reached the men's fourth round when Florian Mayer (groin injury) withdrew.
In a case of mistaken identity by a Premier League referee, the wrong Arsenal player was sent off during a 6-0 loss at first-place Chelsea. Defender Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain blatantly handled the ball in the penalty area in the 15th minute, making a diving save on Eden Hazard's shot. But Andre Marriner sent off Kieran Gibbs. Marriner later admitted he made a mistake.
Robbie Keane scored late in the first half and Los Angeles (0-1-1) posted a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake (1-0-2).
Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin failed to finish the first run of the women's slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships. Marie-Michele Gagnon won the title by a hundredth of a second at Squaw Valley.
The U.S. tied Uruguay 27-27 in the first leg of a World Cup qualifier in Montevideo. Concord's Samu Manoa scored a try for the Eagles, who were captained by San Jose's Todd Clever. The series concludes next Saturday in Kennesaw, Ga., with the winner advancing to the 2015 World Cup.
Navy running back Will McKarney collapsed during spring practice and was airlifted to a hospital.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.