Ryan Briscoe is thrust into action after James Hinchcliffe's crash

...its Web site. NASCAR has an emergency response plan in place, too, but uses different staffs at each track. CAUGHT OFF GUARD: Jimmie Johnson says he was "shocked" to learn NASCAR was looking into potential infractions by his No. 48 team for...

US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators

...compares with a profit of $13.7 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.The loss caught industry analysts off guard. They had projected a profit of 15 cents per share, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.The hardwood...

Marlins' Jarred Cosart is cooperating with MLB

...into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation."Obviously, I was caught off guard by the whole situation," Cosart said Thursday. "All I'm really saying to everyone is I'm following the MLB protocol...

Lightning top Canadiens to clinch playoff berth

...Canucks had perfect timing on a line change for both teams to take the lead early in the second. The Blues were caught off-guard, and Matthias jumped on ice in time for a breakaway at 3:54.Elliott came out of the net to cut down the angle on...

Hawks surge past Harden-less Rockets

...44 mark on Jones' free throw."It was frustrating," Millsap said. "It seemed like they made every right play. It was tough. They moved the ball, they shared the ball well in the first half. They caught us off guard a little bit."

City made me proud

...and buried where he grew up. As we left the funeral home in a procession, something stunning happened that caught me off-guard. As we turned onto Davis Road and traveled down Wheeler Road, every car pulled over for the funeral procession. Young...

NCAA rules committee likely won't focus of pace of play in college football

...measure, it was allowed it to be passed during a non-change year for NCAA rules. Many coaches claimed they were caught off guard by the proposal.The pushback was especially strong from those who run hurry up, no-huddle offenses such as Arizona's...

Falling oil prices raise alarm in North Dakota towns that invested in construction projects

...production level of 1.1 million barrels a day at least through 2015.Still, the sudden drop in prices caught most observers off guard and shook confidence in the boom."If I could tell everybody that we'd have $70 oil in 2016, we could breathe easier...

Romney says he won't run

...he would not again run for president. In the days since that meeting in New York, which caught several in attendance off-guard, Romney made calls to former fundraisers, staff and supporters, and gave three public speeches in which he outlined...

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzerstill just a face in the crowd despite team's success

...enjoying his time with his family, it was a different vibe," Teague said.The intensely private Budenholzer was caught off guard when that little nugget got out."Some family secrets are supposed to stay in the family," the coach said. "But...