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Steelers, police investigating fight with female fan
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking into an altercation in the stands involving a female fan during Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The incident happened near the end of Los Angeles’ 33-30 victory.
Photos published by the Pittsburgh Current and video presented to KDKA-TV showed two men, one wearing a suit featuring the Chargers’ logo and the other dressed in black, arguing. A woman dressed in a Chargers jersey attempted to intervene. The man in black briefly grabbed the woman by the throat before letting go.
The Pittsburgh Current identified the male Chargers fan as Daniel Minshew. Minshew said the woman involved was his wife. Minshew told the Current he planned to contact the authorities to file charges against the other man.
Kurt Busch moving to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch’s 20th season in NASCAR.
The partnership announced Tuesday is a one-year contract for Busch to drive the No. 1 Chevrolet with primary sponsorship from Monster. It is believed the one season as teammate to Kyle Larson will be Busch’s final year of fulltime NASCAR competition.
Busch won NASCAR’s Cup title in 2004 and counts the Daytona 500 and Coca-Cola 600 among his 30 career victories. He spent the last five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing.
Busch will replace Jamie McMurray, who has driven for Ganassi in 13 of his 17 seasons at the Cup level. McMurray is expected to race in the Daytona 500 for Ganassi, and he’s been offered a management role with the team.
PGA moving headquarters to Frisco, Texas
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The PGA of America is leaving Florida for a $520 million development in the Dallas area with two golf courses that will bring major championship golf back to Texas.
The decision Tuesday followed approval by the Frisco City Council and other government entities. The PGA of America, for four decades based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, initially plans to employ at least 100 people at its new headquarters.
The move is not expected until the summer of 2022.
Under the agreement, the PGA Championship will be held on one of the two courses in 2027 and 2034. The agreement also brings the Senior PGA Championship twice, the Women’s PGA Championship twice and possibly a Ryder Cup.
The last major in Texas was the 1969 U.S. Open in Houston.