Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.

Johnson was chased across the line by Harvick and Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon as the clock ticked past midnight into Sunday.

Most of the leaders were conserving fuel after pitting with 58 laps to go, and Johnson and Earnhardt decided to press their luck when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the wall, bringing out the final caution with 12 laps left. The Hendrick cars remained on the track while Harvick went in for right-side tires and fuel and Martin Truex Jr. got a splash of gas.

Johnson built a quick lead on the restart, but Harvick quickly got around Earnhardt on his fresh tires down the front stretch and set his sights on the lead.

Harvick appeared to have the faster car, but he bobbled at one point on the back stretch, giving Johnson a little more space. He maintained it the rest of the way to win for the third time this season and for the third time at Kansas Speedway.

Truex led a race-high 95 laps.

newsmakers

Married: Brittney Griner to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson in a ceremony in Phoenix. The wedding came less than a month after their arrests on domestic violence-related charges.

Loser in court: Washington State football coach Mike Leach, whose appeal in a lawsuit over his firing from Texas Tech in 2009 was denied by the Texas Supreme Court.

Sticking around: A.J. Allmendinger, who signed a five-year contract extension to remain with JTG Daugherty Racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.

Sidelined: Women's soccer star Alex Morgan, who won't play for the U.S. national team against Ireland in an exhibition game Sunday because of a bone bruise in her left knee.

nfl

Winston files countersuit

Former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has filed counterclaims against the woman who accused him of rape, responding to her lawsuit Friday in federal court in Orlando by denying the accusations she lodged last month and accusing her of defaming him and attempting to hinder his career.

The woman, Erica Kinsman, who identified herself in the recent documentary "The Hunting Ground," said Winston raped her in December 2012. Winston was never questioned during an investigation by police in Tallahassee, Fla., and local prosecutors declined to charge him.

Winston was picked No. 1 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this year's NFL draft.

Broncos lose rookie tight end

Denver Broncos tight end Jeff Heuerman, a third-round draft pick from Ohio State, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at a special teams practice Saturday and is expected to miss the 2015 season.

tennis

Nadal reaches Madrid Open final

Rafael Nadal is putting his wobbly clay court season back on track at the Madrid Open as he prepares his bid to win a 10th French Open title.

Nadal booked his place in Sunday's final against Andy Murray by winning 7-6, 6-1 against Tomas Berdych. Nadal has yet to drop a set in front of his adoring Spanish fans.

In the women's final, Petra Kvitova won her second Madrid title by crushing Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 6-2 in a little over an hour.

AROUND THE HORN

Auto racing: Will Power won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis for his first IndyCar victory of the season, leading 65 of 82 laps on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ... Nico Rosberg clinched his first pole position of the Formula One season at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Boxing: Saul Alvarez knocked out James Kirkland with a sweeping right at 2:19 of the third round in their 154-pound fight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Men's college volleyball: Loyola-Chicago (28-2) successfully defended its NCAA championship with a five-set victory over Lewis (27-4) at Stanford's Maples Pavilion. The Ramblers won the marathon title clash between two Chicago-area schools 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-27 23-21. It was the first title game between two non-West Coast teams in tournament history.

TODAY'S NUMBER

8Consecutive NCAA tournament victories for the Duke men's lacrosse team before its 16-11 loss to Ohio State on Saturday in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils, national champions in 2013 and 2014, will miss playing on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 2006.