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Loeb, Sunderland back in Dakar contention after stage wins

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb and former champion Sam Sunderland came back into contention halfway through the Dakar Rally...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera has become baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBALOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom...

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Mick Schumacher follows in father's footsteps at Ferrari

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher is following in his father Michael Schumacher's footsteps at Ferrari.Scuderia Ferrari...

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Friday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYThe deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has...

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Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team

Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season...

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Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of...

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Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time.This was no...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the...

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Al-Attiyah wins 3rd Dakar Rally title; Price wins bike class

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar Rally crown while Toby Price won his second motorbike title in a race...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLAlabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma.Hurts made the announcement Wednesday in a...

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Power, Penske collect Indy 500 trophies

DETROIT (AP) — Last year, Will Power finally broke through and won the Indianapolis 500, so he can cross that accomplishment...

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Dakar Rally leader Al-Attiyah wins penultimate stage

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage to extend his Dakar Rally lead to nearly an hour on Wednesday,...

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Al-Attiyah headed for Dakar win; Price new motorbikes leader

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah looks set to win the Dakar Rally again while Toby Price was the latest rider to take the...

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IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications...

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Van Morrison sings at friend's funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and...

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Hear these engines roar: Female team says this is no gimmick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be...

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Prada eyes strong military silhouette, with whimsy

MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking...

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Loeb wins another Dakar stage but Al-Attiyah still leads

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb capitalized on an error by Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah to win a second straight stage...

What it was like for a sophomore in college to play Russell Westbrook one-on-one

SportsJan 16, 2019

Thunder point guard Russsell Westbrook remains tied to his alma mater through pickup games and a practice floor named after him. Then there are more subtle connections. A one-on-one game with a rising UCLA sophomore, for instance.

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Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary...

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Al-Attiyah, Brabec lead Dakar Rally after dominating stage 4

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah and rider Ricky Brabec dominated the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday to...

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Truck Series champion Moffitt replaces Sauter at GMS Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt joined GMS Racing on Thursday in a move that cost another...

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Al-Attiyah regains Dakar lead on drama-filled 3rd stage

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dakar Rally great Stephane Peterhansel won a drama-filled third stage on Wednesday in which defending...

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IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor 'soon'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The search for IndyCar's new title sponsor may be nearing an end — and just in time for NBC to provide more...

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Loeb wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, de Villiers leads overall

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, showing he can master the Peruvian dunes...

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Ferrari replaces Arrivabene with Binotto as team principal

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari replaced Maurizio Arrivabene with Mattia Binotto as team principal on Monday following another...

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Suarez gets 2nd shot to show he can ride with NASCAR's best

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez will hit a reset on his career, getting a second chance to prove he can win at NASCAR's...

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Alex Zanardi takes center stage as he wheels around Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi popped out of his wheelchair and onto the concrete garage floor to await his turn to...

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Ganassi closes Xfinity team after FBI raid on sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has shuttered its Xfinity Series team because of a sponsorship issue that arose...

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Retired champ Pruett to serve as grand marshal at Rolex race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Retired sports car champion Scott Pruett will serve as grand marshal for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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Bass Pro Shops moves with Martin Truex Jr. to Gibbs team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. landed Bass Pro Shops as sponsor for 24 races this season with Joe Gibbs Racing.Bass...

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Ageless Vinatieri begins quest for 5th Super Bowl ring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri sits at one end of the Indianapolis Colts' locker room, his expanding white beard nearly a...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLSEATTLE (AP) — Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi has finalized a four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that...

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Schumacher's 50th birthday comes amid celebrations, privacy

Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula...

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Schumacher family asks for privacy before his 50th birthday

GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Michael Schumacher's family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health...

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Public can view video evidence from crowd-ramming trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The public can now view video evidence used in the trial of the man who drove his car into...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

GYMNASTICSDETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the...

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Saudi prince's reform: Car race, concerts, but no criticism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women, some without headscarves, drove themselves to a Formula-E car race where thousands of young...

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Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sports

Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards.Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the...

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Promoter, Bristol Motor Speedway to fix up Nashville track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bristol Motor Speedway has a deal with the group that runs racing at Nashville's historic short track...

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Darlington Raceway to celebrate early 1990s era next season

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — It's back to the 1990s for Darlington Raceway's latest throwback weekend.Track officials announced...

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IndyCar promotes Jay Frye to president in reorganization

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jay Frye, IndyCar's head of competition and operations for the past three years, has been promoted to...

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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas wins BBC award

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after becoming the third British...

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Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who...

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The Latest: Slain woman's mom 'content' with life sentence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a jury's recommended sentence of life plus 419 years for a man convicted of murder...

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No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white...

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The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times...

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Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was...

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The Latest: Charlottesville hopes verdict will help healing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove his car into a group of...

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Man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia convicted of...

How the Sooners have moved on from the Trae Young show

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A year ago, Austin hosted ESPN’s College GameDay when the Sooners were in town. Trae Young and then No. 12 OU were shaping the college basketball narrative, and altering college basketball broadcasts.

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Jury in trial of man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia has reached a verdict

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jury in trial of man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia...

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Rossi replaces Rahal for Team Penske endurance races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has replaced fellow IndyCar driver Graham Rahal at Acura Team Penske for the IMSA sports...

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Jury set to deliberate murder case in 2017 fatal car ramming

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury is set to begin deliberating in the murder trial of an Ohio man accused of intentionally...

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The Latest: Lawyer says man drove into crowd out of fear

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of deliberately driving his car into a crowd of...

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Witnesses say man was 'calm' before he drove into crowd

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two people who were with James Alex Fields Jr. during a white nationalist rally have testified that...

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Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt released by title team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brett Moffitt needs a job for next season to defend his NASCAR Truck Series championship.Hattori Racing...

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Formula One's 21-race calendar is approved

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Formula One's 21-race calendar for 2019 has been approved, with Melbourne as usual hosting the...

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Remorse, defiance after deadly attack at Confederate protest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a man charged with ramming his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a...

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The Latest: Deputy says Fields apologized after deadly crash

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man accused of deliberately driving his car into a crowd of...

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Kurt Busch and sponsor move to Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season...

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Alonso to be powered by Chevrolet in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso will be powered by Chevrolet for his second attempt to win the Indianapolis 500.Alonso is...

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Photographer testifies he saw car speed into crowd at rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A photographer who captured images of a car slamming into counterprotesters at a white nationalist...

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Chase Elliott wins NASCAR's most popular driver award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Elliott has been voted NASCAR's most popular driver, ending a 15-year run for superstar Dale Earnhardt...

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Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation wins NASCAR award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A volunteer with the Maryland-based Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation has been awarded the eighth...

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Key trial issue: Why did driver plow into counterprotesters?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — No one disputes James Alex Fields Jr. plowed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white...

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Alonso adds return to 24 Hours of Daytona to schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Fernando Alonso will return to the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona next year with Wayne Taylor Racing.The...

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After Khashoggi, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer...

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Mick Schumacher, 19, stepping up to F2 after winning F3

BERLIN (AP) — After winning the European Formula 3 championship, Mick Schumacher is making the step up to Formula 2 with the...

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Man charged in white nationalist rally to argue self-defense

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to...

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Former NASCAR driver sentenced for attempted underage sex

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former NASCAR driver has been sentenced to 10 years and 10 months in prison for trying to have sex with...

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Leclerc not feeling the pressure ahead of Ferrari move

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pressure does not seem to affect Charles Leclerc, which is just as well given where his...

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Beaten Ferrari driver Vettel knows he must improve next year

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sebastian Vettel acknowledged he must improve his driving next year after a second...

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World champion Hamilton wins season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory from pole position at the year-ending...

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F1 reaches new deal with Pirelli as tire supplier until 2023

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Formula One has reached a new four-year deal with Pirelli as its tire supplier from...

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Racing greats Alonso and Johnson drive together in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Formula One champion Fernando...

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Hamilton clinches pole for season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton clinched pole position for the...

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Recovering Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Niki Lauda hopes to be back working with Mercedes soon as he continues his recovery from...

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Bottas fastest in 2nd practice; Hamilton struggles with grip

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eyeing his first win in a year in which he has taken a back seat to Lewis Hamilton,...

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Verstappen unrepentant over Ocon altercation

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Not only is Max Verstappen unrepentant over his altercation with Esteban Ocon at the...

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Kubica's 2019 F1 return pleases a relieved Hamilton

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Robert Kubica's return to Formula One is something of a relief for world champion Lewis...

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Verstappen's recent form bodes well for 2019 F1 championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The way Max Verstappen has driven recently offers encouragement of a more open Formula...

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Ferrucci ready to return to Coyne's team for IndyCar season

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci has been hired to drive full-time for Dale Coyne's IndyCar team in 2019.The American...

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Column: Logano journeys from bullied teen to NASCAR champion

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano's team headed to South Beach long before NASCAR's newest champion wrapped up his obligations...

Thunder’s defense springing leaks, but not unsalvageable

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The Thunder has faced adversity this season, but its defense has never been as strained as the last two weeks.

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Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with...

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Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff...

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Ford fiesta! Blue oval claims NASCAR titles after droughts

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford slammed the door on NASCAR's longest championship drought when Joey Logano drove a Fusion to...

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Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano raced into NASCAR anointed as its next star. He was 18, dubbed "Sliced Bread" because of all...

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Busch, Harvick see championship runs fall short at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick combined to win 16 races, lead 3,459 laps and each were considered a heavy...

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Truex's planned goodbye bash turns into pity party at finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. badly wanted to end Furniture Row's existence with a second straight championship. He...

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The Latest: Joey Logano wins 1st Cup Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup Series championship (all times local):6:30 p.m.Joey Logano has won his first...

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Joey Logano wins his first NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano wins his first NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead-Miami...

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NASCAR will consider all ideas for changes to sport

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is open to wholesale changes for 2020 that could include everything from doubleheaders, midweek...

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Former NASCAR champs Busch, Kenseth set to move on in 2019

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's driver carousel will spin long after the season finale.Former Cup champions Kurt Busch and Matt...

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Sebastien Ogier wins 6th straight World Rally Championship

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Sebastien Ogier won his sixth straight World Rally Championship after a final day of racing at...

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Tyler Reddick gives Earnhardt another Xfinity championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick opened Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first season in retirement with a victory and closed it with a...

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Championship driver Busch takes top pit stall from Hamlin

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs issued a team order on the eve of NASCAR's championship that gave Kyle Busch an edge over the...

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NASCAR sputters toward checkered flag on troubled season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's season of doom and gloom sputters toward the checkered flag with a stout championship field but...

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Harvick racing to remove asterisk from spoiler scandal

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has always followed the path that best suits him, even when it created unnecessary chaos...

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A look at the 4 drivers in NASCAR's championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A glance at the four drivers in the NASCAR championship race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway:DRIVER:...

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Ogier plays it safe in latter stages of Rally Australia

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Sebastien Ogier was playing it safe as he closed in on a sixth consecutive World Rally...

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Moffitt and underdog race team win Truck Series title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — An underdog driver for an underfunded team celebrated a storybook season ending with an improbable...

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Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch thought he got the jump on the competition with a pole-winning run at Homestead-Miami...

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Hamlin: Parting with crew chief Wheeler at end of season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will have a new crew chief next year.Hamlin tweeted that Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at...

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Gibson has key role in NASCAR title race after health scare

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Gibson was driving home from Stewart-Haas Racing's shop this summer when he lost feeling in his...

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Bell becomes favorite after eking into Xfinity Series finale

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell's last race could prove more daunting than his next one.Bell faced a must-win...

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Truex set to defend championship, send FRR out a winner

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Win or lose, Martin Truex Jr. will be at the center of a goodbye bash that no one at Furniture Row...

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Ogier in driver's seat for World Rally Championship title

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Thierry Neuville finished the sixth stage of Rally Australia on Friday without a rear left...

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Moffitt, Gragson, Sauter, Haley race for NASCAR Truck title

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest rivalry in the Truck Series this season had nothing to do with the guys behind the...

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It's The Big Three and Joey Logano in NASCAR's title race

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. sat on a bench, scrolling through their phones ,...

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Kyle Busch has 2nd NASCAR Cup championship in sight

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and sprayed champagne in every victory lane in NASCAR.So when...

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Logano aiming to spoil season for NASCAR's Big 3

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano is the outlier in this year's championship race. He was never in the mix for this year's...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARFORD ECOBOOST 400Site: Homestead, Florida.Schedule: Friday, practice, 1 p.m. (NBCSN), qualifying, 6:10...

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Three in position to capture world title at Rally Australia

COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Sebastien Ogier goes into this weekend's Rally Australia with a chance to...

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Minnesota car track owner dies in Florida swim accident

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — The owner of Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota has died in a swimming accident off the Florida...

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David Pearson, NASCAR's Silver Fox, has died at 83

David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as "The Silver Fox" for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty,...

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Verstappen, Ocon clash on and off track at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Max Verstappen pushed Force India's Esteban Ocon after the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday following a...

After Orange Bowl breakout, Rambo looking for big things in 2019

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Charleston Rambo didn’t have a reception longer than 17 yards last season until his Orange Bowl touchdown, but he figures to play a much bigger role for the Sooners moving forward.

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Hamilton wins in Brazil, Mercedes takes constructors' title

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years after securing his first Formula One title at Interlagos, five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton...

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Kyle Busch sets up showdown with Kevin Harvick for the title

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The three most dominant drivers of this NASCAR season will fittingly race each other for the...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Harvick with 8 wins this season

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix (all times local):4:05...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Massa, Hamilton look back 10 years to Brazil title thriller

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ten years ago at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa thought he was Formula One world champion — for 23...

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19-year-old Tanner Gray becomes youngest NHRA season champ

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Gray became the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season champion Saturday by...

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Bell to race for another NASCAR national championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Crashes in consecutive weeks had backed Christopher Bell into a corner that jeopardized his strong...

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Alonso seeks triple crown in return to Indy 500 in 2019

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso and his McLaren team will return to the Indianapolis 500 next...

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Harvick on mission to silence his critics after penalty

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The mood in the desert is tense headed into the final elimination race before NASCAR's championship, a...

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Hamilton tops Vettel to get pole position at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said this week his hunger for more Formula One glory will not stop at his fifth world...

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Jeffery Earnhardt gets shot in a good car with Gibbs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeffrey Earnhardt has landed a nine-race Xfinity Series deal with Joe Gibbs Racing for next season...

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Teenager Enzo dreams of returning Fittipaldi name to F1

SAO PAULO (AP) — Almost five decades after Emerson Fittipaldi opened the way for Brazilian drivers in Formula One, his...

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Bubba Wallace has sights on blazing more trails in NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace does not care about the way things used to be done in NASCAR, and he is not interested in...

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Moffitt wins in Phoenix, earns spot in final 4 at Homestead

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Moffitt won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday night at ISM Raceway to earn a spot in...

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Leah Pritchett lead Top Fuel qualifying at NHRA finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Leah Pritchett led Top Fuel qualifying Friday night in the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto...

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Harvick on cheating: 'I just show up and drive the cars'

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick shrugged off a cheating scandal to show he's still a legitimate title contender by winning...

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Harvick shakes off cheating scandal to win pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The cheating scandal that knocked Kevin Harvick out of NASCAR's championship round didn't slow him a bit...

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NASCAR seeking stock buy of International Speedway Corp.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has submitted a non-binding offer to acquire all Class A and Class B common stock of...

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Bottas edges teammate Hamilton in Brazilian GP practice

SAO PAULO (AP) — Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton set the pace in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday, keeping...

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Young test drivers give Brazil hope in F1 future

SAO PAULO (AP) — For the first time since 1970, there will be no Brazilian driver in a Formula One race in Brazil.So fans in...

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Chastain gets ride with Ganassi, Cindric hired by Penske

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain have landed the full-time rides in the Xfinity Series, and both will be...

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NASCAR's culture of cheating unmasked during playoffs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The credo in NASCAR has always been "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'," and that has never...

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IndyCar: No plan in place to return to Brazil in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An IndyCar official said Thursday there is no deal in place to return to Brazil in 2020 with a road race...

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Alonso confident of performing at penultimate race in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso is almost in retirement mode, but doesn't think it is time to...

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Harvick's championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick's bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his...

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Hamilton relishes F1 challenge from young crop of drivers

SAO PAULO (AP) — Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented...

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NASCAR champion Truex moving to Gibbs with crew chief

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and his crew chief will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next season to remain...

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Hanoi GP set to join Formula One circuit in 2020

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Grand Prix in Hanoi will be added to the Formula One calendar in 2020 as part of the sport's expansion...

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Column: Wrong call on Johnson on NASCAR's bad day in Texas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR did not have its finest day at Texas Motor Speedway, where things first went awry with an...

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Harvick earns his shot at NASCAR Cup title with win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick gave the checkered flag to a young fan he brought onto the track to take a selfie — one...

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The Latest: Harvick gets Cup title shot with win at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):5:45 p.m.Kevin Harvick has...

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2 men overcome by carbon monoxide at Texas NASCAR speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men were rushed to hospitals in critical condition after being found suffering...

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Carl Edwards misses racing but not planning NASCAR comeback

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Carl Edwards never did a celebratory backflip off his car after winning the NASCAR Cup race at Texas...

The best and worst of Alabama Hurts at Alabama

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Unlike Oklahoma’s two other recent transfer quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts has had plenty of success in college before moving on to the Sooners, going 26-2 as a starter.

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Truex trying to keep focus on title shot after Logano bump

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has promised that Joey Logano won't win the NASCAR Cup title.That is a score that...

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Custer wins at Texas for shot at NASCAR Xfinity title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cole Custer's first career victory at Homestead last year wasn't for the NASCAR Xfinity...

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Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83

Mari Hulman George, the "quiet pioneer" of auto racing who was instrumental in the expansion of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and...

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Justin Haley wins at Texas, gets spot in championship finale

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Haley joined teammate Johnny Sauter in the four-man field for the NASCAR Camping World Truck...

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Blaney 200-mph Texas pole; all 4 Stewart Haas cars in top 7

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Clint Bowyer went more than 200 mph like polesitter Ryan Blaney during NASCAR Cup qualifying at...

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Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch knows he took his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship for granted.The one that...

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Chevrolet updating the Camaro and Silverado in NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chevrolet will update the Camaro SS Coupe raced in the Xfinity Series and its Silverado used in the...

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Column: Truex out to prove lame-duck team can win a title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Maybe Martin Truex Jr. is the driver to root for through the rest of the NASCAR playoffs after his...

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F1 driver Ericsson moving to IndyCar with Schmidt Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will move to IndyCar in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports....

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Column: Logano put it all on the line, as he should have

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Take a deep breath and rewatch "Days of Thunder" a couple hundred times to put some perspective on Joey...

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Hamilton beats Vettel to F1 title again

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel hugged in a gesture of mutual respect between two drivers with nine...

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Steve Torrence wraps up NHRA Top Fuel season title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Torrence won his first Top Fuel season championship Sunday during eliminations and won the NHRA Toyota...

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Logano shoves past Truex to earn shot at NASCAR championship

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When the reigning series champion slipped past him with one lap to go at Martinsville Speedway, Joey...

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The Latest: Logano shoves Truex away to move on to Miami

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Martinsville Speedway: (all times local):6:15 p.m.Joey Logano...

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Britain's Lewis Hamilton wins 5th career Formula One championship by finishing 4th at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Britain's Lewis Hamilton wins 5th career Formula One championship by finishing 4th at Mexican Grand Prix.

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson lands new sponsor in Ally Financial

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rick Hendrick, a car dealer at the end of the day, pulled off another sales job of Jimmie Johnson to...

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Clay Millican tops NHRA Top Fuel qualifying in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clay Millican took his 10th No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position of the season Saturday at the NHRA Toyota...

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Ricciardo beats Verstappen to pole at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's smile beamed its brightest in months, while his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen...

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Kyle Busch to lead next round of NASCAR's playoffs

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch's road to the championship round was made a little bit easier when he won the pole at...

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Johnny Sauter wins Martinsville for series-best 4th time

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Johnny Sauter will again race for the Truck Series championship, getting an automatic berth into the...

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Stewart-Haas aiming to dominate NASCAR playoff's round of 8

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart passionately believed in Aric Almirola when others dismissed the racecar driver as a...

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Latin American drivers facing long road to F1

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sergio Perez will climb into his Force India car on Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix and race in front of an...

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IndyCar driver Wickens reveals crash left him a paraplegic

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway.The...

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Hartley faces order to get better to keep Toro Rosso seat

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost sent a direct message Friday to struggling driver Brendon Hartley: Get...

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Jack Beckman tops NHRA Funny Car in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Beckman topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor...

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Red Bull 1-2 in 1st practice at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Everything was running perfect for Red Bull and Max Verstappen.Until it wasn't.Verstappen and Red Bull...

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Officials say Charlottesville suspect assaulted in jail

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man in custody at a Virginia jail assaulted fellow inmate James Alex Fields Jr., the man accused...

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The Latest: Man charged with hitting Charlottesville suspect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a reported jailhouse assault against the man accused of driving a car into...

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Chase Elliott on a hot streak and eyeing NASCAR championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to stop losing races before he could find his way to victory...

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Raikkonen and Alonso take different paths in racing careers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One's two old-timers, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso, are taking very different paths into the...

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Hamilton says Mercedes will have earned F1 title

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that another Formula One championship would be one earned by him and Mercedes —...

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Hamilton gets 2nd crack at F1 championship in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a second chance to secure the Formula One season championship. And he doesn't have to...

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Only on AP: Tony Stewart reconsidering return to Indy 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is reconsidering a return to the Indianapolis 500 in part because of injuries Robert...

Hurts was a winner on & off the field at Alabama

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Jalen Hurts became an American hero for the way he handled adversity at Alabama; now he has the chance to be an Oklahoma hero

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Niki Lauda released from hospital after lung transplant

VIENNA (AP) — Three-time Formula One champion Niki Lauda has been released from a Vienna hospital nearly three months after...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON (AP) — This World Series is making history even before it starts.Boston's Alex Cora and Los Angeles' Dave...

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Column: SHR will be hard-pressed to get 4 cars into finale

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick are through to the next round of NASCAR's...

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Verstappen provides late-lap thrills at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leave it to Red Bull's Max Verstappen to provide some late-race thrills at the U.S. Grand...

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Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix as Hamilton F1 title bid denied

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen's second stint with Ferrari has been long on frustration and short on victories.That...

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Chase Elliott wins for 2nd time in 3 NASCAR playoff races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR's top level. Now that he's got that...

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The Latest: Elliott wins at Kansas to roll into next round

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):4:20 p.m.Chase Elliott...

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NASCAR announces France Humanitarian Award finalists

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four men and women who perform volunteer work with children have been selected as the finalists for...

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Texas could be Ferrari's last stand in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the...

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Hamilton grabs pole position at US Grand Prix in title bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton warned Ferrari and championship rival Sebastian Vettel would be ready to "punch back" at...

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Nemechek drives away from Hemric for first Xfinity win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek's father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years...

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Bubble drivers have high hopes for Kansas elimination race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR's playoffs even...

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Creed locks up ARCA title before finale at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The first time Sheldon Creed raced a stock car it was on dirt and he hated it.Creed had raced dirt...

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Larson denied appeal of rules violation from Talladega

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson's appeal of a rules violation from last week's race at Talladega was denied Friday, a big...

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Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise...

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Hamilton fastest, Vettel penalized at US Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even in the rain, Lewis Hamilton seems to be in unbeatable form.As for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel's...

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Gallagher steps out of seat of GMS Racing in Xfinity Series

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher is ready to be a professional nerd again.The former Silicon Valley software...

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Haas fighting for F1 'best of the rest' in Year 3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The third season for Haas F1 has been its best, even if it has been a bit bizarre.Formula One's only...

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Kansas native Bowyer plans for plenty of racing Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game...

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2-time F1 champ Alonso hints Indy 500 return possible

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fernando Alonso hinted that he could return to race the Indianapolis 500 again in 2019 after he retires...

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Sergio Perez extends F1 contract with Force India for 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Force India and Sergio Perez announced Thursday a one-year extension for 2019 for the Mexican driver ahead...

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Hamilton confident young Schumacher will make it to F1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he is confident Mick Schumacher, the son of former seven-time champion...

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton chases history at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From New York to Texas, Lewis Hamilton returned to the United States this week with yet another Formula...

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Kyle Larson facing playoff elimination after NASCAR penalty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has been docked 10 points by NASCAR for a rules violation that could bring an end to his...

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Deep in heart of Texas is heart of Formula 1 in US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Circuit of the Americas was cut out of the rocky soil just outside of the state capital of...

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IndyCar team owners Vasser and Sullivan form Lexus IMSA team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar team owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan are expanding into sports car racing with a new...

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Column: Busch loss raises questions about NASCAR officiating

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch is not the most sympathetic figure. When he loses a race he was one turn away from winning...

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AP Interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula...

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Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas...

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Torrence races to 4th straight win to open NHRA playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence raced to his fourth straight Top Fuel victory to open the NHRA playoffs Sunday in the...

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The Latest: Almirola wins Talladega in Stewart-Haas rout

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):___5:35 p.m.Aric...

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Kurt Busch leads Stewart-Haas Racing sweep at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega...

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Johnson tops Funny Car qualifying at NHRA Carolina Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car on Saturday in the NHRA Carolina...

OSU football: Cowboys have top offensive coordinator candidate already on campus

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Oklahoma State wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn is bright and talented. He should be at the top of the list of candidates to be the Cowboys' next offensive coordinator. He has something no one else does -- eight years in this system.

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Timothy Peters wrecks Gragson to win Talladega truck race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Timothy Peters bumped leader Noah Gragson out of his way on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway,...

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Michael Schumacher's son Mick wins F3 European title

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — That's one more racing title for the Schumacher family.Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1...

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Talladega starts final 6-week run for Johnson and Knaus

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Times were already changing long before Jimmie Johnson strolled through a Las Vegas casino unnoticed,...

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Steve Torrence leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway as he tries...

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Australian Grand Prix to lead off F1 2019 schedule

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Grand Prix has taken its usual place at the top of the calendar for the 2019 Formula...

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Williams signs young British driver Russell for next season

GROVE, England (AP) — George Russell will leave his role as reserve driver for Mercedes to take up a full-time seat with...

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NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus to split after 17 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There will not be an eighth NASCAR title for Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus.Hendrick Motorsports will...

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DiBenedetto to drive Toyota for Leavine Family Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt DiBenedetto will drive for Leavine Family Racing next season and the team will field Toyota...

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Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula...

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Column: NASCAR must push its newest winners into superstars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A race car driver can have all the personality in the world but skills not much better than an old...

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Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the...

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Steve Torrence wins home NHRA race for 3rd straight victory

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Steve Torrence won the AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex on Sunday for his third straight victory...

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The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR playoff race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):___5:48 p.m.Chase Elliott...

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NASCAR set to implement gambling regulations in 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the series is set to implement guidelines in the rulebook on sports...

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Vicious cycle: Johnson buys kids bikes to settle Truex spat

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson put the brakes on a small spat with Martin Truex Jr., with an apology in the form of kids...

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Hamilton cruises to win at Japanese GP, closes in on title

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his fourth straight...

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Clay Millican tops NHRA qualifying at Texas Motorplex

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Clay Millican took the No. 1 Top Fuel qualifying position Saturday in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at...

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Bell sets Xfinity rookie record at Dover with 6th victory

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Christopher Bell has a second straight NASCAR championship in sight.Bell won his sixth Xfinity Series race...

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Dover becomes only track to allow sports betting on property

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bradley Saucier and Joshua Merrill made the trip from Maine to watch this weekend's NASCAR races at Dover....

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Fresh off win, Blaney tries to move in NASCAR title hunt

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Ryan Blaney kept the party rolling from his first win this season long enough to stimulate business at his...

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Hamilton claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 8th

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Hamilton claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel 9th

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Hamilton claims pole position for Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading...

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Tommy Johnson Jr. tops Funny Car qualifying

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Tommy Johnson Jr. topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas...

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Kyle Busch, Harvick start 1-2 in playoff race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have been the drivers to beat all season.They'll be the ones to catch again at...

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Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR wagers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting.NASCAR fans...

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Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton dominated practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, an early indication that the...

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Hamilton closing on F1 title at Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton has won five of the last six Formula One races.This week the series is in Suzuka, where Hamilton has won three...

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AP NewsAlert

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials warn Arizona dam swollen by rain could fail, residents of small Native American community evacuating.

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NASCAR to remove restrictor plates at Daytona and Talladega

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will use two primary rules packages next season and race at Daytona and Talladega without...

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Man whose fraud bankrolled son's NASCAR career gets prison

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina businessman who authorities say defrauded investors while bankrolling his son's NASCAR...

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Column: 'Roval' a smashing success for all except Johnson

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Wherever NASCAR is headed these next few years, Marcus Smith proved he deserves a seat at the head...

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Max Nash, AP photographer who covered war, dies at 77

LONDON (AP) — Photographer Max Nash, who covered conflicts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and helped nurture a new...

Rebuilding OU defense won't be easy

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Grinch has lots of good stuff to say, but he knows that doesn't mean much when the games start

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Jimmie Johnson knocks himself out of playoffs with 'mistake'

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood outside of his banged up No. 48 Chevrolet still in disbelief over the blunder he'd...

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Blaney wins on roval after Johnson crashes out of playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson saw an opportunity to snap a 58-race losing streak, and went for it. It cost him a shot at...

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The Latest: Blaney wins on roval when leaders wreck

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local):5:30 p.m.Ryan Blaney...

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Rivera says Panthers hope to get Reid on field soon

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he hopes to get newly signed safety Eric Reid on the field for next...

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Hailie Deegan, 17, becomes 1st female winner in NASCAR K&N

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Hailie Deegan used a bump-and-run on her teammate to become the first female winner...

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Hamilton wins Russian GP after teammate lets him through

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and closed in on his fifth Formula One title, but he's not...

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Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity race on weird Charlotte roval

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe is climbing his way through Ford Racing's development system by racing any kind of car on...

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The roval at Charlotte is the big NASCAR race worth watching

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — If there was just one race to watch the entire NASCAR season it would be the one on Charlotte's newfangled...

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Bottas takes pole over Hamilton at Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Valtteri Bottas beat Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on...

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Toro Rosso confirms Kvyat to return to F1 in 2019

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Daniil Kvyat will be hoping it's third time lucky at Toro Rosso.The Russian driver is making a surprise...

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Kurt Busch wins pole for playoff race at Charlotte's 'roval'

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch felt like a kid again this week.He spent two full days in a testing simulator, trying to figure...

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NASCAR's current youth movement pushing out veteran drivers

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jamie McMurray set a record at Charlotte Motor Speedway by winning his second career Cup Series start....

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AP Source: Ellison, Coutts to launch SailGP using catamarans

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former America's Cup holders Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts are set to announce a new sailing league called...

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Childress promotes Daniel Hemric to Cup Series

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Hemric sat next to Richard Childress, prepared to discuss his promotion NASCAR's top level.As his...

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Ryan Preece at long last lands ride at NASCAR's top level

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Preece believed if he could get in a fast car, he could prove he deserved a competitive ride.Pulling...

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Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist joins IndyCar Series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist will move to IndyCar next season as driver for Chip Ganassi Racing alongside five-time...

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Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for Russian Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With Sebastian Vettel struggling with his tires, Lewis Hamilton set the pace Friday in the second practice...

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Haas to keep Grosjean and Magnussen for 2019

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One team Haas says it is keeping drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for next year.Team...

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Vettel fighting to keep F1 title challenge alive in Russia

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Have Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari blown their title chance?That's the key question ahead of the Russian...

Riley most adamant yet about sticking with the Sooners

SportsDec 30, 2018

The NFL is intrigued with Riley, but he's showing no signs of interest in pro football, even after a 45-34 loss to Alabama

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OU football: Sooner defense somewhere between top shelf and barrel bottom would be cause for optimism

SportsJan 7, 2019

On the morning after the national title game — another one without the Oklahoma — there is regret among Sooners everywhere. OU has had one of the nation's best offenses the past four seasons, including a pair of the all-time best led by Heisman...

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