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All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect.If only it were race...

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The Latest: Truex wins 3rd stage after hitting wall early

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local):10:05 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has overcome an early...

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Daly hopes strong Indy 500 performance leads to more racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly needed a solid Indianapolis 500 result to help jump-start his IndyCar career.A top-10 finish...

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Simon Pagenaud wins Indy 500 on Penske's golden anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors...

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Rossi finishes second to Pagenaud in dramatic Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the waning laps of a rage-filled Indianapolis 500, Alexander Rossi was pacing the field back to the...

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Simon Pagenaud wins the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud wins the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.

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Leclerc correctly predicts crash; Vettel 2nd for Ferrari

MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc had predicted what might happen to him at the Monaco Grand Prix.After his team...

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Hamilton ranks stressful Monaco GP win among top-5 drives

MONACO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's stressful win at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix extended his championship lead to 17 points after...

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

MONACO (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix.

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Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports' big day

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco...

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Bale, Damon set to star in film chronicling 1966 Le Mans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One...

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Tyler Reddick powers to Xfinity race victory at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the lead...

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9-year-old killed, 2nd child hurt in Texas drag racing crash

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say a 9-year-old girl was killed and another child was seriously injured after the car they were...

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Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda

MONACO (AP) — Exhilarated at the Monaco Grand Prix after clinching a record-extending 85th pole position in fine style, Lewis...

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Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years...

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Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor...

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Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic,...

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Most drivers want NASCAR's longest race to remain 600 miles

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — With a furrowed brow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip scoffed at the notion that the Coca-Cola 600 race is...

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Friday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says second-year manager Dave Martinez's job is safe for now...

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Kanaan expects most competitive Indy 500 in his 18 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan anticipates the most competitive Indianapolis 500 in his 18 years in the race.In other words,...

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The Latest: Schmidt Peterson wins pit stop challenge

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):3:50 p.m.Marcus Ericsson and his...

Burton played well when teamed with Thunder's primary players

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Burton didn't shoot well from either line -- the 3-point or foul line

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Byron hopes strong qualifying runs translate to first win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — William Byron knows how to qualify. Now, he is looking to prove he can win at NASCAR's highest level.The...

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Vettel's 13-race run without a win reflects Ferrari struggle

MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's barren spell with Ferrari stretches to a dismal 13 Formula One races without a win, dating...

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IndyCar to use Red Bull's aeroscreen for cockpit protection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will use an "Aeroscreen" developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies for cockpit protection...

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Lauda to be honored with special tributes at Monaco GP

MONACO (AP) — Special tributes will be held in memory of Formula One great Niki Lauda at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.The...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant won't be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30.The two-time...

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From dugouts to pit stalls, Steinbrenner tackles Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Steinbrenner IV still remembers the feeling of driving down the Major Deegan Expressway and seeing...

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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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Byron becomes youngest ever to capture Coca-Cola 600 pole

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The hometown kid is starting out front in NASCAR's longest race.Charlotte native William Byron became the...

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Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared.Petrified,...

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Kaiser, Juncos look for perfect ending to Indy fairytale

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Kaiser's comeback story began by bumping two-time world champion Fernando Alonso out of the...

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F1 eyes may have opened after Alonso's Indy 500 flop

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi had no idea what he was getting into when he moved from Formula One to IndyCar.Turning left...

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The Latest: Floyd honored by Dreyer & Reinbold team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from media day for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (all times local):5 p.m.Four-time Indy 500 winner...

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Indianapolis 500 officials to offer measles vaccine at race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some fans attending Sunday's Indianapolis 500 can get measles vaccines at the track's infield medical...

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Mercedes head Wolff pays moving tribute to friend Lauda

MONACO (AP) — His emotions still raw, Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said losing his friend Niki Lauda left him feeling...

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Hamilton on song in Monaco as he tops both practice sessions

MONACO (AP) — A quick hug from another sporting great and then it was back to business for Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton...

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May 241905 — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to...

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Jarrett to become seventh Andretti to run at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The handsome young man with the easy smile and famous last name had just turned his first laps at...

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Juncos Racing signs up sponsors for Indy 500 run

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juncos Racing has signed deals with insurance company NFP and Global Medical Response to sponsor the No. 32...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLKEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the...

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Indy 500 all about tradition _ many endure, some fade away

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay has been around long enough to remember when the Indianapolis 500 was the true culmination...

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Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.The three-time Cup Series champion will...

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NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of...

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One-shot drivers hoping to use Indy 500 as launching pad

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sage Karam carried the burden of an entire team into his final four-lap qualifying attempt last weekend.He...

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F1 drivers share their fond memories of F1 great Niki Lauda

MONACO (AP) — Sharing their memories of Niki Lauda, Formula One drivers spoke fondly of the former champion's straight-talking...

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Vettel and Leclerc under pressure to give Ferrari needed win

MONACO (AP) — For Ferrari, the Monaco Grand Prix could be the last chance to get back into the Formula One title race.After...

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The Latest: NASCAR 'pleased' with $2B deal with ISC

The Latest on NASCAR's $2 billion deal to acquire International Speedway Corp. (all times Eastern):12:30 p.m.NASCAR is calling...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESCOCA COLA 600Site: Concord, North Carolina.Schedule: Thursday, practice, 2:35 p.m. (FS1),...

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NASCAR is buying International Speedway for $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR is buying International Speedway for $2 billion.

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.David Perron had...

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NASCAR Trucks champ Brett Moffitt finds home at GMS Racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brett Moffitt capped a storybook season by winning the NASCAR Truck Series finale at Homestead last...

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Andretti savoring golden anniversary of only Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mario Andretti sees the reminders of 1969 everywhere these days.His face, his race car number, that...

Jerami Grant’s season was a surprise, even to Sam Presti

SportsMay 11, 2019

Jerami Grant was supposed to be the second unit power forward this season. That lasted a grand total of three games. This year was a breakout season for Grant from every angle. He had career-high-setting games scattered throughout the season,...

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The Latest: Hamilton says Lauda 'bright light in my life'

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Niki Lauda's death (all times local):7:10 p.m.Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said Niki...

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Focus moves off Alonso and onto the stacked Indy 500 field

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The soap opera surrounding McLaren's failed bid to qualify Fernando Alonso for the Indianapolis 500 is...

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Monday Sports in Brief

NBAPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and made a key 3-pointer in overtime as the...

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F1 great and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70

BERLIN (AP) — Formula One great Niki Lauda, who won two of his world titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious...

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Family, doctor say three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died

VIENNA (AP) — Family, doctor say three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died.

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Pagenaud continues building momentum in Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole winner Simon Pagenaud devoted Monday's practice to working exclusively in race trim....

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Unser Jr. accused of operating vehicle while intoxicated

AVON, Ind. (AP) — Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday in central Indiana and...

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Kyle Larson looking for turnaround after All-Star success

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson was among NASCAR's rising young stars in 2017 with four victories and his second straight...

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McLaren's failed Indy 500 effort was a comedy of errors

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The comedy of errors that doomed McLaren's disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 began months before...

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The Latest: Unser Jr. speeding before arrest in Indiana

AVON, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on Al Unser Jr.'s arrest in Indiana on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (all...

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Alonso rejects McLaren offer to buy him Indy 500 seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

GOLFFARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a victory, minus the style points.In...

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NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports,...

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NASCAR changes play part in thrilling All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track...

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Pagenaud takes 1st Indianapolis 500 pole with impressive run

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner.Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end...

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Kyle Kaiser knocks Alonso, McLaren out of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso did everything in his power to put McLaren in the Indianapolis 500. He drove flat-out when...

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The Latest: Pagenaud fights for job by winning Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):5:45 p.m.Simon Pagenaud has won the pole for...

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Hanley helps DragonSpeed make big move in Indy qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DragonSpeed expected a stressed-out Sunday as the tiny team tried to bump its way into the Indianapolis...

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Larson takes first NASCAR All-Star victory with Harvick push

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending...

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Punch Out: Bowyer, Newman end All-Star Race with fight

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer had a lot more to say to Ryan Newman after the checkered flag flew at the NASCAR All-Star...

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The Latest: Larson pushed to victory at NASCAR All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star Race (all times local):10:20 p.m.Kyle Larson got a push to the front...

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Alonso and McLaren miss Indy 500 on first day of qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 neared a total collapse after Fernando Alonso failed to lock...

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Hinchcliffe pinning Indy 500 hopes to last-row shootout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe spent 12 months plotting his Indianapolis 500 comeback, but the final chapter has been...

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The Latest: Pigot turns fastest lap in Indy qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 qualifying (all times local):6:20 p.m.American Spencer Pigot earned the top...

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NASCAR won't recommend changes after Talladega crash

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not recommend changes after extensively analyzing how Kyle Larson's car got airborne during a...

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Busch wins his 6th straight NASCAR Trucks race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch won his sixth consecutive NASCAR Trucks race, tying a series record, on Friday night at...

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Clint Bowyer captures pole for NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer joked about what he would do if he wins his first NASCAR All-Star race on Saturday night and...

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NASCAR to use All-Star race for research, development again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star race has arrived, and so has the tinkering of the cars.NASCAR is using the $1 million...

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Pressure mounts as teams fear not qualifying for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure of making the Indianapolis 500 amped up considerably on "Fast Friday" as teams desperately...

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The Latest: Juncos Racing to pull all-nighter building car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):3:15 p.m.Juncos Racing will work overnight if...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigation points to safety failures by California utility prior to largest natural gas well blowout in...

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Owners split on guaranteeing spots in Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bobby Rahal remembers watching the start of the Indianapolis 500 from a suite with his sponsors after he...

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Earnhardt to drive pace car at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.Earnhardt will...

Mike Holder puts Power-5 Conference ego aside to get OSU-Tulsa scheduled

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OSU and Tulsa started playing football in 1914, each under a different name. State was Oklahoma A&M in those days; Tulsa was Henry Kendall College. Soon enough, they became annual foes. Played every year, 1926-65, then again 1981-96. But...

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Castroneves adds goal as he chases record-tying 4th Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Helio Castroneves left Indianapolis last May, he pleaded with Roger Penske for one more chance at a...

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Hometown kid Hemric looks to fulfill All-Star race dream

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The idea of having even a slim chance to race his way into the NASCAR All-Star race this weekend at...

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McLaren misses entire day of Indy 500 practice fixing car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren had another miserable day preparing for the Indianapolis 500 as the team worked tirelessly in a...

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Rossi shuts down free agency talk to focus on Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alexander Rossi's long month at home in Indianapolis got off to a rough start when a thief snatched a...

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The Latest: O'Ward nearly goes airborne in crash at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Day 3 of practice for the Indianapolis 500: (all times local):12:30 p.m.Patricio O'Ward is...

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Matt Damon, Christian Bale to serve as Indy 500 starters

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters...

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Sao Paulo council allows sale of Brazil GP track Interlagos

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Interlagos track which hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix could soon be up for sale.Sao Paulo city council...

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Alonso: 'We will be back stronger' after Indy 500 crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — McLaren's return to the Indianapolis 500 was slowed at first by electrical problems. When Fernando Alonso...

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The Latest: Penske expects Castroneves back at Indy in 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indianapolis 500 practice (all times local):6:25 p.m.Roger Penske expects Helio Castroneves...

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Drivers still getting used to new IndyCar safety device

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first time Takuma Sato drove with IndyCar's new debris deflector he felt like he had one eye closed. Ed...

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7-time champ Johnson growing impatient with winless streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patient person. But mired in a brutal winless streak, the seven-time...

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Clarkson to sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this year's Indianapolis 500.It will be the second straight...

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Power, Pagenaud top 229 mph on Indy 500 opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power and Simon Pagenaud put Team Penske atop the speed chart on the first day of practice for the...

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Johnson to honor fallen soldier, military at Coca-Cola 600

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died...

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Dutch Grand Prix to return to F1 calendar next year

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Grand Prix will return to the Formula One calendar next year for the first time since...

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Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both...

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Keselowski wins at in overtime at Kansas ahead of Bowman

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had planned to head to St. Louis after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway...

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Alex Bowman on run of 2nd-place finishes in Cup Series

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alex Bowman quite literally had his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in his sights, ticking off the...

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Red Bull threatens Ferrari's status as 2nd best team in F1

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari has a fight on its hands. Just not the one it wants.Red Bull is threatening to replace it as...

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Hamilton beats Bottas at Spanish GP for 5th Mercedes 1-2

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton wasn't going to be kind to his teammate this time.Hamilton blasted past pole-sitter...

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F1 great Schumacher will be subject of new documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Formula One great Michael Schumacher will be the subject of a documentary about his life, the film's...

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The Latest: Keselowski wins Cup Series race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night (all times local):10...

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Pagenaud earns 3rd IndyCar GP win with splashy move in rain

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud ended his victory drought Saturday with a splashy move — and a rooster tail celebration.He...

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The Latest: Pagenaud wins 3rd IndyCar GP with daring pass

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local):6 p.m.Simon Pagenaud...

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Ferrari still slower than Mercedes despite new engine

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari had hoped that a new engine would help the team finally get ahead of Mercedes.Instead, Valtteri...

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Bottas takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Hamilton

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is poised to become a major threat to teammate and defending Formula One champion Lewis...

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Herta posts fastest time in final warmup for IndyCar GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Colton Herta posted the fastest lap in the final warmup session for Saturday's IndyCar Grand...

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd...

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Ross Chastain races to 1st NASCAR Trucks victory

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ross Chastain raced to his first NASCAR Trucks victory Friday night after leader Stewart Friesen ran...

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Harvick leads Stewart-Haas dominance in Kansas qualifying

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick joked that the intra-team competition at Stewart-Haas Racing is marked by a whole lot of...

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Rookie Rosenqvist claims 1st pole at IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was fast enough Friday to qualify ahead of teammate Scott Dixon. The Swedish rookie was...

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NASCAR's Bubba Wallace acknowledges going through tough time

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace acknowledged going through some tough times, on and off the track, before...

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Rules package still in spotlight as Cup Series hits Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. should know how to get around Kansas Speedway in a hurry.He won both races at the 1...

Patrick Patterson remained a 'complete pro' as his role shrunk on the Thunder

SportsMay 17, 2019

Before Markieff Morris arrived in Oklahoma City, Billy Donovan had a conversation with Patrick Patterson. Patterson had already given his starting spot to Jerami Grant. Now, he was about to lose his spot in the rotation. “Patrick was a...

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IndyCar drivers eager to compete after extended break

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Colton Herta wanted to do after crashing at Long Beach was race. All he did over the next 3½ weeks was...

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Barcelona circuit needs new deal to keep F1 Spanish GP

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — The director of the track that hosts the Spanish Grand Prix says the circuit's owners are seeking to...

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Bottas, Hamilton top Spanish GP practice for Mercedes

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton looked poised to extend their dominance of Formula One after clocking...

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Hinchcliffe preparing for another Indy comeback story

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe may always remember how he spent race week in Indianapolis last year.He strolled through...

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Gunman told 911 'I just shot up a synagogue' after attack

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the 19-year-old college student sped away in his 2012 Honda Civic, he dialed 911 and said: "I just shot up...

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Texas may give F1's US Grand Prix its missing $25 million

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The promoters of Formula One's U.S. Grand Prix blew a deadline to collect their annual $25 million in...

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Hamilton pledges no repeat of Rosberg F1 feud with Bottas

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Given how dominant the two Mercedes cars have been in Formula One this season, it seems the only thing...

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It's all work and no play for Schumacher's son in F2

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Although he still has a long way to go, Mick Schumacher is trying his hardest to emulate the...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Kevin Durant strained his right calf during the third quarter of the...

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Coca-Cola 600 to stop for 30-second moment of remembrance

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will stop the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway after the second stage for a 30-second...

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Brazil's president: Rio to host Formula One again in 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president says Rio de Janeiro will host the country's Formula One race in 2020, once the city's...

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Kyle Busch dodges fine for criticizing NASCAR rules package

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was not surprised he dodged a fine from NASCAR for ranting about its current rules...

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Actor Hartley to wave green flag for IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Television star Justin Hartley will be the honorary starter for Saturday afternoon's IndyCar Grand...

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Ferrari boosts engine in Barcelona to try to catch Mercedes

MADRID (AP) — Five rounds into the Formula One season and Ferrari is already running out of time to catch Mercedes in the...

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NASCAR's Hamlin suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin suffered from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the...

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Blackhawks goalie will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday's IndyCar...

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Truex wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was...

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The Latest: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex...

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Widow sues Mexican billionaire over fatal racecar crash

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The widow of an auto racing instructor is suing a Mexican billionaire and his teenage son over the...

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Steve Torrence races to second straight Top Fuel victory

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Steve Torrence raced to his second straight Top Fuel victory Sunday in the Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals...

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NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover postponed to Monday

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson posed for a photo with Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty from an appearance this...

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The Latest: Country House pays $132.40 to win at Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (all times local):7:40 p.m.Country House's...

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Brittany Force takes No. 1 spot at NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Brittany Force took the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday in the Arby's NHRA Southern...

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Bell wins Xfinity race for 2nd straight NASCAR win at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Christopher Bell raced to his third Xfinity Series victory of the season, winning an extra $100,000 for...

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Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead...

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Todd tops Funny Car qualifying in NHRA Southern Nationals

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — J.R. Todd led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.The...

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Johnny Sauter wins for 3rd straight time at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Johnny Sauter won for the third straight time at Dover International Speedway, racing to his first NASCAR...

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Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott took a solo run on the track for qualifying and was alone atop the Dover speed chart.Elliott...

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Larson 'looks tough' after walking away from Talladega wreck

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson got his first look at his spectacular barrel roll at Talladega and felt like the star of a...

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Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

WOMEN'S HOCKEYUnhappy with the status quo, more than 200 of the world's top female hockey players declared they will not...

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After 15 years, Green Grand Prix still thriving at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — It's a cold day in early April, rain and sleet are pelting the garages at Watkins Glen International...

Thunder hinges on Russell Westbrook attacking inefficiencies

SportsMay 12, 2019

Russell Westbrook prides himself on consistency. There’s arguably been no more consistent player in the NBA the last three years, from his accolades to his team’s postseason finish. In each of the last three years since Kevin Durant left...

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NASCAR throws the flag on trying to liven up qualifying

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR abandoned its years-long bid to add excitement to qualifying and announced Wednesday it will...

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Earnhardt Jr. added to NBC Sports' Kentucky Derby team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of his expanding role with NBC...

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Trump welcomes NASCAR champ to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR champion Joey Logano — and his race car — to the White House.Trump...

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Self cleared to race in NASCAR after failed drug test

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Wayne Self has been reinstated by NASCAR following a violation of the substance abuse policy. The...

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Italian GP set to continue at Monza to 2024

ROME (AP) — The Italian Grand Prix is set to continue at Monza circuit for another five years.The current deal expires at the...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The New York Giants say cornerback Corey Ballentine, who was shot Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, is...

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Column: Larson rolled but Talladega delivered for NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anything and everything could have gone wrong at Talladega Superspeedway, where the cars were too fast,...

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Chase Elliott wins Cup race at Talladega, 1st win for Chevy

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott felt right at home, embraced by fans at a track a few hours from home and one where his...

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The Latest: Chase Elliott wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):4:40 p.m.Chase...

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Mercedes harmony as Bottas, Hamilton finish 1-2 in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like 2016 in Formula One.Just much friendlier.When Valtteri Bottas beat...

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Ferrari and Leclerc frustrated at lack of progress

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc and Ferrari can't understand why they keep finishing behind Mercedes, but they're not...

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Miserable season hits new low for storied Williams

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A drain cover, a crash, last place. This isn't the way it was meant to be for Williams.One of Formula...

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Austin Dillon wins pole at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon will start on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway. What happens from there is anybody's...

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Salinas tops Top Fuel qualifying at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Mike Salinas took the No. 1 qualifying spot in Top Fuel on Saturday at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide...

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Reddick holds on for Xfinity win at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tyler Reddick held off Gray Gaulding in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race...

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NASCAR confiscates part from Austin Dillon's car

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Austin Dillon faces possible penalties after NASCAR confiscated the rear deck lid of his car.NASCAR said...

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Bottas takes pole in Azerbaijan after Leclerc crashes

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas qualified in pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday after Charles...

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Beckman tops Funny Car qualifying in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jack Beckman topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night at zMAX Dragway in the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA...

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Rule changes lead to more uncertainty at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Drivers are even less certain than usual about what to expect at Talladega Superspeedway given a new...

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IndyCar to debut safety device earlier, at Indy road race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar announced Friday it will start using its new debris deflector at the May 11 road race at...

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Leclerc fastest as drain cover disrupts Azerbaijan practice

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Charles Leclerc and Ferrari led the way in practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday, after the...

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The Snake and The Kid to take on the Mexican 1000

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Don Prudhomme waited 50 years for his first off-road race and hit a cactus.The drag racing great known...

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Hamilton says Leclerc's talent being 'dimmed' at Ferrari

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton says Formula One rival Charles Leclerc's talent is being "dimmed" after Ferrari asked...

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Ferrari puts faith in upgrades to catch runaway Mercedes

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Ferrari needs to do something — and do it quick — to stop Lewis Hamilton from running away with the...

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Alonso, Castroneves leave Indy test with unfinished business

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves and Fernando Alonso kept waiting around Wednesday.Now both international stars have some...

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IndyCar hoping debris deflector helps protect drivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power got his first real glimpse at IndyCar's new debris deflector Wednesday. He is still getting used...

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SMI wants to become private NASCAR track operator

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The parent company of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has made an offer to acquire all of its outstanding...

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McLaren headed back to Indy 500 and eventually IndyCar

McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Then the...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her...

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Column: Teams are right to ask for guaranteed Indy 500 spots

The Indianapolis 500 is steeped in a century of tradition with rules and regulations, pomp and pageantry that have remained...

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Hildebrand enters Indy 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.R. Hildebrand will race in the Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in a second entry dedicated...

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NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be...

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New name, and high-tech plan, for St. Louis-area race track

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A track outside St. Louis that hosts IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA events is getting not only a new name, but a...

Thunder report card: Jerami Grant's efficient shooting has turned him into a valuable player

SportsMay 10, 2019

Grant's general game has improved mightily in three seasons since arriving from Philadelphia

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NASCAR driver Johnson runs Boston Marathon in 3:09:07

BOSTON (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson didn't have many problems on the Boston Marathon course Monday,...

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Column: Long Beach sets gold standard in race promotion

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — House of Pistachios was a mom-and-pop startup launched in 1984 by a Southern California family trying...

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Dakar Rally moves from South America to Saudi Arabia

PARIS (AP) — The Dakar Rally is swapping South America for Saudi Arabia.Dakar Rally organizers say next year's race will be...

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Alexander Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi weaved his scooter through a horde of pedestrians and deftly maneuvered around the...

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Brittany Force wins Top Fuel final at Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Brittany Force won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals and John...

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The Latest: Rossi races to second straight Long Beach win

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Prix of Long Beach (all times local):3:25 p.m.Alexander Rossi has become the...

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7-time NASCAR champ Johnson to run Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Just because he won't be surrounded by 3,300-pound cars traveling at more than 200 mph doesn't mean Jimmie...

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Hamilton wins his 6th Chinese GP, Mercedes 1-2 for 3rd time

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes has gone 1-2, 1-2, 1-2 in the first three races of the new Formula One season, a great start for the...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix.

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix. .

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Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast.In a race to see who could preserve...

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The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):10:50 p.m.Martin...

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John and Brittany Force top NHRA qualifying at Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — John and Brittany Force topped qualifying Saturday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at...

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Filipe Albuquerque, Joao Barbosa win IMSA race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa won the IMSA sports car race at Long Beach for a second...

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Marquez again wins pole position at MotoGP in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bump here, a wobble there, a gust of wind. Nothing was going to keep Marc Marquez from taking the pole...

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IndyCar energized by strong field and electric crowd

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying...

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Rossi trying to make it 2-straight at Long Beach from pole

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi will try to win his second consecutive race through the streets of Long Beach from...

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Mercedes' Bottas, Hamilton qualify 1-2 for Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) — Valtteri Bottas claimed the pole for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton taking...

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Alexander Albon survives stunning crash in Chinese practice

SHANGHAI (AP) — Alexander Albon of Red Bull Toro Rosso walked away from a stunning crash on Saturday in the final practice...

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Sadler makes return to Xfinity Series at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia native Elliott Sadler retired after last season, but made his return to NASCAR's Xfinity Series...

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Custer pulls away to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway on Friday...

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Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond...

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Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has been quietly "collecting points" through the first three races of the IndyCar...

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Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway.The Joe...

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Jarrett Andretti to fulfill father's wish to race at Indy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jarrett Andretti will fulfill his father's wish to see him race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when...

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GM to reveal next-generation Corvette in July

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's just the thing to make the hearts of Corvette fans race: A new rendition of the classic sports car...

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IMSA points leader Jordan Taylor to race after appendectomy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — IMSA points leader Jordan Taylor has been cleared to race this weekend after an emergency...

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Stewart-Haas inks Toco Warranty as new sponsor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing announced a partnership with Toco Warranty that will make the company a primary...

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Bottas, Vettel lead Chinese GP practice sessions

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel led Friday's practice sessions ahead of the...

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Raikkonen closes in on 40, still racing in F1

SHANGHAI (AP) — What's Kimi Raikkonen's secret to Formula One longevity?He started in F1 in 2001, won the season championship...

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Empty seats at Bristol expose NASCAR attendance challenges

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Appalled by so many empty seats at Bristol Motor Speedway, Clint Bowyer did some digging and learned what...

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Column: Gibbs needs to find seat for Bell in the big leagues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. It is a good problem to have, but one that...

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Japan's Takuma Sato wins at Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Takuma Sato had one "little moment" when his car went into the grass late in the race.Other than that,...

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Kyle Busch beats brother to grab 8th Bristol win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won.Busch grabbed his third...

George's value to the Thunder trumped any other player's value to their team

SportsMay 14, 2019

George posted career highs in most statistical categories, all while playing with two bum shoulders

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The Latest: Japan's Sato wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local):5:12 p.m.Takuma Sato of Japan has won the...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 8th time

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):5:05 p.m.Kyle Busch led a 1-2...

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Japan's Sato grabs pole at Barber Motorsports Park

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Takuma Sato, teammate Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing outshined the powerhouse teams at...

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Bells wins $100,000 bonus with Bristol win

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Christopher Bell earned his first career Bristol Motor Speedway victory and a $100,000 bonus with the...

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NASCAR's new rules package hits another short track

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR's second stop at a short track this season is yet another race that's impossible to predict....

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Dolly Parton makes NASCAR debut as sponsor at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Reddick had his own "Hello, Dolly" moment when he saw his pink and white race car at Bristol Motor...

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Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott positioned himself to give Hendrick Motorsports a shot at its first victory of the season...

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Darrell Waltrip starts victory lap on his 2nd NASCAR career

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — In the shadows of the Darrell Waltrip Grandstands, ol' DW officially launched the second victory lap of...

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Fresh from first win, Herta off to good start in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Colton Herta hasn't won since he was 18, so he's eager for another taste of success.OK, it's only been...

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Sterling Marlin undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two-time Daytona 500 winner Sterling Marlin has been undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery as part...

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Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Waltrip set to retire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Waltrip is set to take the checkered flag on his broadcasting career.The Fox Sports analyst will...

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Earnhardt joins NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NBC Sports will use retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in its inaugural broadcast of the Indianapolis...

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Mick Schumacher 2nd fastest in F1 test debut for Ferrari

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — More than 12 years after Formula One great Michael Schumacher drove his last race for Ferrari, his son...

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Column: Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Fox Sports needs a change

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Waltrip will soon "Boogity! Boogity! Boogity!" his way into retirement.It's time.And time for...

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Car of Thai anti-junta activist torched after protest rally

BANGKOK (AP) — An activist opposed to military rule in Thailand says his car was set on fire and gutted early Monday, just...

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Hamlin overcomes 2 pit penalties at Texas for 2nd win of '19

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin had such a fast car at Texas that he was able to win even after two penalties on pit road...

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Denny Hamlin overcomes parade of errors to win at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas — Denny Hamlin had two pit road penalties, he once missed the entrance to the pits, and he ran out of gas....

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Texas Motor Speedway journal: Kyle Busch's run at a triple-header sweep falls short

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the third time in his career, Kyle Busch started his Texas weekend with wins in the Gander Outdoors...

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The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):5:35 p.m.Denny Hamlin...

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Ferrari gifts Hamilton another win after Bahrain GP blunder

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's surprise win for Mercedes at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday was the latest present...

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

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Royal approval: Leclerc's F1 pole praised by Prince Albert

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Tipped to reach the very top in Formula One, Charles Leclerc received praise from the highest level back...

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Busch wins Xfinity for chance at Texas tripleheader sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch has set himself up for the chance at a Texas three-step.Busch rocketed ahead of Tyler...

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Johnson looking for old Cup result in Texas to end drought

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Maybe Jimmie Johnson can do something old at Texas, and get back into Victory Lane."I think the term...

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Mick Schumacher finishes 8th on F2 debut in Bahrain

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher made an assured Formula 2 debut for the Prema Racing team, finishing eighth in...

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Kyle Busch wins again in NASCAR Truck Series

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch raced to his fourth straight NASCAR Trucks Series victory Friday night at Texas Motor...

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Johnson on pole on Texas after slight Cup qualifying changes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will start on the pole at Texas, where he is a seven-time winner.With Johnson leading...

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Suarez more relaxed, happier with SHR, starting 4th at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Daniel Suarez has certainly never lost his confidence, and he's already feeling more relaxed and...

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Harvick no plan for 2020 Fox TV booth if Waltrip retires

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick won't be moving to the Fox Sports broadcast booth next year if Darrell Waltrip...

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Ferrari's Vettel and Leclerc top both Bahrain GP practices

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc gave Ferrari a much-needed boost by topping the first two practice...

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Herta exceeding rookie hopes as IndyCar's youngest winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Colton Herta is a shaggy-haired, taco-loving teen too cheap to move out of his parents Southern...

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Bottas under pressure to show he can beat Hamilton again

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — After facing criticism for not winning a race last season, Valtteri Bottas has to deal with a different...

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Mick Schumacher 'totally confident' he can handle pressure

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher is feeling comfortable under the spotlight in the desert heat of Bahrain.It will be an...

Felton was ready when called down the stretch

SportsMay 9, 2019

Readiness A Through two-thirds of the season, Felton had played in just 15 of 55 games and was shooting just 20 percent from 3-point range. You thought his career might be finished. But Felton played in 18 games the rest of the way, joined the...

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The Latest: Man pleads guilty to hate crimes in car attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a man pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack at white...

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Guilty plea to hate crimes in deadly car attack at rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a case that stirred racial tensions across the country, a self-avowed white supremacist pleaded...

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Steinbrenner IV veers left away from baseball into IndyCar

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Instead of trying to be "the next George Steinbrenner," George Steinbrenner IV is trying to be "the next...

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Analysis: NASCAR did best it could in freshening schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An entire generation of NASCAR has spent its life tuned to a schedule so predictable events could be...

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Alonso tests with Toyota that won Dakar Rally this year

MADRID (AP) — Former Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has taken a test drive in the Toyota Hilux truck that won the Dakar...

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Man pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges in deadly car attack at white nationalist rally in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man pleads guilty to federal hate crime charges in deadly car attack at white nationalist rally in...

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Man convicted in Charlottesville attack plans to change plea

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally...

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NASCAR shuffles 2020 schedule to freshen stagnant schedule

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a...

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Mick Schumacher, Michael's son, to test Ferrari F1 car

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher will move closer to emulating his father when he drives a Ferrari Formula One car in an...

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Column: NASCAR schedule may not be the overhaul fans sought

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year's NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with...

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NASCAR sets qualifying rules to avoid another embarrassment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR tweaked its qualifying procedures Monday to avoid a repeat of the session two weeks ago in which...

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Rookie Herta wins IndyCar Classic at 18 years old

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything went Colton Herta's way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on...

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Keselowski routs field to earn win at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski gave Team Penske and the new Ford Mustang its third Cup victory through the first six...

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The Latest: Keselowski routs the field to win Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway (all times local):5:35 p.m.Brad Keselowski has...

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Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano led a Ford sweep at Martinsville Speedway with another pole-winning run for Team...

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Team Penske's Power to start on pole at IndyCar Classic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Will Power topped qualifying once again. Now he has a chance to turn pole position into a tidy little...

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Busch grabs win No. 201 with another Truck Series victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch remained undefeated in the Truck Series this season with yet another victory Saturday at...

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Preece hopes short track background helps at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Preece is a rookie struggling to find his rhythm at NASCAR's top level. But as the series shifts...

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IndyCar Classic a "home" race for Foyt family

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Larry Foyt's memories of the Austin area mostly involve water skiing and packs of adolescent boys sneaking...

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IndyCar Classic set for debut race at US home of F1

AUSTIN,Texas (AP) — From the time the first piles of dirt and rock were moved to start paving a new Formula One track in Texas,...

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American Correa joins F1 Alfa Romeo as a development driver

HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — American teenager Juan Manuel Correa has joined the Alfa Romeo Formula One team as its development...

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Danica Patrick doesn't miss racing since retiring last year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick choked back tears after crashing out of her final Indianapolis 500, that one last trip...

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Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports' inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside...

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Column: Kyle Busch's mark stands on its own not vs Petty's

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will...

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Polish minister applauds Kubica's return to F1 after 8 years

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's sports minister has said the return of Robert Kubica to Formula One after an eight-year break...

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Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The 2019 version of Valtteri Bottas is leading a Formula One championship for the first time.Sure,...

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Kyle Busch ties Petty's record with 200th career NASCAR win

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch was dominating yet another race when a speeding penalty on pit road dropped him to the middle...

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Richie Crampton wins again at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Richie Crampton won the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals for the second straight year, beating...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch ties Petty's mark with 200th victory

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):3:40 p.m.Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's...

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Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race to tie Richard Petty's record with 200 victories across NASCAR's three major series.

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins Cup Series race to tie Richard Petty's record with 200 victories across NASCAR's three...

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Max power: Verstappen gets podium for Red Bull and Honda

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With one overtaking maneuver and consistent speed, Red Bull driver Max Verstappen showed that the...

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Ferrari misses out on a podium place at F1 Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Ferraris were touted as the fastest cars on the F1 circuit when Sebastian Vettel arrived with...

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Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Valterri Bottas can't really explain how he got from playing the loyal lieutenant to Lewis Hamilton...

Nader took good shots but didn't pass much

SportsMay 13, 2019

Nader worked himself into the Thunder rotation, then was replaced

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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

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Brittany Force breaks Gainesville Raceway time record

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Brittany Force broke the Gainesville Raceway time record Saturday during the fourth Top Fuel...

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity race at Fontana, denying Kyle Busch

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day.Custer held off...

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SHR, Hendrick gunning for 1st win under new rules at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR...

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity Series race to spoil Kyle Busch's bid for record-tying 200th NASCAR victory

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer wins Xfinity Series race to spoil Kyle Busch's bid for record-tying 200th NASCAR victory.

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Record lap gives Hamilton 6th straight pole at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at...

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Vettel chases 3rd straight Aussie GP win to equal Schumacher

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It doesn't really bother Sebastian Vettel that he'll be starting the Australian Grand Prix from the...

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Hamilton on track for 6th consecutive pole at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton got incrementally faster across three practice sessions in a propitious precursor...

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T.J. Zizzo tops qualifying at NHRA Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Part-time Top Fuel racer T.J. Zizzo led qualifying Friday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals...

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Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway on Friday after no...

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Kyle Busch eyeing historic 200th win as NASCAR hits Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — If Kyle Busch earns his landmark 200th victory across NASCAR's three major series this weekend in...

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Hamilton, Bottas lead the way for Mercedes at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last season and was joined by...

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Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500,...

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Pundits applaud Kubica's F1 comeback at the Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Robert Kubica had just tried to make light of his long and mentally taxing time out of Formula One...

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Whiting's death sets somber tone for opening F1 GP weekend

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The sudden death of race director Charlie Whiting set a somber tone for the first weekend of the...

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F1 race director Whiting dies 3 days before Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton described Charlie Whiting as a pillar of Formula One and an...

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Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart headlined the six new nominees eligible for induction into the...

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Ricciardo switch to Renault no deterrent for Aussie F1 fans

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo's switch from Red Bull to Renault may have reduced his chances of a podium finish...

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Swede Felix Rosenqvist strong in IndyCar debut for Ganassi

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist was buckled into his brand new race car and ready to pull off pit lane when his...

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Kyle Busch nears milestone 200th NASCAR victory

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Gibbs has spent his career watching Hall of Fame-caliber athletes ply their trades, whether as the Super...

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Beefed-up Hamilton binged on food ahead of 6th F1 title bid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hungry for more success, Lewis Hamilton added a twist to offseason preparations before launching his...

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Verstappen can challenge for F1 title if Red Bull car allows

PARIS (AP) — If Max Verstappen carries on where he left off, this season's Formula One title race could be a thrilling...

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Valtteri Bottas: "I'm going to beat everyone this year"

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all...

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Time has come for Vettel to deliver F1 success for Ferrari

PARIS (AP) — After collapsing under pressure in the past two seasons, this may be Sebastian Vettel's last chance to show he can...

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Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert.Just like he nearly did last...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch sweeps Phoenix with Cup Series win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race near Phoenix (all times local):3:55 p.m.Kyle Busch has won the...

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Another race and another Penske victory with IndyCar win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Team Penske's hot start to the motorsports season continued Sunday with a Josef Newgarden victory...

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The Latest: Newgarden gives Roger Penske yet another win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar season-opening race at St. Petersburg (all times local):3:45 p.m.Josef...

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eNASCAR Heat draft brings fans, motorsports closer together

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop.After long embracing...

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Wickens feted before IndyCar's season-opening race

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar field surprised Robert Wickens with an early 30th birthday celebration before Sunday's...

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Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch certainly knows the way to victory lane at ISM Raceway.Even after the track was...

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Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske's teams are off to such a strong start to the motorsports season that his IndyCar...

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McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — McLaren will receive engineering support from Carlin Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500.McLaren...

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson plans to 'build up' his body to make another defensive jump

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Terrance Ferguson couldn’t move more than a few steps without running into Portland center Enes Kanter. It was late in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Thunder and Trail Blazers’ Western Conference first-round series. Kanter set screens for...

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7-time champ Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is fighting a cold.It's the kind of debilitating, in-your-throat cold that makes it...

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Drivers Suarez, McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drivers Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell were summoned to the NASCAR hauler after they were involved...

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Busch going all in with new sponsor, confidence at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kurt Busch arrived at Phoenix this weekend feeling like he was holding a full house.The Las Vegas native...

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Suarez, McDowell in qualifying dustup for NASCAR race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and both drivers had to be forcibly restrained Friday...

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Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Blaney turned the fastest lap in practice and never slowed down in qualifying, putting his No. 12...

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More horsepower, downforce greet Cup Series at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano was fresh off the hauler in qualifying trim at ISM Raceway when he turned a lap in his No....

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Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — His psychologist has warned Robert Wickens to consider the worst possible scenarios as he recovers...

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Roger Penske received kidney from son in 2017 at Mayo Clinic

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Motorsports giant Roger Penske disclosed Friday that he received a kidney transplant shortly after...

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From an artist's mind to the showroom floor

The first concept car produced by an auto show will be on display this weekend at Oklahoma State Fair Park. A race car design...

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Sebastien Bourdais seeks 3-peat on streets of St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Something about the city of St. Petersburg captured Sebastien Bourdais when he first moved to...

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IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar is ready to go racing again after six long months spent solidifying the business side of...

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IndyCar welcomes A.J. Foyt and Robert Wickens back to track

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The first IndyCar race of the season will see both A.J. Foyt and paralyzed driver Robert Wickens...

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Leaving Las Vegas: NASCAR moving awards to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR is leaving Las Vegas and taking its annual Champion's Week and awards to Nashville,...

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Looking is free: High-end rides abundant at Geneva auto show

GENEVA (AP) — If you like gawking at breathtaking sports cars with enormous engines, flowing aerodynamics and expensive...