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Courtney Force wins 2nd straight NHRA Funny Car race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force won her second straight Funny Car race, capturing the rain-delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals...

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Column: Celebrating bumping at Indy a short-sighted victory

Bumping was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and everyone was thrilled.Until people actually got bumped.Only 33 drivers get...

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Wickens crashes, teammate Hinchcliffe still without 500 ride

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache...

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Trump honors Truex Jr. at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at...

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Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It's been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane...

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NHRA Heartland Nationals postponed until Monday

TOKEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force reached the Funny Car semifinals Sunday in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals before dewy...

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Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.Now comes the hard part:...

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Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes, refusing to lobby for someone to give...

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All-Star race shakeup goes well and NASCAR should try again

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Something had to be done to NASCAR's annual All-Star race, which had stopped being special years ago. A...

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Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with...

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The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR All-Star race (all times local):9:55 p.m.Kevin Harvick continued his dominating...

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Options exist for Hinchcliffe and Mann to make Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will likely internally consider options on how to get popular drivers James Hinchcliffe and Pippa...

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Hinchcliffe accepts blame for Indy 500 qualifying failure

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Hinchcliffe made one thing perfectly clear Saturday.Only he and his team are to blame for missing the...

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Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar's marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" into a throwback,...

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Clay Millican tops qualifying in NHRA Heartland Nationals

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Clay Millican took the No. 1 qualifying position Saturday in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at...

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The Latest: Castroneves claims top spot in Indy qualifying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the first of two qualifying days for the Indianapolis 500 (all times local):5:55...

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Castroneves posts fastest speed in practice for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning's final...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

NHLLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in...

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Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Johnny Sauter raced to his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season Friday night,...

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Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500.One year after dominating the month...

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Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals at...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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He's back: Kenseth returns to capture pole for All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is hoping Friday night's qualifying is a sign better times are ahead.Kenseth's return to...

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VP Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave Indianapolis 500 fans a big surprise on Fast Friday.He tried to be just a...

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Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti could be the pole favorite for the Indianapolis 500. He's certainly been the most...

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NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's annual All-Star race is a $1 million winner-take-all spectacle that has failed for years to live...

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American F1 test driver Ferrucci to make IndyCar debut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Formula One development driver Santino Ferrucci will make his IndyCar debut next month at Detroit as the...

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Cycling team director banned for car near-miss with official

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has suspended a team director for 50 days after the car he drove...

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Rahal goes from 34th to 1st during Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal's one-day turnaround looked good and felt even better.Now he needs to prove it wasn't a...

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Pietro Fittipaldi a spectator at Indy after breaking legs

Pietro Fittipaldi thought he would be preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut this week. Instead, he is recovering from...

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Newgarden sticks to Penske plan as others grab spotlight

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden brought Team Penske's prestigious No. 1 car to Indianapolis. Since then, the defending...

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IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly every indicator suggested Will Power was suffering from concussion-like symptoms after his car hit a...

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Pace car for Pacer: NBA's Victor Oladipo to start Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will drive the pace car in the Indianapolis 500.He will lead the 33-car...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI says acquaintance of California building explosion victim arrested for having unregistered "destructive...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

SEXUAL ASSAULTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300...

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Marco Andretti leads field on 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the...

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Dreyer & Reinbold hopes Indy 500 leads to IndyCar return

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dreyer & Reinbold Racing made a memorable debut when Robbie Buhl won the first IndyCar race the...

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Couple who survived Charlottesville car attack marry

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man injured in a car attack the day of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARALL-STAR RACESite: Charlotte, North Carolina.Schedule: Friday, practice, 11:30 p.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m....

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Mercedes driver Bottas fastest in F1 testing in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had the fastest lap on the final day of Formula One testing in...

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Haas succeeding but not expecting to win in F1 anytime soon

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gene Haas had a lot to learn when he decided to venture into Europe with a new Formula One team.One...

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Helio gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske topped opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves paced...

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Verstappen fastest on 1st day of mid-season F1 tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Max Verstappen recorded the fastest time through the first day of mid-season Formula One testing on...

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Felipe Massa to race in Formula E for Venturi

MONACO (AP) — Former Formula One driver Felipe Massa will race in Formula E after signing a three-year deal with Venturi on...

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Zachary Claman De Melo gets Indy 500 ride on opening day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Coyne Racing will give Zachary Claman De Melo a shot at running his first Indianapolis 500 as the...

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IndyCar's young and restless set for Indy 500 showcase race

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-three-year-old Zach Veach looks like the perfect guy for IndyCar's youth movement.He has a solid...

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Hemsworth to serve as Indianapolis 500 honorary starter

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag to start this year's Indianapolis 500.The honorary starter...

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Mercedes cautious despite a commanding victory in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes got the commanding victory it had been seeking all season.Lewis Hamilton put on a strong...

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Rafael Nadal to get 24 Hours Le Mans underway

LE MANS, France (AP) — Rafael Nadal will get the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway.Organizers of the race say...

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Mercedes restores order at top with Hamilton's win in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are not done just yet.Hamilton put in a dominant performance at the Spanish...

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Fernando Alonso again finds a way to finish in the points

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It was another rough start for Fernando Alonso, and again another points-finish for the two-time world...

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Vettel's struggles continue with 4th place at Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel's poor form continued at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.Vettel finished fourth at...

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Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

Business1 day ago

A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Kevin Harvick chasing perfection after fifth win in 12 races

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had just taken the checkered flag for the fifth time this season, wheeled his car into...

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Familiar faces, fond farewells, bumping headline Indy lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The throwback month is in full swing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick started tuning up for...

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Familiar faces, fond farewells, bumping headline Indy lineup

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The throwback month is in full swing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Danica Patrick started tuning up for...

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

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's Spanish Grand Prix.

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Drivers call for F1 to start listening to their opinions

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Drivers are getting tired of having no voice in Formula One.F1's top drivers are calling for those in...

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Harvick passes Truex with 1 to go to win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Nobody has been able to keep pace with Kevin Harvick this season.Not even the reigning series champion...

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The Latest: Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):10:20 p.m.Kevin Harvick...

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Power play leads Penske to 200th series win in IndyCar GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power's timing was impeccable Saturday.He picked the perfect strategy with his red tires. He pressed...

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The Latest: Power pulls away to give Penske 200th series win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar Grand Prix at Indianapolis (all times local):5:45 p.m.Will Power led the final 34...

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MMA star Valentina Shevchenko checks out first NASCAR race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko would normally be glued to her television to watch UFC 224 on Saturday night,...

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Hamilton takes pole for Spanish GP with track record

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton ended Sebastian Vettel's dominant run in Formula One qualifying by setting a track...

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Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli on tires

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes denies suggestions it influenced Pirelli to use a tire that better suits the Formula One team...

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Launch of F1 TV marred by 'technical difficulties'

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Formula One's subscription television service got off to a slow start as some viewers were unable to...

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Noah Gragson wins NASCAR Truck race at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Noah Gragson won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Friday night at Kansas Speedway, starting...

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Harvick keeps hot streak going with pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had to race onto the track after finally passing through inspection just as the first...

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Will Power wins his third pole for IndyCar GP

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power was hoping he could change directions at Indianapolis.He took one giant step Friday.Power turned...

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New aero kits may create more passing in Indy Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud expects the IndyCar Grand Prix to be very different from the first four races. So does just...

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Drivers steer clear of discussing potential NASCAR sale

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has spent more than two decades racing in NASCAR series, winning a championship at its...

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Kenseth ready for season debut at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — It was about a year ago that Matt Kenseth thought he would be spending the year driving a school...

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Red Bull keeping drivers on tight leash after Baku crash

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Things have changed at Red Bull.The team appears to be putting a limit on the freedom it gives its...

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Mercedes sets the pace in practice for Spanish GP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes set the pace in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton...

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Kubica confident he can make full F1 return if given chance

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robert Kubica was second-to-last, 19th out of 20. And smiling.He drove in the first practice for the...

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Conor Daly to make NASCAR debut in August at Road America

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Conor Daly will make his NASCAR debut in August when he jumps from an IndyCar into a Ford Mustang for...

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Stewart-Haas adds ITsavvy as sponsor for Bowyer this season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing has added information technology provider ITsavvy as the primary sponsor for the...

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Castroneves eagerly gearing up for IndyCar season debut

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves monitored the first four IndyCar races of the season from afar.He learned to cope with...

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Miami gives early go-ahead for Formula 1 grand prix

Formula One's efforts to expand its reach across the U.S. got a key boost Thursday when Miami city commissioners agreed to...

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Alonso making most out of his season despite McLaren's woes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso doesn't hide the fact he expected more from McLaren by now.Still, he arrives for his...

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Clayman De Melo to replace Fittipaldi at IndyCar Grand Prix

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zachary Claman De Melo will replace the injured Pietro Fittipaldi in Saturday's IndyCar Grand...

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Kelly Clarkson will sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem at this month's Indianapolis...

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Olympian Lilly King will drive IndyCar Grand Prix pace car

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Lilly King has been chosen as this year's IndyCar Grand Prix pace car...

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NASCAR hits Dillon, Bowyer, Suarez teams with penalties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR...

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FANTASY PLAYS: Harvick's NASCAR run; Kamara up draft boards

Kevin Harvick is off to a start this NASCAR season as dominant as LeBron James in basketball.He's pulled down four wins and...

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Mercedes expects 3-way fight to continue in Spanish GP

Mercedes is not expecting things to get any easier when Formula One returns to Europe this weekend.Lewis Hamilton won in...

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

Health2 days ago

The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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AP source: NASCAR memo: France family 'dedicated' to sport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn't saying.An attempt to calm employees about the future of...

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Camping World Truck Series to be renamed Gander Outdoors

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series will be known as Gander Outdoors next season.Camping World and...

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NOT REAL NEWS: Report claims NASCAR driver Kyle Busch dead

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is alive and well, despite a report online claiming he killed himself.The story from Sports Analog,...

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Column: Girls Rule! NHRA celebrating strong female racers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leah Pritchett and Courtney Force left the NHRA Southern Nationals in Atlanta with winner trophies and...

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Leah Pritchett collects first NHRA Top Fuel win of season

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Leah Pritchett collected her first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the NHRA Southern Nationals at...

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Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer...

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Harvick takes the checkered flag at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was flanked by his Stewart-Haas Racing team on the victory lane stage when a photographer...

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The Latest: Harvick takes checkered at Dover for 4th win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):6:15 p.m.Kevin Harvick...

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Kyle Petty leads family's annual charity ride

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Another Mother's Day at hand, another moment in time tinged with sadness for stock car racing's first...

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Courtney Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Atlanta

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Courtney Force secured the top qualifying spot in the Funny Car class on Saturday for the NHRA Southern...

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Jimmie Johnson hopes Dover is answer to worst losing streak

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson wore a helmet painted in tribute to boyhood race hero Cale Yarborough. He then went out and...

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Allgaier holds off teammate Sadler to win Xfinity at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Justin Allgaier won a $100,000 bonus by holding off teammate Elliott Sadler in a door-to-door race through...

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Police: Former NASCAR crew member breaks team owner's jaw

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a former NASCAR crew member broke the jaw of a team owner while they were arguing at Dover...

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Millican sets track speed record in qualifying in Atlanta

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Clay Millican set the Top Fuel track speed record at Atlanta Dragway, clocking 331.12 mph in qualifying...

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Johnny Sauter defends title in Truck Series race at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Johnny Sauter led for 137 laps, battled a teenager down the stretch and held off a fellow 40-something in a...

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Wallace making strides early in NASCAR season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. was a budding photographer his first few years at the track, snapping away with his...

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Larson wins 5th career pole, Harvick also up front at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson had a good week with some nice drives.Larson enjoyed playing in a PGA Tour Pro-Am, then turned a...

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'The Snake' returns to desert, finishes Baja 50 years later

Don Prudhomme feels like he has driven more miles in the desert than he ever did on the drag strip.It wouldn't be a shock since...

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Pietro Fittipaldi with suspected broken legs after car crash

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi has been taken to hospital with suspected broken legs...

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Darlington on the clock to complete track renovations

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway's $7 million construction plan is on the clock.The track, known as the "Lady in...

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Patrick settling into IndyCar, still needs work in traffic

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick got her No. 13 GoDaddy green Chevrolet up to speed quickly Wednesday.She's still trying to...

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F1 seeking to hold race in Miami starting in 2019

Formula One announced Wednesday it wants to stage a street race in Miami starting in 2019 and the city commission has scheduled...

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Suspended NASCAR driver Gallagher agrees to recovery program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violating its substance-abuse...

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Patrick returns to Indy's famous oval for 1st time since '11

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick's IndyCar comeback got off to a troubled start. That steering wheel — so heavy! And all...

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The Latest: Danica Patrick has uneven return to Indy oval

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Danica Patrick's return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of her planned farewell race in...

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Baby on board: NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr, wife have baby girl

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, announced the birth of their first child Tuesday on social...

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Red Bull opens talks with Honda as its F1 engine supplier

Formula One team Red Bull has begun talks with Honda to become its engine supplier for next season.Red Bull has a deal with...

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New F1 rules approved to improve overtaking and racing

PARIS (AP) — Motorsport's governing body has approved rule changes designed to increase overtaking and promote closer racing in...

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IMSA locks up 6-year TV deal with NBC Sports through 2024

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NBC Sports grabbed another piece of motorsports programming with a six-year contract announced...

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Column: All eyes will be on Patrick in her IndyCar return

Sebastien Bourdais was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. So was Helio Castroneves, who returned to his home away...

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Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper....

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Joey Logano snaps long losing streak with win at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano had a clear race track in his windshield and a pack of fellow Ford drivers on his bumper....

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Steve Torrence wins NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals for his series-best third...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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The Latest: Joey Logano wins for 3rd time at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):4:40Joey Logano has won at...

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Red Bull crash adds more tension to difficult relationship

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Red Bull's bosses could be forgiven for seeing red after their drivers collided at the Azerbaijan Grand...

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Wilder: Joshua should take $50 million offer _ and soon

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder thinks he'll get the next shot at Anthony Joshua.Wilder said...

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Lucky Hamilton wins incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Luck shone on Lewis Hamilton as he returned to the top of the Formula One drivers' championship Sunday...

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Retired NASCAR driver James Hylton, 83, killed in car wreck

CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, was killed in a traffic accident...

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Spencer Gallagher nabs lead, Xfinity victory on overtime lap

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Gallagher took the lead on the overtime lap to capture his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory...

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Harvick, eyeing 4th win of year, to start on Talladega pole

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A different Busch will be Kevin Harvick's nearest competitor at Talladega Superspeedway — at least at...

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Vettel has pole for Azerbaijan GP, Hamilton 2nd

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will battle again for the win on the Baku streets where their cars...

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Force sisters top NHRA qualifying in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Sisters Brittany and Courtney Force topped qualifying Friday for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax...

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Stenhouse hoping for boost from Kenseth, Talladega return

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. can now lean on the same guy he turned to for advice at times as a young driver...

Sports

Roush driver Bayne sharing races but says he's healthy

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne says his health isn't a factor in sharing seat time with Matt...

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McMurray rolls car at least 7 times in 'Dega practice crash

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jamie McMurray rolled his car at least seven times at Talladega Superspeedway.McMurray's left rear tire...

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NASCAR acquires ARCA series, a launching pad to top level

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has acquired the ARCA series, a launching pad for drivers looking to reach stock car racing's top...

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Ricciardo sets pace in second practice for Azerbaijan GP

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull set the pace in the second practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on...

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Gun control may keep stock-car-racing governor off track

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's stock-car-racing governor is questioning whether to race this season at a local speedway where many...

Sports

Ricciardo would relish being Lewis Hamilton's teammate

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo would relish the challenge of having Lewis Hamilton as his teammate if he joins...

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Hamilton looks for luck to change amid 3-way title fight

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Lewis Hamilton needs his luck to change in Azerbaijan.Already nine points behind Sebastian Vettel, the...

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Matt Kenseth returning to NASCAR with Roush Fenway Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing wants to be among NASCAR's elite again and recognized it needed help for its ongoing...

Sports

MotoGP heads to Europe with a jumble at top of the table

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maverick Vinales was a distant second to Marc Marquez at the Grand Prix of the Americas. Still, he felt...

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Street race in Hanoi could lead Formula One's Asia expansion

TOKYO (AP) — Formula One is expected to add more races in Asia including a street circuit in the capital of Vietnam, a country...

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COLUMN: Talladega could be equalizer for Busch and Harvick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The score is tied 3-3 between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the race for hottest driver in NASCAR....

Sports

Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden banked on the rain at Barber Motorsports Park, and it was a pretty safe bet.The...

Sports

The Latest: Josef Newgarden wins in Alabama for 3rd time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local):12:25 p.m.Josef Newgarden has won the...

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IndyCar race goes under red flag with track conditions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden applauded IndyCar's decision not to risk 16 more minutes on a treacherous, rain-soaked...

Sports

Todd wins NHRA SpringNationals for 2nd straight victory

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — J.R. Todd won the NHRA SpringNationals on Sunday at Royal Purple Raceway for his second straight Funny...

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The Latest: IndyCar Alabama race to be completed Monday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local):4:50 p.m.The Indy Grand Prix of Alabama...

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Kyle Busch pulls away at Richmond for 3rd Cup win a row

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch raced to his third straight victory, celebrated, and then got yelled at by his boss.Joe Gibbs,...

Sports

The Latest: Kyle Busch pulls away to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local):9:55 p.m.Kyle...

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Leah Pritchett breaks Royal Purple time record

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Leah Pritchett broke the Top Fuel elapsed-time track record during the final qualifying session Saturday...

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Marquez penalty puts Vinales on pole in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MotoGP promised tougher sanctions for dangerous racing. Marc Marquez is the first to feel their...

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Newgarden to start from pole in Alabama, heavy rain forecast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden grinned when asked if a gloomy weather forecast made it more important to start up...

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Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kelly won a Pulitzer Prize this week for his photo of a car plowing into protesters at a white...

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Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car ay Baytown

BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Matt Hagan took the Funny Car qualifying lead Friday night in the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Bell holds off Gragson to win Xfinity race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Bell grabbed the lead from Noah Gragson shortly after a restart to begin the final stage and...

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Truex claims pole at Richmond; third of the season

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Richmond Raceway, edging...

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Defending champ Newgarden logs fastest Barber practice lap

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Defending champion Josef Newgarden turned in the fastest practice lap at Barber Motorsports...

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Kyle Busch returns to the scene of his infamy a decade ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is on a hot streak, the winner of the last two races in NASCAR's top series and the series...

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American millennials running up front in IndyCar this season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Graham Rahal loves what sees at the top of the IndyCar series standings so far this season.Three...

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Marquez and Rossi bring their MotoGP duel to Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez is reigning MotoGP champion and the most dominant rider of recent years. Valentino Rossi is...

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Jimmie Johnson has long career ahead to sell to sponsors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has a reputation as a bland and boring NASCAR champion, a guy who loves his ice cream the...

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Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for potential sponsors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are...

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IndyCar star Dixon to try skills on "American Ninja Warrior"

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in...

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NASCAR's Rickey Stenhouse Jr inks deals with 3 sponsors

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors...

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Phase one: Richmond set to host races as redesign continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dennis Bickmeier is days away from hosting a NASCAR weekend, and finally able to relax a bit.For months,...

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Ford announces switch to Mustang beginning at Daytona in '19

Ford is bringing its Mustang to NASCAR's top series for the first time.The American automaker said Tuesday the Mustang will...

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Column: Bourdais proves he is still among the best in world

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais was once considered among the best drivers in the world.In case you forgot, refer...

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The Latest: Weinstein spokeswoman wants #MeToo recognition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local):6:40 p.m.A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein says she hopes...

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Busch passes Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch was all smiles and Kyle Larson was all scowls.Busch passed Larson with five laps remaining at...

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Busch beats out Larson to win rain-delayed race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):3:30 p.m.Kyle Busch has won the...

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Alexander Rossi grabs 3rd career IndyCar win in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi spent his early racing career in Europe, and his extended family back home in...

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Larson leads at Bristol; race postponed to Monday

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the...

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The Latest: Completion of Bristol race postponed to Monday

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway (all times local):5:05 p.m.NASCAR says the...

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Red Bull's Ricciardo wins Chinese Grand Prix; 6th career win

SHANGHAI (AP) — Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo yanked off his right shoe, poured champagne into it as he stood on the podium,...

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Cadillac and Corvette team for a GM sweep at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Cadillac retained its spot in victory lane at the Grand Prix at Long Beach but it wasn't the usual...

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Rossi puts Honda on pole at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The way Alexander Rossi sees it, he should be undefeated this season. Instead, he's still looking for...

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Newgarden hopes lessons learned pay off at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In the third race of his IndyCar career, Josef Newgarden found himself starting on the front row...

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Preece earns big Xfinity race pay day at Bristol to pay debt

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant...

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Erik Jones in search of breakthrough win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol...

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Vettel takes pole in China, and Ferrari looks like it's back

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's still early, but it looks like Ferrari is back.Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position for...

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Ferrari's Vettel quickest in final practice at Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) — Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was quickest in the final practice before qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix....

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FIFA wants to charge hosts of planned 24-team Club World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA wants to charge hosting fees for staging 24-team Club World Cup tournaments worth at least $3 billion each...

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Robert Wickens an instant fit in new IndyCar job

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe made no secret of who he wanted as his new IndyCar teammate, lobbying hard for his...

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Busch brothers will start on the front row at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle and Kurt Busch haven't always seen eye-to-eye.But as years have passed NASCAR's iciest sibling...

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Kyle Busch: All-Star race rules 'not what I signed up for'

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch is growing tired of stock car racing's governing body trying to manufacture tighter...

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Drag racing legend Prudhomme returns to Baja 50 years later

Don Prudhomme had no clue what he was doing the first time he raced Baja.He didn't know the course. He didn't grasp the...

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James Davison enters Indy 500 with A.J. Foyt Racing

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A.J. Foyt Racing has added a third car for the Indianapolis 500 with driver James Davison.Davison is...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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For most of the F1 teams, 4th place is as good as it gets

SHANGHAI (AP) — A week ago, Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly came from nowhere to finish in fourth place in the Bahrain Grand...

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Hamilton quickest in both practice sessions for Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) — Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was quickest in both practice sessions on Friday for the Chinese...

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J.R. Hildebrand enters Indy 500 and brings car count to 34

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.R. Hildebrand will enter this year's Indianapolis 500 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and bumping will...

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Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the...

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Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart, family of driver Kevin Ward Jr. agree to settle wrongful death lawsuit

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Retired NASCAR star Tony Stewart, family of driver Kevin Ward Jr. agree to settle wrongful death lawsuit.

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Verstappen, Hamilton ready tangle again in Chinese GP

SHANGHAI (AP) — Get set for Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to tangle again in the Chinese Grand Prix.Last Sunday in Bahrain,...

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NASCAR using restrictor plates in All-Star race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will test a different aerodynamic package in next month's All-Star race in which the cars will...

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NASCAR docks Chase Elliott, suspends crew chief for 2 races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has suspended Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Alan Gustafson for two races after Chase...

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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARMONSTER ENERGY CUPFOOD CITY 500Site: Bristol, TennesseeSchedule: Friday, practice, 12 p.m. (FS1),...

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Monster Energy extends NASCAR sponsorship through 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Monster Energy will remain the title sponsor of NASCAR's top Cup Series through 2019 in an extension...

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Column: IndyCar on an upswing as NASCAR stumbles over itself

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Motorsports in America can be bold and beautiful and so very baffling.IndyCar and NASCAR, the top two...

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Hamilton urges his Mercedes team to improve communication

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton wants a rapid improvement in communication from his Mercedes team during...

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Ferrari mechanic hit by Raikkonen says he's OK after surgery

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — The Ferrari mechanic who was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by Kimi Raikkonen's car...

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Torrence wins Top Fuel final in NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor...

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Kyle Busch wins at Texas for Joe Gibbs' 1st victory of year

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch's return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer....

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins at Texas for 3rd time

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):5 p.m.Kyle Busch has given Joe...

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Vettel wins Bahrain GP, Raikkonen's car hits mechanic

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel just held on to win a dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday and...

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Raikkonen's car breaks Ferrari mechanic's leg in tire stop

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — A Ferrari team mechanic was hospitalized with a broken leg after being struck by Kimi Raikkonen's car...

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Red Bull gets unwanted Bahrain GP double as both cars retire

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Two races into the Formula One season and Red Bull has yet to secure a podium finish. The team got an...

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins Formula One's Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Bourdais, Pagenaud hit desert in all-French front row

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud took the green flag on an all-French front row Saturday night at...

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The Latest: Josef Newgarden wins IndyCar race in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the IndyCar race Saturday night at ISM Raceway (all times local):8:25 p.m.Josef Newgarden...

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Blaney 3rd straight driver to win Xfinity race in No. 22

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three Xfinity Series races, three different drivers and three consecutive wins for the No. 22 car.Ryan...

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Sensational start for Stewart-Haas, including 1-2-3 at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch is on the pole, Clint Bowyer is coming off his first victory in six years and Kevin Harvick...

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Raikkonen tops 3rd practice for Bahrain GP, Hamilton 4th

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time in the third and final practice ahead of qualifying for the...

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Sebastien Bourdais takes IndyCar in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais took the IndyCar pole Friday night at ISM Raceway, bumping fellow Frenchman Simon...

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Stewart-Haas starting top 3 in Texas after short qualifying

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch got a little more aggressive in the first round of qualifying, and it paid off with a pole...

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Red Bull's Ricciardo fastest in 1st practice for Bahrain GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo gave Red Bull a boost by posting the fastest time in the first practice session for the...

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Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick certainly know their way to the front at 1 1/2-mile tracks like the...

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F1 owners unveil blueprint for the series as from 2021

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One owner Liberty Media plans to introduce a cost cap and help make engines cheaper and louder...

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Hamilton keeping close eye on F1's meeting with teams

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton will keep a close eye on Formula One owner Liberty Media's proposed talks...

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Dominant Mercedes has a point to prove at Bahrain Grand Prix

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Usually so impressive, Mercedes is in the uncommon position of having a point to prove at the Bahrain...

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Russia aims to bring back grid girls to F1

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia wants to bring grid girls back to Formula One, barely two months after the series ended the...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Tony Stewart reaches settlement in wrongful death suit

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a race car driver fatally injured when struck by Tony Stewart's sprint car has apparently...

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Identity thieves use French first lady's name to seek perks

PARIS (AP) — An aide to French first lady Brigitte Macron has filed a legal complaint over identity theft, after his accounts...

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Mercedes blames computer bug for Hamilton glitch

Mercedes blamed a computer bug from an offline software tool for the timing error which cost Formula One champion Lewis...

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F1 reserve driver Kubica says return to racing is possible

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Last year's test drives for Renault have shown Robert Kubica that a return to Formula One racing is...

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Patrick's first laps at Indy since 2011 washed out by rain

Danica Patrick returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week expecting to drive an Indy car for the first time since...

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Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids...

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The Latest: Clint Bowyer snaps 190-race winless streak

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway (all times local):5:20 p.m.Clint Bowyer has...

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John Hunter Nemechek wins trucks race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek staved off a bump from Kyle Benjamin in the final turn at Martinsville Speedway...

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Snow forces NASCAR to postpone Cup race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed until Monday because of...

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McLaren shows new fight and speed at Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For three years, McLaren's Fernando Alonso could only dream of having a car reliable enough to...

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Vettel holds off Hamilton to win Australian GP

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Believing his Ferrari still lacks the race pace to fully challenge Mercedes in Formula One,...

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

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Champ on the pole after weather washes out qualifying

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Weather washed out qualifying for NASCAR's first stop this season at a short track and Martin Truex...

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Jimmie Johnson mired in career worst 28-race losing streak

Jimmie Johnson's start to the NASCAR season is not worthy of a seven-time champion.How bad is it? He has just one top-10 finish...

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Weather moves Truck race at Martinsville to after Cup event

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway because rain stalled Saturday's...

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Hamilton takes record 7th pole at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a blistering time in his final lap of qualifying to take pole...

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Hendrick signs Axalta to 25-race deal through 2022 season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports got a little bit of breathing room Friday in its sponsorship chase by agreeing to a...

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Position of F1 start lights altered to compensate for halo

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The position of start lights will be altered on Formula One tracks this season, in a bid to ensure...

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Mercedes sets early pace at Australian Grand Prix practice

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton sent an early signal that he could again be the driver to beat in Formula...

Business

PNC Bank partners with its 1st sports league in NASCAR deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — PNC Bank has partnered with a professional sports league for the first time by becoming NASCAR's...

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Mercedes: F1 teams need to work together to avoid split

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said Friday that Formula One teams have a responsibility to try to...

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Hamilton: Australian GP could be start of competitive season

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One driver's title in three of the last four years, but the Mercedes...

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NBC lands Indy 500 and promises IndyCar increased exposure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next...

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Helio Castroneves tests new Indy car in break from new gig

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Helio Castroneves was back running laps at Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday, getting valuable laps...

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Pippa Mann returns to Dale Coyne Racing for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Pippa Mann has been hired by Dale Coyne Racing to compete in this year's Indianapolis...

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Ryanair takes stake in Lauda's new Austrian airline

BERLIN (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair says it is taking an initial 24.9 percent stake in an Austrian-based airline being set up...

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Martin Truex Jr. grabs 1st win of NASCAR season at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the...

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Crampton wins NHRA Gatornationals following lengthy absence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Richie Crampton was sitting home during the 2017 Gatornationals, distraught about being out of the...

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The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. gets 1st win of year at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):3:35 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has cruised to...

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Pipo Derani drives Nissan to victory in 12 Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek and Nicolas Lapierre teamed to give Nissan a victory in the 12 Hours of...

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Beckman takes top spot in Funny Car at NHRA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jack Beckman earned the top spot in Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Gatornationals at...

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Neurosurgeon answers questions relating to brain injuries

PARIS (AP) — More than four years after a ski accident caused him a near-fatal brain injury, little is known about Michael...

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As F1 season begins, Schumacher is still fighting far away

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

Business1 day ago

After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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Joey Logano cruises to NASCAR Xfinity victory at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Logano cruised through the final laps of his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season with...

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Everybody is chasing Kevin Harvick as NASCAR hits Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Harvick arrived in his home state this week on a three-race winning streak . He promptly dominated...

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Leah Pritchett packs NHRA schedule by racing in 3 events

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leah Pritchett stepped out of her old-school sneakers, slipped into her racing shoes and zipped up her...

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2018 Formula One Teams and Drivers

MERCEDESBase: Brackley, EnglandConstructors' Championships: 42017 Constructors' Championship: 1stEngine: MercedesTeam...

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Fast and reliable Red Bull may give Verstappen F1 title shot

Max Verstappen could finally have a Red Bull car fast and reliable enough to challenge for the Formula One title this year.The...

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Bottas ready to challenge teammate Hamilton for F1 title

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has no intention of playing second fiddle to Lewis Hamilton and thinks the time is right...

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Hamilton, Vettel chasing 5th F1 title to match Fangio

PARIS (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel start the Formula One season in Australia on March 25 within touching distance...

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Sixteen-time Funny Car champ Force endures another fireball

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Force is perfect on the season: three NHRA events and three harrowing engine explosions.The...

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Truex claims 17th NASCAR Cup pole in Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session...

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Jimmie Johnson plans to race on without Lowe's sponsorship

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's sweater and baseball cap still bore the familiar Lowe's branding while he walked around...

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Arana becomes 1st to top 200 mph on bike at NHRA event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hector Arana Jr. became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle racer to top 200 mph at an NHRA event when he...

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Calling All Tailgate Enthusiasts: Twisted Tea Introduces Twisted Tailgate Pro Tips RV Tour

[STK][IN] REA ENT BEV ALC FOD MUS[SU] FVT-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND RETAILING EDITORS:Calling All...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

PRO FOOTBALLCLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star left tackle Joe Thomas retired after 11 seasons in the NFL, ending a career in which...

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Lowe's to end sponsorship of 7-time NASCAR champion Johnson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's, one of the last remaining corporate giants in NASCAR, announced Wednesday that it will not...

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Hamilton "super relaxed" amid contract talks with Mercedes

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is "super relaxed" amid ongoing contract negotiations with Mercedes and the four-time world...

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BC-AP Sports Digest

BC-AP Sports Digest,2379The supervisor is Rebecca Miller, followed by Vin A. Cherwoo at 5 p.m. and Mike Fitzpatrick at 1 a.m....

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Kevin Harvick back home in Bakersfield, helping local racers

Kevin Harvick is home in Bakersfield, California, to race with the minor leaguers he lobbied for after his victory Sunday in...

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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARMONSTER ENERGY CUPAUTO CLUB 400Site: Fontana, California.Schedule: Friday, practice, 2:35 p.m. (FS1),...

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Charlottesville car attack witness sues Alex Jones, others

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former State Department official who became the target of harassment after posting a video showing the...

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Column: IndyCar puts on strong show in action-packed opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The IndyCar season kicked off with some late-race drama, a heartbroken rookie driver and an...

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NASCAR: Harvick channels anger, races to 3rd straight win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick knows how to get around ISM Raceway — and channel his anger.He needed both skills Sunday...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLThe No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier with the top-ranked...

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Kevin Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR Cup victory

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to...

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Bourdais completes comeback with win on his home streets

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There was never a question if Sebastien Bourdais would return to racing after suffering serious...

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The Latest: Kevin Harvick races to 3rd straight NASCAR win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway (all times local):3:40 p.m.Kevin Harvick...

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Bourdais snatches victory on streets of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on IndyCar's season-opening race in St. Petersburg (all times EST):3 p.m.Sebastien...

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Keselowski overcomes penalty to win NASCAR Xfinity race

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Keselowski overcame an early pit-road speeding penalty Saturday to win the rain-delayed NASCAR...

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Robert Wickens to make IndyCar debut on pole at St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robert Wickens has zero IndyCar experience and has never raced through St. Petersburg. To figure...

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Phoenix favorite Harvick chasing 3rd straight NASCAR win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick left everyone else behind the last two weeks in Atlanta and Las Vegas. He figures to be...

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New motor doesn't end McLaren's woes in F1 preseason

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — New engine. Same dismal result.McLaren, a proud Formula One team, hoped to put an end to three years of...

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Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup pole in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway.The defending...

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Castroneves honored by Team Penske as IndyCar season begins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Helio Castroneves will not be in the IndyCar field when the season opens for the first time since...

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Chasing 3rd straight win, Harvick talks about penalties

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick got right to the point when a NASCAR media official tried to open a news conference with a...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Ferrari fastest, Mercedes churns out miles as F1 tests end

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari ended Formula One preseason testing with the fastest times, while Mercedes ran the most laps...

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New F3 championship to start in 2019 on F1 race weekends

Aspiring young drivers will get the chance to race in a new Formula 3 championship featuring on F1 race weekends beginning next...

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Oriol Servia to run Indy 500 for Scuderia Corsa and Rahal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Oriol Servia will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a joint effort with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing...

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Sanitation truck backs into IndyCar hospitality tent

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The first accident of the IndyCar season happened before a car even hit the track: A sanitation...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and almost single-handedly...

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Vettel lowers Ricciardo's unofficial record at F1 testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel can start the Formula One season with renewed hopes of challenging Mercedes' dominance...

Sports

In #MeToo era, some question need for 'car girls' at shows

GENEVA (AP) — At the Geneva motor show, some automakers want visitors to focus their minds more on the models — the cars, that...

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Kevin Harvick docked playoff points for illegal winning car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has been stripped of the playoff points he earned for winning at Las Vegas because of...

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IndyCar has a new champion, a new car and new hopes for 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar heads into the season with a new American champion, a new car and the same hopes for a...

Business

Patrick ready for the spotlight again at Indianapolis 500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ready or not, Danica Mania is headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for her final curtain call.The...

Sports

Ricciardo sets record in Formula 1 testing in Spain

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo broke the unofficial track record at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona in Formula One...

News

101st Oklahoma City Auto Show showcases past, celebrates future of automobiles

The Oklahoma City Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining...

Sports

Jeff Gordon among new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is among the new nominees up for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame next year.The...

Sports

Conor Daly gets Indy 500 ride with Dale Coyne Racing

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conor Daly will drive for Dale Coyne Racing in this year's Indianapolis 500 in a joint entry with Thom...

News

New Sauber test driver, Danica Patrick defend women in F1

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Tatiana Calderon was announced as Sauber's test driver on Tuesday and quickly had to defend women's...

Sports

Vettel fastest with Ferrari as F1 tests resume in Spain

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel got off to a good start as the final week of Formula One testing began...

Business

Column: Harvick takes a bumpy road to 100 victories

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick once lay in wait for Greg Biffle on the pit road wall at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick...

Sports

Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his dynamic opening laps to his comfortable cruise to the checkered flag, Kevin Harvick was the safest...

Sports

Jimmie Johnson fails inspection 3 times before Vegas race

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was sent to the back of the field for the start of Sunday's NASCAR race at Las Vegas because...

Business

Kyle Larson rolls to Xfinity Series win in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson looks ready to make another memorable West Coast swing after kicking it off with another NASCAR...

Business

NASCAR drivers studying Vegas to prepare for playoff return

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR's annual early-season trip to Las Vegas Motor Speedway is an understandable favorite for many teams and...

Sports

Michigan International Speedway marks 50th year in 2018

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan International Speedway is marking its 50th anniversary this year with events and activities...

Sports

Kyle Busch wins hometown NASCAR Truck race in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch won his hometown NASCAR Truck race Friday night for his 50th victory in the series.Busch took...

Business

Ryan Blaney claims Vegas pole; Harvick still fast in 2nd

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Blaney has won the pole for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Blaney earned...

Sports

Busch brothers marvel at Vegas' sports growth beyond NASCAR

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Not too many years ago, NASCAR was the biggest show on the Strip during its annual week in Las Vegas.This...

Sports

F1 drivers don't like the halo, but have gotten used to it

MADRID (AP) — Formula One drivers haven't hidden their disdain for the "halo," the new protective cockpit device that is...

Business

Stewart-Hass adjustment to Ford to be tested in Las Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has a victory, Aric Almirola should have won the Daytona 500 and Clint Bowyer is running...

Sports

Hamilton leads busy day as F1 tests resume after snowfall

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes led the fourth day of Formula One tests on Thursday, when teams made up for...

Sports

Karam lands Indianapolis 500 ride with Dreyer & Reinbold

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sage Karam will drive for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the Indianapolis 500.The 22-year-old Karam will make...

Sports

Snow hampers 3rd day of Formula 1 testing in Spain

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Cold weather continued to cause havoc for Formula One teams on Wednesday, with snowfall delaying the...

Sports

NHRA's John Force chasing 'gremlin' after engine explosions

John Force's first two NHRA events have included two on-track explosions, two hospital visits and a trip to the winners'...

Life

The Latest: Europe cold snap hits as far south as Spain

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather conditions across Europe (all times local):5:10 p.m.Europe's cold snap has...

Sports

Vettel fastest in Ferrari on cold 2nd day of F1 testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Sebastian Vettel was faster than rival Valtteri Bottas on the second session of Formula One testing on...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Business

COLUMN: NASCAR veterans aren't pulling over for the rookies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick put the brakes on the "New NASCAR!" movement with a dominating victory on a weathered old...

Sports

Red Bull's Ricciardo fastest on F1's first day of testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo made a promising start to Formula One's preseason by driving his Red Bull to the...

Business

Richard Petty cars, trophies to be sold at auction on May 12

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR legend Richard Petty says after "accumulating stuff" for 80 years, it's time to sell some of his...

Sports

Force India, Toro Rosso, Haas unveil new cars for F1 season

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Force India, Toro Rosso and Haas unveiled their new cars for the 2018 Formula One season shortly before...

Sports

NHRA great John Force crashes hard at Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Sixteen-time Funny Car champion John Force and Jonnie Lindberg collided at the NHRA's Arizona Nationals...

Business

Harvick adds Cup win to dominant weekend at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick had to wait 17 years for a second Atlanta salute to Dale Earnhardt.The memory brought tears...

Sports

NHRA: Courtney Force wins, father John Force in wreck

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Courtney Force won the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday after her 68-year-old father escaped serious...

Sports

Formula 1 returns to action with preseason testing in Spain

MADRID (AP) — Formula One teams will finally take their 2018 cars to the track when preseason testing begins Monday in Spain,...

Sports

Courtney Force breaks Funny Car track records in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Courtney Force broke both ends of the Funny Car track record Saturday in the NHRA Arizona Nationals at...

Sports

Moffitt takes Truck win in Atlanta on Busch's pit mishap

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Busch lost the lead — and his left rear tire — on a late pit stop, opening the way for Brett Moffitt's...

Business

Harvick dominant in 4th Atlanta Xfinity win in last 6 years

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — For Joey Logano, the final 4-second margin behind Kevin Harvick felt more like a full lap.Harvick led 141...

Business

Drivers like slipping and sliding on old Atlanta track

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — For NASCAR drivers, the 21-year-old track surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway feels like their favorite, old...

Business

NASCAR moves up start of Atlanta race due to threat of rain

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The start of Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race has been moved up one hour because of the threat of rain.The...

Sports

Nothing slows down double-amputee, in life or on the court

ADVANCE, N.C. (AP) — Danika Williams trails her teammates up the court during a recent basketball game at Ellis Middle...