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Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono with 4th win

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when...

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Hamilton calls out rival teams for being silent on racism

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton called out rival teams on Thursday for not doing enough to combat...

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Vettel could walk away from F1 for good without right offer

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Sebastian Vettel is prepared to walk away from Formula One for good if he doesn't get a convincing...

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July 81889 — John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the 75th round in Richburg, Miss., for the U.S. heavyweight championship....

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLThe NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following...

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Watkins Glen open again, optimistic for NASCAR weekend

The roar is back at New York's Thunder Road.Three months after its opening day was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Formula 1 season starts 4 months later in a different world

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Four months after the opening race was called off at the last minute, the Formula One season finally...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury definitely will be...

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Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after Civil War

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESBig Machine Hand Sanitizer 400Site: Indianapolis, IndianaSchedule: Sunday, race, 4 p.m....

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List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICSAsian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled.Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from...

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F1 drivers discuss whether to take a knee at season opener

LONDON (AP) — Formula One drivers will discuss taking a knee at the opening race of the delayed season in Austria on...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALLDENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow...

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The Latest: Nets' DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive...

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Column: NASCAR rolls on, through crisis and controversy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or...

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Zanardi undergoes 2nd brain surgery after handbike crash

SIENA, Italy (AP) — Italian auto racing champion turned Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a second brain surgery...

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Mercedes to race in all-black cars for Formula One season

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Mercedes announced Monday that it will race in all-black cars for the 2020 Formula One season as it...

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5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. NIGHTMARE CORONAVIRUS...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

NFLBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the...

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Briscoe holds off Chastain to win Xfinity race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Chase Briscoe held off Ross Chastain in overtime to win the crash-filled Xfinity Series at Pocono...

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Speedway owner loses staff, 'all but 2' sponsors after post

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Jones dodges wrecks to win 1st career Truck race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono.Jones won a...

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Late scratch: Harvick knocks off Pocono from winless list

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kevin Harvick hit pause on that victory swirl of scorched rubber and billows of smoke at Pocono Raceway....

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Speedway loses partnerships after 'Bubba rope' post

PINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina racetrack has lost some partnerships after its owner advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale...

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NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday.NASCAR...

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Hamilton saddened and hurt by Ecclestone's racism comments

PARIS (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has criticized “ignorant and uneducated” comments by former F1 boss Bernie...

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Pocono twin bill weekend loses luster with no fans at track

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The billboard at the entrance to Pocono Raceway has photos of Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch and...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said...

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Wallace, NASCAR's agent of change, doing 'what feels right'

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Being an agent of change in NASCAR cuts both ways for Bubba Wallace.He is seen as a hero to some,...

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Dolphins owner pledges $13 million to anti-racism initiative

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross pledged an additional $13 million over four years to his anti-racism RISE...

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Indianapolis 500 will run with 50% fan capacity at speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will run in August with 50% fan capacity, a total that could still hit six figures at...

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North Carolina speedway owner offers 'Bubba Rope' for sale

DANBURY, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale in a social media marketplace...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

NFLNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in...

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The Latest: Canucks say Vancouver out of NHL hub city race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out...

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NASCAR hopes new fans join the sport in push for equality

This is NASCAR in 2020: An opening weekend that had a visit from the president and a death-defying crash. A pandemic-forced...

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'The noose was real' - NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

Declaring “the noose was real,” NASCAR officials on Thursday released a photo of the rope found in the speedway garage stall of...

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Fans OK'd for NASCAR race in New Hampshire

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Motor Speedway will allow fans in the grandstands and suites for the Aug. 2 NASCAR Cup Series...

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'The noose was real' - NASCAR releases photo from Talladega

Declaring “the noose was real,” NASCAR officials on Thursday released a photo of the rope found in the garage stall of Black...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the...

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Rope found hanging in Wallace's garage was coincidence

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role...

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Pope hails Zanardi's 'lesson of humanity' through disability

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has praised Alex Zanardi as an example of strength amid adversity as the Italian auto racing...

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Column: NASCAR rallies around Wallace in poignant moment

There is no escaping it: NASCAR is a white-dominated sport with a predominantly white fan base and a longstanding reputation as...

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No federal charges planned in NASCAR noose incident, authorities say it may have been in speedway stall since October

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — No federal charges planned in NASCAR noose incident, authorities say it may have been in speedway stall...

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Zanardi to remain in coma until at least next week

SIENA, Italy (AP) — Alex Zanardi will remain in a medically induced coma until at least next week.The hospital in Siena where...

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5 things to know today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. THE PANDEMIC IS...

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Monday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878...

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California raceway president says noose found in tree

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A makeshift noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California and officials said...

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Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR unites behind Wallace

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Even in victory, Ryan Blaney thought about what happened to close friend Bubba Wallace over the weekend....

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NASCAR rallies around Wallace as FBI investigates noose

Bubba Wallace steered the No. 43 to the front of pit road, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch pushing the famous car on one side and...

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Opinion: Noose in Bubba Wallace's garage strengthens resolve to fight racism

The noose left in Bubba Wallace’s garage makes the choice brutally clear.  White people can either fully...

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Noose found in garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway

A noose was found in the garage stall of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team Sunday at...

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Noose found in stall of Bubba Wallace at Alabama NASCAR race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A noose was found in the garage stall of Black driver Bubba Wallace at the NASCAR race in Alabama on...

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NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway postponed by rain

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms washed out the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, an event further...

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NASCAR says a noose was found in Black driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR says a noose was found in Black driver Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway.

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FedEx swaps NASCAR logos to spotlight Civil Rights Museum

Denny Hamlin's longtime sponsor FedEx replaced its logos for NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway to instead feature the...

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F1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity

LONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to increase diversity in...

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Zanardi stable but doctors warn of possible complications

ROME (AP) — Doctors treating Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi say he remains stable...

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Haley wins at Talladega for first Xfinity Series victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Justin Haley took the lead on the final lap — with help from Kaulig Racing teammate Ross Chastain — and...

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NASCAR has new rules, new feuds and more fans at Talladega

NASCAR's return to racing shifts to Talladega Superspeedway, with new rules in place after Ryan Newman's frightful crash in the...

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Zanardi remains in serious condition after handbike crash

ROME (AP) — Italian race car champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was in a medically induced coma and remained...

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Alex Zanardi has 3-hour head surgery after handbike crash

ROME (AP) — Alex Zanardi, the Italian race car champion who transitioned into a gold medalist Paralympian after losing both of...

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NASCAR Cup race will run at Texas with fans in the stands

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas Motor Speedway plans to open its massive grandstands to thousands of fans for a rescheduled...

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Fans and flags under scrutiny as NASCAR heads to Talladega

The heat is on at Talladega Superspeedway, and not just for the drivers at a track known for high-speed chaos.It is another...

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The Latest: Inter Miami tests positive for COVID 19

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Inter Miami says one of its players has...

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Fans in the stands for IndyCar in Iowa, with some reassigned

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — There will be spectators in the stands at Iowa Speedway for two IndyCar races next month, with some fans...

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Dale Jarrett announces coronavirus diagnosis during TV show

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett announced Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and now is in quarantine.The...

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Earnhardt Jr. headlines NASCAR's 2021 Hall of Fame class

Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his whole life chasing meaningful rewards.He waited longingly for a pat on the back from his famous...

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NASCAR wants 30,000 fans at All-Star race in Tennessee

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is set to allow up to 30,000 fans at the track in Bristol next month when it moves the All-Star...

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AP Interview: NASCAR'S Bubba Wallace finds voice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace can count Spike Lee and Demi Lovato in his corner since he became the leader of NASCAR’s...

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Managing director Cowell leaving Mercedes F1 team in July

BRIXWORTH, England (AP) — The Mercedes Formula One team says managing director Andy Cowell will be replaced by Hywel Thomas...

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Denny Hamlin wins on a long day at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again.Hamlin went to the lead for the...

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Kamara lauds Wallace's courage after NASCAR's trying week

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace wore a mask in the colors of the American flag, his hand over his heart as he stood for...

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Briscoe finds a way, wins Xfinity race at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Chase Briscoe lost much of his team and got a win for them.Briscoe survived two late cautions and a...

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Austin Dillon welcomes baby, will race Sunday at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon announced Sunday morning that he and his wife Whitney are now parents.The NASCAR driver...

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Kyle Busch wins trucks race at Homestead

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Busch’s slump wasn’t much of a slump.And it’s over now, anyway.Busch won the NASCAR Trucks Series race at...

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Earnhardt returns; Burton wins Xfinity race at Homestead

MIAMI (AP) — A late caution flag gave Harrison Burton new life, and he took advantage.Burton took the inside line on the way to...

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Heat is on: Hectic NASCAR tests drained drivers at Homestead

MIAMI (AP) — Some fans will be back. Some flags will be gone.And after an exhausting few days, NASCAR is about to offer another...

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Friday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred...

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The Latest: Houston suspending all voluntary workouts

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University of Houston is suspending all...

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Thousands collect diplomas at North Carolina NASCAR track

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Tytianah Ward sat in the passenger seat of a parked SUV at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. She adjusted her...

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Junior to savor Homestead again, but virus upends routine

MIAMI (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a plan for Saturday, one unlike any other he’s had in more than two decades of getting...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

GOLFFORT WOPTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour was back to work Thursday.Justin Rose and Harold Varner III shared the lead at...

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The Latest: Nevada officials monitor uptick in COVID cases

RENO, Nevada — Nevada health officials are closely monitoring a recent uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases statewide, including...

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Flag ban fallout: Now comes the tricky part for NASCAR

Reese Witherspoon tweeted a high-five emoji for her A-list stamp of approval that NASCAR banned the Confederate flag.NASCAR's...

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Judge orders N.C. track with large crowds to stop races

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Thursday ordered a small stock-car track to halt racing after state health...

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X Marks the Driver: X Games star Sara Price joins Ganassi

Sara Price needed less than two days in an off-road truck to complete an 800-mile solo race in Mexico. But to escape in a dune...

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For tennis and golf, tournaments without fans come at a cost

When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis...

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Long seen as radical, Black Lives Matter goes mainstream

For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even...

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Truex ends 2020 winless skid with victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. used a trip to NASCAR's shortest track to end a lengthy losing streak on the day the...

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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races, venues

For more than 70 years, the Confederate flag was a common and complicated sight at NASCAR races. Through the civil rights era...

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NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR bans display of the Confederate flag at its events and properties.

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AMC aims to reopen theaters in July; nations eye economies

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments...

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Tuesdays Sports in Briefs

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for...

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Ban the Confederate flag? NASCAR could see the end of an era

The familiar scene of Confederate flags waved by fans at NASCAR tracks could soon be a relic of racing’s good ol’ boy...

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NASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

NASCAR is ready to reopen to fans.One of the few sports to run in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR is now the...

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NASCAR to allow limited number of fans at upcoming races in Florida, Alabama

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR to allow limited number of fans at upcoming races in Florida, Alabama.

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The Latest: Saints' Thomas donates to help with medical debt

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___New Orleans Saints All-Pro receiver Michael...

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Police show less force as peaceful protests push reform

Police around the U.S. took a less aggressive stance and even sometimes joined protesters demanding a reckoning with...

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Harvick cherishes Atlanta win, looks to help off the track

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — After another dominant performance at one of his favorite tracks, Kevin Harvick relished the past and...

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IndyCar gets through well-screened, delayed opener in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Through all of the uncertainty and unknowns after more than eight months since the last IndyCar race,...

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NASCAR vows to do better job addressing racial injustice

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Wallace donned a black T-shirt with the words “I Can't Breathe” and NASCAR paused before Sunday's Cup...

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Dixon wins again at Texas in IndyCar's delayed season opener

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar packed every bit of its delayed season-opening event into one long, hot day in Texas without...

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Sato misses IndyCar season opener after crash practice

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Takuma Sato missed the delayed season-opening IndyCar race after his team wasn't able to get the car...

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Oval master: Allmendinger wins on NASCAR oval for 1st time

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A.J. Allmendinger finally won on an oval.He might just retire.Taking advantage of mistakes by the three...

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Enfinger takes advantage of late caution to win Trucks race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Taking advantage of a late caution, Grant Enfinger passed local favorite Austin Hill on the final lap to...

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NASCAR looks to steer clear of protests over George Floyd

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR has a checkered racial history.From an affinity for Confederate flags among the fan base to a driver...

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Friday's Sports in Briefs

PRO FOOTBALLNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for...

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Penske wants full fans at Indy 500, ready for IndyCar opener

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roger Penske will watch the IndyCar season opener from a suite at Texas Motor Speedway — his first time...

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Back on track: IndyCar delayed debut all-in-one Texas affair

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Things are starting to feel a little more normal for Ed Carpenter with IndyCar finally about to start...

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Column: Shut up and dribble? No way. It's time to listen

A column is normally a spot for pontificating, to speak bluntly on the issues of the day and receive a gamut of feedback, from...

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IndyCar drivers uncertain how aeroscreen will work at Texas

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal admits he is nervous about Saturday's race.He is a little leery about opening the IndyCar...

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The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Penn State will begin bringing some...

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NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader in Indy will not have fans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader on the July 4 weekend without...

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NASCAR announces another wave of races through August

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's All-Star Race will be a midweek event on July 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as part of a new...

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The United Nations is among organizations urging companies to create a “people's vaccine” for COVID-19 that would be free to...

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IndyCar ready to race after pandemic delayed start of season

The stars of IndyCar were in Florida preparing to start their season when the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on those...

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NASCAR ready for long-term commitment in Nashville

Here’s what NASCAR hopes is the honky tonk truth — that a Nashville reboot is good enough this time to make the sport a tough...

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NHRA to resume in July at Indianapolis with limited fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NHRA drag racing will resume its season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway in...

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F1 says racing will continue if driver tests positive

LONDON (AP) — Formula One races won't be canceled if a driver tests positive for the coronavirus or if a team withdraws, CEO...

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Tuesday's Sports in Brief

BASKETBALLWASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld was an undersized NBA center known more for his bruising picks, tenacious rebounding and...

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NASCAR City USA: Cup Series set for 2021 return to Nashville

It’s music to NASCAR’s ears: the stock car series is set to return to Nashville, Tennessee in 2021.Nashville Superspeedway will...

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IndyCar restart at Texas before another month to race again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi and the rest of the IndyCar drivers were in sunny Florida around spring...

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Elliott aiming to be among drivers always with shot to win

Chase Elliott has been tantalizingly close to winning NASCAR races so many times it’s hard for him not to be disappointed.Sure,...

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Review: Documentary about electric racing holds little spark

For proof that Leonardo DiCaprio can't save every film he touches, look no further than “And We Go Green,” a languid...

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F1 will start with 2 races at the Austrian GP in July

PARIS (AP) — Formula One will finally get underway with back-to-back races at the Austrian Grand Prix in July as part of an...

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Gragson wiggles past Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Noah Gragson squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with four laps remaining, a move that...

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Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three...

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What Would Have Been: Triple Crown finale and French finals

The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week...

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Another win falls into Keselowski's lap in final moments

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has a new crew and is fighting for a new contract at Team Penske. His confidence is still...

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Stenhouse heads to Bristol buoyed by good run at Charlotte

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. could not have had a bumpier return to racing after NASCAR's 10-week shutdown.How bad...

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Coronavirus safety plan approved for 2 F1 races in Austria

VIENNA (AP) — The Austrian Health Ministry has approved safety conditions for Austria to host two Formula One Grand Prix races...

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The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cricket West Indies has announced a...

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Supercross returns to racing this weekend in Utah

Supercross followed other sports around the world in shutting down during the coronavirus pandemic.The kickstands are going...

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Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott's streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR's frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended...

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The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not...

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Dutch GP becomes 4th Formula 1 race canceled this season

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Grand Prix became the fourth Formula One race canceled this season because of the...

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COVID-19 will change the way we buy cars forever. Here's how

The exhausting and enigmatic car-buying process at bricks-and-mortar stores will be a relic of the past in the aftermath of the...

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F1 teams limited to a $145 million budget cap from next year

PARIS (AP) — Formula One teams will be limited to spending $145 million next season and even less in following years, after...

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NASCAR Cup race in Charlotte pushed back day because of rain

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain washed out the Cup Series race Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway — a slight break for...

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Keselowski looks to heat up market with 2nd Charlotte win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The caution that sent the Coca-Cola 600 to overtime both continued Chase Elliott's bad week and gave Brad...

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Elliott ends Busch's win streak, collects $100,000 bounty

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott gained a measure of revenge against Kyle Busch on Tuesday night — and then let him know...

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The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard...

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NASCAR champ Busch backs masks in public as common courtesy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch says he supports wearing a mask in public so “we all can take care of our neighbor" amid the...

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Busch passes Cindric in OT to win Xfinity race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch normally celebrates his victories by climbing on top of his race car and bowing to the...

Sports

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin's team because a piece of...

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Keselowski gets win but Hendrick Motorsports takes 2 losses

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the Southern 500, the Bristol night race, the Brickyard 400 and has now crossed...

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Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson's losing streak

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory...

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Richmond, Collingwood to kick off Aussie rules relaunch

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Football League will open its season reboot with a so-called blockbuster between...

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Postponed Indy 500 puts short-track drivers in spotlight

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — The roaring engines and flying dirt pellets briefly brought Gas City I-69 Speedway back to life Sunday.It...

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No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chris “Pops” Bowyer sat in a lawn chair wearing a plain white T-shirt and drinking a beer alongside wife...

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The Latest: Russell wins virtual F1 Monaco GP; Leclerc 3rd

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Formula One driver George Russell won the...

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The Latest: Fired NASCAR star wins World of Outlaws race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World...

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NASCAR all alone on motorsports biggest day of racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.The Indianapolis 500 is postponed until August.Only the...

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Indy 500 winners pick the greatest drivers, race and more

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the lead-up to the 100th running of the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” The Associated Press...

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Indy 500 winners pick their favorite 'Spectacle' of all time

Ryan Hunter-Reay admitted he was biased when asked four years ago about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He made...

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional authorities are working to create a police force to protect health facilities, the prime...

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SiriusXM radio calls audibles for sports shows in pandemic

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a...

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Lifelong Coca-Cola 600 fans struggling with missing big race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Harry and Judy Wiley plan to walk down their driveway in Johnson City, Tennessee on Sunday, climb inside...

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Best seats at the track: Race viewing from comfort of condo

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Robin Trivette is a popular person this week with the Coca-Cola 600 approaching and it has nothing to do...

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NASCAR grabs much-needed momentum in return to live racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of finding new fans and adding some energy...

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IndyCar drivers cope with strange Memorial Day weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now.Friday's plan was to climb into the No. 22 Chevrolet...

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Briscoe's heartbreaking week ends with Xfinity victory

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe was grateful to bring a moment or two of happiness to wife Marissa in the worst week of...

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Busch and Elliott incident could spark new NASCAR rivalry

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is NASCAR's reigning Cup champion and the resident villain of the series. Chase Elliott has...

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The Latest: Indiana hopes to have athletes back in mid-June

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Indiana University hopes to have some...

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Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR's first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps...

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The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working...

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Rain postpones Xfinity Series' return at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Noah Gragson couldn't wait to get back to Xfinity Series racing at Darlington.Instead, he and the rest...

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Primetime: NASCAR set for first Wednesday start since 1984

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Whenever Joey Logano doesn't cross the finish line first at a NASCAR Cup Series race, he says he tends...

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Networks have strong showing during busy sports weekend

Fans who had been starving for live sporting events had their appetites somewhat sated last weekend.Network executives knew the...

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No universal playbook for virus testing in pro sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There is no universal playbook for coronavirus testing in professional sports.Protocols and...

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Kevin Harvick looks to sweep NASCAR's return at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The win by Kevin Harvick in NASCAR's return to racing over the weekend was a bit predictable...

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Governors warming to the idea of the return of pro sports

Governors around the country are warming to the idea of the return of professional sports to their states, with two caveats:...

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NBC says 2.35 million viewers for live golf's return to TV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The return of live golf to television brought 2.35 million viewers across all platforms, which NBC Sports...

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The Latest: Notre Dame plans to reopen campus in August

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Notre Dame is planning to allow students...

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Column: NASCAR managed small miracle in problem-free return

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The odds were against NASCAR flawlessly executing its reopening plan, which was a potential...

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What Would Have Been: Indianapolis 500, MLB scandal series

The Brickyard and major league ballparks will be quiet during the Memorial Day weekend as most of the sports calendar remains...

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Harvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to racing

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — This was a 400-mile drive unlike any other in modern day NASCAR.The grandstands were completely empty....

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Column: NASCAR gives all sports fans a reason to celebrate

Finally, a reason to cheer.We'll take it.Even from afar.No doubt, it was downright eerie when Fox came on the air Sunday...

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The Latest: Harvick's 50th Cup win 'just weird' without fans

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):7:40 p.m.Kevin Harvick screamed...

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NASCAR fans outside Darlington: 'Time to hear the engines'

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Tammy Gandy grew up around Darlington Raceway and remembers a time when the greats like Richard Petty...

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The Latest: Dexter Manley hospitalized, fighting coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former Washington Redskins star Dexter...

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Restaurants and racing can resume, but new rules abound

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restaurants can reopen in New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine, but they must take reservations and...

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Cuomo says car and race tracks in NY can reopen with no fans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In another step toward reopening its economy going into the summer, New York will allow horse racing tracks...

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NASCAR picks up at tricky Darlington after 10-week hiatus

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR will not be as you remember it when racing returns at old egg-shaped Darlington Raceway.There...

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Alex Bowman signs 1-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with Hendrick Motorsports through...

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The Latest: Mahomes to celebrate virtual grads at Texas Tech

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is set to be...

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NASCAR putting its safety plan to test as racing restarts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Crew chief Chad Knaus won't get a look at the car Hendrick Motorsports built for Darlington Raceway...

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NASCAR's return latest chapter in Darlington's rich legacy

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Harold Brasington III recalls riding around the infield at Darlington Raceway as a youngster with his...

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F1: Belgian GP gets go ahead for Aug. 30, with no fans

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian Grand Prix can go ahead at its original August date, but with no fans, local authorities in the...

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Australian rules football league ready to resume June 11

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian...

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Keselowski draws pole for NASCAR's return to Darlington

Brad Keselowski celebrated his first pole win of the season — and perhaps the most memorable of his career — from afar.After...

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The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Aussie rules football will kick off again...

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Busch to rush back into racing with 7 events over 11 days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Busch will sprint back into competition when the season resumes by running all...

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Newman eager to race again after violent Daytona accident

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman says he has no memories of his harrowing accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He...

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NASCAR plans to race its way through the South in June

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It will be a summer in the South for NASCAR: The stock car series announced Thursday it will stick to...

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Joining Ferrari comes with added pressure for Sainz Jr.

Joining Ferrari is a big boost for Carlos Sainz Jr.'s Formula One career, yet the Spanish driver will find himself under more...

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NASCAR Cup Series Schedule-Winners

Feb. 9 — x-Busch Clash at DAYTONA (Erik Jones)Feb. 13 — x-Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at DAYTONA (Joey Logano)Feb. 13 —...

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Safety protocols include Fox calling NASCAR race from studio

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon thought his wife, a former model, was kidding when she asked the NASCAR Hall of Famer to...

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IndyCar to close season at rescheduled St. Petersburg race

IndyCar plans to crown its champion on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, with the original opener being rescheduled for...

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Where next for Vettel and who will replace him at Ferrari?

PARIS (AP) — With Sebastian Vettel's stint at Ferrari coming to an end, speculation has already started about where he will go...

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Vettel may walk away from Ferrari having never won the title

Sebastian Vettel may walk away from Ferrari having never delivered the Formula One title the proud Italian team so desperately...

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Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari Formula One team at the end of 2020

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari Formula One team at the end of 2020.

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Column: NASCAR set for 'huge microscope' as racing returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's season started with the Secret Service doing a security check on the firesuit-clad pole-sitter...

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What Would Have Been: Another PGA major, Triple Crown race

While NASCAR will resume its season with live racing and the world's No. 1-ranked golfer is part of a televised charity skins...

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Hamlin closes NASCAR's iRacing Series with another victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin closed NASCAR's iRacing Series with a victory at a simulation of throwback North Wilkesboro...

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Hamilton gets empty feeling thinking about F1 without fans

PARIS (AP) — Driving around Formula One tracks without fans cheering at Silverstone and Monza would literally feel “very empty”...

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Kyle Larson returns to racing in World of Outlaws event

The resurrection of Kyle Larson's career began with a 25-hour drive from California to Iowa for a $15,000-to-win World of...

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The Latest: Reno Rodeo canceled because of coronavirus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The century-old Reno Rodeo has canceled the...

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Column: Glimmer of hope for sports, but don't pop champagne

Finally, some signs of hope.It’s only a glimmer. Let’s not pop the champagne just yet.But there’s baseball in South Korea and...

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The Latest: China's football association to cut pay

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The head of China’s football association...

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Green flag: IndyCar to open its delayed season in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar has gotten the green flag to finally start its season in Texas next month with a nighttime...

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IndyCar says it will open its delayed season June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar says it will open its delayed season June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Business

What’s to lose on a 0% car loan? Or 120 days of no payments? Plenty

Getting someone to buy a new car during the coronavirus-induced recession increasingly involves a pitch from a car company on...

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Andretti, Ganassi commit to new Extreme E Series for 2021

Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi Racing are the first two American teams to commit to a new electric SUV off-road racing...

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The Latest: Indy high school to hold graduation at Speedway

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Speedway High School will hold this year’s...

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The Latest: Harbaughs donate $100,000 to United Way

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his...

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Column: A long month of May without racing at Indianapolis

It is finally May and time to declare this a crummy year to have purchased Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Racing was supposed to...

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15 leagues join forces to recognize health care workers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky and U.S. women's soccer star...

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What Would Have Been: Red Sox-Yankees, NHL conference finals

With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of...

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The Latest: Experts back Japan plan to extend virus measures

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

ROME (AP) — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy the outdoors, some of the world's...

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William Byron scores 3rd iRacing victory of NASCAR's series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron showed he's the sharpest gamer in NASCAR's iRacing Series with his third victory in four...

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Scott McLaughlin wins on Indy oval for 2nd virtual victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut...

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The Latest: Cycling's European Road Championships postponed

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Cycling’s European Road Championships...

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Checkered flag nears for pro drivers in virtual racing boom

DOVER, Del (AP) — The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted...

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F1 hopes to start season with double-header in Austria

PARIS (AP) — Formula One hopes to finally start the season with a double-header in the naturally isolated environment around...

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NASCAR to resume season May 17 with seven races in 10 days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR plans to restart its engines with a flurry of races at two historic tracks.NASCAR said Thursday...

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'Going to be safe' - NASCAR outlines safety measures to race

CHARLOTTE (AP) — NASCAR has put together a safety plan it believes will allow racing to resume. The stock car series plans to...

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The Latest: Michigan emergency room nurse has hole-in-one

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___An emergency room nurse who played golf...

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Indianapolis could welcome back fans for Brickyard weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway could be the first major sporting venue to have fans back in the stands this...

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NASCAR will be watched closely when it returns to racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is preparing to be the first major U.S. sport to restart its season during the coronavirus...

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For sports, coronavirus testing remains a major hurdle

MIAMI (AP) — Politicians, players and owners are trying to figure out a way to get baseball, basketball and hockey going again,...

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Economic figures show grim toll in Europe and US from virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Bleak new figures Thursday underscored the worldwide economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus: The number of...

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NASCAR annouces season will resume May 17 with seven races in 10 days, including four in elite Cup Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR annouces season will resume May 17 with seven races in 10 days, including four in elite Cup Series.

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Kenseth dusting off firesuit for chance to win races again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth had a blissful year of retirement. He had time to travel with his wife and four daughters,...

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North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR can go forward with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway without fans in attendance at...

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Engines off: Canceled iconic F1 race dents Monaco's prestige

PARIS (AP) — Casino wheels have stopped turning, the Champagne is stuck on ice, and yachts bob silently in the famous...

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The Latest: Japan's medical head says vaccine needed quickly

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The head of Japan’s medical association said...

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In The Pits: All eyes on NASCAR as it races toward restart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sports will eventually start again and all eyes are on NASCAR, which appears to be racing full speed...

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Matt Kenseth back to NASCAR as Larson replacement at Ganassi

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth will again come out of retirement to compete for Chip Ganassi Racing...

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Formula One chairman Carey hopes season starts July 5

PARIS (AP) — The Formula One season could start in July despite the first 10 races being canceled or postponed because of the...

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Bowman makes it 3 straight for Hendrick with virtual victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Talladega Superspeedway wasn't immune from “The Big One” or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual...

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Deserted icons: Indiana enclave awaits return of racing

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (AP) — A.J. Foyt came to Indianapolis in 1958 a fearless rookie who rented a basement for $15 per week and slept...

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Newman says he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman said he will be ready to race when NASCAR resumes competition, which could be as early as...

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F1 driver Lando Norris wins in IndyCar iRacing debut

Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual...

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Earnhardt race car up for auction to fund virus relief work

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise...

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The Latest: North Carolina considering allowing NASCAR race

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The governor of North Carolina is still...

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NASCAR teams OK to work in N.C. shops, a key step in return

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina said Thursday that NASCAR teams can work in their race shops if they...

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South Dakota auto races go forward without fans due to virus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota speedways reversed course Thursday and said they would hold their weekend races...

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Hundreds expected at South Dakota auto races despite virus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A pair of South Dakota speedways are forging ahead with plans to hold two auto races expected to draw...

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Spanish GP: F1 will renegotiate fees for races without fans

MADRID (AP) — Formula One organizers are open to renegotiating hosting fees for races that may take place without fans this...

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The Latest: Bucks' Hill details family experience with virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill says his...

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Former race car driver Bob Lazier dies from COVID-19

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Bob Lazier, the 1981 CART rookie of the year and father of 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier,...

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Texas, Florida eager for NASCAR to rev engines again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The race is on among states willing to be the first to host NASCAR races without fans.Texas Gov. Greg...

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In The Pits: NASCAR facing big decision on when to race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The virtual racing has been cute and kept everyone entertained but NASCAR needs to get back to the real...

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What Would Have Been: MLB's Fiers in Houston, NBA playoffs

While watching more replays of classic games with the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The...

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Byron wins 2nd NASCAR virtual race in a drama-free event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nobody did anything to get fired or lose a sponsor in this week's edition of NASCAR virtual...

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The Latest: 500 fans watch as soccer resumes in Turkmenistan

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Soccer has resumed in Turkmenistan with...

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Pagenaud beats Penske teammates to win another virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A second straight victory in virtual racing for Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske, and tempers were hot at...

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MLS to get its kicks with 5-week video game tournament

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Wan Kuzain is more than your average gamer. He's got street cred.That's because when he was 17,...

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The Latest: Scully ponders when opening day will arrive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Los Angeles Dodgers showed off some of...

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Virtual racing drama dulls shine on popular NASCAR platform

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon, five-time IndyCar champion and relatively new iRacing competitor, received a brief set of...

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NASCAR postpones next race, eyes return without spectators

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has postponed the May 9 race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, which is under a stay-at-home...

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The Latest: Durham Bulls laying off front-office staff

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Durham Bulls are placing just over half...

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NASCAR's Larson fired after sponsors walk over N-word slur

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual...

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Chip Ganassi Racing fires star NASCAR driver Kyle Larson after he used N-word during virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing fires star NASCAR driver Kyle Larson after he used N-word during virtual race.

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NASCAR's Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson's racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job...

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Motor racing great Stirling Moss dies aged 90

LONDON (AP) — Stirling Moss, a daring, speed-loving Englishman regarded as the greatest Formula One driver never to win the...

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Simon Pagenaud wins IndyCar's 1st virtual race on an oval

IndyCar's virtual return to Michigan International Speedway mimicked the U.S. 500 at the start, when the current open-wheel...

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Virtual racing brings success, complications for sponsors

The popularity of virtual motorsports racing on television has come with surprising success stories and occasional...

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Virtual racing puts NASCAR, IndyCar ahead in sports shutdown

Get this: Some 1 million people have tuned in to watch professional racers play a video game on national...

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Jimmie Johnson mulls future in red-flagged farewell season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR champion and all-around Everyman, has added home-schooling elementary...

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The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob...

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F1 puts some staff on furlough, execs take pay cuts

LONDON (AP) — With nearly half of the season already altered by the coronavirus pandemic, Formula One said Wednesday it will...

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Burton, Earnhardt, Edwards headline Hall of Fame nominees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards were among the new nominees for NASCAR's next Hall of...

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The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___An eighth NHL player has tested positive...

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AP-Sportlight

Spokane (AP) — April 41937 — Byron Nelson shoots a 283 to win the Masters by two strokes over Ralph Guldahl.1938 — Henry Picard...

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The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Three minor league players in the Texas...

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IndyCar cancels Detroit, adds doubleheaders, 3rd Indy race

Roger Penske has canceled the doubleheader race at Detroit and adjusted the IndyCar schedule Monday as the series remains on...

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Sunday's Sports in Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He...

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Byron wins virtual Bristol; Bubba 'rage quits' early in race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR's first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his...

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AP Sportlight April 6

April 61896 — The first modern Olympic Games begin in Athens, Greece. James B. Connelly wins the first event — the hop, step...

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Saturday's Sports In Brief

Kobe Bryant is officially a Hall of Famer.And he has plenty of elite company in the 2020 class.Bryant, who died in a helicopter...

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Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was...

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McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

Scott McLaughlin’s real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion...

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The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in...

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Wickens hopes iRace will be 1st step back on IndyCar journey

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams.When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back...

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The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Major League Soccer has extended its...

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McLaren F1 drivers and senior management agree to pay cuts

McLaren's Formula One drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris are taking pay cuts, while the team is furloughing other...

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Column: Say no to bizarre ideas to get sports going again

The NBA playoffs on cruise ships?Tiger vs. Lefty, The Sequel?Formula One drivers intentionally exposed to the coronavirus?In...

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IndyCar's virtual race to be aired on NBC Sports Network

IndyCar's virtual racing will be televised beginning with Saturday's iRacing event, which has been picked up by NBC Sports.The...

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Aston Martin returns to F1 in 2021 after major takeover

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Aston Martin will return to Formula One next year following a takeover worth nearly $1 billion.The...

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Gronkowski set to serve as grand marshal for virtual NASCAR

Gronk is coming to iRacing.Rob Gronkowski and WWE star Mojo Rawley are set to serve as the grand marshals for the NASCAR...

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The Latest: Becher defends Sharks' games amid county caution

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Jose Sharks President Jonathan Becher...

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NASCAR industry steps up to produce PPE's in COVID-19 crisis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed...

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F1 rule changes approved amid coronavirus disruption

PARIS (AP) — Rule changes aimed at adding flexibility to the heavily disrupted Formula One season during the coronavirus...

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In The Pits: iRacing is fun but won't carry teams for long

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virtual racing has been the small saving grace for motorsports since the coronavirus pandemic brought...

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Benzema makes unflattering comparison between him and Giroud

PARIS (AP) — Karim Benzema made an unflattering comment about fellow forward Olivier Giroud, comparing himself to a Formula One...

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Red Bull official proposes camp for F1 drivers despite virus

VIENNA (AP) — An official at Formula One team Red Bull has proposed holding a training camp that would expose drivers to the...

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Mercedes F1 team helps to develop breathing aid in pandemic

Formula One team Mercedes has helped to develop a breathing aid that could keep coronavirus patients out of intensive care and...

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Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR's live iRacing event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing...

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IndyCar goes iRacing as latest series to offer fans content

The walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up...

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AP Interview: Roger Penske talks postponing Indianapolis 500

Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily...

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar's inaugural online race as he...

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Let's race 2? NASCAR forced to consider schedule shakeup

It was bump day for the Indy 500.The Indianapolis 500 is now a summer event. The Monster Mile could be set for a monster-sized...

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The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base...

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AP Source: 20% base salary reductions for top NBA executives

NEW YORK (AP) — Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with...

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Racing community lines up behind decision to delay Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Mario Andretti got the text asking if he would be willing to drive the two-seater at Indianapolis this...

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IndyCar goes virtual racing as it waits to get back on track

IndyCar isn't sure when it can get its cars on track to officially start the season. For now, the series will follow the lead...

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Indianapolis 500 postponed until August because of COVID-19

The Indianapolis 500 was postponed Thursday until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day...

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The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed from May to Aug. 23.

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The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking...

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Pros, preps and weekend warriors go virtual amid pandemic

Trevor May has been preparing for this.Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an...

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The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020...

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Teams and leagues drawing up employee game plans on fly

Major sports leagues and teams across the United States are being forced to write a new game plan on how to pay employees and...

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NASCAR orders pay cuts for employees of the racing series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR informed its staff Tuesday that pay cuts will be imposed across the company until the series...

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The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers are establishing...

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IN THE PITS: Virtual race a real success for bored NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seated inside a simulator in his living room, Denny Hamlin grew thirsty as he virtually raced some of...

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Azerbaijan GP off; no F1 race until mid-June at the earliest

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was postponed Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak, delaying the start of the Formula One...

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Barefoot Hamlin wins virtual Homestead as NASCAR races again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged...

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The Latest: Australian rules football suspends league

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Only hours after the Australian government...

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Race drivers use games to stay sharp as virus shuts tracks

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Le Mans winner Neel Jani won't feel his tires grip the road in a competitive environment for quite...

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The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back...

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Bogut: players "used like pawns" amid Aussie finals dramas

SYDNEY (AP) — NBA veteran Andrew Bogut says players were “used like pawns" in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing...

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The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled...

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Iconic Monaco GP canceled for 2020, 2 other races postponed

PARIS (AP) — The iconic Monaco Grand Prix was canceled on Thursday because of the coronavirus outbreak and two other Formula...

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Formula One postpones three more races, including Monaco Grand Prix

PARIS (AP) — Formula One postpones three more races, including Monaco Grand Prix.

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The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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The Latest: First NHL player has coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:55 p.m.An unidentified NHL...

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Earnhardt, Busch sign on for NASCAR esports series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR drivers have signed on to race in an exhibition...