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Monday's Sports In Brief

In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin...

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Column: Suarez makes historical mark for himself, NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is the face of NASCAR diversity. Daniel Suarez plays an equally important role.His road to...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

MLBANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to...

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Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano has won a few times at Phoenix Raceway and knows a good restart when he feels one. With 25...

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Todd wins Gatornationals to end streak, spoil Force's return

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — J.R. Todd’s victory at the season-opening Gatornationals ended the NHRA’s longest winning streak by...

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Verstappen leads last day of testing to give Red Bull hope

Having won the last race of the 2020 Formula One season, Red Bull showed it might be a strong challenger to Mercedes this year...

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Cindric holds on in final restart, wins again at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric used a dominant performance and a good restart with two laps left Saturday for his second...

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Steve Torrence maintains top spot in Top Fuel qualifying

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Torrence maintained the top spot in Top Fuel qualifying Saturday at the season-opening AMALIE...

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Schumacher's streak could be tougher to extend than build

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ron Capps remembers seeing his Don Schumacher Racing teammates on the starting line last year before...

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Formula One commentator Murray Walker dies at 97

LONDON (AP) — Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One as a commentator on British television with a high-octane style, has...

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One year later, NASCAR reflects on a COVID-changed sport

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The big story at Phoenix Raceway one year ago was the remarkable recovery of veteran driver Ryan Newman,...

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Bottas leads Day 2 of F1 testing as Mercedes finds its form

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — It was finally back to business as usual for Mercedes on the second day of pre-season testing on...

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Friday Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLPITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said that witnesses and...

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Ron Capps tops NHRA opening day at Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ron Capps topped the first round of Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing...

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Who's that big kid? Daytona 500 winner McDowell goes karting

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Michael McDowell gripped the wheel of his kart and hung on the best he could as an elementary-school...

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Ty Gibbs heads to desert seeking another surprise NASCAR win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Gibbs understands why some struggle to grasp how an 18-year-old without a single minute of experience...

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Max Verstappen fastest in F1 testing as Mercedes struggles

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was fastest on the first of three days of Formula One testing on Friday,...

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

GOLFAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta...

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Force 'needed to get back in the car' after yearlong hiatus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Force climbs on his scooter, turns the key and takes off. He weaves between parked cars and...

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Hendrick off to fast start with 2 wins heading into Phoenix

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports celebrates each race win with a Victory Bell t hat is carted across the campus for...

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AP Sportlight

April 241945 — Albert B. “Happy” Chandler, junior Senator from Kentucky, is elected baseball commissioner by a unanimous vote...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

NewsMay 5, 2019

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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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NFLHOUSTON (AP) — Free agent quarterback Tyrod Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, a person...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR moves to Phoenix Raceway

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESInstacart 500Site: Avondale, ArizonaSchedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m.Track: Phoenix...

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Ferrari unveils its new Formula 1 car, the SF21

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari unveiled its new car online Wednesday, becoming the last of the 10 Formula One teams to present...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

SOCCERLONDON (AP) — The Super League collapsed before a ball was kicked in the European breakaway competition after being...

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Monday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYLAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the winner in a shootout and the streaking Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose 3-2 on...

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Column: Larson can't outrun past, only change conversation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — He'd had a nice first month at his new job, had quickly settled in and was falling into a familiar rhythm. A...

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Kyle Larson celebrates return with 1st win since suspension

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson wasn't sure he'd ever race again in NASCAR, and if he could, he didn't know who would even hire...

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Allmendinger wins at Las Vegas for surging Kaulig Racing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — AJ Allmendinger raced to the first victory of his comeback season by passing Daniel Hemric on the final...

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Busch and Mars hearken childhood memories at Las Vegas

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Tucked away in the desert off Cactus Garden Drive sits a chocolate factory that makes small batch...

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Larson settled in at Hendrick one month into new job

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Larson was out of NASCAR long enough to wonder if he'd still feel comfortable in a Cup car. He raced in...

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Nemechek beats boss Busch to win Truck Series race at Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek beat boss Kyle Busch, ending Busch's three-race winning streak at Las Vegas Motor...

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Bristol, Nashville agrees to deal to renovate short track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway would be renovated and run by Bristol Motor Speedway in a deal...

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Grosjean hit barrier at 192 kph with 67 G force in F1 crash

PARIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean was going 192 kph (119 mph) when he hit a metal crash barrier and his car exploded into a fireball...

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Gragson under fire but defiant in return home to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR has a new villain and he doesn't really care what anyone thinks about him.Noah Gragson is the starring...

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Portuguese GP set for May 2, F1 hope spectators allowed

PORTIMAO, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese Grand Prix will be held on May 2 and Formula One remains hopeful some fans can...

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F1 team Williams unveils new car after hackers foil launch

GROVE, England (AP) — The Williams team presented its new Formula One car on Friday — after hackers foiled plans for an...

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No fans allowed at Azerbaijan F1 GP amid virus concerns

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — No fans will be allowed at the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix on June 6 because of ongoing...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in...

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Camping World helps cash-strapped teams make it to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Your eyes won’t be playing tricks on you Friday night when a fleet of trucks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway all...

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Tickets sold to vaccinated, recovered fans for F1 Bahrain GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Tickets will be sold to fans for Formula One's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix providing they have...

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AP-Sportlight-Week Ahead

April 271956 — Rocky Marciano retires as the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finished with a 49-0 record, including...

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24 Hours of Le Mans postponed from June to August

LE MANS, France (AP) — The 24 Hours of Le Mans race was postponed from June to August in the hope that fans can attend by then,...

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F1 driver Mazepin takes blame for inappropriate behavior

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Formula One driver Nikita Mazepin has taken full responsibility after being filmed groping a woman.The...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

AUTO RACINGINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Las Vegas

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESPennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeSite: Las VegasSchedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m.Track:...

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Aston Martin launches new car in return to F1 after 61 years

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — The Aston Martin team presented its new Formula One car on Wednesday, revealing a slick livery of...

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Daytona 500 winner McDowell takes hot streak to Las Vegas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was rolling along at Homestead-Miami Speedway when he saw another driver signal for a...

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Mercedes unveils car for Hamilton's record-breaking F1 bid

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Mercedes has unveiled the car Lewis Hamilton will drive this season while trying to win an...

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Alpine unveils new car for F1 in French flag colors

PARIS (AP) — The rebranded Alpine team presented its new Formula One car on Tuesday, revealing a new livery of blue, white and...

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Column: Hendrick finds victory lane with rare outside hire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports believes in developing talent within. Take a job in the parts department or sweep...

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Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — After years of seeing a handful of drivers — the same guys, really — dominate NASCAR's top level nearly...

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Finnish rally legend 'Flying Finn' Hannu Mikkola dies at 78

HELSINKI (AP) — Hannu Mikkola, the 1983 rally world champion and one of Finland’s rally greats who earned the nickname the...

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Snider wins at Homestead after Gragson slams into lapped car

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Noah Gragson had close to a 9-second lead, the outside lane wide open and the white flag waiting for him...

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NASCAR's 'unique' winners already altering playoff landscape

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR’s postseason landscape has been altered after just two Cup Series races.With Michael McDowell and...

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Ferrucci shifting from IndyCar to NASCAR with 5-race stint

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci spent four hours in the simulator Friday, picked up some Bojangles french fries and...

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JGR youngsters shine, validate Toyota's development program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two races into his return to Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell already has both a Cup Series victory...

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Letarte to play crew chief again in 1-race stint for Spire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBC analyst Steve Letarte moonlights as the competition consultant for Spire Motorsports, a position he...

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Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Whitney Munro had some concerns about returning to sporting events. So, like any good mom, she did her homework, learning more...

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Hamlin slaps down speculation over JGR's youth movement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is NASCAR's current points leader and locked in at Joe Gibbs Racing with a contract...

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AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Homestead

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESDixie Vodka 400Site: Homestead, FloridaSchedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m.Track:...

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Column: NASCAR's flag ban opens sport to diverse new crowd

A sign at the entrance to Daytona International Speedway warned spectators the Confederate flag was not welcome on property....

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Ty Gibbs to follow shock win with 14 Xfinity Series races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs said Tuesday his grandson Ty Gibbs will compete in 14 more Xfinity Series races this season...

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Ganassi suspended, fined $30,000 for bringing guest to pits

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi was fined $30,000 and suspended one race for bringing a guest into the NASCAR pit area...

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Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team?...

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Ty Gibbs stuns grandfather, wins in first career NASCAR race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs celebrated his first NASCAR victory as a grandfather, watching from the pits as...

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Allmendinger back at Daytona in 1st Cup race since 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger is back, racing for wins this time, and eager to help young Kaulig Racing reach the...

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Ben Rhodes sweeps Daytona with 2 Truck Series victories

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ben Rhodes swept a two-race stop at Daytona International Speedway, winning his second NASCAR Truck...

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NFL's Kamara races into NASCAR as a team sponsor at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alvin Kamara, NFL star and new NASCAR fan, has put some of his own money into the sport as a team...

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Logano wants peace at Penske following Daytona 500 crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A truce has yet to be called in the Team Penske camp amid friction following the last lap Daytona...

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Daytona 500 win lands McDowell more sponsorship money

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell was rewarded Friday with a sponsorship increase from...

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LaJoie gets fast start in first race with Spire Motorsports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Corey LaJoie notched a ninth-place finish in the Daytona 500 in his debut race with Spire...

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Roush Fenway becomes 1st carbon neutral NASCAR team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing set a goal to reduce its carbon footprint even as it raced a pair of...

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AUTO RACING: Daytona road course takes spotlight for NASCAR

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESO'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at DaytonaSite: Daytona Beach, FloridaSchedule: Sunday, race, 3...

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McDowell hopes Daytona 500 win brings more success to team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell was best known for years as the guy who barrel-rolled eight times at Texas while...

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Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins battling cancer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins said he plans to scale back his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

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Column: Wrecking isn't racing, makes for messy Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski stomped through the smoke-filled haze and eyed the destruction from another...

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Andretti, Jourdain team up to run in Mexican racing series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former CART rivals Michael Andretti and Michel Jourdain Jr. will team up to run the No. 1 car in Mexico's...

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F1 driver Alonso leaves hospital after cycling crash

ENSTONE, England (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has left the hospital following surgery on his jaw,...

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Hamlin finishes 5th in bid for 3rd straight Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's run at a Daytona 500 three-peat — that string of three straight championships...

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McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell was glued to Brad Keselowski's bumper, watching and waiting for his chance to win...

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Wallace becomes 1st Black driver to lead lap at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace ran into trouble early and late in his first Daytona 500 driving for Michael Jordan.He...

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Penske imperfect: Logano, Keselowski crash in Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano will have to explain this one to The Captain.The Team Penske...

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The Latest: Keselowski has no regrets about Daytona 500 end

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):12:35 a.m.Brad Keselowski has no regrets about the...

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Michael McDowell wins rain-delayed Daytona 500 after last-lap wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell wins rain-delayed Daytona 500 after last-lap wreck.

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Good dogs! 20 years of covering Westminster Kennel Club show

NEW YORK (AP) — To every sport, there’s a season, a spot on the calendar that fans mark for the big event. World Series,...

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Cindric starts new season with big Xfinity win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric launched his bid for a second consecutive Xfinity Series title with a victory in...

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Jordan set to make NASCAR debut with Wallace at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace was more of a fan of Michael Jordan from watching “Space Jam” than the NBA.He was just...

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Social justice at NASCAR's forefront as new season begins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR received warnings — “Go Woke, Go Broke” — from every corner of the internet last summer. Fans...

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Ready to retire? Kurt Busch leaves NASCAR fans guessing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch dropped a cinematic short two days before the Daytona 500 that blew the budget, featured...

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Rain washes out NASCAR's final practices for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain washed out the final two practices Saturday before NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500, a...

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Party in a pandemic: NASCAR fans power through at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sam Maxwell and his band of Cleveland bros packed up their 1997 Four Winds motorhome with 105,000...

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Rhodes wins Truck Series opener with first Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ben Rhodes raced to his first career victory at Daytona International Speedway with a last-corner...

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Denny Hamlin seeks historic 3rd straight Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin, considered perhaps the best NASCAR driver without a Cup Series championship, can look...

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Hall of Famer Jordan set for biggest leap yet into NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Jordan may take his biggest leap yet -- and he’s trying to change the game again.Jordan...

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Drivers competing in the 2021 Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 40 drivers competing in the 2021 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:___No. 48 Chevrolet,...

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'Your helmet whistles' through Cortina's Tofana Schuss

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Watching skiers hurtle down the mountain at full throttle, it’s often hard to appreciate the...

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Penske material: Cindric earning his keep as season arrives

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It is supposed to be easy being Austin Cindric, the son of Roger Penske's right-hand man.He will be...

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Hendrick hesitant to change Bowman's engine before 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports will spend Friday troubleshooting the engine in Alex Bowman's pole-winning...

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F1 driver Alonso has successful operation on fractured jaw

ENSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One driver Fernando Alonso should fully recover from an operation on a fractured upper jaw...

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Ty Dillon suffers heartbreak at Duels, misses Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Trying to make a splash with his new team, Ty Dillon fell a half-lap shy of making the Daytona...

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Hiccup for Hendrick Motorsports ahead of Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — What should have been a tune-up for the Daytona 500 might have cost Hendrick Motorsports the front...

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Deegan ready to move on from slur and shine in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hailie Deegan’s Instagram posts for her 939,000 followers are upbeat — downright bubbly — as they...

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AP Was There: Earnhardt killed in 2001 Daytona 500 crash

The death of Dale Earnhardt from a crash during the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 is considered the darkest day in the...

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Lasting legacy: Earnhardt's death saved lives, forced change

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman was lying in bed one morning, his two daughters still tucked in down the hall, when a...

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F1 driver Alonso recovering after cycling accident

ENSTONE, England (AP) — Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is recovering from a cycling accident in Switzerland, his team...

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Kimball to run 2 Indianapolis races with Foyt's team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar veteran Charlie Kimball will return to the series for two races in May with AJ Foyt Racing, the...

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F1 teams approve qualifying changes, engine freeze

PARIS (AP) — Formula One teams gave their approval Thursday to testing out a different qualifying format at some races this...

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Bowman, Byron give Hendrick sweep of Daytona 500 front row

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New number, new day, new time, same result for Hendrick Motorsports.Alex Bowman and William Byron...

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Wallace sends Jordan to top of scoring pylon at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bubba Wallace and Michael Jordan are feeling bullish about their debut in 23XI Racing headed into...

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Who are you? Tiny NASCAR teams have slim chance at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Josh Bilicki has a plan for his first Daytona 500. He wants to ride around with his Rick Ware Racing...

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Chasing a repeat: Elliott out for 2nd straight NASCAR title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's newest champion will wreck one of his best friends to win a race. An exhibition race!...

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AUTO RACING GLANCE: Hamlin tries for history at Daytona 500

All Times EasternNASCAR CUP SERIESDaytona 500Site: Daytona Beach, Fla.Schedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (FOX)Track: Daytona...

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Blart Your Engines: James stars in new Netflix NASCAR comedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin James fancies himself an everyman in his comedic roles. He’s worked as a mall cop and delivery...

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2017 NASCAR champion Truex signs extension with Joe Gibbs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has signed a multi-year agreement to stay at Joe Gibbs Racing, where the 2017...

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Kyle Busch streaks past Elliott, Blaney to win Busch Clash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch snagged the first win of the new season, streaking past NASCAR champion Chase Elliott...

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From fight to Fox: NASCAR rivals play nice as TV teammates

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer have no idea exactly how or when they repaired their once-fractured...

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Age-old question: Can 62-year-old Cope win again at Daytona?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Derrike Cope heard it all when he scored the most unthinkable of NASCAR upsets and zipped past Dale...

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Larson grateful for 2nd chance in NASCAR after racial slur

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Larson loaded his motorhome and drove to Daytona International Speedway by himself, alone for...

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New this week: Sia, Clarice Starling and Kristen Wiig

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and...

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F1 champion Hamilton signs 1-year deal to stay at Mercedes

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will stay with Mercedes for a ninth season after signing a...

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Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'

Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions...

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2021 NASCAR Schedules

Feb 09 — Auto racing, Busch Clash at DAYTONA, Daytona Beach, Fla.Feb 10 — Auto racing, Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 At DAYTONA,...

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Testing times: Organizers say Aussie Open will start on time

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There were 160 players back in isolation because a hotel quarantine worker tested positive for...

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NASCAR revs ahead with new teams, new tracks, new energy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan took his own advice and just did it: Air Jordan formed his own NASCAR team and expects...

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Grosjean moves to IndyCar with Coyne after 9 seasons in F1

Romain Grosjean never doubted he'd race again after escaping a fiery crash in Bahrain with serious burns to his hands....

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Hendrick signs 2 sponsors for Kyle Larson's return to NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports signed its first two sponsors for Kyle Larson, a promising sign as the driver attempts to rebuild his...

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Rio shelves plan to build new F1 track in forest area

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro authorities ended plans on Monday for the construction of a new track where a company hoped to...

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Antonio Garcia tests positive for COVID-19 during Rolex 24

Antonio Garcia tested positive Sunday for COVID-19 during the Rolex 24 at Daytona and was pulled from the winning Corvette...

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Wayne Taylor Racing wins record-tying 3rd consecutive Rolex

Wayne Taylor Racing won its record-tying third consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona, using a new car and a new lineup to beat some...

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Johnson invigorated after stint in prestigious Rolex 24

The nerves hit Jimmie Johnson as he stood on the starting grid before the Rolex 24 at Daytona.The seven-time NASCAR champion is...

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Top road course racers ready to open season at Rolex 24

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is once again stacked with superstars — Kevin Magnussen fresh out of Formula One, reigning IndyCar...

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The Latest: Flames temporarily relocating AHL team to Canada

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Calgary Flames are temporarily...

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Pirelli, Penske, Mercedes help rev up America's Cup teams

There’s going to be a showdown between Pirelli and Penske on New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, with the winner taking on Mercedes...

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Ed Jones returns to IndyCar after sitting out 2020

Ed Jones was good enough as an IndyCar rookie to earn an immediate promotion to one of the top teams in racing. When it didn't...

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Hinchcliffe back with Andretti for full IndyCar season

James Hinchcliffe will return to Andretti Autosport for a full IndyCar season, a huge recovery after the popular Canadian...

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Wayne Taylor Racing rushes to ready for Rolex in new Acura

Wayne Taylor Racing needed every minute of the offseason to transition to an Acura factory program, an exhausting sprint to...

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Column: Elliott and Johnson seek depth by dabbling at Rolex

The Rolex 24 at Daytona is special enough that it doesn't need a pair of NASCAR champions to boost its appeal. The race is for...

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Action Express gives Chase Elliott a Rolex 24 milestone

Action Express Racing put one of its two Cadillacs — the one featuring NASCAR champion Chase Ellott — on the pole for the Rolex...

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2 injured after police car drives through crowd at race

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — At least two people were injured when a police officer responding to a report of a street race plowed his...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the history of his...

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NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021

The NBC Sports Network, which is best known for its coverage of the NHL and English Premier League, will be going away at the...

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Women-led race team gearing up to run in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Beth Paretta has a vision for her new IndyCar team.She wants to send the first female driver to victory...

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Man charged with 5 new felonies in Iowa Trump rally shooting

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Prosecutors have added five felony weapons and assault counts against a white man already charged with...

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Dillon lands Daytona 500 ride with rebuilding Gaunt Brothers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Dillon landed a Daytona 500 ride with Gaunt Brothers Racing, a pairing of a driver and team both...

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NASCAR to hold pre-race Daytona 500 concert with Luke Combs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the...

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Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business...

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Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — “Mr. Worldwide” is coming to NASCAR.Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team...

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Marco Andretti to step back from full-time IndyCar racing

Marco Andretti will not run the full IndyCar schedule this season as the third-generation driver reprioritizes his racing...

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White Army vet charged in shooting Black girl at Trump rally

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying...

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Peterhansel on track to win Dakar Rally with 2 stages left

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel looks set to win a record-extending eighth Dakar Rally car title after holding...

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NBANEW YORK (AP) — With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and...

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F1 season to start in Bahrain after Australian GP postponed

LONDON (AP) — The start of the Formula One season was delayed by one week on Tuesday after the Australian Grand Prix was...

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Formula One season to start in Bahrain after Australian Grand Prix postponed to November

LONDON (AP) — Formula One season to start in Bahrain after Australian Grand Prix postponed to November.

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Detroit auto show to be replaced by outdoor event this year

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's big auto show will not take place as scheduled in September, but will be replaced by an outdoor...

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Three-time Dakar Rally winner Hubert Auriol dies at 68

PARIS (AP) — Hubert Auriol, the first competitor to win the Dakar Rally on a motorbike and in a car, has died. He was 68.The...

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The Latest: Marshall postpones 2 men's basketball games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Marshall has postponed a two-game men’s...

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Browns place Vernon on IR, 2 players cited for drag racing

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reeling from coach Kevin Stefanski's positive COVID-19 test, the Browns also placed valuable defensive end...

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F1 negotiations with Australian GP are 'live and active'

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Government officials in Australia are involved in “live and active” negotiations with Formula One...

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Speedy Sir: Lewis Hamilton knighted in year-end royal honors

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Hamilton is now a “Sir” as well as a seven-time Formula One champion.Hamilton received a knighthood...

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Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform...

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Belarus, Argentina start vaccinations with Russian shots

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus and Argentina launched mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot on...

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'Unprecedented' mail volume delays Christmas gifts

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn't act early enough as Christmas...

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Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Well, had enough yet?Don’t look at the score.How bad did it get?Like nothing before.B.C. (Before Coronavirus)The SetupAn omen,...

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7-time F1 champion Hamilton wins BBC's top sports prize

LONDON (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton capped another successful year by claiming the BBC’s Sports...

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Sergio Perez to race with Red Bull in 2021 season

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Mexican driver Sergio Perez will race alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull next season, the...

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INEOS buys into F1 champ Mercedes in latest sports venture

BRACKLEY, England (AP) — British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has added to his sports investments by buying a third of Formula One...

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The Latest: Sun Belt championship game canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Sun Belt Conference championship game...

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Brazil F1 GP to be held at Sao Paulo's Interlagos until 2025

PARIS (AP) — The Brazilian Grand Prix will remain at its traditional Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo after promoters signed a...

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Yuki Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri to replace Daniil Kvyat

FAENZA, Italy (AP) — Japan will have a driver in Formula One for the first time in seven years after AlphaTauri confirmed...

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23XI Racing fully funded for debut season with Bubba Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael...

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Victorious Verstappen offers sign of things to come in 2021

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen offered a sign of things to come next year by winning the last race of the Formula One season in...

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F1 star Hamilton vows to fight to improve human rights

World champion Lewis Hamilton vowed not to ignore pleas to improve human rights in Bahrain and other countries where Formula...

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Verstappen takes stunning pole position for Abu Dhabi GP

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen produced a stunning last lap and beat both Mercedes cars to take...

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Darlington moving NASCAR throwback to Mother's Day

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR's popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend...

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Bottas leads 2nd practice while Raikkonen puts out flames

While Valtteri Bottas enjoyed the fastest time in the second practice for the Formula One season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on...

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Hamilton fit to race at Abu Dhabi GP after COVID-19 recovery

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has recovered from the coronavirus and will race at the...

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USA Bobsled and Skeleton adds six to its Hall of Fame

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tristan Gale Geisler, Steve Mesler and Vonetta Flowers are among a six-person...

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Haas condemns new F1 driver Mazepin for social media video

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Haas condemned recent hire Nikita Mazepin on Wednesday for an “abhorrent” video showing the driver...

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Montoya to return to Indy 500 in 3rd Arrow McLaren entry

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will return to the iconic event next year driving for...

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The Latest: Michigan State-Virginia hoops postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Virginia’s ACC/B1G Challenge game against...

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Herta to race No. 26 under Andretti banner with Gainbridge

Colton Herta will race for the IndyCar championship in 2021 in a rebranded look from Andretti Autosport.Herta, 20, will drive...

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Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian to retire

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Davidson, the longtime I ndianapolis Motor Speedway historian, said Monday he will retire at the...

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Perez stays calm to win chaotic Sakhir GP for 1st F1 win

Sergio Perez waited 190 races to finally stand on the podium as a Formula One winner and end a 50-year wait of its own for...

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Mick Schumacher clinches F2 title ahead of move into F1

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher celebrated his impending move into Formula One by clinching the F2 title on Sunday.He is...

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Grosjean to miss F1 finale, flying home for burns treatment

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to...

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Bottas takes pole position for Sakhir GP ahead of Russell

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took pole position ahead of temporary teammate George Russell for the...

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Johnson part of all-star Action Express lineup for Rolex 24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson will open his first year of semi-retirement by racing the Rolex 24 at Daytona as part of...

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Replacement driver fastest in practices for Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton’s replacement driver set the fastest times in both practice sessions for the Sakhir Grand...

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Force Indy to launch as part of IndyCar's diversity efforts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske will mentor a new entry in the IndyCar ladder series that will be owned by a Black businessman...

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Russell gets chance to shine for Mercedes at Sakhir GP

George Russell has been touted as the future of Formula One by Lewis Hamilton, and has the opportunity to showcase his talent...

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Magnussen to race American sports cars for Ganassi in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen will move to the IMSA sports car series in 2021 driving for Chip...

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Investigation opened into F1 driver Romain Grosjean's crash

PARIS (AP) — An investigation has been opened into Formula One driver Romain Grosjean's horrifying crash at the Bahrain Grand...

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The Latest: Boise State-UNLV football game canceled

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Boise State’s football game at UNLV...

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Jack Aitken to drive for F1 team Williams at Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Jack Aitken will drive for Formula One team Williams alongside Nicholas Latifi in this weekend’s Sakhir...

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Mick Schumacher confirmed for F1 seat with Haas in 2021

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mick Schumacher will make his debut in Formula One next season for the Haas team.Haas said Wednesday it...

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The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew

TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory...

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Grosjean expects psychological help after horrific F1 crash

PARIS (AP) — Formula One driver Romain Grosjean expects he will need psychological help to deal with the traumatic memories of...

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Hamilton positive for COVID-19, will miss F1's Sakhir GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this...

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Russian driver Mazepin to race for Haas in F1 next season

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (AP) — Russian driver Nikita Mazepin will drive for Formula One team Haas after signing a multi-year...

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Grosjean to miss race after crash, Fittipaldi's grandson in

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Romain Grosjean has been ruled out of the second Formula One race in Bahrain and will be replaced by...

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Hamilton wins Bahrain GP, Grosjean escapes burning car

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won a crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix where Romain Grosjean somehow escaped with only minor...

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Grosjean escapes F1 fireball at Bahrain GP after huge crash

It was like a scene from an action movie, except totally unscripted and genuinely life-threatening, involving a stunning escape...

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Hamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP and 98th in F1

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton set a track record at the Bahrain Grand Prix on his way to a...

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Hamilton praised for urging F1 to help improve human rights

Lewis Hamilton has been praised by a human rights group for urging Formula One to help improve people's rights in places where...

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Hamilton leads 2nd practice at the Bahrain GP, Albon crashes

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Bahrain Grand...

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AP PHOTOS: In Italy's Formula 1 city Monza, ambulances race

MONZA, Italy (AP) — This Italian city north of Milan is best known for its Formula 1 racetrack. But in 2020, ambulances have...

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Kanaan to pair with Johnson to drive oval races for Ganassi

Tony Kanaan will have another chance for a proper IndyCar farewell tour with a two-year deal to partner with Jimmie Johnson at...

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Zanardi transferred to Padua hospital 5 months after crash

MILAN (AP) — Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi was transferred to a hospital in Padua...

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Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 — bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup...