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Even NASCAR drivers need a stylist

“All the stylists must still be on holiday.” “She looks like she lost her stylist.” So went some of the Twitter asides on...

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Sainz wins a third Dakar Rally title, rider Brabec his first

QIDDIYA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Carlos Sainz confirmed his third Dakar Rally triumph on Friday after ensuring defending champion...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game, the latest fallout...

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

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

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

MLBBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox insist they won the 2018 World Series fairly, even as they begin their search for a new...

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Sainz pads Dakar Rally leader after rivals make wrong turns

SHUBAYTAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz took advantage of navigation mistakes by title rivals Nasser...

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NASCAR to run Xfinity race on Indy road course for 1st time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roger Penske already is making changes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.It looks like more are on the way,...

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AP Photos: Navigating the desert in the Dakar Rally

Spanish motorcyclist Sara Garcia searches for a tool inside a red metallic box during one of the world's toughest races, gazing...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLBBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred...

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Scott McLaughlin hopes to be IndyCar-bound with Penske team

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — A two-time touring car champion in Australia, Scott McLaughlin is hoping his next stop will be the...

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NASCAR changes rules to try to improve short-track racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has changed the rules on its aerodynamic package for short tracks and road courses because the...

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Swedish driver Ericsson lands hot chocolate company sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A hot chocolate company led by Hollywood stuntman and occasional racer Stanton Barrett has signed as...

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Monday Sports In Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest...

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A look back at other infamous cheating scandals in sports

The fallout from baseball's latest sign-stealing scandal is beginning to take shape. Houston manager AJ Hinch is out of a job,...

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Dakar minus grieving motorbike riders gives drivers problems

WADI AL-DAWASIR, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Carlos Sainz stayed in front at the Dakar Rally as the leading drivers struggled with...

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NFLGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's...

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AP Sportlight

Jan. 131962 — Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA regulation-game record 73 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 135-117...

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PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

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

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest...

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Indianapolis ramping up prep work for 2022 championship game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Susan Baughman will spend this weekend getting learning the nuances of putting on a national championship...

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Peterhansel wins Dakar 4th stage, Sainz stays in front

AL ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Stephane Peterhansel finally made his mark on the first Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia when he won the...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

SportsMay 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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Leagues finally cash in on sports betting by selling data

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming...

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Sainz latest new leader after Dakar Rally 3rd stage

NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two-time winner Carlos Sainz became the third new leader of the Dakar Rally after winning the third...

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Verstappen extends deal with F1 team Red Bull through 2023

MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Max Verstappen extended his contract with Red Bull in Formula One until the end of the 2023...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

NFLDALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce...

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Penske shuffles crew chiefs for Logano, Keselowski, Blaney

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske has overhauled the crew chief assignments for all three of its Cup Series teams.Joey...

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De Villiers wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, Terranova new leader

NEOM, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Orlando Terranova became the new Dakar Rally leader after finishing second on the tricky second stage...

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Roger Penske takes ownership of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Roger Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic...

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Bourdais, Hinchcliffe casualties of cruel IndyCar offseason

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar iron out the wrinkles on its newest...

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Kyle Busch brings the Rowdy show to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track...

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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the...

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Leclerc signs new contract with Ferrari through 2024

Charles Leclerc signed a new contract with Ferrari through to the end of the 2024 Formula One season on Monday.Leclerc joined...

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Junior Johnson, "The Last American Hero," dies at 88

Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom...

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Junior Johnson, the North Carolina moonshine runner who went on to a NASCAR Hall of Fame racing career, has died at 88

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Junior Johnson, the North Carolina moonshine runner who went on to a NASCAR Hall of Fame racing career,...

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Coyne hires Spanish driver Palou for full IndyCar season

Dale Coyne hired Spanish driver Alex Palou to drive the 2020 IndyCar season Thursday, the latest twist in a wild offseason of...

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Hailie Deegan jumps to Ford to fast-tack her racing career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hailie Deegan, a rising 18-year-old star in motorsports, was named a development driver with Ford...

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Motorsports safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies after stroke

Bill Simpson, a pioneer in motorsports safety credited with creating equipment that saved too many drivers to count from death...

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Formula 1 heiress' jewel collection reported stolen in raid

LONDON (AP) — London police are investigating the theft of a large cache of “high value jewelry” reported stolen from the...

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Cricket World Cup winner Stokes takes BBC's top sports award

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Cricket World Cup winner Ben Stokes ended a sensational 2019 by claiming the BBC's Sports Personality...

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Police remove car over similarity to one used in attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Charlottesville Police Department is taking a Dodge Challenger out of service because of its...

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Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors...

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AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates'...

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Crew chief Pearn leaving NASCAR to spend time with family

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cole Pearn, considered one of the top crew chiefs in NASCAR, is leaving the sport to spend more time...

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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next...

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Chase Elliott gets 2nd most popular NASCAR driver award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott's run as NASCAR's most popular driver hit two consecutive years when he was voted as the...

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South Carolina fan wins Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Vaughn, a longtime volunteer and leader with the South Carolina-based Project HOPE Foundation that...

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Joe Gibbs honored with NASCAR's award of excellence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected...

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NASCAR signs 4 premier partners to sponsor Cup Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR has signed Busch Beer, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity as its “premier partners" in a change to its...

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NASCAR goes back to its roots with a huge Nashville blowout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch toted his championship trophy all over Nashville for photo opportunities. He opened his...

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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

NFLSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for one game for saying Baltimore...

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Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500...

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Hamilton won’t rule out future move to Ferrari

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to open the door for a possible...

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Hamilton seals easy 11th victory of F1 championship season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton’s 11th victory of another dominant season proved so easy...

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Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes...

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F1: World champion Hamilton takes pole at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand...

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Ferrari chief happy to consider possibility of Hamilton move

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The prospect of six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton driving for Ferrari in the...

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Bottas best in 2nd practice for Abu Dhabi GP then crashes

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest in the second practice for the season-ending...

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Latifi anticipates tough F1 debut with Williams next season

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi anticipates his Formula One debut for the struggling...

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Ferrari’s Leclerc pledges to behave better at Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Charles Leclerc pledges to behave better at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend,...

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NASCAR punishes 4 teams for tampering with season finale

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has fined three car owners $50,000 each and penalized their teams for manipulating the...

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Bourdais to move to IMSA after split with Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastian Bourdais parted ways with Dale Coyne Racing on Friday and will move from IndyCar to sports cars in IMSA in 2020.The...

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Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand...

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7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson sat down next to Jeff Gordon at a 2001 driver meeting and asked the champion if he had...

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing after next season.

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Citroën withdraws from rally in wake of Ogier’s departure

BRUSSELS (AP) — Citroën is withdrawing from next year’s world rally championship following the decision of six-time world...

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Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated.Just...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the honorary starter for the 2020 Daytona 500, making him part of the...

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Ferrari’s troubles deepen at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari hoped the Brazilian Grand Prix would bring some relief after poor performances and even accusations of...

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Harvick fails to rally overmatched Ford in NASCAR finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ford v Toyota flopped for the blue oval at the track.Kevin Harvick was the lone Ford driver in the...

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Robert Hight wins 3rd NHRA Funny Car season title

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car season title and second in three years Sunday by advancing to...

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Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory...

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Sticky Situation: Hamlin’s title run ends with tape gaffe

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin's championship run was foiled by the tale of the tape.Hamlin's air of confidence came...

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Gibbs wins 5th NASCAR title in season dedicated to late son

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season...

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The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local):6:20 p.m.Kyle Busch has won his second...

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Kyle Busch wins second NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch wins second NASCAR Cup Series championship, taking season finale at Homestead.

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Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a...

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NASCAR touts gains but knows short track racing needs work

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt to improve the racing at short tracks in 2020 after the rules package introduced...

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Steve Torrence tops qualifying at NHRA season finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Points leader Steve Torrence jumped to the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday...

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Reddick wins 2nd consecutive Xfinity Series championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Reddick won his second consecutive Xfinity Series championship by snatching the lead away from...

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Dead Heat: No clear favorite in NASCAR championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch, weary from the hype surrounding NASCAR’s championship race, just wanted to end his media...

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Oh, what a beating! Toyota on a tear entering Cup finale

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ed Laukes strolled onto the stage with his chest seemingly puffed out. The Toyota executive corrected...

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix.It’s the second career...

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NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could...

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Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans...

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Last hurrah for Homestead: track hosts final title races

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — In many ways, Homestead-Miami Speedway was the ideal spot for NASCAR’s “championship weekend.”Great...

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Rookie crew chief Gabehart has Hamlin on verge of 1st title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — As Denny Hamlin angrily tried to charge after Joey Logano in a post-race fracas, only one person was...

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Crafton grabs Truck Series championship in winless season

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Matt Crafton won a championship without winning a race, an unprecedented feat under NASCAR’s new...

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Matt Hagan tops Funny Car qualifying at NHRA finale

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Funny Car championship contender Matt Hagan topped qualifying Friday at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA...

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Recovering Ferraris dominate first Brazilian GP practices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc dominated practice at Interlagos on Friday for the Brazilian Grand Prix,...

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Fire burns for Stewart as he chases another NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart was convalescing from a nasty wreck, and he was depressed because, as he cracked, "if you...

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Suarez ousted at Stewart-Haas for Cole Custer promotion

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suarez said he thought he had the money needed to keep his seat at Stewart-Haas Racing. The...

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Bell, Custer, Reddick go for Xfinity title before Cup jump

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Tyler Reddick are moving up the NASCAR ranks, giving the Xfinity...

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Hamilton unveils new Senna tribute helmet at Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has unveiled another helmet in tribute to his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna at...

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NASCAR’s Cup Series finale sells out for 6th straight year

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR says the Cup Series season finale is sold out for the sixth consecutive year.Homestead-Miami...

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Hamilton expects to sort out new F1 contract soon

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he hopes to sort out his next contract soon, but...

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NASCAR’s final 4 in fun mode ahead of championship race

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money...

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Bottas trusts secret plan to beat Hamilton in 2020 F1

SAO PAULO (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas has a plan to beat Formula One champion and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton...

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NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports...

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Friesen, Moffitt, Chastain, Crafton race for Trucks title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain had the talent to compete for a NASCAR championship. The path he took to race for the...

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Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the...

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Jordan Taylor to become Corvette factory driver in 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Taylor is leaving his father’s sports car team to become a factory driver for Corvette Racing in...

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Tifft leaves Front Row Motorsports to focus on health

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft has parted ways with Front Row Motorsports to focus on his health after suffering a seizure...

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Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give...

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

(all times Eastern)NASCAR CUP SERIESFORD ECOBOOST 400Site: Homestead, Florida.Schedule: Friday, practice, 3:35 & 6:30 p.m....

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AP NewsAlert

NEW YORK (AP) — Major league home run leader Pete Alonso of the New York Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year award.

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Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his...

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Logano can't defend NASCAR title after mystery slide

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano's promising start to the afternoon fell apart with a slow, helpless slide though the field...

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Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin adamantly insisted 'it's not over" after a critical mistake last week put the Daytona 500...

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Allgaier wins at Phoenix to race for Xfinity championship

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Allgaier raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday at ISM Raceway...

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Penske Perfect: Indy goes to right man

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies.The automobile...

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Kyle Busch wins pole for playoff race at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch won the pole and all eight title contenders qualified in the top 10 for the final race to...

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Wallace fined $50,000 by NASCAR for intentional spin

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bubba Wallace said he wasn't worried about repercussions for intentionally causing a caution because...

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Stewart Friesen overcomes early penalty to win in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Stewart Friesen held off Brandon Jones in the last two laps at ISM Raceway on Friday night to earn a...

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Intentional cautions take spotlight in NASCAR playoffs

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Denny Hamlin thought he was the favorite to win NASCAR's championship but now finds himself in danger of...

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Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'

NEW YORK (AP) — France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

OLYMPICSMOSCOW (AP) — Russia hardened its line on a doping issue which could threaten the country's participation at next...

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Penske jumped at chance to protect iconic Indianapolis track

Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue...

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Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed...

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Top moments in the history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IndyCar Series and other properties controlled by the Hulman family are being sold to Penske...

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Hulman & Company selling Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series and other properties to Penske Entertainment Corp.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hulman & Company selling Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series and other properties to Penske...

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Kyle Busch to represent Lexus with debut at Rolex for Vasser

PLANO, Texas (AP) — NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch will enter the prestigious Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race in conjunction...

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Hamilton closing in on Schumacher's 7 F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One by one, Lewis Hamilton has passed the great drivers of Formula One.Except one.And now Hamilton is...

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Brittany Force races to Top Fuel victory at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force raced to her second Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Nationals to pull...

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Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With...

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The Latest: Harvick wins at Texas again for another Cup shot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (all times local):6:10 p.m.Kevin Harvick has...

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Bottas' best win and best season lost in Hamilton's shadow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — From uncertainty about his future, to his best year in Formula One, Mercedes's other driver, Valtteri...

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US Grand Prix Results

1. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 56 laps, 1:33.55.7, 25.2. (44) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 56, +4.148 seconds behind, 18.3....

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Hamilton clinches F1 championship No. 6 at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton could have settled in for a nice Sunday drive to win the Formula One championship.There was...

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins 6th Formula One world title at US Grand Prix.

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Cup rookie Tifft focused on what caused seizure at track

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Tifft is focused on trying to determine what caused his seizure at a racetrack that ended his...

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Bell leads half of Texas race for win and Xfinity title shot

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Christopher Bell led 101 of the 200 laps, claimed both stages and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Texas...

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Jack Beckman has record run to top Funny Car qualifying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Beckman made the quickest Funny Car run in The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway history Saturday night...

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Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph...

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Hamilton to start 5th at US Grand Prix as he chases F1 title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix will be far from ideal. His position in the season...

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Logano in another rift as he eyes title shot at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Joey Logano has again arrived at Texas in the middle of a rift with another playoff contender after...

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US Grand Prix Lineup

1. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 1:33.7502. (5) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:33.7663. (33) Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing...

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Kurt Busch, sponsor staying with Ganassi on multiyear deal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch will go into his 21st NASCAR Cup season next year without having to answer questions about...

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Brittany Force has fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittany Force made the fastest run in NHRA Top Fuel history Friday at 338.17 mph at The Strip at Las Vegas...

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F1: Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cold and bumpy in the morning, fast in the afternoon.Lewis Hamilton set the early pace for the U.S. Grand...

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Expanding US footprint is like walking in quicksand for F1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One officials have dreamed of expanding in the U.S. since the day the series returned to American...

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Hamlin racing for NASCAR title with torn labrum in shoulder

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Denny Hamlin can put off until after the season the surgery he needs to repair a torn labrum in his...

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Hinch-clipped: McLaren boss calls IndyCar change business

The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of...

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Patriots QB Tom Brady impressed with Hamilton's F1 career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is really impressed by his neighbor's driving.That would be Formula One driver Lewis...

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ESPN and Formula One reach new 3-year US broadcast deal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One and ESPN have agreed to a new three-year deal to keep the series on the network and on ABC in...

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F1: Verstappen calls Hamilton jabs disrespectful

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Max Verstappen is happy to take all the space Lewis Hamilton will give him — in his head.Verstappen fired...

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F1 unveils news rules for 2021 to improve competition

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Closer racing and smaller budgets.Formula One hopes it has found the formula to close the gap between...

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Hinch looks forward to maple syrup, an NHL game after firing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe said he was "shocked" to learn Arrow McLaren SP was dumping him from his 2020 seat in...

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Hamilton on 'good hunting ground' at US Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has a certain love affair with the rolling hills and scrub land in the heart of Texas.It's...

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Burnouts on Hollywood Blvd: F1 drivers bring racing to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo visited Los Angeles for the first time about five years ago after his cousin moved here,...

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English soccer club Derby fires captain in car-crash fallout

DERBY, England (AP) — English soccer club Derby has fired captain Richard Keogh for gross misconduct following an internal...

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McLaren confirms Askew and O'Ward for 2020 IndyCar lineup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed...

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Truex quietly rolling toward a 2nd NASCAR championship

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. struggled on short tracks for 15 years before he finally snapped his streak of futility...

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AP sources: Hinchcliffe to be replaced at new McLaren team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct...

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Tifft to miss final 3 races of NASCAR season after seizure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft will miss the final three races of the NASCAR season after suffering a seizure at...

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NASCAR: Logano crew member suspended for tackling Hamlin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR suspended a member of Joey Logano's crew Monday for this weekend's race at Texas after the tire...

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Column: Truex rout creates chaos in NASCAR's playoff field

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is slowly coughing away his championship chances and Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano are...

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Tony Stewart to drive Cup car for demonstration in Austin

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will drive a stock car for the first time since he retired from NASCAR in 2016 when he...

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen wastes victory chance in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen will go to the U.S. Grand Prix mad about what might have been in Mexico.The Red Bull driver...

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Truex wins at Martinsville to earn spot in championship race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was celebrating the victory that locked him into NASCAR's title race when he heard...

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Hamilton beats Ferrari front row to Mexico City win

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lewis Hamilton got the Mexican victory party he craved. He'll have to wait another week for a sixth career...

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Verstappen stripped of pole at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen turned in a brilliant lap to snatch a surprising pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix.Then...

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Denny Hamlin wins pole for playoff race at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has won the pole at Martinsville Speedway, where the five-time winner will attempt to...

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Gilliland scores 1st victory in trucks with Martinsville win

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Todd Gilliland won his first career Truck Series race by holding off championship contender Ross...

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Elliott blows engine in opening minutes of playoff practice

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Chase Elliott had just one plan after his engine failed in the opening minutes of practice for the...

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Matt Tifft becomes ill at Martinsville, taken to hospital

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Matt Tifft fell ill before practice at Martinsville Speedway and was taken to a hospital for...

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F1: Albon still hoping for 2020 seat with Red Bull

MEXICO CITY (AP) — If Alex Albon still needs to do more to impress Red Bull into signing him for 2020, he'll want a better...

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F1: Ferrari's Vettel leads the way at Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Ferrari flexed the muscle that makes it a favorite to win the Mexican Grand Prix.Two-time defending race...

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Hamlin and Gibbs group go to Martinsville as title favorites

All the momentum is with Denny Hamlin headed to Martinsville Speedway for the opening race of the third round of NASCAR's...

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Hamilton and drivers say F1 should be more eco-friendly

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One is a global series with a large carbon footprint.Teams, drivers and fans fly to 21 races around...

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Ferrari aims for pole and to avoid team duel in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Across the Formula One paddock, Ferrari is seen as the front-row favorite in the Mexican Grand Prix.The...

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Two-time F1 champion Alonso to race in Dakar Rally

MADRID (AP) — Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will compete in the Dakar Rally in January.His team, Toyota Gazoo...

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Hamilton has 2 championships but just 1 win in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a place that has twice crowned him Formula One champion, Mexico City has not been particularly kind to...

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Renault disqualified from Japanese Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Formula One disqualified Renault from the Oct. 13 Japanese Grand Prix on Wednesday, knocking both of the...

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Red Bulls have been tamed since F1's summer break

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Max Verstappen and Red Bull were riding high at Formula One's summer break. The driver and team have been in...

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Column: Brian France was right to bring playoffs to NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Spoilers, tension, a sense of urgency. Heroes, villains.The NASCAR playoffs are playing out with all the...

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Billy Torrence

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — Billy Torrence won the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at his home track Sunday for his second Top Fuel...

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Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that...

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Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that...

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The Latest: Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR elimination race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local):4:55...

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Forces sweep qualifying at Texas NHRA FallNationals

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force and daughter Brittany raced to the No. 1 qualifying spots in AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, with...

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Jones tops Xfinity playoff contenders in wild Kansas race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brandon Jones raced to his first career Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Kansas Speedway after a...

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Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott insisted the weekly routine hasn't changed a bit within the Hendrick Motorsports...

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Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Hemric wasn't exactly fired. David Ragan isn't quite yet retired.Yet the two off-the-radar...

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Friday's Sports in Brief

PRO BASKETBALLBEIJING (AP) — China denied NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's claim that it demanded the firing of Houston Rockets...

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Forces top qualifying at Texas NHRA FallNationals

ENNIS, Texas (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday night in the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals playoff event with...

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Eckes win at Kansas to take ARCA Series championship

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Christian Eckes won the ARCA Series finale along with its season championship Friday night.The...

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Pressure off Bowyer for next season but not NASCAR playoffs

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Clint Bowyer rolled into Kansas Speedway on Friday with the comfort of knowing he'll be with...

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Pair of NASCAR teams scrambling amid hauler issues at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One hauler caught fire while traveling to Kansas Speedway, another went off the road when its driver...

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NASCAR closes $2B purchase of International Speedway Corp.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR closed its $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Friday, bringing under the...

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Clint Bowyer signs extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next...

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2 NASCAR teams in traffic incidents on way to Kansas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two NASCAR teams on their way to Kansas Speedway were involved in separate traffic incidents that...

Sports

Formula One reaches agreement for Miami Grand Prix in 2021

MIAMI (AP) — Formula One has reached preliminary agreement to race in Miami in 2021, giving the global series a second race in...

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GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike

DETROIT — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could...

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Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday...

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Hundreds of birds crash into NASCAR Hall of Fame building

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An animal rescue group says more than 300 birds crashed into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown...

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IndyCar back on track at Richmond for 1st time in a decade

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that...

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Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff...

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Steve Torrence races to NHRA Top Fuel win

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Steve Torrence beat Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuel final on Monday and took over the points lead at the 12th...

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The Latest: Blaney beats Newman in photo finish at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):4 p.m.Ryan Blaney beat...

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Weekend Sports in Briefs

MLBHOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a battle of the bullpens,...

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Rain gives team an additional day to strategize at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — When rain stopped NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, a gaggle of Chevrolet drivers headed...

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The Latest: Rain forces playoff postponement at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):3:35 p.m.NASCAR's playoff race...

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Mercedes driver Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — A blistering start from Valtteri Bottas from third on the grid helped the Finnish driver win the...

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Ferrari driver Vettel grabs pole at Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position at the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday in a windy...

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Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott rebounded from last week's devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep...

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Chevy vs. Ford vs. Toyota at Talladega playoff race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The first loser at Talladega Superspeedway better not have been hung out to dry in the closing laps by a...

Sports

Boyd gets 1st career win after Sauter stripped of victory

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race Saturday after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the...

Sports

Pastor, Trump ally Robert Jeffress to give Talladega prayer

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald...

Sports

As Japan braces for typhoon, rugby squad trains in the rain

TOKYO (AP) — Emergency crews were on high alert. Flights and trains were cancelled. Rugby stars here for the World Cup mostly...

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Japanese GP in holding pattern as Typhoon Hagibis approaches

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Japanese Grand Prix...

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Speed racer: Hamlin goes nearly 205 mph at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only...

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Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo...

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Bottas fastest in practice for Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Valtteri Bottas led the second and final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging...

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Japanese F1 qualifying pushed back to Sunday; race to go on

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Organizers of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix have canceled Saturday's qualifying session because of...

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Hamilton aiming for win at typhoon-threatened Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton knows a win at this weekend's typhoon-threatened Japanese Grand Prix will...

Sports

Typhoon could affect Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — The powerful typhoon that is heading for Japan's main island this weekend could impact on the Formula One...

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Marcus Ericsson to move into 3rd IndyCar entry for Ganassi

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third IndyCar next season for Marcus Ericsson, a former Formula One...

Sports

Column: Kyle Larson finally poised to answer expectations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is odd to classify a victory on a 1-mile concrete oval in Delaware as the biggest win of Kyle...

Sports

Larson flashes superstar potential with playoff win at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can't-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new...

Sports

The Latest: Larson wins playoff to race at Dover to advance

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):5:55 p.m.Kyle Larson pulled...

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Custer takes checkered at Dover for 7th Xfinity win of year

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cole Custer raced to his seventh Xfinity Series victory of the season Saturday at Dover International...

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Denny Hamlin wins pole on Dover track where he's yet to win

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is 0-for-Dover in a stellar career for Joe Gibbs Racing that includes two Daytona 500...

Sports

Splash & Go: Wallace has few regrets for splashing Bowman

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bubba Wallace has few regrets over his splash-and-go incident with Alex Bowman.Wallace met with NASCAR...

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Derby sanctions players after alcohol-related car crash

DERBY, England (AP) — Second-tier English club Derby is sanctioning two of its players who were charged with drunk driving...

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Reddick chases 2nd Xfinity title with Cup future secured

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tyler Reddick is ready to make the jump from Xfinity Series champ to Cup Series regular.Reddick, the...

Business

Johnson's sponsor stays on Hendrick 48 car through 2023

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has a winless streak that's hit 88 races. He missed the playoffs for the first time in his...

Business

Wrestlers, start your smackdowns!: WWE big show goes to Fox

The Rock says this: know your role and set the “Smackdown” station to Fox.WWE is ready to lace up its boots for a prime-time...

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IndyCar aeroscreen declared ready to race by Dixon and Power

Scott Dixon and Will Power both declared IndyCar’s new aeroscreen “ready to race” during the first extensive test session for...

Sports

RCR promotes Reddick to Cup Series in No. 8 Chevrolet

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Reddick has been promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series with Richard Childress Racing next season to...

Sports

Column: Wild weekend at home pumps new life into NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasn't even...

Sports

Elliott wins playoff race at Charlotte in scorching heat

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman had just advanced to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, climbed from his car and slumped...

Sports

Shawn Langdon races to NHRA Funny Car win

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Shawn Langdon beat Kalitta Motorsports teammate J.R. Todd in the Funny Car final Sunday at the AAA...

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The Latest: Elliott wins Charlotte playoff race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's playoff elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (all times local):6:15...

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Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two finish at Russian Grand Prix

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton coasted to a comfortable victory and led a Mercedes one-two finish at the Russian Grand...

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Drivers try to protect playoff positions at tricky Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was created specifically to add a unique venue to NASCAR's playoffs,...

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70-year-old John Force tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — John Force powered to the No. 1 spot in Funny Car on Saturday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest...

Sports

Allmendinger races to 1st NASCAR win since 2014

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger raced to his first NASCAR victory in five years Saturday in the Xfinity Series race on The...

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Leclerc takes 4th straight pole at Russian GP, Hamilton 2nd

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Charles Leclerc clinched his fourth straight pole position and championship leader Lewis Hamilton was...

Sports

Robert Hight tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Robert Hight topped Funny Car qualifying in the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Worldwide...

Sports

Newgarden drives first Indy car at Charlotte in 20 years

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden turned exhibition laps Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the first...

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Stenhouse firing makes for frenzied NASCAR free agency

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A critical playoff race that will end the championship chances for four NASCAR drivers has been...

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Byron and Bowman make it all-Hendrick front row at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — William Byron and Alex Bowman led Hendrick Motorsports to a sweep of the front row in qualifying Friday...

Sports

NASCAR: McDowell misses Charlotte practice with kidney stone

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell missed the only Cup practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday because he was taken to...

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Verstappen ahead of Leclerc in 2nd practice at Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Max Verstappen traded positions with Charles Leclerc in Friday's second practice at the Russian Grand...

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Derby investigates 'alcohol-related incident'

DERBY, England (AP) — English soccer club Derby says a small group of players will pay a "heavy price for their actions" as the...

Sports

Roush replacing Stenhouse with Chris Buescher in 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing will split at the end of the season and Chris Buescher will...

Sports

Bell promoted to Cup Series in Leavine Family Racing seat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christopher Bell has been promoted to NASCAR's top series and will drive for Leavine Family Racing in...

Sports

Column: IndyCar closes season feeling relevant again

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — It feels like the 1990s again in IndyCar, which closed its season with a throwback tour to a pair of...

Sports

Newgarden wins championship and Herta wins IndyCar finale

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wrapped up his second IndyCar championship and burst into tears — an odd reaction for a...

Sports

Truex wins again at Richmond; Gibbs' Jones disqualified

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a "pinch me" moment as he climbed from his car in victory lane.Nudged off...

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Vettel ends 13-month winless run; Ferrari 1-2 at Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took advantage of an early pit stop to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday...

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The Latest: Truex wins again, leads 1-2-3-4 finish for Gibbs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway (all times local):10:50 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. passed Kyle...

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Sato extends with Rahal, Herta moves to Andretti

LAGUNA SECA, Calif. (AP) — Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season and Colton Herta was pulled...

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Herta continues to overshadow IndyCar championship race

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful...

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Ferrari's Leclerc takes 3rd straight pole at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed a third straight Formula One pole position on Saturday after outpacing...

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Leclerc edges Hamilton in final practice at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc edged Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton on Saturday in the final...

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Bell opens Xfinity playoffs with dominant run

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Bell passed pole-sitter Austin Cindric for the lead after 85 laps and won the NASCAR Xfinity...

Sports

Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR playoff race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has won the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond...

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IndyCar touts positive gains as season heads to climax

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding race track, it...

Sports

Busch looks to rebound as NASCAR playoffs move to Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The NASCAR playoffs didn't start the way Kyle Busch wanted. An early swipe of the wall at Las Vegas and...

Sports

Hamilton tops 2nd practice at Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early...

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Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP

SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore...

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Graham Rahal turns to body contouring in battle of the bulge

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver...

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Newgarden seeks 2nd title in 3 years in battle of Americans

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden, clad head-to-toe in solid black, was the last championship contender to arrive at an...