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

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

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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

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

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Friday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men's college basketball...

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Dolly Parton makes NASCAR debut as sponsor at Bristol

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

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Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

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

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Darrell Waltrip starts victory lap on his 2nd NASCAR career

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

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

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

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the NBA...

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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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Sterling Marlin undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery

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

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Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Waltrip set to retire

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

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on...

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Earnhardt joins NBC Sports coverage of Indianapolis 500

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

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AUTO RACING: Auto Racing Glance

All Times EasternNASCARFOOD CITY 500Site: Bristol, Tennessee.Schedule: Friday, practice, 1:35 p.m., qualifying, 6:10 p.m....

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDuke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America...

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Mick Schumacher 2nd fastest in F1 test debut for Ferrari

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

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Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's...

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

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

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Car of Thai anti-junta activist torched after protest rally

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

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot...

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

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

Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

SportsApr 2, 2019

As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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

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

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The Latest: Hamlin wins at Texas despite 2 penalties

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

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Ferrari gifts Hamilton another win after Bahrain GP blunder

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

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

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

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

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

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Busch wins Xfinity for chance at Texas tripleheader sweep

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

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Johnson looking for old Cup result in Texas to end drought

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

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Mick Schumacher finishes 8th on F2 debut in Bahrain

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

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Kyle Busch wins again in NASCAR Truck Series

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

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Johnson on pole on Texas after slight Cup qualifying changes

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

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

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

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Harvick no plan for 2020 Fox TV booth if Waltrip retires

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

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Ferrari's Vettel and Leclerc top both Bahrain GP practices

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

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AP NewsAlert

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope issues sweeping sex abuse legislation for Vatican City, requires abuse allegations to be reported to...

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Herta exceeding rookie hopes as IndyCar's youngest winner

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

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Bottas under pressure to show he can beat Hamilton again

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

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Mick Schumacher 'totally confident' he can handle pressure

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

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

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

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Guilty plea to hate crimes in deadly car attack at rally

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

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Steinbrenner IV veers left away from baseball into IndyCar

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

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Analysis: NASCAR did best it could in freshening schedule

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

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Alonso tests with Toyota that won Dakar Rally this year

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

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

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

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Man convicted in Charlottesville attack plans to change plea

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

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NASCAR shuffles 2020 schedule to freshen stagnant schedule

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

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

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

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Monday Sports in Brief

NFLPHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

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Column: NASCAR schedule may not be the overhaul fans sought

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

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NASCAR sets qualifying rules to avoid another embarrassment

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

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Rookie Herta wins IndyCar Classic at 18 years old

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

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Keselowski routs field to earn win at Martinsville Speedway

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

Thunder’s success in halfcourt imperative to playoff success

SportsApr 4, 2019

The questions poured in about momentum, a galvanizing moment, an instance of joy that the Thunder could use as a springboard to consistency or a dream run in the playoffs. There were slivers of hope in the Thunder’s 119-103 win against the...

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The Latest: Keselowski routs the field to win Martinsville

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

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Logano leads pack of Fords to front at Martinsville Speedway

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

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

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

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Busch grabs win No. 201 with another Truck Series victory

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

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Preece hopes short track background helps at Martinsville

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

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Friday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce...

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IndyCar Classic a "home" race for Foyt family

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

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IndyCar Classic set for debut race at US home of F1

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

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American Correa joins F1 Alfa Romeo as a development driver

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

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Danica Patrick doesn't miss racing since retiring last year

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

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Danica Patrick to join NBC's Indy 500 team

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

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

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

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

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

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Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

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

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

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

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Richie Crampton wins again at NHRA Gatornationals

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

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

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

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

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

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Max power: Verstappen gets podium for Red Bull and Honda

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

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Ferrari misses out on a podium place at F1 Australian GP

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

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Bottas beats Mercedes teammate Hamilton to win Australian GP

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

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

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

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Brittany Force breaks Gainesville Raceway time record

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

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity race at Fontana, denying Kyle Busch

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

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

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

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

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

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Record lap gives Hamilton 6th straight pole at Australian GP

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

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Vettel chases 3rd straight Aussie GP win to equal Schumacher

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

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Hamilton on track for 6th consecutive pole at Australian GP

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

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T.J. Zizzo tops qualifying at NHRA Gatornationals

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

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Dillon wins pole at Fontana after nobody finishes final lap

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

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Kyle Busch eyeing historic 200th win as NASCAR hits Fontana

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

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Thursday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson made all 13 of his shots, five on high-flying dunks, and scored 29...

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

SportsMar 22, 2019

The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Hamilton, Bottas lead the way for Mercedes at Australian GP

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

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Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

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

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Pundits applaud Kubica's F1 comeback at the Australian GP

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

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NBAHOUSTON (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 30 points, DeMarcus Cousins had a season-high 27 and the Golden State Warriors snapped...

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

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

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F1 race director Whiting dies 3 days before Australian GP

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

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Tony Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame

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

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Ricciardo switch to Renault no deterrent for Aussie F1 fans

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

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Swede Felix Rosenqvist strong in IndyCar debut for Ganassi

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

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Kyle Busch nears milestone 200th NASCAR victory

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

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

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

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Verstappen can challenge for F1 title if Red Bull car allows

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

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

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

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Time has come for Vettel to deliver F1 success for Ferrari

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

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Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

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

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The Latest: Kyle Busch sweeps Phoenix with Cup Series win

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

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Another race and another Penske victory with IndyCar win

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

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The Latest: Newgarden gives Roger Penske yet another win

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

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eNASCAR Heat draft brings fans, motorsports closer together

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

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Wickens feted before IndyCar's season-opening race

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

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Busch dominates to win 11th Xfinity race at ISM Raceway

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

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Will Power continues Penske domination with IndyCar pole

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

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McLaren to get engineering support from Carlin at Indy 500

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

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7-time champ Johnson still searching for answers in Phoenix

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

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Drivers Suarez, McDowell called to NASCAR hauler after fight

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

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Busch going all in with new sponsor, confidence at Phoenix

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

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Suarez, McDowell in qualifying dustup for NASCAR race

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

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Blaney qualifies on pole for Sunday's race outside Phoenix

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

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More horsepower, downforce greet Cup Series at Phoenix

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

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Wickens determined to get out of wheelchair and race again

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

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Roger Penske received kidney from son in 2017 at Mayo Clinic

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

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From an artist's mind to the showroom floor

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

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

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

Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

SportsApr 3, 2019

Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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IndyCar slowly and steadily returning to relevance

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

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

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

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Leaving Las Vegas: NASCAR moving awards to Nashville

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

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

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

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Dixon hoping to add back-to-back titles to ring collection

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon's newest IndyCar title defense began Tuesday with some endorsements.Team owner Chip Ganassi...

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Column: Roger Penske remains captain of motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Somewhat overshadowed by the stifling scrutiny of NASCAR's new rules package was another Team Penske...

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Sentencing postponed in deadly white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been delayed for a man convicted of driving his car into a crowd of...

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Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski were side by side off the fourth turn, two teammates fighting for the last...

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The Latest: Logano holds off Keselowski for Vegas NASCAR win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race in Las Vegas (all times local):3:27 p.m.Joey Logano has held off teammate Brad...

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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race in 2OT, can chase weekend sweep

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch moved into position for a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown, holding on in double overtime...

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NASCAR debuts new rules package, expects exciting Vegas race

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ty Dillon and his fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers are eager to see what the whole package can do.The world...

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Busch wins at Las Vegas for 2nd straight Trucks victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kyle Busch won his hometown race Friday night for his second straight NASCAR Truck Series victory.A week after...

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Hailie Deegan starts big Vegas weekend with K&N Series win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hailie Deegan has added another big win to her burgeoning racing career.The 17-year-old driver earned her...

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Harvick earns Vegas pole after Bowman, Elliott start late

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series...

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Kyle Larson says he'll watch his words after Hendrick gaffe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blunt Larson will try to be a bit more delicate with his words in the future.Kyle Larson personally apologized...

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Ferrari ends F1 preseason with fastest car_ and doubts

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari can start the Formula One season with the belief it has a car fast enough to give Mercedes a...

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Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR's West Coast swing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Busch Brothers lead NASCAR into its three-race West Coast swing coming off another set of...

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Ferrari's Leclerc sets fastest time of F1 preseason tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc didn't join Ferrari just to learn from four-time former champion Sebastian Vettel.He...

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Kyle Busch finalizes extension to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has finalized a multi-year extension with Joe Gibbs Racing.Busch said two weeks ago the...

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Ferrari driver Vettel crashes in F1 preseason testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — A crash by Sebastian Vettel dealt Ferrari its biggest setback so far in this year's Formula One...

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With Alonso watching, McLaren's Norris fastest in F1 testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — With Fernando Alonso watching from the pits, British rookie driver Lando Norris set the fastest time in...

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Column: New NASCAR rules package gets early passing grade

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The verdict is still out on NASCAR's new competition package following its innocuous debut at Atlanta Motor...

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Torrence wins Top Fuel final in NHRA Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Billy Torrence won the Top Fuel final Sunday in the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass...

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Built Ford Tough: Keselowski shakes off flu to win Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski had his hands full with a new car and a new rules package — enough to make for a trying...

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The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local):5:50 p.m.Brad Keselowski has...

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Hight tops Funny Car qualifying in NHRA Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Robert Hight topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass...

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Kyle Busch sets Truck Series record with 52nd win

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Busch broke a tie with Ron Hornaday Jr. for the NASCAR Truck Series victory record Saturday at Atlanta...

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Keselowski treated for stomach ailment after practice

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has a stomach virus that has left his status uncertain for NASCAR's race at Atlanta Motor...

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Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps while routing the field Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at...

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NASCAR expects fireworks from rules debuting at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR was long overdue for an added punch to its racing product and eagerly awaits the results from a new...

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Rain delays NHRA Arizona Nationals

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Rain washed out all but a few runs Friday in the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports...

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Aric Almirola leads Ford sweep in qualifying at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Aric Almirola gave the new Mustang its first pole of the NASCAR season in Ford sweep of NASCAR Cup...

Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

SportsApr 2, 2019

Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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NASCAR's new rule package shrouded in unknowns before debut

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway ready to begin a new era of racing that is shrouded in...

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Hamilton still full of drive as he chases 6th F1 world title

TURIN, Italy (AP) — At the age of 34 and with five world titles, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is still showing no sign...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive in Darlington Xfinity race

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Jr. will race at NASCAR's track dubbed "Too Tough To Tame."Earnhardt Jr. announced Friday he'll...

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Ferrari shows good pace, reliability in 1st week of F1 tests

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — The first week of Formula testing ended with Ferrari looking to be a step ahead of Mercedes.Ferrari...

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Financial questions hound 2 of F1's 3 races in North America

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Formula One's three races in North America are facing financial issues that are raising concern...

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Hamilton expects stronger challenge from Ferrari in 2019

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Ferrari's early dominance in Formula One preseason testing has caught Lewis Hamilton's...

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McDowell defends Daytona 500 decision not to push Logano

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared...

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IndyCar to debut cockpit protection in Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will require its cars to have titanium debris deflectors on the cockpit beginning with this year's...

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Leclerc impresses for Ferrari on 2nd day of F1 preseason

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc is already showing why four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel considers him a "full...

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Ricciardo eager to 'grow' at Renault after Red Bull exit

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Still settling into his new Renault car, Daniel Ricciardo resisted the old habit of pulling into Red...

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Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint.The Daytona 500 packed an...

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Vettel makes strong start to F1 preseason for Ferrari

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — For Sebastian Vettel, the opening day of the Formula One preseason couldn't have gone any better.Vettel,...

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Mercedes' Wolff fears no-deal Brexit's effect on Formula One

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Politics, not engines or aerodynamics, is what really worries Mercedes boss Toto Wolff as his team heads...

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Alfa Romeo unveils Formula 1 car for new season

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Alfa Romeo has unveiled the new Formula One car that will be piloted by former champion Kimi Raikkonen...

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Williams says it is likely to miss 2 days of F1 testing

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Williams says it will likely miss the first two days of Formula One preseason testing, another blow to...

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Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner...

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Kyle Busch laments lack of help, runner-up finish at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch felt like an amiable teammate, willing to do whatever it took to get Joe Gibbs Racing to...

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Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit...

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Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.He...

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The Latest: Denny Hamlin wins 2nd Daytona 500 in 4 years

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local):___7:35 p.m.Denny Hamlin has won his second Daytona...

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Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin races to second Daytona 500 victory in four years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing...

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New-look Daytona 500 has a certain throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track...

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Fresh faces and new sponsors give Daytona 500 throwback feel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track...

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Michael Annett wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory...

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Daytona 500 announces 4th consecutive sellout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fourth consecutive year.Daytona International Speedway...

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Drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500

The 40 drivers competing in the 2019 Daytona 500, in order of starting position:___No. 24 Chevrolet, Hendrick...

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Sam Bass, NASCAR's paint-scheme artist, dies at 57

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bass, a NASCAR artist who helped design paint schemes and program covers that illuminated an...

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Toyota stars Truex, Busch benched for Daytona 500 practice

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs...

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Perfect Storm: The 500 and fight that changed NASCAR forever

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The first break came with the massive blizzard that wreaked havoc on the East Coast, essentially...

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AP Was There: Yarborough-Allison brawl mars '79 Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Richard Petty won the race. Who won the fight?The 1979 Daytona 500 title may have gone to The King,...

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AP Was There: Petty wins fight-marred 1979 Daytona 500

EDITOR'S NOTE __ Having grown up in Ohio, I had never seen a NASCAR race in person until the weekend of racing that climaxed...

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Austin Hill earns Truck Series victory in Daytona opener

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Hill blocked his way to his first career Truck Series victory in a crash-marred season-opener...

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Joe Gibbs touched by support following death of son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was in the second season of owning his eponymous race team when the stress of a tight race...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Kyle vs. The King: Busch chases Petty for 200 NASCAR wins

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch had been sprayed with champagne and hoisted his winner's trophy last July at Pocono...

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Lackluster racing dampens expectations for Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is shaping up to be a snoozer of a showcase.Three exhibition races produced...

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NASCAR moving away from restrictor plates, not pack racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There has been a string of goodbyes at Daytona International Speedway in recent years, from Jeff...

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Tirico chosen to host NBC's inaugural Indy 500 coverage

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500...

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Ferrari presents new F1 car to challenge Mercedes

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari unveiled its new Formula One car on Friday, one that it hopes can finally end its title...

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Logano and Harvick lead Ford sweeps in Daytona qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that...

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Kligerman to earns open spot in the Daytona 500 field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Parker Kligerman will be back on TV for the Daytona 500.He'll enjoy driving in "The Great American...

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Johnson causes another crash at Daytona, concedes mistake

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson accepted blame for causing a second crash in five days at...

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No female drivers in Daytona 500, but pipeline has potential

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hailie Deegan spent more time at Daytona 500 media day than any other driver.The 17-year-old was a...

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Super Bowl MVP Edelman to wave green flag at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman has been named the honorary starter...

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Dillon, Wallace try and rekindle Daytona 500 magic

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon would fly home from another miserable race last year — say, a 35th-place finish at...

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Drivers, connect your Wi-Fi! iRacing a hit in NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ray Alfalla got hooked on NASCAR in the late 1990s after his family left Cuba and settled in the...

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Jim France leading change at NASCAR from the shadows

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France is running NASCAR the same way he lives his life — quietly, in the background, away from...

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The Latest: Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in 3 hours

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR media day for the Daytona 500 (all times local):3 p.m.Jimmie Johnson has a...

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Petra Vlhova is 'a very strong rival' for Mikaela Shiffrin

ARE, Sweden (AP) — If Mikaela Shiffrin can be likened to a sleek, technically perfect Formula One car, the Slovakian skier who...

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Logano at Daytona 500 media day: 'Championship fun is over'

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano no longer feels like the NASCAR Cup Series champion.Even though he thinks it's cool that...

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Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a...

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'Swedish invasion' set for IndyCar in 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After their early years racing each other in karts, Marcus Ericsson and Felix Rosenqvist took very...

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Kalitta, Hight win at NHRA season opener

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Doug Kalitta, Robert Hight and Bo Butner were victorious at the NHRA season opener.Kalitta took home the...

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IndyCar drivers cheering Robert Wickens recovery

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers are watching Robert Wickens' determined recovery from a horrific crash last season and...

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IndyCar revving up tons of momentum for 2019 season

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — IndyCar heads into 2019 with everything going in the right direction.The series has a new long-term...

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Texans star J.J. Watt to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt will serve as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, making him the...

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Column: Hendrick sends statement with sweep to open Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rick Hendrick was telling the truth when he insisted this year was going to be much improved from...

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Truex makes move to Joe Gibbs Racing with championship goal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was just one of many Philadelphia Eagles fans bummed when Nick Foles' pass...

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Johnson triggers wreck, then wins Clash at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's youngest daughter prays every night for Daddy to win a race. When Johnson scuffled...

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Rain postpones final eliminations in NHRA opener

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Rain Sunday forced NHRA officials to postpone final eliminations in the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals...

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Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His...

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NASCAR tosses car chiefs for 3 drivers before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon and Austin Dillon through the Daytona...

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Robert Hight tops Funny Car qualifying in NHRA opener

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Hight topped Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals at...

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Harrison Burton wins ARCA race in Daytona debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Harrison Burton opened SpeedWeeks at Daytona International Speedway with a victory in the ARCA...

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Grudge Match: Bowman set for Corvette race vs. Hendrick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The most anticipated race for Hendrick Motorsports this season is still on the table: team owner...

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Truex and Wallace top Daytona speed charts in rainy 1st day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott took blame for the first crash of NASCAR's new season on a blustery day at Daytona...

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Elliott, Harvick, Hamlin, Newman in 1st wreck at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman have been involved in the first wreck of...

The expansion of the NCAA Tournament has diluted March Madness

SportsMar 17, 2019

In March 1993, Billy Tubbs’ Sooners went to Kansas City with a 19-10 record and lost 69-55 to Iowa State in the Big Eight Tournament quarterfinals. Those Sooners went 7-7 in a loaded Big Eight, tied for fifth. OU played a really good...

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Torrence takes Top Fuel qualifying lead in NHRA son opener

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Defending season champion Steve Torrence took the Top Fuel qualifying lead Friday in the season-opening...

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Boston Marathon survivor struck by car won't run this year

BOSTON (AP) — First, she lost a leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Then, last month, she got hit by a car. Yet Adrianne...

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Architect of Jimmie Johnson's success starting over in 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chad Knaus got his first big break at Hendrick Motorsports when he was picked to build a team from...

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Haas changes F1 car from gray to black-and-gold for 2019

LONDON (AP) — The Haas Formula One team has changed its livery from a metallic gray to a more dynamic black-and-gold for the...

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Hendrick vows rebound from worst season in team history

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rick Hendrick worked too hard building NASCAR's top organization to tolerate mediocrity. If his...

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Firestone reaches 5-year extension as IndyCar tire supplier

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Firestone has agreed to a five-year extension to remain the sole tire supplier for the IndyCar Series.The...

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Acura becomes title sponsor of Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Long Beach Grand Prix will have Acura as its title sponsor starting in April when the 45th...

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Azerbaijan renews F1 contract through 2023

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Baku renewed its contract Tuesday to host the Azerbaijan Grand Prix through 2023, prolonging the stay...

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NASCAR to disqualify illegal cars in move to squash cheating

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season,...

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NASCAR tries to end slide with push for more exciting racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The reset button for NASCAR was triggered as soon as Joey Logano wrapped up last year's championship...

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Jeff Gordon's influence on NASCAR honored at Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon's immense influence on NASCAR was highlighted during a star-packed Hall of Fame induction...

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The Latest: Jeff Gordon inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):9:45 p.m.Jeff Gordon has been...

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Senate panel obtains records for Trump Jr.'s blocked calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump...

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NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts...

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Alfa Romeo takes over naming of F1 team from partner Sauber

HINWIL, Switzerland (AP) — Italian car brand Alfa Romeo will be the only name on its Formula One team partnership with...

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Gainbridge becomes new presenting sponsor for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will have a new presenting sponsor for the next four years.Race officials announced...

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Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR,...

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Country music singer Jake Owen to perform before Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Country music singer Jake Owen will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500.Owen will take the...

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Roger Penske caps banner season with NASCAR Hall induction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was no need for Roger Penske to stay awake for Daytona's 24-hour sports car race. Penske has...

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Conor Daly part of all-American Andretti lineup for Indy 500

Conor Daly has been chasing sponsorship money all across the country in a nonstop effort to continue his racing career. He's...

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Ryanair takes 100 percent of Austrian airline Laudamotion

BERLIN (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair has taken full control of Laudamotion, an Austrian-based carrier set up by former Formula...

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Curry's hot hand sends Warriors past Pacers for 11th in row

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 26 points in the first half, DeMarcus Cousins added 22 and the Golden State...

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NASCAR bans drivers, team members from betting on races

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has banned all drivers and team members from betting on its races as part of new gambling...

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Alonso turns focus to final leg of motorsports' Triple Crown

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso raced into retirement from Formula One dedicated to winning the final leg of...

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Alonso anchors victory in first Rolex 24 stopped for rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fernando Alonso was the only driver on the Wayne Taylor Racing team with extensive experience racing...

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Racing result secondary to Zanardi's journey to Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi's Rolex 24 at Daytona was problem-plagued, perhaps even forgettable.That was just fine...

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The Latest: Alonso becomes 3rd Formula 1 champ to win Rolex

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Rolex 24 at Daytona (all times local):2:35 p.m.Taylor Racing Wayne, with anchor...

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Ogier wins Monte Carlo Rally in closest-ever finish

MONACO (AP) — In the closest-ever finish to the Monte Carlo Rally, world champion Sebastien Ogier beat main rival Thierry...

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Zanardi's special steering wheel slows his drive at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi slid into his BMW for a second stint around Daytona International Speedway and reached...

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Alonso drives past Castroneves to lead at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Fernando Alonso retirement tour got off to a rousing start as he charged to the lead of the...

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Rolex 24 such a party Roger Penske vows to pull all-nighter

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Someone has to throw the first party of the year and IMSA has built its Rolex 24 at Daytona into a...

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Action Express without Conway because of travel delays

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Action Express Racing will use a three-driver lineup in its defense of its Rolex 24 at Daytona title...

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'It was deathly quiet' - Witnesses recall Zanardi's crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The medical team had no idea where to even find injured driver Alex Zanardi as they raced toward the...

Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

SportsApr 6, 2019

I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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Zanardi defies disability to inspire racing's biggest stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every now and then Alex Zanardi has a chance encounter with someone who reminds him there's never...

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Jarvis in a Mazda takes pole in star-studded Rolex 24 field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Rolex 24 at Daytona is an annual display of the most gorgeous sports cars in a splashy opening...

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Courtney Force ends successful Funny Car career

YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Courtney Force, the winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history, is stepping away from...

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Zanardi will try to defend hand cycling gold medals in Tokyo

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi will attempt to qualify for a third consecutive Paralympics and defend his hand cycling...

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Mick Schumacher follows in father's footsteps at Ferrari

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Mick Schumacher is following in his father Michael Schumacher's footsteps at Ferrari.Scuderia Ferrari...

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Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team

Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season...

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Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of...

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Money talks: UFC reaches ESPN with first fight of $1.5B deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time.This was no...

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Al-Attiyah wins 3rd Dakar Rally title; Price wins bike class

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah won his third Dakar Rally crown while Toby Price won his second motorbike title in a race...

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Power, Penske collect Indy 500 trophies

DETROIT (AP) — Last year, Will Power finally broke through and won the Indianapolis 500, so he can cross that accomplishment...

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Dakar Rally leader Al-Attiyah wins penultimate stage

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah won the penultimate stage to extend his Dakar Rally lead to nearly an hour on Wednesday,...

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Al-Attiyah headed for Dakar win; Price new motorbikes leader

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Nasser Al-Attiyah looks set to win the Dakar Rally again while Toby Price was the latest rider to take the...

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IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications...

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Van Morrison sings at friend's funeral in Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and...

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Hear these engines roar: Female team says this is no gimmick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be...

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Prada eyes strong military silhouette, with whimsy

MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking...

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Loeb wins another Dakar stage but Al-Attiyah still leads

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb capitalized on an error by Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah to win a second straight stage...

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Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs, was remembered as the visionary...

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Loeb, Sunderland back in Dakar contention after stage wins

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb and former champion Sam Sunderland came back into contention halfway through the Dakar Rally...

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Al-Attiyah, Brabec lead Dakar Rally after dominating stage 4

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah and rider Ricky Brabec dominated the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday to...

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Truck Series champion Moffitt replaces Sauter at GMS Racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Truck Series champion Brett Moffitt joined GMS Racing on Thursday in a move that cost another...

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Al-Attiyah regains Dakar lead on drama-filled 3rd stage

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dakar Rally great Stephane Peterhansel won a drama-filled third stage on Wednesday in which defending...

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IndyCar expects to announce new series title sponsor 'soon'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The search for IndyCar's new title sponsor may be nearing an end — and just in time for NBC to provide more...

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Loeb wins Dakar Rally 2nd stage, de Villiers leads overall

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, showing he can master the Peruvian dunes...

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Ferrari replaces Arrivabene with Binotto as team principal

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari replaced Maurizio Arrivabene with Mattia Binotto as team principal on Monday following another...

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Suarez gets 2nd shot to show he can ride with NASCAR's best

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez will hit a reset on his career, getting a second chance to prove he can win at NASCAR's...

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Alex Zanardi takes center stage as he wheels around Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Zanardi popped out of his wheelchair and onto the concrete garage floor to await his turn to...

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Ganassi closes Xfinity team after FBI raid on sponsor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing has shuttered its Xfinity Series team because of a sponsorship issue that arose...

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Retired champ Pruett to serve as grand marshal at Rolex race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Retired sports car champion Scott Pruett will serve as grand marshal for the Rolex 24 at Daytona...

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Bass Pro Shops moves with Martin Truex Jr. to Gibbs team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. landed Bass Pro Shops as sponsor for 24 races this season with Joe Gibbs Racing.Bass...

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Ageless Vinatieri begins quest for 5th Super Bowl ring

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri sits at one end of the Indianapolis Colts' locker room, his expanding white beard nearly a...

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Schumacher's 50th birthday comes amid celebrations, privacy

Against the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula...

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Schumacher family asks for privacy before his 50th birthday

GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Michael Schumacher's family has asked for understanding as it continues to keep details of his health...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

SportsApr 1, 2019

Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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Public can view video evidence from crowd-ramming trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The public can now view video evidence used in the trial of the man who drove his car into...

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Saudi prince's reform: Car race, concerts, but no criticism

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Women, some without headscarves, drove themselves to a Formula-E car race where thousands of young...

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Column: A look back at the best (and mostly worst) in sports

Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards.Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the...

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Promoter, Bristol Motor Speedway to fix up Nashville track

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bristol Motor Speedway has a deal with the group that runs racing at Nashville's historic short track...

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Darlington Raceway to celebrate early 1990s era next season

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — It's back to the 1990s for Darlington Raceway's latest throwback weekend.Track officials announced...

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IndyCar promotes Jay Frye to president in reorganization

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jay Frye, IndyCar's head of competition and operations for the past three years, has been promoted to...

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Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas wins BBC award

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after becoming the third British...

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Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who...

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The Latest: Slain woman's mom 'content' with life sentence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a jury's recommended sentence of life plus 419 years for a man convicted of murder...

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No sentence yet for man who rammed rally counterprotesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors considering the punishment for a man who drove his car into counterprotesters during a white...

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The Latest: No sentence yet for man who rammed protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times...

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Man who drove into crowd convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was...

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The Latest: Charlottesville hopes verdict will help healing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove his car into a group of...

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Man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia convicted of first-degree murder

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia convicted of...

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Jury in trial of man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia has reached a verdict

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jury in trial of man who drove car into counterprotesters at white nationalist rally in Virginia...

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Rossi replaces Rahal for Team Penske endurance races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alexander Rossi has replaced fellow IndyCar driver Graham Rahal at Acura Team Penske for the IMSA sports...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

SportsMar 25, 2019

You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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