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Triathlon: Blummenfelt wins gold for Norway

Triathlon: Blummenfelt wins gold for Norway

Mitch Phillips, Reuters  |  Updated July 25 - 5:54 p.m.

Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt delivered a devastating late surge to break clear on a sweltering run and take the gold medal in the men's Olympic triathlon on Monday.
Cycling: Carapaz wins gold in thrilling finish to brutal road race

Cycling: Carapaz wins gold in thrilling finish to brutal road race

Martyn Herman, Reuters  |  Updated July 24 - 4:19 a.m.

Ecuador's Richard Carapaz produced a powerful late burst after six-hour slog to win gold in a thrilling Olympic men's road race as favourite Tadej Pogacar was beaten into third place at the Fuji International Speedway on Saturday.
Horse racing has more questions than answers post-Preakness

Horse racing has more questions than answers post-Preakness

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Updated May 16 - 4:34 p.m.

After a week dominated by the failed drug test of trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit, horse racing enjoyed a rare moment to celebrate at the Preakness when unheralded Rombauer gave owners John and Diane Fradkin and trainer Michael McCarthy a victory in their first Triple Crown race.
11-1 Rombauer wins Preakness after skipping Kentucky Derby

11-1 Rombauer wins Preakness after skipping Kentucky Derby

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 6:41 p.m.

Preakness champion Rombauer's trainer, Michael McCarthy, lobbied hard to get the bay colt entered into the Kentucky Derby.
Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Updated May 1 - 7:28 p.m.

John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn't believe what he was seeing.
Elliott drives from back of the field to first NASCAR title

Elliott drives from back of the field to first NASCAR title

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov. 8 - 6:12 p.m.

The new face of NASCAR circled Phoenix Raceway for a celebratory lap of his finest achievement. Chase Elliott, NASCAR's most popular driver, was now a Cup champion, too.
Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

Elliott too fast for Hamlin, Logano, Keselowski

John Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 8 - 5:54 p.m.

Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski got a big head start on Chase Elliott. It wasn't big enough Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.
NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

NASCAR claims victory in finishing season during pandemic

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 3:06 p.m.

NASCAR will take the checkered flag on its season, one of the longest in professional sports, celebrating its ability to work through the pandemic and close its year.
Bubba Wallace, who urged Confederate flag ban, honored

Bubba Wallace, who urged Confederate flag ban, honored

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov. 6 - 11:41 a.m.

Bubba Wallace's "knees were trembling" when he cast his ballot in his first presidential election. NASCAR's only Black full-time driver didn't watch the news before this summer, one of national unrest over politics and racial justice.
F1 eases off on Miami race but remains 'actively engaged'

F1 eases off on Miami race but remains 'actively engaged'

Reuters  |  Posted Nov. 5 - 3:01 p.m.

Formula One is still hoping for a race in Miami but the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed things down, chairman Chase Carey said on Thursday.
Crew chiefs feel the heat to be perfect in NASCAR finale

Crew chiefs feel the heat to be perfect in NASCAR finale

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov. 3 - 1:35 p.m.

The NASCAR championship was in clear reach when Denny Hamlin made his final pit stop in last year's title-deciding finale. With everything on the line, his crew chief went with an aggressive adjustment aimed at gaining one last burst of speed.
Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed NASCAR playoff race in Texas

Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed NASCAR playoff race in Texas

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 28 - 7:02 p.m.

Kyle Busch won for the first time this season to extend a 16-season streak while his penalized teammate missed a chance to secure a spot in the championship in the NASCAR playoff race at Texas that finished Wednesday, three days after it started.
NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

NASCAR's Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 26 - 5:25 p.m.

The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more laps Monday.
McLaughlin makes long journey for overdue IndyCar debut

McLaughlin makes long journey for overdue IndyCar debut

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 2:04 p.m.

Scott McLaughlin completed the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, collected his third consecutive Supercars championship, then hopped on a plane headed to the United States to start his IndyCar adventure.
Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 22 - 12:15 p.m.

Picking the car number for Michael Jordan's new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season.
Hamilton steers clear of great debate after record success

Hamilton steers clear of great debate after record success

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 12 - 4:52 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton looks sure to become the most successful Formula One driver of all time but argument about the greatest will rumble on.
Elliott wins at Roval as champ Busch bounced from playoffs

Elliott wins at Roval as champ Busch bounced from playoffs

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 11 - 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch, leading a race he had to win, not once believed he was driving toward a season-saving victory. He doesn’t even think he can get to victory lane this year.
Elliott continues road dominance with win at Charlotte

Elliott continues road dominance with win at Charlotte

Reuters, Field Level Media  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 4:36 p.m.

Hamilton goes beyond his wildest dreams with 91st F1 win

Hamilton goes beyond his wildest dreams with 91st F1 win

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 11 - 1:12 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton said equalling Michael Schumacher's Formula One win record with a 91st victory on Sunday was beyond his wildest dreams.
Hamilton wins his 91st F1 race to match Schumacher's record

Hamilton wins his 91st F1 race to match Schumacher's record

The Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 11 - 11:00 a.m.

Even Lewis Hamilton once saw Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins in Formula One as unbeatable. Now he's matched it.
Motorcycling: Petrucci braves wet conditions to win French Grand Prix

Motorcycling: Petrucci braves wet conditions to win French Grand Prix

Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 11 - 7:22 a.m.

Ducati's Danilo Petrucci held his nerve in wet conditions to win the French Grand Prix in Le Mans on Sunday, while Repsol Honda rookie Alex Marquez clinched his first MotoGP podium.
NASCAR champion Busch tries to stave off elimination

NASCAR champion Busch tries to stave off elimination

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 3:57 p.m.

Kyle Busch, to be clear, was only venting when he said he'd be knocked out of the playoffs this round. The reigning Cup champion insisted he was frustrated and flippant when he wrote off his season.
Cycling: Briton Dowsett wins Giro stage eight, Almeida retains overall lead

Cycling: Briton Dowsett wins Giro stage eight, Almeida retains overall lead

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 9:07 a.m.

Alex Dowsett of Team Israel Start Up Nation took a second career Giro d'Italia win when he soloed to victory in the eighth stage, a 200-km trek from Giovinazzo to Vieste on Saturday.
Cycling: Yates's positive coronavirus test casts shadow on Giro d'Italia

Cycling: Yates's positive coronavirus test casts shadow on Giro d'Italia

Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 10 - 2:39 a.m.

The Giro d'Italia was thrown into turmoil when Briton Simon Yates pulled out on Saturday after testing positive for the new coronavirus one week into the three-week race.
FIA approves ban on Racing Point-style 'reverse engineering'

FIA approves ban on Racing Point-style 'reverse engineering'

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 2:25 p.m.

Formula One's governing body approved on Friday a ban on the sort of 'reverse engineering' that allowed the Racing Point team to compete this season with a car resembling last year's title-winning Mercedes.
Hat-trick of stage victories for Demare on Giro d'Italia

Hat-trick of stage victories for Demare on Giro d'Italia

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 9 - 8:26 a.m.

French champion Arnaud Demare claimed his third stage win in this year's Giro d'Italia when he prevailed at a canter in the seventh stage, a 143-km ride between Mantera and Brindisi on Friday.
Aprilia's Espargaro says Algarve circuit 'borderline' on safety

Aprilia's Espargaro says Algarve circuit 'borderline' on safety

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 1:33 p.m.

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro said the MotoGP reserve track in Portimao, which will host the 2020 season finale, was right on the limit for safety after a test at the circuit.
Raikkonen quips he has gone from too inexperienced to too old

Raikkonen quips he has gone from too inexperienced to too old

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 1:32 p.m.

Kimi Raikkonen jokingly summed up his 20-season Formula One career on Thursday as a progression from too inexperienced to too old, with good bits in the middle.
Vettel hopes to see Mick Schumacher racing in F1 next year

Vettel hopes to see Mick Schumacher racing in F1 next year

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 12:35 p.m.

Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel said he hopes to see Michael Schumacher's son Mick racing in Formula One next year after the young German makes his practice debut at the Nuerburgring on Friday.
Six Yamaha engineers to miss French Grand Prix after one COVID-19 positive

Six Yamaha engineers to miss French Grand Prix after one COVID-19 positive

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:53 a.m.

Six engineers from Yamaha will miss the French Grand Prix MotoGP race this weekend after one of them tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, the team said on Thursday.
Hamilton against cutting trees for new Rio circuit

Hamilton against cutting trees for new Rio circuit

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 11:39 a.m.

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he saw no need for a new racetrack in Rio de Janeiro and was against cutting down forest trees to make way for it.
Démare claims 2nd win in this Giro; Almeida stays in pink

Démare claims 2nd win in this Giro; Almeida stays in pink

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 9:19 a.m.

Arnaud Démare claimed his second stage in the Giro d’Italia by winning the sixth in another mass sprint on Thursday.
DiBenedetto keeps ride as Cindric promotion to Cup delayed

DiBenedetto keeps ride as Cindric promotion to Cup delayed

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 8:29 a.m.

Team Penske found a one-year solution for Matt DiBenedetto while building a long-term plan to move Austin Cindric to the Cup Series.
Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher's son debuts

Hamilton chases F1 record again as Schumacher's son debuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 8 - 3:15 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton's bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he could achieve it in Schumacher's home country of Germany.
Vettel says maybe he should not have picked some fights

Vettel says maybe he should not have picked some fights

Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 1:10 p.m.

Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel says he will leave Ferrari without regrets at the end of the season but recognising maybe he should have steered clear of some of the fights he picked.
Raikkonen set for one record, Hamilton hopes for another

Raikkonen set for one record, Hamilton hopes for another

Alan Baldwin, Reuters  |  Posted Oct. 7 - 10:47 a.m.

Formula One is set for a record-breaking weekend when the Nuerburgring hosts the first Eifel Grand Prix on Sunday and one of them at least will not have Lewis Hamilton's name on it.
Demare wins stage four of Giro, Sagan second again

Demare wins stage four of Giro, Sagan second again

Reuters  |  Updated Oct. 6 - 4:09 p.m.

Frenchman Arnaud Demare edged out Peter Sagan in a bunch sprint to claim victory in the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, the final stage in Sicily.
Alex Bowman shuffled to the No. 48 to replace Jimmie Johnson

Alex Bowman shuffled to the No. 48 to replace Jimmie Johnson

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 1:46 p.m.

The most coveted seat in NASCAR belongs to Alex Bowman in a Hendrick Motorsports lineup shuffle to replace seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson in the iconic No. 48 Chevrolet.
Hamlin wins in 3rd overtime of Talladega's longest race

Hamlin wins in 3rd overtime of Talladega's longest race

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 4 - 6:14 p.m.

Denny Hamlin put himself in position to finally win in the playoffs by hanging at the back to avoid the carnage of the messiest and longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history.
Dixon's struggles open door to Newgarden for IndyCar title

Dixon's struggles open door to Newgarden for IndyCar title

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 4 - 10:25 a.m.

Scott Dixon looked invincible in the first half of this IndyCar season.
Power claims another pole at Indy, Dixon's woes continue

Power claims another pole at Indy, Dixon's woes continue

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 9:50 a.m.

Will Power will start from the pole Saturday at Indianapolis after posting the fastest lap in morning qualifying.
Newgarden's stays in championship fight with 1st Indy win

Newgarden's stays in championship fight with 1st Indy win

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Updated Oct. 2 - 4:45 p.m.

Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense.
NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

NASCAR at long last adds schedule variety with 2021 changes

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 30 - 4:26 p.m.

After two decades of the same left turns at the same tracks over and over again, NASCAR finally upended its stagnant calendar with a 2021 schedule that is as radical as the sport has ever seen.
Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

Kurt Busch ends 0-for-21 skid to finally win at home track

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 10:06 p.m.

Two decades of heartbreak at his home track finally ended for Kurt Busch when a little bit of luck fell his way at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Bottas wins in Russia as Hamilton misses F1 win record

Bottas wins in Russia as Hamilton misses F1 win record

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 27 - 9:06 a.m.

Lewis Hamilton's toughest opponents in the Russian Grand Prix weren't even on the track. They were in the stewards' office.
NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

NASCAR champion returns home mired in 29-race losing streak

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 26 - 8:24 p.m.

Kyle Busch is in a terrible slump, winless this Cup season and his 15-year streak of at least one victory a year in danger.
Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 19 - 10:10 p.m.

Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR's playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose.
Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

Ryan Blaney hopes to avoid playoff elimination at Bristol

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 18 - 1:02 p.m.

With a bit of disbelief over his fast fall in the NASCAR standings, Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs.
Suarez on the move again after parting with Gaunt Brothers

Suarez on the move again after parting with Gaunt Brothers

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 15 - 8:25 a.m.

Daniel Suarez, who landed a ride two weeks before the season-opening Daytona 500, will not return to Gaunt Brothers Racing next season and is seeking a new team for the third time in three years.
Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for Taylor

Hamilton wins hectic Tuscan GP, demands justice for Taylor

Jerome Pugmire, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 13 - 1:16 p.m.

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton kept his cool amid the mayhem caused by an unpredictable circuit, winning a crash-marred Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday for the 90th win of his incredible career to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s record.
NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

Hank Kurz Jr., Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 12 - 9:57 p.m.

Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin.
Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

Bottas fastest in final practice at Tuscan GP, Hamilton 3rd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 12 - 5:32 a.m.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas completed a sweep at the Tuscan Grand Prix when he posted the fastest time in third and final practice ahead of qualifying later Saturday.
Hamlin seeks to regain mojo at Richmond in home track race

Hamlin seeks to regain mojo at Richmond in home track race

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 3:33 p.m.

Kevin Harvick grabbed the first win of NASCAR's playoffs while rival Denny Hamlin finished a distant 13th. Disgusted with his finish, Hamlin threw his water bottle in anger.
Pato O'Ward inching toward first IndyCar Series victory

Pato O'Ward inching toward first IndyCar Series victory

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 1:52 p.m.

The start-and-stop uncertainty of this IndyCar season has not bothered Pato O'Ward, leader of a young fleet of drivers new to the series but capable of keeping up with the veterans.
Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season's end

Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season's end

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 10 - 1:15 p.m.

Bubba Wallace, loaded with several new sponsors he personally signed, will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season and take his new wealth elsewhere.
Vettel close to retiring from F1 before Racing Point move

Vettel close to retiring from F1 before Racing Point move

The Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 10 - 12:03 p.m.

Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel was close to retiring from the sport before deciding to race for Racing Point next season.
Jimmie Johnson teams with Ganassi on 2-year IndyCar program

Jimmie Johnson teams with Ganassi on 2-year IndyCar program

Jenna Fryer, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 9 - 9:06 a.m.

Jimmie Johnson will transition from NASCAR to IndyCar with Chip Ganassi Racing in a partnership that could pair two of the most dominant drivers of this generation on one team.
Harvick takes Southern 500 after leaders Elliott, Truex bump

Harvick takes Southern 500 after leaders Elliott, Truex bump

Pete Iacobelli, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 6 - 9:14 p.m.

There was no doubt which of his two Darlington Raceway victories this year Kevin Harvick enjoyed more.
Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Gasly surprise Italian GP winner as Hamilton given penalty

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Updated Sept. 6 - 10:12 a.m.

AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a thrilling race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton given a 10-second stop-go penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday.