Automobile racing

September 18, 2017 - 5:25 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is far better positioned to properly wield its newest asset. Ryan Hunter-Reay was largely ignored after his 2012 title, lost in the shuffle as IndyCar went...
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September 18, 2017 - 5:18 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Harvick considered the list of young drivers often suggested as NASCAR's next big stars and replacements for departed veterans Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He suggested that only one prospect could truly hook a new generation of fans. "NASCAR needs...
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September 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm
The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Jake Seiner at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:30 am
Eds: Updates with correct time schedule. The supervisor is Jake Seiner, followed by Fred Lief at 9 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800-845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact...
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September 18, 2017 - 2:45 am
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the Top 15 for the second straight week. The Tigers received 15 first-place votes, the most the defending national champions have...
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September 18, 2017 - 2:26 am
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske's drivers had just finished 1-2-3 in the IndyCar standings, and shaking up his lineup didn't seem to be a priority. But with Josef Newgarden available in free agency, The Captain made a cutthroat move and bounced Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya out of...
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September 17, 2017 - 10:01 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Josef Newgarden rushed through the doors on to the championship stage with an American flag draped around his shoulders. He felt silly, he said, like a boxer at a title fight. Fitting for IndyCar's newest champion. Newgarden won his first IndyCar championship by closing out...
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September 17, 2017 - 8:10 pm
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. stretched his arms to his side and waited for a shower of green slime , the colored goop traditionally poured over the heads of game-show contestants and A-list celebrities. Add NASCAR race winner to the list. "It's a lot funner to watch people get slimed than...
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September 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the second person killed in a Connecticut plane crash that claimed the life of NASCAR modified champion racer Ted Christopher. Police said Sunday that 81-year-old Charles Dundas, a resident of New York and Florida, was killed in the Saturday...
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September 17, 2017 - 8:46 am
MLB-SCHEDULE-BLUE JAYS-TWINS Estrada goes 8, Donaldson homers twice as Jays beat Twins MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Estrada pitched eight efficient innings, Josh Donaldson homered twice among his four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2. Minnesota's loss clinched the AL Central...
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