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Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) makes a catch against Ohio State cornerback Cameron Brown (26) during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
January 08, 2020 - 2:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Susan Baughman will spend this weekend getting learning the nuances of putting on a national championship game. Then the Indianapolis College Football Playoff host committee president will spend the next two years using those lessons to come up with a game plan. On Wednesday,...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Professional sports leagues have found a way to cash in by selling their official data to gambling companies, making the case that the leagues are creating new products for gamblers to bet on. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 07, 2020 - 7:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games. They also fumbled an attempt to claim a share of betting proceeds by saying the games are the intellectual...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic facility and subsidiaries that include the IndyCar Series. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
January 06, 2020 - 11:28 am
Roger Penske completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday, becoming just the fourth owner of the historic facility and subsidiaries that include the IndyCar Series. The speedway had been owned by Tony Hulman and Hulman & Co. since 1945, but the family approached Penske in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Sebastien Bourdais, left, and Joao Barbosa walk back to their garage after a practice session during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar fine-tune its newest safety innovation. Later that night, he learned he was likely losing his job with a year remaining on his contract. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
January 04, 2020 - 2:58 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais spent a day in early November helping IndyCar iron out the wrinkles on its newest safety innovation. He'd been chosen to test the new windscreen cockpit protection because of his experience, his ability to offer technical feedback and his methodical...
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Kyle Busch climbs in his car for a turn to drive during testing for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
January 03, 2020 - 5:50 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fresh from a holiday trip to the Bahamas, NASCAR's newest two-time champion raced back to the track to open the new year. Kyle Busch stepped out of his comfort zone at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, pulling on a white helmet adorned with his nickname “Rowdy”...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this June 3, 1964, file photo, Junior Johnson peers from his car after winning the pole position for the Dixie 400 stock car race at Atlanta International Raceway in Atlanta. Johnson, who won 50 NASCAR Cup Series races as a driver and 132 as an owner and was part of the inaugural class inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010, has died at 88. (AP Photo/File)
December 20, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, the moonshine runner turned NASCAR driver described as “The Last American Hero” by author Tom Wolfe in a 1965 article for Esquire, died Friday. He was 88. NASCAR announced the death of Johnson, the winner of 50 races as a driver and 132 as an owner. He was a member of...
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December 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Dale Coyne hired Spanish driver Alex Palou to drive the 2020 IndyCar season Thursday, the latest twist in a wild offseason of seat changes that has left a handful of decorated veteran drivers still looking for rides. Coyne did not announce a car number for Palou, who will race for a partnership to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia on Monday Dec. 9, 2019 from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years, though many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 09, 2019 - 11:01 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can show they are clean competitors. The ruling by...
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Team owner Joe Gibbs, left, speaks after being given the Bill France Award of Excellence at the NASCAR Cup Series Awards on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 05, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Gibbs was honored with the Bill France Award of Excellence, capping a year in which he was elected to NASCAR's Hall of Fame, won his fifth Cup championship as a car owner and thoroughly dominated the competition. Gibbs was surprised with the honor, given at the start of...
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