Automobile racing

June 18, 2017 - 7:42 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Clay Millican raced to his first career Top Fuel victory Sunday, beating Leah Pritchett in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals final. The Tennessee driver had a 3.825-second pass at 316.38 mph in the final. He won in his 254th Top Fuel start and ninth final-round appearance. "I...
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Kyle Larson, left, and Martin Truex Jr. lead the field to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 18, 2017 - 6:51 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, holding off Chase Elliott on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. It was the third Cup win of Larson's career — and second in a row at...
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June 18, 2017 - 2:47 pm
GOLF-US OPEN Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Players are on the course for the final round of the U.S. Open in blustery conditions at Erin Hills. The wind is gusting up to 25 mph with the forecast calling for it to go as high as 30 mph when the leaders tee...
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June 18, 2017 - 12:08 pm
GOLF-US OPEN Wind could finally become a factor at Erin Hills ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Five players have reached 10-under par or better so far this week at the U.S. Open. That's one fewer than the number who had done it over the first 116 years of what had been known as the toughest test in golf. Staying...
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June 17, 2017 - 10:59 pm
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek took the lead with four laps remaining and pulled away to win the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park. Nemechek grabbed the top spot from Matt Crafton in Turns 1 and 2 on the 156th lap and held off pole-sitter...
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June 17, 2017 - 8:08 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Steve Torrence took the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel on Saturday night in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Torrence had a 3.772-second pass at 319.29 mph at Bristol Dragway for his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and 15th of his career. "It's been a really...
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June 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm
GOLF-US OPEN Thomas shoots 63 in 3rd round at US Open ERIN, Wis. (AP) — What a day for Justin Thomas. The 24-year-old Thomas eagled the par-5 18th for just the fifth 63 in U.S. Open history. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. Thomas broke the U.S. Open...
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Denny Hamlin (20) edges out William Byron at the checkered line, Saturday, June 17, 2017, to win the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
June 17, 2017 - 5:30 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The Xfinity race at Michigan began with instant drama — contact between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch that sent Busch spinning. The ending was just as compelling. Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line,...
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June 17, 2017 - 4:22 pm
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Denny Hamlin inched ahead of William Byron on the final turn and nosed out the rookie at the finish line, winning Saturday in the closest NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway since the advent of electronic scoring in the series. It was Hamlin's 16th career...
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June 17, 2017 - 10:51 am
GOLF-US OPEN Four-way tie at Erin Hills ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A triple-bogey didn't stop Paul Casey from grabbing a share of the lead at the midway point of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Casey sandwiched a pair of bogeys around his triple during a four-hole stretch of the back nine. Fortunately for the...
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