Automobile racing

May 25, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NBA PLAYOFFS Cavs in verge of advancing BOSTON (AP) — Barring a major collapse, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be taking on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. The Cavaliers had a 115-80 lead over the Celtics with under six minutes left in Boston. The Cavs were...
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Kevin Harvick poses with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the pole position during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 25, 2017 - 9:04 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was all smiles at qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte, while NASCAR Cup Series points leader Kyle Larson was left bitter and frustrated heading into an important weekend of racing. Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday after turning a...
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May 25, 2017 - 8:38 pm
NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Game 7 tonight in Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators are on the ice for Game 7 of the NHL's Eastern Conference finals. The game was tied with about five minutes left in the first period. The Senators stretched the series to the limit by...
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Crew members push Kyle Larson's car from the garage before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Thursday, May 25, 2017. Larson's car did not pass inspection in time to make qualifying. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 25, 2017 - 8:24 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field. Harvick turned a lap of 193.424 mph on the 1 1/2-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway oval Thursday night. It's...
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Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, answers a question during a press conference for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 25, 2017 - 7:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves watched from afar as NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart retired and Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he will step away after the season. Castroneves is far from jealous. But he is definitely curious. After all, there's...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead," will drive the pace car Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Morgan shot to stardom with a recurring role on ABC's show "Grey's Anatomy," and has appeared on shows ranging from "...
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Vice President Mike Pence waves while speaking during his visit to Cajun Industries in Port Allen, La., Wednesday May 24, 2017. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 7:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are making a security change after Vice President Mike Pence confirmed he will attend Sunday's race. Pence, a former Indiana governor, confirmed Thursday that he would be returning to his home state to watch the race, which is part of a...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, answers a question during a press conference for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 25, 2017 - 6:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Fernando Alonso chose a skateboard as his means of transportation through the paddock. He essentially turned the hallowed Brickyard into his own personal playground. It has been all Alonso, all the time, since the two-time...
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Vice President Mike Pence waves while speaking during his visit to Cajun Industries in Port Allen, La., Wednesday May 24, 2017. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)
May 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are making a security change after Vice President Mike Pence confirmed he will attend Sunday's race. Pence, a former Indiana governor, confirmed Thursday that he would be returning to his home state to watch the race, which is part of a...
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Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, talks with car owner Roger Penske before the start of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Indianapolis. Rain delayed the start of qualifications. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 25, 2017 - 4:15 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves has spent the past six years chasing history at the Indianapolis 500, trying in vain to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. in an exclusive club of four-time winners. He didn't anticipate making a different kind of history last weekend. Like nearly...
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