Automobile racing

Fernando Alonso, of Spain, drives through the first turn during the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 27, 2017 - 10:09 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of IndyCar's all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes, though, will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Alonso has never raced on an oval before, never raced an Indy car...
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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 27, 2017 - 9:28 am
MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, and title contender Lewis Hamilton failed to make the top 10 in a significant blow for Mercedes. Ferrari has been quick all weekend and championship leader Sebastian Vettel starts on the front row...
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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 27, 2017 - 9:16 am
MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, and title contender Lewis Hamilton failed to make the top 10 in a significant blow for Mercedes. Ferrari has been quick all weekend and championship leader Sebastian Vettel starts on the front row...
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McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain steers his car at the third practice during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco race will take place on Sunday May 28. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 27, 2017 - 6:45 am
MONACO (AP) — Jenson Button's one-off return to Formula One at the Monaco Grand Prix is proving problematic. The veteran British driver is likely to start Sunday's race from the back of the grid after his struggling McLaren team was forced to make an unscheduled change to the car's power unit and...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the free practice for the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 27, 2017 - 6:22 am
MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel warmed up for qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third and final practice session on Saturday. The four-time Formula One champion looks in scintillating form, clocking the fastest-ever lap time in Monaco to top Thursday's...
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May 27, 2017 - 3:31 am
SOUTH CAROLINA-CHAMPIONSHIP SIGNS Road signs honoring SC national basketball title put up COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina roadways are getting crowded with championship signs. Like the state did earlier for Clemson's football team, the South Carolina Department of Transportation began...
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May 27, 2017 - 2:27 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Life should be less stressful for Juan Pablo Montoya these days. You see, the two-time Indy 500 winner lost his full-time ride last year, and when other options never really materialized, he decided to join Team Penske in a part-time role. That meant hopping into the car for the...
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May 26, 2017 - 6:35 pm
BELMONT-ALWAYS DREAMING Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming to skip Belmont Stakes NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness. Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either...
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Danica Patrick stands by her car before 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 26, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Stewart-Haas Racing and snack company Nature's Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team had filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick's former sponsor. The team said Friday that Nature's Bakery would serve as the primary sponsor for four NASCAR Cup Series races...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:42 pm
NBA-CELTICS-THOMAS Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it's too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip. The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference finals in Game 2. Although the...
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