Automobile racing

Matheus Leist, of Brazil, celebrates winning the Indy Lights Freedom 100 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 26, 2017 - 1:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matheus Leist led every lap after starting on the pole to win the Indy Lights race during Carb Day festivities leading up to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. The 18-year-old Brazilian was only under pressure once in the Freedom 100 on Friday, when Aaron Telitz tried to...
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May 26, 2017 - 1:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A.J. Foyt and Roger Penske are as much a part of the Indianapolis 500 as the pagoda and Gasoline Alley, icons of such stature that they're identifiable only by their first names. "There's A.J.," fans say, "and there's Roger." Together, the two men have shaped "The Greatest...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, Fernando Alonso, of Spain, pulls out of the pits during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. A year after the biggest celebration in the history of the Indianapolis 500, much of the buzz around the 101st running of the race involves the debut of a well-decorated "rookie": Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
May 26, 2017 - 12:59 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time champion Helio Castroneves turned the fastest lap on Carb Day during the final practice for the Indy 500, while more engine trouble for Honda left teams leery of what could happen on race day. Castroneves posted a lap of 227.377 mph Friday, giving the Chevrolet-...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, left, of Germany arrives on a scooter at the pit lane during the off-day of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Friday, May 26, 2017. The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco will take place on Sunday May 28.(AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 26, 2017 - 11:48 am
MONACO (AP) — Having closed the gap to dominant Mercedes in an incredibly close-fought Formula One season, Ferrari has another burning ambition: Winning the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. The Italian manufacturer's barren spell in Monaco dates to Michael Schumacher's win in 2001, and four-time F1...
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Force India driver Esteban Ocon of France, right, speaks with medias, during a press conference prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
May 26, 2017 - 11:22 am
MONACO (AP) — Esteban Ocon is described by one member of his Force India team as a "sponge" because of his capacity to absorb information. The 20-year-old Frenchman is one of the rising stars of Formula One. Although he has not made the same impact as 19-year-old Max Verstappen — a once-in-a-...
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May 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
NBA PLAYOFFS Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals BOSTON (AP) — If you loved the last two NBA Finals, you'll love this year's. The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the finals after clobbering the Celtics, 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The outcome creates a third straight finals...
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May 26, 2017 - 4:21 am
CAVALIERS-CELTICS James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 Thursday night. The win clinched the Cavs...
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May 26, 2017 - 3:45 am
NBA PLAYOFFS Cavs blow out Celts to reach finals BOSTON (AP) — If you loved the last two NBA Finals, you'll love this year's. The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the finals after clobbering the Celtics, 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. The outcome creates a third straight finals...
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May 26, 2017 - 2:55 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state's...
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Marco Andretti 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 26, 2017 - 2:52 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal senses IndyCar is undergoing a change. After spending a decade chasing and watching other young drivers try to get a breakthrough victory, the 28-year-old Ohio native believes it's about to finally happen. "I think it is time or we're at least very close," Rahal...
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