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Simon Pagenaud, of France, stand on the pit wall following the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 25, 2019 - 11:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect. If only it were race day. The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. That means a lot of uncomfortable waiting for IndyCar...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:28 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year...
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Scott Parel follows his shot off the 16th tee during the first round of the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 10:18 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Parel took advantage of ideal scoring conditions Thursday morning to shoot a 4-under 66 and take the first-round lead in the weather-delayed Senior PGA Championship. The gusting afternoon wind, which buffeted flags and shook hospitality tents across Oak Hill Country...
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May 23, 2019 - 11:53 am
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The first round of the Senior PGA Championship has been suspended due to dangerous weather conditions. A series of thunderstorms were scheduled to pass over suburban Rochester, where the major is being played at Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. The forecast on Thursday...
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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland answers to reporters during a news conference at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 22, 2019 - 2:20 pm
MONACO (AP) — Sharing their memories of Niki Lauda, Formula One drivers spoke fondly of the former champion's straight-talking manner and the "amazing" legacy he left by overcoming a life-threatening crash. Lauda died on Monday at the age of 70, less than one year after a lung transplant. The...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Julio Urias pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Los Angeles police say Urias was arrested Monday evening, May 13, 2019, for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. No details of the incident were released. (AP Photo/Jim Young,File)
May 21, 2019 - 6:21 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Urías was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2018, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott smiles on the sideline before an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in East Rutherford, N.J. Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival. Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday, May 20, 2019 that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, file)
May 20, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival, officials said Monday. The 23-year-old running back was detained briefly about 3 a.m. Saturday near a gate to the overnight Electric...
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Simon Pagenaud, of France, prepares to drive before the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 20, 2019 - 4:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole winner Simon Pagenaud devoted Monday's practice to working exclusively in race trim. The result didn't change. The Team Penske driver remained atop the speed chart for another day, this time in the second-to-last practice for Sunday's race. His fast lap of...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the net past Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during first half NBA Eastern Conference finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 2:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year. The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local...
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Fernando Alonso, of Spain, drives out of the pit area during practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
May 20, 2019 - 2:07 am
Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. "It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost...
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