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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Calling the Confederate flag an "insensitive symbol" he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events. "We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series. He spent time with the officials in charge of the All Star Circuit of Champions, the promoters and made sure the product was top-notch. Stewart returned...
MIAMI (AP) — For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton's chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected to sideline him four to six weeks. He was placed on the 15-day...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — There was a time when Tony Stewart rolled into a road course considered one of the top drivers to beat. Not anymore. The three-time NASCAR champion has been struggling for more than a year to be competitive at any track, and it's wearing on him. In an...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft on Saturday. The defenseman started playing hockey on tiny rinks in Beijing when his mother was...
Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice. Williams prefers to downplay her chances of becoming the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four major tournaments — Australian Open, French Open,...
MIAMI (AP) — For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton's chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand that is expected to sideline him four to six weeks, a person familiar with the...
LONDON (AP) — While tennis fans everywhere anxiously wait to see if Serena Williams can take the third step toward a true Grand Slam, the 20-time major winner said she will only start to feel the pressure in about two weeks. That is, after Wimbledon ends. The 33-year-old...
A former deputy mayor, a big-time athletic director, an Olympic gold medalist. They are the newest members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors, and there is no easing into this job. Their first board meeting is next Tuesday, and the future of Boston's troubled bid...