Johnson, Stewart, Earnhardt honored as NASCAR closes 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson was celebrated Friday night for winning his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title, while Tony Stewart was seen off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans he'll be ready to race in 2017....

Descending the summit: Sports stars who retired early
LONDON (AP) -- Nico Rosberg retired from Formula One at age 31 Friday, a startling announcement that came five days after winning his first drivers' championship....

Takuma Sato joins Andretti for 2017 IndyCar season
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Japanese veteran Takuma Sato will drive the No. 26 Honda for Andretti Autosport during the 2017 IndyCar season....

Like father, like son: Another Rosberg wins F1 title
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Nico Rosberg will no longer be known simply as the son of Formula One champion Keke Rosberg....

Mikkelsen wins Rally of Australia in Volkswagen's last race
SYDNEY (AP) -- Andreas Mikkelsen held off Sebastien Ogier to win the Rally of Australia by 14.9 seconds on Sunday, giving Volkswagen a victory in its final race in the World Rally Championship....

El campeon! Daniel Suarez becomes NASCAR's 1st foreign champ
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- El campeon!...