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French actor Gaspard Ulliel, 37, dies after ski accident

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

LYON, France (AP) — French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office and local authorities. He was 37. Ulliel portrayed the young Hannibal...

Earnhardt Jr. matches his father as NASCAR Hall of Famer

Jan. 19, 2022 14:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized early he would never be a seven-time NASCAR champion like his dad. It was unrealistic to believe he would match the late Dale Earnhardt on the track. The Intimidator was tough as nails, didn't tolerate any nonsense and built a...

Saratoga Race Course reconstructing historic Wilson Chute

Jan. 18, 2022 15:25 PM EST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Racing Association is planning to reconstruct the Wilson Chute at Saratoga Race Course, which will allow one-mile races to be run on the main dirt track during the summer meet. A chute is an extension of the backstretch or homestretch of a...

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Calderon joins IndyCar as 1st woman to drive for AJ Foyt

Jan. 17, 2022 07:24 AM EST

Tatiana Calderon will drive for AJ Foyt Racing this season as the first woman to compete regularly in the IndyCar Series since 2013. The Colombian will drive a third Indy car for Foyt on the street and road courses alongside Dalton Kellett and Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood. A...

Netflix decides to take a swing at tennis in new docuseries

Jan. 14, 2022 15:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Netflix is taking a swing at tennis next. The streaming service announced Friday that it is planning a documentary series about Grand Slam tournaments and the men’s and women’s professional tennis tours. Netflix said it is teaming up...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

Jan. 14, 2022 12:17 PM EST

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential to earn millions of dollars...

NASCAR veteran Aric Almirola to retire at end of 2022 season

Jan. 10, 2022 10:10 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR veteran Aric Almirola will retire from competition at the end of the 2022 season to spend more time with his young family. Almirola revealed his plans Monday to the employees at Stewart-Haas Racing at the same time Smithfield Foods announced its...

Indianapolis 500-winning team owner Kalkhoven dies at 77

Jan. 04, 2022 18:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Kalkhoven, the team co-owner of Tony Kanaan's Indianapolis 500-winning entry in 2013, died Tuesday. He was 77. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Kalkhoven's death and did not detail a cause. Kalkhoven was co-owner with Jimmy Vasser...

French anti-terrorism prosecutors probe Dakar Rally blast

Jan. 04, 2022 16:09 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office launched an investigation Tuesday into a car explosion last week ahead of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia that left French driver Philippe Boutron seriously injured. The office will investigate an “attempted...