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McCowan's layup at buzzer lifts Fever over Liberty in opener

May. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaira McCowan's WNBA debut was a memorable one, hitting the game-winning layup at the buzzer. The rookie's shot lifted Indiana to an 81-80 victory over the New York Liberty on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "I haven't ever hit a game-winner before," said the...

Guthrie's barrier-breaking career celebrated in ESPN film

May. 25, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Janet Guthrie did not receive a warm reception when she arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 43 years ago. The former aerospace engineer had become a race car driver — unheard of during her era — and Guthrie wanted a spot in the Indianapolis 500, the biggest race in the...

All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 500

May. 25, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

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 drivers...

Roger Penske celebrates 50 years at Indianapolis 500

May. 25, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His hair was jet black and his shirt starched white when Roger Penske rolled into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time as a team owner with Mark Donohue behind the wheel. He was young and ambitious and ready to conquer the racing world. Much has changed in the ensuing 50...

Indy 500 takes spotlight for IndyCar Series on an uptick

May. 25, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500,...

Report: Detective's contact with USA Gymnastics not a breach

May. 24, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An internal Indianapolis police investigation has determined that a detective didn't violate department policies by working with USA Gymnastics' former chief executive to deflect criticism of the organization's child abuse reporting policies. The Metropolitan Police Department conducted...

Kanaan expects most competitive Indy 500 in his 18 years

May. 24, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kanaan anticipates the most competitive Indianapolis 500 in his 18 years in the race. In other words, Kanaan will need all the speed he finally found Friday. Kanaan turned a quick lap of 225.517 mph to top the charts in final practice for Sunday's running of "The Greatest Spectacle...

The Latest: Schmidt Peterson wins pit stop challenge

May. 24, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Marcus Ericsson and his Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team beat Scott Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing in the best-of-three final to win the annual pit stop challenge on Carb Day at Indianapolis. It's...

IndyCar to use Red Bull's aeroscreen for cockpit protection

May. 24, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will use an "Aeroscreen" developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies for cockpit protection beginning next season. The safety piece will virtually cover the open-air cockpit with a clear screen anchored by and on a titanium framework. Its purpose is to protect drivers from...

Jury for gruesome slaying case to come from central Indiana

May. 24, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The jury for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body will come from suburban Indianapolis. Clark County prosecutors and attorneys for 38-year-old Joseph Oberhansley have agreed they'll pick jury members from among Hamilton County...