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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...

Mercedes withdraws appeal of Formula 1 season finale

Dec. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mercedes ended the dispute over the Formula One season finale on Thursday when it withdrew its appeal of the controversial finish that cost Lewis Hamilton a record eighth championship. Mercedes had filed a pair of protests following Sunday's...

NASCAR champion Larson among many conflicted by F1 finish

Dec. 14, 2021 13:35 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Larson's first Formula One race was the season finale and he is as conflicted as anyone over the controversial ending of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton on the final lap Sunday to win the...

COLUMN: Racing or entertainment? F1 teeters line at finale

Dec. 13, 2021 07:08 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The one thing Max Verstappen requested — over and over and over again — was that the race stewards not interfere with the Formula One title-deciding finale with any questionable or inconsistent calls. He didn't get his wish. ...

Verstappen wins 1st F1 title with last lap pass of Hamilton

Dec. 12, 2021 14:10 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The most dramatic Formula One season in years ended, of course, in one of the most dramatic finishes possible when Max Verstappen snatched the world championship away from Lewis Hamilton with a pass on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi GP. ...

Verstappen beats Hamilton for pole ahead of F1 season finale

Dec. 11, 2021 11:01 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A first Formula One championship for Max Verstappen was in reach after masterful Red Bull strategy helped the Dutchman overcome an early qualifying mistake to beat Lewis Hamilton for the top starting spot in the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP. ...

Mercedes, Red Bull play nice ahead of F1 championship

Dec. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Toto Wolff and Christian Horner barely looked at each other when they sat side-by-side three weeks ago discussing the Formula One championship. Their frosty relationship thawed briefly Friday ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where...

F1 title contenders mellow headed into dramatic conclusion

Dec. 09, 2021 11:45 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lewis Hamilton entered Yas Marina Circuit chasing history Thursday dressed head-to-toe in purple with a graffiti-styled expletive scrawled across the back of his sweater. Asked if he was sending a message, the seven-time champion claimed he...

Mercedes F1 team and firm end deal opposed by fire survivors

Dec. 08, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Building materials maker Kingspan said it had agreed with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team to end a partnership deal after protests from the families of people who died in a high-rise fire in London. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it...

In The Pits: F1 down to the wire in thrilling title fight

Dec. 06, 2021 11:19 AM EST

Now is the time to tune into Formula One, just in case you've been sleeping on the most spectacular season in decades. After 21 races, the championship battle is tied as F1 screams into its title-deciding season finale in Abu Dhabi. It's the first time since 1974 the championship...