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Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

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...

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Dec. 06, 2021 03:33 AM EST

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber performed to a packed crowd in the Red Sea city of Jiddah in Saudi Arabia, singing some of his most popular hits. The Sunday night concert took place even as human rights campaigners and activists called on Bieber to cancel his performance...

Hamilton's win takes thrilling F1 season to final showdown

Dec. 05, 2021 17:57 PM EST

The increasingly tense Formula One title fight between defending champion Lewis Hamilton and his formidable challenger, Max Verstappen, will head to the last race of the season with the fierce rivals level on points. Next weekend's Abu Dhabi showdown will see Hamilton...

Parkersburg man discusses being openly gay race car driver

Dec. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EST

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — An article in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated features a local race car driver and the seeming culture clash he faces as a gay dirt track competitor. “I’m just an old country boy from West Virginia who happens to be openly gay,”...

NASCAR's love of Nashville creates energized celebration

Dec. 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NASCAR’s new love affair with Nashville came to a close at the Grand Ole Opry, where Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. raised the curtain on industry favorite Tim Dugger’s debut performance at the iconic country music hall. It capped an...

Mercedes F1 boss apologizes as fire survivors slam sponsor

Dec. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team apologized Friday for the way the team announced its partnership with a company involved in a London high-rise where a fire killed 72 people. The team announced a sponsorship deal this week...

Chase Elliott extends run as NASCAR's most popular

Dec. 02, 2021 19:26 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott held on to one of his NASCAR titles Thursday night when fans voted him most popular driver for the fourth consecutive year. Elliott was both the reigning Cup champion and most popular driver this season, but he was ultimately beaten...

Larson comes full circle with Hendrick in winning 1st title

Dec. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Larson was 18 years old and looking to jump from dirt racing to the big leagues when he went into a meeting at Hendrick Motorsports with childhood idol Jeff Gordon. “I was like star struck a little bit,” Larson recalled. “We were...

Sister of man imprisoned in Saudi Arabia writes to Hamilton

Dec. 02, 2021 10:59 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The sister of a man who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia is asking seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton to help save her brother's life. Zeinab Abu Al-Kheir told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Hamilton's declaration two...