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A fan watches as cars practice on a short dirt track at Gas City I-69 Speedway, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Gas City, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Postponed Indy 500 puts short-track drivers in spotlight

May. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — The roaring engines and flying dirt pellets briefly brought Gas City I-69 Speedway back to life Sunday. It wasn't the same. The grandstands were empty. Track organizers only allowed a few crew members per team to comply with Indiana's social gatherings limit. Gabe Wilkins even brought...

FILE - In this May 24, 1969, file photo, from left to right: Al Unser, Mario Andretti, and A.J. Foyt, the front row in the upcoming Indianapolis 500 auto race, pose for photos in Indianapolis. Andretti and Unser's rivalry is one of the most famous in the long history of the Indianapolis 500. (AP Photo, File)

Indy 500 winners pick the greatest drivers, race and more

May. 23, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the lead-up to the 100th running of the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” The Associated Press interviewed the 27 living race winners on topics ranging from the greatest driver to most memorable moment. Their answers to the eight questions ahead of the 2016 race...

Memorabilia from the 1954 state champion Milan Indians glory days fills players'

The flipside of 'Hoosiers' - No 'miracle' for Muncie Central

May. 22, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana's memory it's as if he never left Muncie Central. He can rattle off the magical, same-day sweep of top-ranked Fort Wayne North and second-ranked Mississinewa that set up the Bearcats' chance at a fifth...

FILE - This May 26, 2019, file photo shows Simon Pagenaud, of France, celebrating after winning the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis.  The Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23, 2020, and won't be run on Memorial Day weekend as scheduled for the first time since its return in 1946. Pagenaud passed Alexander Rossi on the penultimate lap to win last May. That gave Roger Penske his 18th win at Indy on the 50th anniversary of his arrival at the Brickyard and before he became the series and track owner. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

IndyCar drivers cope with strange Memorial Day weekend

May. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud knows what he should be doing right now. Friday's plan was to climb into the No. 22 Chevrolet for one final test session, mingle with fans and plot race strategy. On Sunday, he'd chase a second straight Indianapolis 500 victory. Instead, he is spending the Memorial Day...

Jonathan Taylor among 3 draft picks to sign with Colts

May. 15, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed three more draft picks Friday: running back Jonathan Taylor out of Wisconsin, quarterback Jacob Eason of Washington, and linebacker Jordan Glasgow of Michigan. Indy now has seven of nine draft picks under contract, all on four-year deals. Taylor was the...

Officer suspended for remark after Indiana police killed man

May. 14, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department suspended a detective whose remarks about the body of a man fatally shot by another officer sparked criticism, the police chief says. The detective was captured on video after the shooting of Dreasjon “Sean” Reed saying:...

FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind. Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He's also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt the Colts star confers with his coaches, who are creating safer, more efficient individual workout programs based on data collected the past few weeks. All part of a changing NFL world: high-tech devices supplanting old-school creativity. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

High-tech devices help NFL teams keep players safe, in shape

May. 14, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darius Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He's also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt, the Indianapolis Colts...

Colts add Windsor, Patmon to list of draft pick signees

May. 14, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed two more draft picks Thursday: defensive tackle Rob Windsor and receiver Dezmon Patmon. Both were sixth-round picks and each agreed to four-year deals worth more than $3 million. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Windsor was the 193rd overall selection. He had 121...

Indianapolis signs 6th-round draft pick to 4-year contract

May. 13, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed cornerback Isaiah Rodgers to a four-year contract Wednesday, making him the second draft pick to reach a deal in two days. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback picked off 11 passes, recovered four fumbles, blocked three kicks and had 46 passes defensed in...

Pinter becomes 1st of Colts' 9 draft picks to sign contract

May. 12, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed offensive lineman Danny Pinter, the first of their nine draft picks. Team officials made the announcement Tuesday. The deal is for four years and about $3.6 million. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound offensive lineman was a fifth-round selection, No. 149...