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Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his car during the qualifying session at the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Bottas on pole for Silverstone GP ahead of teammate Hamilton

Aug. 8, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valtteri Bottas edged out Mercedes teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton to claim pole position Saturday for Formula One's 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Hamilton appeared on course to take his 92nd career pole but he had a poor first sector on his final run and Bottas...

Zane Smith celebrates his victory after a NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Zane Smith scores first NASCAR win in overtime at Michigan

Aug. 7, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Zane Smith scored the first Truck Series win of his career Friday night with a last-lap pass in double overtime at Michigan International Speedway. Grant Enfinger tried to win the race as the leader on four previous restarts but a slew of cautions spoiled his race. Enfinger was the...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

Driver Brad Keselowski holds a giant lobster to celebrate his victory in a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Keselowski still seeking 1st win at home track in Michigan

Aug. 7, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski. Keselowski still hasn't won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to Michigan. Keselowski will have two more chances to end the...

A sign at Darlington Raceway displays a message thanking front-line workers Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Darlington, S.C. NASCAR, which has been idle since March 8 because of the coronavirus pandemic, makes its return with the Real Heroes 400 Nascar Cup Series auto race Sunday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

NASCAR and jousting exceptions to SC's large crowd ban

Aug. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fans can watch September's NASCAR race at Darlington in person and have a four-course meal while watching a medieval jousting tournament thanks to exceptions granted to South Carolina's rule banning gatherings of more than 250 people during the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 71 events...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 4, 2020, file photo, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Chase Briscoe kisses the yard of bricks on the start/finish line after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Briscoe is very clear about his goal of earning a promotion to NASCAR's top Cup Series. He's made his case this season with an Xfinity Series-leading five victories with an eye on adding another win Saturday on the road course at Road America. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Briscoe making case for promotion to NASCAR's top Cup level

Aug. 7, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

It took Chase Briscoe longer than he would have liked to finalize his contract this season to continue driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Xfinity Series. He had goals firmly set before the ink even dried. Briscoe began this season determined to race his way into a promotion to NASCAR's top Cup Series,...

Racing Point driver Lance Stroll of Canada steers his car during the first practice session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone, England, Friday, July 31, 2020. The British Formula One Grand Prix race will be held on Sunday. (Bryn Lennon/Pool via AP)

Racing Point hit with 15-point deduction over brake ducts

Aug. 7, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Racing Point was deducted 15 points in the Formula One constructors' championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,000) Friday for copying a Mercedes design for its brake ducts. Now a rule change is planned to hamper teams who try to reverse-engineer rivals' cars. The stewards...

Erik Jones (20) and William Byron (24) head into the first turn during the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021

Aug. 6, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones won't return to Joe Gibbs Racing next season, ending his time with one of NASCAR's top teams after three Cup seasons but several years in Gibbs' driver development program. “We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several years,”...

The Latest: Clemson pauses DE Xavier Thomas for virus-plus.

Aug. 6, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas has been medically shutdown since March because of several illnesses, including COVID-19. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Thomas, who is a junior this year, lost weight and was...

2,000 jobs expected with Urban Outfitters facility in Kansas

Aug. 5, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The parent company of clothing and home products retailer Urban Outfitters plans to build a new, 880,000-square-foot distribution center in Kansas City, Kansas, state and local officials announced Wednesday. The new URBN center will be near the Legends entertainment and shopping...