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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during a practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Albert Gea, Pool via AP)

Spanish GP: Hamilton fastest ahead of Bottas in 2nd practice

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Mercedes again topped the leaderboard as Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas in second practice Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship leader finished .287 ahead of Bottas, who had been quicker than Hamilton...

The car driven by Fernando Alonso, of Spain, hits the wall in the fourth turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirk Stierwalt)

Alonso first driver to crash in Indianapolis 500 practice

Aug. 13, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fernando Alonso crashed in the final hour of Thursday's practice session in a setback for his Indianapolis 500 venture. Alonso crashed in Turn 4 when his Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet dipped onto the concrete portion of the apron at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sent the Spaniard into...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo Massachusetts players enter the field for an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, in Amherst, Mass. Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The Latest: United Soccer League has 9 positive COVID tests

Aug. 11, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League says 1,293 tests were given to players and club staff from the 35 championship clubs, with nine individuals testing positive from two clubs. The USL also confirmed Tuesday that 458 tests were...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, May 19, 2019, Fernando Alonso, of Spain, prepares to drive during qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis, Ind. Fernando Alonso feels far better about his chances to close out motorsports' version of the Triple Crown in 2020. The Spaniard will race for Arrow McLaren SP in the Indianapolis 500 in May and believes the organization is prepared. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Alonso confident in team prep for another Indy 500 attempt

Aug. 11, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — His steering wheel has been secured and the car is the proper color, two signs Fernando Alonso has a far better shot this year at the Indianapolis 500. The former Formula One champion failed to qualify for the race last year in a spectacularly woeful effort by McLaren. The Spaniard...

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands holds up the trophy on the podium after taking first place in the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit, Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Verstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duo

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday. The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. “I...

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...

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...

Race winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain adjusts his hair after getting out of his car after the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Hamilton wins British GP to close in on Schumacher's record

Aug. 2, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton held on to win the British Grand Prix on Sunday despite a puncture on the last lap to clinch an 87th career win and move within four of Michael Schumacher's Formula One record. The championship leader's record-extending seventh Silverstone win saw him finish six...

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (Will Oliver/Pool via AP)

Hamilton takes pole position for British GP ahead of Bottas

Aug. 1, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position on Saturday. He needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP victories. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal...

In this photo made Thursday, July 23, 2020, an upper deck view of the new Texas Rangers home baseball stadium named Globe Life Field is seen in Arlington, Texas. The Texas Rangers' new stadium isn't retro and designers wanted the first next-generation ballpark. There is the full-panel retractable roof, the split seating levels offering full views of the ballpark with plenty of natural light. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Latest: Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive

Jul. 31, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Duke says that 25 athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary practice, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school announced the results Friday...