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FILE - Singer-songwriter Luke Combs speaks in the press room after winning awards for male vocalist of the year and song of the year at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo. NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert featuring country music star Luke Combs. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NASCAR to hold pre-race Daytona 500 concert with Luke Combs

Jan. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will attempt some normalcy at the season-opening Daytona 500 with a live pre-race concert — the first big performance at a track during the pandemic — featuring country music star Luke Combs. Combs, who performed virtually for NASCAR's season finale in November,...

FILE - NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart poses for pictures prior to the induction ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., in this Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, file photo. Tony Stewart wants to set the record straight about two misconstrued recent business decisions. Fans have been critical of Stewart since the Truck Series was dropped from Eldora Speedway and because he didn't sign Kyle Larson to his NASCAR team. Stewart is adamant that he tried to sign Larson but couldn't get partner approval on the driver suspended for using a racial slur. And he insists he dropped NASCAR after he felt slighted that Bristol Motor Speedway was given a Cup race on dirt. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Column: Stewart balances personal bliss, professional angst

Jan. 18, 2021 6:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart is angry — what else is new? — and wants the record set straight regarding recent business decisions. He also is in love — wait, who? Smoke? — and five months away from his 50th birthday finds himself happier in his personal life than ever...

FILE - Pitbull performs prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale Ariz., in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500.  “Mr. Worldwide” joins NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as celebrity owners entering NASCAR this year. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

Jan. 15, 2021 5:04 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — “Mr. Worldwide” is coming to NASCAR. Pitbull has become an ownership partner in new NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing, set to make its debut next month at the Daytona 500. Trackhouse made the Friday announcement with a video on Twitter in which the Grammy winner is...

FILE - Members of the Orlando Magic and Brooklyn Nets kneel around a Black Lives Matter logo during the national anthem before the start of an NBA basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo. As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.(AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool, File)

Athletes act: Stars rise up against racial injustice in 2020

Dec. 30, 2020 1:31 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As the NBA neared its restart in late July, its players vowed to keep the calls for social justice reform at the forefront in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The basketball stars weren't the only athletes to act. In a most unusual year already thrown...

FILE - A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, along her route in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, just three days before Christmas.  Some Christmas gift-givers discovered their presents didn't arrive in time for the holiday despite ordering weeks ahead. The U.S. Postal Service says it faces

'Unprecedented' mail volume delays Christmas gifts

Dec. 25, 2020 4:12 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Some who mailed holiday presents weeks early this year found they didn't act early enough as Christmas arrived with their gifts stuck in transit. The U.S. Postal Service said on its website that it was “experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee...

File-This Jan. 28, 2020, file photo shows a remembrance board at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Lamentation for sports in 2020: A year of living virally

Dec. 24, 2020 11:04 AM EST

Well, had enough yet? Don’t look at the score. How bad did it get? Like nothing before. B.C. (Before Coronavirus) The Setup An omen, maybe. Hard to say. The drumbeat starts on New Year’s Day. The calendar flips, one quick turn And then we’re mourning David Stern. Wild-card Patriots...

23XI Racing fully funded for debut season with Bubba Wallace

Dec. 14, 2020 12:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 23XI Racing announced a full slate of sponsorship Monday to back the new NASCAR team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. DoorDash, McDonald’s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance were all named “founding partners” for the No. 23 Toyota Camry...

Darlington moving NASCAR throwback to Mother's Day

Dec. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EST

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR's popular throwback weekend celebration at Darlington Raceway is moving from Labor Day weekend to Mother's Day. Track officials announced the change Friday for the yearly honoring of NASCAR's past. Darlington is holding two races next season, including its Southern 500 on...

USA Bobsled and Skeleton adds six to its Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2020 5:23 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic gold medalists Tristan Gale Geisler, Steve Mesler and Vonetta Flowers are among a six-person class of enshrinees to the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Hall of Fame. Olympic silver medalist Randy Jones, driving pioneer Jimmy Morgan and longtime NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine —...

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins talks with Jalen Bridges during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Michigan State-Virginia hoops postponed

Dec. 9, 2020 12:07 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Virginia’s ACC/B1G Challenge game against No. 4 Michigan State on Wednesday night has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Cavaliers’ program. The No. 18 Cavaliers (3-1) are next slated to play William...