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NASCAR strikes $2B deal with ISC, will gain a dozen tracks

May. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12 tracks that...

Long-running Colonial back on solid footing with new sponsor

May. 22, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's...

NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

May. 20, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 of the league's Saturday football games on the network each season. "While exploring new media options for football, NFL Network stood out as an excellent opportunity for national exposure," C-USA...

Man City facing 1-season ban from Champions League

May. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

Manchester City has not been cooperating with investigators and is facing a one-season ban from the Champions League for violating financial monitoring rules, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. City released a statement Tuesday saying the club has provided "comprehensive proof" that it did...

McCarthy shoots 63 for 1st-round lead at Byron Nelson

May. 9, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Denny McCarthy has some loose connections to Jordan Spieth and Tony Romo, the Trinity Forest members in the local spotlight. The former University of Virginia player is on top of the leaderboard after one round at the Byron Nelson. McCarthy shot a career-low 8-under 63 on Thursday, with 10...

Fox Sports, Stars Group to offer sports betting in deal

May. 8, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it is legal...

Rescue mission investigates claims about charity golf event

May. 8, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency which advocates for the homeless and needy is investigating how donors and players at its annual golf tournament were told that a PGA Tour golfer would be the host. The Winston-Salem Journal reports an advertisement for last week's tournament sponsored by...

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

May. 3, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to...

US senators push nutrition legislation for Native youth

May. 3, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal legislation has been re-introduced to allow tribal governments to administer child nutrition programs in their communities. The legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada, Tom Udall, of New Mexico, and Tina Smith, of Minnesota, was announced...

NJ City University 1st in state with women's wrestling

May. 1, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey City University has become the first school in the state to sponsor an NCAA women's wrestling program. Athletic director Shawn Tucker announced the additions of both men's and women's wrestling programs Wednesday. They will compete as club programs in the 2019-20...