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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...

FILE - In this May 24, 1992, file photo, Al Unser Jr., top, wins the Indianapolis 500 auto race by less than a car length ahead of Scott Goodyear in the 76th running of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The Associated Press has updated its survey of living Indianapolis 500 winners and their pick as the greatest race in the long history of the event. There are six races that received multiple votes, topped by Unser victory over Goodyear in 1992 — the closest Indy 500 in history. The others are Emerson Fittipaldi's win in 1989; Sam Hornish Junior's win in 2006; the 1982 battle between Rick Mears and Gordon Johncock; the 2011 race won by the late Dan Wheldon; and the 2014 thriller won by Ryan Hunter-Reay. (AP Photo/David Boe, File)

Indy 500 winners pick their favorite 'Spectacle' of all time

May. 23, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

Ryan Hunter-Reay admitted he was biased when asked four years ago about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He made it clear his own 2014 victory was based more on merit than ego. There was a red flag with seven laps to go. The lead changed just about every lap. Marco Andretti came oh-so-close to...

AP Sportlight

May. 23, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

May 24 1905 — Harry Payne Whitney’s Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915. 1935 — In the first major league night game, the Reds beat the...

Star college football recruit charged with attempted murder

May. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — A high school football player designated as a star recruit for colleges by ESPN is accused of trying to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend. Luke Hill, 18, faces charges including attempted first-degree murder after allegedly firing gunshots that struck a home in Accokeek, Maryland, on...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept.22, 2018, file photo, Northern Illinois quarterback Marcus Childers is sacked by Florida State's Marvin Wilson (21), Fredrick Jones (55) and Dontavious Jackson during an NCAA college football game, in Tallahassee Fla. The road trip to Tallahassee came with a $1.6 million payout to NIU. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

Bye buy games? G5 could lose millions in Power 5 payouts

May. 16, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

In 2018, with his school facing the possibility of cutting staff to make up a huge shortfall in state funding, Northern Illinois athletic director Sean Frazier added a football game at Florida State to the Huskies' schedule. The road trip came with a $1.6 million payout to NIU. “Florida State, essentially,...

In this Nov. 16, 2019 photo, Central Valley's Ameer Dudley looks to pass during the WPIAL Class 3A championship at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Ameer, 17, is a junior at Central Valley High School and one of the most sought-after quarterback recruits in the area. He treats every game of “Madden NFL” or “NBA 2K” just as seriously as he does playing in a WPIAL championship game at Heinz Field — as long as he’s competing against friends. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Gamers have us all beat when it comes to virtual interaction

May. 16, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like millions of other high school students across the country, Ameer Dudley and Zach Magnotti’s lives were dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. After their schools closed and all sports-related activities shut down, the two athletes switched to online classes. Every...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State coach Doug Martin reacts on the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas demanded Thursday, May 14, 2020, that New Mexico State turn over documents related to an investigation into Martin over allegations of abuse. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)

New Mexico AG sues over university football probe

May. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — State Attorney General Hector Balderas demanded Thursday that New Mexico State turn over documents related to an investigation into its head football coach over allegations of abuse. His office filed an Inspection of Public Records lawsuit in state district court seeking a full...

This image released by Disney Theatricals shows Ciara Renee as Elsa in the musical

Stopped cold: 'Frozen' musical on Broadway not to reopen

May. 14, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical “Frozen” will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic. The Disney show opened in March 2018 and placed among the top five Broadway productions for both gross and...

Indianapolis airport expects long drop in passenger flights

May. 11, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis International Airport’s top official says it could take up to three years for the airport's flights to bounce back to the levels it saw before the coronavirus pandemic. The airport’s flight activity has dropped to as low as 5% of typical operations since the...

People react during a rally to protest the shooting of an unarmed black man, Friday, May 8, 2020, in Brunswick Ga. Two men have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jay-Z's Team Roc calls for fast action in Ahmaud Arbery case

May. 10, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company on Sunday called on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood. Musicians Shawn...