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Verstappen takes pole over Hamilton to start U.S. Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lap by lap, Formula One's best championship duel in years takes one dramatic turn after another. The U.S Grand Prix has played a role in this tense title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton with the championship rivals nipping at each...

W Series makes American debut at F1's US Grand Prix

Oct. 23, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Catherine Bond Muir has heard the critics complain that the W Series racing league she created wasn't boosting female drivers but segregating them from the best competition. Here is what she sees: Young drivers in aggressive, wheel-to-wheel racing,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 42, Odessa 7 ¶ Aldine Eisenhower 42, Aldine MacArthur 7 ¶ Allen 35, McKinney 14 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 60, Lubbock Monterey 18 ¶...

Hamilton-Verstappen Formula 1 duel hits the track in Texas

Oct. 22, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The red-hot rivalry between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton returned to the race track with a flip of the finger and an insult. It was only practice but the exchange Friday between the Formula One title contenders made for a spirited opening day...

Beard builds transfer-heavy lineup for debut at No. 5 Texas

Oct. 22, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Chris Beard left Texas Tech for Texas, one of the coach's first moves was to plunge into the transfer portal and leave the door wide open. Soon, players were pouring into Austin. Beard starts his...

Thursday's Scores

Oct. 22, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Aldine Nimitz 35, Aldine Davis 13 ¶ Alief Taylor 21, Houston Strake Jesuit 20 ¶ Belton 22, Killeen Ellison 12 ¶ Channelview 55, Pasadena Rayburn 7 ...

Family says Texas player died of accidental overdose

Oct. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, died of a an accidental drug overdose caused by fentanyl, the family said Thursday. Jake Ehlinger, 20, was found on May 6. No cause of death was...

F1 title fight could take big swing in U.S and Mexico

Oct. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Grand Prix is not a must-win race for Lewis Hamilton, and the seven-time champion brushed off such a suggestion Thursday even as he trails Max Verstappen in the title fight and his rival should be favored at Mexico City in the next round. ...

Formula One foothold growing, series here to stay in USA

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One returned to the United States in 2012, in Texas of all places, the world's highest class of international auto racing was taking a big leap in a country it had abandoned five years earlier. A decade later, F1 is here to stay in the...

Wednesday's Scores

Oct. 21, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Academy Force 26, Minneapolis Edison 14 Ada-Borup 47, Red Lake County 20 Aitkin 54, Hibbing 20 Albany 40, Zimmerman 8 Alexandria 35, St. Cloud Tech 6 ...