Torrence wins at Indy in NHRA’s return from virus break

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Billy Torrence won in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series return, beating Doug Kalitta in the Top Fuyel final Sunday in the NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway. The drivers raced in front of limited fans in the first of two straight events at the track in the NHRA’s return from […]

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan — the site of the next Olympics — is handling the coronavirus. “They seem to be doing a pretty good job,” Popovich said. He […]

The Latest: Dodgers CF Pollock considered skipping season

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter. The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after daughter Maddie arrived three months […]

The Latest: USL’s Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a 16-team playoff scheduled for […]

NHRA to resume in July at Indianapolis with limited fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NHRA drag racing will resume its season in July with back-to-back events at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis with limited spectators allowed. The events will be run on July 11-12 and July 18-19 and admission offers will be extended to NHRA members and 2020 U.S. Nationals ticket holders. “Because we are […]

With camps shut, families face summer in the great indoors

Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the coronavirus seeps into another facet of American life. From New Hampshire to California, camps and parents are scrambling as Zoom campfires and “virtual cabins” in the […]

Hank Steinbrenner, Yankees co-owner, dies at 63

NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Steinbrenner, the oldest son of George Steinbrenner and one of the four siblings who own the controlling shares of the New York Yankees, died Tuesday at age 63. The team said he died at home in Clearwater, Florida, due to a long-standing health issue. A chain smoker and miniature drag […]

The Latest: Cricket Australia cancels games, ends season

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local): 8:15 p.m. All professional cricket has been canceled in Australia in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and national organizers are “strongly recommending” that the remainder of the season be called off at all levels — right down to children’s community […]

3 Arizona students returning from car event killed in crash

PHOENIX (AP) — Three Arizona high school students enrolled in an automotive technology program were killed when a college van went off a highway on the way back from a professional drag racing event near Phoenix, officials said Saturday. The van crashed Friday night on U.S. 70 near Pima, a rural community about 135 miles […]

Lawmaker’s privilege ties up case against ex-NASCAR driver

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For a year and a half, a Virginia mother of seven young girls has been frustrated by repeated delays in the domestic violence case against her estranged husband because his defense lawyer exercised a privilege that most other attorneys don’t have. Nine separate times, court records show, the appeals trial for […]

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