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Lewis Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix to extend F1 championship lead

Lewis Hamilton further tightened his control on the Formula One season championship Sunday, winning the U.S. Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in a race …


Lewis Hamilton shows Usain Bolt what real speed feels like

The fastest man in the world got in some laps with one of the fastest drivers in the world. And the result was the sprinter’s legs feeling a bit like …


Lewis Hamilton wins at Singapore as Sebastian Vettel crashes

Lewis Hamilton had been worried about how many points he would lose to Sebastian Vettel at the Singapore Grand Prix. It was supposed to be a damage limitation exercise for …


Lewis Hamilton tames rivals and hostile crowd in Monza

Lewis Hamilton’s toughest test Sunday came when he was met with a chorus of whistles and boos atop the podium for the Italian Grand Prix.


Auto racing roundup: Kyle Busch snaps losing streak with first career win at Pocono

Kyle Busch used a bump-and-run on Kevin Harvick to take the lead and held on to snap a 36-race losing streak and win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway …


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

Auto racing: Denny Hamlin, Josef Newgarden, Lewis Hamilton win featured races

Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane for the first time this season. …


NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. makes it look easy in dominant Kentucky Speedway win

Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo profited from the chaos to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, while Sebastian Vettel extended his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.


Lewis Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Sebastien Vettel

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix for the sixth time and the third year in a row.


Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco GP ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel beat his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and comfortably extend his lead at the top of the Formula One standings to …


Auto racing: Valtteri Bottas gets his first Formula One victory

Valtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula One win on Sunday after holding off a late charge from Sebastian Vettel at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.


Sebastian Vettel holds off late Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel held off a tremendous late charge from Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to win the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday and take the overall lead in the …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

Lewis Hamilton coasts to fifth title at Chinese Grand Prix

With Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel starting side-by-side on the front row at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, the stage was set for a wheel-to-wheel duel between long-dominant Mercedes …


Haas unveils new car for its 2nd season in Formula One

American team Haas introduced its new car for its second season in Formula One on Sunday. The VF-17 car was unveiled on the team’s website and social media platforms. Red …


Liberty completes F1 takeover; Bernie Ecclestone replaced by Chase Carey

Bernie Ecclestone’s long-standing governance of Formula One ended after Liberty Media officially completed its takeover of the series on Monday, and named American Chase Carey as the new chief executive.


2017 F1 championship set to showcase young talent

Next year’s Formula One championship promises to showcase young driving talent keen to emulate 19-year-old rising star Max Verstappen.


Felipe Massa waves goodbye to Formula One; Jenson Button has no plans to return

Brazilian Felipe Massa is definitely retiring after the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend and British driver Jenson Button has no plans to come back.


Veteran McLaren boss Ron Dennis forced out of F1 team

Ron Dennis, the veteran head of the McLaren Formula One team, has been forced out following a boardroom dispute.


Auto racing: Logano wins Phoenix as he and Kyle Busch complete final 4

After more than three hours of racing, NASCAR’s championship field was decided over two frenzied overtime restarts.


Gophers dismiss WR Brian Smith for violating team rules

Suspended Two-time Olympic silver medalist Louis Smith was suspended for two months by the British gymnastics federation on Tuesday after appearing to mock Islam in a video. Dismissed Minnesota has …


Auto racing: Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville, reaches final four

Jimmie Johnson earned one of four spots in next month’s title-deciding season finale Sunday with his ninth career victory at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The six-time NASCAR champion will race …


Lewis Hamilton wins U.S. Grand Prix to stay in F1 title chase

Lewis Hamilton got the victory he needed to keep his Formula One championship hopes alive. Now he needs more, and he needs Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg to make …


In Brief: Blue Jackets pick up first win, beat Blackhawks 3-2

Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and teammates Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets …


A dose of Taylor Swift, title chase spice up U.S. Grand Prix

With the promise of blue skies and some sizzling pop from Taylor Swift, the U.S. Grand Prix is back after all those worries about its demise.


Auto racing roundup: Jimmie Johnson moves into 3rd round of NASCAR’s playoffs

Stuck in the longest losing streak of his career, Jimmie Johnson had a chance for a critical win that could salvage this ho-hum season for Hendrick Motorsports.


Auto racing roundup: Truex wins Chase playoff opener

Martin Truex Jr. went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead for the first time in …


Digest: After let call, Andy Murray loses to Kei Nishikori at Open

Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena’s speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, …


Auto racing: Elliot Sadler holds off Denny Hamlin for first Darlington win

Dale Earnhardt Jr. surely needed a break from his unsettled future in racing. Elliott Sadler provided the perfect distraction Saturday with his Xfinity Series win at Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway.


Auto racing: Kyle Larson outduels Chase Elliott for first Sprint Cup win

Kyle Larson took the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in a duel between two of NASCAR’s …


Newsmakers: NZ Formula One driver Chris Amon dead at 73

New Zealand motor racing driver