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March 22, 2020 - 1:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button — a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a...
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Sports broadcaster Scott Van Pelt watches a shot by Ohio State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 15, 2020 - 3:44 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA's lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 13, 2020 - 7:17 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10 p.m. The New York Mets say the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has tested negative for the coronavirus. Donovan Mitchell Sr. works for the Mets as director of player relations and community...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 9 de abril de 2019, aficionados ingresan para presenciar una ronda de prácticas del Masters de golf en Augusta, Georgia. In this April 9, 2019, file photo, fans arrive for a practice round that's under a weather warning at the Masters golf. (AP Foto/Matt Slocum, archivo)
March 13, 2020 - 3:35 pm
The shock waves from the coronavirus outbreak rattled sports for another day as two rites of spring, the Masters and Boston Marathon, were postponed. There was at least some relief Friday that those events are expected to take place later in the year, unlike the stunning announcement the day before...
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Lexi Thompson drives from the first tee during the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA golf tournament at Boca Rio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
March 12, 2020 - 7:06 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Two boxing cards at Madison Square Garden have been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak. A few hours after announcing the fights would proceed without crowds, promoter Bob Arum said...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 11, 2020 - 10:17 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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Kevin Harvick (4) races Chase Elliott (9) for the lead through Turn 4 during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
March 08, 2020 - 4:28 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series win in three weeks, holding off Kevin Harvick over the final two laps after an overtime restart Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Also the winner two weeks ago in Las Vegas for Team Penske, Logano has 25 career Cup victories. He...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ryan Newman is fully alert, walking around the hospital and joking with staff two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the 42-year-old driver “continues to show great improvement.” (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
March 06, 2020 - 1:16 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Newman was back at the track Friday, sipping on a Coke and casually strolling through the infield of Phoenix Raceway. It was hard to believe he was in a terrifying wreck at the Daytona 500 less than three weeks ago. "It’s great to be alive," Newman said. “If you look at...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2002, file photo, winner Jimmie Johnson, right, gets cooled off by car owner Rick Hendrick as they celebrate in Victory Lane after Johnson won the NASCAR auto race at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. When Johnson won his first NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana 18 years ago, this famously worn-out asphalt track had a whole lot less wear and tear. So did Johnson, who is visiting his home track this weekend for the last time as a full-time driver. (AP Photo/Will Lester, File)
February 29, 2020 - 2:17 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — So many of Jimmie Johnson's best racing memories occurred on this weathered California asphalt about 100 miles north of his hometown. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is hoping to add one more incredible memory in his final start at Fontana. Johnson is the king of...
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Joey Logano celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
Mark Thomas
February 23, 2020 - 4:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The adjustments to a major offseason overhaul at Team Penske continued Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where miscommunication between Joey Logano and his new crew chief led to a botched final pit stop. Logano still wound up in victory lane for the second year in a row, winning...
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