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New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public with the postponed games opening in jus...

24 Hours of Le Mans postponed from June to August

LE MANS, France (AP) — The 24 Hours of Le Mans race was postponed from June to August in the hope that fans can attend by then, organizers said on Thursday. The iconic race was sched...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR heads to Las Vegas

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Site: Las Vegas Schedule: Sunday, race, 3:30 p.m. ...

Car swerves to miss falling couch, crashes; driver ticketed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A couple driving home from Florida flipped and wrecked their car while swerving to avoid a couch that fell off a truck. And though both escaped serious injury, there was n...

US probing engine fires in nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administr...

Byron gives NASCAR another surprise winner at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — William Byron gave NASCAR its third surprise winner in three weeks, this one not quite as stunning as the first two at Daytona International Speedway. Byron co...

Ferrucci shifting from IndyCar to NASCAR with 5-race stint

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci spent four hours in the simulator Friday, picked up some Bojangles french fries and headed to the team shop for last-minute preparations for his NASCAR debut. ...

JGR youngsters shine, validate Toyota's development program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two races into his return to Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell already has both a Cup Series victory and, more important, some of his confidence back. Bell pl...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung, and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International ...

'Black box' in Woods SUV could yield clues to cause of wreck

DETROIT (AP) — Investigators who are looking into the rollover crash that injured golf legend Tiger Woods will rely heavily on data stored in the Genesis SUV he was driving to figure out what happened...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay plans to kick off in one month

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics is to start in a month, which should be a sign that the troubled Olympics are on track to begin on July 23. It was at th...

Hamlin slaps down speculation over JGR's youth movement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is NASCAR's current points leader and locked in at Joe Gibbs Racing with a contract extension inked at the start of his 17th season with the organization. ...

Biden to order a review of US supply chains for vital goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is preparing to sign an executive order to review U.S. supply chains for large-capacity batteries, pharmaceuticals, critical minerals and semiconductors that powe...

Ty Gibbs to follow shock win with 14 Xfinity Series races

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs said Tuesday his grandson Ty Gibbs will compete in 14 more Xfinity Series races this season after his surprising first victory. Ty Gibbs won Saturday...

Column: NASCAR's flag bans opens sport to diverse new crowd

A sign at the entrance to Daytona International Speedway warned spectators the Confederate flag was not welcome on property. Its presence, NASCAR wrote, “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a...