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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Moriya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, watches her shot from the seventh tee during the second round of the LPGA Tour's HUGEL-JTBC LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn play golf and live life differently. The sisters from Thailand have won two of the last four LPGA tournaments and are attempting at the Volvik Championship to become the first two-time winner this year. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 23, 2018 - 5:39 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn play golf and live life differently. The sisters from Thailand do have the same goal on the LPGA Tour, hoping their shot-to-shot focus leads to titles. The Jutanugarns are two of six women with a shot at the Volvik Championship to become the...
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James Hinchcliffe, right, of Canada, talks with Robert Wickens, of Canada, during qualifications for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 5:27 pm
Bumping was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and everyone was thrilled. Until people actually got bumped. Only 33 drivers get to race in the Indianapolis 500, and that's the way it is because that's the way it always has been. Tradition means that when two extra drivers patched together enough...
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A crew member prepares tires before practice at the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 11, 2018 - 12:29 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing has added information technology provider ITsavvy as the primary sponsor for the No. 14 car driven by Clint Bowyer for races at Richmond and Phoenix later this season. The company will also serve as an associate sponsor for the rest of the Monster Energy...
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Jordan Spieth watches his shot from the 11th tee during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 10, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Spieth couldn't do anything wrong the first 58 holes he played at The Players Championship. Since then, hardly anything has gone right. The latest episode was Thursday, when Spieth started off on a wild ride in the easiest scoring conditions. He three-putted...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, NASCAR CEO and Chairman, Brian France, talks to reporters during a news conference before a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race practice in Homestead, Fla. NASCAR President Brent Dewar has told employees the France family “remains dedicated to the long term growth of our sport.” The memo was sent to employees on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, one day after a media report said the France family was exploring the sale of its stake in the nation’s top auto racing series. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, FIle)
May 08, 2018 - 7:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn't saying. An attempt to calm employees about the future of the struggling, family-owned racing series came Tuesday from NASCAR President Brent Dewar, but his memo said only that there would be no comment on "industry rumors." It's...
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April 29, 2018 - 4:36 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Premier League leading scorer Mohamed Salah said Sunday he is insulted over the unauthorized use of his image and blames the Egyptian Football Association in a dispute that comes less than two months before the World Cup in Russia. The Egyptian soccer star is furious his image features...
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Joel Dahmen hits off the first tee during the final round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament's two-man team format at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Sunday, April 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
April 29, 2018 - 4:32 pm
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Zurich Insurance executives say they're extending the company's title sponsorship of the New Orleans-area PGA Tour event for seven years. The extension begins after next year's Zurich Classic and runs through 2026. Zurich began its sponsorship of the event in 2005, just months...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:16 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf. The PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club announced Monday that financial services provider Charles Schwab & Co. will take over as title...
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April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup. FIFA describes Alrosa as a "giant in the world diamond mining industry." The value was not disclosed. Alrosa joins Alfa-Bank,...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors through 2021. Fastenal will remain the anchor sponsor and has been with the team since it paired with Carl Edwards in 2010. Stenhouse was partnered with Fastenal in 2015...
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