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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek’s father first brought him to victory lane at Kansas Speedway almost 15 years ago, when “Front Row” Joe Nemechek swept the weekend Xfinity and Cup series races. His boy drove himself there Saturday. The younger Nemechek overcame a couple late mistakes then drove away from title contender …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton secured the pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix, where the Mercedes driver could clinch a fifth career Formula One championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel must beat Hamilton or stay close to him Sunday if he hopes to push the championship to next week in Mexico City. Vettel was …

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs even before he qualified fourth for the elimination race at Kansas Speedway. Yes, he is 22 points outside the cutoff line. Yes, he has to leapfrog a couple of other guys to make the …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ferrari team boss Maurizio Arrivabene watched his red cars slip and splash around a wet Circuit of the Americas while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton cut the quickest laps of the U.S. Grand Prix practice session. A few minutes later, Arrivabene sized up the task in front of Ferrari and driver Sebastian Vettel: …

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JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday to take a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Koepka had a three-round total of 13-under 203. Ian Poulter, who shot …

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise adjustments that they made before he qualified on the pole for Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway. The truth was they changed absolutely nothing. “We made zero changes from the time we unloaded …

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SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving into equal-second place behind Englishman Ashley Chesters at the rain-hit Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Friday. Bad weather interrupted play for a second straight day at the Real Club Valderrama in southern Spain before darkness caused the second round …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton’s fastest lap on a wet morning held up as the best of the day at Friday’s U.S. Grand Prix practice. The fading title hopes of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took a big hit when he was given a three-place starting grid penalty for driving too fast under a …

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton’s fastest lap on a wet morning held up as the best of the day at Friday’s U.S. Grand Prix practice. The fading title hopes of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took a big hit when he was given a three-place starting grid penalty for driving too fast under a …

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