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Pit Crew All-Stars Team Kyle Busch To Qualify In Texas | sports news

By Stephen Hawkins, sports writer for the Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR All-Stars team during qualifying Saturday night was a pit crew member of Kyle Busch, who took first place in the annual $1 million, no points fair race. Bosch won the final round of an unusual qualifying round that included …

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Two-time Lightning Champion defending champion chasing NHL history | sports news

By Fred Goodall, sports writer for the Associated Press The Tampa Bay Lightning doesn’t want to go far in its bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time champions lead 2-0 over the President’s Cup-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, but they know …

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Incredible speeds in the fastest Indy 500 qualifiers since 1996 | sports news

Written by Gina Fryer, AP . Motorsports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The rain stopped long enough for a full round of Indianapolis 500 qualifying on a gritty day that saw high speeds – some of the fastest in racing history, the fastest in 26 years – and controversy at Andretti Autosport. Rinus VeeKay put his …

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Ferrari’s Leclerc sweeps all three practices at Spanish Grand Prix | sports news

By Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press MONTEMELO, Spain (AFP) – Formula One points leader Charles Leclerc swept all three training sessions ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix and beat defending champion Max Verstappen in the final session before Saturday’s qualifying. The Ferrari driver was just 0.072sec faster than Red Bull’s Verstappen. The Mercedes pairs, George …

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French Open: No. 1 Swiatek enters in 28 consecutive matches | sports news

Written by Howard Feendrich, AP . Tennis Writer Paris (AFP) – Here’s one measure of how dominant IGA Sweatek was when the French Open kicked off on Sunday: The 28-game winning streak compiled by the new No. 1 seed in the WTA rankings has been surpassed by just three women since 2000 – Venus Williams …

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Associated Press source: Mbappe will stay in Paris Saint-Germain after rejecting Real Madrid | sports news

By Rob Harris and Jerome Bogmer, sports writers for the Associated Press Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe is set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain after he once again turned down the opportunity to join Real Madrid. The French striker has agreed to a three-year contract extension that is about to sign, a person familiar with …

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Padres stops Giants 8-7 at 10 after blowing bullets | sports news

By Michael Wagaman, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Manny Machado’s two-stroke tiebreaker hit the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat Bob Melvin’s comeback, defeating the San Francisco Giants 8-7 Friday night. Jake Kronworth arrived, Will Myers doubled in two late rounds and Padres recovered with a 4-1 6-4 win. Machado finished …

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The US women’s team has a history of advocating for equal rights | sports news

By Ann M Peterson, sports writer for the Associated Press Not only did the US women’s team have great success on the field, but the players were also unabashedly vocal, using their platform to advocate for equal rights for themselves and others. Finally, the team’s efforts to secure fair wages paid off this week. The …

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Smith, Ranta, Hurricanes Top Rangers for Series Lead 2-0 | sports news

By Aaron Bird, sports writer for the Associated Press RALLY, NC (AFP) – Brendan Smith scored a reduced goal late in the second half as Ante Ranta finished off a 21 export to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, leading 2-0 in the second playoff series. . Smith’s …

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