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December 04, 2019 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the possibility he eventually could become controlling owner. The team said Wednesday the deal between Sterling...
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Kyle Busch drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 6:22 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five...
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Denny Hamlin drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Denny Hamlin’s crew messed up during a pit stop, the second potentially significant mistake by a championship contender in NASCAR’s season finale. A crew member put too large a piece of tape on...
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Kyle Busch drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 5:21 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 5:14 p.m. Kyle Busch has won the second stage of NASCAR’s Cup Series championship race, taking advantage of a mistake made by Martin Truex Jr.’s crew. Busch moved to the front when Truex was forced to pit...
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Martin Truex Jr. drives on the front stretch during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Truex is one of four drivers running for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 4:48 p.m. Martin Truex Jr.’s crew made a huge mistake in NASCAR’s Cup Series championship race, one that could cost him the title. His team mixed up the right- and left-side front tires on a pit stop on lap...
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Crew members for Martin Truex Jr. move his car before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Truex one of four drivers racing for the championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 4:23 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 4:18 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has won the opening stage of NASCAR’s Cup Series championship race, an indication he’s the one to beat in the finale. Truex, one of four title contenders in the 40-car field, led...
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Denny Hamlin waits in the garage for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race practice to begin on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Hamlin is one of four drivers racing for the series championship. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 3:38 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Retired NBA star Michael Jordan is attending the NASCAR Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jordan, who owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, and championship contender Denny Hamlin are...
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NASCAR President Steve Phelps speaks to the media during a press conference before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2019 - 2:07 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. NASCAR will run its final race under the Monster Energy banner, as the series is set to move to a new sponsorship model in 2020. Monster Energy has sponsored the Cup Series since 2017. NASCAR top...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 5:18 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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