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  • NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

    Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins. Neither NASCAR star will be in a car when Daytona International Speedway opens Friday for preparations for the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona 500. Gordon, arguably NASCAR's biggest star, retired at the end…

    The Associated Press
  • Former NASCAR racer Lennie Pond dies at 75

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75.

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR creates 'overtime line' in new rules finish

    Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday that it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an ''overtime line'' to determine the winner. NASCAR previously had a limit of…

    The Associated Press
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday, Feb. 11

    Feb 11 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - For any coverage questions, please contact us.general-news@thomsonreuters.com - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Panthers QB Newton forgot to enjoy the moment Most people probably didn't notice it and even those who did…

    Reuters
  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing worries over the virus. The letter spells out much of…

    The Associated Press
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  • Tuesday's Sports in Brief

    North Carolina coach Roy Williams said he was feeling both thankful to be alive, and proud of how his team responded in the aftermath of a vertigo attack that forced him to watch most of the second half of the Tar Heels' 68-65 ACC win over Boston College from the locker room. In a huddle on the…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

    NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. The change gets away from the independent contractor model that had…

    The Associated Press
  • F1 team principals are a disappearing breed

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has lost another of its principals. Renault, returning as a constructor after buying back the team they sold in 2009, this week followed McLaren and reigning world champions Mercedes in doing away with the once exalted position of team principal. …

    Reuters
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  • Thursday's Sports in Brief

    Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault. Manziel, who will be released by Cleveland next month, ending two turbulent…

    The Associated Press
  • Patience pays off for Panthers in Super Bowl bid

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Carolina Panthers are eager to register their first Super Bowl triumph against the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl 50, but it was patience that turned them into an NFL powerhouse. There have been ups and downs since quarterback Cam Newton and head…

    Reuters
  • NFL-Patience pays off for Panthers in Super Bowl bid

    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Carolina Panthers are eager to register their first Super Bowl triumph against the Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl 50, but it was patience that turned them into an NFL powerhouse. There have been ups and downs since quarterback Cam Newton…

    Reuters
  • Stewart to miss Daytona after back surgery

    Retiring American racer Tony Stewart, the only driver to win both IndyCar and US stock car season titles, will not compete in this month's Daytona 500 after undergoing back surgery. A first career victory in the Florida oval classic, the opening event of the National Association for Stock Car Auto…

    AFP
  • Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

    Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday. The three-time NASCAR champion sustained a ''burst fracture of the L1 vertebra'' when he crashed on an ATV Sunday and he had surgery…

    The Associated Press
  • Mile High City takes on Tobacco Road for Super Bowl 50

    By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Carolina has tobacco and NASCAR while Denver has legalized marijuana and the Rocky Mountains but come Sunday only one will also be called home of the Super Bowl 50 champions. It will be the Mile High City against the Queen City in a Silicon Valley…

    Reuters
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, Feb 4

    Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: SUPER BOWL Carolina's 'Big Cat' on the prowl for first Super Bowl CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Jerry Richardson's nickname is "Big Cat" but no one associated with the Carolina Panthers, the team he founded and owns, would dare to call him anything but…

    Reuters
  • Furniture Row Racing on different track for Super Bowl

    The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. While other Sprint Cup teams - the majority of them based in the Carolinas - will most likely be cheering for the Panthers in Sunday's Super Bowl, Furniture…

    The Associated Press
  • NFL-Mile High City takes on Tobacco Road for Super Bowl 50

    By Steve Keating SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Carolina has tobacco and NASCAR while Denver has legalised marijuana and the Rocky Mountains but come Sunday only one will also be called home of the Super Bowl 50 champions. It will be the Mile High City against the Queen City in a Silicon Valley…

    Reuters
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday, Feb 3

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: SOCCER Premier League Everton v Newcastle United (1945) Watford v Chelsea (1945) Newcastle hoping investment pays off at Everton LONDON - Newcastle United, the Premier League's biggest spenders in the January transfer window, will look to begin…

    Reuters