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F1: Europe - Rosberg wins inaugural Azerbaijan race

A temporary street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan, is home for the return of the Grand Prix of Europe. Championship points leader Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) started on pole, with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) qualifying P2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) posted an identical time to Ricciardo, but the Red Bull did it first and Vettel lined up third, teammate  Kimi Raikkonen started next door. Rosberg held the lead through Turn 1, followed by Ricciardo and Vettel. The running order remained in place at ...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Leading Toyota stops on track in last lap, Porsche wins

Photo: Adrenal Media-Gabi Tomescu With 10 hr left in the race the track still in complete darkness, the #6 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid (Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi) led overall. The #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan (Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Richelmi led LMP2, the #82 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488 (Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander, Matteo Malucelli) GTE Pro, and the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia (Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell, Jeff Segal) GT...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Toyota, Signatech, Ferraris lead at halfway

Porsche, Toyota, and Audi qualified in the order at the front of the grid, the #2 Porsche Team 919 Hybrid (Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb) starting on the pole. LMP2 qualifying had the #26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 05-Nissan starting first followed by the #35 Baxi DC Racing Alpine A460-Nissan and the #36 Signatech Alpine A460-Nissan. Ford Chip Ganassi Teams USA and UK took three of the top four spots in GTE Pro qualifying. The USA #68 GT started on the pole (Joey Hand, Dirk Muller, Sebastien Bou...

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WEC: 24 Hours of Le Mans – Michael Shank Racing-Honda qualify LMP2 P5 in debut

  Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian’s journey to Le Mans took a significant step forward on Wednesday when the team turned its first official laps at the historic 8.47-mile circuit. It was the first official day of on track action as teams prepare for the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, set to begin Saturday afternoon local time (8:30 AM ET). The Team’s Le Mans 24 Hour drivers John Pew, Ozz Negri, and Laurens Vanthoor all put i...

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How Ricochet & Will Ospreay Changed Pro Wrestling

What Ricochet and Will Ospreay did in their recent match for New Japan Pro Wrestling went viral. Gonzogeek.com Contributor Sarah Nies, a former pro wrestler herself, takes a look at this match, what it means for wrestling and why everyone -- wrestling fans or not -- should watch it.

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IndyCar: Ft. Worth - Stopped by rain after 71 laps, will finish Aug. 27

Photo: Chris Owens The scheduled 248-lap event at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) - the ninth race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season - was stopped after 71 laps today by heavy rain. IndyCar and track officials announced that the race was suspended and will be completed Aug. 27 as a night race. "We certainly want to come back and have a full race for the fans here in Texas," said Jay Frye, IndyCar president of competition and operations. "The people at TMS do a great job, so what we will do,...

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Formula 1: Canada – Hamilton wins second straight, Vettel P2

Mercedes locked down the front row, Lewis Hamilton on pole next to Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) lined up third and Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) fourth. Vettel passed Hamilton on the left going into Turn 1 to take the early lead, with Rosberg making a move on the right after a slow start from the pole-sitter. Rosberg was nudged off course by his teammate in the Turn 1 exchange and fell through the field. Vettel struggled with braking in the last corner of the first lap but retained th...

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IMSA: Belle Isle – Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette wins, Viper tops GT Daytona

Photo: Brian Cleary / www.bcpix.com Eric Curran and Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) came into the race with the lead in Prototype driver points (121), ahead of teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5, -3), and Marc Goosens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Corvette DP, -4). The #5 started on pole, followed by the #90. GT Le Mans had the weekend off, but GT Daytona came in with Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen  (#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488, 95) in the points lea...

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IndyCar: Indianapolis 500 – Rossi wins as rookie, first since Castroneves

Photo: Walter Kuhn The 100th running of this all-time classic started with a mix of former champions, relative newcomers, and Indy 500 specialists making up the first three rows. Row 1: James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda), Josef Newgarden (#21 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevy), and Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport, Honda). Row 2: Townsend Bell (#29 Andretti), Carlos Munoz (#26 Andretti), and Will Power (#12 Team Penske, Chevy). Row 3: Mikhail Aleshin (#7 Schmidt Peterso...

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F1: Monaco – Hamilton takes first win of season; beats Ricciardo, Perez

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) won the first pole of his career and Grand Prix of Monaco started behind the safety car for the first time in its history. Lined up on full-wet tires behind Ricciardo were driver championship points leader Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), his teammate Lewis Hamilton, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The safety car came in to start Lap 8. The virtual safety car came out before the lap was complete, Jolyon Palmer (Renault) having crashed out in Turn 1.Green-flag racing re...

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