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Austin Dillon, center, celebrates with his crew after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
May 29, 2017 - 2:50 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress wasn't going to let just anyone drive the iconic black No. 3 Chevrolet following the death of the legendary Dale Earnhardt 16 years ago. It had to be someone special. "To put my grandson in that car was unbelievable," Childress said. Four years after that...
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Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer rounds third base on a solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Garton in the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
May 29, 2017 - 2:46 am
The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers are both in first place, meaning the season has been a surprising success so far. If only their home fans had been able to enjoy it a little more often. The Twins and Brewers are in this position because of their performance on the road. Minnesota is 14-5...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 2:05 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. 3 — driven by his grandson Austin Dillon — on top. "Can you believe it?" Childress asked. "The...
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Austin Dillon celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 29, 2017 - 1:47 am
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame car owner Richard Childress finally let the emotions flow when he looked up at the Charlotte Motor Speedway's scoring board after the Coca-Cola 600 and saw the iconic No. 3 — driven by his grandson Austin Dillon — on top. "Can you believe it?" Childress asked. "The...
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LSU coach Paul Mainieri, center, holds up the trophy with players as they celebrate after defeating Arkansas in the championship game of the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament, Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
May 29, 2017 - 1:37 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sixteen teams representing seven conferences will host regionals in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament. Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams and four from the Southeastern Conference were chosen as hosts Sunday night. Last year, 13 of the 16 hosts were from the ACC and SEC...
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Martin Truex Jr. (78) leads cars through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 11:33 pm
The Latest on motorsport's biggest day (all times local): 11:19 p.m. Denny Hamlin won the third stage of the Coca-Cola 600 in a race that has been dominated so far by Martin Truex Jr. Truex has led 195 of 300 laps. Hamlin had a fast pit stop on Lap 296, getting out ahead of Truex and Jimmie Johnson...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 10:27 pm
The Latest on motorsport's biggest day (all times local): 10:19 p.m. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the second stage of the Coca-Cola 600. It is his sixth stage win of the season and he leads all NASCAR drivers in playoff points. Truex, who led 392 of 400 laps last year, has been...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 10:13 pm
The Latest on motorsport's biggest day (all times local): 10:04 p.m. Ryan Blaney's chances of winning the Coca-Cola 600 have ended. Blaney, the winner of the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte on Saturday, took his No. 21 Ford behind the wall after breaking a left rear axle on pit road. Blaney took...
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National Hockey League deputy commisioner Bill Daly, left, presents the Prince of Wales Trophy to Pittsburgh Penguins' team captain Sidney Crosby (87) and assistant captains Evgeni Malkin (71) and Chris Kunitz (14) after defeating the Ottawa Senators inGame 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 3-2 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 28, 2017 - 10:07 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Four victories against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final would make Pittsburgh the first franchise to win back-to-back championships in nearly 20 years and the first in the...
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Kevin Harvick (4) and Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 28, 2017 - 9:15 pm
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Kyle Larson optimistically said he was looking forward to "passing a lot of cars" when he failed to pass pre-race inspection and was forced to start at the back of the field for the Coca-Cola 600. Larson will start third when the...
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