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  • Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her. Testifying at a hearing on Patricia Driscoll’s request for a no-contact order, Busch said she came uninvited and unannounced to…

  • NASCAR’s Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims she was assaulted

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR’s Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims she was assaulted.

  • NASCAR’s Kurt Busch to testify at hearing on ex-girlfriend’s request for no-contact order

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR’s Kurt Busch to testify at hearing on ex-girlfriend’s request for no-contact order.

  • After 19 years, Alfa Romeo is back in US

    After a 19-year absence, Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo is back in the United States and wowing Alfa enthusiasts with the sexy, fun-to-drive 2015 4C two seater. Even young Americans who don’t remember Alfas or realize that actor Dustin Hoffman drove one in the movie “The Graduate” can be attracted to this exotic-looking coupe. The 4C…

  • Kurt Busch’s ex seeks no-contact order at hearing

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s breakup with his ex-girlfriend turned into an ugly court battle Tuesday when she described Busch in testimony as unstable and struggling with alcoholism and depression. His attorneys countered, describing her as untrustworthy and “extremely mercenary.” Patricia Driscoll, who is seeking a court order for Busch to stay…

  • Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. “Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration available in NASCAR, and the passionate fan base that is the most loyal in sports,” Steve…

  • Ganassi hires Joey Hand to team with Pruett in sports car

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing will have a new driver and a new sponsor this season for its flagship No. 01 Prototype in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship sports car series. Joey Hand was announced Tuesday as co-driver with Scott Pruett for the team that has won four of the last eight championships. Hand…

  • Trophies stolen from Red Bull found in a lake

    LONDON (AP) — Some of the trophies stolen from the factory of Formula One team Red Bull have been have been found in a lake after being spotted by a member of the public. More than 60 trophies were reported missing from the factory at Milton Keynes, southern England, on Dec. 6 after approximately six…

  • Bills Dareus’ court hearing postponed to Jan. 13

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus will have to wait until next month in a bid to resolve a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge after crashing his car during an alleged car race. Dareus appeared in Hamburg Town court on Tuesday, when his hearing was rescheduled for Jan. 13. Attorney Michael Caffery…

  • Money Leaders

    HORSE RACING Through Dec. 14 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Jockeys Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Javier Castellano 1,309 304 228 201 $24,722,194 Joel Rosario 1,207 210 203 174 $21,326,518 Irad Ortiz, Jr. 1,422 284 240 220 $19,930,049 John Velazquez 894 156 138 112 $19,187,188 Jose Ortiz 1,251 223 205 179 $16,167,627 Mike Smith 541 111…

  • NASCAR driver Vickers undergoes heart surgery

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart and will miss the start of the 2015 season. Vickers said in a Monday statement he underwent the procedure on Saturday. He described it as “corrective surgery” after tests discovered his body was rejecting an artificial patch inserted…

  • Ferrari signs Gutierrez as test and reserve driver

    MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Ferrari has signed Esteban Gutierrez as its test and reserve driver from next season, after the Mexican lost his seat at Sauber. New Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene said Friday “we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Esteban who, although young, has plenty of experience relating to…

  • F1 champion Lewis Hamilton wins BBC award

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his second Formula One title. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver says “I honestly was not expecting this” after beating top-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy, who won two major titles in 2014, to the prestigious British award on Sunday. Long-distance runner…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NFL-SCHEDULE Cardinals win battle of field goals ST. LOUIS (AP) — Without scoring a touchdown, the Arizona Cardinals are closing in on their first playoff appearance since 2009. Chandler Catanzaro kicked four field goals and the Cardinals overcame the loss of quarterback Drew Stanton with stifling defense that gave them a 12-6 victory over St.…

  • Update on the latest in sports:

    NFL-SCHEDULE Cardinals leading battle of field goals. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arizona moves closer to clinching a postseason spot by beating the Rams in St. Louis in the Thursday Night football game, 12-6. The 11-3 Cardinals have the best record in the NFC going into the weekend. They will clinch a playoff spot if Sunday’s…