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May 22, 2015

Motor racing-Indy on edge after crash-filled run-up to 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 22 (Reuters) – Jittery motorsports fans were bracing for a risky Indianapolis 500 on Sunday with a crash-filled buildup to the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ leaving a mix of excitement and dread hanging over the famed Brickyard.

The sprawling 2.5 mile oval has been the scene of plenty of motor racing magic over the decades but it has also known its share of tragedy, and Sunday’s 99th edition has produced as much apprehension as anticipation following a spate of spectacular high speed crashes.

May 22, 2015

Boston added to IndyCar schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Boston will be added to the IndyCar schedule next season with a temporary street course race along the south waterfront, officials said on Thursday.

Looking for new markets, IndyCar added the Grand Prix of Louisiana in New Orleans this season and now will move into the northeast with the Grand Prix of Boston to be staged on Sept. 4, 2016.

May 22, 2015

Motor racing-Power surge during final Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS, May 22 (Reuters) – Australian Will Power clocked the fastest time as the final practice for the 99th Indy 500 unfolded on Friday without any of the crashes that marred earlier sessions.

Power, who will start Sunday’s 500 from the middle of Row One, blasted around the sprawling 2.5 mile oval at 229.020 mph while pole sitter Scott Dixon of New Zealand was second fastest.

May 21, 2015

Motor racing-Boston added to IndyCar schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 (Reuters) – Boston will be added to the IndyCar schedule next season with a temporary street course race along the south waterfront, officials said on Thursday.

Looking for new markets, IndyCar added the Grand Prix of Louisiana in New Orleans this season and now will move into the northeast with the Grand Prix of Boston to be staged on Sept. 4, 2016.

May 21, 2015

Castroneves bids to join four win club again

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves will again put his name up for membership into the Brickyard’s most exclusive club on Sunday when the Brazilian goes for a fourth Indianapolis 500 win with last year’s rejection long forgotten.

A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears are the only men to visit Victory Lane at the sprawling speedway four times. With a win at the 99th edition of the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’, the diminutive Brazilian could stand tall alongside the three giants of American motorsport.

May 21, 2015

Motor racing-Castroneves bids to join four win club again

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves will again put his name up for membership into the Brickyard’s most exclusive club on Sunday when the Brazilian goes for a fourth Indianapolis 500 win with last year’s rejection long forgotten.

A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears are the only men to visit Victory Lane at the sprawling speedway four times. With a win at the 99th edition of the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’, the diminutive Brazilian could stand tall alongside the three giants of American motorsport.

May 21, 2015

Briscoe gets Indy 500 call for injured Hinchcliffe

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Australian Ryan Briscoe was drafted into the Indianapolis 500 on Thursday, filling in for the injured James Hinchcliffe, but will have only one full practice session to get up to speed at the famed Brickyard.

Briscoe, who will be making his 10th Indy 500 start, received the last-minute offer from Schmidt Peterson Motorsport after Hinchcliffe slammed hard into the wall during a practice session on Monday when his front suspension broke and sustained a serious leg injury.

May 21, 2015

Motor racing-Briscoe gets Indy 500 call for injured Hinchcliffe

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21 (Reuters) – Australian Ryan Briscoe was drafted into the Indianapolis 500 on Thursday, filling in for the injured James Hinchcliffe, but will have only one full practice session to get up to speed at the famed Brickyard.

Briscoe, who will be making his 10th Indy 500 start, received the last-minute offer from Schmidt Peterson Motorsport after Hinchcliffe slammed hard into the wall during a practice session on Monday when his front suspension broke and sustained a serious leg injury.

May 15, 2015

Different routes lead to same Stanley Cup destination

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The East’s New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have endured a long and bumpy road to reach the last four of the Stanley Cup playoffs while the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks have barely been tested in the West.

But no matter what path is taken, the survivors of the National Hockey League’s two conference finals will arrive at the same destination — the Stanley Cup Finals.

May 13, 2015

Six WADA non-compliant countries risk Olympic ban

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Six countries could find themselves banned from the Olympics and other major sporting competitions, an impatient World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) warned on Wednesday after declaring the nations non-compliant.

North Korea, El Salvador, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Virgin Islands (U.S.) were all deemed to be out of step with the revised WADA code after failing to provide the agency with draft rules or information about their rules drafting process.