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May 23, 2014

Kanaan lets 500 ride on number 10 in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – In a sport defined by hair-raising speed, it is no surprise how quickly things can change in IndyCar.

A year ago, Tony Kanaan arrived at the Brickyard driving for a small team and given little hope of ending 12 frustrating years of Indianapolis 500 heartbreak.

May 23, 2014

Motor racing-Kanaan lets 500 ride on number 10 in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23 (Reuters) – In a sport defined by hair-raising speed, it is no surprise how quickly things can change in IndyCar.

A year ago, Tony Kanaan arrived at the Brickyard driving for a small team and given little hope of ending 12 frustrating years of Indianapolis 500 heartbreak.

May 23, 2014

Motor racing-Kanaan tops speed charts in final Indy 500 practise

INDIANAPOLIS, May 23 (Reuters) – Tony Kanaan signalled on Friday that he will not surrender his Indianapolis 500 crown without a fight after posting the fastest time in final practise ahead of Sunday’s race.

The Brazilian, looking to become the first driver to claim consecutive Indy 500 wins since Helio Castroneves accomplished the feat in 2001 and 2002, threw down a lap of 227.838 miles per hour around the 2.5 mile oval.

May 22, 2014

Busch branches off into IndyCar and run at the 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – There will be six former champions on the starting grid for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 but the spotlight will be on Kurt Busch, a stock-car interloper chasing motor racing history.

The 500, Run on the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S. heartland, is a uniquely American event unapologetically billed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and this year the famed Brickyard is poised to deliver on the high-octane hype.

May 22, 2014

Motor racing-Busch branches off into IndyCar and run at the 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 22 (Reuters) – There will be six former champions on the starting grid for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 but the spotlight will be on Kurt Busch, a stock-car interloper chasing motor racing history.

The 500, Run on the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S. heartland, is a uniquely American event unapologetically billed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and this year the famed Brickyard is poised to deliver on the high-octane hype.

May 21, 2014

James, Wade spark Heat win over fired up Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Beating the Miami Heat once is difficult enough but taking two playoff games in a row from the defending National Basketball Association champions is mission impossible as the Indiana Pacers found out on Tuesday.

Dormant most of the night, LeBron James sprung to life in the final quarter scoring 12 of his 22 points, while Dwyane Wade dropped 10 of his team high 23 to lift the Heat to a battling 87-83 victory and even the Eastern Conference final at a game apiece.

May 9, 2014

Defoe waits to see if MLS adventure will end World Cup bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – England forward Jermain Defoe will wait for a phone call this weekend that will determine if his North American adventure has cost him a World Cup dream.

The goalscorer left Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto in January to follow a path to Major League Soccer (MLS) previously paved by the likes of David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Defoe’s former Spurs strike partner Robbie Keane.

May 9, 2014

Soccer-Defoe waits to see if MLS adventure will end World Cup bid

TORONTO (Reuters) – England forward Jermain Defoe will wait for a phone call this weekend that will determine if his North American adventure has cost him a World Cup dream.

The goalscorer left Tottenham Hotspur for Toronto in January to follow a path to Major League Soccer (MLS) previously paved by the likes of David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Defoe’s former Spurs strike partner Robbie Keane.

Apr 25, 2014

Search for safety has IndyCar going in circles

TORONTO (Reuters) – While an entire generation of Formula One fans has grown up without knowing the emotional trauma of a racing death, followers of IndyCar have been constantly reminded about the ultimate price some drivers must pay.

The motor racing world will pause on May 1 to mourn the 20th anniversary of Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna’s death, the crash at Imola a haunting but fading memory of the last driver fatality in Formula One.

Apr 25, 2014

Motor racing-Search for safety has IndyCar going in circles

TORONTO, April 25 (Reuters) – While an entire generation of Formula One fans has grown up without knowing the emotional trauma of a racing death, followers of IndyCar have been constantly reminded about the ultimate price some drivers must pay.

The motor racing world will pause on May 1 to mourn the 20th anniversary of Brazilian triple world champion Ayrton Senna’s death, the crash at Imola a haunting but fading memory of the last driver fatality in Formula One.