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Nov 14, 2013

Motor racing-Magnussen will sink or swim, says Button

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Kevin Magnussen will be thrown into the Formula One deep end when he replaces Sergio Perez at McLaren next season and it will be up to the young Dane whether he sinks or swims, future team mate Jenson Button said on Thursday.

“It’s one of those positions where it could light up your career or put an end to your career very early if things don’t go well,” Button told reporters ahead of this weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix.

Nov 14, 2013

Winning is what gets Vettel’s heart racing

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Winning, more than setting records, is what sets Sebastian Vettel’s heart racing but Red Bull’s quadruple Formula One world champion plans to do both at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 26-year-old German will become the first driver since the championship started in 1950 to chalk up eight victories in a row in a single season if he wins at the Circuit of the Americas.

Nov 14, 2013

Motor racing-Winning is what gets Vettel’s heart racing

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Winning, more than setting records, is what sets Sebastian Vettel’s heart racing but Red Bull’s quadruple Formula One world champion plans to do both at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 26-year-old German will become the first driver since the championship started in 1950 to chalk up eight victories in a row in a single season if he wins at the Circuit of the Americas.

Nov 14, 2013

Franchitti announces retirement

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement on Thursday, just over a month after a terrifying crash left him with serious injuries.

The Scotsman said he was quitting the sport on medical advice following the heavy crash in Houston last month where he sustained spinal and head injuries.

Nov 14, 2013

Motor racing-Franchitti announces retirement

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement on Thursday, just over a month after a terrifying crash left him with serious injuries.

The Scotsman said he was quitting the sport on medical advice following the heavy crash in Houston last month where he sustained spinal and head injuries.

Nov 14, 2013

Perez shocked by McLaren decision to drop him

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Sergio Perez expressed his shock at McLaren’s decision to drop him on Thursday and hoped he would find another Formula One drive for next season despite time being against him.

The Mexican, who has two more races with the team including Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix, recognized he was entering a crowded market place.

Nov 14, 2013

Motor racing-Perez shocked by McLaren decision to drop him

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Sergio Perez expressed his shock at McLaren’s decision to drop him on Thursday and hoped he would find another Formula One drive for next season despite time being against him.

The Mexican, who has two more races with the team including Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix, recognised he was entering a crowded market place.

Nov 3, 2013

Chiefs remain unbeaten with gritty win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, New York (Reuters) – The Kansas City defense came to the rescue scoring two touchdowns to secure a 23-13 victory over Buffalo Bills on Sunday as the Chiefs remained the National Football League’s only unbeaten team.

With the win the surprising Chiefs, who finished tied for the league’s worst record (2-14) a year ago, improved to a perfect 9-0, setting up a mouth-watering showdown in two weeks with AFC West rivals the Denver Broncos.

Oct 31, 2013

Celtics rebuild highlights sports’ shifting fortunes

TORONTO (Reuters) – While the Boston Red Sox were putting the finishing touches on a World Series championship on Wednesday, the NBA’s Boston Celtics were kicking off a rebuilding phase with a season-opening loss.

Few Bostonians were paying much attention to the Celtics’ 93-87 road loss to the Toronto Raptors, however, as champagne corks were popping at Fenway Park, a sobering reminder of how suddenly sporting fortunes can change.

Oct 31, 2013

Raptors down Celtics to snap opening night drought

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto Raptors finally sent an opening night crowd home with a smile and a win when they held on to beat the Boston Celtics 93-87 to raise the curtain on a new National Basketball Association season on Wednesday.

Rudy Gay had 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to pace the Raptors while Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each chipped in with 13 as Toronto ended a run of three straight home opening losses.