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Jun 5, 2014

Motor racing – Friendship strained but no cracks in Mercedes domination

MONTREAL, June 5 (Reuters) – There are signs of strain between Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but do not expect to see any cracks in their domination of the Formula One season at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix.

With six wins from six races, Mercedes have ruled the podium with Hamilton taking four victories sandwiched between wins by his German team mate at the season opener in Australian and two weeks ago in Monaco.

Jun 2, 2014

Rangers and Kings meet in dream Stanley Cup final

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – The National Hockey League (NHL) will have the Stanley Cup Finals it dreamed of when the New York Rangers face the Los Angeles Kings in a bone-jarring drama played out in the United States’ two biggest media markets.

Not since the New York Yankees took on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 1981 World Series, have Tinsel Town and the Big Apple squared off for a major sporting championship and for the NHL the showdown between the Kings and Rangers is sure to mean unprecedented exposure.

Jun 2, 2014

Penske double revs up Motor City

DETROIT (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves and Will Power gave Roger Penske a sweep of the Dual in Detroit IndyCar races at the weekend, giving Motor City pride a shot in the arm.

Penske, the billionaire auto dealer who has poured his heart, sweat and millions of dollars into bringing IndyCar racing back to Motown and rebuilding Detroit’s reputation as Motor City, was rewarded with a double victory on the Belle Isle race course he helped build.

Jun 2, 2014

Motor racing-Penske double revs up Motor City

DETROIT, June 1 (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves and Will Power gave Roger Penske a sweep of the Dual in Detroit IndyCar races at the weekend, giving Motor City pride a shot in the arm.

Penske, the billionaire auto dealer who has poured his heart, sweat and millions of dollars into bringing IndyCar racing back to Motown and rebuilding Detroit’s reputation as Motor City, was rewarded with a double victory on the Belle Isle race course he helped build.

May 26, 2014

‘Made in USA’ Indy 500 win ‘great’ for the sport

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – There have been more men in charge of IndyCar racing than American winners of the Indianapolis 500 over the last decade and countless opinions as to why the U.S. flag was not flown triumphantly over the famed Brickyard.

But up and down pit lane everyone seems to agree that if IndyCar is ever going to return to its former glory, American fans will need homegrown drivers to cheer for.

May 25, 2014

Hunter-Reay has Indy buzzing with American win

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Run on the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend in the country’s heartland, the Indianapolis 500 is an iconic American event but for the last two decades has rarely produced a homegrown winner.

But the American flag was being waved loud and proud on Sunday as Ryan Hunter-Reay ended the American drought at the Brickyard by outdueling Helio Castroneves over the final lap to become the first U.S. winner since Sam Hornish in 2006.

May 25, 2014

Motor racing-Hunter-Reay has Indy buzzing with American win

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (Reuters) – Run on the U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend in the country’s heartland, the Indianapolis 500 is an iconic American event but for the last two decades has rarely produced a homegrown winner.

But the American flag was being waved loud and proud on Sunday as Ryan Hunter-Reay ended the American drought at the Brickyard by outduelling Helio Castroneves over the final lap to become the first U.S. winner since Sam Hornish in 2006.

May 25, 2014

Torpedoed Castroneves says Yellow Submarine will rise

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves had his bid for a record-equaling fourth Indianapolis 500 win torpedoed by Ryan Hunter-Reay on Sunday but the Brazilian warned the “Yellow Submarine” would rise again.

Driving a car painted in the retro yellow livery made famous by retired drivers Rick Mears and Johnny Rutherford, Castroneves looked poised to add to the legacy of the “Yellow Submarine” which has won three 500s for team owner Roger Penske.

May 25, 2014

Motor racing-Torpedoed Castroneves says Yellow Submarine will rise

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (Reuters) – Helio Castroneves had his bid for a record-equalling fourth Indianapolis 500 win torpedoed by Ryan Hunter-Reay on Sunday but the Brazilian warned the “Yellow Submarine” would rise again.

Driving a car painted in the retro yellow livery made famous by retired drivers Rick Mears and Johnny Rutherford, Castroneves looked poised to add to the legacy of the “Yellow Submarine” which has won three 500s for team owner Roger Penske.

May 25, 2014

Hunter-Reay holds off late charge to win Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American in eight years to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and denied hard-charging Brazilian Helio Castroneves a record-equaling fourth victory at the Brickyard.

Billed as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 lived up to the hype with a heart-stopping finish as Hunter-Reay beat Castroneves to the checkered by less than a car length to become the first American winner since Sam Hornish in 2006.