March 20, 2013 |
Ryan Hunter-Reay opens his defense of the IndyCar championship Sunday with the series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Honda Grand Prix on a 1.8-mile street course in St. Petersburg is the first of 19 races on the Izod IndyCar Series calendar. The series then moves to the Barber Motorsports Park road course in Birmingham, Ala., on April 7, followed by the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that's held on the city's seaside streets April 21. Hunter-Reay, who drives for the Andretti Autosport team, won the series title in dramatic fashion in Southern California in September at the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
May 2, 2011 |
"Fast Five" ran over the competition at the box office this past weekend, shifting movie ticket sales into high gear for the first time this year. The first big-budget studio tent-pole film of the summer season grossed $83.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. That marks the biggest opening of the year, speeding past the $39.2-million debut of 20th Century Fox's "Rio" last month. "Fast Five," the fifth installment of the popular street-racing franchise, lapped the other two new films that debuted in wide release.
August 22, 2010 |
Journeyman professional golfer Arjun Atwal became the first qualifier in 24 years to win a PGA Tour event on Sunday, shooting a three-under-par 67 to secure a one-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Atwal, who also became the first India-born player to win on the Tour, finished with a 20-under 260 to earn a total of $918,000, more than double his earnings this year. The 38-year-old had to qualify for the tournament on Monday because he had lost his Tour card because of a lack of earnings, becoming the first qualifier to win since Fred Wadsworth won at the 1986 Southern Open.
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March 12, 2009 |
He was a former lawman who called himself "Mask" and advocated a hold-nothing-back lifestyle that helped transform mixed martial arts fighting into a craze and turned his own fighting apparel company into a multimillion-dollar business.
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September 29, 2008 |
Police arrested 187 people gathered at an illegal street racing site in an industrial area near Ontario International Airport early Sunday, authorities said. Among those arrested were two drivers and a "flagger," who signals the start of the race, police said. They were booked on misdemeanor charges, given citations and released, said Sgt. David McBride of the Ontario Police Department. Authorities also picked up 184 spectators who were lining the streets to watch the race. They were given citations for watching the illegal activity.
July 30, 2008 |
Two men were racing on an isolated rural highway in Prince George's County in February when one plowed into a crowd gathered to watch another illegal race, killing eight people, prosecutors said. Darren Bullock, 20, and Tavon Taylor, 18, were charged with eight counts of vehicular manslaughter, as well as reckless driving and street racing. If convicted, they face up to 10 years in prison on each manslaughter count and fines for the other charges.