Month: June 2022

Every crash from Sunday’s race, from Rinus VeeKay to Sage Karam

Abrasion is apart from everything Indianapolis 500. Known as β€œthe greatest spectacle in racing,” this Sunday’s race was no exception. Jimmie Johnson crashed with six laps to go, resulting in a red flag with Marcus Ericsson leading Pato O’Ward and 2013 winner Tony Kanaan by more than two seconds. With the restart and half a …

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Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas advance to the third round at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal made it to the third round of Wimbledon for the 11th time since passing Ricardas Berankis 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday. Second-placed Nadal looked far from his best at times, but he won on center court in a match that ended under the roof after a rain delay in the fourth set. …

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Horse Racing-Medina Spirits Failed Drug Test Confirmed, Trainer Suspended

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) – A second post-race drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed a banned substance was present, an attorney for the horse’s trainer said on Wednesday, raising the possibility the dark bay colt could be disqualified . While a decision on Medina Spirit’s disqualification will depend on the outcome of …

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Scott Dixon led almost half of the race and set an Indy 500 record. But… ‘I just screwed it up.’

INDIANAPOLIS β€” Scott Dixon was incredulous. After leadership for almost half of 106th heat of the Indianapolis 500 (95 laps out of 200) on Sunday, Dixon didn’t slow down enough through the pit lane speed limiter and was penalized with a drive-through after his final stop. The dominant Dixon’s hopes of a second Indy 500 …

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Bob Baffert banned from Churchill Downs

To a second drug test by Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit came back positive Churchill Downs coach Bob Baffert has been suspended for two years because of the banned substance betamethasone. It He announced this on Wednesday afternoon following reports earlier Wednesday of the second positive test. Baffert’s ban extends through the spring 2023 season …

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According to a study, self-talk and mental imagery improve serving performance in young tennis players

A new study published in the journal frontiers in psychology adds to a body of research suggesting that mental strategies can improve tennis performance in professional athletes. In a group of young tennis players, a combination of purposeful self-talk and motor imagination was most beneficial for improving their serve performance. Motor imagery (MI) is a …

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Dunlop wants to add a ‘surreal’ chapter to the family’s Derby history

Ed Dunlop admits it’s “surreal” to coach a front-runner named in his father’s honor for Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Dunlop’s father, John Leeper Dunlop, who died in 2018 at the age of 78, won the coveted classic twice. Horse John Leeper, whose mother Snow Fairy coached Ed Dunlop to win the Oaks in 2010, meets 11 …

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Amid multiple disappointments at the Indy 500, Chip Ganassi’s team – emphasis on team – celebrates the grand prize

INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a memorable old quote about Chip Ganassi that was uttered jokingly before a few championships and a few Indianapolis 500 wins. The context is long gone, but what former driver and IndyCar team owner Jimmy Vasser said at a race weekend in Milwaukee a quarter century ago remains a humorous quote. “There …

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