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  • Motor racing loses a major fan as actor James Garner dies at 86

    Motor racing loses a major fan as actor James Garner dies at 86
    The motor-racing world lost one of its biggest fans with the death of actor James Garner at 86. Garner, who died Saturday, starred in a movie about racing ("Grand Prix" in 1966), competed in events such as the Baja 1000 off-road race and owned a race...
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it." There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya completes return to IndyCar with win at Pocono

    Juan Pablo Montoya won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday to complete a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR. Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
  • IndyCar series returns with doubleheader street races in Houston

    IndyCar series returns with doubleheader street races in Houston
    The Verizon IndyCar Series returns from a three-week layoff with one of its doubleheader weekends, this time on a street course in downtown Houston. For the drivers, that will mean one thing: Drink lots of fluids. With temperatures forecast to reach...
  • WGN Radio honors its stars: Legendary personalities given markers in Walk of Fame

    WGN Radio honors its stars: Legendary personalities given markers in Walk of Fame
    Some familiar voices echoed outside the studios of WGN Radio on Friday, as the station honored 10 of its air personalities enshrined with sidewalk plaques in a new Walk of Fame. Roy Leonard, Spike O'Dell and Orion Samuelson were among the honorees on...
  • Be on the lookout for a bear driving a pickup truck

    Be on the lookout for a bear driving a pickup truck
    I'll begin this edition of bloopers with a wildlife story. According to a newspaper police item, authorities were looking for a man who tried to lure girls into his car. "He is described as between the ages of 40 and 50 with a brownish-red bear...
  • Indianapolis 500 racer J.R. Hildebrand motivated by 2011 crash

    Surprisingly, J.R. Hildebrand isn't sick of talking about it. Hildebrand is a 26-year-old driver from Sausalito who nearly leaped from obscurity to Indianapolis 500 winner as a rookie three years ago. But he made a shocking mistake. Leading...
  • Kurt Busch ready to race in Sunday's Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

    Kurt Busch ready to race in Sunday's Indy 500, NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600
    CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch has always been a bit of a prickly pear. Maybe that's the best way to make some sense out this fruity adventure during a looooooong stretch of Sunday. While most folks are settling into their beach chairs and popping...
  • At Indy 500, Mark Cuban says Clippers are worth more than $1 billion

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Sunday that the Clippers are worth more than $1 billion. "Far north of $1 billion," Cuban said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the billionaire and Indiana University graduate was the honorary starter for...
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay wins thrilling Indianapolis 500

    Ryan Hunter-Reay wins thrilling Indianapolis 500
    Ryan Hunter-Reay edged Helio Castroneves to win the 98th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday after a dogfight between the two in the closing laps. Hunter-Reay beat Castroneves by less than a car length as they swept across the finish line in the second-closest...