Kyle Cummins dashes to sprint car victory at Lincoln Park Speedway
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Mother Nature finally relinquished her soggy grip around the mid-state and Lincoln Park Speedway completed its first full show in more than a month. For Kyle Cummins, the wait was well worth it as the pilot of the Vincennes University, Greenwell Auto Body, Tim Mason ReMax sponsored No. 3c captured the sprint car victory over Casey Shuman, Shane Cottle and Jon Stanbrough...
Ed Carpenter earns Indy 500 pole
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ed Carpenter turned Pole Day into a family celebration. The stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George became the first member of the Hulman family to win the biggest pre-race event in the series -- the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter produced a stunning finish to a day that was rife with suspense but lacked surprise. ...
Colts take Werner with No. 24 pick in NFL draft
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts general manager Ryan Grigson ignored the times and watched Bjoern Werner's game tape. What he saw was a football player who plays fast -- certainly fast enough to outweigh concerns over his 40-yard dash times. So when the Colts saw the 6-foot-3, 266-pound defensive end from Florida State available with the 24th pick overall Thursday night, they wasted no time in passing up trade offers and selected the native German who they're planning to move to outside linebacker...
Pacers-Celtics game Tuesday canceled after bombs
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Boston Celtics' home game against the Indiana Pacers scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled because of the Boston Marathon bombings. The NBA says Monday that the game will not be rescheduled. The Celtics and Pacers already have clinched playoff berths and are locked into certain seedings in the Eastern Conference...
NHL game postponed, security upped after bombings
HOWARD FENDRICH,AP Sports Writer A few hours after the Boston Marathon bombings, and more than 1,000 miles away, a police officer with a German shepherd patrolled near an entrance to the baseball stadium where Miami hosted Washington on Monday evening -- an unusual site at Marlins Park...
Boston tragedy could prompt Indy 500 changes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The bombing in Boston will prompt Indianapolis 500 officials to take another look at how to make this year's race safer. An estimated 250,000 fans attend the race each year, and unlike most sporting events, fans are permitted to bring their own food, drinks and coolers to the track on race day. A year ago, track officials reduced the permissible size of coolers fans could bring to the race...
After finish, bombs shatter Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) -- Two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday two hours after Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo crossed it to win the race. Two people were killed and at least a 100 were injured. Race volunteers and public officials rushed to the aid of wounded spectators, and the medical tent set up to care for fatigued runners was quickly converted to a trauma clinic. ...
Clauson leads field for 'Kokomo Grand Prix'
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor KOKOMO -- The United States Auto Club (USAC) has a long and storied history at Kokomo Speedway and this weekend there will be another chapter added as the track hosts the inaugural USAC/POWRi "Kokomo Grand Prix" which will feature the national midget series for both sanctioning bodies. ...
Bland Jr. captures "Bill Gardner IndianaOpenwheel.com Racin' Fest"
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- The weather couldn't have been much better for the opening night of the Bill Gardner Indiana Openwheel.com Racin' Fest. A packed grandstand was on hand along with a talented crop of hot shoes looking for a spot in Victory Lane...