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May 25

F1: Rosberg Takes Second Straight Monaco GP Win

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate Lewis Hamilton, who came second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.

The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a strong start and holding off Hamilton to repeat his maiden GP win from pole here in Monaco last year.

“The pressure was on all the way but I kept it cool and was able to win,” said Rosberg, who celebrated by hugging his team engineers.

May 24

Top Five Indy 500s: No. 1 – Rathmann Vs. Ward In Epic Showdown

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Jim Rathmann won the 1960 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

It was a bygone era of the Indianapolis 500, long before rear-engine racecars, ground effects, overtake assist devices and two-way radios. In fact, the frontstretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still the original paving bricks that gave the 2.5-mile oval the unique nickname of “The Brickyard.”

It was 1960 and the Indianapolis 500 featured a two-driver duel unlike any event that had ever been seen in the history of the race that began in 1911.

May 24

Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer Wins IMSA Race Three Years After Losing Leg

Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer (left) and Tom Long (right) celebrate on the top step of the podium. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer (left) and Tom Long (right) celebrate on the top step of the podium after winning the Continental Tire SportsCars Challenge race at Lime Rock Park. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Three years ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer lost his left leg while on duty in Afghanistan.

On Saturday, he was standing in victory lane with co-driver Tom Long after winning the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

May 24

F1: Ricciardo Third But Disappointed With Lap

Daniel Ricciardo qualified third for the Monaco Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo qualified third for the Monaco Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco GP from third position after beating teammate Sebastian Vettel again – and yet the Red Bull driver insisted that he was disappointed by his performance.

Third also gives him at least some chance of beating Lewis Hamilton into Ste Devote, from the more favorable side of the track.

May 24

Indy 500 Preview: Wide-Open Field Ready To Battle For Glory

The 33-driver field for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 is stacked with talent from all aspects of racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

The 33-driver field for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 is stacked with talent from all aspects of racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s a wide-open field in Sunday’s 98th Indianapolis 500. So wide open, in fact, that it’s hard to see a clear-cut favorite in the field of 33 drivers that will celebrate at the end of the race in the most famous Victory Lane in all of racing.

It’s also a race loaded with storylines.

Tony Kanaan is the defending winner of the Indianapolis 500 and he starts way back in 16th place after struggling in qualifying with his Target/Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet. But Kanaan’s confidence on race day will be high after he was the fastest driver in the final practice session known as Carb Day on Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.