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May 17

MotoGP: New Pole Record For Marquez At Le Mans

Marc Marquez maintained his perfect pole record qualifying first for the MotoGP race at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez maintained his perfect pole record by qualifying first for the MotoGP race at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Having secured MotoGP pole again at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France Marc Marquez will head the grid for Sunday’s fifth race of 2014, with the front row also featuring Pol Espargaro and Andrea Dovizioso.

After the first flying laps Marquez was immediately top with a 1:32.567, to set a new fastest ever lap of Le Mans, the World Champion then improving to a remarkable 1:32.042 time to maintain his 100 percent qualifying record in 2014.

May 16

Patrick Dempsey, Adam Levine May Team Up To Race Sports Cars

Adam Levine could soon be strapping into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adam Levine could soon be strapping into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine could soon be teaming up with actor and race car driver Patrick Dempsey for a joint venture into the racing world.

The two heartthrobs exchanged a series of tweets on Friday in which Levine showed interest in joining Dempsey on track.

May 16

Making sense of this weekend’s qualifying format for the Indy 500

11-19 May, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Ed Carpenter turned a lap at over 230 MPH before rain halted practice ©2014, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

Ed Carpenter turned a lap at over 230 MPH before rain halted practice on Fast Friday. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

INDIANAPOLIS – Call this year the “Bizarro World” of the Indianapolis 500.

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Bump Day is now on the first day of qualifications, instead of the second, and Pole Day is on Sunday and not Saturday.

It’s the latest attempt to generate interest in Indianapolis 500 Qualifying – an event that used to draw race day-sized crowds to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway just two or three decades ago.

May 16

Podolski to honor Schumacher in FA Cup final

 

German soccer player Lukas Podolski, who plays forward for renown British Premiere League club Arsenal, tweeted this picture of the Adidas F50′s that he will be wearing this weekend, as Arsenal heads into the FA Cup final against Hull.

May 16

MotoGP: I will not slow down, says Marquez

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  lifts the front wheel during the qualifying practice of the MotoGp Of France - Qualifying on May 18, 2013 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez lifts the front wheel during qualifying in May, 2013 in Le Mans, France. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

As the pressure builds for Marc Marquez to again ride into the record books, the young Spaniard is staying calm, and refuting any suggestion that he should slow down.

The illogical idea that Marquez take pity on his rivals, partly to spice the late race entertainment to the checkered flag, has not entered his thinking.