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NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Hamlin wins; concern for Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory comes after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.

Hamlin’s celebration quickly became muted as drivers awaited an update on Newman’s condition following a crash at

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NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Hamlin wins; concern for Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory comes after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.

Hamlin’s celebration quickly became muted as drivers awaited an update on Newman’s condition following a crash at

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NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Hamlin wins; concern for Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory comes after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.

Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Ryan Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent

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NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Racing at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has become the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95.

Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory came after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.

As Hamlin went door-to-door with Ryan Blaney for the finish, Ryan Newman took a wild ride along the track when he was crashed trying to hold onto the lead. Newman’s car flipped several times and was engulfed in flames

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NASCAR-DAYTONA 500

Racing at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The rain-delayed Daytona 500 is nearing completion.

Brad Keselowski was the leader of NASCAR’s season-opening race with 36 laps remaining in the 200-lap event. Joey Logano was second, followed by Aric Almirola. The first- and third-place drivers were separated by less than 0.2 seconds.

The race began yesterday following a rain delay, but a second rainstorm led the race to be stopped after just 20 laps.

NBA-NEWS

Beilein pondering future with Cavs

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein (BEE’-lyn) has

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLL

Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas still lead the way

UNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Kansas just keep winning. That sets up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament.

The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball poll from The Associated Press on Monday.

The Bears, at 23-and-1, had 48 first-place votes from the 63-member media panel, while the Bulldogs, who are 26-and-1, had 14 first-place nods. The Jayhawks,

St. Louis looks to extend streak vs UMass

Saint Louis (18-7, 7-5) vs. UMass (10-15, 4-8)

William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Saint Louis looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over UMass. Saint Louis has won by an average of 8 points in its last five wins over the Minutemen. UMass’ last win in the series came on Jan. 31, 2015, a 60-56 win.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: UMass’ Tre Mitchell has averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds while Carl Pierre has put up 13 points. For the Billikens, Jordan Goodwin has averaged 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and two steals while Hasahn

Pitt looks to knock off No. 8 Fla St.

Pittsburgh (15-11, 6-9) vs. No. 8 Florida State (21-4, 11-3)

Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Florida State looks to give Pittsburgh its eighth straight loss against ranked opponents. Pittsburgh’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 11 Florida State Seminoles 75-62 on Jan. 14, 2019. Florida State is coming off an 80-77 home win over Syracuse in its most recent game.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The Panthers are led by Justin Champagnie and Xavier Johnson. Champagnie has averaged 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Johnson has put