Vela in fitness race for ‘Chicharito’ showdown

LAFC coach Bob Bradley said star striker Carlos Vela is still questionable ahead of his team’s derby against LA Galaxy and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez on Saturday. “Carlos is doing a little bit [in training], which is always important for all of us,” Bradley said. “Carlos’ situation will still be looked at, and we’ll make a…

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Home run: Ex-manager Bobby V. in mayoral race

STAMFORD, Conn. — Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine is taking a swing at politics, announcing Friday that he’s running for mayor of his Connecticut hometown. Valentine, 70, who currently serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University, posted a video on social media and said he’ll run as an independent…

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‘Real car’: NASCAR unveils Next Gen race vehicle

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two years of waiting and with 10 months still to go before its on-track debut, NASCAR’s pandemic-delayed Next Gen race car was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon. A Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry were rolled out amid rock concert lighting and smoke, their faux headlights pointed toward the 2022 Daytona…

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The Lithium Gold Rush: Inside the Race to Power Electric Vehicles

Atop a long-dormant volcano in northern Nevada, workers are preparing to start blasting and digging out a giant pit that will serve as the first new large-scale lithium mine in the United States in more than a decade — a new domestic supply of an essential ingredient in electric car batteries and renewable energy. The…

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Crist Enters Race to Face DeSantis, With More Democrats Likely to Follow

MIAMI — Representative Charlie Crist, Democrat of Florida, entered the race for governor on Tuesday, becoming the first challenger to Ron DeSantis, a Republican who raised his profile by shunning lockdowns during the pandemic and is now a leading contender for his party’s presidential nomination in 2024. “Every step of the way, this governor has…

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Bee Nguyen, Georgia Democrat, Enters Race for Secretary of State

ATLANTA — Next year’s secretary of state election in Georgia was already shaping up to be a tense and dramatic fight: the incumbent, Brad Raffensperger — who enraged former President Donald J. Trump for refusing to overturn the state’s election results — is facing a primary challenge from a Trump-endorsed fellow Republican, Representative Jody Hice.…

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Man United fan protest enough to drive change? PLUS: Inter win Serie A, La Liga title race stays hot

Another big soccer weekend has come and gone, with most attention paid to the one game that did NOT take place as scheduled, when hundreds of Man United fans protesting the Glazer family led to Sunday’s home game vs. Liverpool to be postponed. Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero turned on the style to help Man City to…

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Roil N.Y.C. Mayor’s Race: 5 Takeaways

For much of the New York City mayor’s race, Andrew Yang has been a dominating presence, leading in limited early polling and siphoning attention from his rivals. That largely remained true last week, but an unexpected story line — the sexual assault allegations lodged against Scott M. Stringer, the city comptroller — gave the race…

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In New York City Mayor’s Race, Scott Stringer Is Hemorrhaging Support

Scott Stringer is increasingly losing progressive support in the fallout of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by former campaign worker Jean Kim this week, with the Working Families Party—seen as a prominent part of the New York City mayoral candidate’s prospects—pulling their endorsement on Friday afternoon, followed by a series of high-profile lawmakers. The…

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Hamilton vs. Verstappen is getting better with every race

It wasn’t a classic by any stretch, but the Portuguese Grand Prix was confirmation of two things we’ve suspected for a while: Mercedes and Red Bull are incredibly closely matched, and the Hamilton-Verstappen battle has the potential to be a box office rivalry. The margin of Hamilton’s 29-second victory is misleading, masking the fact he…

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