Mercedes expected to dominate as new F1 season begins

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On the eve of perhaps the most telling two days in the Formula One season, several drivers bravely talked up their chances of challenging Mercedes, while fearing that Friday’s practice session at the Australian Grand Prix and Saturday’s qualifying were likely to show the silver cars remain in a class of[…]

Sauber appeal dismissed in court, van der Garde set to race

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Formula One racing team Sauber lost its appeal on Thursday against a court ruling allowing driver Giedo van der Garde to race in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. The Dutch driver said he was promised a seat for the 2015 season, but the Swiss team dumped him in favor of Sweden’s Marcus[…]

Things to watch in the new F1 season

With everyone looking to challenge Mercedes this year in Formula One, former world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will do so with new teams. Here are some things to look out for in the upcoming season, which begins in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15: ___ BEST OF ENEMIES Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg went[…]

Australia hit highest World Cup score in history

Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417-6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413-5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total at this World Cup after South Africa twice went[…]