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Sonoma Raceway to welcome fans to NASCAR weekend June 5-6
We‘re baaaack! After a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma Raceway will welcome fans back to the grandstands for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR race weekend, June 5-6. “We are thrilled to be able to open our gates and welcome fans back to the raceway for our annual NASCAR race weekend in […]“We are thrilled to be able to open our gates and welcome fans back to the raceway for our annual NASCAR race weekend in June,” said Sonoma Raceway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jill Gregory. “We are fortunate to have a beautiful, outdoor facility that is perfect for social distancing and will provide a safe and memorable race-day experience for our guests.
Several dead in mass shootings in Texas and Wisconsin as authorities hunt for suspects
Mass shootings, and this weekend marked the latest tragedies in a series of recent gun attacks around the U.S. A manhunt was underway Sunday afternoon around Texas' capital city, as authorities were searching for gunman suspected of killing three people. Police said the shooting appeared to stem from a domestic situation and that the suspect likely knew the victims. Meanwhile, authorities in Wisconsin were looking for suspects after three people died and two were injured in a shooting at a Kenosha County tavern. Investigators believe it is possible there was more than one gunman.
Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend
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- Police identify suspected gunman in Austin shooting,
Prince Philip laid to rest in Royal Vault
A week after his death,with a funeral fit for a royal, but within the confines of Britain's COVID-19 pandemic rules and in the "no fuss" manner the Duke of Edinburgh requested. Pandemic restrictions meant there were just 30 mourners at the ceremony at St. George's Chapel in London, which came eight days after the duke died at age 99. After the services, Prince Philip's coffin was taken to the royal vault, which lies beneath the chapel and houses the remains of King George III, who died in 1820, King George IV and King William IV. But when the time comes, Philip will be relocated to be near his devoted wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II.
'He Transformed This League': Rick Welts Is Ready to Exit the Stage
Warriors team president Welts, who created, founded, touched, influenced or promoted nearly every major NBA initiative of the last half-century opens up about stepping away from the game. View the original article to see embedded media.Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays.
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FedEx shooting suspect legally bought guns months after shotgun was seized from his home
The suspected gunman in the mass shooting last week that left eight people dead at a FedEx building in Indianapolis legally purchased the two rifles used in the massacre just, authorities said. A trace of the two guns revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, legally bought the rifles in July and September last year, police said. Authorities seized a shotgun from Hole, whom they called a "dangerous person" after his mother contacted law enforcement in March 2020 to report that Hole might try to commit "suicide by cop." The FBI interviewed Hole again a month later based on “items observed in the suspect’s bedroom” and said no violent extremist ideology was found or criminal violation detected. Hole, a former FedEx employee, died by suicide after the Thursday shooting at the FedEx Plainfield Ground Operations Center.
World 100 Meter Champion Christian Coleman to Miss Olympics Despite Ban Reduced
World 100m champion Christian Coleman's two-year ban for missed drug tests has been reduced to 18 months but he will still miss the Tokyo Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced its decision to reduce 100 meter world champion Christian Coleman's suspension for missing drug tests from two years to 18 months after his latest appeal. Coleman's ban started on May 14, 2020, which means he is not eligible to compete again until November 2021 and he will miss the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- Family of Indianapolis FedEx shooter apologizes:
- A woman is being held by federal authorities for allegedly making a series of threats .
- Biden’s Supreme Court commission as it considers wide range of ‘reforms.’
- Police in Minnesota covering protest, force them on the ground and take pictures of their faces.
- As protests continue over police killings, .
- A World War II-era plane taking part in a Florida air show made .
- Bitcoin plummets as much as 15% just days after hitting .
- Jake Paul knocks out former MMA fighter Ben Askren .
- What will post-pandemic fashion look like? .
Fauci: J&J vaccine pause will likely be lifted this week – with restrictions
The pause in using the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine will probably be lifted by Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday,. States began halting use of the J&J vaccine last week after federal health officials recommended a pause "out of an abundance of caution" because of rare but dangerous blood clots. Fauci said he doubts the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will "just cancel it." In more vaccine news: The CEOs of Moderna and Pfizer are now acknowledging that their two-dose vaccines likely will require a third shot.
Watch: Villanova pulled off incredible TD pass vs. Delaware
Wildcats quarterback Daniel Smith essentially flung the ball into the end zone as he was tumbling to the ground and managed to complete the touchdown. What?!? How?!? Look at this TD Pass from @NovaFootball as they cut it to a one-score game with 3 minutes remaining. pic.twitter.com/Jpc3aIkGRW — CAA Football (@CAAFootball) April 17, 2021 That’s Delaware defensive lineman Fintan Brose celebrating what he thought was his sack just as Smith is completing the touchdown pass. You can’t really blame him for doing so, either.Villanova is generally better known for its exploits on the basketball court.
Today's numbers: The U.S. has more than 31 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 567,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: more than 140 million cases and 3 million deaths. More than 131 million people in the U.S. (39.5% of the total population) have received at least one vaccine dose and more than 84 million (25.4%) are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
National security adviser warns of US retaliation if Kremlin critic dies
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said the United States would retaliate. "We have communicated (to Russia) that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," Sullivan said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. His warning comes as Navalny's supporters have raised alarm about the high-profile Kremlin critic's health with a spokesperson warning that he is at risk of dying soon. Asked why President Joe Biden was not more vocal about his condemnation of Navalny's treatment, the national security adviser said the administration is dealing with the issue "privately" while still in communication "through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government." Sullivan did not specify how retaliation for Navalny's death might be carried out.
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Fantasy Baseball Today: George Springer nearing return, Dustin May breaking out, Rays call up major prospect .
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from this weekend's actionNot everything was positive, however, as Luis Castillo continues to struggle early on. Through five starts, Castillo owns a 6.29 ERA with a 1.60 WHIP. He's been the biggest disappointment among the top-15 starting pitchers drafted. Before you go out and do anything rash, remember that he is typically a slow starter. Throughout his career, Castillo has a 4.43 ERA in the month of April. Do not drop him or sell-low on Castillo in a trade.