World champion Hamilton wins seasonending Abu Dhabi GP

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — World champion Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory from pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.Having already secured a fifth F1 title, the British Mercedes driver beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Yas Marina circuit to secure his 11th win of the season and 73rd of his career.It was a symbolic finish to a season where, again, he showed his superiority under pressure to beat Vettel into second place overall for the second straight year.Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished third ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo for a fifth straight podium.The race was held up after a spectacular crash on Lap 1 involving Nico Hulkenberg, who was sent tumbling into the barriers and eventually settled upside down by French driver Romain Grosjean. The Renault driver was unharmed and eventually climbed out.Veteran Spanish driver Fernando Alonso placed 11th with McLaren in his last F1 race with the team.___More AP auto racing: https://racing.ap.orgJerome Pugmire, The Associated Press read more

Whittington leads Kent State past Norfolk State 7867

KENT, Ohio — Philip Whittington scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Kent State surged to a double-digit lead in the first half and maintained it for a 78-67 win over Norfolk State on Saturday afternoon.Kent State now has won five straight and is 3-0 all-time against the Spartans.Whittington has led the Golden Flashes in rebounding in seven of the last eight games and came in averaging just under eight boards.Whittington converted a layup with 9:49 left to give Kent State (7-1) a 20-10 lead, but Norfolk State rallied to halve the deficit. Kent State pushed it back into double digits and led 30-21 at intermission.Jaylin Walker had 15 points off the bench and Antonio Williams added 14 points and collected three steals for the Golden Flashes.Alex Long had 24 points for Norfolk State (4-6).The Associated Press read more