• Johnson, Stewart, Earnhardt honored as NASCAR closes 2016

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson called winning a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title “insane” Friday night, while Tony Stewart was sent off into retirement and Dale Earnhardt Jr. told his adoring fans at the season-ending banquet that he’ll be ready to race in 2017.

  • University of Michigan tops Ohio State in annual blood drive

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan may have lost on the football field, but the school topped Ohio State University in an annual drive to get blood donations.