Posts Tagged Louisiana

IndyCar punishes Hunter-Reay over New Orleans crash

Sebastien Bourdais', of France, car is lifted off the track after a crash during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana auto race, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series docked driver Ryan Hunter-Reay three points and put him on probation for the next three races for his role in a three-car crash at the Grand Prix of Louisiana that collected Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais last weekend.

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Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When A Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

In this March 14, 2005 file photo, Percy Sledge accepts his award during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic “When a Man Loves a Woman,” died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

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Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When a Man Loves a Woman,’ dies

In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, Percy Sledge kneels as he performs "When a Man Loves a Woman" along with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section at the Musicians Hall of Fame awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," died, Tuesday April 14, 2015. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” a desperate, soulful ode to the lengths a man will go to for the woman he loves, was his only big hit but it had staying power. When he stepped into a recording studio in 1966 he unleashed a haunting wail of loss and love that continues to touch listeners nearly 50 years later.

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IndyCar chief gives high marks to maiden GP of Louisiana

Francesco Dracone (19), of Italy, spins out on turn one during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana auto race, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — The rain that washed out qualifying and ultimately produced a caution-heavy inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana hardly dampened IndyCar chief Mark Miles’ enthusiasm for the event.

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Corner worker violates IndyCar protocol by pushing Chaves

An official pushes Gabby Chaves', of Colombia, car back on the track during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana auto race, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — IndyCar officials say a local corner worker at the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana provided “unauthorized assistance” when he pushed Gabby Chaves’ car off of rain soaked grass and back onto the track during Sunday’s race.

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