IndyCar to finish at Sonoma again
The Grand Prix of Sonoma will again have a chance to decide the IndyCar Series champion as the circuit’s final stop.
IndyCar released its 2018 schedule, with St. Petersburg, Fla., hosting the opener of the 17-race season on March 11 and Sonoma Raceway hosting the finale on Sept. 16. The Indianapolis 500 is May 27.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal won his 14th consecutive match to reach the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-1. Roger Federer, seeded second to Nadal, defeated Ukrainian qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 6-2.
The WTA says Johanna Konta (left foot injury) has withdrawn from the Kremlin Cup next week, meaning Caroline Garcia has secured the eighth and last berth in the WTA finals.
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