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AUTO RACINGCrash gives Hamilton Turkish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton led McLaren to a 1-2 finish at the Turkish Grand Prix in Instanbul Sunday after a costly run-in between teammates Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel denied Red Bull a shot at the top two spots. The pair touched as Vettel looked to pass along the Istanbul Park Circuit's fastest section, causing the German driver to spin out of the race. Webber, who had led for the entire 40 laps to that point, recovered for third behind Jenson Button as Red Bull's pit-lane team looked on in disbelief.

HORSE RACINGQuality Road tops today's Met Mile

Quality Road, the nation's top-rated older male, will be odds-on Monday in the 118th running of the Grade I Met Mile at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old colt will try to give trainer Todd Pletcher his first victory in the race. Quality Road faces a deep field of seven rivals headed by Warrior's Reward and Musket Man. The 4-5 morning-line favorite hasn't raced since his 123/4-length runaway Feb. 6 in the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. COLLEGE BASEBALL

Wittels' hit streak now at 54 games

Florida International's Garrett Wittels is taking his pursuit of the Division I hitting-streak record to the NCAA Tournament. Wittels got a hit in his 54th straight game and FIU beat Troy, 14-10, in the Sun Belt Conference championship game in Murfreesboro, Tenn., clinching a berth in the NCAA field.

NHLFlyers-Hawks a TV ratings hit

The Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks are already a television hit in the Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago's 6-5 victory Saturday night in Game 1 produced the best overnight rating for a hockey finals opener in 11 years. The game on NBC garnered a 2.8 overnight rating and 6 share, the best numbers since 1999, when Buffalo and Dallas produced a rating of 3.7 on Fox. Game 2 is Monday night. - AP

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