Clay Aiken has finally taken a stand against President Trump‘s views on race, and he’s sorry it took him this long to get here. Did Trump call the shots on-set back in the day, according to Aiken?

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Infiniti possesses no century of excellence to match the best European brands, no gravitas borne of a storied racing heritage or legacy of engineering greatness. For Infiniti, there is no remembrance of things past to inform and inspire design language of 21st Century luxury performance cars.

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To the list of such certainties as death and taxes, add Virginia’s governor’s race.

In 2009, just 12 months after Barack Obama’s landslide victory (Obama being the first Democrat to carry Virginia since 1964), Virginia went with a Republican governor.

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Soccer arms race is getting bigger as Neymar, one of the world's best soccer players, is reportedly about to leave FC Barcelona and teammate Lionel Messi, for Paris Saint-Germain.

The French soccer team, which we estimated generated $92 million in operating income (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) during the 2015-16 season, was bought by Qatar Sports Investments, a branch of the emirate’s sovereign wealth fund, six years ago.

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Formula One’s most historic race, the British Grand Prix, is expected to get the red light following a decision this week according to senior sources close to the race organiser.

The British Grand Prix was the first race on the calendar when the F1 championship launched in 1950 and it has been held at the Silverstone track in central England since 1987.

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The 2017 of the Tour de France pushed off this past weekend with stages in Germany and Belgium. Given that cycling in the U.S. continues to grow in popularity at all levels from amateur to semi-professional and professional and with three American-based teams in the TDF, this drought of Americans in the Tour is puzzling.

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Through this series I have the opportunity to speak with a variety of interesting people on a great many topics.

This is part of the One-on-One Interview series with thought leaders.

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Eleven-year-old Juju Noda is a racing rarity. But Juju (pronounced ‘joo-joo’) cannot compete in official races until she turns 16-years-old.

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In this fictional case study, the new CMO of a company that runs extreme races, combining aspects of ultramarathons and military-style obstacle courses, is on the hook to come up with a way to further monetize the underexploited brand while also fixing customer pain points around the registration process.

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers.

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, BERMUDA—The news of ORACLE TEAM USA’s demise has been greatly exaggerated.

Things didn’t start well for ORACLE TEAM USA on Saturday, however, amid light winds on Bermuda Sound.

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Is Tesla's claim that Model S is the quickest production car on Earth true?

Is Tesla's claim that Model S is the quickest production car on Earth true?

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What are some interesting things about Ferrari?

Just a few things that are interesting with Ferrari.

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But despite the considerable deficit, ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill expressed confidence that the team could rebound, drawing on the lessons of the team’s historic come-from-behind America’s Cup victory against the Kiwis four years ago. Once again, the Kiwis extended their lead, ultimately cruising to a comfortable win despite relatively clean sailing by ORACLE TEAM USA.

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ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD, BERMUDA—The much-heralded America’s Cup grudge match between two-time defending champion ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand started as the Cup finals did four years ago, with the Kiwis jumping out to an early lead, winning the first two races on Saturday, Day 1 of the international sailing competition. On Day 1 of the finals, the “puffy” wind conditions on Bermuda’s Great Sound were challenging for both teams, but Team New Zealand made fewer mistakes down the stretch.

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The late Jay Levinson created the Guerrilla Marketing series.

One of the core tenets of the books was that marketing was no longer merely the work of giant organizations with giant budgets.

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Tapwrit, showing great grit under the superb jockey Jose Ortiz, took the odds-favorite Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the 2017 Belmont. The Todd Pletcher-trained Tapwrit went off at 5-1.

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As the Triple Crown's last and most brutal leg, the 2017 Belmont Stakes will bring its combatants, and us, quite a few tests today.

The Triple Crown Class of 2017 has left Belmont players wandering bootless through a kind of exploding volcanic landscape, in which the rule has been: if a colt somehow gained favor by winning a leg of the Triple Crown, or at some moment in the last six weeks had been favored, then, by definition, he would be extracted from running in this year's Belmont.

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That’s especially the case if it’s about something as culturally loaded and complex as gender or race...

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Despite the large cast of favorites rotating out of the 2017 Belmont Stakes at velocity over the last weeks – which ages everybody, including the hardy NYRA racing secretaries tasked with managing the entries, and the ordinarily thick-skinned oddsmakers – tomorrow's group of Belmont contenders can be divided into three groups. Despite the enormous official odds against him winding up in the money, we like to count Patch.

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The somewhat battered 2017 Belmont Stakes has suffered some star losses in the last weeks but – like a sturdy WWII freighter chugging bravely through the Nazi U-Boat "Wolfpack" in the North Atlantic – the 149-year-old landmark horse race has survived the trip and will nobly heave into view this Saturday, intact. The Belmont remains the longest, toughest and most dauntingly heroic leg of the great Triple Crown, held at a showplace track on Long Island, with a purse at its end of $1.5 million, not to mention the buckets of renown (and the eventual stud fees) that go to the winners.

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