INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson will return for his senior season. The three-year starter made the announcement on his Twitter account two days before the deadline to withdraw from the NBA draft. Johnson was one of four Indiana players to declare early for the NBA draft. The other three - forward OG Anunoby, guard James Blackmon Jr. and center Thomas Bryant - all opted to stay in the draft and are signing with agents.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life. As he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food restaurants still open near Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dixon and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while waiting in the drive-thru line.
(AP) - The Indianapolis 500 experienced record-setting crowds and more buzz than ever before during the centennial edition last year. Now, everyone from speedway president Doug Boles to the drivers themselves hope it provides a bump to the 101st edition of the race this Sunday. Ticket sales are strong, though another sellout is not expected.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much like it did its first. Nobody really knows what to expect. Speeds are up, teams are making gambles pay off and nobody is quite sure what to expect in next weekend's race. Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But the front three rows are filled with three race winners, three 500 runner-ups and a two-time Formula One world champion.
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