Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato wins Pocono pole

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato was the last driver waiting to make his qualifying run when teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay's car slammed into the wall.

Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champ, needed assistance out of his car and was transported to a hospital . Sato was worried for his friend - and the wreck put a tinge of unease into his mind.

"It made me nervous," Sato said. "What happened to him is what could happen to me, too."

Collected holds off Arrogate in $1 million Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Collected beat 3-5 favorite Arrogate by a half-length in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish at Del Mar.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Collected ran 1 1/4 miles for the first time in 2:00.70 at the seaside track north of San Diego. He paid $8, $2.80 and $2.20 as the 3-1 second choice. (MORE)

Everton-Manchester City Preview

Being tipped as a title favourite before the ball is even kicked can cause a lot of pressure on a football club. If there is one side in the Premier League that is equipped to handle such speculation, it could be Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola's boys are aiming to make it a clean six points from their opening two matches on Monday night against Everton at the Etihad. (MORE)

Indonesia angered after Malaysia shows its flag as Poland's

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.

The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland's, has caused anger in Indonesia where "shameonyoumalaysia" has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter. (MORE)

Nadal to begin 2018 at Brisbane International

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open buildup at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January.

Nadal, who will take over the No. 1 ranking on Monday from Andy Murray, has confirmed he will enter the Queensland state event, from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, for the second straight year. (MORE)

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