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INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Kanaan had one more lap, one anticlimactic last lap under the yellow caution flag, to end 12 years of frustration in the Indianapolis 500. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Patrick-Onwuasor-Jersey/ . He flipped up his visor to wipe away tears as the crowd roared its approval, and then in Victory Lane gave his bride of two months a long kiss and poured the celebratory winners milk over his head. Kanaan is Indys hard-luck loser no more. He is its champion at last, fittingly with a dose of good luck for a change. "I have to say, the last lap was the longest lap of my life," Kanaan said. It was one of Indys most popular victories. The losers were pleased with the outcome, evidenced by a scene similar to rivals lining up to congratulate Dale Earnhardt when he finally won the Daytona 500 on his 20th try. Dario Franchitti, whose crash brought out the race-ending caution, stood grinning by his crumpled car, two thumbs up as Kanaan passed under yellow. "When I saw who was leading, it cheered me up a little bit," said Franchitti, last years winner. "Hes a very, very deserving winner." The fans thought so, too, standing on their feet, screaming "TK! TK! TK!" as he and team owner Jimmy Vasser went by during the traditional victory lap. It felt magical to Kanaan, like he had given the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway a gift. "It means a lot to me because so many people, I could feel that they wanted me to win, and its such a selfish thing to do because what are they getting from it?" Kanaan said. "Im the one who gets the trophy. I believed that this win was more for people out there than for me. "I wanted it all my life, but over the years I was kind of OK with the fact that I may never have the chance to win." His chance came at the end of a history-making race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Kanaan knew he had to pounce at the green flag for the final restart with three laps to go. He did, zipping inside leader Ryan Hunter-Reay to roar to the lead -- where he wanted to be in case another caution came out. "I knew I had to get the lead on the restart because it could be a yellow, which happened to me plenty of times here, and it did," Kanaan said. "How funny is life? The yellow was my best friend." Kanaan had his fair share of chances to win at Indy, but came up short time and time again. He was leading when the rain came in 2007, only to lose to Franchitti when the race resumed. In all, Kanaan went into Sundays race with 221 laps led at Indy -- more than any non-winner except Michael Andretti and Rex Mays -- but his second-place finish to Buddy Rice in 2004 was the closest he had come to victory. He had a pair of third-place finishes, including last year, again to Franchitti. "Its wonderful for him," said Mario Andretti, himself a victim of bad luck at Indy. "Hes raced here long enough that he deserves it, no question." The win for Kanaan and car owner Vasser was celebrated throughout the paddock. Alex Zanardi, who came from Italy to watch the race and gave Kanaan one of his 2012 London Paralympics medals as good luck, wept behind the pit wall as Kanaan took the checkered flag. "I tell you Im starting to think (the medal) really works," said Zanardi, who lost his legs in a 2001 crash in Germany. "Its a dream come true to see Tony win, to see Jimmy Vasser win, my dear friend. Im so happy, Im so happy." It was Vasser who brought Zanardis medal to Kanaan before the race, telling his driver that Zanardi wanted him to rub it for good luck. "I actually cuddled with the thing," Kanaan admitted. Vasser, caught in the middle as a driver during the political fighting in open-wheel racing, only got the chance to run Indy eight times in his career and not during his prime. He had goose-bumps on the celebratory lap with Kanaan as the crowd chanted the drivers name. "I never won it as a driver. In fact, I couldnt win it as a driver," Vasser said, "so I had to hire the right guy to do it, get a baby Borg on my shelf," referring to the winners Borg-Warner trophy. It will be one adorned with Kanaans likeness, and the driver joked he could finally "put my big nose on that trophy." Fellow Brazilian Helio Castroneves, like Franchitti shooting for a record-tying fourth Indy win, was happy for his long-time friend. "Finally hes able to win this race. Hes so close so many times, but the good news is the good old boys are still able to run fast," Castroneves said. Carlos Munoz, a 21-year-old rookie making his first IndyCar start, finished second and Hunter-Reay was third. "T.K. is such a fan favourite, absolutely, its great to see him win it. If anybody is going to win it in the field, hes one of the few Id like to see other than myself," Hunter-Reay said. "We were leading on that last restart, I knew I was a sitting duck, and I wasnt too bummed about it because I knew we had enough laps to get it going again and have a pass back. Maybe I would be third on the last lap, which is where I wanted to be." Only there was no racing on the last lap. Franchitti brought out the caution seconds after Kanaan passed Hunter-Reay for the last of 68 lead changes -- exactly double last years record. On the final lap, the leaders came to the finish line all bunched up around Kanaan, saluting the IndyCar stalwart who had longed to add the final missing piece to his resume. That was about as slow as anyone had driven all day. The average speed was 187.433 mph, another Indy record. Marco Andretti finished fourth, failing to win for the eighth time, and Justin Wilson was fifth in the highest-finishing Honda on a day that was dominated by Chevrolet. Castroneves was sixth. Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter led a race-high 37 laps and finished 10th. James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., and Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., finished 21st and 24th, respectively. "It was a bad day all around. I feel bad for my teammates," said Hinchcliffe, who led the race three times for a total of seven laps. "We were running right at the front there and a (caution) may have cost us a chance at the win. Theres nothing really to say about our day. It was a non-factor. We were a non-event. Im really disappointed." Tagliani said his day was over when he made contact with the wall. "I got on the outside and I touched the gray and the car slid," he said. "When you do a lot of laps, the marbles accumulate and I touched the marbles and I tagged the wall with the rear a bit -- just enough to bend the suspension and we had to change it. We lost a bunch of laps." For a time, it appeared the win would go to AJ Allmendinger, who led 23 laps in his Indy debut for Roger Penske. Fired by Penske from his NASCAR ride last year after failing a NASCAR drug test, Penske gave him a second chance with this IndyCar opportunity. Seven years after leaving open-wheel racing, Allmendinger finally ran "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and was leading when his seat belt came undone, forcing him to pit. It put Allmendinger off the pit cycle, and he was forced to stop for gas twice far in advance of the rest of the field. It meant Allmendinger had to drive his way back to the front each time, and he finally sputtered out at seventh. "Ill be honest, pretty special moment to be leading at Indy," he said. "My body kind of went numb, my mind was racing and I could feel my heart beating really fast, and thats a special moment Ill never forget." A year after 34 lead changes and a frantic finish created what many considered the best Indy ever, IndyCar had its hands full trying to top itself. This one might have done it, with the slicing and dicing at the front, over and over and over again. The 68 lead changes involved 14 drivers, and 28 of the 33 cars were running at the end. With 100 miles to go, 25 drivers were on the lead lap. "It was a hell of a race. Thats all I can say," said Mario Andretti. "This is riveting competition, thats all I can tell you. Its just amazing. The reliability of the cars is there. The product is there. Its unbelievable racing, the best Ive seen in years." http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Joe-Flacco-Jersey/ .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Justin-Tucker-Jersey/ . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Ravens-Kenneth-Dixon-Jersey/ . -- Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. BALTIMORE -- Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nations most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House.The future commander in chief attended the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis, which is being held on relatively neutral ground, in Baltimore, Maryland.Trump tweeted on Saturday morning that he was going to the game as a show of support for our Armed Forces. He planned to spend the first half of the game in the box of David Urban, a West Point graduate and Republican adviser and the second half in the box of retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North, a graduate of Annapolis.A Trump transition official said Trump would not formally switch sides at halftime in the traditional symbol of commander in chief neutrality because he is not the sitting president. The team member spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the president-elects plans. Trump is a 1964 graduate of the New York Military Academy near West Point.Before the game, Trump met with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a leading contender for secretary of state. Trumps pick to lead the State Department is among his most significant decisions and the deliberations have become a source of tension within his transition team, with chief of staff Reince Priebus said to be backing Mitt Romney while other advisers oppose the idea of selecting the 2012 GOP nominee, given his fierce criticism of Trump during the campaign.Tillerson, who has led Exxon Mobil since 2006, and also met Trump earlier in the week.In addition to Romney, Trump hass also been considering Tennessee Sen. http://www.ravensrookiestore.com/Hoodie/. Bob Corker and John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.Trump announced Friday that Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who was an early favorite, was no longer under consideration.Trumps appearance at the football game was capping off a week of rolling out Cabinet picks, holding thank you rallies in North Carolina, Iowa and Michigan, and trying to cement his incoming Senate majority with Saturdays runoff election in Louisiana.The incoming president appeared jovial and relaxed as he plunged back into electoral politics on Friday, a full month after he won the presidency. He held large-scale events in Louisiana and in Michigan, where he regaled supporters in Grand Rapids by reciting his victories in battleground states.Trump is the first Republican to win Michigan since George H.W. Bush in 1988. He attributed his feat to failures by Democrats.In private, people close to Trump said he was expected to name yet another Goldman Sachs executive to his White House team. The president-elects National Economic Council is to be led by Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of the Wall Street bank, which Trump repeatedly complained during the election campaign would control Hillary Clinton if she won.---Associated Press writers Lisa Lerer, Julie Pace, Julie Bykowicz and Lolita Baldor in Washington and Thomas Beaumont in Des Moines, Iowa contributed.---Reach Thomas on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KThomasDC Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' ' 

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