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Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won a crash-marred Bahrain Grand Prix in which Romain Grosjean escaped with only minor burns after his car exploded into a fireball.

Grosjean, a 34-year-old French driver, slid off the track Sunday at high speed on the first lap and his Haas car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier. Grosjean clambered out with the fire roaring behind him and his helmet singed. He was taken by helicopter to a military hospital, where he was to stay overnight for treatment of burns on his hands, the result of him grabbing molten steel to pull himself from the car.

Later, F1 posted a video of Grosjean speaking from his hospital bed.

"Just wanted to say I am OK," Grosjean said. "Thank you very much for all the messages."

Hamilton, who secured his title at the Turkish GP on Nov. 15, was subdued and did not celebrate his win after climbing out of his car.

"It was such a shocking image to see ... horrifying. It could have been so much worse," Hamilton said. "I respect the dangers that are in this sport."


U.S. wins in Indy bubble

USA Basketball played inside a bubble for the first time, and it didn't change a thing.

Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping the U.S. roll past the Bahamas 99-59 in Indianapolis in a qualifier for the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup.

The U.S. can clinch a spot in the field with a victory Monday over Mexico.

Mychel Thompson, son of former Gophers star Mychal Thompson, scored seven points for the Bahamas.


Maradona doctor probed

Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona's doctors in Buenos Aires as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star.

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque said, while weeping, that he had given investigators records of his treatment of Maradona, computers and cellphones.

"I know what I did," Luque said. "I know how I did it. ... I am absolutely sure that I did the best for Diego."

College hockey

Badgers swept at home

Sophomore Jax Murray scored his first two collegiate goals as Arizona State defeated No. 14 Wisconsin 3-1.

The Badgers suffered only their third nonconference home sweep in the past 12 seasons. They lost 6-5 on Saturday.

Also Sunday, Quinn Preston scored No. 10 Ohio State's first goal and added an assist in a 4-2 home victory over Michigan State.

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