Author: 0 Verstappen makes Hamilton take notice after podium charge

Having missed out on a podium place at last weekend's curtain-raiser in Melbourne, Raikkonen, Ferrari's last world champion who returned to Maranello as a replacement for Felipe Massa in 2013, finished a distant fifth in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after initially qualifying fourth and competing in third for a short while.

Author: 0 Horner: McLaren 'mad' to let Alonso go to Indy

Honda-powered McLaren have endured a tough start to the season, with no points from two races, but Monaco's tricky street circuit could suit their auto better and is also one where drivers can make the difference. Jenson Button will return to F1 to race in the Monaco GP as Fernando Alonso's stand-in, McLaren-Honda have confirmed. It's a win-win situation. Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner and McLaren executive director Zak Brown enjoyed their first FIA press conference together ...

Sport Vettel heads Friday practice for Ferrari in Bahrain
Author: 0 Vettel heads Friday practice for Ferrari in Bahrain

Raikkonen was hit by engine trouble in P1 and Vettel ground to a halt with about 40 minutes left in P2 due to a "complete shutdown". Vettel won the season-opening Australian GP and Hamilton, who has secured both pole positions, won in China last weekend.

Sport Russell Westbrook does it all (again) to defeat the Nuggets
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook does it all (again) to defeat the Nuggets

With his 10th assist and his record in the books - after four tries at that final assist - Westbrook took care of the scoring himself the rest of the way. The Thunder led by as much as 22 points in the second quarter, but the Wolves managed to flip the script with a renewed energy in the second half, perhaps inspired by their logo reveal ceremony at halftime.

Sport Bilic: West Ham are fighting for Premier League survival
Author: 0 Bilic: West Ham are fighting for Premier League survival

The first half was okay, not only because of the score but we were good. It is coming into motion. The Hammers have lost their last five Premier League matches and will be sucked into the relegation battle, and leave a huge question mark over Bilic's future as manager, should they lose a sixth.

Author: 0 Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium

Fittingly, Jackie Robinson is the first to be honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium. Stealing bases was one of Jackie Robinson's many baseball talents. Two years ago on Jackie Robinson Day, owner and chairman Mark Walter suggested a sculpture belonged at Dodger Stadium of the six-time All-Star second baseman who starred when the team was in Brooklyn.

Sport David Villa scores wonder goal as NYCFC beat the Philadelphia Union
Author: 0 David Villa scores wonder goal as NYCFC beat the Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia (0-4-2) has only won once in its last 10 home games. The former Barcelona man is looking to keep NYCFC in the playoff hunt for the second year running, and goals like this will certainly help the club in its search for their first MLS Cup, or, possibly, their first Supporter's Shield ever.

Author: 0 Dybala extends Juve contract to 2022 (4)

Barca produced the biggest Champions League comeback of all time in the last 16, overturning a 4-0 first leg deficit by scoring three times in a insane final 10 minutes to beat the French champions 6-1. "The second half was much better, but I can't get the first half out of my head". But I take responsibility for this. "It doesn't matter if I think the result is fair or not, it is what it is".

Author: 0 Phillies Look To Bounce Back Tonight Against Mets

Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. In an appearance on SportsNet New York in February, the Republican governor declared that the Philadelphia Phillies "suck", that their fans are bitter and angry and that it's not safe for civilized people to go to their stadium.

Author: 0 Hamilton wants real Bahrain battle with Vettel

But it was over the longer runs that he believes Ferrari really had the edge and he is relying on setup changes overnight to close the gap for Sunday's race. Here's a look back at how the first practice runs panned out. I do like it but I expect Ferrari and Mercedes to sneak further ahead tomorrow. He is also one of the best drivers .

Author: 0 Eric Bailly: Manchester United have a great future with Jose Mourinho

Fitzgerald's short story was adapted into a 2008 movie - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - starring Brad Pitt. Zlatan Ibrahimovic says belief is so important for Manchester United's top-four pursuit. "He is someone important, we are very lucky to have him, so we will enjoy his experience and use it to go forwards". "It was important for us to win and that was the main objective; we did that and a part of it is no more injuries to add because we're still fighting for our situation in ...

Sport Diego Costa on Jose Mourinho ahead of Man Utd trip
Author: 0 Diego Costa on Jose Mourinho ahead of Man Utd trip

Having scored 14 goals in the English top flight in the first half of the season, Costa has found the net just three times since the turn of the year, and admitted he hoped to rejoin Atletico Madrid before the start of this term. It's not right to talk about players from other teams, we must have respect for players and other clubs'. 'I think it's great, for them, it's a great achievement to receive this nomination, ' he said.

Sport New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Author: 0 New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge crushed a 432-foot home run in the seventh inning of a game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. New York's Brett Gardner and Weeks both left the game after a collision at first base in the sixth inning.

Author: 0 After Masters, top players eye more majors

Instead of drilling it straight into the hole, Garcia was tentative in his stroke, and the golf ball trickled past the right-hand side of the cup. Having claimed in 2012 he was not good enough to win a major, a more positive attitude has been key to Garcia's success and the 37-year-old is due to marry fiancee Angela Akins in July.

Author: 0 Banged-up Sharks try to slow down McDavid and Oilers

It was in contention for the division title, but the team lost nine of its final 13 games. Vlasic is San Jose's best shut down defenseman, and his efforts will certainly swing the series in the Sharks' favor. And suddenly there is real optimism heading into San Jose. Once again, the Oilers had a one-goal lead at the second intermission. A surprise because the Oilers had only 70 points in 2015-16 and hadn't topped 74 since 2008-09.

Sport Attorney calls Aaron Hernandez 'very good' man
Author: 0 Attorney calls Aaron Hernandez 'very good' man

The jury also acquitted him of witness intimdation for shooting the star's prosecution witness, Alexander Bradley , in Florida in 2013. Hernandez's attorney said he believes he can get that murder conviction overturned on appeal. Hernandez will serve his time at a maximum-security prison in Shirley, Mass. Hernandez was cut by the Patriots shortly after being arrested for Lloyd's killing.

Sport Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino launches the ultimate dig at Arsenal
Author: 0 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino launches the ultimate dig at Arsenal

The home side are six points off safety but do have a game in hand. Since the start of February, the only blot on their copybook has been a defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, and seven wins from eight attempts has ensured that they have at least given themselves an opportunity to capitalise should Chelsea slip up.

Sport Kershaw outperforms Greinke in Dodgers' 7-1 win
Author: 0 Kershaw outperforms Greinke in Dodgers' 7-1 win

It's not fun to pitch to people that you know. He threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Thursday. "Didn't really give him any easy outs". The offense tagged the former Dodgers starter for five runs on 10 hits in five innings. Four straight singles scored a pair of runs in the third inning, then in the fourth inning a single and a walk with two outs were followed by a two-run double from Justin Turner to double the Dodgers' lead.

Author: 0 Garcia ends major drought, Stricker closes strong

Two shots behind at the time, Garcia recovered to make an unlikely par, a score matched by Rose. Golf commentator Peter Alliss is in hot water over comments made about the length of a woman's skirt at the Masters . I felt cool, calm and collected. 'I didn't ask my caddie's opinion because the putt fell towards the left. Garcia talked about the support he had all week from family and friends, the heartfelt text he received from his countryman and two-time Masters champion Jose Maria ...

Sport Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead
Author: 0 Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead

The Penguins also announced Thursday that defenseman Kris Letang underwent successful surgery for a herniated disc in his neck. Tortorella's players appreciate that trust, but don't for one second think he hasn't tried to coach them to get more offense in Game 2 - offense they are going to need to beat the Penguins, the best offensive team in the National Hockey League.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho praises solid Man Utd defender Luke Shaw after Sunderland win

He broke the deadlock after 31 minutes against David Moyes' doomed side with his 17th League goal for the club and set up Marcus Rashford late on after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had stretched the lead just 46 seconds after the break. Sunderland have lost six and drawn one of their last seven games and now lie 10 points adrift of safety, relegation to the Championship looming closer with each passing week.

Author: 0 Tony Romo torches nets in Dallas Mavericks pregame warmups

Tony Romo traded in his cleats for a pair of basketball sneakers, suiting up for the Dallas Mavericks for practice and shootaround Tuesday. But Romo said it was a "no-brainer" to accept the offer of a tribute from Nowitzki and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.

Author: 0 Sens look to take advantage of Boston injuries

Yup. - Ottawa's lone goal came in part due to an bad breakdown from Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid . Oh, were they ever. "19-year-old kid comes in, never played a game in the National Hockey League", Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Sport Marco Silva targets end to Hull City's away-day blues
Author: 0 Marco Silva targets end to Hull City's away-day blues

The first of his eight Premier League fixtures this season will be fondly remembered by Stoke's opponents this weekend as it was Hull's 2-0 win at Swansea during their blistering little start to the season. The Tigers have taken just one point from their last 14 games on the road. Of course, the last results for them are not the best as well, but what is important is our performance and the way we prepare.

Sport Ex-NFL star begins presenting defence in double-murder trial
Author: 0 Ex-NFL star begins presenting defence in double-murder trial

She also said she didn't remember anything about the phone calls that Hernandez made to her on the night of the double murders, according to phone records . Alexander Bradley , the key witness in the murder case against Aaron Hernandez, was "honest to a fault" and stuck to what he believed he had seen, even when some evidence contradicted him.

Author: 0 Sergio Garcia Wins 2017 Masters In Playoff

The 37-year-old Garcia shot a final-round 69 and finished with a 9-under-par 279 total, winning the $1.98 million top prize. This time, they were accompanied by a smile. "I think he's going to have a happy summer". But as noted by Sports Media Watch, the Masters ratings still dwarf that from the U.S. Open final round last June (3.8) and British Open (3.9).

Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez acquitted in Boston double murder

The defense team had pointed the finger at Alexander Bradley, an admitted drug dealer and a close friend of Hernandez who was with him the night of the shootings. Hernandez was upset", he said, "the individual didn't show respect and apologize" - when they believed they saw de Abreu again, thinking they were being followed.

Author: 0 Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

Is the United States preparing a preemptive strike against North Korea? PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises, saying the USA was becoming "more vicious and more aggressive " under his leadership than it had been under President Barack Obama.

Sport Mets vs. Phillies Recap: Homers almost break the Bank
Author: 0 Mets vs. Phillies Recap: Homers almost break the Bank

Clay Buchholz started for Philly this evening and his troubles began immediately, as Cespedes crushed a bambinazo to bring in three runs before the Phillies had even recorded a single out. Buchholz will have tests - an MRI, etc. - on the injury Wednesday and will end up on the disabled list. But it was a dozen radio listeners who wore Christie masks and held up signs taking jabs at the governor during Monday's home opener against Christie's favorite team, the New York Mets.

Author: 0 Madrid's Bale to miss visit to Sporting, doubtful for Bayern

Madrid matched none of the initiative displayed by Bayern in the game's first half. Ronaldo said it was a moment to savour. "I am very happy about that record and the fact he is so motivated to be on top. Four-time world player of the year Ronaldo then slotted in the victor between goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's legs for the victor 13 minutes from time. "I can't say that a third goal would have decided the tie already, and we will see about that next week".

Sport Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open
Author: 0 Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

The Beard also is the first player in National Basketball Association history to record 2,000 points, 900 assists and 600 rebounds in a single season. Westbrook shoots 42.6 percent. With averages of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists while also playing in less than 40 minutes per game, Westbrook's feat is something that should continue to be celebrated, not only because of the numbers, but because of the impact that it had on his team and the league.

Sport Return leg against Bayern Munich is open: Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Return leg against Bayern Munich is open: Cristiano Ronaldo

Perhaps surprisingly, just 16 of his European goals came for Manchester United prior to his move to Madrid in 2009, with the Portuguese failing to score in his first 13 Champions League games for the Red Devils before finally netting against Debrecen.

Sport Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan
Author: 0 Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare not willing to risk Wes Morgan

Shakespeare's side head to Selhurst Park tomorrow still licking their wounds after Antoine Griezmann's controversial penalty gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and although television replays showed the foul was at least a foot outside of the penalty area, Griezmann sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from the spot to open the scoring.

Sport NHL: Fleury shines as Pens rush past Jackets
Author: 0 NHL: Fleury shines as Pens rush past Jackets

Phil Kessel's goal drought is officially outdated. "After, we played our game". Let's also not forget that this is a Penguins team that only needs good, not great, goaltending to win. He has a 53-45 career record with a.906 save percentage in the postseason. Kessel went through a bit of a slump toward the end of the season, so having him play alongside one of the league's best might just be the spark he needs.

Sport Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in OT in National Hockey League playoffs
Author: 0 Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in OT in National Hockey League playoffs

Seating is reserved and the net proceeds from the watch party will go to the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation . The Oilers are all fine with the exception of Tyler Pitlick, who's out for the season due to injuries. And suddenly there is real optimism heading into San Jose. The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1. "As a group we wanted to have a good bounce-back game", said Kassian.

Sport So Yeon Ryu wins ANA Inspiration in playoff after Lexi Thompson's penalty
Author: 0 So Yeon Ryu wins ANA Inspiration in playoff after Lexi Thompson's penalty

When she found out, Thompson still couldn't believe it. A TV viewer's email had alerted officials of the violation she had committed which was a 1-inch ball placement error. Several golfers watching the tournament weighed in on Twitter, including Tiger Woods. "Let's go (at) Lexi , win this thing anyway". Thompson was still bitterly upset when interviewed afterwards.

Sport Real Star Hits Back At Ronaldo's Critics
Author: 0 Real Star Hits Back At Ronaldo's Critics

He last found the back of the net in a 2-2 group stage draw with Borussia Dortmund past year. As he set foot on Allianz Arena on Wednesday night, his fight was not only against the barrage of criticism hurled at him during his 197 days of European goalless streak but mostly against his towering self-standard that he has set for him.

Author: 0 Tony Romo's NBA Debut

The Mavericks never signed him to a formal contract, so Romo couldn't actually play in the game against the Denver Nuggets, but he did everything else. " I feel like I left something out there that I always wanted to accomplish ", said Romo, a four-time Pro Bowler who is the Cowboys' all-time leader with 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdowns, but never managed to take the team to a Super Bowl crown.

Sport Sergio Garcia on Masters victory:
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia on Masters victory: "I was just screaming"

Sergio Garcia ended almost two decades of Major heartbreak when he beat Justin Rose in a playoff to win the US Masters on Sunday on what would have been the 60th birthday of his hero, the late Seve Ballesteros . Those words of wisdom set him on his way. The last full interview was carried out at Garcia's home course at Club de Campo del Mediterráneo near Valencia.

Author: 0 Ex-NFL player Hernandez, serving life, acquitted in 2 slayings

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Defense attorney Ronald Sullivan Jr. said the jury was able to see through the "smoke and mirrors" that made up the state's case. "He is the one we want you to believe A to Z, every detail, ' that's a big ask", said attorney Rosanna Cavallaro, a professor of law at Suffolk University.

Sport Judge continues power surge as Yanks beat Rays
Author: 0 Judge continues power surge as Yanks beat Rays

The Yankees announced on Monday that the 24-year-old Montgomery, a standout performer for Sumter High School, the American Legion Sumter P-15's and the University of SC, had won the role as the team's fifth starter. Girardi was right when he said for Pineda to be successful, "everything (in his mechanics) has to be on time ". METS 4, PHILLIES 3: Jay Bruce homered twice, including the tiebreaking shot in a testy eighth inning to lead NY at Philadelphia.

Sport Bartra could be back for Dortmund in four weeks
Author: 0 Bartra could be back for Dortmund in four weeks

Until I was on the pitch in the second half, I did not think about football to be honest. "It will take time to deal with it in a proper way because I'm pretty sure if somebody who made the decision afterwards had been in the bus they wouldn't have played the game".

Author: 0 Can Barcelona now recover from 3-0 defeat against Juventus?

Barcelona have been underwhelming this season losing to Malaga in the weekend and then conceding two goals by halftime against Juventus on Tuesday. Juventus was superior to us in every way and I'm responsible 101 percent. We created clear chances, but when you're having a nightmare like we had today you don't have that spark needed to take them.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte Reveals the Secret Behind Eden Hazard's Astonishing Bounce-Back Season

The 39-year-old admitted it was hard face a team in such good form, adding: "With the system they play, they do very well with it and they have angles and passing options all over the pitch". "I think a good coach, a good manager, must do this, not only to win or to buy the best players in the world". "I think that every coach's real function is not only to win but to improve the players".

Author: 0 Hamilton relishes friendly fight with Vettel

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said "we proved [in China] that we have a strong auto". "It doesn't matter if you're the best driver in the world, if you haven't got a vehicle that enables you to exploit your talents, you're not going to win".

Author: 0 Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Acquitted In Boston Double Murder

A jury two years ago found him guilty in the slaying of a former friend in June 2013. Daniel Conley said they believe all evidence points to Hernandez despite the verdict. Hernandez already is serving a life prison sentence for the death in 2013 of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd., who was dating his fiancee's sister.