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Author: 0 Bottas misses most of final practice, Raikkonen fastest

Which augers well for the race. Vettel's mistake meant he had to settle for second, just 0.051s behind Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes , having been up on the Brit's time for most of his own lap. Lewis Hamilton ( Mercedes ) - 73 points 3. Stoffel Vandoorne's miserable qualifying record continued as he was eliminated in Q1 for the fifth straight race, finishing 19th for McLaren, while Daniil Kvyat completed the order in P20 for Toro Rosso.

Author: 0 Wizards win on Wall's 3-pointer, forcing Game 7

The Celtics' shooting in the first quarter was even worse. Boston, which won Game 5 at home by 22 points, led Game 6 by 69-66 entering the fourth quarter, when a relatively blah game became much more compelling. In the end it was a hard-fought game that ended other than the way you hoped but if you step back a minute what did it really come down to? Isaiah Thomas missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer and Washington Wizards survive another game to force a decisive Game 7.

Author: 0 Diego Simeone not giving up on Champions League semi-final

Ronaldo was the difference once again, and his hat-trick against Atletico makes him the first player in history to score back to back hat-tricks in the Champions League knockout stages. Please Wait while comments are loading. "I'll try to give the best as always". Ramos declared: "Overall, it was an outstanding display". And if Madrid wants to take a commanding lead before the second leg, it will be just as crucial to avoid conceding goals, something Zidane's team hasn't been able to ...

Sport Murray sent packing in Madrid, Djokovic into quarters
Author: 0 Murray sent packing in Madrid, Djokovic into quarters

Djokovic leads 26-23 in head-to-head meetings over Nadal and the Serb has beaten the Spaniard on the red dirt seven times in their last 10 meetings, including their quarter-final meeting at last year's Rome Masters. The big serving power man from Canada had played little this year as he contended with a leg injury, and he was up against a man who is one of best movers on a tennis court: the slight and nimble Goffin makes up for lack of stature with speed and timing.

Sport Nathan Redmond sees Southampton past Middlesbrough and closer to top 10
Author: 0 Nathan Redmond sees Southampton past Middlesbrough and closer to top 10

That plea was ignored and instead the home faithful cheered wildly as Shane Long blazed over the spot-kick - celebrations matched when Patrick Bamford scored his first goal in 760 days. Nathan Redmond came on at half-time and struck a second for Southampton before Shane Long fired over from the spot after winning the visitors a penalty.

Author: 0 West Ham defeat leaves Spurs boss Pochettino disappointed

Antonio Conte's men will open up a seven-point gap if they beat Boro - and could win the title on Friday, 12 May. "The performance was not the best. Lloris didn't exactly throw in the towel following Friday's 1-0 defeat at West Ham , but the inquest he and similarly devastated teammate, Ben Davies, conducted afterwards said as much.

Author: 0 Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

Scott drowned his tee shot at the par-three 17th immediately after watching playing partner Garcia make his hole-in-one. (AP) - The first round of any PGA Tour event reveals little more than the fact three more rounds are left. Scott went too far to the right, and so did Garcia. He felt he had no choice but to find a gap in the top of the trees and go for the green. "I've always been confident with myself, always believed in the ability that I have", Garcia said.

Author: 0 Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

The Spurs are in the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014. Unless that team is the San Antonio Spurs, of course, who on Thursday earned a Western Conference finals showdown with Golden State with a 39-point romp over Houston - on the road no less.

Sport Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud brace boosts Arsenal's Champions League ambitions

Arsene Wenger's side are now in fifth place three points behind City who occupy the fourth spot. Arsene Wenger'smen go in to this game on the back of five wins in their previous six matches. Alternatively you can keep up to date with all the action on our live blog - or watch the goals as they go in on our app. Southampton added to the doom and gloom at Middlesbrough with a 2-1 win at the Riverside Stadium that lifted Claude Puel's side up to ninth place.

Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Max Verstappen finished fifth for Red Bull with Sergio Perez sixth. A well-earned win, the Finn was joined on the podium by Vettel and Räikkönen, with Lewis Hamilton finishing a distant and disappointed fourth. "I'm just keen to prove more in the next few races", Bottas said, on Sunday, as quoted by Formula One official website . "Obviously Felipe did him a favour twice".

Author: 0 Canelo vs. Chavez live stream

Alvarez didn't send his fans home disappointed as he invited WBC middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and his trainer Abel Sanchez into the ring to announce their long overdue fight, which is said to take place on September 16 .

Author: 0 Celtics drop Game 6 despite another strong showing from Avery Bradley

The best-of-seven series is now tied, 3-3. The Celtics must find a way not to let the bitterness of Game 6 trickle into Game 7, to make sure one crushing night doesn't contaminate another. The Wizards can draw on two different experiences in Boston. Washington's Bradley Beal had 33 points and Wall scored 26 despite shooting 9 of 25 from the field.

Author: 0 Experience sees Real through Atletico cauldron and into final

Holders Real were beaten 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon but won the tie 4-2 on aggregate to progress and remain on course for a third Champions League crown in four years. The Atletico midfielder did nearly manage to get himself sent off in the second half with a late challenge on Casemiro. "To sum up, Zidane's work is wonderful, he has been able to lift trophies within just one year and I think it is a period of joy for the club".

Author: 0 Wizards force Game 7 after Wall 3-pointer, Thomas miss at buzzer

Beal (from 40 percent in the regular season to 28 in the playoffs) and Porter (from 43 to 31), in particular, have been off, and they're supposed to be Washington's most productive from beyond the arc. "Avery did a heck of a job on (Wall) all night but he has that confidence to take that shot". This season, he's made 1.1 out of 3.5 attempts per game, 32.7 percent.

Author: 0 Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

I was one of those people who thought the Toronto Raptors could push the Cavs in this series, as they did last year and this team is deeper than a year ago. "When you see them knocking down their threes, it's kind of deflating". A pair of 3-pointers by Korver in the final minute of the third quarter helped the Cavaliers take a 79-77 lead into the fourth quarter.

Sport Danica Patrick's 'Wonder' Woman race vehicle catches fire in scary crash
Author: 0 Danica Patrick's 'Wonder' Woman race vehicle catches fire in scary crash

Aric Almirola (43) crashes into Danica Patrick and Joey Logano during the NASCAR Monster Cup auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 13, 2017. "I just don't understand why so much bad luck happens". "That's the last thing you want to see". I kind of felt like Wonder Woman out there for a little while.

Author: 0 Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Stenhouse, Jr. became the 11th driver to win his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the mammoth 2.66-mile venue. And whenever Stenhouse and the No. "This is the closest race track to my hometown (he's from Mississippi), and man, the fans were out here this weekend", Stenhouse said. "Probably could have sat down and talked to Rick (Hendrick) about running the Clash or something, but let's see if we can't try to get another one later on this year".

Sport NFL Draft: Jabrill Peppers Selected By The Cleveland Browns
Author: 0 NFL Draft: Jabrill Peppers Selected By The Cleveland Browns

Johnny Manziel, the Browns' first selection in the 2014 draft, was supposed make the ceremonial toss against the Red Sox but the game was rained out. The Browns will now have five picks in the first two rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft. "We're going to do what we have to do to help this team win games and that's what we're going to do". The Browns selected Kellen Winslow junior sixth overall.

Author: 0 Always Dreaming Wins Kentucky Derby in Slop

In big money race after big money race, the combination of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez has been powerful across the country for almost two decades. "My biggest concern with Super Saver , he had a tremendous three weeks between the Arkansas Derby and the Kentucky Derby ". A couple of "Brooklyn Boyz" are "Always Dreaming" no more! "Growing up as a kid, we've won a lot of Kentucky Derbies ", said Bonomo, a lawyer, "but never in reality".

Author: 0 What makes the NFL Draft a TV event?

Throughout the week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Peter Schrager provide updates from Philadelphia, while NFL Network reporters stationed at various team facilities around the league offer the latest news reports. This draft was heavy on defense, especially CBs, so it will be interesting to see who pans out and improves their team's defense. With the pick Cleveland selected cornerback Howard Wilson from Houston.

Author: 0 Boston Continues War With Wizards Thursday

Horford, who of course spurned the Wizards this offseason, shot 8-9 for 19 points, with 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 blocks. The Celtics are led by guard Isaiah Thomas , who averaged 28.9 points per game in the regular season, while the Wizards are led by guard John Wall , who averaged 23.1 ppg.

Sport 49ers won the NFL Draft's first day
Author: 0 49ers won the NFL Draft's first day

Intentional or not, the Chiefs and Texans traded ahead of Arizona for QBs, completing a surprising top of the draft that included seven skill-position picks in the top 12 overall. I really wanted to give them Solomon Thomas here, but I couldn't do it after they've spent their last two first round picks on DL players. The NFL Draft, of course.

Sport Highlights of Friday's NHL playoff game
Author: 0 Highlights of Friday's NHL playoff game

Nick Ritchie's turnover created a transition chance for the Preds, which led to Filip Forsberg's fourth goal of the postseason on a deflection in front. Anaheim will try to create the type of front of the net traffic that helped the Blues have some success against the Predators in round two and, unlike St.

Author: 0 Canelo Embarrasses Chavez, Fight with Golovkin Set for September 16

After the fight, the undefeated Golovkin (37-0) entered the ring with Alvarez to announce their much-anticipated fight set for September 16 , although the fight's venue was not announced. "Everywhere in the world is bidding over this fight", De La Hoya said . "I do feel that this fight is the biggest fight of my career, just because it's a big event, because of who I'm fighting and because of the opportunity".

Sport Rampant Manchester City stroll to maiden women's FA Cup title
Author: 0 Rampant Manchester City stroll to maiden women's FA Cup title

For Manchester City, victory at Wembley could prove a historic occasion as they have not yet lifted the FA Cup. It will smash the current Women's FA Cup attendance record of just under 33,000 which was set at last year's final. Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze have established themselves as leading defenders in world football. "I was gutted for the Notts County players - it's so tough to watch that happen to a club", she said.

Author: 0 Harper, Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

Harper would have been eligible for arbitration. "I think it's huge", Harper said, hours before the Nationals hosted Philadelphia. The 24-year-old was the unanimous National League MVP in 2015. Nationals outfielder and 2015 NL MVP Bryce Harper is back to producing at an exceptionally high level after a somewhat disappointing campaign a year ago.

Sport Manchester United readying £ 50 million deal for James Rodriguez?
Author: 0 Manchester United readying £ 50 million deal for James Rodriguez?

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who signed the Welshman in 2013, remains a big supporter of Bale, but with the winger battling injuries, there are suggestions that the club could look to cash in on him this summer. Added with that, they will play three crucial league matches in the next seven days against Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Malaga, matches Bale will be looking to play in.

Sport Sunderland relegated from Premier League after 10 seasons
Author: 0 Sunderland relegated from Premier League after 10 seasons

Ask if he will remain in his post, Moyes replied: "To think about it and talk about it now is just too quick". "My emotions are thinking about the people of this area, they are the people I feel for. There is significant work to be done over the summer and when the season is concluded, we intend to share our plans to move forward with our supporters", he added.

Sport Kyrgios sets up Madrid meeting with Nadal
Author: 0 Kyrgios sets up Madrid meeting with Nadal

Nadal had a chance to seal the set with another break but he sent an easy forehand long, and Nick eventually held after taking a 19-stroke rally. The top-ranking Spaniard and four time victor in Madrid needed just an hour and 12 minutes before knocking out Australian 16 seed Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-1.

Sport EPL: Sanchez, Giroud star as Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0
Author: 0 EPL: Sanchez, Giroud star as Arsenal beat Southampton 2-0

A win would see them edge closer. This victory - Arsenal's first at St Mary's since late 2003 - takes Wenger's side above Manchester United and into fifth, just three points off Manchester City and Champions League qualification. Stoke will once again have to make do without midfield duo Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland, who remain sidelined with long-term knee and leg injuries.

Author: 0 Lampard fires warning to Chelsea after title triumph

According to him, the duo among other Chelsea players, were instrumental to the club's stunning league success as the naming would eternally remind him of the title win. "It was the key moment for us because every single player found this system the best for them", he said. The work never stops. "Now it's very important to enjoy this moment and celebrate this win because to win in England is not easy", Conte told reporters at The Hawthorns.

Sport Ben Bishop signs six-year deal with Stars
Author: 0 Ben Bishop signs six-year deal with Stars

On Tuesday, Dallas sent a 2017 fourth-round draft pick to L.A.in exchange for the exclusive negotiating rights with Bishop. The Kings had acquired Bishop and a fifth-round pick at the 2017 draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning for goalie Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak and two seventh-round picks for the 2017 draft on February 26.

Author: 0 Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown in Madrid

Djokovic has won the last seven meetings between the pair, including three on clay, with Nadal's last victory coming in the 2014 French Open final. On the women's side, defending champion Simone Halep of Romania cruised past Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-2 6-3 to reach her third Madrid Open final.

Author: 0 Bradley Stuns Wizards as Celtics Win-Lead Series 3-2

They just need the series to hold form once more - Friday - in order to break it Monday by winning on the road. "He played like he's supposed to", said Isaiah Thomas , who made one shot and had five points at the half before finishing with 18.

Author: 0 England, France, Argentina in same pool for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Wales have drawn Australia for the second successive World Cup - Georgia are also in their pool - while there is a shuddering showdown ahead between holders New Zealand and twice world champions South Africa in Pool B . Pool B includes holders New Zealand , their traditional rivals South Africa , Italy , Africa 1 and the victor of a four-team repechage. "Everyone will get excited by it, and we know each other pretty well so we'll just continue to get to understand each other ...

Author: 0 Holmes, Stanley top leaderboard heading into final round of Players Championship

J.B. Holmes, a former University of Kentucky player who once won a college tournament across the street at the Sawgrass Country Club, is third at 7-under, following a 69. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson followed up his first-round 71 with a 73 and stands at 144, nine strokes off the lead heading into the weekend. Johnson needed 31 and 29 putts, respectively, in the first two rounds.

Author: 0 Chelsea set to reward Antonio Conte for his epic first season

With Tottenham putting up nine straight wins before their loss to West Ham on Friday, Chelsea were pressured by Spurs, but the win over Middlesbrough means it would take a collapse of epic proportions if the Blues were to miss out on the title.

Sport Kawhi Leonard expected to play Game 1 vs. Golden State
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard expected to play Game 1 vs. Golden State

With a home game, the Rockets were looking forward to having a home-court advantage, but that quickly disappeared. San Antonio was up by 23 after the third quarter and scored the first seven points of the fourth to make it 94-64 and send numerous home fans streaming to the exits.

Sport Talking points from Arsenal's crucial Premier League win at Stoke
Author: 0 Talking points from Arsenal's crucial Premier League win at Stoke

There were moments of anxiety at the bet365 Stadium, particularly in the second half when Stoke substitute Peter Crouch reduced arrears to 2-1 and the home side finally looked capable of troubling the hosts. I will do that as long as I am here, with full commitment, and I am not influenced by that at all. Even a draw probably won't be enough for Hull because of its inferior goal difference.

Sport Penguins not taking Senators lightly in Stanley Cup conference finals
Author: 0 Penguins not taking Senators lightly in Stanley Cup conference finals

Fellow Russian Capitals players Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov are heading to Cologne, Germany, to play at the world championships. The Penguins won 6-2, eliminating the Capitals from the playoffs. "As a group, we know there's another gear , and I think we're all just really happy we get a chance to find it in this next series". Talent-wise and our potential is clearly there.

Author: 0 Halep eyes second straight Madrid title after downing Sevastova

This is Halep's first title this year and the 15th tournament won in her career. Halep hit an unforced error in the first point, Mladenovic was up 3-0, then 4-2 and on 5-4 she hit an incredible running drop shot, then a forehand victor on 6-5.

Sport 5 talking points ahead of this weekend's Premier League matches
Author: 0 5 talking points ahead of this weekend's Premier League matches

There was little Steve Agnew's side could do to stop a rampaging Chelsea from condemning them to the drop, with Deigo Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic finding the net in a 3-0 victory for the title favourites. Many people told me I'm not the type of player for Antonio, told me I should leave, but I like challenges and this was a big challenge. Chelsea will be crowned champions in Antonio Conte's first season as manager if they beat West Bromwich Albion on Friday and Fabregas ...

Sport UK working to fix hospital systems after cyber attack
Author: 0 UK working to fix hospital systems after cyber attack

Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems. THE NHS computer systems used by Northumbria NHS Trust and hospitals in York and Scarborough are among dozens affected by a cyber attack on the NHS. This one spread in one big hit. "This is one of the largest global ransomware attacks the cyber community has ever seen", said Rich Barger, director of threat research with Splunk, one of the firms that linked WannaCry to the NSA.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton fastest as Mercedes dominate in Spain

It was a familiar story for Red Bull as Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo locked down the third row in P5 and P6 respectively, while Fernando Alonso sent the home fans wild with a P7 slot for Sunday's race. "They are a strong team, they know how to build a quick auto, so I expect it's a question of when rather than if". Bottas's day got off to a hard start as Mercedes worked on his vehicle following an electrical issue that made the team broke the curfew to rectify it.

Author: 0 Westgate SuperBook installs Spurs as massive underdogs in Western Conference finals

After the game, Harden f*cked off to the ripper - hard to blame the guy for wanting to blow off some steam. San Antonio won this one thanks to sound fundamental play and mind-numbing consistency. Is D'Antoni's uptempo, triple-heavy playing style doomed to fall short every postseason? But he will get better. As Harden tells it, that conversation could match those of anyone who witnessed San Antonio's evisceration of their opponent while star Kawhi Leonard sat out with a sprained left ...

Sport Thompson, McLeod lead Jamaican charge in Shanghai
Author: 0 Thompson, McLeod lead Jamaican charge in Shanghai

One week after posting 2017's quickest 200m at the Diamond League season-opener in Doha, the Jamaican powered away from the pack for a convincing win in 10.78sec. Kiyeng once again faces Bahrain's Olympic champion and world record holder Ruth Jebet whom she beat to third in Doha. The concluding 110m hurdles was won as expected by Jamaica's Olympic champion Omar McLeod, who clocked 13.09.

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