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Sport F1: Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna with blistering Canada pole lap
Author: 0 F1: Lewis Hamilton matches Ayrton Senna with blistering Canada pole lap

Speechless. I know that Ayrton was for many of you your favourite driver, and he was the same for me. He inspired me to be where I am today. "To receive this and match his record is a great honour ". Literally, as a kid I thought if I was lucky I could emulate Ayrton and I can't believe it. Vettel qualified 0.330s off Hamilton after the Mercedes driver smashed the Montreal track record by more than 0.7s.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep in French Open final

Jelena Ostapenko's winners, also the number of her unforced errors. In press conference Ostapenko revealed what she thought when she was down: " 'I'm already in the final and I'm playing such a great player as Simona ", the Latvian said.

Author: 0 Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

Home ice has been critical so far. Midway through the first period of Game 5, the Penguins have six shots to the Predators' four. If he can hold either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin - he's seen more of the latter in the series - off the scoresheet, that might be as good as a goal scored the other way.

Sport Met: How Mascot Became Hero of Baseball Season
Author: 0 Met: How Mascot Became Hero of Baseball Season

One of the people who plays the baseball-headed New York Mets mascot Mr. Met was sacked Thursday after a video of the mascot "giving the finger" to a fan surfaced online. A day before, the person inside the costume was caught on video making an obscene gesture toward a fan. Despondent and perhaps dehydrated after summoning nine innings of enthusiasm in vain against Milwaukee, Mr.

Author: 0 Warriors go for a sweep

No team has come back from 3-0 in the playoffs. Through four games, the NBA Finals is averaging a total live audience (TV plus streaming) of 19.8 million, up 12% from past year and the most watched series since 1998. Irving got in on the Cavs' next possession by firing off a step-back 3. On this wild night, everything got away from the Warriors - their defensive togetherness, their offensive precision, their self-control, and their flawless postseason.

Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic not given new deal by Manchester United
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic not given new deal by Manchester United

They sent a message to the Puskas Award victor, asking "Ibra, how many RTs for you to sign for Chamois?", which has so far garnered over 1,300 retweets from football fans wanting to see Ibrahimovic turn out in their all-blue strip. "Many clubs have asked for Zlatan", The Mirror quotes him as saying. Zlatan Ibrahimović's stay at Manchester United has seemingly ended after a single season at Old Trafford , with the club announcing that they don't intend to extend the injured striker's ...

Author: 0 LeBron James discusses return to Cleveland Cavaliers in Uninterrupted's 'The Shop'

I put this on the war is that it is that good this is. Exhibit B: When asked about what's at the top of the list of things that have to go right on Wednesday night, he gave a one-word answer and a telling shake of his head. The Warriors went the last three minutes of Game 7, the last three minutes of their season, without scoring. But when it comes to comparisons to retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, the 1990s playmaker might just have the edge on "King" James.

Sport 149th Belmont Stakes payoffs
Author: 0 149th Belmont Stakes payoffs

Tapwrit returned $12.60, $6.50 and $5 across the board for a $2 bet. We have great racing at Belmont this weekend with a lot of horses to keep an eye on, and a fascinating Japanese raider topping the bill. The New York Racing Assn. had offered a $1-million bonus to any Japan-based horse that won. " Tapwrit was getting a lovely trip", trainer Todd Pletcher said.

Sport Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Japanese horse Epicharis scratched from Belmont Stakes

Pletcher also won the 2017 Kentucky Derby with another horse- Always Dreaming. In fact, neither the victor of the Kentucky Derby nor the victor of the Preakness is running in the race. Betting for the race is headed by Irish War Cry and Lookin At Lee. "I was sure that he could handle it". The Breeders' Cup Classic will also provide a chance for Tapwrit to compete against the best in the world-something he wasn't afforded Saturday through circumstances beyond his control.

Sport Lions face tough test against Crusaders in 3rd tour match
Author: 0 Lions face tough test against Crusaders in 3rd tour match

While the Lions could not find the try line they did keep their own line intact, shutting down the famed Crusaders attack, with Farrell pivotal to the transformation. "And he was looking risky, on outside breaks and things". 'So we'll hope he can be back for the Maori game next week. "We'll play that by ear and see how it goes".

Author: 0 Owen Farrell: Lions must keep working after 'impressive' Crusaders Tour win

But whether it is the right one for the Test? But Gatland was not impressed with the number of missed tries which showed his tourists were not yet in form. This time around, it was the Crusaders who weren't quite at their best from the off as Luke Romano flapped at the ball off both kick-offs he tried to claim.

Sport Sebastian Vettel Wins The Monaco Grand Prix
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel Wins The Monaco Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel said he surprised himself by claiming victory in the Monaco Grand Prix , having overcut Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen to do so. I don't now feel that we have to have a number one. I knew that I had a window of opportunity from the pit stops to come out ahead. "I know how it feels, it's not a good feeling", reigning champion Nico Rosberg, who retired at the end of last year after years of battling Hamilton at Mercedes, consoled him as he conducted the post-race ...

Sport Unseeded Latvian teen knocks out Wozniacki on rain-hit day
Author: 0 Unseeded Latvian teen knocks out Wozniacki on rain-hit day

For many years, big things have happened for me at Roland Garros . But it was her response to being pegged back in the second set that truly won over the Roland Garros crowd, with Ostapenko's power game proving too much for her Swiss opponent as she broke twice to win the deciding set 6-3.

Sport Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly
Author: 0 Volquez's bid for second straight no-hitter ends quickly

Stanton made his way to first base, but after consultation with the team trainer, he was replaced by Ichiro Suzuki . The team said X-rays were negative and that Stanton is day-to-day with a bruised wrist. "That's one thing we've continued to do". The Pirates turn to Ivan Nova for Sunday's start against the visiting Marlins . Nova's status remains uncertain after he left his last start with left knee inflammation after pitching six innings against the Baltimore Orioles on June 6.

Sport Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Two close allies of Attorney General Jeff Sessions say he isn't going anywhere, despite the Trump administration declining to knock down reports that he offered his resignation to President Trump. As of 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, the White House still was unable to say whether or not the President backs his attorney general, a White House official said.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods appears confused in police dashcam footage

Incident reports said his speech was slurred and he didn't know where he was. Woods was then unable to tie either of his shoes as the officer eventually asked him to remove both his shoes. Woods replied: "I am not". According to Jupiter police, Woods "was swaying throughout the instructions of the task. lost his balance and stepped forward making a movement as if he was going to fall".

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko pulls off upset against Simona Halep to win French Open

In fact, Ostapenko became first woman to win a Grand Slam after losing the first set since Jennifer Capriati's win over Monica Seles at the 2001 Australian Open. Halep consolidated with a gritty hold for 3-0 before Ostapenko fought off a trio of break points to stall her rival's momentum and spark an incredible comeback.

Author: 0 Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5

Crosby pushed the Penguins one step closer to another Stanley Cup with three assists in the 6-0 win Thursday. Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins.

Author: 0 Ostapenko wins French Open final against Halep

The world No. 47 became only the second unseeded woman to win the French Open after Margaret Scriven in 1933. The impatience of youth not only showed up in Ostapenko's play but also, occasionally, in her demeanour. Ostapenko pushed for the break but Halep is a better defender than any of the Latvian's previous opponents and she withstood the pressure. Ostapenko fired 54 winners and 54 unforced errors compared to Halep's eight and 10 respectively.

Author: 0 Warriors confident in ability to bounce back from Game 4 loss

The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors celebrate on their floor for the second time in three years, and it was Cleveland , not Golden State , which busted Finals scoring records in the first half. They also made the most three-pointers in Finals history, with 13 by halftime. But until the Cavs did it previous year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals.

Sport Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?
Author: 0 Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?

The Cavs stormed out of the gate despite a 3-0 deficit in the series. "It's just part of my calling to just go against teams in the midst of a dynasty", James said Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs led 115-96. All of it combined to allow Cleveland to lead wire-to-wire. The Cavaliers' 137 total points were also the most by any team in Finals history when facing elimination.

Sport Griezmann 'no longer the priority' for Man Utd
Author: 0 Griezmann 'no longer the priority' for Man Utd

But reports on Thursday in the United Kingdom media claimed the Premier League giants had cooled their interest in the 26-year-old, who is understood to have a €100million release clause in his Atleti contract. However, it looks like the deal for the Frenchman could be off. Atletico are facing a transfer ban when the window opens in a few weeks, which means the club cannot replace the attacker.

Author: 0 Ben Stokes awaiting scan results on knee injury

The young paceman bowled with fire as England slumped to 20 for six-the first time in an ODI that six wickets had gone down in the first five overs of an innings-after losing the toss. However, an England and Wales Cricket Board spokesman said paceman Stokes was "fit to play and is available to bowl" as England seek to wrap up the series against the Proteas, the world's top-ranked ODI side, with a match to spare ahead of tomorrow's encounter at Lord's.

Sport Cavs' Irving 'looking forward' to Game 4 challenge
Author: 0 Cavs' Irving 'looking forward' to Game 4 challenge

But that is what happened on June 7 at Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving put on another heroic effort in Game 4 to save the Cavaliers' season, for at least two more nights. With coach Steve Kerr back on the bench for the second straight game after battling back pain, Golden State , which made a record 9 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished 16 of 33 behind the arc, also got just what it needed from its reserves as Andre Iguodala had several big plays, none bigger than ...

Author: 0 Proteas blow victory, lose England ODI series

After Stokes fell, wicket-keeper/batsman Buttler kept up the attack with a typically dashing 65 not out as England looked to go 2-0 up with one to play in this three-match series. Wood defended a target of seven off six balls in the last over. England were faltering at 80 for three when Stokes came into bat. With the ball in hand, Stokes had Amla out in his first over.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers top Warriors to stay alive in National Basketball Association finals

The third quarter was easily the most chaotic of the Finals. Durant drained the shot of his professional life - a 3-pointer over LeBron James with 45.3 seconds left - and scored 31 points as the Warriors , pushed harder than they have been throughout their pristine postseason, moved within one win of a title and payback by rallying to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals .

Sport Argentina narrowly beat Brazil in Melbourne friendly
Author: 0 Argentina narrowly beat Brazil in Melbourne friendly

Yet the world No.2 side are under enormous pressure, the two-time World Cup winners' Russian Federation 2018 hopes hanging by a thread. Sampaoli's long-term deal should bring some stability after almost two years of turmoil at AFA. 2-ranked South Americans at a match to mark the 125th anniversary of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). "There are some very good teams trying to do the same thing as us", added Sampaoli.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match preview - Group B: India vs South Africa

The Indian skipper believes that Yuvraj, who scored a scintillating fifty in India's thumping win over Pakistan in India's opening game of the tournament, has achieved brilliant heights in his impressive ODI career. I can't say if we prefer to have him playing in the squad or not. Asked if the first 20 overs of an ODI could be treated by the batsman as a T20 encounter in order to up the ante, Kohli said it would always remain condition dependant.

Sport Tiger Woods told officers during arrest he had taken Xanax
Author: 0 Tiger Woods told officers during arrest he had taken Xanax

Though previous reports claim that Woods, 41, had been pulled over by cops after driving erratically, it was later revealed that police had found Woods asleep at the wheel on the side of the road. Instead, he only told them about the four other medications he was on-"Soloxex (sic), Torix (sic), Vioxx and Vicodin". In the unredacted portion of the investigation report, officer Christopher Fandry described interrogating Woods at the scene.

Sport Scottish Tory leader: Brexit needs cross-party approach
Author: 0 Scottish Tory leader: Brexit needs cross-party approach

He added: "I don't think it was the referendum opposition of the other parties which cost the SNP seats at the end of the day, I think it was a late recovery in Labour Party fortunes which was based on people's assessment of Corbyn's performance during the campaign - many of those people would be Yes supporters, incidentally".

Author: 0 Ferraris (Vettel, Raikkonen) fastest in Canadian GP practice

After Ferrari had dominated the day's final practice, Hamilton moved it up a level with a lap faster than any previously recorded at the sun-bathed island circuit. He continued driving his damaged vehicle down the back straight, which may have compromised the lap of Fernando Alonso behind, though the Spaniard also complained about a lack of power compared to Q1.

Sport Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match
Author: 0 Murray Downs Del Potro in blockbuster match

But a monumental effort by del Potro saw him break back for 5-5, only to instantly drop serve again as Murray yanked him around the court with tight angles, drop shots and lobs. Eventually, del Potro went to his sideline seat and covered his face with a white towel. "He was playing much better than me in the first set". The top seed served for a two-set lead at 5-4, but del Potro unloaded on some sweeping forehands breaking back on a Murray forehand error as the crowd erupted in chants of ...

Author: 0 Cavs dominate Warriors to keep NBA Finals alive

With the Warriors up 3-0, some people might think the NBA Finals are over - but not the players. "The best thing with Golden State's situation is a lot of their guys are drafted", James said. The series seems over. The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' flawless playoffs with a win Friday.

Sport Kohli: We are not invincible
Author: 0 Kohli: We are not invincible

India may throw in Ravichandran Ashwin - the left-armer has been left out of both matches so far - as South Africa's top six is likely to contain three left-handers and India could use his match-winning spin after their bowling attack has been exposed.

Author: 0 Defending champion Hamilton sets pace in Canadian GP practice, Stroll 13th

The race around the Principality was dominated by Ferrari , but Vettel , who now leads Hamilton by 25 points in the F1 Drivers' Championship, will do well to repel what appears to be a resurgent Mercedes team. "It was a little bit more tricky today than yesterday just to get a good feeling with the tyres, but that's how it goes". Vettel had been solid throughout practice, quickest in the third session, and looked to have good pace in qualifying but could not quite match the British ...

Sport Maria Sharapova likely to miss Aegon Classic in Birmingham
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova likely to miss Aegon Classic in Birmingham

The Russian was forced to retire from her match against Croatia's Mirjana Lučić-Baroni at the Rome Masters on May 16 with a thigh issue. The five-times grand slam victor, who received wildcards to play in Stuttgart, Madrid and Rome after being left without a ranking when her doping ban ended, retired injured in her second round match at the Italian Open .

Author: 0 NBA Finals: JR Smith nails 3-pointer from Cavaliers logo

Unfortunately, though many are hopeful that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be able to help Lebron James to make this an enjoyable series again, it is not very likely, with Vegas still backing Golden State Warriors to close out the series in Game 4 .

Author: 0 Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology Trump

But Western diplomats accuse the country of allowing or even encouraging the funding of some Sunni extremists. Qatar hosts roughly 10,000 US troops and serves as a major staging base for the USA military's Mideast operations. He added that the blockade is "impairing United States and other global business activities in the region". They warned, however, that their ability to make longer-term plans was being affected.

Author: 0 Cavs survive for a game 5

On Friday, the shots fell early and often, and the fans in Quicken Loans Arena barely sat in their seats all night, cheering on as they hoped they weren't seeing the Cavs' last game of this postseason. In fact, it's now cheaper for Warriors fans who want to witness their team clinch the National Basketball Association championship to do so in Cleveland than at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.

Author: 0 Ostapenko wins; Nadal vs. Wawrinka in final

The 20-year-old Ostapenko, the first unseeded player to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Britain's Margaret Scriven in 1933, was 3-0 down in the second set when she overturned the situation. "To all my family watching, my Mom is here watching, I wouldn't be here without you". "This one hurts a lot maybe because I am more.I realize more what is happening", said the 25-year-old.

Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko beats Halep for French Open title

Jelena Ostapenko produced an astonishing fightback to overpower favourite Simona Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the French Open final on Saturday and become the first Latvian grand slam champion. That also helped me. "That's why I work 20 years and played 20 years to have this moment". Ostapenko defended well when she needed to and as soon as she got in position, or even sometimes when she was not, she slapped the ball at break-neck speed.

Author: 0 Irving powers Cavaliers over Warriors to end ideal run

But Cleveland's LeBron James admitted his side would have to play a flawless game on Friday to avoid being on the wrong side of a new landmark. It meant nothing. They are all but certain to win these finals . After losing the first two games of the series, the Cavs came out and crushed the Warriors by 30 points at home - a startling result that gave them new life.

Sport Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland
Author: 0 Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland

England were on course for victory after substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took advantage of some weak defending and goalkeeping in the 70th minute after Craig Gordon had needlessly conceded a throw-in. "But one lapse of concentration has cost us in the end and instead of getting three points we got one ". Having selected a Spurs player to captain the side instead of a Champion of England , England treated observers to a wholly unremarkable first hour.

Author: 0 Real Madrid fans want Cristiano Ronaldo to get Ballon d'Or honour

Gareth Bale is enjoying life at Spanish champions Real Madrid and has committed his future to the club, the Welsh global said after the side's Champions League triumph, Saturday. "To play a final in your home city is incredible but to win it is better still, a great experience", Bale said. Following the game, Zinedine Zidane 's triumphant squad celebrated making history by returning to the Bernabeu to enjoy a hero's reception.

Sport Hamilton wins pole at Canadian GP for 3rd year in a row
Author: 0 Hamilton wins pole at Canadian GP for 3rd year in a row

The three-time Formula One world champion set the fastest lap ever seen at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve circuit by an F1 auto clocking one minute 11.459 seconds around the 4.361-kilometer (2.709-mile) track. There are three consequences from this: firstly, Wehrlein is out in Q1; secondly, he compromised the laps of a number of drivers including his team-mate; and thirdly, he may need a new gearbox.

Author: 0 Harry Kane to captain England against Scotland

He's demonstrated why he's one of the world's best players'. A close-up of Kane's face during the second half of England's defeat to Iceland - the epitome of a talent scrambled and shell-shocked - perfectly symbolised the team's paralysis.

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