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Author: 0 Hamilton Wins the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

After Hamilton's stop, Ferrari pitted a lap later and Vettel emerged wheel to wheel with Hamilton, holding position with a firm defensive move at Turn 1. "This one I was on a knife edge the whole way, flat chat, first trying to catch him... and when you are flat chat you are using your whole body to balance the vehicle".

Author: 0 Connection with Hull fans won't decide Silva's future

Victor Wanyama headed home, Kane secured his trio of strikes, Ben Davies netted from long range and Toby Alderweireld tapped in. The 23-year-old added to his impressive tally with two goals in less than three minutes. We want to fight to win the Premier League next season. But Hull, relegated last week after their defeat at Crystal Palace , were backed right to the end - and beyond - by a good number of their fans.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal sets up semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in Madrid

Djokovic has beaten Spanish duo Feliciano Lopez and Nicolas Almagro on his way to the semi-finals but their compatriot and the undisputed clay court king would represent a step-up in quality, should he move past the Belgian. He withdrew from the Barcelona Open last month because of the lingering wrist inflammation. World No. 59 Coric, who won his first ATP title earlier this year in the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech, took the second break point to serve out for the match , sending ...

Author: 0 Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

The race was stopped for 26 minutes after a major wreck on the backstretch on Lap 169. AJ Allmendinger made contact with Chase Elliott, spinning him into several others. Penske driver Brad Keselowski won Stage 1. He beat fellow Ford driver Stenhouse to win the segment. There are plenty of storylines as the race gets underway: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Author: 0 Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

The focus grew on Classic Empire, which finished fourth at the Kentucky Derby , as the colt raced past Always Dreaming in the final turn and took a significant lead. The son of MacLean's Music (who raced only once and ran a 114 Beyer to win his maiden) is out of Quick Temper by A.P. Indy and was bred by John Sikura's HIll n' Dale Equine Holdings and partner.

Sports Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina
Author: 0 Icardi in, Aguero out for Argentina

Jorge Sampaoli has confirmed that he plans to leave Sevilla for Argentina but assured he would not have taken the Barcelona job. Sevilla have played some excellent, free-flowing football under Sampaoli's guidance this season, creating 354 chances in La Liga and completing 82% of their attempted passes.

Sports Atletico Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao
Author: 0 Atletico Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Atletico were determined to end their time at the famous ground on a high and club icon Torres ensured they did just that with two well-taken goals, while Correa's effort made sure of the win. It's been 50 years of a lot of happiness in this venue . "I came here and I found an acceptance among the fans long before I started to give things to the club and to the team".

Sports West Brom boss Pulis eager for Fletcher to pen deal
Author: 0 West Brom boss Pulis eager for Fletcher to pen deal

Sigurdsson has got great quality, but our marking is absolutely shocking from two defenders. "That's very important. We'll have a good discussion about what we think will be available and costs". "Hal (Robson-Kanu) has had a hamstring injury last couple of weeks, when he's come on he's livened it up for us". "He has experience at working at top clubs and when he passes on the confidence he has in us it works".

Sports Terence Crawford remains unbeaten after 10th-round Felix Diaz stoppage
Author: 0 Terence Crawford remains unbeaten after 10th-round Felix Diaz stoppage

Crawford has shown versatility few others have as he can fight inside and out, he has good power and excellent technique and he adds to that package exceptional ring IQ and a mean streak. Diaz's eyes began to swell as early as the fourth round, and if it were not for his courage and durability, the fight would not have lasted as long as it did.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic in semi-finals — Madrid Open

Seemingly offended by the underdog's audacity, Nadal returned fire with back-to-back games of his own and broke back in direct fashion-literally-firing the ball at Thiem, who was unable to return at the net. "I played well in the first set and although I had a few nerves in the second, that was because I have not beaten him for so long", he commented. "I knew I was playing well in the first set but I just couldn't take my chances".

Sports Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series
Author: 0 Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

Whenever time permits, Facing Off will now weigh in on breaking news - debating individual topics in real time . There was much debate about who the Penguins would start for this game considering how well Marc-Andre Fleury had played the past five and a half weeks.

Sports Gennady Golovkin slams 'boring' Canelo Alvarez ahead of super-fight
Author: 0 Gennady Golovkin slams 'boring' Canelo Alvarez ahead of super-fight

Alvarez is the sport's top pay-per-view attraction, and many consider Golovkin , the reigning middleweight champion, boxing's best-pound-for-pound fighter. Alvarez was rarely tested against Chavez Jr and Golovkin does not see him as a serious threat to his crown. "I think right now everybody is excited".

Sports Monaco Have Rejected An Astronomical Real Madrid Bid For Kylian Mbappe
Author: 0 Monaco Have Rejected An Astronomical Real Madrid Bid For Kylian Mbappe

Where is Kylian Mbappe tipped to go next? Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has warned Real Madrid that Kylian Mbappe "has no price" as "we're ready to refuse €100m". Trezeguet added his voice to the list of top French football stakeholders who are calling on the 18-year-old striker to spend at least a season at Monaco before making a move to a top European club.

Sports Svitolina wins in Rome after Halep falters in final set
Author: 0 Svitolina wins in Rome after Halep falters in final set

Every day I'm just trying to work on my mental part, my physical, my tennis. Svitolina: I'm very happy that I could handle all the pressure, especially since I had some very tough matches early in the tournament. "Hopefully we'll recover, me and Simona, because we're struggling a bit physically", she said. Svitolina ran out to a quick 5-0 lead in the third as Halep's movement issues were apparent.

Sports Svitolina stuns Halep to win maiden Rome title
Author: 0 Svitolina stuns Halep to win maiden Rome title

The 22-year-old has now placed herself among the favourites for the French Open, which starts next Sunday, with the field seemingly wide open in the absence of Williams and Maria Sharapova. Halep was slowed by an ankle injury in the third set and was unable to put up much of a fight, reports Efe. No.8-seeded Svitolina will face No.6-seeded Simona Halep in the final.

Sports Mourinho backs Pogba to cope with father's death
Author: 0 Mourinho backs Pogba to cope with father's death

Mourinho has long since announced his intention to play a weakened side against Sam Allardyce's Palace on Sunday in a bid to keep his players fit and fresh for Stockholm . The France worldwide pointed to the skies after his goal - presumably in honour of his father who passed away earlier this month . "If you go down that road you are constantly handing out excuses for your players not to play well".

Sports Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur
Author: 0 Toronto CF Kevin Pillar apologizes for using anti-gay slur

Pillar took exception to Motte's strategy and barked something at the right-hander, causing the benches to clear. On Thursday, Pillar again apologized while more or less admitting that he used some sort of homosexual slur. Pillar, 28, has been enjoying a strong season at the plate and in the field. In 2012, shortstop Yunel Escobar was placed on a three-game suspension for writing an anti-gay slur in Spanish on his eye black sticker.

Author: 0 Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

If Friday was a joyous occasion for the Cavs, it was a nightmare for Celtics fans, and the funereal mood even got to the usually irrepressible Gronk. After the Celtics lost by 44 in Game 2, no one expected this one to be close, especially with Isaiah Thomas out.

Author: 0 Westbrook named MVP finalist

Previous players to earn All-NBA recognition include Jamal Mashburn (Third Team 2002-03), Baron Davis (Third Team 2003-04) and Chris Paul (First Team 2007-08; Second Team 2008-09; Third Team 2010-11). Milwaukee's talented Giannis Antetokounmpo is a leading candidate to win the Most Improved Player award. Harden totaled 2,356 points, 907 assists and 659 rebounds in 2016-17 alone.

Author: 0 Alonso P7 in Indianapolis qualifying

But it's okay! We're here to help you figure it all out, and it's not as hard to follow from home as it may appear. Big day for us. Hopefully we'll get some good news tonight. Seventy minutes later, Carpenter cast aside any lingering doubts, hopped in the No 20 auto and bumped Sato from No 1 to No 2 with another late-day daring run.

Sports Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7
Author: 0 Penguins overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

The Penguins, meanwhile, took only 17 shots and allowed the Capitals to control possession. The Capitals have spent the better part of the season insisting this time , things will be different. With all due respect to Hainsey, a fine National Hockey League defenseman for 13 seasons, he is not Kris Letang . But it's still hard to ignore his strong play in the defensive zone.

Sports England get 'Pool of Death' for 2019 Rugby World Cup
Author: 0 England get 'Pool of Death' for 2019 Rugby World Cup

There is showdown ahead between defending champions New Zealand and their fellow two-time winners South Africa in Pool B , with Italy also in that group. Wales lost to Australia during the 2015 World Cup, and they also face tough opposition from rapidly-improving Georgia. England were pushed out from 4/1 to to win the World Cup following the draw.

Sports New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming
Author: 0 New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming

All trainers used to have a single barn of 40 horses and that was it, while Pletcher each year commands an army of hundreds of horses. Pletcher has won the Eclipse Award as Trainer of the Year seven times and has two wins each in the Derby and Belmont (but none in the Preakness).

Sports Blue Jays add to villainous reputation in loss to Braves
Author: 0 Blue Jays add to villainous reputation in loss to Braves

Homophobic slurs like the one Kevin Pillar used this week were the norm around baseball during Billy Bean's 10 years in professional baseball, the environment so uncomfortable for a closeted gay player that in 1995 he retired from the game he so loves.