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Sports Valtteri Bottas wins maiden F1 GP in Russian Federation
Author: 0 Valtteri Bottas wins maiden F1 GP in Russian Federation

Vettel remains leader of the drivers' championship, 13 points ahead of Hamilton, while Bottas has closed to within 10 points of his team-mate in third. This brought out the safety auto which lasted until the end of the third lap. In the end of the day we can talk about my race, but today is Valtteri's day.

Author: 0 Is Reaching Semifinals Now Success For Novak Djokovic?

But I'm just here to try to make it the best possible way, to play my best tennis, and of course to beat an opponent such as Novak, it gives you a lot of confidence. Djokovic upped the pressure, pushing Nadal behind the baseline and drawing the defensive error to break back. However, Murray does not believe his coaching situation is a reason behind his recent struggles.

Sports What does Rafael Nadal's latest title mean?
Author: 0 What does Rafael Nadal's latest title mean?

In their last clash a year ago, Djokovic had won in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters while Nadal had not beaten the world number two since the 2014 French Open final. "I did some good stuff in the match , found a way to turn it around and make it a tough match for him", Murray added. The will make a Masters semi for the first time .

Sports Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Vettel
Author: 0 Hamilton wins Spanish GP ahead of Vettel

However, with Ferrari and Mercedes opting for inverse tyre strategies, the ebb and flow of the race would see Hamilton play himself back into contention through the second round of pit-stops. On a day of Finns failing to finish, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went out at the start after a collision with Red Bull's 2016 victor Max Verstappen. Vettel built up a 2.2s lead on the first lap, which he maintained until lap 14 when Hamilton upped his pace in anticipation of the first pit stops.

Author: 0 Sens forward Ryan making most of playoff opportunity after disappointing season

Ryan broke in alone on Marc-Andre Fleury and deked the Pittsburgh goalie before flipping a backhand into the open net 4:59 into overtime to give Ottawa a 2-1 victory Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. "I like our chances". At the start of the match closer to success was " Pittsburgh " - "Penguins" didn't realize the double majority and Gentzel and Hornqvist hit the woodwork.

Sports Izagirre wins stage 8, Jungels retains overall Giro lead
Author: 0 Izagirre wins stage 8, Jungels retains overall Giro lead

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished in fifth place today, 59 seconds behind Quintana. The 2014 Giro victor attacked with six kilometres to go as the race approached the the steep Blockhaus climb and showed that he is the man to beat in this race.

Sports Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson
Author: 0 Browns trade with Broncos to land Houston CB Howard Wilson

The Bears did manage to get some picks back after their big trades on Day 1 when they allowed the Arizona Cardinals to trade up to No. 36, receiving Arizona's third- and fourth-round picks as well as 2018 picks. Even with the numbers proving so, teams have put a premium on trading for quarterbacks as of late. He was expected to go much sooner than he did, and he's a long target for Rodgers to hit at WR.

Author: 0 'We're so hungry for a Champions League spot'

With the win, Liverpool moved to 69 points from 35 games as they hold the third spot of the EPL and the Champions League berth that goes with it. "We should start trying to think about things positively - the world is serious enough. "It's a positive pressure, so we want to keep this - we want to keep this pressure high, we want to stay focused, we want to work hard and do everything for the points we can get".

Sports Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over
Author: 0 Mourinho admits Premier League top four finish over

Arsene Wenger publicly criticised Xhaka, who joined from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35mn in the summer, after the player was sent off for the second time of the season against Burnley in January and advised him "not to tackle". Celta have scored in all six of their Europa League away games this season and with United's lead so slender, Mourinho challenged the club's supporters to provide a fitting atmosphere for the occasion.

Sports Posting Up: Jeff McDonald on Tony Parker's injury and Spurs-Rockets
Author: 0 Posting Up: Jeff McDonald on Tony Parker's injury and Spurs-Rockets

He suffered the injury with 8:43 left in the fourth quarter of the Spurs' 121-96 win. Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Houston Rockets vs. He has played on four championship teams and was Finals MVP in 2007, when the Silver and Black swept LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spurs: Parker had surgery on Friday to fix the ruptured quadriceps tendon in his left leg.

Author: 0 DeMar DeRozan Says Raptors Would Have Won If They Had LeBron James

No, more athletic , younger lefty hitters that, alas, failed to materialize. At a point, we looked wide-eyed. Plus, did we mention the Indians have Edwin Encarnacion? In Game Four, James had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in the first half on his way to 35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Author: 0 Game 6 Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards

Neither team this season has accomplished that feat. The animosity towards the Wizards player stems from his Game 3 run-in with Boston's Olynk that almost caused an all-out brawl. The only real surprise was Washington's level of non-competitiveness. Remember, it was coach Brad Stevens who said his C's had been "pounded" for five of the eight quarters in Games 1 and 2, and those were wins.

Sports Craig Shakespeare disagrees with Arsene Wenger remarks
Author: 0 Craig Shakespeare disagrees with Arsene Wenger remarks

Stoke have only lost one of their eight home Premier League games against Arsenal (W4 D3). Meanwhile, Wenger has opted to rotate his XI from which started the 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night at Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin and Olivier Giroud come in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final - Eurosport.com AU

United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Tim Fosu-Mensah for the Europa League final through injury, while Eric Bailly is suspended following his moment of madness on Thursday. They are two fantastic goalkeepers. "Because it's a position where you have always a little bit of rivalry, especially if you are both the same kind of level".

Author: 0 McGirt, Hughes lead Players after Scott stumbles

Add them up, and Scott had a 70. There's no analytical proof of this, but the majority of professional golfers let their performance dictate their mood. "If there was any weight on anyone's shoulders, it was Erica", he said. "How good it must feel to have a hole in one there?" We've been over the years great finishes around this golf course and disgusting finishes.

Sports Imperious Rafael Nadal Outclasses Novak Djokovic To Reach Madrid Final
Author: 0 Imperious Rafael Nadal Outclasses Novak Djokovic To Reach Madrid Final

Previous year he was 31-2 after winning the title in Madrid , which was his fifth of the season at the time . She won her first career title in St. Petersburg in February. Djokovic has fallen to a 16-5 win-loss record for the season and remains title-less since the opening week of the year in Doha. "Borna lost in the qualifying here a few days ago, now he's in the quarters playing very good tennis".

Sports Crying child highlights new face of Formula One
Author: 0 Crying child highlights new face of Formula One

The Red Bull driver made a good getaway off the line but coming around the outside at turn one he was third in a chain of collisions, where Valtteri Bottas clipped Kimi Raikkonen who went into the Dutch driver. "An unfortunate start to the race which ultimately finished it also", Verstappen said. Due to the contact it meant Kimi lost control and slammed into me, but it wasn't his fault.

Sports Spurs' Parker ruptures quad tendon, out for playoffs
Author: 0 Spurs' Parker ruptures quad tendon, out for playoffs

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Parker, "It is not good". "We knew we were coming to a hostile environment, we knew they were going to give us everything they had, no matter who was in the lineup", James said. The Houston Rockets host the San Antonio Spurs in game three of the Western Conference semifinals on May 5 at 9:30pm EST. Kyle Lowry (20 points) top-scored for the Raptors, who have it all to do as the semi-finals head to Toronto for Games 3 and 4.

Author: 0 NHL Burakovsky at the double as Caps down Penguins to tie series

The goals they scored were good goals. But he's struggled at the start of each series, saving his best for last. The Pens have scored 39 goals, averaging 3.55 per game. The Penguins have now blown series leads of 2-0 and 3-1 and given all the momentum back to the Capitals, who have looked like a new team since dropping star Alex Ovechkin to the third line to help ignite the bottom six.

Sports National Basketball Association admits Celtics lost time on final possession
Author: 0 National Basketball Association admits Celtics lost time on final possession

Beal's three-pointer with 1:09 cut Boston's lead to 87-85, and after Wall blocked Isaiah Thomas' shot, he made two free throws with 41.2 seconds left, tying the score at 87. The offense picked up a little for the Wizards for most of the second quarter and they pushed to a 10-point lead, which they held until the 3:03 mark.

Author: 0 'Mathematically it has to happen once' - Finishing above Spurs never Wenger's target

Tottenham shifted the balance of power in north London's football rivalry by securing its first Premier League finish above Arsenal in 22 years with a 2-0 victory over its neighbour on Sunday. Asked if Arsenal had done enough to deserve anything from the game, he said: "No, but... it's down to Spurs as well". "We will have the chance to play before and if we are able to win at West Ham [on Friday].it will be a tough game and a hard game and if we are able to win we will see what happens".

Sports Yankees put Chapman on DL with left rotator cuff inflammation
Author: 0 Yankees put Chapman on DL with left rotator cuff inflammation

Last Sunday, he gave up three runs and walked two in a blown save against the Chicago Cubs, and he followed that up by allowing three hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning Friday against Houston. "He said he was fine". According to MLB's Statcast, Chapman's average fastball velocity has slightly dipped from 100.9 miles per hour previous year to 98.2 in 2017.

Sports McIlroy hopeful ahead of scan on back
Author: 0 McIlroy hopeful ahead of scan on back

Alex Noren, of Sweden, Spain s Jon Rahm , J.B. Holmes and Chez Reavie shot 68s and are one stroke back at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. "You have got to hit some really quality shots to get the ball close and give yourself opportunities for birdies". Told that no one had made eagle on both par 5s on the back nine in the opening round, McGirt didn't have an answer.

Author: 0 It might be time for the Mets to consider trading Matt Harvey

Harvey's best season was in 2015, when he went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA. "We're going to keep it in-house", said Collins at this morning's press conference, before adding, "Sometimes, you have to make tough decisions, and this is one of them". Manager Terry Collins held a closed-door meeting with his team before the game to talk about the penalty. The New York rotation is already an infirmary and now with Harvey suspended becomes all the worse.

Sports Sturridge starts for Liverpool vs
Author: 0 Sturridge starts for Liverpool vs

Arsenal's late surge had put Juergen Klopp's side under huge pressure but they responded in style and will definitely finish in the top-four if they beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the season next Sunday. Ogbonna had been expected to miss the visit from Jurgen Klopp's side, but he is back and has given Hammers boss Slaven Bilic a timely boost as the Croatian now has seven first team players out of action with injuries.

Sports Five areas Celtics need to shore up for Game 7
Author: 0 Five areas Celtics need to shore up for Game 7

The Wizards were playing for their playoff lives and they did just enough to pull away from the Celtics by a point to survive and force a Game 7. Boston led by five points with 1:34 left in the game after guard Isaiah Thomas nailed a 25-foot three-point shot.

Sports Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby race
Author: 0 Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby race

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. "He did it himself from there". "And like we talked about it, I felt like for the first 25 starters I had to defend my Derby record". According to trainer Mark Casse reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire's right eye issue from Saturday's classic has significantly improved, and if it continues to heal, the Pioneerof the ...

Author: 0 D-backs look for another win vs. slumping Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates' Tyler Glasnow (24) pauses on the mound after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 12, 2017, in Phoenix. Francisco Cervelli grounded into a double play, which pushed one run home. Second baseman Brandon Drury is enjoying the confines of his home ballpark.

Author: 0 LeBron James is off to his best start ever in the playoffs

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. "You better be ready because the one time somebody helps, you've got to be ready to shoot that thing", Frye said .

Sports Coutinho sets new Liverpool landmark in Premier League game at West Ham
Author: 0 Coutinho sets new Liverpool landmark in Premier League game at West Ham

The Gunners watched West Ham take on Liverpool at the London Stadium on Sunday, and Arsenal needed the Hammers to do them a massive favour and win. Remembering last year's West Ham results, this season can be considered unsuccessful. Sturridge has only started five Premier League games this season, and has not completed 90 minutes, as he has struggled with injuries throughout the campaign.

Author: 0 Madrid offer Zidane extension?

Let me remind you that Sevilla and Real Madrid have already met with each other three times this season. Saturday's Marca claimed that club president Florentino Perez had put together a two year contract extension up to 2020 which was just awaiting Zidane's signature.

Author: 0 Djokovic, Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

Nadal progressed to the last four after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. The pair served up a sizzling second set, especially in the seventh game when Nadal finally broke the Belgian for a second time in the set at the fourth attempt after sensational rallies which had spectators in the Caja Magica rising to their feet in appreciation.

Author: 0 Real Madrid to face Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final

If Real can win the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3, the team will go down as one of greatest of all time , and it will be the first time any club has won two consecutive titles of this European league. "Later on we can look at those things you have asked about, but today the only thing that matters is what we need to do to get into a direct Champions League place for next season".

Author: 0 Sanchez stars as Arsenal close on top four

Stoke supporters treat the game against Arsene Wenger's side like a derby and are certain to be behind their team to continue their six game unbeaten streak (L3, D3). Wenger is likely to be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Stoke after he left the field in the first half with a hamstring problem. March Stat: The Gunners came from behind to beat Stoke 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in December - it was a win that put Arsene Wenger's side top of the table.

Sports Guus Hiddink backs Antonio Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager
Author: 0 Guus Hiddink backs Antonio Conte to stay on as Chelsea manager

Batshuayi is yet to start a league game since arriving from Marseille previous year, but could be given a run-out if, as expected, manager Antonio Conte elects to shuffle his pack. "We've been together as a group all season - that's what got us to where we are". The striker is global teammates with Courtois and match victor Michy Batshuayi but his interaction with the clip indicates Lukaku may be ready to move back to London with the champions.

Author: 0 National Hockey League: the Rangers have established parity in the series with "Ottawa"

The Rangers picked up another 4-1 win in Game 4 on Thursday night to even the series at 2-2. Anderson looked to have pulled it back with his glove, but video review confirmed that the puck crossed the line. But once their backs are against the wall, they decide to play like the team they are capable of being. Of paramount concern for Ottawa is that it did not handle the Rangers' strong surge in the first period, negating any possible carryover of momentum from Saturday's wild 6-5 ...

Sports Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix
Author: 0 Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

Asked about what Hamilton had said to him as they met each other in parc ferme, Bottas said: "He congratulated me". "I can't explain it right now", he told reporters after the race. Thanks to his consistently strong performance, Vettel's lead has grown in the 2017 Drivers' Championship. Hamilton is just ten point ahead of Bottas who appears to be improving week-on-week as he gets comfortable in the Brackley-based team.

Sports Penguins Put Capitals on Brink
Author: 0 Penguins Put Capitals on Brink

The Penguins have played this entire series without their best defenseman (Kris Letang) and they have played this entire series without their starting goaltender (Matt Murray). "It's more right now that we have to find an extra way to get an extra goal", Barry Trotz said after Wednesday's 3-2 defeat at PPG Paints Arena. On a night where the Penguins were without several of their top players, the Capitals' top players were unable to take advantage.

Sports Hammers next in Liverpool bid
Author: 0 Hammers next in Liverpool bid

Until England striker Sturridge , making his first start since January 3, opened the scoring Liverpool had seemed nervy as West Ham looked intent on putting a spanner in their top-four hopes. "On the other hand it is no good having a player whose name you put down first, second or third and can't rely on him". As for the Hammers , Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate are both out of contention along with Andy Carroll and Hammer of the Year, Michail Antonio .

Author: 0 Swansea out of bottom three with crucial Everton victory

Burnley and Watford are all but mathematically safe. Sigurdsson was denied a penalty when he appeared to be taken down by Gareth Barry from behind, but it mattered little as seconds later, the ball found its way to Ayew on the right, and his floated ball to the back post was headed in by Llorente.

Sports Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois
Author: 0 Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

We thought they'd do better than past year. "We need another win and then to celebrate another fantastic target for us". "Everyone went out and enjoyed themselves and there was a little bit of pressure off, although that can sometimes be bad when you relax and do not do the right things".

Sports Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea wrap up Premier League title at West Brom
Author: 0 Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea wrap up Premier League title at West Brom

Chelsea were heading for a comfortable 3-0 victory over an increasingly despondent Middlesbrough side facing relegation but still manager Antonio Conte could not sit down and enjoy the moment at Stamford Bridge on Monday. Boro, who needed an unlikely win against the champions-elect to have any hope of avoiding the drop, were outplayed on Monday night and suffered a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League.

Author: 0 Chelsea fans frustrated as Cesc Fabregas doesn't make starting line-up against Everton

Chelsea were emphatic 5-0 winners against Everton at Stamford Bridge back in October in what was one of the performances of the season from any Premier League club. "Maybe we need to change our mentality a bit because I felt a bit less intensity in the game last week, maybe a bit less motivation", he said. "For us it is very important to look at ourselves, to prepare very well for this type of game".

Sports Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers
Author: 0 Kyle Lowry doubtful for Game 4 against Cavaliers

James (5,777 points) now only trails Michael Jordan (5,987), the player to whom he has been compared since he was a teenager, for the most points in postseason history. Jonas Valanciunas added 19 points and eight rebounds, with Norman Powell chipping in with 13 points and Serge Ibaka scoring 12. "I could've kept going", DeRozan said.

Sports Iwobi Benched Again As Arsenal Continue EPL Top Four Push
Author: 0 Iwobi Benched Again As Arsenal Continue EPL Top Four Push

Aaron Ramsey, booed by some Stoke fans having come on for Sanchez, then made a lively contribution at the ground where he broke his leg in 2010. Pulling the strings in their attacking play and setting up Mesut Ozil for the visitors' second, his last act of the evening was to stroke a sublime effort past Jack Butland to put the game beyond doubt.

Author: 0 Matt Harvey apologizes: 'I'm extremely embarrassed by my actions'

And then he offered up his apology. "For me it's, I've been more embarrassed for my actions and I've been thinking about the team more than anything", he said . First off, as I just did with my team-mates and all the coaches, I apologised for my actions and I do apologise for my actions. "I'm doing everything I can so that never happens again".

Sports Lucas Digne fit, Pique and Roberto to miss Las Palmas clash
Author: 0 Lucas Digne fit, Pique and Roberto to miss Las Palmas clash

Will their absence prove costly? Luis Enrique could return to the 3-4-3 formation he used during March but which has fallen out of favour in recent weeks. With Luis Enrique heading for the Camp Nou exit door, following the completion of this La Liga campaign, speculation as to who his replacement might be continues to grace the media .

Author: 0 Spurs vs. Rockets in Western Conference finals begins Sunday

Wright . An ankle injury forced Leonard to miss overtime of Game 5 and all of Game 6 against the Rockets. SAN ANTONIO - All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Saturday after practice.

Author: 0 Chelsea's trip to West Brom sparks memories of Bolton in 2005

As they did in the early Mourinho days, Chelsea now seem nearly unbeatable at times and their ruthless efficiency under Conte has the west London club dreaming of not only glory in the PL but more success back in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Sports Boston battle back to beat Washington in semi-final series opener
Author: 0 Boston battle back to beat Washington in semi-final series opener

Isaiah Thomas put up a masterful performance to close out the game as he scored 29 points in the fourth quarter and overtime combined. It plays Washington in Game 2 on Tuesday night. "Late, when we did start scoring, we couldn't get stops", Paul said. "Our (confidence) is high right now, but we know we are now going to get their best punch", Crowder said.