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Bahrain GP: Raikkonen quickest in FP2 but risks grid penalty


Sauber and Williams finished a further few tenths behind that group, as Charles Leclerc headed Lance Stroll, Sergey Sirotkin and Marcus Ericsson. With teammate Sebastian Vettel taking two laps to get within 0.011s of Raikkonen's time, the two Ferraris were comfortably clear at the front during the only representative practice session of the weekend but the Finn was predictably calm about the performance. Read More »

Conte dismisses Vialli comments: I am committed to Chelsea


Chelsea will have their own tributes to a man who worked as an assistant manager and coach with the Blues, with memories in the matchday programme, a book of condolence and a picture montage all planned ahead of Sunday's match. Chelsea are now fifth on 56 points in the Premier League table and are eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with seven games to play. Read More »

First of three home meets at Gibson Track begins today


Buffalo vaulter Harlan Benedict also put points on the board for the team as he soared high taking second place with a mark of 14-01, besting his pre-qualified vault at Big Piney. In the sprint relay, the foursome of Kendhal Fry, Jaden Haskins, Kendall Wood, K.J. Johnson placed second with a time of 45.34 seconds. The Laker boys team placed second in the 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Read More »

Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals why he left Arsenal for Liverpool


Liverpool scored three goals in the opening half before defending resolutely after the break, giving them a sizeable cushion to take into next Tuesday's second leg in Manchester. "It definitely shows why I wanted to come here and I want to keep improving". I know what the manager is like and I doubt he will be telling us to sit back. Read More »

Jordan Spieth seizes Augusta Masters lead; Shubhankar Sharma tied 73rd


He managed to find the positives. "I thought it was flawless, straight at the flag", the Spaniard said after carding nine-over-par 81. Five players arrived at the hole with at least a share of the lead and bogeyed it. He had to pitch out sideways, then hit 3-wood to the green. When he was done on the 18th, done shooting his 1-over 73, Woods removed his cap and tipped it to the fans while mouthing his thank-yous. Read More »

LeT militants behead youth in Kashmir


He said Lashkar terrorist Mohammed Saleem Parrey is believed to have played a major role in the murder. "Manzoor [Bhat] was abducted by militants affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Taiba after they barged into the house of Abdul Gaffar Bhat [Manzoor's father] and assaulted those inside", the police statement said. Read More »

Liverpool 'trying everything' to get Salah fit for Everton - Klopp


Liverpool are at a crucial stage of a campaign that has promised much, with the Champions League quarter-final second leg to come against Manchester City after this weekend's short trip across Stanley Park. We need to be ready for that, but it's a football game. That's a good football team. Each Evertonian thinks at Goodison they have an extra percentage of desire. Read More »

Atletico, Arsenal clinch crucial home wins


Meanwhile, Atletico were far too good for Sporting CP, as they won 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano with Koke and Antoine Griezmann on the scoresheet. Alexandre Lacazette marked his return to the starting lineup with two goals to lead Arsenal past CSKA Moscow 4-1 in a game played amid a political crisis over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain last month. Read More »

Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo Deletes Twitter After Old Tweets Surface


Villanova won all six games by double digits over this tournament run, joining Michigan State (2000), Duke (2001) and North Carolina (2009) in that rare air. The Ramblers fell short in the Final Four, but a quote by head coach Porter Moser sums up this team's run. "I didn't think that I was going to have this kind of a night", DiVincenzo said afterwards. Read More »

Max Holloway Withdraws From UFC 223 Main Event Vs. Nurmagomedov

That bout may be promoted to the main event if Nurmagomedov is pulled from the card, but there may be an alternative available to the UFC. First reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Both of the previously scheduled fights were supposed to be for the UFC lightweight championship. Pettis weighed in at 155.2 pounds just before 11 a.m. Read More »

Rothstein | Lamar Peters to test NBA Draft waters without agent


Robinson averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, while shooting 48.5 percent from the floor and 40.9 percent from behind the 3-point line. The 6-foot-5 Robinson was runner-up for ACC Player of the Year honors as a junior this season behind Duke's Marvin Bagley Jr. Bowman, who is a sophomore, finished fifth in the ACC in scoring at 17.5 points per game. Read More »

Spieth out in front at Masters


The nine English challengers in the Masters struggled to make their mark in the first round at Augusta National , with Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose the highest placed in a tie for 21st place after carding level-par 72s. "I played in a major championship again", Woods said, "but also the fact that I got myself back in this tournament, and I could have easily let it slip away". Read More »

Max Holloway medically unfit to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

A bad week for the UFC just got worse. Nurmagomedov may stay on the card to fight former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for the belt, an official told MMAjunkie. Footage emerged of McGregor smashing up the bus last night after he and a group of friends tore through a media event in Brooklyn, New York, held ahead of this weekend's bouts. Read More »

Golfer near top of Masters leaderboard despite serious ankle injury


Will have an MRI tomorrow morning. If the results turn out to be positive and the swelling is under control, Finau intends to play this weekend. Eastern. As much as resting his body is crucial for the Masters, Watson says the mental game is vital. "If he can do it, so can I". Finau, ranked No. 34 in the world, ended up withdrawing from the event but stuck around for the final two holes. Read More »

Roma rue luck after Barca mauling (2)


Commenting on the nature of the win, Valverde said: "Football is a game of errors". Referee Danny Makkelie saw Nelson Semedo's challenge on Dzeko in the ninth minute as legal, and determined that Samuel Umtiti's foul on Lorenzo Pellegrini was outside the area. Read More »

One day after horrific spill, Tony Finau plays Masters on tender ankle


After his ball rolled back into the hole, Finau took off running towards the green, sticking his arms high into the air, finally pivoting around and moving backwards. He was set to make his debut at Augusta this week, but American golfer Tony Finau has left himself in doubt for the Masters after a freak accident on course. Read More »

Barcelona charged by UEFA over yellow balloons on pitch vs. Roma


Liverpool took control of its Champions League quarter-final tie with a stunning 3-0 first-leg victory over Manchester City at Anfield last night. Although he has only failed to reach the semifinals of the Champions League just once in his nine seasons as a coach, Guardiola has struggled to win away games in the knockout stages. Read More »

Shift IPL out of Chennai: Fringe groups


In Kohli and AB de Villiers' presence, batting was never an issue for RCB and this time the last season's wooden spooners seem to have enough firepower in the bowling department. With the latest auction shuffling the teams up, the franchises will have to pick up their top order which will give them the best chance to provide good starts. Read More »

Mourinho keen to sign Willian as Mata's replacement


Willian's current contract at Chelsea does not expire until 2020 and the Blues will not want to lose the Brazil global for less than £30m, the fee they paid to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013. Manchester United are in second place in the Premier League table and 12 points ahead of Chelsea FC, who are toiling in fifth spot. 'You never know what can happen in football and in life. Read More »

76ers, Pistons match up without injured frontcourt players


The hot streak has vaulted Philadelphia (47-30) into fourth place in the Eastern Conference . 76ers: Host Detroit on Wednesday night. With the playoffs right around, every game should feel like a must win for this group who is trying to accomplish things no one thought was possible. Read More »

Gennaro Gattuso Officially Extends AC Milan Contract Until June 2021


It is expected that throughout the afternoon of Thursday, the Italian coach will go to Milan's offices to sign the new contract that will secure his place with Milan for the next three seasons. "This important gesture reflects the total harmony and empathy between the club management and the coach". This new deal followed the club's improved fortunes since he took charge late previous year. Read More »

Nurmagomedov reacts to McGregor's bus attack: 'I am laughing'

What do you think the future holds for the Irish MMA star? "Now, where are these guys?" he bellowed in McGregor's direction. Fast forward a couple of days and the Dubliner would be in police custody with charges for assault and criminal mischief hanging over him. Read More »

Silver! Cyclists earn first Games medal for NZ


The withdrawal of the host city's poster girl, a shock disqualification in swimming, a "bored" Duchess, and public transport woes all provided a turbulent backdrop to the first day of action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games yesterday. Read More »

Patriots trade Brandin Cooks to Rams


Cooks debunked it during his introductory press conference on Thursday, saying he's seen Goff throw before, but never actually trained with him. "At the end of the day, it's not something that I'm pressing". Last season, Los Angeles traded a second round pick to the Buffalo Bills for wide receiver Sammy Watkins . Cooks did have to playfully bat down one rumor that had already excited Rams fans: Although he has met Goff several times, and although they share the same agent, they haven't ... Read More »

Israel, Hamas gear up for another Gaza border showdown


It comes after at least 17 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces last Friday when tens of thousands gathered along the border in a protest that led to clashes. Israel said it acted judiciously to prevent a unsafe breach of its borders and sovereignty led by Hamas , the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, and to protect nearby communities. Read More »

Five-Time Darts World Champion Dies


Social media was overwhelmed with similar tributes. Mr Hearn added: 'Eric was never afraid of controversy but he spoke as he found and was honest and straightforward, which is what people admired about him. "Me and Eric were together all the time". "Rest in peace old friend". "In the 40th year of the Monarchy, four world champions of sport had a personal meeting with the Queen". Read More »

Games: Horton ends Australia's long wait for 400 freestyle champion


That didn't happen so much in Rio. Ruck set a new Games record of 1:54.81 to deny the fast-closing Titmus by just four-hundredths of a second in a desperate finish, with McKeon taking bronze. The pair combined with McCulloch bursting out of the blocks as starter and Morton bringing them home on the second lap to beat New Zealand in Games record time of 32.488secs in their team sprint final. Read More »