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F1 drivers wary of new Monaco kerbs


It would not be the first time Ferrari have secured a one-two finish in controversial fashion. It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history and celebrated noisily by the tifosi who had thronged into the circuit overnight. I don't really know why [they've done it] - maybe for the Porsche! "I still believe we can win this thing". I knew that (staying out) was the chance to win and I was able to use that window and come out ahead. Read More »

Top seed Angelique Kerber knocked out in first round shock

There was nothing positive for Kerber to take from her 6-2 6-2 loss to Ekaterina Makarova as she became the first top seed in the women's draw to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros in the Open era. "This match is special to me", said Kvitova. "If you are losing a lot of first rounds now, especially on clay, which is not my best surface, the confidence is not there like when I'm playing on hard or if you win a little bit more matches", she explains. Read More »

Kvitova completes emotional winning comeback at French Open

The 27-year-old was emotional as she beat American Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2 in her first match back and the 15th seed will now be looking to kick on and improve on her current world ranking of 16th. 'I surprised myself with the forehand victor straightaway, ' she said. "So it's a victory for her to be back on court". The standout match in the men's singles sees Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem, a semi-finalist in 2016, take on unpredictable Bernard Tomic of Australia. Read More »

The opening NBA Finals odds don't make sense

Whether the addition of Durant to the Warriors is motivating James, he doesn't care that bookmakers in Las Vegas have installed the Cavs as big underdogs. The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors. Read More »

Tiger Woods arrested in Florida for DUI

He was released around 10:50 on his own recognizance. Messages left with the Jupiter Police Department were not immediately returned. He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in January and withdrew from a European Tour event in Dubai in February with back spasms. Read More »

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Arsene Wenger took a leaf out of Antonio Conte's book by passionately rallying his Arsenal players before they headed out of the tunnel in Saturday's FA Cup final. "It's not about popularity, it's about competence". "You can not make 35 years at the top level if you believe you're not the right man to do the job". Read More »

Raonic eases past Darcis at French Open


Visibly happy with his performance, he then mingled with ball boys at the center of the court and thanked the crowd. Muguruza and Schiavone are two of the three former champions in the draw along with Svetlana Kuznetsova . "I have to see how I feel physically". There was no hiccup on court Suzanne Lenglen for Rafael Nadal, who started his bid to win a 10th title at Roland Garros with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Benoit Paire. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas wants to stay with Celtics

If you don't want to rile up friends and relatives over the long weekend, you might also steer clear of the James-Jordan comparison. Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason? "He's been the driving force, this entire playoff run, and all of us have just helped us along the way", Irving said. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup


He has been honest with me and me with him. "I think we've shown that this year". He was also unwilling to go further, and drew a line under it when pressed further. "They were a yard quicker and sharper than every single Chelsea player". Arsenal , outstanding throughout, refused to be denied and were back in front inside three minutes when Ramsey, who scored the FA Cup final victor against Hull City in 2014, did it again with a header from substitute Olivier Giroud's cross. Read More »

Button to Alonso: 'I'm gonna pee in your seat!'


He almost won here in 2012 when he challenged the eventual victor Dario Franchitti for the lead at the finish but spun out. There's many times where he was in a hard situation, and he would get out of the situation. "I came here basically to prove myself, to challenge myself", Alonso said . "I didn't know if I can be as quick as anyone in an Indy vehicle", he said. Read More »

The father and younger brother of the Manchester bomber,

Police in Libya have detained the father and brother of 22-year-old bomber Salman Abedi . Britain held a minute of silence at 11 a.m. Thursday to remember the 22 victims of the attack. The changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace was canceled so police officers could be re-deployed. There were also reports Abedi's parents were so anxious about him being radicalised in Manchester that they got him to join them in Libya and confiscated his passport. Read More »

Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open


The two-time Wimbledon champion will make her comeback at the French Open six months after suffering serious injuries to her dominant left hand in a knife attack by an intruder at her home. "The absence of these three stars does not weaken the tournament because Roland Garros remains an institution and the Holy Grail for a player", said French tennis historian Jean- Christophe Piffau. Read More »

Gary Player on Langer's mark: I won 9 senior majors, too

The two-time Masters Tournament champion went head to head with Vijay Singh in the final round at Trump National Golf Club, and a crucial birdie on the par four 16 hole saw him take a one shot lead with two holes to play. "To win back-to-back majors is really hard to do. He hits the ball very straight", Singh said. Langer knows what that feels like, having struggled with the putting yips off and on throughout his career. Read More »

Indianapolis 500 Sato seizes moment for historic win

Sato passed Helio Castroneves late and held on for five laps to win. Sato secured his - and Japan's - first Indy 500 win at his eighth attempt at the Brickyard after emerging victorious from an 11-lap battle with three-time victor Hélio Castroneves , rookie Ed Jones and Max Chilton . Read More »

Comfortable wins for Djokovic, Nadal at French Open


Djokovic dropped his serve four times and required nine set points to claim the second set against a player who had only won 10 games in their previous three encounters. Petra Kvitova has made a winning return to tennis as she became the first player to reach the second round of the French Open . Raonic, whose best run at the French Open came when he made the 2014 quarter-finals, fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation or Brazil's ... Read More »

Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field

Fernando Alonso gestures to the crowd after getting out of his auto. "I knew I could do it but I was waiting for the moment and the last few laps there was a moment", said Sato , who snatched the lead from Castroneves with five laps remaining after both had worked their way past Briton Max Chilton . Read More »

Vettel delivers Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

He said: "We couldn't plan much, but the plan was to pull away and as soon as the gap opened I took it". "This is the new reality ". While Raikkonen led for the first 34 laps, the writing was on the wall at the pitstops with a consensus emerging already before the start that Ferrari would favor the championship leader. Read More »

Si Woo Kim never falters, becomes youngest Players champion

Choi triumphed in 2011. Kim, at 21-years-old, becomes the youngest victor here in Ponte Vedra, Florida. From thinking he had lost his PGA Tour playing card to finishing in a tie for second at The Players Championship in the space of a few weeks, Ian Poulter has conceded that one's fortunes in golf can change at the drop of a hat. Read More »

Manchester bombing probe widens with arrest of man in West Sussex


The 23-year-old man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, "on suspicion on offenses contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter . A third of the those slaughtered were children and another 116 people were injured. "There are 11 people in custody, the operation is still really at full tilt in a way". Read More »

Celtics star Thomas unsure if he will need surgery

Love comes into the Finals this year playing at a much higher level than that, having averaged 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in the Cavs' Eastern Conference finals win over the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Barcelona to keep goalkeeper Ter Stegen until 2022


Barcelona says it has reached a deal to extend the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen until June 2022 . "His new contract will be signed on Tuesday 30 May at 1.30pm CET at the Club Offices", the club have confirmed. He has made 93 official appearances for the La Liga side and won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey on three occasions and also enjoyed Champions League, Club World Cup, Spanish Supercup and European Supercup glory with the Catalans. Read More »

Kim wins Players Championship as Poulter settles for tied second

This also makes Kim the youngest victor of this championship, beating out Adam Scott (who won this tournament as a 23-year-old in 2004). Ian Poulter of England, shows his ball after making a birdie putt on the 11th hole, during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 14, 2017 , in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Read More »

Injury-plagued Juan Martin Del Potro confirms participation for French Open


Del Potro, who won the US Open in 2009, has not played in the French Open since 2012 when he reached the quarter-finals before losing to Roger Federer . Open, so it makes sense he wants to stay healthy and focus on those events . Latvian Ernests Gublis, ranked 225 but a semi-finalist at Roland Garros as recently as 2014, made the main draw thanks to a protected ranking of 99. Read More »

Sailing - French crew score their first America's Cup win


It was not all bad news for the United States crew, however, with a win in the head-to-head between former team mates Jimmy Spithill and Land Rover BAR skipper Ben Ainslie. New Zealand and BAR already had history before this meeting - BAR damaged their opponents' boat with a "love tap" at the start in practice two weeks ago - and this latest encounter also featured its share of controversy even before they began racing. Read More »