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Kimi Raikkonen quickest in final practice for Spanish Grand Prix

We find ourselves in a very good position and that's what we want to keep. Gone are the days in Formula 1 where radical developments meant someone showed up at the track with six wheels or a giant fan on their auto - or so we thought. In lovely spring sunshine and under a attractive blue sky north of Barcelona, the teams spent the session evaluating the upgrades they have brought to this race. Read More »

Capitals top Penguins, force Game 7


Washington's Verizon Center will be rocking on Wednesday with the chance to eliminate its hated rival. None of this guarantees anything about Wednesday night, of course. Maybe Trotz is onto something here. That would be Game Five of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals series, which averaged 4.365 million viewers in total audience delivery (TV plus digital). Read More »

Power breaks track record, earns 250th Indy vehicle pole for Team Penske


Over the past two races , the pole victor has taken home the trophy before they switch gears to the Indianapolis 500. That competition at Saturday's 207.3-mile event includes Scott Dixon , now second in the IndyCar series standings, and Sebastien Bourdais , who led the IndyCar points chase before getting derailed by a first-lap crash in Phoenix. Read More »

Manchester United make Romelu Lukaku their priority target for the summer


Manchester United are ready to include Wayne Rooney in an offer for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. Goodison Park could be his next destination, with the boyhood Evertonian reported to be open to a return to the Merseyside club. But the England striker is determined to go on his own terms and will not accept being a makeweight - unless the deal is right. Mourinho reportedly sees Lukaku as the ideal replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Read More »

Batshuayi strike wins Chelsea Premier League title


It's all down to Conte. Lampard, Chelsea's record goalscorer, won his three titles alongside club captain John Terry - who will leave the club this summer after a 19-year career at Stamford Bridge. It wasn't easy for me to arrive in England to try a different habit, a different language and also a lot of players after a bad season. There are a lot of problems and to find the right solution quickly wasn't easy. Read More »

Stan Van Gundy's family adopts dog with deformity


The Little Traverse Bay Humane Society posted that he was the only dog left after a free adoption event. The humane society thanked Van Gundy's family for their effort and for bringing attention to pet adoption in MI. The dog showed up for his big moment wearing a Pistons bandana. The friendly pooch was born with an eye defect and a leg deformity that may someday require surgery. Read More »

Murray advances to 3rd round in Madrid Open


The top seed's reward will be a last-16 outing against Borna Coric or either Pierre Hugues-Herbert or Lucas Pouille. "The last few weeks my serve hasn't gone particularly well", Murray said, as quoted on BBC . Murray's conqueror in Barcelona last month and potential quarterfinal opponent Dominic Thiem eased past American Jared Donaldson 6-3, 6-4. "I didn't give him any opportunities", Murray said. Read More »

Despite Parker's absence, Spurs top Rockets


The star point guard landed underneath Houston's basket after missing a short layup and he was seen grabbing his left knee as he lay on the floor. If this is the Aldridge we're going to see the rest of the playoffs, the Spurs will be a force - and Houston might be in trouble. Read More »

West Brom will not 'roll over' for Chelsea, says Brunt


Now we need to do another step. "The moment is very important". Last season, Chelsea mounted a dismal defence of the Premier League title and Jose Mourinho was sacked in December 2015, before the club eventually limped to a 10th-place finish under interim boss Guus Hiddink. Read More »

Mumbai all pumped up as Justin Bieber set to go LIVE


Justin Bieber mania swept Mumbai yesterday as the Canadian pop star hit town to give his first concert in India in front of 45,000 fans. "I would have been happy if he would have sung all songs live". still it's always fun with you my love". The security was beefed up for the concert and for the artiste. The singer, who was expected to party it up with Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, and tour around the country visiting the Taj Mahal and Delhi, ... Read More »

Shot-shy Southampton target top-half finish


Losing Van Dijk permanently with be a huge blow to Southampton when we consider just how they've performed without their captain this season. In the 14 contests without Van Dijk Southampton have taken 14 points, given them a total of one point per league match when the skipper doesn't play. Read More »

Title in the bag, Conte sets sights on double


It's important to rest. In the end Chelsea owed it to misfit Batshuayi, a peripheral figure for most of the season, to win it with only his second league goal since joining the club. From tactical know-how to personable qualities and everything in-between, the Italian has ticked every box. He changed their shape and they've been superb from that moment onwards. Read More »

Patriots reportedly make rare tender offer to LeGarrette Blount


Belichick excitedly told Blount that it was this type of championship feeling, and not the modest $1 million contract he had signed, that was the reason he returned to New England to play a leading role in the team's offensive success . The real issue seems to be the Pats catching other teams with their trousers down yet again by using an existing rule to clear the way for another asset, either Blount himself or an extra draft pick. Read More »

McCall disappointed with performance as Saracens miss out on home semi-final


Going into the final game they have a five points advantage over both Leinster and Munster but any of the three provinces can still win the championship. But, while Clerc has hung up his boots after 14 tournament campaigns with Toulouse, Ashton can add to the 28 tries he has already scored for the defending Champions Cup holders when they clash with ASM Clermont Auvergne at BT Murrayfield and claim the tournament record outright. Read More »

Sharapova's wildcards driven by media coverage - Murray


The Times claimed the world No. 258 would get one of four available spots for the tournament next month, having fallen short on qualification through her ranking. "I'm sure the discussions about whether to give it or not were long. but they've obviously done what they think is right for that event and maybe haven't thought as much about the wider implications", Murray added. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: Sidney Crosby 'day-to-day' with concussion

Patric Hornqvist blocked another shot and barely made it off the ice. "He's a good leader, a great teammate". "I knew that I got all of it, but I didn't know it was going in", Schultz said. Pittsburgh's power play, which struggled early in the series even with Crosby in the lineup, came through when a blast from Schultz 11:24 into the second put the Penguins back in front. Read More »

Fifa ratifies nine African World Cup places


FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura highlighted the importance of assessing the "nitty gritty" of the hosting plans, even if the North Americans are given a clear path to the 2026 World Cup . "The 68th FIFA Congress will decide on the selection of the candidate host associations". Because of these restrictions on other bids, the North American group has proposed that Fifa's Congress, which meets tomorrow in Manama , speeds up the process, essentially drawing up specifications the bid must ... Read More »

Boston Celtics: Kelly Oubre Jr

The Wizards' physical tactics limited the Celtics guard to just three shots in the second half, and Thomas did not take a free throw. Oubre was hit with a flagrant 2, which resulted in an automatic ejection, and was suspended for Game 4. Insane is just how the Wizards like it. Thomas was mad that referees allowed the Wizards to get away with holding and grabbing him but acknowledged the 26-0 run - not the officiating - decided the game. Read More »

Atletico coach Simeone bullish after Champions League defeat

Diego Simeone: "I told the side that we need to get over it, forget it, football is marvellous". Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another "special" Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers making short work of opponents in the postseason

Toronto coach Dwane Casey suggested the worst prior to Game 4. Boston led by 11 points at one point in the second quarter, but it was 48-48 at the break. "They have good players, even without Kyle", Lue added. But many Raptors fans remember how LeBron James gave everything he had and ensured that the Toronto Raptors would not advance to the next round of the playoffs. Read More »

Sunderland bosses want me to stay, says David Moyes


Leaders Chelsea host Middlesbrough on Tuesday (NZT) needing just six points from their last four games after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur went down 1-0 at West Ham United on Saturday (NZT). "We'd been in a relegation battle the four previous seasons". Friday afternoon's headlines declared that he will be asked to stay on by owner Ellis Short but the manager himself has been somewhat more non-committal and has admitted he has still to talk properly with the club's owner. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo warns Real Madrid against complacency


Zidane however, warned the Real Madrid players not to go overboard with their celebrations and retain their focus till the very end of their campaign. Here's a round-up of the Champions League action. "Atletico are very strong, they are not in the semi-finals by chance, and we must keep our concentration next Wednesday". Read More »

Imagine Dragons Announce New Album 'Evolve' And Tour


The very morning City Pages music editor Keith Harris posed a Dragons-relevant Q - What does "rock music" even mean anymore anyway? - those very Dragons announced an October 16 gig at St. The tour announcement arrives as Imagine Dragons revealed details this week for its upcoming album. Evolve is set to be released on June 23. Pre-sale tickets are available to Citi credit card holders starting 10 a.m. Read More »

Gatland 'pretty happy' with World Cup draw

New Zealand's clash with South Africa promises to be the pool stage highlight, but reigning world champions the All Blacks will not be unduly anxious by a group that also features Italy, Africa 1 and the repechage victor. "But now there's some certainty around it, we can start our planning and we're really looking forward to it". "We know how unsafe [Japan] can be, having played them in the World Cup and on tour previous year". Read More »

IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad must tame Gujarat Lions to qualify for playoffs


It has hosted one game this season, a high-scoring one between DD and GL. Sunrisers crushed Gujarat by nine wickets in their first match earlier in the tournament in Hyderabad. And it is the purple cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar pacing in with the new ball. Even if they lose, they qualify for the eliminator. He has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign by Gujarat. Read More »

Who Knew Dale Earnhardt Jr


In a tweet Tuesday, Earnhardt announced that he and his wife, Amy, will team up for a DIY Network show that will begin airing next year. "PESPT008401-topic.html" class="local_link" >Dale Earnhardt Jr. To transform the old home into a modern seaside retreat, the Earnhardts must upgrade the ancient wiring, replace fa. Combine that with the fact that his wife, Amy, is an accomplished interior designer, and the picture starts to come into focus. Read More »

Chelsea win English Premier League title 2017

Chelsea's players throw Chelsea's Pedro in the air to celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, Friday, May 12, 2017 . I think this league is very strong. 'We must take three points to reach this target'. "The confidence had improved a lot". Chelsea - the league leader since early November - has won 28 of its 36 games, including nine of its last 11 matches, to resist a late title ... Read More »

Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League

He also joins Mourinho , Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini as managers who won a title in their first season in the Premier League. This team will be low on motivation and although they will want to win, the determination will be a determining factor. Read More »

Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss


This offensive drought was atypical of Harden, who posted 43 points in Game 3 of the series. Sure, you could point to issues they've had defensively or the fact that James Haden nearly single handily willed his team into overachieving this season, but that would be discounting the weight of the Lil B curse that has been the cloud hanging over Harden's head for years now. Read More »

McCann homers against Yankees


The left-hander threw 55 pitches in the fifth and sixth and only allowed a run on Ellsbury reaching via catcher's interference for the 28th time in the fifth. The game will be part of a double-header with the first game starting at 1:05 p.m. and the second one, which was originally scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m., being pushed back to 6:05 p.m. Read More »

Lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee Brawl During UFC Press Conference


Lee talked about his mom. A scuffle ensued, with a few shots thrown before security stepped in. "I know his mom's got tickets", Lee said. "After that, he's going back to the prelims". The two were brought back later for a staredown and though they jawed back and forth, nothing physical came of it. Both fighters were ejected from the conference, but not before Lee landed a punch on Chiesa. Read More »

Dallas Stars sign goalie Ben Bishop to 6-year, $29.5M deal


The Kings had acquired Bishop and a fifth-round pick at the 2017 draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning for goalie Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak and two seventh-round picks for the 2017 draft on February 26. The 30-year-old had a.910 save percentage and 2.54 goals-against average in 39 games this season. "The 6'7" Bishop is the tallest goalie in National Hockey League history, and he has developed into a top-flight player at his position over the past several seasons. Read More »

Raptors eliminate Bucks in Game 6


Game 6 is when the Raptors put the finishing touches on their first round series. Overall Milwaukee had 10 blocks, the most it has recorded in a playoff game since 4/27/15 at Chicago (11). The Raptors looked as if they were on cruise control after DeMarre Carroll's three gave them the 71-46 advantage. It seemed feasible that a Bucks team lead by the unstoppable Giannis Antetokounmpo could push the series back to Toronto. Read More »