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Hamilton takes Spanish pole but Vettel prevents Mercedes lock-out

Hamilton was quickest through all three sessions and his time of 1 min 19.149 sec, set on his first Q3 run, was enough to claim the top spot. Passing is exceptionally hard at the circuit and likely to be more so with the new 2017-spec cars.

Arsenal maintain top four hunt with impressive Stoke victory

There have been various protests of late from Arsenal fans calling for the manager to leave, and early on in this game a plane flew over the ground with a banner on display that read 'WENGER - OUT MEANS OUT!' Olivier Giroud was Arsenal's hero at Stoke , scoring a brace.

Unnamed English club Interested In Atletico Madrid Goalkeeper Jan Oblak

Oblak has always been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois and Manchester United's David de Gea reportedly targets for Real Madrid, while Manchester City may be looking to replace Claudio Bravo. Oblak, 24, is rated among the world's top keepers after racking up 66 clean sheets in 111 games for Atletico since joining for €16m from Benfica in 2014.

Vettel, Raikkonen Go 2-3 As Bottas Takes First F1 Win

They are both chasing Sebastian Vettel, the championship leader, who has already amassed 86 points, a lead of 37 points from fellow Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, who is in fourth. "This odd opportunity came to me in the winter to join the team - and they made it possible". "I just want to do it again". Bottas' team-mate Lewis Hamilton capped a hard weekend with a race to forget and finished only fourth behind Raikkonen.

John Wall's Last Second Three-Pointer Gives Wizards Game 6

After Wall's make the Celtics called a timeout to advance the ball and allow Brad Stevens to draw up a sideline out-of-bounds play. They haven't done that since the regular-season finale in 2014 vs. The Celtics will have achieved all that could be reasonably or even unreasonably expected of them. We did everything we wanted at that time and score of the game.

Manchester City remember to send Yaya Toure a birthday cake

Well, Toure showed exactly what City could lose and West Ham could gain this summer when Leicester City came to town on Saturday, producing the kind of midfield dominance both with and without the ball we've come to expect from the veteran playmaker in recent years.

Rory McIlroy injury concern after second round at Sawgrass

Leaders Holmes and Stanley are veterans but neither has done much this season to distinguish himself. The gusty wind that led to just seven players shooting in the 60s - and 49 of 82 players making at least one double-bogey - is predicted to come from another direction, which should make the closing, water-laden 16th, 17th and 18th holes all the more daunting.

Bangladesh recovery halted by rain against Ireland

His support from the other pace bowlers, who included Stuart Thompson, brought in as Joyce's replacement because Porterfield wanted the extra seamer, however was lacking, although Barry McCarthy continued his habit of taking an early wicket at Malahide, thanks to a well held catch at slip.

Pirates break up Greinke's no-hitter but fall on road to Diamondbacks

Greinke's ERA dropped to 2.79. Facing off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Gerrit Cole on Thursday night, Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke had one of the best performances of his career. A walk would not normally get you in the "Takeaways" section but Mercer was the only Pirate to reach base against Greinke until Polanco's home run in the 8th.

Conte brushes aside Inter talk as Blues close on title

Tomorrow we have the first chance, the first opportunity to take three points. West Brom players are determined that is not the case in what is their final home match of the season. He said: "Honestly, I prefer to try to win as soon as possible". And that bid will be boosted by the resumption of Kante's campaign, which has again proved to be pivotal having helped Leicester City win the title last season.

EPL: Emre Can stunner lifts Liverpool at Watford

Liverpool took a significant step to sealing Champions League qualification as Emre Can scored a goal-of-the-season contender to down Watford on Monday night. He said: "There was that, but Liverpool are a team that if you allow them space, they can be extremely unsafe". In this moment, we have the opportunity to fight for it.

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

They looked exhausted, disinterested, they were flat-footed, they turned the puck over... all of the things that won them the Stanley Cup (and a Game 6 versus the Capitals a year ago) they suddenly quit doing. Marc-Andre Fleury didn't have a great game Monday night. The Capitals will need Holtby to continue this trend if they hope to advance past the Penguins.

Wizards F Oubre suspeneded for one game

So I wouldn't necessarily say I kicked somebody". The match-up between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards, a budding rivalry that has been building over the last couple seasons, has been the exception. "Were able to force a lot of turnovers", Beal said. "So we have to do a much better job with a number of different things". The Cleveland Cavaliers have swept their way into the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive year, and now await the victor between Boston and ...

Lewis Hamilton secures pole in Spain

The Quebecers had to settle for the 18 th time in the qualifying session. "I think this is a circuit that is hard to overtake on and so we will try to keep the position". Lance Stroll's return to the fold did not go as planned on Saturday. This is Hamilton's third pole this season, and the 64th of his career. "But it was very close and so well done to Lewis", Vettel noted.

Barcelona want Chelsea star

According to Mundo Deportivo , the Catalan giants have made the left-wing-back their No. 1 priority this summer. The Catalan newspaper believe the versatility of Alonso would be a flawless fit for Barcelona , and they've gone as far to comparing him with former Camp Nou star Eric Abidal.

Nadal snaps winless streak vs Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Nadal won the match 6-2, 6-4. MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal ended his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win that put him in the Madrid Open final again on Saturday. Thiem, who won the Rio de Janeiro title in February, lost the Barcelona Open final to Nadal last month. However, Nishikori has only won two of their previous 13 meetings.

Arsene Wenger eyes Riyad Mahrez and Ben Gibson

Last Tuesday the Telegraph ran a report linking Arsenal and Tottenham will possible summer moves for the Algerian winger. Now, the claim is, Mahrez wishes to cash in on that deal. He has previously been linked with moves to Chelsea and Liverpool, and is also rated at £30 million, but with Middlesbrough's relegation confirmed, Arsenal will try to sign him for around £5 million less than that.

Arsenal boss Wenger defends battling Bellerin: You can't question his attitude

Arsenal now sit one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table, with Jurgen Klopp's side facing West Ham on Sunday. Wenger praised the pair's understanding, adding: "They enjoy it". "The referee was so fearless in making the decision", City manager Pep Guardiola said. I will do that as long as I am here, with full commitment, and I am not influenced by that at all.

Judge cites common law doctrine in vacating Aaron's Hernandez's murder conviction

She cited a report from prison officials that some inmates knew about a radio broadcast that speculated Hernandez may have been gay. Ward's attorney in the civil case, Douglas Sheff, previously stated that the Patriots should "voluntarily" hand over a multimillion-dollar payment to the grieving families of the men Hernandez was charged with killing.

Inter Milan sack Pioli as manager

Inter, who have created 451 chances in Serie A this campaign, are on the lookout for a permanent successor to Pioli, with Stefano Vecchi having been placed in caretaker charge until the end of the season. Midway through the first half and "ultras" on Inter's north stand left their seats in protest over Pioli's sacking. But director Piero Ausilio concedes the club are struggling to attract a top coach to replace Pioli.

Former Gator Aaron Hernandez was elated about acquittal, not suicidal

Included in their final report are photos of the bible investigators found in Hernandez's cell, CBS Boston reports . Your characteristic is that of a true angel and the definition of GOD's love! "Staff was having a hard time holding Inmate Hernandez up due to shampoo and water that was poured throughout the cell floor", one officer wrote .

'Happy' Fernando Alonso says 'everything went flawless today'

Alonso suggested problems during Friday practice had shrouded the real potential of the auto, which features a significant upgrade package this weekend. "Yesterday I was feeling quite comfortable and confident in the vehicle and everything was moving in the right direction", Vandoorne said. If his vehicle holds up, Alonso said he will need to use every bit of his veteran wiles to keep McLaren in the points.

Johnson, Garcia, newlywed McIlroy head Players cast

I gave him the biggest bear hug and said, 'This is unbelievable!' "But to walk on what I think is the best stadium in the world, soccer stadium in the world at Bernabeu and in El Clasico against Barcelona and to have 90,000 people chanting your name, that was extremely special".

Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans after title triumph

Asked if he could give a 100 percent guarantee that he will be at Chelsea next season, Conte said: 'Yes, I can. Costa: "Diego is number one", Conte: "For their attitude they showed me". We must do this. "But we will go there and fight". Luiz: "Last one, eh!" The Belgium keeper said: 'Of course, I'm committed to Chelsea . For this reason I have to say thanks to my players.

France Swears in New Leader: Emmanuel Macron

With opinion polls showing honesty is among the top qualities desired in a president by French voters fed up with such scandals, Macron's choice of clothing also seemed to send a signal that he would be different from his predecessors. His party, La Republique En Marche -"the Republic on the move" - will be fielding candidates for all of France's 577 seats in June's parliamentary elections.

Harvey's no-show led to home check

It was reported on Tuesday that Harvey was out drinking until 4 AM before being absent from Saturday's Mets game, and now New York Post's Page Six has dropped one hell of a *rumor* suggesting why Harvey was out all night on Friday. "Honestly, the last thing in the last three days I've thought about is that". Adriana Lima appears to have thrown more salt in ex-boyfriend Matt Harvey's public wounds.

NFL Draft: Who Made The Best Picks?

Contenders often like depth and potential replacements for aging veterans. For a team like the 49ers, who are rebuilding, more draft currency is always a good thing. You may be reading this and ask why would the Saints or Steelers for example draft a quarterback with solid talent already starting and more than likely have a few years left? Wilson had nine career interceptions and 15 passes broken up.

Truex wins Cup Series race at Kansas; Almirola gets worst of crash

Almirola plowed into Logano's vehicle as it skidded along the wall, the force of the impact sent the rear of the No. 43 into the air. Immediately Almirola dropped the window net signifying that he was conscious, but track workers needed to cut the roof off the No.

Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin on September 16 collision course

The biggest star in boxing easily dispatched Chavez Jr., sweeping up scorecards of 120-108 across the board. Critics charged that Alvarez was afraid of the fight - or that de la Hoya didn't want to risk the top fighter in the Golden Boy stable.

Brendan Rodgers hails his side as they hit the 100-point mark

Celtic needed to know that in two weeks' time they'll face a confident Aberdeen team, and that's exactly what we'll be". And Dons defender Anthony O'Connor has urged his side to use Friday's clash to give his side a psychological boost before the sides meet again at the national stadium on May 27.

Dbacks' Iannetta has stitches in lip, fractured teeth, nose

Williams, though, set down the next 12 batters he faced to get through the fifth. I have no idea how they felt. "Just trying to out the ball in play and hit it hard consistently and swing at the right pitches and not try to do too much". Williams, who was touched up by the Dodgers for eight runs in three innings in his first major league start on Monday, struck out four, walked one and gave up one run on four hits in five innings.

Brewers place OF Ryan Braun on DL with strained left calf

Braun owns a.287/374/.574 slash and a.400 wOBA with seven home runs, 18 RBI's and four stolen bases in 107 plate appearances (27 games) this season. The Brewers recalled infielder Eric Sogard from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace him on the 25-man roster.

Valtteri Bottas targets F1 title after maiden grand prix win in Russian Federation

Starting from P3, the Finn overtook the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen on the first corner to sail into an early lead that never looked under threat until 10 laps from the end. "There's something wrong, I keep getting vibrations", Hamilton said. Red Bull boss Christian Horner admitted that his team's situation was not an easy one, but is optimistic Barcelona will be the turning point.

Chelsea not complacent ahead of West Brom tie, says Cahill

Another championship could follow at West Brom on Friday. N'Golo is having a great season for us, I am pleased for him and to receive the best player award is great because in this league we have a lot of fantastic players. "That's helped us this time, having the experience of that". Chelsea can win the title this weekend as they take on West Brom in front of their away crowd at the Hawthorns.

Chelsea hope to seal title at West Brom on Friday

West Brom defender Gareth McAuley said they were aiming to finish with at least 50 points. We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom . Conte has been able to use a settled side in the Premier League without the extra playing demands of Europe - a point that has been raised by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho - so next season will be more of a slog.