• Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout, Vettel third
Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout, Vettel third

Fifth in Q1 and fourth in Q2, Hamilton delivered a 1:16.491s benchmark at the start of Q3 to grab provisional pole. That's largely down to the tyres being two steps softer than in 2017, but also a reflection of the relentless development race in F1 - Hamilton's time was also a second quicker than the best lap in winter testing.

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  • Allardyce denies Rooney has asked to leave Everton
Allardyce denies Rooney has asked to leave Everton

It's reported that the MLS club is prepared to offer Everton £12 million to convince them to part ways with their top scorer this season once the league's transfer and trade window opens on July 10. Asked if Rooney's departure would mean an end to the era of so-called "street footballers" Moyes added: "I think so". All I know is that there appe...

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  • Madrid Open: Zverev rampant en route to Thiem final
Madrid Open: Zverev rampant en route to Thiem final

Rafael Nadal , meanwhile, refused to make excuses after his record-breaking winning streak came to an end at the hands of Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals. Considering all these factors, I do like Zverev's price today, and he's going to be our recommendation. 'I was keeping my level up from yesterday, so that was a great thing.

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  • Dixon surges to second
Dixon surges to second

Team Penske has won all four previous races on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn course - a streak that could be in serious jeopardy. QUICK CAUTION: One year after the 85-lap race finished caution-free, it didn't take long for the yellow flag to come out.

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  • Liverpool can challenge for Premier League title next season - Chris Hughton
Liverpool can challenge for Premier League title next season - Chris Hughton

Jurgen Klopp's Reds beat their north-west neighbours en route to setting up a Champions League final with Real Madrid but have failed to keep pace domestically, falling a staggering 25 points adrift. However, questions remain about the ability of the Saints' defenders after they shipped three goals apiece against Arsenal and Chelsea. "I think bo...

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  • Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Jacare Souza By Split Decision At UFC 224
Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Jacare Souza By Split Decision At UFC 224

The first round started with Jacare Souza coming out and shooting for a single or double leg, and although it was not a very clean shot he was able to push Kelvin Gastelum up against the fence, drop down for a single and eventually get the take down.

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  • Contreras hits third homer in 2 games as Cubs beat White Sox
Contreras hits third homer in 2 games as Cubs beat White Sox

Coming into the Crosstown Classic, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras sported a modest stat line of one home run and nine RBI for the entire season up until that point. Two batters later, David Bote , who has really made his presence known during his time with the Cubs singled, driving in the 4th run of the inning, and putting the Cubs up 4-...

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  • Chelsea vs Newcastle prediction: Mark Lawrenson reveals big call
Chelsea vs Newcastle prediction: Mark Lawrenson reveals big call

I don't know how we will finish - it's very close, there are too many teams within a few points. They will need the Reds to lose their home game against Brighton and also ensure they beat Newcastle United to secure a top four place. "When I say top 10, I mean guaranteed that you are there and you can challenge for something more important". It'...

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  • Zidane says changes coming at Real Madrid
Zidane says changes coming at Real Madrid

Mo Salah picked up two more individual awards, but Jurgen Klopp reiterates he's "absolutely not in the mood to praise anybody for the last few months". News of Can's probable absence for Kiev on 26 May will come as a double blow to the Anfield club as Joe Gomez was ruled out for the rest of the season, as well as the World Cup, after having a...

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  • Kvitova continues glittering 2018 with second consecutive title — Madrid Open
Kvitova continues glittering 2018 with second consecutive title — Madrid Open

Kvitova is a 2-time Madrid champion. "It's not really happening every day, so I'm very proud of myself". Twice-Wimbledon victor Kvitova was forced out of action for more than five months past year after her racket hand was stabbed by a burglar who broke into her apartment in December 2016.

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  • Tottenham boss Pochettino admits Premier League transfer deadline switch will backfire
Tottenham boss Pochettino admits Premier League transfer deadline switch will backfire

Claude Puel believes he will still be in his post as manager of 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City next season despite rumors of him again facing the sack. It is what it is, every team faces it and we are no different. However, Pochettino has conceded that this transfer window could be hard for the north London club as their rivals ...

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  • Boston's Sandy Leon back on the bench Saturday afternoon
Boston's Sandy Leon back on the bench Saturday afternoon

Gibbons said Joe Biagini will start on Sunday, and you can bet the manager will keep his fingers crossed that Biagini, who has allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings as a starter this season, will provide something approaching a quality start.

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  • Antonio Conte's future in doubt as Chelsea face top-four woe
Antonio Conte's future in doubt as Chelsea face top-four woe

I think I have to work very hard with my players, and then other people can judge the situation and take the right evaluation of two years of work, and understand what position Chelsea are in in the panoramic of football". Conte, speaking before what could be his last Premier League game with Chelsea , said: "You must know that there is this p...

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  • Players Championship 2018: Webb Simpson Extends Lead over Pack in Round 3
Players Championship 2018: Webb Simpson Extends Lead over Pack in Round 3

Webb Simpson, the soft-spoken father of four with the salt-and-pepper beard who doesn't exactly have the look of a man accustomed to stepping on the throats of fellow competitors, carved up TPC Sawgrass for the third consecutive day on his way to a commanding seven-stroke advantage over Danny Lee.

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  • Arsenal will find it hard to replace Wenger - Gilberto Silva
Arsenal will find it hard to replace Wenger - Gilberto Silva

Arsenal have been charged with failing to control their players during Wednesday's 3-1 Premier League defeat at Leicester City , the Football Association (FA) has announced. "When I finish here I can reconnect a bit and with who I am really". Arsenal have reportedly decided on their preferred choice to succeed Arsene Wenger as manager n...

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  • Raquel Pennington Is Amanda Nunes' Stiffest Opponent To Date
Raquel Pennington Is Amanda Nunes' Stiffest Opponent To Date

The victor of this fight will most likely get the opportunity to fight for the victor of Whittaker vs. Romero for the belt. According to the latest oddsmakers , Nunes is the clear favorite, as she is getting odds of -925 to win. Pennington's style demands she moves forward, and that's particularly important here. Pennington hasn't fought since Nov...

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  • Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas
Harvick wins fifth race of season at Kansas

Ryan Blaney 3. Kyle Busch 4. The inaugural nighttime victor was Jeff Gordon, now retired, but the last three winners - Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr . "I guess Matt Kenseth's big debut being in the 6 vehicle, not getting out on the race track , probably isn't very good either, but me being at home, that's a pretty good story...

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  • UFC 224 Primer: Vitor Belfort Could Actually Retire This Time - No, Really
UFC 224 Primer: Vitor Belfort Could Actually Retire This Time - No, Really

Belfort was looking to keep up the momentum from his previous victory - a decision victory over Nate Marquardt at UFC 212 in June 2017, but almost a year removed from that bout, many wondered if he'd taken too much time away from the Octagon.

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  • Boston Celtics: 5 options to try against LeBron James
Boston Celtics: 5 options to try against LeBron James

This time around, the Celtics will be forced to compete with a roster filled with young talent, but no superstar. "It was kind of weird, because my body was reteaching itself how to run". "So why not the guy that's been in the finals the last X amount of years", DeRozan said. Before the Celtics tested James & the Heat in 2012, the Pacers pu...

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  • Roy Hodgson hopeful of keeping Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace
Roy Hodgson hopeful of keeping Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace

Manchester City are closing in on a £50million deal for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha , the Premier League's April Player of the Month, John Richardson of the Mirror reports. "I would be very unhappy to see the day he leaves the club, I hope he will be here long after I am". It's that exact team spirit that has enabled Hodgson to ga...

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  • Gong retains shot put title in Shanghai Diamond League
Gong retains shot put title in Shanghai Diamond League

Su clocked 10.05 in second, while Xie Zhenye was third in 10.17 and Ujah fourth in 10.18. Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica took the silver at 18.70m and America's Raven Saunders finished third at 18.63m. In other events, Luvo Manyonga of South Africa won the long jump with world leading performance 8.56 meters while local jumpers Shi Yuhao took...

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  • Woods surges into Sawgrass contention with third-round 65
Woods surges into Sawgrass contention with third-round 65

At the 423-yard par-4 first, Kim's tee shot went 303 yards to the right rough, his second shot went 121 yards to the left greenside bunker, and his sand shot went 17 yards to the green where he had a two-putt for a bogey. Jordan Spieth also roared into contention with an early tee time, ending his day in a tie for fifth. Three of the world's top...

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  • What Time Is Lomachenko vs Linares Tonight?
What Time Is Lomachenko vs Linares Tonight?

ET). The two-division champion still is consistently listed as a 14-1 favorite over Linares as their 12-round main event nears. But the professional ranks are an entirely different matter and we have seen talented fighters coming from the amateur ranks fall by the wayside once the level of competition increased.

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  • Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid Destroys Celta Vigo
Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid Destroys Celta Vigo

The victory means Celta's winless run in Madrid now stretches to five games; meanwhile, Zidane's outfit can still catch rivals Atletico Madrid on the final day of the season should they claim maximum points and Atleti taste defeat. Bale has largely been consigned to a place on the bench during the knockout stages of the Champions League this season...

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  • Josh McDaniels adds support to beleaguered Lions coach Matt Patricia
Josh McDaniels adds support to beleaguered Lions coach Matt Patricia

In the meantime, Patricia is maintaining his innocence. "Truth is on my side". " I was innocent then, and I am innocent now ". Accounts from the five helped lead to an indictment by a grand jury of Patricia and college friend Greg Dietrich on charges of aggravated sexual assault, but the charges were ultimately dismissed 10 months after the incid...

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