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After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500

After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500

Sato follows Alexander Rossi , the rookie who won a year ago for Andretti Autosport , to earn the traditional milk bath in victory circle. "I just can not thank enough everyone who supported me". I've had good battles around here in the Lights vehicle, where you can run side-by-side for a lot of it. "I didn't know if I could be as quick as anyone in an IndyCar". Read More

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ONLY ON AP: Bourdais determined to return for season finale

It was obviously a tough, tough race. Having started fifth, McLaren Honda Andretti driver Alonso was running in seventh and close to the leading group when his engine blew with 21 laps of the race remaining. "I remember everything from the little wiggle in Turn 1, to the bigger wiggle in Turn 2, to the terminal wiggle, to hitting the wall with the pedal to the metal". Read More

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Warriors sweep Spurs to reach NBA Finals

He's also the most popular Spur of his generation - walk around San Antonio , even at the peak of the Spurs runs, and you saw more Ginobili jerseys than Duncan or Parker or Robinson or anyone else. However, Popovich still could have started another player off the bench to preserve routine. Since the 2012-13 season, Ginobili has started just three times in a total of 325 regular season games. Read More

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Paul Pogba travels to Mecca to mark start of Ramadan fast

Paul Pogba travels to Mecca to mark start of Ramadan fast

Two days later, Pogba scored one of the two goals which helped Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League final . Many praised the 24-year-old for making time to make pilgrimage during the holy month: "So happy for you brother"; "God bless brother" and "Proud of you brother", were some of the comments left on his photo. Read More

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No team orders from Ferrari, insists Sebastian Vettel

Vettel's third win of the season moves him 25 points clear of Lewis Hamilton in this season's title race , as the Briton recovered from 13th on the grid to finish a creditable seventh. "It is very special to win here and we will have a fun night and then enough time to prepare for Canada". Verstappen took advantage of the pause to pit for fresh ultra-soft tyres before, when the action resumed after 66 laps, the final chase, and battle of attrition, began. Read More

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Returning Button hit with 15-place penalty for engine change

The stewards took a dim view of Button's move and hit him with a three-place grid drop which he will be forced to serve if he races again this season. I don't get that and I don't think I am the only one that feels that way. It's always hard to heat up the Supersofts, and we knew we wouldn't be able to cover Sergio and Felipe [Massa], who'd switched to the Option behind the Safety Car. Read More

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Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

The German will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up previous year. If in the first Angie had a break point only down 2-5 without converting it, in the second she broke Makarova twice, but she was unconsistent on serve, and in the last game on 2-5 Kerber didn't convert seven break points in total, while Makarova was more cinical as she converted her first match point. Read More

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Bourdais returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after crash

Bourdais returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after crash

Sato previously won at Long Beach in 2013. Fernando Alonso's bid to win the Indy 500 at his first attempt came to a disappointing end as engine failure robbed him of a strong finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dixon's auto struck the vehicle of Jaye Howard and catapulted toward the inside barrier, where it landed and split in half. New Zealander Dixon escaped serious injury in the ferocious impact, which saw his Dallara chassis cleaved in two but mercifully remain intact around ... Read More

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NFL Owners Pass Four Rule Changes, Allow More Celebrations

The NFL announced on Tuesday that its players will have more freedom of expression in 2017 as it will ease up on their previous rules regarding celebrations . National Football League owners did not vote on a proposal that would have granted a roster exemption for a player with a concussion. The new rule allows two players to be placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list. Read More

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Diego Costa will only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa will only leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid

The former Werder Bremen defender admitted he had "suffered" this season but was delighted to be able to give his all as Arsenal turned a mediocre campaign into a memorable one by securing a record 13th FA Cup win. Yet, the Brazilian-born striker has struggled to settle in London and had a training ground bust-up with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in January fuelling rumours he could be the latest star of European football to be snapped up by China's football boom. Read More

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LeBron defers on Warriors thoughts: 'It's too stressful'

That's fine. Narratives make the world go 'round. Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors . There hasn't been a Game 7 overtime since in the Final. The Cavaliers and Warriors split their two meetings this season, both winning at home. What a show it has the potential to be. It doesn't take a firsthand National Basketball Association education to know that the Warriors on an average night are not easier to guard than the Celtics, although easier is relative and yes, Klay ... Read More

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A's scratch Graveman from start vs. Yankees

A's scratch Graveman from start vs. Yankees

I'd never faced him and I don't think any guys had faced him. "I try to go out every fifth day to put my team in a position to win". "He's a tough guy", manager Bob Melvin said. It was Lowrie to whom the A's were tipping their caps when they weren't talking about Manaea. "All I'll say is that I got the bat taken out of my hands three times", Lowrie said. Read More

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LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

LeBron James calls his pursuit of Michael Jordan a 'personal goal'

He finished the game with 35 points, booking his seventh straight finals appearance as the reigning champion Cavs wrapped up a 4-1 victory over the Celtics in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. "If some kid or a group of kids from the West Coast or the East Coast or the Midwest or the South and everything in between, all around the world can look at me and say, 'Well, I made the extra pass because LeBron made the extra pass, ' or, 'I got a chase-down block and I didn't give up on ... Read More

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IPL 2017: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard

IPL 2017: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard

MI were the first team to book a playoff berth. For Rising Pune Supergiant , the three batsmen at the top will be crucial to the team. History and head-to-head: RPS have a 3-1 advantage heading into Tuesday's clash, with two of those wins coming at the Wankhede stadium. Read More

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Manchester City romp to win at Watford to ensure third place

Manchester City romp to win at Watford to ensure third place

He has played 45 times across the Premier League , Champions League , FA Cup and EFL Cup this time around. On City's performance this season he added: "We didn't fight until the end because two teams were better. (We are) not a club with history of playing in Europe like United or Arsenal . Whatever they decide, we're going to accept and we're going to accept the bans and the cases. Read More

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Pat Perez surges up leaderboard as Rory McIlroy stalls at Sawgrass

Pat Perez surges up leaderboard as Rory McIlroy stalls at Sawgrass

McGirt is just the 26th player to record two eagles in one round during The Players Championship and just the sixth to do so on back-nine at TPC Sawgrass. 17 during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The Masters champion, competing in his first tournament since his Augusta triumph shot a hole-in-one at The Players Championship on Thursday night. Read More

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Kyrie Irving leads Cleveland to the verge of the NBA Finals

The epiphany struck me when LeBron James missed that dunk. He walked to a waiting ambulance while the race was placed under red flag and crews began to clean up debris scattered over hundreds of feet. "I'm glad he finally admitted that he owes me money because for many years he wouldn't admit that he owed me money". But there's also a clear respect level between the clubs as well. Read More

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Vettel calls Monaco win 'very intense', surprised by mid-race pace

Vettel had been out-qualified for pole position by Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen , who led the first phase of the race up until the pitstops. "I haven't spoken to the team [about that] and I don't really plan to", he said. The Mercedes driver eventually finished fourth ahead of Verstappen. I was stuck in the traffic while Ricciardo was running in free air and ultimately, that cost me a place on the podium. Read More

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Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500

But he emerged with a fearless finish made all the more impressive by the memory of 2012, when his last-lap attempt to grab the lead from Dario Franchitti ended with the Japanese driver in the wall. "I was passing the tower and saw the 29 on top of it", Alonso said . Team chief Michael Andretti said Sato had put himself on the path to victory long before the dramatic duel at the finish. Read More

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Arsenal's top-scorer Sanchez a doubt for Sunderland game

Arsenal's top-scorer Sanchez a doubt for Sunderland game

They are one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three points behind third-placed Manchester City , who beat West Brom 3-1 on Tuesday. "It would be the first time you make 75 points and you are not in the top four". It should however be noted that even prior to this evening's boycott, many supporters have been staying away from recent home games. After a goalless first half, Sanchez hit the net twice within nine minutes, in the second half, scoring the first goal in the 72nd ... Read More

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George Groves becomes world champion after unloading unstoppable flurry of punches

George Groves becomes world champion after unloading unstoppable flurry of punches

After failing in his three previous attempts at claiming world honours, Groves fulfilled a lifelong dream by clinching a world championship in his fourth title try. There are still some unknowns about him. "I'd like that fight, but we'll have to wait and see". “Its up to me to deliver. "I know I'm good enough, and with Shane in my corner, I'm back to my best, and ready to make to make it happen". Read More

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Vettel conquers Monaco Grand Prix

Wehrlein's auto was flipped on its side against the tyre wall and fence, with the German driver trapped inside and marshals unable to do anything about it, after Button went down the inside in what looked like a wildly optimistic attempt to pass. Read More

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We are focusing on being ruthless, says Virat Kohli

While they lost the first one and shared the trophy in second, the Indian side in 2013 defeated England under the leadership of MS Dhoni . However, India have not played 50-over cricket since beating England 2-1 in a thrilling three-match series in January and there is no time to ease into the competition in a group which contains the risky trio of Pakistan , Sri Lanka and South Africa. Read More

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First rain drops at French Open

First rain drops at French Open

However, Djokovic's troubles hardly compare with Agassi's travails at the height of his career. "Then it will be up to Andre to try to figure out how many weeks he can allocate.I think the potential is there for an exciting partnership". "Players like Michael Chang and Lleyton Hewitt could not succeed today by playing as far back as they did", he said . But as Andy Murray has discovered this past six months, the mathematical equation is somewhat flawed. Read More

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