Author: 0 Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan

The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver leads teammate Valtteri Bottas , who starts second, and the pair of Scuderia Ferrari drivers of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Stroll dedicated his podium finish to his Williams team, admitting the result was a big relief after enduring a hard start to life in F1. "I couldn't believe coming into the weekend that I would be standing on the podium, it's so incredible".

Sport Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency
Author: 0 Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been officially announced. He played in 80 games, started in nearly half of them, and shot the ball well, averaging 6.1 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. "Being able to guard guys as quick as (Russell) Westbrook but the same size as Klay Thompson". Shot selection and consistency are the two biggest areas he needs to improve, Mitchell said.

Sport Marin Cilic downs Gilles Muller to reach Queen's final
Author: 0 Marin Cilic downs Gilles Muller to reach Queen's final

Lopez, yet another male player in their 30s who appears to be getting better with age, is the oldest victor of the prestigious Queen's Club championship in the professional era. "I played great, I felt good from the start", said Federer . Lopez capitalised on a run of Dimitrov errors at 5-5 in the first set to break before holding serve easily.

Author: 0 Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

Pepe waxed lyrical about a coach he'd worked with briefly 14 years ago. "We knew it was going to be a hard game against a very strong team". "They are willing to play their hearts out for their coach". That came after Ronaldo also skipped his media duties as man of the match following Portugal's 2-2 opening-match draw with Mexico, claiming he needed to undergo treatment on a knock instead.

Author: 0 Why Celtics are holding a grudge against Josh Jackson

During an interview with CSN on Friday, I asked Tatum about what in his mind would make for a successful season. They know what I bring to a team. So I replied, either one. "He is the most complete player in the draft", observed Bilas on Fultz. Tatum, a 19-year-old St. Louis native, also seems like a quality kid who is happy to be joining an Eastern Conference finalist.

Author: 0 Hamilton Wins in Canada but Vettel Takes the Spotlight

Hamilton started on pole for the 50th edition of the Canadian Formula 1 race after putting in a pole lap of the ages on Saturday. The fact he clawed his way back to 4 spot - behind the Mercedes of Hamilton and Bottas, and Red Bull's Ricciardo in third - shows he's still very much in the championship hunt this year.

Author: 0 Sedition charges dropped against 15 MP men for celebrating Pak cricket win

Tension had gripped the town of Mohad, on Sunday night after some persons shouted slogans in favour of Pakistan and celebrated its cricket team's win by bursting firecrackers. Team India won't be travelling to their neighbouring country but Indian players may take part in the World Series. Indian put up a formidable show as Smriti Mandhana , Punam Raut and Mithali Raj scored half-centuries each, and led India to a total of 281 for the loss of three wickets.England were bowled out for ...

Author: 0 South Africa win thriller against England, tie up T20 series

Liam Dawson hit a four the ball before, but couldn't repeat as South Africa struck back in the three-game series. But the target proved beyond them this time as the Proteas ended on 162 for seven for England to take the series 2-1. The third umpire had a long hard look at the replays and in the end gave the decision in South Africa's favour. Jonny Bairstow's emphatic knock of 47: In an otherwise tiresome innings from the South African batsmen, Wednesday's Man of the Match Jonny ...

Sport Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Author: 0 Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has denied a claim by Spanish prosecutors that he defrauded €3.3 million (£2.9 million) in tax while manager of Real Madrid. I think he did very well in not answering any questions". PSG have always been linked with a move for Ronaldo and are believed to have offered him the kind of freedom to exploit his commercial value in the final years of his career.

Sport NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years
Author: 0 NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

A group of North Korean taekwondo officials and athletes arrived in South Korea on Friday for soon-to-be historic performances at the world championships. He is scheduled to meet with President Trump in Washington this month to discuss a joint strategy on how to stop the North's pursuit of nuclear weapons .

Sport New Zealand v British & Irish Lions
Author: 0 New Zealand v British & Irish Lions

Farrell also says captain Sam Warburton is "battle-hardened" and in "good condition" - following his recent return from an ankle injury. British and Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell is wary of his side being harshly penalised in defence in the Test series against New Zealand.

Author: 0 Totals in excess of 250 good for women's cricket: Mithali

West Indies also come into the tournament with plenty of confidence having lifted the ICC Women's World Twenty20 just a year ago, as part of a hat-trick that included the ICC World Twenty20 won by the men's team and the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup taken home by their colts.

Sport Rossi takes his first MotoGP win in more than a year
Author: 0 Rossi takes his first MotoGP win in more than a year

Vinales' fall meant that Andrea Dovizioso went top in the championship thanks to a fifth-place finish. Italian Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso , victor of the last two MotoGP races, finished ninth. Modifications to the circuit in 2005/6 saw the length of the championship's longest serving track cut from over 6 km down to its current lap of 4.5 km.

Sport Tim Tebow Climbing the Ranks of the New York Mets' Farm System
Author: 0 Tim Tebow Climbing the Ranks of the New York Mets' Farm System

Lucie. He entered his final Fireflies game batting.222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs. That lead him to his baseball journey after signing with the New York Mets in September of 2016. Tebow helped push the Fireflies' average attendance up almost 40 percent over a year ago to a South Atlantic League-lead of 5,230. "I obviously love Florida so this is nice", he said with a grin.

Sport Dell Demps' dealing leaves Pelicans with Frank Jackson; up next
Author: 0 Dell Demps' dealing leaves Pelicans with Frank Jackson; up next

Reed was named to the 2016-17 ACC All-Defensive team in his final season with the Hurricanes. Jackson didn't exactly light it up at Duke with 10.9 points, 2.5 boards, 2.7 assists, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 treys in 24.9 minutes per game, so he'll have to work on his facilitating.

Sport Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night
Author: 0 Ramirez, Leon homer, Red Sox beat Angels 9-4 on Papi's night

After they put just one runner on from the third to eighth innings, the Sox trailed, 6-1, going into the ninth and put a scare into the Angels . Sandy Leon led Boston's charge by going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs. Ortiz retired past year at the age of 40, leaving the game as the No. 2 home run hitter in Red Sox history and also in the top 10 in nearly every other major offensive category.

Author: 0 Athletics rookie trio makes history with first career home runs

The Athletics called up their top prospect on Saturday, inserting shortstop Franklin Barreto into the lineup for their second game against the White Sox. The three rookies combined to drive in seven of the A's 10 runs on the day as they won the game by a score of 10-2. Chicago hit Gossett for single runs in the third and fourth innings but the A's matched them in the fifth as they loaded the bases with one out.

Author: 0 India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Modi is likely to lobby Trump on visas for technology workers. "We're seeking to roll out the red carpet". The White House said the leaders can be expected to set forth a "common vision" for expanding the US-India "partnership" in an "ambitious and worthy way".

Author: 0 Celtics draft choice Need trumps splash

He resisted the temptations teams across the league were offering for that golden pile of assets Ainge continues to protect like a Brinks guard. "You guys all know my history with the Celtics and the respect I have for Danny Ainge and the organization", McDonough told reporters on Friday.

Sport Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win
Author: 0 Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

But Spithill's been here before. In the America's Cup that was held in 2013, US was held down by the Kiwis 8-1 but they made a comeback and the score was 9-8 at end of the match. Team New Zealand, which has been fast in light wind, needs two more victories to lift the oldest trophy in worldwide sports from two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA, which is owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison .

Author: 0 Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Federer - who lost to Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart Open last week as he returned to action following a two-month break - coasted through the opening set. At the bottom of the draw, Frenchman Richard Gasquet beat Robin Haase 6-1 3-6 6-1. Federer has won 12 of his last 19 final appearances overall.

Sport Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open
Author: 0 Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open

Koepka pulled away during the final round after securing the outright lead and said his play over the final nine holes were similar to how he performed at Erin Hills . I've never felt that way. That experience is a great asset, and I'm sure he would have drawn on his knowledge of playing British links courses when the wind picked up in Wisconsin on Sunday.

Author: 0 Hayne admits his Origin comeback was 'touch and go'

For two years Hayne pursued other sporting dreams. "He was a little bit selfish there where he tried to come up with the big play at the wrong time". Hayne could have added to the tally but refused to pass and was pushed into touch, with Gagai returning in time.

Author: 0 England vs South Africa, 2nd T20

Tom Curran's stunning entrance onto the worldwide stage and a welcome return to form for Jason Roy could not prevent England from a three-run defeat in this second T20 global against South Africa . Smuts and De Villiers though came together at the fall off the second wicket and the pair really started to put the foot down until Liam Dawson removed Smuts for 45 from 35 balls to leave the score on 96-3.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Coach Fernando Santos is not concerned about which team is up next for Portugal , with Group B to be decided on Sunday. Ronaldo buried the resultant penalty beyond Stefanovic to draw level with former Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and within nine goals of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at worldwide level.

Sport Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz
Author: 0 Boston Renames Street After David Ortiz

Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (1-0, 3.07 ERA) is set to make his second career road start. "Definitely, definitely, definitely", he said. I'm not going to go back and look at all that sort of stuff. Ortiz asked for No. 34 when he arrived in Boston before the 2003 season because he wanted to honor Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett. David Ortiz helped bring the Red Sox three World Series championships and is one of the most beloved sports figures in Boston history.

Author: 0 Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

Bill Foley , owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . The next step in a busy two week stretch for the National Hockey League is the 2017 entry draft, which takes starts with round one on Friday before finishing up on Saturday.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

Russell was the second pick of the Lakers two years ago out of Ohio State. Jerry Buss, Jerry West, Bill Sharman and Chick Hearn did for him during the infancy of his career. We're going to do a lot of different things. I think we have great young weapons around him. "For me it's just fun, what I love to do". The Lakers believe that Lonzo is a hard worker.