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Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

While Hamilton will relish his latest pole, more important is being in prime position to chase another victory to cut the 12-point gap to standings leader Vettel . They were soon split by Massa, Raikkonen, Sergio Perez and eventually Sebastian Vettel after the Ferrari man's vehicle needed work, though the German was quickly forced to retreat to the garage once again.

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Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

It was just before the second Safety Car restart where the flashpoint occurred, with Vettel running into the back of Hamilton as he managed pace behind the Safety Car. On lap 39 Bottas sets fast lap at 1m44.933s as he passes Ocon for third place. Hamilton got away cleanly, but Raikkonen clipped Bottas and bumped his own Ferrari into the wall, and Vettel surged past them into second place.

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Sixers looking to sign Joel Embiid to contract extension this summer

He downplays his excitement by comparing his feelings to his new teammate, Joel Embiid . ■ Ben Simmons , a 6-10 facilitator. It remains to be seen how Dario Saric , another excellent passer, is used. Once, carrying the ball was cause to be whistled for a turnover, but, well, that's the direction of the pro game. Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk would have been a much better pick, too .

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Hamilton challenges Vettel to sort it 'face to face' after Azerbaijan clashes

Former world champion Damon Hill, however, called it "a petulant move", while Mercedes chief Niki Lauda called Vettel "crazy" - and Hamilton struggled to contain his disgust. "I think that says it all". The pair are the two most successful drivers now racing in F1, having won seven world championships and more than 100 grand prix between them.

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British & Irish Lions bench skipper Sam Warburton for Maori All Blacks clash

He partners fellow Irishman Conor Murray at half-back. Gatland has previously played down the possibility of Farrell and Sexton operating in the same backline. Warburton returned from a minor ankle injury to play over an hour in the midweek defeat by the Highlanders in Dunedin. 'He fully understands that that loose forward trio went outstandingly well against the Crusaders.

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Vettel penalised after swerving into Hamilton under safety auto

Nothing happened did it...he brake checked me as well so what do you expect? He said: "I am just lost for words". Vettel finished fourth, while Hamilton was fifth. By then, after a great scrap with Sergio Perez, Max Verstappen was also forced to retire with an engine failure, his fourth retirement in six outings in his Red Bull.

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Boston Celtics president explains why the team passed on Josh Jackson

The pick that the Celtics could wind up offering the Pacers would likely be a future first round pick with some lottery protections. Collins was selected by the Atlanta Hawks and Giles was selected by the Kings via the Portland trade .

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Steph Curry may skip White House visit

The Warriors drew criticism for becoming a "super team " with Durant's addition. Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact.

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Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation

Up stepped captain Julian Draxler to fire Die Mannschaft back into the lead. Russian Federation is their third appearance at the Tournament of Champions - they went out at the group stage in Mexico in 1999, although managed to claim third place as hosts in 2005, thanks to a 4-3 win over Mexico in their playoff.

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Here are our Vegas Golden Knights projected rosters

The inaugural roster will be revealed during Wednesday night's NHL Awards show inside T-Mobile Arena just off the Strip. “Whatever you want to give us has to be better than what we can claim from that club, ” McPhee said in Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal

The Swiss, who lost his first comeback match in Stuttgart last week, is still lacking some game sharpness and squandered three set points at 5-4 in the first set of an entertaining serve-and-volley encounter. Both players held onto their serves in the opening two games of the second set. Federer is 7-0 against the world No. 134. She will play the unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the final today, after the 21-year-old Australian upset sixth seed Garbine Muguruza, the former French Open ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo confident on Confederations Cup final

Just as they did in the 2-2 draw with Portugal and subsequent victory over New Zealand , Mexico made a slow start and again fell behind. The Euro 2016 champions took the lead on 33 minutes through a penalty from their captain, his 75th worldwide goal , before Manchester City-bound midfielder Bernardo Silva knocked in a second from close-range only to pick up an ankle injury which saw him substituted at the break.

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Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United a year ago, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United in 2016. He has agreed to pay fines and back taxes of €2m, while his one-year prison sentence is likely to be suspended.

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Jazz send pick and forward Trey Lyles to Denver

This news follows a report from David Aldridge of NBA .com who said that " Charlotte Hornets (pick No. 11), who look to be locked in on one of two guards - Duke's Luke Kennard or Louisville's Donovan Mitchell ." . 24 pick and forward Trey Lyles to the Nuggets for Mitchell. Now he's got to get a lot better. Villanova senior guard Josh Hart was the No. 30 pick and IN centre Thomas Bryant went No.

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Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

But that was only the beginning. No seniors were taken with the first 28 picks. Fultz just shot 50.2 percent overall in his one-and-done at the University of Washington , and 41.3 percent behind the arc, even when defenses had little else to worry about on a weak Husky squad that missed the NCAA tournament.

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Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1

All of this allowed Daniel Ricciardo to battle his way from 10th place on the grid to take Red Bull's first win of the season, leading home Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and F1 rookie Lance Stroll , who took Williams' first podium in over a year in just his eighth grand prix start.

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Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid

A Spanish state prosecutor accused former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho of tax fraud worth 3.3 million euros (USD3.7 million) in unpaid taxes yesterday. "From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho".

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Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas

His auto had a fuel fire the morning practice session and was not even close to being repaired for qualifying. However the red flag for Daniel Ricciardo came out before he could do so, which heightened the stress and tension of the situation.

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What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do now?

The Warriors won a record 15 straight playoff games and almost completed the postseason undefeated, losing only Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The greatness of the regular season, the records, the race for immortality - all of them were blocked in spectacular fashion by James.

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Rossi takes his first MotoGP win in more than a year

Rossi managed the race masterfully, edging Petrucci and Marquez for the win. Rossi claimed victory by just 0.063 seconds to move within seven points of championship leader Andrea Dovizioso , who had to settle for fifth. Zarco attempted to retaliate, but in doing so his front wheel made contact with Rossi's rear, the rookie slipping back behind Marquez as a result. Alvaro Bautista will be leading the third row in 7 and he will be joined by Cal Crutchlow in 8 and last two races victor, ...

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Boston Red Sox: John Farrell gets his monies worth after getting tossed

Ramirez was happy he pitched very well in his first start in Fenway Park. It is the 11th number retired by the Red Sox. Los Angeles Angels' Eric Young Jr. I was hoping for an Ortiz comeback and as the time ticks away to tonight's festivities, the hope dwindles down. "It was a good day to hit during batting practice", Ortiz remembered afterward in a press conference.

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Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)

Butler will be reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau , who coached him previously in Chicago. The Cavs sent Wiggins and Bennett in a three-team deal with Minnesota and the Sixers to get Kevin Love. After the 76ers selected Fultz, the Los Angeles Lakers took Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick. Vice president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and the rest of the brass felt that Fultz was the ideal fit and made the move to get him.

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'It's an honor.' Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

One of the people confirming Bush's withdrawal from the bid with Jeter in May said the former governor didn't put up enough of his own money to have the controlling interest he sought. He is the first Angels starter to win five consecutive road starts since Jered Weaver won six in a row in 2012. The celebration of Ortiz continues Friday as the Red Sox formally retire Ortiz's No.

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Federer demolishes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Playing for the 15th time in Halle , Federer was now up to 56 wins here for six losses, and to make matters more daunting for Mayer , the German had lost all seven of his previous matches, including all three played at Halle . Richard Gasquet of France also advanced to the semifinals after a 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Robin Haase of the Netherlands. Rublev, who received a wild-card for the grass-court tournament, defeated Mikhail Youzhny 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.

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Young Pakistan cricketers earn big moolah after Champions Trophy triumph

Hasan Ali drew inspiration from his fellow fast bowler to take three wickets and, supported by tigerish fielding which has not always been a feature of Pakistan cricket teams, they bowled out India for 158 to win the trophy for the first time .

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Cavs, Chauncey Billups remain in holding pattern

Billups has no previous experience as an National Basketball Association executive, but he does have a long-standing relationship with Gilbert from their time together in Detroit and he knows the league well. He's likely headed for Los Angeles with the Lakers clearing cap space for him, the Clippers hiring Jerry West to recruit him and the Cavs shaking up their front office without consulting him.

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Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva in grudge match at Bellator NYC

Bellator will wait to find out if the pay-per-view buys (at $49.95 a clip) hit 200,000, the total the company aimed for to count as a major success. "Every time the going got tough, he got going". Sonnen's career suffered a serious road block when he flunked three drug tests in five years that forced him to announce his retirement and cost him a broadcasting job with Fox.

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Di Maria to plead guilty to tax fraud

Paris St Germain and Manchester United would appear to be the front runners for his signature but do not rule out Chelsea should Abramovic decide Hazard can be part of the deal. Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and scored the winning goal in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow .

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Steph Curry says he doesn't want to visit the White House

According to Monte Pool of NBC Bay Area , Kerr told them in November that if the Warriors won the championship he wouldn't accept an invitation to the Donald Trump White House. On Tuesday, rumors that the Warriors unanimously made a decision to forgo the trip went viral, but reporters from both the San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today would later prove the story untrue .

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Mourinho wants Kane instead of Ronaldo in squad

Kane, who has won the Premier League's top scorer award for the last two seasons, is likely to cost United around £100million. Harry Kane secured the Golden Boot in awesome fashion on the final day of the Premier League season. The report notes that Tottenham are not interested in any approaches for their main man, and though Daniel Levy has a reputation for playing hard-ball, a insane £100 million bid may at least prompt Levy and Spurs to consider.

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Alexis Sanchez breaks Salas record in Chile draw

Chile and Germany put one foot in the semi-finals of the ongoing 2017 FIFA Confederation's Cup after both teams played a 1 - 1 draw. "It is not the same team who won the World Cup , so it is something different and that's why we have more hope that we can cause the surprise of this tournament".

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Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick

New Jersey general manager Ray Shero and his front-office staff opted for Hischier over Nolan Patrick , another 18-year-old center who was considered for the top pick. Right now I'm just going to enjoy it with my friends and family and get back to work, and hopefully I can crack the team in October there, so that's my main goal".

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NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

Giles was once one of the top prospects in his class before being hobbled by knee injuries. In three collegiate seasons, the No. 37 overall pick averaged 12.2 PPG and 4.6 rebounds. and fly back home. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens seems just as eager to deploy his new versatile weapon. The Celtics brass said they've had their eye on Tatum and viewed him as the best player in the draft.

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NBA Draft 2017: Meet the Philadelphia 76ers selections, with videos and stats

Fortunately for Knicks fans Kristaps was not traded on draft night due to the high asking price. Detroit was in the news with possible trades involving Andre Drummond. The other - Ben Simmons - was a year removed from being the top pick and was off to the side, working out by himself. Markelle Fultz with the No.

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Celtics have 70.55% chance to get Lakers 2018 pick, per calculation

July 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center. But the trade that essentially sent to him to Philly gives him a better opportunity to make an impact right away, and most importantly: his taste palate will remain happy for years to come. 7 overall pick. He was an absolute non-factor for the Minnesota Timberwolves , who needed production out of him. The other amusing story to come out of Fultz's day in the spotlight is that he's moving to Philly, home of the cheesesteak, and is most excited about their ...


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