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Hamilton all for more razzamatazz in Formula One

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton would like to see Formula One throw more American showmanship into the mix after the sport’s new owners jazzed up Sunday’s US Grand Prix presentations. The extended pre-race show saw drivers stepping out one by one through a tunnel while boxing announcer Michael Buffer presented them to the crowd with plenty of fanfare. Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders performed in front of the grandstand, Hollywood actors appeared on the ...

Ronaldo retains FIFA award for world’s best player

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at FIFA’s The Best awards gala on Monday. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the European Cup final to help Real become the first team to retain the trophy in its current format. Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who has won the ...

Everton’s ‘upgrade’ ends up in Koeman exit

Monday, 23 October 2017

This was supposed to be the season when Ronald Koeman guided Everton into the “big six” but after nine games and with the club 18th in the Premier League the Dutchman is heading out of the exit door. After substantial investment in new recruits during the off-season, Everton’s expectations were raised but the performances have been so poor that Koeman may well have departed even if the goal was simply to repeat last season’s seventh place. The ...

Assad autographs shirts of Syria’s national football team

Monday, 23 October 2017

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wrote his name and signed the chests’ of the Syrian national football team during a reception at the presidential palace in Damascus.On October 23, the official Facebook page of the “Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic” published a photograph of Assad, writing his name and signing the players' chests.The players of the professional Syrian teams in the Arab and Asian leagues arrived to Damascus on Sunday, in order to be "honored" ...

Halep, Wozniacki claim revenge wins at WTA Finals

Monday, 23 October 2017

Simona Halep made a winning start to her WTA Finals campaign with an impressive 6-4 6-2 victory over Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia on Monday, the Romanian surging clear in the second set to subdue her in-form opponent at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.The second Red Group match of the day was a completely one-sided affair when Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blew away Elina Svitolina 6-2 6-0 in less than an hour to gain revenge for two finals defeats against the Ukrainian this season.Garcia was ...

Hamilton wins US Grand Prix to extend F1 championship lead

Monday, 23 October 2017

Lewis Hamilton further tightened his control on the Formula One season championship Sunday, winning the US Grand Prix ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, who finished second in a race he said he had to win.The Mercedes driver continued his absolute dominance of the Circuit of the Americas, winning at the track for the fifth time since 2012 and fourth year in a row.The victory extended Hamilton’s championship lead over Vettel to 66 points with three races left. While mathematically still ...

Awesome Asensio helps Madrid romp past Eibar

Monday, 23 October 2017

A Marco Asensio-inspired Real Madrid crushed lowly Eibar 3-0 to cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona back to five points on Sunday. The forward forced an own goal and scored the second as Madrid moved into third with 20 points, one behind second-placed Valencia and one ahead of Atletico Madrid, who beat Celta Vigo 1-0 earlier on. Asensio, picked ahead of Karim Benzema to partner a subdued Cristiano Ronaldo up front, sparkled as Real made light work of the visiting ...

Pochettino set to rest weary Kane against West Ham

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Mauricio Pochettino allayed fears that Harry Kane had picked up an injury during Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Liverpool on Sunday but said he was likely to give the “tired” England striker a rest in midweek. Kane finally broke his Wembley duck in the Premier League with a double as Spurs eased to a 4-1 victory over Juergen Klopp’s side but appeared to limp off late in the match when being substituted. However, while saying there was no early sign ...

Justin Thomas of US prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

Sunday, 22 October 2017

American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour’s $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday. Both players finished on nine-under-par 279 for the four rounds of the Tour’s first regular season event in South Korea, a shot better than Cameron Smith in third, with home hope Kim Whee in fourth spot, two strokes further back on six-under. Thomas closed with an even par 72 while Leishman picked ...

Bayern stretch winning run under Heynckes to join Dortmund on top

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Champions Bayern Munich continued their winning run under new coach Jupp Heynckes with a 1-0 victory at Hamburg SV on Saturday to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga. Corentin Tolisso fired in the winner in the 52nd minute after some sloppy defending from ten-man Hamburg to lift them to 20 points, as many as Dortmund who let a two-goal lead slip to draw 2-2 at Eintracht Frankfurt. Bayern, who twice hit the post, found it hard going against a ...

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