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F1 – Bottas tops Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice in Mexico

F1 – 2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 Valtteri Bottas beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by almost half a second to top the timesheet in first practice for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix. The Finnish driver set a best time of 1:17.824s on Pirelli’s ultrasoft tyres with Hamilton 0.466s behind and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen a further tenth ...

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Johnson races out to 6-shot lead in HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI (AP) As part of a promotional stunt for the HSBC Champions earlier in the week, Dustin Johnson was among three players wearing superhero capes on a hotel roof, suspended by ropes a few feet in the air against a backdrop of downtown Shanghai at night. ”I should have pushed him off the platform,” Henrik Stenson said with a laugh. ...

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F1 – Ricciardo leads the way in second practice in Mexico ahead of Hamilton

F1 – 2017 Mexican Grand Prix – Free Practice 2 Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo set the quickest time of second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix, edging championship leader Lewis Hamilton by just over a tenth of a second. In a tight session in which just 1.021 seconds separated first place from 10th, Ricciardo ran quickest early on, using ...

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Winx makes history with third Cox Plate victory in Australia

Champion mare Winx – the world’s highest-rated turf thoroughbred – made more racing history on Saturday by winning her third Cox Plate at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley course, becoming the top-earning horse in Australasian racing. Winx won her 22nd successive race by taking out the 2,040-meter weight-for-age event, rated by many as the top-quality race in Australia and New Zealand. In ...

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Vettel plays down extinguisher issue in Mexico

Sebastian Vettel played down a fire extinguisher issue that delayed his running in FP2 for the Mexican Grand Prix but admits Ferrari has work to do overnight. The German was on his long run when he slowed on track and radioed his team to say something had burst in the car. Having originally seemed animated, Vettel calmed when he realized ...

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Green, Beal ejected in Warriors' comeback win over Wizards (Oct 27, 2017)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State lost its emotional leader when Draymond Green was ejected shortly before halftime. The defending champs were sloppy again, even forgetting several plays after one timeout and still somehow won – but it has hardly been easy so far. Kevin Durant had 31 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to help rally the Warriors from 18 ...

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Ben Rhodes “definitely believes” he has shot at Truck title

The next time Ben Rhodes hears, ‘Let’s get ready to rumble,’ don’t count him out. Currently, fourth in the Camping World Truck Series standings, Rhodes, 21, has incorporated boxing into his workout routine.  Certainly, the ability to def… Motorsport.com – NASCAR – Stories

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Hamilton buoyed by race pace after spin

Lewis Hamilton believes he produced an “exceptional” long run in FP2 that made up for a spin during practice for the Mexican Grand Prix. The championship leader was nearly half a second adrift of teammate Valtteri Bottas in first practice at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and then started the second session with a high-speed spin. However, after recovering to set ...

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Column: There's so much to like about the Houston Astros

There’s so much to like about the Houston Astros. We’re not even talking about how they’ve buoyed the spirits of a hurricane-ravaged city, though that certainly adds to the appeal now that they’re just two wins away from their first World Series championship. No, this is about a team that not so long ago endured three straight 100-loss seasons, the ...

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