Other Sports Lewis Hamilton secures pole in Australian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel third


first_imgHamilton, bidding for a sixth world title to move within one of Michael Schumacher’s record seven, topped all three free practice sessions before making it four-out-of-four during qualifying. His dominance in qualifying in Melbourne is unsurpassed with Ayrton Senna, on six poles, the next in line.     Hamilton complained after pre-season testing in Barcelona that Ferrari was much quicker, but it appears to have been mind games with business as usual resumed this week.     Mercedes and Hamilton have been dominant in Formula One in recent years, winning the drivers’ and constructors’ titles five years in a row and Ferrari — and Vettel — are desperate to catch up. While the German won in Melbourne last year and backed it up with victory at the next race in Bahrain, Hamilton roared back to sweep 11 of the remaining 19 Grand Prix to comfortably be crowned champion.     All Vettel’s world titles came at Red Bull, from 2010-2013, while Ferrari haven’t won a constructors crown since 2008 and no driver at the Italian outfit has tasted championship success since Kimi Raikkonen in 2007. Hamilton topped Q2 in 1:21:014 from Bottas and Verstappen, with Vettel running into the gravel at Turn 12, kicking up dirt and dust and telling his team on the radio that the “floor, front wing” would need to be checked.     Daniel Ricciardo was a big casualty in Q2, finishing 12th in his first outing for new team Renault after moving from Red Bull. His team-mate Nico Hulkenberg also missed the cut, as did Toro Rosso pair Daniel Kvyat and Alexander Albon.     Leclerc topped Q1 with 1:22:017 ahead of Hamilton and Bottas. Red Bull newcomer Pierre Gasly was among those who failed to get out of Q1 along with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.     Robert Kubica, who clipped the wall and sustained a puncture in his Williams, was last. Lewis Hamilton has secured pole in Australian Grand Prix in every race since 2014.Hamilton is bidding for his sixth world championship.Hamilton has won twice in Australia, winning in 2014 and 2015. Melbourne: Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday. The Briton clocked a fastest lap of one minute 20.486 to narrowly pip team-mate Valtteri Bottas, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel third, but well off the pace on 1:21.190. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fourth and Ferrari newcomer Charles Leclerc fifth. The 34-year-old is the pole master in Melbourne, claiming it eight times and every year since 2014, although he has only twice, in 2008 and 2015, won a race at Albert Park. He knocked out his rivals with a blistering lap at the death to claim an 84th career grid-leading time in his 230th race.     “I’m shaking, it was so close out there,” said Hamilton. “Coming from testing we had no idea where we would be, but the guys in the factory have been working so hard towards this weekend. Valtteri did an exceptional job, it was so close.” highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Live Blog: No. 4 Syracuse hosts Indiana in Sweet 16 rematch


first_img Published on December 3, 2013 at 7:19 pm Comments No. 4 Syracuse hosts Indiana in a Sweet 16 rematch at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome. Follow along here for updates from beat writers David Wilson and Trevor Hass.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Dortmund Extend Bundesliga Lead With Augsburg Win


first_imgLeague leaders Borussia Dortmund has extended their lead at the top of the table following their 2-1 win at Augsburg in a week 7 clash in the German Bundesliga.Ukraine international winger Andriy Yarmolenko gave Dortmund the lead as early as the 4th minute but the home side were level within seven minutes through winger Caiuby. Japanese forward Shinji Kagawa gave his side a second lead and they could have extended it through Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang who failed to convert a second half penalty.The win takes Peter Bosz’ side five points clear of second-placed TSG Hoffenheim and six points ahead of champions Bayern Munich after recording 19 points from 7 games. Hoffenheim will play away to Freiburg on Sunday while Bayern are guests of Hertha Berlin in a tough looking fixture.RelatedGerman Bundesliga Wrap: Bayern Extend Lead With Hannover WinDecember 3, 2017In “Europe”German Bundesliga Wrap: Bayern Extend Lead After Slim Victory Over Bottom Club CologneDecember 14, 2017In “Europe”German Bundesliga Latest: Bayern Extend Lead With Augsburg ThrashingNovember 19, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp extends contract with Liverpool until 2024


first_imgLiverpool Football Club has announced that Jurgen Klopp has extended his contract with the club.The manager will extend his Reds tenure until 2024, ensuring he will remain at the helm for a further four-and-a-half years. Assistant managers Peter Krawietz and Pepijn Lijnders have also agreed to deals to continue working collaboratively alongside Klopp.The deal comes after four hugely successful years in charge of Liverpool for the 52-year-old and will ensure the long-term foundations for the team’s – and indeed club’s – development will continue well into the next decade.And Klopp has detailed his belief that the benefits for both parties of this agreement mean there is nowhere else in world football he’d want to manage.The German said: “For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure. I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that. It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complimentary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.“If I didn’t I would not be re-signing.“This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.“I must also highlight the role of our sporting director, Michael Edwards, in this journey so far. His input and collaboration have been just as important as anyone else’s in getting us into a position to compete for the game’s top titles.“For anyone in football who aspires to compete in an environment where every element of the organization is at its very best – from the support of the supporters to the vision of the owners – there can be no better place than this.”Klopp was initially appointed as Liverpool manager on October 8, 2015.He arrived after seven highly successful seasons in charge of Borussia Dortmund, during which time he steered them to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final, among other honours.Prior to his stint with the Westfalenstadion club, Klopp was at the helm of FSV Mainz 05 and led them into the German top flight for the first time in their history in 2004, as well as into European competition one season later.During his first campaign at Anfield, Liverpool reached the finals of both the League Cup and Europa League, the latter after a memorable run in the tournament, but narrowly lost on both occasions.In 2016-17, Klopp navigated the Reds back into the Champions League for the first time since 2014, with a top-four finish secured with a final day victory over Middlesbrough at Anfield.The club marked their return to Europe’s premier competition the following term by storming their way to the final in Kiev, though there was heartbreak after a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Ukrainian capital.Nevertheless, Klopp and Liverpool regrouped and, in 2018-19, the 52-year-old guided the club to their sixth European Cup as the Reds lifted the Champions League after a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur on an unforgettable night in Madrid.On the domestic front, the team produced a remarkable season in the Premier League, losing just one match and racking up a point tally of 97 – the best in the club’s history – narrowly missing out on the crown by a solitary point to Manchester City.So far this season, Klopp has overseen Liverpool’s surge to the top of the Premier League, where they currently sit eight points clear after an astonishing 15 wins from their opening 16 matches.The Reds’ defence of the Champions League remains ongoing following the 2-0 victory in Salzburg on Tuesday night, while the team will aim to add the FIFA Club World Cup to the UEFA Super Cup trophy they secured in August when they travel to the tournament in Qatar later this month.And today’s news means Liverpool and Klopp’s journey together will continue into the next decade after he agreed a contract that will extend his Anfield story until 2024. Source: www.liverpoolfc.comlast_img read more

Brazil Lists 83 Training Centres for 2014 World Cup


first_imgThe 32 teams that qualify for next year’s World Cup finals have 83 base camps to choose from with Argentina and the United States two who have already decided where they will stay.Argentina will be based in Belo Horizonte at Atletico Mineiro’s training complex and the US will stay in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Sports Minister said.Brazilian officials announced the finished list of 83 on Tuesday, each consisting of a training centre with football pitches and a partner hotel.Many of centres are owned by Brazil’s top clubs, with facilities from Cruzeiro, Corinthians and Santos among those included.Some 25 teams have already chosen their preferred destination and others will have until January to make a decision. The World Cup draw takes place on December 6.Most of the 83 centres are in the more developed south of the country, with more than a third in Sao Paulo state.last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Gregor Townsend has mixed feelings after loss to Wales


first_imgClinical Wales led 15-6 at the break, tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies putting Wales on course to make it four wins in four matches.Scotland dominated the second half but only had a Graham try to show for its superiority as Wales dug in with its backs to the wall to stand on the verge of a Grand Slam, with Ireland to come in Cardiff on the final weekend. Related News Six Nations 2019: Ireland captain Rory Best set to retire after RWC 2019 “The players had to handle some things that went against them, injuries early on and reshuffling the backline and players out of position, but we showed what we were made of in that second half in terms of the rugby we want to play and in our character.”We had enough pressure in the second half to win. Strong defenses will force errors, but we forced a lot of penalties out of Wales.”I think [there were] five in the 22 that should normally lead to yellow cards with that pressure, but obviously we are very frustrated that didn’t happen.” Townsend was encouraged by a much-improved performance from his side but was left to reflect on what might have been after Scotland suffered its third loss in a row.FULL TIME | A win for Wales. A compelling game of rugby comes to an end as the visitors secure a victory by 7 points. #AsOne pic.twitter.com/8GppgtfESQ— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) 9 March 2019″There is partly frustration but a lot of pride,” he told BBC Sport. “We gave a true picture of what we are capable of.center_img Six Nations 2019: Wales edges Scotland to set up shot at Grand Slam Coach Gregor Townsend said there was “partly frustration but a lot of pride” for injury-hit Scotland after it was beaten 18-11 Saturday by Six Nations leader Wales at Murrayfield.Scotland lost its entire back three of Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and try-scorer Darcy Graham in a tight contest, with Stuart Hogg already missing.last_img read more

Mason City women charged with embezzling money from Burger King restaurants at Diamond Jo Casino


first_imgNORTHWOOD — Two Mason City women have been charged with embezzling money from a fast food restaurant in Worth County. The Worth County Sheriff’s Department says they took a call this week from the director of operations for Burger King who wanted to report two employees who had embezzled about $15,000 from the Burger King restaurant inside the Diamond Jo Casino as well as at the Burger King located in the convenience store complex near the casino. The Sheriff’s Department says a deputy interviewed both suspects, with both admitting to taking an undisclosed amount of money over a time frame of several months. 54-year-old Kristine Morrow was charged with first-degree theft while 41-year-old Angelina Hamilton was charged with second-degree theft. Both have made their initial appearance in court.last_img read more

O’Conner, Boatright Record Braces in Opener Loss


first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansTJ O’Connor and Nate Boatright each scored twice in the Oly Town Artesians’ 9-6 loss to Tacoma Narrows FC in front of one of the biggest crowds in Artesians history on Saturday night at The Pavilion. Alex Vogt scored a hat trick to lead Narrows to their first victory as a member of the Western Indoor Soccer League.Tacoma struck first when AJ Nitzel found some space and pushed one past Artesians goalkeeper Ryan Perkins just a minute and a half into the game. David Cook answered for Oly just a minute and a half after that, tying the game 1-1 with 11:00 left in the first quarter. Jay Weinman scored the first of his two goals with 1:16 left in the first and Tacoma held a 2-1 lead after the first 15 minutes.Paul Park put Narrows up 3-1 with nine minutes left in the second quarter, but the Artesians rallied for the next two goals, including Nate Boatright’s first at the 7:16 mark and TJ O’Connor’s first with 5:51 left in the quarter to tie it up 3-3. Tacoma answered moments later with a goal by Travis Homestead and another with just 56 seconds left in the half by Alex Vogt to take a 5-3 lead into the break.A defensive third quarter led to just one goal, Boatright’s second, and Tacoma took a 5-4 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Vogt gave them a two goal lead before O’Connor got the Artesians back to within one. But Vogt and Weinman scored the next two goals to give Narrows an 8-5 lead. Christian Segovia scored a power play goal with 1:34 left to make it 8-6 before JC Henson capitalized on a pressing Artesians defense and added the goal that iced the game to give Narrows their first ever WISL win,Perkins and Tacoma keeper Nate Salveson both played fantastic games, making numerous saves and keeping the game competitive for both teams.The Artesians will look for their first win the weekend after Thanksgiving when they play host to the Snohomish Skyhawks on Saturday, December 1st. Kick off at The Pavilion is set for 6:30 p.m. Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

FAVORED PAINTING CORNERS ROMPS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES


first_imgFAVORED PAINTING CORNERS ROMPS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS IN $75,000 MIZDIRECTION STAKES AS TALAMO & MILLER COMBINE FOR FIVE FURLONG TURF VICTORY IN 56.30 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 13, 2019)–Breaking sharply from the rail, heavily favored Painting Corners was never out of the strike zone on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she rolled to an impressive gate to wire score in the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes, which was run at five furlongs on grass.  Ridden for the first time by Joe Talamo and trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare by Pleasant Strike won by 1 ½ lengths while getting the distance in 56.30.“She broke sharp and took it to ’em,” said Talamo.  “She’s very quick out of the gate and we got a little breather there around the turn.  She could feel Bejarano’s filly (third place finisher Go On Mary) on her outside, but when we straightened up, she switched leads and we were gone.”Most recently fourth, beaten 6 ½ furlongs by her highly accomplished stablemate Belvoir Bay in the five furlong turf Wishing Well Stakes Feb. 16, Painting Corners was off at 4-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares and paid $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10.“Joe rode a very smart race,” said Miller.  “She doesn’t like to be on the rail much, but he broke sharp and he just went on with it…He cut the corner and saved something for the stretch, so great ride by Joe and the whole team did a great job with this filly…She might go to Kentucky and we’re even thinking about the Monrovia (Grade II, 6 ½ furlongs hillside turf on May 26).”Owned by Altamira Racing Stable and Slam Dunk Racing, Painting Corners, in her first stakes victory, picked up $46,500 for her efforts, increasing her earnings to $265,227.  Out of the Gimmeawink mare Adorable Heidi, Painting Corners is now 18-6-2-4 overall.Next to last, about six lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, English-bred Poster Girl leveled nicely late and outran Go On Mary for the place by 1 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Evin Roman, Poster Girl was off at 9-2 and paid $3.00 and $2.20.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Go Mary tried to press the winner early and paid the price, as she tired through the drive to finish third by 2 ¾ lengths over Algorhythmic.  Off at 9-5, Go On Mary paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.18 and 44.21.last_img read more

Unwanted record awaits Warriors


first_imgA loss at Leichhardt Oval will make it nine-straight defeats for the Kiwi franchise, setting a new record for their worst run ever in a single season, and confirming they will finish their 2017 season without a win in three months of football. While some players this week said they weren’t aware of the record, and others brushed it off, playmaker Ata Hingano confronted the issue with refreshing honesty.”It definitely gets to you, especially with the scenario going on with the club. We have got to get a win this week, because if not there’s that nine-game losing streak and history for the club,” Hingano told NRL.com.”It does kick in a lot more when you find out those sorts of things.  “I know for each one of us there is drive too, because we don’t want to be the club that everyone looks down on.”It does motivate you, and so it should, we have got one more week, one last game, to prove ourselves and get on the right foot for next year.”We have got a lot to prove.”The Warriors will head into the final round of the regular season off the back of a heartbreaking defeat to the Manly Sea Eagles, which saw them blow a seven-point lead with five minutes to go and lose 22-21 in golden point. But coach Stephen Kearney said he had no concerns about his side’s attitude or confidence levels ahead of Sunday’s match.”At the time it [the Manly loss] was obviously pretty disappointing, but they have come back in with a high spirit,” Kearney said.”Their attitude and their energy has been wonderful given the circumstances.”They did a lot of things right on Sunday, what they didn’t do right ultimately cost us the game in the end, so it was about making sure that they understood that.”last_img read more