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Imola GP: Lewis Hamilton sees off the Red Bulls to seize his 99th pole

Mexican Perez, in only his second race for Red Bull, lines up alongside Mercedes’ seven-time world champion for what will be his first front row start. Verstappen, fastest in final practice at the Italian circuit and chasing a hat-trick of poles, had to settle for third with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc …

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Matthew McConaughey: How actor’s wife ‘injected’ soccer into his blood

In 1993, he delivered an ad-libbed line — “Alright, alright, alright!” — that would stay with him throughout the arc of his career and is now going to feature prominently in a new venture that he could never have imagined when he was cast as David Wooderson in the coming-of-age …

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Pakistan beat South Africa in final T20I to claim series

Pakistan on Friday beat South Africa by three wickets in the high stakes final fixture of the four-match T20I series at the Supersport Park in Centurion and claimed the series 3-1. Pakistan, like South Africa, suffered a middle-order collapse as they went from 92-1 to 129-7. However, Mohammad Nawaz kept …

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Martin Braithwaite spent time in a wheelchair as a child; now he’s Lionel Messi’s wingman at Barcelona

Between the ages of five and seven, Braithwaite suffered from Legg-CalvĂ©-Perthes, a hip disorder that could have led to deformities in his femur. “I remember the feeling of, how can you say… embarrassment…about being different. You didn’t want this kind of attention.” Despite his physical limitations, Braithwaite was still dreaming. …

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Novak Djokovic’s clay-court campaign is up and running — but not in the way he wanted

But on Thursday, the world No. 1 says he was “dismantled” by world No. 33 Dan Evans in his first loss of the year. The pair faced off in the Monte-Carlo Masters with Djokovic — who has won the clay event twice before — explaining afterward that Evans thoroughly “deserved” …

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LaMarcus Aldridge: Brooklyn Nets forward retires after health scare

The 35-year-old announced his decision on social media, saying: “My last game, I played while dealing with an irregular heartbeat. Later on that night, my rhythm got even worse which really worried me even more.” Detailing the support he received from teammates to get to the hospital for a health …

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal star recovering from malaria

The striker had returned to Gabon at the end of March to play DR Congo in an Africa Cup of Nations qualification game. He then returned to England and played against Liverpool in the Premier League and Slavia Prague in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinal. After looking …

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Diego Maradona: Argentine artist channels ‘hand of God’ with portrait or soccer great

The artist, who creates lifelike paintings with spray paint on huge canvases, decided to make Maradona his niche after the outpouring of grief over the footballer’s death. “I am not afraid of being pigeonholed, I believe that what everyone sees from me is the hand of God,” Bagnasco told Reuters …

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Manchester United change seat covering colors to improve home form

The latest apparent distraction are empty seats. When asked about its poor home form, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the color of the seat coverings had been a problem for some of his squad as they play in empty stadiums due to Covid-19 restrictions. United has won 13 …

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Netflix: ‘The Short Game’ documentary’s female stars are helping to change golf

The year is 2012 and the stars of the show are 1,500 seven and eight-year-old golf prodigies representing 60 different countries, all vying for a chance to become a U.S. Kids World Champion at the daunting Pinehurst course. When it was released in 2013, Augusta National had only just accepted …

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