Hamilton wins Monaco GP to extend lead over teammate Bottas

Sports 05/26/19, 10:05

Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Hamilton struggled with grip in the latter stages, and was under constant pressure from Red Bull's Max Verstappen.But Verstappen had earlier picked up a five-second time penalty. So even though he finished ...

Update: Slim hopes of a local winner at the Monaco GP

Sports 05/26/19, 06:27

The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local):___1:10 p.m.From his giant hilltop palace perched over the streets of the tiny Principality's winding streets, Prince Albert has seen many races at the Monaco Grand Prix.But he's never seen anyone from Monaco actually winning.The last — and only time — the ...

Hamilton, Pagenaud and Byron on pole in motorsports’ big day

Sports 05/25/19, 18:05

One of the busiest days in motorsports will get underway on the French Riviera.Formula One kicks it all off with the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, when the dominant Mercedes team will look for a sixth straight win this season.The Silver Arrows are well placed to do so with defending ...

Leclerc tops 3rd practice in Monaco, teammate Vettel crashes

Sports 05/25/19, 06:19

Ferrari had mixed fortunes in third and final practice for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, with Sebastian Vettel crashing and his teammate Charles Leclerc topping the charts ahead of both Mercedes cars.Leclerc, who is from Monaco, will look to clinch his second pole position of the season in qualifying ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

Sports 05/25/19, 01:03

The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports, and sits on the executive committee of European soccer ...

Mercedes head Wolff pays moving tribute to friend Lauda

Sports 05/23/19, 12:19

His emotions still raw, Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said losing his friend Niki Lauda left him feeling crushed and cast a "huge black cloud" of sadness over Formula One."I feel we have lost what was the heart and soul," Wolff said Thursday at the Monaco Grand Prix. "The ...

Hamilton fastest for Mercedes in 1st practice for Monaco GP

Sports 05/23/19, 05:40

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time Thursday in first practice for the Monaco Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver and championship leader was .059 seconds quicker than Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on the sinewy 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) street circuit.Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas was third quickest and finished .072 behind ...

Monaco in danger of relegation after disastrous season

Soccer 05/13/19, 04:32

Two years after sweeping aside some of Europe's best teams, Monaco could become the continent's laughingstock.A Champions League semifinalist in 2017, Monaco is in danger of dropping into the French league's second division. Following this weekend's 1-0 loss at Nimes, the Principality team is in 17th place with two matches ...

OIympic race walk medalist banned for 4 years for doping

Sports 05/10/19, 05:01

Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping.The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF, says the Mexican walker's ban for taking anabolic steroids took effect on Nov. 16.Gonzalez's results have been disqualified from Oct. 17, but she will keep ...

Lille moves closer to Champions League after draw with Lyon

Sports 05/05/19, 17:06

Lille moved even closer to qualifying for next season's Champions League after drawing 2-2 at rival Lyon in the French league on Sunday.Second place guarantees automatic entry into Europe's elite club competition and Lille is six points ahead of third-place Lyon with three games left. The team finishing third goes ...

How Paris Saint-Germain won its 6th title in 7 seasons

Soccer 04/21/19, 17:43

Although Lille kept the French league title race going until five games before the end, there never really was any suspense. For some, it was like a repeat of a dull soap opera with the ending already known.It was only because PSG failed to wrap up the title three matches ...

PSG wins French league after 2nd-place Lille fails to win

Sports 04/21/19, 10:03

Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title without kicking a ball as second-place Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse on Sunday.Lille had to win to have any chance of catching PSG, but PSG is now 16 points ahead of its only rival with five matches left after this weekend.After ...

Fognini beats Lajovic to win Monte Carlo Masters

Tennis 04/21/19, 09:31

Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his career after beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.The 13th-seeded Italian's first title of the year was his ninth overall but first at Masters level.It came the day after he stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight ...

Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final

Sports 04/20/19, 13:47

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.Fognini had beaten Nadal twice before on ...

Medvedev shocks Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis

Sports 04/19/19, 09:24

An erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals Friday.The 10th-seeded Russian was appearing in the last eight of a Masters tournament for the first time but was not overawed. In fact, it was Djokovic who made the most ...

King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go

Tennis 04/15/19, 12:55

Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.The second-ranked Spaniard is coming back at the Monte Carlo Masters, a tournament he has won a record 11 times along with the French Open and Barcelona."It ...

Djokovic eyes French Open final against Nadal as clay begins

Tennis 04/14/19, 17:15

As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final."That would be the match of the season, yes," Djokovic said Sunday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic and his longtime rival Nadal are starting their ...

Lille overcomes 2-goal deficit, Caen upsets Monaco

Soccer 03/31/19, 13:20

Nantes and Lille failed to get a single shot on target during the first half of their French league game on Sunday, and then produced five goals in 15 minutes.The goal bonanza at Nantes' La Beaujoire stadium ultimately rewarded second-placed Lille, which erased a two-goal deficit to prevail 3-2 and ...

Chinese president visiting Monaco amid European tech worries

Europe 03/24/19, 06:36

Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to Monaco and France amid mixed feelings in Europe about China's growing global influence.Xi is paying the first state visit by a Chinese president to the tiny Mediterranean principality of Monaco on Sunday. He will meet with Prince Albert II and discuss economic and ...

China’s Xi to make 3-nation Europe visit starting Thursday

Europe 03/18/19, 00:24

Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Italy, France and Monaco from Thursday to March 26, the foreign ministry said Monday.Italy's coalition government has sent mixed signals over whether it will sign a proposed agreement to join China's trillion-dollar Belt and Road infrastructure investment drive. The initiative aims to expand commerce ...

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