Expectations were always going to be high for China to deliver a memorable grand prix. Unfortunately for those who watched, race number 1,000 will slip quietly into the history books with barely a backwards glance. Valtteri Bottas fended off Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to secure his seventh career pole position in some notable pre-race action.
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5:53 AM ET Turin’s Pala Alpitour stadium will host the ATP Finals from 2021-2025, replacing London, the governing body of men’s tennis said on Wednesday. Turin was picked ahead of Manchester, Singapore, Tokyo and London which were among the five shortlisted venues after more than 40 cities worldwide had expressed an interest to host the
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3:28 AM ET ANAHEIM, Calif. — All throughout the day Tuesday, Mike Ford found himself the butt of the same joke told by his New York Yankees teammates. “The running joke was I might have been the only guy in major league history to have two intentional walks and just one hit,” the first baseman
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2:51 AM BST Japan need to find a replacement for competing in Super Rugby following Sunwolves’ expulsion if they are to become a major rugby power, former Brave Blossoms coach Eddie Jones has said. The Sunwolves, Japan’s representatives in Super Rugby, were told by the competition’s governing body SANZAAR in March that they would be
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1:31 AM ET Greg Wyshynski Chris Peters Close ESPN staff writer Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention
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10:49 PM ET Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher says he has no plans to leave the school following athletic director Scott Woodward’s departure last week to LSU. Fisher, who won one national championship and three ACC titles during his eight seasons at Florida State, signed a 10-year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M last offseason.
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9:26 PM ET Featherweight Ruben Villa, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Luis Alberto Lopez on May 10 at Omega Products International in Corona, California, co-promoters Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions announced on Tuesday. The fight will headline a tripleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Villa (15-0, 5
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9:32 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Texas Rangers placed left-hander Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of nerve tightness in his pitching arm, pausing his return from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the past two seasons. Smyly, who turns 30 in June, is 0-2 with a 7.80
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7:34 PM ET ESPN News Services ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft. The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, though they had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has announced
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7:36 PM ET Associated Press Captain Tiger Woods and part of his U.S. team can expect to be bleary-eyed at the Presidents Cup this year. Woods announced Tuesday that his Hero World Challenge will return to the Bahamas in December and end on Saturday (Dec. 7) instead of Sunday to give him and some of
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