Ferrari needs to quickly do something to stop Lewis Hamilton from running away with the Formula One title. Mercedes finished 1-2 in the first three races of the season to leave Sebastian Vettel 31 points behind Hamilton ahead of Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Ferrari says it has brought car upgrades to Baku’s street circuit. Mercedes remains unchanged.
Lewis Hamilton says Formula One rival Charles Leclerc’s talent is being “dimmed” after Ferrari asked him to move over for teammate Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton says he was in a similar position at McLaren in 2007 when he was a rookie alongside then-reigning champion Fernando Alonso. Hamilton says “I wanted to win as soon as possible and I wanted to beat the champion I was racing against, so it’s very, very similar.”
Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have made such giant strides at Manchester City this season that the thought of David Silva being phased out of the team isn’t accompanied with so much trepidation anymore. Bernardo has been virtually undroppable this season and the 18-year-old Foden has finally broken into the first team. David Silva remains a crucial member of City’s side but his influence is on the wane.
Even AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is wondering what has gone wrong. Milan appeared set to qualify for next season’s Champions League last month but has won only one of its past seven matches. The team has now dropped down to fourth place. Gattuso says “we’re struggling and that’s down to me.”
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is the only player not from Manchester City or Liverpool to be selected in the Premier League’s Team of the Year for the 2018-19 season. City had six representatives while Liverpool had four. Mohamed Salah wasn’t among them despite being tied for the top scorer in the league.
Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors. But the Rockets will have to wait to see if they’ll get that shot at the Warriors after Golden State failed to close out its series with the Los Angeles Clippers and moved to a Game 6.
A month ago, Stormy never had been touched by a human. By mid-April, the 2-year-old mustang was asking to have her forehead scratched, though her ears remained pricked and her eyes attuned to the slightest movement.
Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson flirted with backing the removal of the four lower Snake River dams during a conference here on salmon recovery Tuesday.
Brandon, Mississippi, is supposed to be SEC country. So watching a school from the Pac-12 North infiltrate the pecking order last football season had to be unfamiliar and unprecedented – awkward and wholly gratifying – for the southern community of 23,000.
Had Becky Nelson been born just a decade later, we just might be celebrating her as an Olympic athlete.
Vancouver’s Dawson Holt scored at 7:07 of the extra period Wednesday night, giving the Giants a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
Lou Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 1:29 left and finished with 33 points and 10 assists, the Warriors uncharacteristically clanked shots much of the second half and couldn’t make key stops, and the Los Angeles Clippers sent their first-round series back home with a 129-121 Game 5 win over Golden State on Wednesday night.
Roundup of Wednesday’s prep softball action from across the region.
Adam Wainwright was warm enough on a cool day, allowing one run in six innings for his 150th career victory, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Thursday’s TV, Radio Highlights
Roundup of Wednesday’s prep tennis action from across the region.
Kelvin Leerdam and Harry Shipp scored in a two-minute span midway through the second half as the Seattle Sounders rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the San Jose Earthquakes 2-2 Wednesday night in Seattle.
Roundup of Wednesday’s prep baseball action from across the region.
Roundup of Wednesday’s prep boys soccer action from across the region.