Wolff: Booing of Hamilton a consequence of British GP controversy

Toto Wolff says the booing directed at Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in Hungary is a fallout consequence of the events that unfolded at Silverstone two weeks ago. Hamilton’s 101st career pole in F1 clinched at the Hungaroring on Saturday was met with a wave of jeers from Max Verstappen supporters. The Mercedes drivers brushed off the loud hollers, saying the booing “just fuels me”, while Verstappen himself condemned his fans’ reaction. “It’s not correct of course but at the end of the day we are drivers, we shouldn’t get disturbed…

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Calling time: Restrained refs kept Euro 2020 games flowing

Playing at the European Championship has been a very welcome feeling for England defender John Stones. Thanks, in part, to the refereeing. While Premier League games are often punctuated by long pauses for drawn-out video review checks, that hasn’t been the case over the last month with refereeing overseen by UEFA at Euro 2020. A higher threshold for intervening to potentially overturn on-field decisions cuts out pauses in games. “They wanted everything to go quite swiftly and move and keep the game flowing,” Stones said Friday. “I’d like to see…

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‘I played under abnormal pain’

‘I played under abnormal pain’ – Novak Djokovic reveals multiple injuries Novak Djokovic revealed he is dealing with more than one injury after he missed out on winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Serbian revealed he withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze medal match due to his body saying “enough”, and added he hopes he will be fit for the US Open. The world number one fell to Pablo Carreno Busta in three gruelling sets in the men’s singles bronze medal match, having had his gold medal…

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Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Reaches Olympic Quarterfinals After 41 Years

Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the Olympic quarterfinals after 41 years after it beat South Africa 4-3 and later defending champions Great Britain blanked Ireland 2-0 to ensure India’s passage into the knockout stage, on Saturday. India finished their group A league proceedings in fourth place with six points, riding on back-to-back wins over Ireland and South Africa and will now face pool B toppers Australia in the quarter-final on Monday. The top four teams from each pool made it to the knockout stage. The Indian team’s best finish at the Olympics…

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Defies Boos To Take Pole With 100th Win In Sight

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton shrugged off boos and accusations of gamesmanship to secure the 101st pole position of his career on Saturday as he defied the heat and championship rival Max Verstappen to set the quickest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who is aiming for his 100th Grand Prix victory and his ninth in Hungary, will be joined on the front row by Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with Verstappen starting third alongside his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez. Hamilton brushed off the boos that came from…

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Rodgers confirms birth of child behind Maddison’s absence vs QPR

  An explanation for the absence of James Maddison from Leicester City’s matchday squad to face Queens Park Rangers on Saturday has been forthcoming. Arsenal links Speculation surrounding the future of gifted midfielder Maddison has of course been rampant across the summer to date. This comes with the 24-year-old, on the back of another fine campaign last time out, having been hotly tipped to depart the King Power Stadium. The outfit rumoured to be eyeing up Maddison’s signature? Arsenal. The Gunners are known to be on the lookout for creative…

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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic “Not Sure” About US Open Fitness After Olympics Nightmare

World number one Novak Djokovic said he was “not sure” about his fitness for the US Open after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles bronze medal match with a shoulder injury on Saturday. The 34-year-old Serb could become the first man to complete a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969 when the US Open gets under way on August 30. The withdrawal in Tokyo came after the 20-time major champion lost his cool on his way to a surprise 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 defeat…

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Belgium to face Spain in quarter Finals after 2-2 Great Britain Draw

The last group game of the Red Lions ended in a draw (2-2) against Great Britain. A meeting that looks like a “wake-up call” for the Belgian hockey team which, on Sunday, will challenge Spain in the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament. The Red Lions had a complicated game Sunday night at Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo, which ended in a draw: 2-2. But first a match during which they quickly had to do without the services of Alexander Hendrickx, victim of a stick stroke in the face. Before the meeting ended, however,…

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McLaren tyre ‘mistake’ cost Lando Norris chance of P4

Lando Norris thought his chances of starting a row further up the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix had been compromised by a McLaren team mistake. The Briton has only once finished outside the top five this season and will have every chance of maintaining that record from P6 at the Hungaroring. But Norris felt he could have been starting ahead of Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri and even Sergio Perez in the Red Bull had he been able to tackle his final qualifying run on a pristine set of tyres rather…

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