Verstappen: 'I'm absolutely sure I'm faster than Hamilton'

Max Verstappen is nothing if not confident, and the Red Bull driver has reminded everyone of that fact by claiming to being “absolutely sure” he’s faster than arch-rival Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen enjoyed a strong start to his summer period, winning three consecutive races – in France, Styria and Austria – to build himself a healthy 32-point lead over Hamilton ahead of the British Grand Prix, the Briton’s home race. The high-profile crash at Silverstone between the Dutchman and the Mercedes driver ended up massively benefitting the latter who went on…

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Chelsea prepare new bid for Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku

Another Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea update has now surfaced late on Tuesday evening Chelsea linked with Lukaku Chelsea’s links to Lukaku this summer emerged in early June, when it was claimed that Roman Abramovich was personally pushing for the deal. Will Romelu Lukaku make a shock return to Stamford Bridge this summer? : @DeanJonesSoccer reveals Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is on a mission to sign Lukaku — Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) June 1, 2021 The chatter surrounding a potential return to Stamford Bridge for the Belgian had since subsided in the…

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Olympics Hockey: We’ve got the Great Britain ‘bulldog’ spirit now, says Lily Owsley

An adrenaline-fuelled soundbite from Lily Owsley is contagious at the best times following a win of Olympic-sized proportions. Take the victory over Spain in the quarter-finals, one where Maddie Hinch was unleashed in the shoot-out – a penny for Dutch thoughts after that one – and put Great Britain women into a semi-final showdown with […] The post Olympics Hockey: We’ve got the Great Britain ‘bulldog’ spirit now, says Lily Owsley appeared first on The Hockey Paper. Source link

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Nadal backs Simone Biles Olympics decision

20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has come out in support Simone Biles after the American gymnast pulled out of several events at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics citing mental health. Nadal, who withdrew from Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics due to injury, is returning to the tennis tour for the first time since his French Open semi-final loss to Novak Djokovic at this week’s Citi Open in Washington. Speaking to CBS Evening News, Nadal said he backs Biles’ decision 100% and that if she is not ready, she should not…

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Alfa Romeo explain cause of pit-stop blunder

Alfa Romeo have explained it was a traffic light error that caused Kimi Raikkonen to be released unsafely into Nikita Mazepin in Hungary. The chaos at the Hungarian Grand Prix presented teams with slower cars with a huge opportunity to score some big points, but Alfa Romeo were unable to do so. That is largely because Antonio Giovinazzi got a penalty for speeding in the pit-lane and Raikkonen got one for an unsafe release from the pits, with the Finn taking out Mazepin. The team’s head of track engineering Xevi…

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Watch: England team, manager Southgate sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ with fans

England manager Gareth Southgate hailed his team for reaching their first tournament final in 55 years but said Italy, their opponents in Sunday’s decider, will be a “massive hurdle”. Southgate and the England players stayed on the field after the final whistle singing “Sweet Caroline” with the fans and he suggested that was enough celebrating — for now. Entire England squad sing along to Sweet Caroline pic.twitter.com/SVPvb3q3P9 — Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) July 7, 2021 “They’ve had it, haven’t they? There was mayhem on the pitch and I was part of…

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Yanni Gourde excited for chance in Seattle even with start delayed

SEATTLE — After winning two straight Stanley Cup titles, Yanni Gourde has one of the more impressive resumes among the players selected by the Seattle Kraken in the NHL expansion draft. But instead of being one of Seattle’s top forwards to start the team’s first season, Gourde is going to be stuck as a spectator when the puck finally drops after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. “It’s been a complicated situation because it’s been bugging me for over 18 months. There’s a lot of…

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‘Djokovic will have clean slate at US Open’

‘Novak Djokovic will have clean slate at US Open’, says former world number two A two-time French Open runner-up believes Novak Djokovic will continue to win Grand Slam titles because he is “out of the ordinary”. Former world number two Alex Corretja thinks Djokovic will have a “clean slate” at the US Open as his motivation will be “so great”, after his Olympic setback. The Serbian is aiming to win a men’s singles record 21st Grand Slam title at the US Open – which begins on August 30 – to…

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Williams releases Ticktum from F1 development program

Williams has announced that it has released F2 racer Dan Ticktum from the team’s Formula 1 development program. The young British drivers’ exit comes just days after he reportedly mocked Williams F1 driver Nicholas Latifi online, on his Twitch stream. However, Williams has so far offered no explanation for the split. But Ticktum took to his Instagram account to say that his exit from Williams’ was decided before his derogatory comments on Latifi and justified by the fact that there was “no option for an F1 seat in 2022 for…

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The fee Inter want to allow Chelsea-linked Romelu Lukaku to leave club

By Josh Barker Published: August 3, 2021 6:54 pm Last Updated: August 3, 2021 6:55 pm Chelsea eyeing a striker One of Chelsea’s main priorities this summer has seemingly been the addition of a centre-forward. The Blues’ main issue in 2020/21 was their lack of goals, with Jorginho having finished the Premier League campaign as their top scorer with just seven strikes. The capital outfit, in turn, have been attempting to address the issue, amid assurances that signing a striker is the overriding priority at Stamford Bridge this summer. Two…

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