Daniel Ricciardo felt ‘two or three steps away’ in Hungary FP1

Daniel Ricciardo admitted that he still has performance to find from his McLaren in Hungary, after some tricky running in Friday practice. The Australian has been on the podium three times at the Hungaroring – winning the race in 2014 – but he was behind team-mate Lando Norris again in both practice sessions on Friday. He said that he had been testing upgrades on his car during first practice, but he still found it tough going in Budapest. The high temperatures would not have helped either, with the track and…

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Djokovic: “Pressure is different at the Olympics. I know, I have felt it.”

In the early afternoon of Tuesday at the “Nikola Tesla” airport in Belgrade, world No 1 Novak Djokovic held his last press conference before leaving for Tokyo in order to fight for the Olympic gold medal, the only thing missing from his resume. With the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles in the bag, the 34-year-old is chasing history, trying to become the first man to win all four slams in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969. Should he win Olympic gold in Tokyo, Djokovic would then…

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Lance Stroll felt like ‘the rear just let go’ in Baku

Lance Stroll is still searching for answers after his high-speed crash down the main straight during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Neither Stroll nor his Aston Martin team-mate Sebastian Vettel made Q3 in Baku, so Stroll decided to start on the hard C3 tyre and go long in the hope of a Safety Car. That Safety Car did indeed arrive, but not in the way Aston Martin were hoping for. On lap 30, the cameras switched to the scene of Stroll crashing into the wall down the start/finish straight, with onboard…

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Kevin Durant felt Warriors were ‘underdog’ when he joined them

KD felt Warriors were ‘underdog’ when he signed with them originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors in the summer of 2016, many experts, analysts and fans criticized him for joining a team that had just won a title two years ago and had just eliminated him and the Oklahoma City Thunder from the NBA playoffs. Many viewed Durant’s decision as “soft,” believing he joined a team that had just won an NBA record 73 games and was one win away from repeating as champions.…

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Felt weak, had breathing issues: Jinson Johnson

Fully recovered from a career-threatening injury in late 2019, India’s finest middle-distance runner Jinson Johnson was in the best shape of his career these last few months until the coronavirus derailed all his plans. The 2018 Asian Games 1500m gold and 800m silver medallist tested positive for Covid-19, along with five other athletes, at the Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru on April 12. Breathlessness, fever, splitting head and body ache added with extreme exhaustion brought the 30-year-old army man to his knees, dispelling the commonly held belief that…

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‘I felt some sickness and weakness’

‘I felt some sickness and weakness for a few days’ – Daniil Medvedev opens up on Covid scare Daniil Medvedev says he suffered some ‘weakness’ due to his Covid infection, but he has completely recovered. The world number three tested positive for Covid just before the Monte-Carlo Masters, immediately forcing him out of both that tournament and Barcelona. He is making his return at Madrid this week, though, where he as already won a doubles match alongside Brazilian Marcela Demoliner, but he says he is now over it. “I felt…

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Graham Potter felt a crowd deserved to see Danny Welbeck’s stunner against Leeds

Graham Potter said it was a shame there was no crowd to witness Danny Welbeck’s sublime goal as Brighton took a significant step towards Premier League survival with victory over Leeds. Former England forward Welbeck sealed a deserved 2-0 success at the Amex Stadium by lashing home after executing a perfect Cruyff turn on a dropping ball. Pascal Gross’ early penalty set Albion on course for only a third home league win of the campaign, which moved them on to 37 points and piled further pressure on 18th-placed Fulham. Seagulls…

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Felt most vulnerable in this bubble, IPL should have held in UAE like last year: Adam Zampa

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said he decided to quit the IPL midway as it was the “most vulnerable” bio-bubble he has been a part of and the tournament should have been held in UAE, like last year. Zampa and Kane Richardson, who were part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, are set to fly back home later on Tuesday, having pulled out citing personal reasons. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Zampa said he felt a lot safer in the UAE where the IPL was held last year.…

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Felt most vulnerable in this bubble, IPL should have held in UAE like last year: Adam Zampa

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said he decided to quit the IPL midway as it was the “most vulnerable” bio-bubble he has been a part of and the tournament should have been held in UAE, like last year. Zampa and Kane Richardson, who were part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad, are set to fly back home later on Tuesday, having pulled out citing personal reasons. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, Zampa said he felt a lot safer in the UAE where the IPL was held last year.…

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