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Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes back on course after Canada win

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes back on course after Canada win

Finland's Valtteri Bottas , who replaced retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes in January, qualified third with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen , the polesitter in Monaco two weeks ago, fourth. "I just committed halfway down the straight and said 'I go down the inside no matter what, '" Vettel recalled. TV replays showed that the fast-starting Verstappen had nicked the nose of the Ferrari at Turn One, but the stewards took no action.


'I know my ambitions' - Kane wants permanent England captaincy

'I know my ambitions' - Kane wants permanent England captaincy

And after that pulsating climax to the game, when Leigh Griffiths came within a whisker of attaining the status of all-time Scottish football great, I might have been tempted to reach for one again to put me out of the misery that following Scotland inflicts upon the soul.



Nadal dominates to win historic 10th French Open title

The Spaniard's uncle and coach, Toni Nadal , presented him with the copy of La Coupe des Mousquetaires. This time, he was a little more composed. Turned out he could, and he did, as masterful as at any time. Nadal, who dropped to the court and covered his eyes when Wawrinka netted the final shot, saved the one break point he faced in the third game of the first set.


India opts to bowl against South Africa

India opts to bowl against South Africa

Kohli might look to replace middle-order batsman Kedhar Jadhav with star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin alongside left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja who might just add to the balance of the team. Both de Kock and Amla survived early run-out chances, with the former dropped by Hardik Pandya as the early runs were hard to come by. What followed was utter disaster for SA as they lost their last eight wickets in quick succession, including the run outs of Miller to a Jasprit Bumrah throw.


Rashid Khan takes seven wickets as Afghanistan stun West Indies

Rashid Khan takes seven wickets as Afghanistan stun West Indies

Gulbadin Naib was the only batsman to offer any real resistance, his 51 runs helping the Afghans post a respectful total after he was the last wicket to fall. Apart from him, Naib also chipped in with two wickets. Powell, meanwhile, belted two lusty boundaries before perishing to a catch in the deep off Nabi as he again swung for the fences.


Champions Trophy: India win toss, elect to field against South Africa

Champions Trophy: India win toss, elect to field against South Africa

In reply, India chased down the target with 12 overs to spare, reaching 193 for two in 38 overs, to set up a last-four clash with Bangladesh . However, India's second wicket partnership included form batsman Dhawan and one of the greatest cricket players on the planet, Virat Kohli .