23 May 2017
Updated 16:30
Formula 1

Hamilton wins thrilling Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton roared back into serious contention for a fourth drivers' world title on Sunday when he drove to a well-judged victory for Mercedes in a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix.

Vettel says Mercedes' Bottas blocked him from victory

Sebastian Vettel said he felt he could have won Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix if Mercedes had not used Valtteri Bottas to ‘block’ him and help Lewis Hamilton to victory.

Tennis | ATP Madrid 2017

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal storms into Brisbane second round

Former world number one Rafael Nadal enjoyed an ideal start to his first Brisbane International Tuesday, storming into the second round with a straight sets win over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

France

Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

Emmanuel Macron promised full and enthusiastic support for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after his inauguration as French president on Sunday.

Baseball

Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees will be shut down with no throwing for two weeks

Injured Yankees closer Chapman out for month

New York Yankees star closing relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was benched Sunday with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation and could miss at least a month of the Major League Baseball season.

Sore shoulder sidelines Seattle's Iwakuma

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, joining three other sidelined starters for the American League club.

Football

Napoli's strikers Dries (L) and Lorenzo Insigne (R) congratulate Jose Callejon after scoring against Torino on May 14, 2017

Napoli rout piles pressure on Roma before Juve showdown

Spaniard Jose Callejon hit a brace as Napoli crushed Torino 5-0 to pile the pressure on Roma ahead of their potential Serie A title-decider with Juventus later Sunday.

Alves special sends ruthless Juventus into final

A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday as a 2-1 win on the night completed a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur's striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against and Manchester United at White Hart Lane in London, on May 14, 2017

Kane sinks Manchester United in Tottenham Hotsupr's Lane farewell

Homegrown hero Harry Kane scored Tottenham Hotspur's last goal at White Hart Lane as they bade farewell to their home with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Spurs await «special» White Hart Lane farewell against United

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino expects a «special» day on Sunday when his side play Manchester United in the last game at White Hart Lane.

MotorSport

Seven former winners among 33 Indy 500 entries

Defending champion Alexander Rossi and three-time winner Helio Castroneves are among seven former winners named Sunday as drivers of the 33 cars entered for the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Rugby

South Africa beat Scotland in Paris Sevens final, clinch series

South Africa were crowned winners of this season's World Rugby Sevens Series on Sunday, beating Scotland 15-5 in the final of the penultimate leg in Paris.

Kings sink Sharks for historic triumph

Southern Kings defeated a fellow South African side for the first time in Super Rugby when they edged Coastal Sharks 35-32 Saturday after a thriller in Port Elizabeth.

Cycling | Giro d'Italia 2017

Quintana doubles up as Giro rivals suffer

Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals.

Protecting Quintana the priority during Giro d'Italia, says Izagirre

Gorka Izagirre said delivering Colombian teammate Nairo Quintana to victory in the 100th Giro d'Italia remains the priority as he secured his maiden grand tour victory on a thrilling eighth stage on Saturday.

Cricket

New Zealand set Ireland 290 to win in ODI

New Zealand set Ireland a target of 290 to win the second match of the ODI tri-series in Dublin with Neil Broom top scoring for the Blackcaps with 79.

Boat race

Traditional dhow boat race retraces Gulf pearl route

More than 120 traditional dhows retraced a centuries-old pearl diving route off the coast of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday for an annual boat race.

Rugby

Crusaders beat 'Canes in Super Rugby heavyweight fight

The Canterbury Crusaders have strengthened their claims for an eighth Super Rugby crown with a dominating win over defending champions Wellington Hurricanes to stay unbeaten this season.

Crunch time for Crusaders in stellar Super Rugby season

Table-topping Canterbury Crusaders defend their unbeaten run against the Beauden Barrett-influenced Wellington Hurricanes on Saturday to start a season-defining fortnight of Super Rugby.

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Hamilton wins thrilling Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton roared back into serious contention for a fourth drivers' world title on Sunday when he drove to a well-judged victory for Mercedes in a dramatic Spanish Grand Prix.

Turkey-US: strained relations

From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.