Mercedes have once again dominated Formula One this year but their rivals are closing the gap. Both Ferrari and Red Bull have enjoyed success since rules changes were made last winter to make cars faster and wider. Mercedes are on course to win the Constructors’ Championship with their W08 car this year, while Lewis Hamilton could claim the Drivers’ Championship at the US Grand Prix on Sunday. But technical problems, which Toto Wolff has previously described as “gremlins” in the car, have dogged the team all year. And technical boss James Allison says Mercedes aim to correct those issues for the 2018 campaign.
Roger Federer’s fantasy season continued on Sunday as he beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets to lift the Shanghai Masters trophy. After the match, Federer was asked what had helped him win his last five meetings against his old nemesis. He smiled and replied “Not playing him on clay.” Sunday’s match was staged on one of the quicker courts in world tennis, which usually works to Federer’s advantage. He leapt out to an early lead, breaking Nadal in the opening game and then maintaining such a punishing rhythm that he dropped only eight points on his own serve throughout. “I played a great match today with hardly any mistakes," said Federer. "It was very clear for me how I had to play and I was able
The small town of Blyth, Ontario is looking extra magical this weekend as it opens its arms to thousands of visiting Harry Potter fans for its annual Festival of Wizardry. SEE ALSO: A Virginia donut shop made Harry Potter Butterbeer doughnuts for all the poor muggles out there For the second year in a row, the people of Blyth have turned their hometown into Transfigured Town with Harry Potter-themed decorations, food, events, and concerts. Last year's event attracted 1,500 visitors; this weekend's sold-out event attracted 9,000. Blyth, which in a 2011 census recorded a population of 1,005, has grown nearly 10 times in size this weekend, with quidditch matches, wizard rock concerts, magic lessons,
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Italian Open at the par-71 course on Sunday in Monza -21 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 69 64 65 65 -20 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 64 67 68 65 Ross Fisher (Britain) 68 66 67 63 -19 Matt Wallace (Britain) 64 65 67 69 -18 Marcus Fraser (Australia) 67 62 72 65 -17 David Horsey (Britain) 70 64 69 64 Tommy Fleetwood (Britain) 71 66 63 67 Francesco Molinari (Italy) 64 68 66 69 George Coetzee (South Africa) 65 69 65 68 -16 Eddie Pepperell (Britain) 64 69 69 66 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 70 67 66 65 Michael Lorenzo-Vera (France) 68 67 67 66 Nino ...
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla smashed unbeaten centuries as South Africa cruised to a record-breaking 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first One-Day International at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat on a flat wicket, setting their hosts a below-par 279 to win. South Africa reached 282 without the loss of a wicket and with 43 balls to spare.
Tyrrell Hatton capped a final round of 65 by sinking a superb birdie putt on the last hole to win the Italian Open and claim back-to-back European Tour titles on Sunday. The tournament looked to be set for a three-way playoff as Hatton came to the final hole level on 20 under par with leaders Ross Fisher and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who had already completed their rounds. Instead, the 26-year-old Englishman calmly holed a birdie putt from around 15 feet to finish on 21 under and add to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship he won at St Andrews the week before.
Oct 15 (Gracenote) - Results from Tour of Turkey (Istanbul - Istanbul, 143.7 km) on Sunday 1. Edward Theuns (Belgium / Trek-Segafredo) 3:24:32" 2. Matteo Pelucchi (Italy / BORA-hansgrohe) ST 3. Francesco Gavazzi (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) 4. Jarlinson Pantano (Colombia / Trek-Segafredo) 5. Davide Ballerini (Italy / Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) 6. Diego Ulissi (Italy / UAE Team Emirates) 7. Riccardo Minali (Italy / Astana Pro Team) 8. Vincenzo Albanese (Italy / Bardiani - CSF) 9. Manuel Belletti (Italy / Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia) 10. ...