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.
The Southeastern Conference is not the behemoth it was when the league dominated college football for almost a decade, but for the first time in a few years, it has a team other than Alabama that could threaten to win a national championship.
All Blacks loose forward and captain-in-waiting Sam Cane has committed to New Zealand rugby through to 2021. The 25-year-old, set to play his 50th test in the All Blacks' final Bledisloe Cup match against Australia on Saturday, will also remain with Super Rugby's Waikato Chiefs and provincial side Bay of Plenty for the next four years. "I've grown up supporting all three teams and they're teams that I love, so to re-sign was ultimately an easy decision for me, while the security of a long-term contract is great for me at this point in my career," Cane said in a media release on Monday.
Police initially described the scene as a "large-scale disorder" which erupted during the event at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday night. Several hundred people had turned up to the boxing event to see the main contest, the IBF Youth Lightweight title bout between local prospect Luke Paddock and Derby's Myron Mills. Detective Inspector Ian Wilkins said: "The event was attended by several hundred people and we are trawling CCTV to identify those involved.
It was meant to be an eternal reminder of Olympic ideals and the glory of the Games. The "sacred" flame from Tokyo's 1964 Olympics was meant to burn forever... but an embarrassed official has revealed that it actually went out four years ago. It was then divided and sent to the cities of Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Chitose.
Benoit Pouliot scored the decisive goal late in the second period, and goaltender Chad Johnson made 25 saves as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Sunday. Buffalo (1-4-1) earned its first win of the season, outshooting the Ducks 31-26. It was coach Phil Housley's first victory with the club.
Veteran sportscaster Al Michaels compared the struggles of an NFL team to Harvey Weinstein, a man who allegedly sexually assaulted dozens of women over more than two decades — and Michaels, predictably, apologized shortly thereafter. The moment came on during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Giants-Broncos game. The winless Giants have been experiencing a run of bad luck this season, but Michaels found a questionable metaphor for the team's difficult run.