Fernando Alonso again finds a way to finish in the points

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) It was another rough start for Fernando Alonso, and again another points-finish for the two-time world champion. Alonso needed to come from behind at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to earn a top 10 finish for the fifth straight time this season. Two weeks ago the Spaniard had to make his way back after a first-lap incident to finish seventh in Azerbaijan. Article continues below … Alonso started eighth in Spain but was forced wide by countryman Carlos Sainz of Renault on Turn 2, falling back…

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Lagergren wins playoff in Sicily for 1st European Tour title

SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) Joakim Lagergren of Sweden won his first European Tour title with a dramatic playoff victory over Mike Lorenzo-Vera at the Sicilian Open on Sunday. Lagergren birdied the first extra hole at Verdura Golf Club after he and overnight leader Lorenzo-Vera had finished tied on 16 under par. ”I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole career,” said the 26-year-old Lagergren. ”I’m so relieved and I’m so happy at the moment, I can’t describe it in words. I’ve just been fighting so hard to get to here, it’s…

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Real Madrid backs FIFA’s plans for 24-team Club World Cup

MADRID (AP) Reigning champion Real Madrid is supporting plans to expand the Club World Cup to 24 teams following a meeting at FIFA. Madrid is part of the European Club Association, which has voiced concerns about FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s proposals for a quadrennial Club World Cup to replace the annual tournament and pushed for players to get more mandatory rest periods. Europe’s top domestic competitions, including the English Premier League and Spain’s La Liga, have also opposed FIFA’s plans. Article continues below … But Madrid, winner of the last…

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Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles have finally found some life and can take a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards on Sunday. After the Orioles beat the Rays 9-4 on Friday, the teams split a doubleheader the following day. Baltimore took the first game as Jonathan Schoop hit two homers in a 6-3 win. Nonetheless, Baltimore is enjoying its most successful stretch of the season, having won four…

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Former Mississippi football coach Billy Brewer dies at 83

Billy Brewer, the former Mississippi football star who went on to coach the Rebels to eight Egg Bowl victories over rival Mississippi State, died Saturday. He was 83. Ole Miss released a statement confirming Brewer’s death in Memphis following a brief illness. Family friend Chuck Rounsaville said the former coach had been in poor health for a few months after suffering a stroke this year. Brewer coached Ole Miss for 11 seasons from 1983 to 1993, finishing with a 67-56-3 record. He took the Rebels to five bowl games and…

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Jets jump on Golden Knights early, open series with 4-1 win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets were in rhythm and the Vegas Golden Knights looked rusty. Or, maybe the Jets are just that good. Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and Winnipeg built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat Vegas 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Article continues below … While the Jets played at home less than 48 hours after advancing past top-seeded Nashville on the road, the Golden Knights were off…

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The story behind the Air Jordan XX8 on Ray Allen’s feet for his iconic Game 6 shot

May 12, 2018 Nick DePaulaESPN As he reflects on his first championship with the Boston Celtics, Hall of Fame sharpshooter Ray Allen pauses for a second — “What was the shoe I was wearing?” The largely forgotten Team Jordan shoe — dubbed the “TGIM,” short for “The Game Is Mine” — has long been an afterthought among sneakerheads, casual fans and, apparently, Allen himself. The other shoe Allen wore when winning a title is far more unmistakable. “As this shoe comes to me, it’s like, ‘Wow, a boot?‘” Allen said…

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St. George suffers 2nd loss in National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) St. George Illawarra suffered just their second loss of Australia’s National Rugby League season when they fell 24-10 to South Sydney on Sunday, but the Dragons retained their two point lead at the top of a compact table when their nearest rivals also lost. Souths joined the New Zealand Warriors as the only teams to have toppled the Dragons in the 10 rounds played so far this season, just a week after St. George Illawarra beat the defending champion Melbourne Storm 34-14 to enhance their status as the…

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