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Max Verstappen posts convincing victory in season-ending F1 race

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen offered a sign of things to come next year by winning the last race of the Formula One season in dominant style at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

Romain Grosjean to sit out F1 season finale after fiery crash

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean will not race at next Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and instead will fly home to Switzerland, where he will continue his recovery for the burns on his hands following a horrific crash at last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Real Madrid faces Champions League group-stage exit while Liverpool, Porto advance

While former champions Liverpool and Porto eased to the knockout stage of the Champions League, record 13-time champion Real Madrid faces an embarrassing group-stage exit after losing 2-0 at Shakhtar Donetsk in Tuesday's games.

Tears flow after Lewis Hamilton wins in Turkey for record-equalling 7th F1 title

After equalling Michael Schumacher's record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions. His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team while underneath the helmet the tears were starting to build.

Canada's Lance Stroll takes pole position at Turkish GP

Canadian F1 driver Lance Stroll has captured the first Grand Prix pole position of his career. The Montreal native had the fastest qualifying lap at the Turkey Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing in a time of one minute, 47.765 seconds.

All-female W Series to feature at 8 F1 races next season

The all-female W Series will be showcased at eight Formula One races next season in a push for greater diversity in motor sports, organizers said Thursday.

Raonic's Paris Masters title pursuit ends as Medvedev advances to face Zverev in final

Daniil Medvedev reached the Paris Masters final for the first time after beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a contest between big servers on Saturday.

Alexander Zverev denies domestic abuse accusation by ex-girlfriend

Alexander Zverev again denied accusations of domestic abuse made by a former girlfriend who said the German tennis player tried to strangle her with a pillow before last year's U.S. Open.

Nadal reaches French Open final, closes in on Federer's Grand Slam record

After so much talk, by Rafael Nadal and others, about so many reasons why this pandemic-postponed French Open could be more difficult for him — cooler autumn weather; slightly heavier tennis balls; lack of match preparation — the King of Clay is right back where he usually is: in the final.
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With DQ in rearview, Djokovic comfortably advances to 2nd round at French Open

Playing his first Grand Slam match since his U.S. Open disqualification for smacking a ball after dropping a game and accidentally striking a line judge in throat, Novak Djokovic defeated 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer of Sweden 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday.
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Serena Williams steps up in tiebreaker of opening straight-sets win in Paris

Serena Williams went from a 72-minute struggle of a first set that required a tiebreaker to resolve in her first-round match at the French Open to a lopsided second set in which she did not drop a game.

Simona Halep marks 29th birthday with 15th consecutive win to begin French Open

Top-seeded Simona Halep won 10 straight games in beating Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round of the French Open on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 15 matches.

Canadians Lance Stroll, Nicholas Latifi crash out at F1 Tuscan Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won a hectic Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday in Italy to clinch his 90th Formula One win and move one behind Michael Schumacher's record. Both Montreal's Lance Stroll and Toronto's Nicholas Latifi didn't finish the crash-marred race.

End of an era as Williams family no longer involved in storied racing team

After more than 40 years running one of Formula One's most storied teams, the Williams family is stepping aside so that its new owners have a clear shot at reviving the team's fortunes.

Dominant F1 driver Lewis Hamilton cruises to Belgian Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win and move two behind Michael Schumacher's Formula One record on Sunday.

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