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  • Formula One: Maldonado on top as ill Lewis Hamilton is sidelined February 20, 2015

    Barcelona: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado led the timesheets for Lotus on the first day of Formula One testing on Thursday while world champion Lewis Hamilton was sidelined by sickness and McLaren by power unit problems. Dutchman Max Verstappen, 17, completed the most laps on a day interrupted by a collision between Susie...
  • 'Unwell' Lewis Hamilton stops testing for the day: Mercedes February 19, 2015

    Montmelo: Mercedes say Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is "unwell" and has stopped driving for the day at preseason testing near Barcelona. Mercedes say on their Twitter account "An unplanned stoppage keeping us off track at the moment. Lewis Hamilton is unwell and not able to continue driving today." Hamilton had completed...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • World Cup warm-ups: Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka, New Zealand thump South Africa February 11, 2015

    Christchurch: New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka were beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising results from Wednesday's pre-World Cup warm-up matches. World Cup co-host New Zealand continued their impressive recent form by beating highly-favored South Africa by 134 runs. Brendon McCullum made 59 and Kane Williamson...
  • Daniel Ricciardo hits Top Gear and takes Lewis Hamilton's record February 9, 2015

    London: Australian Daniel Ricciardo has already stripped Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of one lap record before the season has even started. The Red Bull driver demolished Hamilton's two-year-old fastest lap as the 'star in a reasonably-priced car' in an episode of the popular Top Gear television show broadcast on...
  • Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton part ways? February 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have reportedly called off their relationship once again, after the Formula One racer refused to marry the singer. The duo has had a roller coaster relationship over the last seven years, and it is Scherzinger who walked away after a series of rows, reports...
  • Nico Rosberg ready to resume battle with Lewis Hamilton February 3, 2015

    London: Nico Rosberg says he has sharpened his knives for the new Formula One season and is ready to take on champion Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and anyone else who fancies their title chances. The German, runner-up last year as Hamilton collected his second crown, told the official formula1.com website that...
  • Lewis Hamilton to sign new deal, says Mercedes February 2, 2015

    Madrid: Formula One racing team Mercedes is confident that world champion Lewis Hamilton will sign a new contract soon. The Briton's current deal will expire at the end of the year. Talks have started on the new deal, Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, has said discussions will come to a...
  • Lewis Hamilton wants more competition for his F1 title defense February 2, 2015

    Jerez: Lewis Hamilton hopes to have several challengers, rather than just his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, when he defends his Formula One title this season. Last year's fight was intense, with Hamilton and Rosberg feuding as their title scrap went down to the final race in Abu Dhabi. But everyone else was...
  • F1: Nico Rosberg promises 'maximum attack' in 2015 February 1, 2015

    Nico Rosberg vowed 'maximum attack' in a new title battle with Formula One world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton on Sunday as Mercedes unveiled their 2015 car before pre-season testing started in Jerez. "I know the feeling of winning and of fighting for a championship after last year, but I also know...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Don't rush to F1, says Lewis Hamilton's dad January 16, 2015

    London: Every young racer wants to be the next Lewis Hamilton but most are in too much of a hurry to give themselves the best chance of success. That is the considered view of Hamilton's father Anthony, who by his own admission did not know what he was getting into when...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka ride on Dilshan ton to level series in New Zealand January 15, 2015

    Hamilton: Tillakaratne Dilshan made a flawless 116 to lead Sri Lanka to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand on Thursday, leveling the seven-match one-day series at 1-1. Chasing New Zealand's 248, Sri Lanka reached the target with 14 balls to spare thanks chiefly to Dilshan's 17th one-day century. Earlier, New Zealand...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger go on a dinner date in New York January 3, 2015

    New York: Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger, who got back together in March last year, decided to start 2015 on a good note. The couple seemed happier than ever in a collage that the Formula One driver shared over social media, reports dailymail.co.uk. '#latergram Merry New Year!!! @nicolescherzy & I are wishing...
  • Fernando Alonso a top target for Mercedes if Lewis Hamilton leaves January 2, 2015

    Fernando Alonso would be top of the list for Mercedes if Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton fails to agree a new deal with the team beyond this year, according to motorsport director Toto Wolff. Hamilton, who took his second championship in 2014 after winning 11 races, has yet to put pen...
  • Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo itching to get back behind wheel December 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo cannot wait to get back behind the wheel in a bid for redemption at his home Australian Grand Prix where a controversial disqualification robbed him of a maiden podium last season. Ricciardo thrilled home fans when he finished second at Albert Park in March but...
  • 5th ODI: Taijul, Mahmudullah help Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the first bowler to claim a hat trick on his debut in limited-overs international cricket on Monday as Bangladesh completed a 5-0 series win against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the fifth match by five wickets. Islam's 4-11 helped Bangladesh dismiss Zimbabwe for 128 in 30 overs before...
  • Mercedes celebrate F1 success at fan event November 30, 2014

    Germany: Thousands of fans helped Mercedes celebrate its success in the Formula One championship at the German manufacturer's "Stars and Cars" party on Saturday. F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up teammate Nico Rosberg drove a number of vehicles, including their championship-winning Silver Arrow, on a temporary track around the Mercedes-Benz museum...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan...
  • Lewis Hamilton says new Mercedes contract looks a formality November 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says a contract extension with Mercedes is almost a done deal now that he has got his second Formula One championship under his belt. "We haven't discussed the nuances but...it really is pretty much a formality I would have thought," the 29-year-old told British reporters after the season-ending race...
  • Lewis Hamilton savours his greatest day November 24, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton declared Sunday the greatest day of his life after ending a thrilling season with his second Formula One world championship. If winning the first title with McLaren after a last-gasp move in Brazil in 2008 was special, then the triumph under the Abu Dhabi floodlights was something else again. "The...
  • Final 2014 Formula One standings November 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as he clinched a second Formula One title and denied his teammate Nico Rosberg his first. In a race overshadowed by the ever-present spectre of mechanical failure after Rosberg suffered an early loss of power, Hamilton powered to his 11th win...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One title at Abu Dhabi; Nico Rosberg 2nd November 23, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: British driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula One title in style after winning the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, with title rival Nico Rosberg drifting out of contention after failing to recover from a poor start. Hamilton, the 2008 F1 champion, entered the race with a...
  • Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged out title rival Lewis Hamilton to take pole position for the season-ending Abu Dhabi, where the two will fight for the Formula One. Hamilton was quicker than Rosberg in the first two qualifying sessions, but the German driver set the pace in Q3. Hamilton almost went...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi GP final practice November 22, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Nico Rosberg edged title rival Lewis Hamilton in the third practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later on Saturday. The Mercedes team-mates were 1-2 in Friday's practice runs, with Hamilton fastest in both of those, but this time the German driver turned the tables...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver November 22, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of...
  • Advantage for Lewis Hamilton in Abu Dhabi practice November 21, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton claimed an early advantage over Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Friday with the fastest lap in practice for Formula One's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Briton, chasing his second title, was quickest in the afternoon and after-dark floodlit sessions at the glittering Yas...