Sainz takes first pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — It took Carlos Sainz 151 attempts to earn his first pole position in Formula One. Now he’s going after that elusive first win. But starting alongside Sainz on the front row at Sunday’s British Grand Prix will be defending F1 champion Max Verstappen, a year after the crash with Lewis Hamilton … Read more

Hamilton says ‘archaic mindset’ about color must change

PARIS (AP) — Formula One great Lewis Hamilton says the “archaic mentality” has to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet allegedly used a racial slur against him. Hamilton’s comments came after F1 and the FIA ​​condemned the racist language. “It is more than a language. These archaic mentalities must change and have no place in … Read more

On golf: US Open, a reminder of what really matters in golf

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A week that began with Phil Mickelson speaking almost nothing ended with Matt Fitzpatrick momentarily speechless at his proudest moment. The US Open was more than just a diversion from the disruption in golf. He brought meaning to the game. “Speechless,” Fitzpatrick said moments after a shot that will become part … Read more

Gasly to return to AlphaTauri when F1 ‘silly season’ begins

MONTREAL (AP) — Pierre Gasly is “100% confirmed” to return to AlphaTauri next season, and teams believe Oscar Piastri is ready to move up to a Formula One seat. But Williams expects its line-up to remain unchanged until the end of the year – great news, if true, for Nicholas Latifi – and McLaren boss … Read more

US Open lets in Russian tennis players after Wimbledon ban

The US Open will allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to compete this year despite the ongoing war in Ukrainewhich led Wimbledon to ban those athletes. US Tennis Association CEO and CEO Lew Sherr, whose group runs the US Open, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that the USTA … Read more

Blatter and Platini reiterate their innocence in court testimony

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini vigorously reiterated their innocence when the two former soccer leaders were questioned on the second day of their criminal trial. accused of defrauding FIFA. Blatter was due to testify on opening day. on Wednesday, but the former FIFA president said he was bothered by chest pains … Read more

Defectors Open Saudi-Funded Golf Series Amid Pomp and Fractures

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — From a distance it looked like a military flight and the Grenadier Guards playing the trumpet once in royal style. Only it wasn’t an extension of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee celebrations, but the launch of the Saudi-funded golf getaway, which attempts to bring a sense of faux royal spectacle to … Read more

Golfers put aside ‘reprehensible’ Saudi moves to join series

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) — The stars of the new Saudi-funded golf league tried Tuesday to allay concerns about human rights abuses, accepting hundreds of millions of dollars despite the risk of being prohibited from participating in long-standing events. After announcing that he is leaving the PGA Tour to join the LIV Golf series, Dustin … Read more