Mexican Grand Prix – Nico Hulkenberg plays down ‘misleading’ Renault pace

MEXICO CITY — Nico Hulkenberg thinks Renault is in good shape for the Mexican Grand Prix but is not kidding himself that the French team can challenge Mercedes and Ferrari over the weekend. Daniel Ricciardo says it would be “naive” to rule out Mercedes and Ferrari from challenging for pole position in Mexico after Formula One’s two leading teams struggled to match the impressive pace of Red Bull in Friday practice for the Mexican Grand Prix Carlos Sainz and Hulkenberg finished third and fifth in second practice, either side of…

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Jimmy Garoppolo of San Francisco 49ers — Came to terms with ‘freak accident’

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo acknowledged Friday that in the days after tearing his ACL, he spent plenty of time replaying that situation, as well as others before it, in his head before soon coming to a point of acceptance and moving on. “I think just the overall acceptance of it initially, it was tough,” Garoppolo said. “I have never had a serious injury like this so it’s different, but we’re very positive now.” Given a little more than a month to reflect on the…

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Sebastian Vettel – Tyres are the key to Red Bull advantage

Sebastian Vettel has put Red Bull’s huge Friday practice advantage at the Mexican Grand Prix down to the way in which the cars are using their tyres. Vettel could only manage the fourth fastest time in second practice and finished the session 1.234s off the fastest time set by Max Verstappen’s Red Bull. The result was a reversal of the majority of Friday practice sessions this season, in which Mercedes and Ferrari have usually held a significant single-lap advantage over Red Bull. Mexico City’s 2,250 metre altitude is believed to…

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In This World Series, the Ballparks Play a Starring Role

As much as Boston clings to its deep history, there was growing sentiment that, as with the revered Boston Garden, which had shuttered in 1995, it was time to move on from Fenway. By 2000, the Red Sox chief executive, John Harrington, was pushing for a new ballpark next door that included a replica of the Green Monster, but with 10,000 more seats. Two years later, when the Yawkey estate put the team up for sale, virtually every bidder had plans for a new ballpark. The only ones who were…

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Daniel Ricciardo expects Mercedes, Ferrari fightback in Mexico

Daniel Ricciardo says it would be “naive” to rule out Mercedes and Ferrari from challenging for pole position in Mexico after Formula One’s two leading teams struggled to match the impressive pace of Red Bull in Friday practice for the Mexican Grand Prix. Red Bull ended Friday’s two practice sessions at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez fastest, with Max Verstappen leading Ricciardo in both sessions. Red Bull was over 1.2s clear of the rest of the field, which was led by the Renault of Carlos Sainz. Despite enjoying a sizeable advantage…

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Tyreke Evans of Indiana Pacers to miss 1 game, was late for practice

Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been ruled out for Saturday night’s game at Cleveland for an infraction of team rules after he was late for practice. “This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career,” Evans said in a statement Friday. “They deserve my best every day and I am disappointed in myself for causing a distraction that prevents me from being able to help my team tomorrow. I will do better.” Evans is averaging 12.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds per…

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Red Bull not expecting grid penalty after Max Verstappen’s FP2 stopppage in Mexico

Red Bull believes a hydraulic failure caused Max Verstappen’s car to stop on track during second practice for the Mexican Grand Prix and does not expect to take a engine-related grid penalty as a result. Verstappen set the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions and finished the day with a 0.153s margin over teammate Daniel Ricciardo in second. The next fastest car was Carlos Sainz’s Renault, 1.233s off the pace of Verstappen, while both Mercedes and Ferrari struggled for performance. As a result, Mexico could be Verstappen’s best chance…

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Kirk Gibson’s Home Run Ball Is Still Gone, Probably Forever

“It would be cool,” Gibson said of one day finding the ball. “But I’ve written it off. It can’t be proven, anyway.” Gibson remembers the pain from that day, thinking about his parents in attendance, the satisfaction of proving critics wrong with a key hit, and the elation of winning a World Series game. He was too busy to notice where the ball ended up. Nowadays, Gibson, a Michigan native who serves as an analyst for the Detroit Tigers’ television broadcast, said he does not think much about the ball…

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Red Sox start J.D. Martinez in LF, move Andrew Benintendi to bench

The Boston Red Sox will start J.D. Martinez in left field and move Andrew Benintendi to the bench as the World Series shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Friday night. Martinez injured his ankle in Game 1 and looked hobbled when running during Game 2, but is still set to hit fourth and play in the outfield for the first time in the postseason after previously serving as Boston’s designated hitter. No team in history has come back from a 3-0 Fall Classic deficit. If visiting Boston beats…

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Mexican Grand Prix – Who said what after practice

8:05 PM ET ESPN staff ESPN rounds up all the reaction from up and down the Mexico City paddock following practice for the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. Mercedes Mark Thompson/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton: ”The car was good in some places, but not so good in others. It’s not about one particular area; there are lots of different things that we can improve. It was difficult with the high track temperatures, which were melting and graining the tyres, but a lot of people were experiencing that today. We run the biggest…

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