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Lewis Hamilton races to victory at Bahrain Grand Prix

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

The British driver started from pole for the first time in the desert race under floodlights and was largely untroubled, finishing ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, whose braking problem with two laps remaining let in Raikkonen.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, the only driver to beat Hamilton this year, looked set for a podium position until a late front wing change ended the four-time F1 champion's chances and he placed fifth behind Valtteri Bottas.

Jenson Button, last in Saturday's qualifying, did not start due to a technical problem, while Brazilian driver Felipe Massa stalled his car on his formation lap due to an electrical problem and started from the pit lane.

A late brake problem slowed Hamilton down a little on the final lap,...

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Novak Djokovic takes Monte Carlo Masters title

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Monte Carlo Masters for the second time in three years by defeating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, in Monaco on Sunday.

Djokovic, who has lost only two matches in 2015, became the first player in tennis history to win the first three Masters tournament of the year after completing the Indian Wells-Miami sweep this spring.

In windy and humid conditions, both players struggled with their serve and made several unforced errors in a final that lacked rhythm and was suspended by rain.

Berdych put Djokovic on the back foot in the early stages with his powerful groundstrokes and forced the Serb into a deciding set for the first time this week but was ultimately made to pay for his erratic display.

With his 23rd Masters title, Djokovic extended his winning streak to 17 matches.


Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter...

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Texas Rangers won't interfere with Russell Wilson's NFL career

For the past two years, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has channeled his inner Bo Jackson by making a couple of one-day, spring-training appearances for the Texas Rangers.

Wilson, whose rights were acquired by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft in December 2013, has said in the past he would love to play professional baseball. He revealed more about his aspirations of becoming a two-sport athlete during an interview with HBO's "Real Sports" that will begin airing Tuesday.

"I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports.

"That's why the Texas Rangers got my rights. They want me to play. Jon Daniels, the [general manager], wants me to play. We were talking about it the other day."

Daniels, however, said the Rangers weren't planning to poach Wilson from the Seahawks. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Daniels said he hadn't tried to persuade Wilson to give up his helmet for a cap and glove.

"Russell has the competitiveness and...

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Olin Browne wins rain-shortened Greater Gwinnett Championship

Olin Browne has won the Greater Gwinnett Championship after constant rain forced the cancellation of Sunday's final round in Duluth, Ga.

The 57-year-old Browne set the tournament record with a second-round 64 to take the lead at 12 under. Bernhard Langer then matched the record to move into second place.

Rain forced Friday's first round to be suspended and then completed Saturday morning. There was more rain, but no delays, on Saturday, followed by heavy rain Saturday night and Sunday morning.

This is the first Champions Tour event to be shortened to 36 holes since the 2011 Insperity Championship in Houston.

Browne's only other career win on the tour came in the 2011 U.S. Seniors Open.

In the three years the tournament has been held, Langer has one win and two second-place finishes.


Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International in China after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff.


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What we learned from the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Jets in Game 2

What we learned from the Ducks’ 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2.

A few takeaways from another hard-hitting contest on Saturday night at Honda Center in the first round of the playoffs:

Jakob climbing the ladder

Even Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau wasn’t quite sure how Jakob Silfverberg managed to score the game-winning goal with 21 seconds remaining. He has five goals and seven career postseason points.

“He was playing great and he had a couple opps to shoot earlier on and he missed the net,” Boudreau said. “He's got such quick releases ... that when he gets it off it's hard to pick up. This one, I quickly watched it when I went into the room, I still don't know how it went in.

“He played a great game, killed a lot of penalties and was rewarded with the goal, so good for him.”

Third-period comeback(s)

The Ducks had an NHL-record 18 wins when trailing -- at any point -- in the third period.

So far, the playoffs have been an extension of the regular season. Anaheim rallied in the...

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Sei Young Kim wins Lotte Championship with an eagle in playoff

Sei Young Kim holed out from 154 yards for eagle to win the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship on the first hole of a playoff Saturday with Inbee Park.

After driving into the water in regulation on the par-four 18th, Kim forced the playoff with an 18-foot chip-in for par. She then won on the hole with her eight-iron shot that barely cleared the water.

The 22-year-old South Korean player became the first two-time winner on the LPGA Tour this year. She won in the Bahamas in February in her second start as a tour member.

Kim rebounded from a disappointing final round two weeks ago in the ANA Inspiration when she squandered the lead and ended up tying for fourth.

She closed with a one-over 73 in wind gusting to 30 mph at Ko Olina to match Park at 11-under 277. Park finished with a 71.

I.K. Kim bogeyed the final two holes for a 74 that left her two strokes back.

Hyo Joo Kim (69) and Chella Choi (72) tied for fourth at seven under as South Korean players swept the first five places. German Sandra...

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