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Sports News Roundup: Hamilton breaks all records, Roseburg happy; Bottas denies Hamilton his home British GP pole

Reuters | Updated: 13-07-2019 22:33 IST | Created: 13-07-2019 22:26 IST
Sports News Roundup: Hamilton breaks all records, Roseburg happy; Bottas denies Hamilton his home British GP pole
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Wait goes on for Williams as inspired Halep wins Wimbledon

Serena Williams remained tantalizingly one short of a record-equalling 24 Grand Slam singles titles as Simona Halep thrashed the off-key American in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. An inspired Halep took ruthless advantage of an error-strewn display by seven-times champion Williams to win 6-2 6-2 and become Romania's first Wimbledon singles champion.

Motor racing: Rosberg happy to see Hamilton break all records

Nico Rosberg can see Lewis Hamilton smashing Michael Schumacher's records to become Formula One's most successful driver, and the Briton's former Mercedes teammate says he feels pretty good about it. The German is the only man to beat Hamilton over a season in the V6 turbo hybrid era that started in 2014 and the more success Hamilton has, the more luster it adds to his own achievement.

All the work's done, Federer says ahead of Wimbledon final

As Roger Federer prepares to take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Wimbledon final, he knows there is little he can do now to improve his chances of winning a 21st Grand Slam title -- all the work has been done. "This is like a school," the Swiss 37-year-old said. "The day of the test, you're not going to read... many books that day. You don't have the time anyhow.

MLB roundup: Trout drives in 6 in Angels' combined no-hitter

In their first home game since teammate Tyler Skaggs' recent death, Taylor Cole and Felix Pena teamed for the 13th combined no-hitter in major league history as the Los Angeles Angels earned a 13-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners Friday night in Anaheim, Calif. Every Angels player wore No. 45 with the name Skaggs on the back of their jerseys, in honor of their former teammate, who passed away July 1. The Angels honored Skaggs before the game and his mother, Debbie, threw out the ceremonial first pitch -- a perfect strike caught by Skaggs' best friend on the Angels, Andrew Heaney.

Cycling: Alaphilippe reclaims yellow and Pinot impresses in French tour de force

Julian Alaphilippe reclaimed the Tour de France's yellow jersey and Thibaut Pinot underlined his title credentials as the French pair highly impressed in a spectacular eighth-stage finale on Saturday. Belgian Thomas De Gendt won the 200-km hilly stage from Macon from a breakaway, ahead of Pinot, the only rider able to follow Alaphilippe's brutal attack on the last climb with about 13 kilometres left.

NFL notebook: 18-game sked under discussion

While the concept of a future 18-game NFL season is nothing new, with players objecting to the wear and tear of an added two games, the Wall Street Journal reported a potential compromise Friday. In early negotiations regarding the league's current collective bargaining agreement, which expires after the 2020 season, an addition to the schedule reportedly has been discussed with the owners proposing the players remain limited to 16 games in an 18-game schedule.

Vettel struggling to get the right feel for his Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel said he had struggled to get the right feel for his Ferrari after qualifying a disappointing sixth at the British Grand Prix on Saturday. The four-times world champion and last year's race winner at Silverstone will line up a row behind Monegasque teammate Charles Leclerc, in third, and with both the Red Bulls also ahead of him.

Bottas denies Hamilton his home British GP pole

Valtteri Bottas beat crowd favorite and Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton by the blink of an eye on Saturday to deny his Mercedes teammate a fifth successive British Grand Prix pole position. The Finn was a mere six-thousandths of a second quicker than the five-times world champion as the two Silver Arrows again locked out the front row of the grid on a cloudy afternoon at Silverstone.

Motor racing: Leclerc fastest in final British GP practice

Charles Leclerc led teammate Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two in final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday with Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes. Leclerc lapped with a best time of one minute 25.905 seconds on soft tyres in cold and drizzly conditions, 0.026 quicker than his four times champion teammate who won at Silverstone last season.

Classy Djokovic charges into another Wimbledon final

Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic held off a spirited challenge from Spanish outsider Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday to triumph in four sets and advance to a mouthwatering Wimbledon final against Roger Federer. Remarkably the Serb's 6-2 4-6 6-3 6-2 success was the 12th victory in his last 13 Grand Slam semi-finals and he is now one win away from his fifth title at Wimbledon and 16th Grand Slam singles crown as he resumes his great rivalry with the Swiss.

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