Furious Vettel hits Hamilton under safety car as Ricciardo wins thriller

Furious Vettel hits Hamilton under safety car as Ricciardo wins thriller

Sebastian Vettel was penalised for driving into Lewis Hamilton in a chaotic and incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix but the German still extended his title lead as a loose head restraint cost the Briton victory. A remarkable race that featured three safety cars and several crashes, including clashes between team-mates, was won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Vettel was given a 10-second stop-go penalty for swerving into Hamilton’s Mercedes as they prepared for a re-start at…

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US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

US Open 2017: Brooks Koepka wins at Erin Hills to claim first major

American Brooks Koepka equalled the US Open’s lowest winning score of 16 under to claim his first major at Erin Hills. Koepka had three successive birdies from the 14th to match the total set by Rory McIlroy when he won in 2011 on a par-71 layout compared to this par 72. His five-under 67 was only bettered by Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama who posted 66 to tie for second on 12 under with overnight leader Brian…

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Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power. Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will. The chair of this year’s judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman’s “brilliantly imagined dystopia, her big ideas and her fantastic imagination”. Alderman received the £30,000 prize at a ceremony at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday. “The women’s movement is more…

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Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival: The Square wins Palme d'Or

Art world satire The Square, directed by Ruben Ostlund, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The Swedish title was one of 19 films competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or, in the 70th year of the festival on the French Riviera. Prizes also went to British filmmaker Lynne Ramsay and director Sofia Coppola. But juror Jessica Chastain said she was shocked at the way many of the films she saw at Cannes…

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. During her tenure, the WHO’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was criticised for being too slow. The…

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Lewis Hamilton wins spectacular Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins spectacular Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes stole a stunning victory in the Spanish Grand Prix from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. A clever strategic move by the team followed by Hamilton attacking and passing Vettel put the Briton in control and he defended successfully to the end. Vettel had passed Hamilton off the start line to lead for the first half of the race but ended up out-flanked by their rivals. Hamilton’s second win of the season cut his…

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Eurovision 2017: Portugal's ballad wins contest

Eurovision 2017: Portugal's ballad wins contest

Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… music isn’t fireworks, music is feeling.” Lucie Jones, representing the UK with I’ll Never Give Up on You, came 15th. Bulgaria came second…

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Tottenham defeat leaves Chelsea two wins from title

Tottenham defeat leaves Chelsea two wins from title

Tottenham’s pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea was dealt a big blow as Manuel Lanzini’s fierce finish earned victory for London rivals West Ham. Spurs could have narrowed the gap to a point with victory at London Stadium, but were well below par as the Hammers helped Chelsea close on the title. Hammers keeper Adrian made first-half saves from Harry Kane and Eric Dier before Lanzini smashed in a loose ball. Chelsea need two wins…

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