Posts Tagged Europe

Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

In this May 15, 2015, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns the ball to Tomas Berdych, of Czech Republic, during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer will be competing in the 2015 French Open tennis tournament.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

PARIS (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life’s clock.

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Vettel posts fastest time ahead of Rosberg in 3rd practice

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets in his car during the third free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 23, 2015. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MONACO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.

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French driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penalty

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France, steers his car during the third free practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 23 2015. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

MONACO (AP) — French driver Romain Grosjean has been handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change.

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Russia’s Drozd beats Janik to defend WBC cruiserweight title

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Grigory Drozd defended his WBC cruiserweight title for the first time Friday, defeating Poland’s Lukasz Janik with a ninth-round technical knockout.

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In Monaco, F1 officials make call stronger leadership

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain listens to  technicians, during the second free practice at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 21 2015. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

MONACO (AP) — First there were strategy meetings to discuss how to make Formula One more exciting again. Then came a fan survey this week aimed at gathering even more ideas.

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