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Hamilton posts fastest time in 3rd practice at Bahrain GP

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, right, signs autographs to spectators  flanked by his teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain prior to the the third free practice ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, April 18, 2015. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place here on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

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Raikkonen leads Ferrari teammate Vettel in 1st practice

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland steers his car during the first free practice ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Friday, April 17, 2015. The Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday.

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Bible stories and thrillers make Morocco filming choice

In this photo dated Sept. 25, 2014 actor Tom Cruise drives a BMW covered with cameras during the shooting of a scene for Mission Impossible filmed in Rabat, Morocco. It has been a banner year for filming in Morocco with more money spent by foreign film productions in the country in 2014 than in the past five years put together, as it rides on its reputation for stability and exotic locales. (AP Photo/ Paul Schemm)

OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — “QUIET!” The cry rings out in English, French and Arabic across the cobblestoned streets of Jerusalem, as filming begins for a scene in the series “A.D. The Bible Continues.”

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Hamilton defends his Champagne celebration after criticism

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne on a track attendant on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has defended himself from the criticism surrounding his behavior at the Chinese Grand Prix, when he celebrated victory by spraying Champagne into the face of a podium hostess.

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CAS rules against Indian swimmer in 2010 doping case

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed an appeal by Indian swimmer Amar Muralidharan over a 2010 positive doping test for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

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