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Verstappen takes final pole of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi

Max Verstappen seized the final pole position of the year with a blistering lap in qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of team mate Sergio Perez, who completed a front-row lockout for Red Bull. Verstappen lapped the floodlit track in one minute 23.824 seconds. Perez was 0.228… Cyprus Mail …


Maddison, Wilson and Rashford named in England World Cup squad

England have included in-form Leicester City midfielder James Maddison in their squad for the World Cup in Qatar, with forwards Callum Wilson and Marcus Rashford also selected. Maddison and Newcastle United striker Wilson have not played for England since 2019, but have been rewarded for fine starts to the domestic… Cyprus Mail …


Newcastle into top four after win at Tottenham

Newcastle United produced their biggest result of an already impressive season with a deserved 2-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur to move into the Premier League’s top four on Sunday. First-half goals by Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron — both aided by mistakes from Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris — put Newcastle… Cyprus Mail …


Cavallo criticises Casillas for deleted ‘I’m gay’ Twitter post

Australia’s first openly gay footballer, Josh Cavallo, criticised Iker Casillas for being “beyond disrespectful” and joking about coming out after a post on the former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper’s Twitter account said he was gay. A post on Casillas’ official account on Sunday said: “I hope you respect me:… Cyprus Mail …



Son scores hat-trick as Spurs crush Leicester

Son Heung-min ended his scoring drought in stunning fashion with a sublime hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur crushed Leicester City 6-2 to move joint top of the Premier League on Saturday. Rodrigo Bentancur’s first goal for Tottenham was separating the sides in an entertaining tussle but Son, who started on the… Cyprus Mail …


Giggs in court for alleged assault trial

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs was in court on Monday to face trial accused of assaulting and controlling his ex-girlfriend. The 48-year-old was surrounded by a scrum of press photographers and TV camera crews as he arrived at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester with his legal team and… Cyprus Mail …


Russell puts Mercedes on pole in Hungary

George Russell claimed the first pole position of his Formula One career for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The 24-year-old edged out Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz by just 0.044 seconds, with Charles Leclerc third. Russell’s Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton qualified seventh with Max Verstappen 10th on the grid after he suffered with… Cyprus Mail …


Sainz takes his first F1 win in Silverstone thriller

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz claimed his first Formula One victory on Sunday in a thrilling British Grand Prix halted by a first-lap crash and with the added mayhem of a track invasion by protesters. Red Bull’s Mexican Sergio Perez was runner-up, 3.779 seconds behind the Spaniard, with seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton third for Mercedes in his home race… Cyprus Mail …


Anastasiades: State stands by all sports clubs

The government stands by all sports clubs without exception, President Nicos Anastasiades said at the inauguration ceremony of the Aek Larnaca academy sports centre on Wednesday evening. In his greeting, the president congratulated the management of the football club for naming the sports centre Nicolas Theodotou in memory of the… Cyprus Mail …