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Luke Walton says Lakers teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about walking away from Suns scuffle

Coach Luke Walton said a teammate spoke to Lonzo Ball about the rookie point guard walking away from a scuffle toward the end of the Los Angeles Lakers–Phoenix Suns game on Friday night. While the altercation between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tyler Ulis did not escalate as players from both sides broke things up, Ball walked by the two players as they refused to back down from another. When …

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Fernando Alonso: Toyota confirm LMP1 sportscar test in Bahrain

Toyota have confirmed Fernando Alonso will test their LMP1 sportscar at a rookie session in Bahrain on Sunday. BBC Sport revealed earlier this month that Alonso, 36, is set to race for Toyota in the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours. The one-day test will give the McLaren F1 driver his first experience of Toyota’s TS050 Hybrid car. “Fernando is very interested …

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Drive Shack follows Topgolf into area with January debut

A second golf-entertainment center Drive Shack is teeing up to open in Central Florida, just months after Topgolf. Drive Shake has pegged January to open its 66,000-square-foot, three-story golf, restaurant and meeting center in the Lake Nona District, said Sara Yakin, the company’s chief operating officer. The Lake Nona complex will be the debut location for the New York City-based company, which …

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Sunday Morning Quarterback, playoff edition

Two weeks after clinching a district title — the first in Marcus Paschal‘s four years as coach — Largo’s reclamation project hit another milestone in a 27-24 victory over Naples Barron Collier in Friday’s Class 6A region quarterfinals. That playoff win was the program’s first since 2009 — and the first under Paschal. The staples of the Packers’ turnaround — a …

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Felipe Massa: Williams driver to retire at end of the season

The Brazilian intended to quit F1 at the end of 2016 but returned to Williams after Valtteri Bottas moved to Mercedes following the retirement of world champion Nico Rosberg. Massa, who has won 11 grands prix, says this time his decision is final. The 36-year-old’s decision was influenced by the fact he wanted certainty on his future before his home grand prix …

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Formula One Drivers Championship

Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula One Drivers Championship for the fourth time after a dogged performance at the Mexico Grand Prix. Hamilton clinched the title after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel failed to finish first or second in Mexico City. The overall win in the 2017 series makes Lewis Hamilton Britain’s most successful Formula One driver, lifting him above Jackie Stewart …

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Mexican Grand Prix: Max Verstappen heads Lewis Hamilton in final practice

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed Britain’s Lewis Hamilton in final practice at the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton was struggling for pace for much of the session but finally got a lap together to end up 0.075 seconds slower than the Dutchman. Verstappen was fastest despite errors at the hairpin in the final stadium section on each of his best laps. …

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Fernando Alonso signs new deal to stay at McLaren for 2018

Fernando Alonso, the 36-year-old Spaniard has signed a new deal which is believed to be for one year with options to extend. The two-time world champion believes McLaren’s new engine deal with Renault will return the team to competitiveness next year after three difficult seasons with Honda. Alonso had spent some time exploring his options both inside and outside F1 …

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