AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly claimed an unlikely victory at the Italian Grand Prix after a chaotic race which saw world champion Lewis Hamilton receive a 10-second stop-go penalty and both Ferraris fail to finish at their home circuit on Sunday.

It was Gasly’s first-ever win in Formula One. The 24-year-old Frenchman finished 0.415 seconds ahead of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and 3.358 ahead of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll of Montreal on an entirely unexpected podium. All three drivers had never won a race and each had only one top-three finish to their name.

“This is a loss for Mercedes and

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PARIS — The Renault Formula One team is rebranding as Alpine as from next season and will race in the colours of the French flag.

The Alpine F1 team will still use Renault’s engines but drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who is French, will have a car decked out in blue, white and red instead of yellow and black.

“Alpine brings a new meaning, new values and colours to the paddock with the spirit of competition from other worlds,” Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul said. “Alpine has its place in Formula 1 and can challenge for victory.”

New Group

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The computer couldn’t fully erase the passage of time. Ali looked flabby, Marciano less sure on his feet than the rawest club fighter. Punches above the shoulders were conspicuously pulled, and the blood shed by Marciano came out of a bottle. Wearing what looked like black Oxfords, the referee, Chris Dundee, followed the fighters at a distance, stalking them around the ring but staying out of reach, in fear of walking into a stray punch. The action wasn’t like any bout I’ve ever seen — apparently the technical-support team had failed to program the NCR 315 for clinches (Dundee stepping

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It only took a few plays for Denver coach Michael Malone to like what he was seeing Saturday night. The Nuggets were physical on both ends, getting whatever they wanted offensively and setting a tone defensively.

“We were a noticeably different team,” Malone said.

It led to a noticeably different result, too.

Blown out in Game 1, the Nuggets led wire-to-wire in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jamal Murray scored 27 points, Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 18 rebounds and the Nuggets prevailed 110-101 to

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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Lucas Cavallini knew when he saw the ball coming across the box on Saturday night that he simply had to smash it into the Toronto FC net.

Cavallini and the ‘Caps have been weathering an offensive drought and went into the all-Canadian match up on a three-game losing skid where they failed to score a single goal.

That changed in the 17th minute of Saturday’s game when the 27-year-old Toronto-born attacker headed the ball in past a diving Quinten Westberg.

The goal _ his first in Major League Soccer play _ helped the Whitecaps (3-6-0) to a

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills locked up starting cornerback Tre’Davious White through the 2025 season by signing him to a four-year, $70 million contract extension on Saturday.

A person with direct knowledge of discussions provided the contract’s value, while saying $55 million of the deal is guaranteed. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because those figures weren’t revealed, and first reported by

White was entering the final year of his rookie contract, though the Bills held the option to extend his contract for one more season next year.

White maintained his patience last month when asked

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ATLANTA — The final hole at East Lake brought two strange sights Saturday at the Tour Championship.

First, Rory McIlroy hit a shot that toppled out of thick rough right into the water in front of him, a distance laser cameras estimated at 85 feet, 8 inches, not accounting for how far it sank to the bottom.

Then, Dustin Johnson reached his drive and could see the entire golf ball in the grass. It was in the first cut, sure, but a relief considering he didn’t hit a fairway over the final three hours.

It was a rare green light

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LAS VEGAS — Canadian bantamweight Cole (The Cole Train) Smith lost a unanimous decision to American Hunter Azure on Saturday on a UFC Fight Night card.

The judges all scored it 29-28 for Azure, a former Montana state high school wrestling champion who controlled Smith in the clinch for chunks of the first two rounds.

The 31-year-old from Britannia Beach, B.C., just outside of Squamish, used kicks early to keep Azure away but was taken down within the first minute. He got back up but was floored 90 seconds into the round by a combination to the head.

Smith (7-2-0)

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