NURBURG, Germany — Valtteri Bottas ended Lewis Hamilton’s run of five consecutive Formula One pole positions by claiming first place on the grid at the Eifel Grand Prix on Saturday.

Hamilton briefly sat atop the time charts after toppling Max Verstappen in the third session, but his teammate Bottas sped through seconds later with an unbeatable time, fastest in all three sectors of the Nurburgring track.

“It’s such a nice feeling when you get it done the last lap,” the Finnish driver said, adding his final run was “spot on.”

Bottas’ time beat Hamilton by .256 seconds and Verstappen by

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The NFL keeps rolling with the punches as multiple games have had to be rescheduled due to positive COVID-19 tests. Also, throw in regularly booked bye weeks for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers to further diminish player options for fantasy managers. Make sure you are closely tracking game and player status before Sunday, Monday and now Tuesday kickoffs.

As always, hit me up with any fantasy football questions on Twitter @AndyMc81 using #AskAndy. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tim Patrick, WR, Broncos

Yahoo! League ownership: 19%

Draft Kings salary: $4,400

I don’t like chasing one-off performances in fantasy football.

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PARIS — Minutes after suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at age 19, while ranked just 54th, Iga Swiatek held a microphone during the French Open trophy presentation and was hesitant for pretty much the only time over the past two weeks.

“First of all, I’m not very good at speeches,” Swiatek began, haltingly, “so, sorry, because I won my last tournament like two years ago, and I really don’t know who to thank.”

When she’s got a racket in her hand, it’s a whole different story. With the poise of a veteran and the shots of a champion, Swiatek

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NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Sei Young Kim ignored the manually operated leaderboards dotted around Aronimink as she started to rally her way into contention.

“I was in a good momentum, so I just wanted to ride on that,” Kim said.

By the time she finished sinking birdie after birdie en route toward matching a record round, Kim could afford a peek at the board: Her name was on top.

Kim birdied five of the final six holes as darkness fell Friday at Aronimink for a 5-under 65 and the second-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old South

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All New York Jets players and coaches have tested negative for COVID-19, and Sunday’s game against Arizona will be played on time.

The Jets posted a statement on social media Friday night, hours after their training facility was closed due to a presumptive positive coronavirus test for one player.

“This evening, we received negative PCR COVID-19 test results for all players, coaches and personnel,” the team said. “Following a presumptive positive COVID-19 test and out of an abundance of caution to ensure everyone’s health and safety, we sent all players and personnel home this morning. We also initiated all NFL

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PARIS — Novak Djokovic seemed well on his way to yet another ho-hum victory, yet another French Open final, yet another matchup against rival Rafael Nadal. And then, suddenly, what had been a gallop became a grind.

Slightly more than two hours into his semifinal against Stefanos Tsitsipas on Friday night, Djokovic was serving for the match, one point from ending things in straight sets. Just. One. Point. But a down-the-line backhand veered a tad wide, Djokovic rolled his eyes and, eventually, he was stuck in a serious situation, somehow pushed to five sets.

As is usually the case, though,

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Marlon Moraes will try to strengthen his position as the top contender in the UFC bantamweight division when he takes on Cory Sandhagen on Saturday at UFC Fight Island 5 as a solid +115 underdog on the UFC odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Moraes is coming off a three-round split decision win over former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 245, and will be aiming to earn another shot at the UFC bantamweight crown with a victory in Saturday night’s bout at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Moraes came up short in his first bid for the

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