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MILTON KEYNES, England | Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

MILTON KEYNES, England — Daniel Ricciardo is leaving Red Bull for Renault at the end of this Formula One season. The Australian driver, who has won seven races since joining Red Bull in 2014, has agreed to a two-year deal with Renault. Ricciardo says “it was time for me to take on a fresh and … Continue reading MILTON KEYNES, England | Ricciardo to leave Red Bull for Renault at end of F1 season

MANCHESTER, England | Mourinho bemoans ‘very bad’ preseason for United

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the team’s preseason as “very bad” because of the disruption caused by the World Cup and the absence of Alexis Sanchez for the tour of the United States. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones will not return to training with … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Mourinho bemoans ‘very bad’ preseason for United

MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday. Croatia, the first team in 28 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MANCHESTER, England | Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

MANCHESTER, England  — Manchester City has signed Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds ($80 million) as it further strengthens its team after winning the Premier League title. The 27-year-old Algeria winger was an integral part of Leicester’s astonishing run to the title in 2016, but has been pushing to leave the central England … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England — After laboring with neck pain on Saturday, Sebastian Vettel found the perfect tonic 24 hours later — matching Alain Prost’s total of 51 Grand Prix victories and denying main rival Lewis Hamilton a record-setting win in his home race. The German defeated second-placed Hamilton on Sunday to win the British GP in … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel puts neck on the line to beat Hamilton in British GP

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton recovers to 2nd

SILVERSTONE, England  — Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings on Sunday. Hamilton started in pole position but Vettel streaked ahead and his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen compounded Hamilton’s misfortune when he bumped … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton recovers to 2nd

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:47 p.m. Russia has taken a 1-0 lead on favored Croatia on a stunning strike from Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute, only to see Croatia come right back to equalize and leave things tied at the half. A first half the teams … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

MOSCOW  — What to watch for in Saturday’s matchups in the World Cup quarterfinals: WHO’S WEAK? England coach Gareth Southgate basically picked his team’s path toward the semifinals by sending out a squad of reserves that lost to Belgium in their last match of the group round, when both sides had already qualified for the … Continue reading MOSCOW | WORLD CUP KICKOFF: England’s ‘easy’ path runs through Sweden

SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel pips Mercedes drivers in 2nd practice for British GP

SILVERSTONE, England— Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel was fastest ahead of Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday. The German driver, who leads by just one point going into the 10th of 21 F1 races this season, clocked the best lap time by 0.187 … Continue reading SILVERSTONE, England | Vettel pips Mercedes drivers in 2nd practice for British GP

AMESBURY, England | UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning

AMESBURY, England — In this normally pleasant town of 10,000 residents a stone’s throw from the mysterious Stonehenge monument, the new reality is sinking in: Novichok, again. Four months had passed since the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter, and the collective nightmare seemed to be fading. No longer were … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | UK town faces new reality: Another nerve agent poisoning

AMESBURY, England | 2nd UK Novichok poisoning likely not deliberate, police say

AMESBURY, England— British officials investigating a second poisoning case with the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a result of the March attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. Police say specialists have determined that a British couple in their … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | 2nd UK Novichok poisoning likely not deliberate, police say

AMESBURY, England | Police: 2 more exposed to same nerve agent that sickened spy

AMESBURY, England  — For the second time in four months, two people lie critically ill in England’s Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a military-grade nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, British police confirmed late Wednesday. The country’s chief counterterrorism police officer said tests at Britain’s defense laboratory had confirmed what many residents … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | Police: 2 more exposed to same nerve agent that sickened spy

AMESBURY, England | The Latest: Police say Britons were exposed to nerve agent

AMESBURY, England — The Latest on the major incident near Salisbury, England, in which two people have been left in a critical condition (all times local): 10:00 p.m. British police say two Britons who fell critically ill in the town of Amesbury were exposed to nerve agent Novichok, the same material used to poison a … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | The Latest: Police say Britons were exposed to nerve agent

AMESBURY, England | Another mystery illness rocks England after spy’s poisoning

AMESBURY, England — Four months after a quiet corner of England was plunged into a Cold War-style saga of spies, chemical weapons and international tensions, residents wondered Wednesday whether it was happening all over again. Counterterrorism detectives and local police were investigating after a couple in their 40s fell critically ill from exposure to an … Continue reading AMESBURY, England | Another mystery illness rocks England after spy’s poisoning