Hamil­ton tops Styr­ian GP for 85th F1 win

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Lewis Hamil­ton won the Styr­ian Grand Prix from pole po­si­tion on Sun­day to clinch an 85th ca­reer win and move within six of Michael Schu­macher’s For­mula One record.

Most of Schu­macher’s wins were dur­ing a dom­i­nant spell with Fer­rari, but his old team is strug­gling badly. For the sec­ond time in the past four races, Charles Leclerc and Se­bas­tian Vet­tel crashed into each other and went out.

When Hamil­ton stood on the podium he raised a clenched right fist.

Hamil­ton’s recordex­tend­ing 89th ca­reer pole on a rain-drenched track was one of his best in ex­treme con­di­tions, but dur­ing the race he was hardly chal­lenged as he fin­ished a size­able

13.7 sec­onds ahead of Mercedes team­mate Valt­teri Bot­tas and 33.7 ahead of Red Bull’s Max Ver­stap­pen.

Be­cause of so­cial dis­tanc­ing amid the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, the driv­ers on the podium had their tro­phies de­liv­ered by a re­mote con­trolled de­vice.

“What a weird year but (it’s) great to be back driv­ing with this kind of per­for­mance. The team did a fan­tas­tic job, it was just for me to bring it home,” said Hamil­ton, who fin­ished fourth last week af­ter a time penalty. “Dif­fi­cult week­end last week­end but this was a great step for­ward.”

Bot­tas won last week­end’s sea­son-open­ing Aus­trian GP on the same Red Bull Ring track in Spiel­berg at the foot of the Styr­ian moun­tains.

Base­ball

Yan­kees: Closer Aroldis Chapman has tested pos­i­tive for the coro­n­avirus and is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing mild symp­toms. New York man­ager Aaron Boone said Satur­day that Chapman “over­all is do­ing well” but “will not be here for the fore­see­able fu­ture.” ... Hours af­ter Chapman’s di­ag­no­sis, slug­ger Aaron Judge was scratched from a sim­u­lated game with a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was set to bat sec­ond and play right field at Yan­kee Sta­dium but was taken out of the lineup shortly be­fore first pitch. The 6-foot-7 slug­ger had been swing­ing at full strength for a cou­ple of weeks be­fore re­port­ing for pre­sea­son camp last week. Boone said Judge’s neck “locked up“but he doesn’t ex­pect it to be a long-term is­sue. Brew­ers: Pitcher Eric Lauer said Sun­day that he’s on the in­jured list be­cause he was in close con­tact with some­one who tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19. Lauer said he hasn’t tested pos­i­tive.

No­table

UFC: In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emi­rates, Ka­maru Us­man re­tained his wel­ter­weight ti­tle with a smoth­er­ing vic­tory over short-no­tice chal­lenger Jorge Masvi­dal at UFC 251 on Sun­day. Alexander Volka­novski re­tained his feath­er­weight ti­tle with a nar­row split de­ci­sion over Max Hol­loway, and Petr Yan won the va­cant UFC ban­tamweight cham­pi­onship with a fifth-round stop­page vic­tory over Jose Aldo on Yas Is­land, the UAE tourist des­ti­na­tion turned into a se­cure bub­ble by the UFC dur­ing the coro­n­av­ius pan­demic. For­mer strawweigh­t cham­pion Rose Na­ma­ju­nas avenged her loss to Jes­sica An­drade with a split-de­ci­sion win in their re­match on the UFC’s so-called “Fight Is­land.” The mixed mar­tial arts pro­mo­tion will host four shows this month at the arena, with more ex­pected in the up­com­ing months at its haven from the coro­n­avirus.

Gymnastics: The Orange County Reg­is­ter re­ported a for­mer USA Gymnastics women’s na­tional team coach has been ar­rested in Las Ve­gas and charged with 14 counts of lewd­ness with a child under 14, ac­cord­ing to Clark County in­mate records and two peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the case.

Terry Gray, 52, was ar­rested late Fri­day night, nine months af­ter he was sus­pended from the sport for two years by the U.S. Cen­ter for SafeS­port for sex­ual mis­con­duct with a mi­nor. Col­lege Foot­ball: The Al­bany (Ga.) Her­ald re­ported that SEC Com­mis­sioner Greg Sankey is un­easy about the up­com­ing sea­son. In an in­ter­view with Marty & McGee on ESPN Ra­dio, the SEC com­mis­sioner said his con­cern for the foot­ball sea­son is “high to very high” and ad­mit­ted “We are run­ning out of time to cor­rect and get things right.” The Big Ten and Pac-12 al­ready have an­nounced plans to play con­fer­ence-only games. Sankey con­firmed the SEC’s dead­line to de­cide on a foot­ball sea­son is late July. Bas­ket­ball: The New York Daily News re­ported that two Mem­phis men de­bated Penny Har­d­away’s coach­ing ex­cel­lence on July 3 be­fore one of them punched the other in the face and then shot him in the chest, po­lice told lo­cal CBS af­fil­i­ate

WREG. Ty­rone Tay­lor was ar­rested Thurs­day and charged with sec­ond-de­gree at­tempted mur­der and two re­lated gun charges, WREG re­ported. Har­d­away, 48, played at Mem­phis be­fore his in­jury-short­ened NBA ca­reer and has coached the Tigers to a 43-24 record in two years.

Soc­cer: For the first time since the coro­n­avirus shut down sports and chased away spec­ta­tors, Ney­mar and Kylian Mbappe were star­ring in the re­turn Sun­day of fans to elite Euro­pean soc­cer. “Now it’s for real … we’re back,” Mbappe tweeted be­fore the kick­off of Paris Saint-Ger­main against Le Havre in an ex­hi­bi­tion match. Only 5,000 peo­ple were al­lowed in­side Le

Havre’s 25,000-seat Stade Oceane to see the French League 2 club take on PSG’s star-stud­ded squad.

JOE KLAMAR AP

Lewis Hamil­ton of Britain cel­e­brates on the podium af­ter win­ning Sun­day’s Styr­ian For­mula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring race­track in Spiel­berg, Aus­tria.

KATHY WILLENS AP

New York Yan­kees man­ager Aaron Boone said Satur­day that closer Aroldis Chapman has tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus and is hav­ing mild symp­toms.

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