AUTO RACING

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday for his 97th career victory and extended his championship lead over Max Verstappen to eight points.

The Mercedes driver started second on the grid behind teammate Valtteri Bottas, who finished third behind Verstappen’s Red Bull and took a bonus point for the fastest lap.

Hamilton and Verstappen have been in the top two in all three races, with Hamilton winning two of them heading into next Sunday’s Spanish GP.

INDYCAR: Pato O’Ward passed Josef Newgarden with 23 laps to go at Texas Motor Speedway, and the Mexican-born driver stayed in front for his first IndyCar victory at what he considers his home track.

The race was the second in as many days at Texas, and was marred by IndyCar’s second first-lap crash of the season.
Six cars were done before they reached the green flag, when Pietro Fittipaldi hit Sebastien Bourdais from behind, knocking the four-time series champion into Alexander Rossi. The cars of Ed Jones, Dalton Kellett and Conor Daly also were destroyed in the crash that happened as they approached the start-finish line for first time.

TENNIS

MUNICH OPEN: Nikoloz Basilashvili earned his second title of the year with a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Jan-Lennard Struff.

Basilashvili did not drop a set in five matches in Munich and now has a 5-2 career record in finals.

MADRID OPEN: Second-ranked Naomi Osaka was eliminated in the second round by Karolina Muchova, losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

In the men’s draw, 11th-seeded Denis Shapovalov won 90% of his first-serve points to beat Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 and reach the second round. American Tommy Paul defeated Pedro Martínez, 6-4, 7-5.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Former Masters champion Mike Weir got his first PGA Tour Champions victory when he held steady with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 in the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands, Texas.

Weir and John Daly were tied going down the stretch of a tournament that was reduced to 36 holes because of heavy rain earlier in the week.

Daly, playing in the group ahead of Weir, was posing over his 9-iron over the water to the 18th green when it came up a fraction short and splashed next to the bulkhead. He made double bogey for a 69 and had to settle for a three-way tie for second place with Tim Petrovic and David Toms.

Weir, who missed birdie chances inside 10 feet on the 16th and 17th holes, watched it all unfold and knew what he had to do. He fired his approach to about 15 feet behind the hole and pumped his fist as he walked toward the green. He wound up winning by two shots.

ESTORIL OPEN: Albert Ramos-Vinolas earned his third ATP title, rallying to beat Cameron Norrie 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the final in Estoril, Portugal.

HOCKEY

NHL: Blake Coleman scored 16 seconds into the game, Mikhail Sergachev added another goal early in the second period, and Tampa Bay won at Detroit.

Jonathan Bernier finished with 40 saves for the Red Wings.

The Lightning are 5-0-1 in their last six games, pulling within two points of Central Division-leading Carolina and into a tie with Florida.

SOCCER

ITALY: Inter Milan won its first Serie A title in more than a decade when second-place Atalanta drew 1-1 at Sassuolo.

Atalanta needed to win to prevent Inter from clinching the title with four matches remaining, but its chances of doing so diminished dramatically when goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini was sent off in the 23rd minute leaving his side with 10 men for most of the match.

Inter ended a nine-year title run for Juventus and earned its first Serie A title since 2010.

ENGLAND: Gareth Bale scored a hat trick as Tottenham stayed in the Champions League qualification race with a 4-0 win over relegated Sheffield United.

Son Heung-min also scored as Tottenham rose to fifth place – five points behind Chelsea with four games left to play.

SPAIN: Lionel Messi helped keep Barcelona near the top of La Liga, scoring two second-half goals in a 3-2 win over Valencia.

The away victory moved Barcelona within two points of Atletico Madrid ahead of their match at Camp Nou Stadium next weekend. A win would move Barcelona into first place for the first time this season.

NETHERLANDS: Ajax won the Dutch Eredivisie title for the 35th time when it beat Emmen 4-0 as police appealed in vain to supporters not to gather outside Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena to celebrate.

WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Pernille Harder’s late header made the difference for Chelsea, and Lieke Martens scored twice for Barcelona, as they took a step closer to becoming European champions.

Chelsea advanced to the final with a 4-1 win over Bayern Munich for a 5-3 aggregate victory in the two-league semifinal,  after Barça advanced on a 3-2 aggregate score after topping Paris Saint-Germain, 2-1.

Chelsea and Barcelona will meet on May 16 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Harder headed in a free kick in the 84th minute to give Chelsea a 4-3 lead on aggregate. Fran Kirby added her second goal of the game in the 95th minute, firing into an empty net after Bayern had sent everyone forward in the dying minutes.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Nolan Henderson threw for 239 yards and Dejoun Lee and Anthony Paoletti each had rushing touchdowns as Delaware beat No. 4-seed Jacksonville State 20-14 in a Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Blue Hens (7-0) advance to face the winner between top-seed South Dakota State and Southern Illinois in the semifinals on Saturday.

Jacksonville State’s (10-3) championship hopes were doused when all-purpose quarterback Zion Webb left the game after suffering a non-contact injury early in the second quarter.

• Percy Agyei-Obese rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and freshman Antwane Wells Jr. had TD receptions of 19 and 63 yards, helping James Madison beat North Dakota 34-21 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Top-ranked James Madison (7-0) visits No. 4 Sam Houston in the semifinals on Saturday. James Madison is the No. 3 seed, and Sam Houston is the second seed.

• Eric Schmid threw for 227 yards and a touchdown, and his 6-yard touchdown run with 3:39 left helped send second-seeded Sam Houston State (8-0) past defending FCS champion North Dakota State, 24-20.

Sam Houston State is 15-0 in playoff home games as it searches for its first championship.

The loss snaps North Dakota State’s (7-3) string of nine straight appearances in the semifinals.

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