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Ayrton Senna: Keeping his brand and legacy alive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Ayrton Senna Foundation is helping millions of students in Brazil Twenty-three years after his death, former Formula 1 world champion Ayrton Senna’s name is almost as valuable as when he was alive – and it is making a difference in his home country of Brazil. It is Friday afternoon and children around the age of 12 are gathered in the computer lab of a public school in Itatiba, a small town an hour away from Sao Paulo. Class time is already…

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How Ferrari gave Sebastian Vettel the chance to beat Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel has won two of the three Formula 1 races so far this season How have Ferrari done it? That is the big question on many people’s lips in Formula 1 this year. Sebastian Vettel is leading the championship by seven points from Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton after two wins and a second place in the first three races. The German is giving every impression of being a serious title contender. What a difference from last year, when Ferrari went winless, Vettel had a fractious relationship with his bosses…

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2017 Stanley Cup playoffs — Anaheim Ducks on a roll

What makes the Anaheim Ducks such a strong Stanley Cup contender? The Ducks made quick work of the Flames. Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Pierre LeBrun: What doesn’t get talked as much about is how late in the season the Ducks found offensive balance up front. Look at Wednesday night: Nate Thompson centered Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry. The other top lines had Selke Trophy candidate Ryan Kesler and series MVP Ryan Getzlaf as centers. Faceoff magician Antoine Vermette centered the fourth line. Talk about a matchup nightmare for the Calgary Flames….

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Sean Payton of New Orleans Saints, wife of Will Smith among those to take stand at Cardell Hayes sentencing hearing

NEW ORLEANS — The killer of retired Saints star Will Smith was denied a new trial Wednesday by a Louisiana judge, who then heard tearful, sometimes bitter “victim impact” testimony from Smith’s family and friends. Racquel Smith said her daughter fears the day Cardell Hayes gets out of prison. She said one of their sons is “lost” without his father. And with tears and anger, she lashed out at the man who shot her and killed her husband during a traffic dispute last year. “All I ask of you is…

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Clippers use power to take Game 2, but win was far from convincing – Los Angeles Clippers Blog

3:59 AM ET Andrew HanESPN Writer LOS ANGELES — It felt like an egg race — someone balancing an oval object on a spoon and scurrying to the finish. It wasn’t a between-quarters event sponsored by the American Egg Board, though. The Los Angeles Clippers sprung back from a disheartening Game 1 loss, claiming a 99-91 wire-to-wire victory over the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference playoffs on Tuesday night at Staples Center. But for much of the night, a double-digit lead seemed tenuous and laced with trepidation. With the…

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UFC featherweight championship fight between Germaine de Randamie and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino remains unofficial

A UFC featherweight championship fight between Germaine de Randamie and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino remains unofficial, despite a recent post on social media from Justino suggesting otherwise. On Tuesday, Justino (17-1) announced on Instagram she would be challenging de Randamie (7-3) for the 145-pound title at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim. “July 29th I will be making my first UFC fight in the USA!” Justino wrote. “I am excited the event will be in my American backyard of Orange County, California and I am looking forward to putting on…

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Barcelona v Juventus: Barca ‘capable of another special night’

Barcelona came from 5-3 down on aggregate with two minutes left to beat Paris St-Germain Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes “another special evening” is on the cards as his side prepare for a second Champions League comeback. Barca, who beat Paris St-Germain 6-1 in the last round after being 4-0 down, need another Nou Camp fightback after losing 3-0 to Juventus last week. He said: “We have to create a collective crazy atmosphere. “The key will be to clinical in front of goal. Our goal is to score five goals.”…

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British and Irish Lions squad announcement: Dylan Hartley set to miss out but Roberts in line to make cut

Hartley was named in the original Lions squad in 2013 but missed the tour after being handed an 11-week ban British and Irish Lions 2017 Follow squad announcement live on BBC Sport website at midday, Wednesday 19 April. Listen to a Lions squad announcement special on BBC Radio 5 live and online from 19:00 BST on Wednesday England captain Dylan Hartley is set to miss out on selection for the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Despite leading England to back-to-back Six Nations titles, Hartley is expected to…

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Tennis World No. 1 Andy Murray confident Monte Carlo Masters

Andy Murray is confident he is ready to return to action at the Monte Carlo Masters following an elbow injury. The world No. 1 is set for a first competitive match since early March when he takes on Gilles Muller in the second round of the clay court tournament on Wednesday. Murray last played in Indian Wells and missed Great Britain’s Davis Cup defeat against France as he continued his recovery. But the Scot believes he is now in good shape to resume the build-up towards the French Open, where…

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Khurtsidze hopes to make most of opportunity vs. Langford – Dan Rafael Blog

Middleweight contender Avtandil Khurtsidze has had a long wait for another shot at a belt, but it’s here now. Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs) will face Tommy Langford (18-0, 6 KOs) for a vacant interim title Saturday at Leicester Arena in Leicester, England — only about an hour’s drive from Langford’s hometown of Birmingham, England — in a fight that has been a long time coming. Khurtsidze, 37, is a brawler. A Brooklyn, New York-based native of the Republic of Georgia, he’s built like a tank with a good chin and…

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