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End of an era: Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies        Greg Barclay elected ICC's Independent Chair        Have great respect for Indian bowlers but our batsmen have seen them a lot: Langer        Rupee rises 6 paise to 73.95 against US dollar in early trade        Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent        As virus cases spike, financial outlook for world's airlines dims        Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm        Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71        India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079        Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala        Kerala Cabinet decides to approach Governor to repeal new ordinance        Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM        Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today        UP okays ordinance against conversion for marriage, violators face up to 10 yrs in jail        Govts have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Modi        ICC nominates Kohli, Ashwin for Men''s Player of the Decade Award        Rohit, Ishant to miss first two Australia Tests, also doubtful for remaining two: BCCI source        India''s home series against England to feature four Tests instead of five        Odisha pay the penalty as Hyderabad keep first-ever clean sheet        Looking at India squad, Surya could have been there: Brian Lara        
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Sports News
Hamilton breaks F1 win record at Portuguese GP
 
Beijing: Lewis Hamilton took a commanding victory in Sunday''s Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix to break the sport''s all-time win record. Despite dropping from first to third on the opening lap, the Briton retook the lead from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on lap 20, and controlled the rest of the race to take his landmark 92nd career victory. The Portuguese Grand Prix was one of several races to have been added to the 2020 F1 calendar at short notice, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of many early-season events. This was the first time that the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao had held an F1 race, and its combination of sweeping turns, frequent undulation and a low-grip surface proved a unique challenge for the drivers.

Though Hamilton and Bottas had dominated qualifying and lined up first and second on the grid, the cold conditions meant both drivers struggled for grip on their medium compound tyres at the start, allowing the soft-shod McLaren of Carlos Sainz to take a surprise lead on lap 1 from sixth on the grid. However, normal service was resumed as the Mercedes'' tyres warmed up, as Bottas took the lead from Sainz on lap 6, with Hamilton passing the Spaniard for second a lap later. After seemingly being content to follow Bottas in the opening stages of the race, Hamilton eventually closed on the Finn and soon swept by to take a lead he was not to lose, also taking home the bonus point for fastest lap.

"I should have tried to defend from Valtteri [at the start] but I thought I''d come back later on, and that was what I was able to do," said Hamilton afterwards. "I could never have dreamed of being where I am today. It''s going to take some time to sink in. I was still pushing flat out coming across the line. I can''t find the right words at the moment," added the Briton. Behind the Mercedes duo, Red Bull''s Max Verstappen survived a lap 1 tangle with the Racing Point of Sergio Perez to take third place. Charles Leclerc produced another impressive drive to finish fourth in his Ferrari, while AlphaTauri''s Pierre Gasly took fifth with Sainz sixth, after both drivers overtook Perez in the closing laps as the Mexican struggled on older tyres.

Renault''s Esteban Ocon finished eighth ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo, while Leclerc''s teammate Sebastian Vettel rounded out the points positions in tenth. Hamilton''s win sees him edge a step closer to a record-equaling seventh world title, and the Briton now has 256 points, giving him a 77-point lead with just 130 left to play for. Bottas remains some way back in second with 179 points, while Verstappen stays third on 162. In the constructors'' standings, Mercedes have a commanding lead with 435 points. Red Bull are still second with 226 points, and Racing Point sit third with 126 points.

The next round of the championship sees Formula 1 return to Italy for the third time this season, for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on November 1.


Greg Barclay elected ICC's Independent Chair
Have great respect for Indian bowlers but our batsmen have seen them a lot: Langer
ICC nominates Kohli, Ashwin for Men''s Player of the Decade Award
Rohit, Ishant to miss first two Australia Tests, also doubtful for remaining two: BCCI source
India''s home series against England to feature four Tests instead of five
Odisha pay the penalty as Hyderabad keep first-ever clean sheet
Looking at India squad, Surya could have been there: Brian Lara
Angulo''s brace helps Goa hold Bengaluru to 2-2 draw
Plucky NorthEast spoil Lobera''s Mumbai bow
Bereaved Siraj decides to stay back in Australia, Ganguly lauds his ''character''
Mohun Bagan start off with 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters
North East United FC to face Mumbai City FC in Hero ISL on Saturday
ISL-7: India''s first major tournament since COVID-19 lockdown set for kick-off
Rohit begins fitness training at NCA
ICC postpones women''s T20 World Cup from 2022 to 2023
Spain hammers Germany, joins France in Nations League semis
Italy promises Olympic committee autonomy after IOC warning
Watson slams BBL's rule changes, terms them misguided gimmicks
Williamson, Boult rested for Windies T20Is, Conway earns call-up
Sports as official kit sponsor for Team India
KERALA NEWS
Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala
 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday alleged that  
Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM
Ker FM hits out at ED over reported probe against KIIFB; Opp says he has "something to hide"
Kerala adds 5,294 fresh COVID-19 cases; Active cases 65,856
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent
 Washington: As President-elect Joe Biden started rolling out his administrative team, one voice has
As virus cases spike, financial outlook for world's airlines dims
Biden's first Cabinet picks expected Tuesday amid roadblocks
Hong Kong's Joshua Wong to plead guilty to protest charges
NATIONAL NEWS
Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm
 Chennai: Very severe cyclonic storm Nivar made landfall near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursd
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71
India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079
Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today
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