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Daniel Ricciardo quickest as McLaren problems persist

Daniel Ricciardo quickest as McLaren problems persist

Honda's new partners Toro Rosso , owned by Red Bull, have now done many more laps than McLaren , whose first week of testing in Barcelona was hit by mechanical niggles. His best lap time topped the previous mark of 1:18.339 set by Felipe Massa in 2008 at the Circuit in the hills outside Barcelona and outpointed the 1:18.634 put down by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen a year ago.


Liverpool on the verge of agreeing Thomas Lemar deal

Liverpool on the verge of agreeing Thomas Lemar deal

Arsenal and Liverpool emerged as the rumoured frontrunners to sign Lemar both last summer and in January, but Monaco ultimately blocked a move from going through. Lemar is, thus, a viable target for Klopp, who could use the Frenchman in different positions, just like Coutinho. Lemar is said to be eager to join Liverpool and will be allowed to leave by the club if they can agree on a transfer fee, with a figure in the region of £70 million touted.



Man City left questioning mentality of defender after recent issues

A firm strike from Michael Lang gave Basel a well-deserved 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium but Manchester City progress to the last eight of the Champions League thanks to their first-leg victory. "If we are able to play in the way we normally do then we will be close to winning". Manager Guardiola sees the game as an important test of his players' focus.


Nidahas Trophy, SL vs Ind: Manish Pandey departs

Nidahas Trophy, SL vs Ind: Manish Pandey departs

Sri Lanka lost Kusal Mendis in the second over to Washington Sundar , and one thought the wicket will make the Sri Lankans cautious for the next couple of overs at least. Dhawan's Midas touch at the moment could help avert a disastrous start but India would want Rohit to join the party to provide a young middle-order with a compact platform.


AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso: I have utmost respect for Arsene Wenger

AC Milan's Gennaro Gattuso: I have utmost respect for Arsene Wenger

Milan are eight games unbeaten in Serie A and have lost only once in Europe this season, scoring 27 goals in a campaign including two qualifying rounds. Arsenal executive director Josh Kroenke is now in London on a three month review of the workings at the club, yet he wasn't present for the Gunners' latest Premier League defeat to Brighton on Sunday.