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Motor racing – Ricciardo handed grid penalty for gearbox change

MELBOURNE: Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo will start the Australian Grand Prix (0500 GMT) from 15th on the grid on Sunday after being given a five-place penalty for a gearbox change. The Australian crashed during qualifying and the resulting damage had forced the repair, the team said. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start the race on pole,… Read More »

There's little luck in the science of penalty shootouts

MARSEILLE, France: Thirty years ago this week Antonin Panenka settled the first European championship penalty shootout, patenting the nonchalant dink over a committed keeper, as Czechoslovakia beat West Germany 5-3 after a 2-2 draw. Since then a further 14 Euro matches have been decided by shoot-outs, two in each of the last three tournaments. With… Read More »