Rosberg wins again

first_img SUPPORT FOR PARIS Drivers wore black armbands as a sign of mourning for those killed in deadly attacks in Paris. In addition, a French flag decorated with a black ribbon was displayed on a truck used during the drivers’ parade before the race. The race at Interlagos was run on a dry day free of rain, which is often a feature of the Brazilian GP outside S„o Paulo. It made for a race with few incidents, and little excitement in the racing. Rosberg safely protected his lead at the start with Hamilton right behind. Both pitted early and Rosberg managed to hold the lead by 0.9 seconds after the first round of stops with Vettel and Raikkonen right behind. A third of the way through, Hamilton was closing on Rosberg – cutting the gap to 0.4 seconds – with Vettel slipping sevens second behind the leaders. But that was as close as Hamilton ever got. “I’m faster but I can’t get close,” Hamilton said over the team radio as he began to slip further off the lead in second place. That summed up the day. Two more pits, and the positions held with almost no passing in the entire race. SAO PAULO (AP): Nico Rosberg won yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish to beat Mercedes teammate and already-crowned season champion Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg started from pole and won his second consecutive race – his fifth victory of the season – to clinch second place in the season standings with one race to run in Abu Dhabi. Rosberg and Hamilton spent the entire race 1-2, remaining that way through three pits stops. Hamilton turned some of the fastest laps near the end but could not catch his teammate and rival. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third and teammate Kimi Raikkonen was fourth, exactly the way the top four racers started on the grid. It was Hamilton’s ninth race in Brazil, and he has yet to win. He often compares his struggle to that of Brazilian great Ayrton Senna, who needed eight races to win his home race.last_img read more

Liverpool captain Gerrard looking to avoid emotional Anfield exit

first_img Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes he can keep his emotions in check when he bids farewell to Anfield on Saturday night.The 34-year-old is set to make his final home appearance against Crystal Palace at the weekend to bring the curtain down on a 17-year professional career with the Reds before joining Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy.Gerrard will lead his side out, and admits he has been preoccupied by how he will handle everything at the end of the game.“I am looking forward to it, I want to win the game desperately and finish on a high at Anfield. Come the end of the game, it will be an emotional time,” he said.“I have been dreading this moment at the end of the game in a strange way because I am going to miss it so much, playing at Anfield. The aim is to stay strong and avoid a few tears.“I am not really one for attention. I feel a bit sorry for my team-mates. All the attention is on me but when the whistle goes it will be about getting the three points.“I can only apologise if it has all been about me. I have never tried to grab any glory. From day one I have always tried to pull in the direction of the team.” 1last_img read more

Lazy Sunday on ‘SNL’

first_imgIn case you fell asleep, or figured it was just going to be another re-run, you’re going to regret having missed a seminal moment on “Saturday Night Live.” There haven’t been many in the recent past. But last week, who knew? Andy Samberg, one of those faces you catch in the show’s hip intro, but rarely thereafter, appeared in a digital video clip he’d made of himself and fellow cast member Chris Parnell. The video, which shows the two rapping about seeing “The Chronicles of Narnia,” became an instant hit on the Internet. In the week that followed, more than a million downloads were recorded, the New York Daily News reported. Samberg, 27, learned his craft at NYU’s film school. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake He and two childhood friends won their tickets into the “SNL” studios by writing material for Jimmy Fallon when he hosted last year’s MTV Movie Awards. Fallon talked them up to “SNL” producers. Those two friends, who were later hired as “SNL” writers, helped Samberg and Parnell put together the “Lazy Sunday” video. “It felt like it was so us,” he told the Daily News. “It played really well, and we were just super happy about that.” And so, one suspects, is Lorne Michaels. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more