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$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record

NEW YORK: Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said. The seven-time world champion's 2001 Ferrari F2001 sparked furious bidding, roaring past its pre-sale estimate of $4-5 million at Sotheby's flagship post-war and contemporary November evening art sale. It put the buzz into a night that otherwise fell short of the dizzying heights reached by Christie's on Wednesday selling a painting of Christ…

Sharapova to make comeback after doping ban in Stuttgart

BERLIN: Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to competitive action following a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix in April, the Russian said on Tuesday. The Florida-based Sharapova was originally banned for two years after testing positive for meldonium at last year's Australian Open. The former world number one, one of the highest paid athletes in the world in the past decade, admitted she had used meldonium for years and was not aware it had been banned since the start of 2016.…

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole

ABU DHABI: Nico Rosberg beat title favorite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday as the dominant Mercedes team mates locked out the front row in qualifying.

Webber keeps Vettel off Abu Dhabi pole

ABU DHABI: Mark Webber seized pole position for the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday with Red Bull team mate and quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel making a rare error and having to settle for second best. The pole, with Webber approaching the end of his Formula One career this month, was the Australian's 13th in 12 years and second in three races. "Mark did a very good lap so congratulations to him," said Vettel, who is chasing his seventh win in a row after wrapping up a fourth successive title with…