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Lewis Hamilton wins F1’s race 1,000 in China

Lewis Hamilton took a comfortable victory in the Chinese Grand Prix to hold the championship lead for the first time in 2019. The Mercedes driver passed team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who started from pole position, off the line and controlled Formula 1’s 1,000th race from there. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took third, after the team ordered team-mate Charles Leclerc to let him by in the opening laps. It was Hamilton’s 75th career victory, and it came on a weekend on which he had struggled throughout practice but pulled a lap out of the bag to grab a front-row spot, which proved the foundation for his win. Story by Bbc Sports

Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters at Augusta to claim 15th major

Tiger Woods produced a scintillating finish to win a fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major. There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. Woods, written off by so many so often as he battled back problems in recent years, punched the air in delight, a wide smile across his face, before celebrating with his children at the back of the green. Story by Bbc Sports

Uefa president calls for referees to stop games where there is racial abuse from fans

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin says he will ask referees to be “brave” and stop matches where there is racial abuse from fans. Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, was subjected to abuse in games against Dynamo Kiev and Montenegro last month. “The moment a match is stopped, or it’s not played, I think that 90% of normal people in the stadium would kick the asses of those idiots,” said Ceferin. “It’s 2019, it’s not 100 years ago.” “We will speak to the referees again, and tell them to be confident, not to be afraid to act,”. “This is a huge problem. Not just the Balkans, all eastern Europe. There’s not much immigration there because everybody wanted to go to western Europe …

Curry, Durant and Green fined for criticising officials

Golden State Warriors players Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have been fined for criticising officials following a loss at Minnesota. Green was fined $35,000 (£26,540) while Curry has been told to pay $25,000 (£18,950) – both for “impugning the integrity of NBA officiating”. Durant was fined $15,000 (£11,375) for public criticism of officials. Golden State lost 131-130 in overtime to the Timberwolves last Friday. Story by Bbc Sports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager

Manchester United FINALLY hand Ole Gunnar Solskjae Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract. The Norwegian, 46, arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long term,” Solskjaer said. “From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. “The last few months have been …