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Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

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July 8 (UPI) -- New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted 23 homers in the final round to win the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Alonso outlasted Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to claim the Derby trophy and $ 1 million prize. He became the third rookie ever to win the Home Run Derby, joining co-champ Wally Joyner (1986) and Aaron Judge (2017). Alonso, who has a base salary of $ 555,000 this season, said he would donate 10 percent of his winnings between two charities. "That was a blast. I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life," Alonso said. "I have the utmost respect for the people that put their lives on the line every single day. I just want to show my gratitude because a bad day for me is a lot different tha...
Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis & where it started to go wrong at McLaren in 2007

Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis & where it started to go wrong at McLaren in 2007

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Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part one of fiveFernando Alonso retires from Formula 1 this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as one of the sport's biggest stars but arguably its greatest enigma.The 37-year-old is a two-time world champion and has won 32 grands prix; a great achievement in absolute terms, but a relatively meagre one for a driver Lewis Hamilton rates as the best he has ever raced against. Greater success evaded Alonso - fundamentally rooted in bad choices, personality conflicts, and plain rotten luck. But what really happened along the way? Alonso's story will be published in a series of episodes this week, based on interviews with th...
'It was a super-unexciting' – Hamilton & Alonso bemoan 'boring' Monaco GP

'It was a super-unexciting' – Hamilton & Alonso bemoan 'boring' Monaco GP

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Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso criticised the Monaco Grand Prix - saying it was "not really racing" and "the most boring race ever".Drivers were lapping several seconds off the pace as they managed tyres to ensure they were able to do only one pit stop.Hamilton said: "We were just cruising around from lap six, literally cruising. So it wasn't really racing. "If that was exciting for you to watch, no problem."Alonso, giving his reaction to the race, said: "Extremely boring. This is probably the most boring race ever."'I don't know how you did that, mate!' - Ricciardo stuns Red BullListen: Ricciardo encounters engine issuesListen: Chequered Flag - Monaco Grand Prix ReviewMonaco can often b...