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Famous birthdays for Aug. 28: Billy Boyd, Scott Hamilton

Famous birthdays for Aug. 28: Billy Boyd, Scott Hamilton

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Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- German poet/novelist/dramatist Johann von Goethe in 1749 -- Elizabeth Ann Seton, first U.S.-born saint of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1774 -- New Zealand novelist Janet Frame in 1924 -- French former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen in 1940 (age 78) -- Former baseball Manager Lou Piniella in 1943 (age 75) -- Singer/actor David Soul in 1943 (age 75) -- Actor Luis Guzman in 1956 (age 62) -- Actor Daniel Stern in 1957 (age 61) -- Olympic gold medal ice skater Scott Hamilton in 1958 (age 60) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- Actor Emma Samms in 1960 (age 58) -- Actor Jennifer Coolidge in...
Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver agrees £40m-a-year deal until 2020

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver agrees £40m-a-year deal until 2020

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World champion Lewis Hamilton will race for Mercedes in Formula 1 for at least a further two seasons.The 33-year-old Briton has signed a new contract with the German manufacturer that lasts until the end of 2020.BBC Sport understands Hamilton will earn at least £30m a year, rising to a maximum of £40m, depending on bonuses. Hamilton said a new contract had been "a formality" since he sat down with Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff to begin discussions last winter.He said: "It's good to put pen to paper, announce it and then get on with business as usual."I have been part of the Mercedes racing family for 20 years and I have never been happier inside a team than I am right now."We are on...
'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...
Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

Johnny Manziel must earn Hamilton Tiger-Cats' starting job

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is officially a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but the Canadian Football League's most high-profile player might not even be the team's starter. "I'm humbled to be here," Manziel said in his introductory press conference Saturday in Hamilton, Ontario. "I'm very excited to be here, and this isn't just a pit stop for me. I'm not just coming here to get what I need and go back down to the NFL." Former Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is the incumbent for the Tiger-Cats. Coach June Jones said Manziel has a ways to go if he wants to beat out Masoli as the starter. "Let me tell you something right now, he's got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah," Jones said. "He's got a lot to catch up on, but he'll spend the time to ge...
Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

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Hamilton finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in the first Grand Prix of the season in AustraliaFriday, April 6, 2018Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty for breaching rules over gearbox changes.The rules stated by F1 governing body the FIA says that drivers are not allowed to change their gearboxes within a six-race period.The Mercedes driver has said Hamilton needs a new gearbox after problems in the opening race in Australia, his team said."We had an hydraulic leak in the Melbourne race and were fortunate to finish the race," Mercedes said."Unfortunately we couldn't repair it within the six-race cycle."The defending champion finished second in Melbourne, behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with the second race taking place this weekend.Let's b