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Lewis Hamilton has British Grand Prix sprint regret after Max Verstappen secures pole

Lewis Hamilton says he wishes he could ‘redo the start’ of Saturday’s sprint race after Max Verstappen secured pole position for Sunday’s British Grand Prix after victory during a historic inaugural qualifying race at Silverstone.

Verstappen jumped Hamilton at the start of the race with better drive off the line, despite the Dutchman’s front left brakes catching on fire while waiting for the lights to go out in front of the Briton’s home crowd.

However, despite Hamilton’s fight back, the championship leader gradually pulled out a comfortable lead from the 36-year-old, as he commanded the race and managed to pick up three important championship points, extending his lead to 33, and will now start on pole for the British Grand Prix.

The Briton was heard on the radio asking for more power from the team on lap 12, as he tried to claw back any time on the Red Bull driver, with blistering reported on Verstappen’s tyres.

But it wasn’t enough, and Verstappen extended his lead with victory on Saturday, with Hamilton finishing second, with two points added to his total, with his team-mate Bottas picking up a point from third.

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“I gave it everything today,” said Hamilton straight after the race. “First I’m gonna give a lot of love to all these fans, I can’t tell you the energy that I’m getting from everyone, that support means the world to me so I’m sorry I wasn’t able to get the win in sprint one but tomorrow we fight again.

“I hit target on my start, it’s not good what you lose from P1, but, we’ll try and try and turn negative into a positive tomorrow

“Every point counts, but I’m grateful to finish, they’re just so strong in the race, as he was pulling away there was nothing I could do to hold on to him.

“So we’ve really got to try and be in front somehow they’ve done a great job with their engine, their starts are really great, we’ve lost a bit of performance on our stuff so we’ve got to work a bit harder to try and improve that because losing positions is never a great thing.

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Hamilton’s poor start handed Verstappen the perfect opportunity to take the lead of the 17-lap race, and extend his lead in the championship.

“Wish I could redo the start again,” Hamilton rued. “But luckily we have tomorrow.

“I don’t know how it was to watch for the fans, I think this weekend’s been awesome, yesterday was such a fun day to have qualifying on a Friday, way more enjoyable.

“I don’t know whether that was the most exciting race or not, but we should do more like that, maybe a different version of it in future because this makes the weekend more enjoyable I think.

“But I need everyone to bring their energy again tomorrow and I’ll bring my A-game.”

Hamilton stunned on Friday in the evening’s qualifying session, beating Verstappen by just 0.075s in front of a jubilant British crowd.

It means Hamilton lined up ahead of his main title rival who started second, with Hamilton’s Bottas third.

The seven-time world champion was visibly emotional as the home crowd chanted his name, as he looks to add an eighth world title to his name this season.

Cheers echoed around Silverstone, as Hamilton climbed out of the car, with Union Jack flags fluttering in the Silverstone breeze, as the sun beamed down on the world champion, who thanked the fans for their input.

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The Russian Church: If you don’t get vaccinated, you will regret it for the rest of your life

The Russian Orthodox Church has accused people who do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and called them sinners who will atone for their guilt for the rest of their lives.

The statement comes amid a new jump in the number of infected and dead in Russia, Reuters reported.

The call came as 24,353 new cases were reported, including 6,557 in Moscow, bringing the official total to 5,635,294 since the start of the pandemic.

Speaking on state television, Metropolitan Hilarion said those who refused to be vaccinated were committing “a sin they will have to atone for throughout their lives.”

The metropolitan added: “Every day I see cases of people going to a priest to confess that they refused to be vaccinated or to vaccinate their relatives and inadvertently caused someone’s death.” “It is a sin to think of ourselves, but not of others,” Hilarion said.

‘Deep Regret’ Inside Aid Organization Grappling With Sexual Abuse

Mercy Corps got its start in 1979 with a focus on refugees in Cambodia but grew to operate across the globe, with 5,600 people operating in 40 countries with half a billion dollars in annual donations and other revenue. Mr. Culver, who had previously worked with the aid organizations World Vision and Food for the Hungry, helped start Mercy Corps in the early 1980s and became its president in 1984. He was later granted the title of co-founder.

Ms. Culver Humphrey, 50, told investigators that her father began abusing her in her early childhood in the 1970s and that the abuse persisted into her teenage years, sometimes involving a variety of perpetrators at Mercy Corps’s headquarters in Portland.

Medical records she provided show that she had reported details of her father’s abuse to counselors in the 1980s. In 1992, she talked about the abuse at a women’s prayer group, where someone passed along information that ultimately came to the attention of Mercy Corps’s leadership.

But the investigators this week announced a number of failures in how the allegations were handled: Mercy Corps leaders disclosed the investigation to Mr. Culver, who was then the president and chief executive, despite his daughter’s request that he not be informed. After that, the report said, the organization seemed to accept his contention that his daughter had reported false memories, showing him “undue deference” and failing to ensure the allegations were fully investigated.

Mr. Culver resigned from his position as president in 1994 but continued as vice president. This week’s independent report found that the organization had failed to fully investigate or take action on the reports about Mr. Culver. In one email noted in the report, a former board member sent a letter to the Mercy Corps leadership in 2018 regarding Mr. Culver, saying, “I saved his job and career when he was accused by his daughter.”

Ms. Culver Humphrey, who now lives in Portland with her husband and two children, approached Mercy Corps again in 2018, asking the organization to take a closer look at how her complaints had been handled in the past. The organization responded to her in a letter, standing by its initial assessment that there was “insufficient evidence” to support her claims against Mr. Culver.

That changed after the article in The Oregonian in 2019 detailed some of Ms. Culver Humphrey’s allegations and quoted witnesses who corroborated details of her story, including a childhood friend, Michelle Green, who reported that Mr. Culver had sexually abused her, too.

Author: Mike Baker
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Eden Hazard made to regret Real Madrid prediction as Chelsea reach Champions League final

Chelsea booked their place in the final of the Champions League thanks to goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount in a 3-1 win on aggregate. Eden Hazard had been hoping to turn to the tide for Real Madrid, but it was a night to forget for Los Blancos.
Eden Hazard was made to regret his comments about Real Madrid’s credentials after they were beaten by Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

The Blues will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in this month’s Istanbul final after a pretty tame fight from Real on Wednesday night was powerless to stop goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount proved to be the difference.

The tie hung in the balance going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge, with Real’s talented wide men Hazard and Vinicius Junior always capable of creating something out of nothing.

But as the game wore on, it became more and more clear that it would not be a happy return to west London for Hazard.

The Belgian winger left Chelsea for Real just shy of two years ago in a £100m+ switch.

Shortly after he became another Galactico, he explained that his dream had always been to play in the famous white of Real Madrid.

“My dream was always to play for Real Madrid, the greatest team in the world, and so far I’m happy,” he explained after two months in the Spanish capital.

However, on undoubtedly the biggest night of his Real career, he was powerless to stop Chelsea moving one step closer to becoming champions of Europe.

Of course, Hazard has struggled greatly with injuries during his Real career, having barely missed more than a few games for Chelsea.

But he has been a mere shadow of the player that was comfortably the best in the Premier League on his day during his time with the Blues.

There is still time for Hazard to turn things around with Los Blancos, and he could certainly start by firing them to La Liga glory to make up for their European heartbreak.

Hazard also explained in that interview in 2019 that talks with Thibaut Courtois and Luka Modric persuaded him to chase his dream of joining Real.

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‘I regret the anxiousness’ Linda Robson admits performance nerves with Pauline Quirke

However, the rest of the cast, including Lesley Joseph, who plays snooty neighbour Dorien Green, was more than happy to continue filming for the Christmas special last year, which was watched by millions.

Linda continued: “When they [the producers] asked us, we were like, ‘Yeah we would still like to do it. We’re not ready to finish.’

“I think it worked really well as they did a good script, and we did the best we could with it.”

However, an insider speaking to The Mail On Sunday has now claimed a rift between the colleagues brought an end to Pauline’s role.

According to the source, the “real and tense issues” were said to be the reason why she was absent from the 30th-anniversary show in 2019 and the latter festive offering.

The show ran for eight years before being later rebooted in 2014as producers now make periodic specials that update fans on their lives.

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Gerrard's cousin and 'next Fowler' in 5 stars who will regret leaving Liverpool

Liverpool[1] have seen their fair share of talented youngsters walk away from Anfield, and while some have gone on to succeed, that can’t be said for all of them.

The Reds have a solid academy system, and have produced some brilliant players who have gone on to play for the senior side.

However, as is the case with any top club, there have been a few who have fallen through the cracks and have ended up regretting their decisions to leave.

Mirror Football has taken a look at five players who walked out of Anfield for pastures new, only to fail to live up to expectations.

Steven Gerrard's cousin, Bobby Duncan, was highly rated at Liverpool
Steven Gerrard’s cousin, Bobby Duncan, was highly rated at Liverpool

Bobby Duncan

Big things were expected of Steven Gerrard’s cousin when it emerged that he was coming through the ranks.

The forward was included in the Reds’ pre-season tour of America in 2019, but felt his route towards Jurgen Klopp’s first team was going to be blocked by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

As a result, he opted to leave for Florentina, joining the Italian side in 2019.

Things didn’t go well for him there, and he failed to play for the senior side before joining Derby County last summer.

Bobby Duncan opted to leave Liverpool for Florentina in 2019
Bobby Duncan opted to leave Liverpool for Florentina in 2019

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Rhian Brewster

Once compared to club icon Robbie Fowler, Rhian Brewster was tipped for stardom when coming through the ranks at Liverpool.

The forward lingered on the sidelines of the first team for a number of years after proving his ability in the youth team.

Winning the Golden Boot at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup was confirmation that he was a top striker in the making, but he failed to play for the Liverpool senior side in the Premier League[3] before pushing for a move away last summer.

Now, he is struggling with Premier League basement boys Sheffield United, having failed to find the net in 23 games across all competitions.

Rhian Brewster joined Sheffield United for £24million in 2020
Rhian Brewster joined Sheffield United for £24million in 2020

Jerome Sinclair

Jerome Sinclair was compared to Raheem Sterling during his rise through the ranks – not just because the two speedy wingers shared the same agent.

Sinclair became Liverpool’s youngest-ever player at the age of just 16 and six days, and he was expected to explode onto the scene afterwards.

However, he never managed to hold down a place in the side, and was allowed to leave the club in 2019 at the expiry of his contract.

Now 24, he is still under contract at Watford[4], but has had five loans in the past five years.

Jerome Sinclair moved from Liverpool to Watford after his contract at Anfield expired
Jerome Sinclair moved from Liverpool to Watford after his contract at Anfield expired

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke joined Liverpool after coming through the academy at Chelsea[5].

The forward was highly thought of at Cobham, but is believed to have demanded wages of £50,000 a week to stay at the club.

And after joining Liverpool, he failed to crack into the first team – largely due to the prominence of Roberto Firmino – and he moved to Bournemouth[6] in 2019 for £19m.

He’s currently shining in the Championship after scoring just three times in the Cherries’ relegation campaign last season.

Rafael Camacho

Liverpool were eager to keep Portuguese youngster Rafael Camacho prior to his exit.

The winger played just once for Liverpool, having signed from Manchester City’s academy.

He was in talks over an extension to his contract, but he eventually told the club that he didn’t want to stay.

As a result, Liverpool allowed him to go for £7million, but things haven’t gone too well since then.

He joined Sporting Lisbon, but fell into the B team before heading out to Rio Ave on loan this year.

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Man Utd star Luke Shaw details England regret ahead of Poland clash

Luke Shaw regrets using physical excuses to withdraw from England squads in the past when the reality is he was not “mentally right”. Right now, the Manchester United defender says he is fighting fit on both counts.
Having watched England overwhelm San Marino, Shaw started his first game for two-and-a-half years against Albania and promptly provided the assist for Harry Kane to score the first goal in Tirana.

In doing so, he hopes to get the nod ahead of Ben Chilwell in the toughest game of the three, against Poland at Wembley tomorrow.

But it is a far cry from previous times when Shaw would hide away from the England spotlight, leaning rather too heavily on his chequered injury history to avoid fighting for his place in the Three Lions set-up.

That is something he regrets hugely.

“I’ve a few massive regrets and I couldn’t stop thinking of the mistakes that I made in the past, especially with England,” Shaw admitted.

“I pulled out of a lot of camps. Around that time, I was maybe not in the best condition but I think over the last two years I’ve thought about it so much.

“I did have problems at the time, as in injuries, but maybe they were ones that could have been sort of dealt with but there was a lot on my mind, especially in times I had at United.

“My biggest regrets were just pulling out, and how I pulled out. And yeah, of course, letting Gareth down.

“Personally, I massively regretted doing that – I think playing for your country is a massive privilege and an honour and I think at times I took advantage of that.

“Maybe at the time, mentally I wasn’t right.”

Shaw’s physical problems started when he suffered a double fracture of the leg in September 2015. He was nevertheless called up to train with Sam Allardyce’s first England squad a year later only to withdraw before the opening game against Slovakia.

He finally made his way back into the side two years later and played in the thrilling 3-2 win over Spain in Seville – only to pull out from the October camp on the first day of reporting.

In March 2019, his previous call-up before this one, Shaw did not even make it to St George’s Park, excusing himself along with a host of players the weekend before the international break.

But some soul-searching during lockdown with his girlfriend Anouska marked a change in attitude with Shaw.

“At times there were periods when I thought I might not get back in… especially with my family,” Shaw revealed. “We had a few discussions and we thought that maybe I wouldn’t be able to get back into it.

“We had that sit down. My mum and dad were thinking that that might be it for England. But my girlfriend was different. She always believed that I would fight my way back into the squad. And deep down I always believed that I could and I worked hard.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped him off a week in advance that Southgate was willing to let bygones be bygones and he immediately told Anouska.

Mum and dad he let know on the morning of the announcement 12 days ago.

“I’m glad that Gareth has given me another chance and hopefully I can just impress him and stake my claim to be in the squad.”

Olly Murs says he’s in a two-year rehab after leaving 'complicated' injury ‘I regret it’

“I’m still in rehab pretty much for my knee, that’s what I wanted, to make sure I had to continue my rehab, I didn’t want to cut any corners.”

Nowadays, Olly said he is the fittest he has ever been and used lockdown to help improve his nutrition and fitness, with the help of his girlfriend Amelia.

He added: “I think being with Amelia has made a massive difference [with his nutrition] but she’s just as picky as me,” he revealed.

“She always looks great, she trains and she just burns it straight away.”

Oti Mabuse: Strictly pro addresses regret over Steph McGovern comment 'I said what I said'

The 30-year-old dancer had appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch to discuss the week’s news stories before talking about her experience with the 8 Out Of 10 Cats host.

The conversation soon turned to the time the comedian had joked that she was pregnant with his child, the Strictly star revealed: “So, this article comes out in South Africa like two weeks ago, and my mum calls me and she was like, ‘you are pregnant!'”

Oti then admitted: “Stupidly I went to Google and I was like, ‘Google, am I having a baby?'” as the camera panned to Russell Kane, who looked gobsmacked.

The dancer continued: “I was like, ‘What am I doing? No, I’m not! I’m like, ‘Mum, no I’m not!'”