Verstappen set a Formula 1 record with his 16th win of the season


Max Verstappen split the Ferrari front row between Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at the start to take the lead at the first corner of the Mexico City Grand Prix before taking his record 16th win of the season on Sunday.

Red Bull’s three-time Formula 1 champion claimed his third straight victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and broke his own record for season wins set last year.

The Dutch driver’s 51st career win tied Alain Prost for fourth in F1 history. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton leads with 103.

Hamilton finished second Sunday. Leclerc was third.


NAHL: Nils Forselius scored twice and the Maine Nordiques rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first period to beat the Philadelphia Rebels 5-3 in a North American Hockey League game in Sewell, New Jersey.

Forselius started the rally with 3:54 left in the first period and put the Nordiques ahead 4-3 just 36 seconds into the third.

Laurent Trepanier, Nick Rahm and Nick Romeo also scored, and Carter Richardson stopped all 22 shots after relieving Thomas Heaney in the first period.

NHL: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 23 saves in his first career shutout, and JJ Peterka, Casey Mittelstadt, Tyson Jost and Rasmus Dahlin scored for the Buffalo Sabers in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Buffalo, New York.

• Tom Wilson scored the tiebreaker late in the third period and the Washington Capitals beat the visiting San Jose Sharks 3-1.

The Sharks fell to 0-7-2 and have lost 15 in a row dating back to last season.

• Jesper Bratt scored twice and added an assist, Vitek Vanecek made 31 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the visiting Minnesota Wild 4-3.

FATAL INJURY: American hockey player Adam Johnson, who appeared in 13 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2019 and 2020, died after his neck was cut by a skate blade during a game in England on Saturday, his team said. He was 29.

Johnson was playing for the Nottingham Panthers in a Challenge Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers when he was cut on his skates during the second period of the Elite Ice Hockey League game at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.


NBA: Nikola Jokic had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help the visiting Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-95 for their third straight win to open the season.

Michael Porter Jr. contributed 20 points and 9 rebounds and Jamal Murray added 19 points and 8 assists for the Nuggets, who shot 60.2 percent from the field.


LPGA: Celine Boutier closed with an 8-under 64 and then made a 6-foot birdie on the ninth extra hole to defeat Atthaya Thitikul and win the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for her fourth LPGA Tour title of the year.

Titikul birdied the 18th hole for a 68 to force a playoff at 21-under 267.

Rose Zhang, who had a one-shot lead entering the final round, shot a 71 to finish two strokes back in a tie for third with Jasmine Suvanapura (70).


FOOTBALL: Oklahoma fell four spots to No. 10, the top five teams held their spots, and Kansas and Kansas State entered the Associated Press top 25.

Georgia is No. 1 for the 20th straight week, receiving 48 of 63 first-place votes.

This is the 50th consecutive week that either Georgia or Alabama has been ranked No. 1.

Michigan, which had Saturday off, received nine first-place votes. No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Florida State each received three first-place votes.


US WOMEN: Mia Fishel and Jaydin Shaw = scored their first international goals as the United States beat Colombia 3-0 in San Diego.

Lindsey Horan added a goal for the United States in the second of two exhibition games against Colombia. The teams played to a scoreless tie Thursday in Utah.

ENGLAND: Erling Haaland scored twice and created another goal as Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-0 in the Premier League to once again show the difference between the teams.

Defending champions City produced a dominant performance at Old Trafford in the 191st Manchester derby to add to the mounting pressure on United manager Erik ten Hag. It was United’s seventh defeat of the season in all competitions.

City moved within two points of Tottenham at the top of the table.

• Mohamed Salah scored his 10th goal of the season as Liverpool moved within three points of top spot, beating Nottingham Forest 3-0.

• Aston Villa maintained their strong start to the season with a dominant 3-1 win at home to Luton.

The win was Villa’s fifth in six league games and leaves the club four points behind Tottenham.


BREEDERS’ CUP: Kentucky Derby winner Maje will not run in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, his trainer said.

Maje still had to travel to California for the world championships next weekend in Santa Anita.

“This morning he was in a feverish state and we noticed symptoms of loss (of) appetite,” trainer Gustavo Delgado wrote on social media.

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