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‘It’s tough out there’ – Hamilton reflects on challenging day of testing but backs Mercedes to bounce back

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Lewis Hamilton was left looking back on a difficult second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain for Mercedes – but backed the team to get the unique W13 performing up to their lofty standards.

Searing hot conditions welcomed the drivers in Sakhir on Friday, before gusts and sand peppered the track and made for an even more challenging day. The Silver Arrows had George Russell (13th on Day 2) in the car for the morning session before Hamilton took over for the afternoon to finish fifth overall.

“It’s definitely tough out there,” began Hamilton. “It’s windy, and the wind changed around quite a bit today. But yes, generally it’s been tough. Yes, it’s tough at the moment.

“I mean, you can see on the onboard, tankslappers left, right and centre, and then bouncing and bumping. [The car is] not quite happy at the moment, but we’re trying to tame it.”

Mercedes brought a significantly different package to Bahrain compared to their Barcelona iteration. And while Hamilton, along with his rivals, endured a number of uneasy moments at the wheel, he backed Mercedes to fix the W13’s issues. Not that the Briton said it would be easy.
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“The car definitely is different to the last week but I think it’s more so the tyres working with these temperatures, which are different here. So it’s a different machine this weekend – but I don’t think it’s the change that we made; I think that so much great work has gone into creating this upgrade.

“But it’s just hurdles that we’re coming across with this new kind of car that everyone’s facing in 2022. I’m confident in the team here, and back at the factory, that we’ll figure it out. But it’s definitely not going to be a smooth road.”

As for suggestions that Mercedes are ‘sandbagging’ – hiding their true pace – Hamilton brushed those off and asserted his team would not deliberately put on a “tacky” driving display in pre-season testing.

“Yes, I mean we would be really, really, really good if we were having all these oversteer moments and having this tacky driving just to hide our cars [pace],” he joked.
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“It’s not the case. We definitely have things that we’re trying to get through. I think as I said, others are struggling less – but yes, who knows?”

We’ll find out soon as the Bahrain Grand Prix gets underway on March 18-20 – but there’s still the last day of the Official Pre-Season Test for teams to continue their work.

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Elon Musk and Grimes might be expecting a baby — here’s where their relationship began and everything that’s happened since

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes have been dating since 2018, when they made their debut as a couple at the annual Met Gala.

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Elon Musk and the musician Grimes took both the business and music worlds by surprise in 2018 when they revealed they were dating.

Since then, the couple has weathered ups and downs, and possibly even a breakup or two. Now, Grimes whose real name is Claire Boucher has hinted that she may be pregnant .

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Here’s a look at how their relationship has progressed from the beginning.

Sean Wolfe contributed to an earlier version of this story.

Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name, Grimes, is also a producer and outspoken advocate for female artists and their treatment by the press and music industry. Shes released multiple albums to critical acclaim, and her breakout album, “Visions,” won the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year.

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Grimes and Elon Musk met over Twitter. Musk was planning to make a joke about artificial intelligence specifically, about the Rococo Basilisk character in her “Flesh Without Blood” video and discovered she had beaten him to the punch.

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In May, shortly before the Met Gala, Page Six reported that the pair had been “quietly dating” for a few weeks.

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The report announced that the couple planned to attend the Met Gala together, and that they had been tweeting at each other for a few months.

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Grimes did end up attending the Met Gala with Musk, which was their first official appearance as a couple. Musk later told the Wall Street Journal that he loves Grimes for her “wild fae artistic creativity and hyper intense work ethic.”

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News of their relationship spurred plenty of memes, as many were caught be surprise. Both Grimes and Musk have loyal fanbases who are active online, so there were no shortage of jokes after their relationship was announced.
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Someone even made a Google Chrome extension that replaced all instances of “Elon Musk” on a webpage with “Grimes Boyfriend.”
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Since then, Grimes has taken to Twitter several times to defend Musk and Tesla. In since-deleted tweets, Grimes said Musk has never tried to stop Tesla workers from unionizing and claims she encouraged a union vote among Tesla employees.

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Grimes has also attended official events with Musk, like the Hyperloop Pod Competition in July.
She and Musk,along with his five sons, made an unscheduled appearance at the event.

In July, after it was revealed that Musk has made donations to Republican political committees, Grimes defended his choice, calling it “the price of doing business.”

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Caddie Tim Mickelson, wife Maranda, welcome healthy baby boy By T.J. Auclair · January 29, 2021

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Caddie Tim Mickelson, wife Maranda, welcome healthy baby boy By T.J. Auclair · January 29, 2021

You may have noticed that Phil Mickelson has been using the services of a new caddie these last two week’s for both The American Express and the Farmers Insurance Open.

That new caddie? Mickelson’s swing coach, Andrew Getson.

But fear not; the move is temporary. Mickelson’s brother, Tim, isn’t being replaced. Instead, he’s out for good reason as he and wife, Maranda, welcomed their first child to the world on January 26, a baby boy they named Asher Hayes Mickelson.

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Tim shared the news via has Instagram page on Thursday evening:

Phil Mickelson explained Tim’s absence at The American Express last week.

“Today is January 20 and it’s their due date for their baby boy,” he said. “With Palm Springs being a two-hour drive away, and the inability to join your wife if you’re not with her when you go into the hospital at birth, he has to be there with her.

“I just know that the birth of any children, especially your first, is the most emotional experience that you could possibly share, and there’s no sense to take any risk. He’s at home with his wife; they’re due any minute, any day, and I’m excited for them.”

Phil Mickelson famously wore a pager in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, prepared to leave at a moment’s notice for the birth of his first child, Amanda. Though he was ready to leave, Mickelson did finish the tournament, where he was runner up to Payne Stewart… on Father’s Day.\

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The very next day, Amanda was born and her father made it in time.

Getson, who has worked with Phil Mickelson just over five years, also filled in at the 2020 Genesis Invitational.

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Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren, 39, is pregnant with 30-year-old NFL star’s baby shortly after it’s revealed she’s ‘still hurt’ by golfer’s relationship with Erica Herman

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Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren, 39, is pregnant with 30-year-old NFL star’s baby shortly after it’s revealed she’s ‘still hurt’ by golfer’s relationship with Erica Herman

SHE famously chased her husband out of their mansion with a golf club in 2009 after discovering he had been cheating on her.

But now, 10 years on, Tiger Woods’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren is pregnant with another sportsman’s baby – and she’s “really happy and excited” about the news.

Elin Nordegren places a hand on her baby bump as she watches her son play flag football in Florida

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Elin Nordegren places a hand on her baby bump as she watches her son play flag football in FloridaCredit: The Mega Agency
Elin, 39, is said to be expecting a child with 30-year-old former NFL star Jordan Cameron – whom she’s been “quietly dating” for more than two years.

She already has daughter Sam Alexis, 12, and son Charlie Axel, 10, with Tiger, while ex-Dolphins and Cleveland Browns star Cameron has a son, Tristan, also 10.

But the happy news comes just shortly after sources told Sun Online that Elin is ‘still hurt’ by golfer Tiger being with someone else.

The mum was left humiliated after her husband of six years admitted cheating on her with more than a dozen women, including two porn stars and the waitress at their local diner.

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Elin, now 39, and her golfer husband Tiger Woods split after she found out he’d been cheating on her
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Elin, now 39, and her golfer husband Tiger Woods split after she found out he’d been cheating on herCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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Elin was dressed all in black, with a matching cap, at the recent flag football gameCredit: The Mega Agency
Following their split, the shamed golfer took an ‘indefinite break’ from his sport and attended sex therapy after he lost millions in sponsorship.

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Elin, who lives in Florida, received a £85million payout from his £550m net worth.

Here we reveal what Elin did next.

Elin is widely reported to be expecting a child with her former NFL star boyfriend, Jordan Cameron
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Elin is widely reported to be expecting a child with her former NFL star boyfriend, Jordan CameronCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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Ten years on, former model and nanny Elin has “finally arrived at a happy place in her life” and not only that, she’s made some sort of peace with her ex.

“Elin truly has a friend in Tiger – but she’s still hiding the pain of their split all these years on,” a well-placed source exclusively told Sun Online.

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“If anything, being closer to Tiger again and spending days together with their children has made it harder to let go of the past.

“She sees a lot of the good side of him now and what an amazing dad he is, but that makes it tough emotionally when you have conflicting feelings about him.

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Simone Biles & Boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. Break Up After 3-Year Relationship

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Simone Biles & Boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. Break Up After 3-Year Relationship

“It’s for the best,” said Olympic Gold medalist Simone Biles after admitting she and longtime gymnast boyfriend Stacey Ervin Jr. had ended their seemingly fairytale love affair.

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Gracing the August issue of ‘Vogue’ magazine, the 23-year-old discussed at length her outlook on the 2020 Olympics being postponed due to the global health crisis, overcoming obstacles in her life, and more.

Yet, it was her commentary on Ervin Jr. that’s caused the most chatter. Look inside to see just what she’s said.

“It’s hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it,” she told the magazine while also revealing their relationship ended in early March (at the start of the pandemic).

Elsewhere in the conversation, Biles expressed her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

“We need change. We need justice for the Black community. With the peaceful protests it’s the start of change, but it’s sad that it took all of this for people to listen,” she says. “Racism and injustice have existed for years with the Black community. How many times has this happened before we had cell phones?”

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Click here to read the full interview which also includes Biles – who many (ourselves included) revere as the greatest gymnast of all time – dishing on overcoming abuse, training for Olympics 2021, and more.

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Jennifer Aniston: ‘Wonderful’ Brad Pitt was a favorite ‘Friends’ guest

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Jennifer Aniston: ‘Wonderful’ Brad Pitt was a favorite ‘Friends’ guest

Looks like the latest ’90s trend to come back is Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.

The “Friends” star once again showed that any hard feelings she had for her ex-hubby are in the past, as she lovingly declared that he was her favorite guest star on the classic sitcom.

Aniston said the kind words for Pitt as she appeared this week with fellow cast members Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow on “Access Hollywood” to promote their eagerly anticipated “Friends” reunion show.

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When asked who were their favorite celebrity cameos on the show, names like Reese Witherspoon, Tom Selleck and Charlie Sheen came up. But then Aniston couldn’t help but name her movie star ex.

“Mr. Pitt was wonderful,” she said, while Kudrow added: “He was fantastic.”

The now 57-year-old Pitt appeared in the 2001’s “Friends” episode “The One with the Rumor,” which was shot while he was still married to Aniston.

He played a former classmate of Aniston’s character, Rachel Green, and even nabbed an Emmy nomination.

At the time, the cameo delighted fans.

Aniston and Pitt, who began dating in 1998, had been married for a year at the time and were one of Hollywood’s top power couples.

The good times wouldn’t last. The duo split in 2005 amid rumors that Pitt had embarked on an affair with his “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie.

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One month after Aniston filed for divorce, photos emerged showing Pitt and Jolie on a beach with her son Maddox.

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The following year the “Maleficent” star confirmed that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child. They went on to have a family of six children and married in 2014.

Pitt seemed to slam Aniston in a 2011 interview in which he appeared to describe his marriage to her as “pathetic” and detailed how much more fulfilled he was with Jolie. But he soon issued a clarification in which he said his words were misconstrued and “Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend.”

Two years later, Jolie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences and the two have spent years battling it out over custody of their large brood.

Aniston, 52, later began a relationship with “The Mosquito Coast” star Justin Theroux. They married in 2015 and separated two years later.

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The internet lost its collective mind in 2020 when Aniston and Pitt shared a sweet moment backstage after their respective wins at the SAG Awards, with many hoping the couple would reconcile.

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