Hamilton clinches record 7th F1 title with win at Turkish GP

After winning a difficult race to equal Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula One championships on Sunday, the hardest thing for Lewis Hamilton was containing his emotions.

His voice could be heard breaking as he thanked his team over the radio moments after crossing the line at the Turkish Grand Prix, while underneath the helmet the tears were starting to build up.

“All these emotions were running through me and I was trying to stop it,” Hamilton said in his post-race news conference. “I was thinking about my whole career, from when I was five when I drove in a go-kart, from when we won the British championship, driving home with my dad and singing ‘We Are The Champions’ and dreaming of being here.”

Lance Stroll of Montreal finished ninth despite leading from pole position for much of the 58-lap race.

A day earlier, Stroll had become the first Canadian to take a pole position at an F1 Grand Prix since Jacques Villeneuve accomplished the feat in 1997.

Moments after victory No. 94 and title No. 7, Hamilton sat in his car with his head in his hands.

“It really hit me and I just burst into tears. I couldn’t get out of the car because I just couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I didn’t want the visor to come up and people to see tears flowing, because I had always said I would never let you see me cry. I remember watching drivers in the past crying and I was like ‘I’m not going to do that.’ But it was too much.”

Speaking a short time after his win, Hamilton was wiping away those tears as he prepared to mount the podium.

“I’m definitely a bit lost for words,” he said, thanking his family. “I dreamed of this as

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Meralco ends San Miguel dynasty, moves on to semis vs Ginebra


MANILA, Philippines — Meralco succeeded in its revolt and brought down the five-year San Miguel dynasty with a masterful 90-68 victory in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Angeles University Foundation.

The Bolts are now in their first-ever semifinals appearance in the All-Filipino Conference and will face their championship bane in Barangay Ginebra, a club that had already beaten them thrice in the Governors’ Cup Finals in the last four years.

Turning up the ante from the start, Meralco built a sizable 10-point lead, 21-11, at the end of the first and was quick to dispel any retaliation from the defending champions.

Marcio Lassiter tried to bring the Beermen closer in the third hitting a couple of three-pointers at the start of the quarter to trim the deficit to six, 43-37, but the Bolts were ready for any comeback.

Meralco answered with a 9-2 run that Baser Amer capped off with a triple that gave the Bolts a 53-39 lead with 8:05 to play in the third.

Allein Maliksi then capped off another scoring surge for the Bolts, this time a 16-0 run for a 69-43 lead with 2:56 left in the period.

“It feels great beating them not only because they’re San Miguel but because we’re in the semifinals,” said Bolts head coach Norman Black. “They’re also great because they won five straight championships but I’m happy to be here.”

Cliff Hodge and Amer had 14 points apiece to lead the Bolts while grabbing a combined 13 rebounds.

Reynel Hugnatan had a near double-double of 12 points and eight boards while Maliksi added 11 points.

Moala Tautuaa and Lassiter put up 20 points each for the Beermen.

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Ice Seguerra’s father Dick Seguerra passes away

Ice Seguerra (left) with his father Decoroso “Dick” Seguerra. Image: Facebook/@lizadino

Decoroso “Dick” Garcia, the father of actor-musician Ice Seguerra, has died earlier today, Nov. 15.

“Umakyat na siya sa heaven bandang tanghali ngayong Nov. 15, 2020 para makipagvideoke kina Matt Monroe at Frank Sinatra,” Ice announced via his Instagram account.

(He has gone up to heaven at around noon today, Nov. 15, to go sing through the videoke with Matt Monroe and Frank Sinatra.

“An awesome father, husband, brother, lolo, friend, leader; he has touched many lives by his kindness, gentle support and most of all, his sense of humor,” Ice said.

The singer’s post came with a black and white photo of his father lying on a bed.

“Thank you for all your prayers, good thoughts, and deeds that you’ve shown our family,” Ice said.

“Makakapahinga ka na (You can rest now), OG Pogi. No more pain. We love you always and forever, Daddy,” he added.

Ice’s wife, Liza Diño, meanwhile took to Facebook to also announce the news and share a photo of Ice and his father bonding in his final moments.

“A very intimate Father and son moment between Íce and Daddy Dick this morning as they share their last moments together,” Diño said.

“‘I love you, pogi’ this is what Daddy fondly tells Ice. Ice would say I love you back then sing him his favorite songs. But today is special because Ice finally got the chance to tell daddy something that he’s never told him before,” she added.

“As he was standing by his side, he held his hand and said. ‘Thank you, daddy…for being the BEST dad,’” the doting wife shared.

“Daddy, rest ka na (you rest now). No more pain. Thank you for loving me like your own daughter. Wag po kayong

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