BERLIN, June 19 —Yamaha's reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo won the German Grand Prix today to extend his lead in the riders' standings, while his closest championship contender Aleix Espargaro of Aprilia finished fourth at the Sachsenring.
Frenchman Quartararo, who started second on the grid, stormed into the lead when the lights went out as pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati dropped down to second.
The duo battled for the lead over the next three laps before the Ducati rider slipped and crashed, leaving Quartararo to cruise to the finish.
Quartararo's compatriot Johann Zarco of Pramac Racing briefly threatened to challenge him for the lead but ultimately settled for second place, while Ducati's Jack Miller capitalised on an Espargaro mistake late in the race to take third. — Reuters
LONDON, June 17 — Tottenham announced the signing today of midfielder Yves Bissouma from Brighton for a reported fee of £25 million (RM134 million), giving manager Antonio his third signing of the transfer window.
The highly rated Mali international shone as Brighton achieved their best-ever Premier League finish of ninth last season.
Bissouma has signed a four-year deal and will join new arrivals Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster at the London club.
“The transfer is a very good one for the club and player,” said Brighton manager Graham Potter.
“Yves has shown his undoubted ability and been an important player for us during his time with us.
“Now he has a new challenge with Tottenham, including the opportunity to play Champions League football, and everyone at the club wishes him well.” — AFP