An erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against the 10th-seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals.
Leclerc is a point adrift of Vettel in the championship after three races but was quicker in Bahrain, when he started on pole position and set the fastest lap, despite at one point being told to stay behind.
Rafael Nadal showed no signs of rust as he raced into a 5-0 lead against fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the first set on Court Rainier III, defending his Monte Carlo Masters title with 6-1, 6-1.
City won the second leg of an instant-classic quarterfinal 4-3 at home on Wednesday but Tottenham advanced 4-4 on aggregate thanks to the away goals rule to set up a meeting with Ajax.
Paris Saint-Germain again failed to clinch the French league title after losing 3-2 at Nantes. PSG could have sealed it this past Sunday and the weekend before that but picked up only one point from those two matches
After an excellent start, United were undone twice in four minutes by Messi, who first nicked the ball off the careless Ashley Young and then watched as a weak shot from distance squirmed underneath David de Gea.
The 55th edition of the Presidential Tour of Turkey cycle race began with 17 teams from around the world. Istanbul is the start and the finish point for this UCI World Tour event.
In a bid to avoid the worst of the Japanese capital's blazing summer, fans, athletes and volunteers will have to get going at the crack of dawn.
Organised by the Turkish Cycling Federation, the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey debuted in 1963 and became an international race two years later.
Tiger Woods completed one of sport's great all-time comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.
Turkey has so far won two golds, one silver and two bronze medals in the Greco-Roman category at the tournament.
Bottas, who had started on pole but lost out to five times world champion Hamilton into the first corner, finished second for his team's third one-two finish in as many races this season.
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