Game of Thrones Bonus Episode Live Stream Full Show Online

Game of Thrones Bonus Episode Live Stream Full Show Online, How to Watch the ‘Game of Thrones’ Bonus Episode, ‘The Last Watch,’ Online Tonight for Free


Is Game of Thrones really airing a bonus episode tonight? Yes and no. There is no Episode 7 that continues the story of Westeros. However, HBO is airing a two-hour documentary called The Last Watch, which will delve into some fascinating behind-the-scenes stories involving the actors and producers. We’ll no doubt learn more about Westeros tonight, even if it’s not in the form of a brand new episode. You’ll want to watch live so you’re not spoiled on anything.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of HBO on your computer, phone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or another streaming device via one of the following live-TV streaming services. Many of them have free trials, which we’ll list below, that will let you watch for free:

Amazon Prime’s HBO Channel

If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content here on the HBO Amazon Channel, which also comes with a free 7-day trial.

Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the HBO channel, you can then watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or another streaming device via the Amazon Video app.

Hulu

Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, HBO is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV.

Once signed up, you can watch the show live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

PlayStation Vue

Whether you already have PlayStation Vue or you want to start a free 5-day trial of PlayStation Vue, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content through the HBO add-on, which comes with a free 7-day trial.

Once signed up, you can watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

Additional Options

HBO Now is HBO’s standalone streaming service and provides all of HBO’s programming via the internet. The service costs $14.99 per month — but it offers a seven-day free trial. You must cancel before the end of the trial to avoid charges. To use the service, download the HBO Now App on your phone or tablet. It’s available in the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon Appstore, and more. (By the way, if you watch on HBO Now or HBO Go, you might get to start watching about three minutes before everyone else. The episodes typically premiere about 8:57 p.m. Eastern on HBO Now, but you might want to start refreshing around 8:55 p.m. Eastern.)

If you have a cable subscription that includes HBO, you can stream via HBO GO. That service is free to use for anyone with a satellite or cable package that includes HBO. However, check the service first because not all cable companies have agreements in place to work with HBO Go.

‘Game of Thrones’ Documentary Preview

According to HBO, the documentary will explore the actors’ experiences having lived with the show for years and now saying goodbye. According to HBO’s description, the documentary “delves deep into the mud and blood to reveal the tears and triumphs involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life in the very real studios, fields, and car-parks of Northern Ireland… Much more than a ‘making of’ documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world — and then have to say goodbye to it.”

The official synopsis reads: “An up-close and personal report from the trenches of production that reveals the tears and triumphs of the cast and crew involved in the challenge of bringing the fantasy world of Westeros to life.”

This is a good way to conclude the series, since fans are still divided about how the season ended. Warning: major spoilers below for Season 8.

Fans were disappointed about Daenerys’ descent into madness. They weren’t angry that it happened, but they felt like the buildup wasn’t big enough or believable enough. Perhaps if the season had been longer, the story could have been fleshed out more to indicate why Dany would suddenly start burning innocents.

The choice of Bran as the new king also surprised fans. Personally, I can see it better if he was chosen because he’s not truly human anymore and lacks emotions, which are traits that really hurt the last few kings and queens. I feel like Tyrion’s story argument fell a bit flat. On the other hand, I loved how Brienne added to Jaime’s story in the book, giving him an honorable sendoff. And I loved Jon Snow’s ending. I feel like he’s going to be happy living north with Ghost, Tormund, and the wildlings.

Coca-Cola 600

Coca-Cola 600 : The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to North Carolina this week for the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s a 1.5-mile racetrack that routinely provides some of the most entertaining racing of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and this year should be no different.CLICKHERE

Kyle Busch has claimed three checked flags thus far this season and finished on top of the leaderboard in his last start at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which is why he’s the most expensive driver in NASCAR DFS tournaments and cash games this week on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick are also among the more expensive options on both sites after blistering starts to their 2019 campaigns. Before locking in your final NASCAR DFS picks, be sure to study the optimal Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR DFS lineups from DFS millionaire Mike McClure.

He was all over his NASCAR picks at the Gander RV 400 earlier this month, locking Martin Truex Jr. in his core lineups. The result: Truex captured victory at Dover, and anybody who rostered him was well their way to a huge day. Now he’s turned his attention to Sunday’s NASCAR at Charlotte slate and locked in his optimal lineups.

For Sunday’s 2019 Coca-Cola 600, we can tell you McClure is banking on Clint Bowyer at $11,500 on FanDuel and $9,400 on DraftKings.

Bowyer started off the season slowly, finishing outside the top 10 in five of his first seven races. However, he’s quickly turned things around, which has him ranked ninth in the 2019 NASCAR standings. In fact, Bowyer has finished in the top 10 in six of his last eight starts and will look to keep that momentum going this weekend at Charlotte. He’s a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in your NASCAR DFS lineups this week at the Coca-Cola 600.

McClure’s optimal NASCAR DFS strategy also involves rostering Brad Keselowski at $12,500 on FanDuel and $10,100 on DraftKings.

Keselowski has been red-hot this season, claiming the checkered flag at Atlanta, Martinsville and Kansas. He currently sits in fifth place in the NASCAR standings and he’ll enter Sunday’s race full of confidence thanks to the massive success he’s experienced at Charlotte throughout his career. Keselowski has five top-10 finishes in his last seven starts at Charlotte and has spent time running near the front in each of his last six races, leading at least 30 laps in three of his last six starts this season. Despite having one of the steepest price tags in NASCAR DFS this week, he has arguably the highest floor of any driver.

McClure is also targeting a value driver with a strong track record at Charlotte. He’s in prime position to make a run at the checkered flag and comes at a price that won’t break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing huge in your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So what is the optimal NASCAR DFS tournament lineup for the 2019 Coca-Cola 600? And which value driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on NASCAR at Charlotte.

indycar indy 500

indycar indy 500 : The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial

Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair.

It is nearly impossible to maintain

reverential status for 103 years, and the Indy 500, like almost everything in sports, has had its declines. Huge crowds no longer jam the grandstands to watch qualifying or Carb Day, and the economics of racing and sponsorship has pared down the entry list.

But IndyCar is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, and interest in a series largely supported by “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is slowly returning. The hype has certainly been high at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, where a strong infield crowd attended practice days and large groups of teens roamed the grounds as part of school field trips.

The “Great American Race” itself, which will be broadcast for the first time by NBC, could be a good one. Qualifying for Sunday’s race produced the tightest Indy 500 field in history with only 2.8 mph separating the pole sitter Simon Pagenaud at 229.992 mph from Pippa Mann, the slowest qualifier at 227.224.

There were 36 entrants, which meant three drivers would not make the field, and once-proud McLaren was humiliated to miss the race with superstar Fernando Alonso. The two-time Formula One champion nearly salvaged McLaren’s return to Indianapolis when he gallantly held it wide open for four desperate laps in an overhauled car worked on until the last moment. But the car didn’t have the right gear ratio on a run that should have gotten Alonso into the 33-car field, and mighty McLaren was bumped by tiny Juncos Racing and young American driver Kyle Kaiser.

Kaiser, winner of nothing of national note, and Mann, driving for the Clauson-Marshall team that races sprint cars the rest of the year, are both in the race. Alonso, needing only the Indy 500 to complete his quest for auto racing’s Triple Crown, and an actual Formula One team went back to Europe.

“It’s a big missed opportunity. It clearly says, ‘This isn’t something you show up and can easily do,’” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., which owns IndyCar, the Indy 500 and the speedway. “So it says: ‘This is complicated, this is hard.’”

The Indy 500 will still draw at least 250,000 people — more if Sunday’s forecast didn’t call for thunderstorms — and those who show up will be treated to a true spectacle in the push to drink the victory lane milk. IndyCar, slow in rebuilding after the open-wheel split in the 1990s, is on the up, and drivers argue the on-track product is better than anything else.

“It’s the most competitive racing series in the world. It’s the tightest,” said Alexander Rossi, who won the 2016 Indy 500 as a rookie after he flamed out in Formula One. “On any weekend, you have no idea who is going to win the race.”

IndyCar has had five different winners through its first five races this year, but Pagenaud might be the first repeat winner after triumphing two weeks ago on Indy’s road course. His job with Roger Penske is on the line — Pagenaud knows it — but he is on the pole Sunday and Penske could not be more pleased.

The venerable owner, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first Indy 500, is going for his 18th win in the showcase race. He is Pageanud’s biggest fan, even as Team Penske goes into the race with a quartet of cars capable of winning. Along with Pagenaud, the team has defending winner Will Power, three-time winner Helio Castroneves and former series champion Josef Newgarden.

Penske is bullish on everything right now, especially IndyCar.

“I think the good thing that’s happening in IndyCar, the races are shorter (than NASCAR), we have diversity across the field, people are racing (from) different countries, and to me, I think we’re on a good ride,” he said.

The 103rd running of the 500 is especially rich on story lines.

Chevrolet has had more speed than Honda and swept the top four spots in qualifying with Pagenaud followed by the trio from Ed Carpenter Racing. The highest-starting Honda driver is rookie Colton Herta, who became IndyCar’s youngest winner earlier this year just days before his 19th birthday.

The son of former IndyCar driver Bryan Herta has been spectacular around Indianapolis — he drives for Harding Steinbrenner Racing, a team partially owned by the grandson of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner — and is a legitimate contender.

“He’s tremendously talented and not fazed by a lot, and that definitely shows he’s Bryan Herta’s kid,” said Marco Andretti, who is starting 10th on Sunday. “He’s very even-keeled and doesn’t get excited a lot. He’s just a natural and fast, you know? He’s a fast rookie and not afraid of anything.”

The Herta entry has an alliance with Andretti Autosport, which has been a bit under the radar during the month of May. Rossi is probably the strongest of the Andretti group, but Conor Daly, in a fifth entry, has been fast in the best car of his life. Daly doesn’t have a single race planned after Sunday, and he needs a huge payday to get back in a car this season.

Chip Ganassi Racing also has been quiet. Five-time series champ Scott Dixon starts 18th and rookie Felix Rosenqvist struggled to qualify after the Swede was rattled by a crash in practice.

Honda has a few other promising candidates in Sebastien Bourdais, driving a new car purchased specifically for this race by Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan, as well as Oriol Servia, the oldest driver in the field at 44 and the final entrant announced the night before opening day.

The time it took to put the deal together has not slowed Servia, who has been the strongest of the trio from Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. James Hinchcliffe crashed the first day of qualifying and had to bump his way into the race — an improvement on last year, when he missed out entirely.

Castroneves again will go for a record-tying fourth victory, a mark he’s desperately chasing in the final years of his career. Penske moved him to sports cars but keeps bringing him back to Indy, where he is trying to join A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser Sr. as four-time winners.

“Only a few guys have done that. I dream big,” Castroneves said. “I definitely want to make it happen and I won’t give up that easy. Someone can say ‘Nah, it’s never going to happen.’ As long as I have an opportunity, I’m going to keep trying.”

Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500 Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free, You can watch a live stream of the 2019 Indy 500 via a free trial of FuboTV right here. More information about FuboTV and other live stream options can be found below

The 2019 Indianapolis 500, the 103rd running of the race, will take place on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The race is scheduled to start at Noon ET and will be televised on NBC. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the race on your computer, phone, or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

FuboTV

NBC (live in most markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.

You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Indy 500 on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the race (and other programs) on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

PlayStation Vue

PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include NBC (live in most markets).

You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Indy 500 on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in most markets).

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the Indy 500 on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

2019 Indy 500 Preview
Team Penske-Chevrolet driver Simon Pagenaud claimed the pole on Sunday, then posted the fastest time in Monday’s two-hour practice session.

“The tricky part is that it was so cold that every car feels good,” the 35-year-old Frenchman said, according to Motorsport.com. “Obviously we have a good idea on where our car is at, but you want to see what the competition is like as well, and that’s why you saw me running a lot behind people and cycling to the back to try to understand who was strong and how they were driving their cars.

“But I think we’ve got a really good balance so far. I think we still need to find a little more front grip alone and in traffic, and I think we’ll be in really good shape. Then the tricky part is going to be to find the right level of downforce for the race. With the temperature changing, that’s a very relevant point that is very important to work on with the engineers.

“I would welcome a higher temperature [for the race] because I think we have a better chassis than most, and I think it’ll make more of a disparity with other cars. So I would welcome that, obviously, as a competitor.

“As a race fan, I would rather have a cool race because the racing would be a lot more packed and more fun to watch. So we’ll see.

“No matter what, I think IndyCar made some really good changes – and the Firestone tires. They did a great job giving us a little bit more grip, and the new front wing extensions were working really well in traffic. All in all, it’s very positive.”

Seven Indy 500 winners will be among the field of 33: Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002), Tony Kanann (2004), Scott Dixon (2008), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2014), Alexader Rossi (2016), Takumo Sato (2017), and Will Power (2018).

If Kanaan, of A. J. Foyt Racing, leads for a lap, he’ll break his own record of seven consecutive Indy 500s with a lap led, which he set from 2002 to 2008 and tied last year.

“We had a very tough beginning to this season, but I’ve always been good here,” the 44-year-old Brazilian said, according to the official IndyCar website. “I had no doubt that we were going to be competitive. What that leads us to, I don’t know, but we’ve been strong. Overall, we’ve been in the top four in the no-tow. If that puts us in the Fast Nine (Shootout in qualifying), that’s awesome. I’m happy with my race car.

“I’ve been around this place a long time. I feel confident, and I feel comfortable

Indy 500

Indy 500: 2019 Indianapolis 500 is one of the biggest races in the world, so find out how to watch the Indianapolis 500 online or live today, in order to be there as IndyCar crowns its latest Indy 500 winner.

Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway promises to be as epic as advertised. Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud starts on the pole, and while he’s won an IndyCar championship, the Indy 500 has eluded him. Could he capture the checkered flag and turn a turbulent season into a historic one?

On the other end of the field, Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing shocked the world when they were able to snag the final spot on the starting grid—knocking Fernando Alonso and McLaren Racing’s high-profile effort out of the race. How will this one-car team perform on Sunday? Could they continue to surprise in a hugely competitive Indianapolis 500 field?

So much is possible, and even more is on the line, so racing fans will want to watch the Indianapolis 500 online or tune in live this afternoon. A new winner will be crowned and the whole IndyCar season could go upside down based on what happens here, because championship points pay out double, too. This will be a turning point of the 2019 IndyCar season and it could very well go down in racing history.

How do you watch IndyCar online and/or on TV live? Here’s how you can watch the Indianapolis 500 live, on TV or via live stream:

Date: Sunday, May 26
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Race: 2019 Indianapolis 500
TV Channel: NBC

Roland Garros 2019

Roland Garros 2019 ; How “open” is the 2019 edition of the French Open? In a season that has seen unprecedented 18 different champions of the first 18 tour events, with champions ranging from teenagers to veterans and everything in between, anything can happen on the terre battue of Roland Garros, where weather and court conditions can change daily, if not hourly.

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Reigning champion Simona Halep, who comes into the event still searching for her first title since winning Montreal last August, famously said she though up to 15 players had a real shot at winning the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen last year.

This year? Halep has narrowed her list.

“I would say probably 10 now, because a few of them are very strong, and they had a good season on clay, like Pliskova, like Bertens,” Halep told reporters at Media Day at Roland Garros. “They are playing really well. They have a big chance.

“But I think in the Top 10, any of us, I can include myself, we can win. So we will see.”

READ: Bertens closes gap on Halep on WTA Insider Clay Court Power Rankings

That Halep focused her answer to the tour’s Top 10 has statistical backing. The first edition of Roland Garros was staged in 1897. Since then, only three women’s champions have been crowned who were seeded outside the Top 10:

1933: Margaret Scriven
2010: Francesca Schiavone
2017: Jelena Ostapenko

With that in mind, here are the Top 10 seeds at this year’s French Open and their best result this season:

1. Naomi Osaka – Australian Open champion
2. Karolina Pliskova – Rome champion
3. Simona Halep – Madrid finalist
4. Kiki Bertens – Madrid champion
5. Angelique Kerber – Indian Wells finalist
6. Petra Kvitova – Australian Open finalist
7. Sloane Stephens – Madrid semifinalist
8. Ashleigh Barty – Miami champion
9. Elina Svitolina – Indian Wells semifinalist
10. Serena Williams – Australian Open quarterfinalist

“I’m not counting, as Simona is, but yeah, I think it’s not as open as probably last year,” said Petra Kvitova, who sits at No.1 on the Porsche Race to Shenzhen. “I think that we see some players playing really well on the clay and who had a good season so far. So, yeah, I think it’s not as open.

“I think of course we have so many winners of the tournaments this year, but of course a Grand Slam is just a little bit different.”

Making it tougher to assess the Top 10 field is the spread of form and fitness. No.2 Pliskova (Rome), No.4 Bertens (Madrid), and No.6 Kvitova (Stuttgart) come into Paris having won the three biggest tour events on European clay this season.

“I don’t really put any pressure on myself, I would say,” Bertens told reporters at Media Day. Bertens is tied for the tour lead in wins on clay this season, highlighted by her title run in Madrid, where she became the first woman to win the title without dropping a set. After winning Madrid, she rose to a career-high No.4, supplanting Betty Stove as the highest-ranked Dutchwoman in history.

A clay-court force who made her first Slam semifinal here at Roland Garros in 2016, Bertens is seeded in the Top 4 at a Slam for the first time in her career.

“For me, it’s just another tournament again, and like every tournament I go into this year, I try to play for the win, and that’s what I’m going to do again here. “Yeah, it’s just like every day is a new day. Every day I try to improve myself, so I just see it like as one of the weeks on tour.”

Meanwhile, No.5 Kerber (ankle), No.9 Svitolina (knee), and No.10 Serena (knee) are managing or healing from injuries that impacted their clay swings.

READ: Halep savoring French Open title defense

Halep and Stephens, who contested the final last year, have yet to win titles this season, but are both rounding into form back on clay.

“I have had some good practices and just happy to be back here, obviously,” Stephens told reporters. “I had a good year last year, so I just kind of want to back it up a little bit. That would be nice.”

Last but not least, two talented youngsters in No.1 Osaka and No.8 Barty, who are beginning to find their games on clay, a surface they confessed at the start of the season weren’t their favorite.

READ: Osaka already dreaming big in historic French Open quest

Prior to this season, Osaka had just 9 match-wins on clay across her career. She went 7-1 this year. After winning the biggest title of her career in Miami, Barty went on to make her biggest clay quarterfinal in Madrid, losing to Halep.

“I mean, definitely for me I feel like I should be an all-court player,” Osaka said at Media Day. “Honestly, it’s been a bit of a ride trying to figure out how to play better on clay throughout these years, but I think this year I have been playing well.”

“So I’m really excited to see what happens here.

French open 2019

French open 2019 : Garbine Muguruza had to fight to keep herself in the tournament at the French Open 2019 on Sunday. The Spaniard trailed against Taylor Townsend early but struck back with four shutouts to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 on the first match ever played on Simonne-Mathieu Court on the grounds of Roland Garros.CLICKHERE

The 2016 champion began her eighth c

hapter in Paris facing off against the American for the first time. After pulling out of Rome suddenly in the Round of 16, the Spaniard took the week to prepare for the second Slam of the year and try to begin her quest for another title in Paris. Townsend made her sixth appearance and attempted to make the second round for the fourth year in a row. Despite facing a former world number one and a player accustomed to clay, the 23-year-old had just as good of a chance to move ahead if her skills were locked down.

She made sure to hold serve during her opening service game, getting through it swiftly. Muguruza followed it up with a patient opener, showing her strength but not rushing the game on serve. Townsend saw this as a chance to counter in the set and after playing five games on serve, the American went for her shots. Striking in the sixth, Townsend went after the forehand of Muguruza to jump ahead on the score and force a deuce. Achieving the AD point gave her the first break and a two-game buffer.

Muguruza scored the break back in the seventh game, looking to get back on track with Townsend. Scoring a serve to love was the order of the day for the Spaniard to even up at four-all and both battled for control. Townsend refused to give her opponent a double break opportunity and held in the ninth game firmly to earn a shot at breaking for the set. The American responded well with line drive returns to counter Muguruza’s cross court but going against it consistently resulted in her playing more tennis.

The 23-year-old showed no problems playing on in the sixth and secured her chance to serve big at Muguruza and go for the break. With three set points, Townsend got her wish and shut out the Spaniard to win 7-5 after 48 minutes. Attacking the second serve of the Spaniard was the key to victory as her opponent struggled with the 15 unforced errors made late in the set.

She again faced the solid game of Townsend who put down another service hold to begin the fresh set. Muguruza answered with a hold before breaking the American, showing her running in the right gear. The 25-year-old rallied to blast returns at Townsend to score the break and consolidated it with another hold in the fourth game. Her 3-1 stance opened the door for opportunities, showing a better hold of serve with aggression in tow. She notched up another break as improvements put Townsend on notice for the match to go the distance.

Serving for the set in the eighth game, Muguruza pressured the American to struggle on the return side, gaining two set points in the process to end 35 minutes of play with a crosscourt winner. It was the 13th to come from the Spaniard who increased the second serve and gave a beating to Townsend’s overall offense, scoring 57 percent from the first and 28 percent on the second serve.

The 23-year-old didn’t let that bother her as she opened the deciding set with a great hold over Muguruza, setting the bar high. The 19th seed had fallen behind during the second but forced deuce to continue the fight. The game went on for five minutes until she managed to secure the win after two breaks. The next two saw Muguruza get a firm grip of the set scoring shutouts on Townsend for the break and consolidate it with a hold to love in the fourth game.

A double break showed that the Spaniard had taken control of the match and was ready to put Townsend away. Holding serve in the sixth game was a cakewalk for Muguruza who stood with a 5-1 hold to put the American one game away from a loss.

She fell behind with the second serve letting her down. A net front smash handed the Spaniard three match points but saw one saved by the 23-year-old. She added another on a line drive leaving just one standing between herself and deuce. An error from Muguruza made that possible as she gained momentum to come out of it with a win.

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Former champion Muguruza on the ropes against Taylor Townsend.
Her intentions to make the 25-year-old serve for the second round were evident but facing aggression became her demise. Muguruza had the first serve on point, scoring big winners against Townsend to achieve three match points and earn one last shutout to complete the win in 1 hour and 59 minutes.

“The match was very difficult against Taylor,” Muguruza said in French during her on-court interview. “First round matches are always difficult and she played very good and I’m very happy to be able to get through it.”

She’ll look for a better turnout with one victory under her belt and will face Sweden’s Johanna Larsson in the second round.

Monaco f1 Grand prix 2019

Monaco F1 Grand Prix 2019: Start Time, Drivers, TV Schedule and Mor. MONTMELO, SPAIN – MAY 09: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP speaks with Mercedes GP non-executive director Niki Lauda in the garage during qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de
The sixth race of the 2019 Formula One season takes place in Monaco on Sunday, with the sport remembering driving legend Niki Lauda.

The three-time world champion died on Monday.

Lauda won 25 grands prix during his driving career and would later become a mentor to current world champion Lewis Hamilton. The Austrian was a prominent figure in F1 as non-executive chairman of Mercedes.

Hamilton leads the world standings after five outings, holding 112 points after three victories and two second-place finishes.

Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 2:10 p.m. (BST), 9:10 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Sky Sports F1 (UK), ESPN2 (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go, ESPN Player

The list of drivers for the season can be found on the F1 website.

Preview

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 22: A tribute to the late Niki Lauda is seen on the Scuderia Toro Rosso STR14 during previews for the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)
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The famous street circuit at Monaco remains one of the most anticipated dates on the F1 calendar, but the absence of Lauda will be felt by fans and drivers alike.

Lauda helped guide Mercedes to their position as the dominant entity in the sport, and his missing charisma and knowledge will leave a huge void in the garage for the Silver Arrows.

The German constructors were expecting a serious challenge from Ferrari this term, but Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have dominated the early part of the campaign.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have displayed flashes of brilliance for the Scuderia, but the Italian team need more from their drivers.

Monaco-born Leclerc will be desperate for a podium finish in his home race after four fifth-place results this season.

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 23: Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Scuderia Ferrari SF90 on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 23, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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According to Phillip Horton of Motorsport Week, Leclerc said his team are aware they are trailing Mercedes in terms of pace in the opening races:

“This is no time to panic, but we’re clearly behind Mercedes. [They are] out of reach for us, so we have to focus on what we have to do, find the best solutions for our car and then we’ll see. The target is to improve and close the gap.”

Leclerc added he is unsure what Ferrari’s strategy will be in Monaco as they attempt to minimise the space between themselves and the current fastest team on the grid, per Horton:

“To be honest from now we are working to close the gap, so we don’t know yet what we need to do. We expected [Mercedes] to be strong here because they were very strong in the low speed corners in Barcelona for example, but we need to focus on ourselves, try to put these tyres in the right window—which we don’t do at the moment—and then we’ll see.”

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The unpredictability of Monaco could be Ferrari’s best friend in the race. Overtaking remains challenging on the street circuit, and if Vettel and Leclerc can steal prominent positions, a podium finish for the Prancing Horse is possible.

Mercedes have failed to capture victory in this race during the past two years after coming off a four-straight win streak.

Monaco has not been a happy hunting ground for Hamilton, as the British superstar has won the event just twice in the last 11 years.

Mercedes will pay tribute to Lauda on Sunday, but the legend would have loved nothing more than maximum points for his team at the venue he twice won at during his fabled F1 career.

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2019

F1 Monaco Grand Prix Live Stream: How to Watch Online


The 2019 Monaco Grand Prix, the 77th running of Formula One’s most prestigious race, will take place Sunday.

In the United States, the race will start Sunday morning at 9:10 a.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the race on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:

PlayStation Vue

PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: All four include ESPN.

You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the race on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the race on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

Sling TV

ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.

You can start a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the race on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.

2019 Monaco Grand Prix Prevew

Daniel Ricciardo will attempt to become the first repeat winner at the Monaco Grand Prix since Nico Rosberg took his third in a row in 2015.

The Australian 29-year-old, who joined Renault in August 2018, had the 11th-fastest time (out of 21 racers) in the first practice session, then dropped to 17th in the second.

“I felt relatively comfortable in the morning and I was pleased that we got up to speed quite quickly,” Ricciardo said, according to Renault Sport’s official website. “However, we didn’t make the step we needed in the afternoon. We did make some changes, but maybe they didn’t help as well as we’d have liked. Following the afternoon session, we have a bit more homework to do to really find that extra bit. As ever around Monaco, it’s awesome to be back driving a Formula 1 car on these streets. That’s always special.”

Five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2016, took first in both practice sessions.

“It’s the dream for every driver to come to Monaco and have a car that you can exploit and utilize your abilities with,” the 34-year-old said, according to BBC Sport. “I’m really proud of the team and naturally our goal is to try to do something really positive this weekend.

“We’ve made some small tweaks over the two sessions and during the sessions as well, but I’ve been quite happy with the set-up.

“Every year we come back here, it gets faster and you really notice it when you’re going past the barriers. Coming into Turn 12 (Tabac), you carry so much speed into that corner, and then there’s just the wall in front of you; going up the hill to Casino it’s the same thing. It’s incredibly intense out there and you have to be so focused.”

Hamilton’s fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas took second in the latter practice, just 0.081 seconds behind.

The next-fastest driver, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, was 0.763 seconds off the pace. His teammate Charles Leclerc took 10th.

“We tried a lot of things, they didn’t really work so it was not that productive,” Vettel said, according to Planet F1.

“Overall we are struggling a bit, obviously lacking a bit of pace compared to Mercedes, struggling a bit to get the tires to really work, so a bit of work ahead of us.

“It’s a bit of everything, so not exactly what you’d like around here. You’d like to know what the car is going to do so you can anticipate a bit more.

“But I’m sure come Saturday things should calm down. Maybe it’s a bit warmer as well, it could help us.”

Monaco Grand Prix 2019

Monaco Grand Prix 2019 Live Stream Vegas picks and F1 predictions: Proven expert fading Max Verstappen. SportsLine’s projection model has simulated the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix

Mercedes has totally dominated Formula 1 this season, but that could end in the 2019 Grand Prix de Monaco on Sunday. The highly-anticipated race begins at 9:10 a.m. ET. Mercedes hasn’t won at Monte Carlo since 2016, with Ferrari and Red Bull Honda capturing the last two crown jewels of Formula 1 racing. Monaco is a demanding, lower-speed course involving lots of tight corners and elevation changes — not a perfect fit for Mercedes. Still, defending Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, are the favorites for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix. They’ve finished 1-2 in all five Grand Prix events this year. Bookmakers peg Hamilton at +110 (risk $110 to win $100), Bottas at +250, Red Bull Honda’s Max Verstappen at +450, his teammate Pierre Gasly at +1,000 and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at +1,200. Before you make any Monaco Grand Prix 2019 picks or Formula 1 racing predictions, see what legendary F1 bettor Nathaniel Smith picked.

A professional bettor whose Formula One knowledge is unmatched, Smith is off to a blazing start this season. In fact, anyone placing $100 on his picks already is up nearly $4,000.

Smith cashed his 14-1 bet on Bottas winning the Australian Grand Prix, a 33-1 score on Lando Norris making q3 in Australia, and another 19-2 winner on the Haas team scoring double points at the Spanish Grand Prix, just to name a few.

This is Smith’s sixth straight winning season, and 2018 was a monster year, too. Smith called Daniel Ricciardo’s spectacular win at Monaco at 11-2; Kimi Raikkonen’s pole at Italy at 13-2; and Sergio Perez topping the first practice in Italy at 66-1.

Now, Smith has broken down the 2019 Grand Prix de Monaco odds and released his coveted picks. He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.

We can tell you he’s not going with Verstappen, despite Monaco being a Red Bull stronghold in recent seasons.

Monaco “suits Red Bull’s car philosophy perfectly and masks their power deficit,” Smith told SportsLine. “This year, though, things are a little different, with the team having a much more competitive engine but being unusually a bit behind on the chassis side. That’s why Verstappen goes into this one as only the third favorite at a track he was pinned on to finally win before the start of the season.

“It’s also been a track he’s underperformed at throughout his career, with several very costly crashes.”

Smith is highly confident he has the winner of the 2019 Grand Prix de Monaco. He’s also backing a huge double-digit long shot with a strong chance of winning it all. He’s only sharing who to pick at SportsLine.