TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) – A prominent Western Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has resigned after police charged him with making threats and harassing a neighbor.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1zo2FT6 ) reports that Gateway coach Mitch Adams resigned Sunday. Adams led the team to championships in 2011 and 2012, and had been a basketball coach at the school for nine years.The 56-year-old Adams told the newspaper he’s innocent, but he didn’t want the issue to become a distraction for the school and the team.Adams was charged by Trafford police on Aug. 11 over an incident that occurred near his home on July 13. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti says the school thanks Adams for his years of service, and wishes him well.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on Sunday to extend his lead at the top to 50 points.Valtteri Bottas, who started from pole, moved aside to let his Mercedes teammate Hamilton win the race and get a substantial advantage over title rival Sebastian Vettel with five races remaining in the season.The victory was a landmark 70th for the Briton, who is well on his way to a fifth title and is now 21 wins behind the all-time record of 91 held by seven-time champion Michael Schumacher.Vettel finished third for Ferrari with Bottas, who was told to let Hamilton through after 25 of the 53 laps, securing the Mercedes one-two.YES!!! What a result!!! 1-2 at the @SochiAutodrom! @LewisHamilton wins the #RussianGP, @ValtteriBottas finishes P2!Amazing job by our guys! #F1 pic.twitter.com/51pBpH0lO6Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) September 30, 2018In a race with little other drama, Max Verstappen celebrated his 21st birthday in style by steering his Red Bull from the back to the front, dropping back to fifth after finally pitting with 10 laps to go.Mercedes remain unbeaten in Russia, Sunday being their fifth win in Sochi since the Olympic Park circuit first appeared on the calendar in 2014. Hamilton has now won eight races this season.Valtteri: A difficult day. A good result for us a team with maximum points. But personally a difficult race. We always go through all the scenarios and all the facts. Ultimately, Lewis is fighting for the Championship and the team for the Constructors.” #RussianGP pic.twitter.com/1FXjQoEeLYadvertisementMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) September 30, 2018The Briton, who pulled off an impressive overtake on Vettel for fourth after he dropped behind the German at the pitstops, stayed in the car for some time after he parked up at the finish.He then went over to thank Bottas and commiserate. At the podium ceremonies, with Russian president Vladimir Putin doing the honours, Hamilton manoeuvred the Finn onto the top step alongside him.”It’s actually quite a difficult day,” explained the Briton. “He was a real gentleman to let me by. Usually I’d be elated but I can understand how difficult it was for Valtteri.”Lewis: Valtteri did a fantastic job all weekend and was a real gentleman to let me by. Obviously, he’s now not fighting for the Championship. Usually we’d be elated but I can understand how difficult it was for Valtteri. He did a fantastic job and deserved to win.” #RussianGP pic.twitter.com/idABHTpsmjMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) September 30, 2018The Finn, without a win this season, had asked the team over the radio, more in hope than expectation, in the closing laps whether the order might change back.”Is this how we are going to finish the race?” he asked, before the answer came back in the affirmative.”Valtteri this is Toto. Difficult day for you and a difficult day for us,” said team boss Toto Wolff, whose finger had been captured by the world television feed hovering over the ‘tactics’ button before the order was given.”Let’s discuss it afterwards when we come together and we’ll explain things.”Toto: “We are all racers at heart and what we want to see is out and out racing and may the quickest man win. But then we are a bunch of rational guys – we discuss things in the morning and then everything is different in the race.” #RussianGP pic.twitter.com/VFvk7YNx5bMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) September 30, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)