Michael Schumacher claimed his fifth Formula One world championship with a record-breaking French Grand Prix victory on Sunday. The win was his eighth in 11 races, giving him a lead of 62 points with a maximum of 60 remaining to be won. In equaling Juan Manuel Fangio's record of five titles (three in a row), Schumacher became the first to win the title as early as July. "I have never been good at finding the right words at these moments," said the 33-year-old, who was close to tears. "It has overcome me. All weekend I didn't believe I would win it here, so I didn't feel pressure."
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Luiz Felipe Scolari, who coached Brazil to its fifth World Cup title last month, questioned Pele's knowledge of soccer. Scolari told the Santiago daily La Tercera that members of his team didn't want Pele to hand them the trophy after their 2-0 victory against Germany in the World Cup final. Scolari said the players were unhappy with Pele's critical remarks. "I think Pele knows nothing about soccer and all analysis are always mistaken," Scolari was quoted as saying. "As a coach, he has won nothing. If you want to win, listen what Pele says and then do the other way around."
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Who is the only player to play for the Red Sox in the 1975 and 1986 World Series?
"We don't have a whole lot of rules. But if we have a player that embarrasses our team, we can get rid of him easily."
_ STEVE SPURRIER
Redskins coach on his first training camp with the team, which opens today in Carlisle, Pa.