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Published:Monday | May 30, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hamilton's first for the season

MONACO, CMC Lewis Hamilton produced a superb drive to score his first victory of the Formula One season with success in a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix here yesterday.

The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, started from third on the grid but capitalised on wet conditions and then a flawed pit stop by pole-sitter Daniel Ricciardo to take the chequered flag in just under two hours seven seconds ahead of the Red Bull.

Force India's Sergio Perez finished third while Hamilton's Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg, was seventh after starting from second.

"I've had a lot of races, but personally, this feels like the best ever. This feels like the one, in my heart, that I earned," Hamilton said.

Pelle fires Italy to 1-0 win

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) Italy dominated against Scotland, but only scraped a 1-0 win yesterday in their penultimate warm-up match before the European Championship, and the Azzurri's wayward shooting will be of concern to coach Antonio Conte.

The main culprit was Emanuele Giaccherini, who missed three golden opportunities in the first half.

Graziano Pelle scored the only goal of the game shortly before the hour mark. Eder laid off a superb through ball from Daniele De Rossi, and the Southampton striker curled into the right side of the net from the edge of the area.

It was one-way traffic from the start and it took Scotland until the 77th minute to muster a shot at goal. Italy had 13 in the first period alone.

Portugal beat Norway 3-0

PORTO, Portugal (AP) Two second-half goals in seven minutes from Raphael Guerreiro and Eder helped Portugal to a 3-0 win over Norway in a warm-up game yesterday for the European Championship.

Ricardo Quaresma put the Portuguese ahead with a spectacular dipping shot in the 13th. Missing Cristiano Ronaldo, who played in the Champions League final the previous day, Quaresma was Portugal's standout player.

Portugal gave a composed performance and were mostly in control of the match, though Valon Berisha headed against the woodwork for Norway in the 57th, and the Portuguese left it late to seal their victory.

Left-back Guerreiro struck in the 65th with a curling free kick, and centre-forward Eder tapped in another.