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TORONTO -- A dramatic weekend that featured a postponed race, plenty of rain and enough collisions to fill a junkyard was won by a pair of unassuming drivers who held their nerve as others cracked. Sebastien Bourdais and Mike Conway entered the Honda Indy Toronto overlooked in favour of a championship duel and the return of a hometown driver. They shouldnt have been. Bourdais, who hadnt won a race in six years but previously conquered the 11-turn, 2.81-kilometre track at Exhibition Place in 2004, led all but seven laps in the morning race Sunday to win from pole. He was initially angered when he thought the Saturday race was cancelled by a slippery race track. The race was merely postponed, and Bourdais returned to his car Sunday waiting for his luck to run out. It never did. "Ive got a big smile across my face and I cant seem to get rid of it. Its just really cool," said Bourdais. "The whole race I couldnt stop thinking. I was very stressed out. It felt too easy, it felt like it was too much under control and it felt like it was way going to go wrong at some point. I dont know, it didnt. I was surprised about that because thats what happened all season long so far." Conway, who only competes on road and street courses but won at Long Beach in April, didnt have the pace of his rivals. That showed in the opening race with a 15th-place finish. But Conway saw something no one else did in the second race of the doubleheader. Rain fell once again and caused multiple collisions. Yet, unlike Saturday, the weather eventually showed some mercy and Conway spotted a drying track before almost anyone else. Usually a team tells a driver when to make a tire change. Conway told Ed Carpenter Racing, however, he was coming in on Lap 43 of the 80-minute race. "I knew I had to make a call at that moment because my wet tires were kind of going off and we were only going to go slower, and I knew the slicks would be for sure quicker," said Conway. "So yeah, worked out, worked out really well." The afternoon race had been a fight for the lead between Penske teammates and championship contenders Helio Castroneves and Will Power. But both went to the pits for new tires, allowing Conway and several others to the front of the pack for the first time. Conway took the lead on Lap 51, while Castroneves dropped off the pace. Conway benefited from yet another delay when another collision collected several cars and triggered a red flag. As he waited for the race to resume with less than five minutes remaining, Conway tried not to get too excited. "For sure I sat there in pitlane, I was like, could be another win in the cards," he said. "But I couldnt tell anyone that. For sure you think it but youve got to put it in the back of your mind." For Bourdais, the victory was vindication. The 35-year-old Frenchman finished over three seconds ahead of Castroneves, while Tony Kanaan finished third. Bourdais wont challenge for the IndyCar championship this year, he finished the afternoon race ninth, but the comfortable win was reminiscent of his four Champ Car titles between 2004 and 2007. Champ Car and Indy Racing League merged in 2008 to form IndyCar. Bourdais took a hiatus from open-wheel racing until his return in 2011, but hes yet to find himself in the title race. He didnt seem to care after winning his first race since November 2007 in Mexico City. "To be back on the top step in the way weve done it today, pretty much like the good old days. Its very special," said Bourdais. Last year Bourdais finished second and third, respectively, at Toronto. But his weekend was marred by an embarrassing moment when he accidentally dropped his second-place trophy and smashed it. This year Bourdais held onto his trophy with both hands. James Hinchcliffe never had a chance of winning -- or dropping -- a trophy. The Oakville, Ont., native was eighth in the opening race, matching his career best in Toronto through four years in IndyCar. But he slid into a tire barrier in the afternoon race and had to settle for 18th. It all amounted to more frustration for Hinchcliffe, the lone Canadian left in IndyCar. "Its one of those things, were sitting up here, talking, saying, what do we have to do to catch a break, here or anywhere this season ...," said Hinchcliffe. "The guys gave me a solid car, Im just sorry we couldnt turn it into a result." The biggest winner of the weekend who didnt take a checkered flag was Kanaan. The Brazilian finished third in the first race and second in the afternoon. Castroneves appeared to be set for a breakthrough when he finished second in the morning while Power was ninth. Castroneves entered the weekend nine points ahead of his Penske teammate, and he started the afternoon from the pole expecting to pad that advantage as the 39-year-old chases his first series title. But IndyCar leaves Toronto with the championship still up for grabs with four races remaining. Power, also hoping to win his first title, is just 13 points back after overtaking Castroneves en route to a second-place finish. Castroneves dropped off the pace and finished 12th. "I was very determined," said Power. "Starting on the front row together, so I thought Ive got to beat him otherwise this points lead is going to get too big. Ive got to finish ahead of him. Worked very hard on that." He still has work to do. Fabio Coentrao Real Madrid Jersey . -- The NFL cancelled its Hall of Fame game between St. Kiko Casilla Real Madrid Jersey . The 155th edition of the Plate for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds, the oldest continuously run stakes race in North America, will be televised live on TSN in HD (High Definition) in a special presentation from 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET. Post time is 5:38 pm. http://www.realmadridfcproshop.com/authentic-cristiano-ronaldo-real-madrid-jersey/. 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Here are my predictions, but based upon my lousy prognostications during the NCAA Tournament, you might be better off going the other way on some of mine - particularly with the Raptors, who I hope and pray are able to win an incredibly difficult match-up.Louis van Gaal is thankful for Sir Alex Fergusons support but remains well aware that failing to finish the season with a flourish will put his Manchester United future in jeopardy. This has been yet another frustrating campaign for the 20-time league champions, with inconsistent displays meaning Champions League qualification and FA Cup success is the best they can hope for.It is a far cry from the successes enjoyed during Fergusons tenure, but the former United boss this week defended the Dutchman and urged fans to be patient. Van Gaal was thankful for that support, along with remarkable backing from the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, managing director Richard Arnold and director David Gill.He knows that support can only go so far, though, and is aware his position will come under further scrutiny if they fail to finish in the top four.I cannot say [I will be here if we fail to make the top four] because I think the board has to evaluate after the results of this year what they have to do, the United boss said.I think that is normal and I cannot predict that when I do not know the facts.First you have to see the facts, I have always said that. The results and also the titles or the Champions League positions, you can only say at the May 15 yes, it is like that or like that. Louis van Gaal has set his sights on a top three Premier League finish Then you have to evaluate the circumstances how I had to work in the season. An example of that is in the [Sky Sports] interview of Sir Alex.I am a rational person. I know that a manager of Manchester United has to win something, but I am still working on that.Van Gaal says every match counts now for United, who welcome Everton to Old Trafford in a Super Sunday clash buoyed by their victory at rivals Manchester City before the international break. There was late drama when Man Utd played Everton in 2012 United are sixth in the standings, just a point off fourth-placed City, and with an FA Cup quarter-final replay at West Ham to come on April 13.ddddddddddddAsked if he would be surprised to lose his job if United fail to make the top four, Van Gaal added: I cannot say that because I do not know the next eight matches. Jamie Redknapp gives his thoughts ahead of Super Sunday You can only evaluate when you have the total facts and now I cannot say that and my board cannot say that either because we have to play matches still.Also we have to play against West Ham United, then Everton and then the final.Van Gaal also responded to comments by former player Angel Di Maria that he was unable to settle at Old Trafford due to being played out of position. Van Gaal was not impressed with comments made by Angel Di Maria I have never seen [many] players who looks at himself, who looks to the way they have performed here and that is always the fault of the manager, said Van Gaal.So he is one of the players who are in the row of players who have no self-criticism and, unfortunately, it is also my life as a manager. It is always like that.Watch Manchester United v Everton on Super Sunday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports 1 HD at 3:30pm, after Leicester v Southampton. 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