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DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue
- June 18, 2017

May's Conservatives in power. "Progress will not come from a deal between the DUP and Tories to prop up a government in Westminster with an austerity and Brexit agenda but through the full implementation of the agreements and an Executive that respects the rights and delivers for all in society". (more...)
Champions Trophy Final: Punters peg India as favorite
- June 18, 2017

Mahmood said they have enough bench strength. The Champions Trophy final might see "fine and settled conditions persisting", according to forecasters. "We've practised the same way from the first day we came here". India have batted to a plan so far, and not much is likely to change in the final. (more...)
Golf's best miss cut leaving crazy logjam at Open
- June 18, 2017

Bill Haas played bogey-free in his round of 68 and joined a group at 4-under 140 that included Harris English (69) and Marc Leishman (72). "We've got an interesting day tomorrow, and then we've got a really, really tough day on Sunday". (more...)
McIlroy, Day to miss US Open cut
- June 18, 2017

Open. McIlroy entered the U.S. Open having not competed since last month's Players. His game showed some rust at Erin Hills , especially off the tee on Thursday, when the last time he hit a fairway was on the 10th hole. The U.S. Open is wide open going into the weekend. This one he'd rather forget. His drive appeared to sail into the rough. Fowler tees off in the afternoon. (more...)
West Ham ready to abandon interest in Manchester United ace Chris Smalling
- June 17, 2017

Smalling is being let go by Manchester United for a reason and that is mainly because he simply makes too many mistakes and gifts penalties with his constant shirt grabbing. Slaven Bilic decided they are covered with Winston Reid performing well there last season. The arrival of Smalling, therefore, could be crucial in Newcastle keeping it tight at the back and giving themselves a platform to win matches and maintain their Premier League status next season. (more...)
Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead Brooke Henderson stumbles late, keeps Meijer LPGA lead
- June 17, 2017

The world No.2 couldn't replicate her opening round six-under 65, which had left her two strokes off leader Brooke Henderson (Canada) in a share of eighth going into day two. "I'm really looking forward to the next three days and hopefully I can continue the strong play". "My greens in regulation were a lot better than the last couple of years, which means I have a lot of chances to make a birdie, not par". (more...)
Fowler leads US Open
- June 17, 2017

Rickie Fowler was playing so cleanly at Erin Hills that the record appeared to be in jeopardy. He hammered a chip from just short of the par-5 14th that led to another three-putt bogey. "I took advantage of it the last few days". After starting the day at +6, McIlroy made little headway on his front nine and slumped to three straight bogeys after the turn which meant his hot streak of four birdies over his final six holes was all too little too late. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations
- June 17, 2017

Real Madrid will not keep Cristiano Ronaldo against his will and could be prepared to sell their star forward during the summer according to reports in Spain . Just like Goldenballs, Ronaldo could open himself up to a whole new audience and become even more of a global star on and off the pitch. After leading Portugal to a Euro 2016 title previous year, he'd become even more of a legend in his home country by returning to the Primeira Liga. (more...)
Warriors fans celebrate, with expectations of more to come
- June 17, 2017

They went 15-1 in the post-season, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals . Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors . "Going through this year was so much fun". The group that recruited Durant in the Hamptons that day last summer has the same philosophy about winning more championships. (more...)
India wary of maverick Pakistan in high-octane final
- June 17, 2017

Talking about the team's plans for the final, Kohli said that the squad will try and continue to repeat the similar form of cricket they have been playing so far. MASHRAFE MORTAZA: Look, it's hard to answer that question for me because I know they might have thought this is part-time but they have to go after him. (more...)
On The Fly: Could Celtics Be Dealing Their No. 1 Pick? On The Fly: Could Celtics Be Dealing Their No. 1 Pick?
- June 17, 2017

On Thursday, the Lakers worked out the player most regard as the likely No. 1 pick, Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Taking a closer look, it would be a strong deal for both sides. White to the Brooklyn Nets for Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, Gerald Wallace, a 2014 1st round draft pick (James Young was later selected), a 2016 1st round draft pick ( Jaylen Brown was later selected) and a 2018 1st round draft pick. (more...)
Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury Del Potro withdraws from Queen's Club tournament with injury
- June 17, 2017

However, there was no much time to grief, as he was quick to get back to work. "But I need to do everything right in the next few weeks because my game isn't where I'd like it to be". Having finished past year ranked third, he has now dropped to sixth, but he began preparations for the grass-court season this week feeling very positive about his game. (more...)
LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates
- June 17, 2017

The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 will be "more youthful, more urban", according to IOC President Thomas Bach after he added 3-on-3 basketball to the program. I think that can be like that for 3-on-3. Who will represent the United States of America in this event? He also has a bronze medal from the 2004 Olympics in Greece. (more...)
Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain Harry Kane describes his feelings after first match as England captain
- June 17, 2017

Griffiths levelled the scores with a brilliantly executed free-kick that beat Hart to his left, the first time that England have conceded on the road to Russian Federation. "The objective is to qualify and we're top of the group". However, he felt sorry for Griffiths and believes the Scots should have won the match. Before the game we would have taken the point but it was just the way it happened, but that's football for you. (more...)
McIlroy hits it all over the place at US Open
- June 17, 2017

He had plenty of company. Jason Day and Rory McIlroy never got that memo. Pat Perez swung and missed completely in the tall grass behind the 15th green. "It's just nice to go out and actually execute the game plan and not think about, "What if that one went in" or anything like that", Fowler said . (more...)
The mighty recovery of Paul Casey puts him in US Open mix
- June 17, 2017

Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. I really like Rickie Fowler's position entering the weekend. A long time with the same club in your hands. The No. 2-ranked McIlroy and the third-ranked Day also failed to advance to move after struggling for a second straight day. (more...)
Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Others React to Golden State Warriors Victory
- June 17, 2017

Warriors forward Kevin Durant , 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. As fans snapped up victory shirts and hats Tuesday following a night of celebrating, city crews were busy hanging championship banners along the parade route. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Get The Best Of The NBA's First Finals Trilogy
- June 17, 2017

Another Cleveland player, Iman Shumpert, was more direct, saying in November, "I'm not going to the White House". If Curry doesn't want to go, it's unlikely his teammates would defy him. Coach puts us in position to maximize our strengths". Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James also took exception to the superteam moniker. (more...)
Lonzo Ball Tumbling Down Lonzo Ball's Own Draft Board? Lonzo Ball Tumbling Down Lonzo Ball's Own Draft Board?
- June 17, 2017

So that doesn't really matter. Jackson, who recently played with the Kansas Jayhawks, was brought in Tuesday for a second round of pre-draft workouts with the Los Angeles Lakers . Following a report that Ball needed to blow the Lakers away in order to be drafted by them, The Orange County Register reported that the point guard appeared to be out of shape when working out for the team. (more...)
Doctor says Scalise recovery a good possibility
- June 17, 2017

But even amid the moment of political Kumbaya, a pointed criticism emerged from Republicans: They accused Democrats of fomenting the violence after reports surfaced that the shooter - James T. Senate, saying he was "sickened by this despicable act" and adding that "real change can only come about through nonviolent action". His social media contained anti-Trump and anti-Republican posts. (more...)