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Comeback queens Kvitova & Barty to battle for Aegon Classic Title Comeback queens Kvitova & Barty to battle for Aegon Classic Title
- June 25, 2017

Safarova saved three match points against Australian Gavrilova - the No.9 seed - to secure a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory, booking herself a place in the semi-finals. "I like big matches, and I've missed it over the last six months. So this is quite a dream". Kvitova is 2-1 in final appearances on grass and has won nine of her last 12 final appearances overall. (more...)
Watch Confederations Cup 2017 live online and on TV
- June 25, 2017

Chile may be the toughest squad at this year's tournament, as coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has brought his biggest stars in Vidal, Vargas, Alexis Sanchez , Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla and Charles Aranguiz. There was still work to do but Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen. (more...)
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
- June 25, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be rested for tomorrow's clash against New Zealand . Mexico's Hector Herrera , top, and his teammates celebrate their side's first goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Saturday, June 24 , 2017. (more...)
Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo Kings waive guard Arron Afflalo
- June 25, 2017

But, that was for the Cincinnati Royals. Only then can the Kings relaunch their identity and revive their franchise. Kings fans were fired up to land Fox at No. The first-round pick that they received in that deal was traded for Nos. Kevin Martin: With the 26th pick in the 2004 draft , the Kings were able to grab Kevin Martin from Western Carolina University. (more...)
Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26 Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26
- June 25, 2017

In March, Mayweather announced that he was coming out of retirement specifically to fight McGregor. McGregor has previously described the match up as "historic", while Mayweather - who will risk ideal, 49 fight unbeaten record - told his fans a few weeks ago "Everybody get your phones out and get this on the internet ASAP". (more...)
Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russian Federation out
- June 25, 2017

Ronaldo's next goal for Portugal will be his 75th and he will equal Sandor Kocsic's record as the second most prolific International European goalscorer. "On one hand, we have a great deal of responsibility, on the other hand, we are really looking forward to it", Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov said. (more...)
Indian police taunts Bumrah for no-ball against Zaman Indian police taunts Bumrah for no-ball against Zaman
- June 25, 2017

It is worth mentioning here that Bumrah got the wicket of Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman when he was playing on just three runs, but the opener got a lifeline as the bowler had crossed the line of the popping crease. "Because I believe humans can make mistakes". With the team still smarting from a humiliating defeat to archrivals Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, Jasprit Bumrah has found himself under further miseries. (more...)
Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud
- June 25, 2017

The Argentine winger admitted of evading tax after a settlement was agreed between the former Real Madrid midfielder's lawyers and the public prosecutor on Wednesday (June 21). Portugal defender Pepe has insisted that his side are paying no attention to the ongoing speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid . (more...)
McLaren drivers predictably get grid penalties for Sunday McLaren drivers predictably get grid penalties for Sunday
- June 24, 2017

Indeed, Alonso has yet to score a point with McLaren , such is the unreliability of Honda's engine, and the Spaniard has made it clear that he won't settle for second best. "As I said many times, I want to win next year and I don't want to gamble too much in any decision, I want to be more or less safe in wherever I go for", he said. (more...)
Cash awards flow in for Pakistan cricket champions
- June 24, 2017

According to reports from Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh , 350km south of the state capital, Bhopal , all those arrested were denied bail on Tuesday by the district court, and remanded to judicial custody for 15 days. India suffered an embarrassing loss against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday night. England legend Geoffrey Boycott has slammed India captain Virat Kohli for his decision to field first in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. (more...)
North Korea denies torturing US student Otto Warmbier
- June 24, 2017

The North Koreans had told USA officials that Warmbier slipped in a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Maybe there's something going on with the translation here but the phrase "in his normal state of health indicators" makes it sound as if it's normal for a 22-year-old to be in a coma for a year. (more...)
Wilmer Flores Criticizes Yasiel Puig in Postgame Comments After Loss to Dodgers Wilmer Flores Criticizes Yasiel Puig in Postgame Comments After Loss to Dodgers
- June 24, 2017

Trump said.@POTUS: It would be a handsome thing if we could get together as 2 parties that love our country, and come up with that great healthcare. pic.twitter.com/UdH1WkkWuB - Fox News (@FoxNews) June 22, 2017 But the President said the goal of Democrats is obvious right now. (more...)
Frank de Boer could take Crystal Palace to Europa League, says brother
- June 24, 2017

Allardyce surprisingly resigned his position at the end of the season having kept the Eagles in the top flight, leaving the club to find another boss having only appointed the former England manager in December. "As it stands now, I know that both sides want to go with each other but there are just little things to discuss". It's an interesting league to see what you're capable of as a manager. (more...)
Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
- June 24, 2017

I couldn't ask for anything more - to be able to learn from [Johnson] every day is truly a blessing", Ball said after his selection. After acquiring it along with the 42nd pick in exchange for sending the 28th pick to the Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted former Villanova standout Josh Hart with the 30th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . (more...)
UT's Jarrett Allen drafted in first round by Brooklyn Nets UT's Jarrett Allen drafted in first round by Brooklyn Nets
- June 24, 2017

Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. "I'm excited about being here", Allen said. The Celtics have been linked the Nets' success, or lack thereof, ever since the teams' blockbuster 2013 deal for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Especially following the trade of longtime team center Brook Lopez to the Lakers for guard D'Angelo Russell and veteran big man Tim Mozgov. (more...)
LaVar Ball booed leaving NBA Draft, tosses hat to fans
- June 24, 2017

A frequent critic of his, Simmons said, "I hope my brother dunks on lonzo ball so hard next year that his daddy runs on the court to help him up", on Twitter . If the Lakers plan on stretching their cap space to sign a few blockbuster free agents, their ability to complement those players with young, affordable talent is critical. (more...)
Flyerdelphia Podcast: 2017 NHL Draft Preview Flyerdelphia Podcast: 2017 NHL Draft Preview
- June 24, 2017

General manager Ray Shero has said in advance of tonight's first round that he will listen to offers for the first overall pick but that does not mean he is picking up the phone and actively shopping the pick. "At the end of the day, after the draft is done, people are going to talk about it for a couple of weeks and then they're going to start talking about the next year". (more...)
Hurricanes send pick to Las Vegas in exchange for defenseman van Riemsdyk Hurricanes send pick to Las Vegas in exchange for defenseman van Riemsdyk
- June 24, 2017

That was the case, too. After drafting 30 players and getting additional assets, picks and players through side deals, the Golden Knights are moving defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes along with a seventh-round pick in exchange for the 62nd pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft pick going back to the Golden Knights. (more...)
76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz
- June 24, 2017

But after serious talks between the franchises last June and more dialogue at the February trade deadline, the teams haven't engaged as much this week to this point. " A lot of things are lining up, with hopefully good reason, again to be able to have the opportunity be able to select No. 1 and control our destiny", Colangelo said". (more...)
Celtics select Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft
- June 24, 2017

Nevertheless, the Celtics have their man in Tatum-the same guy, he says, they would have taken if they hadn't traded out of the No. 1 overall slot earlier this week. This past season, Ojeleye averaged 19.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. The Celtics have been high on Tatum throughout the draft process, and had him in for a private workout late last week. (more...)