Sports


Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
- June 27, 2017

McDavid , who was also announced as the cover athlete on EA Sports NHL 18 , scored the most points (100) in the 2016-17 regular season to win his first Art Ross Trophy . Second, NHL® 18 adds an authentic 3-on-3 online team play option to the fan-favorite EA SPORTS Hockey League mode, allowing for more open ice and strategic, risk-vs-reward multiplayer competition. (more...)
Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup
- June 27, 2017

Their path to this year's showpiece in St Petersburg has been complicated by their failure to top the group but defender Gonzalo Jara does not believe meeting Group A runners-up Mexico would have been any easier. Team Mexico cruised past Russian Federation with 2-1 win in the third and final group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup , knocking the hosts out from further battle for the trophy, APA reports quoting TASS . (more...)
Cameroon, Australia Share Spoils In Saint Petersburg — FIFA Confederations Cup
- June 26, 2017

The Germany versus Cameroon game comes up on Sunday at the Fisht stadium in Sochi. An outcome that seems nearly certainly beyond this honest but, in this company at least, limited team. Australia struggled to clear a succession of corners. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa opened his worldwide goalscoring account on Thursday at the FIFA Confederations Cup , and although the opportunistic effort was not enough to hand Cameroon victory over Australia , his strong performance in midfield ... (more...)
Clubs continue to fight over Kylian Mbappe Clubs continue to fight over Kylian Mbappe
- June 26, 2017

If Wenger does manage to secure a deal for Martial, not only would it be a significant signing for Arsenal , but it would also be a hammer blow to Mourinho, from a psychological standpoint at least. The French club are desperate to hang on to their most prized asset despite significant interest from Real, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsene Wenger's Gunners. (more...)
Donaldson's homer leads Blue Jays to 4-0 win over Mariners Donaldson's homer leads Blue Jays to 4-0 win over Mariners
- June 26, 2017

On Saturday, it was time for payback, however, as the Blue Jays fans took over the stadium and their team kept it rocking with three home runs powering the way to a 4-2 victory. Russell Martin's throw was low and skipped into the outfield, allowing Dyson to advance. As much as manager John Gibbons accepts that's the way his team is constructed, he is also well aware that the current blueprint is unlikely to be sustainable of the course of the season. (more...)
Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass
- June 26, 2017

Rafael Nadal defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets Sunday in the final match of the tennis French Open , winning the grand slam for the 10th time in his career. Since winning his maiden title on his debut in 2005, Nadal has only failed to take home the trophy on three occasions - in 2009 when he lost to Robin Soderling, in 2015 when he was beaten by Novak Djokovic and past year when he had to pull out because of a wrist injury. (more...)
76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft
- June 26, 2017

However, even if his career does not pan out, he has to seriously underperform, make poor life choices or choose a different path to make this list. He now teams up with fellow No. They were not the only teams that struggled on draft night. Markkanen averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in his only season of United States college basketball at Arizona . (more...)
Hamilton challenges Vettel to sort it 'face to face' after Azerbaijan clashes
- June 26, 2017

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, with Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth after being penalized for swerving into rival Lewis Hamilton who finished fifth. The FIA investigation, conducted during the race, showed that Hamilton had behaved exactly the same in that area of the track at both the controversial restart and the incident-free one before. (more...)
Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2 Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2
- June 26, 2017

Maddon was most annoyed about a botched hit and run with Wilson Contreras at the plate, which led to Ian Happ being caught stealing. "When you give up three in the first, you have to try to figure out a way to pitch innings", Lester said. (more...)
Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
- June 26, 2017

Perez said he could understand why the four-time world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of tax fraud. " I hope [he'll return]". Cristiano Ronaldo spent in " Manchester United " for six years (2003-2009). The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations". (more...)
Helio Castroneves secures 50th career IndyCar pole at Kohler Helio Castroneves secures 50th career IndyCar pole at Kohler
- June 26, 2017

Dixon, a four-time season champion, won his 41st career IndyCar race and first since last September at Watkins Glen. "It's disappointing a Team Penske auto didn't win this race ", Pagenaud said. Team Penske locked out the field by stealing the top four spots in Saturday qualifying. Castroneves beat last year's race victor Power by.06 seconds at the rural Wisconsin road course. (more...)
Dani Alves reportedly agrees to join Manchester City Dani Alves reportedly agrees to join Manchester City
- June 26, 2017

Manchester City and Chelsea are both believed to be interested in signing the 34-year-old this summer, but the former remain favourites due to Pep Guardiola . Alves has made a decision to leave Juve after just one season and has an offer from Pep Guardiola's Manchester City . But Marotta insists there is no bitterness between Juve and Alves, revealing the club would allow him to leave, with the Premier League his expected destination. (more...)
Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion
- June 26, 2017

The draw sees the South American Champions finish second in the group behind defending world champions Germany , who defeated Cameroon 3-1 in the other match. Aboubakar and substitute Moumi Ngamaleu then sighted the Germany goal, but the African champion was reduced to 10 men when Mabouka raked his studs down Can's knee. (more...)
Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia
- June 26, 2017

Germany eased into the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Sunday as the VAR system was again thrust into the spotlight when the on-field official needed two reviews of an incident to reach the right verdict. (more...)
LaVar Ball is already making National Basketball Association life hard for Lonzo Ball
- June 26, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball poses with his jersey after a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in El Segundo, Calif . That said, an interaction between O'Neil/Crews and Ball has to happen if the WWE are able to get the leader of the "BBB" on the show. " Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year", Ball told Jeff Goodman of ESPN . (more...)
Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in second round Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in second round
- June 26, 2017

It was the first time the pair had met on grass altogether, and in fact any surface for five years, and Vandeweghe's speed may have come as something of a surprise to the Great British No.1. "Maybe I'll get one of those headbands at the end of the experience". Vandeweghe faces Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the last eight after her 6-1 6-4 win over Alison Riske.Fifth seed Kristina Mladenovic edged into the quarter finals after a 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over China's Zhang Shuai. (more...)
Portugal, Mexico reach Confederations Cup semifinals
- June 26, 2017

Mexico have scored 2-1 over hosts Russian Federation in Kazan taking them through to the Confederations Cup semi-finals. New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson accepted Portugal were too strong for his side as they finished their Confederations Cup pointless and having scored a single goal. (more...)
Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency
- June 26, 2017

A while after reaching up his sleeve to pull out a couple more draft-time deals, Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey reached into his pocket and pulled out some notes he wanted to share during his post-draft press conference. "I'm a hard-nosed and gritty defender", Mitchell said. He's only 21, the same age as numerous guys who went (in the draft Thursday). He averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 71 games a year ago. (more...)
Lopez saves match point, beats Cilic in Queen's final
- June 26, 2017

Some good fortune opened the door for the unseeded Lopez as the top three seeds - Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic - all lost their first-round matches. "Today's match was an extremely high level", Cilic said. Lopez capitalised on a run of Dimitrov errors at 5-5 in the first set to break before holding serve easily. (more...)
Jose Mourinho denies any wrongdoing in tax probe
- June 26, 2017

Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain, but his former club have played down talk of a return to Old Trafford. (more...)