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Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg
- June 20, 2017

Pedro Caixinha's side, who were seeded for the draw, will meet the team who finished fourth in Luxembourg's top flight last season and have been drawn to play at Ibrox in the first leg. Ballymena United will also face Norwegian opposition in Odd . Everton will start the tournament in the third qualifying round as they bid to earn a play-off and then a place in the group stage. (more...)
Man United bid €35m for another Benfica defender
- June 20, 2017

Manchester United hope Benfica president Luis Feipe Viera will accept their offer for Semedo of just over £30m. The 23-year-old is also being tracked by Barcelona , who are in the market for a right back. In turn, Mourinho and company sealed a spot in the Champions League. I trust myself and it's going to be tough but I'm looking forward to it. The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United . (more...)
Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
- June 19, 2017

The goals were scored by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma (34th minute) and Cedric Soares (86th minute), and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (42nd minute) and Hector Moreno (90th minute). Just eight minutes later, Javier Hernandez scored the equaliser for Mexico . "We wanted to win, of course, but we have to be satisfied with this result against the European champions", Chicharito said. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo won't 'sound the alarm' after Portugal draw with Mexico
- June 19, 2017

Raul Jiminez sent the ball into the box, and a awful whiff by Portugal defender Raphael Guerrero saw the ball drop to Carlos Vela , who whipped it back into the box for Chicharito who crashed home a header to equalize the score at 1-1. With Mexico still scrambling at the back, another delivery from the right was flicked into the bottom-left corner by Nani , but the referee - assisted by the VAR - disallowed the goal for offside. (more...)
Best Tweets: Fans in shock as Jackie Chan leads Le Mans Best Tweets: Fans in shock as Jackie Chan leads Le Mans
- June 19, 2017

There was no stopping Porsche as Bernhard clocked up a third win, while Bamber secured his second and it was a first for Hartley . First it was the #8, which spent almost two hours in the garage undergoing hybrid system repairs in the early evening. (more...)
Juneteenth celebrated all over Houston area Juneteenth celebrated all over Houston area
- June 19, 2017

Blunt said Youth Challenge League Program has been volunteering at the Juneteenth celebration for the last six years. "So, we feel it's our mission to educate the community". "We are reaching out to our neighbors". Steve Hoff of Buffalo said culture is one of the main reasons, apart from the motorcycle show, that he visits for both days every year. (more...)
Trump reverses course in Qatar call Trump reverses course in Qatar call
- June 19, 2017

Slogans against and in support of Qatar have dominated Twitter in Arabic. The list also included 18 Qatari citizens accused of financing terrorism , well-known businessmen, politicians and top members of Qatar's ruling family. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against Daesh. (more...)
US Open leaderboard 2017
- June 19, 2017

Who will survive the toughest test of the... In the 116 previous U.S. Opens, only six players had ever reached 10-under par or better, never in the same tournament. Open and the top six golfers are separated by three strokes. "That means I'm a part of history", Thomas told reporters. He was 10 under, only two shots behind. (more...)
Leonard Ellerbe talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
- June 19, 2017

Mayweather and McGregor - kingpins of their sports - will climb into a boxing ring to face each other at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26 . Holm expects more cross-over challenges - between UFC fighters and professional boxers - in the future. For the Mayweather v McGregor fight to hit the $1bn mark it would likely need to double its pay-per-view sales. (more...)
Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year
- June 19, 2017

He picked up three birdies on the front nine and eagled the par-five 16th to go into the weekend poised to strike for a second career win to go with his 2008 Canadian Open title. Phil Mickelson was also in the mix on Sunday, but veered off track with a triple-bogey on the 12th hole to trickle back. Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England (69) was one shot back in fourth place. (more...)
Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
- June 19, 2017

They were eventually dismissed for 158, with 19.3 overs to spare. Following a tournament beset by rain, one-sided matches and the anticlimactic exit of the host nation, the eighth Champions Trophy needed a finale to justify its existence within the chaotic global cricket calendar. (more...)
Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds
- June 19, 2017

We need to have guys to continue to play the game at a high level because of where we're at in the season right now. Prior to the game, a Predators fan tossed a catfish onto the ice. Their first opportunity to do so is Game 5 of the series on Thursday (7 p.m., NBC). "I think he helps our team's speed in a lot of ways". But they'll have to win again in Pittsburgh next week to lift the Stanley Cup . (more...)
Tampa Bay Lightning trade forward Jonathan Drouin to Montreal Tampa Bay Lightning trade forward Jonathan Drouin to Montreal
- June 19, 2017

According to the team's official Twitter, the Montreal Canadiens have acquired young forward Jonathan Drouin and a conditional sixth-round pick in 2018 from the Tampa Bay Lightning , in exchange for defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev and a conditional second-rounder. (more...)
Jays Dump White Sox, 7-3 Jays Dump White Sox, 7-3
- June 19, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays reliever Roberto Osuna and catcher Russell Martin, left, celebrate their 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox during ninth inning American League baseball action in Toronto, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Ryan Tepera replaced Stroman in the eighth. When manager John Gibbons came out of the dugout to mercifully remove the second year Blue Jay, most of the fans gave him a much deserved ovation, with a few boos sprinkled in (naturally). (more...)
Koepka off to solid start at US Open
- June 19, 2017

As play unfolded in Saturday's third round at Erin Hills, the leaderboard was littered with non-major winners. It doesn't have much history, "but everybody had to start somewhere". Open , but there was nothing ordinary about his game. "This is my first time in contention in a major, so whatever happens I'll be doing my best and seeing how well I can finish". (more...)
Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
- June 19, 2017

The Kiwis also thought they should have had a spot kick in the second half when the ball hit Aleksandr Erokhin's chest ... but the referee once again did not even get the incident reviewed. KAZAN , Russia Mexico claimed a 2-2 draw with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno after Cedric seemed to have won the game for the European champions with a goal five minutes from time . (more...)
Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way
- June 19, 2017

Thomas joins Jack Nicklaus , Tom Weiskopf , Johnny Miller and Vijay Singh as players to fire 63s at a U.S. Open. Paul Casey carded a triple bogey for the second day running but unlike on day two, was unable to bounce back with five birdies in succession. (more...)
Wanda Durant, Kevin Durant's mother, opens up about sacrifice
- June 19, 2017

Quickly ending speculation just a few hours after their victory in the National Basketball Association championships Monday night, the entire Golden State Warriors organization has reportedly decided they won't visit the White House, bucking tradition for championship sports teams. (more...)
IFAB to discuss a 'quiet revolution' in laws of game IFAB to discuss a 'quiet revolution' in laws of game
- June 19, 2017

Scrapping the game's standard 45-minute half is the most startling proposal brought by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). Penalty goals, dribbling from free kicks and corners, and points deductions for mobbing the referee are among a crop of radical proposals for discussion by football's law-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB). (more...)
'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid 'Happy' Gareth Bale aims for more trophies at Real Madrid
- June 19, 2017

Real's record 12th triumph in this competition - and third in four seasons - was predictably orchestrated by Ronaldo, who has now scored in three different Champions League finals. "I am very happy - an unbelievable season again". "The two goals in quick succession hurt us and we were not able to react", Allegri said. Modric created his own piece of history too, becoming the first Croatian to win the competition three times, moving ahead of former AC Milan defender Dario Simic, who ... (more...)