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OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada
- June 21, 2017

The one-time Heisman Trophy victor claimed that he was only trying to recover memorabilia that belonged to him. Commissioners will be in a hearing room in Carson City, and they will question Simpson by closed-circuit TV. O.J. Simpson's friend, Tom Scotto, appears at an evidentiary hearing for Simpson in Clark County District Court, on May 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. A civil jury later ordered Simpson to pay $33.5 million in damages after finding him liable for wrongful death in the double ... (more...)
French favourite Kiki dumped at Roland Garros French favourite Kiki dumped at Roland Garros
- June 21, 2017

She served out the set, fending off a break chance, with an ace, 6-4: It had taken a riveting 65 minutes. Bacsinszky will play Jelena Ostapenko in the semifinals after the Latvian teenager stunned Caroline Wozniacki later in the day. The second-seeded Czech fended off three break points on her way to claiming the second set 6-3, clinching it with a forehand victor on her second set point. (more...)
Highlights of French Open 14th day
- June 21, 2017

And she's more than halved her ranking, now up to No. 12. Wow. The 25-year-old, who would have also replaced Angelique Kerber as the new world number one with victory, admitted feeling "sick to the stomach". Ostapenko won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. But after breaking Halep in the next game, Ostapenko didn't waver, setting up her first set point with a monster forehand down the line before forcing a decider with another huge forehand, her 22nd victor of the set. (more...)
Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko
- June 21, 2017

Only two women in the open era have won four matches after dropping the first set in a Grand Slam event: Kimiko Date-Krumm at Wimbledon in 1996 (lost in semifinal) and Serena Williams in the 2015 French Open (won title). I have the mentality to win, but it's going to be tough. The now retired Ivanovic was present at Roland Garros on Thursday and was honored by the French tennis federation in a ceremony after the first semifinal. (more...)
Munster's Peter O'Mahony to skipper Lions against Maoris Munster's Peter O'Mahony to skipper Lions against Maoris
- June 21, 2017

Farrell is reported to have a grade-one quadriceps strain which he sustained in training this morning. The Lions head coach raved about O'Mahony, earlier today, when he named his side to face the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua this Saturday. (more...)
Lions coach Farrell demands defensive lift in Dunedin
- June 21, 2017

That's why these 80 minutes at Forsyth Barr Stadium are so vital for the man who led the Lions on their successful tour of Australia in 2013. "I'll be honest with Gats and he will be honest with me". If he comes through in Dunedin, Warburton will be in the first of those two categories. Biggar feels he now trails Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell in the fly-half race - but coach Andy Farrell believes the Ospreys man has been too hard on himself. (more...)
Vegas holds all the cards with NHL expansion draft list out
- June 21, 2017

Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas . Vegas GM George McPhee can also now begin contacting free agents such as Oshie, Shattenkirk, Alzner and others who were left unprotected by their teams. The one thing that didnt materialize was a large number of trades happening involving players teams didnt want to expose. However, with his $.4.7 million cap hit for the next two seasons, Lehtera is unlikely to be an attractive option to the Golden Knights-even considering their necessity to ... (more...)
Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3 Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3
- June 21, 2017

LeBron James recorded a triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 40 points and Cleveland outperformed the NBA's most electrifying offense in a testy Game 4 filled with technical fouls on Friday night, beating the Warriors 137-116 and ending their ideal postseason. (more...)
Andy Murray to donate his Queen's tournament winnings to Grenfell Tower victims
- June 21, 2017

Thompson lost in qualifying on Sunday and was sitting around watching the tennis in the London sunshine when he got the call that he had made the draw at lunchtime on Tuesday after Bedene picked up a wrist injury. "Hopefully I get enough time on the court these next couple of weeks and work on some things, because I am going to need to". Wawrinka also reported some pain in his left knee since switching from the clay at the French Open but indicated that it was not a major problem. (more...)
PGA Tour makes big changes to drug-testing policy PGA Tour makes big changes to drug-testing policy
- June 21, 2017

Blood testing will be added to the Anti-Doping Program as one of the TOUR's regular testing protocols, beginning next season. "It's such a small amount of blood that the sample that will be taken is about a spoonful, very little", said Jason Bohn , one of four player directors on the Tour's policy board. (more...)
Knicks make Porzingis available
- June 21, 2017

One of the suitors now being reported is the Boston Celtics . Although this is a clearly hypothetical scenario, the Knicks could conceivably build off of this trade with a core of Devin Booker, Willy Hernangomez, and some combination of De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac, Josh Jackson , Lauri Markkanen , Donovan Mitchell, Malik Monk, Frank Ntilikina, and Jayson Tatum. (more...)
Kate Middleton Appears at Royal Ascot in Chic High-Neck White Lace Kate Middleton Appears at Royal Ascot in Chic High-Neck White Lace
- June 21, 2017

Racegoers have hailed Royal Ascot's "fabulous" traditions and fashions as the famous race meeting welcomed thousands of well-dressed punters. It is another trainer better known for his exploits over the jumps who I am interested in, however, with Who Dares Wins (5.00) taken to keep the prize in Britain for Alan King. (more...)
Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez
- June 21, 2017

Shedding Mozgov's deal, plus the removal of Russell gets them within striking distance of that happening. The Russell as lead-guard never worked out for the Lakers, as Russell coupled spectacular flashes of greatness with bouts of inconsistency, as evidenced by his career.408 shooting percentage in two years in Los Angeles. (more...)
Dana White offers more details on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight Dana White offers more details on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight
- June 21, 2017

As reported earlier, the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26 . The fight: Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor has his doubters as he steps away from what he knows best - the octagon and mixed-martial arts - to go toe-to-toe with Mayweather , but the Irishman is full of confidence, according to White. (more...)
Don't make Origin II wrestlemania: Daley
- June 21, 2017

Those are the statistics that outline how good Queensland Maroons winger Dane Gagai was in a well-beaten side in Game One of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series. It's a tactic Blues captain Boyd Cordner has welcomed. Commentary Box Sports is counting down the finest debut appearances in State of Origin's 38 seasons, with a history-making performance by a South Sydney enforcer taking out the No.3 slot. (more...)
Wisconsin man files suit for Bears' sideline ban on Packers' garb Wisconsin man files suit for Bears' sideline ban on Packers' garb
- June 21, 2017

Training camp starts a little earlier this year for the Green Bay Packers because the first preseason game, August 10, at Lambeau Field is on a Thursday instead of Saturday. 19, and at Denver, Aug. 26. August 15: 12:15 p.m. August 22: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 - Head Coach Mike McCarthy's season-opening press conference, 10:30 a.m. (more...)
Celtics trade No. 1 overall pick to 76ers
- June 21, 2017

Croatian forward Saric was asked on Twitter about the young group melding into a championship team and replied, "It will be hard but I hope with young team we got big chance to be dominant". It would be the second straight year Ainge has selected an athletic swingman with shaky handles and a developing jump shot at No. 3. On Monday, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers officially completed their blockbuster trade. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski disputes $100K-plus bar tab in CT Rob Gronkowski disputes $100K-plus bar tab in CT
- June 21, 2017

The Patriots star tweeted following the news saying, "Don't always believe what you read". The "where" Gronk was referring to was the Boston Children's Hospital, to whom the football player donated $110,000 to back in February. The website noted that it is "most likely the casino" that footed the bill, but added "it's not like Gronk can afford it anyway". When asked how he was feeling at the beginning of Patriots minicamp earlier this month, Gronkowski added, " Hundred percent, good to go ". (more...)
Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open
- June 20, 2017

Open a lot of times before. Kite says "I don't anticipate this being a bloodletting". "Searching for it, but just haven't quite finished out a major with the speed". The scores keep getting lower and the names keep revolving atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Open. It's the most players tied after 36 holes of the US since 1974 at Winged Foot, only the names from 43 years ago resonate more than today - Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer. (more...)
76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick 76ers, Celtics agree on trade for No. 1 pick
- June 20, 2017

All the praise and comparisons can be unsafe before a draft (no matter what sport), and if you're going to be the projected number one pick, you have to earn the praise on the court. 1 pick - and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he'll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (more...)