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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor announce long-awaited fight for August 26 Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor announce long-awaited fight for August 26
- June 23, 2017

The two men will meet in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th. He had tweeted a picture of himself sparring in recent days to show he was already getting ready for the bout. A national press tour is expected to kick off soon. If you thought you were snookered out of $100 when Mayweather fought a snoozer against Manny Pacquiao , you might keep a firm hand on your wallet. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case on July 31
- June 23, 2017

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes. He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012. (more...)
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana
- June 23, 2017

Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. If only there were more customers, she said. "We're looking at quite a bit of rain". "As long as it's over water and it's blowing water in, were going to act like it's a hurricane and we're going to do what we've gotta do to protect property", Kerner said. (more...)
It's women's semi-final day at Roland Garros
- June 23, 2017

Ostapenko and Bacsinszky, who turned 20 and 28 respectively on the day of the match, had previously played doubles together in China past year and knew each other well, but, in a one-on-one dual, the younger athlete prevailed. Not since Mima Jausovec in 1983 has a player outside the leading ranks made it all the way to the decider. Jelena Ostapenko is coming off a three set win over Timea Bacsinszky that took 31 games to decide. (more...)
Tim Frazier to Washington: Wizards Find Their Backup Point Guard Tim Frazier to Washington: Wizards Find Their Backup Point Guard
- June 23, 2017

Its first-rounder went to Brooklyn in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal at the trade deadline. Frazier averaged 7.1 points and 5.2 assists in 65 games with the Pelicans last season. For the Wizards, the trade makes much more sense. That was the only pick Washington had this year. The Pelicans are now the 10th team with multiple picks second-round picks. (more...)
Muslim minors held for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans in Uttarakhand Muslim minors held for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans in Uttarakhand
- June 23, 2017

The man who announced his arrival on the worldwide stage with what was at the time the fastest ODI hundred in Nairobi offered praise for Pakistan's ability to bounce back from the initial loss to India to record a win in the final and claim the trophy. (more...)
George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018 George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018
- June 23, 2017

Although the Lakers could conceivably wait a year and sign George as a free agent, it appears the team is being aggressive in its pursuit of the talented forward. However, Indiana does not feel they need to get a trade done by Thursday. The 27-year-old has been linked with several teams including both Los Angeles teams ( Clippers and Lakers ), Boston Celtics , Cleveland Cavaliers , Houston Rockets , Philadelphia 76ers, and now Washington Wizards . (more...)
Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis
- June 23, 2017

If it is possible for the world No. 1 to have kept below the radar at a Grand Slam , then Murray has done it. Nishikori got the better of Murray when the two met in the quarter-finals of last year's US Open and looked capable of repeating the feat early on as he consistently forced his opponent on to the back foot. (more...)
Family Affair: Lakers Grab Lonzo Ball With 2nd Overall Pick Family Affair: Lakers Grab Lonzo Ball With 2nd Overall Pick
- June 23, 2017

Players that have completed one year of college, known as "One and Dones", and global players 22 years of age and under who have declared for the draft are eligible. Can Ball overcome any defensive issues well enough to elevate the Lakers' execution on that end after they struggled to do so in recent seasons? Shortly after being selected #2 overall in the NBA Draft , LaVar stated boldly that his son would "take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". (more...)
Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel
- June 23, 2017

The safety vehicle came out on the opening lap when, on the first turn, Romain Grosjean's Haas nudged Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso, which plowed into the side of Massa's Williams. Mercedes lead the championship by eight points following the race in Montreal . With the Force India cars battling with each other, Vettel overtook Ocon in the 66th lap and then, after leaving the track in a chicane, passed Perez as well. (more...)
Liverpool reject £11m bid for Alberto Moreno Liverpool reject £11m bid for Alberto Moreno
- June 23, 2017

He is very much available for transfer, though Liverpool are determined to make a profit on the £12m they paid Sevilla for his services in 2014. Napoli isn't the only side interested as both Milan clubs have registered an interested in the pacy fullback but they will need to pay £15 million to sign him. (more...)
Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots
- June 23, 2017

But Leigh Griffiths broke his worldwide duck in sensational fashion as he curled home a 25-yard free-kick in the 87th minute - and then repeated the feat three minutes later. Kane seems keen to be England captain for the finals, with Rooney's future as an global in question. "Obviously I do not know what the gaffer's feeling is on it". (more...)
FIA reveals 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix dates FIA reveals 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix dates
- June 23, 2017

The 2018 World Cup final will take place at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15. "We're engaged with them", Carey said at the FIA Sport Conference. "With three back-to-back races, personally, I feel it is too much for Formula One". Sean Bratches, commercial managing director for Formula One after former supremo Bernie Ecclestone was moved aside in January following Liberty Media's takeover, has spoken of the need to divide the calendar more clearly into regions. (more...)
Cavs, Griffin split after three seasons Cavs, Griffin split after three seasons
- June 23, 2017

James was reportedly not consulted in the decision to move on from Gilbert and he tweeted his respect and thanks to the former GM on Monday night . Further adding to the confusion, TNT's David Aldridge reported that Griffin was working diligently within an hour of the news breaking on a massive trade that would have brought Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler to Cleveland . (more...)
Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History
- June 23, 2017

He said: "This tournament, I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning". Nadal's victory in Paris gave him a record 10th trophy at the clay-court tournament and ended his three-year drought without a Grand Slam title. (more...)
Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1
- June 23, 2017

The Colombian coach also had to be restrained during the second half brawl. "The coach wants everyone working the same way". Ronaldo , making his 141st appearance for his country, needed just eight minutes to make his mark, although the opening goal was far from all his own work. (more...)
Ronaldo Header Gives Portugal 1 - 0 Win over Hosts Russia
- June 23, 2017

Despite the Russian Federation fans making their feelings known towards the Real Madrid superstar, the 32 year old struck with a vicious header in the ninth minute to ensure the Selecao bounced back from a 2-2 draw against Mexico when Hector Moreno's late equaliser cost them two points in their opening game. (more...)
Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals Draft is next up during NBA's dizzying days of deals
- June 23, 2017

Well, Fultz will still be drafted No. 1 overall. For athletes around the world, being selected in the NBA Draft can be a lifelong dream, and this will definitely be a special night for each and every one of the prospects who get drafted. (more...)
Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
- June 23, 2017

Hodgkinson , 66, was shot and killed by police after he opened fire on Congressional Republicans practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats last week. When the witness told him the team was Republicans, Hodgkinson stayed nearby. Most visits were between 6 and 7am. "The morning of the shooting", he continued, "he arrived at his storage unit at 6:23 AM and departed at 6:35 AM". (more...)
Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game
- June 23, 2017

This Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (8:00 AM Pacific) Russia will host Portugal at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow , Russia for a group stage match in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup . Portugal's victory, however, came at a cost as Guerreiro limped off in the second half with what manager Fernando Santos said could be a broken leg. (more...)