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World soccer star Drogba scores in debut with American side

World soccer star Drogba scores in debut with American side DIDIER DROGBA bagged on his debut for Phoenix Rising and dedicated the strike to his former Ivory Coast team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died on Monday. The 39-year-old from the Ivory Coast, who is a part owner of the team, played the entire 90 minutes of his first United Soccer League (USL) match. It was the ideal script for an opening night, "It always feels good to score a goal and it's nice to m... [Full Article...]

Kid snags Scooter Gennett's record-breaking home run

I'll allow the comments section below to act as a safe space to vent your feelings over the next 24 hours. Or his season, for that matter. When former Cincinnati All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips, now with the Atlanta Braves, learned that the Reds had given his jersey number to an unheralded utility infielder named Scooter Gennett , he groused "I still can't believe that...someone is... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy 2017: India win toss, opt to field vs South Africa

The India team were the first to arrive at The Oval this morning and the fans turned out to see their heroes arrive! They have opted for only two frontline pacers in Bhuvi and Bumrah. Teams have been chasing well. "That's why we play cricket, we want to play on the big stage against the big teams and tomorrow is one of those games". [Full Article...]

England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

England's failure to see the match out once again raised questions over their big-game mentality, but Southgate is hoping to have solved the problem before next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. "You have short-term objectives in winning individual games but in the background a lot of the work we're doing is to start to prepare us for the finals". [Full Article...]

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to claim maiden grand slam title

That axiom was put to rest on a steamy Saturday afternoon as 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko blasted 54 winners past No.3 seed Simona Halep to not just win her first major title, but to win her first tour-level title ever. "It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with time", Halep added. Ostapenko certainly was not planning to go all the way, either. [Full Article...]

Five things we learned from the Cavaliers' Game 4 victory

Kyrie Irving made seven 3-point shots during Game 4. We've grown accustomed to seeing these two play their best when they absolutely have to, given that James averaged 36 points and Irving posted 30 a night over the final three games of last year's series, after Cleveland fell behind 3-1. [Full Article...]

Angelo Mathews to miss champions trophy opener

Angelo Mathews to miss champions trophy opener His 103 from 115 balls only ended with a run out, contained five fours and two effortless sixes. Plessis was dropped on eight by Lasith Malinga off Nuwan Pradeep , setting the platform for the Prorteas' total. Sri Lanka is perilously close to suffering a major blow ahead of its Champions Trophy 2017 opener vs. Tharanga pleaded guilty of the offence and accepted the proposed sanction. [Full Article...]

Noren wins European PGA Championship

Noren wins European PGA Championship Colsaerts handed in a 65, including two eagles on the back nine, but was left to rue a double bogey six on the 15th which marred his round. He knew that he had achieved something special, especially with torrential rain forecast for the rest, of the day. [Full Article...]

England win U20 World Cup

England win U20 World Cup England Under-20s boss Paul Simpson has hailed his side after their World Cup win, saying they "have been absolutely magnificent from day one". Some might say that Venezuela are at a slight disadvantage in the final match in terms of rest and fitness as they went into extra time in all their knockout matches. [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors play for record-breaking win

Durant has been nails this postseason, delivering time and time again for a team that was championship quality months before he signed on. It's also worth pointing out the Warriors were 3-1 up a year ago but threw the championship away by losing 4-3. [Full Article...]

United target Morata and release Ibrahimovic

United target Morata and release Ibrahimovic This comes despite "the affection he has received in the last few days and Zinedine Zidane's attempts" to convince him otherwise. The 24-year-old is understood to want a move to United with a view of playing more regular first-team football after starting just 14 games last season for Real. [Full Article...]

Kane equaliser a "huge moment" for young England team: Southgate

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given England the lead in the 70th minute after some poor Scotland defending, but Griffiths picked the flawless moment to break his worldwide duck in his 13th cap. And Southgate was disappointed England only emerged with a point in a game he felt they controlled. Scotland nearly shot themselves in the foot when Gordon rushed off his line and the goalkeeper's p... [Full Article...]

Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry joins Bayern Munich

Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry joins Bayern Munich Bayern Munich may not be as bad as Barcelona when it comes to tapping up Arsenal players, but it would appear that they have gone about securing our young German star Serge Gnabry in a very underhand way, and surely it must be considered an illegal approach under "tapping up" rules. [Full Article...]

Emotional Hamilton lost for words with Senna helmet

Vettel, who leads the F1 World Drivers' Championship by 25 points, was faster than Hamilton in the second and third practice sessions but there was little to choose between the Mercedes and the Ferrari . "It was a close battle with Ferrari, they were so quick - they've been quick all year". It was a sexy lap, it was a great lap. "I can not believe it came together so well. [Full Article...]

Nashville Predators are confident at home for Game 6

Crosby on water bottle: I know it looks bad, but I'm a righty and I've got a better arm than that. Our guys have a tremendous amount of confidence in him. The individual matchup between P.K. Subban and Sidney Crosby has been one of the compelling and entertaining subplots of this year's Stanley Cup Final. [Full Article...]

Somehow, Predators have to rein in Crosby, Malkin

The Predators host Game 6 of the NHL Finals on Sunday evening as the country music fest holds its closing concert, headlined by Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. He also assisted the third goal for his first multi-point game since February. Since the trade, Neal and the Predators have also seen three years of playoff action. [Full Article...]

Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title

Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for 1st title French Open 2017 saw a new Women's Champion. And what of the beaten finalist, the woman who was many people's tip to win the title here after a superb clay season: semis in Stuttgart, title in Madrid and the final in Rome. "I knew that Gustavo Kuerten also won his first title here also in 1997 (the same day she was born)". Brilliant winners were exchanged in the first moments of the second set... [Full Article...]

NBA is reviewing several 'incidents' from Game 4 of NBA Finals

After the game, he stoked the kindling. "Obviously it's physically and emotionally draining because I give everything to the game and want to put myself and my teammates in a position to be successful", James said. After the game, officials Mike Callahan and John Goble took responsibility for not clearly informing the scorer's table that the initial technical was on Kerr , not Green . [Full Article...]

Preds lean on Rinne at home

But mostly, they are confident that their goalie will once again rebound and have the game of his career. But if a team has speed and goaltending, hard hitting and goaltending or strong offensive execution and goaltending, it has a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup . [Full Article...]

Predators will lean on Rinne tonight to force Game 7

Justin Schultz has given the Penguins a 1-0 lead on the Predators with a power-play goal just 1:31 into Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . The Predators goalie, who gave up two goals in as many games in Nashville, surrended two goals in his first six minutes Thursday. [Full Article...]


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