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USA warns Beijing over militarisation of South China Sea islands

The United States has led the efforts to bring further sanctions to punish the North and is urging China , Pyongyang's primary sponsor, to play a greater role in applying pressure on the unpredictable regime of Kim Jong-un. It allegedly works with a North Korean trading company, Tangun, which the US accuses of securing supplies for the nuclear program. The delegate, Michael Fullilove, citing Tru... [Full Article...]

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis questionable for Game 6

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis questionable for Game 6 Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:35 left and Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team in almost two decades to repeat as champion with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6 on Sunday night. [Full Article...]

Puerto Ricans Vote on US Statehood, for 5th Time

But Sunday's results showed only 23 percent of the island's nearly 2.2 million voters took part in the referendum. A weak turnout had been predicted, given the call by opposition parties - which supported the status quo - for a boycott of the non-binding vote. [Full Article...]

Penguins on cusp of history after destroying Predators

Penguins on cusp of history after destroying Predators Tickets have actually gotten more affordable since the Penguins' 6-0 blowout victory over the Predators in Game 5, with the median listing price for tickets dropping 12% since Thursday night. Crosby finished with three assists to reach 27 points, one behind Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin for the National Hockey League postseason scoring lead. [Full Article...]

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden England still have work to do to secure World Cup qualification, but preparations for Russian Federation are well under way as Gareth Southgate attempts to prevent their all-too-frequent major tournament struggles. However, Hoops striker Griffiths, winning his 13th cap, sent most of Hampden Park wild when he curled in two wonderful set-pieces in the 87th and 90th minutes. [Full Article...]

Penguins win Stanley Cup after controversial early whistle cancels out Predators goal

Pekka Rinne stopped 27 shots in defeat. It was the correct call by rule, but a brutal break for the Predators, who finished the series without a goal in the final 123:23. But the goal was waved off because of an inadvertent whistle when the official thought Murray had possession of the puck. Both teams created good chances throughout the middle 20 minutes, but Murray and Rinne were on point. [Full Article...]

James, high-wire Cavaliers living on the edge in Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Before the game, Kerr, who missed 11 playoff games because of back pain, said his decision to return to the bench for Game 2 in the Finals was easy. We're battle tested, they're battle tested. [Full Article...]

No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two The situation was reversed on Sunday, with Vettel dropping well down the field after having to stop and replace a damaged front wing before charging back to fourth. "I asked to check and then behind the safety vehicle it was so slow that you couldn't really feel the damage". "I don't think in the five years at this team, they have pulled together so well, really work towards the same cause, an... [Full Article...]

Flanagan and Lund's Northern Ireland move closer to World Cup

Flanagan and Lund's Northern Ireland move closer to World Cup And he has no plans to stop Almeida with Steven Davis, Oliver Norwood and Chris Brunt backed to keep the Qarabag man, 28, quiet. "This was the most hard game that we could have had on the 10th of June in Baku but it has been very hard because of the conditions and with the players' seasons being finished", O'Neill said. [Full Article...]

Wahab Riaz to be sent home due to injury

Wahab Riaz to be sent home due to injury Hardik didn't let him down and smashed three consecutive sixes and making 20 runs in just 6 balls. Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan gave a rollicking start and well sustained by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh . An India versus Pakistan cricket match even today invokes all of the above and much more. The ICC events and the Asia Cup remain the only platforms where India and Pakistan face each other... [Full Article...]

NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Wounded Queensland coach Kevin Walters is anxious that Johnathan Thurston won't be back fit for the crucial State of Origin game two. "They've had players retire, key players are injured and it's questionable whether they picked the right side", Nine Network commentator Fittler told The New Daily . [Full Article...]

LeBron James destroys Kevin Durant with transition slam

The Warriors unleashed that firepower Wednesday and they were a force. It also allowed Kyrie who Thompson has guarded all series, to get going offensively. Durant is thriving in a system. This isn't to say that Durant's abilities, or numbers, only exist because of the system but that like any organization, when everybody else is excelling at their job it's that much to do yours perfectly versu... [Full Article...]

Silva, Costa keep Spain in lead of WCup qualifying group

Silva, Costa keep Spain in lead of WCup qualifying group Spain remained in the lead of Group G, level on 16 points with Italy , its next opponent in Madrid in September. Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Belotti both scored and set up goals for teammates to help Italy ease past Liechtenstein in Udine . [Full Article...]

Warriors set National Basketball Association playoffs record, even in defeat, during Game 4

However, the Cavaliers had other plans. And because everybody knows what happened next - the Cavs won the next three and became the first team in history to recover from a 3-1 hole in the Finals - all eyes are on Game 5 to see if Golden State can put the Cavs away before the pressure mounts.But there are two major differences in Game 5 this time. [Full Article...]

India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis A second wicket stand of 128 from Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli all but ended any hopes for South Africa of getting something from the game. Kohli survived an edge towards Amla in the slip cordon as more boundaries followed to bring up the 100 for India, with no further wickets lost. In-form Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli struck half-centuries to pave the way for India's win. [Full Article...]

Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

The 2016 version of Novak Djokovic , who was utterly dominant on his way to a first French Open title has vanished without a trace and was perhaps the only man who has ever truly got to grips with Nadal on the surface. I played well during both weeks and from the start of the season. I was always, like, a little bit between for few reasons. 'Well, for sure I was nervous this morning about the... [Full Article...]

A look at all 10 of Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

Third seed Wawrinka , having beaten world number one Andy Murray with a majestic display of firepower in a grueling semi-final, arrived full of hope as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972. [Full Article...]

Draymond Green's mom goes off on officiating in Game 4

Draymond Green's mom goes off on officiating in Game 4 The Cavs' 137 points in Game 4 set a franchise playoff record and was the highest single-game total in a Finals game since the L.A. Lakers beat Boston, 141-122, on June 4, 1987. announcer to who it is on". "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", Laimbeer said this month on "The Rematch" podcast. It was only one part of a confusing and emotionally charged third quarter. [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh wins 2nd straight Stanley Cup title

Pittsburgh wins 2nd straight Stanley Cup title And they won again, clinching the Cup with back-to-back shutouts in Games 5 and 6 against Nashville . Five minutes later, Bryan Rust collected a pass from Kunitz and slid it under Pekka Rinne's pads. When and where does the game take place?: Sunday June 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET, Bridgestone Arena , Nashville , TN. The Penguins have been better than they were this year. [Full Article...]

Smith: I thought we let ourselves down

Australia lost to England by 40 runs (D/L method) at Edgbaston on Saturday to be knocked out of the tournament before the knockout stages. It is a match full of opportunity and precious little pressure for the hosts, and Morgan is relishing the prospect - especially because, on his road to a home World Cup in 2019, he is pitting himself against Australia . [Full Article...]


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