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Azarenka won the first victory after the resumption of his career

Azarenka won the first victory after the resumption of his career The former world No. 1 is playing her first match as a mother after giving birth to son Leo six months ago. But she showed her trademark resilience to twice break 74th-ranked Ozaki's serve when they returned on Wednesday, then going on to fight back from 5-3 down in the tie-break. [Full Article...]

Green to LeBron: You started the super team, bro

Green to LeBron: You started the super team, bro The Golden State Warriors had their victory parade on Thursday, June 15 (Friday in Manila) and there was one who was all hyped up than the rest all throughout the celebration: Draymond Green. "I ain't joining a superteam". James wore an " Ultimate Warrior " t-shirt during last year's Cavaliers championship parade. Perhaps this is Green's payback for what LeBron James did when they clinched ... [Full Article...]

Hamilton Drives To Dominant Win In Canada, Vettel Fourth

The Master of Montreal in Hamilton put his Silver Arrow on pole position for the sixth time here, claiming his 65th career pole and matching the record of the great Ayrton Senna. Australia's Daniel Ricciardo has celebrated his third placing at the Canadian Grand Prix by doing his famous "shoey" with legendary actor Patrick Stewart . [Full Article...]

Portugal looks to return to winning ways

Portugal looks to return to winning ways Host Russia will face a stern test of their credentials when they play European champions Portugal in a high-stakes Group A clash of the 2017 Confederations Cup on Otkrytiye Arena on Thursday. "But we are not anxious, there are two games left, we still have chances. We must be ready for them". "We need to be positive, we need to be fearless". [Full Article...]

For some rookies, NBA draft isn't the start of a pro career

Ntilikina is only 18 years old, but his frame and skills may fit the triangle better than any of the guards who could be available in the Knicks' range. Ntilikina, 18, will return to France on a late-night flight after Thursday's draft so he can play in Friday's fifth and decisive game for Strasbourg. [Full Article...]

National Hockey League awards 2017: Connor McDavid wins his first Hart Trophy

National Hockey League awards 2017: Connor McDavid wins his first Hart Trophy On defense, the new Defensive Skill Stick delivers the tools to counter attacks with poke check targeting, extended pokes, and controlled stick sweeps to cover zones of the ice and take away lanes. The Maple Leafs will start the 2017-18 season in Winnipeg against Laine and the Jets on Wednesday, Oct. 4, before Toronto's home opener the following Saturday against the New York Rangers . [Full Article...]

Brazilian Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

There has been no response yet from Ronaldo or his representatives, but one can expect that they will likely release a statement in the coming days. Ronaldo's management company Gestifute said in a statement: "The Spanish prosecutor today filed a complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo , and not a lawsuit, which is substantially different". [Full Article...]

Hamilton determined to deliver in Baku

Lewis Hamilton completed a fourth career Grand Slam at the Canadian Grand Prix and will attempt to dominate again this weekend in Azerbaijan , where Nico Rosberg achieved that feat past year. It's less clear cut at Mercedes, where Hamilton and new teammate Valtteri Bottas have been more evenly matched, and where the car's form has been inconsistent, with the team often struggling to optimize... [Full Article...]

North misses out on Lions Test

North misses out on Lions Test The Ireland flanker has won selection ahead of tour skipper Sam Warburton , who takes a seat on the bench for the weekend's Eden Park clash. With Owen Farrell back fit at fly-half, the goalkicking skills of Leigh Halfpenny have earned him a place among the replacements alongside Johnny Sexton but George North , now battling for form, has missed out completely. [Full Article...]

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million past year

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million past year The figures released ahead of World Refugee Day showed that a full 10.3 million of the world's displaced people fled their homes past year alone, including 3.4 million who crossed global borders to become refugees . At a hearing last week, Maryland Senator Ben Cardin said cutting foreign aid hurts suffering people, but also makes "the world more dangerous" for America. [Full Article...]

A father-son bond leads recruit to Michigan State commitment

Tom Izzo is the greatest coach and he's making pros'. Brown is a six-foot-eight-inch small forward with nine offers, including from in-state rival University of MI. This past weekend, Brown's classmate and football prospect, 3-star cornerback Davion Williams, made his verbal commit to the Spartans . Brown, ranked No. [Full Article...]

Lakers rumored to have offer on table for Paul George from Pacers

In the process, the Lakers cleared out almost $54 million of salary cap space - enough to sign PG13 in the summer of 2018. The trade with the Nets not only allowed the team to shed Timofey Mozgov's contract, which has three years left worth $54 million, but they also acquired another first-round pick at the 27th overall spot in this year's draft. [Full Article...]

LeBron James' wife wants to live 'full-time' in Los Angeles

LeBron James' wife wants to live 'full-time' in Los Angeles If James made a decision to leave, Irving could follow. The latest speculation could involve the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers' star point guard Kyrie Irving , who could force a trade if his teammate LeBron James opts out of his deal. [Full Article...]

Nadal wins record-breaking tenth French Open coronet

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka at Roland Garros , Paris June 11, 2017. "That's for sure. But not only here", said Wawrinka, a three-time major champion, including at the 2015 French Open . "I had tough times a year ago so it's great to have big success again". [Full Article...]

WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. taking leave of absence from Huskers

WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. taking leave of absence from Huskers His father, former National Football League star Keyshawn Johnson Sr ., tweeted later Tuesday evening that "Sometimes you need to take a step back, before you can go forward". and perhaps early. Johnson Sr. added that while his son still wants to play for the Cornhuskers, if he doesn't behave himself "under the guidelines of me, it's not going to happen", according to McKewon. [Full Article...]

Jerry Jones on 'magical' day meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican

The pope is a long-time lover of "football" as it's known in Europe. Francis also admitted to being an avid football fan - then he clarified that's the game Americans call soccer. The pope reportedly urged the National Football League to translate the values of teamwork and fair play to the communities they serve. "Yet these same values are urgently needed off the field, on all levels of our l... [Full Article...]

Seager's Double Lifts Mariners Over Tigers 5-4

Seager's Double Lifts Mariners Over Tigers 5-4 Steve Cishek (1-1) got the victory after pitching around Kinsler's one-out single in the 10th. The lead didn't last four pitches into the Detroit second. "Obviously, what I was doing wasn't working". Jordan Zimmerman goes to the hill for the Tigers. The right-hander, a 12-year veteran, started the season in the bullpen and accepted a month-long assignment to Triple-A Toledo to stretch out hi... [Full Article...]

Tony Bellew is happy to fight the pound-for-pound king next

Tony Bellew is happy to fight the pound-for-pound king next And even though he ended up winning by a unanimous decision, there were quite a few ring observers felt that Kovalev really won the fight. WBC-IBF-WBA middleweight champion Golovkin defends his belts against Canelo on September 16. There would be more interest in east Europe to see Kovalev face Ukrainian Usyk or fellow Russians Gassiev, Lebedev and light-heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev. [Full Article...]

It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas

It's on! Mayweather vs. McGregor this summer in Las Vegas The Straight Blast Gym head-coach tweeted "10 weeks #McGregorVsMayweather" alongside an image of himself and The Notorious One. Defending UFC lightweight champion will take on "Money" Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26 . "And No. 2 this is a boxing match under the Nevada State Athletic Commission under the rules of boxing ". But in a boxing match, Pacquiao naturally sees Mayweat... [Full Article...]

The 2017 Royal Ascot

The 2017 Royal Ascot A Classic may have escaped the clutches of Barney Roy but he clinched the next best thing with victory in the St James's Palace Stakes on a day to remember for Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed at Royal Ascot . The conditions made no difference to Ribchester who broke the course record with a dominant Queen Anne display for his Co Louth-born trainer Richard Fahey. [Full Article...]


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