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Mexico Comes Back to Defeat New Zealand 2-1

In many ways, El Tri were lucky to only be down one goal after the first half. Group rivals Mexico and New Zealand meet later in Sochi . New Zealand's hopes of a first-ever victory in its fourth appearance at the World Cup warm-up tournament were thwarted nine minutes into the second half. [Full Article...]

Firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

Firefighting plane crashes in Portugal There were conflicting reports over whether a water-dropping plane had crashed. An official with Portugal's Air Accident Office said this afternoon that the aircraft disappeared while fighting the blaze. (1200 GMT.) President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and members of the emergency services gathered near Pedrogao Grande, where the main blaze broke out. Civil protection officials have said they... [Full Article...]

Markelle Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

College freshmen were selected 1-2-3-4-5 in Thursday's NBA Draft , marking the first time in draft history that that has happened. The 2017 NBA Draft was a big one on Thursday (June 22), and the Philadelphia 76ers kicked things off by picking Markelle Fultz with the first overall pick. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud while at Real Ma

Prosecutors accuse the Portugal global of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate. Mascherano was also convicted of tax fraud last year and was given a suspended one-year sentence. Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding... [Full Article...]

Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup due to shoulder injury

After Salcedo was carried off on a stretcher, Wood went on to put New Zealand into a surprise lead in the 42nd minute. Raul Jimenez pulled El Tri level and experienced striker Oribe Peralta snatched the points 18 minutes from time in a contest Osorio labelled as "almost violent". [Full Article...]

Rain From Tropical Storm Cindy Already Impacting Gulf Coast

Rain From Tropical Storm Cindy Already Impacting Gulf Coast Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, hovering south of Louisiana as it churned tides and spun bands of heavy, potentially flooding rain onto the central and eastern Gulf Coast. The boy's father was outside, but standing several feed away attending to other children. "The wave hit the log knocking the log into and over his son". [Full Article...]

Sanchez blanks Arsenal talk as Chile, Germany set for semis

Germany and Chile both have one foot in the Confederations Cup final four after playing out a 1-1 draw in Kazan . Arturo Vidal scored a late goal for Chile , while Eduardo Vargas continued his incredible worldwide form. "We will have to be at our top level, because if we lose we are done at this tournament". Germany improved toward the end, grabbing control of the middle of the pi... [Full Article...]

AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'

AB de Villiers will lead South Africa in their three-match Twenty20 series against England in the absence of Faf du Plessis . Shikhar Dhawan (78 from 83 balls) and Virat Kohli (unbeaten 76) powered the chase after the Men in Blue held the Proteas to just 191 all-out in the first innings. [Full Article...]

Man United hire Juventus' scouting manager Javier Ribalta

Man United hire Juventus' scouting manager Javier Ribalta Ribalta joined Juve in 2012 after stints at Liverpool, Torino, Milan and Novara, but the Daily Mirror claims the Catalan is heading to United, where "he will liaise with the club's scouts across the globe, as chief coordinator". United have significantly revamped their scouting and academy set-up over the past year or so, reportedly making more than 50 new appointments since Mourinho succeeded... [Full Article...]

Bottas happy at Mercedes

Bottas happy at Mercedes Bottas was drafted in from Williams on a one-year deal as an emergency replacement for Nico Rosberg after the German driver retired days after winning the title last year. "[Bottas's] energy helps to create a great harmony in the team", said the Briton. "When he is at the factory, he brings a great energy which everyone loves and appreciates". [Full Article...]

Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, University of California Los Angeles guard Lonzo Ball takes questions from the media after a closed Los Angeles Lakes pre-draft workout in El Segundo, Calif. As Lonzo walked on stage to meet Commissioner Adam Silver and put on a purple Lakers hat, LaVar put on a gold Big Baller Brand hat, the company he has started. [Full Article...]

Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of €3.3m Tax Fraud

Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of €3.3m Tax Fraud Ironically, a return to United, where he would reunite with Mourinho , has been mooted. The Spanish tax authority claims that between 2011 and 2012 Mourinho did not pay €3.3m (£2.9m) in due taxes. Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. However, reports have since suggested that Ronaldo is "upset" at his treatment... [Full Article...]

Chaminade's Tatum goes 3rd overall to Celtics

In exchange for Jackson, New Orleans sent Charlotte cash and 40th overall draft choice Dwayne Bacon, a small forward out of Florida State. During his only season at Duke , Jackson averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 rebounds on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. [Full Article...]

Fultz Chosen First in Draft

Fultz Chosen First in Draft As a result, he and Fultz will be the first teammates to be No. 1 overall picks and rookies at the same time . Many have been looking forward to the NBA Draft 2017 schedule since before the season ended, and now it's time to see which team has the potential to succeed the Golden State Warriors! The draft pick will take place at 7:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms He responded by throwing his Big Baller Brand cap to the fans, but his action did not change the loud voices of disapproval they have for him. But in typical LaVar fashion, he then went on to boast that the youngest son, LaMelo has the most National Basketball Association superstar potential. [Full Article...]

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father Pyongyang still has three other Americans in custody, and Fred Warmbier called on North Korea on Thursday to release them, so no other family would have to suffer as his has over the past year. He was welcomed home by loved ones in his home town, but his family blames North Korea for how they treated their son. North Korea's news agency KCNA reported Warmbier was repatriated on h... [Full Article...]

Agent offers glimmer of hope for United over Morata

Speaking exclusively to our colleagues at Foot Mercato , Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata's agent discussed his client's situation. Over the next four years, he played a total of 52 games across all competitions and scored 11 goals , notably winning the Champions League in 2014. [Full Article...]

Merkel to gather European G-20 participants next week

Just past year, about 345,000 people attended the event held at Cologne's Koelnmesse exhibition center, which is much more than the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017's 68,000 attendees. "The participation of the Chancellor is a sign of great appreciation for us", added Gerald Böse, president and CEO of Koelnmesse. "She emphasises the position of Koelnmesse as one of the leading trade fair or... [Full Article...]

8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft The last two rounds of expansion cost the incoming teams $80 million each, or the equivalent of $117.8 million in 1999 and $114.8 million in 2000. "We think we can accomplish two things", McPhee said . Behind closed doors, the Golden Knights are starting to take shape. Need a goalie? McPhee might be able to help. "We were expecting this mass redistribution of players that really didn't happ... [Full Article...]

How Jimmy Butler Found Out He'd Been Traded By The Bulls

However, his presence adds to the youth this club has and while it won't be pretty in the short term, let's hope they get a lottery pick next year and eventually start to build toward something positive. As a freshman a year ago, Markkanen shot 42.3 percent from distance and 49.2 percent overall. Andrew Wiggins made plenty of strides in his first two years. [Full Article...]


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