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Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for Confederations Cup semi-final berths

Several players missed clear scoring opportunities throughout the match in front of 41,585 fans at Kazan Arena. In that respect, this game and this tournament has proved a valuable exercise even if Anthony Hudson's men looked out of their depth in St Petersburg on Saturday. [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball gets booed mercilessly by crowd at NBA Draft

The Lakers , of course, finished with the NBA's third-worst record last season, so that'd be quite the monumental achievement. (It's) playing basketball ", Lonzo said, "which I've been playing my whole life. And I said, okay, that's all I needed to hear. "I'm used to it by now. We're going to sit and just talk". Does he expect his father to keep a lower profile? "When you have this much ... [Full Article...]

Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Azerbaijan

That left the drivers just one lap to improve their times but despite the difficulty in getting tyres in the right window all weekend and Bottas improving his initial time, Hamilton managed to hook up a near ideal lap to post a 1:40.593 and snatch pole. [Full Article...]

PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence

The Portuguese superstar's future at the Bernabeu has been thrown into doubt after accusations he defrauded the Spanish tax authorities out of 14.7million euros (£12.9million). Mourinho is accused of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings from the taxman in 2011 and 2012. On Wednesday, Messi's Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria agreed to a deal with Spain's state prosecutor... [Full Article...]

Matt Olson hits first career Major League Baseball home run for Oakland

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson celebrates in the dugout after his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Jake Petricka, which also scored Adam Rosales, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday. You can't get the call right in NY as well, and they've got every different angle. Tyler Austin was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Brugman hit a solo drive in... [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup :European Champions,Portugal cruise into semi-finals

Confederations Cup :European Champions,Portugal cruise into semi-finals Bernardo Silva doubled the score four minutes later after clever work by Ricardo Quaresma out wide put Eliseu into space. New Zealand finished bottom of the group after losing all three games. After conceding the first goal in the 25th minute, Mexico came from behind to beat the hosts. Hirving Lozano then scored what turned out to be the victor seven minutes after the break. [Full Article...]

Angel di Maria given fine for Spanish tax fraud

The Portuguese global wanted to leave the Champions League and the La Liga winners after Real failed to back him over tax fraud allegations. A report in AS has claimed that the 32-year-old has been calmed down by the recent show of support from Real president, Florntino Perez. [Full Article...]

Federation Internationale de Football Association takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Despite the off-field disruption, Ronaldo picked up the man-of-the-match award in Portugal's opening 2-2 draw with Mexico on Sunday. Things remain tight in Group A before Saturday's final round. "We took a great side all the way against Mexico and we can do that against Portugal ", said Wood. "I honestly think that this is the ideal scenario for Mexican football ", Osorio said Friday. [Full Article...]

Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

The Mexicans were pushed all the way by an energetic and valiant New Zealand , who took the lead on the brink of half-time with a goal from Chris Wood . There's no word on how bad the injury is but it seems the 23-year-old could be out for the remainder of the tournament. "We have to be on our toes to face New Zealand because they have shown they can create surprises. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals After a scrappy opening to a game from which Portugal needed a point to be certain of going through, Cristiano Ronaldo came close to a breakthrough when his header was touched onto the bar by goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic. Four minutes later and it was 2-0, Ricardo Quaresma releasing left-back Eliseu down the left with a clever flick and his cross was turned in by Bernardo Silva. [Full Article...]

England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan

England failed to adapt to Cardiff conditions in Champions Trophy - Eoin Morgan The final is at The Oval on Sunday. "Now the whole nation awaits our team making amends in the final against India - if they defeat Bangladesh", Khan posted on Twitter as he congratulated Pakistan on its semifinal win over England . Sarfraz, understandably elated with the performance, credited the team management for bringing the players in the right mindset after the initial blip. [Full Article...]

Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus

Manchester United unlikely to sign Jordi Alba this summer — In Focus With Shaw and Rojo both on the sidelines with injury, left-back would appear to be a priority area for Mourinho to strengthen in this summer - unless he shows faith in two 20-year old youngsters in the form of Demetri Mitchell and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. [Full Article...]

Joel Embiid Really Wants Ben Simmons to Dunk All Over Lonzo Ball

Los Angeles traded down from No. 28 with the Jazz, acquiring picks No. 30 and 42 in return, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski . Seconds later the whole table - all three Ball brothers, patriarch Lavar , two friends, and, most importantly, Lonzo himself - grinned as they took in the moment. [Full Article...]

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions

First blood to New Zealand in opening Test over British Lions But as the half wore on the All Blacks gradually asserted more control, particularly at the breakdown. Perhaps the most impressive part was the simplicity in which the home side identified the Lions' threat, nullified it and proceeded to take complete control of the game. [Full Article...]

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill Cassidy, who proposed health care legislation that was sidelined by Senate GOP leadership, also was non-committal in his statement about the proposal released Thursday, saying it had some positive elements. "In this form, I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference with Republican Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. The state's hospital association is vigorously opposed to the plan, c... [Full Article...]

Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010

The 54-year-old Portuguese, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the office said in a statement. A report in AS has claimed that the 32-year-old has been calmed down by the recent show of support from Real president, Florntino Perez . However, Di Maria is unlikely to serve time behind bars as a sentence under two years for non... [Full Article...]

Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Mexico will next face the winners of Group B in Sochi on Thursday, when Andres Guardado will be suspended because of yellow card accumulation. In the other Group A clash, Mexico denied hosts Russian Federation progress into the last four as they grinded out a 2-1 victory. [Full Article...]

Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

Federer is of course hugely popular everywhere he goes, but young Khachanov can certainly play, recently reaching the fourth at the French Open , a run in which he upset Tomas Berdych. "After I got that in the bag I was really able to start to relax and really play and feel the way I want to feel out there". After missing his chances to win the set at 6-5, Khachanov fought back from two mini... [Full Article...]

England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup

England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup A nervy start came was made by England , with opener Tammy Beaumont being dropped in the second over. Mandhana, who slammed 11 boundaries and two sixes, was caught at midwicket by Danielle Hazell. It was an achievement in itself to complete her comeback after her much-publicised battle with anxiety, but she found India's bowlers hard to dominate in a 31-ball 22, which ended with a mistimed sl... [Full Article...]

Portugal, Mexico, Russia in Semis Battle

They went ahead when Danilo went tumbling under a challenge from two defenders, the referee pointed to the spot without asking for a video replay, and Ronaldo swept home the penalty. Mexico's Diego Reyes exercises during a training session in Kazan , Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017. The plucky All Whites gave the Mexicans a scare in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat in Sochi with Leeds striker... [Full Article...]


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