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

FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out Ronaldo has scored 33 goals in 33 games for club and country in 2017. However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime, while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe ruled the controversial central defender out of Wednesday's semi-final. [Full Article...]

Golden Knights set their own trade deadline

You can negotiate your way out of this if you wish.”. "We're going to put our team together and we'll watch it come to life in front of us", McPhee said . Teams were also eager to see the list of players available because Vegas now becomes a trade avenue for them. Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee speaks during a news conference Monday, June 19, 2017, in Las Vegas . [Full Article...]

76ers select Markelle Fultz first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft

76ers select Markelle Fultz first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft That's where the Boston Celtics are scheduled to pick after moving down two spots in a trade with Philadelphia, giving the 76ers the right to select Fultz with their second No. "I talked about that with coach Brad Stevens", Tatum said. "It happens nearly every year, so I wasn't shocked about it". One of one for the #1 pick . [Full Article...]

England bowl against South Africa in 2nd T20

Eoin Morgan's men had to chase down South Africa's 174 for eight after Surrey seamer Tom Curran had become the fifth England player to take three wickets on his global T20 debut. In total, eight players have been dismissed in this fashion on the worldwide arena. It took Curran just two balls to strike, removing Proteas opener Reeza Hendricks . [Full Article...]

Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico

Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico Portugal came to life after a Ronaldo header thumped against the underside of the crossbar in the 26th minute. Ronaldo duly converted easily to register his 75th goal for his country. Goals from Peralta and Raul Jimenez saw Mexico move top of Group A later in the day, above Portugal on goals scored, and knock New Zealand out of the competition. [Full Article...]

All Whites deserved to score: Santos

Coach Fernando Santos is not concerned about which team is up next for Portugal , with Group B to be decided on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky). "We started the game really well, and were the stronger of the two teams". Silva was in flawless position, and had a tap-in for his team's second goal. [Full Article...]

Orioles pitchers avoid setting dubious mark after holding off Rays, 7-3

Orioles pitchers avoid setting dubious mark after holding off Rays, 7-3 And you've just got to ride this bad wave. By the way things are looking I would not be surprised if they surpass the Phillies record considering they have lost 17 out of the last 19 road games. Faria on the other hand, has gotten off to an nearly flawless start to his major league career. After going 61/3 in each of his first three starts, Faria allowed three runs, matching his total for his fir... [Full Article...]

Mexico defeats Russia 2-1 to advance to Confederations Cup Semifinals

Mexico defeats Russia 2-1 to advance to Confederations Cup Semifinals It also cost Portugal the services of Pepe in the semifinals. Chile, Germany , Mexico and Portugal all have identical records, each winning and drawing once. Midfielder Danilo was pushed and tripped trying to meet the ball from a corner. Forward Andre Silva wrapped up the comfortable victory with a fierce angled finish on 80 minutes and Nani added a fourth in stoppage time. [Full Article...]

Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act

Lonzo Ball answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers . With Magic Johnson serving as the general manager for the Lakers , the 19-year-old Ball expects to learn valuable insights from the five-time National Basketball Association champion. [Full Article...]

Anil Kumble quits as India coach after alleged fall-out with Virat Kohli

Anil Kumble quits as India coach after alleged fall-out with Virat Kohli If somebody is a hard taskmaster and he has got you results like Anil Kumble has got over the past year, if any of the players are complaining, I feel those players are the ones who should be left out of the team. I see the coach's role akin to "holding a mirror" to drive self-improvement in the team's interest. "After that, BCCI will decide who should be the coach", he said. [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku past year, when he clipped the barrier, to grab pole with a time of 1:40.593 despite running wide at Turn 16. "I'm no fan of excuses, I could have done a bit better but probably P3 was the maximum". "I don't think we are missing much". This much has always been clear but now revitalised in his fight with Vettel after a rancorou... [Full Article...]

Lions loss another lesson ahead of tests - Gatland

The Highlanders signaled their intention from the outset, keeping the ball for most of the first five minutes and moving it at high tempo but settling for an opening penalty to flyhalf Lima Sopoaga. "At 22-13 we put ourselves in a position to really take a hold of it and that's probably the biggest disappointment, alongside losing the game, that we let it slip". [Full Article...]

Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks

Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks In Celtics news, Boston wasn't able to land Butler when they certainly had the ammo to do so. The Sixers inked undrafted free agents Melo Trimble of Maryland and Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe to summer league contracts. Ball got the wish he and his father, LaVar , wanted all along by staying in Los Angeles , where he starred last season at UCLA . Teams are assigned picks largely... [Full Article...]

F1 2017: Hamilton and Mercedes imperious in Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying

Engaging in a battle for pole with team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari faded, Hamilton's second and final lap following a brief red flag period would see him stop the clock at an outstanding 1min 40.593, a full half second quicker than his team and a second up on Ferrari . [Full Article...]

Isiah Thomas a big fan of Lonzo Ball

But long before all that happened he was playing the crowd to perfection, soaking in the cheers and boos and later turning the Barclays Center crowd in his favor as the evening played out. Walton said he expects LaVar's comments will, at least initially, apply pressure to Lonzo . Lonzo Ball makes everyone around him better by not being selfish and that is something Magic wants on his Laker... [Full Article...]

Thomas Bryant drafted in second round by the Lakers

It's exciting times for the L.A. Lakers . "He has greatness written all over him", Johnson said. Magic wanted leadership for the Lakers , and apparently Russell didn't provide enough of it. But if the Lakers want Lonzo - and it seems they do after trading point guard D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn - they won't be turned off by LaVar . [Full Article...]

Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

Mexico's team exercises during a training session in Kazan , Russia , on Friday, June 23, 2017 . Portugal have progressed through to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup with a 4-0 win over New Zealand . We started from the ground up and we are trying to take steps to reach higher goals ". "We have watched both matches (involving New Zealand ) and studied their game". [Full Article...]

Top pick Fultz introduces himself to 76ers fans

Top pick Fultz introduces himself to 76ers fans Duke had two players in the top 14, and nobody else placed more than one. "This is a great opportunity", Fultz said. I woke up and thought I was going to Boston for another workout with the Celtics. So I think it is perhaps ammunition at times to remind them of statements and to help them achieve their in-game goal". But don't get it twisted ladies and gents, Ball can Ball hard on the court. [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Overall though, it was a fair victory. Portugal dominated all aspects of play early on Sunday (AEST), firing in 22 attempts on goal with 12 on target and earning 12 corners to New Zealand's one. Ronaldo's latest goal sent him level with Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and to within nine of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at worldwide level. [Full Article...]

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win The linesman's flag denied Spartak Moscow's Samedow after he put the ball in the net early in the second half, and Mexico forged ahead as Lozano's courageous gamble paid off. He apparently wasn't sure if he could use his hands and ended up taking too long to commit to the ball with his feet, allowing Lozano to nip in and head it into the open net. [Full Article...]


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