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Portugal & Mexico sail into Semi Finals of FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal & Mexico sail into Semi Finals of FIFA Confederations Cup It was also a day of landmarks and players taking a glance towards sporting pursuits other than football. With 12 minutes of the half remaining, however, Ronaldo gave Portugal the lead from the penalty spot after a foul by New Zealand's Thomas Doyle gave him the chance to net from 12 yards. [Full Article...]

Saints place Nick Fairley on NFI list, ending his season

Saints place Nick Fairley on NFI list, ending his season The team recently disclosed doctors discovered a heart condition in Fairley that threatens his career. He received three doctors' opinions on the condition, which he has had since he was an All-SEC player at Auburn. Louis Rams in 2014 before signed as a free agent with the Saints in 2016. He signed a four-year deal with the black and gold this offseason. "The things we know are this: It's ob... [Full Article...]

FIFA give referees power to abandon games in the face of discrimination

FIFA give referees power to abandon games in the face of discrimination They kick off their group matches against Australia on June 19. The team arrived in Russia in confident mood, despite being drawn in a hard Group A alongside hosts Russia, European champions Portugal captained by Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo , and a strong Mexico side. [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather to Fight Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas Mayweather Promotions will handle the undercard, which likely means boxing matches and no other UFC fights or fighters will be featured. However, UFC President Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that the fight would be held at the marginally larger T-Mobile Arena. [Full Article...]

Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims will initially put pressure on Lonzo Ball

Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims will initially put pressure on Lonzo Ball Pressed further, though, Walton admitted LaVar's comments, while perhaps not affecting the rest of the team, will focus the spotlight more intently on Lonzo. "I think if you use a sports analogy in another sport-football-you look at passers like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers that just have an ability to do something that is so special with where they put the ball and where they deliver it". [Full Article...]

LeBron James Becomes 1st Player to Average Triple-Double in NBA Finals

LeBron James Becomes 1st Player to Average Triple-Double in NBA Finals Tens of millions flocked to social media in anticipation of this year's NBA Finals , the third straight year the Warriors and the Cavaliers fought for the championship. "It was 55 seconds left, and I went other over to half-court line, and I bent down, and I'm like, 'Is this really happening?' " Durant said after the game. [Full Article...]

LSU advances to College World Series Finals

The Beavers also didn't get great starting pitching performances in the final two games against LSU . Faedo caught fire and struck out three batters in the second inning, breaking Florida's single-season strikeout record with 149 strikeouts. [Full Article...]

Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball 'New Face of the Lakers'

Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball 'New Face of the Lakers' It started at the end of last week where the rumors and talks surrounded the possibility of Paul George wanting to the play for the Lakers . "I'm glad they called my name". Kuzma impressed the Lakers in a recent draft workout with an outside shooting touch complementing his physical inside game. Later in the first round, the Lakers underlined their commitment to Ball by officially trading p... [Full Article...]

Roger Federer wins Halle Open title

Roger Federer wins Halle Open title Federer , who skipped the claycourt to focus on his Wimbledon campaign, said he felt good in the victory. Initially set to be seeded fifth for the third Grand Slam tournament of the year, Federer jumped ahead of compatriot Stan Wawrinka into fourth courtesy of the latter's surprise defeat to eventual victor Feliciano Lopez at Queen's and his own victory over Alexander's elder brother Mis... [Full Article...]

Italy sets aside €17bn for double bank bailout

Italy sets aside €17bn for double bank bailout Intesa Sanpaolo , Italy's largest bank, will take control of the banks' so-called "good assets" after paying the symbolic price of €1. Padoan told reporters that the overall price tag for the rescue operation would eventually be almost 17 billion euros ($20 billion) because it would include Italian government " guarantees " for 12 billion (some $13.5 billion). [Full Article...]

Sebastian Vettel three penalty points off a race ban

Sebastian Vettel three penalty points off a race ban I don't have a problem with Lewis but I just think that what he did on the track was not ok. " Nothing happened, did it? ". "I nearly can't imagine that he did it on objective in shunting into him", Wolff said. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel had a "tourette's moment" when he hit Lewis Hamilton under the Safety Car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix... [Full Article...]

England edge out Proteas in T20 decider

Alex Hales (36) and stand-in skipper Jos Buttler (31) also made handy contributions, the former playing second fiddle to Malan in a second-wicket stand of 105. Malan, who will turn 30 in just over two months, admitted he thought his chance of playing worldwide cricket may have gone. South Africa could only muster 162-7 in reply to lose by 19 runs as Chris Jordan claimed 3-31 and Surrey's ... [Full Article...]

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid In his only college season at the University of Washington , he averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals a game. "I really think that we can be a [playoff team]". It is far from unprecedented for a team to employ two playmakers. Portland Trail Blazers - Armed with three first-round picks, Portland could have added some wing depth or dropped some of its bad contracts. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Butler gives a heartfelt goodbye to Chicago via Instagram post

Instead, the Bulls gambled by trading away one of the league's best two-way players and their most successful draft pick in recent memory. "I'm confident we'll get something", Pritchard told reporters in Indianapolis on Friday. Not only is he a young, All-Star-caliber wing player who can dominate on both ends of the court, he's on a bargain contract for the next three seasons. [Full Article...]

Verstappen quickest in opening Azerbaijan GP practice

Verstappen quickest in opening Azerbaijan GP practice As both Ferraris stayed on soft rubber and made visits to escape roads -Vettel in Turns 8 and 3, Raikkonen Turn 18 - and Hamilton's efforts on supersofts were frustrated by traffic, Verstappen went quickest on the red-banded rubber with 1m 45.409s - hitting 205.5 miles per hour on the man straight - then improved that to 1m 44.410s. [Full Article...]

Ezekiel Elliott featured in ESPN The Magazine's 2017 Body Issue

Ezekiel Elliott featured in ESPN The Magazine's 2017 Body Issue The ninth installment of the magazine has had a number of famous athletes on its cover, from Bryce Harper, Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr, and Prince Fielder Jr. Fekitoa will be the first New Zealand athlete to be featured in the magazine, and just the second rugby player in over 200 athletes to take part in the issue since 2009. [Full Article...]

Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars

Fultz, Ball are NBA's next stars Consensus Player of the Year Frank Mason III of Petersburg, having completed four sparkling years at Kansas, isn't expected to be named until the National Basketball Association draft's second round. As the 76ers was able to come up with a major deal to acquire the first overall pick, we all know that more than likely, it will be Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz . [Full Article...]

Penn drops fifth consecutive fight with majority decision loss to Siver

Penn drops fifth consecutive fight with majority decision loss to Siver He didn't and will compete again at UFC Fight Night 112 against Dennis Siver (22-11 MMA, 11-8 UFC). By the end, the UFC Hall of Famer, his mobility limited, seemed content to stay at a distance. The event happens tomorrow at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. He would finish that frame from the top position but did not attempt a submission. [Full Article...]

Sort it 'face to face' like men: Lewis Hamilton tells Sebastian Vettel

Sort it 'face to face' like men: Lewis Hamilton tells Sebastian Vettel It's risky driving and to get a 10-second penalty for that. Vettel claimed Hamilton had braked in front of him and he responded by driving into the back of his rival before then bumping the Briton from the side. He surprised me and jumped me, so I don't think it was necessary. Vettel, however, clearly sees nothing wrong in his actions, and said: "We had a little contact, but I drove alongside ... [Full Article...]

Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event In order to avoid burn-out, Federer opted to sit out the entire clay-court season to stay fresh for Wimbledon and it appears to be paying dividends after he secured his place in the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, on Thursday courtesy of a 7-6 6-4 win over home favourite Mischa Zverev . [Full Article...]


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