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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 It was also a day of landmarks and players taking a glance towards sporting pursuits other than football. Portugal have meanwhile been warned against underestimating New Zealand by the Kiwis' display against Mexico in which they could consider themselves unlucky to lose. [Full Article...]

Spanish Prosecutor Replaces Messi's Prison Sentence Over Tax Fraud With Fine

Spanish Prosecutor Replaces Messi's Prison Sentence Over Tax Fraud With Fine Manchester City are understood to have rejected the chance to trigger Lionel Messi's release clause and sign the Argentine for a world record fee last summer. Messi has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns with Barcelona . Without the prolific Portuguese, Messi would be the undisputed king of Spain, but it has been in battles between the pair - at least twice annually in... [Full Article...]

Conte close to remain at Chelsea

Conte close to remain at Chelsea While Atletico would love to snap up their former star without any further ado, they will have to wait until the turn of the year to sign and register players due to a Federation Internationale de Football Association imposed transfer ban that forbids them from recruiting this summer. [Full Article...]

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Germany 1-1 Chile: 5 talking points

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, Germany 1-1 Chile: 5 talking points Chile continued to have the better of the opening stages as their high pressing caused problems for the German back three, with Eduardo Vargas rattling the crossbar with a 20-yard strike on 20 minutes. Chile may be the toughest squad at this year's tournament, as coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has brought his biggest stars in Vidal, Vargas, Alexis Sanchez , Gary Medel, Mauricio Isla and Charles... [Full Article...]

Petra Kvitova vs. Ashleigh Barty 2017 Aegon Classic Final Pick, Odds, Prediction

Petra Kvitova vs. Ashleigh Barty 2017 Aegon Classic Final Pick, Odds, Prediction After losing her service game at the start of the second set, Safarova shook hands and departed. But Barty gained adrenaline and self-belief from her second set success, and five games in a row from 0-1 in the final set effectively decided the outcome. [Full Article...]

No. 5: Fox goes to Sacramento

No. 5: Fox goes to Sacramento There were a few bands that followed the Sacramento Kings' draft picks after their appearance on-stage Friday night at Concerts in the Park in downtown Sacramento . Currently, Ty Lawson, Aaron Afflalo and Ben McLemore are holding down the point guard duties. "He's older, more mature, but I feel like in a few years, I'll be the fastest person in the National Basketball Association. [Full Article...]

Kidambi Srikanth defeats Praneeth to reach semi-finals

Kidambi Srikanth defeats Praneeth to reach semi-finals Srikanth, who was in his third quarter-final in the last five tournaments that he has participated in, made it to the semi-finals with a 25-23, 21-17 win in a match that lasted for 43 minutes. Shi took a slender early lead in the second game but Srikanth caught up at 2-2 and edged ahead with an onrushing return at the net. She lost it by 10-21, 22-20, 21-16. [Full Article...]

Royals beat Blue Jays, at .500 for first time since April

Royals beat Blue Jays, at .500 for first time since April In the meantime, expect the Blue Jays to give him all the time and support he needs. Blue Jays starting pitcher and Peru native J.A. Happ throws a pitch during Friday night's game in Kansas City. Jose Bautista and Russell Martin singled with two outs in the third, but Junis struck out Donaldson to end the inning. Jorge Bonifacio doubled to end the bid a perfection, but Happ went right back ... [Full Article...]

Ball stays in LA, goes to Lakers with number two pick

Ball stays in LA, goes to Lakers with number two pick Meanwhile, Lonzo Ball and his dad are staying home with the Los Angeles Lakers . It was a move that was somewhat easy to see coming, with the Lakers freeing up their point guard depth chart in the days before the draft by trading away the second overall pick in the 2015 draft, point guard D'Angelo Russell , to the New Jersey Nets in what amounted to a salary dump. [Full Article...]

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russian Federation were on the front foot early and had two chances cleared off the line in the opening 10 minutes. Poloz , a pacey attacker with Rostov, proved a constant thorn in the side of the Kiwi defence with the 26-year-old deserving a penalty after being fouled trying to round Marinovic. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Those include Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who played under Mourinho and shares the same agent as him. The accusations come just a week after Spanish prosecutors brought a parallel case against Mr Ronaldo, Real Madrid's star striker who allegedly withheld taxes worth €14.8 million. [Full Article...]

Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets

He's durable, having only missed 11 games over the last four seasons, and has earned his reputation as a reliable top-four defensive defenseman. Panarin will now join a team in Columbus that appears to be on the cusp of something special while Saad rejoins his old team in Chicago. [Full Article...]

Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan practice sessions

Verstappen fastest in both Azerbaijan practice sessions Hamilton was left in tenth position, 1.163s off Verstappen, after failing to set a fast lap on the super-soft tyres for the second session in a row. So now the order was Verstappen, Ricciardo, Perez, Bottas, Ocon and Hamilton. The Force India driver was one of the more impressive drivers in Baku past year, and had been flying through the city circuit before his collision late on. [Full Article...]

Hawks select Wake Forest big man John Collins with No. 19 pick

Hawks select Wake Forest big man John Collins with No. 19 pick Much like the generation of kids who only know Adam Sandler as the leading characters from Jack and Jill , there's an entire crop of National Basketball Association fans who only think of Dwight Howard as that dude who makes poop jokes at the dinner table and is a nonfactor on the court despite being built like an 18-wheeler. [Full Article...]

Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic

Victorious Nadal Describes French Open As Magic After a few days' rest, Nadal will travel to London to play in next week's Aegon Championships at Queen's Club, where he has competed only once since 2011. Nadal's opponent in the game Stan Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles in total ( Australian open in 2014, French Open in 2015 and US Open in 2016). [Full Article...]

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed Cup game

The root of the animosity lay in the first half. It is especially pleasant to see that our team played the match at its best, especially in the second half, with the reigning European champion. The loss placed the hosts' chances of qualifying for the semifinals in peril, having taken three points from their opening two matches with co-leaders Mexico to play on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup Portugal took the lead in Group A on Wednesday evening in Moscow thanks to a goal from 32-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo . The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans. The European champions struggled to kill off the game despite several chances and could have conceded when Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over in stoppage time. [Full Article...]

NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell?

NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell? That starts in Summer League. Oklahoma City was 23-59 when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook played together for the first time in 2008-09. While the data will be skewed toward players who have been in the National Basketball Association longer, the general trend seems clear: the value of draft picks declines among the first ten picks and then levels off to the point where anything after Pick 1... [Full Article...]

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Ronaldo's superb volley looked to have helped Portugal take the lead, but the video assistant referee came to Mexico's rescue after Nani had put the ball in the net. Borussia Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro failed to deal with a cross into the box and Carlos Vela teed up Hernandez, who met the cross with a diving header . [Full Article...]

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Luis Figo has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo is not "indispensable" to Real Madrid amid speculation that the forward is set to leave the Bernabeu this summer. The Portugal worldwide was immediately linked with a return to Manchester United , with Paris Saint-Germain the only other side seriously in the frame after Bayern Munich dismissed reports of their interest . [Full Article...]


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