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Cristiano Ronaldo ready to claim more silverware with Portugal at Confederations Cup Cristiano Ronaldo ready to claim more silverware with Portugal at Confederations Cup
- June 28, 2017

Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal and, far from distracting him, Chile teammate Marcelo Diaz said "he will be able to keep developing during this summer and I think that his personal situation will help him grow". "We are one of the best teams in Africa but there is still a difference between us and modern football". He hit the crossbar with a header before converting a first-half penalty after Danilo had been felled by Tommy Smith. (more...)
Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
- June 26, 2017

Last week, a Spanish prosecutor accused Ronaldo of failing to pay accused him of failing to pay €14.7 million toward image rights that he earned from 2011 through 2014, according to ESPN FC . While the club has backed Ronaldo already, the Madrid President, Florentino Perez has also stated that he will be talking to Ronaldo in the coming days to clear up the issue. (more...)
Boston Celtics Draft Pick Jayson Tatum Addresses Media
- June 26, 2017

The feeling is everything I wished for and more I'm trying not to cry right now. "I've been drafted to Phoenix, and I'm going to go there and I'm going to make the best of it". "That's a good thing". "(Tatum) fits with the way we want to play but also with who we want to be". Talking about the possibility the Celtics and Ainge could maneuver to get him (for example, Sacramento has the fifth and 10th picks), Smith said, "I know he likes me". (more...)
GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts
- June 26, 2017

GOP leaders, including then-party chair Ryan Call, argued the new map packed Republican legislators into individual districts, diminishing their clout, especially in the metropolitan Denver area. The national Republican State Leadership Committee, the force behind the party's surge in state legislative elections, attributes its victories to candidates who better represent their communities. (more...)
Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack
- June 26, 2017

You are an inspiration, a champion, we love you, we missed you and it is awesome to have you back on court", said Barty. The Czech, playing in only her second tournament since she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in December, beat 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-3 in Birmingham . (more...)
Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes
- June 26, 2017

Bottas led qualifying and then set an even quicker time on his final lap - only for Hamilton to beat him by almost half a second. "It's not about being greedy, it's about having that right balance; it's basically like a see-saw and I had a flawless balance between aggressiveness and taking too much out". (more...)
BIGBANG's Taeyang To Release A Song For 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics BIGBANG's Taeyang To Release A Song For 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
- June 25, 2017

Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence. Choi's suggestion comes after South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who advocates greater engagement with North Korea , suggested the two could launch a joint bid for the 2030 football World Cup. (more...)
Verstappen fastest again but crashes in Baku
- June 24, 2017

It's often windy too, though that was not the big factor today. As always, grip is expected to improve as more rubber is laid down on the track over the rest of the weekend. He was not alone. It was a mixed day for Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas . "I think this is a circuit where you need to build up a rhythm, but we did not let Lewis out at the right times and he did not have the chance to do that", said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff of Hamilton, who has struggled ... (more...)
Blackhawks get Saad back in trade with Blue Jackets
- June 24, 2017

Hjalmarsson, 30, was a key player in the Blackhawks recent run of three Stanley Cups and his played his entire 10-year career in Chicago. Yet the Blackhawks suffered a disappointing first-round playoff exit at the hands of the Nashville Predators this spring, and they'll try to return to their winning ways by welcoming back Saad, who helped Chicago win two Stanley Cups during his first three seasons with the club. (more...)
NBA Draft: Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball second overall
- June 23, 2017

Ball was asked by SportsCenter co-host Michael Smith about the recent rumors that four-time MVP James may leave Cleveland for Los Angeles when he hits free agency in 2018. He has great vision, good feel for the game and outstanding passing. His cool playmaking turned UCLA into the highest-scoring team in Division I, and he scored 14.6 points per game despite an unorthodox shot. (more...)
England coach Southgate hails 'huge' Kane equaliser
- June 20, 2017

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions a seventieth minute lead from close range. England were seconds away from seeing their 34-game unbeaten run in worldwide qualifiers come to an end and a first defeat at Hampden Park since 1985 after Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kick goals. (more...)
Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers
- June 20, 2017

The best approach was to call him out on all of them, and in the process, make him look ridiculous. SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY (0.5/3 in 18-49, 0.7 in 25-54, 3.5 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. This was the ostensible point of this story all along. Not surprisingly, Jones proved hard to pin down, expressing ambivalence or seeking to deflect responsibility for certain views without renouncing them. (more...)
Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic Canada's Brooke Henderson wins Meijer LPGA Classic
- June 19, 2017

Noted as a strong driver, she was in control off the tee again on Thursday. "It's a great venue and a great city, so it's unbelievable to see all the fans out here this week". "So yeah, felt pretty good". In a logjam one behind her were Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa, Sung Hyun Park and Jenny Shin of South Korea, and Brooke Henderson of Canada. (more...)
Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
- June 19, 2017

The 24-year-old Strathroy, Ont., native was drafted by the Canadiens in 2011 with the 17th overall pick. Beaulieu's days with the Canadiens appeared to be numbered after the team signed KHL defenseman Jakub Jerabek back in May. Aliferi would conclude that "Even though the 2011 first rounder's stock is at an all-time low, you'd have to think that Vegas would pounce on him if he's left unprotected by the Canadiens". (more...)
Eagle-eyed Thomas takes lead with Open record
- June 18, 2017

Oh, I see. The birdie was the third of the day through five holes for Thomas, and he followed it with another long birdie at No. 7 (this one a more traditional aim-for-the-cup variety). He has three victories on the PGA Tour this season, including a win at the SBS Tournament of Champions in January to kick off the year. Thomas played his college golf at Alabama, and one Twitter user challenged his choice of what seemed to be a very Auburn-esque orange shirt for Sunday. (more...)
Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top
- June 18, 2017

Durant, meanwhile, has adopted LeBron James's method of signing contracts - one year at a time. Curry had Durant to complement his game this time, to take some pressure off. "Hopefully we get it done". They get to celebrate Curry, fellow guard Klay Thompson , Coach Steve Kerr , and finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his first championship parade. (more...)
Russian Federation 2 New Zealand 0: Hosts make confident start to Confederations Cup Russian Federation 2 New Zealand 0: Hosts make confident start to Confederations Cup
- June 18, 2017

The Russian national football team deserved 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup , New Zealand's attacking midfielder Marco Rojas told TASS. "We can just focus on the football, which is what we want to do". Michael Boxall , left, and Tommy Smith are too late to prevent Russian Federation taking a lead in the first half. (more...)
Spectators react to mistrial at Bill Cosby trial Spectators react to mistrial at Bill Cosby trial
- June 18, 2017

Outside the courthouse, as Cosby stood silently behind them, members of his team criticized the case against him. Cosby maintained he had a consensual sexual relationship with Andrea Constand , who claimed the TV icon drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. (more...)
MLB Draft: Florida's Mike Rivera selected by Cleveland Indians in sixth round MLB Draft: Florida's Mike Rivera selected by Cleveland Indians in sixth round
- June 17, 2017

The Orioles went straight to work on improving one of the worst pitching staffs in Major League Baseball by drafting high school left-handed pitcher D.L. With their top pick, the Nationals went with one of the left-handers Rizzo was talking about in spite of the concerns expressed by scouts. The 2016 season saw Giarratano win the 2016 WCC Defensive Player of the Year. (more...)
Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store
- June 15, 2017

Analysts say that by making tipping an "in-app purchase", Apple is aiming to make more money out of Chinese users. Tim Cook announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) last week that the company has paid out a total of $70 billion to app developers since the App Store opened almost a decade ago, and $21 billion over just the past year. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie Cristiano Ronaldo - The numbers don't lie
- June 15, 2017

With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team on the continent. Madrid also secured a league and cup double for the first time in nearly 60 years, leaving Zidane ecstatic in his post-match news conference. (more...)
Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5
- June 11, 2017

PLUS Defenseman Ron Hainsey had one of his finest outings of the playoffs during Game 5, scoring a goal and adding an assist. All the good mojo Rinne generated while helping Nashville rally to tie the series at 2 vanished in a span of 20 minutes. (more...)
Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title
- June 09, 2017

Jelena Ostapenko hit a double-fault on set point as Timea Bacsinszky leveled at 1-set apiece in the French Open semifinals. Myskina was seeded sixth, but there was little reason to believe she would become the first Russian woman to win a Grand Slam title: Her career record at Roland Garros was 1-4 entering the 2004 tournament. (more...)
Utah team sorry for 'Hourglass Appreciation' Utah team sorry for 'Hourglass Appreciation'
- June 08, 2017

The Ogden Raptors , a low-level affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers in Utah, recently unveiled plans for " Hourglass Appreciation Night ", to supposedly poke fun at the fact that baseball is a sport without a clock. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Rookie ball affiliate probably should have thought this one through more. . The team didn't immediately return phone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. (more...)
Simona Halep mounts remarkable recovery to reach French Open semi-finals Simona Halep mounts remarkable recovery to reach French Open semi-finals
- June 08, 2017

Halep suggested in her post-match press conference she didn't know that was when she was match point down. "Now I'm happy that I can be positive on court , and I will never be negative, I felt ashamed about what I did". Romanian third seed Halep trailed by a set and 5-1 against the fifth seed but somehow dug herself out of a hole before storming to victory. This was Muguruza's first attempt at defending a grand slam championship, and she ran into a determined Mladenovic, who was ... (more...)
Kim holds off Nordqvist for ShopRite win Kim holds off Nordqvist for ShopRite win
- June 05, 2017

Tied with Paula Creamer overnight on nine-under par after 36 holes, Kim fired a final round 69 for a total of 11 under and a two-stroke victory over Nordqvist. Celine Herbin, of France, tees off on the fifth hole during the first round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament Friday, June 2, 2017, in Galloway Township, N.J. (more...)
Rahal drives to dominant win in first of Belle Isle doubleheader Rahal drives to dominant win in first of Belle Isle doubleheader
- June 04, 2017

Newgarden and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top five. Driving the No. 15 Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Graham Rahal set a Belle Isle record en route to winning the pole for this afternoon's first race in Detroit. Hopefully get some good rest tonight and obviously qualifying tomorrow is going to be key for the race. For Dixon, he will now be resting the ankle and preparing himself for more of the same on Sunday for race two, although he hopes to improve the performance of ... (more...)
Memorial Tournament: Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth lead; Jordan Spieth stays hot Memorial Tournament: Jason Dufner, David Lingmerth lead; Jordan Spieth stays hot
- June 04, 2017

Daniel Summerhays was in second. The 33-year-old from Utah, who finished third in last year's PGA Championship, trailed midway leader Jason Dufner by five shots overnight but five birdies - and a bogey on the 13th - saw him move into the outright lead on 13 under par ahead of 2013 victor Matt Kuchar . (more...)
National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver says LaVar Ball will 'settle down' soon National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver says LaVar Ball will 'settle down' soon
- June 02, 2017

When the Lakers were given the second selection on the night of the draft lottery, most assumed that meant Ball was destined to wear the purple and gold. "So they have a big decision to make". "Like, so the original deals that Nike, adidas, Under Armour were going to offer Lonzo Ball were five years, $10 million - $2 million per year. (more...)
No. 20 for Venus No. 20 for Venus
- June 01, 2017

But Venus will be the only Williams sister at the French Open , and she is off to a great start, beating Kerber and now Wang Qiang. "He raised me to be a competitor and a fighter until the last point", Johnson said. "The first round is always tricky", Williams said. And even Pam Shriver, who knows pro tennis better than most, believes that Venus Williams is poised , despite her Sjogren's battle to make a comeback. (more...)

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