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Ricky Rubio traded to Utah for 1st-round pick Ricky Rubio traded to Utah for 1st-round pick
- July 02, 2017

There are a lot of factors and parties to think about in this Rubio deal, and many of them come outside of the basic two teams that obviously were the two sides of the deal . The question now is, will this move be enough to retain Hayward? This trade effectively ends the tenure of George Hill with the Jazz. Hill and Hayward were said to be close last season, but reports from Jody Genessy of the Deseret News suggest that Rubio would be an adequate "Plan B " for the sought-after ... (more...)
Golden State Warriors May Lose Andre Iguodala Golden State Warriors May Lose Andre Iguodala
- July 01, 2017

The 33-year-old just completed his fourth season with the Warriors and averaged 7.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 76 games. This is why it's so important for the Warriors to draft well, even if they're only picking in the second round, because depth might be hard to build as veteran bench players like Iguodala consider major raises. (more...)
Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Exit Amid Manchester City Transfer Rumours Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Exit Amid Manchester City Transfer Rumours
- June 30, 2017

This comes after the former Barcelona defender confirmed on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 that he will be leaving Italian side Juventus this summer. Both Chelsea and Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the veteran right-back, but Alves' relationship with City chief Pep Guardiola is thought to be a deciding factor. (more...)
West Indies set target of 184 runs for India West Indies set target of 184 runs for India
- June 30, 2017

The century - her 2nd in ODIs, came when she charged down the track to loft Stafanie Taylor inside out. The Indian eves are all prepared to take on the brilliant yet erratic West Indies on County Ground, Taunton , on Thursday. Historically, Indian wins are dependent on caught-behinds and stumpings in which Anju Jain holds a record of 31 dismissals that includes 17 stumps and 14 catches. (more...)
Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead
- June 29, 2017

Spieth's star power drew massive crowds all weekend to the TPC River Highlands , where he led wire-to-wire until leaving the door open with a couple of late bogeys. 'I don't know if I'll ever have a moment equivalent to that again - something like that to win a tournament - but we certainly soaked it in. They embarked on a playoff after finishing regulation tied at 12-under-par 268, two strokes clear of compatriot Charley Hoffman and New Zealander Danny Lee. (more...)
Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets Australia beat West Indies by eight wickets
- June 28, 2017

Megan Schutt took a wicket as well. "It was a pretty special feeling, the result is exactly how we want to play as a team and the bowlers played a massive part in that". The only hint Lanning gave about the make-up of Australia's XI was that selectors had "14 players fit and ready" - suggesting leg-spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington who missed both warm-up matches due to an injury to her right forefinger - will not be available for the match. (more...)
Bungee jump instructor's poor English lead to teenager's death plunge Bungee jump instructor's poor English lead to teenager's death plunge
- June 28, 2017

Vera Mol , 17, was harnessed to a rope atop a bridge in Cabezón de la Sal in Spain , when her instructor allegedly told her, " no jump ". The director of the company will now face prosecution for homicide through negligence, after appealing a court ruling previous year. (more...)
Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip
- June 28, 2017

Jamie Murray became the first Brit to win the Aegon Championships doubles title since Jeremy Bates in 1990 on Sunday. He is still planning to return to the Hurlingham, in south-west London, on Friday for one last attempt at a practice match. (more...)
Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0
- June 27, 2017

Andre Silva then added a third goal in the 80th minute as the new AC Milan striker fired into the far corner, after a fine individual run, 0-3. It was a typically efficient performance from Portugal who never looked in real danger despite a sluggish start. (more...)
NBA Awards: LA Clippers' Chris Paul Up For Assist of the Year NBA Awards: LA Clippers' Chris Paul Up For Assist of the Year
- June 27, 2017

The NBA will announce the victor of the MVP and the other individual honors during the first NBA Awards show in NY. In the aftermath of Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors , superstar point guard Russell Westbrook became only the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double while leading his Oklahoma City Thunder to the playoffs. (more...)
Red Bull lead the way in opening practice in Azerbaijan
- June 26, 2017

He will be joined in an all-Mercedes front row by Bottas, who was pipped at the death when Hamilton outpaced him in the final lap after the session had been paused by a red flag. "Engine, engine", the frustrated Spaniard growled with McLaren set to continue as the only team to fail to score a championship point this season. Elsewhere, Daniel Ricciardo was fourth for Red Bull ahead of Force India's Esteban Ocon with Verstappen in sixth. (more...)
Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
- June 26, 2017

However, Mourinho's representatives Gestifute Media issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying their client had "not received any notification" of the actions by the authorities in Spain, as well as circulating a copy of an official tax document dated July 3, 2015 which covered the periods in question. (more...)
Bipartisan group of USA senators introduces resolution welcoming Moon Bipartisan group of USA senators introduces resolution welcoming Moon
- June 26, 2017

Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported Friday Tokyo has made a decision to deploy the Aegis Ashore instead, a land-based component of a missile interceptor system, because it is less costly than the purchase of a THAAD battery. In an interview today, South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered more details on the ongoing dispute over the US THAAD missile defense installed in the south of his country, a controversial deployment that he's been critical of. (more...)
Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case Di Maria strikes deal with Spanish prosecutor in tax case
- June 26, 2017

Ronaldo, 32, will bring the offers to his discussion with the club's president, Florentino Perez, according to Marca . The Portuguese global is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup. Portugal coach Fernando Santos backed his player when queried over Ronaldo refusing to take questions on his club future. Di Maria, 29, played for Madrid between 2010 and 2014, when he joined Manchester United . (more...)
Cilic advances as normality restored at Queen's after shocks Cilic advances as normality restored at Queen's after shocks
- June 26, 2017

Nevertheless, the first match of the day was between two-time quarterfinalistGilles Muller , who is playing scintillating tennis on grass right now. "I've wanted to win this tournament so badly throughout my whole career", Lopez told Catherine Whitaker. Cilic had the first match point, but Lopez executed a fine volley under pressure before finally claiming the title as Cilic sent a forehand wide on the Spaniard's third match point. (more...)
Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico at Confed Cup
- June 25, 2017

Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017. "If their team is so much higher than us in the Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking then, on paper, they seem better than us", he said. (more...)
Lampard: Tying down Conte would be Chelsea's most important signing of summer Lampard: Tying down Conte would be Chelsea's most important signing of summer
- June 25, 2017

This effectively rules out Chelsea's preferred solution to the mess they are in with Costa. Main striker Chelsea Diego Costa before the closure of the summer transfer window may leave the club. According to the Daily Express , "Serie A sides AC Milan and Juventus are said to be interested in the Blues' top-scorer for last season". With the clock ticking, the Premier League champions have to hatch a plan like the one which helped Fernando Torres back to Atletico. (more...)
Germany, Chile Play to 1-1 Draw in 2017 Confederations Cup
- June 25, 2017

The striker scored his 38th worldwide goal after capitalising on an early mistake in the German defence. 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. (more...)
Kvitova, Barty into Birmingham semis Kvitova, Barty into Birmingham semis
- June 25, 2017

The hand is good, which is the best news which I can have, and I am not feeling any pain, and that's the best news. Barty won the Wimbledon girls title six years ago and proved a revelation in the way she used slice to blunt her famous opponent's attack before counter-attacking with heavy forehand drives. (more...)
Sports Minister: Seoul Mulls Co-Hosting 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics With N Korea Sports Minister: Seoul Mulls Co-Hosting 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics With N Korea
- June 25, 2017

Among Jong-hwan's ideas are a women's hockey team comprised of both North and South Koreans to compete in the Games. South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program. (more...)
Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
- June 24, 2017

It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m (£12.9m) in tax through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. Spanish prosecutors have also indicted football player Predrag Mijatovic for tax fraud while allegedly working as an unlicensed football agent. The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years. (more...)
Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1
- June 24, 2017

After topping both Friday practice sessions for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix , Max Verstappen says he could have gone even quicker in the evening session. Fresh from his first points in Canada, Stroll was three quarters of a second adrift of Verstappen but 0.2s clear of Sergio Perez , Daniil Kvyat and Esteban Ocon. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
- June 23, 2017

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain. Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international's image rights, ... (more...)
UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball selected 2nd by the Los Angeles Lakers UCLA Basketball's Lonzo Ball selected 2nd by the Los Angeles Lakers
- June 23, 2017

The trade allows the Sixers to take University of Washington freshman guard Markelle Fultz , who they admittedly have a strong interest in. Duke Blue Devils forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after making a three pointer during the first half against the Troy Trojans in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. (more...)
Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires Portugal awaits foreign help to fight deadly wildfires
- June 21, 2017

During that blaze in 1966, a forest fire near Sintra claimed the lives of 25 soldiers who were working to put out the fire . Portugal on Sunday mourned at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. Wildfires are an annual scourge in Portugal . He said a key measure would be the creation of "fire-resilient communities" who receive instructions on what to do when faced with a wildfire and don't act rashly. (more...)
Porsche win Le Mans, agony for Toyota Porsche win Le Mans, agony for Toyota
- June 21, 2017

With Toyota unable to exercise the demons from last season, the Porsche 919 driven by Neel Jani , Andre Lotterer and Nick Tandy looked all but ready to cruise to the win. As for Lieb, he's won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times. The No. 7 Toyota shared by pole victor Kamui Kobayashi , Mike Conway and Stephane Sarrazin led for the majority of the first nine hours of the race. (more...)
How to watch Monday's Australia-Germany Confederations Cup match
- June 19, 2017

Chile believed they had broken the deadlock moments before the interval as Vidal's smart pass was finished expertly by Vargas only for the Video Assistant Referee to rule it as an offside. The Africa Cup of Nations holders did look a threat on the counter-attack and Vincent Aboubakar was denied by the legs of Johnny Herrera , who was in the Chile goal ahead of usual captain Claudio Bravo. (more...)
AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season AC Milan Will Not Sell Donnarumma Before Next Season
- June 19, 2017

News spread this week that the 18-year-old stopper would not be signing a new contract with his boyhood club and would instead be seeking pastures new. "It's the coach who makes the decisions". "This applies to everyone - not only for Donnarumma, but also for the other players and those who will come". (more...)
Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead Canadian Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead
- June 19, 2017

A large group followed Thompson , Michelle Wie and Lydia Ko around Friday and many came back to follow Thompson's group of Moriya Jutanugarn and Hyo Joo Kim Saturday. Ko dropped to No. 2 in the world Monday after an 85-week run at the top. But the new world No.1 has had a slow start in MI, carding back-to-back rounds of two-under 69 to share 30th place with 11 others. (more...)
Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want
- June 19, 2017

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr . and current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor are officially squaring off inside the ring on August 26. "I'm pretty confident", the UFC chief said when asked if he thought McGregor would return to the Octagon this year. "It's going to be great entertainment - that's the most complimentary I can be about it". (more...)
Golfer Harman leads US Open going into final day
- June 19, 2017

Fowler is within two strokes of the lead at minus-10. If he holds on to win on Sunday, he will be the first lefty to ever win the U.S. Open . Spieth needed 34 putts to get through 18 holes Saturday, four higher than the field average. "I got here by working hard and staying in the moment", said the Georgian, a man clearly in love with cliches. He might need one at this rate. But Thomas is no stranger to records. (more...)
Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from Canadiens
- June 19, 2017

The Canadiens will receive Buffalo's third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2017 National Hockey League draft. With Montreal facing elimination in game six of their series against the New York Rangers in the 2017 National Hockey League playoffs, Beaulieu was named as a healthy scratch. (more...)
Penguins' Fleury left available for Vegas expansion draft
- June 19, 2017

The Carolina Hurricanes will lose a player when the Vegas Golden Knights , the NHL's newly minted team, finally stocks their roster next week. He has already declared giving the no-movement clause in his contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins , which clearly makes him up for grabs. (more...)
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
- June 17, 2017

I think it's going to produce a really good victor at the end of the week. Compatriot Brooks Koepka (T-1) played on the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team that defeated Team Europe at Hazeltine last fall. Johnson (+4) can't be too upset to be travelling home to California to see his newborn baby. "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said after his opening round. (more...)
Blimp goes down at US Open
- June 16, 2017

She said she drove toward the site where the blimp hit the ground. The USGA said on its official Twitter account that the blimp was not affiliated with the tournament or with Fox, which is televising it. "Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds". The 45-year-old Ruediger says first responders were quickly on the scene. The blimp is sponsored by PenFed Credit Union and owned by a company called AirSign. (more...)
LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates
- June 16, 2017

When asked by the AP which current players he'd love to team with, James was a bit more cautious. "No, not really", James said when asked if he understood the question. are they going to use National Basketball Association guys, are they going to use college guys. Not only is there no guarantee he's coming back, I'm not sure there's an expectation he's re-signing there. (more...)
Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines
- June 16, 2017

Fakhar Zaman , Pakistan latest in the line of hitters has grabbed cricketing world attention thanks to his blistering stroke play in the ICC Champions Trophy. Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara said ahead of the tournament that Bangladesh are "a very hungry and talented bunch of players". Here, we pinpoint five of them. (more...)
Japan and South Korea stumble on road to 2018 World Cup Japan and South Korea stumble on road to 2018 World Cup
- June 15, 2017

Even after Tuesday's impressive victory, secured by Hasan Al Haydos's victor 16 minutes from time, Qatar need to make up three points on third-placed Uzbekistan in Group A with only two matches remaining. Afif scored Qatar's second in the 51st minute, which seemed to assure victory, but the home side's fragile defence could not stand firm. The Koreans, who enjoyed a whopping 63 percent of the possession, stormed back into the game with goals from Ki Sung-yeung and Hwang Hee-chang in ... (more...)
Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days? Quiz: How much do you remember about past Premier League opening days?
- June 15, 2017

Huddersfield Town's first Premier League match will take place at Crystal Palace . Everton commence their campaign against Stoke City at Goodison Park, while the other games on the first matchday see Southampton host Swansea City and West Brom welcome Bournemouth to the Hawthorns. (more...)
Federer loses to Haas in his return to tennis Federer loses to Haas in his return to tennis
- June 15, 2017

Haas, who hadn't beaten his good friend since the 2012 final in Halle, improved to 4-13 against Federer , who hadn't played since winning the Miami Open in early April. Federer and Haas are good friends off the court, and although Federer seemed stunned after the match, he congratulated Haas. In the late match fourth seed Lucas Pouille survived a spectacular rally on match point down to deny another home player, Jan-Lennard Struff. (more...)
Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth Ostapenko celebrates birthday with French Open final berth
- June 15, 2017

Ostapenko then broke early in the second set but Bacsinszky won the last four games and leveled the match when her opponent double faulted. Ostapenko fell in the first round on her main draw debut here previous year but is one win away from becoming the first player since Gustavo Kuerten in 1997 to win their maiden tour-level title at a Slam. (more...)
Emirates Team New Zealand 2-1 up on Day 1
- June 15, 2017

The victor of the first-to-five series will go on to challenge America's Cup holder Oracle Team USA next week. "I've dried out a little bit, but apart from that I'm fine", Outteridge said after the race. Outteridge's tumble was the latest mayhem in the challenger series. "In a very short period of time we became one of the strongest competitors in this Cup". (more...)
Marco Verratti to leave PSG? Marco Verratti to leave PSG?
- June 14, 2017

Looks like Barcelona just received a much-needed boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain's ( PSG ) Marco Verratti . When asked if a move back to Italy was on the cards, Di Campli said: "That's too complicated for the finances of [Italian] clubs". (more...)
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
- June 14, 2017

While the Predators lost Game 1 , many fans remained optimistic about Nashville's hopes of winning its first Stanley Cup . Rinne is now 1-6-2 lifetime against Pittsburgh - his lone win came in relief at Nashville - and he entered the series with a.880 save percentage and a 3.57 goals-against average. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Makes 'Very Important Offer' For Main Target Jose Mourinho Makes 'Very Important Offer' For Main Target
- June 14, 2017

Get the app and get the game. Manchester United have been in talks with Real Madrid for the signature of the 24-year-old striker of late, but are yet to reach an agreement over a fee. "I can confirm there had been regular contact (with Milan) until a few days ago. But Real Madrid has simply found the Rossoneri club's offer unsatisfactory". (more...)
North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman
- June 13, 2017

CNN reports that two officials in North Korean confirmed that Rodman is supposed to land on Tuesday. The half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was in possession of US$120,000 (RM511,806) when he was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February, the Asahi reported, adding that he met with an American suspected of connections with a USA intelligence agency four days before his death. (more...)
Eric Decker officially released by the Jets Eric Decker officially released by the Jets
- June 13, 2017

Last season, both struggled thanks to awful quarterback play and only combined for 68 receptions and Decker missed 13 games due to a shoulder injury. Fantasy Impact Although the Jets held on to Decker hoping to facilitate a trade, reports suggest that inquiring teams wanted NY to eat some of the receiver's salary, therefore, nulling any hope of a deal. (more...)
Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
- June 13, 2017

So far, these Finals have mostly been lacking in fire; it required a counter punch before the drama could begin. And when you've got great teammates like I do who allow me to play with my emotions and be emotional when I'm talking to them, to use my emotions to the better for us, it's easy. (more...)
Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain
- June 12, 2017

He reaffirmed his love for Atletico Madrid and of life in the Spanish capital but knows his former club are banned from signing players until the end of the year. "To sign for Atletico does not mean I wouldn't play", the 28-year-old told Spanish radio station Onda Cero. Costa had previously fallen out with Conte following a January bid from the Far East which the Stamford Bridge club duly dismissed. (more...)
Victor Lindelof to join Manchester United as deal agreed with Benfica
- June 11, 2017

The English giants posted: "We are pleased to announce we have reached agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Victor Lindelof ". Sweden defender Victor Lindelof will complete a £35million move to Manchester United on Wednesday, according to reports. (more...)