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Hamilton 10th on Forbes' list of world's highest-paid athletes

Conor McGregor has cemented himself as one of the highest paid athletes in the world after making the top 25 of the Forbes highest paid athletes list. The major chunk of the names comes from popular leagues in the United States with soaring salaries - National Basketball Association (32), National Football League (15) and Major League Baseball (22). Read More »

Alonso returns to McLaren with a deadline


When suggested that such ambitions were unrealistic, due to the partnership's current situation, Alonso said: "I mean, you never know, you can not be 100 per cent now in June about one decision for next year that you don't even start to consider". Read More »

Pliskova levels semifinal against Halep

Yesterday saw him suffer a first 6-0 "bagel" at a Slam since the 2005 US Open while the defeat will see him slip out of the world's top two for the first time in six years. He needed four sets to get past Andrey Kuznetsov and Martin Klizan in the first two rounds. "It looked in the third set like he just didn't want to be out there, couldn't compete anymore, and that's shocking for a guy that's won as much as he has and prides himself on competition ". Read More »

Michelle Carter trial: Watch day four of the trial


Four days after Roy's death, Carter texted Ali Eithier, who she met at a summer camp in 2014 and barely knew, that she "was on the phone talking to him when he killed himself". Michelle Carter's text messages are displayed as prosecutor Maryclare Flynn delivers her opening statement in Carter's trial, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Taunton, Mass . Read More »

Mercedes try to solve Lewis Hamilton's auto problems which threaten title tilt

Jenson Button's poor weekend in the vehicle continued early as he and Pascal Wehrlein pitted early and almost collided very early to put the pair well behind the rest of the pack. There had been speculation in the paddocks pre-race that Ferrari would attempt to shuffle their lead driver ahead of pole-sitter Raikkonen, and it appeared to be what happened. Read More »

Eagles Announce 2017 Training Camp Dates


Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell were both members of the Eagles prior to their trade to the Dolphins during the 2016 offseason. The Dolphins and Eagles will play their preseason game on August 24, with kickoff scheduled for 7pm ET at Philadelphia's Lincoln Ford Field. Read More »

Trump statement on ISIS attacks in Iran includes a stunning rebuke

Alavi says that many people in Iran and around the world believe Saudi Arabia supports Islamic militants across the region. But no proof or specifics were offered. Tehran's stock exchange fell almost 2 percent Thursday after the attacks. Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "the Iranian government should not use the attack in a very polarized situation against Saudi Arabia or claim that Saudi Arabia is somehow linked to ... Read More »

Golden State one win away from National Basketball Association glory after downing Cavs again

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been no match for the fast-paced Golden State Warriors through the first two games of the NBA Finals but insist they have no desire to slow things down when the series resumes on Wednesday. James shook it off, got up and moments later drove for a layup. Leading 113-111 heading into the final minute, Cavaliers shooter Kyle Korver missed a triple, giving Golden State a chance to tie it up or take the lead on the next possession. Read More »

Djokovic in a 'whole new situation'

It's the first time a Canadian woman wins a Grand Slam title. At 32 years and 75 days, the Swiss is the oldest man to reach the last four here since Jimmy Connors in 1985. "Obviously I always expect a lot from myself, but it's a fact I'm not playing close to my best". Thiem and Djokovic battled each other in last year's French Open semifinal, but this year, just Thiem will have the opportunity to take the court at the next stage of the tournament. Read More »

Rafa Nadal moves to Men's Singles quarter-finals


The Swedish legend has clear ideas about the Spanish derby between Pablo Carreno Busta and Rafael Nadal . "He's a friend whom I appreciate very much", Nadal said of Carreno Busta. Play was first interrupted at 2:37pm on Tuesday because of rain and storms, with local favourite Kristina Mladenovic 6-4 1-1 down against Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in their quarter-final on Court Philippe Chatrier. Read More »

Pliskova into first French Open last four


The first women's semifinal match at the French Open is underway. "We've had also in Manchester six or seven days ago". "I told him, "Don't hit me, because everyone is watching" ". She barely put a foot wrong on Monday in thrashing 21st seed Carla Suarez Navarro , who had won all their four previous meetings on clay, 6-1 6-1. Read More »

Gunathilaka replaces injured Kapugedera in Lanka squad

For Rohit, the 91 on comeback against Pakistan had given him enough confidence to caress the very first delivery of the match bowled by Malinga to wide off point. Kapugedera sustained what the International Cricket Council later confirmed was a knee injury on the eve of Sri Lanka's second match in the tournament against India at the Oval on Thursday (today). Read More »

Kevin Durant bashed for taking 'easy route' to NBA Finals

They have not faced any high pressure situations yet. Smith had been a non-factor in the Finals, having not made a basket since scoring the first points of Game 1 , but hacked or not, he finally got his act together Wednesday. D'Angelo Russell's "Ice in my veins" is the current No. 1 celebration in the league, while LeBron's increasingly rare "Silencer" is second. Durant has recorded 71 in only two games. Read More »

New South Wales beat Queensland in State of Origin opener

Would Billy Slater have changed the result on Wednesday night? As the clock ticks down trust Smith , Cronk , Darius Boyd , someone you've never heard of or Inglis to pop up and grab the winning points. "With the way teams are taught to defend these days there aren't any big-hitters in the game any more so I'm excited to see what Dylan's going to do on Wednesday night". Read More »

Skipper Virat Kohli calls for improvement in fielding


Kohli managed some big hits at the end of the innings and with Hardik Pandya (20* from 6 balls) hitting three successive sixes in the final over, India managed to get to 319-3 in 48 overs. "We were in control for 40 overs but we lost the plot in the last eight overs", the wicket- keeper added after what was the opening Group B match for both the Asian giants in a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global teams. Read More »

Premier League retained lists could give clue over Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future


The 35-year-old proved a huge success for United last season, scoring 28 goals across all competitions, as Jose Mourinho's side won the EFL Cup and Europa League, while also finishing sixth in the Premier League. Ibrahimovic's agent Mino Raiola said last month he did now know if his client would be back at United as he looks to resume his career after he recovers from injury. Read More »

Before Mexico, the USA faces a challenge in Trinidad & Tobago


But the Americans' margin for error is still tight as they continue to recover from their 0-2 start to this round, and the weekend's visit to Mexico at mighty Estadio Azteca looms large. "We just wanted to have a meeting in the morning", Arena said. But everyone else should be available, including Jozy Altidore , who in the past has absolutely torn apart T&T. Read More »

Giants sign Corbin Bryant


Veteran defensive tackle Corbin Bryant has inked a deal with the New York Giants . He joined the Bills the next season. During that time span, Bryant played at least 15 games three times, but due to a shoulder injury, played just eight games last season. Read More »

Costa Set to Leave Chelsea


Costa reiterated his passion for a return to Atletico Madrid after watching his Spain team-mates draw 2-2 with Colombia on Wednesday night, but admitted the club's transfer ban until next January is a problem. "It would be nice to be back with Atletico, but I have to think about it", Costa said. There is a World Cup to think about and I need to play. Costa was tipped for a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League in January only to commit to Chelsea for the remainder of the campaign, ... Read More »

A Player Falls Injured At The French Open, And Compassion Takes Over

The victory set up a clash with former US Open champion Del Potro , who is still working his way back up the rankings after wrist problems that nearly ended his career. It's been a disappointing year to date for the top-seeded Brit, who'll have to be on top of his game against Argentine hard-hitter Del Potro. "I tried to find a good words for that moment", said Del Potro. Read More »

Djokovic stunned by Thiem


Serbia's Novak Djokovic grimaces during a press conference after losing to Austria's Dominic Thiem in a quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Paris . "At least I'm trying", Djokovic said . "This is a whole new situation for me, not winning a big tournament for eight or nine months - this hasn't happened for a while". Read More »

Another champion awaits Dominic Thiem

Nadal will next face either second-seeded Novak Djokovic or sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem on Friday. It was Thiem who ended Nadal's 17-match winning run on clay by beating him in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. "I'm feeling like I'm missing consistency", Djokovic said . This year, the bracket brought Djokovic to Thiem in the quarters, and it was the Austrian native moving on this time. Read More »

Bob Stoops steps down as Oklahoma Sooners coach after 18 seasons


Stoops had plenty of success at Oklahoma , winning the 2000 BCS National Title Game and stifling then Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke . "Wish it could have been a little bigger, but happy it was a successful year", Mayfield said. Spurrier said the retirement was not a complete shock. Read More »

Anil Kumble pads up for another innings


The two Indians among applicants are former fast bowler Dodda Ganesh and former India A coach Lalchand Rajput . "I never said that to anyone, very disappointing journalism ", Warne added. The players are not happy with the current Indian coach 's working style. Since last two handlers were both Indians- Shastri and Kumble- and the fact that the team flourished under them might work against foreigners and make things easy for Sehwag. Read More »

Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead

That's the decisive Game 7 and you can see 3:39 of those 4:39 scoreless minutes below in a game that ended up as a 93-89 Cavaliers win. While Golden State famously shuns hero ball, it is surely thankful that Durant put on his cape. "Another challenge for us to get better and go against a great team". Jordan's first title team in 1991 is one of three squads that went 15-2. They gave their best effort of the Finals and it wasn't enough. Read More »

Exhausted of beanball, Orioles play home run derby against Red Sox

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Boston is the favorite on the road, as the Red Sox are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Orioles are getting a money line of +115 to win. "I feel like it's going to continue to get better", said Price, who strained his left flexor mass muscle on the last day of February. Asher, in contrast, retired 16 of the first 17 batters he faced and ended up allowing two runs and three hits over 6 1-3 innings. Read More »

Mladenovic defeats reigning champion Muguruza at French Open


Muguruza's defeat means Justine Henin, who won the title in 2003 and then from 2005 to 2007, remains the last woman to successfully defend her crown at Roland Garros . It's thanks to you that I fought for every point. Venus Williams wasn't in the most talkative of moods Sunday after a three-set loss at the French Open . Read More »

French Open action threatened by rain on Tuesday

Roberto Bautista Agut was the latest player to feel the force of Nadal's resurgence on Sunday, when he was swatted aside 6-1 6-2 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. - Fifth seed Elina Svitolina took the opening set 6-3 against third-seeded Romanian Simona Halep in the quarter-final. "For me, it's a whole new situation that I'm facing, especially in the last seven, eight months, not winning any tournament, which hasn't happened in many years", said Djokovic , who actually won in Doha in January ... Read More »

Golden State blocks Cleveland comeback bid

The NBA Finals Continue Wednesday night as the the scene shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers . Although James is talking about refocusing his mind on the task at hand, one thing will not change, his attacking style of play on the court. "It starts (Wednesday). Read More »

Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

The numbers for LeBron James , Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant and Irving through the first two games show Irving, the Cavs' 25-year-old point guard, lagging behind in this comparison of stars. "I always think it's sort of insane that he we have these press conferences two hours before a game". "We just have to take care of the basketball", Lue said Tuesday after the Cavs practiced at Quicken Loans Arena. Read More »