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Rogue bat boy collides with Mets infielder, ruins play

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Mr. Met , the longtime mascot for the New York Mets , is apparently out of a job after the figure was caught giving an obscene gesture to fans toward the end of the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on Wednesday. A witness close to the interaction told the New York Post that several fans forced the mascot to his "breaking point" by cursing at him and insulting his mother. Read More »

Minnesota Twins take shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1 in Major League Baseball draft

The 6-foot-4, 220- pound first baseman leads the conference in batting average (.387), slugging (.810), on-base percentage (.495), hits (96), RBIs (82), doubles (30), home runs (23) and total bases (201). "Definitely my parents teaching me at a young age just be level-headed no matter how much success I deal with or how much failure I go through", he said. Read More »

Warriors: No decision made on White House

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No reliable, consistent figure around the Warriors has reported that the team has come to any decision on the matter, but there's good reason to believe that when they do, it will be a no. And after the Tar Heels had won, he was more respectful of the honor, saying, "The office of the presidency of the United States is the most fantastic place you can be". Read More »

Pakistani president condemns bombing in Kabul

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The media center quoted a statement from the Afghan Ulema Council, the country's top religious body that includes Muslim clerics, scholars and men of authority in religion and law, as giving the new casualty tolls. "I have never seen such a bad explosion in my life", local shop owner Sayed Rahman told Reuters news agency after his store was badly damaged. One other Afghan guard was reported missing. Read More »

Nadal wins 10th French Open title

But the 31-year-old's chances of success at the All England Club, and a 16th major title, appear slim after his decision to miss the grass-court lead-up. Afterwards he reportedly told his rival that he, Nadal, would "destroy" the clay court season, and Rafa delivered, piling up a 24-1 record and four titles, including the big one. Read More »

Nadal into French Open quarter-finals after Bautista Agut win

He will now face Pablo Carreno Busta , who beat Milos Raonic , in the quarter-finals where victory will be his 100th in best-of-five-set matches on his beloved clay. The 14-time major victor believes that some umpires are stricter than others who may afford a player more leeway especially in the red-hot atmosphere of a Grand Slam . Read More »

Stephen A. Smith apologizes to Durant's mother after Warriors win title

After shooting 55.6 percent and contributing 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists to the five-game domination, he now has a new title. " You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day", Durant said after the big win, his first National Basketball Association championship in his 10-year National Basketball Association career. Read More »

LeBron has no plans of playing in 3-on-3 Olympic tournament

During a press conference over the weekend, The Associated Press asked LeBron James who he would pick to be on his 3-on-3 team and James immediately named two National Basketball Association legends. Though happy with the move, it does not mean the Cleveland Cavaliers star will represent Team USA in Tokyo. With Magic and LeBron's combination of size and passing ability put together with Jordan's 1-on-1 scoring ability, defense and elite competitiveness, it would be hard for any other ... Read More »

Rizzo leads off, goes long; Happ hits slam as Cubs rout Mets

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The Cubs have been struggling of late, notably on offense, so manager Joe Maddon got a little insane on Tuesday night against the Mets. Lester (4-4) allowed one run - in the first inning - on five hits and one walk while striking out 10. NY has a few key hitters as well this year. Cespedes was 2 for 2 with an RBI double. Schwarber was a catcher in college and the minors, but his progress behind the plate was slowed by a left knee injury that cost him nearly all of the 2016 season. Read More »

Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

Sessions became visibly angry when asked about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week that aspects of the attorney general's recusal were problematic. He said the intelligence agency needed a "fresh start" as it had "problems", adding that Mr Comey had caused "controversy on both sides of the aisle". Read More »

Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

James was named Finals MVP after averaging 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 7 assists. The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years. Read More »

Warriors say they haven't decided on White House visit

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That statement contradicts earlier rumors that the team had already decided not to go the White House. Kerr expressed his disappointment with the election results last November saying after the election that President Donald Trump regularly used "racist, misogynist, insulting words" during his campaign. Read More »

No longer National Basketball Association champions, Cavaliers are now chasing Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James says he has no reason to put his head down after his performance in the NBA Finals. Kerr returned to coach the last four games of the NBA Finals after taking time off since the middle of the first round of the playoffs in hopes of finding a remedy to the nausea and migraines he was experiencing stemming from back surgery from almost two years ago. Read More »

Sessions Senate hearing fails to put Russian Federation rumours to rest

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that he has not received any briefing - classified or otherwise - about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . The attorney general was combative and indignant right out of the gate in his opening statement , blaming the accusations of perjury on a line of questioning by Sen. Read More »

Wales remain in contention after 1-1 draw with Serbia

The Republic of Ireland are tied on 12 points with Serbia and in second place on goal difference. Wales boss Chris Coleman said: "It was a great point". In the current selection for the World Cup in Russian Federation, the Wales team held 5 rounds, but the results remain somewhat unexpected. "You go to these places and it's nearly like a stage in the game where there's a power play", Coleman said. Read More »

Trump administration abstains from global climate change pledge

Kerry, an architect of the Paris climate agreement , said during a visit to Oslo that many us companies, states and cities were pushing ahead with restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions despite Trump's pro-coal policies. Furthermore, multiple European countries, mainly France , Germany, and Italy , are also criticizing the United States for withdrawing . Trump has said the Paris accord would undermine the USA economy, cost jobs, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage ... Read More »

Read Sessions' opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee

When it came to the subject of James Comey , Sessions felt that was "improper" of Comey to disclose what was discussed in his conversations with the president. It was agreed to make this a public session, but just how numerous panel's questions will be answered today we're going to have to wait and see. He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Read More »

Lions latest: 'Gutted' injured full-back Stuart Hogg is on the way home

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Sopoaga's second penalty was followed by a try to Lions skipper Sam Warburton , the flanker capping a busy night by stretching out to score under the crossbar to put his team 22-13 clear. But the fly-half made a mess of the exit strategy from the restart which put his side under huge pressure and handed the Lions with a scrum five metres from the try line. Read More »

Murray picks up speed at Roland Garros

Meetings for quarterfinal spots include seven-time major champion Venus Williams against No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky, former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki against 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, and defending champion Garbine Muguruza against No. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years

Durant , the MVP of the Finals, had 39 points , and Curry added 34 for the Warriors , who captured the best-of-seven series 4-1 against the defending champions . "When the final numbers come in, we'll probably see that this was the most socially engaged NBA Finals ever", he said . "Our perspective, being blessed to play on this stage three years in a row, it's for these fans, for our organization, for these families. Read More »

Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

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Canada's only Major League team took shortstop Logan Warmoth 22nd overall with the first of their two first-round picks. While he's not hitting an incredible amount of home runs, he can still deliver the power. He also has two breaking balls and is developing a change-up. "It's really good stuff, special-type stuff across the board", Sanders said of Pearon's arsenal. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane brace not enough for England in Paris

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The players posed shoulder-to-shoulder for a photo, before standing together around the centre circle during a minute of silence. Tuesday's worldwide friendly is the second meeting between the sides in as many years, after goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney gave England a 2-0 win at Wembley in November 2015. Read More »

Nadal wins record 10th French Open title

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Toni presented his nephew with a replica of the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy in what is his final French Open before handing over full-time to 1998 Paris champion Carlos Moya . Nadal won his 15th grand slam, three away from the men's record held by Swiss Roger Federer . Despite having spent more than five hours on court getting to the final, Wawrinka had the first break point in the third game. Read More »

Penguins Stanley Cup parade planning underway in Pittsburgh

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The last team to achieve this feat was the Detroit Red Wing's back-to-back wins in 1997 and 1998. The Penguins are the first to do it in the salary-cap era. Yes, it would have been helpful if the Preds didn't go 0-4 on the power play, including a 5-on-3. "We've got to let this sink in and embrace it", defenseman P.K. Read More »

LeBron says he'd pick Magic, Jordan as Olympic 3-on-3 teammates

After the last Olympics , the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) announced its intention to qualify a relay team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. IOC president Thomas Bach said: "The fascinating new events that we approved today, together with the five new sports that were added to the Tokyo 2020 programme past year, represent a step-change in the Olympic programme". Read More »

Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

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Southgate said the 23-year-old Kane was delighted with the appointment. "It was two moments of brilliant quality to turn the match on its head in seconds". As the reaction to the final whistle testified, with Scots on their knees on the pitch and in the stands, it should have been so much better, a turning point in a campaign that has flickered only sporadically. Read More »

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

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Raphael Varane was sent off before a penalty was sacked home by Kane, with Les Bleus rallying as Ousmane Dembele capped a fine display by wrapping up a 3-2 victory that left Southgate frustrated. "There'll still be an element of one person's judgement within that". That has slightly compromised France's hopes of reaching the finals and led to criticism of Deschamps for his conservative approach. Read More »

Did Lonzo Ball prove himself to the Los Angeles Lakers?

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On the Celtics Talk podcast over the weekend, LaVar took a shot at the young Lakers roster, claiming they're without leadership that Lonzo would provide. "Obviously, there are other parts of his game that he needs to work on like defense, but he's a good player; one of the better players in this draft class for sure". Read More »

Pakistan ride on captain Sarfraz's superb show to beat Sri Lanka

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In the last encounter of Group B Sri Lanka takes on Pakistan in a must-win game for both the sides at the Sophia Gardens. They added 46 crucial runs for the eighth wicket. And it seemed like it wasn't going to be their day when Pakistan opener Azhar Ali was dropped on nought by Asela Gunaratne at point. And he was missed again, on 40, when substitute Seekkuge Prasanna dropped a far more hard chance running in from deep square leg. Read More »

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

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The adorable 4-year-old daughter of Warriors star Stephen Curry , who stole the show with her press conference antics during Golden State's championship run in 2015, was back in the spotlight celebrating another championship with dad. But Durant, being a team player as well as a scoring machine, made the Warriors better from day one. But Kevin Durant's decision to join the Warriors' All-Star cast as a free agent this season gave them the dose of kryptonite they needed to combat James' ... Read More »

'La Decima' Nadal replaces Djokovic at second spot in ATP Rankings

He will later participate in the Halle Open before Wimbledon begins on July 3. Lastly, Nadal turned to those closest to him: " I have to thank my family, my team, and especially my uncle , who has worked alongside me all this time". unless fully fit, I may skip Wimbledon". This was the third occasion (2008, 2010 & 2017) that Nadal had won at Roland Garros without dropping a set. Read More »

Aaron Ramsey 'Panenka' penalty kick surprised Wales boss Coleman

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Amazingly, the penalty made famous by Panenka - the shoot-out victor in the 1976 European Championship final against West Germany - was scored at the same Belgrade stadium. It leaves Wales still in with a chance, although they will need to win at least three of the remaining four games. But Serbia , though they dominated possession, struggled to create much, and then on 34 minutes, Wales took the lead. Read More »