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Russian Federation win Confederation Cup opener

On Sunday, Portugal and Mexico face off from Group A while Chile and Cameroon are playing each other from Group B. Portugal's William Carvalho, left, and Mexico's Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017. Read More »

Mexico fully deserved Portugal point, says Osorio


The result handed the early initiative in Group A to hosts Russian Federation, who beat New Zealand 2-0 a day earlier. "We want to look at it with tranquillity as we don't know if this point will be good or not until we play the remaining two group stage matches and we know if we qualify for the semi-finals". Read More »

Perez rubbishes talk of Manchester United deal for Morata

A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European football player. "I do not know his tax situation very well". "We have not spoken because we were on the deadline for [presidential] nominations and I wanted to be respectful, but I am convinced we will talk and we will solve it. Read More »

Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to lift Champions Trophy

But Pakistan made one change, with the fit-again Mohammad Amir , who missed Wednesday's impressive eight-wicket semi-final win over previously unbeaten tournament hosts England with a back spasm, returning. Amir picked up three wickets for 16 runs from his six overs. Pandya came to the crease with India teetering on 54 for five after Yuvraj Singh and former captain Dhoni departed in quick succession. Read More »

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

The Portugal worldwide had knowingly used a "business structure" created in 2010 to hide his income in Spain from his image rights . Perez , who began his second spell in 2009 and has overseen three Champions League wins in the last four years, has barely had to contend with any rivals for his post since the Liga club changed internal rules for presidential candidates in 2012. Read More »

Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

The Japanese star recovered from a awful start to beat veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 in the French Open fourth round to reach a seventh Grand Slam quarter-final. The world No. 1 and top seeded Murray takes on the eighth seeded Nishikori on Saturday at the 2017 French Open. - Second seed Karolina Pliskova came back from a set down to claim a 2-6 6-3 6-4 win over Paraguayan Veronica Cepede Royg. Read More »

Vegas holds trade cards during expansion draft window


The Predators were put in a bind in when exposing Neal , a nine-time 20-goal-scorer, because they elected to protect a fourth defenseman. Vatanen, who will miss the start of the season after having shoulder surgery, and Josh Manson were the odd men out in Anaheim, because the Ducks couldn't protect their all their talented core of defensemen . Read More »

Nadal is the best player ever on clay, says Wawrinka

After Rafael Nadal captured his tenth French Open singles title he can now lay claim, if he could not already, to being the best single surface player of all time. And I finished the year being World No. 1, winning here (in Paris ), winning the US Open . Nadal burst onto the scene as a 19 year old phenom when he won his first French Open Title in 2005. Read More »

Arsenal and Liverpool Blow As Striker Target Picks Only Club To Join


A whole host of major European clubs are understood to be interested in the 18-year-old, who is expected to command a fee well in excess of £100m, but Perez believes that the player himself wants to join Madrid. Kylian Mbappe had an average shot accuracy of 76% in Ligue 1 last season . He added: "I am sure he will be one of the greats and we are following him". Read More »

Beavers' streak at 23; Harrison slam fuels 13-1 win over LSU


Oregon State pitcher Bryce Fehmel (26) works against LSU in the eighth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb ., Monday, June 19, 2017 . He surrendered one run on two hits with no walks or strikeouts. Walks off the mound after a visit from the dugout, apparently injured, with a 2-2 count on the first batter of the third inning. Read More »

Durant to opt out and re-sign with Warriors


Durant turns down a $28 million option for the upcoming season. Per Charania, the teams that are expected to be interested in the veteran small forward are the Utah Jazz , Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls , Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks . Read More »

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

The Madrid prosecutor said the case was presented to a local court. The state prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office , which indicate that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Read More »

London tower block fire death toll reaches 79


Of the 58, he said the number of confirmed fatalities in Wednesday's inferno remains at 30. He asked anyone who was in the tower and survived to contact police immediately. Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety standards following a fatal fire at Lakanal House, a London high-rise in 2009. Read More »

Oracle skipper Spithill tough on, off water in America's Cup


They also benefitted from the luck of the wind Gods when what could have been the decisive race was scratched because it was over the time limit due to light airs. Burling said that will be the team's approach over the next five days. When travelling at up to 30 knots upwind, with 50+ knots of apparent wind over the deck, this makes a major difference. Read More »

Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres


If I slide, he runs into me. I play this game hard. The fact that Hedges left the game afterwards with what was later determined to be a right thigh bruise only fuels that fire. He struck out seven and walked just one in the no-decision. In the bottom of the first, Rizzo spoiled the Padres' infield shift toward first base by placing a ideal bunt down the third-base line that wasn't picked up until he had reached first. Read More »

EgyptAir tweet & delete Liverpool, Mohamed Salah news


Jurgen Klopp's pursuit of Salah comes three years after he rejected a move to Anfield, instead opting to join Chelsea which sparked a frustrating spell. Liverpool have reportedly been in talks to bring the former Chelsea winger back to the English Premier League, but the negotiations stalled because of Roma's financial demands. Read More »

Boxer Andre Ward Stops Russia's Sergei Kovalev In Eighth Round

Is Ward the undisputed numero uno on the Pound for Pound scene? Do you simply base it on achievement? Bivol, who is just 26 years old, pushes to 11-0 and looks for all the world to be a future star at 175 pounds. He now is really high, his nose, and walking everywhere and don't see the people around him. This was a signature victory for a man whose aloof persona, long periods of inactivity and cerebral fighting style mean that he will never win any popularity contests. Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy


Kane said that was possible for a team that were more than a match for their rivals. "I thought he was extremely composed with the ball at his feet and his focus through the week, he's been one of the outstanding leaders in the group", said Southgate, whose side remain top of UEFA qualifying Group F. Read More »

Warriors have LeBron, Cavs on ropes after going up 3-0


The Warriors lead the best-of-7 NBA Finals 2017 series 2-0 after winning 132-113 in Game 2 on Sunday. After a missed corner three from Kyle Korver on a kick-out pass from James, Durant smoothly came down and buried the dagger to give the Warriors their first lead all fourth quarter. Read More »

Scalise upgraded from critical to serious


Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people Hodgkinson shot Wednesday morning. A statement released by the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise's condition had been upgraded, and that he was now listed as serious, rather than critical. Read More »

Russian fan leader banned from opening Confederations Cup match

An own goal from Kiwi defender Michael Boxall and Fyodor Smolov's second-half strike gave the hosts the ideal start to the campaign as they prepare to host the 2018 World Cup . New Zealand's best chance felt to Tommy Smith, whose header was cleared off the line by Yury Zhirkov but by then the damage was already done, and the All Whites will need to dramatically improve when they face Mexico in their next game, on Wednesday. Read More »

Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

The now 18-year-old has established himself as Milan's first-choice keeper with a number of excellent displays over the last two years, but agent Mino Raiola says that the club have not been treating their young star "like an asset". " Everyone in the world says he's a great player, who will replace [Gigi] Buffon in the national team". "And he seems to have very good manners". Read More »

Oklahoma QB Mayfield accepts guilty plea for 3 misdemeanors


Thomas says he dropped a charge of refusing to submit to arrest. He reached a plea bargain deal last week, and was ordered by the court to pay over 900 dollars in fines and restitution. That was after he attempted and failed to run away from police. He has learned from his mistake and will continue to grow from it. An officer tackled Mayfield to the ground and struggled to restrain him. Read More »

Ex-NFL/UNC player Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty to Florida DUI


Police say Taylor was driving a Bentley on the Florida Turnpike when he hit a motorhome, then sideswiped a police auto. Taylor took two breathalyzer tests five hours after the crash that measured his blood-alcohol level at.082 and.084, above the Florida legal limit of.08. Read More »

Halep roars back against Svitolina to reach semis


She sealed her place in the final with a forehand winner - her 50th winner of the encounter - and minutes later "Happy Birthday" was being sung in French, led by interviewer and former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. "I let her back into the game a little bit", admitted Svitolina, who will rise to a career-high of fifth next week despite the defeat. Serbian Ivanovic was honored in a ceremony on Philippe Chatrier court after Thursday's match: The 2008 champion retired in December. Read More »

Yasiel Puig Suspended One Game For Obscene Gesture

Andrew Miller hadn't given up a home run this season prior to this week. "He's been so good, so incredibly good, that when he gives up a run it's shocking to people". The three-game set between the two teams ended on Wednesday night. Roberts said Puig regretted the incident. "Coming in, I was looking forward to a battle of the bullpens. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

George would sign a four-year max deal with the Lakers at $133 million that starts at around a $30.6 million salary in Year 1 before annual raises. LeBron James and George can become free agents in 2018. Just who Cleveland would move in order to acquire George on a possible one-year rental is unknown. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence after Portugal's draw against Mexico in Russian Federation


The goals were scored by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma (34th minute) and Cedric Soares (86th minute), and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (42nd minute) and Hector Moreno (90th minute). The European champions were to be denied victory in added time, as Hector Moreno headed in from a corner, with the aid of the post. "If we win, we'll be close to qualifying, so now is not the time to sound the alarm". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo in focus after Confederations Cup tie

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan , but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez's bullet header. Mexico's all-time leading scorer still had time before the end of the half to blaze over from a good position. Ochoa made a great diving save in the 85th to keep young Portugal forward Andre Silva from scoring with a header. Read More »

Dravid set to extend his tenure as India A, U-19 coach


The meeting lasted for around an hour. But, one thing that is clear is that Kohli and Kumble need to be on the same page if Kumble is to get an extension. According to sources, the CAC are left with several questions unanswered. Guha wrote that BCCI offered 10-month deals to head coaches so that they can find a way to coach an IPL team in the two months that remain. Read More »

LeBron Asked If Guarding Durant Is Tiring Him Out


Asked what should be at the top of the Cavs' to-do list for Game 3, James said, simply, "Win". "He's probably watched the game a couple times already, wants to see what areas we could be better at and where we could have the advantages". Read More »

Day done, McIlroy also likely to miss US Open cut


Open". The question is whether Erin Hills delivered either in the opening round. But in recent years, golf fan attire has added a new subcategory in which the fan doesn't just wear golf clothes , but dresses nearly exactly like the player they're following. Read More »

McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather

Mayweather said that a confidentiality clause is in place and that the financial purses of the fighters will not be disclosed. "I talked to him this morning, he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather on August 26 , and he wants to defend his title this year too", White said on Wednesday. Read More »

Dodgers' rookie Cody Bellinger becomes fastest to 21 HR-mark


Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger might or might not get an invitation to the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game in Miami next month. Five times in his career, Kershaw has allowed three or more home runs in a start. Following his seven-innings, one-run performance against Texas on June 7, the righty owned a 3.45 and Mets manager Terry Collins called him the team's steadiest starter. Read More »