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Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown

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Playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final, Nadal triumphed in Paris without dropping a set for a third time. Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a major tournament with all matches being best-of-five-sets in the Open era, which dates to 1968. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (about 2.91 million pounds or N1.46 billion), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement. Mourinho is yet to respond to the claim. It will now be up to a judge to decide whether to take the matter to court. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years. Read More »

Mike And Maria Kanellis Debut At WWE Money In The Bank

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Kanellis said that she's been gone for seven years, because she's been searching for the flawless partner, and now the two of them are here to educate everyone on Smackdown Live on the power of love. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross commented on the debut, stating , "Maria Kanellis & hubby Mike Bennett are excellent hires for WWE". The duo announced they'd arrived to show everyone on SmackDown Live "the power of love", before making their exit to a bombastic '80s power ballad. Read More »

Portugal 2-2 Mexico - Player of the Match - Ricardo Quaresma

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However, the goal was ruled out less than a minute later as the referee used the Video Assistant Referee to check Pepe's positioning when the ball had been fed back into the box from Ronaldo's free-kick. However, other than that he did not threaten Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . The second half became more defensive as both sides wanted to protect what they had, and Ochoa produced a huge save from substitute Andre Silva , whose header was heading for the bottom corner, only to ... Read More »

Mannix On Toucher & Rich: Will Celtics Use Third Pick On Thursday Night?

Celtics fans watched presumptive top pick Markelle Fultz , the point guard seemingly everyone feels is the best player in the draft, slip from their hands. Boston, meanwhile, could potentially own the draft rights to seven first-round selections over the next three seasons. Could the Celtics get that Superstar they have needed with theit surplus of picks, and the assets they have. Read More »

GM Griffin, Cavs part ways after title, 3 straight Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert released a statement on Monday evening announcing that David Griffin is out as general manager of the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions. Wow. It's the National Basketball Association offseason, it's a Monday night, like midnight on the East Coast and yet people are reacting to LeBron's tweet like insane. Read More »

Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

He also included photos of the pair. Mayweather will fight at the relatively advanced age of 41 in a bout that McGregor has been pushing for months. White has predicted the bout could break records at the box office, topping Mayweather's mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao that drew 4.6 million pay-per-view buys. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers, David Griffin part ways after incredible run

Billups is also close with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. However, Griffin does have a strong resume, which includes the trade with Minnesota that brought Kevin Love to Cleveland in the summer of 2014. But despite Griffin's many successes, Gilbert decided they needed to go separate ways, ending a stretch of unprecedented accomplishments for the Cavs. Read More »

Florentino Perez 'hasn't spoken' to Ronaldo about exit rumours

There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo , who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez . "This is all very unusual, I will have to speak with him to see what's going on". "I'm sure he will speak to us about what has happened (with the tax case), which has obviously affected his credibility, and we'll see what happens". Read More »

Lucky loser Jordan Thompson edges out Andy Murray at Queen's

The Australian, ranked 90th in the world, delivered undoubtedly the biggest performance of his career to dump Murray out of Queen's and hand him his first loss in Surbiton since Radek Stepanek defeated him by the same scoreline in 2014. Andy Murray has said he will donate his winnings from this year's Queen's championships to help those affected by the Grenfell disaster . On a day of upsets, Feliciano Lopez beat second seed Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (4), 7-5, while Thanasi Kokkinakis ... Read More »

Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick

The future first round pick will be the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 pick if it's within the No. 2 to No. 5 range of the 2018 draft. In addition to this year's No. Using that ammunition to bring in George - who averaged a career-high 23.7 points-per-game on 46-percent shooting last season, and is considered a superstar talent by numerous top National Basketball Association minds - makes too much sense for the Celtics not to pull the trigger if they want to try and legitimately compete with ... Read More »

Alves tells Juventus he wants to end contract

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Alves has won an incredible number of trophies throughout his career, the best years of which he spent at the Nou Camp with Guardiola, and a chance to work with him again at this stage of his career is surely one that he will jump at. He initially struggled to make an impact in Turin and last November suffered a broken leg in a defeat at Genoa, which appeared to have brought his time at the club to a premature end. Read More »

Simona Halep won's have an easy time getting over this loss

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Ostapenko's win denied Halep not only a first Grand Slam title but what would have been a win that elevated her to the No. 1 ranking, bumping the struggling Angie Kerber who still hangs on to the top spot. That also helped me. "I think I played OK". Ostapenko made a strong comeback to win six of last seven games of the set as she mixed up the rhythm with consecutive backhand hitting to force a decider at 6-4. Read More »

LeBron James' Top NBA Finals Performances

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He is set to earn about $33.8 million next season before he nearly certainly opts out of the final year before hitting the National Basketball Association lottery one more time in his career. While the whole world is talking about the ring and the Warriors second title, we will mention the person who is responsible for it. KD added that she knows everything he went trough and that in fact, they together were in it all the time . Read More »

Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

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George instructed his agent to inform new Pacers president Kevin Pritchard of the All-Star forward's plans, according to the Vertical . George averaged 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season, helping the Pacers reach the playoffs, where they were swept by the Cavs in the first round. Read More »

Andre Ward becomes pound-for-pound king, stops Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev listens during a news conference Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Las Vegas . It turned out, that's exactly what Andre Ward had in mind, too. and Conor McGregor announced their own fight. "I think it was plain to see that I broke him mentally and physically", Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) said afterward. Read More »

Farrell wins fitness battle for Lions Test against New Zealand

It's on his left leg. "I've no doubt he will be 100 per cent fit". He will train tomorrow'. Wade, Gatland said, arrived the day before the match, came off the bench, and didn't play well because of his lengthy travel. "As long as you are within the rules, I don't see any problem". It's full of guys who are used to winning and know how to win. " The All Blacks are the best team in the world and rightly so, they're an unbelievable side". Read More »

Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Kohli

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Well played, deserved winners and a great result for Pakistan cricket", former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said. Meanwhile, Arthur paid tribute to Sarfraz's role as both a tactician and a leader following what was by, the coach's own admission, a "shambolic" first-up loss to India. Read More »

Frankie Dettori ruled out of Royal Ascot

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Dual 2,000 Guineas victor Churchill renews rivalry with Barney Roy - Coolmore against Godolphin . "I believe life is about how you cope with challenges", said Dettori. "If we hadn't had any success it's doubtful I'd have come again - it costs over $20,000 per horse round trip so it was a big gamble". "I think the guys have realised what an opportunity this is for them plus June's a good slot in the diary for us", adds Ward. Read More »

Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis subject of trade discussions

Jackson has also said recently Porzingis is not ready to be the team's leader, and the two have yet to define a role for Porzingis, who averaged 4.8 3-point attempts per game this season. Adding, "If he's going to be traded, he's going to play out his contact and decide his future on his own". The Knicks hold the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft and a youth movement should theoretically be coming to Madison Square Garden. Read More »

Real Madrid's Perez on Mbappe: 'For the moment he's a Monaco player'

This is all very unusual. "I've seen very little of Mbappe, I know he's 18, a very good player, but for the moment he's a Monaco player", Perez said in an interview on radio station Onda Cero . "All we know is that he's unhappy with the treatment he has had from the press, who have claimed that he is a tax cheat". The French manager had told Ronaldo that Real Madrid team needs him and his winning mentality to guide the club to many more victories. Read More »

Real president Perez 'not contemplating' Ronaldo departure

Rumours of his impending exit sparked a bidding war among European giants with United, Chelsea , Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich scrambling for his signature. "The truth is that we have great goalkeepers". "We weren't on the edge of signing him, because of his age". Manager Jose Mourinho had a hard relationship with Ronaldo during the Portuguese coach's three-year spell at the Bernabeu, and it is believed that the Champions League victor was not initially a target drawn up ... Read More »

Perez mum on rumours Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid

Reports linking Champions League victor Cristiano Ronaldo with a possible move to Bayern Munich if the Portuguese chose to leave Real Madrid were a hoax, the German champions said on Monday. will take place in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium at 19:30CET. Perez's first task after being reelected unopposed as Real Madrid president yesterday will be to appease Ronaldo amid speculation the four-time world player of the year wants to leave. Read More »

No offer received for Ronaldo, says Real boss

That situation changed last week when Ronaldo let it be known that he wants to leave Spain because he is angry at being accused of evading of £12.8m in tax between 2011 and 2014. Ronaldo , Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. Read More »

Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig Homers, Gives Fans Double Birds

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Miller, who surrendered only one earned run over his first 27 games, was charged with four on two hits and two walks. Yan Gomes' throw to second base was snared by Erik Gonzalez who whipped the ball back to Gomes to no avail. PADRES 4, REDS 2: In San Diego, former TinCap Franchy Cordero's go-ahead single in the seventh inning capped a comeback that included fellow former TinCap Hunter Renfroe's two-run homer, sending San Diego to a sweep-completing victory over Cincinnati. Read More »

Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala launch sports-related venture capital summit

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Welp, the Warriors just won the NBA Finals and are looking to repeat, but they have an important offseason to navigate before they can focus on their next title quest. Durant would have made $28 million next year had he picked up the option. Stephen Curry , Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala all have their contracts expire on July 1 , among others. Read More »

Ward vs Kovalev 3? Sergey should leave Andre alone, for now

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It's what Andre Ward had meant to do when the contract was signed for the light heavyweight title rematch with Sergey Kovalev , who many thought won their first fight last November. "I don't know, I can't explain it", Kovalev said. This is (expletive). I could have continued. Yes, he punched me but I didn't feel it. After 12 rounds of fighting, Ward earned a narrow decision victory but it was immediately clear that these two would be going at it again in the near future. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

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He has led Madrid to back-to-back Champions League titles and its first Spanish league in five seasons this year, and helped Portugal to win last year's European Championship. Reports of a rejected EUR60million bid from United seem wide of the mark, though, according to Madrid president Perez, who remains keen to keep Morata in the Spanish capital. Read More »

Madrid following Mbappe and Donnarumma but not interested in De Gea - Perez

United have been strongly linked with a move for their former forward, but Perez is not thinking about the possibility of Real losing their talisman. "I have a good relationship with him after working together for eight years". But neither the Real star, on worldwide duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, nor the club itself have confirmed reports that he is heading for the exit at the Santiago Bernabeu. Read More »

Champions Trophy final between India and Pak is most tweeted ODI ever

After scoring a mammoth 338 runs, Pakistan shot India down at 158 runs to secure one of the greatest victories in the history of cricket. Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face. The future of the tournament is at risk as the ICC prepares to hold its annual conference in London on the back of a successful eighth edition, won by Pakistan after a final against India with an estimated viewing audience in the hundreds of millions. Read More »

Pakistan stun holders India to lift Champions Trophy

Pakistan itself has hosted only a handful of global cricket matches over the past decade due to security fears. There were no other changes in the teams standings led by South Africa, although India , England and Bangladesh have all lost a point each. Read More »

Woman picks up deadly rattlesnake thinking it was a toy

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Her husband Ariel Rosso chose to post Wednesday night's hilarious encounter, which was captured by home surveillance cameras, on YouTube . "I was cracking up", she said. "So I let it go". "And it didn't make sense". Our dog at the vet. He said the family is laughing about it now, but the night could have played very differently. Read More »