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Undercooked Warburton anxious about Lions spot

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Easy to say that after a convincing victory, of course, but McGeechan is a Lions legend and knows how these tours work. The British & Irish Lions put in their best display of the tour so far and a number of Irish players were involved. Read More »

Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

Ronaldo was accused last week of four counts of tax fraud totaling some $16.5 million and, as he is now under investigation by a Spanish court, must appear before the bench at Pozuelo de Alarcon on July 31, where a judge will decide whether to charge him with criminal financial wrongdoing. Read More »

Mourinho 'in compliance' with all his tax obligations

Spanish paper Marca had reported that Ronaldo told his teammates "there is no turning back". However Real club president Florentino Perez has insisted that Ronaldo will be staying at the club and no offer has been received to tempt him away. Read More »

Kumble Cites Differences With Kohli As He Steps Down As Bowling Coach

BCCI acting president CK Khanna, though, told reporters in New Delhi a formal replacement for the role would be in place sooner rather than later, with July's tour of Sri Lanka on the horizon. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has been constituted and they will be recommending the names. Speculations of a rift between the duo had created a buzz before the start of the recently-concluded Champions Trophy. Read More »

Jose Mourinho denies tax fraud

The Spanish prosecutor said the Real Madrid forward knowingly used a business structure to hide his image rights income in Spain between 2011 and 2014. The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its other leading stars. Last year, Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud along with his father and, though the Barcelona star was sentenced to 21 months in prison, did not serve time as it was suspended . Read More »

Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev

Both went into the fight with an otherworldly amount of hype but with many criticizing both for being untested by boxers of a similar skill ceiling. "I knew it was close , I went right back to the body", Ward said. Between exchanges, Ward used his lead hand to control distance, while on the inside he smothered much of Kovalev's offense. "Once I compute a fighter in my brain, I know what to do the next time around", he told Kellerman. Read More »

Celtics in line for a top forward

Markelle Fultz is expected to become the No. 1 pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association ( NBA ) draft after the Philadelphia 76ers swung a deal with the Boston Celtics for the top choice after watching his private workout. Read More »

Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

The Hawks shipped off the Howard to the Hornets just one year after bringing him in as a free agent (to the tune of a three-year, $70.5 million deal). It's a great city and players love to live here. Atlanta now moves on from a bad idea that never made any sense, and Schlenk has a much more blank canvas upon which to paint his own vision for the Hawks. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Naturally, Manchester United has been touted as a top destination for the forward, with Ronaldo having joined Real Madrid from the Red Devils back in 2009. CRISTIANO RONALDO will only consider a move to Manchester United if he makes a return to the Premier League , according to reports . He was runner up to Lionel Messi in the Ballon D'or votes for four consecutive years and kept on striving to match the Argentine and baring any surprise he will match Messi's total tally of five ... Read More »

Russian Federation vs Portugal FIFA Confederations Cup

In the first game against the Russian national team, New Zealand predictably gave the initiative to Cherchesov's charges, and after spending most of the match in defense, lost with a score of 2: 0. "I think we have the chance to fight for the title here - with a fit and healthy team we can go toe-to-toe with any team", said Juan Carlos Osorio . Read More »

NHL is the big show in Vegas

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Worst case scenario, they may lose one of the players like Griffin Reinhart , Jujhar Khaira , Laurent Brossoit or Tyler Pitlick . "The issue for us isn't going to be, 'Can we fill out the roster?'" McPhee told reporters after the list was released. Read More »

Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the All-Star forward has told the Pacers that he plans on leaving the franchise in 2018, and he prefers the Lakers . Love teamed with James and Kyrie Irving to help the Cavs reach three straight finals and signed a five-year, $110 million maximum contract to remain in Cleveland in 2015. Read More »

Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team

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Sarfraz had to come out on the balcony of his home holding high the trophy as hundreds of fans lined up in the streets outside and near his residence chanted Pakistan Zindabad as patriotic songs were also played. The players, including Hassan Ali, Baber Azam, Fahim Ashraf and Ahmad Shahzad, were warmly welcomed at the airport by the provincial ministers and a large number of cricket lovers and fans of the players. Read More »

Russian Federation vs Portugal 2017

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 21:00, will be a match of 2 rounds in Group A in the worldwide tournament Confederation Cup , in which at the stadium "Fisht" in Sochi, Mexico will face off against New Zealand . "We must be ready for them". Cristiano Ronaldo looks to be heading straight towards his fifth career Ballon d'Or. "We think we have a great chance tomorrow". Read More »

Reds offer $4 tickets in honor of Gennett's historic night

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After his historic night, Gennett was humble when talking about his performance. Gennett's exploits, including tying a team record for single-game RBI, came at the expense of the St. It's happened a grand total of five times, this years' occurrence being the fifth. The last time? Also against Cincinnati , in 2013. With one out in the inning and runners on first and third, Eugenio Suarez hit a sacrifice fly to right field. Read More »

Four Recognized as Academic All-Americans for Swimming and Diving

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This is the seventh consecutive semester RU has been honored with this award. There were over 720 teams from 443 institutions across all levels of college swimming and diving (NCAA / NAIA / NJCAA) to earn the academic distinction. Clune, the team's reigning Most Valuable Swimmer, swam provisional qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke at the 2017 Centennial Conference Championships, taking gold in the final after breaking the school and conference records in the preliminaries. Read More »

Mike Sullivan says Matt Murray will start for Penguins

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We have good lines and young guys who are flying. Only one of those contests will be at Bridgestone Arena . The feeling here is that Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is just as adamant as Laviolette was and that Murray will be the starter in Game 5. Read More »

Brazilian Soccer Star Ronaldo Accused of Tax Evasion

Ronaldo , who was recently named by Forbes experts as the highest-paid athlete in the world, worth $93 million-a-year, faces five years behind bars if convicted, although it's unlikely the 32-year-old will serve any time if he is found guilty. Read More »

Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade talks

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One thought was that if the Indiana Pacers traded with the Lakers , they would get Russell in the trade even if they didn't get the number two pick. Because the Lakers might not want to risk George going to, say , a contender with one LeBron James who could convince him to stick around, Los Angeles might have to give up something to get the forward now instead of in free agency. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany braced for Socceroos counterattacks in Sochi opener

Three minutes into the second half, Germany appeared to have made the points safe when Goretzka ran through a gaping hole in the Australia defence and rifled home from Joshua Kimmich's pass. It was an average performance by Germany who only did what was required to take the victory in their opening match in Russian Federation, and they will struggle against better sides in their current form. Read More »

Oakland Raiders to make Derek Carr highest paid quarterback in NFL

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It is no secret that Derek Carr is the quarterback of the future for the Oakland Raiders . ESPN's Adam Schefter , who is one of the best at breaking National Football League news, reports today that Carr and the Raiders are close to a contract extension that would pay the franchise quarterback upwards of $25 million annually. Read More »

Stock Check For Plato Capital Limited

FBR & Co raised their price target on Cooper Tire & Rubber Company from $48.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. They expect $0.89 EPS, down 23.28% or $0.27 from last year's $1.16 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 27th. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company's payout ratio is 10.45%. Read More »

David Griffin Out As Cavaliers GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and its General Manager, David Griffin , have mutually decided not to extend David's current contract, which ends June 30, 2017. But the Cavs are not going to manufacture the miracles Griffin wrought without help for Billups, at least initially. He's also friends with Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor set Las Vegas fight date

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Mayweather , 40, has been retired since September 2015, when he bowed out with a defeat of Andre Berto that took his professional record to 49-0. Beyond that, not much is known about the fight with McGregor . "We've been in negotiations for a while", White told SportsCenter . The UFC stamp will be limited to the presence of McGregor , according to White. Read More »

Offer reportedly on the table from Lakers for Paul George

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According to Ric Bucher, the Pacers thought they could get some leverage by putting the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in a bidding war against each other. George recently informed the Pacers that he intends to leave IN after next season and it looks like he could end up IN purple and gold sooner than later. Read More »

Indiana Pacers G Paul George Addresses Trade Rumors

George said last week he expected to play out his contract with the Pacers in 2017-18, shooting down rumors that had him bound for the Cavaliers . The Cavaliers swept the Pacers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs largely because they double-teamed George throughout the series. Read More »

Nuttall quits as UKIP leader after United Kingdom election

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The culmination of a lifetime ambition, he called for June 23 to be declared a national holiday, and his plucky, tenacious campaign led to him being feted around the world, most notably by USA president Donald Trump. Mr Farage said: "I was thrilled to lead Ukip, to pressure Cameron into offering a referendum". As Mr Redwood gave his say on the matter, Piers - who is known for his heated debates - tried to interrupt him, but to no avail. Read More »

Maroons ready to bounce back, says Cameron Smith

Then after 24 minutes James Maloney created a try for Brett Morris and two minutes later Mitchell Pearce danced through the centre of the park to extend the lead. The Maroons looked short on ideas early on in the second-half but kept their belief before reward came in familiar fashion. They trailed 16-6 at half-time but scored all the points after the break to win. Read More »

Kings turned down No 2 pick trade offer from Lakers

When it comes to George , meanwhile, ESPN reported earlier Tuesday that the Indiana Pacers have commenced trade talks with the Los Angeles Lakers , who overwhelmingly rank as George's preferred destination as his own free agency looms in the summer of 2018. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Making It Known He Would Leave Cleveland If LeBron Leaves

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) leaves the media press conference following the 93-89 victory against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Irving's future may be uncertain at this point, but so is the future of the Cavaliers team. The Cavs are in danger of losing the three most important players they now have on their roster. Read More »

1 overall draft pick to 76ers

The thinking behind the trade, largely, is that the player the Sixers mosts covets in this year's draft - point guard Markelle Fultz , would not be available by pick 3, whereas the players the Celtics are circling - forward Josh Jackson and forward Jayson Tatum - nearly certainly will still be available at pick 3. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Aegon Championships — ATP Queen's

He won Queen's in 2008 before going on to lift his first Wimbledon title, again taking the Grand Slam trophy at the All England Club in 2010. "It's incredible, I am very emotional", Nadal told the crowd on the Court Philippe Chatrier in French after he won an Open era record 10th French Open title. Read More »

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Takes Indefinite Leave From Team

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Johnson Jr., one of the most praised recruits in the 2017 class, has had a bumpy road since arriving in Lincoln in January. "You're in college now", Johnson Sr. Keyshawn Johnson Sr . released a statement on Tuesday night, announcing that he was heavily involved with the decision along with head coach Mike Riley and fully supportive of this move and the Nebraska football program. Read More »