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Only patience will build NHL's Golden Knights into Cup contender

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DON'T SLEEP ON: Vegas controls the trade market and can make some extra picks to flip a goalie or two. "What we've told everyone today is that today will be the last day we're going to have those discussions". "The balance is whatever feels right for our team", McPhee said. Teams are calling McPhee not just to negotiate a deal for them to pass on players they were forced to leave unprotected for the expansion draft but also to inquire about trading for a an opposing player who was left ... Read More »

BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting On; Oppn for 'Secular' Pick

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that if someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the goal of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them. Had they wanted my support, they would have declared one of the names already. Shiv Sena insiders said Uddhav had also tried to catch the BJP in a bind and grab the attention of a section of Hindutva adherents by pitching for Bhagwat as the President and pushed for Swaminathan to strike a chord with farmers agitating in ... Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

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Mourinho is the latest big name in football have been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently, including Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who was given a 21-month jail term. Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against the current Manchester United manager on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: Impossible to describe winning feeling of 10th French Open title

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Nadal was simply unstoppable as he roared past Stan Wawrinka and he became the outright second-most successful player of all-time as he moved onto a total of 15 Slams. The Spaniard won three titles on the Tour before entering Roland Garros. On Sunday, he will be playing in his 22nd Grand Slam final. It's a Grand Slam, but it's the same Grand Slam. Read More »

Why Denver is in good hands without Chauncey Billups

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday, June 19, that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's current contract when it expires June 30. David Griffin will not be returning to the Cavaliers as the team's general manager because, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical , Gilbert and Griffin did not have the same vision of the future for the Cavaliers . Read More »

Twins select Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in MLB Draft

The Cincinnati Reds selected right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Of the Mets' first 10 picks, nine are college players - the lone exception being second-rounder Mark Vientos, a third baseman from American Heritage High School in Florida. Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

And as for Cristiano, he is one player who is completely motivated to help Portugal , as he has always done", ESPN quoted Pepe as saying. Both teams are yet to win in the competition and must get the three points from the encounter. " New Zealand will be a different team compared to Portugal , but they are a hard team to beat", Osorio said at a press conference. "However, I hope the full stadium there to support us will be a source of strength and I am sure that together we can achieve ... Read More »

Loew: Experience of facing Chile is priceless for Germany

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Not only will Chile provide a stern test for the 2014 World Cup winners, Germany midfielder Julian Brandt also feels that the South Americans will provide a good gauge of his team's ability. We have a very young squad and haven't played much together and that's why people have put Chile slightly ahead but it's what happens on the pitch that matters. Read More »

Cristiano will pay 14.7 million euros to avoid prison sentence

Ronaldo has been with Real Madrid since 2009 but is linked with a return to United nearly on a yearly basis. Ronaldo has also been linked to Manchester United and AS Monaco. A judge will then decide if there are grounds to charge him with a crime. The question of Ronaldo using tactics to get the club to pay for a possible fine makes no sense because he is not like that. Read More »

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor mega-fight is officially set

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The latest dream to come true for the ex-Irish plumbing apprentice is a mega-money boxing bout against none other than Floyd Mayweather Jr . The fight exploded into life when Mayweather threw a series of hard-hitting punches towards Big Show before "Money" and his accomplices quickly exited the ring. Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

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The Madrid star has been making headlines in recent weeks following accusations that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. But he was all smiles, escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the Moscow pitch before netting his first Confederations Cup goal. Read More »

'The Fight Is On': Conor McGregor to Meet Floyd Mayweather in Octagon

The latter, who has a professional boxing record of 49-0, took to Twitter to confirm the news, shortly after the UFC champion teased his fans with this message: " THE FIGHT IS ON ". By putting up a picture of his opponent's father, McGregor took aim at Mayweather's age, which went down well with fight fans. It also helps pique public interest that "Money" Mayweather and "Mystic Mac" are two of the most outspoken and controversial athletes in the world. Read More »

ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy

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India, who holds the hosting rights for the next Champions Trophy in 2021, were thrashed by Pakistan by 180 runs in the finals at The Oval last Sunday. "We have not hosted any worldwide team for the last 8 or 9 years, Pakistani players are barred from playing in the IPL (Indian Premier League), but I'm sure with this victory our players will get more opportunities". Read More »

McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award

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Burns beat out Ottawa's Erik Karlsson , who scored 71 points. The Art Ross is given to the NHL's leading point scorer. An unsurprising nominee for the title of league MVP, McDavid hit the 100-point mark as a 20-year-old centerpiece of Edmonton's offense in 2016-17. Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights may get franchise goalie, young roster

FILE - In this February 24, 2017, file photo, Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin (20) controls the puck against the Arizona Coyotes during an NHL hockey game in Dallas. DON'T SLEEP ON: The Golden Knights will be young, but San Jose's David Schlemko (30) and Paul Martin (36) and New Jersey's Ben Lovejoy (33) are veteran options. Read More »

Johnson ready for break after Open flop

In the 116 previous U.S. Opens , only six players had ever reached 10-under par or better, never in the same tournament. He will be done playing before the leaders have reached the first tee. Johnson, whose fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, had the couple's second child on Monday, said he would head home and work on his game over the coming weeks. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Socceroos v Germany - Everything you need to know

Only three of the world champions from Brazil in 2014 have traveled to Russia: Shkodran Mustafi, Matthias Ginter and Julian Draxler . Germany sent on Timo Werner for the ineffectual Wagner , and the young RB Leipzig striker was causing Australia all sorts of problems with his pace, nearly scoring a fourth goal after a twisting and weaving run but could only manage to hit the post in the 75th minute. Read More »

Conor McGregor weight limit, glove size and round number revealed

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According to various media reports, the biggest hiccup to making the fight happen was finding a happy meeting ground, which would satisfy all parties. McGregor is the current UFC lightweight champion, which is at 155 lbs. "I don't know what it means for UFC", White said on ESPN . Also, if Mayweather wins against Conor McGregor , he'll be the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record. Read More »

Halep beats Pliskova to set up Ostapenko showdown

Ostapenko , who has never won a WTA Tour title, forged ahead in a first set that lasted over an hour, including a tie-break in which just four of the 11 points went with serve. "I am really happy", said Ostapenko after her win on the clay. "I was always playing aggressive and hitting the ball when I have a chance", said Ostapenko, who smacked 50 winners to Bacsinszky's 22. Read More »

Laidlaw defends Gatland's new Lions call-ups, saying: 'They're all Test players'

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Stephen Donald will lead the Chiefs against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday, when the visitors are likely to field a side without any of the players expected to face the All Blacks in next week's first test. The Lions ran out comfortable and worthy winners, 32-10, over Maori All Blacks with Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny contributing 20 points to the victory in Rotorua. Read More »

North misses out on Lions Test

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England's Owen Farrell has recovered from a leg injury to start at flyhalf in the team named on Thursday by head coach Warren Gatland . The Lions play three Tests against the world champions. Jamie George starts at hooker with Mako Vunipola and Tadhg Furlong either side of him in the front row. Conor Murray and Owen Farrell are paired at half-back with Ben Te'o and Jonathan Davies completing the midfield. Read More »

Draw is not the end, says Cristiano Ronaldo

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Mexico , winners of the tournament in 1999, now know a point in their final match against Russian Federation - who lost to Portugal earlier on Wednesday - will ensure they reach the semi-finals. After going down to New Zealand 1-0 in the first half of their second group stage match, Mexico turned it around in a sensational second half to win 2-1. Read More »

Golden Knights Ask Fans for Input on Which Blackhawks Player to Pick

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McPhee wasn't prepared to discuss individual players when specifically asked about Fleury, but noted there were no surprises based on the numerous mock drafts the Golden Knights conducted over the past few months. Just two years ago, the Senators got a first-round pick from Buffalo for goaltender Robin Lehner, Boston a first-round pick from San Jose for Martin Jones and NY second- and third-round picks from Edmonton for Cam Talbot. Read More »

Rockets Making Three Key Players Available for Trade

An extension agreement with Harden would assure a free agent the Rockets' top player would be signed for the duration of that players' contract . He averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 67 games last season. KRIV in Houston was first to report on Morey's extension. The Rockets will select No. 43 and No. 45 in the second round of Thursday's NBA Draft. Read More »

Sears Canada Plunges After It's Said to Near Creditor Protection

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Hightower Advsr Ltd has 0.01% invested in Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD ) for 135,451 shares. While having a peek at profitability ratios Sears Hldgs Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 22%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at -6.2% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at -7.2%. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

Not to say, of course, that New Zealand played the whole game around the gate, sometimes good team counterattacked, but the real danger of the gate Akinfeev case nearly never came. As is often the case, Ronaldo thundered his set-piece straight at the wall after lining up for it, but showed excellent skill to crack a left-foot shot at goal in the aftermath that bounced back off the bar. Read More »

Russian Federation delivers win for Putin

Over the next two weeks, eight teams will compete for global bragging rights and an opportunity to qualify for next year's World Cup. Russian Federation cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over New Zealand as the hosts made a confident start to the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors

The Madrid president, who was re-elected unopposed this week, gave a full-length interview to Onda Cero where he spoke at length about the Ronaldo situation . "We haven't received offers for anyone this summer". " I believe everyone must comply with their tax obligations and I know that Cristiano always does things the right way ". Read More »

Azarenka wins first match on return from motherhood

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There were a lot of ups and downs, good shots and then easy mistakes. Victoria Azarenka drew on her battling qualities to beat Risa Ozaki in her first competitive match since the birth of her first child at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday. Read More »

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against Highlanders

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A tour like this can often feel a bit claustrophobic but it is the type of challenge that Peter O'Mahony summed up last week when he said that Lions players are above global level. The challenge now is to carry that momentum into the Highlanders game tomorrow. After stewing on defeat for three days, the Lions are back on track. Read More »