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Valtteri Bottas remains uncertain about his Mercedes future

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The qualifying session will also be held today as part of the 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Hamilton and Vettel both have three wins from seven races, with champions Mercedes - despite trying to portray themselves as underdogs - ahead 4-3 thanks to Valtteri Bottas's win in Russian Federation. Read More »

Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou

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Robbie Kruse made a difference to the Australian attack when he came on midway through the clash against Germany . But Australia can take heart knowing that they pushed the world champions, who had outscored opponents 27-1 since the previous time they allowed two goals in a game, a 2-0 defeat to France at Euro 2016. Read More »

Shifted to second base, Asdrubal Cabrera asks Mets for trade

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Cabrera would have accepted the move had the Mets accepted his option, but the Mets have declined multiple requests from him and his representatives at Octagon. "But I am going to be there tonight and do the best for my team". He's a pro. He will go out and do the absolute best he can. I think he will. "They should have told me I could have played over there". Read More »

Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice in Baku _ then crashes

Red Bull's Max Verstappen led the way in both practice sessions for the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix but has left his mechanics with plenty of work to do after crashing. "Practice was good today", said Ricciardo. "I hope it's close tomorrow and hope we come out on top". The Mexican driver, who also crashed in practice in Baku past year, stood with his hands on hips as he surveyed the damaged vehicle. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Unwilling to Pay Alleged Debt, Say Gestifute

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid . The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Read More »

Royals beat Blue Jays, at .500 for first time since April

Happ has answered a slow start since coming off the disabled list with elbow inflammation to win back-to-back outings in sterling fashion. "We all knew", Junis said. The victory moved the Royals (36-36) to.500 for the first time this season. That's where it got rather nifty. He got the first two batters of the sixth before Dwight Smith Jr . Read More »

Confed Cup 2017: Round-up of all the action so far

It would mean they would nearly certainly need to get at least a draw against world No 17 Mexico, and probably a win given their last group match was against European champions Portugal . If they play with full focus, they will easily defeat New Zealand as it doesn't seem in its form. His comments flatly contradicted an anti-racism group's report 48 hours earlier which detailed incidents including an African player complaining of racist abuse by an opponent during a Russian Premier League ... Read More »

Auto rams police vehicle on famed Paris avenue; attacker dies

Scientific police officers investigate on the suspected auto, right, after a man rammed into a police convoy on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris , Monday, June 19, 2017. France also has a history of deadly vehicle attacks: In July, an Islamic State-inspired assailant plowed through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day, the national holiday, on a seaside promenade in Nice, killing 86. Read More »

There is now officially a Boston street named after David Ortiz

That's either quite a coincidence or a clever maneuver by the Red Sox . "I don't have enough words", he said, via MacPherson . With three World Series titles - including the 2004 championship that ended an 86-year drought - Ortiz dragged the ballclub out of its dynasty of disappointment and gave a fresh generation of Bostonians reason to fall in love with the Red Sox anew. Read More »

There could be pain in Spain as Mourhino faces tax charges

In another twist involving "hidden earnings" it has emerged that Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against José Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 amounting to some €3.3m, when he managed Real Madrid . In 2016, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano received a one-year suspended prison sentence for tax fraud while Barca superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar are both now awaiting court decisions. Read More »

Srikanth Beats Praneeth To Reach Australian Open Semis

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Srikanth and Sai Praneeth register hard-fought wins in their second round matches to set up and all-Indian men's singles quarterfinal clash. Earlier today, P.V. It then came a point where the scores were levelled at 15-15 after which the Chinese won 5 straight points to make it 20-15. The fourth seeded Chinese ousted Denmark's Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus 21-17, 21-12 in the quarters. Read More »

Lonzo Ball throws out first pitch at Dodgers game

Proud papa, non-stop hype man and brash and shrewd businessman, LaVar Ball is part Donald Trump, Don King, Ari Gold, the late Muhammed Ali and Kris Jenner rolled into one multi-cultural, bi-racial package of flair, bravado and marketing savvy. Read More »

Man United's Carrick taking it 'year by year'

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The legendary forward has scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for United before making his way to Real in 2009, where he has broken all records to become the club's all-time greatest scorer. Carrick has previously suggested that he will play for no other English team other than United but despite turning 36 in July, he has not ruled out continuing his career past the end of this campaign. Read More »

Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

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The Celtics are betting on their evaluations, both of Fultz and Jackson and/or Tatum. They also, of course, will be trading their No. 3 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft as well. The 76ers could package some of those packs with an existing player - such as center Jahlil Okafor - to get another first-round selection. "Two teams have two different agendas and you try to get to a common ground and where both sides feel comfortable moving forward and making a ... Read More »

Emirates Team New Zealand 2-1 up on Day 1

Getting an America's Cup boat on the water, let alone competing with Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing , which are both backed by billionaires, costs tens of millions of dollars. Artemis led at the start of all three races Saturday. "It's a similar situation with Formula One where they are looking for continuity and looking to try and bring more new teams in, reduce costs, so to have someone with Martin's experience in helping with those negotiations has been fantastic". Read More »

Team New Zealand go 3-nil up on Oracle

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Emirates Team New Zealand competes against Oracle Team USA in race one in America's Cup Finals. That's a reference to Spithill being Australian, as are other key decision-makers on the crew of Oracle, which is owned by American software billionaire Larry Ellison. Read More »

What Trey Lyles brings to the table

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Mitchell (6-3, 215, Louisville ) played two seasons at Louisville, averaging 15.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.7 assists in 34 games as a sophomore. "When I had conversations with Mr. Lindsey, he told me he didn't think I was going to be available at 24", Mitchell said. "I'm a hard-nosed and gritty defender", Mitchell said. Read More »

All Blacks take 13-8 lead at halftime in Lions test

Barrett began the Test by producing a magical one-handed pick-up and controlled the game as Steve Hansen's men piled the pressure on across 80 relentless minutes. Read lunged for the ball only for the whole scrum to shunt on, so he readjusted, made sure he avoided touching the ball and knocking on - and then flicked a stunning pass off the ground to scrum-half Aaron Smith. Read More »

Indiana Pacers introduce new draft pick TJ Leaf

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A Leaf blew into Indianapolis during the first round of the NBA Draft as though it's already Autumn, and time for training camp to start. The conference also had a record total of players picked in the two-round era with 14 after UA's Kadeem Allen (53) and Cal's Jabari Bird (56) became unexpected late picks. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: "We delivered a real blow to the Ferrari's"

Force India's Sergio Pewrez and Esteban Ocon were fifth and sixth with Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari seventh. Vettel finished just six-tenths behind third-placed Daniel Ricciardo and reckoned he was one lap short of the podium , as he finished outside the top two for the first time in 2017. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Other prominent football figures have been accused of tax fraud in Spain in recent months. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been convicted. 1 on July 31. Jose Mourinho has denied wrongdoing after new tax fraud claims. 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 »

Curran takes three wickets as De Villers stars for Proteas

But Bairstow fell to Chris Morris (2-18) and Roy was out two overs later, adjudged to have obstructed the field as he scrambled to make his ground and avoid a run out in the big turning point in the game. In the end, England could manage 171 runs for the loss of six wickets. The replays showed that Roy did change his path and came in way of the throw. Read More »

Kvitova reaches 1st final since attack

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The tournament's other Grand Slam victor, former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza , also reached the semifinals, only her third of the year and the first on grass since she reached the final of Wimbledon almost two years ago. Safarova came through a marathon battle with Australian Daria Gavrilova, triumphing 6-7 (4) 6-3 7-6 (5). Instead she had to accept the official s announcement that the ball had in fact touched the line. Read More »

Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison

The 54-year-old Mourinho , who coached Madrid from 2010-13, now coaches Manchester United . Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 to 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

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Mexico rallied in the second half and equalised through Raul Jimenez in the 54th minute. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

A three-time ACC Freshman of the Week, Tatum was a third-team All-ACC selection and a member of the ACC All-Freshman Team. Josh Jackson canceled workout while Danny Ainge was flying to Sacramento: Kansas Jayhawks star Josh Jackson blamed a failure to go through a pre-draft workout for the Celtics on the logistics. Read More »

'March Against Sharia' draws counter-protesters to State Capitol

This is obvious horse manure". After the residents were heated, the two rallies merged and law enforcement was called in to keep things civil. She describes herself as a Jewish woman who believes that Muslim Sharia practices could be a real threat to American society, though, she couldn't point to any examples of it actually being implemented in the country right now. Read More »

Liverpool to 'pay what it takes' for Mbappe - on one condition

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Paris St Germain are determined to to beat Arsenal and Real Madrid to the signature of Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe by launching a world-record £119million bid for the striker. Having already added Mohamed Salah to his squad and with the likes of Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho already on their books, Liverpool would have outstanding attacking options if they could somehow pull off the signing of Mbappe this summer. Read More »

Chelsea could be lumbered with Diego Costa until January

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I have no preference for a league, I just want to play'. But these issues are not thought to be serious enough to put his future in doubt. Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan have shown interest making a scoop for the striker. The 22-year-old, who joined Chelsea's academy at the age of 10, was sent out on six loan spells before the Italian boss chose to keep him at the club at the start of last campaign. Read More »

South Africa fight back to level series

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Jonny Bairstow started slowly in comparison to Roy but once again looked in good touch during a 110-run partnership with the opener in a little over 11 overs. England , who won the first encounter in Southampton by nine wickets, won the toss on Friday at Taunton and made a decision to have a bowl against a South African side that had recalled Chris Morris , Morne Morkel and Dane Paterson to the starting line-up. Read More »