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High flying Chile set sights on 2026 World Cup hosting

Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty as the Socceroos fought back to draw with Cameroon to leave both teams facing an early exit. He sent his pass straight to Sanchez who played a one-two with Vidal and toe-poked the ball in off the post. Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen rolled the ball out towards Joshua Kimmich, but Arturo Vidal deflected the ball into the path of Sanchez, who fired home. Read More »

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals


The winning team will face the victor of the TCU Horned Frogs and the Florida Gators in the finals beginning on Monday in Omaha . Fehmel surrendered four earned runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. And to lose four games the entire season, and we beat them two days in a row - it's hard to predict those things to happen, but that's why you have to play the games, and our kids embraced the challenge. Read More »

Celtics grab Jayson Tatum with #3 overall pick in NBA draft


During his lone collegiate season, he averaged 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, all while leading the Blue Devils to a No. "We anticipate being very active to try to improve our roster". Tatum gives the Celtics some immediate rotation flexibility, with the ability to play both forward spots and defend as many as four positions. Read More »

Kumble-Kohli communication had stopped six months ago


He was asked about Kumble's approach while coaching and he stoically maintained his stance. Gavaskar also said that he was unaware of the differences between Kohli and Kumble, whilst applauding Kumble for his efforts. "But it is the first time a known fighter like Anil did not stand up", said the former captain. CAC should be doing more for Indian cricket than just selecting the coach, ' he added. Read More »

Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

Coach Luke Walton , for his part, said he was not concerned about LaVar's comments that could affect his son and make him a target of other players in the National Basketball Association. "I'm not insane. I know it's going to take time to build and we're building, but when we get the right people in here, we're going to win". Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the Southern California News Group. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud


Ronaldo , the reigning Ballon d'Or award victor, last week said he's being unfairly treated by Spain's tax authorities, whose "persecution" has made him determined to leave Real Madrid and the country, a source confirmed to ESPN FC . While Perez's opponents have criticised reforms in the club statutes which have toughened criteria for aspiring candidates, his first task after being re-elected unopposed as Real Madrid president on Monday will be to appease Ronaldo amid speculation the ... Read More »

76ers, Lakers get wants, lead 1-and-done parade

The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder is prepared to play either position in the backcourt. "I'm very excited, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players", Fultz said. The Celtics will likely head into next season with Tatum as their main addition from the draft, and the big free agent domino is Utah's Gordon Hayward. Read More »

Tricky conditions as players begin third round of US Open


Among the early starters on another steamy day at Erin Hills , Casey survived a hair-raising round that included a gut-wrenching triple-bogey and a thrilling run of five straight birdies and ended with him signing for one-under 71. "It's definitely out there if you can get yourself on the fairways". After pars at 10 and 11, Reed birdied four of the next five holes, including a fantastic chip-in at 12 and a handsome putt at 16, to get to 7-under for the day and could have shot the lowest ... Read More »

Diego Costa ready to go head-to-head with Antonio Conte over Chelsea transfer

Earlier this month, it was claimed that head coach Antonio Conte had informed his top goalscorer that he was no longer part of his plans, and it was considered likely that the 28-year-old would find a new team ahead of next season. Atletico were given a two window transfer ban for breaking rules surrounding the transfer of players under the age of 18, meaning they can not register players until January 1st. Read More »

Big Papi's big night: Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34


In the game, Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon both hit two-run home runs and Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello snapped a four game losing streak. It was the 250th career home run for Ramirez, a good friend of Ortiz who was also born in the Dominican Republic. Read More »

South Africa level T20 series with England


England newcomer Tom Curran believes he can bowl even quicker after taking three wickets on his worldwide debut. Roy became the first player in worldwide T20 cricket history to be given out for obstructing the field after Andile Phehlukwayo's throw hit him when he was short of his ground. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths

Portugal came to life after a Ronaldo header thumped against the underside of the crossbar in the 26th minute. Four minutes later and it was 2-0, Ricardo Quaresma releasing left-back Eliseu down the left with a clever flick and his cross was turned in by Bernardo Silva. Read More »

Last-gasp Hamilton pips Bottas to Baku Grand Prix pole

Despite improving on Friday's underwhelming performance, the British driver will be desperate to translate his improving form into qualifying after enjoying a practice sweep in Baku a year ago only to clip the barriers in qualifying and subsequently starting 10th on the grid. Read More »

Only Lewis able to produce a lap like that - Lauda

Valtteri Bottas slotted his Mercedes AMG Petronas auto into second on the grid with Kimi Raikkonen outqualifying Sebastian Vettel at Scuderia Ferrari for the second time in three races. "I think I had the rhythm at the end but just didn't get everything right", Vettel said. I came across the line so happy, because even if I was second it was still an awesome one, single lap, which I was really proud of. Read More »

Tim Cahill, Ange Postecoglou back Socceroos to bounce back in Confederations Cup


Parity was short-lived, however, as just two minutes later Germany won a penalty when Massimo Luongo committed a foul in the box, with the spot kick converted by German skipper Julian Draxler to make it 2-1 at half-time. "The teamwork and spirit in the group is very good". "First half they were just too good for us", the Australian manager said. A year away from the World Cup in Russian Federation, there has never been a better time for the Socceroos to poach a first win over ... Read More »

Hamilton and Bottas race to one-two in Canada

Vettel was not particularly slow out of the starting blocks, but as Bottas dived underneath the German, and Max Verstappen raced around the outside, the driver who had finished either first or second at every round of the season so far, was suddenly on the back foot. Read More »

South Africa Beat England In A Thrilling T20 Encounter

South African players appealed and the on-field umpires sent the decision to TV umpire Robinson, who, after watching replays, rightly gave Roy out. However, following in-form batsman Roy's departure England innings was derailed. But South Africa levelled the three-match series at 1-1 when Hampshire all-rounder Dawson, who had taken 1-38 from his four overs, failed to connect with the final ball of the match. Read More »

#ConfedCup Ronaldo scores as Portugal, Mexico reach semis

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said the scoreline didn't reflect the intensity of the match and felt New Zealand deserved a goal. New Zealand boss Anthony Hudson felt the final result was harsh on his players. In the end, only one achieved their aim, Portugal easing through to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup while New Zealand's wait for a win at this tournament stretched to a 12th match. Read More »

Jeb Bush, Romney join forces to pursue Marlins


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , who initially teamed up with Jeter in the bid for the Marlins, has now joined Romney's group, according to Bloomberg . Bush was previously in talks with Yankee legend Derek Jeter on a $1.3 billion bid but reports suggested the pair couldn't come up with the money . Read More »

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Portugal head coach Fernando Santos enjoys watching Cristiano Ronaldo play just as much as the Real Madrid star's legion of fans, but that does not mean he will select him to face New Zealand in the Confederations Cup . "We could have scored more goals if we had been able to circulate the ball better but we understand that our lads maybe had too much adrenaline". Following a strong showing in a 2-1 defeat to Mexico three days earlier, the clash with the world No 8 Portuguese ... Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

He had surgery on his right groin last summer, but an injury on the left side went undiagnosed , sidelining him during much of the season. The Philadelphia Flyers happily grabbed Patrick with the next selection. "With Sid and Geno in Pittsburgh, Fleury wasn't as much of a focal point, but he still was a huge part of that organization, a big face there", said Engelland, a former Penguins teammate. Read More »

By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft


The Kings' first pick at No. 5 was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. 10 with the pick obtained from New Orleans for DeMarcus Cousins. There are nearly always more than 60 guys in an NBA Draft class worthy of getting a shot at making a roster or at least being secured to a franchise's G-League affiliate. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club

Winning his 10th title in Roland Garros places Rafael Nadal at the top of the table when it comes to clay court . They did let out a burst of claps and roars in the second set on one particularly exquisite display: Nadal sprinted to his left to chase Wawrinka's cross-court backhand wide of the doubles alley and whipped a forehand that curved around the net post and landed near a line for a victor. Read More »

Isiah Thomas a big fan of Lonzo Ball

The outspoken father pumped his fists and then took off his Big Baller Brand hat before tossing it into the crowd, according to the LA Times's Rania Ganguli. "In press conferences, I don't like a lot of hyperbole and a whole bunch of words", Pelinka said Friday. Say what you want about his father's outlandish claims, but this was the right pick for the Lakers to make. Read More »

Hayne admits his Origin comeback was 'touch and go'

Thurston stepped up amid a stadium full of boos to clinch a famous Maroons win. NSW were 16-6 to the good at half-time and looked certain for a series win but Queensland outscored them 12-0 in the second half to emerge 18-16 winners. Billy Slater's suspect shoulder is set to be given its sternest test since his return to the NRL with NSW intent on harassing Queensland's No.1 at every opportunity in his State of Origin return. Read More »

Portland Trail Blazers pull off huge trade during 2017 NBA Draft


The Blazers were looking to move up in the draft and Sacramento wasn't really thrilled with anybody available at their spot. In exchange for two picks in the first round (No. Previous year at Purdue he averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3 assists. Portland had the 26th pick in Thursday's draft and selected Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez scores, breaks record and wins MOTM! (plus video)

They will both qualify for the last four with a win or a draw in their final group match. This will be a stern test for this young German side, and exactly the kind of challenge the coach and his charges were hoping for. Video assistant referees were at the centre of attention again after two contentious calls during Chile's 2-0 victory over Cameroon . Having conceded early goals against both Brazil, in last week's 4-0 friendly defeat, and Germany , Australia coach Ange Postecoglou will ... Read More »

England's Lauren Winfield ruled out of India opener


India will next take on West Indies on June 29. This is the first time India have beaten England since July 2012, ending a run of six consecutive defeats against England . England have won the competition on their two previous occasions as hosts - the inaugural 1973 edition and in 1993 - although they are only second favourites this time around with bookmakers, behind defending champions Australia. Read More »

Shkodran Mustafi keen for Alexis Sanchez to stay at Arsenal

If the Chilean were to leave Arsenal in the summer it would come as a big blow to the Gunners and replacing a player of his calibre would be next to impossible. Arsenal will need leaders now more than ever and with the World Cup merely a year away, Ramsey will look to find, maintain and carry on the best possible form through next season to Russian Federation in 2018. Read More »

Confederations Cup final group matches kick off Saturday

Portugal top Group A with seven points, with Mexico ending in second place on goal difference to join them in the semis. Ronaldo buried the resultant penalty beyond Stefanovic to draw level with former Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and within nine goals of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at worldwide level. Read More »

Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo

Di Maria, who now plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain, will likely not serve any prison time because sentences of less than two years for first-time offenders are usually suspended in Spain. Mourinho has been accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spain of 3.3m euros (£2.9m) in taxes while he was Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012. Angel Di Maria has accepted paying €2m in Spanish back-taxes and fines alongside a one-year jail sentence, say reports in Spain. Read More »