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Our dream is to win the Cup: Alexis Sanchez

Loew revealed in Saturday's press conference there is a question mark over Liverpool midfielder Emre Can , who rolled an ankle in training, although centre-back Antonio Ruediger will start. Although Australia has Ange Postecoglou to thank for some critical adjustments to its overall game, Chile will easily capitalize on the kind of errors the Socceroos have been prone to make time and again. Read More »

Cavaliers owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day

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Chauncey would also be allowed to hire an experienced general manager to work alongside him to help build the team after the Cavaliers, and David Griffin parted ways. He joined hands with ESPN , turned a decision into The Decision and thumbed his nose at Cleveland . The Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the NBA Finals 4-1 to the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Australia, Cameroon hopes hit after 1-1 draw

Unbowed from a chastening first half against Joachim Low's experimental Germany side in their opening Group B match - some particularly benevolent goalkeeping from Bernd Leno gave the 3-2 scoreline a look that flattered Australia - Postecoglou stuck with his expansive 3-2-4-1 system. Read More »

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

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This was a no-lose situation for Vegas - no matter what they were walking away with a two-time Stanley-Cup winning netminder. He did a masterful job of making sure teams did business with him, rather than each other, in the lead-up to the expansion draft and it slowed the anticipated redistribution of players. Read More »

Lions wonder-try is mere consolation as All Blacks dominate opening Test

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BRITISH & IRISH LIONS full-back Liam Williams is optimistic about their chances of turning around the series against New Zealand , following this morning's comprehensive defeat to the All Blacks . Crisis averted, the All Blacks then worked their way into the contest, with forwards Read, Jerome Kaino and Brodie Retallick to the fore as the hosts began to build pressure through possession. Read More »

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

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The International Cricket Council ( ICC ) has reiterated its support for the Pakistan vs World XI match, in a bid to bring back international cricket in Pakistan. In 2015, Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe for a historic limited-overs series, but other Test-playing nations have not shown such willingness to play a cricket series in the country , forcing Pakistan to play their home games in the United Arab Emirates in the past few years. Read More »

Smith tips JT to line up for series decider

The maligned Mitchell Pearce leaving Cronk in his dust on the way to the try-line after a searing James Tedesco break could hardly have been more symbolic of a Blues coming-of-age storyline. Manly young gun Jake Trbojevic was equally impressive as he showed how multifaceted his game is. And so Queensland would be too, to paint a pronounced target on the back of Origin I wrecking ball Andrew Fifita. Read More »

Proteas pull off thrilling fightback to set up T20 decider

Liam Livingstone , who was making his debut for the hosts, was run out for 16 with two balls remaining meaning that England needed eight to win from the final two deliveries. But while it was an improvement on their limp batting display at Southampton , the Proteas' total appeared below par on a hard surface and at a ground noted for its small boundaries. Read More »

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

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So there you go. There's a chance L.A.is a bottom-five team next season, meaning the Celtics might end up with two top-five picks in the 2018 Draft. In one season he lead his team in a very competitive conference. At least I got to see them three-peat twice in the 1990s. Embiid, when he's on his game, is a major force for the 76ers as a scorer in the low post. Read More »

Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

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Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots in 31 games last season, missing the final 2 1/2 months because of a torn left meniscus. The 19-year-old point guard has 1.7m Instagram followers and has only been in college for a year but his father, Lavar, is one of the most outspoken people in sport . Read More »

Sergey Kovalev promoter incensed by low blows during Ward TKO

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For both fighters, Saturday's rematch is a chance to move beyond that controversial match, with Kovalev believing he was robbed of a victory and Ward believing he didn't get enough credit for the win. Either way, his hesitation allowed Ward the opportunity to land 2 more left hooks to the body. The decision aside, it was a great fight featuring two of the absolute best boxers in the world. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight Details Revealed

McGregor, the UFC's reigning lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, is known as much for his bravado as for his explosive knockout power inside an MMA octagon. "The unknown factor. Conor McGregor , when he steps in there, his stand up game, I'm very damn impressed with it". We got the thing done. The UFC stamp will be limited to the presence of McGregor, according to White. Read More »

Celts send top pick to Philly

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The Celtics and 76ers had agreed on the parameters of a deal on Saturday night after Philadelphia held a workout with point guard Markelle Fultz , who will become the fourth No. The Celtics will get an additional first-round pick in the 2018 or 2019 draft in exchange for moving down two spots in the first round this year. While Brown has some long-term promise still, there's something of a roster redundancy going on in Boston that's going to get solved via another trade sooner than ... Read More »

S Africa win after Roy's freakish exit

It looked as though England were going to stroll home, just as they had at Southampton in the first match, when Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow were batting so well in putting on 110 in pursuit of 174. Phehlukwayo had a shy at the non striker's end and the ball hit Roy on his boot. "I think it was a 50-50 call". "Everyone in the changing room thought it could go either way, so it's not massively controversial", Morgan told reporters. Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth clinches Australian Open Super Series title

Right from the start, the 24-year-old Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings and finished off in straight games to reach the summit clash. This was also Srikanth'sthird consecutive Superseries final. After an initial period of wariness, when both players tried keeping each other away from the net by playing long rallies, Srikanth switched to an all-out attack from 9-6 in the opening stanza. Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No

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The Boston Celtics have selected Duke Blue Devils forward Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . The 6-foot-8, 207-pound small forward averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game on his way to becoming a Wooden All-American and the Big 12 Freshman of the Year in his only season with the Jayhawks. Read More »

Magic has high hopes for No. 1 draft pick Ball

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". When the Lakers made it official, LaVar Ball claimed that he made his purple and gold hat when his son was a baby. Read More »

BCCI official: Kohli has to deliver otherwise he had it

Asked whether the CAC members had sensed Kohli's opposition to Kumble's candidature a year ago, Ganguly said: "There's no point discussing all that". Sehwag, who seems to be the frontrunner for the job, believes it would be tough for anyone to match Kumble's success as coach. June 23, 2016: Anil kumble appointed Indian Cricket Team coach, given a one-year chance. Read More »

Bruins leave McQuaid, Colin Miller unprotected

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The freeze and submission of protected lists , which are released Sunday morning at 10 a.m. EDT, created something of a trade-deadline feel as GMs had a lot of discussions and looked to make the pieces work. The ice is down and scoreboard lit up as the Vegas Golden Knights host a Glass Seat Reveal for prospective premium ticket members at the T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Read More »

Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

Ortiz shook off the bad performance with a laugh. David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout "Papi!" a few more times. Meyer was masterful against Kansas City in his last outing, matching a season high with nine strikeouts while blanking the Royals on two hits over six innings. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?

He says it gives him something to work toward. "(I could) learn a lot from him". Ball predicted Lakers forward Brandon Ingram , who just had an up and down rookie season, "going to be a superstar in this league". The Lakers figure to be interested in all of them. "They said they love my dad and left it at that". "He's going to do what he does, and we're going to do what we do, and we're going to get after it here". Read More »

Head Coach Luke Walton Wants LaVar Ball to Slow Down

It's exciting times for the LA Lakers . Johnson also echoed general manager Rob Pelinka's comments one day earlier about the Lakers' long-term plans when he cited 2018 salary cap relief as the second reason for trading Russell. Magic Johnson chose to go a bit further, though, and explain why the moves were made. The two 76ers roasted the Ball family on Twitter Thursday, after the Lakers had announced they were selecting Lonzo Ball with the No. Read More »

Team NZ take charge of America's Cup final

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Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby, left, and cyclist Josh Junior cross the boat as they race Oracle Team USA during the fourth race of America's Cup competition Sunday, June 18, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. The team is hungry and a very, very competitive group. "We're obviously going to put some hours in now, really have a good look back through all the video, all the data, sharpen up and come out swinging tomorrow". Read More »

Coach seeks a brighter beginning from Cameroon

With both teams on four points, three ahead of Australia and Cameroon who drew 1-1 earlier, they are in pole position to reach next week's semifinals. Indeed, Chile could have doubled their lead shortly afterwards when Eduardo Vargas unleashed a powerful long-range effort which crashed off the underside of the bar in the 19th minute. Read More »

Manchester United boss Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. They claim that Mourinho - who took over at United a year ago - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Read More »

S. Korea keeps close tabs on NK missile development

The indigenous missile known as Hyunmoo-2 has an estimated range of 800 Kilometers that covers all of the North, and will be deployed following two more tests . North Korea's state media, which is normally quick to publicize successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test . Read More »

Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid

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Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal worldwide scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus. "I have not spoken to Ronaldo, I have just heard what has been in the newspapers. We don t want to disturb his concentration with the national team", said Perez. Read More »

Arsenal admit defeat over Mbappe and turn to Lacazette

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The source added that despite the recent furore surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid future, PSG have been sceptical since the start as to whether he will actually be on the market this summer. But should Wenger end up unsuccessful in his pursuit of Mbappe, the Arsenal manager will turn his attention to Martial and is ready to test United's resolve with a £40 million offer. Read More »

New US Open champion Koepka took the road much travelled

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Having spent a good part of his golfing apprenticeship traveling the globe sleeping in cars and working his way up through the European minor tour, Koepka now steps into the USA sporting spotlight. Years since there was a play-off at the US Open (when Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines in 2008). He said he found himself trying too hard to win. Read More »

Sanches becomes leading scorer as Chile draw 1-1 with Germany

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Strangely enough it was a Shkodran Mustafi error that allowed Alexis through on goal in the early stages of the match. The world champions take on Cameroon's Indomitable Lions at Sochi's Fisht Stadium on Sunday while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games. Read More »

Danny Ainge 'mad' after Josh Jackson cancelled Celtics workout at last minute

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Most reports are indicating that the 76ers plan to nab Markelle Fultz , the former Washington Huskies guard. Tatum may not play a game for the Celtics however, as the Indiana Pacers are in trade talks with Boston to acquire Tatum. But he's really talented offensively and I think he's still just scratching the surface of what he's going to be. I was all for it. When Ainge said in a press conference following the trade announcement with the Sixers that "there is a good chance the ... Read More »