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Russell paces Cubs to 11-1 win over Marlins

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The Marlins scored three unearned runs in the first after leadoff hitter Ichiro Suzuki reached when Russell bobbled his grounder for an error . Jose Martinez's two-run homer, his second in three games, gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Read More »

Verstappen sets the pace

Red Bull Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia sits in his vehicle during the first practice session at the F1 Grand Prix circuit in Baku , Azerbaijan , Friday, June 23, 2017. One rumor is that, while Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen may appear under contract for 2018, they may have exit clauses in the event Ferrari comes knocking. Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant trolls Russell Westbrook with cupcake hat featuring ring

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As the story goes (as uncovered by SI's own Lee Jenkins), Westbrook Instagrammed a photo of cupcakes on the Fourth of July a year ago after Durant made his decision to leave the Thunder . Westbrook, without Durant had one of the best individual season in National Basketball Association history, averaging a triple double and is a finalist for MVP along with former Thunder teammate James Harden and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. Read More »

Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

Real Madrid , for what it's worth, appears to be doing what it can to retain Ronaldo, with manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly reaching out to calm the star's worries and pitch him on staying put. It will be up to a judge to decide whether to take Mourinho to court. Last Friday (16 June) it emerged that the four-time Ballon d'Or victor was "outraged" following allegations he knowingly failed to pay up to £13m ($16.6m) in taxes to the Spanish authorities. Read More »

Warren Gatland: 'British and Irish Lions can have no complaints'

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The first Test became a role reversal in styles then, the All Blacks rejecting their fluent offloading game in a bid to get the job done - and the Lions conjuring some serious flair, but without the grunt work required for a win. Four players have been released by the All Blacks to play for the Hurricanes against the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday, the last midweek match of the Lions' New Zealand tour. Read More »

De Villiers remains defiant despite disastrous SA performance in Champions Trophy

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Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday applauded the Indian bowlers' performance in the do-or-die clash against South Africa , saying it was a ideal example of how not to give away cheap runs. But the run out of AB de Villiers to a fine throw by Hardik Pandya , turned the match on its head. The preceding games will be played on June 23 and June 25 at Tauton and Cardiff. Read More »

Great Britain grabs Red Bull Youth America's Cup Title in last-minute upset

New Zealand sailed to the edge of victory against the U.S. America's Cup holders on Sunday, taking a 6-1 lead in the first-to-seven final and setting themselves up to revenge a humbling defeat in San Francisco in 2013. "We're just going to look at tomorrow as another day". "That was exactly what the boys needed", said Spithill. Little separated the boats for the remainder but victory was effectively sealed when Spithill made gains late on leg five upwind and shot sufficiently clear ... Read More »

Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas

With the safety vehicle out for a third time , as debris littered the 3.7-mile track following a number of collisions through the pack, Vettel rammed into the back of Hamilton . But for all of the freaky goings on in the race, perhaps the most unexpected result was Fernando Alonso in the McLaren. But Bottas had to pit on the second lap for a new front wing, dropping to last, while Raikkonen complained of damage to the rear of his auto. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

I just kept my head cool and took it to the end". "I can't describe how I feel, it's beyond wonderful". Daniel Ricciardo says he could never have imagined winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after a disappointing qualifying result and revelled in his victory following a "crazy race". Read More »

Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America

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One of the prizes eluding Scott Dixon in his illustrious Indy auto career was a win at Road America in Wisconsin. This is going to be Penske vs. Ganassi, which swept the top six positions on Sunday, not that we ever really expected anything more this year. Read More »

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot on play-off hole to win Travelers Championship

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Spieth birdied two of the last three holes Saturday to finish with a 4-under-par 66 in the third round to stand atop the leaderboard - a position he has held in each round. "It was a tougher day today with the wind, " Broadhurst said. "I'm going to go out there and play solid golf", Spieth said. It also was the first on tour for the 23-year-old North Carolinian. Read More »

Cameroon and Australia share the spoils in Saint Petersburg

Australia now head to Moscow to play Chile , where they must win and have another result go their way to reach the semi-finals in Russian Federation. We had less rest than them, they were out on our feet but we still kept going. Germany , with only three players from its World Cup-winning team, played catch-up most of time against the more experienced Chileans, but it was able to earn the draw after Lars Stindl scored from close range in a counterattack just before halftime. Read More »

Real Madrid star to remain at the Bernabeu

Florentino Perez has stressed that Cristiano Ronaldo will only leave Real Madrid if a club matches his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed those who have called the Portugal global "a delinquent" following his tax issues. According to an article published by UK's The Sun , Mourinho fell out with Ronaldo while he was the Real boiss, as he believed he was one of the high-profile players who had turned against him. Read More »

WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles

And with the Lakers projected to draft Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the upcoming draft, Russell and Ball actually seemed like a potentially exciting backcourt. We know that the goal here is to compete for championships. When you have that much cap space, we're going to be major players next summer. After Thursday's draft, LaVar proclaimed, " Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year". Read More »

Deadlocked Bill Cosby Jury Ordered to Deliberate for Fifth Day

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Cosby testified in a 2006 deposition that he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the objective of giving them to women before sex. Specifically, the jurors asked to hear a portion where the concerned mom described how she felt after speaking with Cosby. "I have an obligation to this jury to instruct them on the law". Read More »

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata AGREES to Man Utd move

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It is learnt that if Manchester United fail to agree a deal for Morata they will try to sign Italian striker Andrea Belotti from Torino, who has a 100 million euro ($112.66m) release clause in his contract. Asked if he Morata had already agreed a deal, he continued: "I can say there's a very important proposal and the decision rests with Real". The Old Trafford side are confident of negotiating a transfer at a lower price if they can pay most of the fee up front. Read More »

Markelle Fultz calls selection by Sixers 'unreal'

Don't forget the trade that featured the No. 1 overall pick that netted them a first round pick. So who shall lead the talented trio of Embiid-Fultz-Simmons, a trifecta of first- and second-year players. And considering the pathetic situation Philadelphia sports is in these days, I think the excitement for the Sixers is refreshing. Even though the Celtics didn't make a trade, Boston still has potential trade chips if they wanted to. Read More »

Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

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The 32-year-old Portuguese star is facing four charges of fraud through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014 and will appear before a judge on July 31, judicial sources told AFP. Worldwide media outlets have heavily linked him to a move to his former team, Manchester United . Real Madrid and Man United are not directly involved. Read More »

Nadal Writes History by Winning 10th Roland Garros Title

Nadal added: "I didn't really think I'd have such a long career and win so many tournaments". "I think I'm still - I still can not believe it, because it was my dream and now it came true", she told reporters after defeating Simona Halep, who was seeded third in the tournament. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

Vettel claimed Hamilton had braked in front of him and he responded by driving into the back of his rival before then bumping the Briton from the side. A safety vehicle period followed to remove debris from the track. Prior to that carnage, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon , third and fourth at the time , hit one another and both suffered punctures as a result . Read More »

Chile draws with Australia to reach Confed Cup semifinals

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Neither were in evidence Sunday in Sochi as Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka eventually left the field around three minutes after his boot connected with Emre Can of Germany . Joachim Low - who recorded his 100th Germany victory in his 150th match in charge - also criticised Roldan for his eventual decision and said VAR needs to be improved. Read More »

Joey Gallo hits inside-the-park home run against Blue Jays

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Gallo lofted a fly to left field in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game in Texas, and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Steve Pearce crashed into the wall while in pursuit, missing the ball. The lefty gave up 9 hits, at least 1 in each inning, with 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and 1 hit batter. His inside-the-park shot leading off the fifth was among his career-high three extra-base hits - he also had two doubles and scored three runs. Read More »

Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

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Unseeded Lopez beat Bulgarian sixth seed Dimitrov 7-5 3-6 6-2 in the second semi-final at Queen's Club in London . Cilic will now face another awkward grass-court opponent in American Donald Young while Sam Querrey overcame Murray's conqueror Jordan Thompson 7-6 (7/3) 3-6 6-3 to book a quarter-final with Gilles Muller . Read More »

Danny Ainge says Celtics would have taken Jayson Tatum with top pick

This from a team that finished 12th just three years ago shows the unbelievable progress Boston have made under Stevens. The Celtics handed over their top pick to the 76ers within the past week. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper on Friday. The chances of a big trade happening are not great. The Celtics may get another top choice out of it as well. Read More »

NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

And Marc-Andre Fleury is already a fan favorite, receiving a nice welcome when he was introduced to the fans in Vegas at the expansion draft . You're the most liked and gushed about dressing room teammate of your generation. Coach Gerard Gallant can win games with the lineup assembled and there is still free agency to come. "So, we're really happy with that". Fleury's wife Veronique is with him, and he won't be emotionally alone in the dressing room either when training camp opens. Read More »

Sebastian Vettel: Lewis Hamilton brake-checked me

Vettel threw his hands into the air, then drew alongside Hamilton and swerved into the side of him. "I like Formula 1 racing", he said. "Nothing happened, did it?" Vettel exclaims, "He brake tested me! I want to win the championship the right way". Read More »

Stroll rewarded with shoey after first F1 podium in Baku

After eight races, Vettel leads Hamilton by 14 points in the drivers' championship. Hamilton, who led for much of a race that was red-flagged on lap 21 as the street circuit was cleared of debris, suffered his misfortune on the 32nd of 51 laps. Read More »

Real do not want Ronaldo to leave: Salgado

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It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m (£12.9m) in tax through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014. "The last time that I talked with Cristiano was in Cardiff, after the game". Marcelo has spent practically his entire senior career at Real Madrid , having moved to the Spanish capital in 2007 as an 18-year-old. Read More »

America's Cup: New Zealand lead Team USA 6-1

This is a rematch of the epic 2013 match on San Francisco Bay, when Team New Zealand, then led by Dean Barker, reached match point at 8-1 before Oracle rallied to win eight straight races in one of the greatest comebacks in sports to retain the Auld Mug. Read More »

Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A League

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson's explanation of the promotion included reference to Tebow's home OPS (so what?), acknowledgment that "it's not like he's tearing up the lead" (uh huh), and reference to his "positive" marks in metrics like chase rate and exit velocity (suuuure). Read More »

Magic Johnson Couldn't Resist Trashing Poor D'Angelo Russell

I needed somebody that could also make the other players better and also somebody that players want to play with". So, why not build a " family , " or a group that makes each other better, instead of looking for a ball-dominant scorer who is a top 10, maybe top 5, player of all time. Read More »

Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

Philadelphia drafted the 23-year-old out of Kansas with the third overall pick of the 2014 draft. The Bulls also held the 38th pick in the second round. Fultz, Simmons and another recent Sixers high draft pick , Joel Embiid , form a promising young trio that could allow Philadelphia to rise from the lower depths of the league. Read More »

LaVar just can't let Lonzo enjoy his National Basketball Association draft moment

Not only did Lonzo have to pan out to be an NBA-caliber talent, but the Lakers had to need a player of his position and style, and also had to land a lottery pick in the right spot to draft him. And I said, OK, that's all I needed to hear. "Obviously, he's the best point guard to ever play", Ball, wearing a purple-and-gold Lakers hat, said after his selection. Read More »