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Kevin Harvick wins at Sonoma for 1st victory of season


Every point will matter this week. HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand benefited from another mistake at the start by skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA to win the seventh and eighth races of the America's Cup on the Great Sound on Sunday. Read More »

Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks


While this seems like a blockbuster move, which it is, I think it's just the first domino to fall in what is going to be an exciting offseason in the National Basketball Association. 3 pick in the draft, which they acquired from the 76ers via the Sacramento Kings . The former Washington star had promised to make a shoe statement. Read More »

Germany far too good, says Australia boss Postecoglou


Australia will face Germany in a Confederations Cup , Group B soccer match scheduled Monday, June 19, 2017 . And if he nets twice in Russian Federation - and who would bet against that given his fearsome tournament record - Cahill will reach 50 goals for his country. Read More »

Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft


But hey, at least Jackson recognizes his own strengths and weaknesses. That is why the Phoenix Suns chose him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as they hope he can join fellow youngsters Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss on their rebuilding journey. Read More »

Tottenham flop Paulinho confirms he has received an offer from Barcelona


Barca know Paulinho's Guangzhou Evergrande deal carries a €40 million buyout clause and they're willing to match it. Paulinho has won two Chinese Super League titles and the AFC Champions League having impressed since signing for Guangzhou from Tottenham in 2015 and has returned to the Brazil squad following the appointment of Tite, his former coach at Corinthians. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico zoom into S/final — FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal is set to face the Group B runner-up on June 28, while Mexico will square off against the Group B victor on June 29. "So we were forewarned", he said. Advancing from the group with European champion Portugal and Gold Cup victor Mexico was seen as a hard task from the start, but an opening victory against New Zealand had left Russian Federation in position to make it to the semifinals despite a loss to Portugal in the second match. Read More »

Grichuk homers in return, helps Cardinals top Pirates 8-4


Louis. Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake lasted six innings. He has been hit five times in the last seven games. Getting hit by a pitch is part of the job , Harrison said. Jose Martinez and Paul DeJong homered for the Cardinals. The Pirates regained the lead at 3-1 on a two-run, two-out homer by Mercer. Mercer followed with a line-drive homer into the left-field seats. Read More »

Mustafi hopes 'brilliant' Sanchez will stay at Arsenal

On Sunday, ahead of Chile v Australia this evening, Arturo Vidal has talked up Bayern Munich signing his global team mate, in an interview with Bild . And Vidal has been using his time together with Sanchez in Russian Federation to discuss his future, and says he will undoubtedly improve the German champions were he to leave north London for Bavaria. Read More »

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

The victory gave Spieth his 10th PGA Tour victory, putting him in company of only Tiger Woods as a 10-time tour victor before turning 24 years old. The 28-year-old missed the cut at last week's US Open and feared he would also have to sit it out at the weekend at RPC River Highlands as well after a second-round 73. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing USA student Otto Warmbier

Warmbier's brother and sister spoke at Thursday's memorial, as did a number of his friends, said attendee Fred Koss. He'd been accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea . " The North Koreans need to be held to accountable for that". "Warmbier was a victim of the policy of strategic patience maintained by Obama, who rejected dialogue because of his extreme hostility and antipathy for us", the spokesperson said. Read More »

Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards

In one of several trades made by the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Minnesota Wild rookie forward and Baldwinsville native Alex Tuch was sent to Vegas for a conditional 2017 or 2018 third-round National Hockey League entry draft pick. Besides just shooting, the Golden Knights, as now constructed, are going to have trouble with pre-shot movement next year, ranking 24th in the league in completed passes to the slot and 29th in passes off the rush. Read More »

7 things to know about Pelicans draft pick Frank Jackson


I just can't wait to go out and prove it every day. With the cameras and lights finally shining on him, Jackson strode to the stage as the 31st pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to open the second round. Although he won't be able to participate next month in Las Vegas, Jackson said he's looking forward to bringing his skill set to the Pelicans later in the offseason. Read More »

Twins complete three-game sweep of Indians


Dozier followed with a single to right field, giving Minnesota a 5-0 lead and knocking Bauer out of the game. The Twins shut out the Indians in two of the three games and outscored them 13-2. It's the Twins' first three-game sweep in Cleveland in 26 years. That was an 8-3 Twins loss on May 14 at Progressive Field. "The key is you can't try to do too much", Santana said. Read More »

Kvitova puts a marker down for Wimbledon


Kvitova's last final on grass had been her triumph at Wimbledon three years ago. Two-time Wimbledon victor Kvitova was stabbed in the Czech Republic in December which could have ended her career, escaping instead with hand injuries. "It was nice to lose the first set, and that I had to fight for the second and for the third", Kvitova said. "You are an inspiration, a champion, we love you, we missed you and it is incredible to have you back on court". Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins - The New Dynasty On Sight?


Carl Hagelin (HAG'-lihn) sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with 14 seconds left. The six-game 2017 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators gained almost 20% in viewership over last year's event - also a six game final. Read More »

Golden Knights set their own trade deadline


In addition to Rask, forwards David Backes, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Riley Nash, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak are not available to the Golden Knights, nor are defensemen Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Kevan Miller. Those conversations have been ongoing for four or five intensive days and Vegas has basically reached the point where they need to turn off the phone and pick a team. Read More »

Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream


It is all just noise in the background, I don't care". The former FIA European Formula 3 champion managed to edge out the likes of Sebastian Vettel (4th) and Lewis Hamilton (5th). Stroll's father has been financially backed by his father since he was eight. "Jumping in the vehicle in FP1, I felt really confident immediately with the track, the balance, everything. Read More »

Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings


They are not going to pitch to him, give him something down the middle with runners in scoring position, so he will take close pitches and get it to the next guy. Arizona attempts to record its fourth win in five overall contests when it continues its four-game series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Read More »

Feliciano Lopez beats Marin Cilic in Queen's final


There were no breaks in the second set although Muller had to fend off two set points at 5-6, the first after turning around a rally Querrey had been in control of with a crafty lob and the second with an unreturnable serve. "I'm not necessarily feeling great (on court) yet". Muller has won the first two ATP Tour titles of his career this year, helping him climb to a career-high ranking of 26, and he now has a seven-match winning streak on grass. Read More »

Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate

Uddhav Thackeray had said the Sena had proposed Bhagwat's name, keeping in mind the concept of "Hindurashtra" (Hindu nation). "We will always support the cause of farmers", news agency Press Trust of India quoted Mr Thackeray as saying. When we asked the bookie, what is the next step you are planning, he said, "Like me, many people from Maharashtra have suffered because of such unexpected decision". Read More »

Australia draws Cameroon 1:1 in FIFA Confederations Cup


After a 1-1 draw, that's looking unlikely for both sides. T he Germans played out a 1-1 draw with Chile in their second group outing after a 3-2 win over Australia in their first match. After threatening on the break, Cameroon finally took the lead as Ngadeu-Ngadjui hit a long ball into the right-hand channel and Anguissa escaped Milos Degenek enough to get to the ball first and fire a first worldwide goal past Ryan. Read More »

Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

Selecting French point guard Frank Ntilikina at No. 8 was too much of a risk. Still, going to the Lakers was the Ball family's best possible outcome. Kevin Pritchard on trade market for Paul George: "There's enough on the board we feel good about". Now the Blazers have four centers - including starter Jusuf Nurkic and Meyers Leonard - and 14 players under contract for a team that was the eighth seed previous year and is already more than $15 million over the luxury tax line. Read More »

Kevin Duran't Doesn't Believe 'Superteam' Label Applies To Warriors


Golden State forced them to overplay in help situations and completely bungle some switches. James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. Head coach Steve Kerr , one of the most politically conscious coaches in professional sports, has said the president's proposed immigration ban is "against the principles of what our country is about". Read More »

Donnarumma claims he was hacked over Milan renewal post


The 18-year-old goalkeeper had been expected to leave San Siro, having previously indicated he would not renew his deal, which has 12 months remaining. But, he took to his own personal Twitter account moments ago where he posted there had been a "hacking on my account". "'Tweets' between me and Gigi are tweets of friendship", Raiola wrote. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Vettel penalised


Vettel then drove alongside Hamilton's auto and turned in on him, causing a second collision and earning the Ferrari driver a 10-second stop-go penalty in the pits. "So yeah, just went over the kerb, bottomed out, the vehicle jumped and hit him and I got a puncture". "I didn't brake check him at all", Hamilton told British broadcaster Channel 4. Read More »

Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

The win saw Spieth join Tiger Woods as the only two players to win 10 times on the PGA Tour before age 24. Weekley began Saturday at 6-under, but he finished with flurry of birdies - three in the final four holes and five on the back nine - to pull even with Spieth, who was still on the course. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open

Rafael Nadal insists winning a record 10th French Open title on Sunday, and his 15th career Grand Slam crown, will not be his greatest achievement. "You have less stability on grass", Nadal said . The Spaniard has already secured his position as the finest exponent on the red clay of Roland Garros when he secured La Decima, his 10th title, with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 win over Stan Wawrinka in Paris . Read More »

Rivals Hamilton, Vettel clash as Ricciardo wins chaotic race


That's not how you drive". It was an extraordinary performance from Stroll, the son of a billionaire, who faced heavy criticism earlier in the season. Vettel believed Hamilton had brake tested him and then drew alongside his title rival before turning in on him. At least the chilled drink cooled him down, for when the race started at 5 p.m. Read More »

Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup

In contrast Oracle had all sorts of handling issues under the new, faster configuration, going out of bounds and floundering off their foils during a couple of pressure turns in the 8-11 knots of wind. It's an onfield decision, you've just got to live with it. Spithill , set up to windward, put his bow down to accelerate just a fraction early and was judged early to the start, ceding a penalty and rounding mark one three seconds behind. Read More »

Boston Celtics trade number one pick to Philadephia 76ers


The Celtics gave up the No. 1 pick for the Sixers' No. 3 pick and either the Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls between 2-5 next year) or the Kings' first-round pick in 2019. Even though they were expected to pick Fultz before the trade, he would've played backup to Thomas. Boston is sending the first-overall pick to the Sixers for their third-overall pick and a future first rounder . Read More »

Newcomer Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa


But, the debutant did not let England feel the absence of their captain as he cracked 78 runs to play a crucial part in his team's 19-run win over South Africa . The English opener was given out for obstructing the field, the first dismissal of its kind in T20 internationals and generally a rare occurrence. "They ( South Africa ) were certainly entitled to appeal and the spirit of the game is open to interpretation". Read More »