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Cubs send struggling Schwarber to minors

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Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't expect him to stay down in the minors for long, but there's no clear timetable for his return. "You've got to go back to what made you successful in the first place". Schwarber has also struck out 40 times in his last 129 at-bats - and he's hitting.143 against left-handers. "I'm not here to try to change everything". Read More »

Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant congratulate MVP Russell Westbrook

The Warriors' Draymond Green is the Defensive Player of the Year, ending Kawhi Leonard's two-year reign. "My handsome wife. Since day one, meeting you, 2007 back at UCLA, I knew you were special", he said. National Basketball Association also gave 2 honorary team awards and 7 online fan poll awards. The Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Robinson, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo were on stage to present the honor to Russell , who won 11 championships as ... Read More »

Timing key for Eastbourne wildcard Novak Djokovic

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With Wimbledon 2017 scheduled to start on July 3rd, it's possible that Djokovic might be a exhausted man when it comes time to contest the best-of-five-set matches that are to be played at the All England Club . It may prove to be more effective for Djokovic if Agassi can emphasise the importance, to his charge, of ending points earlier in future. Djokovic previous year became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, but he now holds none. Read More »

Pregnant Serena Williams poses nude for Vanity Fair cover

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Namath said on Fox Business Network's "Varney & Company" that while he is a Serena Williams fan, he can not "argue" with McEnroe . Williams, the holder of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, told McEnroe to "respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby", after he made the comments during an interview with NPR on Sunday. Read More »

NYCFC top Red Bulls 2-0 in Hudson River Derby

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In the 18th minute, Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles made a tremendous diving save to swat away NYCFC winger Jack Harrison's curling effort, but just minutes later Harrison found a way to beat Robles. "I believe if you want to win football matches you have to match the competitiveness of the other team and i think today we did it brilliantly". "When you look at all the games that we've played against the Red Bulls , they always wanted it more than us", Vieira said. Read More »

Langone: Tatum a good fit for Celtics

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Jayson Tatum ( Duke ) is introduced as the number three overall pick to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. The NCAA has never really liked it, and earlier this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the system as it's now constructed - where players can enter the draft after a year of college - is "not working for anyone". Read More »

Watford wrap up deal for Derby midfielder Hughes

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Hughes has now signed for Watford and looks to continue his footballing development in the Premier League . Speaking to Watford's official website , via the Derby Telegraph , he was quick to challenge the perception that he is exclusively a ball-playing midfielder. Read More »

Mission accomplished: New Zealand plan brings America's Cup revenge

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One certainty for the other teams thinking of the next campaign is that Italy's Luna Rossa, which is backed by the Italian luxury goods group Prada, has been chosen as the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup . “Despite the lead, we wont get ahead of ourselves because we still know we have a job to do and its still an incredibly tough ask, ” Burling said. "Full credit to Team New Zealand". Read More »

Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers swap National Basketball Association draft picks

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Washington point guard Markelle Fultz has always been widely regarded as the best draft prospect, who Philadelphia is now expected to pick, but Ainge indicated Monday that his team's evaluation was not so clear-cut. The 76ers will be giving up their 2018 first-round pick that was received via the Los Angeles Lakers which Philly acquired during the 2015 National Basketball Association season from the Phoenix Suns. Read More »

Vandy players shot in attempt to recover stolen phone

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A few hours later, when trying to find the thief, Tennyson saw that his stolen phone was listed on the exact same website that he was trying to unload it from earlier in the day. Our foremost concern is the wellbeing of our students, but it appears their injuries are not life-threatening. To recap, Tennyson got his cell phone stolen - found it - brought two teammates to get it back - got them both shot after a pellet gun was pulled - then other teammate has vehicle stolen in the process. Read More »

Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

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The indignation from the Cameroonians saw Roldan check the monitor again, only to find he had got the wrong player. South American champion Chile qualifies second in Group B behind Germany to set a semifinal meeting with Portugal in Kazan on Wednesday. Read More »

Yachting: New Zealand win America's Cup

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Burling said the losing USA team led by his "good friend" Spithill, who until the Kiwi victory had been the youngest ever helmsman to win the oldest trophy in global sport, had joined the New Zealanders in their celebration. "A few years ago, it was absolutely brutal for the team, and it was a hard pill to swallow", Ashby told The New York Times . There were no Americans on Oracle Team USA's crew, which included five Australians and one from Antigua. Read More »

76ers And Celtics Announce Details Of Trade For No. 1 Pick

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If the more favorable of the Sixers' and Kings' 2019 first-round picks is the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft , the Sixers will instead convey the rights to the less favorable of those two picks. While there have been inquires on the No. 2 pick, sources said it remains unlikely the Lakers would trade out of that position. They went 28-54 last season. Read More »

Celtics looking to add both Gordon Hayward and Paul George in offseason

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Denver would likely send them a combination of young players and draft picks. The story states the Lakers , Rockets, Celtics and Spurs are also talking to the Pacers about potential George deals. IN has needed to trade George ever since it was reported last week that he informed the team he would not be returning once hitting free agency in 2018. Read More »

Bayern Munich keeping tabs on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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The 19-year-old is quoted by Record as saying: "If I do not stay, I am not discouraged, but I want to stay and do my best". However, the decision truly rests on the player himself, who has to choose between staying in Germany and fighting for his place, or packing his bags to Old Trafford in search of better opportunities. Read More »

Westbrook earns NBA MVP award over Harden, James

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Westbrook won the award over Rockets guard James Harden , who had a remarkable season as well. Kia NBA Rookie of the Year victor Malcom Brogdon poses in the press room at the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Yanks place Starlin Castro on DL, recall prospect Tyler Wade

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After a month on the concussion DL, Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the Yankees' lineup on Monday night and scored twice as the Yankees chased lefty starter David Holmberg during a three-run sixth. Hicks is hitting.290 with a.398 on-base percentage. In 71 games at Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Wade hit.313 with five home runs , 25 RBIs and a.833 OPS. Read More »

All-NBA Defensive First Team Announced

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Leonard was trying to be the first to win three in a row since Dwight Howard. The Philadelphia 76ers signed Covington on November 15, 2014 after he spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with the Houston Rockets D-League affiliate. First-team vote gave players two points while the second-team vote only accounted for one point. However, Gobert was just behind him at 196 and 97, while Leonard finished with 192 and 93. Read More »

Team NZ needs one more win for America's Cup victory

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New Zealand have not lost a race after leading to the first mark and lost their only race yesterday after trailing early. Four years ago, New Zealand were eventually overhauled by an United States of America team that also featured Britain's Ben Ainslie as tactician in what is regarded as one of sport's great comebacks. Read More »

Pacquiao wants a rematch with Mayweather

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Asked what he would do if Horn won, Roach said: "Depending on how he lost but I would probably encourage him to retire". "And with Mayweather you have to look good against an opponent, you have to be impressive". Freddie Roach doesn't believe Jeff Horn will be blinded by the bright lights when he embarks on the biggest challenge of his career, by far, against Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight crown at Suncorp Stadium. Read More »

Parry: Liverpool had a deal in place to sign 100-time worldwide

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He is now on holiday in Brazil, where the local edition of Goal says he was offered two million euros more to sign for the Blues. He told BBC Radio Merseyside : "We had the deal - finally, after enormous complications - tied up for Dani Alves and then the decision was should we buy two players or should we spend all of that on a full-back?" 'I apologise to the Juventus fans if sometimes they thought I had done something to offend them. Read More »

Baghdad Not to Let US Use Iraqi Territory against Iran: PM

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The UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said a list of grievances for Qatar to address would be completed in the next days. "The blockading nations seem to be more interested in attacking Qatar in the media than attacking the terrorists on the battlefield". Read More »

Lance Stroll defies critics with impressive podium in Azerbaijan

Considering how long that main straight it, it's not actually the easiest place to overtake, as you saw in the last race here. His father, wearing a sky-blue shirt, looked emotional when his son stood on the race podium _ barely old enough to drink the celebratory Champagne being passed around by race victor Daniel Ricciardo . Read More »

Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension, part with GM John Dorsey

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The most popular theory is that Dorsey, who has ties to the Packers and lives in Green Bay, is waiting for his mentor Ted Thompson to retire so he can become the GM of his hometown team. ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has tweeted that he has finalized a five-year contract extension that will keep him tied to the team through the 2022 season. Read More »

Award nominees McDavid, Matthews already starting to define NHL's next generation

The publisher not only revealed a new trailer for the game, which can be seen above, but also debuted its latest cover star - Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers. At even strength he had 34 helpers, the fewest in any season he's played this many games, and he tallied just 11 power-play assists, the fewest of his career outside of those bad 2011-12 and 2012-13 injury-plagued seasons. Read More »

Mike D'Antoni named NBA Coach of the Year

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Brogdon, who played college ball at Virginia, is the first player to win ACC Player of the Year and NBA Rookie of the Year since Elton Brand in 1999-00. Bill Russell has received the first Lifetime Achievement award, responding with some trash talk and then praise for the big men who honored him. Antetokounmpo, a four-year veteran, is the first Bucks player to win Most Improved Player. Read More »

Here's why Trump's daughter Ivanka thanked PM Narendra Modi

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The two leaders held extensive talks, including one-on-one interactions, during their first bilateral meeting here. "You won by a lot", Trump said, lauding it as a "fantastic" victory. Ahead of his talks with Trump, Modi met with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "We will crush radical Islamic fear based oppression", Trump said. Read More »

Serena Williams has no interest in John McEnroe's take

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McEnroe said in an NPR interview that he respected Williams talents and believed that she is the greatest female tennis player of all time. "Yeah, the best tennis player in the world", Garcia-Navarro said. "How am I going to play the Australian Open? She has earned $84,463,131 in career prize money and almost twice that in endorsements and appearance fees", as the Vanity Fair profile puts it. Read More »

WWE Raw: LaVar Ball Goes Face-to-Face With The Miz

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The Ball family lives near LA and were pushing for him to end up with the Lakers during the draft process. Dean Ambrose eventually broke things up. But it was much easier to watch than that time LaVar joked about hitting Lonzo with a belt . Read More »

Chelsea eye move for Sevilla attacker

The reports claims that Chelsea could tempt Sevilla into selling by offering either defender Kurt Zouma or back-up striker Michy Batshuayi as part of the agreement. Atletico Madrid were also in the hunt for the Spanish worldwide but their transfer ban has put them out of the running until January. The Spanish worldwide can play on either flank so he'd provide good support for the likes of Eden Hazard and Pedro next season if he does end up making a move to Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Patriots QB Brady voted best player by peers

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On NFL.com , the Top 100 list is described as the answer to the question, "Who are the top 100 players in the NFL today?" Brady, who will turn 40 on August 3, was named MVP of Super Bowl LI after he led the Patriots back from a 28-3 deficit against the Falcons. Read More »

Super Srikanth lifts Australian Open Super Series

The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Srikanth's powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash. Though Srikanth managed to take a minor two-point lead at that stage, Long came back to tie the game at 17-all before eking out a two-point lead for himself with some incredible defence. Read More »

Australia see positives despite early exit in Russian Federation

After a VAR review saw Ernest Mabouka eventually sent off for a high tackle on Emre Can after Sebastien Siani was initially mistakenly dismissed, Germany quickly extended their lead through Werner's first global goal. Low is expected to restore Lars Stindl to the starting XI, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder having sat out against Cameroon on the back of a goal in each of the opening two matches versus Australia and Chile . Read More »