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Interest rising ahead of Tour de France

The 31-year-old won the stage by five seconds from Stefan Küng ( BMC Racing ) with Sky team leader Chris Froome sixth, 13 seconds back. This is Thwaites' second Grand Tour - the name given to the trio of three-week stage races around Italy, France and Spain - after he finished 116th in last year's Vuelta a Espana. Read More »

Astros' Martes could be headed to minors after facing Yankees

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Following a five-run sixth inning that swung momentum and secured the lead, Brett Gardner belted a grand slam in the seventh as the Yankees rolled to a 13-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. But the Astros' power played a role in getting to Montgomery. Then in the sixth, the Yankees rallied once again. RHP Charlie Morton (strained back muscle) will make one more rehabilitation start in the minors before rejoining the team next week in Toronto. Read More »

USMNT defeat Ghana 2-1 ahead of Gold Cup action

White silicon printed stars line the shirt sleeves, to reinforce the undeniably American characteristics of the kit. Dwyer, who has played for Sporting Kansas City since 2012, has been married since January 2015 to Sydney Leroux, a 26-year-old forward who was born in Canada but has 35 goals in 75 appearances for the U.S. Read More »

PM Modi launches a new CA course on GST

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Addressing a huge gathering at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on the occasion of the foundation day of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, PM Modi urged chartered accountants to play a constructive role in the implementation of GST . Read More »

Byron wins back-to-back Xfinity Series races

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Earnhardt's team repaired the damage, although he dropped two laps down. Now he's got to fight his way back up from two laps down. Kyle Larson got the free pass after the crash, but Dale Earnhardt Jr.is the only auto that sits only one lap down now-meaning that he's still got a chance. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao Loses To Jeff Horn In A Controversial Decision

Horn is 16-0-1 as a professional and owns TKO victories in his last two fights, stopping Rico Mueller and Ali Funeka. Pacquiao nearly ended the fight in the ninth with a one-sided assault that even had the referee concerned. Pacquiao , meanwhile, dropped to 59-7-2. Like he was after that loss, which he avenged twice, Pacquiao was gracious. If Horn beats Pacquiao he would be an instant star in Australia, and his chapter into boxing super stardom just begins. Read More »

Atlanta Hawks: 5 potential free agent targets in 2017

Ricky Rubio was traded to Utah, too. With possibly three starting positions to replace in free agency and almost $55 million in cap space for next season if both Hardaway Jr. Doing so frees the team of his $7.6 million cap hold and could create more than $16 million in cap space for this summer, but is an undesirable option, given his potential as a spark plug off the bench. Read More »

Pakistan face India today

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Pakistan hammered India by 180 runs in the final to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Meanwhile, Sana Mir-led Pakistan are yet to taste victory in the tournament. But the team has since failed to find the form and lost three consecutive matches against Australia, South Africa and England. The IND vs WI match will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network. Read More »

LeBron James thinks Stephen Curry's deal should really be worth $400 million

The two-time league MVP poured in 26 points, including five three-pointers, while adding 13 rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals for good measure. He was named NBA Most Valuable Player during the Warriors' championship winning run in 2014-2015 and the following season became the first player in history to win the award in a unanimous vote. Read More »

Rangers sign top free agent Kevin Shattenkirk

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Shattenkirk, who was ranked No. 1 on TSN Hockey's Top UFA List, reportedly turned down a seven-year, $42 million contract which would have been part of a trade in January from the St. After some soul-searching, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is coming to the Rangers - apparently at a discount. He posted 14 points in 19 regular-season games in Washington but was less effective in the postseason as the Presidents' Trophy-winning team was eliminated in the second round. Read More »

Boston Celtics Pursuing a New Roster

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Although Utah, who will get the last meeting with Hayward on Monday, can offer him a five-year max contract ($172.4 million) and Boston and Miami can only offer him four-year max contracts ($127.8 million), there isn't an overwhelming financial advantage for Hayward to sign with the Jazz . Read More »

JJ Redick Signs with 76ers

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The sharp-shooting guard averaged 15.0 points per game while appearing in 78 contests and Redick converted 42.9 percent of his three-point attempts. Redick himself seemed to confirm the news, tweeting out "trust the process". The Sixers , Timberwolves, and Nets all finished in the bottom half of the league in three-point percentage last season and adding Redick to the mix would nearly certainly improve any of those squads' offense from beyond the arc. Read More »

Pliskova defeats Wozniacki for Eastbourne title

The Czech was the beaten finalist past year. "I thought I played really well, but Karolina played better than me, definitely with the serves". After losing in the French Open quarterfinals, and needing a fillip, he made a decision to play a grass event before Wimbledon for the first time in seven years, and received a wild card for his first trip to Eastbourne. Read More »

Trump, SKorea's leader returning to talks on trade

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The South Korean President's visit to the White House comes amid an increasing sense of urgency concerning North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and after Trump approved a series of measures created to ratchet up pressure on North Korea. Read More »

USA out of patience on North Korea

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President Donald Trump on Friday declared the USA has run out of patience with North Korea, as he met with his South Korean counterpart at the White House. North Korea and its nuclear and missile ambitions are expected to be central to the talks, along with trade issues. He said United States carmakers should have the same privileges in South Korea as South Korean carmakers have in the United States and he urged South Korea to stop enabling the dumping of Chinese steel. Read More »

In new health care stance, Warren says Obamacare isn't enough

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Jackson pointed out that other Democrats believe single-payer health care is a "tough sell", but Ryan did not back down. "We do need to look at Elizabeth Warren in 2018", Lamb told CNN. According to Seattle Times , the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a faction of the Left of which Sanders and Warren are often associated, agree with the idea of single payer . Read More »

Red Wings sign D Trevor Daley to 3-year deal

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He's also known around the league as a great presence in the locker room. He broke his ankle in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final in 2016 but was the first to receive the Stanley Cup when the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks as the captain's choice by Sidney Crosby. Read More »

Saul Niguez signs new Atletico Madrid deal

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Atletico Madrid may find themselves in more Federation Internationale de Football Association hot water, after they handed Saul Niguez a nine-year contract with the club. Earlier this week, we ran an article covering the speculation linking Barcelona with a possible move for the Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Niguez . Read More »

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero joins Chelsea as free agent

Partick thistle have signed Reading and Republic of Ireland Under-21 global defender Niall Keown for an undisclosed fee. His finest moment came when he famously produced three heroic saves against Liverpool in a penalty shoot-out to win City the League Cup in 2016. Read More »

Andy Murray injury scare persisting

What was surprising was that it happened to three guys one after the other on the court. The injury pullout is thought to be more of a precautionary measure for Murray before Wimbledon and he may well end up hitting on Friday. The pressure Andy Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the defending champion said here Wednesday. "The first match on grass is always tricky". Read More »

Ms dhoni-1st first batsman to hit 200 sixes in odi

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Notably, after a boring 2016, in which he scored only 278 runs at 27.80, Dhoni has got back to his best this year and has already amassed 332 runs in 11 innings at a career-high average of 66.40. A slew of fielding errors further released the pressure the spinners had piled on. Harmanpreet went for some runs but got crucial breakthroughs. Fletcher's 36 not out and Shanel Daley's 33 eventually lifted West Indies to 183. Read More »

Benches Clear at Petco Park

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The umpires said something, and then the two managers met after the first inning. The 26-year-old native of North Carolina, who hasn't lost since May 30, 2016, is the first Dodger to begin a season 8-0 since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and open a campaign with an unbeaten streak of 10 or more starts since Orel Hershiser (also 11) in 1985. Read More »

T'wolves trade Rubio to Jazz for first round pick

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Minnesota , according to reports , traded Rubio to Utah for a protected first-round pick. After rumors went around of a possible trade to the Utah Jazz on Friday, the Timberwolves Public Relations Twitter account confirmed the details of the trade and attached a statement from head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau to show their gratitude for Rubio and everything he's done for the team. Read More »

Spurs re-sign Patty Mills to four-year, $50 million deal

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Patty Mills appears set to become Australia's $US50 million man by striking a new deal with the San Antonio Spurs . This makes for a $12.5 million salary. Mills is coming off a 2016-17 year in which he averaged the most minutes per game (21.9) and made the most starts (eight) of his National Basketball Association career. Read More »

Trade deal with Latin America closer as NZ joins Pacific Alliance

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Pacific Alliance Members imported goods and services worth more than 600 billion US dollars in 2016. The bloc in March announced it would be admitting associate members and Mr McClay at the time said New Zealand was expected to be one of the first countries in line to try and strike a deal. Read More »

Chelsea agree Antonio Rudiger deal: Medical set for Monday

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Last night Sky Sport Italia claimed that Chelsea and Roma had exchanged contracts for Rudiger, though the exact figure is up for debate. GianlucaDiMarzio.com is reporting that Rudiger's representatives are set to jet to London to discuss a potential deal with Premier League champions Chelsea. Read More »

IndiGo plane, BSF aircraft carrying Home Secy Mehrishi escapes mid-air collision

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As many as 174 passengers onboard an IndiGo flight to Delhi had a close shave after its pilots noticed smoke inside the cabin while it was set to take off from Patna airport on Friday evening. The rejected take-off is a manoeuvre performed by the flight commander to discontinue take-off after the engines thrust has been initiated and the aircraft starts rolling for the take-off. Read More »

Arsenal bids for Alexandre Lacazette and Thomas Lemar rejected

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The striker considered joining Atletico Madrid this summer, but with the Spanish club banned from the window, Lacazette has been convinced to move to England with Arsenal. The 23-year-old is not seen as a potential replacement for Lacazette, however, with Aulas confirming his star player will be replaced by another France global. Read More »

Blake Griffin to sign 4-year, $173M deal with Clippers

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Clippers fans were rocked on Wednesday when news broke Chris Paul had been traded to the Rockets after the point guard told the team he would be leaving in free agency. Griffin, who is recovering now from a toe injury that has left him questionable for the start of the season, suffered an injury to the plantar plate of his right big toe in Game 3 of the Clippers' series against the Jazz. Read More »