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Amazon is new player in live Premier League TV rights deal

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Existing rights holders Sky and BT can choose what games they show and tend to focus on bigger teams, meaning some sides are featured less on television. You will need a Prime membership, which costs £79 a year or £7.99 a month. BT also announced it had picked up the remaining package of 20 matches on Thursday. Read More »

Warriors close on title as Kevin Durant heroics beat Cavaliers

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But the Warriors improved to 10-2 against the Cavaliers since Durant joined Golden State before last season. He finished with a playoff career-high 43 points to go with 13 rebounds and seven assists, including hitting 6-of-9 3-pointers. As Curry and Thompson struggled with their three-point shooting early, Durant was unstoppable, using his long arms to shoot over the Cavs' defenders, nearly single-handedly keeping Golden State in the game at half-time when they trailed just 58-52. Read More »

New York Yankees Shareholder Preparing £75m Aston Villa Bid

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And should Villa be unable to settle their outstanding debt to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, they could be walloped with a winding-up order. Aston Villa's Chinese owner who bought the club from American Randy Lerner for £62 million in 2016, is looking for new funding for the club after failure to win the Championship play-off against Fulham that would have returned the club to the monied land of the Premier League . Read More »

Cavaliers let chances slip away again in NBA Finals

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James responded during NBA All-Star Weekend by saying he laughed at first when he initially heard of the comments by Ingraham and that her reaction proves what he has been saying about societal issues is correct. And they happen to be 8-1 at Quicken Loans Arena in these playoffs . Warriors: Draymond Green passed Wilt Chamberlain (922) for the most rebounds in Warriors playoff history. Read More »

ESPN Insider Says LeBron James Will Meet With Warriors This Offseason

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LeBron James knows he's as under the microscope as much as any athlete in the history of sports. Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 43 points on 15-of-23 shooting. The Warriors had beaten the Los Angeles Lakers the night before and then made the cross-country trip to Orlando to start a six-game road trip. The Warriors would seemingly become impossible to beat with a lineup that includes James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry-the three best players in the entire National Basketball ... Read More »

Truex pulls away on restart to win NASCAR Pocono race

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Kyle Busch can't win for losing in the spring race at Pocono Raceway. The 33-year-old Busch is piling up quite the list of milestones over a 14-plus year career. Jeremy Mayfield (June 1998), Denny Hamlin (June 2006), Chris Buescher (August 2016) and Blaney all scored their first wins on the tri-oval track nestled in the mountains. Read More »

Tyronn Lue: 'We have confidence in JR Smith'

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For the most part, LeBron didn't say a word as he sat in silence a seat away from Smith - who had apparently forgotten the score in the final seconds. The series now heads to OH, as Cleveland will host Games 3 and 4. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Smith was a nonfactor Sunday night after his late-game mistake in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Read More »

Bryson DeChambeau takes Memorial title in sudden-death playoff

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To be able to do that, I am speechless honestly". The five-time Memorial victor missed a short birdie on 14 but gained a share of the lead at 11-under with a birdie at 15. DeChambeau, ranked 38th in the world, kick-started his push to the top of the board with birdies at the fifth and seventh holes. DeChambeau gained the advantage again as he followed another ideal three-wood with a much better approach to 12 feet, while An tugged his second towards the gallery before playing a sublime ... Read More »

Woman catches baseball in beer cup during San Diego Padres game

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She celebrated catching the ball, throwing her arms up in joy, and celebrated again, by downing the beer, with the ball still in it, in one go. Inciarte popped a foul ball high and behind that landed right in a fan's cold brew. But that fantastic feat wasn't the end of it. DiMarco stood up and held the cup high above her head in triumph, laughing at the random lucky catch. Read More »

Stephens thrashes Kontaveit to reach last eight

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Kasatkina is enjoying her breakout grand slam performance and is in rather great form at the moment winning 13 of her last 16 sets played. Stephens has won seven of her last eight quarterfinal matches overall. Garbine Muguruza celebrates after winning her third round match against Samantha Stosur . At 21, Zverev is the youngest quarterfinalist at Roland Garros since Juan Martin del Potro in 2009. Read More »

Golden Knights shake up forward lines before Game Four

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Those Golden Knights haven't made an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final. Washington improved to 5-5 at home in the postseason and has outscored the opposition 6-1 in its last two games there, according to the OddsShark NHL Database . "I think we've got to have some poise, settle down a little bit and get back to what's made us successful". Did the expectations change going into the playoffs? Maybe a decade from now there will be less of an emphasis on hulking defensemen hired to hit ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes Picks 2018

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He followed it up two weeks later at Pimlico, fending off an extended challenge from Good Magic in an enveloping fog on another muddy course, and also from the seven hole, to win by a half-length over Bravazo . Vino Rosso finished ninth in the Derby and didn't run in the Preakness . Since 1905, a leading 23 horses have won from the No. 1 post. The iconic trainer won the Belmont in three consecutive years from 1994-1996, finding the winner's circle with Tabasco Cat, Thunder Gulch and ... Read More »

Muguruza obliterates Sharapova, into French Open SF

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Kerber only hit 11 winners but Garcia made 36 unforced errors, meaning the German was never under too much pressure. It was not enough, though, as the Wimbledon champion Muguruza bulldozed her way through the rest of the set to secure her place in the semi-finals. Read More »

LeBron James will meet with Warriors in free agency

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Donald Trump versus the Philadelphia Eagles has turned into a story on a nice June weekday. I outlined a trade between the Dallas Mavericks an Cleveland Cavaliers a little while back that was all about getting off the Tristan Thompson contract, but, if the Cavs want to lose the memory of J.R. Read More »

Russia 2018: Ronaldo finally joins Portugal camp

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Ronaldo has been, is and will be very important for us. He is an added value. "Zidane's exit? It shocked all of us", Asensio explained, "but my time spent with him has been really good and has benefitted my career a lot, similar to Julen Lopetegui with the national team". Read More »

MLB Draft 2018: Tigers take Roger Clemens' son, Kody

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Clemens hit.338/.427/.676 with 12 doubles and 19 home runs in 222 at-bats for the Longhorns this year. Meadows, a high school outfielder from Loganville, Ga., was ranked the draft's sixth-best prospect , according to Baseball America. Kody gave his older brother some credit for his success: "Wouldn't have been where I am today without you!" he posted on his Twitter page. At right, 2018 Mariners second-rounder Josh Stowers . Read More »

FIFA World Cup wallchart in tomorrow's Herald

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During qualification, Argentina tried three different coaches who used a number of different players. Footballer Ivan Rakitic , though, believes the great Lionel Messi would've won 50 Grand Slams had he been a tennis player. "When you have the best player in the world you are the favourite , even though he says that's not true", Rakitic concluded. Messi has won multiple Champions League and Club World Cup titles with Barca. Read More »

Discovery Buys Rights to Broadcast Golf Overseas

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The tour has announced a new $2bn, 12-year partnership with Discovery that, from next year, will see the media conglomerate take over global television and multi-platform live rights in 220 territories. Discovery, which controls Eurosport, will also have the option to strike sub-licensing deals with some existing rights holders. The PGA deal will be overseen by Eurosport executive Alex Kaplan, who joined Discovery previous year from the National Basketball Association, where he was Senior Vice ... Read More »

Argentina versus Israel called off

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Argentina's warm-up match at Teddy Kollek Stadium was to be their final game before kicking off their World Cup campaign against Group D opponents Iceland on June 16, following Messi's hat-trick in last week's 4-0 rout of minnows Haiti having been humiliated 6-1 by Spain in March. Read More »

Not a single woman included in world's top 100 highest paid sportspeople

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Mayweather earnt $275m (£205.9m) from his fight against UFC star Conor McGregor last August and supplemented his annual income with $10m (£7.49m) in endorsements, Forbes reports. The India skipper was ranked at 89 in the 2017 list which was topped by Ronaldo. Serena was the only woman to feature in the top 100 last year, but her prize money dropped from Dollars 8 million to USD 62,000 this year after she gave birth to her daughter, Alexis, in September. Read More »

GM product chief crashes Corvette ZR1 pace auto at Detroit GP

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The fact that it was done on the pace lap only serves to confirm the importance of caution when driving such a vehicle, so equipped on cool tires or in weather conditions that prevent them from coming up to temperature. On Facebook , he says he let down his family and GM . He finished more than 11 seconds ahead of second-place Will Power . "It's very easy to do, and the traction control must have been turned off". Read More »

Argentina cancel friendly in Israel amid protests officials say

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The ambassador of Palestine in Argentina , Husni Abdel Wahed, had expressed his opposition to the friendly match, saying the match would be similar to them celebrating. Demonstrators in Berlin carry a picture of Yasser Arafat in July 2014, protesting against the Israel Defense Forces' "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza. Read More »

Pubs remove Saudi flag from World Cup bunting after complaint

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FIFA : ZURICH, Switzerland -June 4, 2018 - With the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia ™ just ten days away, the full squads for all 32 teams can finally be confirmed as anticipation for kick off cranks up another notch. "I'm disappointed I won't participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I'll give it my all to bounce back stronger", he said on Twitter. Read More »

Paolo Guerrero named in Peru squad

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero scored twice in a 3-0 win over Saudi Arabia in a World Cup warmup Sunday on his comeback, three days after a Swiss supreme court ruling put his doping ban on hold. They quickly took control and Carrillo fired them in front in the 20th minute, controlling the ball on his chest and scoring with a half-volley after a clearance was headed straight to him. Read More »

Stephan Lichtsteiner: Arsenal to sign defender from Juventus

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He notably becomes Unai Emery's first signing after the Spaniard succeeded long-term Gunners boss Arsene Wenger last month, and the Spaniard says he is delighted with the acquisition. "I'm really positive we will do great things". He was also named as Swiss footballer of the year back in 2015. I have to put a balance between defence and attack. Read More »

Impending Arsenal signing rejected Man United to join Gunners

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The defender is expected to be Unai Emery's first signing of his Arsenal reign, and it's clear that fixing the side's defensive issues is a priority to the new boss. "There was interest from Manchester United but for July, he had to wait until July for United". United have a good relationship with Dortmund, the two teams spoke, but Sokratis chose to go to Arsenal . Read More »

Serena Williams gets back to business at French Open

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The 2-time champion was breezing to victory at a set and 3-1 up, earlier than her stage dipped and Hogenkamp's elevated. Serena Williams has won her first Grand Slam match as a mother - and first match at a major in 16 months. Viewers can also choose to watch the French Open on Eurosport (Sky channel 410). Nadal obliged in front of a Chatrier crowd who cheered every ball before the player stepped over the net and hugged the youngster. Read More »

Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL

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Luck, the father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck , had been serving in an advisory role with the NCAA in Indianapolis. He also was the vice president of business development and CEO of the league. The XFL plans to have eight league-owned teams, 40-man rosters and a 10-week regular season schedule while the NFL is in its offseason. Luck added: "Football has always been a constant in my life and I'm excited about the unique opportunity to present America's favorite sport to fans in a new way". Read More »

Red Devils reach agreement to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Dalot has a £17.4m release clause and is understood to have had his medical. Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, and Matteo Darmian have all underperformed under both Mourinho and previous manager Louis van Gaal. The suspension only applied to games sanctioned by South American football federation Conmebol . Fred played for Brazil during their 2-0 friendly victory over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday afternoon so it seems United took advantage of him being in the north-west of England as he was able ... Read More »

Switzerland skipper Stephan Lichtsteiner joins Arsenal

The 34-year-old Swiss global has won league titles in each of the last seven seasons with Juve, making him one of the most decorated players of his generation. Lichtsteiner has 99 caps for Switzerland and will captain his country at the World Cup. The Gunners unveiled Lichtsteiner on social media with a full photoshoot of the newest member of the squad in the new home kit for 2018/19. Read More »