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Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa


The next encounter in the three-match series is in Taunton on Friday. The fourth-wicket pair's unbroken partnership was worth 110 runs after they came together with South Africa 32 for three - which represented a recovery after they had slumped to seven for two. Read More »

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans


Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has made an obscene gesture at Cleveland fans after hitting a home run. Both of the homers by the left-handed hitting Bellinger came off left-handed pitchers. "Like I said, our only choice is to try to figure out a way to do it". He understood how I felt. It was just a pretty poor at-bat. "I obviously misread the swing". Read More »

New Bruins Adidas Jerseys Officially Revealed

Personally, I like the jersey; the stripes are not too much, and the collar isn't the worst (though it isn't the best either). Some of the features include the following. Adidas says the new jerseys will be lighter , cooler and more durable. I know there have been some grumblings surrounding the "blandness" of some of the sweater's.I totally disagree. Read More »

Former Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert suspended one year by NFL

Much like the former Heisman Trophy victor, Gilbert's career in Cleveland was a massive disappointment that never got off the ground thanks to a lack of maturity and desire to improve. Following the 2015 season, Gilbert was traded to division rival Pittsburgh. He has 42 tackles and one interception for a touchdown in his career. Read More »

Atlanta Hawks trade center Dwight Howard to Charlotte Hornets


The Hawks packaged Howard and the first pick in the second round of the upcoming National Basketball Association draft (31st overall) for Miles Plumlee, Marco Belinelli and a lower second-round draft pick (41st overall). Howard most recently made the NBA All-Star team in 2014. Howard will earn over $23 million a year over that period of time. It's a shocking move by the Hawks, as Howard was just one year into his tenure with his hometown team. Read More »

Kyrgios retires injured during 1st round at Queens


But Kyrgios, who has also been bothered by shoulder problems in recent months, is still determined to compete at Wimbledon, which gets underway on July 3. It has been a hard season for Kyrgios, who has been battling injury and also took a short break from tennis in April following the death of his grandfather. Read More »

Real president Perez 'not contemplating' Ronaldo departure

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of €3.3m (£2.9m, $3.7m) in tax during his time at Real Madrid. A four-time Ballon d'Or victor, the 32-year-old Ronaldo is the top European soccer player. "That's why I will speak with him when he gets back and see what's up", Perez told Spanish radio Onda Cero late Monday. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star reacts to Portugal draw in Confederations Cup


The goals were scored by Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma (34th minute) and Cedric Soares (86th minute), and Mexico's Javier Hernandez (42nd minute) and Hector Moreno (90th minute). "I would like to say something on behalf of my players". It was harsh on Mexico who had done most of the running, but Portugal have mastered the art of striking on the break. Read More »

Roger Goodell says his friendship with Robert Kraft was 'never strained'


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (center) with two IAF pilots and Pro Football Hall of Famers at Tel Nof air base, June 15, 2017. "I really think that may be overdone a little bit". But nothing has come even remotely close to the star power of this delegation. "I'm sure that when you prepare for your games, you don't say, 'Well, do I need to be strong, fast, nimble?" He said that advancing American football in Israel has been a sort of lucky charm. Read More »

Spurs' David Lee expected to decline player option


Whether or not San Antonio is able to find the missing piece to keep pace with the star-studded Dubs, it sounds like Gasol will remain in the fold, barring a late change of heart from either side. Last season, Gasol averaged a career-low 12.4 points to go along with 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks across 64 games as he took on more of a complementary role with the Spurs. Read More »

Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French


Caroline Wozniacki moved a step closer to erasing an unwanted footnote from the list of her tennis achievements with victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the French Open . "I don't think we can ever see another guy like this", Kuerten said. With the third game balanced at break point to Bacsinszky, the rains arrived, and play was halted for three hours. Read More »

Ostapenko mounts comeback against Halep to win French Open

Open. She will now climb from No. 47 in the world rankings to No. 12. For Halep , bidding to join compatriots Ilie Nastase and Virginia Ruzici as major winners, it was a second final defeat in four years at Roland Garros . Her big hitting is also a testament to her favourite player Serena Williams , whose sheer force of will and raw power have been key elements in her success . Read More »

Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles final; Halep, Pliskova, Bacsinszky

She was hauled back in the seventh game but Pliskova, her error count racing past the 50-mark, handed it back, allowing Halep to serve for the match. "So we'll see if she does it at 28 years old". Mixed in with her scintillating winners, including forehands faster than anything men's world No.1 Andy Murray has managed in Paris so far, were 45 unforced errors . Read More »

Lions captain Warburton casts doubt over role in opening All Blacks Test

Ireland scrum-half Murray praised the Lions' forwards for gifting him a rock-solid platform from which to dominate with pinpoint tactical kicking in Saturday's impressive 12-3 win in Christchurch. The Lions are doing a lot of things right in attack and I'm convinced the tries will come. Sean O Brien hasn't played a huge amount of rugby of late having suffered calf strain and carrying the hamstring issues but he was fantastic in the game, he expects it of himself, we expect it from him, ... Read More »

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against Maori All Blacks


The flanker will be joined in the Lions starting XV by fellow Ireland players Tadhg Furlong , Sean O'Brien, Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton , with Jack McGrath and Iain Henderson on the bench. The squad's Air New Zealand plane touched down at Rotorua Airport just before 2pm, with captain Sam Warburton leading the team off the plane. "In the end, that probably helped us win the game because we took that away from them and got to play a bit of footy". Read More »

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

It is quite the busy week in the National Hockey League with the Vegas Golden Knights set to reveal their expansion draft selections. With the league-wide release of the protected lists , teams began contacting Vegas about potential three-way trades in which the Golden Knights could select an unprotected player and deal him to a club such as the Blues. Read More »

Perfect shot: Durant's late 3 gives Warriors 3-0 Finals lead


The Cavs led with just over three minutes remaining before Golden State went on an 11-0 run to finish game three. LeBron James scored 39 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists, and Kyrie Irving added 38 points. Just like past year, the NBA Finals are at 3-1 after four games. James, who has expressed a desire to own a team one day, cited the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s as examples of teams that spent for success . Read More »

Andy Murray to donate Queen's prize money to Grenfell Tower appeal

He added: "Obviously, I would have liked to have done well here for a number of reasons, that being a very good one". Here I am, I got in the draw and I was so lucky to be here. Murray saved one set point but not the next as another backhand volley dropped into the bottom of the net and the underdog took the frame. When I have done well here, Wimbledon has tended to go pretty well, too. Read More »

Pepe Dodges Questions On Cristiano Ronaldo's Future

The Euro 2016 champions are now competing at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, but their campaign has been largely overshadowed by the uncertainty surrounding captain and talisman Ronaldo. And Russia know the key to derailing Portugal is ensuring Ronaldo has a quiet match at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. "But we played them in October in front of 40,000 fans, it was a close game and we caused them problems". Read More »

PGA Tour to start blood testing golfers


Some banned substances are best detected by blood tests, including Human Growth Hormone, which had been banned even though no blood test program was in place. However, if players test positive for drugs of abuse, that won't be reported unless the player is actually suspended. The new policies have been approved by the nine-member PGA Tour Policy Board, which includes four player-directors. Read More »

Phil Jackson hasn't ruled out trading Kristaps Porzingis, reports say

However, Porzingis exceeded expectations nearly immediately, averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in his rookie season, and then averaging 18.1 and 7.2 rebounds in his second season. Could the Knicks get rid of Porzingis? Jackson would like to see him play in the post more often. He shot an impressive.423 from three-point range while connecting on almost two threes per game. Read More »

Racing Starts Today at Royal Ascot


Racing Post Trophy victor Rivet took the eight-strong field along for much of the one-mile journey in the feature race on the opening day of the meeting, closely pursued by Churchill's stablemate Lancaster Bomber. Then they were ringing me when I was going through customs and I said that I couldn't answer or they'll take me to jail. " Royal Ascot is a great place to win". Read More »

Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

Surrounded by officials FIFA President Gianni Infantino, third from left, seen during his visit to Media centre prior the Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico , at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. The second half saw late drama when cedric seemed to have won it for Portugal in the 86th minute, but then hector Moreno popped up to head home in injury time to again pull the Mexicans level and save a vital point in perhaps the most challenging game for his team. Read More »

Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez


The Lakers shipped out Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to the Nets, in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick (the pick the Celtics swapped with the Nets as part of the 2013 trade between Boston and Brooklyn). He was drafted No. 2 overall in 2015 and averaged 14.3 points and four assists in two seasons with the Lakers. With the trade, the Lakers now have two more picks in the first round at Nos. Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight


This guy [Mayweather] is ready to go round after round and he's a hard person to get a hold of. On March 15, White appeared on Conan O'Brien's television show and said that because of the large amount of money involved, it was possible the deal was done. Read More »

Koepka's trip around the world leads to major title at home


The big-hitting 27-year-old fired six birdies and a solitary bogey to finish four shots ahead of overnight leader Brian Harman and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, whose closing 66 will take him to a career-high second in the world rankings. "Obviously, Brooks dealt with it amazingly". But he's proven for a long time how good he is. In fact, the last time a U.S. Open champ had as many birdie opportunities as Koepka did was Rory McIlroy in 2011 when he also shot 16-under and also found the greens in ... Read More »

Thurston a definite starter for State of Origin two: Smith

Left out of the Maroons' Origin I caning - due in part to concerns over his perceived hesitancy in defence after nearly two years out of the game - Slater is bracing for a torrid reception from the Blues, who have identified his injury as a focal point on Wednesday night. Read More »

Green Bay fan sues over Bears' sideline ban on Packers gear


Beckman lives just across the IL state line - an hour drive north of Chicago - and holds Bears season tickets, the lawsuit says. Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who has season tickets to the Chicago Bears , but now the man is suing the Bears claiming they've violated his first amendment rights. Read More »

Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

Starting in 1985, the National Basketball Association implemented a lottery system in order to determine which team receives the No. 1 overall pick in that year's draft. "We're getting the player we want". How numerous second overall picks from the Lottery era can you name in six minutes? Still, there is plenty of intrigue remaining in this year's draft, including which direction the Knicks will go in with the No. Read More »