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Holm: Mayweather-McGregor Critics Are Those Who Don't Fight

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Negotiations for that "Fight Of The Century" had dragged on for years, but all things considered all the parties have struck while the iron is hot with regards to Mayweather Vs McGregor, and combining both the MMA and boxing vast fanbases around the globe, together with a huge amount of casual interest will undoubtedly make this a sporting spectacle for the ages. Read More »

Centurion Root leads by example to revive England

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Moeen Ali's 61 not out cemented the recovery as he added an unbroken 167 with Root. Ballance, however, is unconvinced between any link with his run-scoring and being captain. Even if England and Ballance do scrape through this series against an under-powered South African side, the Aussies are lying in wait in our winter and they will hardly be quaking in their boots when a left-handed, flat-footed prodder emerges at number three. Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands' shocking knee injury

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Warning: The video below contains graphic content some viewers might find upsetting . I've never seen anything like this, but it wasn't in a normal position. Wimbledon defended its response time in a series of tweets , saying a paramedic made it onto court 17 within one minute . "The player was kept on court while pain relief was given". Read More »

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks close to deal

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Per MacMahon's report Nowitzki will get a two-year contract worth $10 million, with the Mavericks holding the option on the second season. Given the fact that he's played his entire career in Dallas and was expected to re-sign with the Mavericks, forward Dirk Nowitzki flew under the radar during last week's free agency frenzy . Read More »

Cubs to call up Schwarber from Triple-A

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Schwarber is expected to start in left field for Thursday's game. "You've got to go back to what made you successful in the first place", Schwarber said of his approach, which includes focusing on taking the ball the other way. Lackey, who has been dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis in his right foot in recent starts, wasn't scheduled to pitch again before the All-Star break. Read More »

Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan lodges appeal to be reinstated

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Team Sky and Froome were spared the work of leading the peloton once again as the sprint teams took responsibility for chasing down the breakaway, finally making the catch inside the last three kilometres. The Bora-Hansgrohe team and licence holder Denk insisted Sagan had done nothing wrong, adding that the rider was denied a hearing. But on Wednesday morning, Sagan admitted defeat in his bid to ride on. Read More »

Iran Loses to Spain at FIBA U-19 World Cup

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The rising sophomore from Snellville, Ga., scored six points with three rebounds and three assists in just 11 minutes Wednesday in USA's 117-69 victory over Mali. The medal semifinals will be held Saturday, and the gold and bronze medal games on Sunday. The United States has won this tournament three of the last four times it has been contested (2009, 2013, 2015) and now holds the men's titles at U17, senior World Cup and the Olympic Games. Read More »

Lionel Messi agrees new four-year deal with Barcelona

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Under his current contract, due to run out in June 2018, Messi earns around 20 million euros a year in salary, according to Spanish media - and this didn't include millions of euros in revenues earned from ads and performance-linked bonuses. Read More »

Four Britons in the third round at Wimbledon - is it enough?

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Up against Dustin Brown of Germany - who has removed Rafael Nadal from Wimbledon in the past, an injury-stricken Andy Murray continued to dominate, winning yet another match in straight sets. Nadal won it, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. "I could have played a little better on the return, but she also served really well". "I mean, certainly first two matches have been, you know, hard to come up with game plans, because you don't know exactly how the two guys are going to play". Read More »

Kylian Mbappe fuels talk of Arsenal transfer with Twitter activity

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Already a full France worldwide, the striker is expected to command a transfer fee that could eclipse the record £89m ($112.3m) Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba in August 2016. It is not [just] me, all the coaches of the world [would] like to keep the best [players]. It's not worth saying if we are going to bring in players who could be on the bench'. Read More »

Wawrinka crashes out of Wimbledon on day one

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That's the one I was most proud of to be part of. Just stop. That's pretty much all I'm going to say on that. "He came with his wife to support me here". Two of them were real enough to cause first-round exits for Australia's Nick Kyrgios and world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka . He iced his knee during changeovers and never was able to summon his best tennis. Read More »

Valentina Shevchenko says she'll leave heart in octagon at UFC 213

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She doesn't hold back and puts everything behind her punches and kicks. Coming off dominant victories over Tate and Rousey in the main event of a pair of shows that generated more than a million buys a piece, Nunes should be an established name and fans should be excited to see her compete again this weekend. Read More »

Richard Jefferson to return to Cavaliers, but James Jones might not

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The 17-year veteran's contract runs out after the 2018-19 season, but his $2.6 million salary is non-guaranteed that season. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. LeBron also appreciates Jones' leadership in the locker room. The trio have seven Most Value Player awards between them, but this summer has seen Nick Young become the most wanted player in basketball . Read More »

Kevin Durant Signs Two-Year Deal Worth $53 Million

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After earning about $26.5 million last season, Durant was eligible for a new contract that could have paid him as much as $34.5 million next season. He averaged 28.2 points during the 2015-16 season with the Thunder. Ibaka averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23 games after being traded from Orlando. Read More »

Indians' Francona in hospital, won't manage team Tuesday

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He was hospitalized following a June 13 game after experiencing a rapid heart rate and lightheadedness, then had to leave last Monday's game with the same symptoms. "At this point, I don't have a reason to think otherwise", Antonetti said. He went through his pregame routine and swam in the indoor pool before going to the hospital. Read More »

Konta, Watson keep British hopes alive

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She was serving well. She proved a tricky character and made life hard for Konta, who is now ranked seventh in the women's game, and seeded sixth for The Championships. Hsieh held serve at the start of the second but she was to do so only once again - at 5-1 down, when a nervous game from Konta handed her opponent a stay of execution - as the Briton took control of the second set in impressive fashion. Read More »

Kevin Durant's New "Discount" Contract Is 2 Years, $53 Million

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The (relatively) low pay day for KD could only last another season, however. The 28-year-old forward had been projected to receive a 20 percent raise over the $26.5 million he made last season, which would have been about $31.8 million. And according to Sam Amick of USA Today , Durant was prepared to leave even more money on the table in the event that Iguodala signed elsewhere and the Warriors had to replace him. Read More »

Oilers' Connor McDavid expected to sign long-term deal

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McDavid and the Oilers agreed to an eight-year contract extension which will cost $12.5 million per year against the salary cap once it kicks in following the upcoming season. The 20-year-old center led the league in assists (70) and points (100) during the regular season. "I wanted to show my commitment to the Oilers organization, the fans, the city - show that I'm in it for the long haul". Read More »

Waiters finalizing deal to return to Heat

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Since the regular season ended in April, Waiters has made it clear he wants to return to the Heat . Dion Waiters profiles as a scorer and not a distributor, so he wouldn't fir the Knicks' need for a point guard. He was signed last summer by Miami on a one-year, $2.9 million deal, and then almost carried the team to the playoffs by averaging 15.8 points in 46 games (he missed much of the season because of a muscle tear). Read More »

Cowboys QB Accused of Using Machine to Sign Autographs

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According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Prescott has been accused of using a machine to sign autographs . One of the nation's leading grading services, Beckett Grading Services , is raising some questions about the authenticity of Prescott's signature appearing on Panini 2016 Prizm cards, with attention to detail about how the signatures appear to share a strikingly identical starting and stopping point. Read More »

United States government helping Apple dodge European Union taxes

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The General Court is expected to hear the case in late 2018. Ireland released a statement a year ago claiming the EC had "misunderstood the relevant facts and Irish law", saying the commission "failed to follow required procedures" and exceeded its purview by interfering "with national tax sovereignty". Read More »

Joel Embiid continues his feud with LaVar Ball in vulgar Instagram video

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After Lonzo Ball became a star at UCLA , his father LaVar gained considerable attention by making several outlandish statements . Embiid and fellow Process Truster Ben Simmons tweeted their opinions of BBB during the NBA Draft. "Our goal is to make Facebook a place where people can come together around video", Nick Grudin, Facebook's vice president of media partnerships said about the online hub's foray into original video content, per the report. Read More »

Shane Lowry criticises Irish Open mobile phone policy

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Former PGA Championship victor Steve Elkington, a man who is notoriously outspoken on Twitter, claimed McIlroy looked "bored" playing golf . Five years ago when the tournament came to neighbouring Portrush, many business owners were left feeling aggrieved and the anticipated boost for their businesses scuppered when fans were banned from leaving the Royal Portrush course, making it the Irish Open that was closed to the town. Read More »

Cowboys player Damien Wilson arrested in Frisco

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The case is still under investigation and the police did not release further information. The mug shot of Wilson is below. Wilson has already posted his $20,000 bond. Wilson, a fourth-round pick out of Minnesota in 2015, has played in every game for Dallas over the last two seasons, though he has just five career starts, all of them coming previous year. Read More »

Chris Froome leapfrogs Geraint Thomas into yellow jersey at Tour de France

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Chris Froome of Team Sky came third to take the yellow jersey. Despite a last-ditch attempt from Porte, none of them could overhaul Aru, Dan Martin took second ahead of Froome, Porte and Bardet. The Team Dimension Data rider was "massively disappointed" and no wonder, as he lost the chance to close the gap on Eddy Merckx's record of 34 stage wins and will remain on 30 for another year. Read More »

Real Madrid sign Theo Hernandez from Atletico

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Real Madrid are set to sign a much-sought defender in the coming days, according to reports from Spain. Theo will undergo a medical revision at the Sanitas-La Moraleja Clinic on Monday 10 July before signing his contract and being formally presented at the Santiago Bernabéu VIP lounge at 19:30 CEST. Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Azarenka Takes Baby Steps in Comeback

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I want to make sure that everything is okay. Victoria Azarenka says life back in tennis is completely different following the birth of her son, yet she is still enjoying the familiar feeling of winning. Before she gets the chance, though, two-time Grand Slam victor Azarenka is stepping up her bid to become the next mother to win Wimbledon. "I didn't feel I was playing my best tennis". Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal cruise as Stan Wawrinka upset

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Karen Khachanov , seeded 30th, beat fellow Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, although he needed five sets in an entertaining match on Court No 5 before prevailing 7-6 2-6 6-3 1-6 6-2. Fast forward a year and Federer is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19. Read More »