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CONCACAF Gold Cup: Group Stage

The 11th starter, forward Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto, was chosen by fans in a video-game promotion. Nevertheless, soccer fans from around the country and beyond will watch intently. A better option for the 2005-17 Gold Cup would have been to grant byes to the best 1st place finishers or to have stuck to the 4-group style used prior to that. Read More »

Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz, Red Bull rumours

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The 22-year-old Sainz's contract was set to expire ahead of 2017, but Red Bull picked up an option to retain him. "I have to wonder about his behaviour", Marko added. "We have an option on him for next year and the year after, so he'll be in a Toro Rosso again next year". "You have to remember that he only got an oppotunity to be in F1 because of Red Bull investing in him in the junior years, and it is a little disingenous to be making comments like that when a lot of investment ... Read More »

India win toss, opt to field first against South Africa

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Their record 275-run, second-wicket partnership brought home the impressive 68-run victory over South Africa in a high-scoring match yesterday. Mithali Raj's side have won four matches on the trot and are sitting behind leaders Australia in the points table . Read More »

Salem Lutheran in Sandwich hosting VBS from July 17-20

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Women's day will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brendalyn Shaw of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Williamston. Roanoke organists Ron Lowe and pianist Karen Harwood Jones will present "Christmas in July II" at First Baptist Church on July 23. Read More »

Recapping the Orlando and Utah summer leagues

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Summer League, Houston vs. Denver, at Las Vegas, NBA , 9 p.m. Teams will lock horns in three preliminary round games from July 7-11, after which they will be seeded in a tournament starting July 12 and the championship game is set for July 17. Read More »

Trio Earns WGCA All-American Scholar Honors

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Burrus claimed All-GSC First Team honors for the second straight year while Gino was a second team all-conference member. Among the requirements to be nominated a WGCA All-American Scholars , a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 for the entirety of her college career, be of high moral character and played in 50 percent of the college's regularly scheduled competitive rounds during the year nominated. Read More »

Brandon Ingram says Lonzo Ball a 'guy you want to play with'

He also got torched defensively at times, unable to stay in front of his man at the top of the key. The Lakers play the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. While LaVar Ball has dropped hints that he could tone down the bombastic comments and unending marketing of his Big Baller Brand apparel that turned him into an internet villain of sorts during Lonzo's lone season at UCLA, he was totally in character for his son's debut. Read More »

Crawford reaches buyout deal with Hawks

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In the process, Crawford was unhappy and looked for a buyout from the Hawks. The move frees much-needed salary cap space for Miami, which owed (Duke alumnus) just over $6 million for next season. At his age, he could be a piece off the bench for a contending team. The Minnesota Timberwolves , Washington Wizards and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the frontrunners for his services, according to USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick . Read More »

Spurs sign veteran forward Rudy Gay

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Gay's reported deal allows the Spurs to still re-sign restricted free agent Jonathon Simmons. First, the Spurs are masters of minutes management and regular-season success so they can afford to bring back Gay on his own schedule and carefully limit his playing time once he returns. Read More »

Bob Knight investigated for groping, touching women at '15 speech

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The official who witnessed Knight picking up her colleague told the Post he later put his arm around her shoulders and groped her buttocks while they were backstage at the William Allder Auditorium. A fourth woman told The Post that Knight smacked her on the buttocks after his speech. Knight denied all wrongdoing and federal prosecutors in Virginia opted not to bring charges. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association suspend Mexico's national coach Juan Carlos Osorio

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Juan Carlos Osorio has been suspended following the FIFA Confederations Cup for acting aggressively towards FIFA officials, FIFA announced on Friday. He and his coaching staff confronted the referee and other officials to demand a video review of the incident, in which Portugal's Pepe appeared to push Mexico's Hector Moreno as the latter attempted a header at goal. Read More »

Arsenal star makes £400000-a-week contract demand

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The 28-year-old's current deal is set to expire in less than 12 months, and while Arsenal have tabled several contract offers to him , there has been little development over reaching an agreement on a renewal. Alternatively, Arsenal could sell Sanchez and reinvest - a potential risk that could either backfire, or work very well. Other than Sanchez, United have already proven that Chelsea's two other striking targets, Andrea Belotti and Alvaro Morata, would cost substantially more than the ... Read More »

Messi gets extra fine for tax fraud, avoids prison

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It's easy to REGISTER HERE , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved! In addition to their sentences, they were ordered to pay fines of €2m and €1.5m respectively. Instead of Messi serving his 21-month sentence, the Argentina forward will be fined an extra €252,000 ($287,000). Messi, who has just signed a new £500,000-a-week deal with Barcelona until 2021, is one of a number of footballers accused of defrauding the Spanish government in recent years. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Once Again Makes Burning Republicans on Twitter Look So Easy

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Just pages of pages of them. She had more sections of positions and promises on her campaign website than anyone else who ran in 2016. They were concrete. This tweet also asked about an alternative health care plan, and unlike the others pointed out in these tweets, Hillary answered. Never mind that Senate Republicans have been criticized for keeping much of the decision-making around their version of the healthcare plan behind closed doors. Read More »

Manchester United Have €80 Million Offer For Alvaro Morata Rejected

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After having an €80m bid rejected by the Champions League winners earlier this week, United made a decision to end their negotiations with Real Madrid and turn to Lukaku. Morata re-joined Madrid from Juventus last summer for €32 million, which shows how inflated the transfer market is at present. Mourinho added the Europa League and EFL Cup to his collection in his first season as United boss. Read More »

Diego Costa Return to Atletico Madrid Reportedly Increasing in Likelihood

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Although should the Spanish club make an offer of £22m plus add-ons then there's the prospect of Costa being forced to return to Surrey to begin fitness work under Conte as he waits for a resolution over his future. Atletico are now under a transfer ban until January 2018. This came following the January transfer window in which Costa looked to force through a move to the Chinese Super League. Read More »

Red Sox throw another lefty at Rays

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The Boston Red Sox's offense and pitching had been clicking on all cylinders recently, but the past two games have been a different story. The shortstop was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat and left the game in the first inning. The Red Sox said Bogaerts had a bruised right hand and will be evaluated further. If the Aruba native is out of the lineup for a while, Tzu-Wei Lin and Deven Marrero will likely take over until the team returns to full strength. Read More »

Cubs recall Kyle Schwarber from Class AAA Iowa

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But Schwarber failed to meet those expectations, hitting .120 and.196 in May and June, respectively. He helped the Brewers move 4 ½ games ahead of the Cubs with three games left in the series. The slugger smashed a pair of dingers on Friday night in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the Round Rock Express. Domingo Santana had four hits and two RBIs, while and Jesus Aguilar (AG'-ih-lahr) drove in a run with one of his three hits. Read More »

Kings Free Agent Forward Agrees to Terms With Spurs

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Rudy Gay is a low-priced signing and is young enough to produce at a high level at just 31 years of age. With their signing of Gay, the Spurs still have restricted free agent Jonathan Simmons to consider moving forward. The Spurs had reportedly been recruiting Gay since free agency began on July 1. As of now, he is said to be ready by the fall. At first blush, this deal makes for an odd couple arrangement between an organization known for its consistent winning and a player known for the ... Read More »

Knicks sign Tim Hardaway Jr. to 4-year, $71M offer sheet

Losing Hardaway would leave Atlanta in a bit of a lurch at shooting guard considering the team's relative lack of proven talent behind him at that position. He averaged 10.8 points in 23.5 minutes per game through two seasons with the Knicks. NY dealt Hardaway to the Hawks in 2015 in a trade for current Chicago Bulls guard Jerian Grant. Read More »

Rice Midstream Partners LP (RMP) Rating Lowered to Sector Perform at Scotiabank

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The stock increased 0.86% or $0.4 on July 3, reaching $46.65. About 146,908 shares traded. It has outperformed by 35.54% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $409.58M company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Read More »

Zach Randolph's jersey number to be retired by the Grizzlies

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The open letter was signed by general manager Chris Wallace and president of business operations Jason Wexler. The eight-time All-Star averaged 8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game for the Memphis Grizzlies last season and said in April he hoped to extend his 19-year career after becoming a free agent. Read More »

Nervy Federer through to Wimbledon third round

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In the women's singles draw, there were distressing scenes on Court No. 17 as Bethanie Mattek Sands retired after suffering a nasty fall in the first game of the third set in her second-round match with Romania's Sorana Cirstea. Federer will turn 36 next month and has no imminent plans on retirement, but he has missed three of the past five Grand Slam events after an Open era-record 65 straight appearances. Read More »

Teodosic joins Clippers, so Beverley needs a new hotel name

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Milos Teodosic may not be a household name to National Basketball Association fans, but that doesn't mean he's not going to have a big impact in the league next season. In addition to Teodosic and Beverley, the team has added scorers Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari , while retaining star forward Blake Griffin . Read More »