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Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé


Former Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong has said there are grounds for prosecution of the officials who were captured in the investigative piece on Ghana football by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas . Football is by far the most popular sport in Ghana, and while the Black Stars failed to reach this year's World Cup finals, they were quarterfinalists in South Africa in 2010. Read More »

President Trump says he may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali

I thought Alice yesterday was lovely. "I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali". Ali's attorney Ron Tweel said in a statement Friday morning that Trump's pardon wasn't needed, due to the Supreme Court's reversal of Ali's conviction. Rod Blagojevich, also a former TV personality. He told reporters in Washington he was looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted clemency. Read More »

Hazard sends message to Mohamed Salah


Drawn in Group G containing England, Tunisia and tournament debutants Panama, Belgium are expected to cruise into the second round of the June 14-July 15 showpiece. Belgium eased past Egypt 3-0 in Brussels to extend the north African side's winless streak since qualifying for the tournament in Russian Federation starting next week. Read More »

'King James' throws down powerful backboard alley-oop in NBA Finals


It may have felt a bit too close to call up until the final minutes, but, in the end, the Golden State Warriors continued with tradition last night and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in OH to now lead the 2018 NBA Finals 3-0. "[KD's] one of the best players I've ever played against [and] that this league has ever seen". He had previously been starting for Golden State in these playoffs as part of what is known as the Warriors' "Hamptons 5" lineup - a nod to the four players who ... Read More »

Simona Halep makes her second successive final


Of less logic but ample joy would be Nadal's semifinal opponent for Friday, Juan Martin del Potro, who famously nearly quit the game with belligerent wrists himself, but on Thursday found another crest with his first French Open semifinal berth in nine long, trying years, when he edged Marin Cilic , 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. Read More »

Watch Alex Ovechkin Skate Capitals’ First-Ever Stanley Cup Around Ice


But the most important number was zero, as in the number of times they advanced beyond the second round. "I just wanted to do whatever I can to win the Cup - and we did it", said Ovechkin. After so many years of postseason flops and crushing disappointment, these Capitals won their fourth consecutive closeout game with a tenacious third-period comeback. Read More »

Rafael Nadal overcomes hiccup to march into French Open semi-finals

Del Potro was unable to hold back the tears upon completing his upset of Cilic, returning to a Grand Slam semi for the first time since last year's U.S. He was also able to raise his level when in danger, saving three break points in the eighth game of the third set with great shot-making, and four more in the final set. Read More »

England recall Ball for Australia ODI series


Woakes joined Ben Stokes on the injury sidelines after suffering a thigh strain in England's victory over Pakistan in the second NatWest Test at Headingley. Curran, whose younger brother Sam made his worldwide debut in that game, played in all five ODIs as England defeated New Zealand 3-2 back in March. Read More »

Arjun Tendulkar Selected In India U-19 Squad For Sri Lanka Squad


Arjun has only been named in the four-day squad, which will be led by Delhi's Anuj Rawat . It's been five years, but Tendulkar is set to grace the back of an Indian one day strip once more. Meanwhile, Mumbai U-19 coach Satish Samant told The Indian Express that Arjun had improved a lot in the recent past and has added a lot of variety to his bowling. Read More »

Rashford scores stunner as England ease past Costa Rica


And for the first time since May 2016, an England home game had an atmosphere! Elland Road has been the home of Leeds United since the club's foundation in 1919, with a capacity of 37,890. "I just tried to play free and enjoy myself". The temptation of the heavy plus money with Costa Rica is tempting considering it only takes one bounce for the ball to end up in the back of the net and it may only take one goal to win this match. Read More »

Liverpool Reach Agreement With Lyon For Nabil Fekir


Fekir will be given permission to leave France's World Cup training base and could undergo his medical on Merseyside on Friday. Liverpool have agreed on a fee with Lyon for the transfer of coveted attacker Nabil Fékir, with a medical expected to take place on Friday . Read More »

Woman catches baseball in beer cup during San Diego Padres game


DiMarco did what any good fan would do, se chugged the beer. After showing off her ball besotted beer, DiMarco chugged her beverage as fans cheered her on. She catches the ball in her cup, celebrates and drains the cup. MLB.com identified the woman as Gabby DiMarco. "Are you kidding me?'" she told the San Diego Union-Tribune . Read More »

Golden State Warriors' Iguodala a game-time decision for Game 3


Durant is averaging 32 points on 56 percent shooting (47 percent from three), 11 rebounds, and seven assists in the Finals. "Top two best players in our league", said Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue. "So what do we have to do?" "I just internalise it a little bit more as I get older than I did as a younger player". "We got stagnant", Love said. Read More »

Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup in franchise history


Lars Eller scored the go-ahead goal for Washington with 7:37 remaining. Then immediately following that goal, a massive fight broke out. The best hockey this series saw came in a back-and-forth second period in Game 5. The teams traded power plays early in the second, with Theodore tripping Oshie and Christian Djoos high-sticking Reilly Smith . And the NWSL's Washington Spirit reached the final in 2016. Read More »

Vegas' Miller breaks nose late in Game 4 rout


It has been a magical season so far for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, but it seems as if the team has finally met its match. Emotions boiled over immediately after the puck entered the net, with Orpik and Knights forward William Karlsson in the middle of the fracas as Vegas took a lead in the series for the first time since 17:26 of the first period of Game 2. Read More »

Warriors fight off Cavaliers to win Game 3, on verge of sweep


James finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, playing 47 minutes. While the Warriors enjoyed a great party in Oakland, California, after winning the title in five games past year, Durant does not want to play with fire. Kendrick Perkins hasn't played one second of the NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he wants the Golden State Warriors - and especially Stephen Curry - to "pick another battle" after a Game 2 incident. Read More »

Thiem crushes Zverev to book semi-final spot


That is the quarterfinals". Alexander Zverev of Germany (right) shakes hands with Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation after winning their men's round of 16 match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris , France. Read More »

Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president


Per The Ringer's Ben Detrick , an investigation of five different Twitter accounts linked to Colangelo were used to criticize players and coaches on the Sixers and disclose medical information about Jahlil Okafor before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in December. Read More »

Adam Scott books his place in the US Open….just!


The Australian list for the US Open is: Scott, Baddeley, Jones, Herbert, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Jason Scrivener, David Bransdon. I am playing all these majors to win them not just to show up, so I'd like to make the most of this opportunity. Read More »

'Record': Cristiano will leave Real Madrid


Will Ronaldo leave the Spanish capital for pastures new? Ronaldo's contract at the Bernabeu commits him to the reigning European champions until June 2021. Ronaldo remained silent about his future but did speak about his team's chances at the tournament in Russian Federation at Belem Palace in Lisbon on Wednesday where he and his teammates gathered and had an audience with the country's president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers team president Bryan Colangelo resigns from post

A decision regarding Colangelo's future could come as early as Wednesday, ESPN reported . While the Sixers' investigation into president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo's Twitter fiasco is ongoing, the general belief within the Sixers' organization is that it believes Bryan Colangelo's assertion he had no knowledge of the Twitter accounts, did not send the messages or had known the messages were being sent, according to a source. Read More »

Durant's heroics give Warriors 3-0 lead


And Durant worked them with cruel efficiency. Kevin Durant is averaging 29.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 24.7 points and 5.5 assists. Golden State signed Durant as a free agent in the summer of 2016 after their team that went a record 73-9 in the regular season lost to Cleveland in Game 7 of the Finals, becoming the first team in league history to blow a 3-1 Finals lead. Read More »

Dynasty's doorstep: Durant, Warriors take 3-0 lead in Finals

Durant had 24 first-half points on 7-of-10 shooting, the three other Warriors All-Stars shot 4-of-18 and that included Curry and Thompson shooting 1-of-9 from three. He got a little help this time with Kevin Love scoring 20 and knocking down threes. James landed badly going for a rebound early in the second quarter and limped on his right ankle, but the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player kept the Cavaliers in contention to the end. Read More »

Olympic champion Katie Taylor's father injured in boxing club triple shooting


The father of Ireland's Olympic boxing gold medallist Katie Taylor has sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in a shooting near Dublin, police said. They were not aware of any pre-existing threats to any gym member. The club is located at the harbour in Bray town. Following examination of CCTV in the area, the Gardaí are now appealing for information regarding the silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates that fled the scene. Read More »

Amazon to show 20 matches a season from 2019


Sky Sports and BT Sport broadcast Premier League games. The awarding of one of the two remaining batches of rights - four months after Sky and BT took the lion's share of the rights on offer - follows huge speculation at the time of the initial bid over Amazon's intentions, with analysts divided over whether the online giant would mount a bid. Read More »

Aston Villa miss £4m tax bill deadline as chief executive is suspended


A week after the defeat Villa missed a tax payment but have now paid £500,000 and are expected to shell out a further £1.2million by the end of the week. There have been weeks of mounting concerns at Villa Park over a lack of cashflow from China , where owner Dr Tony Xia is based. Steve Bruce is uncertain of his future and the dismissal of chief executive Keith Wyness removes the manager's typical sounding board. Read More »