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FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

Petersburg Stadium on the city's Krestovsky Island this Saturday, TASS reported. The Gold Cup victor plays Portugal tomorrow in Kazan . Just like next year's World Cup, hosts Russian Federation will be in Group A and the country which struggled at Euro 2016 and World Cup 2014 face a tricky group. Read More »

MMA star Matt Hughes airlifted after train collides with truck


It's not clear exactly what state he is in, but his family is headed to meet him, per White. White also told ESPN that Hughes was assisting a friend with something before the accident occurred. The air ambulance quickly transported him a hospital in Springfield, Illinois' capital. The state police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating. Read More »

Andy Murray overcomes tough Del Potro in French Open

Murray said of the Russian: "I have never played a match against him, but I practised with him before he got on to the tour when he was like 350 (in the rankings), and he was really good". In the women's event, France has three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years. While Khachanov is through to the last 16 at a slam for the first time, it is seven years and 25 tournaments since Murray failed to at least make the fourth round. Read More »

Penguins, Predators each look to seize momentum in Game 5

It's not the way the Penguins were playing in the first four games of the series as Nashville negated their speed and controlled the neutral zone. "We don't really know what the future really has in store for us, but all we can control is going out there and working our hardest", said Ryan Ellis . Read More »

Never Played For A Super Team? Twitter Roasts LeBron's Post Game Comment


The Warriors and Cavaliers both dominated their respective conferences and rolled through to the NBA Finals , where the Warriors won in a lopsided affair. In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have enough top-class talent to topple the Warriors , even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it. Read More »

Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open

But for all the day's struggles, there were plenty of triumphs, led by Fowler, whom Casey credited for giving the competitors who followed his round a roadmap of how to attack Erin Hills' lengthy track. Jason Day , the world's No. 3-ranked golfer, experienced his share of difficulties before finishing at 7-over. Ernie Els opened with a 70 on the 20th anniversary of his last US Open victory. Read More »

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid


Cristiano Ronaldo continued to sweep all before him on Saturday night, scoring twice as Real Madrid won the Champions League with a 4-1 victory over Juventus . In a sizzling first half, Cristiano Ronaldo put Real ahead before Mario Mandzukic's incredible overhead kick, one of the great European Cup final goals, deservedly drew Juventus level under the Principality Stadium roof. Read More »

After 2nd Lakers workout, Lonzo Ball may talk with more teams


There's nothing I can ever do to really pay you back for all you've done for me. There's still a chance that Ball isn't picked by the Lakers, but not choosing a player mostly due to the baggage that his father brings would be unwise. "College doesn't matter at this point". The Los Angeles Lakers could possibly be the National Basketball Association franchise to watch leading up to the 2017 NBA Draft because team that have been associated in several trade rumors of late. Read More »

Halep and Ostapenko to meet in Roland Garros final

She certainly seemed more relaxed against second seed Pliskova and used her clay court nous to defeat the big-hitting Czech. At 6-1, Ostapenko is the long shot of the four players remaining. China's Wang Xiyu and her Japanese partner Ayumi Miyamoto booked a last four spot in girls' doubles with two wins on Thursday. Don't get me wrong, I'm very disappointed today, as well, but I think I'm looking at things from a different perspective. Read More »

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open


Just don't mention that to some of the best players in the world. Looking for his first major title, the 28-year-old carded a 7-under 65 on Thursday, including seven birdies, and along the way tied the lowest score to par in the first round of a U.S. Read More »

Rory McIlroy misses US Open cut for second year running


Or Jason Day , a major champion who, for the first time in his career, suffered two triple-bogeys in one round. Day's explanation was more concise: "I just played bad golf , man". Shane Lowry looks like he will just make that cut after his two-over round of 74 on day two. The top three players in the world have never missed the cut in the same major dating to when the world ranking began in 1986. Read More »

Stielike dismissed after qualifying match loss


Only the top two in each of Groups A and B qualify automatically for Russian Federation, with the third-placed teams going into play-offs. Two third-place teams will enter a playoff over two legs for a spot. South Korea are seeking to qualify for their ninth consecutive World Cup, a run which includes reaching the semi-finals on home soil in 2002. The KFA has not decided who will take over as coach for the final two qualifiers. Read More »

Daniel Berger repeats as FedEx St. Jude Classic champion

Phil Mickelson briefly had a share of the lead during the final round, but a triple bogey on No. 12 - which included a shot into the water - knocked him out of contention. Jutanugarn finished with a three-under 69 in the final round and was tied with Thompson (72) and Chun (70) at 17-under 271. Sharp said her ball moved ever so slightly as she went to address a chip shot. Read More »

Mauro Ranallo to call Mayweather vs. McGregor for Showtime


Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight. He's telling me how he's going to knock Floyd Mayweather out. Meanwhile, Li, who is also on the fight card at UFC Singapore this weekend, said McGregor's fight against Mayweather is a chance for MMA fighters to show they are well-rounded fighters. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Real Madrid

Since his career started, Cristiano has won four Ballon d'or trophies. Ronaldo has reportedly made an " irreversible decision" to leave the Madrid giants after eight years at the club, after it emerged the Spanish authorities were investigating him over tax fraud allegations , according to reports in Portuguese media. Read More »

Wales beat Tonga in rugby Test


However, Wales were in control from the outset and winger Cuthbert was twice denied tries following television reviews, once when he was forced into touch by prop Latu Talakai and the second time when he knocked the ball on. Cuthbert's excellent finish was the game's stand-out moment, but Wales could and should have won by more as Sam Davies missed two penalties and a conversion before the break. Read More »

Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin


Patrick Walsh, CEO of AirSign, an advertising firm, identified the pilot to ESPN as Trevor Thompson. "As it headed toward the ground, it caught fire". "I've never seen a plane crash, blimp crash, anything like that". He says the company's operations team on the ground confirmed citizen video on social media showing the blimp going down. Read More »

Southgate calls for more clinical England after late Scotland drama


However Kane managed to net an equalizer during stoppage time , much to the disappointment of the home fans. But that wasn't Group E's only treble. Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, whose first global goal came in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining. Read More »

Michael Phelps' Shark Week assignment: Race a great white


Here is the breathless blurb about the cable channel's "Great Gold vs". That spectacle will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT on July 23 on the opening night of Shark Week , but it's not just about competition for Phelps. Discovery Channel released the line-up for this summer's annual " Shark Week " and it includes a show featuring Olympic superstar Michael Phelps . Read More »

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Jason Day made two triple bogeys and closed with a birdie to avoid the indignity of shooting 80. Most begin Saturday, after the U.S. Open field has been cut. The 44 sub-par rounds broke the first-round mark of 39 at Medinah in 1990. Fellow Australian Adam Scott is stalling in his attempt to claw back into the tournament, stumbling with a double-bogey at his 10th hole to drop to three-over. Read More »

NBA GM "Convinced" The Celtics Will Draft Josh Jackson


Instead, Lowe is reporting that the Sixers would send a plethora of draft picks in return. "It was a family decision", Fultz said of his willingness to work out for Los Angeles . And, according to Goodman, Washington's Markelle Fultz should go No. 1 to the Celtics, and he should be followed by UCLA's Lonzo Ball to the Lakers and Duke's Jayson Tatum to the 76ers. Read More »

Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Curry, the league's Most Valuable Player in both 2015 and 2016, has led the National Basketball Association in three-pointers in each of the past five seasons and has been named to four straight All-Star games. The Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 visit, meanwhile, took place in November. We're just trying to celebrate and enjoy everything. There might be somebody different in (office). Read More »

McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open


World number five Jordan Spieth , the 2015 US Open victor at then rookie host Chambers Bay, shot 73 while defending champion Dustin Johnson carded a 75. "I was just trying to have half as good a round as Rickie had", said Casey, who played in the afternoon. With his famous father on the bag, Love IV made his pro debut, shooting a 1-under 71 at the U.S. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows


Willett shot a 9-over 81 in the first round and then withdrew before his tee time in the second round. Love, who shot a 1-under 71, called the experience "awesome" and said of his father: "He has all the experience". Paul Casey is second at the US Open after firing a six-under-par-66 and the Englishman says the course suits his eye. "So I did a really good job of staying present, staying focused on the next shot". Read More »

500000 fans may attend parade for Penguins' Stanley Cup win


On Monday, an adorable young Pittsburgh Penguins fan managed to get Sidney Crosby to autograph his t-shirt, and he just could not contain his emotions when he got interviewed by WTAE-TV Pittsburgh . Rookie Jake Guentzel (NHL rookie playoff record-tying 21 points), Bryan Rust, Conor Sheary and Scott Wilson all found themselves playing vital roles alongside Pittsburgh's cornerstones at some point during the postseason. Read More »

Klaassen follows Pickford to Everton


Always been the butt of transfer jokes (Arteta money, Riquelme signing, Sissoko fiasco, and countless others), in the first full summer with Ronald Koeman in charge and Steve Walsh identifying targets, Everton are moving fast and efficiently with nary a peep from the Board, who have often been accused in the past of slowing the process down. Read More »

Warriors release statement on possible White House visit

Welts, who stands now as a true rarity, a man prominently employed in professional men's team sports, willing to declare his homosexuality. The party began as soon as Kevin Durant , Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. Read More »

Surging Dodgers go for sweep of Indians

Miller, who surrendered only one earned run over his first 27 games, was charged with four on two hits and two walks. Over at Progressive Field on Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Cleveland Indians will be wrapping up their Major League Baseball series. Read More »