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Sport Xi to meet FIFA boss as China harbours World Cup ambition
Author: 0 Xi to meet FIFA boss as China harbours World Cup ambition

FIFA's statues demand a firm stance against any "political interference" in football and countries are often suspended from the global game as a result, but the Zurich-based organisation agreed with the UAE federation that the Qataris due to officiate over the game against Thailand in Bangkok on Tuesday should be replaced.

Author: 0 No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open

This is the first time in the open era that the women's No. 1 seed has been ousted in the first round of Roland Garros. She was just two of 16 on break-point opportunities in the match, which included letting seven slip by in the final game.

Author: 0 Trump's family joins him in White House

The first family is together again under the same roof: the White House. After arriving at the White House Melania tweeted a picture from a window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument. Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump's Communications Director, tweeted on Sunday night. The decision of the first lady not moving to Washington was described by the Washington Post as flouting "the most basic of all first lady traditions", adding that it appeared "unprecedented".

Author: 0 French Open final place is ideal birthday present for Jelena Ostapenko

Soon enough, Ostapenko was holding her silver trophy - remember, the first she has ever won on tour - while listening to the Latvian national anthem ring through a Grand Slam stadium after a singles final for the first time. Simona Halep settles for runner-up to Jelena Ostapenko, who earns her first title. Ostapenko had a 20th birthday to remember as the big-hitter beat Timea Bacsinskzy - whose own 28th birthday wasn't quite as good - 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 to reach Saturday's final.

Sport Rangers make Candeias fifth signing
Author: 0 Rangers make Candeias fifth signing

Candeias was on loan with Turkish side Alanyaspor last season, netting four goals in 30 appearances for the Super Lig side whom he snubbed in favour of a move to the Gers . "I was excited from the first moment I got the call especially because of the history of the club". Candeias, who did not make a first-team appearance for Benfica , was on loan at Nurnberg in Germany, Granada in Spain and French side Metz before his switch to Turkey in 2016-17.

Author: 0 Game 6: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Nashville Predators 6/11/2017

Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves to give him back-to-back shutouts in Games 5 and 6. The Penguins would later add an empty-net goal to win the game 2-0 and the series 4-2. "I'm proud of the team that we became". This year, as part of the NHL's 100 anniversary, the National Hockey League held a fan contest to name the top 100 teams of all time .

Sport Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller
Author: 0 Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

The England boss also felt it was an important moment individually for Kane, whose sixth worldwide goal came just over a year after he netted his fifth, in a friendly against Turkey. They still have matches with Lithuania and Malta remaining, and the Slo-bros each have to play England again. Joe Hart , under scrutiny following Griffiths' brace, could well be replaced given Southgate named four goalkeepers in a squad that gives him options heading to the Stade de France.

Author: 0 Cespedes hits grand slam in return, Mets beat Braves 6-1

Mets starter Matt Harvey threw five scoreless innings. Cespedes, back from a strained left hamstring, said before the game that he still didn't think he could run at 100 percent. Michael Conforto has hit.303 with 14 homers and 36 RBIs, providing the production that had been expected from Cespedes. The Braves took the lead with two runs off reliever Paul Sewald in the sixth.

Author: 0 Lugo shines in his season debut

New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) miss plays a ball hit for a double by Atlanta Braves' Brandon Phillips in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Atlanta . Lugo's lone earned run came in the bottom of the second, when Dansby Swanson plated Tyler Flowers with a sacrifice fly of his own. The Braves , 2-4 at home against the Nationals, make their first trip to Washington for a three-game series starting Monday.

Author: 0 Tony Adams: I don't want Arsene Wenger's reign to "end in tears"

Gunners fans will be desperate for a league title challenge next year as they have not won the top flight since the 2003/04 season. Arsenal minority owner Alisher Usmanov has urged majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and the club's board to support manager Arsene Wenger and protect his legacy.

Sport Germany rout San Marino, Kane saves England's blushes
Author: 0 Germany rout San Marino, Kane saves England's blushes

It was quite emotional - he told me just before training yesterday. Hart took no time in analysing the efforts and said: "I sat down straightaway after the game to watch the free-kicks". I can get on and do my job, then it doesn't affect me. "This team is just starting out - how far they can go?" And in the Poland game, it was a needless late free-kick conceded in a unsafe area that again, we failed to defend, that ultimately cost us a shot at joining the party in France.

Sport James defends decision to pass late (again)
Author: 0 James defends decision to pass late (again)

You can make the argument that Golden State faces more pressure to sweep despite playing on the road, too. And maybe no one thought the Cavs would be down 3-0 and outclassed through three games. "No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers ... or if I'm going against two or whatever the case may be, I'm always made a decision to play the game, I'm not one to judge if it's fair or not".

Author: 0 'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka

This time, he was a little more composed. Now he is 31, the shorts are shorter, the hair more closely cropped, the shirt has sleeves. That may sound like a lot, but considering the new world No. "With them, you hesitate". "It's hard to compare with other tournaments but the nerves and adrenaline I feel, it's like no other place". For sure this score wasn't good, the match wasn't good, but at the end of the day there's a lot of positives to take from the last few weeks.' If you look at ...

Sport West Indies level series with Afghanistan
Author: 0 West Indies level series with Afghanistan

All the faster bowlers -- Shannon Gabriel, captain Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph -- shared in the wicket feast with two apiece while off-spinner Ashley Nurse wrapped up the innings with two wickets of his own, including Naib to a catch at long-off as he miscued a big hit.

Sport Kohli pulls no punches to keep India firing
Author: 0 Kohli pulls no punches to keep India firing

You could nearly feel it - when AB De Villiers called wrong and lost the toss, with India putting South Africa into bat - the panic setting in. Earlier, an impressive bowling performance that was complemented by fantastic fielding effort, saw the holders skittle out South Africa for a paltry 191 in 44.3 overs after winning the toss.

Author: 0 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

The spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government's approach and objectives in the forthcoming talks to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive remained unchanged". The British pound tumbled on Friday against the US dollar and the euro before stabilising, down 1.7 and 1.4 percent against the two currencies respectively.

Sport LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018
Author: 0 LeBron James May Consider Leaving Cavs For LA Team In 2018

I got to talk to y'all again right around July. First, thank goodness there's only one day off between Games 3 and 4 so the chatter can't be too all encompassing. "It's my wife, my kids, my grandfather, my mother, so many more people". Sounds farfetched? Of course it does, but so did James going back home to Cleveland after four straight Finals trips and two championships, with the Heat to rejoin the Cavs after owner Dan Gilbert's scathing open letter following his departure in 2010.

Author: 0 Confusion over technical fouls in Game 4 mystifies everyone but Draymond

Draymond on crowd: "I don't pay that much attention to anybody in Cleveland, honestly". In one bit of officiating insight from the interview, Callahan explained the simple double-check officials use to make sure the technical gets assigned to the right person - they listen to the PA announcer's call.

Author: 0 South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Amla century helps Proteas to comfortable victory

Du Plessis went for 75 after a great catch by Dinesh Chandimal diving low to his right at mid-wicket. South Africa have played as their skipper would have liked. Earlier, run-machine Amla struck his 25th ODI century to guide South Africa to a challenging 299 for six. But the middle-order just collapsed under Tahir's brilliance and failed to provide any kind of support to Tharanga, who played the anchor at the other end.

Author: 0 Carlos Moya - Rafael Nadal gives the impression he can play better

Nadal will now travel to the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club as he tries to transfer his form from clay to grass ahead of Wimbledon. Toni won't travel with his nephew next year, as he steps aside to focus on his work at Nadal's new tennis academy in Mallorca.

Author: 0 New election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative MP

With the new government set to present its legislative programme to parliament on June 19, the clock is ticking on efforts to bolster the Conservatives' position after they won just 318 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. "Just to be clear we will act in the national interest, we want to do what is right for the whole of the UK, we want to bring stability to he government of the United Kingdom".

Sport Real Madrid celebrates 12th European title back in Spain
Author: 0 Real Madrid celebrates 12th European title back in Spain

Ronaldo Junior was on the Bernabeu pitch on Sunday as part of Real Madrid's celebrations having won the Champions League title the night before, defeating Italian giant Juventus 4-1 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff . "The players have entered into the legend of Real Madrid and of football, as has our coach", said club president Florentino Perez, as he reserved special praise for Zinedine Zidane .

Sport Jude Classic for second straight year
Author: 0 Jude Classic for second straight year

Berger played a bogey-free round on Sunday, avoiding trouble on a fast, firm course at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn . Lefty reached the top of the leaderboard with a 14-foot birdie-3 from the fringe at 10, and then ate a 1-putt triple bogey-7 at 12, taking two penalty strokes along the way.

Author: 0 Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

Green appeared to be ejected when he was called for his second technical midway through the third quarter Friday night. Green first complained to officials about not getting a foul called in his favor when he tried a post-up move on Kyrie Irving.

Sport Lakers Rumors: LeBron James could consider leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles
Author: 0 Lakers Rumors: LeBron James could consider leaving Cleveland for Los Angeles

At least one, maybe one or two seasons - me, Melo, D-Wade, CP - we can get a year in. "I did not feel it". James was asked on June 8, "I know you don't like to look to far down the road". - and Brandon Ingram ", he continued. " Jalen Rose said this week on First Take that he expects LeBron to make a move from Cleveland to California, where he already owns a house 30 minutes away from Staples Center", O'Connor wrote in his report.

Author: 0 Ideal 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

That started when Nadal broke the Swiss in the sixth game, and after wrapping up the set he opened up a 3-0 lead in the second that would prove decisive. "My uncle who has been with me since three years old". But it's not. I have been playing great during the whole event, since the beginning. "And I missed playing at Wimbledon ", said Nadal .

Sport Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea's decision
Author: 0 Diego Costa still waiting for Chelsea's decision

Spain , who are still unbeaten under Lopetegui, now turn their attention to September's potentially decisive match against Italy in Madrid, with only one automatic place for next year's tournament in Russian Federation available. "We are confident of a great atmosphere at the Bernabeu for such an important game". Italy routed Liechtenstein 5-0 to ensure it will arrive at its potentially decisive qualifier against Spain level on 16 points.

Sport England wins 2017 U-20 World Cup
Author: 0 England wins 2017 U-20 World Cup

After a chaotic opening England took the lead through Calvert-Lewin, who steered home a left-footed shot in the 35th minute. Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman's second-half penalty save.

Author: 0 Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances. "I have never seen that". "I think he's probably a bit less confident". By reaching the semifinals of the French Open , Murray has already defied the expectations of many who felt his lack of form, up-and-down health and a recent elbow injury might leave him undercooked in Paris .

Sport Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 stage eight highlights
Author: 0 Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 stage eight highlights

But his Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome lost ground on race leader, Australian Richie Porte , and will start one minute and two seconds down on Sunday's final stage. Ireland's Dan Martin was second, enough to leapfrog Froome into third overall. "I gave it my all out there and at the end of the day I'm happy with my result, but also with how I raced here this week, because I had a different approach than in the past".

Sport French Open 2017: Day 2 - what you missed - Rafa, Djokovic through
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Day 2 - what you missed - Rafa, Djokovic through

The Spaniard won nine of the last 10 games to close out the match in just under two hours, doing precious little to alter the prevailing view that the Roland Garros throne is his to lose. With the crowd slowly getting on his side, it looked like we might actually have a proper contest here in the first round at the Suzanne-Lenglen, but you knew Nadal, looking for a record tenth French Open title, was going to break back immediately, didn't you.

Sport The Cleveland Cavaliers need the bench to produce in Game 5
Author: 0 The Cleveland Cavaliers need the bench to produce in Game 5

The Warriors won Game 1 by 22, Game 2 by 19 and Game 3 by 5 before being battered by 21 in Game 4 in Cleveland . "We'll see what happens", James said. The Warriors have championship DNA , and we do as well. "Thank God I get to play on Monday", Green said. That was especially evident in the Game 4 win when Irving hit seven of Cleveland's record-setting 24 3-pointers.

Sport Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun possession charges in Brooklyn
Author: 0 Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun possession charges in Brooklyn

Telfair and the other man in the vehicle, 18-year-old Jami Thomas, were arrested after the officers saw a lit marijuana cigarette on the car's dashboard. Telfair, like his cousin, Stephon Marbury, was a prized prospect at Lincoln High School in Coney Island. Telfair was a prep-to-pros star that was taken with the 13th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft .

Author: 0 Draymond Green enjoyed being jeered by Cavs fans

His technicals — the one called and the one that wasn't — overshadowed his shooting and rebounding. "And I said, "Well, it's right here on the sheet that it was on Draymond , and our scorers" people said the same thing'". Apparently, Green even contributed to the Cavaliers' record-setting offensive outburst in the first half simply by what he said during the off day.

Author: 0 Nadal dumps Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

The four points Nadal won, included two forced errors from Wawrinka and a blistering forehand victor. "Thank you for everything", said Nadal. No other player in history has ever won a single Grand Slam more than seven times and only Nadal can boast of having earned double-digit titles at any tournament, no matter the size and field of competition.

Sport Riyad Mahrez responds to Arsenal transfer reports
Author: 0 Riyad Mahrez responds to Arsenal transfer reports

RIYAD MAHREZ has received an offer from Arsenal and has interest from Chelsea - but is holding out for a move to Barcelona , according to reports. He was named the PFA Player of the Year during that remarkable campaign and recently helped the club reach the quarter finals of this season's Champions League .

Author: 0 Stunning 62 propels Noren to victory

A trio of players - Scott Jamieson of Scotland, Francesco Molinari of Italy and Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat - were on five-under par but yet to start their second rounds. "There were a lot of positives in the second round but I really struggled in the third round", said Donald, back on his home circuit for the first time since he hosted the British Masters at Woburn in October.

Sport Chargers Top Pick Sidelined With Injury
Author: 0 Chargers Top Pick Sidelined With Injury

The diagnosis of "mild disc herniation" in his lower back means there is more to this injury than a first day of OTA muscle strain. Lynn also said that Williams missing practice for an extended period of time is affecting him keeping up. "I think for the most part, he's missing getting settled in", Chargers fellow receiver Keenan Allen said. "He just needs to take it day by day". The Chargers fifth-year receiver knows first-hand what it's like to be sidelined with an injury, as he has ...

Sport Joe Hart 'prepared for anything' as he waits for summer transfer offers
Author: 0 Joe Hart 'prepared for anything' as he waits for summer transfer offers

He added: "I can't say it hasn't been on my mind, there is a possibility no one will want me. That's the plan, it's a odd world the goalkeeping world and patience is probably going to have to be key at the moment". "The millions and zillions of pounds that get paid for someone to come and play football for you in the real world is unusual, but in the business world, the football world it's normal".

Sport Chargers' Ingram agrees to 4-year deal
Author: 0 Chargers' Ingram agrees to 4-year deal

The Chargers now have DEs Joey Bosa and Ingram under control through 2020. After designating Ingram as their franchise player the Chargers worked out a 4-year contract extension worth a reported $66 million ($42 million guaranteed). 18 overall), stepped up his game over the past two seasons, finishing with 18.5 sacks, including double-digit sacks in 2015. Ingram hasn't taken part in any of the team's voluntary offseason activities, working out in Florida on his own instead.

Sport Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House
Author: 0 Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

Melania Trump stayed largely out of sight during her husband's presidential campaign and was an absent first lady at the outset of the administration, staying in NY and focusing on Barron. In the months that would follow, the future first lady was kept away from the press until her spotlight speech at the Republican National Convention last summer.

Sport Oberlin council pledges to adhere to Paris accord standards
Author: 0 Oberlin council pledges to adhere to Paris accord standards

North Korea signed the historic accord, and in withdrawing, the USA joins only two other countries who stand outside it - Nicaragua , which refused because it believed the agreement did not go far enough, and the only country that may be more isolated diplomatically than North Korea: Syria.

Sport See How Much These Michael Jordan Game-Worn Converse Sneakers Sold For
Author: 0 See How Much These Michael Jordan Game-Worn Converse Sneakers Sold For

Jordan's shoes from the 1984 Olympics - the game was played at The Forum in Inglewood , a suburb of Los Angeles - are autographed and include his orthotic inserts. The sneakers, according to SCP Auctions, were worn by Jordan during the gold medal-winning performance against Spain . Now, they are the most expensive pair of sneakers in the world, as Jordan seemingly dominates every shoe market, from main to secondary to specialty auction.

Sport Penguins pummel Preds 6-0 in Game 5 rout
Author: 0 Penguins pummel Preds 6-0 in Game 5 rout

Perhaps the biggest challenge will be figuring out a way to get the home version of their team to come along. "They doing all the little things, I think, that don't necessarily show up on the score sheet, or you can't necessarily quantify in a statistic, but those little things add up to helping a team win games".

Author: 0 Pierce backs fearless Latvian to outlast Timea

And she is the first Latvian woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the professional era, which began in 1968. The Swiss struggled for form on clay before arriving at Roland Garros, suffering early exits in Rome, Madrid and Rabat. I'm really sorry to have knocked out the penultimate French player here... Her affection for the tournament enticed her back from burnout in 2013 after she'd distanced herself from the game and gone back to school to study hotel management.

Sport Donaldson's homer leads Blue Jays to 4-0 win over Mariners
Author: 0 Donaldson's homer leads Blue Jays to 4-0 win over Mariners

Dyson followed up a key defensive play in the top of the seventh with the go-ahead RBI single for the Mariners in the bottom of the inning, and Seattle rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 for its 10th win in 12 games. "I was trying to have a big swing", Morales said. "I think it puts a lot of fear in the other team and it gives your team confidence because you know when you're not doing so great, some of your teammates can pick you up".

Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic To Be Released Today?

The striker joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, where he signed a one-year deal with the option of staying for a further season. He is 35 years old, and it is likely that the club believes that it would be hard for him to come back to peak physical condition when the new season begins.

Author: 0 Cavs halt Warriors ideal postseason, party in Game 4

In Game 3, Cleveland was the better team for about 45 of 48 minutes before a catastrophic meltdown. Earlier this season, Cleveland set an National Basketball Association record for 3-pointers in a game with 25 against the Hawks. Coach Steve Kerr said his players aren't anxious about the past. If the two were really talking trash, then they had to be taking shots at each other's appearance, right? "We have a great opportunity to give ourselves another opportunity to keep going", ...

Sport Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks
Author: 0 Red Sox announcer Remy apologizes for no-translator remarks

As the Red Sox came into the Bronx to write the next chapter of one of the great sports rivalries of all time, Yankee fans had to watch their ace recede into the shadow of none other than Chad Green who attempted to put the stopper in another Masahiro Tanaka head-scratcher.

Author: 0 Canadian GP Practice Three: Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel set the pace

The Mercedes were split by a resurgent Max Verstappen , who after having an interrupted second practice yesterday due to a suspected gearbox problem, made up for lost time and nearly matched Hamilton's pace on the ultra-soft tyre. The guys back at the factory have worked so hard to really fix what we had in the last race, bring it here and really give it to the Ferraris. The German, a four-times world champion with Red Bull who leads Hamilton by 25 points, lapped the sun-bathed island ...

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