Sport Man United reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Lindelof
Author: 0 Man United reach agreement to sign Benfica defender Lindelof

Juventus have switched focus to Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi, who they believe is easier to secure, and they are now in the process of agreeing a fee which will likely be around £30m. Now, if all goes smooth, Manchester United fans could expect the 24-year-old Morata to be announced as a United player early next week. According to WhoScored , Dream Team's ratings providers, Lindelof was by-far the highest performing young defender in the Primeira Liga last season, earning himself a ...

Sport Nashville stars have learned all about hockey
Author: 0 Nashville stars have learned all about hockey

That doesn't mean that backup Juuse Saros will start Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena after he replaced Rinne in the third period of Wednesday's Game 2 for his first career playoff appearance. SlapShot Radio has been delivering great hockey talk to the most energetic and engaged fans in radio and advertising with us drives results. He stopped 85-of-89 Rangers shots in three first-round wins and then helped the Pens tip-toe past the Capitals and Lightning before a mostly sharp ...

Author: 0 Golden State Are 2017 NBA Champs, Rout Cavaliers 4-1

Durant's decision to join the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the season was met with acrimony from fans and pundits alike. James was valiant with 41 points in a losing cause in the deciding game . They practiced it several times as heads turned in Oracle Arena to watch and listen. "That's a tough play to stop". "They're so committed to each other and unselfish", Kerr added of his players.

Author: 0 Hassan Ali becomes leading wicket-taker of Champions Trophy

Just another 10 runs were added to England's total with Hasan Ali being the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three wickets for the cost of 35. England and India were among the favourites before the tournament, but Bangladesh and Pakistan have defied expectation to reach this stage.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

Ron Wyden of OR had a heated exchange during Sessions' Tuesday hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee after Wyden said Sessions was " stonewalling " in his answers. Richard Blumenthal revived calls for Sessions to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and "answer questions he's dodging today". Sessions argued that, in the context of that hearing, "my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I understood it".

Author: 0 Steve Scalise, Aides Wounded in GOP Congressional Baseball Shooting

He has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Bellville, Illinois. At least five people including Scalise were hospitalized. Scalise was elected to the House of Representatives in a 2008 special election to fill the seat of Republican Bobby Jindal, who was elected governor of Louisiana in 2007.

Author: 0 Warriors take 2nd National Basketball Association title in 3 years

OAKLAND, Calif . (AP) - In a tightly called Game 5 of the NBA Finals , it was a no-call involving Kevin Durant that helped the Golden State Warriors pull away from the Cleveland Cavaliers . James' dunk gave the Cavaliers all of the momentum. "I left everything on the floor every game ", James said after averaging a triple-double in his eighth Finals.

Sport Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title
Author: 0 Warriors beat Cavaliers in Game 5, win NBA title

After two comfortable home wins at Oracle Arena and a thriller in the Game 3 in Cleveland , the Warriors suffered its first loss of the post-season in Game 4 against a defiant title-holder on the ropes. Or at least that was what they did before Donald Trump took office. She felt that Smith was being unfairly hyperbolic about Durant's move to Golden State , and her honest response to Smith softened the ESPN personality.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada

More crucially, it saw Hamilton - now a six time victor in Montreal - slash his deficit in the standings to Ferrari rival Vettel to just 12 points. "It was clear with the damage we had that unless there is trouble at the front or we are extremely lucky with safety cars or whatever that it would be hard".

Sport Penguins early favorites to repeat again as Stanley Cup winners
Author: 0 Penguins early favorites to repeat again as Stanley Cup winners

He is not the most talented Penguins player of all time, but he proved this year that he is the greatest. Congrats to Pittsburgh on a well-deserved championship. This team was different, different from past year even, and not necessarily in a talent-laden way. Center Nick Bonino may also depart in free agency, leaving the Penguins with considerable holes in their bottom-six, a strength of the team's balanced lineup.

Author: 0 US Congressman Steve Scalise injured in shootout during baseball practice

He said Scalise crawled out of the outfield leaving a trail of blood, and that he was given liquids and put pressure on a chest wound. The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. A security detail was at the softball practice because of Scalise's high rank in Congress. The shooting took place around 7 a.m. ET during a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray area of Alexandria.

Author: 0 Rep. Fleischmann okay after shooting at charity baseball practice

The gunman, identified by a senior USA official as James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died of his injuries. "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers, who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very very brutal assault", Trump said shortly before noon.

Sport ICC Champions Trophy predictions: Which team will win CT 2017?
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy predictions: Which team will win CT 2017?

The Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli is now in England to play the ICC Champions Trophy where team India will be defending their crown they won four years back. Mashrafe, who was in charge when Bangladesh ended England's hopes at the last World Cup with a 15-run win in Adelaide, has been hugely impressed at the way Eoin Morgan's team have reinvented themselves in the intervening two years.

Sport Penguins Arrive In Pittsburgh After Winning Stanley Cup
Author: 0 Penguins Arrive In Pittsburgh After Winning Stanley Cup

The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. The goal was a odd one as Hornqvist shot the puck from behind the net, banking it off of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne and into the net.

Sport NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener
Author: 0 NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Cordner, who assumed the captaincy following Paul Gallen's retirement from Origin duties a year ago, said having Hayne back in the Origin fold would make his players walk taller. "When we come back into camp we'll have to work really hard", Daley said. Fittler sees plenty of positives in New South Wales' team and hailed their new attacking strength.

Author: 0 Crosby cements legacy with consecutive Stanley Cup wins

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout. Since 1997-1998 the Penguins are the first team which has won two National Hockey League titles in a row, and the last one before them were the Detroit Red Wings.

Sport Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released
Author: 0 Next season's Premier League fixtures have been released

They were beaten heavily at Chelsea , lost to Tottenham and Arsenal and drew with Liverpool and Manchester City . " Newcastle have just come up [having won the Championship] and I'm sure the atmosphere will be fantastic for their first game back in the Premier League ".

Sport Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final
Author: 0 Unseeded Ostapenko faces Halep in French Open final

Walk fast". The most unbelievable part of Vinci's participation in the final was that she stunned Serena Williams in the semifinals, ending the American's attempt to pull off a calendar-year Grand Slam. "She is young and reckless, in a sense". Ostapenko's run at the French Open is her best Grand Slam performance so far and she will rise to as high as the top eight if she makes the final.

Sport French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight
Author: 0 French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem drubs Horacio Zeballos to reach last eight

On one first-set changeover, when Ramos called him for a time violation, Nadal told him in their native tongue: 'You are going to have to give me many more warnings in this match because you are not going to be in the chair again'. Unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov , two weeks past his 21st birthday, became the youngest man to reach the French Open's fourth round since 2009, beating 21st-seeded American John Isner 7-6 (1), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).

Author: 0 CT 2017: England have edge against Pakistan in first semifinal

With themselves Complacency is a dirty word in professional sport, but it can often appear unannounced at the most inopportune of times . Sarfaraz struck an unbeaten 61 runs in the must-win last group game against Sri Lanka , which Pakistan won by three wickets to qualify for the last-four stage.

Author: 0 England 'weren't good enough' in defeat to 10-man France - Kane

Kane is the first Tottenham player to score two goals in a match for England since Jermain Defoe against San Marino in March 2013. "For years we've had keepers criticised in England ", said Butland , "but we've got plenty coming through".

Author: 0 Arthur urges Pakistan to go 'one step further' against England

Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to win on Monday to join already qualified title-holders India from Group B in the knockout stages of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide (ODI) sides. Chris Woakes was a big loss, but the English bowlers have complemented each other very well - that an excellent limited-overs bowler like David Willey is yet to play a game gives an indication of their strength.

Author: 0 French Open, Day 10 highlights: Ostapenko's dancing, rain delays and more

Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal when she dispatched 11th-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Tuesday. On the cusp of 28, Bacsinszky has been through enough to have some perspective, and she spoke thoughtfully about the privilege she feels as an elite tennis player.

Author: 0 Pakistan elect to bowl against England

Stokes had to rein himself, taking 30 balls over his first 10 runs. "Then it's about taking those moments, and running with them, like we did previous year here in Cardiff ". Their bowlers haven't found much assistance early, so Pakistan , in particular Fakhar Zaman , need to attack from the start. Their top-rated bowler Mohammad Amir will not play today due to a back spasm.

Author: 0 Garbine Muguruza out of the French Open to Kristina Mladenovic

With rain and storms forecast for later on Friday, Muguruza will be pleased to have booked her passage with the minimum of fuss, although if Mladenovic is her opponent in the fourth round she can expect an entirely different reception from the locals.

Author: 0 Pakistan wins toss, will bowl 1st against England

Raees thought he had Hales in his previous over, with the England man being given out LBW but the decision was reversed on review as it was pitching outside leg. England make the one expected change to their line-up, with Jonny Bairstow replacing Jason Roy. Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (capt.), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali , Babar Azam , Faheem Ashraf , Fakhar Zaman , Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali , Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Mohammed Hafeez, Shadab Khan and Shoaib Malik.

Sport AB definitely due against India, says Miller
Author: 0 AB definitely due against India, says Miller

David Miller's unbeaten 75 kept the Proteas in the game. Talented but struggling Pakistan will face Confident South Africa in a must-win match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at Edgbaston on Wednesday after a hugely disappointing performance against arch-rivals India at the same venue.

Sport Routine pays off for Berger at St Jude
Author: 0 Routine pays off for Berger at St Jude

Scott is playing this event for the first time since finishing 7th in 2007 when he led into the final round before a faltering 75 in day four but he likes the golf course, the issue being that it has always been the week ahead of the US Open and did not fit his schedule.

Author: 0 Diego Costa resigned to Chelsea exit but keen on rejoining Atletico Madrid

Costa has been good for the club, but as a player with seemingly itchy feet and, let's face it, one who is replaceable, they were never likely to come down too hard on a coach who has transformed their team in one season. AC Milan have also been linked with a move for Costa, while the Brazilian-born Spain global has rejected the idea of a move to China, as it would jeopardise his hopes of playing in the World Cup.

Author: 0 Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori

Former champion Stan Wawrinka is through to the semifinals of the French Open after beating seventh-seeded Marin Cilic in straight sets. Twelve months after becoming the first man in 47 years to hold all four grand slam titles, Djokovic exited with a 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 loss to Thiem, while Nadal moved into a 10th French Open semi-final after Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal problem trailing 6-2 2-0.

Author: 0 Imran Tahir shows why he's top dog as Proteas win

After sitting pretty on 94 for one, they were soon a little hot under the collar as it became 117 for four in the blink of an eye, and South Africa looked to put the match to bed early. He removed Kusal Mendis by plucking a drive out of the air one-handed, and then expertly dived and threw in one movement to run out Dinesh Chandimal .

Author: 0 England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan

Meanwhile England dropped struggling opener Jason Roy, whose four in the 40-run group win over Australia meant he'd averaged just 6.37 from eight one-day global innings this season, with a mere two double-figure scores. It was a major disappointment for England , who won all three group matches in their bid to claim a first global 50-over title and had beaten Pakistan in 12 of their last 14 one-day internationals.

Author: 0 Pakistan vs England Match Prediction: Who Will Win CT Semi-Final 1

Pakistan , chasing a seemingly modest 237 to win, slumped to 162-7. A Huge game is around the corner between the favorites England and unpredictable Pakistan as the first Semi Final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is set to kick off after a short while at Cardiff on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Pakistan qualify for ICC Champions Trophy final

Roy apart, England appear to have all bases covered as they go in search of their first major ODI title, with a long batting order and a balanced attack led by fast bowler Mark Wood. Eoin Morgan's side have won 12 of their last 14 ODIs against today's opponents, but Pakistan did win their last game against England in this format, which coincidently was on the same ground last September.

Author: 0 Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur did not miss his chance to muddy the waters, claiming preference for Bairstow over Roy as an opponent and querying the Yorkshireman's credentials as an global opener. Pakistan have lost all their semifinal appearances in this tournament - in 2000, 2004 and 2009. As England folded up for 211 in their first innings the wrecker in chief was Pakistan's consistent performer Hasan Ali.

Sport Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Tapwrit rallies to win Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit overtook Irish War Cry down the stretch and won by two lengths. Total handle on the 11-horse race at Belmont Park , including all horizontal wagers ending in the Belmont Stakes, was $47.5 million, down from $52.2 million on a 13-horse field previous year, according to the charts.

Sport Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Author: 0 Durant, Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. If your intentions are good, then that means as a team that we're moving in the right direction.

Sport Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade
Author: 0 Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade

The highly touted rookie class lived up to expectations. "He's been so supportive over the last couple years". Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets, the second player chosen in the draft, came in second with 64 points. He could have refused to waive it, forcing the Penguins to either buy him out or expose Murray. Never was there a complaint from Fleury after he lost his starting job to Murray and Fleury was repeatedly pointed to as a source of mentorship for the younger netminder.

Sport Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years
Author: 0 Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

Oakland: Kevin Durant came to Golden State looking for a championship and found a band of brothers who, as it turned out, were exactly what he needed to finally capture that long-sought title. And looking at the Warriors roster, many more could be on the way. "To go up against somebody I view as like a rival, personally, is an incredible feeling to beat him", Durant claimed.

Author: 0 Arsenal to host Leicester on opening day

Broadcasters will begin the bidding process for the rights to show live games between 2019 and 2022 at the start of next year and a decision on how many games will be made available is expected to happen in the Autumn - as well as whether they will introduce the evening slot.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors on the brink of history

The Warriors' 15 straight Playoff wins are a postseason record in the four major professional team sports, breaking the mark of the National Hockey League franchise Pittsburgh Penguins from 1992 and 1993 (14). "Do I look exhausted?" "I'm averaging a triple-double in the Finals". No matter who I'm going against, if I'm going against four Hall of Famers, like I said before the series started with Draymond, Klay, Steph, and K.D., or if I'm going against two or whatever the case may be, I'm ...

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors take NBA title

While they did blast the Warriors with an impressive 120 points, there was no way their team could win with less than 10 bench points. "It was unbelievable to just see that all year, and right now just to be here with these guys, it's incredible".

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

Mourinho has worked with the Spain global previously during their mutual time at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the latest report suggesting that the United manager has called the striker to tell him he "would be important" at the Manchester club.

Author: 0 Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators

However, with offensive linchpins such as Crosby and C Evgeni Malkin and their supporting cast that includes LW Conor Sheary , RW Jake Guentzel and RW Phil Kessel , the Penguins are very efficient offensively. The Predators are in a 3-2 hole with Game 6 coming up Sunday night in Nashville. The home team has won each of the first four games of the Cup Final.

Sport Champions Chelsea perceive good omen in Burnley opener
Author: 0 Champions Chelsea perceive good omen in Burnley opener

Champions Chelsea will begin the defense of their title against Burnley at Stamford Bridge , so will expect to put three points on the board. It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City , Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games.

Sport Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League
Author: 0 Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

Liverpool take on Watford , under the new management of Marco Silva, at Vicarage Road, while Spurs travel to Championship (second tier) champions Newcastle United . The game may well be switched to St Marys, but that has to be agreed by the two clubs. Fans always enjoy the day when the fixtures for the forthcoming season are released.

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