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Sport 5 things to know about Portugal at the Confederations Cup
Author: 0 5 things to know about Portugal at the Confederations Cup

Digital TV company, StarTimes Nigeria, has concluded arrangement to beam live coverage of one of the global football competition preceding the world cup, the FIFA Confederations Cup, scheduled to begin in Russian Federation from June 17 to July 2, 2017.

Author: 0 Nadal's red hot form continues, Muguruza and Williams exit

How right those folks were. Williams hit 22 winners in the victory over Mertens and it was suggested to her that she didn't receive much of a challenge. His best result came in 2014 when he reached the quarter-finals. Nadal dominated No. 17 Robert Bautista Agut, winning in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Author: 0 Potential top pick Markelle Fultz calls Lakers workout 'family decision'

If Fultz has any hope of achieving his lofty goals, this would require him to come in and completely dominate the game from the get-go while leading his team to a tremendous amount of success in the process. He's made no secret he'd like to stay home and play for the Lakers, but they might not be able to resist Fultz if he's there. Ball is meeting with the Lakers again Friday in a private setting as Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka hone in on their strategy for next week.

Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown

Ostapenko, who will rise to world number 12 from 47 following Saturday's win, also worked a lot on her forehand, which was then her weakest shot. "It's a tough moment for me, but it's gonna go away, I hope, with the time". Halep took charge again early in the final set, getting the break at 3-1 after taking some pace off the ball and drawing an error , but again Ostapenko came straight back.

Author: 0 Warriors to decide on White House visit 'when and if necessary'

There are also conflicting reports that the team has not yet decided on whether they will visit the White House. You got to call Kevin Durant a champ now. "Frankly, I think it's why Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard ", Kerr said in an interview. "We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said.

Author: 0 Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

Fowler shot 7-under par 65 and led a birdie spree that defied the tradition of the Open and the U.S. Golf Association making golfers uncomfortable. 6 Henrik Stenson shot 74. "They should be wide enough for me to hit it into", he said. I didn't drive it great but when I did miss I was in not that bad a spot.

Sport Sporting director says Roma is not a 'supermarket'
Author: 0 Sporting director says Roma is not a 'supermarket'

Roma have been desperately trying to end Juventus's dominance of Serie A but have so far been unsuccessful, finishing second to the Turin side three times in the last four seasons. "I've read these rumours", Rudiger admitted, speaking to Bild . The first thing that struck me was that the people in charge wanted me here at all costs.

Author: 0 NBA GM 'Convinced' Celtics Will Draft Josh Jackson With No. 1 Pick

But a week out, everyone is doing their darndest to cast some doubts. And while it's exhausting and maybe not particularly constructive to hang on every leak and every report, it's worth putting a finger to the wind. Following Fultz's workout for the Celtics earlier this month, he spoke to Comcast SportsNet. "And it sounds so simple, but I went home (to Detroit) and thought about that a lot, and I went home, and it made a huge amount of sense to me, because there are a lot of things in ...

Author: 0 Pelosi invites Warriors to Capitol amid rumors National Basketball Association champs may snub Trump

But the Warriors may forego tradition and decline a visit to the White House, according to multiple reports . CNN reported that it's also unclear whether or not the White House extended an invitation to the Warriors . "It's so rare, so I know exactly how lucky I am", he said. But Steph Curry says he's chose to boycott. But the Warriors issued a statement on Tuesday that said the team hasn't made a decision about whether or not to visit the White House.

Sport Champions League final: Why we lost to Real Madrid - Allegri
Author: 0 Champions League final: Why we lost to Real Madrid - Allegri

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos , top, after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Millennium stadium in Card. Many other people also criticised Ronaldo's decision relish in the individual glory when his side have just won the Champions League for the third time in four seasons.

Author: 0 Manchester United complete signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica

In an interview on the club's official website , he said: 'I'm thrilled to join United. The Sweden worldwide has completed a big-money move from Benfica to become Jose Mourinho's first signing of the 2017 summer transfer window. Mourinho also has England pair Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at his disposal, along with Argentina worldwide Marcos Rojo, while Dutch utility man Daley Blind has slotted into central defence on occasion.

Sport Lonzo Ball pokes fun at his father in Foot Locker commercial
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball pokes fun at his father in Foot Locker commercial

According to ESPN, Leaf Trading Cards are selling cards with his face and autograph on them. And clearly, people wanted the cards: when they went on sale earlier Wednesday, they sold out nearly immediately. You can call LaVar Ball a lot of things these days, and there never seems to be a dearth of colorful characterizations for the proud papa - a troll, a tyrant, a raconteur.

Author: 0 Halep and Svitolina into French quarters

Remarkably, Nishikori was unable to recall the match at all when asked about it despite the win being one of the biggest of his career. Murray lost his cool, then fought back from 2-4 down in the decider to lead 5-4, but lost the last three games.

Author: 0 Seeking first major, Fowler takes lead at US Open

Open . Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf shot 7-under 63s at Baltusrol Golf Club in 1980 . On this Thursday, he said: "I feel like I'm better throughout my whole game". The blimp, operated by AirSign, was being used for advertising as it floated above the tournament and had been airborne for several hours before it went down, authorities said.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: New Zealand win toss, ask England to bat

New Zealand won the toss and chose to field against England in their second Group B encounter of the Champions Trophy at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Tuesday. "They're both obviously world class players - they can both be destructive without hitting those massively big shots", he said. "Hopefully we can keep our feet on the ground, keep doing the things we have been doing and look to the back end of the tournament".

Sport Jerry Sullivan's Power Take: Judge summons memories of Mantle
Author: 0 Jerry Sullivan's Power Take: Judge summons memories of Mantle

After a woeful 2016 cameo that saw him strike out 42 times in 84 at-bats, Judge now leads the Majors in home runs and WAR and ranks second behind only the injured (and utterly astonishing) Mike Trout in on-base percentage and slugging. "It was just a line drive", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said . "All the way down to the nine spot we've got a guy leading the National League in homers (Chris Carter last season) in the nine spot".

Author: 0 Chelsea begin title defence vs. Burnley; first visitors to Tottenham at Wembley

The other Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town will play their first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal open at home to Leicester City . West Ham's first home game is scheduled for August 19 against Southampton but the stadium will not be ready to host soccer matches at that time. Their first home game against a major side is on November 18 when Tottenham visit the Emirates.

Author: 0 Fowler leads US Open, Virginia Beach's Marc Leishman three strokes back

Open . McIlroy was furious at the organisers' decision to cut back the worst of the thick stuff here, saying the world's best players had no right to be here if they couldn't hit fairways that are up to sixty yards wide. "I got 50 feet away before the first tank exploded, and then I pulled him about another 60 feet away before the second one exploded". I'll just go out tomorrow and hit the fairways.

Author: 0 Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

At the top of the stretch, Ortiz moved Tapwrit into second place, and with five cracks of his left-handed whip and two more with his right hand, Tapwrit rallied past Irish War Cry at the sixteenth pole for the victory. Although Always Dreaming proved to be an eighth-place disappointment in the Preakness, Tapwrit was everything his connections thought he would be on Saturday.

Author: 0 India Beat Bangladesh By Nine Wickets In ICC Champions Trophy

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels ready for "a date with destiny" as India are set to take on Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy on June 18 at The Oval . When asked about this move, Kohli said that he won't take the whole credit as he took MS Dhoni's advice before introducing him. Rohit reached his century with a six off Mustafizur Rahman after putting on 87 for the first wicket with Golden Bat front-runner Shikhar Dhawan (46), the right-hander ...

Sport Dons to take on Forest Green Rovers in Carabao Cup
Author: 0 Dons to take on Forest Green Rovers in Carabao Cup

It is believed to be the first time the draw for the cup, that was known as the EFL Cup last season, was held outside the UK. Bradley Flett posed the question what if Charlton Athletic and Charlton Athletic both get to the final of the "fabled Carabao Cup".

Sport Mayweather returns to face McGregor in August
Author: 0 Mayweather returns to face McGregor in August

Mayweather to win is just 1/12 at present, with the underdog McGregor 6/1 to pull off an incredible upset. Mayweather last fought in September 2015, beating Andre Berto and then announcing his retirement. The pairing of van Heerden with McGregor was one that was not without its turbulent times after the McGregor camp posted an edited version of the duo's sparring session that perhaps glossed over some of the Notorious One's less-than-stellar moments but after a brief moment of outrage ...

Author: 0 Kedar's spell made the difference, says skipper Kohli

Kedar Jadhav developed a reputation as a partnership-breaker in India's series win over New Zealand at home past year, and he delivered again on Thursday. India skipper Virat Kohli will be preparing to face Pakistan like any other team ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy final. He added: "I'm really enjoying the way I'm batting".

Sport Green4U Technologies unveil all-electric endurance race vehicle
Author: 0 Green4U Technologies unveil all-electric endurance race vehicle

Brian Willis, the company's vice president of engineering and design, told Autoweek one option is using mechanical arms to remove the old one and place it on a rotating trolly that also will carry the new pack to the auto. Green4U was founded late past year, and subsequently acquired the DeltaWing Technology Group, Panoz LLC and Team Panoz Racing . "The development of an all-electric race auto that can compete with the best internal combustion engine race cars places Green4U at the ...

Author: 0 Real Madrid back Cristiano Ronaldo in tax fraud case

The player has denied the allegations. There was no attempt to evade taxes , Gestifute said. In his announcement Tuesday, the Spanish prosecutor said Messi's case was a precedent for the charges filed against Ronaldo . Ronaldo , who led Real Madrid to win both the Spanish league and European Cup, is just the latest high profile soccer player to face prosecution over tax affairs.

Author: 0 Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

The Warriors have been dubbed a super team with the addition of Durant. The impending loss of the Warriors to San Francisco was on the minds of some fans who came out to cheer, though many threw the word "dynasty" around and expected one more championship parade in Oakland next year.

Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House

Kerr said he was proud that the team "came back from the heartbreak of last year". Most of the team's players have not publicly commented on whether or not they will make the trip because they just won their second National Basketball Association title in the last three years, and probably want to enjoy it for a while.

Author: 0 Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson Welcome a Son

The Johnsons welcomed their first child , Tatum Gretzky Johnson , in 2015. Johnson's grandfather Art Whisnant sent a photo of the new family addition to ESPN . The very next day, DJ hopped on a flight to Erin, Wisconsin to gear up for the U.S. Open with a clear head - knowing Paulina and baby are happy and healthy back home.

Author: 0 Warriors unanimously decline White House visit, per reports

Members of the Golden State Warriors can be included in this group, so will they ultimately refuse to participate in the White House visit? The Warriors are prepared to make a political statement , multiple sources confirmed to NBCSportsBayArea.com Tuesday afternoon.

Sport Memorial Tournament 2017: Jason Dufner Bounces Back on Sunday to Earn Win
Author: 0 Memorial Tournament 2017: Jason Dufner Bounces Back on Sunday to Earn Win

Jason Dufner continued his assault on the weather-hit Memorial Tournament on Sunday, rebounding from a terrible 77 to close with a four-under 68 and win the PGA Tour event by three strokes. The last five winners coming into the week were all top 10 in strokes gained on approach shots, and Dufner continued that trend by finishing No. 1 even with a negative strokes gained on Saturday.

Sport Paul Pogba will get better and better, says France team-mate Hugo Lloris
Author: 0 Paul Pogba will get better and better, says France team-mate Hugo Lloris

Forming part of a resilient back three, Cahill contributed significantly as Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons. Lloris had a warning for his exciting young teammates though as he insisted that talent is not enough and they have to keep working this year. "We need to improve as a team, because there will be pressure in important games".

Sport All former Grand Slam event female winners out in French Open
Author: 0 All former Grand Slam event female winners out in French Open

She can now make that twice after a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Muguruza that was not short on drama. The 24-year-old Mladenovic had never made it past the third round in Paris . But Mladenovic played superbly on the big points, pumping her fist and screaming after every one, and Muguruza's resistance wilted in a poor final game.

Sport Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Extends French Open Record With 10th Title

Nadal became the first player in the history of the Open era who managed to become a 10-time victor of the tournament series Grand slam . Only Roger Federer , who beat Nadal in five sets in the Australian Open final in January, has more Grand Slam titles, at 18.

Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: Ruthless Pakistan overwhelm shell-shocked England

Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis lashed out at England captain Eoin Morgan for blaming the pitch after his team defeated the hosts in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here. Predicting an India-Pakistan final, Bell believes Pakistan has a chance to avenge their earlier defeat. "Full credit to them, they outplayed us on this wicket".

Sport 6 reasons the Penguins will win the Stanley Cup again next year
Author: 0 6 reasons the Penguins will win the Stanley Cup again next year

Whether it was the player's first, second, or even third Cup, the Penguins didn't forget about those who made it all possible in the first place. After both teams went scoreless for nearly all of regulation, Pittsburgh was finally able to draw first blood when Patric Hornqvist scored with just over a minute and a half left in the game.

Author: 0 Fans at parade cheer on Penguins for Stanley Cup win

On Thursday, players cleaned out their lockers for the off-season. The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux , the owner, when the National Hockey League wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux , the player, would have fought to the bitter end.

Author: 0 Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight

The Straight Blast Gym head-coach tweeted "10 weeks #McGregorVsMayweather" alongside an image of himself and The Notorious One. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever ", UFC president Dana White said .

Author: 0 McEnroe, Ivanisevic tip Murray for the final

Wawrinka demolished Marin Cilic 6-3 6-3 6-1 while Nadal has lost just 22 games in five matches after opponent Pablo Carreno Busta retired with an abdominal injury when trailing 6-2 2-0. I have to say I had many opportunities but whenever he had chances, he was very good. Murray, who will now face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in a repeat of the semi-final match-up he won previous year, said: "I didn't feel like I played great tennis".

Author: 0 F1: Lewis Hamilton hopes Canada GP result delivers 'right hook' to Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton showed some incredible pace this weekend at Montreal in the 2017 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix as he managed to come closer to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the championship standings. All the guys back at the factory who have worked so hard to really fix what we had in the last race, to bring it here and really give it to the Ferraris .

Author: 0 Lakers Draft Workout: Markelle Fultz

However, Ball still seems to be the most likely choice for the Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft . Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) takes a shot during warm-ups before the start of a game against the UCLA Bruins at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

Sport O'Mahony brings 'Munster mongrel' to Lions
Author: 0 O'Mahony brings 'Munster mongrel' to Lions

His place on the bench is taken by Dan Biggar. Mako Vunipola and club mate Jamie George start in the front row alongside Tadhg Furlong with Maro Itoje and George Kruis in the engine room from the off. "It is an awesome experience for all who are involved and a big thank you for the team's players, coaches and supporters and the efforts they have put in thus far and I wish them all the best for Friday".

Sport Arsenal hoping to land Sunderland pair in double deal
Author: 0 Arsenal hoping to land Sunderland pair in double deal

However, Everton have been hailed for giving youth a chance under Ronald Koeman and Asoro could view the Toffees as a club which would give him more chance of first team football than what Arsenal can offer. "I try to focus on my football". And Asoro has opened up on his future, revealing Arsenal's interest came as a shock. The managerless Black Cats are now preparing for a season in the Championship, after finishing bottom of the Premier League under David Moyes.

Author: 0 Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

Four members of Pakistan's XI on Wednesday - Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Rumman Raees - have never played an worldwide match in their own country, and a one-off limited overs series against Zimbabwe in 2015 has been the only taste of home internationals for Azhar, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim and Junaid Khan.

Sport Orioles select JU's Michael Baumann in Major League Baseball draft
Author: 0 Orioles select JU's Michael Baumann in Major League Baseball draft

High school players are trendy . "They're happy for me", he said. I'll continue to write-up individual profiles of draftees for at least the first couple draftees today, but for the later picks on whom there's less information at some point it'll be a summary page depending on exactly how things develop.

Author: 0 Premier League Fixtures 2017/18 - when are the biggest games?

Although their campaign opens with a home clash against Leicester , continental commitments for the Gunners mean Arsene Wenger's side will have to work extra hard if they want to return to the top four. Chris Hughton's side go to Leicester on the second weekend, before visiting Watford . Premier League champion Chelsea will be the first visitor to Tottenham's temporary home of Wembley Stadium as part of a tough-looking start to its title defense.

Author: 0 Murray wins in straight sets

Murray and Del Potro will get underway at around 12pm. First they played each other virtually to a standstill in a pulsating battle for Olympic gold in Rio. ANDY MURRAY faces his toughest test yet in this year's French Open as he looks to win his first title at Roland Garros. Losing that set on a disputed line call cut the 28-year-old del Potro deep.

Author: 0 Simona Halep Beats Elina Svitolina To Reach Semi-Finals

Thirtieth seed Bacsinszky, who needed a bandage applied to her right thigh midway through the first set, looked the more likely victor at that point as she sought to celebrate her 28th birthday by surpassing her semi-final run of 2015. "I hope I can play better and win it". Ostapenko crunched 50 winners to Bacsinszky's 22 but her raw attacking instinct also brought 45 unforced errors to the Swiss counter-puncher's 19.

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