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Author: 0 US State Secretary: North Korea Frees American Citizen

The State Department advises "strongly" against visits by US citizens to North Korea , noting that at least 16 Americans have been detained there over the last decade. Three Americans remain in custody. According to Warmbier's parents, their son was medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma , which he has reportedly been in for over a year after falling ill to botulism and then being given a sleeping pill.

Author: 0 Sports Russia Beat New Zealand In Confederations Cup Opener

The 2017 Federations Cup organizing committee is chaired by Russia's Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Russian Football Union Vitaly Mutko. Portugal and Mexico are other teams in Group A and will face-off on Sunday, June 18. A chest-high pass to forward Dmitry Poloz was deftly guided into the path of Denis Glushakov who chipped the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic.

Author: 0 Pakistan's path to Champions Trophy glory

S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. A mercurial Pakistan on Sunday (June 18) outclassed defending champions India by a whopping margin of 180 runs in the final to lift their maiden ICC Champions Trophy here at The Oval . He was caught at 114 runs (106 balls). Pakistan had come into the tournament as the lowest-ranked team and lost heavily to India in its opening group match but it beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to make the semifinals where it knocked out host England.

Sport Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open
Author: 0 Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

As Brian Harman began to fade, Koepka poured it on with birdies over the next three holes, lightly pumping his fist after each one. Fellow Australians Wade Ormsby (six-over after a second 75) and Nick Flanagan (10-over after a 79) also went home early, joining Johnson (four-over after a 73) and four-time major victor McIlroy (five-over after a 71).

Author: 0 Boxing Odds: Floyd Mayweather favored vs. Conor McGregor 6/15/17

It would be a joke, it would be an embarrassment for boxing if an MMA fighter were to go into the ring, it would be a no contest. "We now anticipate ticket count to be extremely one-sided to McGregor at the large plus price, but the larger money wagered on Mayweather".

Sport Oracle in crisis mode after 2 more America's Cup losses
Author: 0 Oracle in crisis mode after 2 more America's Cup losses

In a familiar pattern, Team NZ gained control from the outset in races three and four and employed superior boat speed to simply sail clear of the hapless Americans. New Zealand, which beat Artemis in the challenger final, has fought back formidably since capsizing against the British team in the round-robin phase.

Author: 0 Rigondeaux earns controversial knockout win on Ward-Kovalev undercard

Ward won the first fight by a unanimous decision though many thought Kovalev deserved the victory after knocking down Ward in the second round and appearing to have the edge in some tight rounds. “When I see his face I want to bash him, ” Kovalev said. "I can't think that way". I was better and he was better this fight. "I didn't feel like I was getting knocked down by the power of his punches".

Author: 0 Sublime Fakhar leads Pakistan to 338-4 in final

Mohammad Hafeez - with a 34-ball 50 - and Babar Azam then chipped in too to ensure a challenging if far from impossible target on a very good pitch, after India captain Virat Kohli had put Pakistan in on a gloriously hot and sunny morning.

Author: 0 Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

Cristiano Ronaldo is not letting accusations of tax fraud and fresh transfer speculation get to him, according to Portugal team-mate Andre Silva. Spain's AS reported that Ronaldo had chose to quit Real two months ago, before the Champions League final victory, telling his agent Jorge Mendes and other close associates that he felt "badly treated and unjustly judged".

Author: 0 Ruggedman: Ronaldo Return To United Would Be 'Transfer Of The Decade'

Speculations are rife Ronaldo is all set to depart from Real Madrid and possibly take on the route that will lead him back to Manchester United . Real insisted they were "absolutely convinced" Ronaldo would prove his innocence and pledged him the club's "full confidence".

Author: 0 Mexico's Hector Moreno scores late equaliser against Portugal at Confederations Cup

Just how long can the play go on so that the video referee can made a decision? "It's a high-profile match ", Mexico forward Hirving Lozano said. Ronaldo has scored 11 goals in five games with Portugal this season. The veteran forward was one of the standout performers in Portugal's Euro 2016 triumph a year ago, and he seems to have continued his form for the Seleccao in the Confederations Cup as well.

Author: 0 Pakistan post massive 338-4 against India in Champions Trophy final

June 14, Cardiff: Beat England by 8 wkts - Hasan, in the absence of the injured Amir (back spasm) produces a superb skilled display in taking three wickets as previously unbeaten tournament hosts England are dismissed for 211. The fourth, fifth and sixth overs were milked for 29 runs, after the first three had produced only eight. Mohammed Amir dismantled the top order, dismissing Rohit Sharma , Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with pace and swing.

Author: 0 Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

In his final round, Koepka hit 85% of his fairways and led the field hitting 94% of greens in regulation. The 24-year-old world No. 13 produced a magnificent eagle three on the 600-yard 18th hole to crown a spellbinding display that was the lowest to par score in US Open history.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal shouldn't panic after Mexico draw

His pass split the Mexican defence and gave Ricardo Quaresma a golden opportunity to open the scoring. Mexico , opted to bench the likes of Giovani Dos Santos and Hirving Lozano, were looking fluid in their 4-3-3 formation with Javier Hernandez and Carslos Vela leading the line for El Tri .

Author: 0 Pakistan thrash arch-rivals India to win ICC Champions Trophy

Left-arm fast bowler Amir, whose career was nearly ended on the other side of London s River Thames by a ban and jail term he received for his part in a spot-fixing scam during a 2010 Test against England at Lord s, was superb. Fakhar had the last laugh, as Pakistan won its first Trophy final by 180 runs, and its first global ODI title in 25 years. Amir, once vilified for his role in the 2010 Pakistan spot-fixing scandal which led to him serving a prison term in London , was at his ...

Author: 0 Mohammad Amir fit for Champs Trophy final

Pakistan play their "home" matches in UAE and Sunday's 180-run win against defending champions India was a ideal platform to send a strong message to the government in New Delhi. "Sometimes you have to sit and say, 'The guy is good enough on the day to tackle anything.' You can only do so much". In Champions Trophy history, 2013 has been the only edition in which the team batting first won the final.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky, Ostapenko in French Open semi-final birthday battle

There were, though, tears of disappointment over on Court Philippe Chatrier, where Kristina Mladenovic's hopes of becoming a first French champion since Mary Pierce in 2000 evaporated as she was beaten 6-4 6-4 by Timea Bacsinszky , the number 30 seed from Switzerland.

Sport Carlos Pena waiting on Rangers work permit
Author: 0 Carlos Pena waiting on Rangers work permit

Rangers have wasted no time whatsoever in the current transfer window by wrapping up deals for Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack and now the Gers seem set to complete a host of other major signings within the next 24 hours. The central midfielder has signed a three-year deal at Ibrox after his Aberdeen contract expired. As reported by The Daily Record , Pedro Caixinha is set to add more talent to next season's Rangers squad with the acquisition of two stars from Portugal.

Sport Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade
Author: 0 Green Mocks Cavs and LeBron in Celebration Parade

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors seemed to be mocking the Cavaliers when he wore a t-shirt that read "Quickie, with the Q". Unlike when James joined the Heat, who were coming off a 47-win season and lost in the first round of the playoffs, Durant joined a Warriors team that eliminated him after trailing 3-1 in the conference semifinals and won 73-games before falling to the Cavs in 7.

Author: 0 Mexico score incredible last minute equalizer against Portugal

Ronaldo will be playing his first match since being accused of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in unpaid taxes. "I think that we communicate well and we have a good understanding, and that leads to these good results".

Sport Jordan Spieth finishes US Open on a high note
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth finishes US Open on a high note

Patrick Reed has joined the 65 club at Erin Hills . Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka appear super-relaxed as they smile their way around the course -and the potentially ruinous meltdown Fleetwood just about fended off on 18 yesterday may stand him in good stead when the pressure rises today.

Sport LSU names Scalise honorary CWS coach, will send game ball
Author: 0 LSU names Scalise honorary CWS coach, will send game ball

It hurt LSU when Dylan Busby followed with a two-run homer, his 15th of the season. A loss, however, would leave LSU needing three wins in four days starting Wednesday with an elimination game against either Florida State or Cal State Fullerton .

Author: 0 Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

While stronger winds made tee-to-green play more hard during the final round, they may have also helped Spieth on the greens where he needed only 29 putts. He opened with a pair of tap-in birdies and putted for birdie on every hole but the par-3 13th. What's also fascinating about that, of course, is that to do this, Thomas had to eagle the 18th hole, a 670-yard par 5 the likes of which Miller never encountered.

Author: 0 Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

Brian Harman leads at 12 under. Fleetwood, who was hoping to become the third English victor since 1924 after Tony Jacklin (1970) and Justin Rose (2013), began the day in a tie for second with Thomas and Brooks Koepka , a shot behind surprise leader Brian Harman.

Author: 0 Twins select Rooker again in first round

Despite his age, Gore was considered by many to be the best left-handed pitcher in the draft. Greene was a two-way stud in high school , as he had enough power to win home run derbies and was dominant as a pitcher, throwing as hard as 102 miles per hour.

Sport Golden State Warriors: This is just the beginning
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors: This is just the beginning

During the parade Green attempted to troll the Cavs by wearing a shirt that said "Quickie" across the front with the image of the Q taken from the logo used by the Cavs and Quicken Loans Arena. Nearly as soon as the final buzzer sounded on Monday night and Golden State became the 2017 NBA champions, many followers of both basketball and politics began to wonder whether or not the Warriors would take part in the White House visit that traditionally comes with winning a championship in a North ...

Sport 'Hell, nah!': High profile National Basketball Association champions oppose visiting Trump in White House
Author: 0 'Hell, nah!': High profile National Basketball Association champions oppose visiting Trump in White House

The signing of Durant is the crowning achievement of the Warriors multi-year transformation that turned the Bay's team into the best-run organization in the National Basketball Association, and arguably across American sports. The eyes say: While JaVale McGee didn't get minutes in the Warriors' clinching win, he played a crucial role in getting them to the brink of a championship.

Author: 0 Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

The nearest challengers to Harman include a man who made history on Saturday with the lowest score to par in U.S. Open history. American Brian Harman, playing in his first major since missing the cut in all four in 2015, was the surprise leader on 12 under, the 30-year-old attempting to become the first left-hander to win the title in a week which saw six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson opt to attend his daughter's high-school graduation rather than compete.

Author: 0 Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Amir help Pakistan win maiden Champions Trophy

Leading the batting for the young Pakistan side - which had fallen easily to India by 124 runs in a group stage match on June 6 - was 27-year-old Fakhar Zaman who recorded his maiden century in only his fourth worldwide innings. India had defeated Pakistan in the group stage match of the tournament. Pakistan was the last team to qualify for the Trophy, the lowest-ranked at eighth out of eight, and written off after its opening loss to India by 124 runs.

Author: 0 Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar , with an economical one for 44 in 10 overs, helped atone for some wayward bowling by his team-mates in an innings featuring 13 wides and three no-balls - almost three extra overs. He was eventually out when he sliced medium-pacer Pandya to Jadeja, running back from point. Hasan Ali , very un-Pakistani-esque given his focus on line and length, took three to make sure India could not rebuild.

Sport Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker
Author: 0 Titans agree to terms with wide receiver Eric Decker

Decker is coming off an injury-plagued season in 2016. Decker was limited to three games last season. Decker has three 1,000-yard seasons and one that was close to it, playing with quarterbacks ranging from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning to Ryan Fitzpatrick .

Sport Pakistan beat England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Pakistan beat England to reach ICC Champions Trophy final

The hosts were thrashed by eight wickets at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff as Pakistan ran riot with the ball and then the bat . Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) made it a comfortable chase from the start as Pakistan reached 215-2 in 37.1 overs in reply to England's unimpressive 211 all out - from 128-2 - with one ball left.

Sport Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori
Author: 0 Andy Murray into semi-finals after taming Kei Nishikori

It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won before going on to lose in the final. As a result of the downpours, all four men's quarter-finals will be played on Wedneday with Andy Murray against Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka facing Marin Cilic .

Author: 0 CT2017: Pakistan rewrite record books as it march into finals

Bowled out for 211 in 49.5 overs after losing the toss, any chuntering about the rough end of conditions should have dissipated when Pakistan cruised to their target with 77 balls to spare for the loss of two wickets. Jos Buttler (4), Moeen Ali (11) and Adil Rashid (7) fell quickly and Ben Stokes , one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, failed to hit a boundary in a scratchy 34 as the Pakistan bowlers dominated.

Author: 0 Ronaldo far from Portugal´s only threat, warns Osorio

Portugal and Chile both had goals disallowed for offside. Its decision is due in March whether to approve it for use at the World Cup, as FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants. Russian Federation play Portugal and Mexico take on New Zealand on Wednesday. Mexico's second half resistance was broken four minutes from time when Hector Herrera let the ball bounce off his foot and Cedric pounced, with the Southampton player's shot taking a deflection off Herrera on the way in.

Author: 0 Will Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid because of his Spanish tax problems?

As reported by Spanish daily MARCA and British newspaper The Independent , Ronaldo's decision has been described as " irreversible " - the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor is incensed by the lawsuit brought forward by Spanish prosecutors while the Real Madrid club hierarchy is reportedly scrambling to placate their prized asset.

Author: 0 Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confed Cup

Australia and Germany have had to wait while each other team in the Confederations Cup field has played, but their numbers will finally be called Monday. The 32-year-old Real Madrid superstar's build-up to the tournament in Russian Federation has been overshadowed after he was this week accused by prosecutors in Spain of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.5m) in tax through offshore companies.

Author: 0 Bachinski and Ostapenko - polufinalistov Roland Garros

No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland is leading 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 4-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is up 6-4, 2-6, 2-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen against unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.

Author: 0 Russian Federation wins 2-0 in Confed Cup

When the Russian players - some unknown outside their home country - were given center stage, they forced an own goal from New Zealand defender Michael Boxall in the 31st minute, and forward Fyodor Smolov added a second in the 69th. Although Russia were under pressure to perform well on home soil after slipping to a record low 63rd in FIFA's world rankings this month, the country faced even more scrutiny over issues off the pitch in the run-up to the tournament.

Author: 0 US Open sees surprising first round cuts

There were some incredible shots one in particular was Justin Thomas' Eagle Putt on 18. A three-time victor on the PGA Tour this season, Thomas also joined the exclusive "59" club by breaking 60 at the Sony Open, but he may have saved his best for Father's Day weekend and his quest for his first major crown.

Sport How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen
Author: 0 How Draymond Green Helped Make Kevin Durant's Move to Golden State Happen

With a 3-0 series lead in the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors are well on their way to winning their second title in three years. The Warriors lead the NBA Finals, 3-0, with Game 4 Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. "You win a championship, then you lose one in heartbreaking fashion, you've pretty much seen everything at that point". Golden State sank an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the first quarter, four of them by Thompson, who scored 16 points in the ...

Author: 0 Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

But Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma scored the opener on 34 minutes before Javier Hernandez equalised with a low header for Mexico . "There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match". Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of evading tax of 14.7 million euros (£13m), which he has denied. Ronaldo carried the ball into the area but was surrounded by three defenders and he passed it to Quaresma, who was free from markers on the far side of the box.

Sport Timo Bernhard leads Porsche to victory at Le Mans 24 Hours
Author: 0 Timo Bernhard leads Porsche to victory at Le Mans 24 Hours

Laurent's lead was less than two minutes with about an hour to go, at which point he handed over to Chinese driver Tung Ho-Pin. "So it's a shame we could not come back home and then get back in the race". The No. 13 encountered the same problem yet again when it came back in for a routine pit stop. Vaillante Rebellion's number 13 Oreca driven by Brazilian Nelson Piquet Junior, Denmark's David Heinemeier Hansson and Switzerland's Mathias Beche took third place .

Sport Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar
Author: 0 Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar

President Trump hammered the tiny nation of Qatar, a vital Middle Eastern ally of the United States, for its history of funding terror groups, even as a diplomatic blockade of the gas-rich country by other Arab States is hindering US military operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Author: 0 Fleetwood focused as he bids for first major

Open with a 30-foot birdie putt on the third hole of the third round. The 24-year-old world number 13 produced a magnificent eagle three on the 600-yard 18th hole to crown a spellbinding display that was the lowest to par score in US Open history.

Author: 0 Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Dana White defends super fight

A portion of the money I spend goes directly into the pocket of the fighters. UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has signed his portion of the fighters agreement to face boxing great Floyd Mayweather later this year. I'll be watching this fight . That bout pulled in over $400 million, but Mayweather v McGregor is already estimated to eclipse that. "I did Golden Gloves and all that good stuff", he said.

Author: 0 Spieth stabilizes in final round at US Open

Rickie Fowler (-10): This is still Fowler's tournament to lose. "I'm a part of history". "But to me, it's going to basically all be kind of the same". On No. 7 he sank a 15-footer. He was 10 under, only two shots behind. He bogeyed the 10 hole when he hit a bad second shot right of the green. Harman most recently won the Wells Fargo Championship last month by making a birdie putt on the final hole to avoid a playoff with Dustin Johnson - there's that name again - and Pat Perez .

Sport Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues
Author: 0 Five ways Real Madrid can ensure their domination continues

Victory crowned a glorious season for Madrid , who has pulled off a La Liga and European Cup double for the first time since 1958, having also won the Club World Cup and European Super Cup. Perhaps most disappointingly of all for Rodriguez, he was not even named among the substitutes for the final in Cardiff on Saturday evening which only fueled rumours of an imminent departure.

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