Author: 0 Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

He cited the example of Brazil's transformation into a side who have already sealed their place at Russian Federation 2018, just three years on from their humiliating 7-1 World Cup loss to Germany . Three times he arrowed the ball too close to Marinovic, who had to leap to push one first-half effort against the crossbar. Mexico's Hirving Lozano celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia , at ...

Author: 0 Hamilton's Baku pole is his 66th, passing Senna

Hamilton now moves ahead of Ayrton Senna's 65 poles and is within just two of qualifying the record of 68 set by Michael Schumacher . It meant Hamilton only had one run to try and get pole, and the Briton didn't disappoint, posting a 1min 40.593sec lap to grab the 66th pole of his career - 0.434secs up on Bottas , and 1.1secs up on Kimi Raikkonen , who was third for Ferrari .

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton Says 2017 Mercedes F1 Car 'Can Be Real Bitch' Sometimes

After languishing in the lower reaches of the top ten in the final segment of qualifying, championship leader Vettel admits he was relieved to recover to snatch fourth. With only the four slowest drivers being knocked out of this session the pressure was not so high as it usually is, and with five minutes to go the drivers in that risky area on the timing sheets were Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson.

Author: 0 South Africa win thriller against England, tie up T20 series

But Livingstone and Liam Dawson could not turn the South African momentum as Phehlukwayo kept his cool. Roy veered dramatically off a straight course, with the result he placed himself between the incoming throw from Phehlukwayo, which hit him on the heel, and the stumps.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico eliminates host Russia, 2-1

Cristiano Ronaldo (from penalty spot), Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva and Nani's goals ensured victory for the Portuguese. The hosts took a deserved lead through Alexander Samedov midway through the first half, the midfielder capitalizing on confusion in the Mexican box to fire home and put Russian Federation provisionally top of Group A.

Author: 0 Garcia: Madrid would be fine without Ronaldo

The background to this is a concerted attempt by public prosecutors in Spain to target high-earners suspected of tax evasion, with Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo the most recent big names implicated, although both have strongly denied any wrongdoing.

Sport Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis
Author: 0 Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Portugal made five changes from their 1-0 win over Russian Federation, who had beaten New Zealand 2-0, but their starting XI still featured a plethora of big names, none bigger than four-time and defending world player of the year Ronaldo.

Sport Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball listed as early favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year

The Suns took Josh Jackson of Kansas, the Sacramento Kings took Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5 and the run of freshmen continued when the Orlando Magic selected Jonathan Isaac of Florida State. "The NBA draft is so important because it changes the lives of so many young men across America and the world", he tells Newsbeat. The Celtics used the third pick on Duke's Jayson Tatum .

Author: 0 Nadal up, Djokovic down in ATP charts

In a Facebook post on his official page, the 15-time Slam champion wrote: "I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able to play Queen's next week". "There was no one on the planet that could have beaten Rafael Nadal today", said tennis strategy analyst Craig O'Shannessy shortly after the final.

Sport What's next for the Los Angeles Lakers?
Author: 0 What's next for the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers got rid of the final three seasons of center Timofey Mozgov's $64 million contract in the deal, acquiring mobile center Brook Lopez - who has one year left on his deal - and the 27th overall pick used to get Utah forward Kyle Kuzma .

Sport Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings
Author: 0 Blazers trade first-round picks with the Kings

While previous reports stated that the Blazers would not be active on the trade market, Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins changed their mind. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Thursday that the Kings are willing to give up their No. Swanigan, 20, was the Big 10 Player of the Year and a first-team All-American his sophomore season. He set a school record with 105 3-pointers. Portland had three first round picks in this draft.

Author: 0 Germany take on Chile at Confed Cup

Germany plays Cameroon on Sunday in Sochi while Chile faces the Socceroos in Moscow. Juan Antonio Pizzi described Alexis Sanchez's record-breaking goal for Chile as "very special" after the Arsenal forward made history at the Confederations Cup .

Sport India take on England in Women's World Cup opener
Author: 0 India take on England in Women's World Cup opener

Since her debut in 1999, in her 18-year long career, the current Indian captain has smashed many records. The International Cricket Council has announced that for the first time, every match of the World Cup 2017 will be broadcast live around the world.

Author: 0 Mustafi: Arsenal can't afford to sell 'hungry' Sanchez

Sanchez is part of the Chile squad which is participating in this year's Confederations Cup , over in Russian Federation, much to the frustration of Arsene Wenger , who would love to resolve his future sooner rather than later. The STCC rules sit alongside the Premier League's "profit and sustainability" guidelines, which state that clubs should not lose more than £105m over a three-year period.

Sport Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant
Author: 0 Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Things remain tight in Group A before Saturday's final round. This was his second Man-of-the-Match performance following last Sunday's 2-2 draw with Mexico . All Whites skipper Chris Wood wants his side to finish the Confederations Cup on a positive note. "It's less than 72 hours to recover, it's not easy", said the coach, who steered his team to the Euro 2016 title over seven games in a 27-day period in France.

Author: 0 PSG star Angel di Maria settles Spanish tax case, pays fine

Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence after admitting to two counts of tax fraud during his time with Real Madrid . Also, last month former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao were accused by the prosecutor's office of not paying all their taxes.

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks Chile goal record vs. Germany

What they are saying: "When you come up against the world champions you need to be very strong mentally and you need to be in form". "Our games are quite intense, we both want to win every game". "He's a great player, one of the best in the Premier League". There was still work to do but Sanchez played a smart one-two with Vidal before galloping into the area and firing a left-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Author: 0 No. 1 pick hopes to turn 76ers into winners

Before we profile the four draft picks, let's take a close look at the deals that went down and their future ramifications for the organization. Washington was 9-22 in the only year Fultz was with the Huskies. — where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid , Dario, Simmons. The two Sixers teammates were obviously referring to LaVar Ball and his son, Lonzo , who went second overall to the Los Angeles Lakers .

Sport Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus
Author: 0 Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus

I'm happy to be home ". The favorite's role, per the oddsmaker, went to point guard Lonzo Ball , the No. 2 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers . Johnson picked an unusual spot to explain his reasoning. Fans might have forgotten this misdeed after the season ended except for the fact that Russell was not leading the Lakers back to the playoffs.

Sport Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma
Author: 0 Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

The #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team rolled out a backup vehicle after the incident, and Elliott will have to qualify on Saturday with no laps on the auto. Qualifying is set for 2:45 p.m. Saturday and will be televised on FS1. He posted a lap of 95.295 miles per hour and won the pole for Sunday's Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway .

Author: 0 Mourinho Accused of Tax Evasion in Spain as Ronaldo Gets Hearing Date

Jose Mourinho comes out with a strong defence! Ronaldo, who is rumoured to now want to leave Spain and Real Madrid following these claims, will testify in court on July 31 over allegations that he defrauded the authorities of €14.8 million in unpaid taxes between 2011 and 2014.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Star midfielder Arturo Vidal got the vital touch on the ball which allowed the opportunity and was cleaned up by Mustafi who made a desperate lunge to win the ball back. The pair both sit on four points after two matches in Group B, but both can guarantee their progression to the knockout phase by avoiding defeat against Cameroon and Australia , respectively.

Sport Red Bull's high hopes come down to earth in F1 qualifying
Author: 0 Red Bull's high hopes come down to earth in F1 qualifying

Red Bull Formula One driver Max Verstappen of Netherlands in his vehicle in the pit lane during the first practice session at the F1 Grand Prix circuit in Baku , Azerbaijan , Friday, June 23, 2017. FP1 wasn't a happy session, but we made some changes ahead of FP2 - and the auto felt more comfortable. Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland steers his vehicle during the first free practice at the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Friday, June 23, 2017.

Author: 0 Point guards could dominate top picks in draft

Ball seems certain to become the starting point guard in coach Luke Walton's up-tempo offense after D'Angelo Russell is traded to Brooklyn. Forwards Josh Jackson of Kansas and Jayson Tatum of Duke are two players frequently mentioned as possibilities at the No.

Sport 5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand
Author: 0 5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand

We know what to expect for next week", said the New Zealander. The All Blacks won pretty comprehensively at Eden Park thanks largely to two second half tries from Rieko Ioane . "We left at least two tries out there so I don't think 15 points is a good reflection". It was far from a vintage All Blacks performance, with few of the flicks and tricks that drove them to last week's 78-0 thrashing of Samoa.

Author: 0 Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

Pepe's team won a friendly in Portugal training. - Portugal have also kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 13 games in all competitions, with only Switzerland, Latvia, Sweden and Mexico managing to find the net against them. The match turned when Porto midfielder Hector Herrera came on for the second half and Mexico's attacks started to flow. I understand you're all curious, but you have to respect the personal life of the player.

Author: 0 Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

Attendees at the press conference are to include NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, USA Hockey's Mathieu Schneider, Terry Pegula, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman and Blackhawks president John McDonough, according to the NHL source.

Author: 0 South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

This happened while Roy was rushing back after his partner Liam Livingston refused a run, as he turned and ran across the pitch and the ball struck his boot as he made his way back. Earlier, Cape Town-born Tom Curran , a Surrey team-mate of Roy, marked his England debut with an impressive three for 33 in his maximum allowed four overs.

Author: 0 Court calls Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case

He is represented by Gestifute, which is owned by Super agent Jorge Mendes. " Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today". The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros (about 2.91 million pounds or N1.46 billion), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement.

Sport Confederations Cup: Russia waltz to victory in tournament curtain-raiser
Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Russia waltz to victory in tournament curtain-raiser

Putin said this week he expected Russian Federation to play like warriors and that fans expected better results from the world's No. 63-ranked team. There are totally two groups and each one have four teams. "We've worked hard and I believe now we're well-prepared for the opening game", Zenit midfielder Igor Smolnikov told Russian TV.

Author: 0 Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand — FIFA Confederations Cup

Our guys are very confident so we're not thinking about the future; we're thinking about today". Moreno scored the stoppage-time equalizer in Mexico's 2-2 opening draw against European champions Portugal . "All our players are fit and confident". I expect incredible spirit from our team. "This is the most important thing for me", the coach added. All Whites captain Wood broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute as Anthony Hudson's men gained due reward for a superb first-half showing ...

Author: 0 Islanders Trade Travis Hamonic To Flames For Multiple NHL Draft Picks

Hamonic carries a cap hit of just less than $3.9 million for the next three years, with the Flames having their Top 4 locked up for that long as well. It also comes a year after Hamonic rescinded a trade request to be closer to his family in Manitoba. But after an injury plagued and subpar 2016-17, when he played only 49 games and just a handful of those after the Islanders turned their season around under Doug Weight, GM Garth Snow made a decision to put Hamonic and his very affordable ...

Sport Penguins defeat Predators, defend Stanley Cup title
Author: 0 Penguins defeat Predators, defend Stanley Cup title

All within a calendar year. 'I feel fortunate, but I also understand how hard it was so you just want to try to make the best of it'. The last team to win two consecutive Cup championships was the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. "There's so many guys who could have easily won that, and I think we just had a group of guys that understood big moments and knew how to find ways to win", said Crosby.

Sport Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight officially set for August
Author: 0 Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight officially set for August

This fight has received almost mythical levels of hype, and you better believe a hefty proportion of the planet is keen to see Mayweather's imperious record turn from 49-0 to 49-1, so that $100M figure might not be so ridiculous. McGregor posted to his social media a face collage of himself and Mayweather senior instead of young Floyd he'd be fighting. "If we can come to a deal with Mayweather, the fight will happen".

Author: 0 Mayweather, McGregor agree to fight

It was the day the announcement came after months of speculation that Conor McGregor will step into the boxing world, to take one one of the greatest ever to put on the gloves. Floyd Mayweather is taking on Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 . Because of the whole " boxing vs. MMA " nature, some are questioning whether or not a loss for McGregor damages his reputation and the UFC's .

Sport Twins select Royce Lewis with first overall pick
Author: 0 Twins select Royce Lewis with first overall pick

The Cincinnati Reds selected right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Lewis was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year in California and Trinity League Player of the Year for the third consecutive season.

Author: 0 76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers Lonzo Ball at top of NBA draft

The Kings grabbed Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox at No. 5. Josh Jackson (right) of Kansas hugs friends and relatives after being selected by Phoenix with the No. 1 pick is kind of insane", Fultz said. "In high school I told my trainer Keith I wanted to be the No. 1 player in the country and the No. 1 draft pick, so it was a goal I set out there, and that's what I was striving for", Fultz said, as quoted by The Guardian .

Author: 0 Ronaldo on target as Portugal pump New Zealand

This aspect of Portugal's defense was vulnerable previous year at Euro 2016, and yet they won. ITV hold the rights to the Confederations Cup . ― Reuters picMOSCOW, June 24 ― Hosts Russia are fully focused on staying in the Confederations Cup as they face elimination in their final group game against Mexico , coach Stanislav Cherchesov said yesterday.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson on Russell: 'what I needed was a leader'

He's a leader. He treats people the right way. Not only did Lonzo have to pan out to be an NBA-caliber talent, but the Lakers had to need a player of his position and style, and also had to land a lottery pick in the right spot to draft him.

Author: 0 Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Portugal finish top of Group A on goal difference ahead of Mexico , which also advanced by beating host Russian Federation 2-1 in Kazan . Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes and new Manchester city signing Bernardo Silva are two others who will be looking to make their mark, and rotation could hand veteran wide man Ricardo Quaresma a start.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo spent in " Manchester United " for six years (2003-2009). The case involves income the Argentina forward made from image rights, not from his salary paid by Real Madrid . The agency published copies of the certificates. After the worldwide footballers like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo , there has been a fresh allegation against coach Jose Mourinho .

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks Chile record in Germany draw

Sanchez's goal was his 38th in Roja colours, eclipsing the record of 37 set by Marcelo Salas in 2007. Sanchez has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners and pointedly ignored a question about his future as he accepted the Man of the Match award.

Sport Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku
Author: 0 Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku

But with the odds against him, Hamilton responded in emphatic fashion to take his second consecutive pole. "I thought maybe once I matched him maybe it would fade, but I was hungrier than ever today". "But the guys did excellent work". Lewis Hamilton believes he can race until he is 40 after rejecting his own suggestion that he could stun Formula One by retiring at the end of the season.

Sport Koepka earns first major; Matsuyama ties for second
Author: 0 Koepka earns first major; Matsuyama ties for second

A one-time victor no longer, Koepka has set his sights even higher, adding: "We started out this year and I thought I needed to win multiple times and a major". On Thursday, the 29-year-old Abbotsford golfer, who lists South Surrey's Morgan Creek Golf Course as his home course, put forth one of his more spectacular rounds of the year, shooting a four-under par score of 68, which was highlighted by six consecutive birdies, which ties a U.S.

Author: 0 Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros

Ostapenko hit 54 winners, but it wasn't just the sheer number - it was also the timing. She, too, was looking to win her first major but unlike Ostapenko is a household name and established at the top of the women's game. In the absence of Serena Williams , Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka , this was the most open of French Opens in years, and there will be many who say this would never have happened had any of them been at Roland Garros .

Author: 0 Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor

Ronaldo , who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.

Author: 0 Roger Federer defeats Karen Khachanov to reach an 11th Halle final

The 33-year-old Mayer squandered two break-points at 1-0 in the second set and paid the price as Federer broke again and never relinquished his advantage to win in just over an hour. Zverev defeated Spanish seventh seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/1), 6-1 while Gasquet saw off Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Sport New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda
Author: 0 New Zealand sitting pretty in Bermuda

The Kiwis won one more race to reach match point at 8-1, and then suffered one of the greatest collapses in sports as Spithill staged one of the biggest comebacks. "Clearly we need to now put everything back on the table", Spithill said. There are a lot of great guys, guys that aren't afraid of a fight and guys that no matter what the situation, good or bad, they're not going anywhere.

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