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Sport AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas
Author: 0 AB de Villiers' thoughts: I'm still the man to lead the Proteas

Cricket South Africa selector Linda Zondi said: "I would like to thank Farhaan Behardien for leading the side so ably in the recent series against Sri Lanka". A clinical all-round performance from India handed South Africa a crushing 8-wicket defeat in a virtual quarterfinal played at the Oval in London yesterday.

Sport New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup
Author: 0 New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

Oracle did roar back to jibe ahead of the Kiwi's to take the lead in the race, but the next time the two boats converged, Oracle was penalized for failing to stay clear of the New Zealand boat. Burling, who has won Olympic gold and silver medals with Team New Zealand crewmate Blair Tuke , got in a zinger of his own, saying about Oracle, "It's great to see a bit of fight out of these boys".

Author: 0 Australia draws Cameroon 1:1 in FIFA Confederations Cup

Unbowed from a chastening first half against Joachim Low's experimental Germany side in their opening Group B match - some particularly benevolent goalkeeping from Bernd Leno gave the 3-2 scoreline a look that flattered Australia - Postecoglou stuck with his expansive 3-2-4-1 system.

Sport Scott Dixon wins KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America
Author: 0 Scott Dixon wins KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America

It also gave the Chip Ganassi Racing veteran his first win since Watkins Glen in September. The victory was the 41st of Dixon's career, pulling him within one of Michael Andretti for third place on the sport's all-time list. The fastest driver of a Honda-powered auto was Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon , who was 5th fastest on the speed chart. Fuel pressure issues during the morning warmup led the CGR team to tear Dixon's No.

Sport Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal outclasses Stan Wawrinka to win 10th French Open title

On Sunday, the 31-year-old Spaniard coasted to a record 10th French Open title, demolishing Stan Wawrinka in a brutally one-sided final which also earned him a 15th Grand Slam crown. "If you're not completely free. you don't want him to take the lead and play even more freely", said Wawrinka, who became US Open champion past year.

Sport Hamilton: Vettel disgraced himself with clash
Author: 0 Hamilton: Vettel disgraced himself with clash

Stroll's performance makes him the first Canadian to finish on the podium since Jacques Villeneuve came third - the last of his 23 podium finishes - in the German Grand Prix in 2001. Stroll celebrated the first podium finish of his career with a Formula One tradition - he drank champagne from the sweaty boot of the race victor, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo .

Author: 0 Ball a piece of Lakers' rebuilding plan

I'm happy. I'm excited. In his first public appearance since getting drafted by the Lakers , Ball probably wanted to avoid the embarrassment of throwing a wild pitch, a feeling celebrities like 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg know all too well.

Sport Cosby trial judge rejects mistrial again, sends jury back to deliberate
Author: 0 Cosby trial judge rejects mistrial again, sends jury back to deliberate

Cosby's defense team has repeatedly asked the judge to declare a mistrial because of the lengthy deliberations, but the judge has denied that request. The jury has deliberated for about 40 hours so far. Cosby faces three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault for a 2004 encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand .

Sport NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft
Author: 0 NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

The simple act of pulling out a wallet with USA dollars in it could get you the VIP treatment in stores, restaurants and bars. "Going through it today, it's been a harder draft than most so it's taking some time . 26. They don't try almost as many daring plays as most teams, boasting high pass success rates and low turnover rates, and they win a ton of puck battles.

Sport 'Alvaro Morata wants more playing time'
Author: 0 'Alvaro Morata wants more playing time'

A graduate of the Real youth academy, he made his first-team debut in 2010 under the current United manager Jose Mourinho . It was a great season, but he wants to play more. The Spain worldwide has scored 20 goals in all competitions for Real last season, as the club clinched La Liga and the Champions League . Morata has allegedly been in contact with De Gea and Herrera, and has been persuaded that a move to Old Trafford is the right decision following their time together on ...

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz lets Philadelphia know Sixers are playoff team now

IT'S GOT TO BE THE SHOES: When Fultz walks on stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver , he recommends you check out his feet. "I'm going to have some custom-made shoes that I think nobody ever had before". Of course the conversation didn't just stay on the topic of the draft picks. Since entering the league as Minnesota's first-round pick from UCLA in 2014, LaVine has averaged 13.7 points per game and shot 44.5 percent.

Sport Nadal is the best player ever on clay, says Wawrinka
Author: 0 Nadal is the best player ever on clay, says Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal made history in Paris on Sunday afternoon as he won his tenth Roland Garros title with a straight-sets victory over Stan Wawrinka . "Today was a very important day for me". He said: "This tournament has been very special to me, and it's true that it is unprecedented". The French Open , also known as Roland Garros , the second Grand Slam tournaments of the year, is the only major tennis tournament played on outdoor red clay courts .

Author: 0 Vettel says Hamilton deserved penalty

I started to feel the rear going away so I knew it was going to be tricky to keep the pace". Stroll's performance makes him the first Canadian to finish on the podium since Jacques Villeneuve came third - the last of his 23 podium finishes - in the German Grand Prix in 2001.

Author: 0 Confederations Cup:Chile book Portugal clash at Confederations Cup

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time top-scorer with his 38th worldwide goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup . "We've done it in tennis, in golf, you name it, the Olympics where we've had world champions and that's what this guy is. They're under pressure. You've seen that we caused them some real problems, that we matched a world-class team".

Author: 0 Danny Ainge 'mad' after Josh Jackson cancelled Celtics workout at last minute

Those terms the Celtics would have to put together for Paul George would have to include at least a draft pick. Back inside the core of TD Garden, Stevens rose from his seat and slowly walked toward the TV as ESPN began displaying Tatum's college highlights, all of which the coach had surely seen countless times before.

Author: 0 Britain's Lewis Hamilton In Pole For Azerbaijan Grand Prix

He will be joined in an all-Mercedes front row by Bottas, who was pipped at the death when Hamilton outpaced him in the final lap after the session had been paused by a red flag. Raikkonen also sustained damage in the incident and the safety vehicle was deployed again. Vettel threw his hands into the air, then drew alongside Hamilton and swerved into the side of him.

Author: 0 Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

Vettel steered his Ferrari into fourth, just ahead of Hamilton's Mercedes . Hamilton, less angry in his media briefing than immediately after the race on television, maintained Vettel shunted him on objective. The race was just about to start again when race control called for the safety vehicle to stay out, because of debris from Raikkonen's auto. Prior to that point in the race, however, Vettel was forced to defend from surprise front-runners Felipe Massa of Williams-Mercedes and Perez ...

Sport Rio Ferdinand dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return
Author: 0 Rio Ferdinand dreams of Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United return

The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor's Office about perceived discrepancies in the data, with a Madrid judge now set to determine the next stage of the process. Another reason he wants Martins signed is because he feels the 22-year-old would provide a new dimension to their attack. He has been widely regarded as one of the best left-backs in the world for several years now, and has laid his hands on every trophy there is to win at ...

Author: 0 New Zealand reach match point against U.S. in America's Cup

Spithill, an Australian, crossed the starting line a split second too soon and had to drop two lengths behind Team New Zealand. Skipper Jimmy Spithill has his some of his swagger back, meaning it's game on in the America's Cup on the Great Sound.

Sport Tim Tebow promoted to Class A St. Lucie
Author: 0 Tim Tebow promoted to Class A St. Lucie

Lucie. Tebow will leave Columbia immediately following the game, and he will not be available to sign postgame autographs, according to the Fireflies. But general manager Sandy Alderson and the Mets' organization apparently believe Tebow is trending in the right direction. Sub-par numbers aside, the Mets have reportedly been pondering a promotion for Tebow for some time.

Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball

The LA Lakers have selected Instagram savvy player Lonzo Ball who has played just one season of college football in the National Basketball Association draft. "We've said from the beginning, we aren't looking for an endorsement deal", LaVar Ball told ESPN then. About nine years later, he finally came to the US and played for Portland for about seven seasons but he was not the same player as in his younger days.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

Fultz now joins a young core which includes 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons (20 years), a 7-footer who can play the point guard position, Joel Embiid (23 years) who averaged 20.2 points and almost 8 rebounds last season until an injury cut it short, and power forward Dario Saric (23 years).

Author: 0 South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Surrey seamer Tom Curran became the fifth England player to take three wickets on his global T20 debut. Roy's contentious dismissal - after he was deemed to have deliberately moved into the path of the ball to stop a run out - left England 133 for three one ball into the 16th over.

Author: 0 Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

The NBA Draft is upon us now and one wonders where guys like Lonzo Ball - the expected number 2 pick of the Los Angeles Lakers out of the hometown UCLA Bruins collection - will go. LaVar also added that his son would have an immediate and winning impact on the Lakers organization, saying " Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year".

Sport Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems
Author: 0 Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

We've been struggling to get temperature into these tires, we don't know if it's a one-lap tire, so it was all or nothing, but the lap just got better and better throughout. "Every corner can be a challenge". Vettel was not the only front runner to hit trouble with Red Bull's Max Verstappen , fastest in both practice sessions here on Friday, parking his Red Bull with 10 minutes remaining.

Sport Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1
Author: 0 Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1

Bottas led qualifying and then set an even quicker time on his final lap, only for Hamilton to beat him by almost half a second. The British driver's 66th pole moved him one ahead of Ayrton Senna and just two behind Michael Schumacher's record of 68.

Author: 0 Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

It is the 66th time in his career that Hamilton has secured pole position, putting him ahead of Ayrton Senna on the all-time list, while he is now just two behind Michael Schumacher's overall tally. I didn't. Second place is not bad. Third place is obviously not a disaster, I take it happily. "Mine wasn't clean enough, and I didn't get the tyres to work as well as he did".

Author: 0 Azerbaijan GP red-flagged after three consecutive safety auto periods

The German driver, a four-time Formula One world champion, accused Hamilton of deliberately slowing down in front of him while the Briton was leading the race in Baku . "Did I think then I'd win, absolutely not!" The pair are the two most successful drivers now racing in F1, having won seven world championships and more than 100 grand prix between them.

Author: 0 Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

In a race that was chaotic from the opening lap, when Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen clashed while scrapping for second, Hamilton led through two Safety Car restarts and a full race restart following a red flag period. "I enjoyed the race but I don't think it was right for me to get a penalty but not him". It was also a superb performance from Stroll, the son of a billionaire, who faced heavy criticism earlier in the season.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics: There is so much to love about Jayson Tatum

He just looks like an National Basketball Association player already. "He don't think nobody can beat him out, and a lot of teams, I think, noticed that throughout his workouts and figured out how athletic he was and how skilled he was". That won't preclude him from revisiting some of those discussions once free agency opens next month, though. I had no say in that. The draft really started at the No.

Sport Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31
Author: 0 Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

Di Maria spent four seasons with Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014 and the details of his case have been confirmed by the Spanish tax authorities. However, Mourinho's representatives Gestifute Media issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying their client had "not received any notification" of the actions by the authorities in Spain, as well as circulating a copy of an official tax document dated July 3, 2015 which covered the periods in question.

Author: 0 Sixers Trade For First Overall Pick In 2017 NBA Draft

The Boston Celtics made the trade of the No.1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76er's official on Monday. If that pick is No. 1 or No. 6 or later, the Celtics will receive the rights to either the Sixers first-round pick in 2019 or the Sacramento Kings' No.

Author: 0 Three local NHLers made available for expansion draft

His appeal: Though he fell off offensively with a dip in luck this past year (24 points) and underlying numbers suggest he's slightly overexposed in a top pairing role, Vatanen remains an effective puck mover and transporter and helpful power play asset.

Author: 0 Zverev To Face Federer At Halle Open

Fourth seed Cilic battled past Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3 5-7 6-4 following an hour's delay to the original order of play, while Lopez came through 7-5 3-6 6-2 after an interrupted encounter with Grigor Dimitrov later on Centre Court.

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

Russian Federation will probably feel they could have given more in their two defeats to Portugal and Mexico but the authorities and fans can be proud of what has been a successful event so far. Portugal will now be joined in the semi-final by Mexico - while hosts Russian Federation got dumped out of the tournament on home soil. Ronaldo twice threatened the New Zealand goal in quick succession, nodding straight at goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on 24 minutes and then clattering the ...

Sport Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Utah Jazz in trade
Author: 0 Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Utah Jazz in trade

Utah selected Lousiville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell . After originally committing to returning to Louisville for his junior season, Mitchell had a change of heart with many National Basketball Association teams projecting him to be a clear first-round selection.

Author: 0 Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP ) — Caleb Gilbert held No. 1 national seed Oregon State to two hits in 7 1/3 innings, Michael Papierski homered from both sides of the plate and LSU beat the Beavers 6-1 on Saturday to reach the College World Series finals.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton grabs F1 pole from teammate in Baku

Shortly before that, Hamilton and Vettel were involved in an incident that threatens to sour their good relations. Red Bull were left wounded and disappointed, their best-paced auto now fifth instead of third, the other 10th, with the duelling Force Indias of Sergio Perez and splendid upstart team-mate Esteban Ocon, and the Williamses of improving rookie Lance Stroll and veteran Felipe Massa , separating it from its sister.

Sport Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal
Author: 0 Mourinho Latest To Be Caught Up In Tax Scandal

The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain , but his former club have played down talk of a return to Old Trafford.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

LaVar Ball had said his son would only play for the Lakers , and it was clear that would happen when Lonzo got a phone call with the Lakers on the clock . If the two sides can't reach a deal by October 31 (the deadline), Embiid will play out this season then be a restricted free agent next season. "Doing whatever we need to do to win", Fultz said.

Sport Lorenzo Baldassarri Suffers Horror Crash At Assen MotoGP
Author: 0 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suffers Horror Crash At Assen MotoGP

After concentrating on a solid points finish in Mugello before having a more hard race in Barcelona, the Championship leader's hand has been more forced for the Dutch GP after Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) won two in a row - and sees his chances looking up: "Before the weekend in Barcelona we didn't expect it but during the weekend I was fast from the beginning".

Sport Red Sox can't complete fiery rally vs. Angels
Author: 0 Red Sox can't complete fiery rally vs. Angels

Martinez said while Ortiz is "Big Papi", he felt like grandpa while watching Ortiz being honored. A Nationals 18, Reds 3: Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5-of-5 with a walk, and Washington beat visiting Cincinnati.

Sport Andres Romero wins BMW International Open in Munich
Author: 0 Andres Romero wins BMW International Open in Munich

Bland , 44, made a birdie from shallow water at the 11th and scored an eagle on the 13th as he moved into contention for a career first European Tour title. Defending champion Henrik Stenson is a shot behind on five under, where he is joined by England's Richard Bland , James Morrison, Tommy Fleetwood and Matthew Southgate.

Sport Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34
Author: 0 Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

Ortiz retired last season after a 20-year major league career, including 14 years in Boston . Ortiz was a part of three World Series championship teams in Boston (2004, 2007, 2013) and finished his career with 541 career home runs. TRAINER'S ROOM - Red Sox: INF Josh Rutledge was a pregame scratch with left hip soreness. Pedroia addressed the Fenway crowd on behalf of Ortiz's former teammates during the ceremony and said his impact stretched beyond their experiences together on the ...

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