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Sport 'I'm a Celtic for life.' Paul Pierce retires as a Boston Celtic
Author: 0 'I'm a Celtic for life.' Paul Pierce retires as a Boston Celtic

It proved to be one of the best draft choices in franchise history, as he went on to become a 10-time NBA All-Star. Monday's tweet was the first hint that Pierce would be signing a contract so that he could retire as a member of the Celtics - an announcement which came several minutes later.

Sport Sanchez aims for Champions League, admits that rests in Arsenal's hands
Author: 0 Sanchez aims for Champions League, admits that rests in Arsenal's hands

Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers says no players will leave Celtic before the club have secured qualification for the Champions League but they could be vulnerable to offers thereafter. "I know they're not going to win it but if you're in it you're going to be playing bigger games and at the moment you're taking away 20-dd goals and 10 or 11 assists, and he's a handful".

Sport Los Angeles Lakers reach the summer league semifinals
Author: 0 Los Angeles Lakers reach the summer league semifinals

They're making the plays - catching and shooting, scoring". However, Mark Jackson , who is the former Golden State Warriors head coach and National Basketball Association player, wants to temper those expectations, especially the talk of him being possibly better than Hall of Famer Magic Johnson .

Sport Liverpool resurrect their interest in Virgil van Dijk
Author: 0 Liverpool resurrect their interest in Virgil van Dijk

The Anfield club were forced into a humiliating apology and said their interest in the player was over, but no further action was taken by the Premier League . However, the Daily Express says Liverpool could face competition from Arsenal for van Dijk's signature. Prior to stepping on their toes with the Van Dijk situation, the two clubs have done plenty of business in recent years with Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane just a few of the names to swap St.

Author: 0 Herrera tells Real Madrid: De Gea happy at Man Utd!

However, there have been recent suggestions that Manchester United are expecting an imminent bid from Real Madrid for the Spanish goalkeeper in the transfer window. Herrera said that he had expected to have his Spain teammate Morata alongside him at Old Trafford , and it was "a pity" that a deal had not been done.

Sport Steelers, Le'Veon Bell fail to reach deal by deadline
Author: 0 Steelers, Le'Veon Bell fail to reach deal by deadline

Bell will be ready for the start of training camp, although it is not a given he shows up. In fact, it's entirely possible Bell could stay away from the team until mid-to-late August. After lengthy negotiations that stretched up until Monday's 4 p.m. deadline between the Steelers and Adisa Bakari, Bell's agent, the sides were unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract extension.

Sport Supreme Court refuses any direction on plea to exchange demonetised notes
Author: 0 Supreme Court refuses any direction on plea to exchange demonetised notes

Government further told the apex court that the time-period provided between November 10 to December 30 was sufficient for the people to exchange, or deposit their old currencies in the banks. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, representing the Centre, to take instructions on the issue.

Sport Tammy Beaumont backs England team-mates to shine in World Cup semi-final
Author: 0 Tammy Beaumont backs England team-mates to shine in World Cup semi-final

The prime architects of this victory were skipper Heather Knight, who scored a fine 67, that enabled them to recover from 105/5 and finish with a total of 220 after being put in by Windies. Akeira Peters fell lbw to Brunt for a duck with West Indies then 100 for eight in the 37th over as the run-rate edged into double figures. The ninth wicket pair of Anisa Mohammed and Kyshona Knight only delayed the inevitable with a stand that lasted 73 balls, but could not manage to challenge the hosts.

Sport Fund Manager Nelson Peltz Takes On P&G
Author: 0 Fund Manager Nelson Peltz Takes On P&G

The battle has spilled out into public after months of talks. "P&G directors at the meeting said they too were not happy with the performance, but that they felt that Trian's representation on the board was unnecessary in light of recent initiatives undertaken by the company", the filing said.

Sport Legendary Broadcaster, Duke Alum Bob Wolff Passes Away
Author: 0 Legendary Broadcaster, Duke Alum Bob Wolff Passes Away

Throughout his career Wolff interviewed everyone from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, and he was behind the microphone for Don Larsen's ideal game in the 1956 World Series. Wolff called the only ideal game in World Series history when the Yankees' Don Larsen accomplished the feat against Brooklyn in 1956, and was behind the mic for Baltimore Colts' overtime victory over the New York Giants in the 1958 National Football League title game.

Sport Irate youths attack SEMA rescue team in Maiduguri
Author: 0 Irate youths attack SEMA rescue team in Maiduguri

An official of the state emergency agency, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, but said only their vehicle was damaged. The bombing is the latest of a series of bomb attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents since the release of some commanders of the group in exchange for some of the kidnapped Chibok girls.

Sport Charlie Ward Knocked Out With A Throw At UFC Glasgow
Author: 0 Charlie Ward Knocked Out With A Throw At UFC Glasgow

Give me who you like. Gunnar Nelson (red gloves) fights Santiago Ponzinibbio (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at SSE Hydro. He caught me with a shot that I didn't really see. "So just to think that I was able to move forward to this level, (is amazing)". It has just been a fantastic journey. Just as it looked like the two would stand in the pocket and trade for the final round, Pantoja took the fight to the floor where he pressed home his advantage.

Sport Fed plans more rate hikes to meet goals: Yellen
Author: 0 Fed plans more rate hikes to meet goals: Yellen

The star performer was the Canadian dollar, which rocketed to 11-month highs after the country's central bank hiked rates for the first time in seven years and left the door wide open to further moves. Yellen considered the risks of faster or slower growth than the Fed now expects as roughly equal. "She said inflation response to economy is a key uncertainty, alluding to the inflation again, part of the dovishness".

Sport Ronaldo will not quit Real Madrid, feels Salgado
Author: 0 Ronaldo will not quit Real Madrid, feels Salgado

The 28-year-old struggled with an ankle injury last season and only found a spot on the bench in Real Madrid's Champions League final win over Juventus last month. "It was bad luck, you can not avoid these injuries in football, when you knock your ankle". When asked if he has considered leaving, he told Marca: "No, everything has been complicated by my injury, but nothing else".

Sport Without Big Baller Brand shoes, Lonzo Ball puts on show in win
Author: 0 Without Big Baller Brand shoes, Lonzo Ball puts on show in win

Ball's outspoken father, LaVar, who created Big Baller Brand , offered a little more insight into the thinking behind his oldest son wearing Nike, Adidas and Under Armour over the past few days. "At BBB, you can wear whatever you want... might as well get the Mamba Mentality going", said Lonzo postgame when asked about his wardrobe change. Lonzo played his first two games of the Summer League in his own signature shoes, the ZO2s, made by the company brand owned by his family.

Sport Serie A giants hold talks with Bayern Munich over Renato Sanches
Author: 0 Serie A giants hold talks with Bayern Munich over Renato Sanches

Sanches joined Bayern with the reputation as one of the best young players in Europe, but has seen his career stall in Germany so far, with some talk that he could leave already. Sanches couldn't break into Bayern's team. "But we did not get any further". 'They reported midweek. And if you borrow a player from Bayern, that also has economic effects.

Author: 0 Bakayoko signs in Chelsea (off.)

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United want to sign striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid this summer but admits that a deal is now looking unlikely. Last season, the Gabonese topped Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski to become the second ever African player after Tony Yeboah to win the golden boot in Germany.

Sport Police investigate death of woman in room in Melbourne hotel
Author: 0 Police investigate death of woman in room in Melbourne hotel

Police have released a description of what the young woman was wearing in the hopes that she'll be identified: a black long-sleeve shirt, blue denim shorts and white sneakers. Seven of the men, who have been described as witnesses to the incident, left the hotel about 2.30pm. The paper also reported that a hotel guest called "000" after members of the group reportedly found the woman collapsed in the shower.

Sport Mark Ruffalo: 'A Standalone Hulk Movie Will Never Happen' Because of Universal
Author: 0 Mark Ruffalo: 'A Standalone Hulk Movie Will Never Happen' Because of Universal

Marvel now controls Hulk-related licenses, ever since Universal chose not to follow-up 2003′s " Hulk " starring Eric Bana with a sequel, thus allowing the character-usage rights to revert back to Marvel . However, despite being part of the MCU , The Incredible Hulk felt so disconnected that fans were eager to see Ruffalo do a Hulk film in a solo capacity.

Sport Cent's Still Spitting At Conor McGregor:
Author: 0 Cent's Still Spitting At Conor McGregor: "You Gonna Get F**k Up Bad"

So the bottom line is: having Mayweather and McGregor to continue their word war on WWE's Monday Night Raw would add more drama and hype to the fight. Sugar Ray Leonard to see how big boxing matches can help elevate the sport in even the eyes of non-boxing fans. McGregor wanted this fight. On Aug.

Author: 0 England v South Africa: Hosts unchanged for second Test at Trent Bridge

Of the other frontline batsmen, only Jonny Bairstow can be excused too much criticism given the wicketkeeper contributed 45 runs before he was bowled by a good delivery from Keshav Maharaj . At lunch, Root and Ballance, desperate to nail down his Test place after being recalled at Lord's, had taken England to 85 for two. England had effectively targeted third seamer Duanne Olivier, but there was an important success for slow left-armer Maharaj when Ben Stokes went for an 11-ball ...

Sport Olympian: 'Passionately' Kissing Girlfriend Caused Failed Drug Test
Author: 0 Olympian: 'Passionately' Kissing Girlfriend Caused Failed Drug Test

It's not just the kissing he said was responsible. He was charged with violation of doping laws, following a recent test, taken by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Roberts, who had been provisionally suspended, has since competed in the 400m at last month's United States track and field championships, in which he qualified for August's World Championships in London by finishing second in 44.22 seconds, behind Fred Kerley.

Sport Arsenal boss Wenger attempts to convince star to stay via text
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger attempts to convince star to stay via text

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed "positive" talks with star forward Alexis Sanchez over his future at the Emirates, despite reports the Chile global is set to leave this summer. The veteran Gunners trainer also revealed he was not expecting Sanchez till the end of the month, having granted him an extended holiday to recover from his exertions with Chile in Russian Federation.

Sport CSK and RR to make IPL comeback next year
Author: 0 CSK and RR to make IPL comeback next year

On Saturday, MS Dhoni uploaded a picture in yellow jersey, with number 7 and "Thala" written on his back. Watch the picture here. Thala which is a shorter version of Thalaiva means leader and Dhoni is the IPL 2018 captain for Chennai Super Kings .

Author: 0 Manchester United 'were interested' in Real Madrid's Morata before completing Lukaku deal

Manchester United are reportedly looking increasingly likely to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as Real Madrid step up their interest in the transfer of David de Gea . "I do not criticize Madrid and I am not going to criticize my board because my board has made the offer and they have tried to reach an agreement during a time, and they didn't come to an agreement".

Sport Pelicans meet with PG Rondo
Author: 0 Pelicans meet with PG Rondo

Rondo signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls last summer with the second year being a team option with a $3 million buyout. The 31-year-old point guard originally began his National Basketball Association career back in 2006-07 as a member of the Boston Celtics .

Sport In Wimbledon Finals, Venus Williams And Roger Federer Could Set Age Records
Author: 0 In Wimbledon Finals, Venus Williams And Roger Federer Could Set Age Records

An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges. "I've played a lot of finals here", Williams told the BBC . You could make a case for either player and Muguruza is probably the safer bet given the pace she's hitting the ball and the fact she's the better mover right now.

Sport Charlie Baker remains opposed to GOP health care bill
Author: 0 Charlie Baker remains opposed to GOP health care bill

Senate Republicans unveiled their latest draft of the health care legislation Thursday. Meanwhile, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), whose state has expanded Medicaid and who faces re-election in 2018, is still a holdout. The current bill contains $700 billion in Medicaid cuts. One hospital industry lobbyist said there has been no attempt by Republican leadership to have a serious discussion with industry lobbyists or leaders about how to change the bill to win their support.

Sport Jose Mourinho demands contract for star forward this summer
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho demands contract for star forward this summer

The 35-year-old left United after the expiry of his one-year contract, but the Portuguese manager has now hinted that Ibrahimovic could be offered a new contract. We aren't happy with just Lukaku and Lindelof. So maybe we don't get two [more players], we get one. However, the 20-time English champions' offer fell short of the Spanish capital club's valuation of €80m (£70.2m, $90.7m).

Sport Oops: Kohli posts image of another female cricketer to congratulate Mithali Raj
Author: 0 Oops: Kohli posts image of another female cricketer to congratulate Mithali Raj

India's campaign reflects the truism, that it's not how you start a race, but how you finish it. India's recently enlarged fan base will be hoping that Raj's words before the tournament prove false. On the other hand, back from a 75-run thrashing by hosts England, New Zealand will be aiming to turn things around in the upcoming encounter. If we perform again like against Australia it will not be enough.

Author: 0 Ageless Venus eyes historic Wimbledon title

The last time she played in the final was eight years... since then she has played more of a support role for Serena. She said: "I think my mind is more equipped this time because the more experience you get, the more you know how to deal with these situations, because they're very special".

Sport Five facts on Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza
Author: 0 Five facts on Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza

However, she has been impressive at Wimbledon under the guidance of temporary coach Conchita Martinez - the only Spanish woman to have previously won Wimbledon when she beat Martina Navratilova in 1994. Williams reached the semifinals a year ago, which marked her deepest run at Wimbledon since 2009. Her mother Scarlet Blanco is from the South American country and Muguruza holds dual Spanish-Venezuelan nationality.

Sport Red Devils could re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 Red Devils could re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has refused to call time on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United career by claiming that it is "possible" the 35-year could rejoin the club in December. Ibrahimovic, who was let go by former employers Man United are sustaining a lengthy injury in a match against Anderlecht in April, is in talks with the former MLS champions over a deal that would make him the highest paid player in the league, as reported by the Mirror .

Sport Rio de Janeiro Court Drops One Charge against Lochte, Two Remain
Author: 0 Rio de Janeiro Court Drops One Charge against Lochte, Two Remain

The gold medalist was charged with falsely reporting a crime. In actuality, the "robbers" were gas station security guards who stopped Lochte and teammates Gunnar Bentz , Jack Conger , and Jimmy Feigen for vandalizing property. They add that the decision has not been published yet and prosecutors will have 15 days to appeal the ruling. During an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer last August, per USA Today's Rachel Axon, the 32-year-old Lochte said he was taking responsibility for the ...

Sport Mohamed Salah scores first goal for Liverpool in preseason friendly at Wigan
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah scores first goal for Liverpool in preseason friendly at Wigan

Salah struck in the final minute of the first half to cancel out Alex Gilbey's neat opener, with neither team able to find a winning goal in a tight second half at a wet DW Stadium. But another game, no injuries, good". "It's just a sign, but that's important". Following the Wigan match, Liverpool will head out to Hong Kong for next weeks Asia Trophy games, where they first take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Sport NASCAR at New Hampshire 2017 Qualifying Results: Kyle Larson Takes Pole
Author: 0 NASCAR at New Hampshire 2017 Qualifying Results: Kyle Larson Takes Pole

Driving for Chip Ganassi Racing , Larson put forward a lap of 133.324 miles per hour to win the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire . Jimmie Johnson will start third at 132.688 miles per hour with defending race victor Matt Kenseth fourth at 132.324 miles per hour and Jamie McMurray fifth at 132.071 miles per hour.

Sport Roger Federer Defeats Tomas Berdych to Reach 2017 Wimbledon Final
Author: 0 Roger Federer Defeats Tomas Berdych to Reach 2017 Wimbledon Final

He marked history in a big way for us as players so I'm happy he was here today", Federer said. The court is still playing quite fast. I mean, I think he's just proving his greatness in our sport. It is Federer's third time reaching the Wimbledon final without dropping a set. Cilic too had played incredible tennis to reach the final , becoming the first Croatian since 2001, after Goran Ivanisevic to log the record.

Sport OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest
Author: 0 OR kicks WR Darren Carrington off team following DUI arrest

Carrington was arrested on a DUI charge back on July 1 and will not be a part of the OR roster heading into what would have been his senior year. While Taggart's final decision did not come until Friday, Carrington had hinted as a possible dismissal the day of his arrest when he posted a photo on Instagram with the caption, "Thanks for everything I'll truly miss my brothers love y'all".

Sport A day on the Tour de France
Author: 0 A day on the Tour de France

Froome's Sky teammates had perfectly controlled the race until the final kilometre leading to the ski station of Peyragudes, but the three-time champion was dropped in a final section that featured slopes with a 20 per cent gradient. "We defend a lot in races so we know what we don't like". "It's ideal for us", Froome said. In 2014 as leader of Team Sky (after Froome's withdrawal) he was struck down with pneumonia, and in 2016 a puncture at a crucial stage early on marred his chances.

Sport Faf du Plessis in as South Africa bat
Author: 0 Faf du Plessis in as South Africa bat

But Morris and Philander's fightback ensured this fascinating Test remains in the balance heading into the second day. On a slowish pitch, England did not always exploit the available movement in the air and off the seam until some loose South Africa batting allowed the home side back in.

Sport Michael Pineda Likely to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Elbow Injury
Author: 0 Michael Pineda Likely to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Elbow Injury

The Yankees do have depth in their rotation with CC Sabathia , Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka to get by without Pineda, although Tanaka's struggled mightily this season. Beyond that, another option is for Cashman to explore the trade market, but that might not work for the Yankees . For his Yankees career, the often-frustrating Pineda is 31-31 with a 4.16 ERA.

Sport Vikings receiver Michael Floyd suspended four games
Author: 0 Vikings receiver Michael Floyd suspended four games

He faced a minimum two-game unpaid suspension under the NFL's policy. The case stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest when Scottsdale police found him passed out behind the wheel. "I said, 'If I find out you're lying to me, I'm going to cut you'". With Floyd out of action, Minnesota's primary receiving threats for the first three games are likely to be Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and second-year man Laquon Treadwell.

Sport Lazio offer Liverpool FC exit to Lucas Leiva
Author: 0 Lazio offer Liverpool FC exit to Lucas Leiva

With Lucas Biglia on his way to AC Milan , Lazio moved quickly to identify a replacement for the Argentine and quickly made a move for the Reds midfielder in the last few days. According to The Guardian weeks of negotiations between Liverpool and Hull have now completed, and the player could be announced this weekend. Gremio, the player's former club, had expressed an interest in re-signing him as did Brighton, Celtic and Newcastle United, managed by his ex-Liverpool boss Rafael ...

Sport Schefter:
Author: 0 Schefter: "Growing Sense" Ezekiel Elliott will be suspended

Still waiting: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott still hasn't gotten a decision from the National Football League on whether he'll be punished for a 2015 domestic violence accusation. However, police announced they would not file charges shortly thereafter because Elliott had proof that the woman asked a friend to lie about what happened .

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