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Sport Justify to run on dry track in Triple Crown bid
Author: 0 Justify to run on dry track in Triple Crown bid

Owners Kenny Trout, second from left, and Teo Ah Khing, third from left, and trainer Bob Baffert , right, looked on. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another sweep of the Kentucky Derby , Preakness and Belmont.

Sport Justify Captures Triple Crown With Win at Belmont
Author: 0 Justify Captures Triple Crown With Win at Belmont

Justify defied the hard post position along the rail, breaking well and taking the lead within seconds. A 37-1 longshot, Restoring Hope held the inside edge in second place for much of the race before eventually falling back to eighth. Justify , who cross the finish 1¾ lengths in front of 24-1 longshot and Keeneland sales graduate Gronkowski , is the 20 Belmont victor produced by Keeneland sales.

Sport Lowest-Ranked Teams At The 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Lowest-Ranked Teams At The 2018 World Cup

In his blog on UOL Esporte, respected journalist Paulo Vinicius Coelho, known as PVC, noted how Brazil had "transformed a hard game into an easy [one]" by beating an Austria side that had won its last seven fixtures. "The game was important to us". "We're going to play someone decent in the quarters and if we get beat, then I suppose everyone will say well that's about par".

Sport Mo Salah provides boost for Egyptians ahead of their World Cup opener
Author: 0 Mo Salah provides boost for Egyptians ahead of their World Cup opener

The Pharaohs had a tough run in the preparatory World Cup matches, tying with Kuwait and Colombia and losing to Greece, Belgium and Portugal. The 25-year-old attacker who has enjoyed a successful season following his move to English Premier League outfit Liverpool , sustained a shoulder injury which saw him forced to leave the field during The Reds' eventual Uefa Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid .

Sport Jose Mourinho Still Keen To Agree Deal With Controversial Midfielder
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho Still Keen To Agree Deal With Controversial Midfielder

The midfielder, who has hit 37 goals in 78 games for the Turkish club, has an £18.4m option to buy Talisca but it is thought that he sees his future away from Turkish football. "Fellaini is out of contract this summer and looks set to leave Old Trafford, despite Jose Mourinho regularly looking to the 6′3" Belgian as a plan B off the bench for Manchester United last season.

Sport England agree to handshake as Australia go on charm offensive
Author: 0 England agree to handshake as Australia go on charm offensive

Ahead of Australia's one-day worldwide meeting with England - their first competitive match since the scandal-ridden tour - Paine asked Eoin Morgan if the teams could have a pre-match handshake on the field. He will be up against Jonny Bairstow who is enjoying a rich vein of form and will be taking guard in the match after scoring three successive hundreds in this format.

Sport Boston Celtics: 2017-18 player grades for Jaylen Brown
Author: 0 Boston Celtics: 2017-18 player grades for Jaylen Brown

In that Game 7, the Celtics came up short despite an impressive defensive performance, putting together one of the worst offensive showings of the postseason. Is he worth a max deal that will pay him $200 million over five seasons? Boston seems to be the only fan base that doesn't want to see the 37-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month join their troop.

Sport Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP
Author: 0 Max Verstappen fastest in 1st practice at Canadian GP

In the Constructors' Championship, Mercedes leads with 178 points, Ferrari is second with 156 points and Red Bull is third with 107 points. Team mate Max Verstappen bounced back from a frustrating weekend in Monte Carlo to dominate all three practice sessions at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, as Red Bull emerged as genuine contenders.

Sport 'A little hope': Nadal vs Thiem in French Open final
Author: 0 'A little hope': Nadal vs Thiem in French Open final

His flawless sliding and fine single-handed backhand make him a fearsome player on clay and Cecchinato believes he has what it takes to continue his climb up the rankings. It was the Austrian's third consecutive appearance in the semifinals at Roland Garros. Until 4-all, 15-all in the opening set, to be precise. "The first set was very hard, there were lots of opportunities for Juan Martin del Potro and I was perhaps a little lucky to win it", Nadal said afterwards.

Sport Kevin Durant says he would consider retiring at 35
Author: 0 Kevin Durant says he would consider retiring at 35

The Golden State Warriors star forward is right in the middle of his prime. "But I will focus on the people that love me the most , that encourage me, that pour into me and vice versa". "Not really. I think a lot of players might be afraid to come play for us". "For sure this was the toughest of the four, mainly because of the cumulative effect of doing this four years in a row, getting to the Finals four years in a row, it's just hard".

Author: 0 Atletico Madrid attacker Griezmann: My future defined this week

The Catalan giants have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old over the past few months, but it has now been claimed that Los Rojiblancos have done enough to persuade him to stay. I don't know if he's the priority. "We are becoming more independent of great players". The deal, should he sign, will make him the club's highest paid player; and the entire club has been endorsing the deal since it was offered - from the president right down to the kit man.

Author: 0 Real Madrid appoint Lopetegui as manager

Lopetegui and the Spain squad are now at their training base in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. " Real Madrid CF announces that Julen Lopetegui will coach the first team for the next three seasons". The Spanish giants broke the news in a Tweet on Tuesday. Lopetegui's playing career included a spell at Real, although he made just one appearance and was mainly loaned out to Las Palmas.

Sport Nadal unsure of Wimbledon appearance after French Open win
Author: 0 Nadal unsure of Wimbledon appearance after French Open win

Playing the king of clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without any ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe's Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal claimed an 11th title on Sunday. Nadal's introduction included a year-by-year accounting of every time he'd already won the French Open . "I think I have showed that I can this week", insisted Zverev .

Author: 0 Brazilian tennis great Bueno dies

Known for her stylishness and her exciting way of playing, she was the first South American woman to win the Wimbledon singles title. Bueno shot to global fame when she claimed her maiden grand slam at Wimbledon in 1959 and her second at the US Nationals two months later.

Author: 0 Justify claims Triple Crown with victory at Belmont Stakes, video

Mike Smith is hoping to win another Belmont Stakes - and help take the Triple Crown in the process. His Triple Crown victory was valued at an additional $15 million, which makes the deal now worth $75 million. It was his first time running on dirt, his first time going a mile and a half and he was coming off the layoff. Baffert was a little nervous after the first quarter-mile when Justify went out fast.

Author: 0 JUST IN: Real Madrid appoint new coach, Julen Lopetegui

Spain face Portugal in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday before taking on Iran and Morocco. Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino had been identified as Real Madrid's primary target but the Argentinean was rendered unattainable having recently signed a new five-year contract.

Author: 0 Neymar shows his magic against Austria

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring while Philippe Coutinho added a third in the second half. Neymar made it two just past the hour mark as he latched onto Willian's chipped pass before sitting Aleksandar Dragovic down with an impudent piece of skill and sidefooting home.

Sport Get to know England's World Cup squad with 'The Lions' Den'
Author: 0 Get to know England's World Cup squad with 'The Lions' Den'

Kane further revealed that England , who are famous for their bad record in shootouts, would look to play the attacking game and focus more on scoring. Kane, who says his mum cried when he was handed the captaincy by Southgate, does not expect a repeat of the woeful Euro 2016 campaign which saw them beaten by minnows Iceland in the last 16 and cost then manager Roy Hodgson his job.

Sport Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

However, the same story also says that Ronaldo himself has his heart set on a transfer to Old Trafford this summer rather than a move to Juventus. It remains to be seen what the future holds for the 33-year-old as he continues to be linked with a move away from the Spanish club.

Author: 0 Boxing World Goes Nuts After Wilder Accepts Joshua’s Offer

Wilder's manager Shelly Finkel later told ESPN they had officially accepted terms to a fight in the UK. 'The $50M offer for Joshua to fight me next in the U.S.is still available to him if he wants it. Assuming the details are finalized and the fight announced, Joshua vs. He said on Instagram: 'Dear Anthony Joshua fans, since your acting dumb, delusional or just plain Stupid here you go, breaking news.

Sport Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals
Author: 0 Nadal overcomes nerves to meet del Potro in French Open semi-finals

Nadal has won six of those, two in finals in straight sets, and in both of their matches here, in the second round in 2014 and the semi-finals past year. A fourth set point for Thiem was erased with - what else? - a drop shot by Cecchinato. Del Potro had required treatment on a hip problem suffered early in the first set and he visibly wilted in the second, raising his arms in mock celebration when he won a solitary game while already 5-0 behind.

Sport Alisson, on his future
Author: 0 Alisson, on his future

Brazil's number one for the 2018 World Cup enjoyed a fine season in Serie A and has been tipped for a move this summer, with a number of clubs interested in securing his services. "We'll see if anything happens this week". These contradict a report earlier on Monday from "Sky Sources" in England claiming that Liverpool were unlikely to make a bid for the 'keeper as they "are unwilling to meet Roma's £80m valuation of the player".

Sport Disgraced Australia opener David Warner set to return … in the commentary box
Author: 0 Disgraced Australia opener David Warner set to return … in the commentary box

Adil Rashid discusses a "wake-up call" defeat to Scotland , sledging and previews England's ODI series against Australia in his first Sky Sports column... "It's a team that has a lot of new guys in, without (Mitchell) Starc, (Josh) Hazlewood, (Pat) Cummins, (David) Warner, (Steven) Smith, so there are guys wanting to compete for places and we know just how unsafe that can be when people are pushing for a permanent place".

Sport Pistons hire ex-Raps coach Casey
Author: 0 Pistons hire ex-Raps coach Casey

Pistons owner Tom Gores announced the move Monday, calling Casey one of the most successful and respected coaches in the National Basketball Association. Casey is the front-runner for the NBA's coach of the year award to be presented later this month. "In our meetings he displayed great insight into what this roster can accomplish, and great passion about our city and the team's role in bringing people together", Mr.

Sport Sports betting might actually begin Friday in N.J
Author: 0 Sports betting might actually begin Friday in N.J

This is a workaround to allow the Golden Nugget to have sports betting , even though it is owned by a pro-team owner, who would have been precluded from obtaining a license in the earlier version of the bill. The track has loudly wanted to begin taking bets Friday. It looked for a time like Monmouth and the others might be emboldened enough to start taking bets without waiting for Murphy to act.

Sport Major Talking Points As Brazil Cruise Past Austria 3-0
Author: 0 Major Talking Points As Brazil Cruise Past Austria 3-0

Neymar responded in the best way possible, scoring a brilliant second goal after Gabriel Jesus had earlier opened the scoring. The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks.

Sport Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Muhammad Ali
Author: 0 Donald Trump Considering Pardon for Muhammad Ali

Army during the Vietnam War, maintaining that he was a conscientious objector and famously proclaiming that he "ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong". He told reporters outside the White House Friday, that he is considering granting clemency to at least 3,000 more people - including Ali. FILE - Muhammad Ali , left, assumes his former fighting stance while joking around with Vietnamese people on the path outside of Ho Chi Minh's former home in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 11, 1994.

Sport Stoke City confirm first signing of the summer
Author: 0 Stoke City confirm first signing of the summer

When asked what he though about Liverpool as a club he responded by laughing and asking the interviewer why he was talking about Liverpool. The attacker refused to be drawn on transfer speculation after insisting his agent will take care of his future while he concentrates on representing Switzerland at the upcoming World Cup .

Sport Liverpool announce Emre Can and Jon Flanagan departures
Author: 0 Liverpool announce Emre Can and Jon Flanagan departures

Sources in Italy are reporting that Can has agreed a four-year deal with Juventus . The other notable name on to be released by Liverpool is defender Jon Flanagan . Can's departure won't upset Liverpool supporters too much with the excitement surrounding the new additions to Jürgen Klopp's Champions League finalists.

Sport How many more French Open titles will 'superhuman' Nadal win?
Author: 0 How many more French Open titles will 'superhuman' Nadal win?

Rafael Nadal described his performance at the French Open previous year, when he didn't surrender a set, as "perfect". "Don't try the tweener because it says "I'm giving up on that point". But that was only after Nadal had allowed him just two games in a last-eight mauling in Monte Carlo. Is Nadal upset to still be trailing Federer by three slams, despite his phenomenal feats over the past year? Nadal is 49-2 since 2017 when playing on clay.

Sport Britain’s Richest Man Ratcliffe Offers £2bn For Chelsea
Author: 0 Britain’s Richest Man Ratcliffe Offers £2bn For Chelsea

In recent weeks, Abramovich has experienced problems with gaining a working visa for the United Kingdom and has also chose to postpone plans to build a new stadium. He was reportedly furious at not being allowed into the country to watch his side's FA Cup final victory over Manchester United last month, and has now applied to be an Israeli citizen in order to be able to visit the UK for up six months at a time.

Sport Formula One: Vettel claims 50th win and goes top in title race
Author: 0 Formula One: Vettel claims 50th win and goes top in title race

Hamilton was only able to muster up a P5 finish in Canada which was enough to see race victor Sebastian Vettel re-take the lead at the top of the standings. Speaking about the incident, Stroll said: "I was side-by-side with Brendon going into Turn 5, the vehicle got loose on me and I corrected it, but there was not much room for both of us".

Sport Lebron to meet with HEAT and others in free agency
Author: 0 Lebron to meet with HEAT and others in free agency

Durant's play was a big reason why, especially his 43-point, 13-rebound, seven-assist performance in a nail-biting Game 3. If the Cavaliers want to rebuild the roster to better compete with the Warriors than they have in each of the last two years, which resulted in a five-game series loss in the 2017 NBA Finals and this year's four-game sweep, trades would be the only way to do so.

Author: 0 Nadal defeats Thiem in straight sets for 11th French Open title

Thiem, a 24-year-old Austrian who was playing in his first Grand Slam final , had 18 unforced errors in first set and 42 for the match. No stranger to rewriting the record books along with his friendly rival, Roger Federer , here is another feat for the Spaniard: He joined Margaret Court in becoming the only tennis players in history to win the same grand slam 11 times .

Sport Canadian Grand Prix - Strategy guide
Author: 0 Canadian Grand Prix - Strategy guide

Verstappen, who also spun out in Australia and finished sixth, said he's not going to change the approach that made him, at the age of 17, the youngest driver ever to compete in Formula One. At one point , it looked like we might have had a battle for the lead as Bottas cut the deficit to Vettel. Having shown formidable race pace in the opening rounds Ferrari had been on the back foot to Mercedes but they brought an engine upgrade to this race which has put them right back in contention.

Sport Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes
Author: 0 Guardiola hits back at Toure’s racism jibes

Toure, who barely featured as Manchester City won the Premier League title under Guardiola last season, hit out at the Catalan in an interview with France Football earlier this week. "When we realise that he often has problems with Africans wherever he goes, I ask myself questions". Guardiola did not acknowledge Toure's comments at a golf tournament in Spain on Tuesday, but did respond in an interview with TV3 on Saturday.

Sport Donald Trump Disinvites Both 2018 NBA Finals Teams
Author: 0 Donald Trump Disinvites Both 2018 NBA Finals Teams

He said he expected the newly crowned National Hockey League champion Washington Capitals to attend but added, "if they don't want to be here, I don't want them". When the New England Patriots went past year, half the team chose not to attend. "It won't be Cleveland or Golden State going". Earlier this week, members of both National Basketball Association teams - and especially James - ripped Trump over his decision to disinvite the NFL's Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from ...

Sport LeBron James takes shot at Blazers for not drafting Kevin Durant
Author: 0 LeBron James takes shot at Blazers for not drafting Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 6, 2018 in Cleveland , Ohio. He's posted an effective field goal percentage of 51.5 on those closely defended shots, roughly equivalent to Jimmy Butler's effective field goal percentage on all shots, open or defended, during the regular season.

Sport Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title
Author: 0 Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title

Nadal pushed through the mysterious pain and held on against Thiem's impressive backhand returns and - at times - equally matching forearm volleys. Nadal became the second player in tennis history to win 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam tournament after Margaret Court, who claimed 11 Australian Open titles.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal claims record-extending 11th French Open crown

Nadal , playing in his 24th Grand Slam final overall, realised the resilient Thiem would prove a tough challenge after the pair stood toe-to-toe, exchanging a couple of breaks of serve in a stirring opening in stiflingly humid conditions in Paris , before the 24-year-old from Austria held serve in a marathon sixth game.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

It was a first Grand Slam final for Thiem , a 24-year-old Austrian. The recovery was quick and effective as he strode into a 5-2 lead before taking his fifth championship point opportunity in a nervy ending for tennis immortality. Siniakova was the doubles runner-up at last year's U.S. Open with a different partner. Nadal has been crowned the French Open champion an incredible 11 times, following successes in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Pre-Disinvites NBA Champs To White House

LaVar's own distrust of Trump stems from LiAngelo Ball's shoplifting arrest in and eventual release from China while with the UCLA men's basketball team. In his usual arrogant fashion, Trump went on to brag about his friendship with New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, and how much he enjoyed hosting the Patriots at the White House.

Sport UFC 225: Twitter Reacts To Colby Covington-Rafael Dos Anjos
Author: 0 UFC 225: Twitter Reacts To Colby Covington-Rafael Dos Anjos

After the win, Covington spoke with Joe Rogan and claimed he was going to put his interim title where it belongs, on the desk of United States President Donald Trump. McGregor won the featherweight belt in December 2015 with a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo , then added the lightweight strap in November 2016 with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez .

Sport Fekir staying at Lyon despite FFF chief's medical claims
Author: 0 Fekir staying at Lyon despite FFF chief's medical claims

Consequently, the Reds were hoping to negotiate a lower fee which prompted Lyon to pull the plug on any potential deal. Fekir suffered a knee injury two years ago and tests showed enough doubt for club medics to raise concerns over the player's fitness.

Sport Virat Kohli among world's highest-paid athletes, on Forbes List
Author: 0 Virat Kohli among world's highest-paid athletes, on Forbes List

Virat Kohli was at 89th position a year ago when Christiano Ronaldo was leading the list. There were four Boston-based athletes on the list, led by Irving at $36.1 million. Barcelona attacker Messi is placed second in the list, one place ahead of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , while Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain has also made the cut.

Sport Hamilton admits he struggled in Canadian qualifying
Author: 0 Hamilton admits he struggled in Canadian qualifying

I guess I woke up the right way. The circuit, a layout of fast straights broken up by quick chicanes and hemmed in by concrete barriers, has tended to play to the horsepower advantage of their auto. "There was some electrical stuff going on that hindered us this morning and then this afternoon, so not the best day, but we're OK. Ferrari did a better job today and that's just the way it is".

Sport Justify chases Triple Crown history in Belmont Stakes
Author: 0 Justify chases Triple Crown history in Belmont Stakes

He did so in 2015 with American Pharoah , a colt that ended a 37-year drought. He and American Pharoah , both trained by Bob Baffert , have created a new era of stars, reminiscent of the 1970s, when three brilliant horses won the Triple Crown in a five-year span.

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