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Tour de France 2017, stage four Tour de France 2017, stage four
- July 05, 2017

Well, I've polished off my crystal ball and it's telling me that the stage will end in a sprint finish, but not until the breakaway comprising riders from Direct Énergie , Fortuneo-Oscaro and Wanty-Groupe Gobert has been reeled back in, perhaps agonisingly, before the fastmen get to work. (more...)
National Basketball Association flashes its awards to cap the season National Basketball Association flashes its awards to cap the season
- July 01, 2017

Watching from home during the inaugural NBA Awards at Basketball City in NY, a number of NBA players showed their support for Westbrook, including Cavaliers lightning rod Kevin Love, who broke his almost month-long Twitter hiatus with a congratulatory message. (more...)
Wimbledon seed not a motivating factor for imperious Federer in Halle Wimbledon seed not a motivating factor for imperious Federer in Halle
- June 29, 2017

The 35-year-old, who skipped the entire clay-court season, has still only lost two matches this year en route to four titles, including the Australian Open in January. He became the oldest victor at Queen in the Open era, surpassing Tony Roche, who was 33 when he won in 1978. "I'll take a couple of days off and then start practising there again, see how conditions are over there, wait for the draw to come out, see what day I'm playing and then take it day by day, really", he added. (more...)
Vidal offers his semi-final verdict
- June 28, 2017

He had found the net in every game with Portugal this season until being deprived in the Confederations Cup opener against Mexico last week, when he was still decisive by setting up Ricardo Quaresma's opening goal . "I have already told my Bayern Munich team-mate Joshua Kimmich that we will meet again in the final!" "For me he does not exist", Vidal said. Compared to the Portuguese superstar in Real Madrid , with a smart ass. (more...)
Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats
- June 26, 2017

President Moon Jae-in said Thursday the deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense battery from the USA here was "mysteriously" accelerated. In a Reuters interview earlier this week, President Moon Jae-in said the original agreement with the USA was to deploy just one THAAD launcher by the end of this year and the remaining five others next year. (more...)
Di Maria fined £1.76m and sentenced to one year in prison
- June 26, 2017

The prosecutor recommended a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost 800,000 euros ($890,000). In another twist involving "hidden earnings" it has emerged that Spanish prosecutors have filed a claim against José Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 amounting to some €3.3m, when he managed Real Madrid . (more...)
Confederations Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw
- June 25, 2017

Just as the Germans were beginning to grow into the match, Eduardo Vargas almost doubled the Chilean advantage with a blast that shook Ter Stegen's goal as it bounced off the crossbar. The teams exchanged chances in the second half, with Chile coming closest on Alexis's long-range free kick, which narrowly missed the crossbar. When Can broke into the Chile half, his pass to the left wing found Hector, whose hard, low cross was stabbed by Stindl past goalkeeper Johnny Herrera on 41 ... (more...)
Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball Lakers great Magic Johnson picks successor in Lonzo Ball
- June 24, 2017

From the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker ", LaVar Ball told broadcasters before the draft started, according to USA Today . "To be a Pelican, and to play with unbelievable guys like Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, it's going to be awesome", Jackson said. Hart is able to do a little bit of everything. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
- June 23, 2017

And he has also complained on multiple occasions in the past at his treatment at the hands of Real supporters, who have resorted to jeering and booing his performance on the pitch. The barriers saw off potential challengers in the last election in 2013 and no candidate has emerged in the 10-day period since the electoral process began on June 8, leaving construction magnate Perez, who turned 70 this year, a free run to his third successive mandate and fifth overall. (more...)
Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa Bairstow leads England to rout of South Africa
- June 22, 2017

Jonny Bairstow top scored with 60 not out and Alex Hales was unbeaten on 47 as England reached their target of 142 with 5.5 overs to spare. The second match of the series is in Taunton on Friday. But on 28 he missed an ambitious reverse-sweep against medium-pacer Andile Phehlukwayo and was plumb lbw. Two balls later, a drop-and-run for a single ended what was barely a contest. (more...)
Diego Costa gives update on Chelsea situation
- June 21, 2017

Diego Costa's reply, less than effusive, was a simple "Ok". " Antonio Conte has told me by message that I will not continue with Chelsea and that's it", Costa said, as quoted by the Sun . "In life there are good and bad people". "It seems I didn't have a good season. If the coach doesn't want you in his team, Chelsea have to sell me, and in the sales". (more...)
Celtic will not play Linfield in Belfast on July 12 Celtic will not play Linfield in Belfast on July 12
- June 21, 2017

But anxious Northern Irish cops could block the clash and force the fixtures to be swapped, meaning Celtic will host the first leg at Parkhead. "We've couldn't have asked for a better draw, to be honest", he said. There were violent scenes in 1990 when Donegal Celtic played Linfield at the ground. Carroll spent six months at Ibrox in 2007, making just one appearance in a League Cup match against East Fife before moving on to Derby County in January 2008. (more...)
Lions back three places not decided - Gatland
- June 21, 2017

A number of players acquitted themselves well as the Lions scored four tries . Former New Zealand captain Colin Meads believes the British and Irish Lions' odds of winning the first test have shortened dramatically after their emphatic 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday. (more...)
Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown Ward Stops Kovalev to Retain Light Heavyweight Crown
- June 19, 2017

He promised he would have more stamina this time , but he seemed just as gassed at the same juncture, maybe because Ward was holding religiously, exchanging in the clinches, and raising the tempo to devastating effect. "I wasn't hurt and I could continue". "Why stop the fight?" he said. This is shameful for him and the whole boxing . [Ward] punched me low blow already a few times during the fight. (more...)
Morgan blames pitch as England crash out Morgan blames pitch as England crash out
- June 16, 2017

It wasn't sort of wrong tactics or anything? "I felt like we were trying to take a positive option against them, but the conditions didn't allow us to do that". "Certainly over the next couple of weeks I'll get my head around that and all the challenges it will bring". "We adapted to conditions, we knew if we restrict them we could easily chase it down.Every game is a knockout game and I told my boys to play their game and not worry about the result ". (more...)
Will the NBA Champion Warriors Visit the White House?
- June 15, 2017

In February, after Under Armour's CEO Kevin Plank declared Trump "an asset" to the country, Warriors point guard Steph Curry, an Under Armour spokesman, didn't mince words : "I agree with that description", he said . They very well could elect to do just that, but if Zillgitt is to believed (and he's more credible than the other two), then the Warriors haven't actually decided anything. (more...)
Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
- June 15, 2017

The storms moved in overnight and kept pounding Erin Hills through the morning, closing the course for some 3 hours with just two practice days remaining before the U.S. The last six majors - including Johnson's maiden US Open victory - have been won by players who had never won a major before. Johnson played two practice rounds last week after missing the cut at the Memorial. (more...)
Alvaro Morata's agent reveals a 'very important offer' from Manchester United Alvaro Morata's agent reveals a 'very important offer' from Manchester United
- June 14, 2017

Morata's representative Juanma Lopez admitted that the Premier League giant's offer is interesting, but refused to reveal if the deal is close to completion. "I can confirm there had been regular contact until a few days ago [from Milan]". Morata has scored 15 goals in the La Liga last season, despite making only 14 starts. (more...)
France's Deschamps on Hugo Lloris howler: 'He knows it is his fault' France's Deschamps on Hugo Lloris howler: 'He knows it is his fault'
- June 12, 2017

A poor clearance by Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris fell to Ola Toivonen and the former Sunderland loanee fired home from the half-way line. A stunning first-half goal from Olivier Giroud looked to have been enough to earn France a deserved point after Jimmy Durmaz's equaliser, but Toivonen's brilliant effort meant the hosts took control of the group for the first time. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton 'can't afford another weekend' like Monaco
- June 10, 2017

Hamilton finished seventh and behind his Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas , who was fourth. His race came to an end following a crash with Sauber's Pascal Wehrlein, which led to a late safety vehicle, though it did not prevent Vettel from cruising to maximum points. (more...)