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Israel set to approve 2500 settlement housing units


Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks. Hugh Lovatt, Israel-Palestine Project coordinator at ECFR, said that the use of IHL and IHRL does not fully take into account Israeli policy in the occupied territory, including moves to annex areas. Read More »

Juve's Buffon has open mind about Cardiff's closed roof

Centre stage, as he so often is, will be Cristiano Ronaldo , who has taken Real to within touching distance of a 12th European title after they took their 11th a year ago by beating Atletico Madrid. "We've lost six finals, but history doesn't count", said the former AC Milan coach. "In the long run, anything can happen". If he wins on this occasion at age 39, Buffon will beat Paulo Maldini's record as the oldest winning player in Champions League history. Read More »

Hamilton: Clear Ferrari are favouring Vettel

Hamilton , the former three-time world champion, reckons catching up to Vettel would be even harder if Ferrari is favouring the German. It was the 82nd 1-2 in the team's history. The safety vehicle was deployed, and when Wehrlein's auto was rolled back on to its four wheels by the marshals, the 22-year-old mercifully emerged without any obvious injury. Read More »

NHL's top prospect says he is overcoming 2 hernia injuries


I'm doing well with him right now. Said Hischier, "I knew the Wingate was going to be hard and it was hard, for sure". They said it: "Hischier is definitely worth the price of admission". "I guess I'll see after I get drafted what the team wants to do moving forward but there are a ton of guys who have these injuries these days and everyone bounces back from it", Patrick said. Read More »

Five things to look out for in the NBA Finals

The NBA commissioner appeared on "Mike & Mike" Wednesday morning and was asked about the "competitive balance" in the NBA with Kevin Durant joining the Warriors . Swapping Barnes for Durant, and the stress it puts on LeBron , could end up being why a championship parade returns to the streets of Oakland. "You don't get here without it". Read More »

Sailing: New Zealand hit foiling high to set up America's Cup showdown

But even if the French crew win that race, an inferior track record in the pre-event series means they can not beat the other crews seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA. The defenders would then get the point that goes to the victor of the qualifiers to carry through to the finals. We really set things up nicely with that start against Dean who has been one of the strongest starters in the regatta so far. Read More »

Sailing-Japan test new design model for America's Cup challenge

But even if the French crew win that race, an inferior track record in the pre-event series means they can not beat the other crews seeking to challenge Oracle Team USA. “Weve definitely done dry laps at home and I thought we were pretty close in that first race. More importantly, as far as the rest of the field is concerned, a win for New Zealand would deny Oracle the advantage they would dearly love to take into their title defence starting on June 17. Read More »

Down 2-0, Rinne's Slide Continues


Game 3 is Saturday night in Nashville and the Predators are counting on energy from a wild fan base that will be seeing the franchise's first Stanley Cup Final game at home . "... I think there's things we can do better". "For 5½ periods, we like what we did". Having watched the Anaheim series closely, and now two games in this series, they've had three opportunities like that they haven't taken advantage of. Read More »

Gatland: Plenty of positives from opening-game win


This was the opening night, and we quickly lost count of how many times the Lions fluffed their lines. "There are certain things we'll look at individually, to some decision-making from tonight's game and where we can improve", he said. The two back-row forwards were instrumental in getting the Lions front foot ball against a stubborn Provincial Barbarians squad who ran the tourists all the way. Read More »

Warriors vs. Cavs: Full 2017 NBA Finals Preview & Prediction

Pachulia passed up a chance at bigger money to have a chance for a title when he signed with Golden State last summer for $2.9 million. The only other time a Finals matchup featured 11 former All-Stars came in 1983 when Philadelphia swept the Los Angeles Lakers. Read More »

Stephen Curry to Tour Asia with Under Armour This Summer

The shoe, which has a knit upper, as well as pieces of leather and suede, was generally well received on Twitter , surely a welcome change for Under Armour executives and Curry himself. While the specifications haven't been released yet, the shoes do look a lot lighter than their predecessors, seemingly made of a thinner, more flexible material than the composite materials of prior iterations. Read More »

Sergio Ramos wants Real Madrid to make history

The last team to win back-to-back Champions League titles was AC Milan way back in 1989 and 1990, Sergio Ramos, feels this Real Madrid team can rewrite history with a win over Juventus . The attacking quartet of Gonzalo Higuain , Paulo Dybala , Juan Cuadrado and Mario Mandzukic have steadily troubled defences and have stepped up with equal deadly efficiency. Read More »

Was It Love? Hate? Kevin Durant 'Doesn't Remember' Stare Down with Rihanna

Golden State's 113-91 rout wasn't all that surprising in many ways. In many ways, the Cavaliers' best defence in this series will be a sound, secure offence if they hope to limit the Warriors' transition looks. It was more of the same for Thompson, who's shot so poorly for the entire postseason that he has the worst PER of all 37 players that have totaled at least 300 minutes in this year's playoffs. Read More »

Williamson, Taylor dominate Australia in opener


If Australia win that game on Monday, New Zealand have to beat England , the home team and favourites, the following day or they'll be relying on net run-rate from their final match against Bangladesh. The result leaves both teams on one point behind England who have two after beating Bangladesh. Smith was particularly displeased with the bowling effort of his pacers early on in the New Zealand innings. Read More »

Where to watch live telecast and online stream of UCL final

Alves said: "I don't feel more important than any of the other players because I've lived moments like this. That's not an obsession for me, but I do like breaking them". However, the Spanish worldwide doesn't seem interested in depriving his teammate of a fifth Ballon d'Or to tie Messi's record. "I expect an open game on both sides", he said. Read More »

Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal hopes for more European glory

Unfortunately for me, I can't do that, but I am happy for them. Meanwhile, Bale revealed recently that he's been taking painkillers to get through matches earlier this season, while it appears his right ankle might need more treatment during the summer. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris


Nadal was largely happy, saying: "I'm always at the start, happy for the victory". "He's an uncomfortable opponent that already had some good victories this year". Pliskova, who is the highest-ranked player at Roland Garros after world No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost on Sunday, triumphed 7-5, 6-2. Raonic fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva, who saved two match points before overcoming Mikhail Youzhny of Russian Federation in five sets. Read More »

Fans coming in for Champions League final

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has only one selection dilemma for tomorrow morning's Champions League final - whether to play Gareth Bale or Isco. A victory by Juve on Saturday would give Italy its first Champions victor since Inter Milan in 2010. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo watches the ball during a training session at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff , Wales Friday June 2, 2017. Read More »

'Just keep quiet and play the game'


After complaining about poor net facilities, the Indian team management has had another reason to be piqued with the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) and the local organisers of the Champions Trophy - and that is about food for the Indian players. Read More »

Frankie Dettori rides Enable to thrilling English Oaks victory at Epsom


The pacesetting Pocketfullofdreams looked to have given stablemate Rhododendron the flawless tow into the race when she arrived on the scene travelling powerfully, but she failed to see out the trip as well as John Gosden's Cheshire Oaks heroine Enable (6/1), which looked better the further she went in the hands of Frankie Dettori . Read More »

For reasons beyond goaltending, Sullivan should bring back Fleury in Game 7

On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain had another scary moment on the ice when crashed head first into the boards during the first period of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals . Maybe the embarrassment of the loss was what Ottawa needed. Hard to argue against that when the Penguins outshot the Senators 46-30 and out-attempted them 54-31 on Tuesday. Read More »

Jason Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial


The Jack Nicklaus-founded Memorial tournament has attracted a stellar field as usual in what for many players is a final tune-up before the US Open, with Johnson set to defend his title at Erin Hills in Wisconsin in two weeks' time. "I have no idea what will happen ... but I can only control what I can control, continue to have the swing thoughts I've been having, stay calm inside, and continue to play my game". Read More »

Posey avoids "big guys tumbling" in Nats-Giants brawl

Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 miles per hour in the eighth inning. After Monday's game, Washington manager Dusty Baker said, "We're here to win the game". They've seen how long it took for other Giants players to reach Strickland, how the focus of the San Francisco players was not about widening the brawl and playing out other grievances; rather, a group of Giants hauled away an enraged Strickland. Read More »

Writer Slammed for Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 victor


About three hours later, Frei sent out a lengthier explanation for the original tweet, saying he had been visiting his father's grave site at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. Fernando Alonso left the Brickyard on Sunday without a fairytale victory to cap his Indy 500 adventure but had no regrets as he prepared to return to his Formula One day job with McLaren. Read More »