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Fisher homers in MLB debut as Astros down Rangers 13-2


Center fielder Jake Marisnick followed with his seventh homer as the ensuing six batters reached base for the Astros (45-22), two against Jeffress and four against right-hander Tony Barnette. OF Carlos Gomez (right hamstring strain) went 0 for 3 in a rehabilitation start at Frisco on Wednesday night. Dealing with a slew of injuries to their pitching staff, some underperformance from other players, and most recently a concussion to outfielder Josh Reddick; the Houston Astros have ... Read More »

Irish player set to captain Lions against Maori All Blacks


Usurped by the more versatile Jordie Barrett, the All Blacks staff said they would prefer to see McKenzie play more often at flyhalf as they seek a replacement for Aaron Cruden, who heads to France later this year. With Conor Murray so effective from scrum-half last weekend, the Lions should benefit from having the familiarity of the Irish duo at half-back - but if Farrell starts against New Zealand he won't have had much game time with Murray, the man most likely to wear the No 9 ... Read More »

Harper hits hard home run, propels Nationals over Mets 8-3

OUR PREDICTION: The Nationals are a ideal 4-0 in Gonzalez's last four road starts against the Mets and have won four of his last five outings versus NY overall. "I hope he's fueled the rest of his career, you know what I mean?" He exited five of his first 13 outings with a lead only to have the bullpen squander it. Read More »

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Jason Day and Rory McIlroy never got that memo. A witness to the crash of a small advertising blimp at the U.S. Open says the side of the blimp started deflating and it caught fire as it headed toward the ground. "I was teeing off and I looked up and saw it on fire, and I felt sick to my stomach", Jamie Lovemark said. Erin Hills may have been easy-as-can-be Thursday. Read More »

Lonzo Ball pokes fun at dad, Lavar Ball, in Foot Locker commercial

De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum and others shared heartfelt anecdotes. It started off with Fox's reflections of playing one-on-one and how Tatum's dad never missed a game. Ball and his father appeared Monday on Jimmy Kimmel Live . The preorder window will end on June 22, the night of the National Basketball Association draft, for consumers who want to get the shoes by the promised November 24 arrival date. Read More »

Athletics-Schippers wins, disqualified and then reinstated

His time in Thursday's Diamond League race did not match that Irish national record from Rio of 47.97 but was 0.44 faster than his season's best time. for sure I need to improve my start". Wightman beat Kenya's Elijah Manangoi into second place, finishing in a time of 3:34.17 to smash his previous Personal Best by over a second. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge

The prosecutor's office alleges that Ronaldo had defrauded the tax authorities of 1.4 million euros in 2011, 1.7 million euros in 2012, 3.2 million euros in 2013 and 8.5 million euros in 2014. The prosecutor, which filed a lawsuit against the prolific goal-scorer, also accused the Portuguese star of falsely reporting income as if it were generated from real estate , thereby reducing his tax percentage, according to the Guardian . Read More »

England may replace Roy with Bairstow for Champions Trophy semi

Pak skipper Sarfraz, too, knows well the opposition they are up against. Misbah also praised Sarfraz's captaincy on a sports channel where he appears as an expert. England didn't manage a single individual fifty in their innings. Roy, though, has not been in the best of form and could be replaced by Jonny Bairstow for the last-four clash. Read More »

Another Victory Parade for the Warriors

Curry embraced Durant's arrival after the Warriors dropped last year's finals to Cleveland in seven games, an unselfish attitude that reflected Durant's desires and created an inside-outside pairing that was almost unstoppable. A Golden State Warriors official said Tuesday the team will wait for an invitation before deciding whether to make the traditional visit to the White House to celebrate their National Basketball Association title victory, despite rumors that the team's players ... Read More »

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants Diego Costa sold by July 3


From a Chelsea perspective, the Premier League champions are not happy with Conte, for his role in telling Diego Costa that he will leave the club this summer. However, they can still make signings and loan them elsewhere until then. That's the date Chelsea are due to return to their Cobham base for pre-season training. Read More »

Check out the best photos from the Warriors' championship parade

The down-on-its-luck city that always seems to take a back seat to San Francisco will get a rare chance to sit back and celebrate itself Thursday in a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors and their second National Basketball Association championship in three years. Read More »

John Dorsey informed Jeremy Maclin of release through voicemail


Wearing No. 18 and working mostly with the second team, Maclin didn't catch a pass in the 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 portion of practice despite Flacco targeting him on several occasions. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014 before signing a two-year, $23 million contract with Kansas City. Maclin had 44 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns while battling a groin injury over 12 games last season. Read More »

Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade

This isn't the first time Curry has spoken out against Trump. The Warriors' rejection of the White House's invitation builds on the sentiment expressed by several New England Patriots who announced they would not attend the Trump White House ceremony in April. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino cannot wait for start to new season with Tottenham

Next season, Tottenham will play all their games at Wembley. Spurs will be favourites heading into the match considering that they ended last season runners-up to champions Chelsea . Spurs last faced Newcastle on the final day of the 2015-16 season, a day when they needed only to draw to guarantee they would finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995. Read More »

Warriors Win Second NBA Title in Three Years

Golden State went 67-15 this season in locking up the top seed in the Western Conference. The St. Louis born McCaw attended CBC until transferring to a Maryland high school as an upperclassman. Durant shot 14 for 20 and Curry the two-time reigning MVP who took a backseat as the new big star got acclimated finished off a brilliant postseason. Read More »

Ryan Blaney collects first career win at Pocono 400


Happening right now! Gave @keselowski my headset and he is interviewing @ Blaney! Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third for the third straight week, but teammate Max Verstappen lasted just 20 laps despite jumping from fourth to second at the start. Read More »

Blimp crashes at US Open, pilot hospitalized

Maynard said he had no more information on the status of the pilot, who has been taken to a hospital, nor on the cause of the accident. "He said the blimp is not looking good", Snedeker said. Johnson, who arrived at Erin Hills confident that the layout was tailor-made for his big-hitting style , never looked comfortable during a wayward front nine which included a double bogey and two other bogeys. Read More »

Sarfraz hails Pakistan bowling display

Eoin Morgan (33) and Root, who was the one England batsman to play fluently on the pitch, then added 48 runs for the third wicket before Root top edged a delivery from leg-spinner Shadab Khan through to keeper Sarfraz Ahmed. "Against India, in the last three overs, it didn't go well but I stuck to my plans and Azhar Mahmood has helped me", he said. "The turnaround is built on the inclusion of youngsters and it could only be done by a Pakistan team", said Ramiz Raja, an ex-Pakistan ... Read More »

Qatar denounces Gulf states' policy of domination

I am also concerned by some of the strong actions which Saudi Arabia, UAE , Egypt and Bahrain have taken against an important partner, and urge them to ease the blockade on Qatar. The four countries have also granted Qatari nationals two weeks to repatriate and barred Qataris from transiting through their airports. "We're focused on solving humanitarian problems resulting from the illegal blockade". Read More »

LeBron James' Top NBA Finals Performances

Was that a sign Kerr - who missed considerable time the last two seasons, including most of this year's playoffs, after complications from back surgery - might ride off into the sunset? The answer after he failed to win a fourth National Basketball Association championship is no he is not. Read More »

Core Pokemon RPG game coming to Nintendo Switch

The Switch version will have exclusive Mario and Luigi hats for cars , exclusive vehicles, and more when it is released this holiday season. For instance, local wireless multiplayer will be available, so you can play with multiple Switch units in the same room. Read More »