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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to race Great White on Shark Week

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What do you do when you have 28 Olympic medals, 23 of which are gold? "Great White", but we want to know so much more. But he has one competition left to win. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water without winding up in a race with Michael Phelps , the Olympic hero is set to test his mettle once again. Read More »

Pakistan thrash England in Champions Trophy semi-final

Their turnaround since a 124-run hammering at the hands of India in their opening group fixture has been impressive, that desperate loss followed by wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka. In between, the Bangladesh "Tigers" beat India at home in a three-match one-day series. The mitigation of it being a tricky used pitch - the same one which had hosted the final group game two days ago - quickly diminished as Pakistan made light of conditions. Read More »

Lonzo Ball considering talking to other lottery teams, source says

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Fox said that "not just the great point guards" but "every point guard" will be motivated to try to school Ball in the National Basketball Association, just as the former Wildcat did in the tournament. The website also released an over/under draft position for the six one-and-done prospects: Fultz: 1.5, Ball 2, Jackson 3.5, Tatum 4, Fox 4.5, Monk 5.5. Read More »

Ostapenko edges battle of birthday girls to reach final

Besides bidding for a spot in the final, second-seeded Pliskova knows she will replace Angelique Kerber as the world No. 1 by downing third-seeded Halep, the in-form women's player on clay. "The match was really tough, I think it was a battle", Ostapenko said. I'm just trying not to show any emotion especially, on those big points. The Swiss threw everything at her younger opponent and, after levelling the match and then breaking back for 3-3 in the decider, it looked like she had the momentum ... Read More »

Lakers open to trading No. 2 overall pick

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It is what it is: a amusing commercial in honor of fathers everywhere, written by a very intelligent public relations team, and played out well by not only several potential stars in the National Basketball Association, but most especially by Lonzo Ball . Read More »

Penguins head home to Pittsburgh upbeat, despite 2 losses in Nashville

Pittsburgh scored three goals in a 4:11 stretch at the end of the first period of game one, building a 3-0 lead on the way to a 5-3 win. Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tangles with Nashville Predators' P.K. "I just felt like it was the right thing to do". Pittsburgh has survived anyway thanks in part to a resilience that has been their hallmark under Sullivan. Read More »

Why the French Open champion broke down in tears

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The second-seeded Pliskova hit 34 winners as she raced to a 7-5, 6-1 victory in 70 minutes. Muguruza dinked a forehand into the net on the first match point after just under two hours. Three more wins would see her become the first home victor of a singles title at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000, but there must be some concern over how much physical and emotional energy she has expended. Read More »

Watch Second Round From Erin Hills Online

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A win. I wrote previous year (363 days ago to be exact) that a major championship was on the horizon for an OSU golfer, with Fowler being the most obvious candidate. Schauffele had the best debut in U.S. Open history with a bogey-free first round of 66. "They should be wide enough for me to hit it into", he said. Read More »

Forever young Ronaldo 'very happy' after Real Madrid's CL win

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The Wales forward came off the bench after 77 minutes in Saturday's 4-1 win over Juventus in Cardiff as Real Madrid secured a third title in four seasons. "To play a final in your home city is incredible but to win it is better still, a great experience", Bale said. If somebody wins the Ballon d'Or and scores so many goals, obviously it's a big advantage. Read More »

Boston Celtics, Lakers interested in Josh Jackson?

While many felt that the Celtics would be wise to choose Fultz , they must remember that the Celtics were the No.1 seed in the Eastern Conference and a rookie coming in and moving to possibly the main focal point of the offense may not be a wise choice. Read More »

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years early

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McDonald's has been an Olympic sponsor since 1976 and was part of the IOC's top sponsors programme, which contributes more than one billion dollars in every four-year cycle for the Games. "The IOC's sponsorship strategy is aimed at delivering long-term partnerships that help the Olympic Movement achieve the objectives set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, our strategic road-map for the future", said Timo Lumme , managing director of the IOC's television and marketing services. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown

Jelena Ostapenko stunned Simona Halep to win Roland Garros 2017 - her first ever title, as the wide open tournament this year drew to a close. Not only that but it was her first title of any kind, emulating the feat of Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten who won his first Tour crown at Roland Garros in 1997 on the day Ostapenko was born. Read More »

No one thought we'd reach the final: Sarfraz

Since then, the unpredictable Pakistan team has scripted a remarkable turnaround and have defeated teams like South Africa, Sri Lanka and England to reach the finals of the ICC event. When Chris Woakes' tournament ended after just two overs of the first match, because of a side strain, it seemed inevitable - especially after his quietly-impressive maiden Indian Premier League campaign - that England would miss him badly. Read More »

Kevin Durant sends Rihanna love after winning NBA Finals

The team is called the Golden State Warriors , but they don't belong to all of California. "But everything that we went through as a team, individually, as an organization makes this day so much sweeter". The group that recruited Durant in the Hamptons that day last summer has the same philosophy about winning more championships. West also said this in that same media appearance: "Even in high school, in college, an athletic director would never hire a coach to lead a football team that's ... Read More »

(UPDATE) India to play Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

Their unbroken partnership of 178 delighted the huge India contingent in a crowd of 24 340 - a record for a one-day worldwide at Edgbaston . Unfortunately, though, for Mortaza that didn't materialise as Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit got the Indians off to a ideal start in their run chase. Read More »

LeBron James 'likely' to leave Cavaliers next summer

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One week after The Ringer cited National Basketball Association sources thinking that James would leave the Cavs for either the Lakers or Clippers to form a new super team, National Basketball Association insider Adrian Wojnarowski doubled down on the idea on his podcast.Here's what he said on The Vertical Podcast with Woj during a conversation with front office insider Bobby Marks .The possibility of Miami again, based on how they, what that team looks like and where they are. Read More »

Kevin Duran't Doesn't Believe 'Superteam' Label Applies To Warriors

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr vocalized his disapproval of Donald Trump had won. Although the Golden State Warriors have not confirmed this rumor, they have released the following statement regarding the speculation. "We're going to do whatever it takes to keep Steph here and happy", Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob told the Bay Area News Group. Durant's decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticised by many , but winning the title ... Read More »

Robin McBryde happy to release Wales players to help boost Lions squad

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Wales should have been further clear, with Davies striking the post with two more shots at goal on his first global start. A controversial penalty try converted in the final minute put Wales ahead 24 - 6. A new-look Wales side have the chance to upstage New Zealand when they share the Auckland bill with the All Blacks. The replacement winger - who had come on fro Alex Cuthbert - cut inside one tackler as he raced into Tonga's 22. Read More »

Farrell to sit out Maori All Blacks clash

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Ultimately, what does this mean for Sam Warburton? Leigh Halfpenny has not looked remotely convincing defensively but if he gets a chance against the Maoris, Gatland will pick him. "Every game is a big challenge, which is what we wanted". "We also hope it will give the players a boost if they get to hear it knowing we are all behind them back home in all four nations, especially following recent tragedies that have occurred in London and Manchester". Read More »

Champions Trophy: Very disappointing to lose to India, says AB de Villiers

It was the game-changing time when Jaspreet Bumrah was given the new ball, with his control over the ball and his performance which needs to be applauded. It was a day where India dominated us in all aspects and it shouldn't happen", he said. We know as a team that the only way you're going to get people to stop talking about it is if you actually win an event. Read More »

Everton complete their second signing of the day

The 24-year-old Klassen made 163 appearances for Ajax , winning three league titles with the Dutch giants. Serving quality football news from around the globe. Pickford attracted strong interest from a host of English clubs after a stellar debut season at Sunderland . He added: "We have an owner (Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri) who is ready to back the club and I think he is trying to get his business done early and the first two signings look really good and I think there will be ... Read More »