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Cavaliers GM watches job and his final trade stamp slip away

Sources say the Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways. Gilbert, meanwhile, also thanked Griffin for his contributions while he was with the Cleveland Cavaliers , mentioning that he became an instrument in getting the Cavs' first NBA Championship. Read More »

Dustin Johnson opens as 10-1 favorite to win British Open

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He ranked fourth in driving accuracy and seventh in distance, a potent combination that he parlayed into 21 birdies, leading the field for greens in regulation while limiting his blemishes to five bogeys. Open. QUOTEWORTHY: "I didn't get him a card, so I really hope this works", -Koepka on his plans for celebrating Father's Day with his dad, Bob. Neither Rickie Fowler nor Justin Thomas threatened Koepka. Read More »

Judge denies request to block funding tied to Detroit arena

Council President Brenda Jones was one of two members to vote no on the bonds. In an eight-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith said the granting of the temporary injunction would not merely delay the Piston move to the city, but likely cancel the plans entirely and "cause a ripple effect of lost business revenue in the district for years to come". Read More »

Conte close to remain at Chelsea

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Costa has made no secret of his desire to go back to his former side. Atletico were banned from registering new signings until January 2018 due to breaking Federation Internationale de Football Association rules over the transfer of foreign players under the age of 18 and, if they are successful in landing Costa this summer, would circumvent their issue by loaning him out for six months. Read More »

Osorio expects All Whites to show All Blacks spirit in Confederations Cup

It has been a dream last 12 months on the field for the former Manchester United man, who was a European champion at club and global level in 2016. Portugal's William Carvalho, left, and Mexico's Raul Jimenez fight for the ball during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Sunday, June 18, 2017. Read More »

76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

If that happens, Boston will get either the Sacramento Kings' or the Sixers' No. 1 pick in 2019 - whichever one is more favorable to the Celtics . George or Butler could be that piece, and Boston certainly has what it takes to get a deal done with the Indiana Pacers or Chicago Bulls, owning seven first-round picks in the next three drafts. Read More »

Golden Knights unveil team jersey for 2017

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The names will be made public later that day during the NHL Awards Show at T-Mobile Arena. If reports are correct, the Golden Knights could have as many as three picks in the first round of this year's draft , simply by agreeing to stay away from certain players who have been left unprotected. Read More »

Celtics deal No. 1 pick to 76ers

It could be that Danny Ainge and company feel that they'll be able to select the player they want even with the third overall pick. The most explosive player in the draft class, Jackson has a springy step that makes him a threat at both ends of the court. Read More »

ICC could scrap Champions Trophy for expanded World T20, says David Richardson

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Following India's drubbing at the hands of Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament, an Indian girl's Facebook post congratulating the men in green went viral. The replay showed medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah overstepped. Player-of-the-Tournament Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam , and Ahmed Shehzad were presented with bouquets by Punjab provincial ministers. Read More »

Swansea want Tammy Abraham on loan

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We see the figures bandied around in the Premier League and they are insane, but we are part of that. A loan deal to a Premier League club looked a certainty as the next step, with the forward having scored 23 goals in the Championship for strugglers Bristol City last season, as well as another three in the cups. Read More »

Gatland blasts All Blacks tactics as Test looms

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Kristian Dacey, Allan Dell and Tomas Francis will provide front-row cover, with Cory Hill, Gareth Davies and Finn Russell also amongst the replacements . The Lions stole an edge in the 12-3 Crusaders win despite home protests to the contrary, before slipping off the set-piece pace in the 23-22 Highlanders defeat. Read More »

Confederations Cup - Russia start with victory

The midfield was among the strongest components on the Mexico team with players like Andres Guardado and Jonathan Dos Santos linking up the whole game for the Aztec side. Mexico fans have long shouted an insult at keepers taking goal kicks which gay rights groups argue is homophobic. Fortunately, forwards Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez both look in decent form and should be able to exploit any weaknesses in the New Zealand defence. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to appear in court over tax evasion on July 31

The four-time world player of the year, who said last week his "conscience is clear", is threatening to leave Madrid over the affair according to Spanish and Portuguese media. Messi and his father, Jorge, were found guilty on three counts of defrauding the tax department to the tune of about £3.5million. "I haven't spoken with Cristiano, I learned about it because of what came out in the newspapers". Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

Portuguese outlet A Bola claimed that the national team skipper, now playing at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has told his agent Jorge Mendes to get him back to Manchester United . "I'm a Man United fan, and my kids love him, so I hope that he'll be back". Jose Mourinho is being accused of double counts of tax fraud involving 1.6 million pounds in 2011 nd 1.7 million pounds in 2012 and the case has been presented in a local court in Spain. Read More »

Kaltenborn parts company with Sauber

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Kaltenborn, who prior to joining Sauber as head of its legal department in 2000, was with the Fritz Kaiser Group which handled the corporate affairs of the (then) Red Bull sponsored outfit. Sauber are ninth in the constructors' championship after seven races this season, ahead only of McLaren, who have been badly hit by the poor reliability of their Honda engines. Read More »

Mourinho accused of 3.3million euros tax fraud in Spain

Ronaldo is accused of defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million Euros (12.95 million Pounds) between 2011 and 2014 and will now testify on July 31, reports The Independent . Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years. Read More »

Hawks send center Dwight Howard to Hornets

He was wearing one of those letterman jackets, and I couldn't help but think how dramatically his wardrobe was about to change. The 31-year-old center, who is entering his 14th National Basketball Association season, signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawls before the 2016-17 season. Read More »

Djokovic heading to Eastbourne for Wimbledon warmup

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Djokovic's wildcard means he is playing a competitive grass-court tournament between the French Open and Wimbledon for the first time since 2010. "I am looking forward to fine-tuning my grass court game ahead of Wimbledon", said the 12-time Grand Slam victor. Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

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Right now he is a Madrid player. "And I'm not contemplating that, especially without speaking with him". According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Real Madrid because he believes the European champions did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman. Read More »

Betting lines for Mayweather vs. McGregor tighten

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McGregor will take on Mayweather in just over two months on 26 August after their big money boxing fight was confirmed last Wednesday (14 June). "I think it's going to be one of the most insane nights ever". And I know my phone is about to explode, I'm sure". In fact, the only thing he's better at than promoting is actually fighting, so you know the undercard of the upcoming superfight between "Money" and Conor McGregor will have to live up to the hype the main event is creating. Read More »

The Pittsburgh Penguins close out another Cup title

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The Predators thought they had the first goal of the game, just like they did in Game 1 in Pittsburgh, only to have referee Kevin Pollock wave it off immediately. The Penguins were led by team captain Sidney Crosby , who scored eight goals and 27 points in 24 games en route to his third championship and second straight Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Read More »