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Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal held by Mexico in opener

Pepe says his Portugal and Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo can handle the pressure of the tax-evasion scandal clouding his club future, ahead of Wednesday's Confederations Cup clash against hosts Russian Federation. "We had enough chances to win the game". Portugal defender Pepe had a goal disallowed for offside after a referral to VAR against Mexico , while Chile forward Eduardo Vargas had a strike correctly ruled out for a very marginal offside against Cameroon. Read More »

Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

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June 21, 2017. Rep. Steve Scalise of Lousiana, the House majority whip, was struck in the hip and gravely wounded. "Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress", read a statement issued by MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Read More »

VAR is the future, insists Federation Internationale de Football Association president Infantino

They look at goals scored, penalties awarded, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity, when a player given a yellow or red card is not actually involved in an incident. "The VAR tests used during this Confederations Cup are also helping us to improve the processes and fine-tune communication ". This is where the more traditional or conservative football fans would say Technology such as these would spoil the handsome game which has always been full of drama and emotions. Read More »

Rafael Nadal: 2017 French Open title 'more special'

Nadal has played plenty of tennis during the entire clay court season in the past couple of months, which saw him claim ten titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and most importantly winning " La Decima " at the French Open on Sunday, defeating 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka in straight sets with a loss of just six games. Read More »

Rafael Nadal beats Stan Wawrinka, wins 10th French Open

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The Spaniard ended 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka's 100% record in major finals with a dominant 6-2 6-3 6-1 victory at his spiritual home on Philippe-Chatrier Court to continue a remarkable resurgence and claim " La Decima " while replacing the struggling Novak Djokovic as world number two. Read More »

Champs Elysees evacuated after man killed in suspected terror attack

AFP reported that a Kalashnikov rifle, handguns and gas bottles were found in the auto, citing unnamed police sources. France's anti-terror prosecution service has launched an investigation into the attack. Witnesses said the suspect's vehicle "exploded" on impact with the van and that the driver, who has not been named. Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a auto laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able ... Read More »

Confederations Cup preview: Second group games kick off

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino on Monday strongly defended the use of video assistant referees (VAR) during the first round of group-stage matches at the Confederations Cup in Russia . "I think we were superior, we created more chances and we leave the field frustrated", Cedric said. In the 42nd minute, after a missed clearance by Raphael Guerreiro , Carlos Vela calmly played a ball into the box where Chicharito Hernandez smashed a diving ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal clinches record 10th French Open title

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The weather is just the way Rafael Nadal likes it as he prepares to face Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final. "The nerves and adrenaline I feel on this court is impossible to compare". Wawrinka could not convert his threatening single-handed backhand attack into an upper hand, and Nadal, in quest for a record-breaking 10th success at Roland Garros, pleased crowds a lot throughout the match with his consecutive high-quality forehand shots. Read More »

Highland Reel lands Prince Of Wales's Stakes

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Challengers came from out wide in both Decorated Knight and Ulysses but none could get past the courageous Highland Reel . The five-year-old who won the Secretariat Stakes over a mile and quarter in 2015 and took the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over 12 furlongs at Ascot last summer, hopes to get Team Ballydoyle back on track following the surprise defeat of double Guineas victor Churchill in the Group 1 St. Read More »

Russian Federation vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup, live score

The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener. "No one has understood it very well yet". Portugal coach Fernando Santos said it was not the performance he expected from his team. "In some regards, they have that team spirit which represents not only the New Zealander national soccer team, but also the All Blacks and rugby teams". Read More »

Gatland looking for Lions to turn tables on Chiefs

The New Zealander made his comments ahead of the Lions match against Waikato Chiefs on Tuesday but they were aimed squarely at Jaco Peyper, the South African referee in charge of Saturday's first Test at Eden Park. "You always want to measure yourself against the best, and the way the northern hemisphere teams have been playing for the last couple of years, especially in the forwards, has definitely set standards". Read More »

Florentino Perez To Remain Real Madrid President Until 2021

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The Spanish giants have instead turned their attention to AC Milan's young stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma and Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe . Perez has revealed it was "two minutes late", but they have not made an attempt to sign him since, despite having an option to sign him again last summer. Read More »

Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree

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There are just a couple of bench spots left up for grabs for Auckland on Saturday and England utility Elliot Daly looks to have fought off the challenges of Jack Nowell and Liam Williams for the back three reserve. "Part of being an All Black, part of our legacy, is that we love these big occasions, and playing the best of the northern hemisphere on these tour situations is a great thing to be involved in". Read More »

Patriots sign Ex-Jets LB David Harris

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The former MI star, cut by the New York Jets earlier this month, has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter . Harris was cut in surprise move by the Jets . Harris will now take his veteran presence to a Patriots linebacking corps that includes Dont'a Hightower , Shea McClellin , Rob Ninkovich , Elandon Roberts , Kyle Van Noy and Jonathan Freeny. Read More »

Chelsea Planning To Sign Lewandowski

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Lewandowski scored 30 goals last season but missed out on the top-scorer prize to Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who scored his 31st on the final day of the campaign. The42 is on Instagram! Lewandowski's agent recently admitted his client was unhappy with the lack of support from the Bavarian club and Carlo Ancelotti in the player's bid to win the Bundesliga top goalscorer race last season. Read More »

Lucas Digne: 'Real Madrid were no better than Barcelona last term'

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The Italy worldwide is unsettled in Paris and has requested to move, but with four years left on his current deal, the Ligue 1 outfit are unlikely to allow him to depart. "It felt good to finish the season like we started it - winning a trophy", claimed Digne. "I look forward to the start of next season". "I have big ambitions, that's why I'm here". Read More »

Confederations Cup Report: Portugal 2 - 2 Mexico

Portugal turned the screw in the final minutes as they sought a victor and they got it when Cedric wandered forward from right back and saw his close-range shot loop in off Hector Herrera's foot. The Portugal captain could not control the ball to shoot but his brilliant pass between three defenders left Quaresma free to round keeper Guillermo Ochoa and tap into the empty net. Read More »

76ers deal for No. 1 pick, eye G Fultz

If the Lakers pick does not fall in that range in 2018, the Celtics will choose between the Kings' first-round pick in 2019 (which now belongs to the 76ers) or the 76ers' own first-round pick in 2019. "And plan - we can get a head start on planning for some of the things that follow that can also help us with our trade thoughts and free-agent thoughts moving forward". Read More »

Despite dad drama, Ball's draft stock strong with Lakers watching

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When one measures the strengths and weaknesses of this teenager, the balance shifts towards the strengths . Yet, it's not always about what a player brings to a table, but more importantly which table he brings it to. The most interesting situation for this player is that he can be considered as a traditional National Basketball Association player. Lonzo's conditioning was questionable for a Lakers team that is built on their young core's fast-paced offense. Read More »

Jose Mourinho makes big decision on Man United target

However, Mourinho has now hit back at those claims. The Madrid prosecutor says the case was presented to a local court. That would leave four weeks before he is due to appear in court, with the date falling in the middle of Madrid's USA tour. Read More »