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Desert ice: NHL awards, expansion draft colliding in Vegas

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Golden Knights owner Bill Foley paid a whopping $500 million as an expansion fee for the privilege of owning an National Hockey League franchise. They were likely going to lose a talented player for nothing no matter what, but the decision to keep the physical Ryan Reaves and his 17 career goals over more skilled players David Perron , Jori Lehtera and Dmitrij Jaskin was a surprise. Read More »

NBA Draft Betting Preview: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum Odds

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The 19-year-old point guard, who played at the University of Washington last season, would become the club's fourth top overall pick and follow 2016's first overall pick by Philly, Australian forward Ben Simmons . He's one of the top point guards in this draft and probably the quickest. Fox's elite quickness and speed make him very hard to guard off the dribble and in transition. Read More »

Pacers reportedly talking with Lakers on George deal

The Lakers are George's hometown team, and rumors of him wanting to return home to play have been around for several months. Bleacher Report's Kevin Ding reports that the Lakers have their eyes on a potential LeBron-Paul George duo that could be put together before the 2018-19 season. Read More »

Russian Federation ace Fedor Smolov doesn't want Cristiano Ronaldo's Confederations Cup Portugal shirt

Juan Carlos Osorio's side now just need a draw against Russian Federation in Kazan on Saturday to be sure of reaching the semi-finals, but New Zealand are bottom of the group and out of the tournament. In the midfield there's a chance that at least two of Mexico's three man midfield of Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado , and Jonathan Dos Santos don't start and instead more attack minded midfielders like Marco Fabian and Giovani Dos Santos get the start in hopes to really apply ... Read More »

Navy Swimming & Diving Teams, Individuals Earn National Honor

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GW's women's squad posted a team GPA of 3.33 this spring, while the men's team achieved a 3.10 team GPA to wrap the 2016-17 academic year. "We are very fortunate to have schools like Richmond and people like President Crutcher and Director of Athletics Gill who support these exceptional student-athletes". Read More »

Scooter Gennett hits four home runs for Cincinnati Reds

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And then, there was Tuesday. Of the 17 four-homer games, only six other hitters tallied another hit besides the four long balls, and only one other hitter tallied double-digit RBI ( Mark Whiten in 1993). Of course, Gennett's teammates showed him lots of love. "I made a few adjustments, not so much with my stance but just more trying to relax, and I think I was able to swing at better pitches, and the end result was pretty good". Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Unfortunately, the article fails to really explain why Mourinho is so against United signing Ronaldo. Ronaldo, 32, has been playing for Real Madrid since 2009 while Mourinho, 54, was a coach for Real Madrid from 2010-13. Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine past year for tax fraud . The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was their first offense and the sentence was under ... Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murray to start Game 5 vs. Nashville Predators

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Per whowins.com, National Hockey League teams taking a 3-2 series lead in a Cup Final go on to lift the Cup 79.5 percent of the time. Defenseman Ryan Ellis' night ended early in the second period because of an apparent injury. It's his seventh goal of the playoffs. "Our focus has to be on that game and getting one win". The Penguins scored only one goal in each of their losses in Games 3 and 4. Read More »

Chile says it will consider joint bid to host 2026 World Cup

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Russian Federation is their third appearance at the Tournament of Champions - they went out at the group stage in Mexico in 1999, although managed to claim third place as hosts in 2005, thanks to a 4-3 win over Mexico in their playoff. Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule, who are set to join the record-breaking Bundesliga champions this summer, can also be included. What time does the Germany v Chile game start? The fact that the four-time world champions have netted 20 goals while ... Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain

Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud dating back to when he coached Real Madrid . Ronaldo, also from Portugal, has been summoned to testify in his case on July 31. They say that in 2010, Ronaldo set up a company to manage his image rights in the British Virgin Islands but then transferred those rights to a second company in Ireland, exclusively for the goal of creating a "screen" to confuse ... Read More »

Ronaldo grabs first goal at Confed Cup

The Madrid star has been making headlines in recent weeks following accusations that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. Today against Russia , Portugal will need to play well if they want to avoid another upset like the one in their friendly match against the Russians on November 14th of a year ago in which Portugal lost 1-0. Read More »

Ronaldo charged with tax fraud by Spanish state prosecutor

Spanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused the forward of defrauding the country's tax authorities of 14.7m euros in relation to income generated from image rights . Ronaldo's tax problems seemingly stem from some intrepid journalism. They added that the Real Madrid football player, 32, had not hidden any income from the tax authorities or defrauded Spain . Read More »

FIFA warns Mexico over 'insulting' chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

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We don't want to be fearful or negative or sit back and allow Mexico to do what they want. "All the players are concentrated and Cristiano Ronaldo is extremely concentrated with the Russian game tomorrow, which we will play ", Santos said at a press conference, where he was asked to address Ronaldo's situation and reply in English. Read More »

Ohio State fan mows script 'Ohio' onto Michigan fan's lawn

Now that Jim Harbaugh is the head coach in Ann Arbor, I would assume that MI would start winning some - but so far he is 0-2 against the Buckeyes. But once he had access to the house, the Ohio State Buckeyes fan made a decision to play a little prank on his neighbor who is a noted Michigan Wolverines fan. Read More »

NBC to broadcast $100K Rocket League tourney

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The cable network CMCSA, -0.27% hopes a tournament built around a popular quirky game called " Rocket League " will attract hard-to-reach viewers-particularly younger males-who increasingly are ditching cable subscriptions for live-streaming services such as Netflix Inc. Read More »

Los Angeles Lakers Completing NBA Trades to Have a Super Team

The big man came with a first-rounder which can be used as a trade piece or to add young talent. However, the Pacers have yet to bite as IN likely prefers to get either Ingram or the second pick overall. News broke earlier in the day of reported trade talks between the two teams, but the Lakers needed to make a move in order to better their bargaining position. Read More »

Raiders, Derek Carr near $25M-per-year deal, report says

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How the Raiders decide to structure Carr's deal will also be interesting, with the team headed for Las Vegas (Nevada has no state income tax as opposed to California's high tax rate) I wouldn't be surprised to see sizable roster bonuses coming to Carr in 2020. Read More »

Mourinho in €3.3m (£2.9m; $3.6m) fraud allegation

Real Madrid have not received any bids from Manchester United for Alvaro Morata or for any of their players, claims Florentino Perez. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he made from image rights. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs Fans React to Paul George's Pacers Future

The people spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because the parties were not commenting publicly on the matter. It hurt. It hurt that there were players that didn't see what a great opportunity it would be to play for a premiere sports team in the best market with the best fans in a top three building in the league. Read More »

Paul George trade prior to draft "highly likely"

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Sources say that David Griffin, in his final few days as Cavaliers general manager, aggressively pursued trades for both Butler and George , seeking to acquire an elite two-way player in the wake of Cleveland's 4-1 NBA Finals defeat inflicted by the Golden State Warriors . Read More »

Simona Halep: 'It hurts a lot, it's a tough moment for me'

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She was, though, about to "do a Kuerten". Jelena Ostapenko , the 20-year-old player from Latvia, became a victor of the French Open 2017, she beatRomania's Simona Halep in three sets, 4-6 6-4 6-3. "I think I'm going to only understand that in maybe couple of days or couple of weeks". But Ostapenko would not go quietly, winning that game and the next three en route to forcing a third set. Read More »

General Election 2017: Ukip leader Paul Nuttall quits

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Nuttall said it "has been an honour" to serve as leader of the party but that it is clear the party "requires a new focus and new ideas". Pollsters had forecast a swing of the UKIP vote from the 2015 general election to the Conservatives but the final picture reflects that nearly all other parties picked up the Eurosceptic UKIP's vote-share this time. Read More »