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Decision on supporting Kovind on Tuesday: Thackeray

Sena has never indulged in the politics of hiding behind someone. "If that is so, we are not interested in backing him". "In turn, I suggested him two names which he said the BJP will consider". "If we suggest a name of the candidate then they (opposition) will think that the name has already been finalised". Bhagwat, however, didn't show any interest whereas Swaminathan chose not to react. Read More »

Portugal move towards Confederations Cup semi-finals


The European champions struggled to kill off the game despite several chances and could have conceded when Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over in stoppage time. Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" in the Real Madrid team - and that includes Cristiano Ronaldo . The win also means Portugal now sit top of Group A on four points, ahead of Mexico and New Zealand's game later on Wednesday night in Sochi . Read More »

Kohli deletes year-old tweet welcoming Kumble


He added later added that he resigns with immediate effect and will not go with the team to the tour of West Indies . "I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he has achieved [for the] nation". He also guided India to one-day global series wins over New Zealand and England with losses coming only in a Twenty20 series against the West Indies and in last week's Champions Trophy final, where they lost to Pakistan . Read More »

Top NHL draft prospect makes ceremonial pitch at Wrigley


He's a Brandon Wheat King. The Flyers have the No. 2 pick. Who from UND will go? Typically, a team selects the best overall talent at No. 1. The only four who haven't are the Pittsburgh Penguins (last: Andy Schneider, 2001), Carolina Hurricanes (Ryan Bayda, 2000), Detroit Red Wings (Rick Zombo, 1981) and the Wild (never). Read More »

Either Celtics, Cavs Will Acquire Jimmy Butler; Boston Had Offer Rejected

Sources said on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have been notified that Butler hopes to stay with the Bulls and would be reluctant to commit his long-term future to Cleveland. LaVine was a two-time slam dunk champion before tearing his left ACL against the Pistons in February, and it will be months before he's able to hit the floor. Read More »

Republican avoids upset in costly Georgia congressional race


Pelosi isn't in danger of losing the leadership perch she's long held, though she did fend off her toughest challenge ever last fall from Rep. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who argued the party needed someone who better understood the rural, working-class voters that were critical to President Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton past year. Read More »

India on course to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Having bundled out South Africa for 191, two-time champions India cruised home with 12 overs to spare at The Oval. AB de Villiers will captain a South Africa squad lacking a number of star names in their Twenty20 series against England later this month. Read More »

O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton

We've got ourselves to prepare, we know it's going to be a tough encounter. The vast majority of people are anticipating a 3-0 loss, but after the way we played against the Crusaders and subsequent performances against the Maori All Blacks and Chiefs , there are some starting to think - and I'm one of them - that winning this first Test is well within our capabilities. Read More »

Australia, Cameroon hopes look tenuous after tie

It wasn't to be, with only a result against the odds against tournament favourites Chile likely to save Postecoglou from criticism of the team's showing in Russian Federation. The Socceroos started more confidently than their horror show against Germany . "But I don't think we can complain about having one less rest day (than Cameroon )". Read More »

Jarrett Allen is the Rim Protector the Brooklyn Nets Need


The Brooklyn Nets hobbled to a 20-62 record in the 2016-17 season, so the draft offers an opportunity to bring some fresh faces to the beleaguered team. Marks called the 21-year-old an elite shooter. For starters, the Nets immediately needed a young, up and coming raw big man they can develop in the modern National Basketball Association, after losing Brook Lopez this past Tuesday in a trade with the Lakers. Read More »

Suns nab forward Josh Jackson with 4th overall pick

Boston had also reportedly considered Kansas' Josh Jackson , but he never worked out for Boston. No one in our organization did. "I think that I get to learn that much more, especially from a veteran team that knows what it takes to get there". Read More »

Celtics take Jayson Tatum of Duke with No. 3 pick

He is expected to make the move over to the Phoenix Suns in the fourth pick. "It's insane, I couldn't ask for anything more, to be able to learn from (Johnson) every day is truly a blessing", Ball said. Despite the lack of communication with the Celtics, Jackson said he was still open to playing for Boston. "Now is he gonna be the type of guy that is the franchise player and carries a team to a championship?" "I see a lot of their players on their team are about the same things I'm about". Read More »

Ronaldo goal pushes Portugal past Russia


That's unacceptable and why I lost my temper", he said. I felt very offended and I had some insults in my direction in Spanish. Chris Wood opened the scoring for New Zealand in the first half, but the Kiwis couldn't hold on and were eliminated. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront as Portugal defeat Russia [GALLERY & HIGHLIGHTS]

The Real Madrid star scored what turned out to be the match-winner in the eighth minute with an unmarked header at the back post . "We have four points and we have to congratulate the team". El Tri couldn't deal with the pressure, as the Kiwis threatened, with a goal only a matter of time . Eight changes were made from the side that drew 2-2 with European champion Portugal . Read More »

Farrell wins fitness battle for Lions Test against New Zealand


The Lions boss said: "The frustrating thing for us is the amount of blocking that's going on". None of the new players is expected to be in contention for a place in the team for Saturday's first Test against the All Blacks , but Laidlaw said that his half-back partner still had a significant contribution to make. Read More »

Fleury heads Vegas' expansion draft picks

Boutilier, a former first-round National Hockey League draft pick - 21st overall in 1981 to the Isles - holds an MBA from Athabasca University (Edmonton) specializing in information technology management, plus a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary's (Halifax). Read More »

Leipzig show fresh resistance to keep Liverpool, Arsenal targets


Liverpool managing to lure Naby Keita to Anfield this summer promises to be a tough task with RB Leipzig now in an even stronger position to keep hold of the player. Following the ruling by UEFA that Red Bull could field two Champions League teams, Salzburg and Leipzig, the latter appears to be doubling down on that stance. Read More »

John Spencer incident will not affect Lions on tour - Rob Howley


Spencer reportedly pushed the man away and asked to be left alone. The restaurant staff did not take any action during the incident, although there is no indication that the way they dealt with the matter was inappropriate or inadequate. Howley confirmed the substance of those reports on Friday and said the incident was "disappointing". A refusal of club competitions to bring forward their domestic finals meant the Lions were forced to play their first tour match against the New Zealand ... Read More »

Detroit Pistons take Duke's Luke Kennard with No. 12 pick


There is some energy around the franchise because it is moving to downtown Detroit to play in Little Caesars Arena after spending almost 30 years at the Palace of Auburn Hills in northern Oakland County. Kennard, 20, distinguished himself as a top-tier athlete even during his time at Franklin. While it's still premature to write it in stone, Stan Van Gundy certainly seems like a man who just doesn't draft well, which may be why he said the Pistons were looking to move the No. Read More »

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud

Mourinho has been accused of defrauding Spain of some $3.7 million by, according to a Spanish prosecutor, using shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". This year he won the Champions League and domestic league titles with Real. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with United in 2016. Read More »

Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill


While on the campaign trail past year, President Donald Trump promised better health insurance, expanded coverage and lower prices, Miller said , and anything short of that "should be dead on arrival" in Congress. Those four are Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Democrats said the measure would result in skimpier policies and higher out-of-pocket costs for many and erode gains made under Obama that saw roughly 20 million ... Read More »

Ross Barkley: Tottenham to take time to sign Everton star

The report also suggests that the North London club will not rule out moving for a different target should an attractive deal present itself. An Everton midfield with the Iceland hero, Klaassen, Tom Davis and a fit-again Yannick Bolasie to choose from would leave Barkley even further out in the cold and out of England consideration. Read More »

Goldschmidt homers as D-Backs rout Rockies, 10-3


Reddick also doubled, tripled and drew a walk, and Marisnick and Gonzalez each drove in three runs. Senzatela posted his ninth victory Friday against San Francisco despite allowing five runs and six hits over six innings. "Our guys take advantage of those moments". But in his past five starts, Senzatela has a 8.20 ERA (26 1/3 innings, 24 earned runs) to raise his overall ERA to 4.79. Read More »