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Mexico look to book place in Confederations Cup semifinals against Russian Federation

Petersburg Stadium, Russia , Saturda. " New Zealand proved to be stiff opponents". The All Whites lost 2-1 to Mexico on Wednesday despite having led at half-time. Mexico has the best odds of moving forward in the tournament, since it stands to advance in either a victory or draw situation. The Colombian's much-criticized policy saw eight changes lead to a drab performance against New Zealand in Sochi on Wednesday, when El Tri went 1-0 down and were outplayed in a disjointed ... Read More »

New to Philly, Markelle Fultz Already Has His Cheesesteak Order Down

Fultz was the Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 pick and the first selection overall in the NBA Draft on Thursday night. Last June it was Ben Simmons . "We're going to keep driving to get it flawless", Colangelo said. Can we start winning now, please?! "We're on the same page in regards to style of play and the identity that we want to have". But this draft was all about Fultz. Read More »

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

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The Real Madrid star struck from the penalty spot on 33 minutes to fire the European champions in front before Bernardo Silva turned in a second goal four minutes later. Ronaldo buried the resultant penalty beyond Stefanovic to draw level with former Hungary great Sandor Kocsis and within nine goals of the legendary Ferenc Puskas' European record of 84 at global level. Read More »

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight officially set for August

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The 16,800 capacity MGM has previously hosted such legendary fights as Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather and Evander Holyfield v Mike Tyson. Mayweather, 40, has not competed in almost two years. The UFC stamp will be limited to the presence of McGregor, according to White. White expects McGregor to make around $100m for the fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr . Read More »

Moore and O'Brien surge to big race double at Royal Ascot

If the Queen can run the Commonwealth, make speeches and engagements most days AND still ride at breed horses at the age of 91, then we can definitely make it through Friday. Cox said: "It was a great run, a great horse race". "The lads have a plan in their mind that he might go to Australia for the Everest so we have to be very conscious now if we want him to last for the autumn", O'Brien added. Read More »

Virat Kohli plays captain's knock in India's massive win over South Africa

Fortunately for Kohli, India were able to feast on a South Africa team bereft of confidence after a lacklustre midweek loss to Pakistan. That accuracy choked the South African openers. "It's a chance for South African cricket to reflect, and maybe revisit the approach to tournament cricket", Zama says. Despite choking once again in a high-pressure situation, De Villiers insisted that there was nothing wrong with his side's preparation prior to and throughout the tournament. Read More »

Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russian Federation

Ronaldo's next goal for Portugal will be his 75th and he will equal Sandor Kocsic's record as the second most prolific International European goalscorer. His strike woke up the complacent Mexicans. Will El Tri look as confident as it did against Portugal? But Raul Jimenez's third goal in his last four internationals brought Osorio's men back on level terms after the break and Peralta's victor ensured El Tri secured victory despite star striker Javier Hernandez remaining on the ... Read More »

Russia crash out of Confederations Cup

Advancing from the group with European champion Portugal and Gold Cup victor Mexico was seen as a hard task from the start, but an opening victory against New Zealand had left Russian Federation in position to make it to the semifinals despite a loss to Portugal in the second match. Read More »

Off to win Confederations Cup, says Mexico star Hernandez

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Mexico love to attack, and Portugal have a certain Cristiano Ronaldo in their team . Mexico eliminated hosts Russian Federation with a 2-1 win in Kazan to join Portugal on seven points, with Fernando Santos' side to face the runners-up of Group B on Wednesday for a place in the July 2 final. Read More »

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes for Pletcher

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Tapwrit capitalised on the absence of both the Kentucky Derby (2000m) and Preakness Stakes (1900m) winners to land the final leg of America's coveted three-year-old Triple Crown, the Group 1 Belmont Stakes (2400m), on Sunday. New Mexico's own jockey Mike Smith was aboard the horse Meantime, but it would be Tapwrit who would emerge victorious after holding off Irish War Cry down the stretch. Read More »

White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

Buerhle posted a 161-119 record with a 3.83 ERA for the White Sox from 2000 to '11, making four American League All-Star teams, winning three Gold Gloves, making nine Opening Day starts in a 10-year period and helping the White Sox win a World Series in 2005. Read More »

Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

This was evident when Hamilton qualified P14 for the Monaco Grand Prix, prompting team boss Toto Wolff to admit the 2017 vehicle is "a bit of a diva". That's how qualifying should be. "It is going to be a long hard race, but it's the best place to start". Kimi Raikkonen was more than one second behind Hamilton, qualifying third ahead of his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel . Read More »

Blackhawks begin busy second day of National Hockey League draft

Hults was selected in the fifth round by the LA Kings with the 134th pick in the draft and most recently played with the Madison Capitals, a USHL affiliate. He most recently played for the United State Under-18 team, winning the Junior Gold Championship in 2016-17. The draft moved at a quick pace but was lacking the drama of previous affairs thanks to the lack of trades . Read More »

Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Thursday night's NBA Draft was expected to present a more exciting crop of future NBA players than previous year and had been lauded as holding the best potential draft class in recent memory. "We got the goal to turn this program around", Fultz said. "How can you not respect it?". When it comes to being drafted by a professional sports team, more goes into a player's preference of where they want to play than actual on-the-court things. Read More »

Sports Di Maria Bags One Year Imprisonment Over Tax Evasion

Real Madrid are already considering possible replacements for their unhappy star with Paulo Dybala and Kylian Mbappe who have both been shortlisted by the Merengues . Mourinho knows Morata well from the pair's time working together at Real Madrid , with the Portuguese coach having handed the striker his debut for los Blancos back in 2010. Read More »

Mithali Raj Slams Reporter Who Asked Sexist Question

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England will have to chase down the second-highest total after India amassed 281/3. On that occasion, Australia's women left the final match in India as convincing world champions. The hosts, led by skipper Heather Knight , will be hoping that playing at home proves to be lucky once again as they bid for a fourth crown. The ICC will also host live social Q&As with commentators, players and other special guests throughout the tournament and continue the highly successful #AskCaptain ... Read More »

Jose accused of 3.3m euro fraud

The Portuguese manager owes Spanish tax authorities 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million), a Madrid prosecutor said in a statement, adding it had presented a claim to a local court. In 2016, soccer giant Messi, along with his father, was convicted of three counts of tax fraud equaling some $4.6 million earned from the use of Messi's personal brand. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez sets Chile goals record in draw with Germany

It was kind of a model goal scored out of a couple of passes, diagonally into the channel and a wonderful cut-back. "We all recognize that we are part of a group of national teams that have great players and have been competing very well". As most of German players are young and low on experience and Chile being more of an experienced and mature side. However, the score of 1-1 remained unchanged until the final whistle. Read More »

Steve Hansen Points Out Where The All Blacks Won The First Test

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As the teams get ready to go to Wellington for the next Test, Warren Gatland has some selection headaches to make. Playing for the first time in almost seven weeks, Read lead the way in the 30-15 win against the Lions. Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries". Read More »

Minnesotans selected in 1st round of NHL Entry Draft

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A recent invitee to USA Hockey's 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase, Mittelstadt previously helped the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team claim a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 Men's World Championship. One of the few players in this class with first line upside. Mittelstadt may eventually be coached by another Minnesotan. Mittelstadt is the highest Gophers draft pick since 2006 and the 10th Minnesota player selected by the Sabres. Read More »