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Cristiano Ronaldo confident for Confederations Cup final

A solo effort from Andre Silva , his eighth goal in 11 appearances, in the 80th minute and a stoppage-time goal from substitute Nani completed the scoring. The Russian players gathered in the middle of the pitch to salute fans after the final whistle and were applauded by the crowd. Even so, coach Anthony Hudson was proud of his side, who refused to shut up shop in the second half. Read More »

I have total respect for Anil Kumble: Team India captain Virat Kohli

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It was expected that Kumble will continue till the West Indies tour. Kohli said "he respects" Kumble's decision to quit and that there is highest regard for him as a player. After that, BCCI will decide who should be the coach", he said. In a strongly worded letter, Kumble took to Twitter to reveal the reason behind his surprising decision. Read More »

Confederations cup: Ronaldo sends Portugal to Semifinal as Russian Federation crash out

Almost all 22 players got involved in ugly clashes after the Kiwis decided not to stop play when Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo was left injured after a clash with rival forward Chris Wood . We do not think that we will play only against Ronaldo. However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime, while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe , with his side 2-0 up, earned the controversial central defender his second yellow card of the tournament, ... Read More »

British teenager George Russell to test Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes in August

The British driver dominated the practice sessions on Baku's street circuit previous year before clipping the barriers during qualifying and starting the race 10th on the grid, ultimately finishing fifth. "Coming out of the last corner I was just thinking, "Please be enough". Valtteri Bottas: " It's disappointing to lose pole as that was the target today ". Read More »

Fultz, Ball headline youthful draft class

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Consider, four years ago, the Sixers' season-ticket base at this time of the year was at 3,400. "When you've got a pass-first facilitator like Ben you're going to look for people who can score the basketball around him", Bryan Colangelo , the head of basketball operations, said Friday at the introductory press conference for the new picks. Read More »

Work to be done for Mercedes, says Hamilton

Having matched Ayrton Senna's tally of pole positions in Canada, this performance moved Hamilton clear into second place, just two poles behind Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 68. Lewis Hamilton believes he can race until he is 40 after rejecting his own suggestion that he could stun Formula One by retiring at the end of the season. Read More »

Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

It's nearly a sure-fire bet that Brady and Rodgers will be playing in the postseason, but we can't quite vouch for Ball and the Lakers . If Pelinka and Johnson have to surrender players to IN, they may gut their team enough to make the roster look less attractive for the other star player. Read More »

Highlanders show ABs how to beat Lions

Marty Banks slotted a 74th minute penalty to give the Otago Highlanders a dramatic 23-22 victory over the British and Irish Lions , handing the tourists their second defeat of the tour in a Dunedin thriller on Tuesday. The theme of scrummaging and refereeing interpretations will run throughout the entire Lions tour, with the visitors well aware they must tighten up for the All Blacks Tests. Read More »

Lakers' Luke Walton: LaVar's claims will initially pressure Lonzo Ball

The favorite's role, per the oddsmaker, went to point guard Lonzo Ball , the No. 2 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers . When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was "I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I'm happy to be home and I'm ready to get to work". Read More »

Ronaldo on target for Portugal

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After a spell of early pressure, Russian Federation took the lead when Samedov coolly slotted the ball beyond Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa from the right side of the box just moments after Fedor Smolov had hit the post . "People don't expect too much from us", he said in St Petersburg . Following the Portugal match, Cherchesov was photographed smiling into a camera at the stadium alongside Cristiano Ronaldo . Read More »

Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

In another Group A match, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal gained a comfortable 4-0 win over New Zealand. The Kiwi side started well but Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo soon worked his way into the contest and after he put his team ahead from the penalty spot in the 33rd-minute, they had another minutes later to be 2-0 up at halftime. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation, winning 3-2

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When Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo scythed down Goretzka in the area three minutes later, Germany captain Draxler drilled home the resulting penalty to make it 2-1 at the break. Lars Stindl began the scoring for the world champions in the opening minutes, but Tomas Rogic equalised just before half-time. "We invested a lot in the first half and ran a lot", Kimmich said. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP to lower championship deficit

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Max Verstappen made a move off the start, jumping from fourth to second but clipping the right front wing of Sebastien Vettel's Ferrari on the way. Daniel Ricciardo ended up a fine third place for Red Bull , in what was the Australian's third such podium result in as many races. "Ayrton, I know for many of you was your favourite driver and it was the same for me". Read More »

England v South Africa T20 global match scores & report

Phehlukwayo's throw hit Roy on his boot and the tourists, led by Morris started appealing for obstructing the field and umpire Michael Gough immediately signalled a dead ball and went upstairs with a soft signal not out. The third T20 match, which will also be the deciding match of the series between England and South Africa will be played on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in National Hockey League draft

Bill Foley , owner of the Vegas Golden Knights , poses before the NHL Awards, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . It guaranteed that Vegas would take Fleury over the handful of other goalies that were available, and it made sure his contract, which will pay him $5.75 million annually over the next two years, was off the team's books. Read More »

New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream

With Ronaldo dominating All Whites defenders in the air midway through the first half, the next aerial challenge saw two leave him in a heap with rugby-style physical skills. Portugal , the European champion, outclassed New Zealand , which extended its winless Confederations Cup run to 12 games across four editions. Ronaldo brushed off allegations of tax evasion in Spain with man-of-the-match performances in the 2-2 draw with Mexico and 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation, when he ... Read More »

LeBron James wishes the 2017 NBA Draftees 'Good luck!'

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Bell had two chances to get a rebound in the final six seconds of the national semifinal against the Tar Heels, but instead North Carolina got both and ran out the clock for a 77-76 victory that closed out Bell's time at Oregon. I texted the number back and I was like, 'Who is this?' And then he didn't reply, so I called the number and I was like, 'Yo, who is this?' It sent $3.5 million in cold hard cash to the Chicago Bulls for the 38th selection, which was used on former OR big man ... Read More »

Portugal battles to contain deadly wildfires amid heat, wind

Vitor Vaz Pinto says all 13 planes hired by the agency to help fight the blazes were accounted for on Tuesday evening. Some of the personnel and equipment was sent by other European Union countries and Morocco. But on Wednesday, the regional head of the civil protection services told reporters that 95% of the fire had been put out. Civil protection officials say they expect the blazes to be under control soon, but warn that soaring temperatures are hampering efforts. Read More »

Watford snap up England U21 midfielder Hughes from Derby

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The 22-year-old is now on global duty with England's Under-21 squad at the European Championships in Poland and will join the Hornets squad on his return. The Hornets today snapped up 22-year-old midfielder Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal. Hughes has been linked with a host of Premier League teams over the past few years and has now chosen to join Watford - arriving at the Hertfordshire club for an undisclosed fee. Read More »

Real Madrid rejects Mourinho contract allegations

According to the same Reuters reports , the famous football player is being accused of giving up his image rights to Tollin Associates Ltd, a company based in the British Virgin Islands. In March, a day after being summoned to answer a judge's questions regarding the fraud investigation, Di Maria paid 1.45 million euros ($1.6 million) to Spain's Tax Office. Read More »

Ronaldo & Co Thump New Zealand To Send Portugal Into Confed Semis

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Ronaldo was in the starting lineup despite coach Fernando Santos's suggestions he could rest his superstar, and he delivered Portugal's opening goal from the penalty spot before being substituted in the 67th minute. Russia's afternoon was completed in the 68th minute after Yury Zhirkov was sent off for elbowing and they were only saved further embarrassment by the video assistant referee who disallowed a third Mexican goal for offside. Read More »

Conte to agree on new deal after high-level talks

The powerful, defensive-minded player scored three goals and provided one assist in all competitions as the French side progressed to the Champions League semi-finals. The possible deal may look like this, Costa being loaded to Atletico till January 1st, and then a clause stating that Atletico can buy striker at the end of the loan for 50 million pounds, the asking price of Costa. Read More »

Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus

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Hong). In return, the Lakers received Nets center Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in Thursday's draft. LaVar Ball raised his family in Chino Hills, a Los Angeles suburb 35 miles east of Staples Center. The Lakers will have upwards of $50 million in salary cap space next summer (if they stand pat this offseason), and they have a spellbinding talent at the most important position on the court. Read More »