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Senate Republicans reveal their replacement for Obamacare

To help pay for its expanded coverage to around 20 million more people, Obama's law increased taxes on higher income people, medical industry companies and others, totaling around $1 trillion over a decade. At the same time , I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not flawless, nor could it be the end of our efforts - and that if Republicans could put together a plan that is demonstrably better ... Read More »

Mexico look to book place in Confederations Cup semifinals against Russia

Ronaldo was presented with a great chance in the 24th minute when he attempted to convert a cross into a goal, but his promising header from near the penalty spot low towards the middle of the net was saved. Lisboa. "We started from the ground up and we are trying to take steps to reach higher goals". "On one hand, we have a great deal of responsibility, on the other hand, we are really looking forward to it", Russian Federation coach Stanislav Cherchesov said. Read More »

Mourinho accused of Sh400 million tax fraud in Spain


Meanwhile, United have been cleared of breaching any rules over Paul Pogba's world-record transfer from Juventus, but Federation Internationale de Football Association has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian club. A statement released on his behalf said he "has not received any notification". Former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has been given a one-year prison sentence and fined 2million euros (£1.76million) after pleading guilty to two counts of tax fraud in ... Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers


The Lakers also aren't anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball , the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time. As a general manager, Pelinka is surely infatuated with the player he just selected - and he wants to promote positive dialogue around the player, which is positive for Pelinka because his job depends upon Ball excelling. Read More »

Top pick Fultz introduces himself to 76ers fans

We all get to find out what franchise did their homework and who just pulled a "half sleep Phil Jackson" move during draft evaluation. The 7-foot-2, 275-pounder's talent and rare skill set make him worthy of an extension, but he didn't play at all in his first two seasons due to a pair of right foot surgeries. Read More »

Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr


Coach Brad Stevens was measured with his praise for Brown this past season and has at times been his harshest critic. "Lydon's got the height (6'9") but many consider him underweight. The NCAA has never really liked it, and earlier this month, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the system as it's now constructed - where players can enter the draft after a year of college - is "not working for anyone". Read More »

FIFA president Gianni Infantino


The matches are being held at four Russian stadiums - the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, the St. Petersburg Stadium, Sochi's Fisht Stadium and the Kazan Arena. An own goal from Michael Boxall after Russia's Denis Glushakov rounded the keeper and knocked the ball against the post and a second-half strike from Fedor Smolov gave the hosts a 2-0 win that surely quelled any pre-tournament nerves. Read More »

Fabinho would be tempted by Man United move


Fabinho has been off-and-on linked with Manchester United (while fellow Monaco midfielder closes in on his move to Chelsea), and the PA were reporting on some quotes that Fabinho gave back in Brazil. There are great managers in football. "Guardiola, Zidane, who's doing a great work, Tite, also doing a great job in the national team, Simeone". Matic is now in his second spell at Chelsea, having rejoined the West London club from Benfica in the 2014. Read More »

Portugal and Mexico Through to Confederations Cup Semi-Finals


Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, center, reacts during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia , Wednesday, June 21 , 2017. Defender Georgy Dzhikiya headed narrowly over the bar from the game's final corner in added time. Just four minutes later the lead was doubled, Eliseu outstripping Ingham down the left flank and cutting back a pinpoint pass for Silva to slot home and give his team a cosy buffer at the break. Read More »

Now, Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain


Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011-12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing and is so unhappy at the accusations he has reportedly insisted he now wants a move away from Madrid. Read More »

LaVar Ball booed leaving NBA Draft, tosses hat to fans

LaVar Ball had long predicted that his son, who starred at UCLA this past collegiate basketball season and led the nation in assists, would be selected by the Lakers , in one of his many colorful quotes. 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 »

Sixers introduce draft picks at press conference

Jayson Tatum , the small forward from Duke, was selected as a third pick by the Boston Celtics . The Kings' first pick at No. 5 was guard De'Aaron Fox of Kentucky and they selected Zach Collins of Gonzaga at No. "Everybody knows known for the crossover and they love him here and a chance to come here and he [too] was the No. 1 pick is kind of insane", Fultz said. Read More »

Harry Kane credits Royal Marines for late Hampden equaliser


England's Harry Kane scores his side's second goal during the World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match between Scotland and England at Hampden Park, Glasgow , Scotland , Saturday, June 10, 2017 . Griffiths, 26, had never previously scored for Scotland and his goals drew rich praise from manager Gordon Strachan after a result that kept Scotland in fourth place in the pool. Read More »

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

As expected, Lonzo Ball was selected 2nd overall by Los Angeles in last night's NBA Draft . One or two of those players need to turn into rotation players, alleviating the need to fill out the roster through more expensive means. If they can send him along with his contract elsewhere, the Lakers will be able to sign two max deals. Magic Johnson chose to go a bit further, though, and explain why the moves were made. Read More »

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev by TKO in highly anticipated rematch


Again the Russian started stronger, with Ward firing off enough counter-shots to keep himself in the fight but looking tired between rounds. "The worst mistake you can make is to underestimate an opponent's IQ". The fight at the Mandalay Bay resort is being held in a smaller arena than the first, and pay-per-view sales are expected to be tepid. Kovalev did a better job fighting on the inside and equaling Ward's physicality from the clinch during the rematch. Read More »

Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

Markelle Fultz , Lonzo Ball and the future of the National Basketball Association arrived Thursday night. The pressure of being one of three centerpieces for a city starving for a victor and a franchise that has invested a lot to make moves like the one it pulled off this week can be overwhelming. Read More »

Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game


The Lakers haven't made the NBA Playoffs since 2013, a once inconceivable thought for a franchise with the second most championships (16) and most finals appearances (31) in NBA history. They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn't line up to wear the Lakers' hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez breaks Chile goalscoring record in draw with Germany


Cameroon's hopes of reaching to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation were dented by a 1-1 stalemate with Australia on #Thursday night. With first-choice shot-stopper Manuel Neuer recovering from foot surgery, Loew is expected to again rotate his goalkeeper with Paris Saint-Germain's Kevin Trapp set to start. Read More »

Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

Mexico advanced to the Confederations Cup semifinals as Group A runners-up by rallying for a 2-1 win over hosts Russian Federation, who were eliminated. "I warned my players to not let them win balls in the air, and the team reacted well". New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson accepted Portugal were too strong for his side as they finished their Confederations Cup pointless and having scored a single goal. Read More »

Magic Johnson is optimistic about summer of 2018

While Brook Lopez is a player that can help the Lakers next season, his contract is also up after the end of next season. It was pointed out that the Lakers are putting as much pressure on Ball as they have perhaps placed on any rookie. Read More »

1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners


Mathias Lessort at No. 50. The 76ers needed shooting in general, after finishing tied for 27th in field-goal percentage and tied for 24th in three-point accuracy. And by the way, it's going to be a lot of fun to argue about this Sixers-Celtics trade for the next decade. Philly, however, is absolutely starving for something to cheer for, and a team with a nucleus of Embiid, Simmons, Fultz and Dario Saric could be just what the doctor ordered. Read More »

Gareth Bale 'most likely' to leave Real Madrid

Reports say that Ronaldo is a little concerned with the fact that the number of Portuguese stars at Real Madrid are reducing and wants them to sign some starting with Martins. Cristiano is not angry about who has to pay his fine. Perez then talked to the local press to express the team's confidence that Ronaldo is a man who does things the right way - even with his tax responsibilities in Spain. Read More »

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: 'This is his (pause) city'


Ramirez said he played with Ortiz on his mind. Ortiz retired last season as one of the most productive offensive players in franchise history, and the single-most important player to wear a Red Sox uniform in a century. "Yes, he is Big Papi.' But I feel like 'Grampa"'. "Those guys, those numbers have a lot of good baseball in it", Ortiz said. For Ortiz, to be among those numbers is humbling and an extreme honor. Read More »

England vs South Africa second T20


However, fellow new cap Liam Livingstone (16 off 18 balls) endured a painful struggle with the bat that culminated in a shambolic run-out as England lost their way badly following a century stand between Jason Roy (67) and Jonny Bairstow (47). Read More »