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Portugal likely to rest Cristiano Ronaldo as semis beckon

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Overall though, it was a fair victory. In the semifinals, Portugal will play on Wednesday in Kazan against the runner-up in Group B, which is now Germany before the final group games Sunday. However, it was not all good news as Bernardo Silva went off injured at halftime, while a needless and reckless challenge from Pepe ruled the controversial central defender out of Wednesday's semi-final. Read More »

Ronaldo delight in Portugal's confident Russian march

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Ronaldo opened the scoring with a penalty and Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani were all on target in a victory that ensured Portugal qualified for the last four as Group A winners. Joao Moutinho collected his 100th global cap and the Portugal midfielder was happy with his side's showing in St Petersburg. Four minutes into the 2nd half Samedov emerged again putting another ball in the goal of the Mexican team, but it was annulled since it was scored from the off-side position. Read More »

Butler trade jolts first round

Luwawu-Cabarrot, center/power forward Shawn Long, power forward Alex Poythress and guard Aaron Harrison are player that were in the Sixers system last season competing in the Utah Jazz Summer League and NBA Summer League. NY is conveniently located between both cities and 76ers fans have made the trip here frequently over the last couple years as their team has had high picks - including the No. Read More »

Portugal ease into Confederations Cup semi-finals with win over New Zealand

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Portugal finish top of Group A on goal difference ahead of Mexico , which also advanced by beating host Russian Federation 2-1 in Kazan . Ronaldo twice threatened the New Zealand goal in quick succession, nodding straight at goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic on 24 minutes and then clattering the crossbar shortly after with another header from a Ricardo Quaresma cross. Read More »

Markelle Fultz Could End Up in Philadelphia 76ers

The deepest draft in years will certainly yield gems for the teams at the top and should deliver a few profitable opportunities for you to wet your beak on props. Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals over 25 games last season for a Washington Huskies team that was 9-22. While Motley doesn't provide much versatility and is coming off surgery in April for a torn meniscus suffered during the NCAA Tournament, he is well worth a second-round selection for the ... Read More »

PSG star Angel di Maria handed one-year prison sentence

Amid reports claiming that Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo has made up his mind to leave Spanish giants Real Madrid this summer, his compatriot and former Bernabeu star, Luis Figo says "nobody is indispensable" in the club, including Ronaldo. Read More »

IU's Bryant a 2nd-round NBA pick

He envisioned himself playing for the Lakers. "We knew on a basketball standpoint there were no questions". Los Angeles also sent center Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn in exchange for Nets center Brook Lopez and the No. Pelinka also made a trade, dealing a first-round pick for two other picks. With the No. 30 pick, the Lakers selected Villanova's Josh Hart. " Lonzo Ball is gonna take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". Read More »

Lions building nicely ahead of tests - Gatland

Nowell's second try showed the tourists can also play with flair, as they took the ball the length of the field and through 10 pairs of hands before the Englishman swerved past two defenders to finish. "This is unlike anything that's been taken on before. We've loved being here", he said . We have demonstrated that. The Lions have now strung back-to-back wins together for the first time on this year's Tour. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers nab Ball in NBA draft's first round

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The Sixers went 28-54 this past season, after winning 19, 18 and 10 games in the previous three seasons, starting a rebuilding campaign more commonly known as The Process. Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler. Read More »

All Whites deserved to score: Santos

Aleksandr Samedov scored the opening goal of the match for the hosts at the 25-minute mark, while Mexico's Nestor Araujo equalized five minutes later. Ronaldo was denied three times with headers by New Zealand's impressive goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who made eight saves and used his big body to block second-half shots by Andre Silva and substitute Nani . Read More »

Hoover alum Caleb Gilbert pitches LSU to College World Series finals

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Lange picked up the win, his third of the postseason without any losses, as the Tigers knocked off the Beavers 3-1 . Martin's teams have never won fewer than 41 games in any season since he took over in 1980. LSU stranded seven runners - five in scoring position. Papierski now has three home runs in this year's CWS, matching the number of home runs hit by all teams in the 2013 and 2014 CWS. Read More »

Washington's Markelle Fultz goes first overall to 76ers

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Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau hope to rekindle their past. Fultz was long-projected to be the draft's first selection, but his destination changed earlier this week when the Boston Celtics sent the top pick to Philadelphia for the Sixers' third selection and a future first-round pick in a blockbuster trade . Read More »

Kansas' Jackson, Duke's Tatum head forwards list

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Phoenix Suns first round NBA basketball draft pick Josh Jackson holds his jersey, Friday, June 23, 2017 , in Phoenix . The #Boston Celtics traded down from the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the third pick and that made it look like they were in the flawless position to draft #Josh Jackson of the Kansas Jayhawks. Read More »

National Basketball Association draft eyes zero in on Celtics, Josh Jackson

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The previous three GNPOY winners - Ben Simmons, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins - all ended up being selected No. 1 overall in their respective NBA Draft classes. I say they'd get closer but probably not. Duke's Jayson Tatum is projected to be the area's first player off the board but N.C. State's Dennis Smith, ACC player of the year Justin Jackson of North Carolina and Duke sophomore Luke Kennard should all join him in the first round if not in the lucrative lottery. Read More »

Brent Primus Wins Bellator Lightweight Title After Michael Chandler Suffers Ankle Injury

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The crowd booed the freakish ending, which was set in motion by a freak accident to Chandler that left him unable to support weight on his left leg. All it took was a leg kick to stop the baddest man at 155lbs. The cheers came back as Chandler got on the mic and demanded a rematch. Surely they have to call the fight now - you can't just pause a fight for an injury of this nature. Read More »

The Cristiano Ronaldo 'Saga' Appears To Be Over Already

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They were strong words of support for Ronaldo from Perez and now Spanish newspaper AS are suggesting the intervention has led to a softening of the player's stance on leaving Real Madrid . The lawsuit accuses the Portuguese coach of using a corporate structure to hide image rights earnings between 2011 and 2012. Among the clubs reported to be interested in Ronaldo is former team Manchester United for a fee which could hit 200 million euros, with a possible get-out clause of one ... Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths at Confed Cup

Group A matches continue on Saturday, June 24, as Mexico , which represents the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), faces the Russian host team at 11 a.m. But he was all smiles, escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the Moscow pitch before netting his first Confederations Cup goal . With star striker Javier Hernandez on the bench, Mexico's three-man attack of Peralta, Jimenez and Juergen Damm struggled to make an impact ... Read More »

Ronaldo delight as Portugal reach Confed semis

Ronaldo was rested at times by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane towards the end of the season and reaped the benefits as he helped his club secure both the LaLiga and Champions League titles. "They complicated life for Mexico and the result could have been different for Mexico because of the quality of the New Zealand team ". They gave the Mexicans a scare in Sochi with Leeds striker Chris Wood giving New Zealand a shock first-half lead. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association remains neutral in Mexico-New Zealand match clashes

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Ronaldo was rested at times by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane towards the end of the season and reaped the benefits as he helped his club secure both the LaLiga and Champions League titles. Russian Federation has three points and New Zealand zero. Mexico faced host nations in the last two World Cups, drawing with South Africa in 2010 and with Brazil in 2014. Read More »

Philly gets No. 1 pick from Lakers, chance to draft Fultz

If the more favorable of the Sixers' and Kings' 2019 first-round picks is the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft , the Sixers will instead convey the rights to the less favorable of those two picks. Tatum, 19, averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game at Duke while Jackson, 20, averaged 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds at Kansas . However, it wouldn't take much to open that room back up. Read More »

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

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On the eve of the World Championships in South Korea, it was decided a name change to World Taekwondo would reflect the body's "commitment to evolving and adapting to remain relevant with today's modern audiences". "World Taekwondo is distinctive and simple to understand and reinforces the global nature of our sport". North Korea has yet to announce whether it wanted to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics. Read More »