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Federer demolishes Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Eighteen-time major champion Roger Federer picked up his first win of the grass-court season by thrashing Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the first round at Halle on Tuesday. Federer produced an imperious display against world number 12 Zverev, who is regarded as one of the world's most promising players and reached the top 10 this year after winning three titles. Read More »

Portugal Want To Win The Confederations Cup- Cristiano Ronaldo


Portugal would add two more goals in the second half, with Andre Silva scoring in the 80th minute and Nani doing so in the first minute of second-half stoppage time . But Portugal did eventually come to life and Ronaldo forced Marinovic into a straightforward save with a header from a right-wing delivery after 24 minutes. Read More »

Real do not want Ronaldo to leave: Salgado


The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost €800,000 ($890,000). It is understood that it then prompted Ronaldo to come to the decision of quitting Real Madrid . Both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked with a move for Ronaldo, but Real president Florentino Perez said on Monday that he and the club expected Ronaldo to stay. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo: 32 in 32 for Real Madrid and Portugal in 2017


Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. The Portuguese superstar is "unhappy" in Spain after allegations surfaced that he had committed tax fraud worth over 14.7million euros, which he has denied, saying "I have a clear conscience". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

State prosecutors in Spain accused Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of failing to pay $16.5 million in taxes on Tuesday. Real Madrid have declined to comment the report, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo said this is an " injustice ". Read More »

Military jet practicing for Dayton air show involved in accident

A crash team was sent from nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and there were no fuel leaks or fires reported. They were listed in good condition, according to a statement posted to the official Thunderbirds Facebook page. The Vectored Dayton Air Show that the Thunderbird was practicing for is scheduled to take place this weekend in Dayton, Ohio . He says the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show. Read More »

Report Finds 17 Workers Have Died Building Russian Soccer Stadiums


The report said that workers on World Cup stadium construction sites in six cities had wages unpaid or delayed for months and worked in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius without sufficient breaks to warm up. During each stadium inspection, the monitoring team reviews all relevant documentation (such as time sheets, health and safety regulations, employment contracts and pay slips), follows up on critical issues, inspects the construction sites, interviews on average 24 employees ... Read More »

Prez poll: With 63% of votes in bag, Kovind win seems certain


Since the NDA's presidential pick hails from Kanpur Dehat district of the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said it is an honour that the son of Uttar Pradesh would be occupying the presidential office. The electoral college includes elected members of the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha , states, union territories and the NCT region of Delhi. Sakshi Maharaj , the BJP MP from Unnao, adjoining Kovind's native place Kanpur, was also present at the meeting. Read More »

Sixers make Fultz top NBA pick

Harris went on to say that the organization is "focused" on signing Embiid to an extension. Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls. Ball, expected to be selected No. 2 to the Los Angeles Lakers , wore an all-black suit - as did his father, LaVar, who sat with his family at a table near the stage. Read More »

Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017

The gap between leaders Hamilton and Vettel ebbed and flowed during the first stint, with the Brit ahead by over three seconds when the race was neutralised by a safety auto for the first time. The race started at 5 p.m. local time with track temperatures at 53 degrees Celsius (127 Fahrenheit). Having been in a position of being in arrears like previous year, the Briton pulled "the rabbit out of the hat" for pole, whilst Kimi Räikkönen headed up an all-Ferrari second row. Read More »

Magic buys into Ball hype as Lakers look to rebuild

Could Lonzo Ball bring back Showtime to Los Angeles? And that's a quality and a trait that not many people have. "How he can enhance and make your team better ". The saga of Lonzo Ball has been one of the most heavily covered sports stories of the past year. Timofey Mozgov's contract was among the one of the worst in the league and the Lakers had to get rid of it if they wanted any shot at signing a max player. Read More »

Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft

Gonzaga went 37-2 last season, falling to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament championship game. He averaged 16.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 69 career games. Stan Van Gundy is thoroughly impressed with Luke Kennard's offensive ability. Those terms the Celtics would have to put together for Paul George would have to include at least a draft pick. Read More »

Hamilton claims pole with stunning late lap

Force India's Sergio Perez jumped up to third, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen fourth ahead of Raikkonen. Vettel added: "He brake-checked me so what do you expect?" The first auto to be ruled out of qualifying was Jolyon Palmer whose wiring loom was melted in a fiery end to his run in FP3. Read More »

Ronaldo is wanted at Real Madrid - Salgado


According to global media platforms, including British publication The Mirror, Mourinho is keen to sign a Real Madrid striker, but not Ronaldo. This morning (Thursday) SunSport reported how CR7 was being "persuaded by his lawyers" to pay the bill that is being chased by the Spanish tax authorities . Read More »

CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid


While it would be sad to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid , Masters champion Sergio Garcia feels the Spanish and European champions would be fine without their all-time leading goalscorer. Meanwhile in another development, " El Confidencial " reported here Tuesday that Ronaldo will testify in front of the tax authorities here July 31. Read More »

Hamilton pips Bottas to take 66th pole in Azerbaijan

Hamilton's Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finished second after overcoming a first-lap collision with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen that forced him to pit. Bottas set the early pace on the soft tyre, heading Raikkonen by nearly four tenths of a second. Despite improving his benchmark, Hamilton crossed almost 0.5s quicker with a remarkable lap, leaving Bottas to concede his teammate did the better job of getting his tyres up to temperature. Read More »

Winners Of The 2017 NBA Draft

The interesting part here is that Harry Giles has had four knee surgeries and still was drafted 20th, though he obviously had more upside when healthy than Anigbogu. Embiid sat out his first two seasons, and he missed the second half of this past year, but his performance in the first half of the season was very promising. Read More »

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

American pop group Black Eyed Peas and singer Nicole Scherzinger both perform here on Saturday night. And unsurprisingly it was the former who Hamilton enjoyed a dinner date with in the Mercedes hospitality suite in the moments before qualifying. Read More »

Lions to be led by the 'Best' against Chiefs


Wales and Scotland are now based in Auckland and Sydney respectively, with the proximity of those players having a major bearing on the selection criteria. "They gave a couple of penalties (in Saturday's 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks ) for blocking". "It's an opportunity for Liam to go and impress there", Gatland said. Read More »

Smith Apologizes To Kevin Durant's Mom


It was the first time in 61 years that any major North American sports league had such a trilogy play out, the most recent being the NHL's Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings in 1954-56. Ah yes, the elephant in the room. James' most recent regular season was certainly the finest of his second term with the Cavaliers, and perhaps since his uncharted peak of 2012-13. Read More »

Sixers already looking to extend Joel Embiid

With the 16th pick, the T-Wolves selected Creighton center Justin Patton . In 2011, Butler was the 30th overall pick by the Bulls. In his lone season as a Wildcat, Markkanen averaged 15.6 point per game and grabbed about seven rebounds a night. Read More »

Zarco takes first MotoGP pole in Assen


Just as that happened, further back and Marquez re-claimed third from Dovizioso. But the Frenchman, who chose to ran soft tyres front and rear in the race, was then demoted by Valentino Rossi , Marc Marquez and Danilo Petrucci in quick succession. Read More »