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Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

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Nigeria top Group B with six points after two matches while Cameroon have just two, with only the pool winners qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation next year. "Our opponent didn't allow us to play the way we usually do, they were very good at pressing". Julian Draxler fed Demirbay with a back-heel through Siani's legs and the midfielder marked his first global start by slicing a shot into the top corner with his weaker right foot. Read More »

Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

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ASHLEIGH Barty will ride a huge wave of confidence on Sunday night (AEST) when she attempts to land her second clean sweep of an increasingly memorable comeback. Safarova had to save match points for the second time this week, trailing 5-3 in the final set before beating Daria Gavrilova 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (5). Read More »

Duke's Jayson Tatum selected No. 3 overall by Celtics

Collins was selected by the Atlanta Hawks and Giles was selected by the Kings via the Portland trade. "(The injury) taught me to be tougher and stronger and that throughout my career there is going to be adversity", he said. "I think that I get to learn that much more , especially from a veteran team that knows what it takes to get there". In a draft where the Celtics weren't in love with one specific player, it begs the question: Did the Celtics take Tatum because they liked him best ... Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft — NewsAlert

A week ago, Fleury helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win their second straight Stanley Cup . "The forward group is real strong", New Jersey general manager Ray Shero said . They might not even have a No. 2 centre. But that's asking a lot. The milestones will keep coming for the Golden Knights throughout the summer while they build toward the first game in franchise history in Dallas on October 6, followed by their home debut October 10 against the Coyotes. Read More »

Special twitter emoji's for team captains

Subsequently, Pakistan delivered an all-round performance against India , winning the finals by massive 180 runs at the Kennington Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. "You have to be patient, it's a longer format, and you do have time". With the opener of the Women's World Cup in England yesterday, this digital tool came in handy as fans utilise the emojis in support of individual players and, or teams. Read More »

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Ricciardo wins in Baku as Hamilton and Vettel clash

But Hamilton and Bottas (1:41:274) proved quick enough and finished comfortably ahead of Red Bull's Verstappen (1:42:261) and the two Ferrari cars. Moments later, Massa retired, as did Renault's Nico Hulkenberg after clipping the barriers. The Ferrari duo locked out the second row with Kimi Raikkonen taking third and Sebastian Vettel in fourth. Read More »

Vikings: "Yes, We Believe Michael Floyd Drank That Much Kombucha"

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He brought along plenty of baggage, however, most notably issues involving alcohol that followed him from Notre Dame to the Arizona Cardinals and potentially right back to where it all started for him, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Floyd caught a pass for nine yards in the Patriots' AFC divisional playoff win over the Houston Texans but was inactive for the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LI. Read More »

Rio Ferdinand encourages Jose Mourinho to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening. "I will always defend Cristiano as a footballer and as a person". Paul Pogba is now the most expensive player on the globe after United brought him back from Juventus last summer and Jose Mourinho's men would likely have to break the bank again to re-sign the Portuguese. Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

That was taken care of at the start itself, however, as Raikkonen and Bottas' battle to get second place ended with the Mercedes driver bouncing over the kerb at the second corner and bouncing into the Ferrari of his compatriot. The race started at 5 p.m. local time with track temperatures at 53 degrees Celsius (127 Fahrenheit). In Bottas' case, a new front wing was required, leaving him to limp back to the pits and fall a lap down. Read More »

Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup

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But Spithill's been here before. In 2013, Team USA trailed Team New Zealand 8-1 on San Francisco Bay before winning eight straight races to complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports. “Its no secret that when you look at our team, we are all very young and the advantage that gives us is that we are all pretty open and learn fast.”. Read More »

Danny Ainge said Josh Jackson 'didn't want to play for the Celtics'

The kind of gold that could, at least, mean an Eastern Conference title. Said Tatum: "It's a great feeling". Jackson said Friday that he's learned from his mistakes and is ready to put the past behind him. "We anticipate being very active to try to improve our roster". In fact, his best quality is his ability to score while being covered. As part to the deal with Philadelphia, Boston will also receive a first-round draft pick in either 2018 or 2019 - giving it even more bargaining ... Read More »

Ricciardo wins Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Ricciardo admitted on the podium it was a race he never saw himself winning once he had to pit early after encountering a problem caused by debris from Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari after an opening lap incident with Bottas. He's done something similar in China at the restart a couple of years ago so it's not the way to do it, I think. If I'm struggling, people at the back struggling even more, so I don't think it was necessary. Read More »

All Blacks foiled 'Warrenball' but Lions will adjust - Hansen

Smith left the field in the first half of the 30-15 victory at Eden Park on Saturday after making some uncharacteristic errors under the high ball. Tuesday's match against the Hurricanes offers an opportunity for many players to put their hands up for selection in Saturday's matchday 23. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire caused by faulty fridge, reveals probe

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Towers in Camden, Manchester and Plymouth are among the at-risk buildings, Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid said in a letter to MPs. The fridge freezer - Hotpoint FF175BP - was not subject to a product recall, police said, adding that one of the key concerns in their investigation is how a fire that began in the kitchen of one apartment spread so rapidly though a 24-story high rise. Read More »

If Kumble didn't step down, Virat Kohli would have resigned

In a fresh twist to the ongoing crisis in Team India, skipper Virat Kohli deleted his tweet from June past year, where he welcomed Anil Kumble as coach of the Indian team. Do you think this situation could have been handled better? However, there are lots of talks suggesting that Sehwag, despite his zero coaching experience in the worldwide scenario, is one of the frontrunners for the job. Read More »

Miguel Salgado expects Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

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However, Mourinho's representatives Gestifute Media issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying their client had "not received any notification" of the actions by the authorities in Spain, as well as circulating a copy of an official tax document dated July 3, 2015 which covered the periods in question. Read More »

Russia has reasons for optimism despite Confed Cup exit

Mexico then had another goal ruled out for offside following further consultation with the video referee , and Russian Federation suffered a further blow when Zhirkov was dismissed on 68 minutes. Russian players gathered in the middle of the pitch to salute fans after the final whistle and were applauded by the crowd. They cheered when Ronaldo was on the big screens, even during Portugal's national anthem. Read More »

The biggest winners and losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft was a wild one. The 19-year-old point guard has 1.7m Instagram followers and has only been in college for a year but his father, Lavar, is one of the most outspoken people in sport. Instead, the Celtics stood pat, taking Jayson Tatum with the third pick . Butler will help them win now. Last week, it was reported that George told the Pacers he won't re-sign with the team when he becomes a free agent in 2018 . Read More »

Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

That gave them the second-to-last record in the Western Conference and the third-worst overall record in the league behind only Brooklyn and Phoenix. He even said he expects to see Ball's jersey retired one day. Oh, right. LaVar might not ever realize it as long as someone in the press is there to ask him about his greatness as a father. Johnson added nearly as an afterthought, "And then, visiting with Lonzo was special". Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No

He still managed to collect 46 points last season, including 20 goals, in 33 games with Brandon in the Western Hockey League. Hischier said he would work hard to try to make the National Hockey League next season rather than remain in juniors. Read More »

Raiola offers Nice striker Balotelli to LaLiga trio

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Nice announced the news on the club's website with a photo of the 26-year-old Balotelli signing his contract alongside president Jean-Pierre Rivere and general manager Julien Fournier. With five yellows and three red cards last campaign, some things might never change but let's hope Super Mario retains his goalscoring form next season - football is a better place when maverick talents like his are given the correct platform to express themselves. Read More »

Why everyone's talking about Lonzo Ball

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He found one in Butler, who the Wolves acquired along with the 16th overall pick for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick, which ended up being - what else? - another freshman , Arizona's Lauri Markkanen. However, Brooklyn traded away their picks which is why Philadelphia got to choose first. The Boston Celtics made an impressive pick by selecting Jayson Tatum from Duke University. Read More »

Worst No. 1 Draft Picks in NBA History

The Philadelphia 76ers took Fultz with the No. 1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, with the point guards from the Pac-12 Conference beginning a run of seven straight freshmen . "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. He's got all the tools to be a good inside presence but just hasn't put it all together. Read More »