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Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

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. FIFA's new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup , with technology created to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and fans confused. Read More »

ICC Women's World Cup 2017 kicks off today

Pakistan are next up at Grace Road on Tuesday, having lost their own curtain-raiser against South Africa , and their men's side have already shown this summer how to put a bad start to bed. "I think this championship has given us a good number of matches compared to the previous 10 years before the championship so we've played more cricket in the last two years than we had ever played before". Read More »

Westbrook Among Top NBA MVP Candidates


Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook , Houstons James Harden and San Antonios Kawhi Leonard are the finalists for MVP of the 2016-17 season. Harden and the Rockets' record for the season was 55-27, coming in third in the Western Conference. Read More »

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

The 18-year-old Altybarmakyan is from St. Petersburg, Russia. Attendees at the press conference are to include NHL commissioner Gary Bettman , USA Hockey's Mathieu Schneider, Terry Pegula, Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman and Blackhawks president John McDonough , according to the NHL source. Read More »

After Kumble-Kohli Fiasco, CAC Makes A Big Decision


Earlier in May, the PCB had sent a legal notice to its Indian counterpart for failing to honour the MoU signed between the two cricket boards in 2014. Kohli has never publicly talked about his issues and grievances with Kumble and has said that they (team) respect Kumble as a player and also emphasised on dressing room sanctity and said that discussion within those four walls should remain private. Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Here are the details of the important things you may have missed. CHICAGO (AP ) - The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils . The Penguins were shut out in the annual NHL Awards on Wednesday night. Finally, at the 10th pick by Florida , they picked Owen Tippett . "I was a little surprised by that". Read More »

Federer beats defending champ Mayer to earn Halle semifinal

The 18-time grand slam champion, whose last title at Halle was in 2015, skipped the entire clay court season after winning the Australian Open and claiming titles at Indian Wells and Miami this year, to prepare for grass. Federer has not dropped a set yet in the ongoing tournament, beating the likes of Yuichi Sugita, Mischa Zverev and Mayer en route to the last-four stage. Read More »

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna feeling 'weird,' mentally off

And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday. He is 10-3 with a 2.27 ERA in 14 starts and 5-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his past five starts. Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium on June 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. Read More »

Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft


It will last through Tuesday. The entire protected list of players is available on the NHL's official website and it includes players such as James Neal , Marc-Andre Fleury, Sami Vatanen , Eric Staal , Roberto Luongo , etc. He can made side deals with teams who don't want to lose certain unprotected players. The Anaheim Ducks are also a strong candidate to pull the trigger on a deal after failing to protect Vatanen and Manson - two coveted defensemen they'd love to retain. Read More »

Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win


Howard said he probably had the best stuff he's had all season on Tuesday, and it showed. "I'm pumped I didn't walk anybody". Second base umpire Heath Jones seems duly unimpressed... No team since the CWS moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011 has come back from a five-run deficit to win. "Just fantastic through the great pitching history of our program in the last 14 years, with a lot of really good pitchers, Big Leaguers, that kind of thing, and for Brian to be the only back-to-back ... Read More »

Pelfrey out-pitches Stroman as White Sox stay on roll


Danny Barnes pitched 1 1/3 inning of relief before Roberto Osuna came in for a scoreless ninth inning. Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in three runs for the White Sox , while Alex Hanson has three hits and scored three times. As of this report, Houston leads the American League West with a 45-22 record which has them 11.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. "Even then I thought at that point we were still kind of battling and Swarzak came in, obviously we didn't get the results we ... Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

The league began conducting the draft Sunday. According to a report last month from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blues have chose to protect seven forwards , three defensemen and a goalie. "But we will not make a claim with any club before we talk to the club". "We're going to go to that club and say 'We have interest in this player". Read More »

Captain Sarfraz proud of Pakistan young guns


On a Cardiff ground where they chased more than 300 to beat England in an ODI previous year, Pakistan completed Wednesday's pursuit with a mammoth 77 balls to spare when Mohammad Hafeez pulled Stokes for four. Their chase was spearheaded by Fakhar Zaman (57) and Azhar Ali (76), who laid a solid foundation by sharing a 118-run opening stand. "Today was a flawless performance from all departments", said Azhar. Read More »

Magic Johnson has awesome timing with tweet after Paul George report


But other teams know how much George loves the Los Angeles Lakers , his hometown team, and should be wary of chasing a player who could be bound for Hollywood next summer. A wild weekend that began with rumors of a trade at the top of the draft, which materialized in the blink of an eye , has just been bookended by a potential league-altering leak: Paul George wants the Hollywood treatment. Read More »

America's Cup: Team New Zealand hold the edge over Team USA


Oracle Team USA were over the line in the first start, allowing New Zealand to gain an advantage and extend their lead during the race, despite an uncomfortable moment at the last mark, when the Kiwis came off their foils. Races 3 and 4 are scheduled Sunday. But skipper Jimmy Spithill and his crew, although outwardly confident, will not be taking anything for granted in their quest for a third successive win after seeing how New Zealand have performed to become the challenger for the ... Read More »

Russia coach has comic touch at Confederations Cup


Russian Federation are automatically part of the Confederations Cup as they're hosting the tournament, as well as the 2018 World Cup. Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Read More »

Justin Thomas shoots 63 in US Open third round

In arguably one of the most entertaining rounds of golf ever witnessed at a major tournament, Thomas tamed the longest course in US Open history to overtake Jonny Miller's eight-under record - which he had held since 1973. When we spoke to Justin Thomas earlier in 2017, he had already shot a 59 and won three titles (two of which were back-to-back) this season. Every time I've been in majors so far I've put so much emphasis on them and tried so hard at them that I kind of got in my way. Read More »