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Bellinger fastest to 21 HRs; Dodgers outslug Mets 10


LOS ANGELES Hey, Corey Seager was having multiple-home run games in the major leagues before Cody Bellinger was old enough to drink - you know, last year. Brock Stewart got his first career save with three hitless innings in his first outing of the season. Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (5-4, 5.50 ERA) will oppose Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 3.14) in the second game of the four-game series on Tuesday. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup


In 2016, the Sixers picked Ben Simmons, who didn't play at all during the season after breaking a bone in his foot. The 76ers acquired the top overall pick from Boston in exchange for their No. LeBron James says he's never played on a superteam. He's the best shooting guard in this draft, and one of the best pure scorers. Each team could have a radically different draft board, causing chaos with each name read by Adam Silver. Read More »

Cavs, GM Griffin to part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips


I'm coming around to the idea of Chauncey Billups as the Cavaliers' president of basketball operations. Griffin's track record - headlined by James' 2014 return, Cleveland's 2016 title, and a second-place finish in the 2015 Executive of the Year race - speaks for itself. Read More »

Pacers, Lakers in trade talks for Paul George


No interested teams are mentioned above (except the Los Angeles Lakers not being involved). Earlier today, news came out of IN that All-Star forward Paul George's camp has informed the team that George does not intend to re-sign with them next off-season and his preference is to come home and play for the purple and gold IN 2018. Read More »

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he "hopes" former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester United ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. They are also accusing him of "voluntarily" refusing to include €28.4 million in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company. Read More »

Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips

Griffin shepherded the Cavs to three straight NBA Finals appearances and the first championship in franchise history past year. Gilbert continued saying that the Cavaliers did not have an announcement regarding new leadership but said they are still exploring options. Read More »

Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

The Cavaliers superstar has been vocal in his support for Griffin , whose contract was set to expire at the end of June. Now, for all Gilbert's claims about searching out roster moves, there is no one in charge of basketball ops. The Golden State organization addressed the issue Tuesday , saying that "we have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary' and coach Steve Kerr told ESPN that a decision had not been made". Read More »

15 arrested in MP for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy win


Instead, those who gathered at the religious centre in Rawalpindi delayed the food in order to watch Pakistan's historic win over India at the Champions Trophy on a giant TV screen. Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya , gave a brief flicker of hope to the Blue Shirts, handily knocking 76 runs off 43 balls. But just when it seemed that he was blazing towards a first worldwide century, he was run out after a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja. Read More »

Lewis slams Mayweather vs McGregor fight as 'ridiculous'


Conor McGregor has a chance to make history later this summer in Las Vegas. No announcement has been made regarding the first public press conference for the fight but UFC president Dana White said earlier this week that arrangements are being made that will put Mayweather and McGregor in the same room in the very near future. Read More »

Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres


The play at the plate drew the ire of Padres manager Andy Green , even though Rizzo had nowhere to go but to run into the catcher, making the play legal. Kirby Yates gave up the game-deciding run, taking the loss to fall to 1-1 this season; Jhoulys Chacin will start game two and is 6-5 with a 5.10 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Read More »

Indiana Pacers are actively shopping Paul George

The Lakers have remained set on not parting ways with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft or last year's No. 2 overall pick, which turned out to be former Duke Blue Devils forward Brandon Ingram . Meanwhile, when he played, especially in the playoffs and the finals, Love made the most of his time. Cleveland also has no 2017 draft picks to offer. Read More »

McGregor 'biggest fight ever' - UFC chief

New details on the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have surfaced after the mega-fight's confirmation earlier today. Initially, Mayweather insisted he will stay retired after beating Andre Berto via a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in September 2015. Read More »

Paul George committed to playing for Pacers in 2017-18

The former might keep George in IN until he becomes a free agent and the latter might prevent the Cavaliers from making the Pacers an offer they can't refuse. No team, including the Lakers , will give up much for George knowing he is intent on joining the Lakers . The 27-year-old George is from Palmdale, Calif., a desert town about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. Read More »

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia

Fortunately for Leno , his errors were punctuated by goals from Lars Stindl , Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka as Germany began their Russian Federation 2017 campaign with three points. The unattached 28-year-old is rumoured to be on the brink of a return to Germany with Kaiserslautern and he added: "I'm pretty close, things could be done pretty soon". Read More »

Alvaro Morata closing in on Manchester United

But they will not spend more than £60m on Morata to put pressure on the Champions League winners to push a deal through. The 24-year-old striker's agent has spoken favourably of a move to Old Trafford this summer, describing the club as "great" , while United are believed to have already pencilled in a medical. Read More »

Clippers Interested in Acquiring Paul George


Several teams have been brought up in connection with George and whether the Utah Jazz are specifically involved or not, there's no doubt that the repercussions from an impending Paul George trade could very well have an effect on their future as well. Read More »

Bacsinszky weathers Mladenovic storm in Roland Garros


Bacsinszky, the 27-year-old world number 31, had opened up a 2-0 and then 4-2 lead in the first set, only for Mladenovic to respond each time before eventually closing out the set in 63 minutes with an ace. The French Open was delayed just as the singles quarterfinals got underway on Tuesday, with heavy rain and severe weather halting play early. But her nerves jangled through a fitful night of sleep before the quarterfinal, and she awoke from an anxious dream sweating, convinced she was ... Read More »

French Open Women's Semis Set: Pliskova vs. Halep to Determine No. 1

Pliskova has been critical of her own performances at this French Open, specifically referring to her backhand and inconsistency on her potentially big serve. Pliskova would have been the top-ranked player if she had reached the final, but expects Halep to achieve that feat by bringing Ostapenko back down to earth after she beat Timea Bacsinszky in the battle of the birthday girls. Read More »

Lions Team Announced For Highlanders Game

The game today was about getting a performance and proving to us and them that they are capable of putting some type of a performance up against the All Blacks in a few weeks time. They've been brought up differently in rugby so have to play to their strengths. "You could see the difference between the Blues and the Crusaders on Saturday, and I think even though the team is changing they've got the tactics they want to develop to beat New Zealand". Read More »

LeBron James Sets 2 NBA Finals Records In Game 3


Kevin Durant drained a three-pointer with 45.3 seconds left and scored 31 points as Golden State moved within one win of postseason perfection and payback by rallying to beat Cleveland 118-113 on Wednesday night. It's also seemingly made others suddenly offer their opinions about the two players, with the latest being Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard , who indicated that if he had a choice between Durant and James, he'd choose Durant. Read More »

Conor McGregor fight finalized


The Irish McGregor who is signed on with the UFC has never competed in a pro boxing match, and is a mixed martial arts fighter. Mayweather , considered one of boxing's all-time greats thanks to his defensive skills, posted on his Instagram account: " It's official! " alongside an promo image of the two men. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. The future of all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow forwards Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez has, however, been thrown into doubt, although Perez said Real has not started conducting their business yet. Read More »

Dodgers' Puig suspended one game for obscene gesture


Even the Indians' vaunted bullpen is taking some hits. One of tonight's home runs came off of Andrew Miller , the first that the strikeout-machine reliever has allowed in more than 30 innings this season. Met, for making the obscene gesture to fans at Citi Field. Tomlin has not walked a batter in his last five starts. After a dominant stretch through the first two months of the season, Fields has struggled as of late with an ERA of 9.00 with four runs allowed in four innings of relief. Read More »

ICC May Axe Champions Trophy for More T20 World Cups


Kohli's dismissal for five following a golden run in the tournament prompted gloom among the India supporters. These numbers indicate their utter dominance in the two biggest games of the tournament, against two of the toughest opponents: they beat England by eight wickets with 77 balls to spare in the semi-finals, and thrashed India by 180 runs in the final. Read More »

Vegas Golden Knights hold all the cards in NHL expansion draft


McPhee said he has not completed any trades with teams looking to protect players, but he is now talking to several teams. 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 »

French Open roundup from day 10

Bacsinszky didn't back down, fighting it off on an aggressive passage of play before bringing up match point with a perfectly placed victor down the line. "It probably helps me to win today". She even woke up in a sweat at four in the morning, dazed by a nightmare that she had left Roland Garros but had forgotten to buy tournament towels for her friends. Read More »

Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

Flores (25-1), caught hard behind the right ear by the power punch, fell backward to the canvas, lay motionless with his arms sprawled upward for several seconds, then groggily moved toward his stool, raising suspicions that he exaggerated the effect of his condition to attempt to win a no-decision ruling. Read More »

'Almost impossible' to win Wimbledon again - Nadal

Stan Wawrinka was no match for the 31-year-old in the decider on Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday, losing 6-2 6-3 6-1. "Sorry to all the great fans in Britain and to the tournament organizers". "So this video was very special". This year, Nadal dropped only 35 games en route his 10th Roland Garros title, improving from his dominating efforts in 2008 (41) and 2012 (53). Read More »

'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka


Wawrinka was subdued as the marathon five-set duel with Andy Murray in the semi-finals appeared to carry over into Sunday, but even a vintage Swiss would have struggled to contain Nadal. "There is many things I can talk about the game, about what I did, about what he was doing, that I should have done or tried differently, but in the end of the day, I think it's quite clear the score", Wawrinka said. Read More »

Sam Warburton returns to captain Lions against Highlanders


You have to give them a chance. So the Lions at last show some real roar, and for the planeloads of supporters going out for the first test - including myself - that game now brings real excitement and a new-found confidence. "We're so desperate to have a good tour and we're only a fraction away from being three out of three", Warburton said. They have got some very good All Blacks players in that team and it was a good hit-out, but that is all it is really. Read More »

Conor McGregor's Home Gym Paint Job Sends Message To Floyd Mayweather


Mayweather-McGregor will take place three weeks before the unbeaten Golovkin defends his WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight titles against Canelo in the same city on September 16. McGregor will be competing in his first sanctioned boxing match against a boxer widely regarded as the best of his era, and arguably the sport's greatest-ever defensive fighter. Read More »

George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018


The Indiana Pacers have reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers about a trade for Paul George , according to recent reports . That didn't happen, and George doesn't have to worry about leaving $70 million plus on the table by leaving the Pacers . Read More »