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Expansion Vegas loads up on D-men, could make more trades

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The Vegas Golden Knights will choose 30 players, one from each existing team. Vegas is simply selecting one of the available players that the Sharks did not protect ahead of the expansion draft . Last season, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with Pittsburgh . Originally acquired by the Hurricanes in exchange for longtime Checkers center Brody Sutter last fall, Brickley has 102 points (50g, 52a) and 153 penalty minutes in 195 career AHL games with San Antonio, Portland and Charlotte. Read More »

Ostapenko and Halep will determine the champion of Roland Garros

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I think it's a nice gift! The second seed did find a way through to get the match back on serve at 3-4 but Halep broke immediately again and went on to set up a clash with 20-year-old Latvian Ostapenko. Ostapenko, an unseeded player, took down No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky in her semifinal matchup, winning, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3. It is the second time in three years she has lost in the French Open semifinals. Read More »

French Open 2017: Sometimes I felt like a spectator, says Simona Halep

Jelena's path to the victory was incredible, the Latvian hit 54 winners on her way to a "dream". Ostapenko denied Halep not only a first Slam title but also the world No. 1 if she had won, but she was overpowered. It was fitting that Ostapenko drilled a backhand victor down the line - her favourite shot - on match point. Read More »

Trivia Tuesday: Second-round draft picks who became NBA All-Stars

With the 16th overall pick, as the representative of the Bulls, we selected Australia's Terrance Ferguson . Having a host of picks, and several assets that other teams might covet, could give the Magic the opportunity to make a bold move up in the draft to snag difference-making talent that Weltman and Hammond have identified. Read More »

Didn't deserve to be in semis: du Plessis

India will now face Bangladesh in the second semi-final on June 15 while Group A topper England will face the victor of the final Group B fixture between Sri Lanka and Pakistan to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Monday. Smith said India are now favourites to be in the finals.The defending champions will square off against Bangladesh in their next match . Du Plessis played on from Pandya, before Jasprit Bumrah accounted for Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo, ... Read More »

Sailing-Sweden beat New Zealand to level America's Cup duel

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Wednesday's semi-final races at the America's Cup in Bermuda have been postponed because of high winds. It could be last we see of two of the challengers. And as Glenn Ashby said: “We went down the mine.”. Ainslie and his crew rallied to win the next race but an error in the third was all New Zealand needed to pounce for the vital win. Read More »

The confederations Cup in 2017 in Germany has Australians

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The German side managed to keep its lead and secure the first three points in the tournament. World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B opener tonight, with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos . Read More »

Watch Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev 2 Live Results on HBO PPV

It turned out, that's exactly what Andre Ward had in mind, too. Andre Ward kept his undefeated record in tact while settling his rivalry with Sergey Kovalev once and for all on Saturday night in Las Vegas . "He's a great fighter, not a lot of people are going to beat him", said 33-year-old Ward , who has 16 knockouts from his 32 bouts. "I knew he was hurt". Read More »

Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

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Never shares a corner office next to Bulls executives John Paxson and Gar Forman and attends every meeting. In this draft, though, the Bulls philosophy must change from a "contribute now" type player to players with the rawest potential. Read More »

Birthday girl Ostapenko claims first French Open final spot

Is she mature enough to play Bacsinszky and not just close her eyes and blaze away?" And history might just be on the Latvian youngter's side. She is the first unseeded woman to reach the French Open final for 34 years. She didn't drop a set in her first four matches but her match against Elina Svitolina looked to be her last. She has 245 winners from six rounds - more than Andy Murray s 174 after five matches. Read More »

Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018

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On Sunday, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Paul George told the Pacers he intends to become a free agent in 2018 and leave the team , preferably for the Los Angeles Lakers . With George being upfront, the Pacers are left with a decision. George relayed his plans to the Pacers president Kevin Pritchard through his agent. Read More »

O'Mahony to captain Lions, Farrell starts ahead of Sexton

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Gatland added that the Lions' fluidity in attack against the Chiefs showed that the composite team of players from England , Ireland , Wales and Scotland was beginning to gel. Like many in the British media it expresses surprise outstanding England lock Maro Itoje is only on the bench but surmises it is a measure to try and halt the All Blacks habit of scoring liberally in the last quarter. Read More »

Triumph for Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo third again

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After a strong race, Hamilton took the chequered flag for his 56th career win and sixth Canadian victory. Taking it back to the start, Carlos Sainz found himself stuck in a lot of race controversy and also a prisoner in his own auto after poorly cutting off Romain Grosjean which pushed him Carlos onto the grass and hurtling uncontrollably to into Felipe Massa ending both their races. Read More »

Fleetwood takes heart from US Open

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He remembers taking a phone call and receiving the best advice he's ever got: "Stick it out". "For us, it was like two minutes". Koepka's victory at Erin Hills impressed golf's aristocracy. He added: "I love travelling". It was kind of 'bombs away, ' " said Koepka, who averaged 322.1 yards off the tee, seventh longest in the field. All of which made his U.S. Read More »

Rafael Nadal, à jamais seul sur sa terre — Roland-Garros

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Pour L'Equipe , le joueur de 31 ans est un véritable "CHAMP10N". Rafa vise lui la Decima , cette expression un peu dingue, empruntée au Real Madrid (dont le joueur est justement fan) et ses exploits en Ligue des champions, qui signifie dix victoires dans une même compétition. Read More »

David Griffin out as Cavaliers GM after extension talks falter

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Gilbert ignored James' view and released the statement that announced the general manager's departure. Danny Ferry resigned in 2010 and Chris Grant was sacked in 2014, paving the way for Griffin . "We got us 1", James tweeted . Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Gilbert is targeting ex-Pistons All-Star Chauncey Billups to become the team's new president of basketball operations. Read More »

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championships to rest

It showed great moments of my career. But, from a seemingly fruitless position, he then engineered one of the sport's most remarkable seasons. Nadal is just short of winning one more game at the French Open to claim a record of winning eleven titles at the single grand slam , a record which is now held by Margaret Court. Read More »

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confed Cup

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow just a day after he was summoned to appear in a Spanish court over allegations relating to tax fraud. New Zealand , meanwhile, crash out after a heart-breaking defeat, Ryan Thomas hitting the crossbar late on. There was talk before this tournament of coach Stanislav Cherchesov building a new, young Russian Federation out of domestically-based players but there was age in a team that ... Read More »

NBA draft arrives after days of deals

It is intuitive to think that the earlier a team picks in the NBA Draft the better their pick is. "National player of the year, he has to get drafted". Next up will be the Los Angeles Lakers , expected to take UCLA guard Lonzo Ball. And perhaps, by the time you read this, one of these insane trade rumors will come to fruition and that " more " I was expecting will be signed, sealed, and delivered. Read More »

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

The chances of a big trade happening are not great. "On behalf of the entire organization, I would like to thank Griff for his leadership and many contributions during his time here, including most recently, his role in the franchise's first NBA Championship", Gilbert said in a statement. Read More »

Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

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Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum are one-and-done small forwards with size and athleticism , and they're nearly certain to go in the top five overall picks. "But there were some issues off-court that raised red flags, including a criminal property damage misdemeanor and an alleged threat to strike a woman". Read More »

FIFA Confederation Cup : Germany defeat Australia 3-2

German coach Joachim Low will want his players to play an attractive kind of football, and with Werner and Sando Wagner being good offensive players, he will look for a great display from his forwards. However, Julian Draxler stroked home a penalty just seconds later to regain the lead, as Leon Goretzka made it 3-1 after the restart for the second half. Read More »

Ronaldo won't quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are the two clubs most keenly pursuing the 31-year-old forward's signature, but Perez skipped over talk of a sale by pricing Ronaldo out of the market. Insisting that everyone must comply with their tax obligations, the Madrid president remained hopeful that Ronaldo would will meet his tax requirements and that all the confusion would be cleared up soon. Read More »

Four Irish start for Lions against Crusaders

Despite being reduced to 14 men for 10 minutes following replacement Liam Williams' 57th minute yellow card, the tourists did manage to close the gap to two points through Leigh Halfpenny's boot, while a long-range effort from the Welshman gave his side a 16-15 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Read More »

Danny Ainge hints that the Celtics weren't going to take Markelle Fultz

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Philadelphia 76ers fans are super excited about what The Process has done for their favorite team. Markelle Fultz is a popular pick at No. 1. You do want to be drafted in the first round , and not just because it's lucrative. "Jayson's a talented player", Kennard said. History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team's fiercest rivals. Read More »

Ronaldo convoqué le 31 juillet — Fraude fiscale

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Il n'a pas tari d'éloges pour le Portugais quatre fois Ballon d'Or , dont trois au Real Madrid et un à Manchester United, club qui aimerait bien le récupérer. Ce qui est sur, c'est que quelque chose a affecté Cristiano. Une semaine après avoir affirmé, d'après A Bola , qu'il souhaitait "quitter le Real Madrid " et qu'il s'agissait d'une "décision irréversible", Cristiano Ronaldo n'est visiblement plus si sûr de son fait. Read More »

Russian Federation vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup, live score

Mexico play New Zealand later in the day and could go top of the group if they manage to beat the Kiwis by a two-goal margin. The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup hosts have been alternating between draws and wins over the past four matches and headed into the Portugal clash needing a string of consistency in order to secure their semi-final berth. Read More »

Morgan hails brilliant England bowlers

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our batting performance was probably par or below par - so pretty average". Meanwhile, Kane Williamson , the New Zealand captain, could be facing a ban for slow over-rates after his side took nearly four hours to complete the England innings. Read More »

Nadal-Wawrinka, invincible contre invaincu — Roland-Garros

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L'Espagnol (31 ans) ne s'est pris les pieds dans le tapis qu'une fois en 24 matches durant la saison sur terre battue (en quarts de finale à Rome contre Thiem ) marquée par 3 titres à Monte-Carlo, Barcelone et Madrid. " Si je continue comme ça, pourquoi pas? ". Wawrinka est parvenu à rentrer dans le court le premier une fois sur cinq. Ou plutôt si: lui-même. Et aucun pépin physique n'est venu contrarier sa course, contrairement à l'an passé. Read More »

Scoring Specialist Hector Moreno Rescues Mexico In 2-2 Draw With Portugal

The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener. - Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in that 7-1 win against Russian Federation, his fifth and sixth goals for Portugal and his first brace for his country. Read More »

Preds Try To Solve Penguins' Home Ice Edge In Game 5

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To his point, three missed the net, another three were blocked and only two found their way to Pekka Rinne - both of which were stopped. "Obviously not the start you want to have", Rinne said. Eight different players scored for the Predators in the two home wins, including a pair from Frederick Gaudreau. When it comes to shot attempts, the Predators once again hold a large margin at 227-177. Read More »