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Bottas keen for long-term Mercedes deal

This was the second time he's done that this season, again, proving his dominance in the sport. "At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "At the moment I don't plan to". "It was important to get the lap in and make the jump to fourth". "I could easily do another three-year contract if I wanted to", he said. Read More »

Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

Teams who voluntarily kicked the ball out also got a raw deal because the ball would be returned to them deep in their own half rather than where play stopped. Oh, and don't forget New Zealand's defender Tommy Smith (he's number 20) who seemed to run from across the pitch, staunch as a rugby player, just to be part of the action. Read More »

Hamilton Says Baku Pole Even More Special than Montreal

Championship leader Vettel remained unperturbed by the gap and was confident Ferrari could challenging Mercedes in the race. It was a great result, which has pushed us to another level, and we will continue fighting for more such weekends. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather, Conor Macgregor Fight Is Officially Happening


Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza said the fight had the potential to appeal to an entirely new category of fans. So what does the UFC get out of it? Mayweather, generally considered the greatest boxer of his generation, earned about $800m in his career, including a whopping $300m in his much-hyped "fight of the century" with rival Manny Pacquiao . Read More »

FIFA Confederation Cup: Germany, Chile end tie in stalemate

That was how the game remained as both teams looked to be more interested in drawing the match than losing. " Chile perhaps have a player or two amongst their ranks who have a lot of experience playing in tournaments, however I see us well equipped to deal with them". Read More »

Vettel reverses out of trouble in Baku

There are records of no little import within Lewis Hamilton's reach at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but ticking boxes in Baku appears far from his mind. Chasing his second career pole, Bottas was also disappointed. But Bottas finished just one-tenth off pace-setter Max Verstappen , so Hamilton's still confident he has a auto capable of securing pole Saturday. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Ball, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chino Hills, Calif., became UCLA's first player selected in the draft by the Lakers since 2006, when Jordan Farmar was taken as the organization's No. "Anytime you want the ball, just let me know and it's going to be there". The vision is that Simmons will be the primary ball-handler, but with Fultz not far behind. Read More »

South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

It means that the series is right in the balance going into the final game with all to play for which is exciting for both teams and their sets of fans. Bairstow creamed a glorious cover drive for four off Morris to get off the mark before Roy rocked onto his back foot and powerfully swatted Phehlukwayo away through midwicket for another boundary. Read More »

Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems


It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. The Canadian later went down the escape road in Turn 2, but was not alone in doing so. The Finn had claimed provisional pole after Hamilton locked a wheel on his first run. Ricciardo's teammate, Max Verstappen , qualified fifth ahead of Perez. Even though the 19-year-old's start to the weekend was positive, his Friday ended in the wall. Read More »

By The Numbers: Winners and Losers from the 2017 NBA Draft

Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. And I said, OK, that's all I needed to hear. 23 overall to the Toronto Raptors . His effective field goal percentage of 69.3 would have ranked him third in the country per KenPom had he played the qualifying 60 percent of Indiana's minutes. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him. Speaking about Ronaldo's reported desire to leave the club, Perez added: 'Not I, nor anyone at Madrid , is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club'. Read More »

Farrell kicks Lions to win over Crusaders in New Zealand tour match


Having completed the return-to-play protocols, he gets his chance to shine against the Highlanders but he was a face in the stands at Christchurch on Saturday watching Farrell and Sexton excel against the Crusaders . Five Ireland players have been selected for matchday duty on Tuesday when the British & Irish Lions play the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin ( kick-off 7.35pm local time/8.35am Irish time). Read More »

Ostapenko recovers to take first title

Jelena Ostapenko turned 20 on the Thursday that she reached her first Major final. 25-year-old Halep , who will be crowned world No 2 when the rankings are updated tomorrow, was gracious in accepting her defeat. Ostapenko also made 54 unforced errors , to Halep's 10. Even in the third set, Ostapenko trailed 3-1 and had to fight back to capture the win. Ostapenko was fearless, going for broke 3-0 down in the second set. Read More »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams 'Blood Money' GOP Health Care Bill

None of the conservative senators have said that they are going to oppose the bill . However, the Republicans who crafted the bill are confident that it has the potential to be the GOP's answer to the ACA. Though he lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump last week privately called the House measure " mean " and called on senators to make their version more "generous". Read More »

India arrests 15 people for celebrating Pakistan cricket team's win


Pakistan is also India's arch-rival on the cricket pitch. He said there is no guarantee that there will be another Champions Trophy after 2021. "We don't have any previous cases or official complaints on record but those residing in Mohad have told us that this has happened before", he said. Read More »

Knicks Trade Rumors: Will The Boston Celtics Aquire Kristaps Porzingis?


Assuming there will be no more trade discussions this offseason, the club will have to find a way to sort through lingering issues with the 21-year-old Porzingis . They fit and are more willing to adapt. While there haven't been any specifics, Phoenix is one of the teams that boasts a high pick in this year's draft and a collection of young, talented players. Read More »

All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen


The Lions are about power, kick and chase and, as their tour has rumbled on, a shadow Test team, formed for game three when they beat the Canterbury Crusaders, have developed into a class unit. Both tries were off the back of demolition work by a powerful New Zealand pack. Referee Jaco Peyper checked that Read had not knocked on and Barrett added the extras to give the All Blacks a 20-8 lead, which he extended with his third penalty on the hour mark. Read More »

Pressure nothing new for All Blacks, says Read


Since Adam was a cowboy if your tight five do their job then everyone else can play. "We won that battle, but that doesn't guarantee that will happen next week". "We switched off for two tries, and we missed a number of opportunities, but they are things we can fix", said Gatland. An Auckland Transport spokesperson said the first buses have left from the North Shore and supporters are starting to catch trains to Eden Park . Read More »

Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

With about 10 minutes left in P3, Verstappen's auto ground to a halt on the side of the track and he stood inspecting it for several moments. "It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. "Yesterday we were at a bit of a loss and we had to make a lot of changes overnight", said Hamilton, who was 10th in P2. "The human race is a greedy kind, and we always want more. Read More »

Another lead Husky: Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

Then, with their final pick (50th overall), they drafted Mathias Lessort from France. Ball's father, LaVar , put on his Lakers hat even before the pick became official. As for the idea that Embiid might be able to play in back-to-back games and not on a minutes restriction after dealing with both a year ago, Brown replied, "I think that's ambitious". Read More »

Magic Johnson on Russell: 'what I needed was a leader'

Wearing a custom No. 2 Dodgers jersey, des, Ball appeared comfortable with the attention, telling the crowd over the stadium PA system that it's something he's learned to deal with over the course of his high school and college career. Read More »

76ers make Fultz top pick in NBA draft

Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota. "Frank is a complete player", Demps said. As NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum took the stage to announce the Denver Nuggets' pick, fans yelled out "Monte Morris!" from the stands during the pregnant pause Tatum took. Read More »

Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

We've clearly still got lots of work to do ahead of qualifying, but Valtteri's time in FP2 looked promising, so there is obviously pace in the vehicle, which is encouraging. Although his Ferrari team managed to resolve the failure in time for qualifying, Vettel was only fourth and an eye-watering 1.3 seconds slower than Hamilton. Read More »

Magic Johnson Praises D'Angelo Russell Then Throws Him Under the Bus


Hong). Chosen with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday, Ball is known for many things, one of those being a tremendous passer. "I went to the high school", Johnson explained his research. "The tide has turned", Johnson said. Added Johnson, "Guys want to get out on that break and run hard because they know Lonzo will find them and not just give them a pass, but a scoring pass. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers take guard Markelle Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft


The hard part for Sixers head coach Brett Brown is to get this group on the same page and hope that they can survive training camp and preseason without anyone ending up on the injured list. The players don't get much of a say in which team they play for, but that didn't stop Lavar Ball from saying his son would play for no one but the Lakers. Read More »

Germany 3 - 2 Australia: Postecoglou hails courageous Socceroos in Confederations Cup opener


Although Australia are coming off the back of a four-goal defeat to Brazil last week, the Aussies will look to bounce back against world champions Germany . Against Germany we let one through in the first five minutes - not ideal but at least slightly less embarrassing. Kimmich is among a new crop of German stars that also includes RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, who scored 21 goals in the Bundesliga last season, and 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Julian Brandt , who will ... Read More »

Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Then Keith [Fultz's trainer] hit me up and said, "New plan". First, Simmons and Embiid need to be healthy. So the fear now is that Embiid and Simmons, both coming off injuries, will be in the same situation going into the 2017-18 season. The Sixers have long needed a veteran both in the locker room and to help lead on the court. Maybe, but this isn't the first time a player has told a team he didn't want to play for them without actually saying it. Read More »

Why everyone's talking about Lonzo Ball

The #Nba Draft featured 60 players being taken, but some teams hit on future players, while some swung and missed. It is not just words. That's a legitimate question because it hasn't happened throughout the life of "The Process". "I think it's ambitious", Brown said of the idea of Embiid and Simmons not having any restrictions on their playing time this season as a health precaution. Read More »

Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

He can do better than that in Philly-my go-to spots are Morning Glory and Knead Bagels-but, hey, whatever gets you going. He has the chance to be a very good player. Simmons didn't see the court at all after suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot at the end of training camp. First pick Fultz bolstered the 76ers young core as a 19-year-old playmaker. Read More »

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to NFL's best quarterbacks

In the eyes of Laker fans, he has certainly disappointed but has glimpses of light that show his tremendous potential, such as his 40 point game against his current employers and the game-winner vs Minnesota. We've got to get the right people in place to do that, but we're building every step. "That went well", Hart said . Then why was this a good trade? The Lakers still have another bad contract in Luol Deng to get rid of. Read More »

Confed Cup: Ronaldo's Tax Fraud Case Doesn't Matter - Fans

Marca reported Tuesday that Ronaldo prefers playing in Paris . It was not immediately possible to reach Di Maria's representatives for a comment. However, the report written by the Spanish prosecutor accusing the player to defraud €14.7M changed everything. Manchester United will now focus their attention on signing Alvaro Morata , reports The Sun . Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of 3.3 million euro tax fraud in Spain

The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss joined Manchester United in 2016 and won three trophies in his first season. "Following the publication in today's [Thursday] AS newspaper of information concerning the signing of Jose Mourinho as the manager of our club, Real Madrid C.F. Read More »