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Rafael Nadal reaches 11th French Open semifinal


The 16-time Grand Slam champion will face either Croatian third seed Marin Cilic or another Argentine, fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro , for a place in Sunday's final. Nadal has never failed to win the title when reaching the last four at Roland Garros, but knows that Del Potro, who he has lost to five times in 14 meetings, is a unsafe opponent. Read More »

Trump considering posthumous pardon for Muhammad Ali


Mr Trump said his team was "looking at literally thousands of names " of people for potential pardons because they were treated unfairly or their sentences were too long. Johnson was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. He said he had been in contact with the widow after Trump's comments and they made a decision to issue a statement on behalf of the family. Read More »

Conor McGregor reveals he nearly returned to UFC in May

While discussing his placing on Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes list on Instagram, McGregor said: "Made it to number 4 on the Forbes list this year". He initially took time off for the birth of his first child, then engaged in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last August. The Irishman's earnings for 2017 - all from the Mayweather fight - were estimated at $85 million, which Forbes characterized as "more than five times his previous biggest check". Read More »

MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa to leave Honda after 13 seasons


Four times MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez drove a Formula One vehicle for the first time at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Tuesday but said his focus remained firmly on two wheels for the next few years at least. Who knows though, maybe Formula 1 will be a serious idea for me in a few years' time", Marquez added. The Spaniard has three times finished runner-up in the championship, and has amassed 31 MotoGP wins in his time in the premier class, the most recent of which coming ... Read More »

Tottenham striker Harry Kane signs new contract until 2024


The new deal ties the striker to the club for the next six years and follows the five-year deal signed by Pochettino next month -y'know the one that definitely *doesn't* have any release clause. Striker Kane, 24, scored 30 Premier League goals as Spurs finished third in the table last season and is about to lead England at the World Cup. Read More »

Dominic Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final

The 24-year-old broke the resistance of Cecchinato and ultimately cruised through the third to win in straight sets to reach Sunday's final, where he will meet the victor of the second semi-final between world No 1 and 10-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal or Argentine fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro. Read More »

Trump floats possibility of pardoning Muhammad Ali

He famously said , "I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong". I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali. Trump in recent weeks has used his unilateral presidential powers to pardon several people, including another boxing legend in Jack Johnson. Read More »

Taco Bell to give away free tacos on June 13

The Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of NBA Finals , an away game for the Oakland-based team. As part of the promotion, if a team wins a game on the opposing team's court, that means free tacos. Just thank the Golden State Warriors on your way out. Even if Golden State wins on the road in Game 4, the deal will still be for one free taco per person on the 13th. Read More »

Terrell Owens won't attend Hall of Fame ceremony


According to the Hall of Fame, Owens is the first player to publicly rebuke his own induction, which will take place August 4. Of course, that is precisely what transpired earlier today, when ESPN reporter Adam Schefter shared Owens' public statement on Twitter. Read More »

Manuel Lanzini ruled out of World Cup following cruciate knee ligament rupture


Having scored five goals and registering nine assists in 29 games across all competitions, the diminutive midfielder earned his way into head coach Jorge Sampaoli's plans and featured in their only warm-up fixture against Haiti. Argentina forward Manuel Lanzini's World Cup dreams are over following an injury he suffered while training with the national team. The 25-year-old also missed the 2016 Olympic Games because of a knee injury. Read More »

Tyson Fury: I'm Right on Course Where I Thought I'd Be


I don't know. But he got back to his glory. "So put me in the ring with these bums and I will tell you how to put them down - easy peasy lemon squeezy". "There has never, ever been anyone like me". But as Fury, 29, prepares to do battle with Albanian Sefer Seferi , he has had his say on the other big names in the division. Read More »

The Advice CM Punk Gave Ronda Rousey Before Her WWE Debut

CM Punk did not participate the open workouts for Saturday's stacked UFC 225 card, as he was dealing with anxiety issues. Later the featherweight veteran teamed-up with Punk and the duo gave their best rendition of the 7th inning stretch classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game". Read More »

Infantino cagey over 48-team World Cup


The 2026 tournament will be the first of the expanded format. Global sports outlet ESPN reported yesterday that the South American confederation promised to vote for United 2026 in April. Reported human rights abuses of migrant workers building stadia have also dogged the preparations. But for Simon Chadwick, a sports and geopolitics expert at Britain's Salford University, sharing the World Cup would mark "something of a defeat for Doha". Read More »

Warriors Should Close Out Cavs In Game 4


LeBron James finished with another triple-double of 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but he was very passive late - he shot just once in the final five minutes - and failed to make a concerted effort to fight through screens in order to guard Durant over that same stretch. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane's Successor At Real Madrid Revealed?


Chelsea's Antonio Conte and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino are other names in the mix, but Guti has emerged as the bookmaker's favourite. The 41-year-old Madrid legend is now in charge of the club's youth team, but had been on the shortlists of Murcia as well as Scottish club St Mirren . Read More »

Rockets will aggressively pursue Paul George this summer


It looks like the critical offseason of the Houston Rockets may have to clear one big hurdle if they want to re-sign point guard Chris Paul . Chris Paul didn't turn down $200 million from the Clippers because he thought that somehow the Rockets were gonna talk him into saving them luxury-tax money. Read More »

Kenyan referee resigns from World Cup after bribery sting


He was among the 63 assistant referees set to officiate at next month's showpiece. According to Nairobi News, the quid pro quo happened before a game in the 2018 Africa Nations Champions, which ran from January 12 to February 4. Aside from Marwa, the investigation revealed that dozens of referees and even Ghanaian Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi were willing to take huge sums of money from undercover reporters before football matches. Read More »

Paddy Jackson has been officially signed by French club Perpignan


Two weeks after the players' acquittals, the IRFU and Ulster revoked their contracts with immediate effect following controversy over details of social media and text messages which emerged during the trial. Back in May, speculation was rife that Jackson was set to go the way of English Premiership team Sale Sharks . The club had also, in recent times, been strongly linked to Springbok out-half Elton Jantjies - who, ironically, was thought to be replacing Jackson in Ulster for some time. Read More »

Del Potro defeats Cilic to reach semifinals


The top seed saved four break points in the opening game but was a break down at 2-1 when the world number 12 thrashed away a forehand victor. Schwartzman compiled a 20-4 edge in winners for the set, closing it with a forehand that landed right at the baseline. Read More »

Injured Woakes ruled out of Scotland ODI


Woakes is the second of England's allrounders to suffer injury ahead of the Australia visit, after Ben Stokes was forced to sit out the Headingley Test with a left hamstring tear. The duo have begun their rehabilitation programmes and will be hoping to feature in the latter stages of the series. The 27-year-old will have his injury assessed later this week before a decision is made on how many matches he will miss against Australia . Read More »

U.S. Open 2018 tee times

Other amenities include a full bar and eight-person hot tub on the deck, as well as a scuba decompression chamber. It has a crew of nine, and is thought to cost around $2m a year to run. The US Golf Association released first- and second-round tee times for the 118th US Open on Thursday, and once again their featured groups promise plenty of fireworks. Read More »

Despite facing elimination, Golden Knights comfortable in familiar underdog role


The defense in front of Las Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury did him no favors, but he also wasn't his usual self in allowing six goals on only 23 shots. Players on the Golden Knights called themselves the "Golden Misfits" since the roster was comprised of mostly depth players deemed expendable by their former teams through an expansion draft that was tweaked to make the team competitive. Read More »

Capitals hoist first Stanley Cup in franchise history


In Game 4, Vegas out-chanced Washington 23-14 during 5-on-5 play. "Although they are facing a tremendous amount of adversity right now, if they win here I think the pressure gets shifted to the Capitals, knowing they better win Game 6 at home or it comes back to Vegas for Game 7". Read More »

Academy trio and McAllister to join Gerrard at Rangers


The two clubs confirmed on Thursday that the 20-year-old's season-long move to work under Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at Rangers , subject to global clearance. Ejiara was reportedly dropped from Nigeria's U-17 team to the 2013 Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup in UAE but won the 2017 U-20 World Cup with England. Read More »

England 2-0 Costa Rica


Real Madrid goalkeeper Navas was completely caught out moments later, though, as Rashford unleashed a powerful drive from 25 yards that dipped perfectly over him and into the top corner for his third worldwide goal . "What pleased me most is that Marcus Rashford enjoyed his football", he told ITV. "He played with a real swagger". "He had a hard end to the season having to play on his own as a No. Read More »

Nadal completes fightback to reach 11th French Open semi-final

Nadal will advance to play Juan Martin del Potro , who defeated Marin Cilic in four sets after play was suspended Wednesday at 6-6 in the first set. "He's the massive favourite, but I think he's comfortable with that". The 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Argentine wiped away tears during his on-court interview, telling fans who chanted his nickname, "delPo": "It has been a long time without good feelings on my body". Read More »

Jonny on the spot (start) as Rays visit Nationals


Kluber (9-2) tied the New York Yankees' Luis Severino for the American League lead in wins. Tampa Bay has an over/under record of 26-30-2. Venters started as the Rays used their unconventional strategy of opening with a reliever for the eighth time in 17 games. Read More »

Eden Hazard: Belgium's 'golden generation' is desperate to deliver


We need to improve his demeanour and his fitness level because the injury has prevented him from training as a normal player, but we have very good news from our doctor. We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. I wish Salah the best and hope he returns. Belgium's captain and talisman, Eden Hazard , has likened Roberto Martínez's squad to England's famed "golden generation" of players but believes his team-mates can deliver in Russian Federation when the World Cup begins next week. Read More »

Real's Ramos denies blame for Salah injury


Football fans have been reacting to Kroos' weird comments about Ramos and they're pretty gobsmacked, as you can see by the above and below tweets. The 25-year-old landed awkwardly on his shoulder and was substituted after suffering a dislocation of the joint. Read More »

Kentucky, Alabama basketball icon C.M. Newton dies at 88


As a senior on Alabama's 1968-69 team - Newton's first of 12 years leading the Crimson Tide men's basketball program - Elliott fondly recalls how much of a difference Newton made on the court, even if the wins were hard to come by. Newton was selected as the SEC Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons (1975 and 1976); becoming the only Alabama coach to accomplish the feat. The Wildcats earned the 1998 national title in Smith's first season, and Newton handed the coach the championship ... Read More »

Warriors’ NBA Finals Winning Streak Continues, Ratings Still Steady With 2017


It may have felt a bit too close to call up until the final minutes, but, in the end, the Golden State Warriors continued with tradition last night and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in OH to now lead the 2018 NBA Finals 3-0. Beyond that, James would have to accept a serious hit to his legacy if he were to sign with the team that has dominated the National Basketball Association for much of the last four seasons. Read More »