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NBA Summer League in Las Vegas begins, Ayton in action

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The second half did not open the way Los Angeles would have hoped. Mykhailiuk struggled from behind the arc (2-for-8) in the Lakers' loss to the Heat but still managed to finish with 12 points, four rebounds and two assists. "We're getting close to getting those things done, but we're not there yet", Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "We don't want to run those guys into the ground". Read More »

Horner says Red Bulls are in the running for both F1 titles

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However, they aren't getting ahead of themselves heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix. "It's hard to say". "I keep saying it, they're all nice if you win, but this was unexpected and that makes it a little more special". Ricciardo says contesting for world titles is his overriding priority for 2019 and beyond - but also wants his achievements to date to be recognised in his next deal. Read More »

Croatia beat Russian Federation on penalties to reach semis

But it was the Croatians who held their nerve from 12 yards, with Fernandes ironically missing the crucial kick for Russian Federation that later gave Ivan Rakitic the chance to win it. Despite the result, street parties broke out in central Moscow in scenes reminiscent of the celebrations following Russia's shock victory over Spain on Sunday. Read More »

Former NBA player Clifford Rozier dies at 45 after heart attack

We spoke to Kobie Rozier - who told us the former Louisville standout went into cardiac arrest two days ago. and was put on life support. Rozier passed away on Friday in his hometown of Bradenton, Florida, reports Sports Illustrated . The 6-foot-11 center played with Louisville from 1992-94 after transferring from North Carolina. Rogers flashed ability but could not stay healthy during an unremarkable National Basketball Association career that spanned five teams in seven years. Read More »

Australia lose T20 final to Pakistan

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Australia missed an opportunity to usurp Pakistan atop the T20 rankings after their 45-run loss to Sarfraz Ahmed's side on Thursday, but have had three resounding victories from four matches and can rise above India into second on the rankings with victory in Harare's decider. Read More »

Hales leads England to dramatic win over India

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Despite the disappointment on Friday, the visitors are still in contention for their sixth consecutive T20I series' win, which is part of an unbeaten run stretching back to September 2017. India missed injured Jasprit Bumrah's services on Friday during the death overs as England hit three sixes. India are all set to take on England in the second T20I at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff . Read More »

Joshua lines up Wembley for fights in September and April

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The long-running storyline has been that Joshua and WBC champion Deontay Wilder would eventually meet in a battle of Britain versus the United States, but Phil Jay of World Boxing News wrote that fight is uncertain as things stand. Both sides in the Wilder Joshua camps are blaming each other for the failure to agree a fight for September, but it remains one of the most anticipated potential events in the sport so there remains hope that an agreement can be reached. Read More »

Harrington off to a flyer at Irish Open

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I just haven't been good enough in dealing with what goes on with playing the Irish Open . I did that at Augusta and felt I learned from it and, hopefully, I can put myself in similar positions at the Open and the USPGA. Stars of film, television and sport have joined the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington for the event. While McIlroy won at the parkland K Club in county Kildare in 2016, he missed the cut at Royal County Down in 2015 and Portstewart ... Read More »

'Joe Mourinho Says I'll Get My Chance Manchester United'

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Brazil global Andreas Pereira , who has made 13 appearances for the Old Trafford Club, has been sent out on two successive loan spells to Spanish sides Granada and Valencia . However, the same report goes on to say that Manchester United have accepted that they will likely have to shell out a club record fee for a defender if they are to land any of their targets this summer. Read More »

Jazz Waive Jonas Jerebko, Will Sign With Warriors

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An eight-year National Basketball Association veteran, Jerebko can sign a veteran minimum deal with the Warriors, ESPN reported. Golden State will sign Jerebko at the veteran minimum (around $2.4 million), giving the Warriors 13 players on their active roster. Read More »

Belgium's Romalu Lukaku: My game is about more than scoring goals

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Plus an own-goal from Brazil. Brazil were almost back on level terms twice soon after, but Augusto fired his shot from just outside the area wide of goal before Coutinho skied a shot from Neymar's laid-off pass well over the bar. "It was hard to swallow". Brazil had been undefeated in their last 15 games under Tite, a streak in which a resurgent Selecao had conceded only three goals. Read More »

Hornets, Bulls, Magic finalizing three-way trade

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Mozgov was acquired by the Hornets in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on July 6, 2018. At first glance, this looks like a deal that is about moving some undesirable contracts around in Biyombo and Mozgov. It helped that he played more minutes on a bad team, but nonetheless, he showed some promise. The backcourt needed a shot of life and Grant may be just the guy to do the job. Read More »

Brazil's Neymar wasted 14 minutes by 'play-acting'

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Neymar may be the world's best player left in the World Cup , but he's become more known for his overly dramatic dives he takes trying to draw penalties. Some opposing coaches and fans have called out Neymar for writhing and rolling around after minor fouls. Neymar has been a subject of criticisms lately following his in-game antics against Switzerland and Mexico. Read More »

Hsieh casts spell on Halep to cause Wimbledon shock

Top seed and world No.1 Simona Halep became the latest female to make an unexpected early exit on the pristine lawns of SW19, falling in the third round to world No.48 Hsieh Su-wei. Later Saturday, three-time champion Novak Djokovic plays his first match this year on Centre Court against Britain's Kyle Edmund. Explosive Nick Kyrgios, fresh from a social media row with former women's champion Marion Bartoli after she accused him of squandering his talents, plays Japan's Kei Nishikori. Read More »

Raonic's match suspended due to darkness

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Roger Federer admitted he was surprised to see Marin Cilic crash out of Wimbledon as he assessed how his half of the draw had opened up. Stan Wawrinka also exited, losing to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 7-6 (7) 6-3 7-6 (6). The 11-time French Open champion is looking for his third title at the All England Club and first since 2010. He won 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) in the second round against Australia's John Millman. Read More »

Alexander Zverev defeats Taylor Fritz in Wimbledon second round

Today I definitely did. "It's a wonderful feeling walking out there, I try to put on a good match and try hard every time, regardless of how many times I've played at Wimbledon ". In addition, Ernests has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in his 11th appearance, becoming one of the players who needed to play more than 10 Wimbledons to book the place in the last 16 after Tommy Robredo, Jeremy Bates, Michael Llodra, Nicolas Mahut, Richey Reneberg and Marc Rosset. Read More »

Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

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England beat Sweden with a 2-0 lead to qualify for the Semi-finals. Yet the performances of manager Gareth Southgate's squad - the second youngest at the tournament - are being celebrated wildly back home. "They are all top people and are the reason we are in the semi-final just as much as any other". England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was notably called into action early in the second half when he saved Marcus Berg's header. Read More »

Letters of hope from boys trapped deep in a Thai cave

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Rescue divers on Tuesday found twelve teenage soccer players and their coach alive after they went missing in a Thai cave more than ten days ago. Duangpetch "Dom" Phromthep, 13, wrote in Kam Muang (Northern Thai dialect) to his parents; "I'm fine but it's a little bit cold". Read More »

World Cup Quarter-Final match report Russian Federation v Croatia 07 July 2018

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The game finished 2-2 after extra-time following a late equaliser by Russia's Mario Fernandes. But against Croatia their unbelievable run ended at the quarter-final stage despite taking the lead after 30 minutes. England had not kept a clean sheet in their four previous matches and had Pickford to thank for ensuring they did not concede this time. "We have always said we would take one game at a time and we can go on and create our own history". Read More »

Five-run frame pushes Mets past Jays

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He signed with the Mets in May after being released by the Atlanta Braves following a 12-game stint. "That wasn't me earlier in the year, so I'm just happy to be back". The two-time home run champion took off his helmet and acknowledged both the crowd and the Blue Jays dugout as fans rose for a prolonged ovation. Martin had three hits and a walk. Read More »

Ayesha and Steph Curry welcome third child

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They share two daughters together, Riley 5 and Ryan 2. Ayesha Curry shared another adorable photo on Instagram. Ayesha announced that she was expecting in February . VIDEO: Riley Curry is impossibly cute at Warriors victory parade in Oakland Both Stephen and Ayesha shared photos of the new baby boy. He posted a photo of the new baby on his own Instagram page . Read More »

Fans react to LeBron James joining Lakers

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Becoming a basketball superstar is one thing, and nobody is bigger than James after 15 prolific NBA seasons and three championships. But when a player of James' caliber joins a new team, there is a general understanding, even expectation that other quality players will flock to that player and try to put together a contender (often at a discounted rate). Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

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Alli's effort to double the lead just before the hour sent the England fans behind that goal into full party mode - a sight which must have brought back fond memories for Maguire, who, then at Hull City, attended Euro 2016 as a fan along with his friends. Read More »

Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed

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Novak Djokovic admitted he had to stay mentally tough as the three-time champion shrugged off a controversial call against him to beat Kyle Edmund in the Wimbledon third round on Saturday. Not too much in terms of margins. "I am looking forward to a second week of a Slam". Playing high-intensity matches where one serve or one shot can really swing the momentum one or the other side, obviously there is a lot of accumulation of emotions, especially in the decisive moments of the set and ... Read More »

Brendon Hartley in huge P3 crash after Toro Rosso failure

The team is reportedly looking into his teammate Pierre Gasly's vehicle to understand what went wrong ahead of the qualifier. As a precaution, Toro Rosso kept Hartley's teammate Pierre Gasly in the garage for the rest of the session as it worked on understanding what had happened. Read More »

Russia's World Cup dream ends with Croatia shootout defeat

Denis Cheryshev's swerving left-footer from the edge of the box had opened the scoring for Russian Federation in the 31st minute of normal time but an unmarked Andrej Kramaric headed in a cross from Mario Mandzukic eight minutes later to restore parity. Read More »

Harry Kane sends inspirational World Cup message to a young cancer patient

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The Three Lions' biggest football match in decades is set to bring the country to a standstill, with the quarter-final against Sweden kicking off at 3pm United Kingdom time. Either Croatia or hosts Russian Federation now await England after goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were enough to defeat Sweden in Samara on Saturday. Read More »

Wimbledon: Defending champion Muguruza crashes out

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The men's side is less battered than the women's, but on Thursday, one of the big contenders for the title went out in a shock exit. Prior to Muguruza's defeat, second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and seeds four through six - Sloane Stephens , Elina Svitolina and Caroline Garcia - had already been eliminated from the tournament. Read More »

Konta destroyed by Cibulkova, Edmund flies home flag

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I lost to a very good player today. "That was a lot to do with how she played", WTA quoted Konta as saying. He plays last on the show court against American Bradley Klahn . Konta had the opportunity to get a foothold back in the game, but despite having control of the net, she was sent backpedalling by a lob, hit a weak return, and Cibulkova punished it with a forehand into the corner. Read More »

We all want Nadal-Federer final at Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova

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The second-seeded Nadal hadn't played a match since claiming his 11th French Open title last month but showed little sign of rust as he cruised to victory against Sela. First match at Wimbledon . The 20-year-old Tiafoe relied on a strong serve to win 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 over the Spanish veteran and reach the second round for the second straight year. Read More »