• Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup
Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Mexico over discriminatory chants at Confed Cup

Arriving by helicopter close to $750 million new stadium in his native St. Petersburg barely 20 minutes before kickoff, Putin was soon installed in the main grandstand and made a speech to launch the tournament. "What fans have been waiting for over so many years is finally happening". Still, fans, players, coaches and media were left confused ...

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  • 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz
1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

That being said, it is a major red flag that the Celtics have not shown interest in those players, and it appears as though the names we should be paying attention to are Dennis Smith Jr . 3 overall pick this year. "We think there's a really good chance the player we take at 3 is the player we would have taken at 1", Ainge told reporters in a ...

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  • Florentino Perez: 'Real Madrid would have liked to have had Lionel Messi'
Florentino Perez: 'Real Madrid would have liked to have had Lionel Messi'

On Messi, he continued: "We've known him since he's been in the Barca youth team". "We haven't spoken to De Gea". Real are also reported to be monitoring AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma , who has turned down a contract extension . "But we will not talk about what we are doing". "We tried for him to come, but we saw at one point that it was no...

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  • ICC may have two World T20s in place of Champions Trophy
ICC may have two World T20s in place of Champions Trophy

Pakistan: The middle order batting remains a concern, Hafeez and Malik have not played to their standards. Mohammad Amir celebrates with his teammates after getting rid of Shikhar Dhawan during the match between India and Pakistan. The Mashrafe Mortaza-led side made it to their first semi-final in an ICC event while England had entered the...

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  • Eaton Vance Floating-rate Income Plus Fund (NYSE:EFF) Sentiment Report
Eaton Vance Floating-rate Income Plus Fund (NYSE:EFF) Sentiment Report

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Intersect Capital Llc holds 2.68% of its portfolio in Eaton Vance FloatingRate Incme Plus Fund for 240,546 shares. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.thestockobserver.com/2017/06/20/thrivent-financial-for-lutherans-has-11-40-million-position-in-...

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  • Ostapenko powers into French Open final
Ostapenko powers into French Open final

I expect her to give everything she has, to hit all the balls, to play with confidence. Third-seeded Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, clinching the victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova sent a return long. 1. Logic suggested the steady approach she adopted after losing the first-set tiebreak would get the job done for the experie...

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  • Pakistani fans taunt Indian cricket team after final, video goes viral
Pakistani fans taunt Indian cricket team after final, video goes viral

The pictures were apparently in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech previous year in which he had raised the issue Pakistan's atrocities on the people of Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The front page of Pakistan's Express Tribune . However, Richardson said there is no guarantee that there will be ...

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  • 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics
76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics

On top of its No. 3 overall pick, Philadelphia is also sending the 2018 first-round?pick it owns via the Los Angeles Lakers, which the Sixers acquired from Phoenix at the 2015 trade deadline . Boston has already been linked to names like Paul George and Jimmy Butler , while The Vertical's Chris Mannix mentioned Anthony Davis as a player it'd ...

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  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

The 32-year-old is now away with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he has so far evaded questions over his future - including skipping the traditional man-of-the-match press conference after Sunday's draw with Mexico.

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  • Magic, Timberwolves latest National Basketball Association teams to wear patches on uniforms
Magic, Timberwolves latest National Basketball Association teams to wear patches on uniforms

The patch will be unveiled with new uniforms coming out before the season. Its wearable technology will also be used to improve the health and fitness of Timberwolves players, coaches and staff. The team was recently purchased by the Timberwolves. "Being able to have access to some of the fittest athletes in the world on a regular basis to look...

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  • Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes
Back-to-back Alaska fatal black bear maulings seen as flukes

Statistics show it's incredibly rare for black bears to kill humans in Alaska-just six such deaths had been recorded since 1880-which makes the news that two fatal black-bear maulings happened over two days there strikingly unusual. "We do not know what species of bear it is". Fish and Game officials believe that the attack was the result of ...

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  • FIFA warns Mexico over
FIFA warns Mexico over "insulting" chants at Confederations Cup in Russia

Russia's Denis Glushakov, center, scores the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand, at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Between the Russian government's role in geopolitical affairs, the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) McLaren Report into alleg...

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  • The Lakers Are Considering Trading D'Angelo Russell For A Lottery Pick
The Lakers Are Considering Trading D'Angelo Russell For A Lottery Pick

A two-time FIBA world champion, taking home gold with the United States U-17 and U-19 squads, Tatum played a key role in the Duke Blue Devils' drive to the ACC Tournament championship last season. Outside of considering their other options, there has also been some talk about the Lakers potentially trading the No. 2 pick to the Pacers as par...

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  • Team by team analysis of the Canadian Grand Prix
Team by team analysis of the Canadian Grand Prix

The 18-year-old Williams driver was born and raised in Montreal but will probably care more about the fact that he has scored his first points in Formula One than where he registered them. The safety auto came out on the opening lap when, on the first turn, Romain Grosjean's Haas nudged Carlos Sainz's Toro Rosso, which plowed into the side of S...

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  • Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix
Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix

In Death Valley in eastern California and in the town of Needles near the Arizona border, the National Weather Service is forecasting high temperatures of 127 degrees Fahrenheit (52.8 Celsius) this week. Travellers attempting to fly out of Phoenix , AZ on Tuesday are having to deal with an added hassle, besides things like airport security lin...

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  • Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities
Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities

Mourinho's United have been touted as the likely destination for Ronaldo, with Real officials admitting they are in the dark as to their star player's plans. "An offer hasn't arrived and what we think is Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player and he is going to continue", Perez said on a radio interview in Spain according to Marca .

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  • Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India
Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India

The Indian men's hockey team were beaten 3-1 by Netherlands in their Pool B match of the Hockey World League semi-final in London . Spinner Shadab Khan snared Yuvraj Singh lbw for 22 and Dhoni, India's former captain who has saved the team on many occasions, pulled Hasan Ali to Imad Wasim at deep square leg to depart for four.

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  • Sidney Jones gives his take on fellow Washington product Markelle Fultz
Sidney Jones gives his take on fellow Washington product Markelle Fultz

According to Draft Express which listed mock drafts even before the trade happened where Philadelphia gets the No. 1 pick , Markelle Fultz is the solid choice, the only choice for the Boston Celtics . Once Boston landed the No. 1 pick in the May 16 draft lottery, Colangelo said he expressed his interest in the top selection to Zarren. “...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing
Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

On Tuesday, a Spanish judge ordered Cristiano Ronaldo , one of the highest-scoring players in the history of the game, to appear in court on July 31, according to Yahoo News. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez , who was re-elected on Monday, said that "the only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player".

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  • Brooks Koepka wins the easiest US Open in history
Brooks Koepka wins the easiest US Open in history

Koepka , who came out to play the fourth day tied for second place with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and American Justin Thomas and a stroke behind his compatriot Brian Harman , made six birdies on the day to take his total to 16-under 272, reports Efe.

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  • Zinedine Zidane's Kylian Mbappe interest confirmed by Real Madrid president
Zinedine Zidane's Kylian Mbappe interest confirmed by Real Madrid president

He added: "I am sure he will be one of the greats and we are following him". Of course we are watching him. "If you think of Aubameyang, if you don't play in transition like Borussia Dortmund do, if you don't have a lot of space where he can run through and run in behind the opposition's defence, then he's not really that useful".

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  • Schofield says Koepka made great impression in Europe
Schofield says Koepka made great impression in Europe

The 27-year-old American took an unconventional route to the top, choosing to launch his career in the relative backwaters of the European Challenge Tour in 2012. "[I was] just staying one shot at a time. And I think it was the night of the third round", Koepka revealed. Play the same, too. He shot under par in all four rounds at Erin Hills golf...

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  • Murray out on day of 1st-round shocks at Queen's
Murray out on day of 1st-round shocks at Queen's

Organizers made the announcement at the start of play on Day 2 of the Wimbledon warm-up event in west London . And on a day of shocks and surprises, world number three and French Open runner-up Wawrinka was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 by Feliciano Lopez as, like Murray and Raonic, the Swiss was left to contemplate a week on the practice cou...

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  • Gunners keen to tie down Ramsey
Gunners keen to tie down Ramsey

This is the information of respected Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, who has a good track record with Manchester City deals in recent times. Ramsey now earns more than £100,000-per-week and is among the club's highest earners - Sanchez and Ozil are top of the pile on £140,000 - and any new contract is likely to come with a pay rise that will ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31: Media report
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31: Media report

Cristiano Ronaldo remains "extremely concentrated" on helping Portugal deliver the required result when they tackle Confederations Cup hosts Russian Federation in Moscow, according to coach Fernando Santos. Mourinho joined Real Madrid football club in March 2010, transferring his residence for tax purposes to the Spanish capital after a spell as...

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  • 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Markelle Fultz
76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Markelle Fultz

In the latest news on the National Basketball Association Draft this year, the No. 1 pick holder Boston Celtics reportedly agreed to trade the chance to obtain Markelle Fultz to the Philadelphia 76ers . "We have a core of young players that will be significantly stronger once the draft selection is made", Colangelo said. "Bryan and his tea...

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  • Daley wants referees to prevent wrestling Origin
Daley wants referees to prevent wrestling Origin

Cordner says the Blues have replicated their game-one preparation, focussing on themselves despite the Maroons' addition of Slater and Thurston. The Maroons will hope to reverse their game one thrashing - which saw them thumped 28 to 4 in Brisbane - in what will be a monumental game for 34-year-old Thurston who is playing his last Origin series.

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  • Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick
Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick

The Sixers made their trade official with the Boston Celtics on Monday to send their 2017 third overall pick and a protected 2018 first round pick in exchange for the first overall pick in the draft. Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers if that selection falls between the second to fifth picks. "What scares...

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  • Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case
Spain court calls Ronaldo to testify in $16mn tax fraud case

Speaking at an event in Belfast, Ferdinand is quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying " I hope " he comes back to United having left for a then world-record £80m in 2009. "An offer hasn't arrived and what we think is Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player and he is going to continue", Perez said on a radio interview in Spain according to Ma...

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  • Dani Alves tells Juventus he wants to leave amid Manchester City interest
Dani Alves tells Juventus he wants to leave amid Manchester City interest

Alves, 34, won three La Liga titles and two Champions Leagues during Guardiola's four years in charge at the Camp Nou, between 2008 and 2012. With City releasing Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Pablo Zabaleta, a right-back has become Guardiola's priority and, given Alves' experience, the former Barca and Bayern Munich manager sees the 34-year-old a...

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  • Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018
Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018

The question is, how much trade value will George hold at this point? This speculation is believed to have rooted from the fact that he wants a homecoming to Southern California and to play with the purple and gold team. George has averaged 18.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game over seven National Basketball Association seasons and is considered ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo signing for Manchester United would make no sense at all
Cristiano Ronaldo signing for Manchester United would make no sense at all

Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted Tuesday. But will he leave Real Madrid? Ronaldo has denied the charges. The Portuguese forward will be testifying in front of a court at the end of July. The prosecutor said last Tuesday...

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  • Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows
Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

Now 33 years old and seven months past an initial victory many considered debatable, Ward out-bullied the heretofore more menacing Kovalev with precise head shots and debilitating body blows on the way to an eighth-round stoppage that let him retain his three-belt hold on the 175-pound ranks.

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  • Ostapenko wins battle of birthdays to reach French Open final
Ostapenko wins battle of birthdays to reach French Open final

However, after looking more assured on her own serve in the second, Pliskova broke for a 4-2 lead to gain the upper hand in the next set. This has been a magical tournament for the young Ostapenko, as she had little to no grand slam success heading into the French, and now she made her first ever grand slam final appearance on her birthday.

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  • West Ham could complete Adama Traore signing this week
West Ham could complete Adama Traore signing this week

The winger found life hard at the Riverside Stadium last season, having joined from Aston Villa, failing to make an impact in the Premier League . Slaven Bilic is keen to add some pace to his side's attacking line-up, and with Robert Snodgrass set to move on, regards Traore as an exciting alternative.

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