• Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup
Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Defender Luis Neto said the objective is to finish top of the group. The European champion has four points in Group A and needs only a draw against No. Although Russia pressed hard for an equalizer towards the end of the game at Spartak Stadium , Portugal for the most part looked untroubled and could have scored several more, had it not be...

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  • Kumble-Kohli communication had stopped six months ago
Kumble-Kohli communication had stopped six months ago

A day after legendary India cricketer Anil Kumble resigned as head coach of the Indian team, senior BCCI officials have indicated that skipper Virat Kohli will be now under tremendous pressure. While CAC and BCCI did try to broker peace, the relationship between the two was beyond repairs with Kohli not being happy with Kumble's "intimidating...

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  • Danny Ainge says Celtics would have taken Jayson Tatum with top pick
Danny Ainge says Celtics would have taken Jayson Tatum with top pick

For starters, will the team even get its top draft pick on the floor during the regular season? Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet - what else? - where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. "We anticipate a full, healthy roster". But the prized prospect has yet to go to Pat's King of Steaks or Geno's ...

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  • Ronaldo anger quelled by Perez?
Ronaldo anger quelled by Perez?

Ronaldo is also managed by the same agent as Mourinho and is being accused of shortchanging the Spanish government by up to 14.7 million pounds from his image rights. But the club's president Florentino Perez insisted yesterday that Ronaldo will be staying at Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away.

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  • Sanchez breaks record as Chile draw at Confed Cup
Sanchez breaks record as Chile draw at Confed Cup

Thirteen minutes after the goal, Chile's Eduardo Vargas latched on to a pass on the edge of the box, and unleashed a brilliant shot towards the goal, but it crashed against the crossbar. Only New Zealand cannot advance to the semifinals (the top two in each group move on), while Mexico , Portugal , Germany and Chile all can play for draws...

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  • Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice in Baku _ then crashes
Verstappen fastest in 2nd practice in Baku _ then crashes

Verstappen was fastest in both sessions - the first time Red Bull have topped a timesheet since third practice in Bahrain - while Ricciardo was second and then third, just a tenth off his team-mate's time. Ten teams, two drivers in each, will compete on the 6-kilometer Baku City Circuit . Vettel, twice, and Williams driver Felipe Massa ...

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  • James Milner expects
James Milner expects "dangerous" Mohamed Salah to do well for Liverpool

Salah followed up his acknowledgement for the importance of the club's fan base by taking the time out of his first day as a Liverpool player to interact with those who will be cheering him on next season. The decision coincides with the signing of Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah , who joins the Reds from Roma for a fee believed to be in the regi...

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  • These 6 African Players Were Drafted Into the NBA Last Night
These 6 African Players Were Drafted Into the NBA Last Night

And when people in the SportsNet studio mentioned that the team had already sold a franchise-record 14,000 season tickets for 2017-18, I was wowed. If that wasn't enough, Philly fans found an open love letter from Fultz to the city on The Players' Tribune .

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  • Lewis Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas
Lewis Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas

Still, he has grid penalties so qualifying is pretty much irrelevant to him. Hamilton's 66th pole position lifted the 32-year-old into outright second place in the record books behind only seven-time champion German Michael Schumacher , on 68.

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  • Work to be done for Mercedes, says Hamilton
Work to be done for Mercedes, says Hamilton

Bottas held the advantage over Hamilton after the Briton made a mistake during his first shot at pole in the top-10 shootout. The British driver dominated the practice sessions on Baku's street circuit past year before clipping the barriers during qualifying and starting the race 10th on the grid, ultimately finishing fifth.

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  • Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

Fultz was all set to become a Celtic but on Monday the pick was officially dealt to Philadelphia. The Philadelphia 76ers chose Markelle Fultz as their first pick after they traded with the Boston Celtics earlier in the week. "Definitely was, and now I'm just focused on playing", Lonzo Ball said. "I'm a very optimistic person, but I don't...

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  • Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open
Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open

In winning on Sunday, Koepka became the seventh consecutive first-time major champion, following in the footsteps of Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker, Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson , Danny Willett and Jason Day. BROOKS KOEPKA , on his frustrations. "I've never contended for a Major before, so when you get to Saturday and Sunday you've got to see how ...

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  • Warren Gatland praises Irish star when asked about Test team
Warren Gatland praises Irish star when asked about Test team

The Lions , who geared up for their fourth tour match against Highlanders with a run out at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Monday morning, do appear well stocked at Hogg's position. "We got up off the floor and pushed. and that gave us some great front-foot ball". "For that to happen, he's caught Conor Murray's elbow, that was a bit unlucky in that...

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  • Mourinho rejects tax fraud accusation
Mourinho rejects tax fraud accusation

Real Madrid's key footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to appear before a judge on July 31, following accusations of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain, but his former...

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  • Celtics NBA Draft Pick Analysis: Jayson Tatum Adds Scoring, Versatility
Celtics NBA Draft Pick Analysis: Jayson Tatum Adds Scoring, Versatility

Jackson joins a Suns team already loaded with youthful talent as the franchise continues the long climb back toward relevance. Tatum can attack the basket and finish at the rim, excel in the pick-and-roll and make shots from 3-point range.

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  • Spanish prosecutor files claim against Jose Mourinho for alleged tax fraud
Spanish prosecutor files claim against Jose Mourinho for alleged tax fraud

Di Maria's deal is similar to the one struck by Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, who was convicted of tax fraud last year and given a suspended one-year sentence. Manchester United have vowed to stand by their manager after he was accused of defrauding the taxman of €3.3m (£2.9m). " Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with ...

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  • Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep
Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open final against Simona Halep

Also missing was two-time major champ Victoria Azarenka , while No. 1 Angelique Kerber lost in the first round. PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Ostapenko produced an astonishing fightback to beat favourite Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the final and become the first Latvian grand slam champion.

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  • Mourinho denies £2.9m Spanish tax fraud claim
Mourinho denies £2.9m Spanish tax fraud claim

The Portugal global is set to give evidence in his case on 31 July. According to the local prosecutor, Mourinho is under suspicion of having committed two offences in relation to personal income tax. The list includes Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria , Pepe, Fabio Coentrao and Radamel Falcao. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used a shell compan...

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  • Senate health care bill is unconsicionable
Senate health care bill is unconsicionable

Aside from the quartet of conservatives, none of the other 48 Republican senators appeared to reject the Bill out of hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promises plenty of back-room bargaining as he tries pushing a final package through his cha...

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  • Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final
Federer beats Khachanov to advance to his 11th Halle final

In the quarterfinals , he faced off against fellow Russian young gun Andrey Rublev . Federer , in contrast, is yet to drop a set, although it has not all been completely plain sailing for the eminent Swiss. Like on set point there was no reason to go this big, but better have no regrets out there. "He remained positive throughout". I always ...

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  • Oracle skipper Spithill tough on, off water in America's Cup
Oracle skipper Spithill tough on, off water in America's Cup

In a word - No. Burling said that will be the team's approach over the next five days. And while other observers said the two wins gave New Zealand a significant psychological boost, Mr Unflappable, helmsman Peter Burling , kept it typically understated: "It felt like our boat was going really fast, which is really pleasing".

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  • Cricket fans charged with sedition
Cricket fans charged with sedition

India skipper Virat Kohli , opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the only Indians to find places on the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 team, which will be led by Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed . Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi has asked the national team to build on its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 triumph and show more cons...

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  • Knicks look overseas for help with No. 8 pick
Knicks look overseas for help with No. 8 pick

Jackson said that in his time coaching that he has never had a player skipped a meeting and was surprised because he's had a good relationship with Porzingis . They haven't played competent defense since the 20th century. "A lot more talk by you guys". For Jackson , the patience ran out a year later, when he traded a good contract in Robin Lop...

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  • Valtteri Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Sebastian Vettel suffers problems
Valtteri Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Sebastian Vettel suffers problems

Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna's career haul of 65 pole positions in Formula One as he edged Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in a final lap shootout to secure top spot for Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix. But after his impressive pole at the Canadian GP two weeks ago, Hamilton gave another commanding performance. Sebastian Vettel...

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  • All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen
All Blacks forwards showed they're no pushovers - Hansen

As they have so many times before New Zealand broke their opponents' will in the second half, but for the first hour the game was nip and tuck with the tourists' defence shackling the usually free-flowing Kiwis. New Zealand took the lead in the 20th minute when hooker Codie Taylor crossed the whitewash following smart work from Aaron Smith. ...

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  • Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test
Ioane scores try double as All Blacks down Lions in first Test

And I mean down and dirty in the most respectful way. "I thought our tight five were very, very good". If they do the job everyone else can play. "Our defence after half-time probably won us the game. "The Lions kept squandering chances. It was a tough Test match and we had to work hard for that". 'There's no need for us to panic, ' said th...

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  • Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup
Mexico 2-1 New Zealand ends in massive brawl at Confederations Cup

New Zealand are already out after throwing away their lead over Mexico in the second game, so it's all about Portugal's task. The win was bittersweet as left-back Raphael Guerreiro suffered leg fracture. Although Mexico dragged themselves back into the game and scraped the win due to goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta , the Kiwis...

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi berths
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi berths

New Zealand put in an admirable effort against Mexico , and even took the lead in the first half, but ultimately couldn't hold on as the Mexicans superior talent showed through. As for Portugal , their quest for a second trophy in two years continues with a semi-final on Wednesday. Oswaldo Alanis is Mexico's only other natural left-footed ce...

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  • It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft
It's a freshman run in the National Basketball Association draft

We think he's going to fit the culture of this organization, what we're building, fitting in with the core of young players that we're putting together. They already have multiple big men under contract including Nurkic, Ezeli and Leonard. Only, in the case of The Process, it's not skirting labor laws as much as embracing the system the Nationa...

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  • Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks
Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks

However, that amount of money is completely worth it considering the quality of player the Warriors were able to acquire. Along with Fultz, the Sixers also drafted four other players in the draft, three of which came in the second round.

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  • 8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft
8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

Here's how one conversation went Monday morning: Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee and his staff were discussing a player they really liked who had been left unprotected in the expansion draft. However, that same player had also garnered what McPhee termed a "healthy offer" from a team hoping to acquire him in a trade. McPhee h...

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  • Jose Mourinho, the latest to be accused of Tax fraud
Jose Mourinho, the latest to be accused of Tax fraud

The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving soccer stars in Spain . Ronaldo, who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup with Portugal's national soccer team, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009.

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  • Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku
Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

But with the odds, and time heavily stacked against him, Hamilton did what only he can do, by responding in the most emphatic of fashions to clinch his second pole in as many races. But I think there's more unlocked potential in our auto ". Hamilton's win in Montreal came after a bad weekend in Monaco , underlining how unpredictable Merced...

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  • Jose Mourinho Accused of Tax Fraud Worth USD 3.7 Million
Jose Mourinho Accused of Tax Fraud Worth USD 3.7 Million

Jose Mourinho - one of the most successful managers of the last 20 years - has been accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $3.6 million during his time as Real Madrid boss. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011...

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  • Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan
Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan

Elsewhere, Daniel Ricciardo was third in the sister Red Bull , with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth. His subsequent pole benchmark was especially notable because he only had time for one warm-up lap out of the pits despite Mercedes having appeared to struggle more than its direct rivals to get its tyres up to temperature.

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