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

They cheered when Ronaldo was on the big screens, even during Portugal's national anthem , and gave him an ovation when substituted midway through the second half. Chile will face Austrialia and Germany will play Cameroon on Sunday to determine the final standings of Group B. "So we were forewarned", he said.

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  • Lionel Messi Prosecutor Open to Lifting Prison Sentence
Lionel Messi Prosecutor Open to Lifting Prison Sentence

The fine-for-time deal was presented by Messi's lawyers to the judge who will rule on whether to suspend his sentence - as is widely expected - state prosecutor Isabel Lopez Riera said. He signed Messi when the Argentine was just 13. Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan court last July on three counts of tax fraud ...

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  • In Focus: Liverpool show ambition with Mbappe interest but deal unlikely
In Focus: Liverpool show ambition with Mbappe interest but deal unlikely

Reports suggest he prefers a move to Real Madrid , even though there are aother factors which might prevent him from joining them such as game time . Monaco's transfer business so far this summer sees them in a position to keep Mbappe and offer him improved terms. So Arsenal fans everywhere will be hoping that the Metro report suggesting th...

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  • US Open 2017: A look at the numbers from Erin Hills
US Open 2017: A look at the numbers from Erin Hills

Open we'd see yet another first-time major victor, as Florida native Brooks Koepka birdied three of the final five holes to pull away and win by four strokes . Koepka's M2 Tour fairway wood is the high-lofted version (16.5 degrees) and comes with a more compact head shape that's preferred by the better player.

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  • Bellator NYC: Double Knockdown Leads to Mitrione KO'ing Fedor
Bellator NYC: Double Knockdown Leads to Mitrione KO'ing Fedor

Mitrione won via first-round stoppage. The fight started with both men looking for openings until both unleashed - at the exact same moment. To say that this was an interesting ending would not do this fight justice. Emelianenko, meanwhile, is forced to confront his mortality after coming out of retirement in 2015 to beat an overmatched Jaideep...

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  • LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs
LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

I'm happy. I'm excited. The eldest Ball wouldn't quite commit to some of the insane predictions his kin have made, like a promise that the Lakers will make the playoffs in Lonzo's rookie year, but he did reveal one important nugget-LaVar's nickname.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31

This assumes, however, that Ronaldo is still a Madrid player, with a source confirming that he wants to leave Madrid and Spain as a result of accusations from the Spanish tax authorities and the media. "But something really weird would have to happen if he were to leave this club". The Manchester United manager, who is currently on holiday,...

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  • Potential picks gear up for 1st round of National Basketball Association draft
Potential picks gear up for 1st round of National Basketball Association draft

The feeling is everything I wished for and more I'm trying not to cry right now. Last night, Ainge revealed that there had been another workout scheduled last week, in Sacramento, and that Jackson canceled it while the Celtics' plane was in the air.

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  • 76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft
76ers take Fultz to start NBA draft

Markkanen was arguably the purest and most talented shooter out of all the prospects in this year's draft class, which was largely the reason he was projected to be a lottery pick. As a senior, Fultz averaged 19.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while leading DeMatha to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) championship game.

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  • Germany coach Joachim Loew wary of Cameroon threat at Confederations Cup
Germany coach Joachim Loew wary of Cameroon threat at Confederations Cup

Cameroon's hopes of reaching to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation were dented by a 1-1 stalemate with Australia on #Thursday night. Australia and Cameroon have a point apiece after their 1-1 draw earlier on Thursday. Afterwards Cameroon took the lead minutes to the end of first-half when Andre-Frank Anguiss...

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  • LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals
LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

After Steven Kwan popped out to the shortstop, Nick Madrigal walked to load the bases. Still, Kowar got himself out of a two-runner jam in the fifth - despite throwing 30 pitches in the frame - and off to the bottom of the inning they went.

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  • Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr
Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr

Boston selected Jaylen Brown with its first round pick in 2016. Tatum, the son of CBC coach Justin Tatum, said he feels fortunate to be joining a contender immediately. We think there's a really good chance the player we'll take at [No.] 3 is the same player we would have taken at [No.] 1. I was all for it. On that note, every sign shows that...

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  • NBA Draft round-up: Philadelphia 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No 1 pick
NBA Draft round-up: Philadelphia 76ers take Markelle Fultz with No 1 pick

The choice of Fultz fits in nicely with Philadelphia's rebuilding program. Embiid showed promise in his first National Basketball Association action last season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.1 assists, but was limited to 31 games due to a meniscus tear in his left knee.

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  • Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly
Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly

Kumble has directly blamed Kohli for his resignation. We need to also find out whether they found it overbearing and what exactly is overbearing. "They tried to resolve the issues but eventually no outcome could be found out and Kumble made a decision to move on", he said.

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  • APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft
APNewsBreak: NASCAR's Knaus missing race notes after theft

The computer contained important race notes for this weekend's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. A HMS team spokesperson confirmed Knaus' rental auto was broken into while he and his wife, Brooke, were at Fisherman's Wharf on Wednesday.

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  • Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks
Lions name team to face Maori All Blacks

Sopoaga's second penalty was followed by a try to Lions skipper Sam Warburton, the flanker capping a busy night by stretching out to score under the crossbar to put his team 22-13 clear. All Blacks Akira Ioane, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Rieko Ioane are all named in the starting 15 for the home side. Replacements: Hikawer...

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  • Oxlade-Chamberlain set for Liverpool move
Oxlade-Chamberlain set for Liverpool move

The rules say that a club's wage bill should not be more than £7m more than it was in 2016-17, or £19m more than from the 2012-13 season. The England global has struggled to find consistent game time at Arsenal throughout his entire spell in North London.

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  • Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid
Ronaldo exit: Perez's interview may keep player in Real Madrid

Perez, a 70-year-old construction magnate said to be close to Ronaldo, was elected unopposed Monday for a third term in charge of Europe s most successful club. What I have been told is that he has the same structure in Spain that he had in England, and there was no problem there'. All it took, in the end, was a few nice words in public from Real...

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  • Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal
Ted Cruz Could Be About To Derail 'Blood Money' Obamacare Repeal

The House did this by proposing a 30-percent surcharge on consumers who buy a new health plan after letting the previous one lapse. Democrats immediately attacked the legislation as a callous giveaway to the rich that would leave millions without coverage.

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  • Confederations Cup Match of the Week: Germany vs Chile
Confederations Cup Match of the Week: Germany vs Chile

Germany won the World Cup and Chile won the Copa America , and both have brought their toughest teams to the party in Russian Federation. Germany and Chile secured four points apiece in the second Group B game on Thursday evening in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup after they ended their game 1-1 at the Kazan Arena, Completesportsnigeri...

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  • Warren Gatland declares Owen Farrell fit for first Test
Warren Gatland declares Owen Farrell fit for first Test

Victory would hand the Lions their fourth win since touching down in New Zealand , and Farrell believes his squad are on course to compete for a first series success against the world champions since 1971. The other five new call-ups - Scotland's Allan Dell along with Gareth Davies, Kristian Dacey, Cory Hill and Tomas Francis from Wales - were...

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  • Lakers rumors: Magic Johnson intends to pursue George, LeBron, Westbrook in 2018
Lakers rumors: Magic Johnson intends to pursue George, LeBron, Westbrook in 2018

UCLA's Lonzo Ball answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the second pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. 2 overall pick. "I'll have another hat on that says, 'I told you so'". "I think what you're drafting is the son and not the father", Johnson ...

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  • Leon, Porcello lift Sox over Angels
Leon, Porcello lift Sox over Angels

The Boston Red Sox hung up the No. 9 jersey of Ted Williams on the Fenway Park Façade a full 24 years after his final at bat with the team. Ramirez hit his 10th homer of the season in the fourth, while Leon connected in the sixth and then doubled home the pair in the eighth.

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  • José Mourinho accused of €3,3m tax fraud in Spain
José Mourinho accused of €3,3m tax fraud in Spain

The foreigners who signed up for this program also could avoid paying taxes on income earned from outside of Spain (like, say, worldwide image rights) under certain conditions. Madrid prosecutors said that after signing for the Spanish giants from Benfica in 2010, Di Maria had used companies in Panama and Ireland to hide earnings from the marketin...

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  • Lonzo Ball throws out first pitch at Dodgers game
Lonzo Ball throws out first pitch at Dodgers game

The pace of activity wasn't lost on Pelinka, who described the front-office atmosphere as "renewed energy". The Lakers also exchanged picks with the Utah Jazz, who made another deal with the Denver Nuggets, while the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers agreed on a two-for-one swap.

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  • Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round
Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

They have reduced him. "It's a disgrace", his promoter Kathy Duva said. But the people talking about him getting hit in the balls? No. Sergey Kovalev has called for a third fight with Andre Ward after suffering a second controversial defeat to his American rival in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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  • White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey
White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

Incredible feeling. Can't really put it into words how you feel. "But I didn't really talk much. It's a special day". Nine-year-old Braden completed the ceremony with an inspiring rendition of the national anthem. "In case you weren't aware of it, we don't draw 40,000 every day". Sox fan Tommy Maloney presented Buehrle with the ball as former t...

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  • Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Enter Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost. The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. Another freshman was selected No. 16 when Creighton center Justin Patton was drafted by Minnesota. On the heels of going 75-253 over the past four seasons, the Sixers are hoping to begin moving up the Eastern Conference standings beh...

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  • Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations
Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

In particular, Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka foresee Ball making an immediate impact by unlocking his teammates' potential through his passing. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also (somebody) that players want to play with". He just needs to play his game. It's nearly a sure-fire bet that Brady and Ro...

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  • Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0
Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

And Nani , Ronaldo's replacement from the bench, added a fourth for good measure, ensuring that Portugal's next generation did not take all the glory as Fernando Santos' men finished ahead of Mexico thanks to a super goal difference after their 2-1 defeat of Russian Federation.

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  • Lewis Hamilton claims stunning Azerbaijan GP pole with last gasp effort
Lewis Hamilton claims stunning Azerbaijan GP pole with last gasp effort

In last year's European Grand Prix in Baku , Hamilton struggled, found some pace, crashed in qualifying and, from 10th on the grid, battled with engine-setting problems to finish fifth. Then the red flag was brought out with three and a half minutes to go as Daniel Ricciardo parked his Red Bull on one of the straights after hitting the rear ...

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  • NBA Draft Recap: Suns thrilled to get Jackson
NBA Draft Recap: Suns thrilled to get Jackson

Former Kansas freshman Josh Jackson no doubt would have loved to be the next big thing added to any of those tradition-rich franchises. "But I do think he's about as prepared as anybody can be that is only 20 years old". "He can make a three-point shot". He also averaged 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. He wasn't sure where he stood after work...

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  • No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft
No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

The Cincinnati Reds selected right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. While the early part of the first round played out in a relatively predictable fashion, things still took some wild turns as we saw some top talent slide and some other players picked that surprised us.

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  • 2 escaped Georgia inmates caught following chase in Tennessee
2 escaped Georgia inmates caught following chase in Tennessee

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were taken into custody after authorities spotted a vehicle reported stolen after a home invasion in Shelbyville around 6 p.m. The officers were killed in a state prison transport bus along Georgia 16 in Putnam County and Sills was among the first at the scene. Rowe and Dubose then crashed and fled on foot, Goo...

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  • Ostapenko recovers to take first title
Ostapenko recovers to take first title

Halep , meanwhile, is playing for the world No. 1 ranking in addition to her first Grand Slam title. The 20-year-old is the youngest French Open victor since Iva Majoli in 1997 and the first player to win a debut tour-level title at a Slam since Gustavo Kuerten in Paris that same year.

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