• Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish
Hamilton wins as Mercedes reel off one-two finish

Hamilton's afternoon stroll was made all that much easier when Vettel , who started alongside the Mercedes man on the front row, was left fighting for fourth on the short dash to turn one. "I had my first pole here, I had my first win here 10 years ago - so to repeat it this weekend is incredibly special", added Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo scor...

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  • South Africa coach Russell Domingo returns home due to family emergency
South Africa coach Russell Domingo returns home due to family emergency

England debutant Dawid Malan's hard-hitting 78 helped the hosts to a 19-run victory over South Africa in their Twenty 20 worldwide at Cardiff on Sunday to secure a 2-1 series win. Asked if those were the darkest conditions he had played in, Morgan replied: "By a country mile". South Africa coach Russell Domingo has had to make an emergency t...

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  • Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Can Make Manchester United Great Again
Reasons Why Cristiano Ronaldo Can Make Manchester United Great Again

Cristiano Ronaldo would seemingly only be willing to join former side Manchester United were he to leave Real Madrid this summer in the wake of tax fraud accusations, effectively giving the Old Trafford club a "free run" at the 32-year-old if they want him.

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  • Ronaldo denies wrongdoing over Spanish taxes
Ronaldo denies wrongdoing over Spanish taxes

A spokeswoman for Gestifute , the agency that represents Ronaldo, declined to comment to Bloomberg. The player's club, in a statement on the website, has come out to say that the player has fulfilled all "his fiscal obligations". Now the two are linked by tax woes from income generated in Spain . According to Forbes , Ronaldo is the world's ...

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  • NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years
NKorean taekwondo team in SKorea for 1st time in 10 years

But there are fears Pyongyang will use the date to conduct a sixth nuclear test and more ballistic missile launches in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. The US official confirmed to AFP that Pyongyang tested a rocket engine on Thursday, on condition of anonymity and without providing further details.

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  • War of Words heats up ahead of first test
War of Words heats up ahead of 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. "It's been a little bit harshly at times , I've been looking for it and I'm still looking for it now", said Farrell of several offside penalti...

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  • Indian cricket community hails womens victory in World Cup
Indian cricket community hails womens victory in World Cup

She became just the seventh player to reach 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in women's ODIs in February, becoming the first South African to reach the latter figure. It is not new for official cricket accounts on Twitter to have specialised emojis for major events, but to have personalised ones for women cricketers is something new.

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  • Scott Dixon claims 1st career IndyCar win at Road America
Scott Dixon claims 1st career IndyCar win at Road America

Ganassi had a chance for a weekend sweep. Dixon picked up his first victory in four starts at Road America, a favorite stop among drivers. His auto had a fuel pressure problem during the morning practice, and he got only a single lap to do a systems check and never got up to full speed.

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  • Valentino Rossi wins Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, Petrucci 2nd
Valentino Rossi wins Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, Petrucci 2nd

Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi said Johann Zarco "tried something impossible" as the pair clashed once again in the Dutch TT at Assen . Behind them, Marquez was caught first by double race victor Andrea Dovizioso and then by Brit Cal Crutchlow , but was able to hold off the pair of them for third, with Crutchlow getting ahead of Dovi...

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  • Warren Gatland concerned at All Blacks targeting of halfback Conor Murray
Warren Gatland concerned at All Blacks targeting of halfback Conor Murray

With Warren Gatland having made 22 changes to the squad from the 30-15 defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park, numerous Lions players that didn't feature in Auckland will gear up to take on the Hurricanes . British and Irish Lions: Jack Nowell, Tommy Seymour, Jonathan Joseph , Robbie Henshaw , George North , Dan Biggar , Greig Laidlaw ,...

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  • Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida
Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson announced before New York's series finale in San Francisco on Sunday that Tebow, 29, is being promoted from low-Class A Columbia to advanced-Class A St. Tebow began his first pro baseball season with Class A Columbia, drawing huge crowds at home and wherever the Fireflies went in the South Atlantic League.

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  • Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft
Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

On Wednesday morning, after submitting the final 30-name list to the National Hockey League, it finally became official. One question for the Winterhawks is how quickly an expansion franchise wanting to create buzz might want to promote its first ever draft pick.

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  • Hornets trade 31st pick Frank Jackson to Pelicans
Hornets trade 31st pick Frank Jackson to Pelicans

Jackson probably had not hoped to fall out of the first round, yet when he took to the podium in Brooklyn, you could not wipe the smile off his face if you tried. He recently had surgery on his foot, which will sideline him for NBA Summer League. "He does a good job of handling it, getting to the basket and getting to spots on the floor that a lot ...

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  • Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz
Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

A Nationals 18, Reds 3: Michael Taylor homered twice among his four hits, Trea Turner finished 5-of-5 with a walk, and Washington beat visiting Cincinnati. "But I never thought about having my number up there", he said. With so many people paying close attention to the NBA Draft 2017 it's possible fans are distracted just enough to have misse...

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  • A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL
A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL

The homers by Olson, Brugman and Barreto made them the second set of three teammates to hit the first home runs in a big league game since 1914. MIAMI - Jon Lester gave up a three-run homer to J.T. He went 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA in 390 appearances for the White Sox from 2000-11. Rodon, who has been out with a biceps bursitis injury , pitched Fr...

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  • Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead
Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

He closed his round in style with birdies on three of his final six holes, including at the par-four 18th where his wedge from 136 yards stopped within 5 feet of the hole, to take a slender lead over Johnson Wagner and Brett Stegmaier. However three dropped shots in the subsequent four holes - a scintillating tee shot at 15 paved the way for four...

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  • Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations
Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Before they decide to close the case and to reveal the final verdict, Cristiano Ronaldo has 60 days to pre-pay the amount of 14.8 million euros - a solution apparently suggested by his legal team. Naturally, Old Trafford emerged as the most likely destination for the 32-year-old, the ground he spent six remarkable seasons at. Eight years after ...

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  • Celtics 'appear to be leaning' toward Jayson Tatum, not Josh Jackson
Celtics 'appear to be leaning' toward Jayson Tatum, not Josh Jackson

Another said the Celts were looking at perhaps moving down in the draft again and picking up another asset for their trouble. Meanwhile, to give you an idea of how surreal this has all become, a coach from yet another team said that if you asked 10 different clubs what Ainge wanted, you'd get 10 different answers.

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  • 76ers already trolling Lonzo and LaVar Ball after No. 2 pick
76ers already trolling Lonzo and LaVar Ball after No. 2 pick

So when Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka made a decision to trade D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick, many Laker fans were up in arms.

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  • US Lawmakers Urge Trump to Press India's Modi on Trade, Investment
US Lawmakers Urge Trump to Press India's Modi on Trade, Investment

Both are fairly focused on dealmaking, Kumar said , Trump as a businessman and Modi from his time as chief minister of the business-friendly Indian state of Gujarat. "Many sectors of the Indian economy remain highly and unjustifiably protected, and India continues to be a hard place for American companies to do business", they wrote in a le...

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  • Josh Jackson Fires Wild First Pitch Before Diamondbacks Game
Josh Jackson Fires Wild First Pitch Before Diamondbacks Game

In spite of that, we've watched Josh for two years and we're fans. "He's got terrific upside as a player, a great work ethic and his parents have done an incredible job raising this young man. "It was just a freak incident, there was no contact I just planted", said the 19-year-old. "We anticipate being very active to try to improve our roster".

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  • Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future
Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

However, on July 31, Cristiano Ronaldo must attend to his first hearing at Madrid's Prosecutor's Office, after the authorities linked the brilliant athlete with an illegal image rights sale involving Ronaldo and his agent. Another reason why Ronaldo wants Florentino Perez to sign his Portuguese teammate is that he feels he will offer somethin...

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  • Lopez and Mueller defy age, seeding to reach Queen's semis
Lopez and Mueller defy age, seeding to reach Queen's semis

That match was on an indoor hard court past year in Rotterdam at the ABN Amro Open. "I am so happy to be in the final here at one of the most special tournaments for me, I have wanted to win this tournament so badly for my whole career and tomorrow I have another chance, so I feel very pleased".

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  • Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final
Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final

Cilic , the 2012 champion, had earlier defeated Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-3 5-7 6-4. And he could yet walk away with a title as he contests the doubles semi-final with Marcin Matkowski against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares ahead of a potential final with Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin later on Sunday.

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  • Rickard hits tiebreaking double in 9th, Orioles top Rays 8-5
Rickard hits tiebreaking double in 9th, Orioles top Rays 8-5

Joey Rickard hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles , boosted by three home runs , beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 Sunday. Rivero then pitched around a leadoff walk to Eric Fryer in the ninth. "I sound like a broken record saying that", Cash said. He was hurt by the long ball, allowing a two-run homer to Wellington ...

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  • Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup
Burling, Team New Zealand win Race 7 in America's Cup

Is the Oracle Team USA comeback on or does Team New Zealand still have the faster boat? The New Zealand camp have not said so far what they will do if they win the cup back. The first to 7 wins the Auld Mug. "We came out of a good battle today and managed to take another win but we feel we have plenty more to come". The youngest team in the f...

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  • Roger Federer qualifies for last eight in Gerry Weber Open
Roger Federer qualifies for last eight in Gerry Weber Open

The 35-year-old claimed a record-extending 18th Grand Slam singles title by defeating Rafael Nadal in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open final in Melbourne, and in Miami , and he won the BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells , defeating compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the final.

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  • Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers
Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

With a fresh start in Brooklyn, Russell will have a chance to prove he can be a leader and a starting point guard in this league. Magic wanted leadership for the Lakers , and apparently Russell didn't provide enough of it. "Lonzo Ball is gonna take the Lakers to the playoffs his first year". When asked if LaVar Ball had once again taske...

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  • 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft
76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are at the forefront of the attention after news broke over the weekend that both teams would be swapping first-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft , which is scheduled for Thursday. Boston, meanwhile, could potentially own the draft rights to seven first-round selections over the next three seaso...

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  • Could Team NZ still be savaged by Oracle TeamUSA?
Could Team NZ still be savaged by Oracle TeamUSA?

Heading into the start of the first race Emirates Team New Zealand knew that Oracle had altered their boat to make it quicker. New Zealand are trying to expunge the bitter memory of 2013, when they led the United States 8-1 only to fall 9-8 as Oracle mounted one of the great comebacks in sports history in San Francisco .

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  • Confederations Cup 2017 Preview: German starlets take on gritty Chile
Confederations Cup 2017 Preview: German starlets take on gritty Chile

Germany and Chile top the group on four points each, while the others only have one with one round to go. Both teams are well-known for their scoring capacity, but Chile's biggest weakness will be its defense, and Germany is also playing with lesser experienced players on their back line.

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  • Huskies' Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 overall in NBA Draft by 76ers
Huskies' Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 overall in NBA Draft by 76ers

Then that top pick was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, and suddenly Fultz was going to be paired with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons . While that was being completed, the draft got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as a year ago: Philadelphia, the Lakers, Boston and Phoenix.

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  • Chael Sonnen Wrestles His Way to Victory Against Wanderlei Silva
Chael Sonnen Wrestles His Way to Victory Against Wanderlei Silva

For the first time in a decade, I'm very motivated right now. He was bitter. I never fully found out why, but he just was. Every single weekend someone is fighting somewhere and there's title and there's main events and contendership matches.

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  • Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain while at Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain while at Real Madrid

The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. Real Madrid and Manchester United are not directly involved. With Ronaldo now supposedly looking for a move out of Spain, the player has already been linked to a series of top European clubs. The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate ...

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  • The Highlights of the 2017 NBA Draft
The Highlights of the 2017 NBA Draft

I do hope that Simmons, who can score in the low post, works on his outside shot as a point guard. The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz on Thursday night with the No. Here is how the IL basketball team fared against the NBA Draft first round players last season. "I mean, it's extremely gratifying for me to be in that to...

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