• LEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return
LEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return

Despite a 5-4 loss to the Cubs, left-hander Gio Gonzalez put together another tremendous start. He has one more scheduled start, against the Cardinals this weekend, to pad his resume before the all-star rosters are unveiled Sunday. Chicago got an insurance run in the eighth when the Washington defense fell apart, and the Cubs added three runs in ...

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  • McEnroe urges Agassi to spend more time with Djokovic
McEnroe urges Agassi to spend more time with Djokovic

Djokovic had Andre Agassi as a coach at the French Open after splitting with longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members - fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch , and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic - at the start of May. "I was fortunate to have lots of matches and lots of success in the first part of the year over the years", Djo...

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  • Three Vanderbilt football players involved in shooting
Three Vanderbilt football players involved in shooting

Tennyson told police his phone was stolen during the meeting and that later that night, saw that the thieves were offering his phone for sale on the same internet site. Police said Daley and Coppet were both injured by the gunfire. One man, armed with a pistol, got out of the vehicle and shot at the players, while another man in the auto shot at th...

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  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister denies state-sponsored football doping claims
Russian Deputy Prime Minister denies state-sponsored football doping claims

Can said winning the Confederations Cup would be a "big achievement" and added: "You can see the quality in the team on the pitch". Now a report in the Mail on Sunday says every member of the Russian World Cup squad and 11 other footballers "are among more than 1,000 "people of interest" to officials charged with getting to the bottom of gl...

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  • Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany
Emre Can overcomes injury scare to book semi-final spot with Germany

The Germans beat Cameroon 3-1 in their last game of the group and pipped Chile , who drew against Australia 1-1, to top Group B. A point proved enough for Chile to reach the last four, where they will meet Portugal at the Kazan Arena on Wednesday (June 28).

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  • New Zealand slams door on Team USA to take America's Cup
New Zealand slams door on Team USA to take America's Cup

But no obstacle was too much for Burling and his young crew on an innovative catamaran that featured a radical cycle-powered grinding system to power its hydraulics. "But full credit to team New Zealand". The latest in a long line of tycoons to catch America's Cup fever, Ellison has spent hundreds of millions of dollars of his own fortune and his...

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  • Celtics Acquire First-Round Draft Pick
Celtics Acquire First-Round Draft Pick

Boston will receive the 2018 first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers - if that selection falls between the No. 2 to No. 5 range. The 76ers acquired the top overall pick from Boston in exchange for their No. I'm just not almost convinced the No. 3 pick will match Fultz's production. The team has four second-round picks. "We feel like it's...

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  • Draft, Butler Trade Lay Groundwork For NBA Free Agency
Draft, Butler Trade Lay Groundwork For NBA Free Agency

Last Sunday, I opined that, if the Cavs could get a deal done, "renting" Paul George for a season would make basketball sense. Other teams that have been interested in acquiring George have included the Boston Celtics , Houston Rockets , and San Antonio Spurs .

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  • Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff
Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers in playoff

The birdie gave Speith the victory on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after Daniel Berger narrowly missed a long 50-foot putt. The crowds were massive, the weather was ideal, and there was electric in the air as Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger headed into a Sudden Death playoff.

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  • Russell Westbrook named NBA MVP after historic season
Russell Westbrook named NBA MVP after historic season

Throughout this past season, Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds per game. The 28-year-old topped an elite group of players featuring James Harden ( Houston Rockets ), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers).

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  • Yankees place Starlin Castro on 10-day disabled list
Yankees place Starlin Castro on 10-day disabled list

NY put outfielder Aaron Hicks on the DL with a strained right oblique. He has 10 home runs and 37 RBIs. According to the Yes Network's Jack Curry, the Yankees immediately called up Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had three hits last night against the White Sox. Ellsbury reached on Holmberg's bobble, moved to third on H...

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  • LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum
LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson , the business executive who is a driving force behind the project, had also considered building the museum in his hometown, San Francisco, or hers, Chicago. Mayor Garcetti, a noted nerd Star Wars fan who told LAist back in October that he'd made the Lucas Museum design his screensaver , just couldn't help hi...

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  • Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season
Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season

In winning the award, Westbrook becomes the only member of the Team Jordan roster to win NBA MVP other than Michael Jordan himself. Returning to the league following a years-long absence, D'Antoni managed to lead the Rockets to 14 more wins than the 2015-2016 season with an explosive offense that set a league record with 1,181 3-pointers and fi...

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  • New opponent for Murray as Bedene withdraws
New opponent for Murray as Bedene withdraws

Andy Murray is planning to donate his prize money from the Aegon Championships to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire if he wins the tournament, it has been reported. I warmed up, had some food, and got ready to go out there. But, while Thompson might not have Murray's glittering trophy cabinet, the 23-year-old was already up to spee...

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  • LaVar Ball 'Raw' appearance blasted by former champion
LaVar Ball 'Raw' appearance blasted by former champion

It made sense for WWE officials to capitalize on the moment by having the Ball family on Monday Night Raw . For LaVar Ball's appearance, the ring was decorated with mannequins displaying his Big Baller Brand clothing line. WWE does feel that The Miz did everything he could to save it. - Jean Brassard revealed on Facebook that 80s star Ra...

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  • Watch Russell Westbrook's Emotional 2016-17 MVP Award Acceptance Speech
Watch Russell Westbrook's Emotional 2016-17 MVP Award Acceptance Speech

He posted 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists a night. After being awarded on Monday night as the MVP of this past season, Russell Westbrook was in a very joyous mood and was ready to celebrate it. He was given a colorful jacket like the ones worn by Craig Sager, the longtime Turner Sports reporter who died of cancer this past sea...

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  • De Boer in pole for Palace job
De Boer in pole for Palace job

De Boer , 47, parted company with Inter Milan in November, having been in charge for only 14 matches, but during his time as head coach at Ajax he was able to deliver the Eredivisie title over four consecutive seasons. They now have cause to celebrate, as the club looks to be set for the next campaign in a new Dutch total-football mould with de...

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  • Green, Gobert, Leonard pace All-Defensive squad
Green, Gobert, Leonard pace All-Defensive squad

Paul has made the NBA All-Defensive First team in every season since being traded to the LA Clippers after the '10-'11 NBA season, with his seventh selection coming when he was with the Hornets in '09. Golden State's Draymond Green was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive team. The All-Rookie Second Team features Denver Nuggets gua...

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  • Pregnant Serena Williams Poses Naked for 'Vanity Fair'
Pregnant Serena Williams Poses Naked for 'Vanity Fair'

The two are preparing for their baby - Ohanian is contributing to a swear jar every time a curse word slips loose - and their upcoming wedding this fall. What he said about her being an incredible player is correct - explosive, powerful and she puts in a lot of work. "Am I having a baby?" She has 23 Grand Slam tournament wins to her credit, sec...

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  • Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning by winning Birmingham title
Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning by winning Birmingham title

Barty, an accomplished doubles player, has been making good progress in singles this year, winning the first WTA title of her career last February, and Kvitova was far from complacent at the prospect of facing her. "From the first hit on the grass I felt great". Anastasija Sevastova won her first WTA title in seven years as she overcame Julia Goe...

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  • Two more wins for Team NZ
Two more wins for Team NZ

Race 8 was to follow. But we're here. So now it's up to us to respond and react. Emirates Team New Zealand capitalized on the break to maintain modest leads around the first two marks of the 7-leg race. "We're all ecstatic about what we have managed to achieve and we are on top of the world, it's going to be a good night", Burling said after cool...

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  • UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises
UK: Pressure on May as Grenfell Tower death toll rises

The 24-storey tower was built without sprinklers in 1974, with regulations in England only requiring them in high-rise residential buildings since 2007. Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across Britain to assess their safety, while an opposition lawmaker ur...

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  • America's Cup win brings relief, elation for New Zealanders
America's Cup win brings relief, elation for New Zealanders

After beating Oracle Team USA in global sport's oldest trophy, the New Zealand outfit added that plans for the next edition will "play out in the next couple of weeks". "It was pretty cool to be able to share it with them". "We sort of all as a group agreed and recognized, I guess, where the bar will eventually get with our sport and we tried...

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  • Five things we learned: Australia v Germany
Five things we learned: Australia v Germany

Unfortunately for them, the influential left-back picked up an injury in the 1-0 defeat of Morocco in a 2019 continental finals qualifier played just before they set off for Russian Federation, and has not been replaced. Germany , who have rested several star names for the tournament, took an early lead against the Asia Cup holders in Russian Feder...

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  • Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift salute MVP Russell Westbrook
Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift salute MVP Russell Westbrook

Westbrook made the 2016-17 season a memorable one, putting his name in National Basketball Association record books as only the second player ever, and first since Oscar Robertson in 1962, to average a triple-double. I'm just thankful to have you guys in my corner. Throughout this past season, Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.4 assists and 10...

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  • No surprise as Westbrook named NBA MVP after historic season
No surprise as Westbrook named NBA MVP after historic season

On July 1, he's eligible to sign a contract extension that, under the NBA's new Designated Player Exception, could allow the Thunder to pay him about $215 million over the next five seasons. "Great organization", D'Antoni said of the Rockets' 55-win season. The best defensive player of the season was forward "Golden State" Draymond green .

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  • UAE calls for Western monitoring of Qatar
UAE calls for Western monitoring of Qatar

They are still in a phase of denial and anger", Dr. Anwar Gargash said . Saudi Arabia detained two Pakistani reporters for Turkey's state-run English language channel TRT World for some 10 hours during a visit by the Turkish foreign minister, before releasing them, reports said Saturday.

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  • Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights
Sestito and Comets players avoid being drafted by expansion Golden Knights

This could not have gone better in my mind". The fact the Golden Knights also got a second-round pick (albeit in 2020) from the Penguins is just icing on the cake. "I always like to get out there", Fleury said. "I think this still will be proven to be a good draft", Shero said. I'm going to make the most of it.

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  • Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension, part with GM John Dorsey
Chiefs sign Andy Reid to extension, part with GM John Dorsey

Reid, 59, was entering the final year of a five-year deal. The most popular theory is that Dorsey, who has ties to the Packers and lives in Green Bay, is waiting for his mentor Ted Thompson to retire so he can become the GM of his hometown team.

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  • Sakshi Dhoni and her
Sakshi Dhoni and her "two boys"

MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni spent some time with Shikhar Dhawan's kid Zoravar, and West Indies' Dwayne Bravo's child. However, it was former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife, Sakshi who stole the show. The Indian team had toured West Indies in 2016 as well as that series comprised of a four-Test affair, before the two teams flew over to ...

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  • Lions outclass Chiefs before first NZ Test
Lions outclass Chiefs before first NZ Test

Chiefs heads dropped after Nowell's slickly-taken second try, and Jared Payne soon added another when Williams caught the defence napping with a quick restart to set him up and confirm the big win. Daly said: "It would be unbelievable". "The way (selection) always works, I can tell you from experiences in the past, is that it's always a consens...

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  • Bergeron wins Selke, Burns claims Norris
Bergeron wins Selke, Burns claims Norris

There will be an National Hockey League 18 Young Stars Edition and Young Stars Deluxe Edition, which each include three days early access to the full game and Connor McDavid content, including a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT item, a Connor McDavid celebration, and a custom HUT jersey designed by adidas and Connor McDavid .

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  • Mike D'Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year
Mike D'Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year

This is the second time that D'Antoni has won the coach of the year. Giannis Antetokounmpo won the Most Improved Player award, following Malcolm Brogdon's victory for Rookie of the Year to open the show on Monday night. Defensive Player of the Year: Draymond Green, Golden State. Bill Russell was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Awa...

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  • Tim Tebow promoted to Class A St. Lucie
Tim Tebow promoted to Class A St. Lucie

And he was.OK. Heading into Sunday's game, Tebow was hitting.222 with three home runs and 23 RBIs. Tebow is 29 years old. The average Florida State League game draws 1,404 fans. That was amusing, except to Gators fans. When the Fireflies came to Charleston to play the RiverDogs, The Joe would sell out. The RiverDogs mascot wore eyeblack l...

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  • Serena hits back after McEnroe ranks her 700th on men's tour
Serena hits back after McEnroe ranks her 700th on men's tour

The 58-year-old's comments sparked a lot of discussion and debate while some deemed them unnecessary as Williams eventually responded to McEnroe via Twitter . "But I would hope that I would win". "It's not black and white". On tour to promote his new book But Seriously , McEnroe said he would place Williams " like 700 in the world " on ...

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