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Trump says Scalise condition 'difficult'

President Trump urged Americans on Thursday to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. Mika, a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Representative Steve King said over Twitter: "The centre of America is disappearing, and the violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left". [Full Article...]

Kohli praise for India rivals

That India had a below par total to chase owed much to Kohli's decision to bring on unheralded spinner Kedar Jadhav . Mushfiqur Rahim struck two superb half-centuries. Bringing Kedar Jadhav worked really well in the game and India came out as a victor. Back in 2013, the Blues defeated England in a 20-over rain-affected final. [Full Article...]

Wawrinka oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years

The two last faced one another in the 2016 ATP Finals. Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. Open , could not sustain his early form and although he courageously forced a third-set tiebreak he lost that 7-0. [Full Article...]

WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day

Bacsinszky will be 28; Ostapenko will turn 20. The No. 32 seed Zhang set her personal best at Roland Garros by reaching the last 32 with two victories over unseeded players, before facing a tougher challenge from the two-time Grand Slam singles victor Kuznetsova. [Full Article...]

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsor deal with IOC

McDonald's ends Olympic sponsor deal with IOC It also said the termination of McDonald's contract had been "mutually agreed", and that the financial terms were "confidential". McDonald's will end its connection with the International Olympics Committee, but it will still cover the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. [Full Article...]

Champion Warriors might snub White House -- if invited

He was a 6-5 power forward. A huge increase on the four-year $44 million deal he signed before the salary cap exploded, and before he turned into one of the league's premier players. The Golden State Warriors celebrated their latest National Basketball Association championship on Thursday, waving to the crowd from atop double-decker buses as their victory parade weaved through the streets of dow... [Full Article...]

Warriors fans celebrate, with expectations of more to come

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win. Earlier Wednesday, Andre Iguodala told USA Today he was against the idea of a visit , but also said there could be a different president in office by the time Golden State were to visit the White House. [Full Article...]

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan

Cardiff pitch gave 'home advantage' to Pakistan: Eoin Morgan Pakistan bowlers chipped away at the wickets at regular intervals and aided by some good fielding, curtailed England for what was their lowest total in the tournament. Sarfraz added: "After that first loss, we were very down". "We have to be sensible about it and if there's someone else who deserves to be in the team then we have to look for that". [Full Article...]

Harper hits hard home run, propels Nationals over Mets 8-3

Taylor hit consecutive homers starting the third inning against Steven Matz (1-1). Daniel Murphy added three more hits against his former team and Michael Taylor hit the Nationals league-leading 100th home run to cap a five-run fifth. [Full Article...]

Fowler eyes US Open lead as McIlroy, Day head for exit

Open on Friday and will join several of golf's headliners with a weekend off. "It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard", said Casey. As full as the leaderboard was, however, most of the usual suspects at golf's majors were missing. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. [Full Article...]

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard

Casey goes top then crashes down US Open leaderboard World number two Rory McIlroy has missed the cut at the US Open for the second year running. Brian Harman , Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kuh) and Tommy Fleetwood are at 5-under. The official U.S. Open website will show four featured groups throughout the day, including Fowler and other big stars. "I'd like to think we learned a little bit and thank him for that this morning". [Full Article...]

Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open

Day shot a 75 for a two-day total of 10-over 154, ending at 17 the longest active streak of making the cut in the majors. "As of right now, I'm one shot back". McIlroy was 4 shots off the cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf. Jordan Spieth, the 2015 US Open victor snuck just inside the cut-line at even-par with a 71. [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor in numbers

Following the announcement of the much-anticipated McGregor-Mayweather fight, Diaz took to Instagram and posted a picture of the moments following his submission victory over McGregor at UFC 196. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", UFC president Dana White said. [Full Article...]

McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open

He loved Erin Hills , a course with wide fairways between the knee-high fescue that he figured would allow him to attack. The biggest move of the day came from Hideki Matsuyama . "Open where I've had that much enjoyment". This one he'd rather forget. At most major championships, there are a few surprises - players who no one expected to make a run at a major title. [Full Article...]

Hamilton Wins in Canada but Vettel Takes the Spotlight

A confident Lewis Hamilton believes he has delivered a "great blow" to Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari with his masterful Canadian GP victory. "Hard to say. I just couldn't be happier with how it's gone and I'm so grateful for this result. "To repeat it this weekend is incredibly special", Hamilton said. There are likely to be no shortage of heated recriminations in the Force India garage, wi... [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused of $16M Tax Fraud in Spain

And Real Madrid have now backed Ronaldo - saying they remain confident the forward will clear his name because of his "clear will" to adhere to Spain's tax laws. Messi and his father were first accused by a state prosecutor of tax fraud in June 2013. "There has never been any hiding nor any intention to hide anything", Gestifute , the agency representing the player, said in a statement... [Full Article...]

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers. In November, he agreed to extend his contract until 2021. Despite winning La Liga and the Champions League this season, Ronaldo is reported to be unhappy with accusations that he has defra... [Full Article...]

NBA Draft Rumors: Sixers trying to move up to No. 1?

NBA Draft Rumors: Sixers trying to move up to No. 1? Following a report that the Celtics were considering Kansas forward Josh Jackson at No. 1 , a much bigger bombshell emerged Friday afternoon. Fultz's talent has put him in a unique position between two of the NBA's most iconic franchises, but he welcomes the possibility of ending up on either side of the famed Celtics-Lakers rivalry. [Full Article...]

Kohli hails Yuvraj as India rout Pakistan

Kohli hails Yuvraj as India rout Pakistan After being put in to bat first by Pakistan , Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) had set the flawless platform for the batsmen to come and make mayhem but by the time the two departed, India were scoring at just around 5.27 runs per over. [Full Article...]

Warriors Green makes fun of Cavaliers

This year, Draymond Green returned the favor with a "Quickie" shirt that's created to look like the Quicken Loans logo. But it was James who had the last laugh, posting on Instagram a photo of Green in the shirt with the caption, " That's what she said , HUH?!?!?" We got "em out (of) here quick with the trophy". [Full Article...]


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