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Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys

Trump wants Jets owner, former Dodgers co-owner as US envoys A billionaire member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Johnson was a major Trump donor during the presidential campaign. Johnson, who has publicly displayed his affection for republican politicians - he organized a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee in 2013 - was not always on the best terms with Trump. [Full Article...]

BCCI gets 28%, Rs 2616 crore share from ICC

BCCI gets 28%, Rs 2616 crore share from ICC However, BCCI is still getting 22.8% out of total revenue sharing of $1,536 million. The voting composition of the ICC board has also changed. The deal came after India protested a decision in April to divide revenues more equitably among members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) - a move which would have cost the Indian board a large chunk of its funding over the next eight years... [Full Article...]

Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick

Kings select Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th pick In fact, at least two and likely three former Wildcats project as first-rounders Thursday night at the Draft, which set for 7 p.m.at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the National Basketball Association draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick. [Full Article...]

Spurs select G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft

Spurs select G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft The first front and center issue to be resolved? At No. 29 overall, the Spurs selected point guard Derrick White from Colorado. File photo shows Phoenix Suns Tyson Chandler (right) as he vies for the ball with San Antonio Spurs? The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. [Full Article...]

Football Association board agrees to cease all sponsorships with betting companies

Football Association board agrees to cease all sponsorships with betting companies A year ago half of the teams in the Premier League were sponsored by gambling companies, with AFC Bournemouth recently agreeing a deal with Online casino M88 ahead of the start of the 2017/18 season. FA officials have announced that commercial deals with all betting companies have been ceased as of this month, however the FA have confirmed that they will continue to cooperate with bookmakers... [Full Article...]

French Grand Prix returns in 2018

French Grand Prix returns in 2018 The event has become one of the best known global sports competitions in the city along with ATP Rolex Masters, IAAF Diamond League, etc. Hamilton is only 12 points behind his rival, but can not afford a repeat of previous year in Baku - when the race was known as the European Grand Prix - when he finished fifth, while Vettel was second behind Nico Rosberg. [Full Article...]

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons throw shade at Lonzo Ball

Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons throw shade at Lonzo Ball On Thursday, shares of Under Armour ( UAA - Free Report ) closed the day up 1.67% after the athletic retailer signed top National Basketball Association draft prospect Josh Jackson to a sneaker deal. The Los Angeles Lakers have the second pick again and the Celtics moved down two spots to third after the deal with their Atlantic Division rivals. [Full Article...]

De'Aaron Fox could emerge as best point guard in NBA Draft

While that works for picks for teams picking in the top 10, that advantage appears to disappear for teams picking No. 11 or later. Last week Ball had considered talking to lottery teams scheduled to select below the Lakers in the draft, but sources said he still has yet to schedule any additional meetings. [Full Article...]

Mourinho refutes tax fraud accusations

A statement released by Gestifute read, " Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today". It added: "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process". [Full Article...]

Hamilton win puts pressure on F1 drivers' leader

Vettel was not particularly slow out of the starting blocks, but as Valtteri Bottas dived underneath the German, and then Verstappen raced around the outside, the driver who had finished either first or second at every round of the season so far was suddenly on the back foot. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal wins his 10th French Open wearing a $750000 watch

Sorry to all of the great fans in Britain and to the tournament organizers, I hope to see you at Queen's next year". 32-year-old Wawrinka, who has featured in three Grand Slam finals before yesterday's match, had a 100% win record, while Nadal , who won his first French Open title in 2005 at the age of 19, had never lost a French Open final. [Full Article...]

Kumble Cites Differences With Kohli As He Steps Down As Bowling Coach

Another important revelation was that the Chief Advisory Committee, which includes Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, didn't immediately approve Kumble's extension. Names suggested as possible candidates include former Indian opener Virender Sehwag , Afghanistan's national team coach Lalchand Rajput, West Indies director of cricket Richard Pybus as well as former Sri Lanka coa... [Full Article...]

Manchester Utd manager Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3mn tax fraud

Formally notify the "Creamy" about his plans for Cristiano going after performances at the confederations Cup in the Portuguese national team. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United, although he drew criticism after a poor league performance in which United finished sixth in the Premier League. [Full Article...]

Oilers deal Jordan Eberle to Islanders for Ryan Strome

Oilers deal Jordan Eberle to Islanders for Ryan Strome The Islanders have been in desperate need of scoring help for captain John Tavares . NY already traded a first-round pick and second-round pick to the Golden Knights in order to shed the final year of Mikhail Grabovski's contract. He was the No. 22 overall pick by the Oilers in 2008 and made his National Hockey League debut in 2010. The Oilers wanted to clear some cap space by moving Eberl... [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal need Olivier Giroud

The 21-year-old is a product of Barcelona's La Masia , but registered just 16 appearances in the Premier League last season. "To buy some players, you need to spend a lot of money - and why not?" he told Sky Sports News. The Paris native, who remains very attached to his hometown, sees the Parc des Princes side as the ideal springboard to achieve his dream of playing for Real Madrid, desp... [Full Article...]

Pakistan's ISPR releases another 'confessional video' of Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pakistan's ISPR releases another 'confessional video' of Kulbhushan Jadhav The ISPR has claimed that Jadhav has admitted that he was involved in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan . New Delhi says Jadhav was kidnapped past year from Iran and it has approached the International Court of Justice to secure his release. [Full Article...]

Champs-Elysees attacker 'had Polish roots'

The 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) avenue is one of the most famous streets in the world, and is emblematic of Paris . Police engage with a suspect outside an alight vehicle. Police reportedly had to smash the auto windows to pull the driver out and take him into custody. The attack - which occurred just a short distance from where a militant shot dead a police officer two months earlier - was carrie... [Full Article...]

Top Boston Celtics Scenarios Following the Sixers Trade

Top Boston Celtics Scenarios Following the Sixers Trade Two players that the Lakers could target on the back end of the first-round on Thursday night are Kentucky's Bam Adebayo and Michigan's D.J. Wilson. IN will have a hard time getting anything of significant value for George, but the chance at a top-three pick in a package from the Celtics should be enticing enough to pull off the trade. [Full Article...]

NBA's dizzying days of deals leads to today's draft

NBA's dizzying days of deals leads to today's draft Isaac understands that his versatility at both ends of the floor is what teams like about his game translating well at the next level. FILE - In this November 20, 2016, file photo, UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) walks by his father LaVar Ball, right, to greet family members after UCLA defeated Long Beach State in an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

Dwyane Wade tells Bulls he's picking up $24M option for 2017-18

Dwyane Wade tells Bulls he's picking up $24M option for 2017-18 The final piece to any Timberwolves-Bulls trade would be a player of near-star caliber. Minnesota's head coach Tom Thibodeau coached Butler for four seasons in Chicago . However, the Celtics would still need to balance salary in any trade for Butler. Meanwhile, who do the Bulls get in return? And Al Horford makes a lot of money. [Full Article...]


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