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Harry Kane hails "fantastic" England character

Harry Kane hails We should have that mentality and we showed that at the end. The 23-year-old has now netted six times in 18 appearances for the Three Lions , but it looked like being another one of those days when he wasted two first-half chances he would have gobbled up in his sleep in his Lilywhites shirt. [Full Article...]

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog The annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest celebrates homely pooches for their inner beauty in Petaluma. After several surgeries, she can now see again, Zindler said. While the dogs entered into the annual contest may not be the most visually appealing creatures, their quirky looks, off-beat personalities and unusual attributes are viewed as prized possessions during the contest, which is held at the ... [Full Article...]

Russia Win Against New Zealand in Confederations Cup Opener

A new pitch had to be hastily laid before yesterday morning's kick-off, after uprooted chunks of grass and bare spots on the field spoiled the first match held at the new venue in April. "We want to show on the world stage that we're meant to be here and we've more than enough capabilities in this team to put us out there and to do their job". [Full Article...]

Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

NBA Draft expert Chad Ford of ESPN reports , per Rival GMs, that the Lakers are using Russell as trade bait to land another top-12 pick in this year's draft. 1 pick in two years. The Lakers , and other National Basketball Association talent evaluators, have praised Ball's court vision, but they also see leadership qualities in his temperament, pass-first mentality and scoring that mak... [Full Article...]

Braves' Freeman '100 percent go' on moving to third base

The only thing is Freeman has not played the hot corner since 2007 when he played in the rookie Gulf Coast League as a 17-year old. Newcomb retired his final 13 batters and allowed one run on three hits in six innings. Adams was never really a power hitter in the minors but did run into 73 in his nine seasons in the minors, so there could be some more power there now that he's got the first one ... [Full Article...]

PSG ready to pay €135m for Mbappe

PSG ready to pay €135m for Mbappe Liverpool reportedly believe they could have an edge over rivals Arsenal in the pursuit of the transfer of Monaco star Kylian Mbappe this summer. The likes of James Rodriguez, Isco and Alvaro Morata all struggled for game-time at different points last season, so it's understandable that Mbappe would be hesitant. [Full Article...]

Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah

Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman, who hit a sparking century, should have been out for just 3 runs off Bumrah's bowling, but the footage showed the bowler had overstepped. While Bumrah feels it was not in good taste, the comments on the post are otherwise. "@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country", he added. [Full Article...]

Celtics-Sixers trade finalised, Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1

Celtics-Sixers trade finalised, Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1 They would have to include higher-salary players like Tyler Zeller, Avery Bradley , Jae Crowder , or Marcus Smart into the trade for Butler or find teams to take their salaries. "I think that we have several in the top five or six that could've fit a certain way and helped us along". His passing is a plus but with last years number one pick Ben Simmons coming back from injury this year, Fult... [Full Article...]

Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as draft looms

In a blockbuster trade days before the draft, the Boston Celtics traded the first pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft for the third selection owned by the Philadelphia 76ers . 1 pick in program history. They have long asked their fans to trust "The Process" as they have stockpiled top draft picks after each miserable season. [Full Article...]

Mourinho Accused of Tax Evasion in Spain as Ronaldo Gets Hearing Date

Mourinho Accused of Tax Evasion in Spain as Ronaldo Gets Hearing Date Real Madrid have refuted claims Jose Mourinho signed a contract to take over at the club before he left Inter. It released a statement confirming there had been no contact with Mourinho or his representatives from either the Spanish tax authorities or the public prosecutor regarding these allegations. [Full Article...]

Max Verstappen quickest in second practice despite crash

Max Verstappen quickest in second practice despite crash However, his session ended in the wall when he crashed in the final minute, losing control at Turn 1 and slamming into the barrier side-on as he tried to steer out of the slide. "Practice was good today", said Ricciardo . He ended the session fifth, a second off the pace, while team-mate Bottas was 0.3s further back in sixth after also struggling to get a clean lap in. [Full Article...]

Lonzo Ball thinks the Lakers can make the playoffs next season

He has the talent to be an All-Star. However, on Friday, Magic let on that the Lakers weren't exactly bummed to see Russell go, saying "we want to thank him for what he did for us. The Lakers tried that strategy before under a different regime, something that backfired amid several coaching changes, an injured Kobe Bryant and unproven players on one-year contracts. [Full Article...]

Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

I'd like to see him fight Anthony Joshua . Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) backed him into the ropes and landed three more left hands to Kovalev's gut, including a low blow that was not called by referee Tony Weeks. "I saw him reacting to body shots that were borderline, so I knew I had him", Ward said. The beginning of the end came with just over a minute left in round eight when Ward landed a v... [Full Article...]

(RugbyU) All Blacks, Lions to clash in Auckland

(RugbyU) All Blacks, Lions to clash in Auckland Gatland said there'd been a lot of speculation about the contrasting styles "but I think we've played some lovely
rugby". The Lions haven't had the luxury in playing six matches in just over two weeks to devote any great attention to the development of their attacking game. [Full Article...]

Bale determined to win ´more trophies´ as Madrid exit rumours persist

Bale determined to win ´more trophies´ as Madrid exit rumours persist The report claims that the Real boss has promised him regular playing time and is willing to offload one of his regular starters - Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale - to make room for him in the starting lineup. He made quite the impact last season as he functioned brilliantly in a young Monaco team and put up winning performances which made nearly every manager sit up and take... [Full Article...]

Lakers' Draft Preview: Will Los Angeles draft Lonzo Ball at No. 2?

UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball in the second half during a NCAA college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines Dec. 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. The Orlando Magic took Jonathan Isaac, the Minnesota Timberwolves chose seven-foot Finn Lauri Markkanen and the New York Knicks picked Frank Ntilikina of Strasbourg, France. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Reject Jose Mourinho Contract Allegations

Di Maria's deal is similar to the one struck by Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano, who was convicted of tax fraud last year and given a suspended one-year sentence. AS reported Wednesday that Ronaldo is also having second thoughts about departing Madrid after hearing "very positive" comments from Perez. In 2016, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano received a one-year suspended prison sente... [Full Article...]

Cilic and Dimitrov through to Aegon Championships semi-finals

Cilic and Dimitrov through to Aegon Championships semi-finals Jordam Thompson, the lucky loser ranked 90, who toppled the world number one Murray, was unable to follow up his huge upset by losing to American Sam Querrey 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-3. Muller was under pressure on his serve for the first time in the match as he trailed 0-30, nonetheless, he found a way to hold onto his serve with some good serves. [Full Article...]

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

Murphy, 24, recently completed his fourth season in the NHL and had 2 goals and 15 assists in 77 games last season with the Coyotes, who selected Murphy with the 20th pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. The trade comes with Arizona in a bit of turmoil. Tippett was given a five-year contract extension and was named executive vice president of hockey operations in 2015, but had philosophical differences w... [Full Article...]

'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz

'Small gesture' for Big Papi: Boston names street for Ortiz That's why Ortiz's honors extended well beyond simply having his number retired. Ortiz's family and friends along with Red Sox front office members joined the honoree on the field before the game. "That was very emotional", Ortiz said in a press conference after the ceremony. Ortiz asked for No. 34 when he arrived in Boston before the 2003 season because he wanted to honor Minnesota Twins ... [Full Article...]


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