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Roger Federer wins Halle title for ninth time

The Swiss maestro , who bagged the Australian Open , Indian Wells and Miami titles this year, showed a flawless performance on Saturday, and overwhelmed his Russian rival with a score-line of a 6-4, 7-6 to reach his 11th Halle Open final. [Full Article...]

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m Spanish tax fraud They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United a year ago, failed to declare 3.3 million euros during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. The four-time world player of the year who said last week his "conscience is clear" is threatening to leave Real Madrid over the affair. The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by... [Full Article...]

Borussia Dortmund interested in signing Barcelona youngster Lee Seung-woo

Borussia Dortmund interested in signing Barcelona youngster Lee Seung-woo There are no negotiations [with Barca]. The France starlet turned down a move to Barcelona from Rennes during last summer's transfer window to move instead to Dortmund , amid concerns that his playing at the Nou Camp was going to be limited. [Full Article...]

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

As expected, one-and-doners Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball led the way. Derrick White, who went to the Spurs, and Josh Hart, who went to the Lakers , had to wait until the last two picks of round number one to hear their names called. Before whispers of the trade surfaced with Boston and Philadelphia, Fultz was scheduled to work out for the Celtics . According to Tom Moore of the Courier T... [Full Article...]

Lewis Hamilton dismisses talk of walking away from Formula One

Vettel was given a 10 second stop and go penalty by the FIA race stewards for "a potentially unsafe manoeuvre", along with three penalty points, but was still able to charge through the pack to finish fourth and ahead of Hamilton in fifth who was forced into an extra stop with a broken headrest. [Full Article...]

Bottas tops final Azerbaijan practice, Vettel suffers problems

There were rumblings in the paddock that the mere presence of Hamilton's former long-term girlfriend may ruffle his feathers. Indeed he reacted in a prickly fashion when a German journalist asked if he planned to see her. "I was so disappointed because I know you need to be ideal to win this title". In topping the timesheets, Hamilton has moved to within two pole positions of Michael Schumacher... [Full Article...]

Motorcycling - Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen

Motorcycling - Zarco takes his first MotoGP pole in Assen And then Vinales crashed. The weather can be a question mark, but Viñales instead focused on his need to attack now - with the gap at the top coming down: "We arrive here in good shape and still leading the Championship". Iannone took some solid points in ninth, just a tenth off the two Ducatis ahead of him, while, 25 seconds later, Aleix Espargaro brought the surviving works Aprilia home a lon... [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals for 2nd time in 3 years

Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals for 2nd time in 3 years Speaking of LeBron James , he also made history this year, becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals. The Warriors won their first 15 play-off games, sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers, the Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs, and seizing a 3-0 lead over Cleveland before the Cavaliers snapped the longest play-off win streak in North American sports histo... [Full Article...]

Manchester United prepare £170m swoop for Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata

Manchester United prepare £170m swoop for Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata The story says that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward had been looking at a £100m-plus deal to bring the 32-year-old Real Madrid star back to England, but the Portuguese boss believes he will stay in Spain and would prefer to use the money on a deal for the Spurs star. [Full Article...]

Konta and Svitolina exit at Birmingham event

Konta and Svitolina exit at Birmingham event I played a very good first round against someone who made semis last week in Hertogenbosch. "It is part of the game". The two players may have been wearing exactly the same red and blue striped outfit, but there was no mistaking who was mainlining proper form. [Full Article...]

Federer struggles for 11th Gerry Weber final

Federer , who lost to German veteran Tommy Haas in Stuttgart , has not dropped a set in three matches this week while improving his record in Halle to 57-6. Federer , the 18-time Grand Slam title victor who is building up for an assault on an eighth Wimbledon title next month, next faces 2016 Halle champion Florian Mayer for a place in the semi-finals. [Full Article...]

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz Boston is hoping he can provide help with starters Steven Wright (knee surgery) out for the season and Eduardo Rodriguez rehabilitating a right knee injury. "Time was called", Farrell said. Farrell was ejected, and then took things to the next level, providing fans and the team with one of the best ejections of the year. [Full Article...]

Cavaliers Owner, Billups Meeting For 2nd Time

Gilbert could be close to offering a job to Billups , according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the sensitivity of the talks. He's looking for his fifth in 12 years. The Cavs are loaded with talent at the top with James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love coming off their second straight Finals together - Love was injured when C... [Full Article...]

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No

The Mavericks believe Yogi Ferrell is better suited as a backup point guard even though he made a splash that earned him a two-year deal after the undrafted rookie joined the Mavericks on a 10-day contract last season. Jackson also spoke on the misdemeanor charge of criminal property damage in relation to a December incident in which he allegedly kicked a auto being driven by a Kansas women's ba... [Full Article...]

Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany Both sides had no more than half-chances to break the deadlock with the group winners to be decided by the weekend s final round. The second half ebbed and flowed and Germany were much improved, although neither team forged clear-cut chances and both seemed content to play out a draw. [Full Article...]

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial Ghiz asked them to try again. On Friday morning, after jurors said they were deadlocked on both murder and manslaughter charges, Ghiz sent them back to the deliberating room where, she said, "Hopefully, you're able to resolve your deadlock". [Full Article...]

Lakers introduce Lonzo Ball, set high expectations

When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was "I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I'm happy to be home and I'm ready to get to work". [Full Article...]

Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title

Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title Gasquet will next play Germany's Alexander Zverev , last year's finalist who has won three titles this season, after he muscled past baseliner Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-7 (6) 7-6 (1) 6-1. The World No.7 has yet to drop a set in three matches en route to his fourth semi-final appearance at the Wimbledon warm-up event in west London. [Full Article...]

Chaminade's Tatum goes 3rd overall to Celtics

Chaminade's Tatum goes 3rd overall to Celtics They made the Eastern Conference Finals with a young team, and secured the number one pick from the Brooklyn Nets. "I can play multiple positions, I can post up, I can shoot, I can dribble", Jackson said on a conference call with reporters Thursday. [Full Article...]

Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa retires after career with Liverpool, Real, West Ham

Spain's Alvaro Arbeloa retires after career with Liverpool, Real, West Ham Arbeloa signed for Liverpool in January 2007 from Deportivo La Coruna, and went on to make 66 Premier League appearances after being drafted in by Rafa Benitez. "I will never call to ask for a job, but I am always available to offer myself". He has done it whilst still playing to a great level. He was fortunate that going back to the Bernabeu wearing a rival shirt [Bayern Munich], he could take ... [Full Article...]


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