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Date for Emirates Team New Zealand homecoming parade in Auckland confirmed

Date for Emirates Team New Zealand homecoming parade in Auckland confirmed The sodden remnants were the only clue of the hearty, boisterous and at times emotional, celebrations that went on well into the early hours of the morning at the Emirates Team New Zealand base following their captivating America's Cup win. [Full Article...]

Yankees 2B Castro exits game with strained right hamstring

Castro pulled up lame running to first base in a 6-5 win against the White Sox. Wade was my top choice to replace Chase Headley at third base , but with Headley hitting.333 in June , the utility man will replace the injured Castro instead. [Full Article...]

Russell Westbrook Wins NBA MVP

Russell Westbrook Wins NBA MVP With a record-setting 42 triple-doubles in the regular season, the Oklahoma City superstar point-guard became the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for an entire season. The Most Improved Player was Brogdon's teammate Giannis Anteokounmpo. While some of the fashion choices at the first annual NBA Awards probably made you want to cry, there was ... [Full Article...]

Qatar ignored calls to end terror funding: Saudi FM

Qatar ignored calls to end terror funding: Saudi FM Qataris in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have been given two weeks to leave, and citizens of those three countries were given the same June 18 deadline to leave Qatar. Secretary of State Tillerson has led USA efforts to mediate a way out of the dispute. " It is unfortunate that our neighbors have chosen to invest their time and resources in a baseless propaganda campaign ". [Full Article...]

Liverpool waiting for Oxlade-Chamberlain encouragement ahead of Arsenal bid

Liverpool waiting for Oxlade-Chamberlain encouragement ahead of Arsenal bid The Mirror report that the Reds have finally made a direct enquiry to the Gunners as they look to secure a £25m deal for the England global, who they have been linked with for a number of months. Though he has predominantly featured in a wide role throughout his Arsenal career, the former Southampton starlet is keen on a future as a central midfielder- something Klopp's 4-3-3 formation coul... [Full Article...]

Mahela Jayawardena denies reports linking him to India coach job

Mahela Jayawardena denies reports linking him to India coach job After the retirement, Jayawardene has been involved with various teams as a coach. So far, the likes of Virender Sehwag , Richard Pybus, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh have applied for the post of India's head coach. Taking about the 40-year-old's coaching experience, Jayawardene had worked as a batting consultant for the English Cricket team after which he took on the responsibili... [Full Article...]

Srikanth overcomes Long odds at Sydney

Srikanth won in straight games 22-20, 21-16 to win his career's fourth Super Series title. It is the Indian's second successive crown after the Indonesia Open Superseries Premier last week. World No. 16 Saina survived a scare from little-known Soniia Cheah of U.S. before winning 21-15, 20-22, 21-14 to set up a clash with sixth-seeded Chinese Sun Yu. [Full Article...]

Yankees OF Hicks pulled with tightness in side, will get MRI

The New York Yankees placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the disabled list Monday with a right oblique strain and activated outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the concussion DL. Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has said that the injury to Hicks may cause Ellsbury to get back to the big league club quicker than anticipated. "There really are no restrictions". [Full Article...]

Serena Williams says 'heart dropped' at surprise pregnancy

Serena Williams says 'heart dropped' at surprise pregnancy So while McEnroe is busy coming to grips with his burgeoning "feminism", Dmitry Tursunov , the male player ranked number 701, apparently felt threatened by McEnroe's suggestion that Williams would be ranked above him at 700, so he told the BBC that he hopes he would win a match against her. [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Germany reach semis as referee needs VAR double-take

Wilmar Roldan sent off a Cameroon defender more than three minutes after a high tackle on a German opponent and only after his own case of mistaken identity. Ryan repelled efforts from Vargas and Sanchez early in the second half as Chile threatened an equalising goal, which eventually came after 67 minutes when Rodriguez poked the ball home from close range from Vargas' downward header after Aus... [Full Article...]

Auckland homecoming parade for Emirates Team New Zealand

For the 39-year-old Australian, the win was all the sweeter, as it signalled a remarkable turnaround since San Francisco. The parade will make its way along a road route in the central city, and Emirates Team New Zealand will then take to the water for a sail past. [Full Article...]

Cris Justino, Tonya Evinger to fight for featherweight title at UFC 214

Cris Justino, Tonya Evinger to fight for featherweight title at UFC 214 Evinger is now on a 10 fight win streak, not having lost since July of 2011 when former UFC bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann took home a unanimous decision win over her. Justino boasts a 17-1 record and would be a formidable opponent for even the best UFC foes. "Cyborg" is 2-0 in the UFC, with both fights being held in a catchweight of 140-pounds. [Full Article...]

Red Bulls, NYCFC rivalry continues to heat up

Red Bulls, NYCFC rivalry continues to heat up NYCFC moved to 9-5-3 on the season and allowed it to remain in third place with 30 points, seven points clear of the Red Bulls (7-8-2, 23 points in 17 matches). David Villa , Bradley-Wright Phillips and Luis Robles are on the MLS Team of the Week. While the Red Bulls only got their first shot on net in the 79th minute, disgusted South Ward supporters saw enough when midfielder Alex Muyl rec... [Full Article...]

England thrash Pakistan by 107 runs (D/L)

England thrash Pakistan by 107 runs (D/L) The opener failed to capitalise and England were under pressure at 42-2 in the 10th over before Sciver and Knight stepped on the gas. Brief Scores: England 377/7 in 50 overs (Sciver 137, Knight 106; Iqbal 3/62) beat Pakistan 107/3 in 29.2 overs (Zafar 56*, Abidi 23*, Brunt 2/21). [Full Article...]

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards Last night was the NBA Awards, and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook took home MVP honors. Last season, Westbrook repeated the achievement Oscar Robertson became the second player in National Basketball Association history, ended the regular season with a triple-double per game (31.6 points and 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists). [Full Article...]

Southern Stars smash West Indies in World Cup opener

Southern Stars smash West Indies in World Cup opener Selman was fielding at short-leg when she was struck on the back of her helmet by a fierce shot off the bat of Australian opener Nicole Bolton. The 2013 champion, Australia, enters the tournament in good form with two comfortable wins over South Africa and pakistan by eight wickets and 103 runs respectively, in the warm-up matches. [Full Article...]

Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season

Thunder's Westbrook named MVP after historic season Drake , right, and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in NY. "Something I never [could've] imagined". The ability of a player to achieve that record with modern defenses in the National Basketball Association being what they are is impressive, even if you want to argue that many teams allowed Westbrook to operate while concentrating... [Full Article...]

Sixers Joel Embiid, Dario Saric receive NBA All-Rookie first-team honors

Sixers Joel Embiid, Dario Saric receive NBA All-Rookie first-team honors Yet the third finalist, the Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon , was picked NBA Rookie of the Year in a nationally televised awards ceremony from NY. Brogdon was not the only Bucks player honored in New York Monday night. Antetokounmpo has already been named to the All-NBA second team . In fact, 20 different teams - several teams a few times - made a decision to take a pass on him before the Milwaukee... [Full Article...]

Westbrook caps historic season with MVP award

Westbrook caps historic season with MVP award The Second Team nod is a major accolade for Roberson heading into restricted free agency . The four other players named to the first team were forward Draymond Green (Golden State), center Rudy Gobert (Utah) and guards Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) and Patrick Beverley (Houston). [Full Article...]

Watch Drake Host the NBA Awards

Watch Drake Host the NBA Awards Drake posted glowingly of Gold-Onwude on social media . "They want to see that you really are best friends", said the singer. The pair posed up a storm on the red carpet with their arms wrapped around one another and Drake called her his "stunning date ". [Full Article...]


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