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Markelle Fultz agrees to Nike endorsement deal

The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to success , which was recently recounted in a documentary about their strong rivalry in the 80's. I don't believe it-you shouldn't believe anything this time of year, since a whole lot of people with a whole lot of competing interests have stakes in putting bad information out there-but all the prospects have to wonder, to say nothing of the teams picking behind the Celtics. Read More »

Diego Costa open to loan move to escape Chelsea


Whoever it is, they'll be getting a highly competitive player, who'll add edge and fight to their team, as well as a good amount of goals , with on average 23 goals in all competitions per season over the last five years. Asia has, however, been ruled out as a possible destination ahead of next summer's World Cup. AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are both interested in the striker. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton eclipses Canadian Grand Prix for 6th time


Vettel said he did not spot that the wing was badly damaged because the safety auto came out before he had had a chance to get a proper feel for the vehicle. A bigger crash took Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz out of the race just seconds later. After wrecking Vettel's race at the start, Verstappen looked to be on a charge, but his engine gave up the ghost a few laps later, and although it took longer to break, Fernando Alonso's Honda engine went the same way in another predictably very bad ... Read More »

Wings Of Eagles swoops for shock Derby glory at Epsom


Of the half-dozen horses in the Ballydoyle battalion, Coolmore's genetic pillar Galileo sired five that spanned the betting spectrum, from Cliffs of Moher (5-1) to the The Anvil (66-1). In his two and a half years at Ballydoyle, Beggy has now ridden a total of four winners, so there is no disguising that he is not at the top of the pecking order, for all that O'Brien is happy to use him. Read More »

Kevin Durant explains why Warriors are not a superteam

LeBron James' annual postseason blackout on social media ended quickly and with aplomb, from his sharing of a video in which he sang happy birthday to his son to more footage of James looking like Michael Jordan. "He's so great. He's so great, joining that team, to me, was nearly unfair", Smith said per The Washington Post . But during this finals series I've found myself supporting any team that came up against the highly-fancied Warriors . Read More »

Kohli turns off social media ahead of Pakistan clash

Everyone is aware of the talent they have - they can beat any side in the world. Neither are we too intimidated nor are we too arrogant about what we are doing. The final is going to be about us rather than the opposition'. This is India , though, and Pakistan will have to banish the demons of defeats past: in the last six matches in ICC events, it is India which has triumphed. Read More »

Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy

India , meanwhile, have done exactly what was expected. "Barring one match (against Sri Lanka ) India have done well in every department and they are overall favourites". "Having captained Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup semi- final at Mohali, I know the importance of the game and how it brings the two nations to a standstill while underlining the message of peace and tolerance for each other". Read More »

Amir fit and ready to play Champions Trophy final against India

But how things have changed in the two weeks since! South Africa was the first victim of a resurgent Pakistan . " Sri Lanka batted exceptionally well there". "The turnaround has been magnificent", he said. "And the guys have played really well". Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar at training. - If Dhawan makes a half-century, he will have done so more than any other batsman in the Champions Trophy (he now has six). Read More »

Porsche heading for third Le Mans win in a row


Former victor Nick Tandy in the number one Porsche seized the lead on lap 155 in the tenth hour of the 24 hours of Le Mans after Kamui Kobayashi in the number seven Toyota stopped with a suspected clutch problem. But there's no vacation until next year's race: Once the cars land back stateside, the team will have three days to rebuild them before they're back on the road to finish out their jam-packed race calendar. Read More »

Justin Thomas sets Open scoring record with 9-under 63

Open has played as a par 72. Thomas finished in style, and it had nothing to do with his hot pink trousers. "Oh gosh, Jimmy , be good", he said to caddie Jimmy Johnson when the ball was in the air, and it was close to ideal. Thomas, a major away from joining the young elite in golf , only added to a year of low numbers. Harman, bidding to become the first left-hander to win a U.S. Read More »

Afridi calls on BCCI and Indian government to 'soften their stance'

Residents of Indian Kashmir, many of whom support the Pakistani team , lit fire-crackers to celebrate Pakistan's victory over Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament. "The way youngsters have performed in this tournament is really encouraging for us, they all have played an important role in bringing Pakistan to the final of this tournament", Sarfraz said at the pre-final press conference. Read More »

Trunk slammers: Top three miss US Open cut

In the first round, McIlroy only hit five fairways en route to a 78. "They want par to be a good score", said English, "and this afternoon it will be". Another U.S. Open first for Xander Schauffele . Matsuyama, a 25-year-old, four-time PGA Tour victor from Japan, had a putt for birdie on the par-5 18th hole, which would have been only the second 8-under round in U.S. Read More »

Kohli points to pivotal Proteas run outs after crushing win


Kholi acknowledged India could do with a strong contribution from Yuvraj Singh after the powerful batsman struggled against Sri Lanka. "It was a day where India dominated us in all aspects and it shouldn't happen", he said. The onus was on du Plessis to then bat through the innings. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have overcome setbacks to find themselves in a shoot-out for the last four. Read More »

Everton among four clubs 'interested' in signing Arsenal's Calum Chambers


Chambers, 22, joined Arsenal from Southampton in the summer of 2014, but made just 36 Premier League appearances for the Gunners before heading on loan to Middlesbrough last season. However, the Clarets are reportedly digging their heels and will not let Keane go on the cheap, despite him only having one year left on his deal. Chambers is now away on worldwide duty with the England Under-21 squad as they aim for glory in the European Under-21 Championships in Poland, and his ... Read More »

Russian Federation beat New Zealand as FIFA Confederation Cup begins

Russian Federation went ahead in the first half of the Group A encounter through what was credited as an own goal from the New Zealand defender Michael Boxall , and Smolov wrapped up the victory in the 69th minute. "It is the first step to the English Premier League now", Cherchesov said in English as he looked across to his also-smiling forward at a news conference. Read More »

US Open: Tommy Fleetwood remains calm ahead of final-day test

Elkington said retired American great Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, to which McIlroy called out the Australian's spelling and wrote: "That's why jack designed 100's of golf courses. Another eagle was available when Thomas drove the short, 288-yard par-4 15th hole. "Yeah, a little disappointing the way I finished there on 18". Read More »

World's top three all miss cut at Erin Hills

Pardon the gallows humor. There is something about new U.S. Open venues that brings out the best in Jamie Lovemark. Fowler started brightly and moved from his starting seven under to nine under at one stage of his second round, while fellow Ryder Cup star Koepka also managed to get to nine under par. Read More »

Lions bring in additional players for New Zealand tour

Skippered by Irish rake Rory Best, the Lions are completely changed from the side which suffocated the Maori All Blacks 32-10 in Rotorua on Saturday. Lions boss Warren Gatland: "It was pretty good". Fresh from defeat versus the Highlanders in mid-week, the tourists had to put a marker down versus what was a second-string NZ XV, albeit no weaker, with players still vying for place in Steve Hansen's side for the opening test in just seven days time at Eden Park . Read More »

Jamie Lovemark on target at Erin Hills in Wisconsin

He showed spunk after holding off Johnson at Wells Fargo, a victory that secured him a spot at Erin Hills. Thomas drained a putt on No. 5 which he literally started it in the wrong direction, and that, he said, wasn't even his best shot of the day. Read More »

Attack comes next for Lions: Gatland

There are no plans as yet to call up a replacement , and there are still plenty of back three options. You saw the style of the Lions against the Crusaders , they took the points that were on offer, almost. The Lions are keen to underline their attacking ability on a hard, fast track but over the next fortnight much will also hinge on keeping their own try-line intact. Read More »

Paul Casey rallies after triple bogey to seize US Open lead

Open record for low round in relation to par. Jonny Miller hit the first on the par-71 Oakmont in 1973, while Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf's efforts came on the par-70 Baltusrol in 1980. Open record) on his way to an eight-shot victory in 2014. And on nine he made a 21-foot putt. Thomas had 300 yards to the hole for his second shot at the 18th. Read More »