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A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry won by Dems

In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie for the night, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said. Read More »

Sarfraz named captain of ICC Champions Trophy Team of the Tournament


The four Pakistanis included left-handed opening batsman Fakhar Zaman , pace duo of Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali besides Sarfraz, who also doubles up as the wicketkeeper. Instead, those who gathered at the religious center in Rawalpindi delayed the food in order to watch Pakistan's historic win over India at the Champions Trophy on a giant TV screen. Read More »

Celtics, Sixers complete trade for top pick

With an additional pick in 2018 or 2019 as well, the cupboard continues to be stocked in Boston . The former Celtics player, now their president of basketball operations, said the magnitude of the trade put it "under the microscope", and he acknowledged that he, as with others in his position, would be "judged" on how such big moves ultimately turned out. Read More »

French Open Day 15: Nadal makes it 10

This was the last time the Mallorcan's uncle Toni Nadal - who was invited on court to present the trophy on Sunday - will see his nephew lift the French Open title after the pair agreed to end their coaching partnership in late 2016. Nadal won six break points out of thirteen. This season, Nadal has compiled an ATP-best 43-6 match record with four titles. Roger Federer is still No. Read More »

Ironworker challenges Paul Ryan with emotional ad: 'Let's trade places'

Bryce is a cancer-surviving Army veteran who also happens to be a union iron worker with a doctor for a mother and a police officer for a father - not to mention his brother is a cop too and his sister is a public school teacher. Republican Paul Nehlen last week said he was challenging Ryan in the GOP primary after losing to him by 68 points previous year. David Yankovich , a Democratic political activist from OH, announced last month that he has moved to Wisconsin to run against Ryan. Read More »

Tropical system targets Gulf Coast


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Intracoastal City, Louisiana , to the Mouth of the Pearl River. The second system is now a Potential Tropical Cyclone that has formed over the Gulf of Mexico . Let's start with "Potential Tropical Cyclone 3", yes that's the name it goes by right now. The National Weather Service says the chance of tropical cyclone development is 80 percent within the next 48 hours for the southern Gulf of Mexico . Read More »

Tax fraud case: Real Madrid president not contemplating Cristiano Ronaldo departure

If you believe the reports around Spain and UK, Cristiano Ronaldo has already told Jorge Mendes he wants to leave Real Madrid and go back to Manchester United in this summer transfer window. I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished. Irked by the tax evasion case, Ronaldo reportedly feels that the Real Madrid club doesn't protect him the way it should. Read More »

Brooks Koepka Wins a Surprising US Open


Adam Hadwin opened the U.S. Open with a round to remember, but closed with a day to forget Sunday, at Wisconsin's Erin Hills golf course. It was an awesome day of Golf yesterday at Erin Hills, Wisconsin . "But he just said a few things, and just stay patient. And it's no surprise". And after tapping in the final putt on the finishing hole, he pumped his fist three times and yelled, "Yes!" The transformation that began in Tallahassee was on full display down the stretch on Sunday. Read More »

Morgan hopes England new boys shine against South Africa

England captain Eoin Morgan is looking forward to seeing if some of his new players can star in the upcoming three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa . "It is easier to say that, within the series, everyone is going to get a game", he said when asked how numerous new players could play. "I'm past that stage of harping on it for a long time‚" he said. Read More »

Ronaldo may not leave Madrid despite exit rumour, says Ballack

Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening". Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal worldwide scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus . Read More »

UEFA clears Leipzig to enter Champions League


This would appear to break UEFA rules on the integrity of its competitions and had led many to speculate the German side would be blocked from taking part in a European club competition. As champions, Red Bull Salzburg would have taken priority over second-placed Leipzig. It's not technically done and dusted yet, as UEFA have said they will "continue to monitor both clubs". Read More »

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez 'not contemplating' Cristiano Ronaldo's departure

The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russian Federation, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United . And Perez vigorously backed the Portugal skipper, claiming he will be cleared of tax charges against his name and dismissing suggestions Ronaldo's desire to leave could be remedied by the club picking up any potential fine. Read More »

Ferdinand hoping Manchester United can seal Ronaldo return


The hearing will take place at 09:00GMT on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón , in the suburbs of Madrid , according to Spanish press reports. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide the money he had made from image rights. Read More »

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch


The economic terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, although it has been known that Fitbit will deliver devices to all workers in the franchise. The devices are prohibited to be used during games. Any outside sharing of player data would be subject to a $250,000 fine. The Fitbit logo will appear on Timberwolves and Wolves jerseys. Read More »

9-time champ Nadal faces Wawrinka in French Open men's final


Realizing that Wawrinka was on the ascendency, Nadal upped the ante and went another break up in the very next game that saw the Swiss miss four game points to go a second break down. And on clay especially, because the way he's moving, it's even more hard. "I'm a little emotional", Nadal said before getting to clamp his jaws on La Coupe des Mousquetaires. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court

The two also clashed during their time together at Real Madrid , making matters even more complicated. Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening. Event for the announcement of Florentino Pérez as president of Real Madrid C.F. will take place in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium at 19:30CET. Read More »

Mourinho accused of tax fraud, Ronaldo before judge

On Tuesday, Ronaldo was told to appear in court on July 31, while Mourinho was accused by a state prosecutor of defrauding Spain's Tax Office of 3.3 million euros ($3.7 million). A prosecutor said that Mourinho did not declare income from use of his image rights in order to gain an "illicit benefit". "From now on it will be the judge in charge of the case who will take the necessary steps to determine the possible responsibilities of Mr Mourinho". Read More »

Mexico force Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal to epic draw


El Tri were no pushovers in the match despite Portugal heading into Kazan Arena as the favourites. It was his snap-shot from the edge of the area, rebounding from the woodwork, that fell into the path of Joao Moutinho in the move that led to a correctly disallowed opening "goal" by Pepe . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Ronaldo, with the Portugal squad at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, has so far remained tight-lipped. The allegations have led to uncertainty about the 32-year-old's future at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Manchester United linked as a possible destination should he opt to leave Spain. Read More »

Colin Cowherd reveals his most underrated player in the 2017 NBA Draft

Why would Boston bypass an opportunity to draft Markelle Fultz , Philadelphia's presumed selection now? However, if one of those picks turns out to be the first pick, the Celtics will receive the other one. If the Los Angeles Lakers hold a pick between No. 2 and No. 5 next season, Boston gets that one. "But to have two quality (first-round picks) in '18 and two quality firsts in '19, there are only so many picks that can be made with the roster spots that you have". Read More »

Warburton returns to Lions lineup for Highlanders match


No mean feat by the Lions to keep tryless a Crusaders side who've played 14 and won 14 so far this season, and who are Super Rugby's second-highest try scorers. "The law says there must be a small gap; they don't play to the law of the game". "We've laid a marker down tonight, and it's a big challenge for the boys who will now face the Highlanders ". Read More »

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is official

New details on the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have surfaced after the mega-fight's confirmation earlier today. He also included photos of the two combatants. Mayweather will reportedly be paid over 100 million U.S. dollars for the contest, which will be broadcast on pay-per-view networks across the world. Read More »

Bayern Munich categorically deny Cristiano Ronaldo talk

The Portuguese worldwide is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup . Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez confirmed he has yet to speak to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future but the situation was "very strange". Read More »

Mercedes hold firm on driver equality, says Wolff


The Last year's winners will travel to this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix after a awful performance in last month's Monaco GP where Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and three-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton managed only seventh spot finish. Read More »

Florentino Perez Confirms David De Gea To Real Madrid Deal Is Dead

I have found everything out through the newspapers. The 32-year-old signed a new contract with Real until 2021 last November and has a release clause of €1 billion ($1.11 billion). Insisting that everyone must comply with their tax obligations, the Madrid president remained hopeful that Ronaldo would will meet his tax requirements and that all the confusion would be cleared up soon. Read More »