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Blue Jays relievers hold off Rangers' comeback


Goins upped the lead to 7-0 with an RBI groundout in the third. The run support helped Joe Biagini , who got his second win despite not pitching that well himself. "Their bats were swinging and I was making mistakes over the plate. I struggled here tonight, but it's a good lesson to learn from". Toronto Blue Jays' Ryan Goins follows through on a two-run double as Texas Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in ... Read More »

Lions name team for Crusaders game


The Crusaders - who are unbeaten this season, having won all 14 games in Super Rugby - have seven All Blacks in their starting 15 including captain Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg. That's the summation of Crusaders coach Scott Robertson, who expects nothing but a slugfest when his Super Rugby leaders host the under-pressure tourists in Christchurch on Saturday. Read More »

Field Mic Catches Mexico Coach Calling Someone A "Motherfucker"

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be courageous against Mexico , knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup . "It was an incredible first-half performance from us". The statement added: "As you know, Federation Internationale de Football Association is very serious about the chanting that we do when the goalkeeper takes a kick, and the possible sanctions are serious". Read More »

Real President: We Would Have Loved Messi At Madrid

After the deal which would have seen the 25-year-old move from South America to the Spanish capital and would have seen the recent La Liga landscape pan out much differently since the deal fell through, Barca swooped in to take the highly sought after attacker. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins on cusp of repeat after clinic


He just has the ability to make plays around him better. "Gaudreau is also just the third rookie to score game-winning goals in consecutive games in the Stanley Cup Final since the National Hockey League took over sole possession of the trophy in 1926-27". Read More »

Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

Ronaldo , the four-time Ballon d'Or victor, reportedly wanted a transfer away from Real and out of the country after being accused by Spanish prosecutors last week of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8 million (about £12.9m/$16.5m). He also confirmed that Ronaldo's contract was ring-fenced by a one billion euro release clause. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes. Read More »

Man United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement following tax fraud allegations

Ronaldo, who has been summoned to appear in court on July 31, has denied any wrongdoing. "There's a great union between Zidane and the club", he told reporters. Ronaldo, a player United are naturally interested in, has a prohibitively high one billion euros (£880million) buyout clause in the new and improved deal he signed in November which ties him to the Bernabeu until 2021. Read More »

Mexico roll past New Zealand with second half surge

Hosts Russia are in third with three points and New Zealand have none. It took a strong second-half performance from El Tri to remain unbeaten at the Confederations Cup, but Juan Carlos Osorio's side did just that. New Zealand played on, went down the other end and almost scored, with the Mexicans urging their opponents to stop the game. "The game was really rough and violent". Read More »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal win at Confederations Cup


The loss placed the hosts' chances of qualifying for the semifinals in peril, having taken three points from their opening two matches with co-leaders Mexico to play on Saturday. After Salcedo was carried off on a stretcher, Wood put New Zealand into a surprise lead in the 42nd minute. Scoring chances came early for Russian Federation, playing with confidence and unexpected flair, a powerful header by defender Viktor Vasin bouncing off the inside of the post before being cleared by ... Read More »

Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

Russia's Denis Glushakov, center, scores the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Mexico then uped the ante in the second half by introducing FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera who played a pivotal role in Mexico's resurgence in the game. Read More »

Golden Knights reveal jerseys ahead of expansion draft


Because teams were limited in how many players they could protect heading into the draft, Vegas could negotiate deals in which they'd agree to avoid taking certain exposed players in exchange for assets. The Golden Knights used their Flames' pick - they were required to select one player off each existing team - on Engelland despite him being a free agent, a fact that he said flattered him and made him feel wanted. Read More »

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


Medina also talks about why D'Angelo Russell was traded, and if Lonzo's father LaVar will be a thorn in the Lakers' side. "Although George would constitute a significant acquisition for Los Angeles, the rebuilding Lakers do not now intend to part with any of their young assets in a trade with the Pacers , sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne ". Read More »

Knicks' Phil Jackson talks future of Kristaps Porzingis ahead of draft


Repeatedly, they have come out and publicly pressured Carmelo Anthony to accept a trade elsewhere despite his no-trade clause. Then again Phil does have 11 rings (yes, I know they are as a coach not as a member of a front office, but it still is noteworthy) so maybe he knows something that we all don't? It may take multiple high draft picks, in addition to established players like Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart , to pull off a deal for Porzingis . Read More »

NHL: Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices


With the National Hockey League expansion draft upon us, its hard not to think of how the National Hockey League landscape will change in the next 24 hours. Emelin has been with Montreal for the past five seasons, while Methot has spent the last five years with the Senators as the longtime defensive partner of Norris Trophy finalist Erik Karlsson . Read More »

Knicks have strong interest in Frank Ntilikina


There's a slight chance that either Duke small forward Jayson Tatum or Florida State power forward Jonathan Isaac fall to the Knicks if teams decide their top priority is backcourt help. I'm sure I missed some guys in there, too. It's been a focus during workouts, according to numerous prospects who have visited the Knicks. According to almost every draft prospect that comes in, the Knicks are focused on teaching the triangle with coach Jeff Hornacek leading the workout and Phil Jackson ... Read More »

Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). In addition, the Portuguese will have to pay a record in the history of the Premier League salary of approximately 420 thousand euros per week, or 22 million after taxes. Read More »

Real Have Verbal Agreements With Two Main Targets

It is expected that Florentina Perez will continue the Galacticos era at the club with the addition of Monaco star, Kylian Mbappe. Real Madrid turned down the opportunity to sign goalkeeper David de Gea from Manchester United last summer, club president Florentino Perez said today while playing down the possibility of bidding for the Spain worldwide again. Read More »

Mexico Fully Deserved Portugal Point Says Juan Carlos Osorio

Moreno made it 2-2 in the 90th minute off a corner for Mexico with a ideal header when the Portuguese thought they had won. Together, the young Silva and the veteran Ronaldo have scored 18 goals since they started playing alongside each other following the Euros a year ago. Read More »

Andre Ward Knocks Out Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Belts


Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2 "The Rematch" are available on and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Box Office. And how will Kovalev respond following the first knockout defeat of his pro career? The payoff in dollars and praise should be commensurate with the risk, and as Ward's trainer Virgil Hunter clearly realizes, the ratio only makes sense north of cruiserweight. Read More »

Tottenham go cold on Everton midfielder Ross Barkley

However, it is understood the north London club will not rule out moving for a different target should an attractive deal present itself. Everton boss Ronald Koeman has warned the player he will be sold unless he puts pen to paper, and that seemed to give Tottenham the green light to swoop for the England worldwide. Read More »

Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

Walk fast". Dabrowski, who is from Canada, and her Indian partner fended off two match points on their way to a 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 victory over Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia for their first Grand Slam title. A few hours later she had her answer as Ostapenko, the youngest, lowest-ranked and least experienced of the quartet produced a fearless performance to beat Bacsinszky in three absorbing sets - belting 50 winners in the process. Read More »

Kylian Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid

He scored 14 goals and added 17 assists in all competitions, but will not come cheap - especially with Bernardo Silva already gone and Mbappe possibly leaving. The 18-year-old claimed last week that Madrid had been trying to sign him for several years and Perez confirmed that manager Zinedine Zidane is a big admirer. Read More »

Gambhir becomes a proud papa


The picture that Gambhir posted is bound to bring a smile on anyone's face. "An angel blessing our family, an angel brightening our lives, Welcome to the world, little angel!" he wrote on Twitter . This is what Gambhir had to say on becoming father for the second time. Friends and fans poured wishes on his social media accounts, congratulating him for being blessed with a second daughter. Read More »

Russian Federation vs. Portugal live stream

Mexico tops Group A after two games, with defeat sending New Zealand to the bottom of the group with zero points. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologized following El Tri's 2-1 victory over New Zealand , after TV cameras caught him shouting a foul-mouthed word in English towards the opposition bench. Read More »