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Britain's Evans tested positive for cocaine

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I made a mistake and I must face up to it. "I was notified a few days ago that I failed a drugs test in April where I tested positive for cocaine". I do not condone for one second that this was acceptable behaviour. Switzerland's Martina Hingis also failed a drugs test due to cocaine found in her system in 2007. But now, with the expected media frenzy after the shock revelation, the British number three will certainly have other things on his mind. Read More »

Jayson Tatum: 'I'm excited to be here' with Celtics

Pressed on if the cancellation left Boston considering passing entirely on Jackson, Ainge said he tried to remain calm about the situation. Check out Hardwood Houdini for more Boston Celtics NBA Draft analysis. "That's a great compliment, especially with all the great guys in this class". After months of questioning what the Lakers would do at No. 2 and if all the Lonzo-to-Los Angeles speculation was wrong, it appears that the UCLA point guard will be the second player off the board ... Read More »

Royal Ascot 2017 : Injured Frankie Dettori out of race

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She said: "It's the fabulous tradition of Ascot that keeps me coming back, I love the horses, I like to gamble - although I always lose". The victory stirred hopes Highland Reel might again visit Australia in the fall for a return engagement in the William Hill Cox Plate. Read More »

Magic Johnson absolutely subtweeted the Paul George free agency WojBomb

This past Friday at a charity softball game in Indianapolis, George told The Associated Press: "I am a Pacer". But the fact he is letting them know speaks to his integrity and that he doesn't want to leave IN on bad terms. UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball in the second half during a NCAA college basketball game against the Michigan Wolverines Dec. 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. Read More »

Blackhawks reacquire Saad from Blue Jackets for Panarin

Saad had 24 goals and 53 points in 82 games last season, making it the third straight campaign where he recorded between 52 and 53 points. A source confirmed that Panarin is being traded for former Hawk and current Blue Jackets winger Brandon Saad in a deal that will involve other pieces. Read More »

Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russian Federation

The game itself would end in a 2-1 win for Mexico , a result which sees them top of Group A and on course for the semi-finals. However, they followed that performance with a very underwhelming 2-1 win over New Zealand . Although this is their fourth appearance at this event, their quest for a win continues since they have now lost nine of their ten matches in the tournament alongside a draw, having scored just twice during the entire period. Read More »

Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

Overshadowed by the blockbuster deal that came minutes after it, the Hjalmarsson deal sees another member of the Hawks' vaunted core leaving. The Blackhawks are acquiring a player that's six years younger and cheaper in the long term: Murphy makes $3.8 million against the cap through 2022, while Hjalmarsson makes $4.1 million over the next two seasons before becoming a UFA. Read More »

Jose Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

A statement from the Attorney General's Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor's Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court. The player is accused of defrauding tax authorities of €14.7m, by also hiding his income from image rights. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Read More »

Tax problems? What problems? Ronaldo scores in Portugal win

He added: "Personally, I'm just really happy to be here, representing my country". There was then huge controversy as New Zealand squandered a brilliant opportunity. Mexico head into their final match with Russian Federation knowing that a defeat will send them home, but a draw or victory will be enough to send them through. Read More »

Complete 2017 NBA Draft grades for all 30 teams

So, it's understandable if you, as NY legend Yogi Berra once put it, looked at the 2017 Draft and experienced déjà vu all over again. Now Colangelo gets his second crack at No. Celtics may trade down for Dennis Smith Jr. With the No. 57 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , the Boston Celtics selected California senior Jabari Bird. Read More »

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire, 62 dead

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Portugal declared Sunday a three-day national mourning as catastrophic forest fires have so far claimed the lives of 62 people. By yesterday evening the death toll had hit 64, officials said. "I never thought it would come to this side", she said. Locals and experts alike talk of an unholy combination of extremely hot weather, an unusually dry year and ferocious winds that created a sort of hurricane of fire. Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Mexico's and New Zeland's players fight during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand , at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia , Wednesday, June 21, 2017 . One reason Ronaldo is strong deep into June is because Real Madrid managed his playing time more carefully this season. The public should trust the national team's head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, Deputy Prime Minister and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairman Vitaly Mutko told reporters ... Read More »

Loew: Experience of facing Chile is priceless for Germany

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After a win for both Germany and Chile in their 2017 International Confederations Cup opener the world champions face the Copa America holders in Kazan . "They blocked certain spaces but always in their half of the pitch". Germany and Chile are the favourites to progress to the knockout stage from Group B and even if one of them lose today they can still make it to the next round as long as they win their final group stage match. Read More »

Salah: I will give everything to win something at Liverpool

It's believed that Salah is on wages totalling around £100,000 per week, signing a five-year-contract to complete a move to Merseyside he's been waiting for since 2014. "His record in Italy has been outstanding and he possesses qualities that will enhance our team and squad". The Egyptian global joined the Reds in a £34.3million deal from Roma to become Jurgen Klopp's first summer signing. Read More »

Virat Kohli Breaks His Silence On The Kumble-Kohli Saga

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While he felt that Kumble is entitled to his opinion, in a roundabout manner, the skipper spoke about how dressing room details are sacred to him, which, at any cost, can't be shared with the public. "As I said, his point of view is out there and we respect that decision", Kohli said. "And we all respect him totally", Kohli said, making it very consciously clear that he won't talk about coach Kumble's role. Read More »

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

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Prosecutors said he had failed to declare revenues from his image rights in his Spanish income tax declarations from 2011 and 2012, "with the aim of obtaining illicit profits". Another big name with Real Madrid connections has been accused of tax fraud in Spain recently. The prosecutor said Ronaldo used shell company in the Virgin Islands to cheat on his taxes. Read More »

Di Maria fined €2m in tax fraud

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Di Maria is, like Ronaldo and Mourinho, a client of the Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes , who himself has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid , on June 27. Di Maria has been one of PSG's star players since arriving in the French capital, two years ago. There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo , who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, ... Read More »

Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

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Simmons has yet to show what he's capable of, and now with Fultz there, it opens up plenty of possibilities. The Sixers went 28-54 last season. Fultz will be the go-to-guy when the game is on the line and Philly needs scoring. He's a good player when attacking downhill in the fast break, and Boston's fast pace offense could be a good fit for a developmental player. Many have been looking forward to the NBA Draft 2017 schedule since before the season ended, and now it's time to see ... Read More »

3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

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Ice Cube also adds his thoughts abut Lonzo's outspoken father, LaVar Ball . They then completed a trade with the Boston Celtics and are expected to take the Washington guard to begin the action Thursday night (Friday Manila time). FRESHMAN FUN: The record of 14 freshmen selected in the first round might last just one year. DULL DRAFT: Neither Golden State nor Cleveland , who met in the NBA Finals, has a pick in the two-round draft. Read More »

Lakers Not Committing To Lonzo Ball, Considering De'Aaron Fox

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With Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers agreeing to trade D'Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week, there is no doubt that Lonzo Ball will be the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft . He shoots it in a weird way but it goes in, so it's effective. "If I can come halfway short, you know it'll be good". 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft . Read More »

Mohamed Salah completes Liverpool FC switch

Salah will add to an already formidable attack and will offer more options for the team, as he will be able to rotate positions on the line with Mane, Firmino, Coutinho and sometimes even play as a second striker. The Egypt global represents the first major signing of the summer at Anfield, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp keen to strengthen his squad ahead of his side's return to the Champions League . Read More »