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Kohli deflects question on Kumble saga

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Names suggested as possible candidates include former Indian opener Virender Sehwag , Afghanistan's national team coach Lalchand Rajput, West Indies director of cricket Richard Pybus as well as former Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody. "I was informed for the first time yesterday by the BCCI that the Captain had reservations with my "style" and about my continuing as the Head Coach". Read More »

George McPhee imposes deadline for teams looking to trade

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Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal expects the Golden Knights to tread delicately in free agency. They protected forwards Paul Stastny, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jaden Schwartz, Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and Ryan Reaves, along with defensemen Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester and Joel Edmundson plus goalie Jake Allen. Read More »

Devils Take Nico Hischier No. 1; Vegas Selects Cody Glass

He had the proper temperament to make the expansion draft a sure bet. It's something that not even the most plugged-in Hurricanes beat writer was aware of or saw coming. They might not even have a No. 2 centre. There is a chance that the increased ice time and opportunity will allow them to shine. McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's most outstanding performer in a vote of his fellow players. Read More »

Cavaliers owner, Billups met for 2nd straight day

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General manager Rich Cho said Clifford's familiarity with Howard is a major reason the Hornets pulled the trigger on a trade that sent guard Marco Belinelli, center Miles Plumlee and the No. The 32-year-old can opt out of his contract next summer. Griffin had battled through cancer over the past couple of seasons to help build the most successful team in franchise history, engineering trades for J.R. Read More »

Mourinho doesn't want Manchester United to sign Ronaldo

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Former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria has reached an agreement with Spanish prosecutors over a tax evasion charge related to his image rights , a Madrid-based court said on Wednesday. The 54-year-old Mourinho, who coached Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013, was accused of "two offences against the public treasury", the prosecutor's office said in a statement. Read More »

Portugal Boss: Ronaldo Is Right To Snub The Media

Manchester United are keen on completing the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata after his teammate Cristiano Ronaldo made peace with the Spanish capital club's president Florentino Perez . He denies the accusations and is threatening to leave Spain . As Real Madrid coach from 2011 to 2012, the Portuguese coach is alleged to have not declared income from image rights deals to obtain an "illicit benefit", according to Spanish prosecutors. Read More »

Brent Primus Wins Bellator Lightweight Title Due to Injury

Chandler is one of the best lightweights of the world and was looking to further his legacy but it wasn't to be at Madison Square Garden. It aired on pay-per-view following the Bellator 180 card on Spike with prelims on MMAjunkie. Chandler stood up and went to sit down and the stool was pulled out from under him. In his post-fight interview, Primus said that he would love to give Chandler a rematch right away. Read More »

Fleury, Crosby visibly emotional in Vegas following Golden Knights' expansion draft

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Vegas Golden Knights' Chris Thorburn poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . The 17-year-old Swede is believed to be one of the best offensive defenseman in the draft. The fourth-round pick could add even more value. Brandon Leipsic, a 23-year-old forward, was plucked from the Toronto Maple Leafs , and veteran defenseman David Schlemko was chosen from the San Jose Sharks . Read More »

Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland

A fine break in the second half against the Crusaders on Saturday was spoiled by a poor pass to Liam Williams on the wing, but Te'o's otherwise excellent showing was further evidence of his worldwide pedigree. "The players are really happy with the way the tour is progressing and how we're developing as a team". "There's a great battle going on there", said Farrell of the shake-up at outside centre. Read More »

Second North Korean soldier defects to South in a month

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A North Korean soldier defected to the South in September past year, and a teenage North Korean soldier defected in June 2015. Of those 36, 32 are North Koreans. "A policy of embracing North Korea is possible when we have a defence capability that surpasses that of North Korea". Lee Sang-cheol, vice director of the National Security Office, had been scheduled to attend the test launch, but the schedule was hurriedly adjusted after Moon indicated he wanted to attend personally following a ... Read More »

Best to lead Lions against Hurricanes

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Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ". First the winger dotted down in the left corner after the All Blacks put the ball through the hands and with ten minutes left he broke free from halfway after gathering a fumbled TJ Perenara box-kick. Read More »

Mohamed Salah targets silverware after completing Liverpool transfer

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Newly-transferred Egyptian worldwide Mohamed Salah has given his first interview in the Reds' shirt after completing his move to Liverpool . Salah scored 19 goals and weighed in with 12 assists in all competitions last season, suggesting he would be best used in a position where he has the most opportunities to get on the score sheet. Read More »

Fernando Santos Backs Cristiano Ronaldo In Media Snub

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Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are clients of football super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid, on June 27. Naturally, Manchester United has been touted as a top destination for the forward, with Ronaldo having joined Real Madrid from the Red Devils back in 2009. Read More »

U.S. scrambling in face of Kiwi Cup dominance

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New Zealand are now just four wins away from the eight required to win the world's oldest global sporting competition. Because Oracle won the qualifiers, the challenger started the 35th America's Cup match with a negative point. Oracle needs to win seven to keep the silver trophy in the hands of American software billionaire Larry Ellison. “Today was a really good day for us, ” Burling said. Read More »

Mithali Raj makes unique record as India win

If England were to win, they would require their highest ever World Cup run chase. England now move on to Leicester, where they will face Pakistan in their second game, on Tuesday. Interestingly she was unbeaten in 5 among the 7 innings. But a brilliant piece of fielding off her own bowling from Harmanpreet Kaur saw Knight run out by a direct hit for 46. Read More »

Lionel Messi: Barcelona legend turns 30 - every trophy won during his career

Messi has gone on to win five Ballon d'Or, eight La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns among other trophies with the Catalan giants. On the day where Barcelona celebrated the milestone of their greatest ever player reaching the age of 30 , the thought that Messi could have ended up anywhere else, let alone Madrid, is nearly unfathomable. Read More »

British and Irish Lions 2017: Andy Farrell wary of defence penalties

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Gatland ignored England's men touring in Argentina and Ireland's in Japan because of the arduous travel and acclimatisation demands. "Warren's made it no secret this was his plan all along". The Wales flanker has been omitted from the squad for tomorrow's match in Hamilton, raising hopes that he might squeeze into the Test squad after ankle trouble. Read More »

Verstappen leads Red Bull one-two in Baku FP1

Bottas said: "We needed multiple laps in a row to generate the temperatures we want for a good balance". This has definitely been the most positive Friday of the year so far. The Baku street circuit had caught out a fair few drivers in the earlier Friday session, but yellow flags were nearly a permanent feature in the afternoon, with nearly all competitors either making ample use of the run-off areas or brushing the barriers. Read More »

Durant Powers Warriors Over Cavaliers for NBA Title

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The 28-year-old concluded his NBA Finals MVP performance averaging 35.2 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the field and 47.4 percent from beyond the arc. Durant might be asked to do the same-take less than he might command elsewhere to allow Golden State to keep Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston without salary cap issues. Read More »

Koepka equals record in US Open victory

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Koepka , who became the seventh straight first-time victor of a major, finished the tournament strong, closing with three straight birdies on the back nine and shooting a 5-under 67. Speaking of an early-season slump this year, Koepka said, "I was grinding all day every day, in the gym every day". This week, he received pep talks from swing coach Claude Harmon III, master short-game coach Pete Cowen and from Johnson, last year's US Open victor. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Portugal beat New Zealand, Mexico outclass Russian Federation to reach semis

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Russia's Alexander Samedov, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between Mexico and Russia, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Saturday, June 24, 2017 . Portugal top Group A with seven points, with Mexico ending in second place on goal difference to join them in the semis. That goal never came. Andre Silva added a third on 80 minutes before Nani completed the rout in stoppage time to ensure Portugal finished above ... Read More »

Portugal hit New Zealand reach Confederations Cup semi-finals

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Mexico eliminated hosts Russian Federation with a 2-1 win to join Portugal on seven points, with the Gold Cup winners to meet the second-placed side from Group B in the last four. Ronaldo's sharp headers could have turned an easy win into a rout. Three times he arrowed the ball too close to New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who leaped to push one first-half effort against the crossbar. Read More »

Putin trolls James Comey by offering him asylum in Russian Federation

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The Russian president, who reportedly compared Comey to NSA contractor Edward Snowden , raised questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's claim that he helped leak detailed accounts of meetings with Trump. Turning the tables on Washington, Putin claimed the USA has meddled in Russian politics. On Wednesday, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve further sanctions against Russian Federation. Read More »

Jimmy Butler Traded To Minnesota Timberwolves

The Bulls launched a roster overhaul Thursday night with a big trade , dealing the three-time All-Star and the rights to No. 16 pick Justin Patton of Creighton to the Timberwolves . "He's a living, breathing example of Tom's processes and Tom's ways and the things that Tom won't bend on, that they work", Lee said. Butler, who turns 28 in September, was a third-team, All-NBA pick this year. Read More »

The 2017 NBA Draft garnered 11% more social engagement than past year

He's a leader. He treats people the right way. "Right now, I'm hoping [Lonzo] leads us to a couple summer league victories, and we'll take it from there."? Adobe analyzed social mentions around the draft, players and teams for the seven days leading up to the draft from across blogs and more than 10 social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Read More »