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MISSILE TESTS: US pressures China to impose more sanctions on North Korea


A longtime advocate of a softer line, he acknowledges the North Korean threat but believes that the South has time to seek a solution by reviving economic ties and dialogue. North Korea now has three more American citizens imprisoned, two of them detained in April and May. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea ", Trump tweeted, "it has not worked out". Read More »

Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

Brown said Simmons and Fultz, who will play in the summer league, could work well together in the backcourt, no matter which player is the ballhandler. Only time will tell if he will be a solid player, a Hall of Famer or an all-time bust. That is why Fultz's team-mate Embiid is fully on board with the opinion, as outlandish as it may be for a team that have won 75 games in their last four full seasons combined. Read More »

Malan tapped into Voges' knowledge ahead of dream England debut


But when Roy was given out obstructing the field - the first time this had happened in a T20 worldwide - the innings fell away. Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve in a dramatic final over which ended with England three runs short after Liam Dawson couldn't hit the four required from the last delivery of the match in the growing gloom. Read More »

Formula One Azerbaijani Grand Prix qualifying session 1


Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 6. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India - Mercedes 1:43.051 9. But he came through at the last minute, beating Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas' time by nearly half a second and clinching the 66th pole of his career. Read More »

Floyd Mayweather spotted partying with "The best fighter in the UFC"


McGregor and Mayweather are scheduled to do battle in Las Vegas on August 26, with the undefeated American coming out of retirement in search of a 50th win from as many professional bouts. Speaking on Submission Radio , Mayweather's assistant trainer and strategist Nate Jones cast doubt on the legitimacy of the sparring clip, suggesting the whole thing may have been staged to try and throw his fighter. Read More »

African champions Cameroon crash out of Confed Cup

In his absence, Johnny Herrera was in goal for Chile's 2-0 win over Cameroon and Thursday's 1-1draw with Germany in Russian Federation. Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay marked his full debut by breaking the deadlock early in the second half at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and RB Leipzig striker Werner's brace sandwiched Vincent Aboubakar's header for Cameroon . Read More »

Liverpool Complete £36.9m Signing Of Mohamed Salah


I would like to win something with the club", Salah said . Salah, who notched 15 goals in 31 Serie A games for Roma last season, will now be vying for a place in Liverpool's attack, mostly occupied by Sadio Mane , Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho last season. Read More »

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix ends

A fortnight after breaking his F1 points duck with ninth on home ground in Montreal, Williams's rookie signing kept his composure in a insane Baku race to finish third - only losing second to recovering Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in a photo-finish over the line. Read More »

Palmer to perform at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Hamilton also denied the accusation that he had deliberately "brake-tested" his rival, arguing that he was merely "controlling the pace". I'm sure he didn't do it on objective but for sure it was not the right move. "We knew the podium was a chance after the restart but then we heard the problems with Lewis and Seb". Hamilton's troubles extended his disappointing record in Baku , the 32-year-old matching last year's fifth-place finish. Read More »

Stroll 'couldn't believe' podium was possible


First his teammate Max Verstappen retired with engine problems, then Daniil Kvyat parked his Toro Rosso, prompting a safety auto which would eventually see Vettel and Hamilton collide behind it. Vettel's performance came after he completed only limited running in the final practice session after a hydraulic leak, which necessitated an engine change prior to Q1. Read More »

England win South Africa T20 series


England were well on course for victory at 133/2 in the 16th over while chasing 175 against the Proteas with Roy batting superbly on 67 when he was given out. Speaking after the match, Eoin Morgan said: "We were going really well, but we lost a well set batsman and no-one could carry it on". Tom [Curran] was outstanding, skill level was outstanding, he's put on a yard, makes his variations harder. Read More »

LSU snaps Oregon State's streak


LSU's Alex Lange limited Oregon State to two hits over 71/3 innings in an effort that carried the Tigers to a 3-1 victory and ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak. The Tigers were 2-for-3 with runners in scoring position.There were no errors in the game. The Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game, including back-to-back victories over Oregon State. Read More »

Hamilton invites Vettel to clash 'face-to-face' out of their cars

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won what will be regarded as a race for the ages following three safety auto periods, one red flag and a series of notable incidents. "The stewards looked at my data", Hamilton said. Hamilton bolted early as the safety auto peeled in, dropping the surprised Vettel into the clutches of Perez behind. Read More »

England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I in Cardiff

Chasing 175 to win, England at one stage were cruising to their target on a good batting deck with Jason Roy (67 off 45 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (47 off 37) sharing in a 110-run stand for the second wicket. They left out regular captain Eoin Morgan, with wicket-keeper Jos Buttler taking over as skipper as he did in the limited overs section of England's tour of Bangladesh when former Ireland global Morgan refused to travel to the country on security grounds. Read More »

Mahtook helps Tigers end 8-game skid, beat Padres 7-5


Detroit Tigers' James McCann hits a run-scoring double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego , Sunday , June 25, 2017. Nicholas Castellanos ripped a 2-run shot to the opposite field and it was knotted 5-5. Lamet allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over six innings. Read More »

Team NZ fighting back in America's Cup


And when the salt spray had settled, Emirates Team New Zealand , by virtue of a victory in the day's first of two races, maintained a 4-1 lead over the American boat in the 35th edition of the America's Cup . "Now we've got confidence", the 37-year-old Spithill said. His Land Rover BAR team's next America's Cup campaign is already fully-funded. "That's good. Read More »

Eid al-Fitr celebrations bring out thousands in Ottawa

Mellimelli was observing Ramadan and Jefferson invited guests to join him for a dinner served at sunset. The tradition began under former President Bill Clinton's Administration and continued through George W. 'This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan , a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting , prayer , and charity'. Read More »

Canada's Lance Stroll makes history at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Vettel claimed Hamilton had braked in front of him and he responded by driving into the back of his rival before then bumping the Briton from the side. (It) damaged his rear also I think a little. "He did something similar a couple of years ago in China at a restart". Vettel continued to protest his innocence after the race. Read More »

Thursday's roundup: 4 share lead at St Jude Classic


The 24-year-old former Florida State standout is the fourth back-to-back victor at St. Jude and the first since David Toms in 2003-04. "I would just say that this is a great golf tournament and I want to be ready to play, compete this week", Mickelson said on Thursday. Read More »

Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku


Up until Baku , the fight for supremacy between Mercedes' Hamilton and Ferrari driver Vettel had been largely cordial, but things boiled over on Sunday. The highly treacherous Turn 8 caused severe problems all day. Force India's Esteban Ocon finished sixth, equalling his career-best performance, although he may rue missing out on the podium after clashing with Mexican team mate Sergio Perez , whose retirement ended his 37-race streak of consecutive finishes. Read More »

Formula One: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Vettel accused Hamilton of brake-checking him after initial contact between the pair exiting Turn 15, which led the Ferrari driver to take "revenge" on Hamilton by swiping into the side of his title rival during a race restart. It exited on lap 17 but was back nearly immediately to clear debris on the pit straight. Further chaos unfolded when Daniil Kvyat stopped, his Toro Rosso having lost all electrical power on lap eight. Read More »

Formula One: Greed almost cost me Baku pole, says Lewis Hamilton

The drivers were behind the safety auto on lap 22 of an incident packed race, and the cars were closely slaloming together with Hamilton in first ahead of Vettel. After all the chaos and the red flag I felt that a podium was in reach but then once Lewis had to pit and Seb had the penalty I knew the win was possible. Read More »

Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Aegon title


Kvitová was sidelined for five months after she was hurt during an attack at her apartment, sustaining injuries to her left, playing hand. The 27-year-old fired down 13 aces and 35 winners as she comprehensively overpowered Barty in the second and final sets with the Australian unable to respond. Read More »