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At least 6 dead after series of explosions rock funeral in Kabul
- June 15, 2017

Amrullah Saleh, state minister for reforms in the security sector, confirmed that he was unharmed despite attending the funeral ceremony. "This protest is to stand in solidarity with the innocent Afghans who lost their lives in Kabul at the hands of duplicitous and complacent Pakistani government". (more...)
Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title Johnson hopes timing is right for another US Open title
- June 15, 2017

If anything, the pressure is on the USGA in how they set up the golf course, and the meteorologist to give an accurate forecast of the wind. "I haven't decided which event yet but it will be one or the other", Day told AAP today. It's just a matter of being able to do it. Every part of the game is going to have to work well if I want to have a chance here on Sunday afternoon. For a time it looked as if Johnson might miss his second consecutive major. (more...)
Diego Costa has 'many offers' but rules out one destination Diego Costa has 'many offers' but rules out one destination
- June 15, 2017

Diego Costa 's brother Jair has revealed that the Chelsea striker "has lots of offers" as he contemplates what his next move should be. "I can't say how many but they exist", he told Yahoo Brazil . At one point it looked set for the Chelsea star to jet off to the Chinese Super League, however, a number of big European clubs are now said to be interested in the forward. (more...)
Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?
- June 15, 2017

There are reports flying around about which Warriors players will or will not attend the customary White House visit following their National Basketball Association championship. There was a report that the Warriors had decided as a team not to attend, however members of the team quickly said that report wasn't true. "There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work". (more...)
National Basketball Association title a vindication for Warriors' Durant
- June 15, 2017

Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena. Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact. (more...)
Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills Golfers get in final practice shots at US Open at Erin Hills
- June 15, 2017

Open at Erin Hills . "Really?" Rory McIlroy said. "The way it worked out, I feel much better the way I got here", Stricker said Tuesday. It's fescue, but not all of it is the typically wispy stuff you see on the edges of British Open courses. (more...)
Jerry West to leave Warriors and join Clippers
- June 15, 2017

One of West's most notable impacts on the Warriors in the past few years was his reported insistence on the team keeping Klay Thompson instead of trading him for Kevin Love when Love was made available by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Redick also becomes an unrestricted free agent. "He's earned that right". Now, West joins a team seemingly in flux, with question marks surrounding key pieces like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin with free agency looming. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Ronaldo of tax fraud
- June 15, 2017

Representatives of Ronaldo in response said that there had never been concealment, or the slightest intention to hide. Real Madrid declined to comment and calls to the agency representing Ronaldo , Gestifute , went unanswered. In December a year ago, GestiFute published details of Ronaldo's 216 million euros assets in response to allegations of tax evasion . However, his agency claimed that he was up to date after adjusting his declarations and paying an additional €6 ... (more...)
Kevin Durant's mom was one proud Black mama at National Basketball Association finals
- June 15, 2017

Then , against the Warriors , James passed Los Angeles Lakers legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson for the most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history . I respected him when he won his first one in 2012 and he reciprocated that. James averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists while shooting.564 from the field and.387 from three-point range against the Warriors . (more...)
Chelsea striker Diego Costa: I could still join Atletico Madrid Chelsea striker Diego Costa: I could still join Atletico Madrid
- June 15, 2017

But Costa appears undeterred and seems open to moving elsewhere for six months to facilitate a switch back to Spain . Yet Chelsea have made clear to the Spaniard that he will not be permitted to negotiate his own exit and, instead, the club will take the lead in overseeing the departure of a player whose contract has two years to run. (more...)
Bacsinszky, Ostapenko in French Open semi-final birthday battle
- June 15, 2017

Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach the last four of a Grand Slam after toppling former world number one Wozniacki . There have been others but none who reigned so long at world number one - 67 weeks -without success on the Grand Slam stage. (more...)
Ousmane Dembele seals deserved win for 10-man France over England
- June 15, 2017

They were unable to hold onto an early lead given to them by Harry Kane and ended up conceding defeat despite the hosts playing most of the second half with 10 men at the Stade de France . But England failed to kick on, instead losing to Ousmane Dembele's goal and leaving Kane frustrated. "Those teams are the best". "That's the reality of where we are as a country in terms of our teams". (more...)
USMNT Earns Hard-Fought Draw Against Mexico At Estadio Azteca
- June 15, 2017

Few teams have unlocked the secrets of the Azteca, and this was only the third time in history that the USA has come away with a draw. Mexico got a stunning equalizer in the 23rd minute from Carlos Vela , who beat US goalkeeper Brad Guzan to his left side. (more...)
Ivan Perisic to Man Utd Ivan Perisic to Man Utd
- June 15, 2017

United have been tracking the Croatian midfielder for the past six months as Jose Mourinho continues to rebuild his squad. Spalletti, however, would not be drawn on either United's interest or the potential departure of forward Mauro Icardi , simply saying: "I'll avoid answering on Icardi and Perisic for now". (more...)
Ruthless Pakistan shock England in Champions Trophy
- June 15, 2017

Sarfraz Ahmed's side booked their place in Sunday's final, where they will face the victor of Thursday's clash between Bangladesh and India , by bowling pre-tournament favourites England out for 211 in 49.5 overs and then knocking off the target in just 37.1 overs in a near-flawless display. (more...)
Jeremy Maclin ready to 'build something special' with Ravens Jeremy Maclin ready to 'build something special' with Ravens
- June 15, 2017

Not necessarily, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Baltimore is also reportedly interested in Eric Decker, who was released by the New York Jets on Monday. "You add a guy who has had some 1,000-yard seasons, Pro Bowl, you can't ask for much more than that". Maclin has the potential to emerge as Baltimore's No. (more...)
Golden State Warriors fans go wild after NBA Championship win
- June 15, 2017

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant enjoyed a hefty locker room celebration before speaking to reporters after scoring 39 points in his team's victory, which brought him his first National Basketball Association crown. He has played for well below market value for the last three seasons - winning two MVPs on a four-year, $44 million deal. But the Warriors are brimming with confidence, knowing they didn't have Kevin Durant to help them a year ago. (more...)
United complete signing of Victor Lindelof
- June 15, 2017

Having been linked with the club since around January time, it seems that Lindelof was flattered by the interest shown in him by manager Jose Mourinho . Lindelof will make his debut for United on their pre-season tour of the USA . Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to depart this summer, and Mourinho wants to replace them with Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata and Torino's Andrea Belotti . (more...)
Manchester United release Zlatan Ibrahimovic amid Alvaro Morata links
- June 15, 2017

Mourinho has made no secret of his admiration for Javier Hernandez in recent months, saying he would not have sold the striker to Bayer Leverkusen, before underlining how a player like him was missing at United . Real are looking to recoup more than four times the £15.8m they paid Juventus a year ago but Morata's pedigree in front of goal makes him an ideal potential signing. (more...)
Murray happy to win ugly against Nishikori
- June 15, 2017

I think we were both very tense. After experiencing a five-set thriller in the third round dalayed by the rain, the eighth-seeded Nishikori regrouped himself and came back from one set down to see off Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0. (more...)