Sport


Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros
- June 20, 2017

The Latvian youngster is also the first unseeded woman to win the French Open title since Briton Margaret Scriven in 1933. Through the seven rounds of the tournament, she hit an incredible 299 winners with youthful abandon. Until Roland Garros, Ostapenko was best known outside of Latvia as a racquet-throwing villain after an incident in Auckland in January, when she nearly hit a ball boy. (more...)
Celtics trade #1 pick in NBA Draft to Philadelphia Celtics trade #1 pick in NBA Draft to Philadelphia
- June 20, 2017

In summation, the Celtics traded the No. 1 overall pick in a loaded draft for the No. 3 pick (which still could be good) and a future first rounder that cannot be a top selection. But if either of those picks becomes No. 1 overall, the Celtics would get the other pick. "Jonathan Isaac would be in that group if he was a little more developed and stronger", one executive said . (more...)
Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports Ronaldo willing to leave Real Madrid, say reports
- June 20, 2017

However, Pepe's former defensive partner at Madrid , Sergio Ramos, has other ideas with Marca reporting that the Spanish global has telephoned Ronaldo to try and convince him to stay at the club. " Manchester United will save the big salary of [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, they are back in the Champions League and receive the financial benefits of that". (more...)
Cyborg vs. Anderson for UFC Featherweight Title After Champion Stripped Cyborg vs. Anderson for UFC Featherweight Title After Champion Stripped
- June 20, 2017

Cyborg (17-1-1NC) is cleared to fight after being granted a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE ) for Spironolactone, the banned substance she popped for during an out-of-competition drug test administered on December 5. The Anderson affair will be her first proper featherweight contest in the Octagon. Prior to getting the fight with Justino, Anderson had made a decision to move on and scheduled an Invicta title defense against Helena Kolesnyk on July 15. (more...)
Lakers Trying To Acquire Another First-Round Draft Pick
- June 19, 2017

While the Los Angeles Lakers may select Ball with the second pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, it appears the Phoenix Suns are willing to take a chance on the talented point guard. The latter pick is top-seven-protected in 2018 but unprotected in 2019. The New York Knicks who have had a wild offseason with public rifts between players and the front office go into the draft with three picks (8,44,58). (more...)
Russian Federation vs Portugal: how and where to watch
- June 19, 2017

Russia's head of state had demanded that the "Sbornaya" play like warriors, but they didn't to against New Zealand , who lacked both shape and ambition in their game. "They [Russia] had to start well in front of their home fans and they did", New Zealand captain Wood told Dawn after the match. Pizzi says the Chile staff is "optimistic from the images we've seen, but we understand and know that the player still feels pain, and that's why we'll wait until tomorrow to decide if he plays". (more...)
Mexico's Hector Moreno scores late equaliser against Portugal at Confederations Cup
- June 19, 2017

An entertaining contest at the Kazan Arena was first ignited when Cristiano Ronaldo fired a shot onto Mexico's crossbar in the early stages of the match. "We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them". Ronaldo is reckoned to favour an Old Trafford return should he leave Real, with former Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho also keen on a reunion. (more...)
NHL Reveals Protection Lists Before Expansion Draft
- June 19, 2017

And that was before McPhee learned of the high-profile group of players he'll have to choose from - limited to one from each of the 30 teams - in stocking the Golden Knights roster before submitting his list on Wednesday. Nashville Predators forward James Neal and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen also were left unprotected. Forwards Steven Stamkos , Nikita Kucherov , Ryan Callahan , Alex Killorn , Vladislav Namestnikov , Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are protected, along ... (more...)
Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates NBA-champion Warriors Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates NBA-champion Warriors
- June 19, 2017

We are not saying that the Golden State Warriors are wrong in their judgment, but the fact is that this tradition is something special and that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. LeBron James has made it clear that he's chasing the ghost of Michael Jordan . However, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, with the threat of returning to Cleveland for a Game 6, the Warriors busted it out - along with their notorious "death lineup" - and buried the Cavs. (more...)
Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- June 19, 2017

It's a big frustration because I think we've played some great cricket in this tournament so far, and we weren't anywhere close to it today. We did prepare like we were going to play on a used wicket. "It was simply the fact that Pakistan have played on the wicket already and that helped them". In next week's T20 internationals, Roy and Hales will form the flawless opening pair: all guns blazing from the first ball, probably the most gifted pair of shot-makers England have had to open an ... (more...)
Little-known Koepka Wins US Open Golf Championship Little-known Koepka Wins US Open Golf Championship
- June 19, 2017

Open; and Danny Willett and Day were 28. After having the greatest round in U.S. Open history on Saturday, Sunday wasn't almost as good as the rising star from Louisville. Or as a member of two winning U.S. Walker Cup teams. "Hopefully, though, in the future, in majors, I can play in the either last or next to last group to give myself a better chance". (more...)
76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz
- June 19, 2017

That's the subtext behind the Boston Celtics shipping the No. 1 pick of Thursday's draft-and the right to select Fultz-to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the No. Barely three years later, he's nearly certainly going to become the No. 1 pick - and if he gets to start his pro career by calling Philadelphia his new home, he'll be living roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive from his hometown of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (more...)
No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo
- June 19, 2017

The former Manchester United man has yet to comment publicly on his intentions ahead of next season. The second half started in a similarly cautious vein as the first, but came to life in the latter stages, with defender Cedric giving Portugal the lead on 86 minutes after Mexico failed to clear the danger in their box. (more...)
Baker Mayfield Reaches Plea Deal After Being Tackled And Arrested By Police Baker Mayfield Reaches Plea Deal After Being Tackled And Arrested By Police
- June 19, 2017

Prosecutors dropped a resisting arrest charge against Mayfield. Last week, Mayfield cut a plea deal and he got off extremely easily. Mayfield then attempted to leave the scene, after which he was chased down an tackled by a police officer and arrested. (more...)
ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment
- June 19, 2017

Text messages sent by Carter after Roy's death implied she listened to Roy die over the phone and convinced him to go through with the suicide when he got cold feet. Roys father said outside court that the family was pleased with the conviction. Top Massachusetts attorneys have mixed opinions about the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter , but they agree on one thing - the ruling has caused a seismic shift in the intersection of technology and the law. (more...)
NHL Expansion Draft: Minnesota Wild available and protected list
- June 19, 2017

Among those protected by the Blues, who chose to protect seven forwards , three defensemen and one goal - as Blues general manager Doug Armstrong indicated to the media during the Blues' exit meetings - were forwards Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Sobotka, Patrik Berglund and Ryan Reaves , defensemen Alex Pietrangelo, Jay Bouwmeester and Joel Edmundson and goalie Jake Allen. (more...)
Latest ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan jump to number 6; India number 3
- June 19, 2017

They're struggling at the 9 position with meagre 77 rating points, and that makes it all the more hard for them to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019. Pakistan's inspired rise will put West Indies in a spot of bother. The Indian captain admitted that the rookie left-hander's approach did upset the rhythm of his bowlers after he got a reprieve off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Dominate to Become 2017 Champions Golden State Warriors Dominate to Become 2017 Champions
- June 19, 2017

Games 3-5 of the 2017 NBA Finals showed the Cleveland Cavaliers might not be as far behind the Golden State Warriors as Wine & Gold country feared. Curry has been among several Warriors who, along with head coach Steve Kerr , have blasted the conduct of the current president. Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors just won the National Basketball Association title and people are not happy about it. (more...)
Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open
- June 19, 2017

Venus Williams' chances of adding a first French Open title to her collection of seven grand slams faded after the 36-year-old was beaten 5-7 6-2 6-1 by Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the fourth round. When asked about the multi-lingual Mladenovic shouting " Forza " on some of her unforced errors , Muguruza burst into tears and temporarily left the press conference room. (more...)
Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team of the tournament
- June 19, 2017

Widely written off after an abject display in their opening group match against the same opponents, the lowest-ranked team going into the tournament suddenly rediscovered their mojo. The 28-year-old skipper partially blamed pacer Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball which gave opener and century-maker Fakhar Zaman - who was on three at that time - a life which helped Pakistan post a massive total. (more...)