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Pau Gasol reportedly to decline option with Spurs Pau Gasol reportedly to decline option with Spurs
- June 21, 2017

It wasn't exactly the easiest adjustment for the 7-foot forward, either, considering he notched a career-low 12.4 points per contest with 7.8 rebounds over a limited 25.4 minutes. Gasol, who will be 37 next season, is doing the Spurs a huge favor as the team attempts to clear cap space for Paul, who is "seriously considering" the Spurs in free agency with hopes of pursuing a championship. (more...)
OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada
- June 21, 2017

In February, Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann and L. Jon Wertheim examined Simpson's chances of release based on Nevada's parole criteria and found that the soon-to-be-70-year-old scores well on most of the measures. Goldman's family told ABC News earlier this year they can not bear the idea of Simpson as a free man. In 1995, he was famously acquitted of murder charges in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson , and her friend Ron Goldman in what was often referred to as ... (more...)
WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 10th day
- June 21, 2017

The Swiss player reaches her second semifinal at Grand Slam level after 2015 Roland Garros. No. 30 seed Timea Bacsinszky and underdog Jelena Ostapenko made into the women's singles semifinals on an intermittent day due to rain at the 2017 French Open here on Tuesday. (more...)
It's women's semi-final day at Roland Garros
- June 21, 2017

Ostapenko then hit a winning forehand to secure her place in the final, prompting the crowd to sing "happy birthday" as she celebrated the biggest win of her career so far. Timea Bacsinszky has called a trainer on court after apparently hurting a knee while chasing a shot. The tournament favourite was too canny for Pliskova, mixing her tactics up with great effect in an astute display at Roland Garros. (more...)
Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders
- June 21, 2017

Farrell. The England global looks to have sealed a jersey for the first Test following a commanding performance. "Conor's kicking game was excellent". The Crusaders let themselves down with poor handling in slippery conditions and a lack of discipline. "It definitely felt like that with the team that played tonight". (more...)
The fight is on: Mayweather and McGregor boxing match scheduled for August The fight is on: Mayweather and McGregor boxing match scheduled for August
- June 21, 2017

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr . said Wednesday, June 14, 2017 , he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26 . UFC president Dana White clarified McGregor's stance during a conference call in the early hours of Thursday morning, when he assured reporters that the Irishman has insisted upon a return to the Octagon this year. (more...)
Andy Murray moves into French quarters with 650th career win Andy Murray moves into French quarters with 650th career win
- June 21, 2017

Stan Wawrinka will be the oldest man to play in the French Open semi-finals since Jimmy Connors in 1985, but the 32-year-old Swiss insists he is in great shape as he prepares to face Andy Murray . Nadal , Thiem and Wawrinka are yet to drop a set this tournament while Murray has lost three, and their build-ups were rather different too. Murray has matches on clay court. (more...)
Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez Lakers to ship Russell, Moz to Nets for Lopez
- June 21, 2017

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn't been consummated Tuesday. On one hand, Russell averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, numbers that only Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson matched as a Laker in his sophomore season. (more...)
King of Clay Court Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title King of Clay Court Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title
- June 21, 2017

Spains Rafael Nadal celebrates with the French Open trophy after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the final at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, on Sunday. And given how easily he won this tournament, it seems conceivable that if he stays relatively healthy he could threaten Federer's record 18 Grand Slam titles over the next few years. (more...)
Mourinho also guilty of tax fraud at Real Madrid, say Spanish prosecutors
- June 21, 2017

Prosecutors claim that the Portuguese manager - who took over at Manchester United past year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. Mbappe impressed during his breakout 2016-17 season, scoring 15 goals and contributing eight assists in 29 Ligue 1 appearances as Monaco won the French championship ahead of PSG and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, ultimately being knocked out by Juventus. (more...)
76ers officially trade for No. 1 pick
- June 21, 2017

Boston sent Philadelphia its first overall pick, which will nearly undoubtedly be Washington's Markelle Fultz . Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. "We've been talking about various things that related to the draft last year, that related to the draft this year", Colangelo, the GM of the Sixers since April 2016, said. (more...)
Cubs prospect destroys stadium lights with a jaw-dropping, monster home run Cubs prospect destroys stadium lights with a jaw-dropping, monster home run
- June 21, 2017

He lined up in the batter's box and went yard to left field. The ball shattered a bulb atop a light pole far beyond the outfield wall in Salem, Virginia. Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez is also a large man- though-at 6-foot-4-inches and 205 pounds-still a good bit smaller than Judge. We're not sure what Hobbs' slugging percentage was, but we know he may have hit the greatest home run in cinematic history. (more...)
Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers
- June 21, 2017

I like Keylor Navas . Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez , has revealed that he would have loved to bring Lionel Messi to Santiago Bernabeu. After tearing it up for Santos and the Brazilian national team, Neymar quickly became one of the hottest talents in world football and a long queue for his signature formed, and featured the very biggest clubs in the world. (more...)
Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after CT win Pakistan players turning instant millionaires after CT win
- June 21, 2017

They have been waiting for this for a long, long time. It was Pakistan's first global 50-over title since the 1992 World Cup and a sweet moment for a team who have been unable to host worldwide cricket in recent years due to security concerns. (more...)
Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit
- June 21, 2017

Pittsburgh is one of almost 250 cities in the United States, representing 56 million Americans, whose mayors have committed to honor and uphold the goals of the Paris Agreement . Like other African countries, South Africa's response to its United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commitments are not directly influenced by the departure of the U.S., Chademana said. (more...)
Moreno's Header Saves Mexico On A Mixed Day For Ronaldo, Chicharito
- June 21, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma for the opener, before Southampton defender Cedric Soares put Portugal 2-1 up in the final ten minutes. Pepe thought he'd opened the scoring for Portugal on the rebound after Cristiano Ronaldo had crashed a shot against the bar with a sensational dipping volley - but the goal was chalked off for offside after the referee consulted a video replay, a system being trialed at the tournament. (more...)
Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals
- June 21, 2017

But Bacsinszky was in control of the match the entire time, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Ostapenko is not looking beyond her clash with Bacsinszky as she revels in an unexpected challenge for the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. Bacsinszky simply got on with business, cracking groundstrokes from side to side. The Bacsinszky forehand is a loopier and less stable stroke than her two-handed backhand. (more...)
Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future
- June 21, 2017

It also highlights that both teams have very experienced front office executives who are doing everything in their power to put their respective organizations in the best possible position to get better , maximizing what they can get with their assets. (more...)
Mexico Hold Portugal In Confederations Cup
- June 21, 2017

Undeterred, Portugal officially opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark via a move which started with mercurial forward Cristiano Ronaldo . With time running out, Southampton right-back Cedric pounced on a loose ball and slammed home Portugal's second goal. While Portugal was very unsafe on the counter, Mexico was able to keep Ronaldo at bay for the most of the 90 minutes. (more...)
Diego Costa Talks Potential New Destinations; Praises Atletico Madrid, Rules Out China
- June 21, 2017

Chelsea rejected a £76m bid for Costa from Chinese club Tianjin Quanjin in January and are therefore commanding a significant fee in order to help them in their pursuit of luring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge . Manager and player had already fallen out in January over the striker's fitness and his supposed interest in a big money move to China. Conte texts players wishing them a good holiday and telling them to stay fit. (more...)