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Gamecocks nominated for Best Team ESPY

Oklahoma first baseman Shay Knighten led the way to the Sooners' second consecutive national championship with big hits throughout the Women's College World Series. In 2015, Lauren Chamberlain was nominated for Best Record Breaking Performance after setting the NCAA career home run record, while in 2013, the Sooners were up for Best Team after winning the 2013 national championship and Keilani Ricketts was nominated in the category of Best Female College Athlete. Read More »

Shiv Sena extends support, chief says Ram Nath Kovind a good man

That is why Thackeray has expressed the party's position in such terms that it does not look too happy with the BJP choice, nor appears anti-Dalit", the Sena leader said . "If we look at the overall condition right now, there is an NDA government and we are its constituent". President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends on July 24. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Mexico came from behind to beat New Zealand

And he was all smiles escorting a young mascot in a wheelchair out onto the pitch before he netted his first goal of the tournament at the home of Spartak Moscow . Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid embarrassment in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday, coming from behind for a 2-1 win in a fiery Group A encounter that ended in a brawl. Read More »

Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

The Bulls also have to decide if they are going to exercise their team option on Rondo. Wade averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists last season. He averaged 13.2 points as a rookie and improved to 15.6 points last season as the Lakers won 26 games. "D'Angelo is a versatile young guard with a bright future and we are enthusiastic about continuing his development along with our young nucleus, while Timofey will provide a veteran presence who can contribute on both ends of the ... Read More »

Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

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Seth Moulton (D-MA). Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years. "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters", Ryan said . Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Australia, Cameroon play out 1-1 draw

SOCCEROOS coach Ange Postecoglou will make a number of changes to the side that faces Cameroon in their must win Confederations Cup match tonight (Friday 1am AEST), but will only decide on the nature of those changes after seeing how the squad pull up after final training in St Petersburg. Read More »

La première séance d'essais libres pour Verstappen — GP d'Azerbaïdjan

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Une fois n'est pas coutume, les Mercedes de Lewis Hamilton et Valtteri Bottas n'ont pu faire mieux que cinquième et sixième, à 1 " 087 et 1 " 327 de Verstappen. Le pilote Force India a notamment arraché sa roue avant-droite. Les essais ont repris après une neutralisation de 13 minutes pour dégager la monoplace et nettoyer la piste des débris. Read More »

All Blacks vanquisher Murray thinks Lions can storm Eden Park

Congratulations, Lion #832 Peter O'Mahony! After the Lions claimed the first Test at Carisbrook, the All Blacks fought back to take the second in Christchurch that set-up a thrilling finish to what was a four-Test series. 'The win against the Chiefs was also extremely important for the squad and some players played themselves into the side. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has been critical of the Lions' playing style, with Gatland also claiming the hosts are anxious ahead of the ... Read More »

India take on England in Women's World Cup opener

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Winfield will wear a protective cast on her hand until she can be reassessed by medical staff. Following the retirement of Charlotte Edwards past year, Winfield's partnership with Tammy Beaumont at the top of the order has injected a new intensity into England's one-day batting, and against Pakistan at Worcester last June, they both made centuries in a record opening stand of 235. Read More »

Nets grab Texas one-and-done big man Allen with 22nd pick

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In the Big 12 only, his numbers jumped to: 16.2 ppg, 60.8 percent FG, 58.5 percent FT, 22.2 percent DR%, 11.4 percent OR%. Without top picks to rebuild the Nets, Marks made his big move earlier in draft week. "Finishing around the rim, that's one of my strengths", the 21-year-old Martin told the media following his recent workout with the Nuggets. For starters, the Nets immediately needed a young, up and coming raw big man they can develop in the modern National Basketball Association, after ... Read More »

C'est dit droit dans les yeux, Verratti veut quitter Paris — PSG

C'est un grand joueur, un élément très important du projet parisien donc je souhaite que Marco reste avec nous. Marquinhos évoque également son propre avenir au sein du club rouge et bleu. Mais je suis tranquille, j'ai manifesté ma volonté de rester au PSG, j'y suis heureux. Marco Verratti bien sûr, courtisé par le FC Barcelone et qui pourrait aller au bras de fer pour obtenir son bon de sortie. Read More »

Juventus and Real Madrid in talks over Danilo transfer

Alves also discussed his situation at Juventus after club CEO Giuseppe Marotta suggested he would be allowed to leave on a free transfer despite still having a year left on his contract. Prior to the spell with Juventus , he spent eight seasons at Barcelona. The first four of those were under Guardiola, a period when the pair shared in two Champions League triumphs and won La Liga on three occasions. Read More »

Federer hails `incredible` Rafa post record 10th French Open triumph

Rafael Nadal also went on to say that his feelings while he plays on "this court" cannot be compared to any other "feeling". 'Sorry to all the great fans in Britain and to the tournament organisers. The Spaniard becomes the first man to reach double figures at a single Slam and, if he continues to play like this, then Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 Australian Open titles looks certain to fall. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal 'were the better side' vs Russia

The All Whites coach had just watched his team beaten 2-1 by Mexico at the Confederations Cup , ending New Zealand's chances of advancing to the knockout stages after an opening 2-0 defeat to Russian Federation. It eliminated the Oceania champions with one game to spare. Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar spurned three clear chances in the second half. Russia's coach Stanislav Cherchesov , on his part, dismissed suggestions that his team had been affected by nerves. Read More »

NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

McPhee got his starting goalie and first face of the franchise in Marc-Andre Fleury, a top-line winger in James Neal and a plethora of defensemen by raiding the existing 30 National Hockey League teams. But that's not likely to be the case here with the Knights preferring to load up on assets that will help in the construction of a more sustainable victor down the line. Read More »

Confederations Cup is a gift for Germany gaffer Joachim Loew

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They composed themselves a little bit. Thomas Rogic's first shot was blocked, putting Bernd Leno off balance in goal. "The belief for me comes from over a decade with the Socceroos ", he said. Julian Draxler is one of the three players to have featured for Germany in the last World Cup . "It's hard to put a finger on it". "We invested a lot in the first half and ran a lot", Kimmich said. Read More »

Celtic to open Scottish Premiership title defence against Hearts

The Scottish Premiership fixtures have been released for 2017/18, with the first Old Firm fixture due to take place in September. . The Dons manager has lost five of his key men from a year ago but hopes to have quality replacements in place by the time his Pittodrie side get their season under way with their opening day home clash with Hamilton. Read More »

Pistons take Duke's Kennard with No. 12 pick

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There is some energy around the franchise because it is moving to downtown Detroit to play in Little Caesars Arena after spending almost 30 years at the Palace of Auburn Hills in northern Oakland County. This is a common theme, OK? "I think playing under (Van Gundy) gives me a great opportunity to learn and develop as a player, so I'm really looking forward to that". Read More »

Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

The former Benfica player is the latest in a long line of players and coaches accused of evading taxes in Spain after his former team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo and current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho also among the accused. Read More »

IL senators, local activists, blast GOP health plan

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The bill would also bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions . The legislation met a wall of opposition from Democrats and initial skepticism among some Republicans, leaving Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell a narrow path to passage. Read More »

Tottenham waiting for lowered price on Ross Barkley

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National newspapers have reported that Arsenal are also interested in Barkley this summer. According to the Mirror , Spurs were considered the most likely escape option out of Goodison Park for the England global, after he and Everton boss Ronald Koeman apparently fell out over contract negotiations. Read More »

Goldschmidt homers as D-Backs rout Rockies, 10-3

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Knebel struck out Josh Bell on a foul tip leading off the ninth. "It's tough to overcome two three-run homers, really tough to overcome that", Rockies manager Bud Black said. In Miami, Addison Russell had four hits, including a home run, to pace the Chicago Cubs past the Marlins. Russell had two RBI. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Jose Martinez also connected for St. Read More »

Dyson sparks Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over Tigers

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When Dyson stepped to the plate with one out in the sixth inning , Verlander had faced the minimum: 16 batters up, 16 batters down. With one out, the speedy Dyson gave the Mariners their first baserunner, beating out a drag bunt between the mound and first that Verlander was unable to reach. Read More »