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New Zealand beat Sir Ben Ainslie's British team in America's Cup semi

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The last encounter of the day between the Swedish and Japanese teams was decided by a penalty call near the end of race, when Japan's skipper Dean Barker was judged not to have given Nathan Outteridge enough room around a mark. Race officials later said Artemis shouldn't have been penalized. Iain Jensen and Nathan Outteridge after winning silver in the 49er class at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Lire la suite »

Ronaldo header gives Portugal win over Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation

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Ronaldo's eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win in the tournament and victory over New Zealand on Saturday would secure a semi-final spot. New Zealand have not had much success in the competition so far and have already been eliminated from the tournament. " New Zealand is always a team who plays hard and fights hard, has good quality players who play in the UK". Lire la suite »

Sixers make Fultz top National Basketball Association pick

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No other U.S. university player averaged 14 points with six rebounds and six assists a game as well. In 36 games, he shot 55.1 percent overall and 41.2 percent on three-point attempts. Ball was projected to be picked by the Lakers' new front office of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. "Big Baller Brand, we about to launch it off now", said LaVar Ball, when stopped while walking through a hallway at Barclays Center in NY. Lire la suite »

Watch Mohamed Salah's first day at Liverpool FC

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Salah thrived in the Italian top flight, however, particularly last season when scoring 15 and setting up 11 from out wide, and Ince believes that he will now dazzle at Anfield after completing a £34m switch earlier this week. He scored a few goals - 15 or 16 this year I think he got, playing on the right wing. 'It didn't really work for him at Chelsea, he didn't get enough game time I don't think, ' Ince added. Lire la suite »

Former Kansas star Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns

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During what looks like an NBA Cares event, Jackson is asked by a young fan where he's going in the draft. I don't think we were trying to penalize Josh too much. "It's going to allow me to play with those guys and just learn". "That's where I'm the most comfortable." . On Thursday, in a post-draft news conference, Jackson called the incident a "mistake". Lire la suite »

Kiwis beat Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

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Four years ago, New Zealand were eventually overhauled by an Oracle team that featured Britain's Ben Ainslie as tactician in what is regarded as one of sport's great comebacks. "On paper Jimmy Spithill has a lot of skill for that ( America's Cup racing) and it's very natural for him", Groupama Team France skipper Franck Cammas told Reuters on Thursday. Lire la suite »

Mourinho will attract huge players to Man Utd, says Yorke

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Yorke believes United's financial might, along with their return to the Champions League , puts them in an excellent position for this close-season. "United obviously are looking to add to the squad", Yorke said to Sky Sports . "As I said we're one of the richest clubs if not the richest club in the world right now so we can attract all the players". The Red Devils won the lesser prize of the Community Shield back in August before going on to secure the EFL Cup and Europa League ... Lire la suite »

London Perrantes Signs NBA Summer League Contract with Miami Heat

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The Jones High School product left UCF as the program's all-time leader in threes made in a game (11), a season (126) and a career (274). His 126 triple in 2016-17 were the second most in the entire nation. The Heat will play Summer League games in both Orlando and Las Vegas. The Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League is slated for July 7-17 with games at Cox Pavilion and the Thomas and Mack Center. Lire la suite »

Celtics confirm they will trade No. 1 overall pick to the 76ers

Heading into this week, the Boston Celtics , through the lottery, had attained the number one overall pick while the Philadelphia 76ers garnered the third pick in this year's draft. I like both of those kids. He would add some much needed scoring to the Sixers' second unit. With that in mind, a potential trade could form involving the team's core players. Lire la suite »

Nuggets select Donovan Mitchell, send him to Utah Jazz in trade

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Mitchell averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.4 three-pointers per game while posting a 21.7 player efficiency rating in his sophomore season at Louisville . He proved he can be just that with the Cardinals and now has the chance to reach his potential at the next level for the Jazz. He played in only 71 games and started just four. Lire la suite »

Peter O'Mahony to captain the Lions against Maori All Blacks

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Man at No 10: Damian McKenzie is playing at fly-half for the Maori. He partners fellow Irishman Conor Murray at half-back. Irish Rugby is set for a bumper Saturday as just after the conclusion of Ireland's first Test against Japan in Shizuoka, Peter O'Mahony and four of his Irish colleagues will start for the Lions in Rotorua. Lire la suite »

Ryan Bertrand grabs assist in England's defeat to France

England took the lead through Kane from close range (9), but France equalised 12 mins later on thanks to Samuel Umtiti's rebounded initiative. Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe set up the 20-year-old Dembele's victor in the 78th minute with an astute pass, and the youthful attacking pair caused problems all night for a patchy England defense with their electrifying speed and skill. Lire la suite »

Celtics 'appear to be leaning' toward Jayson Tatum, not Josh Jackson

His handle needs some work as well, as does his passing, and while he has upside as a defender-namely if he adds bulk and is able to spend some time playing as a stretch-4 in the NBA-he has work to do in that department. 3 pick a year ago in what many believed was a two-player draft. During what looks like an NBA Cares event, Jackson is asked by a young fan where he's going in the draft. Lire la suite »

José Mourinho denies withholding tax at Real Madrid

Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi previous year. The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. The striker, who returned to Real Madrid last summer after two seasons at Juventus, scored 20 goals in 43 appearances last term. Lire la suite »

Watch The Vertical NBA Draft LIVE

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Although slated to pick third, the Boston Celtics ultimately passed on Jackson's services after being unable to host a pre-draft workout with him. They could keep it and select Kansas' Josh Jackson or Duke's Jayson Tatum , or they could trade it as part of a package for a superstar. Lire la suite »

Leeds Rhinos 12-23 Castleford Tigers

The Tigers come into the game after being knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Hull FC last weekend whilst the Rhinos come into the game on the back of a comfortable win over Featherstone in the same competition. The home fans were furious when Hicks signalled for half-time with Leeds in a promising attacking position and boos rang out as the official left the field. Lire la suite »

New Orleans Friday weather: Mostly cloudy, 50 percent chance of rain

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Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border about 3 a.m. CT (0800 GMT) Thursday, then weakened as it travelled north. Hurricane season is upon us, as Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning in Louisiana. A liquor store and a fast-food restaurant were among the damaged businesses in Fairfield, Alabama, west of Birmingham, said meteorologist Jason Holmes of the National Weather Service . Lire la suite »

Johnson, Day and McIlroy miss cut at US Open

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Open. Fleetwood loved the way he salvaged a bogey from the mess he was making at the last hole of the day. And then he made birdie on the next hole. "I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did". The 39-year-old was only able to move his fourth shot a matter of inches in heavy rough over the back of the green on the par five, before hacking out sideways and taking three putts from just off the green. Lire la suite »

5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand

The obvious bits of their performance that worked well, were their scrum, defence, finishing and collision work. "We'll get there. We'll take a huge amount of confidence from the game". O'Mahony forms a potent triumverate with the equally-impressive and in-form Seán O'Brien at number 7 and ball-playing No 8 Toby Faletau sandwiched in between the two, it gives the Lions the flawless balance for a back-row with power, lineout prowess and good footballing ability. Lire la suite »

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving wooing Jimmy Butler to force deal to Cavs

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Would that see Kyrie Irving follow him out of Cleveland? James can opt out of his deal after the 2017-18 season. ".Not only have Cavaliers players - including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving - been reaching out to Butler directly and through back channels over the last five days to gauge his interest, but those players liked what they heard back from the Bulls' three-time All-Star", Cowley wrote in a report published Tuesday. Lire la suite »

Josh Jackson won't be taking up baseball any time soon

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There is still time, and it is possible the Celtics made a decision without any workout. Tatum and the Celtics seem to have more familiarity, with the 6-foot-8 swingman believing he'd be a good fit on the roster of the team that had the best record in the Eastern Conference. Lire la suite »

Red Bull take top two spots in Azerbaijan practice

Ricciardo and Verstappen also met with fans and media representatives at the exhibition of classic cars in the Heydar Aliyev Center. The Mexican driver escaped unhurt but the damage caused to his auto may prevent him from taking part in the second practice session of the day. Lire la suite »

Sixers make Fultz top NBA pick

Thursday night's NBA Draft was expected to present a more exciting crop of future NBA players than past year and had been lauded as holding the best potential draft class in recent memory. Danny Ainge has done a fantastic job stockpiling all those draft picks, but at some point you have to actually do something with them. "It's a very loaded class and I feel like especially whichever guys go at the top four, five, there may not be that much separation between (them) because everybody's ... Lire la suite »