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Russia ease to opening Confederations Cup win

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Earlier, an official opening ceremony for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation was held in front of packed spectators stands of the newly-built football stadium in the countrys second largest city of St Petersburg . Read More »

Sebastian Vettel: Mercedes gap 'nothing to be afraid of'

Bottas showed signs of pace through Friday, finishing FP2 second behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen , but was able to stamp his authority on proceedings in FP3 by closing out practice as the fastest driver . Bottas held the advantage over Hamilton after the Briton made a mistake during his first shot at pole in the top-10 shootout. "I think it's one of the tracks where you need to have the auto in the window and tyres in the window, and then, if you feel confident, you extract a lot of ... Read More »

Arsenal target can travel for talks

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The speedy KAS Eupen winger is understood to have been given the go ahead to travel to England to discuss terms with Premier League clubs. As per the report, Arsenal remain a serious option according to the 20-year-old's agent who could offer the Gunners the services of an out-and-out winger who they desperately need, as he can cut inside from the left and is not afraid to take on and run at the opposition. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths

Leaders of football teams taking part in the Confederations Cup will be escorted by disabled children in each of the host cities, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Sochi. This will be the first senior meeting between eighth-ranked Portugal , and New Zealand , who are 95th - sandwiched between Guatemala and Madagascar. Read More »

Penguins' Matt Murray clinches Stanley Cup with shutout

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Carl Hagelin (HAG'-lihn) sealed the win by scoring into an empty net with 14 seconds left. Rinne had 27 saves on 28 shots, losing for just the second time on home ice in the playoffs. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby , who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, said his team had worked hard to keep improving with each game. Read More »

Nate Diaz Trolls Conor McGregor, Calls Mayweather Fight For "No. 2 Spot"

McGregor is a southpaw, which has given Mayweather trouble in the past, but the gloves will also be bigger than what he is accustomed to in the UFC , which could take away some of his power. McGregor . The 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) made it perfectly clear once the Mayweather-McGregor drama began late last year that he had no interest whatsoever in facing McGregor in an MMA match. Read More »

Reds select Hunter Greene with their first pick of 2017 draft

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Several amateur baseball players realized their childhood dreams on Monday when MLB commissioner Rob Manfred called their names during the 2017 first-year player draft . 10 by the Angels in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft, M. It's a scenario similar to when they took Joe Mauer with the No. 1 overall pick in 2001 over Mark Prior, as that went down to the wire and money was a consideration. Read More »

Magic Johnson questioned D'Angelo Russell's Leadership

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Magic made his intentions known a few days before the draft when he traded D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn, giving up on the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft after just two mostly promising seasons. Johnson was asked about what will be different next summer, since he's essentially betting on himself to turn their fortunes around. Ok, then... I've always bet on myself, right? And I said, okay, that's all I needed to hear. Read More »

Lions 2017: All Blacks expect to tame Lions, says Read

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It was the Lions who showed the attacking sparkle, scoring one of the great tries of all time in the first half starting with full-back Liam Williams running the ball out of his own 22 and ending with flanker Sean O'Brien crashing over after stunning work from Jonathan Davies and Elliot Daly on the counter-attack. Read More »

Johnson sees big things for Ball

Ball may wind up living up to expectations, he may even one day be worthy of comparisons to Brady and Rodgers - though passing in the National Football League and NBA are hardly equivalent. "I'm not really anxious about all that". Eying both Paul George and LeBron James , Johnson shipped his most valuable asset available in Russell and only got a late pick in return. Read More »

Portugal Prepare For New Zealand Confederations Cup Test

Russia's performances have swelled fans support at the Confederations Cup . Staff members of the Center also told the diplomats bout communications for foreigners in case of emergences. Russian football is very different from New Zealand's football. Santos said Portugal earned their status as European champions despite winning only two games at Euro 2016 in regulation time. Read More »

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles to miss Lions series

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Coles was named in New Zealand's squad for the Lions series while still suffering symptoms of a concussion which has prevented him playing Super Rugby since May. "He'll stay with us and do that throughout the next three weeks, then go back to his franchise and they'll continue that". 'But because he is not fit enough to play Test rugby or Super Rugby we have put him back into what we call a pre-season training block. Read More »

Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico at Confed Cup

Eight teams vie for the Cup in the tournament that started on June 17 as they represent their respective confederations. "We're not thinking about being eliminated". "All coaches are asked about it but Portugal is not only about Ronaldo". "They complicated life for Mexico a lot", Santos acknowledged. The All Whites led 1-0 going into half-time in that game thanks to striker Chris Wood's 42-minute goal , and could have been further out of sight had Wood not spurned a one-on-one ... Read More »

Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Kohli

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Kumble had resigned from the post of the India's head coach after a fallout with Indian captain Virat Kohli . The BCCI had extended Kumble's contract to the end of the Windies tour, though his contract was originally up at the end of the Champions Trophy. Read More »

Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft

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Fultz's success as an National Basketball Association rookie will ultimately depend upon the availability of both Embiid and Simmons, and if they can stay healthy for the majority of the season. The addition of Fultz will no doubt raise expectations among Sixers fans, some of whom are having visions of the playoffs dancing around in their heads. Read More »

Di María : Winger fined for Spanish tax fraud

However, Mourinho's representative organization denied the allegations. Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who is accused of evading tax of some 14.7m euros (£12.8m) by hiding income from image rights. Read More »

Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Chile has won the last two Copa Americas and is seeking its first trophy in a major worldwide competition. The result leaves South American champions Chile top of Group B on goal difference from World Cup winners Germany . The scoring was opened already in the fifth minute Sanchez took advantage of the pruning Mustafi at the gate and no problem in melee beat Ter Stegen . Read More »

Max Verstappen tops Azerbaijan F1 Grand Prix practice

Carlos Sainz was limited to 13 laps in his Toro Rosso and finished the session 16th ahead of Fernando Alonso , Jolyon Palmer and the two Saubers. On several occasions, drivers struggled to make corners and bailed down escape roads, with Bottas, who hit a Formula One record top speed of 373kmh past year, going into a spin at Turn 10, the same spot where Hamilton clipped the barriers in 2016. Read More »

Markelle Fultz fixes pre-made Instagram ad post after getting drafted

Sacramento was the only team with two lottery picks. By the time you see this story, the Philadelphia 76ers will have drafted former University of Washington Markelle Fultz with the NBA Draft's No. The Suns picked fourth for the second straight year and selected Josh Jackson from Kansas. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Isaac averaged 12 points, 7.8 rebounds, while shooting almost 51 percent from the field in his only season at Florida State. Read More »

Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

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In the last race in Canada, which Hamilton went on to win, the British driver drew level with his idol Ayrton Senna on 65 poles. "I could easily do another three-year contract if I wanted to and I reckon I could go on for another one after that", said Hamilton, whose £30m-a-year-deal with Mercedes expires next season. Read More »

Hamilton 'so pumped' after 'exciting' pole lap

Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas had been quickest in the final Q3 session until Hamilton's late intervention. "Practice one was quite tricky; we were struggling with the setup of the auto, and it wasn't so well-balanced", Bottas said. Read More »

Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev misread a long clearance and was helpless on the edge of his penalty area as a bouncing header by Hirving Lozano floated past him in the 52nd minute. Juan Carlos Osorio's side went 2-1 up seven minutes after the break thanks to Hirving Lozano's third global goal, before Russian Federation had Yuri Zhirkov sent off for picking up a second booking in the 68th minute. Read More »