• Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev
Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev

On Saturday night he was on one knee as referee Tony Weeks waved his hands in adjournment, and Ward kept the three light-heavyweight championships he took from Kovalev last November. But Kovalev was fading, just as he had in the first fight, and he picked up the pace. Ward came back late in that fight to steal the win. This newspaper had K...

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  • Bairstow seals England rout of South Africa
Bairstow seals England rout of South Africa

Tahir's next delivery was smashed for six by Hales. De Villiers , on the back of a poor Champions Trophy showing which saw him and his players criticised, was left to rue the pedestrian way South Africa started here. Behardien joined De Villiers one delivery into the fifth over and, although they remained together for the rest of the innings, ...

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  • Arsenal Unveil New Home Kit For New SEASON
Arsenal Unveil New Home Kit For New SEASON

Arsenal stars Hector Bellerin , Mesut Ozil , Alexis Sanchez , Petr Cech , Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud were all at the unveiling. Puma has delighted Arsenal fans across the globe with the launch of the Gunners' 2017/18 home shirt. The event at Kings Cross, described by the club as an "activation", gives fa...

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  • Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders
Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders

Tom Rogic fired in a shot that Germany keeper Bernd Leno could only parry straight back to him, and the Celtic man made no mistake second time round. "We know that they're a young side but we also know that they've got a lot of great players", Cahill said. Ange Postecoglou's decision to field a three-man defence backfired during the opening s...

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  • Golden Knights sign Erik Haula to three-year deal
Golden Knights sign Erik Haula to three-year deal

The agreement between the Wild and Golden Knights means the Wild would not attempt to retain Haula through the restrictions on his free agency, and also added Tuch in as additional incentive. Haula turned 26 years old in March. Haula, 26, scored a career-high 15 goals last season but at times was relegated to a fourth-line role, averaging 13 minu...

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  • Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case
Ronaldo ready to pay 14.7 million euros in Spanish tax fraud case

Cristiano Ronaldo has chose to "reconsider" plans to depart Real Madrid this summer after being won over by reassuring comments from club president Florentino Perez , seemingly ending Manchester United's hopes of re-signing him. "I'm not contemplating that Cristiano will leave". In an interview with Spanish outlet Marca , Perez stated: "...

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  • Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals
Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals

Britain, meanwhile, still hasn't bounced back from its loss in 1851 to the schooner America. Artemis look the likely opponent after sweeping Japan in all three races today to take a 4-3 lead. However, more strong winds are forecast in Bermuda , which could mean racing is put back 24 hours, giving the New Zealand team more time for repairs.

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  • Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards
Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

McDavid was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, and this past season guided the Oilers back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006, where they knocked off the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks for their first series win since their 2006 run to the Stanley Cup Final.

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  • America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind
America's Cup challenger races postponed due to high wind

The victor of the best of nine series will go on to challenge Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup . Artemis will face Emirates Team New Zealand in the best-of-9 finals starting Saturday for the right to meet two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA in the 35th America's Cup match starting June 17.

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  • Conor McGregor's sparring partner expects Floyd Mayweather to 'beat him up' badly
Conor McGregor's sparring partner expects Floyd Mayweather to 'beat him up' badly

After that McGregor went on to sweep all before him in the UFC featherweight division with wins over Max Holloway, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver and Chad Mendes before beating the undefeated champion Jose Aldo to unify the 145-pound belt.

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  • L'Allemagne gagne mais son gardien ne rassure pas
L'Allemagne gagne mais son gardien ne rassure pas

L'Australie a égalisé à la 41′ par Rogic , avant que l'Allemagne ne reprenne l'avantage par Brandt (44′). "Il est plus actif aux entraînements et sera bientôt à notre disposition", a avancé le sélectionneur Juan Antonio Pizzi . Mais les Allemands se sont aussi fait bouger dans la dernière demi-heure par les Socceroos . "Face au Chili , ce ...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court

However, speaking in a recent interview with Onda Cero , club president Florentino Perez defended the Portuguese and this has pleased the 4-time Ballon d'Or victor, who is now understood to be willing to extend his stay in the Spanish capital.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin part ways
Cleveland Cavaliers, GM David Griffin part ways

He marked the anniversary Monday by walking away from the team. The Cleveland Cavaliers have parted ways with general manager David Griffin , the team announced . Unlike Lue, Griffin did not receive a contract extension last summer as Cleveland basked in the glow of its championship. Griffin took the job on an acting basis in February...

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  • US Open at a glance
US Open at a glance

For now, fans continue to cheer on the best golf players in the world during the historic U.S. Open for Wisconsin. The Offaly man is 1-over after completing his second round at Erin Hills. There have been no reports yet of anyone getting sick. Next up is a weekend without most of the biggest names in golf. Thomas' 9-under 63 also broke John...

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  • Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Zidane took over as coach of Real in January 2016 with no prior experience of managing at first-team level but he has since brought much success to the club, winning the Champions League two seasons in a row and also overseeing a La Liga triumph.

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  • Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection
Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

With the win, the Warriors remain undefeated in postseason play and now possess the longest postseason winning streak in the history of the four major American sports. But the top-seeded Warriors , seeking their second title in three seasons, are playing at another level and barring a meltdown of epic proportions, will soon be celebrating their ...

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. The Portugal star is believed to be keen on leaving the Madrid side for a couple of reasons, one being that he is now being investigated for possible tax fra...

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  • Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians
Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians

Best to save that for October if the Indians get it gear to create the possibility. Brandon McCarthy lasted 5.1 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks. Over his first 27 appearances of the season, left-hander Andrew Miller was close to the picture of perfection. Mike Piazza had five such games in 1993 and Corey Seager...

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  • Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. The announcement comes a week after Real Madrid's Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

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  • National Hockey League rolls out line of new Adidas jerseys
National Hockey League rolls out line of new Adidas jerseys

Adidas' partnership with the National Hockey League is for seven years. Additionally, the home uniform now features the "M" ligature first launched in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series. The general theme for the NHL's new set of jerseys appears to be simplicity. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air f...

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  • Former Browns CB Justin Gilbert suspended for a year for substance abuse
Former Browns CB Justin Gilbert suspended for a year for substance abuse

They had their opportunities to draft franchise cornerstones like Khalil Mack, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Zack Martin, Jason Verrett and Derek Carr. The league's NFL Network reported that Gilbert, who last month had been suspended for four games for a drug policy violation, saw that punishment increased by NFL commissioner Rog...

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  • French Open 2017: Kristina Mladenovic not out for revenge against Timea Bacsinszky
French Open 2017: Kristina Mladenovic not out for revenge against Timea Bacsinszky

Paris: Swiss 30th seed Timea Bacsinszky reached the French Open semi-finals for the second time on Tuesday with a rain-hit 6-4, 6-4 win over home hope Kristina Mladenovic . "It was tough because we had to go away two times from the court", Ostapenko, the world number 47, said. "It was really hard because we had all the seasons rolled into one...

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  • French Open 2017: Sometimes I felt like a spectator, says Simona Halep
French Open 2017: Sometimes I felt like a spectator, says Simona Halep

I was 3-0 down [in the second set] but I was fighting for every point. She broke to go up 4-3 on an improbably net cord, held for 5-3, then with the help of a slight mishit inside-out backhand broke Halep, raising her arms and screaming after slapping a victor off a serve on match point.

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  • Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title
Halep, Ostapenko to clash for French Open title

Pliskova, who is not a claycourt expert, played her best match of the tournament, but it was not enough to subdue Halep, whose never-say-die attitude helped her survive a quarter-final against Elina Svitolina, during which she saved a match point.

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  • British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against Highlanders
British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton to feature against Highlanders

A tour like this can often feel a bit claustrophobic but it is the type of challenge that Peter O'Mahony summed up last week when he said that Lions players are above worldwide level. Lions: S Hogg; G North, J Davies; B Te'o, L Williams; O Farrell; C Murray; M Vunipola, J George, T Furlong; AW Jones (capt), G Kruis; P O'Mahony, S O'Brien, T Fale...

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  • British and Irish Lions team to face Maori All Blacks
British and Irish Lions team to face Maori All Blacks

Now Farrell is out of the Maori match with a leg injury, Dan Biggar takes his place in the reserves and Sexton is in pole position to start against the All Blacks a week on Saturday. Battling with Johnny Sexton for the number 10 jersey, Farrell has impressed on his second Tour as a Lion . 'The challenge for them is to repeat it.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears
Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

Teams are calling McPhee not just to negotiate a deal for them to pass on players they were forced to leave unprotected for the expansion draft but also to inquire about trading for a an opposing player who was left unprotected. The Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL's latest expansion team, will begin play next season. So who might the Golden Knights...

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  • Raptors President Masai Ujiri Says Kyle Lowry Wants to Return to Toronto
Raptors President Masai Ujiri Says Kyle Lowry Wants to Return to Toronto

Ujiri characterized the story as part of "rumor season" only days before the NBA Draft. "I think there was emphasis on that because obviously Kyle didn't play a couple of those games, and we just didn't shoot the three ball well as a team".

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  • LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team
LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

CLEVELAND , OH - JUNE 09: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland , Ohio. James made his first Finals appearance 10 years ago, when he and the Cavs were swept by San Antonio, which captured its th...

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  • Andy Murray to make Grenfell fire donation from Queen's winnings
Andy Murray to make Grenfell fire donation from Queen's winnings

Today's match was not good but I was much better in practice. "I signed in for the "Lucky Loser" spot". And the 23-year-old Aussie had never even won a grass match before. "I feel really at home on the grass and I've always received fantastic support whether it's playing here or at Wimbledon , so I'm hopeful I can have another strong grass cou...

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