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Anthony Rizzo homers in first at-bat as Cubs leadoff hitter

Anthony Rizzo homers in first at-bat as Cubs leadoff hitter Schwarber is in the Cubs' lineup Tuesday but won't hit ninth - where he's been hitting lately - because Maddon doesn't want to stack lefties back-t0-back in Schwarber and Rizzo . MARLINS 8, ATHLETICS 1: At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton returned to the Marlins' starting lineup after recovering from a bruised wrist and hit a two-run homer to help beat Oakland. [Full Article...]

3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic

3 share lead after 2 rounds at St Jude Classic Cabrera Bello , a 33-year-old from Spain, has four global victories, but has never won on the PGA Tour . But Mickelson closed with two bogeys, a birdie and a double bogey at No. The US Open kicks off at Erin Hills in Wisconsin on Thursday. Perrine Delacour (62) of France, American Lindy Duncan (65) amd South Korea's In Gee Chun (66) were one shot back. [Full Article...]

Dembele scores late victor as France beat England

Dembele scores late victor as France beat England After an emotionally charged tribute, which included a rendition of Oasis classic "Don't Look Back in Anger" and an impeccably observed minute's silence, it was England who started the brighter and took the lead with just nine minutes on the clock. [Full Article...]

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals That meeting in the Hamptons last July that delivered Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors always felt like a move that would change the National Basketball Association. "Can't stop the guy", Durant said. "We prevailed, we are champions and it was unbelievable to do it on our own floor". "He's freaking awesome", Irving said of James . [Full Article...]

Election Commission issues notice for Presidential elections

Patel and Misra, who are expected to meet the panel shortly, are said to have assured Naidu their parties would take a call on a candidate after talks with the BJP panel. "I am sure by that time the ruling party would have proposed a name", Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha , said after the meeting. [Full Article...]

Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Already Better Than Allen Iverson

Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Already Better Than Allen Iverson It's true that Irving , still just 25, has a better overall 3-point and field goal shooting percentage than Iverson did in his career. This is where I grew up, and I respect him even more for wanting to keep it. During a recent appearance on Bills Simmons podcast , Durant reflected back on the season he had as well as the Golden State Warriors epic playoff run, and then things really sta... [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy semi-final: Pakistan opt to bowl against England

England is the team to beat in this tournament. Chasing a below-par 212, the Green Brigade rode on a brilliant 118-run opening stand between Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) before Babar Azam (38 not out) and Ali helped the team with a 55-run second-wicket stand to set their date with the victor of the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh , on Sunday. [Full Article...]

650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade

650000 celebrate at Penguins Stanley Cup parade After all, winning a Stanley Cup is not easy, and capturing two in a row is not done often, so don't be surprised if this year's parade has a few more thousand fans lining the streets than last year. And while it's hard to argue against Sidney Crosby winning the Conn Smythe Trophy - the award given annually to the player judged most valuable to his team during the playoffs - those who ... [Full Article...]

Erin Hills a tough test for golfers and USGA

Erin Hills a tough test for golfers and USGA In 2015 at Chambers Bay, even though I made a bit of a run at it, I was a little bit disillusioned along with some other guys with the way the course was and everything. "It constantly tests that barrier to see if I can push myself further and further". "Someone who has very good control of the ball off the tee will have plenty of opportunities to make birdies, given the conditions that we're ex... [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor Taunts Floyd Mayweather Again

If Floyd Mayweather doesn't get off his butt and sign the paperwork to fight Conor McGregor , Manny Pacquiao WILL ... so says Manny's promoter, Bob Arum. Golovkin would undoubtedly hurt the boxing match between two of the top stars in that sport today. Nicknamed Pretty Boy, he won all 49 fights in his career from 1996 through retirement from boxing in September 2015. [Full Article...]

Chelsea begin title defence vs. Burnley; first visitors to Tottenham at Wembley

Chelsea begin title defence vs. Burnley; first visitors to Tottenham at Wembley Champions Chelsea begin against Burnley , while promoted trio Brighton and Hove Albion , Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town take on Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace respectively. The 2017/18 campaign finishes a week earlier than this year because of the World Cup in Russian Federation - with clubs again facing four games in 10 days between December 23 and January 1. [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal Makes History With 10th French Open Title

Or as the Nadals preferred: La Decima , Spanish for "The Tenth". I try to play my best at all events. "It's true that 10 is a attractive number, but actually my favourite is nine", said Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros. "And here, we had the confirmation". Former top-ranked Andy Roddick has expressed his astonishment at Rafael Nadal's incredible run to his 10th French Ope... [Full Article...]

Jays grab Roger Clemens' offspring in eighth round of MLB draft

Jays grab Roger Clemens' offspring in eighth round of MLB draft The selection was the 249th overall in the draft. In what may ultimately prove to be less positive news of the future of head coach David Pierce's second season in Austin, slugging junior second baseman Bret Boswell was also selected in the eight round, as the Colorado Rockies took Boswell off the board with the 236th pick. [Full Article...]

Nadal already working towards 11th French Open title

Things did not improve for Wawrinka as Nadal broke serve again in the opening game of the third set. Later, it was the retiring uncle Toni who brought out Nadal's 10th trophy. "You know, I played pretty well these last few matches". "This tournament is really special for me and I understand that my win here is unprecedented". [Full Article...]

Sam Vokes sure Wales can trouble Serbia without Gareth Bale

Coleman had accepted this was a game his side simply could not afford to lose if they still harboured hopes of winning the group, and they began in positive fashion when skipper Ashley Williams nearly connected with Joe Ledley's third-minute corner. [Full Article...]

Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

With Pandya and Jadeja in good form both with ball and bat, we might see Kohli promoting himself up the order on No.3 and giving Karthik a chance in the middle order. Every player in this tournament will want the same, because ICC events are a great opportunity to establish yourself". Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are the three England players in the side. [Full Article...]

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

It was an up-and-down season for Tapwrit , too - well, more like a down-and-up season. A $1.2m yearling bought at Fasig-Tipton, Tapwrit is owned by a partnership comprising Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta . [Full Article...]

Former Fort Mill Yellow Jacket picked in third round of MLB Draft

Former Fort Mill Yellow Jacket picked in third round of MLB Draft The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Burger now projects as a third baseman but with limited range some scouts believe his future could be at first base. But Houck opted to head to college at Missouri and excelled right away. The White Sox believe he has the ability to stick at third defensively. This is an important addition to the White Sox rebuild process. Over the last 17 years, the Boston Red Sox ha... [Full Article...]

Ostapenko made history by winning thriller

Ostapenko made history by winning thriller Right from the start of the French Open final, Jelena Ostapenko made quite clear to anyone unfamiliar with her name, or her game, what she is all about. "Actually, it's something I can not understand". "It was always my goal to win a Grand Slam title, now I want to win them all", she said. Or is winning a Grand Slam at that age so unusual that we need to re-evaluate her potential? Osta... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather Signs Contract To Fight Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Signs Contract To Fight Conor McGregor The item was on the agenda for a Wednesday meeting of the commission, and NAC head Bob Bennett said Mayweather Promotions has the ability to re-add the request to the agenda before then. Licenses for Mayweather and McGregor are already believed to be a formality for when the fight is officially agreed but for now, Mayweather has pulled the plug on the date just hours after reports had surfaced. [Full Article...]


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