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Federer demolishes Zverev in Halle final

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates his victory after the final match against Germany's Alexander Zverev at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle , Germany, Sunday, June 25, 2017. He will now face 20-year-old Zverev in a rematch of last year's semi-final, which the German won. The Swiss then fended off set points at 5-6 before closing out the match in a breaker. [Full Article...]

In the end, Celtics got a player to cherish

He resisted the temptations teams across the league were offering for that golden pile of assets Ainge continues to protect like a Brinks guard. There were even reports over the course of the night that the Celtics were in talks with the Indiana Pacers about acquiring all-star forward Paul George , which would truly be a gamble considering George is entering the past year of his deal and has exp... [Full Article...]

Analysis shows slight advantage for GOP in Kentucky House districts

It was the opposite of 2014, when a similar analysis showed Democrats had a slight advantage in the same districts. That amounted to an efficiency gap of 10.3 percent favoring Republicans, one of the highest advantages among all states. "There is concern around the state about, I don't know if it's so much about gerrymandering, but about disenfranchised voters", he said. The "efficiency gap" f... [Full Article...]

Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku

Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku The three-time world champion's victory at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month - his sixth at the Montreal track - hauled him back within 12 points of championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and sharpened his appetite for a maiden success on the streets of Baku, the only venue on the current calendar where he has never won. [Full Article...]

Deployment of US Missile Shield THAAD 'Mysteriously Accelerated', South Korea's President Says

Deployment of US Missile Shield THAAD 'Mysteriously Accelerated', South Korea's President Says Moon today revealed that the original diplomatic deal on THAAD , reached before his election, was to deploy a single launcher in 2017 and five additional launchers in 2018, but that the United States had "mysteriously accelerated" that before the election. [Full Article...]

Ayrton Senna's iconic yellow helmet goes to 'speechless' Hamilton

Mercedes got back ahead in the constructors' standings with their first 1-2 finish of the season, while Räikkönen could only manage seventh after a brake issue struck in the closing stages of the race. "[Mercedes] did such great work, analysing where we went wrong, all the points - this is where we went wrong and this is what we need to do to fix it - it was just fantastic teamwork", Hamilton sai... [Full Article...]

Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Mourinho accused of tax fraud Last week, Ronaldo was accused by a state prosecutor of four counts of tax fraud totaling 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million). Gestifute, the agency that represents Mourinho, said on Tuesday that neither Spain's tax agency nor the prosecution have contacted him regarding the allegations. [Full Article...]

Nate Diaz Drops Perfect Message After Mayweather vs McGregor Announcement

Nate Diaz Drops Perfect Message After Mayweather vs McGregor Announcement McGregor came to an agreement with the UFC to allow him to take the boxing match against arguably one of the best to ever do it while Mayweather comes out of retirement to put his 49-0 record on the line. At 28, he has a lot less wear and tear on his body than the 40-year-old Mayweather, who has been retired for nearly two years. I think it's one of the many reasons that people love Conor McGrego... [Full Article...]

Julian Edelman pays respect to Red Sox legend David Ortiz on Twitter

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is getting a street named in his honor in Boston, joining the bridge already named after him in the city. David Ortiz became one of the most celebrated players in Red Sox history during his storied 14-year run in Boston. [Full Article...]

At impasse, Cosby jury goes back to work on verdict

After a short delay, the jury assembled in the courtroom with a question centered on Cosby's admitted use of quaaludes with women. Cosby also confirmed in the statement that he received multiple prescriptions for quaaludes by a doctor for his "sore back", and that he regularly handed them out to women. [Full Article...]

Curry and Durant want Warriors stay

Curry starred in the series, combining with Kevin Durant to score 41 points in Game 5 on Monday, and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 for the Warriors second championship in three years . Ever since landing KD in the free agency the team had been compared as one of the greatest if not the greatest team of all time . Still, they were dominant throughout the entire playoffs. [Full Article...]

Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

The three-times world champion will be desperate to banish memories of last year's race, when he clipped a barrier in qualifying, started 10th on the grid, and ended up in fifth. "Disappointing. I was going for the pole, but the lap at the end just wasn't quite that flawless", Bottas admitted. "He's fantastic, especially thinking about his lap time here, because the difference he makes... [Full Article...]

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft Some would say the same about Fultz's belief that the Sixers are a playoff team after averaging 63 losses the past four seasons. "Not from my family.But even more than that, I was like, They must not really know the real me", wrote Fultz. "The fact that our backcourt hasn't played a second together, hasn't played a second of NBA basketball, one is 19, one is 20, is daunting", coach Brett Brown ... [Full Article...]

'I don't have tapes of conversation with Comey'

Comey admitted earlier this month, in sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, that he had leaked a memorandum of a conversation with President Donald Trump with the deliberate intention of prompting the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia's interference with the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden Kane overcame a bunkered Scotland defense on Saturday, scoring a 93rd minute last-gasp goal that earned England a 2-2 draw in Glasgow in World Cup 2018 qualifying. "It was like watching a heavyweight boxer against a middleweight". The draw leaves England three points clear at the top of Group F and still on course to reach the finals in Russian Federation next year, while Scotland ... [Full Article...]

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

By the end of the evening, the Lakers had added not only Ball , but also power forward Kyle Kuzma (No. 27 pick) of Utah, swingman Josh Hart (No. 30 pick) of Villanova and big man Thomas Bryant (No. 1, so we felt like it would be sort of a waste of time for me to go out and work out if they were really not considering drafting me", Jackson said . [Full Article...]

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft

Sixers take guard Fultz with top pick of NBA Draft The work ethic displayed by Hart during his time with Villanova didn't go unnoticed to the Lakers . Thibodeau has enough young players in Minnesota and wanted a veteran like he had during his successful run coaching the Bulls . 6 by Magic. LaVar Ball had said his son would only play for the Lakers, and it was clear that would happen when Lonzo got a phone call with the Lakers on the clock. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday. The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football players in Spain. Barcelona's Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and... [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball gets booed as he leaves 2017 NBA Draft

LaVar Ball gets booed as he leaves 2017 NBA Draft After Ball worked out for the Lakers last week, he didn't mince words about his hopes to make it permanent: "Of course". Johnson said that Lonzo was their first choice, and predicted that the pick was the first of many moves to come to improve the Lakers . [Full Article...]

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers He is a left-handed shooter from Saskatoon, Canada who was a first round pick of the L. A. Kings in the 2009 draft - the 5th pick overall. Schenn, 25, gives the Blues an immediate upgrade at center. Schenn will be 26 years old in August, but he's already played in the National Hockey League over parts of eight different seasons, starting off with the Los Angeles Kings and then playing in Philade... [Full Article...]


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