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Players From Local Baseball Teams Get Ready For The MLB Draft

After a five-year stretch where college players had a definite advantage, with 10 of the 15 top-three picks from 2011-15 being collegiate athletes, five of the last six top-three selections have now been high schoolers. High school shortstops taken No. 1 overall are a mixed bag historically. "Lewis's unique combination of explosive tools, top-of-the-scale makeup and up-the-middle defensive profile make him arguably the best position player prospect in this year's class", wrote Baseball ... Read More

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The Golden State Warriors on the verge of history

Warriors forward Kevin Durant led the team to a 118-113 victory, scoring 31 points for the night, including a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter that put Golden State in the lead. "We have championship DNA", said James, who broke Magic Johnson's record with his ninth triple-double in the Finals. "It took a while for it to kind of reveal itself consistently as the regular season went on, but once it clicked and the habits started to become second nature, it was kind of attractive to ... Read More

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Row2k news Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games rowing programme announced

IOC president Thomas Bach said: "The fascinating new events that we approved today, together with the five new sports that were added to the Tokyo 2020 programme past year, represent a step-change in the Olympic programme. It will have eight men's teams and eight women's teams competing. As far as what teams are selected and how teams qualify, that's still unclear. Rowing NZ hasn't named a women's four for the two World Cup regattas the team will contest in Europe over the next two months. Read More

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Tapwrit wins the Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit finished two lengths in front of the field and won the race in 2 minutes, 30.2 seconds after Meantime and Irish War Cry got the Belmont off to a fast start. "I always had a lot of faith in him", Ortiz said. The New York Racing Assn. had offered a $1-million bonus to any Japan-based horse that won. He won in 2007 with filly Rags to Riches and in 2013 with Palace Malice. Read More

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Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor may fight August 26

The sheer novelty of the proposed bout - with a UFC champion who's never trained strictly as a boxer going up against an undefeated legend of the ring - could push the prize money into absurd territory, with MMA President Dana White speculating that Mayweather could get at least $100 million from the fight and McGregor $75 million. Read More

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Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

Burnley's Tom Heaton is set to start the game against France , while Stoke City's Jack Butland will play in the second half. "I would expect that conversation to continue tomorrow". "But we didn't manage that period of the game well". "The players looked fresher and showed more initiative than against Sweden ". "In the space of 90 minutes we saw the things we're very good at - with the ball we caused a lot of problems, looked a threat, created good openings, took our first goal ... Read More

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Prospective £64m Man Utd signing urges Real Madrid superstar to join him

Prospective £64m Man Utd signing urges Real Madrid superstar to join him

Mourinho coached Morata during his time in charge at Real Madrid and the Portuguese manager has reportedly the Spanish striker: "Come with me, you'll be important". Real Madrid and Manchester United will play this summer the European Supercup on the 8th of August. The 24 year old had a frustrating season at Real Madrid , despite winning both a La Liga and Champions League medal. Read More

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Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Penguins' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Wednesday

Mason has been the man behind Crosby's hockey school, which is put on every summer and is also integral to the homecoming parades that have had Crosby bring the Stanley Cup to his hometown. Sullivan sits young players next to Crosby in the team's home dressing room for exactly that reason. Surely one of the Pittsburgh Penguins veterans would get their hands on the Cup first, after Crosby . Read More

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Sarfraz sees Pakistan into Champions Trophy semi-finals

Sarfraz sees Pakistan into Champions Trophy semi-finals

Opener Niroshan Dickwella hit a 86-ball 73-run innings studded with four boundaries but Sri Lanka suffered a collapse, losing four wickets with six runs to slip from 161-3 to 167-7 in 35 overs. Unfortunately, we missed a few chances. Given the carnage of those few overs, Gunaratne and Lakmal did brilliantly well to lift the Sri Lankan score beyond 200 with their 46-run stand for the eighth wicket before Hasan and Fahim eventually mopped up the tail to end the innings. Read More

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Murray must up game to defeat Wawrinka in Paris

How do you explain this? 'I think it's because I'm very confident and mentally very strong . Murray , a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka . Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open . The story of the day was the unusual demise of Djokovic, who appeared to give up in the third set of his 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Thiem. Read More

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Redskins name Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

Redskins name Doug Williams senior VP of player personnel

Former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams has been named Washington's senior vice president of player personnel. While that particular title isn't the official "general manager" title that many National Football League teams employ, Williams is now the third highest ranking member of the Washington Redskins , behind only team owner Daniel M. Read More

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Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

After losing Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James acknowledged that the entire NBA world is trying to solve the massive problem presented by the Golden State Warriors . "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day", Durant said. "I just tried to challenge him. Read More

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Record champion Nadal in French Open

Nadal triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times. Speaking before his return to action at the Stuttgart Open , Australian Open victor Federer acknowledged the extent of the unexpected difficulties being suffered by Djokovic , who parted company with his coaching staff last month and began working with Andre Agassi in Paris . Read More

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Ostapenko wins battle of birthdays to reach French Open final

Ostapenko wins battle of birthdays to reach French Open final

This has been a magical tournament for the young Ostapenko, as she had little to no grand slam success heading into the French, and now she made her first ever grand slam final appearance on her birthday. "I was always playing aggressive and hitting the ball when I have a chance", said Ostapenko, who smacked 50 winners to Bacsinszky's 22. The third seed last appeared in the Roland Garros decider in 2014, when she lost to Maria Sharapova in three sets. Read More

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Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay

And according to AS Spain's Javier Matallanas, the Frenchman will sign a contract with Atletico that was offered to him a few weeks ago amid uncertainty surrounding his future. The La Liga side were banned in July 2016 from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules over the signing of minors. Read More

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Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw

Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw

As the intensity of rain increased, the umpires took players off the field with four more overs needed to constitute a result. For Bangladesh , Tamim Iqbal who scored 128 is in form and apart from that they need others like Sarkar, Shakib, Mahmudullah to stand up with the bat and Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin need to fire if Bangladesh want to pose a challenge for Australia . Read More

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Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Championship gear

Back-to-back MVP Steph Curry ended his Finals in fine form, too, bouncing back from a bad Game 4 to add 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. Cleveland's subs have scored just two points. J.R. Smith is 5 for 5 from 3-point range for the Cavaliers, who trailed by 17 in the second quarter and 11 at halftime. Before there was Kareem and Magic, there was Lew Alcindor and The Big O. Read More

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Hundreds demonstrate in Kabul for more security

President Ashraf Ghani, who condemned the attack via Twitter , said the "country was under attack". "We are still here, although the police shot at people", he said. Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, was in attendance at the funeral at the time of the explosions. Ahmad Zubair Masood, one of the protesters, used the term "Afghan Spring" to describe the demonstrations in Kabul . Read More

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Warriors hold 71-60 lead at half in NBA Finals Game 5

If you die into the screen and the screener grabs you, they're not going to call it", said Kerr in his pre-game media availability, via Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News . James was by far and away the best for the Cavs with 41 points and 13 rebounds and whilst he didn't finish with a triple double, became the first player to ever average a triple double in the NBA Finals. Read More

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Golden State Warriors get past Cleveland Cavaliers again in NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors get past Cleveland Cavaliers again in NBA Finals

It was his pull-up three-pointer over LeBron James with 45 seconds remaining that gave the Warriors their first lead since late in the third quarter that had everyone talking. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut". He's just going up against a better team. During his career, James has played for two "super teams" somewhat comparable to what the Warriors have assembled for this season. Read More

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Nadal returns as the king of clay

Nadal returns as the king of clay

Nadal, who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly wonderful". Rafael Nadal has defeated Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to claim " La Decima ", his 10th French Open title. Read More

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Marty Banks' late penalty earns Highlanders win over British and Irish Lions

The home side, mindful the Lions had been superb in defence in their 12-3 win over the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday, played at a much higher tempo and attacked from greater depth than their south island rivals. The Highlanders decided against performing a haka before the match and were instead led out by a piper before captain Luke Whitelock handed Warburton a giant claymore sword. Read More

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Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous

Aaron Ramsey scores Panenka in same stadium it was first made famous

Manager Chris Coleman celebrated his 47th birthday on Saturday, but the only present he wants in Belgrade is three points and accepts his side cannot lose to Serbia if they are to top their World Cup group. "They huffed and puffed a little bit but it wasn't like they were peppering Wayne Hennessey ", Coleman told Sky Sports . Aaron Ramsey (Wales ) Led his team with intensity and enthusiasm, dragging them up the pitch, chasing back to cover, and behind everything good that they did. Read More

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Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

When it was over, James went straight to congratulate Durant, who got revenge for losing the title with Oklahoma City to James' Miami Heat five years ago. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it". Durant was named Finals MVP, with a 39-point performance in Game 5. After averaging a triple-double over the five games, James knew there was little more he or his teammates could have done to beat a Golden State Warriors team that proved too talented this year with the addition of Finals ... Read More

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