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New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

New Zealand wins 5th straight vs Oracle in America's Cup

Burling, a 26-year-old Olympic gold medallist in 2016, was cool and composed as he "luffed" and trapped the more experienced match-racing specialist Spithill in the "pre-start" of the day's second race, forcing the U.S. The next time the boats came together, Team New Zealand was slightly ahead and on favored starboard tack. Ainslie has signed up to a framework agreement with the USA and other teams which would mean the event is held every two years in catamarans similar to those being raced ... Read More

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Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

Vettel, who claimed Hamilton had "brake-tested" him, was handed a 10-second stop and go penalty but Hamilton claimed the punishment allowed his rival to get away with risky driving that put them both at risk. After drinking champagne from Ricciardo's sweaty race boot, a jubilant Stroll said: "I'm just lost for words right now". "It was a insane race". Vettel declined to answer direct questions on the second contact that occurred when he pulled alongside Hamilton to gesticulate at him. Read More

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Castroneves leads Penske march at Road America qualifying

Castroneves leads Penske march at Road America qualifying

He seems as enthusiastic as ever. As he walked to the podium after qualifying, Castroneves talked about the honor of winning what he thought was his 51st career pole before he was corrected by the moderator. Dixon, with eight top-six finishes in the first 10 races , has earned 379 points. SATO SENT BACK: Indy 500 victor Takuma Sato had a disappointing day. Read More

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NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

Seven if you count the one at the airport. So ignoring the obvious ones like that, here are some winners and losers from Thursday's proceedings, as much as these people making millions of dollars can really "lose" at anything. Utah Jazz: They traded Trey Lyles, bailing on him after a down season, and a late first-rounder for Donovan Mitchell. One of the most exciting non-football related nights of the sports calendar, the NBA Draft , was last night and the Vikings' downtown ... Read More

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Rafael Nadal apologises and reveals reason for withdrawal from Aegon Championships

Rafael Nadal apologises and reveals reason for withdrawal from Aegon Championships

After winning the French Open title with a straight set win over Stan Wawrinka on Sunday, there were plenty that believed Nadal was primed for another assault at Wimbledon , having last won the title in 2010. "I could not play previous year because of injury so I look forward to returning in November", the Spaniard told the ATP website. Nadal regained his Roland Garros throne after two years in exile with a brutal 6-2 6-3 6-1 mauling of Swiss Stan Wawrinka to complete " La Decima " ... Read More

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Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

First lady Mehriban Aliyeva presented Constructors Cup to Red Bull Racing team. Risky driving and you get a 10 second penalty for that kind of thing, I think that's just. If I'm struggling, people at the back struggling even more, so I don't think it was necessary. Vettel reacted incredulously when he learnt of the penalty on lap 32, while Hamilton, whose hopes of victory were later ended after he was forced to pit due to a loose head rest, complained over his radio that the sanction was ... Read More

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Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Everything He Knows

Team president Magic Johnson wasted little time in thrusting upon Ball some huge expectations as being the "new face of the Lakers ". But Magic and Pelinka believe they will succeed where Buss and Kupchak failed, thanks to what they see as an intriguing young core headlined by Ball and wing Brandon Ingram , last season's No. Read More

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Federer Beats Zverev To Win Ninth Halle Title

There is no doubt that Zverev is going to have to produce something magical against Federer today if he is to get the win. This year would be no different. Khachanov then missed two set points before Federer took it to the tiebreaker. Zverev created his only break chance in the opening game of the second, but ultimately was unable to show why he is regarded as one of the sport's brightest prospects. Read More

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Danny Ainge was 'mad' at Josh Jackson canceling workout

The latest of Duke's one-and-done players, Tatum is projected to be selected among the draft's first five picks with Boston at No. 3 the most popular choice among prognosticators. Duke's Jayson Tatum answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the third pick overall during the NBA Draft on Thursday. Read More

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Dutch delight for Rossi at Assen MotoGP

Dutch delight for Rossi at Assen MotoGP

Dovizioso'space brought him up to the rear of Zarco and he passed for fourth place, and then made short work of Marquez for third. The Dutch race is the oldest one on the calendar (the first edition was in fact held in 1949), and even though the track has undergone a series of modifications over the years, what has remained unchanged is the incredible number of spectators who pack the grandstands and grassy banks of Assen every year. Read More

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Tim Tebow gets a promotion from the Mets

Tim Tebow gets a promotion from the Mets

Tebow, 29, hit three home runs and had 23 RBI for the Fireflies. Tebow was on four National Football League teams in a five-year span, but only played in 25 games. "He's great for the game and he's great for the league". The Tebow-led team sold out games on the road, including series in Greenville and Charleston. Read More

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India defeat England by 35 runs

While Punam Raut scored 86, Smriti Mandhana was the top scorer for India with 90. Three-times champions England , who've won the previous two World Cups staged in their own country, rarely looked like chasing down the target before being bowled out for 246. Read More

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Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup

This comes as a shot in the arm for the cricket-starved nation and if the series does take place, it could serve be a stepping stone in taking mainstream cricket back to Pakistan on a permanent basis. If you go to see just one game, make it England vs Australia. They were hammered in their opening match by arch-rivals India but from thereon Sarfaraz Ahmed's men played with renewed vigour and energy to defeat pre-tournament favourites South Africa, England and India on their way to winning the ... Read More

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LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?

LeBron James says he never played for a 'super team.' Really?

Stephen Curry was still smiling and laughing about Golden State's second National Basketball Association title in three seasons when he made it clear the Warriors think they are just getting started hoisting trophies. Two days after capturing the franchise's second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office. Read More

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Kevin Walters wants a fair go for Queensland in Origin II

You can see him there, he cannot pick his right shoulder up. The Blues crumbled mentally thereafter, throwing any semblance of a sensible game-plan out the window in a mistake-riddled final 25 minutes. The game looked over at halftime with the Blues on top 16-6, and yet against all odds, Queensland simply found a way to win. Dane Gagai - a relative rookie compared to the likes of Maroons teammate and captain Cameron Smith - revealed the simple bonding medium ahead of his sixth ... Read More

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Morgan: Roy's dismissal proves spirit of game is open to interpretation

South Africa won the game by three runs and levelled the three-match series 1-1. England appeared on course for an unassailable 2-0 series lead at the start of the 15th over when Roy called for a quick single at the non-striker's end. Just as De Villiers started to really get into overdrive, David Willey removed him after the Proteas skipper made 46 from 20 balls. De Villiers, stepping well outside off stump, slog-swept Willey to complete a 49-ball fifty. Read More

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Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

On Friday, Magic Johnson explained why they made the trade. Everything eventually comes back to the court, where Ball will either live up to the hype, or will make like most of those 90 other draft picks: no jersey on the wall, their number thrown back into the bin and recycled for the next generation. Read More

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Boston Names Street After David Ortiz

Boston Names Street After David Ortiz

After the devastating terror attack against Boston in 2013 Number 34 proved his loyalty to both Red Sox Nation and the city of #Boston . After going 22-4 past year in front of the largest amount of offensive support of any pitcher in the major leagues, he is 3-9 with a whopping 5.05 ERA in 2017. Read More

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Bulls throw Butler to the Wolves on draft night

Bulls throw Butler to the Wolves on draft night

Russell, the second overall choice by the Lakers in the 2015 draft, averaged 15.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals last season. Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk would have been a much better pick, too. Laker legend Magic Johnson and team brass greeted #2 overall pick Lonzo Ball on a conference call. "Everything else is going to pay off". In his only season with the Huskies, the six-foot-four Fultz averaged 23 points, almost six assists and 5.7 rebounds per game for a team ... Read More

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Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

Ward knocks out Kovalev in eighth round

Kovalev said he was gassed because he over-trained. The reactions naturally ranged from " Ward cheated, Kovalev got screwed" to "There were no low blows, Kovalev is a pussy", because not many people in boxing are game for considering a world that's less than black and white. Read More

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Australian Open Super Series: Kidambi Srikanth defeats China's Shi

Srikanth has now reached his third consecutive final. Kidambi Srikanth has held his never eve though Chen Long threatened to run away with the advantage having secured a two-point lead, winning four points in a row, moving to 19-17. He is also the first Indian men's singles player to win two back-to-back Super Series titles. The Hyderabadi attacker played two wonderful shots thereafter - a smooth drop shot on the front court and a powerful smash on the back court - to win two points ... Read More

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Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball is "new face of Lakers"

Still, it's pretty rare to hear an executive make these kind of comments publicly about a player, even if that player's no longer on their team. Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Thursday explained the team's logic for pulling off its draft-week trade with the Brooklyn Nets , which included shipping out promising point guard D'Angelo Russell in what amounted to a salary dump. Read More

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Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

The Celtics got the No. 3 pick in that deal, which was finalized Monday afternoon. Chad Ford and Dave McMenamin of ESPN have reported that Jackson will not work out for Boston unless they meet his demands. "Wherever I end up Thursday, I'll be happy". The 76ers have the top pick and are said to be set on taking point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington, while U.C.L.A point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be taken at No.2 by the Lakers. Read More

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Perron among unprotected Blues for National Hockey League expansion draft

That said , what we learned from McPhee is that his intention is to build the Golden Knights through the NHL Entry Draft and over the next four-to-five years. That's a quality forward available for the Golden Knights if they would like to go down that route. What better way to do that than flipping one of their most valued draft assets to a group of teams willing to compete to acquire him? His appeal: Nelson has scored at least 20 goals in each of the last three seasons - and a large ... Read More

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White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

The show will be in Los Angeles, Califfornia, on July 12 and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. And it sure will be a fitting tribute. He was also the ace of the 2005 World Series championship team. "I really can't put it into words how I feel". He remembers a pitcher who was rarely rattled, who hardly ever shook off a catcher because he believed in whatever he was throwing. Read More

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Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

Our short local nightmare is over, as the Sixers and Celtics have completed the trade that will bring the top overall pick to Philadelphia . With the acquisition of these two first round picks, the Celtics now potentially own the rights to seven first round selections over the next three years, including picks from Brooklyn (2018), Memphis (2019, protected 1-8), and the LA Clippers (2019, protected 1-14). Read More

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