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Sports Ryan Blaney collects first career win at Pocono 400
Author: 0 Ryan Blaney collects first career win at Pocono 400

Jones, driver of the No. 77 Toyota for Furniture Row Racing, who was 18th in points when the green flag dropped for the 400-mile race at Pocono, is facing the usual trials and tribulations of a rookie driver in NASCAR's top series. Pam Miller, producer for "NASCAR On Fox", said the broadcast was a success and there was a "high probability" the network would try the device again.

Sports Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states
Author: 0 Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the U.S. "There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade". The joint declaration said the list was the result of what it claimed were continued violations by the Qatari authorities of previous commitments and agreements, including "the commitment to not support or shelter elements or groups ...

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman, Ex-NBA star, expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday

Rodman was seen at Beijing International Airport , and while he refused to answer CNN's questions, North Korean officials confirmed he was traveling their. The trip comes amid high tensions between Washington and Pyongyang - which is now detaining four Americans - following a string of weapons tests by the North, which have prompted successive rounds of sanctions and caused the U.S.

Author: 0 Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw against Scotland

England striker Harry Kane has described his side's 2-2 draw with Scotland on Saturday as "a point gained" after they kept their unbeaten qualifying record alive with a late equaliser. "I think the decision was already made". "Our supporters were fantastic today and whatever had happened, we said we were going to go over to them at the end, so I'm glad we went over having got a point".

Author: 0 Ostapenko wins first major title at Roland Garros

This was her first top-level title of any kind, emulating the accomplishment of the much loved Gustavo Kuerten at Roland Garros on June 8, 1997. And also sometimes I was making too many unforced errors . More crisp striking from Ostapenko nudged the 20-year-old ahead once more, but the errors flew off her racquet just as regularly and Halep pulled 4-3 in front.

Author: 0 Warriors vs. Cavs NBA Finals Game 5 Preview And Prediction

Curry scored just 14 points (his lowest since February), hit 4 of his 13 shots, looked hesitant to launch and fire, was bantering often with the referees and turned the ball over a team-high four times . He also said if Cleveland does not win the title , their season would be unsuccessful. "They have done a lot (of trying to force the ball out of his hands) in the last three years we played them, and it's something we expect and have adjustments to make", Curry said.

Sports Man Utd and AC Milan target Belotti 'can refuse' €100m Torino exit
Author: 0 Man Utd and AC Milan target Belotti 'can refuse' €100m Torino exit

Belotti has enjoyed an impressive season in the Serie A and while Urbano Cairo has confirmed he would like his star asset to stay at the club, he won't have an option if United trigger his release clause. Apart from the Red Devils, Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea have also shown interest in signing Belotti. But Gianluca Petrachi, Torino's sporting director, said the club had yet to receive any concrete offers.

Author: 0 Here's What Happened With Draymond Green's Technical Situation

A technical that was believed to have been called on Green in the first quarter was actually assessed to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. A video that was captured in the stands shows a confrontation between Draymond Green's mother Mary Babers-Green and Cleveland fans post-game.

Author: 0 Draymond Green Stands by Remarks Made About Cleveland

It's also the mentality the Warriors carried into Game 4 in Portland, where they piled up a 28-5 first-quarter lead and won by 25. They don't figure to shoot as poorly again at home , nor should the Cavaliers expect to have a 39-point advantage from behind the arc.

Author: 0 Why Draymond Green is Utah's favorite player in the NBA Finals

But Green stood stoically on the floor, then egged on the crowd to raise the decibel level of their jeers toward him. Mike Callahan, the head referee in the game, said the crew "did not do a very good job of listening to the PA announcer and we did not hear him announce it".

Author: 0 Cavaliers have Warriors' attention after record-setting Game 4 performance

If he can't, we know exactly how the Warriors will take advantage. So you have to give them credit. But as the Warriors lost big to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Game 4 of this year's Finals, sending the series back to Oakland for Game 5 on Monday night with Golden State in the same position it was a year ago - a chance to close out the series on their home court inside Oracle Arena - it also brought another realization: the Warriors still can't overcome, at ...

Author: 0 America's Cup racing postponed again due to high winds

The Challenger final victor progress to the America's Cup decider against defending champions Team USA, who have another Novocastrian, wing trimmer Kyle Langford, on board. Outteridge timed his start to perfection in the second race and held off Japan to win by 28 seconds. In the other semifinal, Japan recorded two more wins over Sweden to take its lead to 3-1 in the series.

Author: 0 Draymond Green's mother tweets refs were 'officially paid' during Game 4

Sam Amick, an National Basketball Association reporter for the USA Today , tweeted that the press information given to reporters had listed the foul was on Green in the first quarter. Don't seem to be the sharpest people around. Green asked The Vertical's Shams Charania . That gave him an accumulation of flagrant foul points and forced him to sit out Game 5 as the Warriors lost their chance to clinch the series, and they eventually fell in seven games.

Author: 0 LeBron has no plans of playing in 3-on-3 Olympic tournament

I probably won't be a part of the 3-on-3 matchup that it has to offer". 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.

Sports Jutanugarn beats Thompson, Chun in playoff at LPGA Classic
Author: 0 Jutanugarn beats Thompson, Chun in playoff at LPGA Classic

And the victory has given Jutanugarn more than the No.1 spot in the world, but also makes her the new leader in the season-long Race to the CME Globe, finally improving her playoff record to one win and two losses and capturing her sixth LPGA tour victory.

Sports Colorado Rockies play sloppy baseball, lose 7-2 to Pirates
Author: 0 Colorado Rockies play sloppy baseball, lose 7-2 to Pirates

Taillon was pitching to a 2-1 record with a 3.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in six starts before being shelved. Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh , Monday, June 12, 2017.

Sports Bryan Robson: 'Flair signings required at Manchester United'
Author: 0 Bryan Robson: 'Flair signings required at Manchester United'

But I don't think he knew the full picture then, and once it was cleared up it was all good. Robson, who will manage a United Legends team against Barcelona at Old Trafford on 2 September, has been impressed by the work of Jose Mourinho on the pitch and off it.

Sports LaVall Jordan set to be new basketball coach at Butler
Author: 0 LaVall Jordan set to be new basketball coach at Butler

Jordan, an Albion, Michigan, native, joined Beilein's staff after assistant coaching stints at Iowa and Butler. In his first head coaching position, Jordan led the Panthers to the Horizon League Tournament championship game . With Jordan, U-M averaged 24 wins per season, including a U-M record-tying 31 during the 2012-13 season. Now Jordan, a MI native, takes over a program that has gone from one of America's darlings to one of college basketball's most consistent postseason teams.

Sports Liverpool ready to shatter transfer record for England ace
Author: 0 Liverpool ready to shatter transfer record for England ace

And, while preparing for tonight's friendly against France, Arsenal ace Ox delivered a reality check for the hopeful England youngsters. In contrast, Klopp could be the man to take his game to the next level, as he has a reputation for developing younger players and improving them, while the immediate opportunity to play in the Champions League could be another factor as the Merseysiders look to make a real impression next season both domestically and in Europe.

Author: 0 MLB Draft: Mets pick tracker

They took Joe Mauer in 2001 the only other time they held the No. 1 pick. The only other player drafted by the Dodgers at No. 62 was MI high school outfielder Billy Ashley in 1988. It's possible the Twins could sign Lewis for a lower value and then use some of that draft pool money to sign one of their later picks - at No. 35 or 37.

Sports Whiteville High grad, ECU signee MacKenzie Gore third pick in MLB Draft
Author: 0 Whiteville High grad, ECU signee MacKenzie Gore third pick in MLB Draft

Gore was Baseball America's 38th-best prospect when his high school season started this spring, but was almost unhittable as a senior, shooting up draft boards with an 11-0 record and a 0.19 ERA. "After Gore's fastball sat at 89-92 miles per hour and reached 94 last summer, it has jumped about 3 miles per hour this spring". Gore also throws a hard slider and changeup giving him a four-pitch arsenal.

Author: 0 Cavs will be seeing Green for this year's Game 5

Here are the latest Game 5 odds and props as well as a pick for the game. While the face value of the specific tickets is unknown, some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each, according to a document sent by the Warriors to fans during renewal time previous year.

Sports Didier Drogba scores and assists on winning debut for Phoenix Rising FC
Author: 0 Didier Drogba scores and assists on winning debut for Phoenix Rising FC

The offense was run through Drogba from the get go and the Vancouver defense struggled to stop Drogba when he possessed the ball near their goal. That goal came in the form of a header in the 40 minute as Amadou Dia served it into Drogba who directed the ball past Whitecaps FC 2 goalie Sean Melvin and into the net to put Rising FC ahead just before halftime.

Sports Captain Kane rescues World Cup point for England
Author: 0 Captain Kane rescues World Cup point for England

I was trying to get a good contact on it and side-footed into the net. Sir Geoff Hurst, hat-trick hero of the 1966 World Cup win, tweeted "maybe some of these boy could go on and do it at senior level in 2022 or 2026!", whilst Harry Kane , the Three Lions' captain in Saturday's draw with Scotland , said it was an "amazing achievement to be world champions".

Author: 0 Kyrie Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

This series could be tied 2-2 but the Cavaliers went scoreless the last 3:08 in Game 3 after leading by six. Because of his consistent production and extended shooting distance from three-point range, in addition to a quick release, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has the ability to ruin a game anytime he touches the basketball.

Author: 0 Proteas win 'dead' England ODI

Bairstow completed his fifth ODI half-century in 63 balls, inclusive of 8 fours. De Villiers, who made a sparkling 52 at better than a run-a-ball, gloved a well-directed short delivery from fast bowler Liam Plunkett (three for 64) through to wicket-keeper Buttler.

Sports Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins
Author: 0 Shoey fits for Ricciardo as Hamilton wins

Third-place driver Daniel Ricciardo was being interviewed when he was asked by the crowd to take a swig of champagne from his driving shoe, a signature celebration. "Good man!" Ricciardo cheered, as an impressed Hamilton remarked, "You see how sweaty his feet are?" But traditions must be kept-Ricciardo made Gerard Butler drink from his shoe at last year's U.S.

Author: 0 England beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener

England have preferred Finn's experience and proven wicket-taking ability to the likes of Tom Curran and Toby Roland-Jones, a record of 102 wickets at under 30 apiece and an economy-rate of a tick over five proving too much to resist. Kayes was the next man dismissed from Bangladesh after a brilliant catch from Paceman Mark Wood gave Liam Plunkett the first of his 4 wickets of the match.

Author: 0 Penguins' Murray unfazed by back-to-back losses

Both of Wilson's goals in these playoffs have come on the power play. Stopping them completely? Even Nashville defenders Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis , Mattias Ekholm and All-Star P.K. "And I think everybody on our team can skate, move the puck and make plays". Regardless, he has been on another planet this postseason. A day earlier, Malkin had publicly called out Kessel, saying that it was the streaky sniper's "time to score".

Sports NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers vs
Author: 0 NBA Finals 2017: Cavaliers vs

With a chance to win the National Basketball Association championship, and go undefeated in the playoffs, the Warriors got run over by the Cavaliers, 137-116, Friday night. And he's really been able to do that. I'm not going to exactly give you my opinion on how I can see it from both sides. Green said his suspension conversation with Myers is a moment "I remember like it was yesterday, I'll never forget it".

Sports Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game vs. Cubs with heel injury
Author: 0 Mets' Yoenis Cespedes leaves game vs. Cubs with heel injury

The pitcher that failed to get out of the fourth inning in his last two outings? He walked four and struck out six, but the double plays eliminated the concern of the walks. Russell homered for the second day in a row, connecting in the seventh. On Tuesday it will be Jon Lester (3-4, 4.13) taking on Zack Wheeler (3-3, 3.45) as the Cubs try to even up the series with the Mets .

Sports Red Sox TV analyst Remy says on Twitter he has cancer again
Author: 0 Red Sox TV analyst Remy says on Twitter he has cancer again

Remy, 64, was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2008. "I was not one to go see doctors", he said. "It's obviously disappointing to me, but it's something that I've been through a number of times", he said. Remy plans on still returning to the booth to call Red Sox games at some point during the 2017 season once he has a small portion of his lung removed.

Author: 0 Warriors have chance to clinch National Basketball Association title at home

In an attempt to come back from a now two-game deficit, the Cavaliers will have to do it with class. After shooting an ice-cold 29.8 percent from three-point range through the first three games of the series, the team hit 24 of its 45 three-point attempts in Game 4 for a 53.3 percent rate.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors Game 5 Odds, NBA Betting Pick

The Cavs now trail the Warriors 3-1, a familiar situation they were in a year ago, when they became the first team ever to come back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to win a championship. They lost the edge in last year's Finals after suffering back-to-back blowout losses in Games 5 and 6 which left them demoralised ahead of Game 7 in their own backyard.

Author: 0 Warriors head to Game 5 with Green in tow

We shared the ball, we moved the ball and defensively we were physical. While the face value of the specific tickets is unknown, some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each, according to a document sent by the Warriors to fans during renewal time a year ago.

Author: 0 South Africa fancy chances against Sri Lanka

Tahir underlined South Africa's dominance with a direct hit from mid-on to run out Suranga Lakmal, and it was his bowling that completed the Proteas' eighth successive win against Sri Lanka . The middle order failed to capitalize after a good start and they have to win their remaining two games against India and Pakistan to have any hopes of a semi-final berth.

Author: 0 Warriors' Green: Officials 'messed up pretty bad' on technical reversal

Sam Amick, an National Basketball Association reporter for the USA Today , tweeted that the press information given to reporters had listed the foul was on Green in the first quarter. Goble said he thought he had verbalized to the table that the initial technical was on Kerr , but said after watching the video that he should have done a better job with that.

Author: 0 Warriors' Draymond Green ejected, un-ejected in freakish sequence

The reporter responded that he was looking at the box score, that had Green registered for two technical fouls. According to Burke, that technical was assessed to Kerr only after Green picked up his second. "When we were there previous year I think I looked at him and said: 'Let's just never do this again". And you give us a day in between, and we were ready to come out.

Author: 0 UNC Basketball: Jordan Brand/Converse 'Alumni Pack' set to release soon

Jordan Brand and Converse are teaming up to release a special pack of shoes that pay homage to Michael Jordan's time at the University of North Carolina. In October 1984, a month after signing his Bulls deal, Jordan agreed to Nike's offer. One of the iconic, exceedingly rare T206 Wagner baseball cards, the most famous card in sports collecting, may have been worse for the wear over the years, but it was the big victor, fetching $609,294 at auction Sunday.

Sports Manchester United set for Belotti talks
Author: 0 Manchester United set for Belotti talks

With the potential £65m arrival of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as a replacement for the departed Zlatan Ibrahimovic , it remains to be seen where Rooney could fit into the team next season. It is only England's second trip north of the border since the turn of the millennium, with the defender starting the 2013 meeting there. "Wayne is a big miss because of who he is but hopefully he will be back".

Sports AC Milan still interested in Manchester United target Morata
Author: 0 AC Milan still interested in Manchester United target Morata

In case you didn't know. . After dropping out of the race for Antoine Griezmann, United have since turned their attention to Morata with a £70m expected to be accepted by La Liga champions Real. Manchester United are itching to spend some money this summer. This looks like being a very busy week for Manchester United in the transfer market.

Sports Max Verstappen frustrated to lose out on 'possible podium'
Author: 0 Max Verstappen frustrated to lose out on 'possible podium'

He recovered to finish fourth. But Vettel, the four-time champion, felt he had enough pace to pass Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo , too, to steal the final spot on the podium here in Montreal. Asked if he felt Verstappen had been over-optimistic, Vettel replied: " I haven't seen from his point of view, but obviously I wasn't expecting it ".

Sports Seattle Mariners select Evan White with 17th pick of 2017 MLB Draft
Author: 0 Seattle Mariners select Evan White with 17th pick of 2017 MLB Draft

Hostetler described Burger as a high-energy, fun person who is an "exceptional leader". A unsafe offensive piece, Burger is easily the Bears' best player, swatting 21 home runs and batting at an impressive.349 clip in 2016. He said Burger should be able to handle an assignment to Class-A Kannapolis, though he might start in rookie ball to become acclimated. The Chicago White Sox selected the Bears' third-baseman with the No.

Sports Another US Appeals Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban Blocked
Author: 0 Another US Appeals Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban Blocked

In their ruling, the judges said that " immigration , even for the President , is not a one-person show". The White House defended President Trump's travel ban less than an hour after a federal appeals court refused to lift a decision that has so far blocked the ban 's implementation.

Author: 0 Pakistan opts to bowl first against SL

Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli , with an impressive 128-run stand for the second wicket, handed India a semi-final berth by comfortably beating a dysfunctional South Africa by eight wickets in the Champion's Trophy in Kennington Oval on Sunday.