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Sports Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68
Author: 0 Tony DiCicco, coach of Women's World Cup champs, dies at 68

The US women then won Olympic gold on home soil in Atlanta in 1996 and three years later masterminded the squad that won the Women's World Cup final in a penalty kick shootout over China before 90,125 spectators at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California - still the largest crowd ever to watch a women's sporting event.

Sports OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada
Author: 0 OJ Simpson getting July 20 parole hearing date in Nevada

Orenthal James "O.J." Simpson is shown in an undated prison photo. O.J. Simpson, now 69-years-old, has reportedly been a "model prisoner" during his stint at Lovelock Correctional Facility. Simpson will be among 673 cons up for parole during month-long meetings. Simpson is no stranger to lengthy legal proceedings. Simpson was denied parole in July 2013 and 2014.

Sports McGregor and Mayweather epic encounter is a €600m done deal
Author: 0 McGregor and Mayweather epic encounter is a €600m done deal

Mayweather Promotions will handle the undercard, which likely means boxing matches and no other UFC fights or fighters will be featured. Promoter Dana White told American sports broadcaster ESPN the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena and the pair will wear 10 ounce boxing gloves.

Sports Pau Gasol opts out, will re-sign with Spurs
Author: 0 Pau Gasol opts out, will re-sign with Spurs

Gasol, a six-time NBA All-Star taken with the third overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, averaged a career-low 12.4 points with 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots over 64 games in his first campaign with the Spurs last season. Popovich said Gasol adjusted to San Antonio's system "better than most people who have come here for the first year". "There were really no surprises.

Author: 0 Daley confesses: We got lucky in Origin I

Jarrod Wallace, Coen Hess, Valentine Holmes and Tim Glasby are set to make their State of Origin debuts for Queensland in Sydney next Wednesday, while Jake Trbojevic and Nathan Peats could hardly have been more impressive in their first outings for NSW in Game 1 .

Author: 0 Man Utd boss Mourinho accused of Spanish tax fraud

Former Barca defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. Ronaldo has therefore established a reputation for being a shrewd operator and being able to manipulate the Real Madrid hierarchy; yet this time it seems different.

Sports Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final
Author: 0 Nishikori to Face Dominant Murray in Q'final

The Scot will now face the tournament's 2015 victor Wawrinka, who beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, in what is a repeat of last year's semi-final showdown which Murray won in four sets before losing to Novak Djokovic in the final . Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic is out of the French Open after a thrashing at the hands of Dominic Thiem . The fourth seed claimed his 100th career victory in a best-of-five-set match on clay.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

Ronaldo was livid over being singled out for disproportionate treatment after the Spanish prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7m (12.8m). Ronaldo is now on duty for Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation which ends on July 2. "I will talk with him when the Confederations Cup has finished".

Sports Lakers Trade D'Angelo Russell to Nets
Author: 0 Lakers Trade D'Angelo Russell to Nets

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn't been consummated Tuesday. Previous year saw him put up 15.6 points and 4.8 assists per game, both career bests. Although knee and calf injuries limited him to only 63 appearances this past season, Russell appeared more confident as a playmaker and primary scorer.

Sports Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins 2017 French Open men's title

Nadal sets a new record by winning 10 french open titles. It is the most singles titles one person has won at a Grand Slam. He also lost just 35 games in total and only six in the final, his most comprehensive victory since allowing Roger Federer four games in the 2008 final.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Free-spending Paris St Germain have also been linked with a move for Ronaldo but it is United who look to be at the front of the queue for a player Bayern Munich have denied interest in, with Jose Mourinho's men reported to be preparing a record bid to bring the forward back to Old Trafford.

Author: 0 Sixers like Fultz first, Lakers eye Ball as National Basketball Association draft looms

The Celtics had reservations of Fultz after he worked out for them that he lacked team success , and going to the Sixers who have been a losing team for years in the National Basketball Association won't be a major adjustment for him. This may be true, but Ainge seems confident in the trade and is more anxious about trying to win this season and less about a hypothetical situation down the line.

Author: 0 Florentino Perez Admits Real Madrid Would've Loved Lionel Messi At Bernabeu

And Real are ready to force the 30-year-old out in order to sign De Gea without a hitch. Surely we are watching him. "But we will not talk about what we are doing". He said: "Of course we would have loved to have had Messi at Madrid . I like Keylor Navas ", he added. De Gea could still be used as a makeweight in any deal for Alvaro Morata or Cristiano Ronaldo with the Sunday Times recently claiming that United would discount De Gea's fee by £43m if they were able to get Morata ...

Sports Champions Trophy 2017: Fakhar, Amir were Pakistan's heroes: Kumar Sangakkara
Author: 0 Champions Trophy 2017: Fakhar, Amir were Pakistan's heroes: Kumar Sangakkara

Pakistan came out with a splendid all-round performance as they defeated arch-rival India by 180 runs at The Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. However, support for the Indian team hasn't dwindled post Pakistan's upset win. India captain Virat Kohli could do little more than praise an opponent who did everything right on the day, reported the ICC.

Author: 0 USA withdrawal from Paris accord not to change anything: environmental activist

The move makes Hawai'i the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions of the Paris agreement , officials say. "People come to Hawaii to enjoy its environment", Glenn said . Georgia's obligations taken through the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change officially comes into play today. "It's important to commit to addressing climate change, but it's even more important that we actually take meaningful action", said Rep.

Author: 0 Mexico force Cristiano Ronaldo captained Portugal to epic draw

And two goals in the final five minutes signified a insane end to a thrilling game and while Portugal feel robbed, a draw was probably the just result. Whether it was the right flank in the first half or the left in the second half, Quaresma was quite easily the most menacing of attacking players for Portugal ahead of the much fancied Ronaldo.

Sports Andres Iniesta Could Leave Barcelona After 15 Glowing Years
Author: 0 Andres Iniesta Could Leave Barcelona After 15 Glowing Years

The team in question is Premier League side Manchester City, who are of course managed by former Barca boss Pep Guardiola. I am looking forward to winning many more trophies and big titles in the future with Barca. I always want more, the same as the club. "I felt as a part of the team from day one as I was playing in both games against Sevilla, securing the Super Copa in our first two games of the season".

Author: 0 Bacsinszky 'proud' to be in second French Open semi-final

Ostapenko is the first Latvian woman to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era. A daring backhand drop shot earned the woman in green a break point, but Mladenovic netted her best shot, the forehand, and could not convert. A year ago, Ostapenko lost in the first round of the French Open . No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta , and No. 2 Djokovic vs. No. 6 Dominic Thiem . Before Roland Garros she had never got past the third round.

Author: 0 Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

The Celtics traded the first pick in this year's draft for the third pick and what will be another first-round pick in either 2018 or 2019. Who are the likely players that Boston will use its No. "When we move forward, you're going to be excited about the pieces that come to the table because, again, there's been a process involved". But with Paul George reportedly telling the Indiana Pacers he plans on heading elsewhere after next season - and the Cleveland Cavaliers potentially ...

Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Mexico frustrate Portugal

Although Mexico had more possession, Ochoa was the busier of the two keepers and the Europeans could have taken all three points had the Video Assistant Referees (VAR) not controversially disallowed Nani's first-half goal for offside.

Author: 0 Chelsea marksman revealed he's not in Conte's plan next season

The striker is furious at the "disrespect" Blues boss Antonio Conte showed in dumping him by TEXT. "I cannot say how many they are, but they exist". I'll stay with the good of everything. "I now have to wait for the club's decision". "Thanks to God I'm not lacking teams [to join]", he said. After all, it was only two months ago that the Belgian had an on-pitch argument where he "shushed" Everton captain Ashley Williams after the Welshman got frustrated at the Belgian's hold-up play.

Author: 0 Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

Police said the death of Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen was not being investigated as a hate crime , but instead, as an incident of road rage . Nabra's mother, Sawsan Gazzar, told the paper: "I think it had to do with the way she was dressed and the fact that she's Muslim".

Author: 0 Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer

Nobody at the club wants Morata to go and I have not heard him say that he wants to go. I know Cristiano and he's a good guy, not just with the ball, but as a person. Cristiano Ronaldo is now playing with Portugal in the Confederations Cup but the transfer rumors continue to swirl of a possible departure from Real Madrid .

Sports Peter Kvitova's comeback continues with win over Tereza Smitkova in Birmingham
Author: 0 Peter Kvitova's comeback continues with win over Tereza Smitkova in Birmingham

Now she was happy, she said, an emotion she apparently generated in others, particularly when the music which signalled her capture of the first set was allowed to continue so long that it delayed the second set by a minute. Her retrievals were sharp and though Smitkova, ranked 167, refused to wilt and saved four match points, the quality gap was clear. " I am not sure if any day it will be 100 percent , I don't think so but I just need to do what I can".

Author: 0 Milos Raonic loses to 698th-ranked player at Wimbledon tuneup

And to do it so soon after coming back on such a long layoff is a huge confidence booster for me". Murray , a record five-time champion at Queen's , must now recover confidence and rhythm if he is to avoid a similarly disappointing defence of his Wimbledon crown in two week's time.

Sports Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open title
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal wins record 10th French Open title

That may sound like a lot, but considering the new world No. 2 didn't play a single grass-court event a year ago and the Brit won both Queen's and Wimbledon , it's actually very tight. "I am not the right one to say, but to play 10 finals here is something hard". Nadal scored 27 winners as compared to Wawrinka's 19. But there is no doubt that he is a big match player.

Author: 0 Andre Ward Andre Wards, Stops Sergey Kovalev

The Russian lost their first fight on points in November to relinquish the WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight titles to Ward , despite several pundits believing Kovalev was the victor. Ward cites Roy Jones as his inspiration for believing he can look further up the weight division and put himself in the ring with the biggest athletes the sport has to offer.

Sports When is the National Basketball Association draft? 2017 date, schedule, draft order
Author: 0 When is the National Basketball Association draft? 2017 date, schedule, draft order

The Sixers are fully expected to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the top pick. The Boston Celtics made the trade of the No.1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76er's official on Monday. In 2016, the Sixers picked Ben Simmons , who didnt play at all during the season after breaking a bone in his foot. Otherwise, the Celtics will have a choice of first-rounders in 2019 - either from Sacramento or Philadelphia, whichever pick is higher.

Sports Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final
Author: 0 Halep to face unseeded Ostapenko in French Open final

Now she stands one match away from becoming the first unseeded player in the professional era to win the women's title at the French Open and the first Latvian grand slam champion. "I'm a different player, my game is stronger, I think more about the game, I play smarter", she explained. Earlier on Thursday, Ostapenko extended a fairytale campaign at Roland Garros by defeating Bacsinszky and prolonging what's already been her best performance at a major by some distance.

Sports Pair of adult elephants rescue calf from drowning in pool
Author: 0 Pair of adult elephants rescue calf from drowning in pool

However, effective help came in only when a second elephant arrived on the scene to ensure a successful rescue. The stunned adults quickly sprung into action when they saw the calf struggling to keep its mouth and trunk above the surface. This is the adorable moment an older female elephant rushed to the aid of a young elephant mum to save her baby from drowning. The video was posted online on Friday and witnessed more than 459,000 views.

Author: 0 Ronaldo won't quit Real Madrid, says Florentino Perez

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo calls for referee's attention during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. "I'm a Man United fan, and my kids love him, so I hope that he'll be back". "I learned of the [reports] through what a newspaper said". His lawyers have said he has never hidden anything, and I believe in his credibility.

Author: 0 Celtics president Danny Ainge: We are getting the player we want

Boston gets the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft from Philadelphia, plus either a first-rounder in 2018 and 2019. The Philadelphia 76ers are excited to be in position for the second consecutive season to select the No. If the Los Angeles Lakers hold a pick between No. 2 and No. 5 next season, Boston gets that one. That conversation led to further dialogue and it's been consistent since the Draft Lottery.

Sports Kohli, Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Make ICC Champions Trophy Team
Author: 0 Kohli, Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Make ICC Champions Trophy Team

A jury of cricket experts, including former English captain Michael Atherton, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja, editor of Wisden Almanack Lawrence Booth, and cricket correspondent Julian Guyer amongst others selected the team .

Author: 0 ¡La décima! Nadal again a French CHAMP10N

It was Wawrinka's first Grand Slam final defeat for the Swiss, who won the Australian Open in 2014, here two years ago and the US Open last summer. On grass, anything can happen. Despite their rivalry on the court, however, both men are deeply respectful of each other, as Federer's tweet proves.

Author: 0 Real Madrid president downplays Ronaldo's exit talk

It will be the third term for the 70-year-old construction magnate who has spent 15 years at the helm of Europe's most successful club - 2000-2006 and since 2009. Perez assured the fans that the Portugal worldwide would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only after the conclusion of Portugal's Confederations Cup campaign.

Sports Tropical storm expected to form today in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 Tropical storm expected to form today in Gulf of Mexico

According to the National Hurricane Center , April tropical storms are rare, and this is only the second one (the first was 2003's Tropical Storm Ana) since the use of satellite. Wind speeds determine whether the system is a tropical depression, storm or hurricane. The strongest wind gusts will begin to depart the area by Thursday afternoon as the storm's center moves farther inland away from SW Louisiana by Thursday night.

Sports Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills
Author: 0 Golfers seem to give good reviews to US Open at Erin Hills

His performance was anything but. Although he trails by two, Fowler is optimistic that he can finally land a major after a series of near-misses. "It is Father's Day, so hopefully - like I said , I didn't get him a card, so I really hope this works", Koepka said.

Sports 'So good from Nadal' - Rafa secures the break
Author: 0 'So good from Nadal' - Rafa secures the break

It is a first grand slam final defeat for the Swiss, who won the Australian Open in 2014, here two years ago and the US Open last summer. As his 15th career Grand Slam, it also places him second on the all-time list for men and keeps him within sight of first place, his long-time rival Roger Federer .

Author: 0 Troubled Ronaldo summoned for July 31 tax hearing

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed the club are tracking Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe. Madrid's interest will come as a blow to Arsenal, who are looking to recruit top class talent during the transfer window, despite failing to qualify for the Champions League, which is a major draw for players looking to make the next step in their careers.

Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Mourinho spent three seasons in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013 before returning to England to take in a second spell with Chelsea . Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. Mourinho is alleged to owe €3.3 million, according to a statement from the prosecutor. The two were given 21-month jail sentences but neither is expected to serve prison time since it was a first offense and the sentence was under two years.

Author: 0 Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

Ainge noted that Philadelphia's trade offer was the best Boston received for the No. 1 pick and "by a significant margin". For now, Boston has seven first-round picks in the next three years. 1". The Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (which the Sixers now own the rights to) if it ends up being pick 2, 3, 4, or 5 overall. Fultz is projected to go to the Sixers with the first pick and Ball is projected to go to the Lakers - the only team he has worked out for - as the ...

Sports Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in boxing match in August

As earlier reported, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved an event request from Mayweather Promotions to hold a boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "We've been in negotiations for a while", White told SportsCenter . " Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done".

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

His representatives Gestifute have denied the accusation, while his club has said it is "absolutely convinced that our player... will prove his total innocence in this process". The Portugal worldwide will have to appear in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court No. 1 on July 31. A judge will then decide if they are grounds to charge him with a crime.

Author: 0 Andy Murray suffers shock first-round defeat to lucky loser at Queen's

Murray was scheduled to face Aljaz Bedene , but he withdrew with a wrist injury just hours before Tuesday's match, leaving Thompson, who was at the west London venue as an alternate after losing in the qualifying rounds, to scramble to get ready for his unexpected date with destiny.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers confirm draft day trade

The Celtics reached a deal in principle that will send the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft to the Philadelphia for the No. 3 pick and a future first-rounder. "Well it's never easy negotiating with Boston because they're smart guys - and I'm talking about [Celtics assistant general manager] Mike Zarren and not Danny Ainge , by the way", Colangelo said.