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Sports Amarinder announces total waiver on crop loans for small, marginal farmers
Author: 0 Amarinder announces total waiver on crop loans for small, marginal farmers

The decision follows an election pledge made by the Congress party to farmers, and similar announcements made by the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The move would provide debt relief to farmers for loans taken from non-governmental institutions. He has said that the Punjab government has waived off loans only at the rate of limits adopted by Cooperative banks.

Author: 0 Pacers' Paul George on Thursday: 'This is my team, my group.'

The Pacers are now desperately trying to move him in order to get some value, but teams are tired of trading for what could be just a one-year rental. They need draft picks, and just Kevin Love probably isn't enough unless another team gets involved. That's expensive for a player with a good chance of being a one-year rental.

Author: 0 Lakers in talks with Pacers for Paul George

Boston's recent agreement to trade the No. 1 overall draft pick sparked some speculation the team could be hunting other deals this summer. Since George didn't make an All-NBA team this past season, he will not be eligible for the Designated Player Veteran Exception, which would have made him eligible to receive a $207 million contract over five years.

Sports Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition after shooting
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition after shooting

A congressional aide, a lobbyist, and two U.S. Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise also were shot. The update came on the heels of a Federal Bureau of Investigation press conference given that morning, which gave further details on the shooting at the Congressional baseball practice last week.

Sports Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals
Author: 0 Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals

Adam Milne and Corey Anderson bagged three wickets each for the visitors. They have got some good pace bowlers but we will try and be aggressive with the bat as well. Hales and Root put on 81 for the second wicket, but after both men were softly dismissed Jos Buttler was responsible for turning around an England innings, which was spluttering at 230 for 6.

Sports Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland if LeBron James leaves next summer
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving wants out of Cleveland if LeBron James leaves next summer

James has one year left on his contract with a player option, allowing him to opt out and become a free agent next summer. The 32-year-old basketball legend posted a video from his son's birthday party where he can be seen destroying a bunch of children in sports, dunking on them on the court and crushing them with water balloons on the field.

Author: 0 Lakers, Pacers engaged in Paul George trade discussions before NBA Draft

Kyrie Irving is under contract for two more years, and Kevin Love is signed through the 2019-2020 season. A four-time All-Star, the 27-year-old Southern California native is considered one of the game's best two-way players and would be the cornerstone of the Lakers' plans to rebuild.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of $3.7m tax fraud in Spain

Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer Real Madrid £183 million (R2.9 billion) and David de Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo and one of his teammates. It is said that Ronaldo is upset that Real Madrid has not done enough to defend his credibility. He's immersed in the Confederations Cup [with Portugal] at the moment, which is an important competition, and for the moment there's nothing until that ends.

Sports Ioane fulfills dream with test start against Lions
Author: 0 Ioane fulfills dream with test start against Lions

However, he hasn't produced his trademark displays since the Six Nations and has looked lacklustre on tour. Firstly, Nowell ended a sweeping move from one end of the pitch to the other when, taking advantage of a superb initial break from Elliot Daly , he collected a pass from Robbie Henshaw to cut inside from his flank and cross the try line.

Sports Pakistan's Azhar Ali thanks Dhoni, Kohli, Yuvraj to inspire his kids
Author: 0 Pakistan's Azhar Ali thanks Dhoni, Kohli, Yuvraj to inspire his kids

Do you want to reassess it in a year's time, six months' time? Gilchrist falls short of calling whether Dhoni and Yuvraj need to stay or go but says the players will know when its time. The BCCI should also think of getting the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and other young guns the feel of worldwide cricket, by picking them in the national team and preparation camps.

Author: 0 Remembrance Services Mark Year Anniversary Of Pulse Massacre

Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered the state's flags flown at half-staff Monday, which he declared Pulse Remembrance Day throughout the state. Some survivors of the attacks said they would not attend any of the commemorative events, saying the emotional impact of the shootings remains strong.

Sports CJ McCollum, on criticism of Golden State and Durant:
Author: 0 CJ McCollum, on criticism of Golden State and Durant: "They're crap"

Iguodala called in to KBLX, which he says he listens to each morning on the way to yoga, and implored the Dub Nation to hold off on passionate responses to his free agency, according to Mercury News . The Cleveland Cavaliers came up three wins short of their ultimate goal of a second straight NBA Championship when Kevin Durant led the Golden State Warriors to the franchise's second title in three years.

Author: 0 Portugal & Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Portugal will lament giving up a 91st minute equalizer to Mexico in their opening Confederations Cup match, but it's a result that doesn't greatly harm the aspirations of the two sides favored to advance from Group A. Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo , went into the day's first match with plenty of attention on his future, after reports that he wanted to leave Real Madrid after being charged with tax fraud.

Author: 0 Packers' Guion arrested in Hawaii on intoxicated driving

He posted a $500 bail and was released. Guion has already been suspended 4 games of the 2017 season for performance enhancing drugs. Guion was arrested in Florida in 2015 for possession of a firearm and marijuana. Per ESPN.com, the Packers restructured his deal following the PED suspension, pushing back a roster bonus he was scheduled to receive around the time news of the suspension broke.

Author: 0 Paul George trade "no longer imminent" prior to Draft

The Pacers balked at the offer and the Lakers reportedly made a run at acquiring the 5th and 10th picks from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the second pick, a move that was rebuffed by Vlade Divac and company. George has emphasized that despite his plans, he will still be playing with all his might for Indiana Pacers because he is still under contract and for now, he is a Pacer.

Sports BCCI to invite more applications for India coach's post
Author: 0 BCCI to invite more applications for India coach's post

The acting secretary, the CEO, they all tried to talk to Kumble and Kohli and they wanted the matter to be amicably sorted out. We lost the Champions Trophy finals to Pakistan, and then, all of a sudden, we lost a great coach, Anil Kumble .

Author: 0 Cristiano will pay 14.7 million euros to avoid prison sentence

But the Daily Record claim Ronaldo only wants a return to United if he comes to the Premier League. But then again such is the nature of modern football - anything could happen to anyone at any time. Perez said Ronaldo had clearly done nothing wrong and Perez was appalled that the "presumption of innocence is not respected" by the media who have branded the player a delinquent.

Author: 0 India will learn from final defeat, says skipper Kohli

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also announced Rs1 million to each member of the winning squad. "We're scheduled to have a World XI in Pakistan in September for three Twenty20 games", he said. Passions run high over cricket in India - particularly when it comes to arch-rival Pakistan. "We were always thinking there was one spell in there somewhere, and the spell came thankfully at the start of a final".

Author: 0 ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more T20 World Cups

Ramasray Yadav, a police officer in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh who is investigating the case, said he had arrested at least 15 people after a resident in the area complained about the celebrations. The Pakistan Cricket Board is haemorrhaging money and several Pakistani cricketers have been accused of match fixing. India-Pakistan rivalry on a cricket field isn't an unknown affair and advertisement campaigns like "Mauka Mauka", "Sabse bada moh" had earlier been launched to get ...

Sports Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak: Hardik Pandya breaks Adam Gilchrist's record
Author: 0 Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak: Hardik Pandya breaks Adam Gilchrist's record

Pakistani batters played aggressively and smashed Indian bowlers all around the park. Had Zaman been dismissed at 3, Pakistan wouldn't have been able to post such a huge total for Zaman went on adding 111 more runs to his individual total. Pandya's aggressive batting against Pakistan showed there weren't any demons in the pitch and that it was the lack of execution and early jitters of the Indian batsmen which cost them their wickets and eventually the match.

Author: 0 Where and when to watch the NBA Draft live

It will either be the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round pick next year, provided that pick falls between No. 2 and No. 5. The Celtics will continue to add to their overflowing stockpile of first-round picks with the inclusion of the protected first-round pick.

Author: 0 Ferdinand hoping Manchester United can seal Ronaldo return

He is now under official investigation and will have to appear in court on July 31 , when a judge will decide if there are grounds to charge him with a crime. 'I have complete confidence that he is innocent, he has always wanted to fulfil his fiscal commitments, ' Perez said. And it seems the Real Madrid supremo's words have had their required effect as according to Spanish daily AS, Ronaldo is pleased with the way Perez defended and spoke about him in the Spanish media.

Author: 0 Hayne relishing Origin licence to thrill for NSW Blues

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson lined up for Queensland , urging people "don't laugh" when she pulled on the guernsey. But Hayne knows the Blues' opening win guarantees nothing. "As good as it was to be involved in last year's series I felt that I was rubbing my own nose in the situation". "But we're certainly not getting ahead of ourselves".

Author: 0 Watch Confederations Cup 2017 match live online and on TV

The technology was also used at the recent U20 World Cup in South Korea. In their respective opening matches, Russian Federation cruised past Oceania Nations' Cup winners New Zealand - a team that despite winning their regional championship may not even qualify for next year's World Cup competition.

Sports Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match
Author: 0 Lions beaten 22-16 by Blues in Auckland in 2nd tour match

Conor Murray, Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien and Tadhg Furlong will start for the Lions against the Crusaders at AMI Stadium on Saturday. "The big message from Andy Farrell to the players was the penalty count", said Gatland . "There they were, drifting out of the game because their scrum was being destroyed and the Lions were slowly grinding them to defeat and wham, four bits of individual brilliance and they pulled off the most sensational win".

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil unveil 2017/18 Arsenal home kit

Sanchez, 28, is now on worldwide duty as he bids for glory with Chile in the Confederations Cup but speculation over his future remains rife with both Manchester City and Bayern Munich interested in recruiting the former Udinese wonderkid, who could cost up to £50m despite having just one year left on his contract with the Gunners.

Sports Game Three: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Recap
Author: 0 Game Three: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Recap

After J.R. Smith (16 points) hit his fifth 3-pointer of the game, Cleveland led 113-107 with 3:09 left. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Durant has played with goal throughout the series. "It's a long season and you'd hate for it to end this way", LeBron said. James was an assist short of another triple-double in the finals with 39 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held by Mexico at Confederations Cup

Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan , but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez's bullet header. With time running out, Southampton right-back Cedric pounced on a loose ball and slammed home Portugal's second goal. With Mexico still scrambling at the back, another delivery from the right was flicked into the bottom-left corner by Nani, but the referee - assisted by the VAR - disallowed the ...

Author: 0 Russian Federation vs Portugal, FIFA Confederations Cup, live score

However, the win was bittersweet as Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro was hospitalized with a suspected leg fracture. It could have been 2-0 in the 50th if not for Russian Federation goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev , playing his 100th worldwide game, and his acrobatic one-handed save to keep out Andre Silva's header.

Author: 0 Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders

Worcester Warriors' Ben Te'o made an impressive start to his Lions career against the Provincial Barbarians and he was once again proving his worth in Gatland's side. What was most telling about the win over the Crusaders was that the Super Rugby leaders well restricted to just three points, something that happened for just the third time in their history and falls well short of their 37-point average this season.

Author: 0 Kings turned down No 2 pick trade offer from Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers will trade former No. 2 overall pick D'Angelo Russell, likely to clear space for Indiana Pacers star Paul George . An Indiana Pacers' trade involving Paul George being completed before Thursday's National Basketball Association draft doesn't appear imminent.

Sports Harper kick-starts Nationals' 12-3 win at Miami
Author: 0 Harper kick-starts Nationals' 12-3 win at Miami

ATLANTA - Austin Slater hit a three-run homer after the Braves botched a potential double-play grounder, sparking the San Francisco Giants victory over Atlanta that snapped a seven-game losing streak Tuesday night. Scherzer reached double figures in strikeouts for the sixth game in a row, the team's longest such streak since the franchise moved to Washington ahead of the 2005 season.

Author: 0 Abhinav Bindra Slams Virat Kohli Over Anil Kumble's Resign

The great leg spinner chose to resign from his post following a rather ugly spat with skipper Virat Kohli , who is believed to have questioned his methods and termed them overbearing. When it came to pass that Anil Kumble , the coach of India, and Virat Kohli, the captain, were not rubbing along, there was only one conclusion. "BCCI tried its level best to resolve the issue".

Sports Royal Ascot 2017: Duchess Kate stays cool as racegoers swelter
Author: 0 Royal Ascot 2017: Duchess Kate stays cool as racegoers swelter

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also attended the first day of the famous Berkshire meet, which attracts hundreds of thousands of punters. Asked about future plans, Hannon said: "He's in the Eclipse, he's in the Arc". O'Brien - who until yesterday had carried nearly all before him this season in winning three of the four English classics - said Churchill had run a good race, but jockey Ryan Moore was perplexed.

Author: 0 Ronaldo summoned for hearing as Mourinho also accused of tax fraud

A judge will decide whether there are grounds to take the matter to court. Speaking in an interview to mark his re-election as Real president, the 70-year old backed Ronaldo to clear his name and insisted he remains a Madrid player. He also revealed yesterday that Real turned down the opportunity to sign goalkeeper David de Gea from Man United last summer, while playing down the possibility of bidding for the Spain worldwide again.

Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russian Federation

He found space on the right flank and crept in behind defender Fyodor Kudryashov to head in Guerreiro's lofted cross at the far post. Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) vies with Russia's midfielder Alexander Golovin (L) and Russia's defender Dmitriy Kombarov during the 2017 Confederations Cup group A football match between Russian Federation and Portugal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 21, 2017.

Author: 0 Andre Ward becomes pound-for-pound king, stops Sergey Kovalev

The undefeated Ward turned the fight around with a big right hand that wobbled Kovalev , then swarmed all over him. It had been a competitive fight until the eighth round, when Ward landed a ferocious right hand on the chin and Kovalev turned jelly-legged.

Author: 0 Fultz projected first overall pick in NBA Draft

It will all make for an interesting couple of hours, not counting other potential big-time deals, including talks of Paul George and Jimmy Butler moving and shifting the balance of power to teams who could challenge the Golden State Warriors .

Author: 0 Clippers exploring trade market for DeAndre Jordan

According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Clippers would be probing the market value of DeAndre Jordan to act accordingly should the context lead them to transfer it. Jordan is set to be paid $22.6 million this coming season and has a player option the following year that would net him $24.1 million. Could the Blazers and Clippers work out a deal where draft picks are used to trade for Jordan? Sources say the Clippers, in an exploratory fashion, have spoken to a few teams regarding the ...

Author: 0 Mourinho refutes tax fraud claims after complaint filed by Spanish prosecutors

Both Ronaldo and Mourinho are represented by Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes. The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid has filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction. The Real Madrid forward has been linked with a move back to the Premier League club, following the news that he wants to leave Spain . The same report claims that Mourinho feels that Ronaldo is simply angling for an improved contract at Real Madrid and will stay in Spain beyond ...

Author: 0 Hawks trade Howard to Hornets

He is an eight-time All-Star, a five-time All-NBA player, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. Wojnarowski detailed further why the two teams made the deal. Only the San Antonio Spurs have been to more consecutive postseasons than the Hawks. Sapp announced on social media Tuesday that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death.

Author: 0 Chris Paul on the list of Rockets free agency targets

In his fourth season with the Hawks, Millsap played in 69 games averaging 18.1 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game and 3.7 assists per game. These rumblings come amid reports that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been given a four-year contract extension that'll take him through the 2021-22 season.

Sports ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more World T20s
Author: 0 ICC could axe Champions Trophy for more World T20s

The men have been charged with sedition, an offense which may result in the surrender of their passports, ineligibility for government jobs, and even life imprisonment. In a country where cricket is widely celebrated and cricketers are hailed as gods, this defeat, from arch-rivals Pakistan, was a big blow for India.

Author: 0 Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

The hearing will also take place at Pozuelo de Alarcon, in the suburbs of Madrid, according to Spanish press reports . "To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process", read a statement from his representatives.

Sports Nate Diaz Slapped With Lawsuit By Former Agents
Author: 0 Nate Diaz Slapped With Lawsuit By Former Agents

It was the fight that no one believed would ever happen but, in the end, what makes money makes sense and Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is set to go ahead on the 26th of August. The Ballengee Group is alleging, per MMAFighting.com , that Diaz terminated his contract with the company after the contracts for UFC 202 were finalized.

Author: 0 Portugal claim Confederations Cup win over Russia

Mexico has already been fined eight times during the course of the World Cup qualifying competition because of homophobic chanting. "All the players are concentrated and Cristiano Ronaldo is extremely concentrated with the Russian game tomorrow, which we will play ", Santos said at a press conference, where he was asked to address Ronaldo's situation and reply in English.

Sports Expansion draft, awards to collide
Author: 0 Expansion draft, awards to collide

The grey and black is a little drab, and the gold doesn't pop as much as you would hope. In addition to the aforementioned reasons that the Golden Knights may not necessarily take Colin from the Bruins, the 24-year-old is also not alone as far as young, skilled defensemen with offensive upside.