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Sports South Africa win thriller against England, tie up T20 series
Author: 0 South Africa win thriller against England, tie up T20 series

Roy, who returned to form in the second game of the three-match series with a 45-ball 67, was found obstructing the field during England's chase of 175. South Africa made 174 for eight with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls. It was, however, the first such dismissal in worldwide T20 cricket.

Author: 0 Hamilton takes 66th career pole in Azerbaijan GP

The tyres were struggling to find grip on the streets of Azerbaijan again, with numerous drivers, like Hamilton and Vettel locking brakes and losing time. The second practice starts late Friday afternoon. "I don't think we are missing much". "This morning didn't help but it's not an excuse, we are doing a lot of laps.

Author: 0 Niki Lauda: 'Nobody' could match Lewis Hamilton's pole lap

Hamilton's 66th pole position lifted the 32-year-old into outright second place in the record books behind only seven-time champion German Michael Schumacher , on 68. He will be joined by the McLarens due to power unit changes, with Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne receiving grid penalties of 40 and 35 places, respectively.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball celebrates after Lonzo Ball selected by Lakers

The Lakers got rid of the final three seasons of center Timofey Mozgov's $64 million contract in the deal, acquiring mobile center Brook Lopez - who has one year left on his deal - and the 27th overall pick used to get Utah forward Kyle Kuzma .

Sports Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou
Author: 0 Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou

Against Brazil last week it was the first 12 seconds. The Confederations Cup match between Australia vs Germany will kick off at 6:00pm local time, 8:30pm IST and 11:00am EST. "Obviously they are a very good side, whether they play against us like they did against Chile we will have to wait and see". The Socceroos have the experience to produce an upset against the Germans in Sochi , but everything will need to go right.

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Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton: "We delivered a real blow to the Ferrari's"

Hamilton - still fresh from sealing the 65th pole position of his career which drew him level with the tally of his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna - led every lap in a masterful display at a track which has been so kind to him over the years. Ferrari's late great Gilles Villeneuve , after whom the Montreal circuit is named after, won the Canadian Grand Prix in 1978 while his son Jacques was the 1997 world champion.

Author: 0 Proteas fightback floors England

Even though Dawson struck a boundary off the penultimate ball, it was not enough as South Africa escaped with a narrow win. Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve to ensure that the hosts fell three runs short of the target, losing the match to South Africa .

Author: 0 Portugal tries to contain fatal wildfires

News agency Lusa cited a source from the civil protection agency saying a helicopter was on its way to where the plane had gone down. A reporter for a Portuguese public broadcaster says he heard a loud explosion in hills about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the region where firefighters are battling a fatal wildfire and a water-dropping airplane reportedly crashed.

Author: 0 Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semis berths

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said the scoreline didn't reflect the intensity of the match and felt New Zealand deserved a goal. Portugal cruised into the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup as Group A winners after Cristiano Ronaldo , Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani secured a 4-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday.

Sports Chelsea should relax on transfer front as Antonio Conte has a plan
Author: 0 Chelsea should relax on transfer front as Antonio Conte has a plan

Chelsea supporters were quick to show their support for Chalobah via social media, and many are hoping that he signs a new contract as they believe he can still have a big future with the Premier League champions. The British newspaper " the Mirror " claims that the eyes of the scouts of Chelsea fell to 28-year-old striker, "Bavaria" Robert Lewandowski , whom in their ranks want to see real Madrid.

Sports Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons roast Lonzo Ball on Twitter
Author: 0 Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons roast Lonzo Ball on Twitter

He'll also need to provide solid knockdown shooting during the minutes he plays at the shooting guard position. "So I'm looking to go in there and just learn from Day One ..." When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was "I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I'm happy to be home and I'm ready to get to work".

Sports Di Maria Strikes Deal with Prosecutor over Tax Fraud
Author: 0 Di Maria Strikes Deal with Prosecutor over Tax Fraud

However Real club president Florentino Perez has insisted that Ronaldo will be staying at the club and no offer has been received to tempt him away. Mourinho is the seventh Mendes client accused of tax evasion in Spain after Ricardo Carvalho, Angel Di Maria, Pepe , Fabio Coentrao , Radamel Falcao and Cristiano Ronaldo .

Sports New Zealand vs Portugal FIFA 2017
Author: 0 New Zealand vs Portugal FIFA 2017

But New Zealand manager, Anthony Hudson said his team started very well and stronger of the two teams and "never accepted the result ". Hosts Russia took a deserved 25th-minute lead through Aleksandr Samedov , but Nestor Araujo equalised for Mexico with a looping header on the half hour.

Sports Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft
Author: 0 Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

Washington's second-round pick, the 52nd overall, was traded Wednesday night to the New Orleans Pelicans for backup guard Tim Frazier. Minnesota added an All-NBA player without sacrificing their two best players in Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins .

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka

Rafael Nadal confirmed on Tuesday that he has pulled out of next week's Aegon Championships at Queen's in order to rest and prepare for Wimbledon . After being ousted in five sets by rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open , the Spaniard has been nearly unstoppable. Young Austrian Dominic Thiem is third in the ATP race to London, followed by Stan Wawrinka , Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic , world number one Andy Murray , and Belgium's David Goffin.

Author: 0 Ronaldo to Appear Before Judge in July for Tax Fraud

He has also helped his team to win two La Liga titles after joining it on transfer from Manchester United for a ten record 80 million pounds in 2009. The "Cristiano Ronaldo is desperate to leave Real Madrid" story was fun while it lasted . Gestifute, a Portuguese-based soccer agency which represents Mourinho and Ronaldo, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Sports Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis
Author: 0 Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Portugal eventually took the lead from the penalty spot on 33 minutes after Danilo was adjudged to have been pulled down in the box at a set-piece. Hosts Russia are out of the Confederations Cup following a 2-1 defeat by Mexico in Kazan .

Sports LaVar just can't let Lonzo enjoy his National Basketball Association draft moment
Author: 0 LaVar just can't let Lonzo enjoy his National Basketball Association draft moment

LaVar also pulled out a purple and yellow Big Baller Brand hat. Markelle Fultz was the number-one overall selection and was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers . If I live on what if's, I will never get to where I am at. Moments after Lonzo Ball was selected, his father, LaVar, guaranteed the eldest Ball boy would lead the Lakers to the playoffs.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name)

In his lone season at Washington , Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, and averaged 23.2 points per game. " What's up, Philly? You good?" That comes after he had a promising rookie season followed by an abysmal second year. "It's a blessing to me", Fultz told Kimmel .

Sports Portland trades up to draft Zach Collins with the 10th pick
Author: 0 Portland trades up to draft Zach Collins with the 10th pick

The Trail Blazers sent picks No. 15 and No. 20 to Sacramento for Collins' draft rights. The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired the draft rights to forward Zach Collins from Sacramento in exchange for the draft rights to Justin Jackson and Harry Giles, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Sports Shutler Srikanth enters Australian Open final
Author: 0 Shutler Srikanth enters Australian Open final

Shi took a slender early lead in the second game but Srikanth caught up at 2-2 and edged ahead with an onrushing return at the net. Shi did keep up with the Indian's quickness and attack and showed good defensive shots but Srikanth took a comfortable 11-8 lead at halfway break.

Author: 0 Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

As far as speculation about who will have the top pick, those lucky Boston Celtics have another shot to have that distinction based on trades they've made. Embiid welcomed Fultz to Philly with a tweet - what else? - where he proclaimed the new nickname was FEDS: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons. He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons , another top draft pick who missed all of last season with a foot injury; Jahlil Okafor and 2017 National Basketball ...

Author: 0 Qualifying - Hamilton storms to Baku pole

Qualifying for the Azerbaijan GP 2017 kicked off with everyone opting for supersofts. Hamilton looked set to miss out on pole in Baku for the second year in a row after a mistake late on his first lying lap left him behind Bottas . "The lap before was very good until the last corner - and so weird that, just before going into it, I thought "don't be greedy". The achievement had historic resonance too.

Sports Pakistan climb to seventh in ICC rankings
Author: 0 Pakistan climb to seventh in ICC rankings

Asked why Pakistan did not struggle during their run chase, Morgan said: "I think the explanation is they played two days ago on it". "We played very good cricket, that's why we won", Sarfraz said. Hasan picked up his third consecutive three-wicket haul to stun England in their semi-final on Wednesday and move to the top of the tournament's wicket-taking list with 10 wickets at 17.

Sports Tournament hosts England beaten by India on opening day
Author: 0 Tournament hosts England beaten by India on opening day

Since her debut in 1999, in her 18-year long career, the current Indian captain has smashed many records. Mithali, who brought up her fifty in just 56 balls, was dismissed for 71. With this knock, Raj went past Lindsay Reeler, Charlotte Edwards and Ellyse Perry who holds the record of six consecutive fifties. In 177 matches that she played for India , Mithali has scored 5781 runs at a staggering average of more than 52 and four centuries and 46 half-centuries.

Author: 0 'Alexis is definitely leaving' - Arsenal's Sanchez/Welbeck shirt number mix-up after kit launch

This is the fourth season of Puma shirts for Arsenal , with main sponsor Fly Emirates featuring again featuring on the front, as it has since 2006. "I'm a privileged man because I can still train with the first team". However, Arsenal are unlikely to see a significant upturn in commercial or matchday revenue - which includes TV money, ticketing and merchandise - given Arsene Wenger's side have missed out on a place in the Champions League.

Sports Russian Federation offering visa-free travel for football World Cup
Author: 0 Russian Federation offering visa-free travel for football World Cup

Matches will be held at the stadiums , which next year will take the mundial. Shprygin, who had been deported from France previous year during the European Championship, said he had been notified by Confederations Cup organisers that his fan-ID, needed to attend matches, had been cancelled.

Sports New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream 2017
Author: 0 New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream 2017

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may take the day off against New Zealand on Saturday. "You take Ronaldo out of the team , you still have some world-class players in there as well". It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup, and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup. The Colombian said: "We're human beings so there are certain situations in which we are more affected by words than others.

Author: 0 Transfer Focus: Barcelona star considering offer from Arsenal this summer

Arsenal could offer them both up to £280,000-a-week to stay at the Emirates. The Chile global is entering the final 12 months of his contract at the Emirates Stadium and little progress appears to have been made on an extension, Sanchez admitting he wants to play for a club capable of challenging for the league title.

Sports The Long-Awaited McGregor-Mayweather Fight Is Finally On
Author: 0 The Long-Awaited McGregor-Mayweather Fight Is Finally On

The fight was first mooted in a series of exchanges on social media, in which McGregor urged Mayweather to step up and sign. Mixed martial artist McGregor, who has never boxed professionally, became the UFC's first dual-division champion in November 2016 and has previously challenged Mayweather to a fight under mixed martial arts rules.

Sports Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku
Author: 0 Hamilton third in final practice as Vettel has mechanical woes in Baku

It was a lot of pressure. "There are concerts at every race", Hamilton said. "All weekend we've not been able to (get our tyres up to temperature) in one lap, but others have, so I had to give it everything", he continued. OUT: Daniil Kvyat ( Toro Rosso ), Carlos Sainz ( Toro Rosso ), Kevin Magnussen ( Haas ), Nico Hulkenberg ( Renault ), Pascal Wehrlein ( Sauber ).

Sports America's Cup: New Zealand hold final lead after Swedish skipper goes overboard
Author: 0 America's Cup: New Zealand hold final lead after Swedish skipper goes overboard

But Team New Zealand's helmsman Peter Burling disagreed, he said despite being behind when Outteridge fell overboard he thought New Zealand would have won the race. The next day's racing was postponed by high winds, and the Kiwis returned to the water on Thursday to eliminate Britain's Land Rover BAR and clinch a spot in the finals.

Author: 0 Real Madrid rejects Mourinho contract allegations

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving soccer stars in Spain. Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but ...

Sports 5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand
Author: 0 5 talking points from the first Lions Test in New Zealand

After high hopes of victory before the game, Maro Itoje and his Lions teammates were brought back down to earth by the All Blacks . "I wasn't expecting the ball to bounce that way and I'm sure they weren't either". "I thought we had an excellent first half", he told Sky Sports. "There are a number of things we can work on and definitely improve". The second-row was supposed to be the Lions' strongest suit and many hours, whether on social media or Warren Gatland's war room, had been ...

Author: 0 Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the ideal opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. The result was a discombobulated team against New Zealand that delivered one of the most awful halves under Osorio. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th global goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup .

Author: 0 Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

As most of German players are young and low on experience and Chile being more of an experienced and mature side. Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi agreed that both teams played well in what was a very technical game. They are flexible like maybe no other side, very unpredictable. Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen rolled the ball out towards Joshua Kimmich , but Arturo Vidal deflected the ball into the path of Sanchez, who fired home.

Sports Magic Johnson takes parting shot at D'Angelo Russell's leadership qualities
Author: 0 Magic Johnson takes parting shot at D'Angelo Russell's leadership qualities

Movgov had signed with the Lakers on the first day of free agency last summer to the tune of a four-year, $64 million deal . Lonzo supported his father's words and said bringing the team to the postseason is the "goal". Walton said he expected LaVar's comments will, at least initially, apply pressure on Lonzo. Two other players ranked ahead of Smith in the rookie race, both of them receiving 9-1 odds after Thursday selections: Josh Jackson (No.

Sports Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma
Author: 0 Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

The #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team rolled out a backup vehicle after the incident, and Elliott will have to qualify on Saturday with no laps on the auto. RPM will use Johnson this week as the replacement driver for injured Aric Almirola. This year, Elk Grove native Kyle Larson is racing in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 .

Author: 0 Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Encouraged by the cheers of thousands of Chileans in the stands at Kazan Arena, the Copa America holders kept up the pressure in pursuit of the vital second goal. But Germany's stacked defense gifted Chile with an opening goal within minutes. Alexis Sanchez refused to offer any update on his future after helping Chile to a 1-1 Confederations Cup draw against Germany on Thursday.

Author: 0 Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

At 6-foot-6, Ball bring size, athleticism and playmaking to the Lakers after a standout freshman season at UCLA . "The vision and ability that Lonzo has just puts him in a class of being a transcendent talent". " Laker Nation get ready, we are off to a great start", Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations, tweeted on Thursday. Ball's father, LaVar , has been speaking it into existence for months and now it is official.

Sports All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident Read
Author: 0 All Blacks 'expect to win', says confident Read

The All Blacks captain had not played since late April after breaking his thumb on Super Rugby duty with the Crusaders, but it was like he had never been away, such was the impact he made on proceedings. As All Blacks , we want to take that head-on and embrace it. Kieran Read had 17 gain line busting runs, Jerome Kaino looked similarly risky and Sam Cane did his best Richie McCaw impersonation in a stellar performance.Whereas the Lions relied on the counterattack as their only way ...

Author: 0 Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the flawless opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. "For us it was very important to get three points against New Zealand and now against the hosts we feel that we have a great chance". It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup , and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup .

Author: 0 South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

It had been a strong bowling performance from South Africa with seamer Chris Morris , who removed the unsafe Bairstow after picking up opener Sam Billings early, providing pace and fire in his spell of 2-18 from four overs. "It wasn't easy in that light", said Morgan, who added he would have changed his decision to field first had he known how bad it would get. It was just a Twenty20 game at a little ground that hasn't seen worldwide cricket for almost 25 years but it may just prove ...

Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of tax fraud

The footballer's release clause at his current team is Euro one billion. Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Javier Alejandro Mascherano have been also charged with tax fraud. " Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published Tuesday". It added: "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".

Sports Russian Federation fan leader barred from Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Russian Federation fan leader barred from Confederations Cup

New Zealand never put Russian Federation under serious threat, with the hosts producing a convincing 2-0 victory in St. Petersburg . Before the problems with the grass, issues with the stadium's retractable pitch technology made the playing surface vibrate and rendered it unfit for matches.

Author: 0 Sports Results of All Confederations Cup Matches Played on Wednesday

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio says it will be the flawless opportunity to show that Mexican soccer has matured and reached a level at which it can succeed under the most hard circumstances. "We took them to the very limit", Hudson said after his team was eliminated with a game remaining in Group A , "and at times they couldn't handle that".

Author: 0 Islanders Acquire Three Draft Picks

But after making the playoffs this season and then making a recent trade with Arizona to acquire goalie Mike Smith , the Flames seem to feel they're in their window to win now. Lower and upper body injuries derailed Hamonic's 2016-17 campaign. Two seasons ago he said he wanted to be traded closer to his family's home near Winnipeg, but he chose to stay with the Islanders.