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Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing detained USA student Otto Warmbier

He was serving a sentence of hard labor after being accused of stealing a propaganda poster. The KCNA said the North dealt with Mr Warmbier , 22, according to domestic law and global standards. The spokesman didn't describe how Hunziker died, but claimed that the United States then "totally ignored" his death. The United States, South Korea and others have accused North Korea of using foreign detainees has hostages to secure diplomatic concessions.

Author: 0 Bairstow stays level-headed over limited opportunities

Both teams were playing their first matches since the Champions Trophy in which hosts England lost to Pakistan in the semi-finals and top-ranked South Africa failed to advance from the group stage. "First and foremost there's that honour of playing for South Africa and the honour of playing global cricket". South Africa's total, though just one shy of the average score for T20 matches at the County Ground , looked a little below-par, and - after the early loss of Sam Billings (3) ...

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

That miss mattered little, however, as Andre Silva got their third 10 minutes from time by darting into the penalty area and tucking a clever finish past Marinovic after a fine run. However, five minutes later Mexican defender Nestor Araujo's header found its way past Russia's goaltender Igor Akinfeev and ended up in the net of the hosts, drawing the score to 1-1.

Author: 0 Srikanth downs Long to win Australian Open Super Series

The Indian shuttler took less than 30 minutes to outclass Chinese Cheng Long in straight games 22-20, 21-16. Long managed to save that with a rasping smash but Srikanth's perseverance fetched him another at 21-20 when the Chinese was foxed by a low backhand return.

Author: 0 Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

That capped a day during which Pelinka said the Lakers were "really relentless" in other trade proposals, which also included talks with the Indiana Pacers for forward Paul George . "We are extremely excited to welcome D'Angelo and Timofey to our Brooklyn Nets family", Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement released by the team.

Sports Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics
Author: 0 Josh Jackson says he would 'love' to play for Celtics

Boston had hoped to work out Jackson on Tuesday, but the workout never happened. Truly leaving up to his nickname of "Trader Danny", Ainge is reportedly thinking about trading Boston's No. "They did a little bit of moving around with their pick", Jackson said. "Hey man, LeBron, I like to win and I know you like to win", Ball said looking at the camera.

Author: 0 NHL Expansion Mock Draft: Predictions For Vegas Golden Knights' Roster

And that was before McPhee learned of the high-profile group of players he'll have to choose from - limited to one from each of the 30 teams - in stocking the Golden Knights roster before submitting his list on Wednesday. Ryan has five years left on a seven-year $50.8 million contract and represents a $7-plus-million cap hit. But most of all, with the skating game so important I wanted players with speed.

Author: 0 Sanches becomes leading scorer as Chile draw 1-1 with Germany

Despite leaving all his World Cup-winning stars at home, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew was delighted how his young team fared. It's not hard to imagine Germany facing a similarly tough 90 minutes this time next year, should they meet Chile in Russian Federation again.

Sports Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34
Author: 0 Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34

A bridge near Fenway Park is already named for Ortiz. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was the next one to give remarks before Ortiz took the mic, and Pedroia thanked Big Papi for what we in Boston have always appreciated: his love.

Sports Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
Author: 0 Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

It will probably be a little while before the 22-year-old sees the floor, and, as the centerpiece of this trade, it's definitely risky not knowing how he'll respond to the injury. Last season, the 76ers held the top pick for the first time since drafting Hall of Famer Allen Iverson in 1996 and selected Ben Simmons . So if the Sixers are set to allow Embiid and Okafor to play on back-to-back nights, or to trust Simmons' recovering foot to entire National Basketball Association games, ...

Sports 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft
Author: 0 76ers trade for No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's draft

If things go the wrong way for Boston in the 2018 and 2019 lotteries, this could become a really bad deal, but most likely, the Celtics will receive a pair of top five picks for their No. The Celtics held the number one pick in the draft and it seemed like they were definitely going to take Markelle Fultz , the star point guard out of Washington .

Sports Sam Warburton returns to captain Lions against Highlanders
Author: 0 Sam Warburton returns to captain Lions against Highlanders

But a victory born of a huge defensive effort and the nearly unerring boot of Farrell - the one kick he missed looked from TV pictures to have gone over - will give them a major boost as they head to Dunedin to face the Otago Highlanders on Tuesday.

Sports Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico
Author: 0 Confed Cup hosts Russian Federation face decisive match against Mexico

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo , left, is challenged by New Zealand's Michael Boxall during the Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match between New Zealand and Portugal, at the St. It took a high bounce just outside the box, and Hirving Lozano beat Akinfeev to the ball to head home. Portugal coach Fernando Santos gave New Zealand a boost by withdrawing Ronaldo 23 minutes from the end, but substitute Nani almost made a swift impact, latching on to Quaresma's cross and slamming a ...

Author: 0 Huskies' Markelle Fultz taken No. 1 overall in NBA Draft by 76ers

The good Chick-fil-A news kept getting even better for Fultz, as he wrote in The Players' Tribune that the 76ers had some for him at the training facility when he arrived. Coach Brett Brown had said all year that Simmons would open next season as the point guard. They key for Embiid and the Sixers is for him to stay healthy for than 30 games.

Sports Mou accused of tax fraud
Author: 0 Mou accused of tax fraud

Di Maria is the latest in an increasingly long line of people associated with both Real Madrid and Jorge Mendes to face tax fraud charges, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho both now being charged with similar offences. Madrid president Florentino Perez defended the superstar on Monday and insisted he would not be letting his prized asset leave unless a club can meet his €1billion buyout clause.

Sports Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva in grudge match at Bellator NYC
Author: 0 Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva in grudge match at Bellator NYC

Chalk one more in the win column for the bad guy. "Just going from not being paid attention to to all eyes are on you and all the promotion surrounding you, it's insane", Larkin said. He rebounded with a gig at ESPN and ended a 3 1/2-year layoff with his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz in January. The 40-year-old Sonnen said he's clean and made changes in lifestyle that have him feel as strong as he did when he beat Michael Bisping in 2012.

Author: 0 LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Will Take The Lakers To The Playoffs

But what I needed was a leader. He should spend some time with the Lakers' G-League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, for a good chunk of the season. His four years at Villanova allowed him to sharpen his game and become the all-around player he is now. The family celebrated with a dinner out in NY after the draft Thursday.

Author: 0 Boston Celtics Make Trade Of No.1 Pick Official, Ainge Excited

If the Kings or Sixers pick in 2019 ends up winning the lottery, Philadelphia keeps that and Boston will get the other pick. The Celtics has also been rumored to be shopping the pick to several teams with the hope of swapping it for an already established star player.

Sports America's Cup Day 1: Two Wins But Plenty to Improve
Author: 0 America's Cup Day 1: Two Wins But Plenty to Improve

Emirates Team New Zealand beat Oracle Team USA to level at 0-0 after erasing the US boat's one-point advantage in the first-to-seven America's Cup final on Saturday. "We're obviously going to put some hours in now, really have a good look back through all the video, all the data, sharpen up and come out swinging tomorrow".

Author: 0 Coach Joachim Loew happy with Germany's young football generation

There was controversy for the Socceroos' second after Tomi Juric was suspected of handball, but the video assistant referee allowed it to stand. Germany were denied a fourth when RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner hit the post. Germany , with a lineup slightly changed from the opening win against Australia , equalized in the 41st after Jonas Hector deceived the defense on the left side of the area and made a well-timed cross for Stindl's close-range goal.

Sports Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain
Author: 0 Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

However, on July 31, Cristiano Ronaldo must attend to his first hearing at Madrid's Prosecutor's Office, after the authorities linked the brilliant athlete with an illegal image rights sale involving Ronaldo and his agent. Ronaldo, who is now facing four charges of tax fraud in Spain, was reported to want to leave Real Madrid and Spain. This news follows other recent high-profile cases in Spain, with Cristiano Ronaldo also having accusations of tax fraud filed against him.

Sports Fans starting to catch Sixers fever
Author: 0 Fans starting to catch Sixers fever

The Los Angeles Lakers selected a great playmaker Lonzo Ball from the UCLA. "Everybody knows A.I.is known for the crossover and they love him here and a chance to come here and he [too] was the No. The Sixers made that well-known fact official when they took Fultz with the overall No. 1 pick. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said.

Sports Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final — FIFA Confederations Cup

Portugal will face the Group B runner-up on Wednesday, June 28 , with Mexico drawing the victor of Group B in a semifinal match scheduled for Thursday, June 29 . Four minutes later, Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal. Portugal swiftly doubled their lead when Eliseu's risky low cross from the left was forced home by Silva, although there was brief concern for the new Manchester City signing as he landed awkwardly on his ankle.

Sports Messi could have been a Real Madrid player - Horacio Gaggioli
Author: 0 Messi could have been a Real Madrid player - Horacio Gaggioli

They both were fined millions of dollars and sentenced to 21 months in prison, though neither was expected to serve any time behind bars because in Spain, sentences of less than two years can be suspended. The unpaid taxes were from money made through endorsement deals, not Messi's salary paid by Barcelona . The state prosecutor earlier this month accused Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo of knowingly using a complex business structure to hide image rights income in Spain.

Sports Clubs continue to fight over Kylian Mbappe
Author: 0 Clubs continue to fight over Kylian Mbappe

Mourinho invites me it would be very tempting. Things could have been different as Arsenal wanted to bring him to England, with with Wenger having also confirmed interest on several occasions. Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town have also been busy with the arrival of Laurent Depoitre for an undisclosed club record fee. The 18-year-old Monaco striker is due to appear on Telefoot on Sunday morning, where his future might well become clearer.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers

Look no further than his Lakers-colored BBB hat and gold tie, and you see a man, who has successfully leveraged and cornered the modern-day market of social-media driven Millennial sports fans. Brandon Ingram , however, is considered "untouchable". Those moves should give the Lakers close to $60 million in significant cap room next summer - enough to potentially sign two max-salary players.

Sports Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft
Author: 0 Celtics Pick Jayson Tatum With No. 3 Pick In NBA Draft

Louis native, also seems like a quality kid who is happy to be joining an Eastern Conference finalist. The Celtics have, however, worked out Duke's Jayson Tatum on two separate occasions. "There was something that he didn't want to play for the Celtics", Ainge said. "He's got terrific upside as a player, a great work ethic and his parents have done an awesome job raising this young man".

Sports NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks
Author: 0 NBA Draft: Evaluating the top 5 picks

After graduation, Fultz was named tournament MVP after leading Team USA to the gold medal at the FIBA America's U18 tournament. In a piece written for The Player's Tribune , the newly drafted No. CAMDEN , N.J. The 76ers' era of tolerance is over, and Friday, Markelle Fultz was the first to shout-out that all-clear. At 19-years-old, he's been part of USA Basketball, Nike Hoops Summit, and the McDonald's All-American game, impressing those who have witnessed his skills.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Alexis Sanchez is officially Chile's record goalscorer following his strike in the Confederations Cup against Germany . "The key was to have a very well-structured defensive line". When Can broke into the Chile half, his pass to the left wing found Hector, whose hard, low cross was stabbed by Stindl past goalkeeper Johnny Herrera on 41 minutes.

Sports LSU eliminates Oregon State, advances to final series
Author: 0 LSU eliminates Oregon State, advances to final series

His eight strikeouts moved him past 400 - to 406 - for his three-year career. "I was expecting to be amped up and juiced up", Lange said. Hess retired the last five batters, four by strikeout, for his fourth save. It was ruled foul. TV replays indicated it was a fair ball. "He got ahead of hitters", Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. Oregon State did not protest, but national coordinator of umpires George Drouches said through an NCAA spokesman that crew chief Danny Collins should have ...

Author: 0 Indian team arrive in West Indies

Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a glimpse of his relationship with Kohli in his letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI ), saying the partnership had become untenable. Almost one year after being appointed as the coach of the side, Kumble chose to step down from the post shortly after India's Champions Trophy 2017 campaign which saw them finish as the runners-up to arch-rivals Pakistan in a one-sided final.

Sports Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date
Author: 0 Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

Mourinho, 54, is accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. Di Maria is, like Ronaldo and Mourinho, a client of the Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes, who himself has been summoned to appear before the court at Pozuelo de Alarcon, just outside Madrid , on June 27.

Author: 0 Germany hope Liverpool's Emre Can fit for Cameroon

In the other Group B match in Saint Petersburg, new Asian champions Australia drew 1-1 with Cameroon . Germany have won two of the three previous meetings and there was a 2-2 draw when the teams last met in a pre-World Cup friendly in 2014.

Sports Rory McIlroy and fellow top players miss the cut at US Open
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy and fellow top players miss the cut at US Open

Erin Hills fought back on Friday and the world's top three players won't be around for the weekend at the U.S. Open . Johnson was in position to slip in under the cut line Friday but bogeyed three of his final six holes to shoot a 1-over-par 73 and finish at 4-over, missing the cut by three shots.

Sports Spanish prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish prosecutor accuses Mourinho of tax fraud

Those reports were prompted by accusations - which the player denied , that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million. Mourinho, who has won 25 trophies with clubs in Portugal , Italy , Spain and England, managed Real from 2010 and 2013, winning the Spanish league and the Super Cup in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2011.

Sports Blocking claims dismissed by All Blacks
Author: 0 Blocking claims dismissed by All Blacks

Coach Steve Hansen may want to bite back later in the week but veteran forwards Jerome Kaino and Brodie Retallick were quick to dismiss Gatland's claims ahead of the first Test in Auckland on Saturday. "It's been a little bit harshly at times , I've been looking for it and I'm still looking for it now", said Farrell of several offside penalties against the Lions .

Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick

Not only did Lonzo have to pan out to be an NBA-caliber talent, but the Lakers had to need a player of his position and style, and also had to land a lottery pick in the right spot to draft him. After picking up Lonzo Ball with the no. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , he is planning to add more pieces to his grand rebuilding plan. 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 ...

Sports England 'stood up to be counted', says Southgate
Author: 0 England 'stood up to be counted', says Southgate

In a tiresome game at Hampden Park, Gareth Southgate's side looked set to claim three points following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute strike. "It is a special day". Scotland appeared to have secured a first victory over its fierce rival since 1999, but the Premier League leading scorer for the last two seasons came to his country's rescue.

Author: 0 What's next for the Los Angeles Lakers?

Lonzo Ball wants to stay home with the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 2, and it seems surer than ever he will. There's just one hitch, though. Why the high expectations on Ball? Before getting whisked away for a closed media session, Ball had one final message for the fans: "It's time for Dodgers baseball!" While Brook Lopez is a player that can help the Lakers next season, his contract is also up after the end of next season.

Sports Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Light Heavyweight Titles
Author: 0 Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Light Heavyweight Titles

We'll find out when they square off at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (on HBO pay-per-view). I wasn't moving. Tonight, every time I stopped moving, Virg (trainer Virgil Hunter ) kept telling me to move my feet. "It was a low blow", he said as he watched a replay of the stoppage. With all of the comments that have been made since the boxers met a year ago, Ward told TMZ that "He's culturally sound enough to know some of the things he's been doing are racially motivated".

Author: 0 Buehrle braces for emotional day as White Sox retire number

Buehrle's son Braden sang the national anthem, and his daughter Brooklyn threw out the first pitch. CHICAGO (AP ) - On the day his No. 56 jersey was retired, former Chicago White Sox star Mark Buehrle spoke much like he pitched. "The president joked around with me some, and I remember laughing a bit and just grinning from ear to ear", Buehrle recalled. "That's why I had my (sun) glasses on".

Sports Indian police arrest 15 citizens for celebrating Pakistan's victory in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 Indian police arrest 15 citizens for celebrating Pakistan's victory in Champions Trophy

In Madhya Pradesh , a state in central India, police reportedly arrested 15 men between the ages of 19 and 35 for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans and charged with sedition and criminal conspiracy. Richardson said: "Whether we keep the Champions Trophy in 2021, or move to two World T20s, needs to be discussed and settled". Action is being taken on this front too, he said, without explaining.

Author: 0 Julian Edelman pays respect to Red Sox legend David Ortiz on Twitter

Ortiz took the podium before a crowd that included ballplayers from high school, with employees from the Red Sox looking out the windows and others watching from the other side of the street on the roof of the ballpark. "Pee-Wee ain't that nice every day, you know?" Much like it was last season, when Ortiz went on his farewell tour, the ballpark was decked out in his honor, from a five-story silhouette hanging from the concourse ramp outside to the No.

Author: 0 Lions need to create tries to down All Blacks: Dan Biggar

Sam Whitelock says New Zealand's players know facing the Lions is potentially a once in a career chance. Jack Nowell's sparkling try double was the highlight as the Lions scored four tries and kept the Chiefs from crossing the line, further building momentum as the opening test looms on Saturday.

Sports Neymar urges Barcelona to sign Verratti, Lima
Author: 0 Neymar urges Barcelona to sign Verratti, Lima

Lima , capped 14 times by Brazil at senior level, is due to see his current deal with Santos expire at the end of the year. "I hope everything works out". "Financially speaking, it's not good enough for him, though". Superstar forward Neymar has denied claims that he recommended Lima to the Catalan giants, but he is excited by the prospect of potentially linking up with his compatriot at Camp Nou next season.

Sports Warriors Star Kevin Durant Expertly Trolls Haters With Customized Hat
Author: 0 Warriors Star Kevin Durant Expertly Trolls Haters With Customized Hat

Fast forward to June, and Durant's an National Basketball Association champion who doesn't mind a little trolling of his own. The star forward made a decision to flee Oklahoma City after 10 seasons with the Thunder , which understandably didn't sit well with his former teammate Russell Westbrook.