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Sports Mario Balotelli signs Nice contract extension
Author: 0 Mario Balotelli signs Nice contract extension

Xinhua news agency quoted the French top division football club as saying in a statement on their official website on Sunday. "Despite other offers, the Italian worldwide has made considerable financial efforts to continue - as he always intended during this off-season - the Nice adventure, favouring the sporting aspect and the choice of the heart", a club statement released on Sunday said.

Sports BJ Penn Now Winless In Last Six Fights, Defeated By Siver
Author: 0 BJ Penn Now Winless In Last Six Fights, Defeated By Siver

It looked like Penn might get back on track after a knockdown in the second round, but ultimately that lone punch served as his best shot landed over 15 minutes in the Octagon with Siver. By the time the fight ended, Dennis Siver's far more active performance earned him the majority decision victory. What did you think of Dennis Siver's defeat of BJ Penn in Oklahoma City? After landing a number of hard kicks to Penn's left thigh, limiting his motion in final three minutes.

Author: 0 'Spectacular' Sanchez would improve Bayern, says Chile team-mate Vidal

Vidal, who knows Sanchez well from their time in in the worldwide set-up, has already talked up the merits of Bayern . Pep Guardiola is eager to reunite with the Chile forward, who he worked with during his time at Barcelona and City will test the Gunners' resolve to keep the 28-year-old.

Sports Lions lose for second time on New Zealand tour
Author: 0 Lions lose for second time on New Zealand tour

Tour captain Sam Warburton has been named among the replacements for the clash with the Maori All Blacks , with Sean O'Brien given a start along with Maro Itoje . "There's no doubt they've got some ascendancy in the second scrum penalty and I accept that, but I thought the first one, we'd forced an error". "If he's not involved in the first Test because of the performance on Saturday night he will fully understand that".

Sports ICC thinking of scrapping Champions Trophy
Author: 0 ICC thinking of scrapping Champions Trophy

The fifteenth man is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. The 50-over competition's future nearly always comes up for discussion when the tournament concludes, it was no different this time as Pakistan walked away with the spoils after beating India at the Oval on Sunday.

Sports LSU snaps Oregon State's streak
Author: 0 LSU snaps Oregon State's streak

They had to defeat an Oregon State team that had the most formidable record of any team in four decades, and they had to do it twice. The Tigers did, in impressive fashion. In the ninth inning, despite a five-run deficit, a glimmer of hope emerged when Steven Kwan connected on a single past diving LSU second baseman Cole Freeman.

Sports North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case
Author: 0 North Korea Says Otto Warmbier Isn't the Biggest Victim in His Case

North Korea claims it is the " biggest victim " after sending an American college student imprisoned for over a year home in a coma, from which he never awoke. North Korea denies any mistreatment. U.S. media claimed he had stolen a political poster from the facility he was staying in. Warmbier died Monday , just days after he returned to the USA, and his funeral was held in his hometown in Ohio Thursday.

Author: 0 Fleury picked up by Vegas in Wednesday's expansion draft

The Golden Knights selected one player from each of the 30 National Hockey League teams to create their roster. That would be Brandon Saad, who was part of two Cup-winning Chicago teams before being dealt by Bowman to the Blue Jackets in a salary dump.

Author: 0 Best NHL expansion team ever?: Vegas might have the cards

Despite having yet to play a game, Golden Knights majority owner Bill Foley indicated the franchise goal is to win a Stanley Cup in Year Six. The Golden Knights had to choose one player from each National Hockey League team, with a composition of 14 forwards, nine defensemen, three goaltenders and four additional players from any position.

Sports Grichuk homers in return, helps Cardinals top Pirates 8-4
Author: 0 Grichuk homers in return, helps Cardinals top Pirates 8-4

Kuhl earned his third victory of the season on Tuesday, allowing two runs on seven hits over five innings against the Brewers. However, Randal Grichuk provided a monstrous power surge, Trevor Rosenthal threw three big pitches to extinguish a seventh-inning rally, and Pittsburgh offered plenty of help in the Cardinals' half of the seventh.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth Holes Bunker Shot to Win Travelers Playoff

However, he pulled out a little magic from the sand and walked away with his tenth victory on the PGA Tour at the young age of 23, something only Tiger Woods has done in the history of the PGA Tour. Spieth didn't waste any time extending his lead to three strokes Sunday. Couples also won the 50-and-over tour's Chubb Classic in February in Florida.

Author: 0 Bennett sprays Hayne on bombed Origin try

There's your game plan. "You need those little things to go your way to get the result you need". I couldn't believe what I was watching. "The way he was holding that shoulder, there's no way he can continue, which speaks volumes for Thurston and the way he played on".

Sports Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack
Author: 0 Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

Petra Kvitova has qualified for her first final since her career-threatening stabbing. Kvitova next plays her longstanding friend Lucie Safarova , a fellow Czech who saved match points for the second time this week while surviving 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) in three hours against Daria Gavrilova .

Sports 8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft
Author: 0 8 players the Devils could lose to Las Vegas in Expansion Draft

McPhee was excited to discover the cache of quality players to choose from. From the resulting lists of unprotected players, the Golden Knights are permitted to claim one player from each team. I'll go through and answer as many as possible. The Predators elected to protect a fourth defenseman that exposed Neal, a nine-time 20-goal-scorer, including 23 this past season.

Sports Cheering for Pakistan cricket team lands 15 Indians in trouble
Author: 0 Cheering for Pakistan cricket team lands 15 Indians in trouble

The former South Africa wicketkeeper also said the World T20 could include up to 20 teams in the future. "The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $ 4.5 million with the victor of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $ 2.2 million", the ICC announced.

Sports Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club final
Author: 0 Lopez beats Cilic in nail-biting Queen's Club final

Look for Cilic to win his second title of the 2017 season. "I'm feeling pretty positive". Grigor Dimitrov and Gilles Muller coasted to the semi-finals at Queens on Friday with victories over Daniil Medvedev and Sam Querrey , respectively.

Author: 0 Shiv Sena non-committal on Presidential nominee

The Shiv Sena today treaded cautiously on the issue of beef ban, saying the "Centre should take states into confidence before arriving at a stand on it". The party said the BJP should not try to take political advantage of the situation in Darjeeling owing to political differences with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo has 'full confidence' of Real Madrid after tax fraud charge

The Associated Press reports that the prosecutor accused Ronaldo of creating a shell company in the Virgin Islands to hide his total income from the tax office. Before the Champions League final on June 3, Ronaldo told El Chiringuito TV that he was not anxious. In a similar situation, Barcelona star Lionel Messi was found guilty of tax fraud past year.

Sports Raikkonen prepared to sacrifice himself to help Vettel
Author: 0 Raikkonen prepared to sacrifice himself to help Vettel

Raikkonen also predicted a much "easier" race compared to the inaugural grand prix in Baku past year, in which he finished fourth after losing the final spot on the podium to Force India's Sergio Perez . "Last year it was the first time we were racing here, and it was hard", added Raikkonen. "Longbow Finance SA regrets to announce that, by mutual consent and due to diverging views of the future of the company, Monisha Kaltenborn will leave her positions with the Sauber Group effective ...

Author: 0 NBA Draft Winners, Losers: Analyzing Best, Worst Of Crazy Two Rounds

But after an eventful night that was full of pick-swapping, surprising selections and one blockbuster trade we're still scratching our heads over, how did everyone fare in the 2017 NBA Draft? Fox is considered by several scouts as one of the best in the draft thanks to being the fastest in the draft and how he attacks every time he has the ball.

Sports Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup
Author: 0 Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup

The VAR deemed Ernest Mabouka's challenge for the ball to be a foul on Alex Gersbach , and Mark Milligan converted from the spot to equalize. Cameroon face crucial back-to-back games against Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at the end of August and early September.

Sports Twins blank Cleveland 4-0
Author: 0 Twins blank Cleveland 4-0

Even one win would build some confidence heading into the week, and get the division lead back up to 1.5 games. "They were early on and you hope they don't come back to have that big of an impact on the game, you think Kluber is hopefully going to settle in, do what he did and keep them right there, give us our chance and time to go to work on their pitcher", Kipnis said.

Sports Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings
Author: 0 Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings

He had watched batting practice from there in his younger days growing up in the Phoenix area, and his home run was the first by a visiting player to land directly in the pool this season. If RHP Jerad Eickhoff's bullpen session Sunday goes well, he could return to the starting rotation next week. Run-saving diving catch by Gregor Blanco.

Author: 0 Manchester United aim to have Alvaro Morata transfer finalised next week

Jose Mourinho is expected to be extremely active in the transfer market this summer as he looks to build a title-winning squad and a top class striker is a priority after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. During the past season, the 23-year-old Diaz only managed 14 appearances and scored four goals in the process. The Red Devils desperately need to sign a new striker.

Sports Mercedes more united than ever - Hamilton
Author: 0 Mercedes more united than ever - Hamilton

Vettel's hopes were hit when his front wing was damaged by Max Verstappen's Red Bull at the first corner, and he had to stop to replace it. Verstappen retired early with a mechanical problem following his blistering start, while Force India pair Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon battled each other for fifth and sixth place.

Sports Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream
Author: 0 Record-breaker Stroll realises Formula One dream

Vettel was given a 10-second stop go penalty for risky driving but emerged ahead of Hamilton, where he would stay until they crossed the line fourth and fifth at the end of the race. The race started at 5 p.m. local time with track temperatures at 53 degrees Celsius (127 Fahrenheit). Hamilton lost his headrest, Vettel was penalised, both the Force Indias were out, Kimi retired.

Sports Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in F1 crash row
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in F1 crash row

At least the chilled drink cooled him down, for when the race started at 5 p.m. local time the track temperature was still a roasting 53 degrees Celsius (127 Fahrenheit). "Vettel literally came alongside me and hit me", the Briton said. Massa was forced to retire as well after his auto suffered rear damper problems. Both incidents clearly hampered Vettel and Hamilton's chances of success.

Author: 0 Mexico Knock Confederations Cup Hosts Russia Out

During the early stages of the second half, Portugal were dealt a blow when Pepe picked up a booking which will sideline him for the semi-finals, and they were given a reminder that New Zealand were still active in the game when Wood saw a goalbound effort cleared off the line.

Sports 1.5 million attend Warriors' victory parade
Author: 0 1.5 million attend Warriors' victory parade

Coach Steve Kerr called Trump a " blowhard " and said he "couldn't be more ill-suited to be president". Guard Shaun Livingston said he wouldn't visit the White House if the Warriors won the title. Klay Thompson tossed Warriors shirts into the crowd while Draymond Green exchanged hugs and fist pumps as he made his way along the sea of fans lining the streets.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth Makes Golf History With Win at Travelers Championship

But Spieth closed the front nine with a bogey for the second time in three days and seconds later Charley Hoffman completed an eagle-birdie-birdie run by sinking a five-foot birdie putt at 15 to seize the lead by one at 10-under. There's plenty of room right and I toed over underneath the trunk and it cost me a bogey. Another stroke behind Berger are C.T. Pan of Taiwan, David Lingmerth of Sweden and Paul Casey of England.

Sports Nadal skips Queen's event to recover for Wimbledon
Author: 0 Nadal skips Queen's event to recover for Wimbledon

He said: "This tournament, I have been playing great during the whole event since the beginning". Rafael Nadal has become the first player to book his place at the seasonending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after the Spaniard won a record 10th French Open title in Paris on Sunday.

Author: 0 America's Cup defenders U.S. claw back a win over New Zealand

New Zealand , a small, sailing-mad island nation, will no doubt be holding its breath. "We just couldn't get the hook up at the start", Spithill said. "Hat's off to those guys today, they sailed clean and smart", Spithill said afterwards, adding that the USA team would fight to the end and had staged a comeback from a similar position back in 2013 in San Francisco when the Kiwis suffered a soul-crushing collapse that kept them from winning the oldest trophy in global sports.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball 'has greatness written all over him'

Lonzo Ball averaged 14.7 points and 7.6 assists per game in his lone season in college. Ball told reporters he was eager to ramp up his hoops education under Johnson. "It's fun here. I'm not really anxious about all that". But with Ball, the Lakers are hoping to turn things around. Tweet Embed: https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/878052762537181184 Luke Walton on LaVar's playoff prediction: "Right now I want (Lonzo) to lead us to a couple of summer league victories".

Sports Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Sixers clear way to make Markelle Fultz the No. 1 pick

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. The 76ers will receive the pick in exchange for the No. 3 overall pick, and either a 2018 first round pick that will be the Lakers pick if it falls between No. Less than two weeks removed from the NBA finals, the association is already grabbing headlines as it gears up for the offseason. It's doubtful the Celtics would be willing to cough up either player, but they need to trim salary to have maximum cap space.

Author: 0 Lakers hold high aspirations for Lonzo Ball

Before he handed Ball his No. 2 jersey on Thursday in front of local and national media at the Lakers practice facility, Johnson faced his new protege and warned that he was about to put some pressure on him. "It's just like James Worthy , Byron [Scott] and Coop (Michael Cooper) used to fight to get on the fast-break and into the lanes", Johnson said .

Sports North Korean diplomat raises possibility of talks with USA, nuclear test moratorium
Author: 0 North Korean diplomat raises possibility of talks with USA, nuclear test moratorium

A longtime advocate of a softer line, he acknowledges the North Korean threat but believes that the South has time to seek a solution by reviving economic ties and dialogue. It's the first engine test since the hermit kingdom conducted three in March as it works towards its aim of having a nuke capable of reaching the west coast of the United States.

Author: 0 Red Bull's high hopes come down to earth in F1 qualifying

In an eventful first session, Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had a narrow escape and Sergio Perez looked fast before crashing his Force India . Hamilton made a mistake and got into second with a 1:41.428. Vettel was the last out. It is early in the weekend to draw too many conclusions but at this stage the weekend in Baku has worrying echoes of his races in Russian Federation in April and Singapore a year ago, when Hamilton had similarly messy weekends and was never in the game.

Sports England beat South Africa in Cardiff
Author: 0 England beat South Africa in Cardiff

The incident happened when Roy veered off a straight course and was hit by a throw from Andile Phehlukwayo when short of his ground. England , who awarded debuts to Liam Livingstone and Tom Curran but opted against handing Craig Overton a senior bow on his home ground, won the toss and made a decision to field in front of a sell-out 12,500 crowd making the most of the national side's first appearance in Taunton since 1983.

Sports Video review used to show red card to Cameroon defender
Author: 0 Video review used to show red card to Cameroon defender

Clive Tyldesley, stunned by the initial decision, said: "Well he can't be red carded... he didn't commit the foul". Aboubakar and substitute Moumi Ngamaleu both spurned decent chances as Cameroon tried to respond, but they were dealt a blow when Mabouka saw red for his high tackle on Can in the 64th minute and Werner made them pay two minutes later when diving low to head home Kimmich's cross.

Author: 0 Low brings up 100th win as Germany down Cameroon

Both teams will fight in this game for a chance to reach the semifinals of the competition. Cameroon are yet to win a game at the eight-team tournament in Russian Federation. The Australians took the lead in the 42nd minute when James Troisi delicately chipped the ball in after a pass from Robbie Kruse, and then went in pursuit of a second goal that could have seen them qualify at Chile's expense.

Sports Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez
Author: 0 Real Madrid Not Contemplating Ronaldo's Departure - Florentino Perez

The star of Europe's champion is suspected of defrauding the Spanish state with 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014, using a corporate structure founded in 2010 to hide image-rights generated revenue. Portuguese sports daily A Bola had also claimed that Perez had already been informed of the decision. Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and scored the winning goal in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow.

Sports It's been a learning experience to bowl on English wickets, says Bumrah
Author: 0 It's been a learning experience to bowl on English wickets, says Bumrah

South Africa 191 all out, 44.3 overs [De Kock 53, du Plessis 36, Bhuvneshwar 2-23, Bumrah 2-28] lost to India 193-2, 38 overs [Dhawan 78, Kohli 76*, Tahir 1-37, Morkel 1-38] by eight wickets. "The bowlers stuck to their lines and got us the breakthroughs when we needed them". "You see, I just tried to take a one with my partner out there and it didn't work", du Plessis said.

Author: 0 Rivals Hamilton, Vettel clash as Ricciardo wins chaotic race

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix restarted on Sunday, after a series of incidents saw a red flag at the end of the 22nd lap due to debris littered across the Baku city circuit. A Mercedes mechanic, armed with a screwdriver and pliers patched up the bodywork on the rear of his vehicle, and Hamilton was good to go for the re-start.

Sports AB de Villiers Scoops England Bowler David Willey Out Of The Stadium
Author: 0 AB de Villiers Scoops England Bowler David Willey Out Of The Stadium

Eoin Morgan has rejected the idea that England's NatWest International T20 decider with South Africa has become a grudge match following Jason Roy's weird dismissal at Taunton . "Can't believe that @JasonRoy20 was given out in that manner today", Stokes, rested from this match, tweeted before continuing "embarrassment is the only word that can be associated with the decision".

Sports Sailing-New Zealand reach match point against US in America's Cup final
Author: 0 Sailing-New Zealand reach match point against US in America's Cup final

Team NZ narrowly won race seven before a dominant display in the eighth meeting for a 30-second victory to take match point. However, the win also signifies that the clear advantage Emirates Team New Zealand had over their U.S. "We have an incredibly talented group of guys and we're excited to get back out there and race again tomorrow". Team New Zealand have responded to Oracle's fightback in the best possible fashion as they reasserted their dominance on Bermuda's Great Sound.

Sports Gianluigi Donnarumma Pledges Future.... to Mino Raiola
Author: 0 Gianluigi Donnarumma Pledges Future.... to Mino Raiola

Reports had suggested a row between Raiola and Donnarumma's family would lead to the Italy global opting to select a new representative and instead sign a new Milan contract. Now I have in my mind the national team, with which I hope to give a gift to all the fans. "After Euros we'll meet Milan". However, within an hour of Donnarumma's Instagram message being posted, the teenager had closed the social media account and insisted he had been hacked.

Author: 0 Vettel 'disgraced himself' in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton

It was all or nothing", Hamilton said. "It's just that, I've been in this sport now for seven or eight years", Wolff said. The British driver reached the 66th pole position in his career, passing by Ayrton Senna, and getting closer to Michael Schumacher in the first place.

Author: 0 Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel, Hamilton clash

I can't describe how I feel, it is beyond fantastic. Sebastian Vettel was penalised for risky driving after deliberately crashing into title rival Lewis Hamilton in a wild and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix won by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday.

Author: 0 Could Louis Riddick be the Chiefs next general manager?

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in March that NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock was a candidate for the Redskins general manager position. Has Hunt simply not contacted Riddick yet? If the Chiefs are interested, it makes more sense than you might think, since Riddick is hardly just a talking head who happens to be good at his job.

Sports Hurricanes boosted by All Blacks for Lions
Author: 0 Hurricanes boosted by All Blacks for Lions

But after a fruitless first 10 minutes for the All Blacks they overcame the much-vaunted Lions defensive line-speed by employing the tourists' close-quarter tactics, with scrumhalf Aaron Smith directing play. The All Blacks had not lost at Eden Park since 1994 and, while the tourists demonstrated plenty of encouraging signs, they were unable to halt that remarkable run.