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Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach Toronto Raptors to promote assistant Nick Nurse to head coach
- June 13, 2018

On Tuesday, the Raptors finally chose to move forward with Nurse, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , in an effort to get a new lead voice in the locker room but not go through a total staff change given their success developing players and in the regular season. (more...)
Justify wins Triple Crown with dominant victory at Belmont Justify wins Triple Crown with dominant victory at Belmont
- June 13, 2018

The chestnut colt burst onto the national scene with a 2½-length victory on a sloppy track in the Derby. Baffert - who has won more Triple Crown races than anyone - complimented his team for helping the horse, which ran three major, testing races in five weeks. (more...)
Verstappen answers critics by topping Montreal practice Verstappen answers critics by topping Montreal practice
- June 13, 2018

The Red Bull driver has been under growing pressure this season following a number of key incidents, even suggesting he might " headbutt someone " on Thursday in response to ongoing questions about his performance. "It's all very close; disappointing to be at the tail end of that top pack but actually I don't think we could have done more." . The tyres were holding on really well at the end when I was challenging Valtteri because he was fuel saving which shows our auto was working well and ... (more...)
Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final Ruthless Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach final
- June 12, 2018

In the other remaining quarterfinal, which will continue Thursday at Court Suzanne Lenglen, No. 3 Marin Cilic and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro were at 5-all in a first-set tie-breaker when the play-ending shower came. "After the first set I just stayed strong, I did not give up at all", said Halep. Nadal will face Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals. The seventh seed, the first Austrian man to reach a Grand Slam final since Thomas Muster triumphed at Roland Garros in 1995, is the ... (more...)
Real Madrid appoints Julen Lopetegui as coach
- June 12, 2018

They also play Morocco and Iran in the group stages. The shock announcement also left Spain's World Cup preparations in disarray and put Friday's match with Cristiano Ronaldo 's Portugal in a very different light. While it remains to be seen how Lopetegui's decision will affect his team and the players in the build-up to the competition, the timing of the announcement means that there will be an unwanted distraction throughout their time in Russian Federation. (more...)
Sporting chief offers to quit to halt player exodus Sporting chief offers to quit to halt player exodus
- June 12, 2018

Following the exit of Rui Patricio, as well as head coach Jorge Jesus, the foursome of Dost, Carvalho, Martins and Fernandes chose to go public on Monday, and filed notice with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission that they meant to terminate their contracts, invoking "just cause" after being attacked in their workplace. (more...)
Warriors’ GM Bob Myers will give Kevin Durant new deal he wants Warriors’ GM Bob Myers will give Kevin Durant new deal he wants
- June 12, 2018

So, he's earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. Even with him, though, Golden State needed a Game 7 comeback just to defeat the Houston Rockets on the road and reach the Finals this year, but the beat-down of Cleveland seemed to reinforce the notion for some that the National Basketball Association has lost its competitive balance. (more...)
Pakistan to face Scotland in first T20 in Edinburgh Pakistan to face Scotland in first T20 in Edinburgh
- June 12, 2018

Australia know they must build bridges across the cricketing world in order to fix reputations and trust. There is certainly talent among the bowling group, with Billy Stanlake demonstrating fearsome pace and bounce during the T20 tri-series earlier in the year, though England's one-day tracks have been unforgiving environments in recent seasons. (more...)
Future 'unlimited' for Crawford after commanding Horn defeat Future 'unlimited' for Crawford after commanding Horn defeat
- June 12, 2018

Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) stopped Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in the ninth round of their WBO title fight Saturday night in Las Vegas. Midway through the fight, Crawford was smirking at Horn's corner and poking his tongue out. Horn is also seemingly rubbing a lot of people the wrong way. Horn first got on the scale at 148 pounds, one full pound above the welterweight limit. (more...)
Zidane: I didn't leave Madrid to take France job
- June 12, 2018

La Roja cruised through qualifying for this year's World Cup , with nine wins and a draw in 10 games, scoring 36 goals and conceding three. The short statement also added that the Basque will take up his role after the World Cup, which starts on Thursday and finishes on July 15, with Spain among the favourites to reach the final in Moscow. (more...)
Mary Carillo on the tragic passing of Maria Bueno Mary Carillo on the tragic passing of Maria Bueno
- June 12, 2018

She won 19 Grand Slam titles overall, seven in singles, 11 in doubles and one in mixed doubles, between 1959 and 1966. The mouth cancer was discovered previous year and her condition became serious a few days ago when she was transferred to the 9 de Julho Hospital in Sao Paulo. (more...)
De Gea coy on United future De Gea coy on United future
- June 12, 2018

The allegations were later found to be false and De Gea and Atletic Bilbao midfielder Iker Muniain, the other player implicated in the scandal - were not called to provide evidence by the judge in the case. "My future?" De Gea is quoted as saying by the Daily Express . Spain will open their World Cup campaign with an intriguing contest against Portgual where De Gea will be hoping to shut Cristiano Ronaldo out. (more...)
Antoine Griezmann to end Barcelona-Atletico Madrid transfer saga this week
- June 12, 2018

But Tebas expects both players to remain at their respective clubs heading into next season. "I know there's a lot of expectation, but today is not the day [to speak about my future]", he said reading from a pre-prepared statement. The Catalan giants are reportedly awaiting a decision from the France worldwide as to whether he wants to join, having also been offered an improved contract by Atleti. (more...)
Real Madrid announce Spain coach Lopetegui as Zidane replacement
- June 12, 2018

But following the conclusion of the tournament in Russian Federation, which La Roja are considered one of the favourites to win, Lopetegui will transition into the role at Santiago Bernabeu. They face a World Cup group containing Iberian rivals Portugal, as well as Morocco and Iran. The France legend subsequently took the decision to step down, and a replacement has now been found, though expectations are unlikely to be any lower. (more...)
Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight Deontay Wilder Reportedly Agrees To Terms For Anthony Joshua Superfight
- June 12, 2018

According to Pugmire, Wilder's and Joshua's respective teams were quibbling over the location of the fight, with Wilder's camp wanting it in the US and Joshua's side preferring the UK. "We've got to get to the bottom of it today, but one thing I can tell you is that by the end of this week Deontay Wilder will have a contract in front of him and we'll see if he's real", said Hearn. (more...)
Kyrie Irving’s future with Boston Celtics up in the air Kyrie Irving’s future with Boston Celtics up in the air
- June 12, 2018

I think they're scared and should be scared to some degree of Kyrie Irving walking in 2019. With the news about the Celtics possibly courting LeBron James , rumors have arisen of Irving leaving the Celtics to go play for the New York Knicks . (more...)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic makes announcement over Lazio future Sergej Milinkovic-Savic makes announcement over Lazio future
- June 12, 2018

However, Milinkovic-Savic admits he will announce the decision over his future after the World Cup in Russian Federation. Milinkovic-Savic hit the headlines this season after a stunning year in which he netted 14 goals and supplied eight assists. (more...)
Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them
- June 12, 2018

Brazil will travel from Vienna to its World Cup base in Sochi, though it won't play any of its group matches near the Black Sea resort. "You have to trust, you dream", he said. "We came into a game with lots of [physical] contact and had a great performance". Brazilian star and Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho turned 26 on Tuesday and his teammates had a surprise in store for the playmaker. (more...)
Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation Kane expects 'brave' and 'aggressive' England in Russian Federation
- June 12, 2018

For the final and most challenging group game, England travel to another cool yet unimaginatively named venue, the Kaliningrad Stadium. They will be based in Repino for the group stages, which will also see the Three Lions face Belgium and Panama in Group G this summer. (more...)
Arsenal 'in for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira' Arsenal 'in for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira'
- June 12, 2018

According to the same story, the clause now stands at €25m and Arsenal would have to meet that figure to force Sampdoria to sell the midfielder. However, the Italian publication suggests that any proposed deal is being complicated by Torreira's agent as he's reportedly demanding hefty fees to negotiate the transfer to north London. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo: Star left DISGUSTED by Real Madrid's latest contract offer Cristiano Ronaldo: Star left DISGUSTED by Real Madrid's latest contract offer
- June 12, 2018

According to the same story, Juventus are keen on adding Ronaldo to their squad and have good ties with Real Madrid . No new contract for Ronaldo? Ronaldo is likely to look out for clubs in France's Ligue 1, Premier League and also Italy's Serie A, according to ESPN FC . (more...)
Super Eagles off to Russian Federation Super Eagles off to Russian Federation
- June 12, 2018

Gernot Rohr's men arrived Russian Federation from Austria at exactly 9pm Nigerian time on Monday night, June 11, after a 3 hours flight. "We have arrived Russian Federation safely and we thank God and also all Nigerians for their prayers". (more...)
Justify 4/5 favorite to win Belmont, complete triple crown
- June 12, 2018

At 6-0, he joins Seattle Slew in 1977 as the only two undefeated Triple Crown winners; he's the first to sweep the series without racing at age 2 (because of a pulled muscle); and he's the only horse to beat nine rivals in the Belmont with a Triple try on the line. (more...)
Unbeaten Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua appear poised for title unification bout
- June 12, 2018

Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday) night and I sent one today to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract". "We have preference for Showtime because we've been with them". It will take place in the United Kingdom either September or October according to Eddie Hearn. (more...)
Luka Doncic won't withdraw from NBA Draft, report says
- June 12, 2018

The reigning Euroleague MVP is now playing with Real Madrid in the Spanish League playoffs. According to ESPN, a number of teams have been interested in trading up in the draft to pick Doncic and talks are believed to only increase in the coming week. (more...)
Arsenal legend Vieira explains leaving NYCFC for Nice Arsenal legend Vieira explains leaving NYCFC for Nice
- June 12, 2018

Vieira retired as a player in 2011 and moved into coaching taking charge of the under-19 and under-21 Manchester City teams before coaching NY, which shares its owner with City. His contract runs until the end of the 2020 season. "I know we have a very talented team, I have watched numerous matches and I enjoy the way the team plays and I now can't wait to begin working with the players on the training pitch", the Catalan said in a release. (more...)
Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya
- June 12, 2018

With a goal and three assists, Sarpreet Singh was the standout, continuing a strong start to a year where he has become the most promising New Zealand player to emerge since Thomas in 2014. Where to watch Intercontinental Cup 2018 Final India v/s Kenya match live on TV? True, there's little Constantine can do if teams invited by the All India Football Federation to compete in such events send weakened squads. (more...)
Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: The five ages of tennis's greatest rivalry Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: The five ages of tennis's greatest rivalry
- June 12, 2018

But I never have been insane about all this kind of stuff. "You can't live with that feeling, no?" You have to do your way. "Many thanks", he told the crowd. "Of course it's going to be easier, a little bit, because it's not going to be the first time anymore". The 36-year-old has not played since losing to Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Miami Open, after choosing to skip the entire clay court season for a second consecutive year. (more...)
Nadal into 11th French Open semi; del Potro in 1st since '09 Nadal into 11th French Open semi; del Potro in 1st since '09
- June 12, 2018

It will be followed by the all-American matchup between Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens. He still occasionally inconvenienced the reigning champion, not least when a deft drop shot brought up a point to break back at 2-4. "I couldn't find the right person", del Potro said, laughing about the incident. After del Potro served out his victory at love to get to his first semifinal at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament since 2009, he sat in his changeover seat, chest heaving. (more...)
Calum MacLeod: Derbyshire sign Scotland batsman for T20 Blast
- June 12, 2018

Moeen picked out long-on and Adil Rashid was needlessly run out at the start of the 49th over, before Safyaan Sharif trapped Mark Wood lbw with a superb, inswinging yorker to end England's innings on 365. Scotland's victory will send out a powerful message to the ICC, which voted to restrict the 2019 World Cup to 10 teams from the previous 14, which makes it far more hard for second-tier sides to qualify. (more...)

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