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Sports Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16
Author: 0 Rampant Mexico see off South Korea to close on last 16

South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong stuck to his attacking line up but shook up his midfield with Ju Se-jong and Moon Seon-min coming in for Park Joo-ho and Koo Ja-cheol, as the 2002 semifinalists seek to recover from their opening 1-0 loss to Sweden .

Sports Dont blame Messi, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli
Author: 0 Dont blame Messi, pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Argentina face the prospect of an embarrassing first-round exit in Russian Federation after suffering a 3-0 loss to the Croatians in Nizhny Novgorod, which left them with one point from two games. "We know what direction we need to go in". Australia's equalizer in the 38th minute came 31 minutes after Denmark opened the scoring with a gorgeous goal by Christian Eriksen.

Sports LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland
Author: 0 LeBron prefers staying with Cleveland

With most teams struggling to find cap room, the market could get really interesting this summer. The Cavs have the No. 8 pick, which they acquired from the Nets. He has to inform the Cavs whether he intends to opt out of the final year of his contract by June 29. Walker will be entering the final season of his current contract with the Charlotte Hornets and the team has only qualified for the playoffs one time since Walker has been a player there.

Sports Australia fall to heaviest defeat after England record 481
Author: 0 Australia fall to heaviest defeat after England record 481

The crushing victory was England's third in the ODI series and means they have an unassailable lead with two games to spare. Roy struck his 82 runs off just 61 balls and Morgan needed just 30 balls to compile his 67. Buttler followed shortly after, having been sent in up the order at four, before Hales and Morgan added 124 runs in just 59 balls. Certainly there were aspects of this match - mostly some outrageous hitting - that created an entertaining and memorable spectacle.

Sports Tyronn Lue doesn't seem too confident in LeBron James returning
Author: 0 Tyronn Lue doesn't seem too confident in LeBron James returning

It's been rumored - by Gary Payton no less - that LeBron's sons have been enrolled in a Los Angeles school, a sign pointing that James may be ready to sign with the Lakers. If more teams had the financial means to afford LeBron without gutting their roster (like, say, the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, or Portland Trail Blazers), the Sixers wouldn't be as attractive as they're now made out to be.

Author: 0 Should The Sacramento Kings Pursue Kawhi Leonard?

Days ago, it seemed like San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich would be able to act as the ultimate fixer, easing tensions between the organization and one of the league's best players. Bordow, however, was adamant that Phoenix would not agree to such a deal, especially given that Leonard could leave the Suns as early as next summer.

Sports Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC
Author: 0 Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal charged with ball-tampering by ICC

Their players protested the charge and the subsequent penalty of a ball change and the award of five extra runs to the opposition by refusing to take the field at the start of the third day's play. So maybe Gould was just being over-cautious. The umpires took the call to change the ball on Saturday morning and that angered the Sri Lankan team.

Author: 0 Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic

Phil Mickelson returned to the 13th hole on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills, but this time with a much different outcome. It was a childish display from a five-time major victor celebrating his 48th birthday. While nothing will top what he did on Saturday, this is arguably just as odd of a move, calling even more attention to a situation that you'd think he'd want to let die down.

Author: 0 Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at US Open

Commentating on the incident for Fox, former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger said: "That's the most out of character I have ever seen Phil". Mickelson went on to shoot a round of 81 and sits third last of those that made the halfway cut on 17-over par.

Sports Eight injured in Moscow after taxi mounts pavement
Author: 0 Eight injured in Moscow after taxi mounts pavement

It then hit a traffic sign and bystanders tried to wrestle the driver out of the taxi, but he broke their grip and ran away; it was not clear how he was finally detained. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me". Asked if the driver appeared drunk, the witness said: "No, he wasn't drunk". The Moscow traffic authority has said the taxi driver said he was not acting on goal.

Sports Nadal-del Potro, Thiem-Cecchinato set as matchups in French Open semifinals
Author: 0 Nadal-del Potro, Thiem-Cecchinato set as matchups in French Open semifinals

Cecchinato, who upset Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals after winning two pulsating tiebreaks, rallied and even held three set points prior to Thiem triumphing 12-10. The No. 1-ranked Nadal compiled a 35-20 edge in winners while making only 19 unforced errors Friday. Seventh seed Thiem is the only player to have beaten Nadal on clay in the past two years, and he claimed he had a plan to thwart the Spaniard in Paris .

Sports Scott grabs US Open berth, 9 Aussies are in
Author: 0 Scott grabs US Open berth, 9 Aussies are in

There were 36-hole US Open qualifiers at 11 venues on Tuesday (NZT), one in England and 10 in the US, for what was essentially the last opportunity for more than 800 players to secure the 71 remaining places available at Shinnecock Hills.

Author: 0 Halep stops Muguruza to reach third French open final

That includes the French Open in 2014 and 2017, and the Australian Open in January. She's won 59.6% of service points, compared to 59.0% for Muguruza, and won 51.9% of return points, an edge of 4.3% over her rival today. Kerber eventually prevailed in a tiebreak, but Halep came out all guns blazing in the second, firing baseline bullets at her opponent, who tried to cling on against the onslaught.

Sports Here's why the US Women's Open champ applauded her opponent
Author: 0 Here's why the US Women's Open champ applauded her opponent

She righted the ship in the playoff, which went to a sudden-death format after the two-hole aggregate start failed to produce a victor. Going to the 18th for the final playoff hole both Kim and Jutanugarn missed the green. "That back (nine) got me a lot", said Ariya, who won her first major at the 2016 Women's British Open. Smith opened the day in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard with Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn and Korean Jeongeun Lee.

Sports NBA Finals: 5 ways the Cavaliers can upset the Warriors
Author: 0 NBA Finals: 5 ways the Cavaliers can upset the Warriors

At the 1:05 mark, Nichols asked LeBron whether he ever sized up the odds stacked against the Cavs and allowed himself to think, I'm not going to make it to the Finals this year . Nearly everyone is picking the Warriors to win, and before Game 1 , enough people tweeted the specific prediction that Golden State will take it in five games, that " Warriors in 5 " was trending .

Sports Peru ace Guerrero cleared to play Russian Federation 2018
Author: 0 Peru ace Guerrero cleared to play Russian Federation 2018

Guerrero is the top of player that can earn you points with a moment of magic and greatly boosts the team's chances of making some noise this summer. In a statement, FIFPro said they were "delighted" by the outcome but expressed regret that the Flamengo striker must face proceedings after the finals.

Sports Ash Barty set to clash with Serena Williams in second round
Author: 0 Ash Barty set to clash with Serena Williams in second round

But fans and pundits on Twitter were struck by her all-black skin-tight jump suit with a red waistband sash, and Williams was more than happy to discuss the decision afterwards. Dads are too, but I actually breast fed for a really, really, really long time , and so I just had this real connection with my daughter . Pliskova, ranked No.

Sports Where will LeBron James sign? Cavs open as slight betting favorites
Author: 0 Where will LeBron James sign? Cavs open as slight betting favorites

The Golden State Warriors pose with the Western Conference trophy after defeating the Houston Rockets in Game 7 on May 28, 2018. Iguodala, who missed the last four games of the Western Conference final with a bone bruise in his left leg, was evaluated by team doctors on Tuesday, the Warriors said on Wednesday.

Sports Red Sox letting Ramirez go
Author: 0 Red Sox letting Ramirez go

But the victory and his return to the lineup left him in good spirits after the game. The Red Sox will have seven days to either trade or release the 34-year-old Ramirez . "He's been OK" at first base, said Dombrowski, but "he's not been Mitch Moreland , as far as that is concerned". Cora and Dombrowski were diplomatic in saying it, but both returned to the idea that coming off the bench wasn't the best role for Ramirez .

Sports NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility
Author: 0 NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility

Columbia is led on the mound by Harrisen Egly (3-3, 3.86 ERA), who is the only one of the team's starting pitchers with an ERA less than 5.00. "With us, that hasn't happened, and it feels like we're climbing and we want to take that momentum into (NCAA) regionals and super regionals and get back to Omaha" for the College World Series.

Sports Here are LeBron’s best shots from his seven 40-point playoff games
Author: 0 Here are LeBron’s best shots from his seven 40-point playoff games

George Hill , Jordan Clarkson, J.R. Smith, and Jeff Green missed shot after shot, demoralizing the rest of the team . His first win in an elimination game came in a Game 6 against the Celtics in the second round 2008. Love and Tatum were away from the ball and didn't see each other until it was too late. But the fact that LeBron isn't so much an elite defender, as he is one of the worst defenders in the National Basketball Association according to certain stats, may just be ...

Sports Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China
Author: 0 Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

Among all the trade fights that President Donald Trump has picked, his hand against China is the strongest. He added that on Friday he spoke directly to Trump for half an hour about the matter, and also to other administration officials. They pledged to further strengthen cooperation with China in such areas as trade, investment, green development and people-to-people exchanges at the local level, so as to make positive contribution to bilateral ties.

Sports EPL 100: Ranking of Premier League's Best Players for the 2017/18 Season
Author: 0 EPL 100: Ranking of Premier League's Best Players for the 2017/18 Season

EDIT: Amazing what a season-ending injury and no World Cup will do to a memory. Aside from his impressive offensive productivity, the Belgian worldwide also played a central role in Pep Guardiola's tactical philosophy. Last year, the top six finished eight points clear of seventh place — Everton in that case — and the gap has widened still 12 months later. Want to challenge the best English Fantasy Managers? City, with their disdain for the Financial Fair Play regulations, have delved ...

Sports LeBron James told Raptors players how to run their own plays
Author: 0 LeBron James told Raptors players how to run their own plays

Playing second fiddle to the 33-year-old, Irving and James still formed an effective partnership as they helped the Cleveland side famously come back from 3-1 down to win 4-3 against the Golden State Warriors in 2016 to give the franchise their first-ever National Basketball Association championship.

Sports Millwall pair in preliminary World Cup squad
Author: 0 Millwall pair in preliminary World Cup squad

The coach will then reduce the squad to 23 on June 3, which is the maximum number a team can take to the Cup. The 38-year-old Cahill is Australia's all-time leading scorer with 50 from 105 internationals, but he has struggled for form and match time in recent months.

Sports The rematch did not happen. Bellew knocked out hay
Author: 0 The rematch did not happen. Bellew knocked out hay

When he goes over the tape, he will see a brilliant Bellew totally take him apart while he looked a shadow of the man who once reigned as king of the cruiserweights and WBA heavyweight champion. The former unified cruiserweight champion paid tribute to his conqueror Bellew and dismissed rumours that he had been carrying an injury in the fight.

Sports Day leads at 10-under
Author: 0 Day leads at 10-under

After starting the day seven behind leader Jason Day , McIlroy was unable to mount a final-day charge as he mixed three birdies with as many bogeys. He stretched out both arms in mock celebration after his 2-over 73. I'll still be grinding, working on my swing and making sure that's solid, driving the ball correctly because that golf course does demand everything.

Sports Bale save Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona
Author: 0 Bale save Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

No team has finished a La Liga season unbeaten since 1931-32, when Real Madrid did so over 18 games. Midfielder Andres Iniesta , making his 38th and final Clasico appearance, added: "We're still unbeaten after playing a large part of the game with a man less".

Sports Malnati leads at Quail Hollow; Tiger, McIlroy nine behind
Author: 0 Malnati leads at Quail Hollow; Tiger, McIlroy nine behind

At least he was still playing on the weekend at Quail Hollow, where he had missed the cut his previous two trips. "I certainly was frustrated, there's no doubt about that", said Woods . He was at his best over the last three holes Friday. Longer rough and faster greens at the PGA Championship caused guys like Phil, Rose, and Bubba to miss the cut.

Sports Albert Pujols reaches 3000 career hits at Safeco Field
Author: 0 Albert Pujols reaches 3000 career hits at Safeco Field

The Angels ended up winning the game 5-0 over the Seattle Mariners . With the hit , the Los Angeles Angels slugger pulled into a tie with Roberto Clemente for 31st on MLB's all-time hit list. Pujols signed with the Angels in 2012, when their general manager was current Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto. He won three MVPs and finished second in the voting four other times.

Sports Kentucky Derby 2018 Odds, Contenders and Post Draw
Author: 0 Kentucky Derby 2018 Odds, Contenders and Post Draw

Since this year's race falls on Cinco de Mayo , the Solsvigs are altering their normal party with a "Derby de Mayo" theme that will add margaritas, chips and salsa and tacos to their normal dishes. Another horse to keep an eye on is Audible, trained by Fletcher. Sired by the late Florida Derby victor Scat Daddy and out of the 2016 Kentucky broodmare of the year, Leslie's Lady, Mendelssohn was born at Clarkland Farm in Kentucky in 2015.

Sports Raptors players say team must show more effort but series 'not over'
Author: 0 Raptors players say team must show more effort but series 'not over'

James got nine hours of sleep and was doing nearly nonstop recovery methods during the time he was awake. He scored nine of his points in the third quarter on 4-for-5 shooting when Cleveland blew the game open with a 37-24 run. Kevin Love , just a day after head coach Tyronn Lue showed faith in him , put up 31 points and 11 rebounds. "It's the first one to win four". And to make matters worse, the Raps are 0-for-5 all-time in Cleveland come playoff time.

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