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Sports Tour de France: Démare wins sprint as Cavendish crashes
Author: 0 Tour de France: Démare wins sprint as Cavendish crashes

Sagan was seeking in this year's Tour to tie the record of six green jersey titles for the best sprinter of the three-week event. He was trying to follow the wheel of the eventual stage victor, France's Arnaud Démare , by squeezing between Peter Sagan and the barrier, and as Cavendish tried to make space, Sagan bumped into him, sending the Manxman into the barrier.

Sports JJ Redick, Sixers agree to expensive one-year deal
Author: 0 JJ Redick, Sixers agree to expensive one-year deal

After building up a talented young core with the likes of Ben Simmons , Joel Embiid and rookie Markelle Fultz , the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly added a top-end free agent. The Sixers have been linked to Redick for quite some time, and earlier today, Redick showed interest in coming to Philadelphia if he couldn't come to an agreement with the Houston Rockets .

Author: 0 Andy Murray aims to be fighting fit for Wimbledon defence

Top-seeded Andy Murray (+350) will be the second favorite on the ATP tennis odds at the All England Club , while fellow high seeds Rafael Nadal (+400) and Novak Djokovic (+600) round out the top of the board. Nadal, 31, should have little trouble on his way to the last 16. Fourth seed Nadal, who is drawn in the third quarter, opens campaign against John Millman of Australia.

Sports Sixers' Joel Embiid, Dario Saric snubbed in Rookie of Year voting
Author: 0 Sixers' Joel Embiid, Dario Saric snubbed in Rookie of Year voting

Brogdon beat out Philadelphia's Joel Embiid and Dario Saric for the award. A second-round pick (36th overall) in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brogdon became the first Bucks rookie ever to record a regular-season triple-double when he posted 15 points and career highs of 12 assists and 11 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls on December 31, 2016.

Sports 'Cyborg' gets new UFC 214 opponent as Evinger replaces Megan Anderson
Author: 0 'Cyborg' gets new UFC 214 opponent as Evinger replaces Megan Anderson

Evinger, 36, is the current 135-pound champion of all-female fight promotion Invicta FC. "I am no stranger to struggle and this is the biggest struggle I have faced yet, but I like always do, I will come back stronger and better than before and I will be coming straight for Cris, the Title and becoming the face of the UFC 145lb division.

Sports Shastri confirms India job application
Author: 0 Shastri confirms India job application

The list of people vying for the India head coach job is fast growing. In a rather suggestive tweet, the brother of Sanjiv Goenka who is the IPL team owner which is expected to be defunct as a two year ban on Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings is about to be lifted from the upcoming season, Goenka wrote, "Pl apply for Indian cricket coach".

Sports Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm
Author: 0 Takata Files For Bankruptcy; US Subsidiary of Chinese Supplier To Buy Firm

The company's air bags are used on vehicles for almost all of the world's major automakers, affecting about one-quarter of all vehicles on the road in the U.S.as of two years ago, according to one estimate. Takata will essentially be divided into two companies. The buyer of these assets is Key Safety Systems , a Chinese company that operates out of MI.

Sports McGregor vs. Mayweather: Fight Rules
Author: 0 McGregor vs. Mayweather: Fight Rules

In March, Mayweather announced that he was coming out of retirement specifically to fight McGregor . The 40-year-old Mayweather , who retired with an undefeated 49-0 record in 2015, made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday. In the United States, Showtime will cover the pay-per-view which will nearly certainly break records given the drawing power of both men involved. Neither Mayweather or McGregor have competed this year.

Author: 0 State of Origin 2017: Here comes Game 1

Queensland won their opening series under Walters but expectations are high after predecessor Mal Meninga won 10 of 11 on his watch. Smith said last month's game was a "wake-up call" for Queensland about what's required at Origin level.

Author: 0 Federer advances to his 11th Halle final

Federer continued his career-long dominance over 134th-ranked Mayer , winning 17 of their 18 sets. Federer showing his class, did not waste much time in clinching the second set and easily cruised to the winning mark, thrashing Zverev 6-3 in the second set.

Sports Capt (r) Safdar to JIT: Panama probe
Author: 0 Capt (r) Safdar to JIT: Panama probe "modern 58(2b)"

He strongly said that the probe was against Nawaz Sharif who had envisioned development and progress of the country. PM Nawaz said that during the tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Pakistan's economy has been stabilised but the frequent opposition sit-ins are hurting it with no regard for the country.

Sports Malaysia qualify for 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup
Author: 0 Malaysia qualify for 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup

The qualification for the World Cup in 2018 is a bit complicated - with continental events like the Asia Cup in Bangladesh later this year also guaranteeing qualification for the champions - but a fifth-place finish in London will seal a spot for the tournament in Bhubaneswar next year.

Sports Mayweather vs McGregor: why is it happening?
Author: 0 Mayweather vs McGregor: why is it happening?

He gets them doing things they don't normally do and that's what he needs to do against Floyd. It also should be noted that it's going to be Mayweather Promotions handling the fight bookings and promotion for the card, as the UFC and any other MMA entity will have little to no say in anything with those matters.

Author: 0 Justin Thomas shoots 63, trails Brian Harman by 1 at US Open

American Justin Thomas equalled the lowest score in major championship history in stunning fashion to surge into contention for the US Open at Erin Hills . Coming off a playoff loss to Ariya Jutanugarn last week in Canada, Thompson had six birdies and a bogey to reach 15-under 196. Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the first singles contest at Hazeltine a year ago and was wearing the pants from his Ryder Cup uniform, said: "You always can take that fire from Ryder Cup and use it in other ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Reversal Of Cuban Policy Criticized As Short-Sighted

The reason: those were the visits most ripe for abuse by yanquis hoping to circumvent the law that prohibits US tourist travel to Cuba . President Trump's decision to rewind some of America's two and a half years of openness with Cuba will not be a wholesale retrenchment of President Obama's policies, many of which are favored by the business community and among advocates for trade and commerce with the tiny island dictatorship.

Sports Former UFC champ Matt Hughes involved in train crash, airlifted to hospital
Author: 0 Former UFC champ Matt Hughes involved in train crash, airlifted to hospital

Hughes himself recently made news in the MMA world by teasing a comeback , something fellow retired fighter Chuck Liddell has been doing as well. Hughes dominated the UFC welterweight division for the better part of a decade when he exploded into the octagon by winning the belt with his now-historic KO win over Carlos Newton in 2001.

Sports GOP baseball shooter is dead
Author: 0 GOP baseball shooter is dead

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Steve Scalise is the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House and has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for bills. Sen. Rand Paul , who was among the lawmakers at the scene, said on MSNBC that the only reason Capitol Police were there was because Scalise is a House leader.

Sports LaVar Ball makes another dumb claim about Michael Jordan
Author: 0 LaVar Ball makes another dumb claim about Michael Jordan

Fox, who is 6-foot-3 and 187 pounds, has been working on his shooting, something he knows the Lakers wanted to see. The Lonzo to the Lakers talk has been big for months - ever since LaVar said his son wouldn't play for any other franchise .

Sports 'I know my ambitions' - Kane wants permanent England captaincy
Author: 0 'I know my ambitions' - Kane wants permanent England captaincy

Kane's goal was the Tottenham Hotspur striker's sixth in 18 global appearances and came at the end of his first game under Southgate, after injuries had kept him out of England's six previous matches. We played a team with four or five at the back. I remember great goals, I remember Kenny (Dalglish) goals, Charlie Nicholas, but actual strikes? Southgate added his primary goal is to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation but also said the development of the side is of upmost ...

Author: 0 Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

Near the end of the first period, the Penguins were leading 2-0 when Crosby and Subban mixed it up along the boards. Rust made it 2-0 just 6:43 into the game with a nasty backhand flip over Rinne's glove. Sidney Crosby , who was particularly strong early in the game, had three assists. Malkin ripped a wrist shot over Rinne's glove on the ensuing 4-on-4 to make it 3-0 with just 10 seconds left in the first.

Author: 0 Isner down one set in suspended French Open tennis match

Raising his level, del Potro slid a slice backhand to save the first and denied the second on a Murray backhand error . Whenever and wherever these two meet, rallies can erupt like fireworks and today's 10th encounter-their first clay-court clash in eight years-did not disappoint.

Sports Red Sox officially activate David Price for season debut
Author: 0 Red Sox officially activate David Price for season debut

Red Sox manager John Farrell is ecstatic to have Sale on his team this time around in Chicago . He entered Tuesday's big-time pitching matchup against former teammate Jose Quintana with a 2.34 ERA and a league-leading 101 strikeouts. It's the command and the execution. "And right equal to that is two home runs by Deven Marrero ". The Mariners jumped on Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson (3-5).

Sports LeBron James moves up on Forbes' list of top paid athletes
Author: 0 LeBron James moves up on Forbes' list of top paid athletes

Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop the 100 highest-paid athletes list compiled by Forbes , a rundown that was heavy on National Basketball Association players who comprised almost a third of the list. Basketball dominates with a record 32 NBA players among the top 100, up from 18 in 2016, followed by baseball with 22, American football with 15 and football with nine.

Sports Warriors beat Spurs to reach NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors beat Spurs to reach NBA Finals

Steph Curry led the charge with 36 points and 6 assists while Kevin Durant dropped 29 and 12 boards for the Warriors , who hot 55.8 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from long distance. This may have been the final game for 15-year veteran and star Manu Ginobili . Kyle Anderson led Spurs with 20 points while Manu Ginobili added 15, Patty Mills and Pau Gasol hit for 14 each and Jonathon Simmons scored 13.

Author: 0 Warren Gatland wants X-factor as Lions bite back at critics

He then went on to join Ulster in late 2011 and the rest is history, as he decided to make himself eligible for Ireland and has now played play 20 Tests for them. As well as combining Payne with his Ireland midfield partner Robbie Henshaw , Gatland has opted for other familiar pairings. While Gatland agreed it was not the ideal way to begin their 10-match tour, he said it was important to keep getting tough games under their belt to prepare for three tests against world champions New Zealand.

Sports Coach Valverde leaves Athletic, will reportedly join Barca
Author: 0 Coach Valverde leaves Athletic, will reportedly join Barca

Former Barcelona player Valverde, 53, steered Athletic to eighth place in the Primera Liga this season, but has chose to call time on his second managerial stint at the San Mames. Sport reports that the 53-year-old has already discussed transfer targets with Barcelona's hierarchy and instructed them of his desire to sign Herrera, who turned in a man-of-the-match performance against Ajax last night.

Sports Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation
Author: 0 Mickelson to miss US Open for daughter's graduation

The ceremony will be held in southern California during the U.S. Open first round at Erin Hills in Wisconsin on June 15. Mickelson is now putting the final touches on his third round at the Memorial Tournament, hovering just inside the top 25, and he's also set to play in next week's FedEx St.

Sports Saina Nehwal Storms Into Semis Of Thailand Open
Author: 0 Saina Nehwal Storms Into Semis Of Thailand Open

Yet another comfortable victory for the Indian as he defeated local shuttler Kantaphon Wangcharoen 21-16, 21-17. Praneeth defeated Thongnuam 21-11, 21-15 in just 36 minutes. Sai Praneeth , though, was determined to not take the match into the decider and found legs to clinch the next seven points and take a 10-3 lead. With no player ready to give an inch, it was Saina who brought up match point at 20-19 but it was Suzuki who won three consecutive points to level the match at a game ...

Sports Arsene Wenger Believes He Deserves A New Contract After FA Cup Win
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Believes He Deserves A New Contract After FA Cup Win

Arsenal suffered a humiliating 10-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League , leading to months of protests from supporters calling for Wenger to end his 21-year reign. "With no one to step in, it will now be a disaster if Arsene goes". He complained, with justification, that Alexis Sanchez's fourth-minute opener for Arsenal should not have been allowed to stand due to a "very clear" handball, but admitted his team's start "wasn't good enough".

Author: 0 Rabada: If we play well, we can win this thing

He achieved this milestone in the third ODI against England at Lord's. Rabada became the youngest bowler to occupy the top spot since Pakistan's Saqlain Mushtaq in 1998. SA now turn their attention to the Champions Trophy‚ in which they play their first match against Sri Lanka at The Oval on Saturday. South Africa and India then both come in at 4/1 followed by New Zealand at 9/1, Pakistan at 18/1, Sri Lanka at 25/1 and Bangladesh at 40/1.

Sports Models of consistency: How the Predators, Ducks were built
Author: 0 Models of consistency: How the Predators, Ducks were built

LINE HISTORY: Oddsmakers opened the Predators as -140 favorites to advance to their first Stanley Cup Finals in team history and they have been bet up slightly to -145. He had registered only one assist in eight games this postseason and appeared in only 15 career regular-season games. The Predators played their first game without Johansen (13 points in 14 playoff games), who suffered a season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday.

Author: 0 Roland Garros wrapped in tight security as Grand Slam gets underway

While I'm sure Kvitova will hit a physical wall at some point due to the lack of matches under her belt, she played well enough to win another match and advance to the third round. Kvitova also provided details on the intense rehabilitation process that preceded her "last-minute" decision to try her luck in Paris . A brief rain delay early in the second set came as a surprise on another baking hot day but it did not disrupt Kvitova's rhythm.

Author: 0 LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record

Like, am I the reason that they're not that good? "The best team in our league the last three years", James said of the Warriors . LeBron James is advancing to his seventh straight NBA Finals and his eighth overall. Notes: Center Zaza Pachulia, who missed Games 3 and 4 at San Antonio in the Western Conference finals with a bruised right heel, is back going through full practices in preparation to play in his first career Finals.

Author: 0 Stokes smashes century after lucky start as England make 330

England left Chris Woakes out as a precaution for the second Royal London Series one-day global against South Africa , recalling Jake Ball in his place. Kagiso Rabada yorked Jason Roy in the fifth over with a delivery timed at 149.8 km/h, and 10 overs later England were 80/3. Stokes, in his first England match since his most valuable player-winning stint in the lucrative Indian Premier League competition, came back on later Wednesday but did not bowl again.

Author: 0 James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

The 2016 champion Cavs will battle the 2015 champion Warriors for the third straight year. The defending National Basketball Association champions can wrap up their third straight conference title - and a "three-match" against the Warriors - with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston .

Sports FA Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck
Author: 0 FA Cup win won't disguise poor season, says Welbeck

Arsenal have cancelled plans to screen the FA Cup final at the Emirates Stadium and there will be no victory parade if Wenger's side win at Wembley , Arsenal said. With their Europa League spot confirmed for next season, the Gunners desperately need to finish the season on a high to give their fans something to cheer about.

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