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So-called "super teams" are actually good for the National Basketball Association

Kevin Durant joining Steph Curry , Klay Thompson, Draymond Green et al was considered, in some quarters, particularly egregious because Durant chose to leave Oklahoma City, a fringe championship contender, for Golden State, a sure-fire championship contender and likely favorite.

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  • ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy
ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy

Ahmed was ecstatic to be named as the captain and said, "To be appointed as captain of the Team of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which includes some of the finest and most attractive cricketers of this generation, is the ideal icing on the cake".

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  • Bayern Munich deny interest in Ronaldo
Bayern Munich deny interest in Ronaldo

But, Manchester United have serious reservations about re-signing their former star, according to the Daily Express , while reports in the Daily Star claim Jose Mourinho has slammed the door shut on Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31

Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause. "I do not want to draw conclusions. "Cristiano definitely didn't want us to pay his fine... he isn't like that. And we have not sent any offers for any players, either". Benfica defender Victor L...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court
Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31 - court

There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid's star player Cristiano Ronaldo , who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez . "No one at the club wants Morata to leave, and I have not heard him saying he wants to go", he said. Spanish press repor...

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  • Kvitova wins opening match on grass in Birmingham
Kvitova wins opening match on grass in Birmingham

Kvitova , who required surgery after being stabbed during a break-in at her home in December 2016, made a return to the sport during the clay court season. I do have my mental coach who I was working with him a lot on this as well, but I have to say that people around me, family and friends helped me a lot as well.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy : Virat Kohli defends Hardik Pandya's reaction after his dismissal
ICC Champions Trophy : Virat Kohli defends Hardik Pandya's reaction after his dismissal

In reply, India were all out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs. Chasing such a big target, that too in the finals was never going to be easy and India had pinned all its hopes on Virat Kohli , one of the best chasers in the world as he had done so many times for the Men in Blue in the past.

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  • Rangers confirm signing of centre-back Fabio Cardoso
Rangers confirm signing of centre-back Fabio Cardoso

Rae said , "When I went in for the number three job, Pedro asked me my take on things". The latter joined on a season-long loan on Tuesday and now 23-year-old central defender, Cardoso, joins Rangers from Vitoria Setubal on permanent deal following a successful medical.

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  • Winds of change as Koepka wins US Open
Winds of change as Koepka wins US Open

Open at Erin Hills on June 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin . On his US Open debut as a pro in 2013 he finished tied fourth and has never finished lower than 18th in four trips. 16, 17 and 18, to finish the day with the third-best score of the final round. "You don't get many rounds at the U.S. Open that are stress-free", Fowler said.

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  • Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros
Nadal cruises into quarter-finals at Roland Garros

The Russian will next play top-seeded Briton Andy Murray . Khachanov lost in straight sets. Nishikori takes on Spain's Fernando Verdasco . Stan Wawrinka, who is a former French Open victor, also moved on easily. Thiem did not have the aggressiveness or freshness needed to go at Djokovic. But given his last two matches and Thiem's excellent ...

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  • Who will the New York Knicks draft with the eighth pick?
Who will the New York Knicks draft with the eighth pick?

But New York has thoroughly scouted Ntilikina, particularly over the past month. Ford's recent mock draft, however, has Mavericks picking North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Players who receive and invite will have until June 16 to notify the National Basketball Association if they will be in attendance for the night. "The team an...

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  • Judge denies request to block funding tied to Detroit arena
Judge denies request to block funding tied to Detroit arena

The lawsuit, filed by government transparency advocate Robert Davis and City Clerk candidate D. Etta Wilcoxon, seeks to shut down the funding process and block the use of taxpayer funds for the arena. "There is little time left to preserve the delicate balance of this complicated set of development agreements", attorneys revealed over the weekend.

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  • Real Madrid's Florentino Perez describes Cristiano Ronaldo as
Real Madrid's Florentino Perez describes Cristiano Ronaldo as "very strange"

Madrid are unlikely to commit to selling the Spain global while there remains a possibility that Ronaldo could leave. My dedication and commitment will always be there as I seek to maintain the club's values and secure as many pieces of silverware as possible.

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  • 'I don't care': Aussie coach tetchy ahead of Confed opener
'I don't care': Aussie coach tetchy ahead of Confed opener

The Socceroos would end up losing 3-2 after Tom Rogic's fine equaliser and a typically resilient second half when Tomi Juric also netted. However, two slack moments in defense and some wasted chances in attack created a more tense opening game of the competition than many expected.

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  • Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

He is now with the Portugal side at the Confederations Cup and his future plans will likely become clearer after its conclusion. I'm sure that Cristiano meets all his tax requirements; it must be a confusion that will be cleared up. The Champions League and the La Liga winners came close to signing the 26-year-old in the summer of 2015. "Wh...

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  • Gionee A1 Virat Kohli Signature Edition launched in India at Rs 19999
Gionee A1 Virat Kohli Signature Edition launched in India at Rs 19999

Priced at Rs 19,999 the phone features Kohli's signature on the back and it will be exclusively available on Amazon India starting 12 PM on June 27, 2017. In terms of the camera, the phone comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera with Bokeh effect and selfie flash. It has the same specifications as the regular Gionee A1.

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  • No offer yet for Ronaldo: Real Madrid
No offer yet for Ronaldo: Real Madrid

Ronaldo , the reigning Ballon d'Or award victor, feels he is being treated unfairly by Spain's tax authorities, whose "persecution" has made him determined to leave Real Madrid and the country, a source confirmed to ESPN FC . Right now he is a Madrid player. Most observers haven't taken Ronaldo's threat to leave particularly seriously,...

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  • Chelsea agree terms with Lukaku over summer return to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea agree terms with Lukaku over summer return to Stamford Bridge

According to an exclusive report from the Daily Star , Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed on personal terms with Chelsea ahead of his proposed move. The 20-year-old attacker scored an impressive 24 goals in 38 matches for Celtic last season as the Bhoys won the domestic treble. Former Chelsea attacker Joe Cole has claimed tha...

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  • Kevin Durant to decline option and re-sign with Warriors
Kevin Durant to decline option and re-sign with Warriors

Durant signed a two-year, $54 million contract with Golden State last summer. Bird rights , named after National Basketball Association legend Larry Bird , allow a team to exceed the league's salary cap without penalty in order to re-sign their own free agents up to a league maximum deal.

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  • Emotional Braidwood offers condolences to Hague family in video statement
Emotional Braidwood offers condolences to Hague family in video statement

Former UFC fighter now a boxer Tim Hague has died in hospital after he was knocked out during a boxing match. He died from injuries which Hague received from a knockout loss. "Instead of leaving a comment, contact his family", Braidwood said. Help them any way that you can and let's try to leave it at that. "You know, nobody wanted this".

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