• Russia Win Confed Cup Opener
Russia Win Confed Cup Opener

Vitaly Mutko, deputy prime minister and organizing committee chief, told Germany's Spiegel Online: "The attempt to portray Russian Federation as a risky country is something we know about, we also saw that before the Olympic Games in Sochi".

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  • Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction
Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but he had appealed the decision. Days after he was found not guilty of a 2012 Boston double homicide, Hernandez was found dead on April 19 in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center.

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  • Oilers' McDavid caps National Hockey League season with MVP honours
Oilers' McDavid caps National Hockey League season with MVP honours

McDavid also took home another award earlier in the night before he was announced as a cover boy, as he was voted as the Ted Lindsay award victor by his peers. Former No. 1 pick Sidney Crosby is still grabbing Stanley Cups, but two more recent top picks look poised to grab their share of the NHL's spotlight.

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  • Grounded flights and power outages as temperatures soar in US
Grounded flights and power outages as temperatures soar in US

Kushner was one of the few who ignored warnings to avoid strenuous outdoor activity and chose to exercise outside on one of the hottest days in Phoenix's recorded history. States in the southwestern USA, such as Arizona, California , and Nevada are having one of their hottest summers on record. Bigger aircraft like Boeing 747s and Airbus m...

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi-final berths

They did not get off to the best of starts as they were left frustrated by a last gasp Mexico equaliser in a 2-2 draw in their Group A match on Sunday. And the Colombian coach later had to be restrained by his own bench during the brawl in injury time. "But like I said - the only team not the champion of their respective continent is us".

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  • Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr
Celtics Select Duke Forward Jayson Tatum with 3rd Pick in NBA Dr

In his hand, Silver held a card. With the No. 3 selection in the 2017 NBA Draft , the Boston Celtics picked Duke forward Jayson Tatum . Jayson Tatum worked out for the 76ers, after all. Tatum likely would have continued that trend had it not been for a blockbuster trade that occurred three days ahead of the Draft. On Monday, Boston deal...

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  • Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico
Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

The favourites to advance from Group B, Germany and Chile, play later on Thursday in Kazan . They face European champions Portugal in their final match on Sunday morning. Hosts Russia are third in the group while New Zealand remain bottom and are out of the tournament . The 10/11 (1.91 ) quote, therefore, for Portugal to win by at l...

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  • Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love
Cavs Not Able To Trade For Superstar Because Nobody Wants Kevin Love

Perhaps the Portland Trail Blazers, who play in Love's home state of OR, would give up a pick OR two from their stash this year, another future selection and one of their signees from last summer (Allen Crabbe, anyone?) to get a deal done. For what it's worth, USA Today is reporting that there's "zero truth" to report that Cavs players are telling ...

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  • Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game
Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

The next stage in the group A matches is a final match which will serve as a knockout game thereby deciding which teams will head off into the semi-finals. It lost to Brazil in the 2013 Confederations Cup , and to Germany in the 2005 Confederations Cup . "We've changed quite a bit in terms of our line-up, our game, our attitude and the fans see t...

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  • Arsenal unveil new jersey with Sanchez, Ozil
Arsenal unveil new jersey with Sanchez, Ozil

The former French worldwide - a key member of the Gunners " famous 2003/04 "Invincibles' team - caught up with talkSPORT's racing correspondent Rupert Bell at Royal Ascot to share his thoughts on Arsene Wenger's new contract, Arsenal's Premier League chances and more.

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  • Ronaldo to testify over allegation
Ronaldo to testify over allegation

Mourinho owes the Spanish tax authorities £2.9m (€3.3m), according to a statement, which added it had presented a claim to a local court. 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.

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  • Are Lack of Jackson and Ball Workouts a Concern for Boston Celtics?
Are Lack of Jackson and Ball Workouts a Concern for Boston Celtics?

Although he said Thursday night that they had a handful of players at the top of their wish list, it certainly sounds like Tatum was Boston's man all along. But the 20-year-old certainly exceeded all expectations in his rookie season and has fans excited about what the future will hold for him and the Celtics.

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  • Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup
Australia the team to beat at Women's World Cup

That was the message from their captain Meg Lanning as final preparations for the tournament continue. The Pakistan women's team will play their tournament opener against South Africa on Sunday. "England is a very good team and has a lot of very experienced players who have been part World Cups and finals in the past". They face India at ...

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  • US Open: Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka acclimatise to their newfound status
US Open: Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka acclimatise to their newfound status

He putted for birdie on every hole except the 13th, where Koepka made a clutch par putt that sent him toward three straight birdies, a knockout punch. Johnson would go on to miss the cut at four over par. When the wind picked up Sunday, Ernie Els thought of another major championship. He beat everyone at Erin Hills, and in the end, it wasn't even...

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  • Robert Lewandowski wants to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski wants to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

It seemed as if everything was going well for Costa until Antonio Conte told him that he was not part of his plans for the next season . It is not unheard of for players to join clubs under a transfer embargo, Arda Turan having moved to Barcelona in 2015 when they were unable to register new signings.

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  • Father Of The Year Catches Foul Ball While Safely Holding Infant
Father Of The Year Catches Foul Ball While Safely Holding Infant

Met finally snaps and repeatedly stabs a spectator atop the home team dugout. We've seen this happen all over major league parks: A dad makes a one-handed catch of a foul ball while holding a baby in the other arm. On the bright side, at least this dad can show his child that clip and remind them how they nearly dropped them and seriously...

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  • Confederations Cup: Germany braced for Socceroos counterattacks in Sochi opener
Confederations Cup: Germany braced for Socceroos counterattacks in Sochi opener

Australia's Tomi Juric, 4th right, scores during the Confederations Cup , Group B soccer match between Australia and Germany , at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia , Monday, June 19, 2017 . "First and foremost, I am happy we picked up the three points", beamed Germany coach Joachim Loew , who punched the air at the final whistle. We are ...

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  • 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball
76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball

Danny Ainge has done a fantastic job stockpiling all those draft picks, but at some point you have to actually do something with them. It's the fourth time the Sixers have had the top pick in the draft . Ironically, Fultz heading to the 76ers was completely expected, as was No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball who was taken by the L.A. Lakers . But des...

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  • How Jayson Tatum Impressed Celtics By Playing Through Sickness At Workout
How Jayson Tatum Impressed Celtics By Playing Through Sickness At Workout

Apparently the Celtics thought so, too, as they made the Blue Devils forward the third overall pick in Thursday night's draft. Ainge's exploration however is just confusing the hell out of rival executives and coaches. "He's going to be a terrific player". We tried not to overreact to those types of things and make a big deal of it. "Agents and...

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  • Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns
Josh Jackson goes No. 4 to Suns

When Ainge made these comments, and they were coupled with the aforementioned report, the consensus was that the Celtics were eyeing Jackson at third overall. He shot 51.3 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from 3-point range, but shot 48.1 percent from beyond the arc in his final 18 games. Reed, who averaged 14.9 points per game as a seni...

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