• Hamilton 'so pumped' after 'exciting' pole lap
Hamilton 'so pumped' after 'exciting' pole lap

Hamilton is trailing 12 points behind Vettel in the drivers' championship, even though both have three wins apiece. "It was a hard day out there", said Hamilton. There is also unfinished business in Baku for Hamilton. "At the factory he brings great energy", Hamilton said. "We would have loved to have had more laps this morning.

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  • Wolves acquire Butler from Bulls
Wolves acquire Butler from Bulls

Minneapolis/St. Paul - The Minnesota Timberwolves tonight acquired forward Jimmy Butler and the draft rights to center Justin Patton , the No. 16 selection in this year's draft from the Chicago Bulls , in exchange for guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and the draft rights to forward Lauri Markkanen , the No.

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  • Confederation Cup : Mexico beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1, heads to semi-finals
Confederation Cup : Mexico beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1, heads to semi-finals

With both teams finishing group play on seven points, Portugal advances as the victor of Group A due to its superior goal advantage. A Hirving Lozano goal in the 52nd minutes proved to be the difference in Mexico's 2-1 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Kazan, with Portugal rolling to a 4-0 victory over New Zealand in the other group ...

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  • Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft
Blackhawks Select Defenseman Ian Mitchell In 2nd Round Of NHL Draft

The Blackhawks were busy trading and drafting on Friday. Edmonton-product Parker Foo was the Blackhawks' first pick of the fifth round. He had eight goals and 29 assists in 53 games for the Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL last season. The Blackhawks had to see something special in Altybarmakyan, who wasn't considered a top-100 prospect in the d...

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  • Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title
Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

Other details were still being finalized Monday and will be announced later. C Sidney Crosby , who scored eight goals and dished out 19 assists in 24 playoff games, was named Conn Smythe Trophy victor as postseason most valuable player for the second straight year.

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  • McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight
McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

Mayweather , meanwhile, won one of the biggest fights of his life when he jumped up in weight to fight Oscar de la Hoya for the 154-pound belt in 2007. Fighters at the top of a card get a cut of the pay-per-view. "I love what McGregor does, and did, to get this fight ", she said. Given that this is a fight that was created purely for fis...

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  • Twins select Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in MLB Draft
Twins select Royce Lewis No. 1 overall in MLB Draft

Slot value for the No. 1 overall pick this year is $7.77 million, but the Twins aren't expected to pay that much to steer Lewis away from a University of California, Irvine commitment. In 2001, Minnesota drafted six-time All-Star Joe Mauer No. 1 overall, and in 1983 they picked righthander Tim Belcher, although he did not sign. Atlanta select...

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  • Magic sees Lonzo as one piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan
Magic sees Lonzo as one piece in Lakers' grand rebuilding plan

The Lakers will have 2 new additions to the starting five with Lopez and Ball and the 76ers will be adding Fultz and last year's No. 1- Simmons to the rotation. 9 overall in 2014. "The right people are in charge". The Lakers still have another bad contract in Luol Deng to get rid of. Those moves should give the Lakers close to $60 millio...

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  • Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths
Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semifinal berths

We have looked at the New Zealand team. However, Mexico came out reorganized for the second half and Raul Jimenez got an equalizer nine minutes into the second period. He said: "I don't think it will be Argentina [who finishes fifth] now they have the coach they have [Jorge Sampaoli]". It did not slow Portugal down, though, as Andre Sil...

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  • Steve Hansen hits back after All Blacks outmuscle British and Irish Lions
Steve Hansen hits back after All Blacks outmuscle British and Irish Lions

On the menu for discussion this week, we have the Haka, the best young hurlers in Ireland and how versatility affects sportspeople. . The Crusaders' player has only just recovered from a rib injury and looked sharp, but, again, the All Blacks lost nothing from their reserves bench - his replacement Anton Lienert-Brown was again very good.

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  • New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream
New Zealand vs. Portugal live stream

As mentioned above, Portugal can advance with a loss if Mexico loses by more goals or by scoring fewer goals, but a win would be the safest bet. This will be the first senior meeting between Portugal , ranked eighth in the world, and New Zealand , who are 95th - sandwiched between Guatemala and Madagascar.

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  • Magic Johnson says Lakers aren't close to another deal
Magic Johnson says Lakers aren't close to another deal

We know what it takes to win a championship. Johnson said that he wants a player who makes everyone around him better and it sounds like Russell is not that type of a player. Ball's appearance before the Dodgers' matchup against the Colorado Rockies culminated a whirlwind day and a half, that began with his selection in Thursday's National Ba...

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  • Ronaldo on target as Portugal pump New Zealand
Ronaldo on target as Portugal pump New Zealand

Portugal were 2-0 up when he picked up his second yellow card of the tournament for a tackle in the middle of the pitch. "As a Russian Football Union's representative overseeing cases of discrimination in football, I was meeting with FIFA officials yesterday and they had no complaints whatsoever", he added.

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  • Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup
Portugal and Mexico advance, hosts Russian Federation bow out — FIFA Confederations Cup

Osorio was experimenting with his lineup for that game, but Mexico needs consistency if they want to take on the biggest countries in the sport. "We play away from home, against the host team, with a lot of support from their fans, and fighting for the qualification".

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  • Kohli deflects question on Kumble saga
Kohli deflects question on Kumble saga

Former Indian cricketer and renowned commentator Ravi Shastri has sought a guarantee of selection from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as next coach of the Indian team before formally applying for the post, it emerged on Thursday.

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  • Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid
Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft , Harris said the organization is "focused on it". "And when the health, medical and performance staff tells us we're ready to go, we'll go". The #Nba Draft featured 60 players being taken, but some teams hit on future players, while some swu...

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  • Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of 3.3m Euros Tax Fraud
Spanish Prosecutors Accuse Mourinho of 3.3m Euros Tax Fraud

Jose Mourinho is being accused of double counts of tax fraud involving 1.6 million pounds in 2011 nd 1.7 million pounds in 2012 and the case has been presented in a local court in Spain . "Since joining Real Madrid in July 2009, he has always shown his desire to pay his financial obligations", the Spanish champion stated. Paris Saint-Germain'...

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  • Paul Ince: Mohamed Salah
Paul Ince: Mohamed Salah "a great addition" for Liverpool

You can see that everyone is happy and they're enjoying their football", Berger said. "He's a good player, technically he's very good, fast, he can score goals, create goals". Mohamed Salah began life at Liverpool with tours of Melwood and Anfield. A move to Liverpool could still be possible but there are also links to a move to AC Milan a...

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  • Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis
Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Peralta completed Mexico's comeback in the Fisht Stadium by meeting Javier Aquino's cutback and sweeping a shot past goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic . John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand . In the FIFA Confederation standing table, Portugal is in the second p...

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  • Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)
Markelle Fultz Excited To Head To The (Insert Team Name)

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers are particularly excited as their teams have the top two picks in the draft, which is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Long the league laughingstock, it's the Sixers' turn to clap back, with Embiid and Ben Simmons poking fun on Twitter at Lonzo Ball and his father, La...

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