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

Mexico made eight changes for the second game against New Zealand and will be without defender Carlos Salcedo , while PSV Eindhoven's Hector Moreno is also a doubt. New Zealand and Portugal face off in the last of the group stage games in the Confederations Cup on Saturday. Chile: The champions of CONMEBOL advance with a win or draw ov...

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  • Mexico knock out Confed Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win
Mexico knock out Confed Cup hosts Russia with 2-1 win

Portugal and Mexico have booked their places in the semifinal stage of the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup taking place in Russian Federation. Portugal coach Fernando Santos gave New Zealand a boost by withdrawing Ronaldo 23 minutes from the end, but substitute Nani almost made a swift impact, latching on to Quaresma's cross and slamming ...

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  • Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russian Federation with 2-1 win
Mexico knock out Confederations Cup hosts Russian Federation with 2-1 win

Selecao recorded their first win of the tournament on Wednesday evening, after Cristiano Ronaldo scored to hand his side a 1-0 win over Russian Federation. For their part, Mexico remain unbeaten, having followed up a draw against Portugal with a win over New Zealand . "We took a great side all the way against Mexico and we can do that ag...

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  • Jose Ortiz gets first Crown win aboard Tapwrit in Belmont
Jose Ortiz gets first Crown win aboard Tapwrit in Belmont

Tapwrit , who went off at odds of 5-1, crossed the wire first as the late afternoon shadows sprawled across the track known as Big Sandy. With a possible Triple Crown glittering on the horizon, Always Dreaming lost the Preakness, which, as disappointing as it was for Pletcher, provided a measure of relief, since it eliminated a scenario in which ...

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  • White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey
White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

He also threw both a no hitter and a ideal game as well as being a part of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox . He pitched more than 200 innings in 14 consecutive seasons. Now, his number will be retired - just like The Big Hurt's. Buehrle is the 12th player to have his number retired by the White Sox. But who's to say the players ...

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  • Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green
Warriors newbie Jordan Bell gets call from Draymond Green

Green was selected with the 35th overall pick in 2012, just three picks ahead of Bell was in this year's NBA Draft - making for an eerily similar success story in the works. very Draymond Green . On Friday, Bell took a flight from Los Angeles to Oakland for his introductory press conference . "I FaceTimed him and he didn't answer".

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  • F1 Azerbaijan: Valtteri Bottas comes in first in FP3
F1 Azerbaijan: Valtteri Bottas comes in first in FP3

There was a lot of pressure. And while a future seat with Ferrari does not seem to be beyond the realms of possibility, Hamilton insists he remains more than happy at Mercedes and is now more focused on how to consistently outwit the resurgent Italians rather than thinking about pulling on those famous red overalls.

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  • Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku
Lewis Hamilton preparing for tough weekend in Baku

Lewis Hamilton says it is satisfying to have claimed such a dominant pole position for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix having feared he didn't have the performance to challenge following a lacklustre Friday showing. Chasing his second career pole, Bottas was also disappointed. "It's disappointing obviously", Bottas said. "So that's a good thing an...

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  • Lions to be led by the 'Best' against Chiefs
Lions to be led by the 'Best' against Chiefs

Gatland insisted he was "always confident" that Owen Farrell would be available for the Test despite the England playmaker's thigh strain, but the head coach is offering no guarantees to his captain, Sam Warburton . "They're in a new side that's been developing over the last four weeks". The balance was pretty good. If you look at territory and po...

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  • Penn State freshman Evan Barrett picked in 3rd round of National Hockey League draft
Penn State freshman Evan Barrett picked in 3rd round of National Hockey League draft

In the fourth round, the Blackhawks swapped picks with the Vancouver Canucks and moved up to take Swedish forward Tim Soderlund. In the third round with the 70th pick, the Blackhawks drafted forward Andrei Altybarmakyan, who is from Russian Federation, 5-10, 183 pounds and a left-handed shot.

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  • Mourinho denies tax fraud claims
Mourinho denies tax fraud claims

The state prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which indicate that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". He has reportedly made a deal with Spanish authorities to avoid a Supreme Court trial, which found his fellow Argentina captain Lione...

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  • Man overboard! Artemis' skipper goes flying into Bermuda's Great Sound
Man overboard! Artemis' skipper goes flying into Bermuda's Great Sound

Team New Zealand twice defeated the Swedish syndicate in the qualifying phase. Outteridge slipped and flew off the boat as the six-man crew went through its quick, choreographed sprint to change sides while the 50-foot foiling catamaran was turning while going about 27 knots on the fifth of seven legs.

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  • Real Madrid denies Mourinho's contract allegations
Real Madrid denies Mourinho's contract allegations

Earlier in June, the prosecutor's office in Madrid alleged that Cristiano Ronaldo had evaded tax of €14.7m (£13m, $16m) from 2011 to 2014. Statements from the prosecution indicate that Ronaldo will be charged with using offshore financial instruments , including holdings in the British Virgin Islands, to hide payments made to him for the use o...

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  • $ID/[None]0000LightBlue76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft
$ID/[None]0000LightBlue76ers make Fultz first pick in NBA Draft

The 76ers have the top pick and are said to be set on taking point guard Markelle Fultz of Washington, while U.C.L.A point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be taken at No.2 by the Lakers. After a player gets drafted, he gains thousands of new fans and new followers on social media, many of whom decide to go back in time to learn a little more.

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  • Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010
Real Madrid deny signing Mourinho while still at Inter Milan in 2010

A few days before, Spain's tax department raised the same charge against Ronaldo. Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain, but his former club have played down talk of a return to Old Trafford.

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  • England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup
England beaten on day one of the Women's World Cup

Tournament hosts England and India , a team who've enjoyed success in English conditions in recent times , launch the competition in Derby on Saturday. This is the eighth time that the Indian contingent is participating in the Women's World Cup. India's @M_Raj03 chats to teammate @ImHarmanpreet ahead of their first match against En...

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  • Germany 1 Chile 1: Stindl Denies Record-Breaker Sanchez
Germany 1 Chile 1: Stindl Denies Record-Breaker Sanchez

Sanchez netted his 38th goal for Chile after a smart pass by Arturo Vidal in the sixth minute. Germany v Chile is available in most countries via the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. Both teams will still be favorites to progress from the group following their opening game wins, but must ensure they do not slip up as Ge...

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  • Lions' problems fixable: Warren Gatland
Lions' problems fixable: Warren Gatland

I always find it amusing when people tell us they're going to beat us up in the tight five. "The guts and character we showed to hang in there - and when we got our opportunities, we took them in that second half - was pleasing". "A lot of those things are fixable". "We need to be prepared both physically and mentally for next week and know wha...

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  • Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt drafted by Buffalo Sabres
Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt drafted by Buffalo Sabres

His skill is unparalleled and his ability is unquestioned. Mittelstadt graduated from Eden Prairie High School two weeks ago. Mittelstadt was named Minnesota's Mr. One of the few players in this class with first line upside. In every draft, there are help-now players and there are projects. The Buffalo Sabres are in an interesting situa...

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  • Rio Ferdinand wishes to see Ronaldo back to Manchester United !
Rio Ferdinand wishes to see Ronaldo back to Manchester United !

The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which appear to show that Mourinho used shell companies in the Virgin Islands and Ireland to "hide profits made from image rights". Ronaldo is claimed to have taken advantage of a loophole in Spain which allows foreign sportsmen and women to pay income tax at a rate...

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