• Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman
Care bill is a test for Mr. Portman

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the House bill would kick 23 million Americans off their health plans, and the legislation is unpopular with the public. The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. "It's going to be very hard because it is a complex bill and there are a lot of differing ...

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  • Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals
Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals

It was soon 2-0 when Bernardo Silva converted a low cross from Pereira Eliseu after 37 minutes. In St Petersburg , Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand but it came at a cost as the Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.

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  • CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid
CR7 does U-turn on future in Madrid

Prosecutors allege the star player failed to pay €14.8 million in tax due between 2011 and 2014 and "intentionally" misled authorities by declaring €11.5 million in taxable earnings versus a real figure of $43 million. The Real star has been summoned to testify on July 31. The prosecutor said last Tuesday that there was evidence that Ronaldo used...

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  • McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions
McKenzie in as All Blacks concerned over Smith concussions

Given Dane Coles has now been sidelined for the best part of four months with concussion, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitted there were worries for Smith and every precaution would be taken. Flanker Matt Todd, another of the cover players, was released after he sustained a calf injury during training. "He's now in what we're saying is a pre-s...

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  • Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers
Lonzo Ball (and Dad?) Picked by LA Lakers

Lonzo Ball's father saw his plan work to perfection, as his son was taken second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers and his Big Baller Brand got to release a new Lakers colorway for Lonzo's signature shoe . " I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also that players want to play with ". The young man became a colleg...

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  • Chicago Bulls: Complete 2017 NBA Draft results
Chicago Bulls: Complete 2017 NBA Draft results

The other amusing story to come out of Fultz's day in the spotlight is that he's moving to Philly, home of the cheesesteak, and is most excited about their generic, fast food chicken sandwiches. Two of the most successful programs in college basketball history had a very good night. Nothing materialized, though coach Stan Van Gundy said he told the...

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  • Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns
Kansas' Josh Jackson drafted 4th overall by the Phoenix Suns

Each experience was unique and being their for the biggest nights in all of those guys' lives was memorable for a number of different reasons. All of that was clearly illustrated on Friday afternoon when Tatum met the Boston media at the Celtics training facility in Waltham, roughly 16 hours after Boston selected the Duke freshman forwa...

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  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino happy with VARs despite disputes
FIFA President Gianni Infantino happy with VARs despite disputes

Diplomats from Australia and New Zealand on Friday visited the National Center for Response to Critical Situations that reports to the Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense. FIFA president, Gianni Infantino , has described VAR as "the future of modern football", despite mixed reactions during this year's Confederations Cup .

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  • Are Comey and Mueller 'Very Good Friends' Like Trump Claims?
Are Comey and Mueller 'Very Good Friends' Like Trump Claims?

Even if they were the closest of friends, however, Mueller's investigation into Trump barely includes James Comey, whom like we said before, has no real motive to not be truthful in these matters. Trump said "there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that", and he added that some of Mueller's legal team had suppor...

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  • Danny Ainge: No Recent Effort to Add Jimmy Butler
Danny Ainge: No Recent Effort to Add Jimmy Butler

I'm not mad, I'm not. I can't say that it caught me off guard. But the Wolves improved by just two wins in their first season under coach Tom Thibodeau , and something had to be done, the team's owner said Friday. That told me a lot about him. If Minnesota truly wants to make major strides this season, more moves need to be made. "You get a guy ...

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  • Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will attract the best - Yorke
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will attract the best - Yorke

United have also been linked with Monaco star Fabinho , who admitted he could be tempted by a move if a bid was made for him. Manager Jose Mourinho has been trying to improve the defensive midfield and has identified the Monegasque player as the missing piece of the puzzle.

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  • Sixers trust process for Fultz
Sixers trust process for Fultz

Hall of Famer Jerry West , fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win another National Basketball Association championship, is now officially a consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers. Two stars worthy of the top pick in consecutive years, neither of which was able to lead their college programs to team success in their one season on cam...

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

Advancing from the group with European champion Portugal and Gold Cup victor Mexico was seen as a hard task from the start, but an opening victory against New Zealand had left Russian Federation in position to make it to the semifinals despite a loss to Portugal in the second match .

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  • Jose Mourinho Won't Sell Man Utd Star Unless He Asks For Move
Jose Mourinho Won't Sell Man Utd Star Unless He Asks For Move

Other clients of Mendes who have ended up in Spain include the Portuguese full-back Fabio Coentrao - on the verge of joining Sporting Lisbon on loan from Real Madrid - and Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid.

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  • Magic Johnson explains why the Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell
Magic Johnson explains why the Lakers traded D'Angelo Russell

The Los Angeles Lakers landed their first-choice player from this year's National Basketball Association draft class as highly-rated college prospect Lonzo Ball joined his hometown franchise. "With Earvin's vision and his persona, I think the organization is really taking on that positive joy that he seems to live with every day". So is it ...

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  • Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft
Jimmy Butler Trade, Freshmen Picks Highlight NBA Draft

A record 16 freshmen were taken in Round 1, including a new high for first-year players selected in the lottery. Not surprisingly, Wildcats coach John Calipari was on hand to congratulate the future millionaires. So, let's start with the No.1 pick and the Philadelphia 76ers . The Boston Celtics made an impressive pick by selecting Jayson Ta...

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  • Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act
Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act

He worked out for the team several weeks ago so the Lakers would be impressed with his skills and consider drafting him. Ball made it clear about what he saw in his future. In his first public appearance since getting drafted by the Lakers , Ball probably wanted to avoid the embarrassment of throwing a wild pitch, a feeling celebriti...

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  • Sergey Kovalev promoter incensed by low blows during Ward TKO
Sergey Kovalev promoter incensed by low blows during Ward TKO

Andre Ward does not hit that hard, but he is difficult to hit cleanly. "And I think you can't help but feel it, and it's what makes ... when you're a true fight fan, you don't mind hearing about the money and all that other stuff if it's a guy that loves to fight and is willing to challenge himself against anybody out there, you know, and fights ...

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  • Wheeling and dealing play big role in National Basketball Association draft
Wheeling and dealing play big role in National Basketball Association draft

Boston drafted Duke swingman Jayson Tatum third (that's who Ainge would've drafted over Fultz, Sixers fans) and the Knicks drafted Frank "Frankie Nicotine" Ntilikina eighth overall. Derrick White, who went to the Spurs, and Josh Hart, who went to the Lakers, had to wait until the last two picks of round number one to hear their names called.

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  • Magic sees Ball as big piece of plan
Magic sees Ball as big piece of plan

Now, Lavar can say I told you so to everyone that doubted him when he said, "speak it into existence". After the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, the 16-time National Basketball Association champion Lakers are rebuilding with the point guard who led the nation with 7.7 assists per game last season a few miles up the 405 freeway w...

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