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Elina Svitolina may miss Wimbledon after picking up foot injury

Elina Svitolina during her second round match at the Aego Classic in Birmingham June 22, 2017. Also the court was slippery which is bad for the foot. With Dominika Cibulkova having already lost in the first round, the two leading seeds have both departed early, following belated withdrawals from four other top-10 players.

Los Angeles Lakers have what New York Knicks desire for Kristaps Porzingis

Jackson's transformation from overrated albeit incredibly successful 11-time NBA Champion coach into a maniacal and out-of-touch general manager of the New York Knicks appears to be complete, as he is actively shopping Kristaps Porzingis .

It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

A three-wicket victory then followed over Sri Lanka , booking Pakistan's spot in the semi-final, and they advanced into the final after convincingly knocking out tournament favourites England in their own backyard. For him, Pakistan cricket has gone through rough times . Sindh Governor also expressed his views and declared the victory against India in the final of Champions Trophy a gift for Eid.

What we know about the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight

They'll use those gifts to ratchet up the hype during a hot summer culminating in their desert showdown. Odds: Mayweather is a -1,200 favorite, according to the Westgate SuperBook. But I'll tell you this: The reason Conor McGregor is as big as he is is because he will fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. Actually, the real million-dollar question - as in how many each of them will pocket - has already been answered.

Test status for Ireland

These two became the 11th and 12th Full Member of ICC and would be able to play Test Cricket. But it wasn't until 1969 that Ireland made the rest of the world game sit up when they bowled out the West Indies for just 25 at Sion Mills.

Ryan says House wants to move on Iran, Russia sanctions bill

Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, the top Democrat on the Foreign Affairs Committee , has called for the House to immediately hold an up-or-down vote on the sanctions legislation. When the bill was eventually fixed and passed-after Ryan failed and walked away taking off to Europe and Hollywood-it was a decentralization out from the speaker's office to the members that got it done.

Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No

He helps fill the void left by backup shooting guard Marco Belinelli, who was dealt to Atlanta in the deal for Howard. Markkanen shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range for his freshman year in Tucson. Can his one fantastic skill validate his top-10 status? The thing is he did this time and time again all season long. The Magic hope to get it right on Thursday, and they have a host of picks with which to try out a variety of ideas.

America's Cup Boat Capsize Spectacularly-But Team Still Leads Semifinal

There was drama in the America's Cup challenger series semi-finals after Team New Zealand capsized off the coast of Bermuda . Britain, meanwhile, still hasn't bounced back from its loss in 1851 to the schooner America. "We're really happy to take it through to the next round". "It was a great day for us to be able to repay the shore crew by getting it done with a day to go".

Escaped inmates arrested after Tennessee homeowners make vital call to police

Bill Miller, second from right, speaks during a news conference held at a truck stop Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Christiana, Tenn. The prisoners, armed with the officers' weapons, then allegedly carjacked a resident who was driving by, and fled west toward Eatonton, the sheriff's office said .

Andre Ward beats Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas rematch

It takes something to do something". The impressive performance from Ward was marred by the ending to the fight, with a succession of borderline low blows securing the stoppage after he had initially rocked the Russian with a powerful straight right to the head.

Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor on August 26

And in another preview of what everyone should expect during their summer of promotion, McGregor's post included his photo opposite Floyd Mayweather Sr., the boxer's 64-year-old father, with a straight-faced caption: " THE FIGHT IS ON ". Mayweather, 40, has not competed in almost two years. I'm not saying Floyd Mayweather's going to win. While some media outlets are reporting that Mayweather is on for a $ 100 million payday, while McGregor is going to get $80 million.

Ostapenko powers into French Open final

A title would be sufficient for Halep to achieve that, with a final appearance for Pliskova. The champion will be a first-time Major victor while victory will also crown Halep as the new world No 1, replacing Angelique Kerber. Feted by the Roland Garros crowd with two renditions of Bon Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) as injured Bacsinszky trudged from the court after a 145-minute battle, Ostapenko was overwhelmed with joy.

Ivanisevic: 'Mentally weak' Nishikori won't beat Murray

The world number one fell behind two breaks and the eighth seed served out the set after just 35 minutes of play. But he was twice penalised by Carlos Ramos for taking too long between points, losing a first serve following a repeat offence early in the second set.

Liverpool FC reject £11m bid for misfit defender

Moreno lost his spot in the side at Anfield last term as Jurgen Klopp opted to play midfielder James Milner in the left-back slot. The 24 year-old looks likely to leave this summer but fans are furious at the news of a rejected £11 million bid from Serie A side Napoli .

Singapore won't be rushed into F1 contract

The returning French Grand Prix, pencilled in for June 24, will kick off a streak of three consecutive races, with the Austrian Grand Prix to follow a week later, and the British Grand Prix to be staged at Silverstone on July 8. "Our expectation and goal is to have a race". The China and Singapore grands prix remain subject to confirmation from the commercial rights holder.

Quiet Munsterman O'Mahony ready to lead Lions roar

Owen Slot of The Times said the Lions are unrecognisable from the team that started with a scratchy 13-7 win over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians before losing to the Blues 22-16 - and they're now "at the stage where they can touch" the All Blacks .

Trump Says He Does Not Have, 'Did Not Make' Tapes of Comey

The FBI has been investigating allegations of Russia-Trump campaign collusion since July based in part on the debunked dossier produced by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. Following Comey's testimony, Senate investigators set a deadline of Friday, June 23, for the White House to turn over any records of the discussion, including audio recordings.

Spurs Offering LaMarcus Aldridge for Top-10 Pick

Phoenix pushed hard for Aldridge during his free agency two summers ago, but he signed with San Antonio instead. He has a player option where he can opt out of his contract after the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. 5 and No. 10 picks in Thursday's draft, and may be willing to part with one of the selections for the right price. Now the question becomes if Howard can bounce back from two tumultuous seasons in Atlanta and Houston, and also fit in in Charlotte.

Simona Halep defeats Karolina Pliskova in French Open semifinals

She ended the contest on her first match point with an unreturnable serve to reach her second French Open final. Elena Ostapenko and Simona Halep made the final of the Open championship of France. Ostapenko won the first set 7-6 (4). Ostapenko won despite having 43 unforcd errors to Bacsinszky's 19. Ostapenko celebrated her 20th birthday with a 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 6-3 win over Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky .

Get psyched for the Mayweather-McGregor fight with this incredible trailer

I actually respect him for that. Self promotion has never been an issue for Floyd and the lead up to his clash with Conor McGregor is no exception. Nate Diaz is yet to fight since the rematch in August, 2016 and has remained coy on his future plans to fight in the organisation as he clearly feels he is worth more than he has been offered since defeating Conor McGregor .

Perez distances Real from De Gea move, backs goalkeepers

Manchester United , Manchester City , Arsenal and Paris Saint Germain have also been linked with Monaco wonderkid Mbappe in recent months but Marca claims that he has already set his sights on moving to the Champions League winners to work under his compatriot.

Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time

As Billups made his second visit with the Cavaliers Wednesday, Ice Cube said Billups as the new Cavs general manager is a done deal. If he accepts, the 40-year-old Billups will oversee operations despite having no prior front office experience.

Potential for furious finish drive players to Travelers Championship

This is a big week for the Travelers Championship , and as executive vice president for the title sponsor, he's had a lot to do with it. They get a reward for that: they can by-pass local qualifying next year and go straight to a 36-hole sectional.

Jadhav submitted mercy petition to Pakistan Army chief

Firmly rejecting a second "video confession" released by Pakistan military as proof of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's guilt, India on Thursday told Islamabad to desist from attempting to influence proceedings before the world court through "false propaganda".

New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels

Montgomery , pitching with an extra day of rest, gave up five hits, including a two-run homer by Maldonado, while striking out five. Nolasco holds a record of 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA in four career starts against the Yankees . Betances struck out two in a ideal eighth Wednesday in his first game since June 15. PADRES 3, CUBS 2: Erick Aybar hit a tying homer in the sixth inning, Luis Torrens walked with the bases loaded against Koji Uehara in the eighth and San Diego stopped a three-game ...

NASSCOM lowers IT export growth estimates to 7-8% in 2017-18

Sales will rise 7-8% in constant currency terms in the fiscal year ending in March 2018, the National Association of Software and Services Companies ( Nasscom ) said in a statement Thursday. Replying to a query, he said the Indian IT industry is all set to move beyond the heavy-dependent markets - the U.S. and the United Kingdom - which account for nearly 80 per cent of export - and expand footprints to newer geographies such as Continental Europe, Japan, China and Africa .

Bull market: Wade mulls option as Butler rumors gain steam

Cleveland is in the precarious position of trying to improve in the short term without mortgaging their future. If he stays the team can not win a title unless someone with more talent is eventually brought in. With this in mind, here are the Top 5 biggest flops at the No. 14 pick over the past 20 years. Butler is now under contract for the next two years, and he holds a player option for the 2019-2020 season.

Jose Mourinho vetoes Man Utd from making Cristiano Ronaldo bid - Tancredi Palmeri

Mourinho has been accused of two counts of tax fraud - €1.6m in 2011 and €1.7m in 2012. The Madrid prosecutor said the case was presented to a local court. He spoke to the MEN and said: "The manager signed four fantastic players previous year". Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo , who is accused of evading tax of some €14.7m by hiding income from image rights.

Unseeded Ostapenko stuns Halep to claim maiden grand slam title

However, the unseeded Ostapenko once again bounced back and eventually won the match along with the prestigious title 6-3. And there is no second guessing, even though Ostapenko was clad in disbelief. From there everything seemed to go Ostapenko's way. But it paid off with his daughter winning junior Wimbledon in 2014. "She' a great champion". "I have full faith that one of these days she's going to hold one of those trophies", Cahill said.

Contreras hits HR, Baez scores on error, Cubs beat Padres

I don't have any idea how anyone watching that replay could honestly say Rizzo deviated from his path. "I've talked to a lot of umpires about this rule". "You don't see it anymore because the runner thinks he has to avoid (the catcher) - he doesn't", Maddon said. "He doesn't. If the guy's in the way, you're still able to hit him".

Maradona: I Wish Cristiano Ronaldo Was An Argentine

Speaking from Dubai, where he now lives, Maradona added that he'd wished Ronaldo, who is Portuguese, was Argentinian. "I prefer Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo but I acknowledge that the latter is an animal. Maradona also vented his anger at Sampaoli's decision to leave out Manchester City's Sergio Aguero for the friendlies against Brazil and Singapore.

No locals taken on first day of Major League Baseball draft

In addition to the No. 1 pick, the Twins will also have the No. 35 and No. 37 pick on Day One of the MLB Draft. Belcher may not have worked out as a top overall pick for the Twins, but their second opportunity paid off. "So when you add that on top of his skill set, it just makes him a very attractive package". "We expect him to conduct himself with maturity and be a professional and be accountable for his actions", general manager Mike Rizzo said.

Small margins can be massive in cricket, says Virat Kohli

Leading the batting for the young Pakistan side - which had fallen easily to India by 124 runs in a group stage match on June 6 - was 27-year-old Fakhar Zaman who recorded his maiden century in only his fourth worldwide innings. " Pakistan's innings was characterised by intent, and a momentum which they maintained throughout", he said, "In the final, it found a way to turn it on as a team , and ensure that any scars from that game didn't cloud their decision making on the field".

Belmont Stakes Preview and Analysis: Irish War Cry Morning Line Favorite

As disconcerting as those results were, Pletcher never wavered from Ortiz and the jockey stuck with Tapwrit . Last year's 3-year-old champion, Arrogate, is now the best horse in the world and his first graded stake was in last year's Travers, so anything can happen as we head into the summer months.

Pakistan Wins Its Maiden ICC Champions Trophy Title

Pakistan , made to bat first for the first time in the tournament, racked up a final-record innings of 338-4, founded on a 128-run opening stand between Fakhar Zaman , who earned his maiden one-day worldwide century with 114, and Azhar Ali , whom Fakhar ran out on 59.