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Russian Federation offers asylum to former US FBI director Comey

President Donald Trump . Of course, Putin was probably just puttin' out the offer as a joke . In passing, Putin offered James Comey asylum in Russian Federation https://t.co/fPo3k4GQnd- The New York Times (@nytimes) 15 juin 2017 Putin said it was "strange" that, while still Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Comey had passed the contents of a conversation he had with Trump to the media via a friend.

The Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Lonzo Ball At Press Conference

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka again praised Ball's court vision. He comes in as one of the team's most hyped draft picks in years. "Watch out", Johnson said. Ball grew up in Chino Hills, California making him a hometown favorite among fans. They were repeatedly surprised and disappointed when free agents didn't line up to wear the Lakers' hallowed gold uniforms, leaving Los Angeles to struggle to four consecutive losing seasons.

Mayweather Promotions, Showtime putting on Mayweather-McGregor fight

The fight was finally announced after over a year of negotiations, with the deal complicated by the fact that McGregor is contracted to the UFC . Mayweather, generally considered the greatest boxer of his generation, earned about $800m in his career, including a whopping $300m in his much-hyped "fight of the century" with rival Manny Pacquiao .

Tommy Fleetwood among US Open leaders

None of those 18 players has won a major tournament to date. Paul Casey had a miserable time at Erin Hills on Saturday. Big hitters Dustin Johnson , Rory McIlroy and Jason Day were expected to thrive on the wide open fairways of Erin Hills.

Warriors on hand to see Andre Ward defeat Sergey Kovalev by TKO

I don't feel like it affects me one way or another honestly". "It takes something to do something". Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs) was badly hurt, and Ward went right at him and began firing away. I was better, and he was better this fight. Before losing to Ward in November, the 34-year-old Russian, now based in Florida, had never suffered defeat, or indeed even come close to it.

LSU beats Oregon State, ending Beavers' 23-game win streak

The Tigers' seven home runs by their fifth game in this CWS are five more than they hit in their previous five games in TD Ameritrade when they went 0-2 in 2013 and 1-2 in 2015. The big Alabama native got the start because freshman Eric Walker's season abruptly ended Monday in the lopsided loss to the Beavers when his forearm stiffened up for the second time in a week, prompting Mainieri to shut his rookie campaign down.

Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss - Ange Postecoglou

Fresh-faced Germany, with only 138 worldwide appearances between the starters, were made to work harder than expected in Group B on Monday. You can't prepare them for what they're going to face out there. "We played well in the first half - the only bad thing was that we were only 2-1 up at the break. It will be good for us to see how we keep up with them over 90 minutes and see if we can match their intensity for the duration", Loew said.

Juan Carlos Osorio hails Mexico's 'resilience' in defeat of hosts Russian Federation

Ronaldo scored with a penalty kick in the 33rd minute, four minutes before Bernardo Silva slipped a shot into an unguarded goal. A solo effort from Andre Silva , his eighth goal in 11 appearances, in the 80th minute and a stoppage-time goal from substitute Nani completed the scoring.

I Will Not Take A Gamble Next Season - Fernando Alonso

This may happen due to a penalty because both pilots' cars will have new MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit-Heat) installed, he added. The power unit featured an updated ICE (internal combustion engine) and despite Alonso's running on Friday being cut short by a gearbox issue, Honda's engineers appeared encourages with the new unit's performance.

Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

He visited the affected area on Sunday and said: "Unfortunately, this seems to be the greatest tragedy we have seen in recent years in terms of forest fires". Spanish air force sent two Canadair firefighting planes to Portugal to help battle the wildfire. But in a freakish sequence of events, officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil Protection Agency said they could not confirm a crash had taken place.

Virat Kohli opens up about Anil Kumble's resignation

He has been given a one-year contract and he waited till the contract expired. Virat Kohli had the final say in the captain-coach row between him and Anil Kumble. Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar, and R Sridhar, will continue to remain the Batting Coach and the Fielding Coach, respectively. "It was apparent the partnership [with Virat Kohli] was untenable, and I therefore believe it is best for me to move on", he wrote in the tweet message.

Dominant New Zealand increase America's Cup lead

That's what we're planning to race. “This team has been here before, so its not over, ” Spithill said. "We've got five days now, very important days". The New Zealanders have massive support at home, where sailing is a national sport. Spithill insisted nothing was off limits, and that included copying anything they could learn from Team NZ.

Kvitova upbeat ahead of Birmingham final

Remarkably, she's playing only her second tournament and only her sixth match since she was attacked in December. "I strained it a little bit, but I will get a good treatment", the world number 41 said. "It's fantastic to have (Petra) back on the court", Barty said about facing Kvitova. "She's making the game, changing direction a lot, slice, some volleys, drop shots".

McGregor will fight Mayweather this August

Conor McGregor has fired early shots at Floyd Mayweather ahead of their super-fight by taking a cheeky swipe at him on Twitter. He's also a southpaw, something White thinks Mayweather could struggle to deal with, and White says McGregor has the chance to knock out anyone he gets his hands on.

Semi Ojeleye selected by Boston Celtics in second round of NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz is expected to become the number one pick in Thursday's NBA Draft after the Philadelphia 76ers swung a deal for the top choice after watching his private workout. You can't help but go back and recognize how we arrived at the picks we had this year. Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, reached double figures 24 times and set a school record for points by a freshman with 579.

76ers Trade With Celtics For No. 1 Pick

According to a release by the 76ers , the future first-round pick that Boston will receive will be the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft , provided that such pick is No. The Sixers are expected to select Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft . "I am incredibly excited that we've acquired the No.

Celtics make Chaminade's Tatum No. 3 pick in National Basketball Association draft

Still, Ainge made it clear the last-minute cancellation bothered him. But no matter who Ainge eventually ends up taking, he better pan out, especially if Fultz lives up to his substantial hype. "The world of basketball has changed, and we're trying to adapt to those changes". Jackson described the conversation with Stevens as, "Just asking what I bring to the team, how would I feel about playing in Boston and how I see myself fitting in".

McGregor vs Mayweather Confirmed For 26 August

American Mayweather, 40, posted a video on Twitter confirming the details with the message: " It's official ". The boxing format heavily favours the undefeated Mayweather who many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Dyson sparks Mariners to a 7-5 comeback win over Tigers

Moore, 5-11 and age 23, had a fastball that hit 93 miles per hour. Nelson Cruz had three RBIs and Mitch Haniger homered as Seattle overcame a 4-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to hand the Tigers their fifth consecutive defeat.

US OPEN GOLF: Rory McIlroy misses cut at Erin Hills

Dustin Johnson . Rory McIlroy. And the former Ryder Cup player then made it five birdies in succession - just one short of the US Open record equalled by Adam Hadwin on Thursday - by picking up shots on the first, second and third. Erin Hills, despite its receptive greens and wide fairways, has shown its teeth early in Round 3. The USGA is providing complimentary bottled water the rest of the week.

Fiji beats Scotland 27-22

His conversion levelled the scores, for a few minutes at least, until Volavola put Fiji back in front with a penalty . It was an evenly-contested opening, with fans having to wait until the 25th minute for the first points of the game - Volavola converting a penalty .

Portugal, Mexico, Russia tussle for semi berths

Russia's hopes of a comeback were further hampered in the final 20 minutes when Yury Zhirkov was sent off for a second yellow card. New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic , who helped Unterhaching win promotion from the German fourth division last season, kept the score down with a superb second-half display.

Top pick Fultz introduces himself to 76ers fans

Widely reviled and also admired, the Sixers' plan to go from worst-to-first by openly stripping the roster bare of talent to lose and gobble draft picks has resulted in Joel Embiid , Simmons and now Fultz. The fact that Minnesota was able to get Butler and still not completely fall out of the first round, allowing them to take Creighton center Justin Patton , makes this a huge win for them.

LSU beats Oregon State 6-1 to reach CWS finals

Oregon State are the real deal in college baseball, but LSU was able to control the tempo of the game and keep the Beavers from seizing any real momentum. "And I don't know how that would have affected things, but it certainly would have put us in a pretty good position, that's for sure". I had to throw that first-pitch strike and make them pay for it.

Boston Celtics mock draft 4.0: Selecting the next big star

Bell's buzz continues to grow as the draft nears and some mocks now have him sneaking into the end of the first round. "We're getting the player we want". Nothing materialized, though coach Stan Van Gundy said he told the entire team: "I'll never, ever say to anyone, 'Don't worry, we'll never trade you'".

Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case

CCH Daily has contacted Mourinho's representatives for comment. The agency reiterated that Mourinho established residency in Spain between June 2010 and May 2013 and "paid more than €26m in taxes" taxed at a rate of more than 41 percent.

Tax Evasion: Cristiano Ronaldo to appear before court on July 31

The former Real Madrid boss has been accused of defrauding tax authorities to the tune of €3.3million by a Spanish regional prosecutor, with a complaint filed on Tuesday. The 32-year-old signed a new contract with Real Madrid until 2021 last November and has a release clause of one billion euros ($1.11 billion). "I have not spoken with him".

Hirving Lozano seals Mexico win to send Russian Federation out of Confederations Cup

Second half goals from 21 year old Hirving Lozano sealed a semi-final place for the El Tri after Nestor Araujo strike had cancelled out Aleksandr Samedov opener for Russian Federation in the 25th minute. Ronaldo was denied three times with headers by New Zealand's impressive goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic, who made eight saves and used his big body to block second-half shots by Andre Silva and substitute Nani.

'I have total respect for Kumble as a cricketer' - Kohli

The fiasco ignited celebrations in Pakistan but led to the resignation of former spin bowler Anil Kumble as head coach. India skipper Virat Kohl finally broke his silence over sudden resignation of head coach Anil Kumble on Thursday (June 22) saying he respects the latter's decision to step out.

Celtics Draft Rumors: Why Kansas Forward Josh Jackson Won't Workout For Boston

Can Boston trade for Paul George and convince him to stay? Also tonight, Sacramento dealt the 10th pick to Portland, which used it to acquire Gonzaga big man Zach Collins. 54. That's a trend that could slow down after this year. "He's a really skilled player, really talented scorer". The top-two picks are pretty much set in stone, but after that is when things get a bit insane and is when the unpredictability sets in.

Brent Primus Wins Bellator Lightweight Title Due to Injury

After about a minute of evaluation, the fight was stopped and Primus was awarded the win. All it took was a leg kick to stop the baddest man at 155lbs. In the end, it was the doctor's call. Bellator broadcasters Jimmy Smith and Mauro Ranallo, as well as the Madison Square Garden crowd, was confused at the referee initially pausing te fight instead of either stopping the fight for good or letting the fighters continue.

Holy Shit, The McGregor Vs. Mayweather Megafight Is Actually Happening

Mayweather confirmed the fight on his Instagram account as he shared a video poster of both fighters with the caption, " It's official ". "My take on a boxing match between the two.I think McGregor has got a good chance to make something happen in two or three rounds ", Diaz told CSN Sports.

Portugal Ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Speculation - Pepe

Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal worldwide scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus. Jose Mourinho , meanwhile, has come out fighting in a row with the Spanish tax authorities, claiming he paid more than €26million (£23m) between 2010-2013.

Over 30000 spectators travel between Confed Cup host cities for free

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson had vowed they would bounce back after Saturday's opening 2-0 defeat by Russian Federation and his team were true to his word. Defender Carlos Salcedo has returned home after suffering a shoulder injury against the All Whites while Hector Moreno will undergo a late fitness test.

Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticize St Petersburg pitch

The ambivalence towards the tournament could grow should Russian Federation be eliminated during the group stages, yet Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio does not fear dubious decisions going the hosts' way to give them a helping hand towards qualification.