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South Africa beat England in thriller to level T20 series

England looked clear favourites to claim the series after their dominating win in the first game in Southampton but they surrendered the second game in Taunton after being in a comfortable position of needing 40 runs in the final four overs with seven wickets in hand.

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev by TKO in highly anticipated rematch

In a rematch to one of the most controversial world title fights of 2016, Ward and Kovalev had another battle in Las Vegas for the unified light heavyweight championship. If he tries to get them by going into this too angry because he doesn't think he deserved to lose them, that's a mistake against Ward . Though brilliant on the back foot, Ward has a fighter's heart and looks to hurt with either hand when he attacks from behind that defensive shield.

Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

Gilbert has owned the team for 12 ½ years and has yet to come to an agreement on a contract extension with any of his general managers. The entire internet was buzzing with speculation of how Griffin and the Cavaliers , a team strapped for cash after bloating itself with the massive contracts of Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, and JR Smith, would be able to pull off a move all while trying to keep the core of LeBron James , Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love intact.

Spieth keeps lead at Travelers

There will be shades of déjà vu for Marc Leishman at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship as Jordan Spieth takes aim at a wire to wire victory and another piece of golf history at the TPC River Highlands . 'I hit it right into the bunker and then from there I put the same kind of swing on it as my earlier bunker shot, ' he said. Former world number one Spieth stumbled with a poor back nine to card 70, while Berger shot 67 to force a playoff.

Elderly golf fan who died at US Open lost wife days earlier

EDEN, Wis. - Cameron Champ, a rising senior at Texas A&M, blasted his way to a 3-under-par 69 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday, drawing attention for his long drives and steady putting. "I was in the hay too much over the last couple of days", Day said. No one took advantage like Fowler. Champ was a touted recruit out of Sacramento, California, when he committed to play for the Aggies.

America's Cup: New Zealand lead Team USA 6-1

Hilary, Jack, Daniel and Chris are putting their best foot forward for the Kiwi sailors. “Youve got to take your hats off to those guys, ” Spithill said. The next time the boats came together, Team New Zealand was slightly ahead and on the favored starboard tack. Burling then hit the line and kept his catamaran on foils all the way around the course as he sailed to the cusp of what would be an enormous upset.

Dennis Rodman Says He Got Otto Warmbier Released

He was incarcerated that March after being convicted of attempting to overthrow the regime and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Yet, there's a qualifier that keeps creeping into the US press coverage of this story, a touch of ersatz journalistic due diligence, which suggests that too many American reporters have yet to grasp the full extent of North Korea's totalitarian horrors.

South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation

However, he added that the U.S. Indeed, China's primary countermove in the region has been to weaken U.S. security leverage in the region by eroding the substance of its alliances. There is already a vice ministerial-level hotline between the Japanese and South Korean defense authorities. In media interview, Moon apparently seeking to stress importance of environmental impact assessment ahead of US summit President Moon Jae-in said in a June 22 interview with Reuters that the initial South ...

After he minimized Kovalev, Ward looks for heavier belts

And while it was warranted before, was it this time? In the opening Kovalev outlanded Ward who did more clinching than fighting. "The worst mistake you can make is to underestimate an opponent's IQ". "He landed incredible body punches and chopped Sergey down, literally chopped him down". Unfotunately, the fight would end with a controversial stoppage after multiple brutal body shots.

'It's an honor.' Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

Ortiz thanked everyone from Red Sox owners and former players, to his father in attendance, and his late mother who he said was looking over him. He and I had a lot of discussions about what his plan was going to be, and he was ready to be activated to pitch somewhere.

Anil Kumble's personal decision to step down: Sourav Ganguly

We totally respect that. "I can't comment on his coaching style but as a senior, as a player there is no one better than him". He did not mention any particular instance which leads to the disagreement with Kohli. He wanted to hand the responsibility to the CAC and BCCI selected candidate. "There had been reports that the CAC had okayed Kumble's extension".

Kvitova Wastes No Time Back with WTA Birmingham Grass Title

She returned at last month's French Open, where she lost in the second round. The Czech fired 13 aces but she also had 7 double faults, struggling to find her first serve, especially in the second set. "I think I've been through a very hard time in my life, and it wasn't about the tennis, but about coming back healthy and alive and move my fingers properly and everything like that".

Ice Cube: Chauncey Billups Leaving BIG3 for Cavaliers Job

The new BIG3 League debuted on Sunday in Brooklyn, New York. It's pretty cool that these games are going to be televised. "They want to be the first champions, so I'm not anxious about that at all". But once guys started knocking down shots or defending you, that competitive nature kicked out because it's a defensive challenge. "Playing part is not going to be what you expect".

Andy Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title at some point in the future, according to their mother Judy. Addressing Andy Murray's drop-off in form having achieved number one ranking, Federer said: "Andy was exhausted after getting to No1 at the end of previous year and then has been struggling with injuries".

Aegon Championships : Cilic beats Muller to reach final

It was the second match on Centre Court which attracted the greatest interest as the two had clashed in the final, three years earlier when Dimitrov went on to become champion in 2014. "Today's match was a really high level", said the world number seven who is coached by former grasscourt specialist Jonas Bjorkman . "I played really well throughout and Gilles was pushing me to the limits", Cilic said.

Jordan Spieth birdies 18th to keep Travelers lead

Still, when the sun set Friday, Spieth was the leader of the Travelers Championship . "Good short-game shots are the reason you stay in tournaments". The putter that Rory is speaking of is the TaylorMade Spider, a putter that is bright red in color and is popular on the PGA TOUR . Maybe there will be another playoff for the first prize of $1.224 million in the $6.8 tournament Sunday.

Josh Jackson Blames Timing Of Trade For Not Working Out With Celtics

But Jackson apparently doesn't want to become a Celtic and reportedly has refused to work out for the organization without an assurance that he will be chosen by them and not traded . Jackson averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists a game. It is unclear whether or not the Jayhawks guard has heard from Phoenix that he'll be the pick at four if he's available, or if he's just very confident.

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday

The England centre was close to forcing his way onto the bench for Saturday's 30-15 first Test defeat to New Zealand in Auckland. Best skippers the Lions for the second time on this tour after he led them against the Chiefs last week.

Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning

With the Sox trailing 3-1 in the seventh, Fernando Abad relieved Price, and the reliever promptly gave up an RBI double to Cameron Maybin . Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.

NBA Trade: Bulls trade Butler to T-Wolves

He told the Bulls he is opting in for a second season with his hometown team at almost $24 million this week. Chicago bet on the trio of Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo , and the team sputtered during the regular season. "Every year he just made major strides". Minnesota figures to have just more than $20 million to spend. I know what he's asking of myself, the same thing he's asking everybody else on that team: to work.

Marcelo wants to leave Real Madrid if Cristiano Ronaldo exits

A Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal have beaten Federation Internationale de Football Association 2017 Confederations Cup hosts Russia in their Group A match in front of a sell-out crowd in Moscow. Ronaldo is still willing to leave Madrid this summer. He has also been ordered to pay a fine of £1.76m. "I am sure that Cristiano complies with his tax duties, it must be a confusion that will be cleared".

Arizona Wildcats star Lauri Markkanen taken No. 7 in NBA Draft

Another step away from contention and into rebuilding mode was the best path, per Paxson. Butler averaged career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (6.2) and assists (5.5) in his sixth season. "He was professional and I think handled it all really well. They are in a position where they had drafts over the last number of years that have gotten them young talent".

Ex-EDL leader Tommy Robinson fights man in Royal Ascot vehicle park

The man swings three punches back at Mr Robinson but none of them connect and he falls over again. He wrote on Twitter: 'A witness told me that Tommy Robinson threw the first punch after a verbal with the man'. Metro.co.uk has contacted Thames Valley Police for a comment. The Rebel Media reporter says he has recorded an interview with a Muslim coach driver he says released the footage, and announced he will release a full video response later.

Aegon Championships: Marin Cilic, Gilles Muller into Queen`s semi-finals

Spain's Feliciano Lopez advanced to his third Queen's quarter-final with a 6-1, 7-6 (4) win against French qualifier Jeremy Chardy . Unseeded Lopez beat Bulgarian sixth seed Dimitrov 7-5 3-6 6-2 in the second semi-final at Queen's Club .

Cosby Trial Day 9: Jury Deadlocked In Cosby Trial

This week, as the jury of seven men and five women toiled toward a decision in the Norristown, Pa. courtroom, they repeatedly asked about damaging sections of Cosby's 2005 sworn depositions. Women are reminded of the unfortunate realities surrounding sexual assault time and again as heartbreaking viral stories drift in and out of the fickle cultural conversations .

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom banned for 12 months by Federation Internationale de Football Association

The 28-year-old, who plays for Bulgarian club FC Vereya, was punished "for refusing to pay compensation due to his former agent", Federation Internationale de Football Association said in a statement. Inkoom reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana in 2010 and the quarter-finals of that year's World Cup. The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action.

Tiger Woods is 'Receiving Professional Help' After DUI Arrest

Asked whether the police arrest had finally prompted Woods to seek help Steinberg added: "Was the night in question a tipping point?" Mark Steinberg , Woods's long-time manager, provided further context. Together for 25 years and more than 600 golf tournaments, Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay are moving on. He is where he is right now.

Di Mar a given fine for Spanish tax fraud

Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening. They claim that Mourinho, who took over at United previous year, failed to declare 3.3 million euros ($3.7m, £2.9m) during his time in the Spanish capital - 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.

GOP is hiding something in Senate health-care bill

According to a poll from the Kaiser Famidly Foundation, 55 percent of Americans say the Senate's bill is unfavorable, compared with 30 percent who say it is favorable. "It would raise costs , reduce coverage, roll back protections, and ruin Medicaid as we know it". Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer appears at a press conference with a sign that he had personally edited to read "Mean-er" after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on ...

Kentucky family stuck in Louisiana due to tropical storm Cindy

Up to 2 inches of heavy rain is possible in Lancaster County today as Tropical Depression Cindy forges a path across the southeastern United States, meteorologists said Thursday. A person fights through a heavy downpour near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Friday. "We have seen some flooding, we went through hail and actually went through a lot of that cause it's raining so hard and the wind is terrible and it's leaning over the trees".

Cilic beats Muller in 3 sets, reaches Queen's final

Notably, the Croat and his doubles partner will complete the semi-final match against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares after the singles final later today. Yet he has never got past the quarter-finals and a year ago faltered from two sets up against Roger Federer , squandering three match points in an epic last-eight clash.

Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

World number 77 Barty made a bright start and, having forced a break in the third game, held her nerve when facing two break-back points as she served out the first set. "So this is quite a dream". It was Federer's fourth title of the year and 92nd of his career. Barty is the first Australian to contest the title match in Birmingham since Jenny Byrne lost the 1992 decider to Holland's Brenda Schultz.

Kimi Raikkonen fine with sacrifices for the team

Ferrari and Mercedes have scrapped at the front of the field this season but Vettel finished only fourth in qualifying, 1.2s behind pole sitter and title rival Lewis Hamilton . However, Raikkonen believes that his auto still feels good and will be more suited to a full race on Sunday. "Tomorrow can be a different story and I think the race pace should be a lot closer".

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Canadian Stroll makes podium

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, steers his vehicle in front of teammate Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017 .

Vikings backing receiver's alcohol-in-tea court claim

Paul Pioneer Press . The 6-foot-2, 220-pound former first-round pick (13th overall) had 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2016 before his release. Floyd, 27, serving 96-days of home confinement as part of the sentence he received for last December's extreme DUI arrest in Arizona, said he drank kombucha tea and that's why he flunked the tests.