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Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to end bankruptcy 'farce' Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to end bankruptcy 'farce'
- June 15, 2018

The German is due to be one of the BBC's commentators when the Wimbledon tennis championships start in a fortnight's time. This role gives the individual diplomatic immunity and so, his lawyers say, Mr Becker can not be subject to legal process in any court in the world while he holds this status. (more...)
Cheers for Halep, jeers for Bucharest mayor Cheers for Halep, jeers for Bucharest mayor
- June 15, 2018

I didn't eat since 9 a.m". Halep, who Sports Illustrated once described as an 'anti-diva, ' will now have her sights set on becoming the first Romanian woman to win multiple Grand Slam titles. "It's a handsome thing, very special". The 25-year-old American raced to a 3-1 lead in the opening set after breaking Halep in the fourth game. The Romanian - a two-time finalist at Roland Garros - was well off the pace in the first set, with Riske taking full advantage, but she rallied back in ... (more...)
Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Possibly Reuniting With LeBron James Kyrie Irving’s Comments on Possibly Reuniting With LeBron James
- June 15, 2018

Irving demanded a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers last offseason. His first season with the Boston Celtics ended with him sidelined after multiple knee surgeries. Considering Irving's short-winded responses, it seems likely that he would rather compete against James in the pursuit of a championship, than play alongside him. (more...)
DJ Durkin holds back tears talking Jordan McNair DJ Durkin holds back tears talking Jordan McNair
- June 15, 2018

Evans declined to disclose what caused McNair to have trouble recovering from a series of 110-yard sprints and declined to share the cause of McNair's death, citing confidentiality and respect for McNair's family. A GoFundMe page set up last week to raise money for his parents said the sophomore received a liver transplant. "My heart is broken", Durkin said, pausing to gather his composure before continuing, "for the reason we're all even sitting here having this press conference". (more...)
Hall of Famer, NJ native Anne Donovan dies Hall of Famer, NJ native Anne Donovan dies
- June 15, 2018

Her impact extended beyond the court where she starred as both a player and coach. "With her legacy and what she meant to basketball over in America, everyone is really hurt by it and just the outpouring of messages [show] she was just a really good person", Jackson said. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Russian women advised against sleeping with guests
- June 15, 2018

Degtyaryov, who heads a parliamentary committee overseeing sports, promoted a totally opposite view Thursday. She said that she has received complaints from some Russian women who moved overseas after marrying foreigners and eventually lost custody of their children. (more...)
Carlos Queiroz hits out at Nike for World Cup football boots issue
- June 15, 2018

Iran have been forced to find a different supplier for their team's footwear at the World Cup after Nike announced their decision to end their deal with Iran following the imposition of United States sanctions against the country. Iran open their fifth World Cup campaign on Friday against Morocco in what Queiroz described as a "must-win" match in Saint Petersburg with the might of Spain and Portugal to come in Group B. (more...)
Mario Gotze interesting Arsenal, Everton and West Ham Mario Gotze interesting Arsenal, Everton and West Ham
- June 15, 2018

Gotze wrote his name into the history books at the last World Cup in Brazil as he scored an extra-time victor to fire Germany past Argentina. The 26-year-old has gone from being considered as one of the best young attacking midfielders on the planet who scored the victor in the 2014 World Cup final for Germany, to a player who struggled to be a regular at Dortmund last year and it led to him being left out of Joachim Low's squad for this summers World Cup. (more...)
England's Rashford suffers injury scare ahead of World Cup opener England's Rashford suffers injury scare ahead of World Cup opener
- June 15, 2018

Young insists himself and the rest of the travelling roster know how important a good start to the World Cup is though and are ready to achieve exactly that in the opening game against Tunisia on Monday night. Captain Harry Kane and co. will be based in Repino to put the finishing touches to their World Cup preparations before trekking the 1,700km to Volgograd, one of Russia's most historic cities, on the banks of the River Volga. (more...)
Canada Soccer prepares youth for World Cup 2026 Canada Soccer prepares youth for World Cup 2026
- June 15, 2018

Thank you for entrusting us with this privilege. The show, hosted by Fernando Fiore, will provide a nightly recap of the World Cup action from Russian Federation. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the tournament, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each. (more...)
Mohamed Salah fit to play for Egypt against Uruguay Mohamed Salah fit to play for Egypt against Uruguay
- June 15, 2018

Egypt's Group A schedule kicks off on June 15 against Uruguay , followed by Russian Federation on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25. He went through a range of warm-up exercises with his team-mates, but Egyptian team officials are giving little away. (more...)
United States, Mexico and Canada To Host 2026 World Cup United States, Mexico and Canada To Host 2026 World Cup
- June 15, 2018

To culminate the 2018 FIFA World Cup ™, a block party is planned on Church Street, in front of Lion's Pride, for the Final match on Sunday, July 15, at 11 a.m. "Arrowhead is a bucket list destination for fans across all sports, and we are confident it would be a tremendous environment for the world's best soccer teams to showcase their talent", Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement in March, when Kansas City was added to the short list of potential USA host sites. (more...)
Dustin Johnson shares US Open lead; Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods struggle Dustin Johnson shares US Open lead; Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods struggle
- June 15, 2018

Open. That's 22 over par. Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox has come through a hard opening day at the US Open in NY, now sitting in a tie for 20th, four shots off the leaders. Last year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, the opening round score was a blistering 7-under par by Rickie Fowler. That's obviously an entirely different era of golf (the victor that year averaged 82) and Tucker's round is a significant outlier. (more...)
Cleveland among teams interested in taking Michael Porter Jr Cleveland among teams interested in taking Michael Porter Jr
- June 15, 2018

Porter was viewed as the probable No. 1 pick when he committed to the University of Missouri as the top prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. Questions persisted after the season as well, as teams were unsure of "his ability to be a good teammate at Missouri", per Givony. (more...)
Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos ejected after collision at plate Matt Kemp, Robinson Chirinos ejected after collision at plate
- June 15, 2018

Chirinos didn't take too kindly to Kemp's move and a shoving match ensued. Chirinos and Kemp jostled as they got up. Matt Kemp attempted to run through Robinson Chirinos before the Dodgers-Rangers game descended to chaos. It also states that a catcher can't block the pathway to the plate unless in possession of the ball. I ran him over. Left-hander Cole Hamels grabbed Kemp and pulled him away from Chirinos. (more...)
Russian Federation rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener Russian Federation rips Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener
- June 15, 2018

Putin then reached over to shake the prince's hand. Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals . Russian Federation then almost grabbed a third when Abdullah Al-Muaiouf spilled a low drive from Roman Zobnin, the Saudi goalkeeper recovering just time in time to nudge the ball away from Smolov. (more...)
Ball, Kuzma reportedly asked to tone down roasts Ball, Kuzma reportedly asked to tone down roasts
- June 15, 2018

Apparently, the two players' antics on social media have reached the point that the Lakers can't simply ignore them following the release of Ball's diss track titled " Kylie Kuzma ". "Like certain stuff you can't bring up". Ball and Kuzma proved to be close friends throughout the 2017-18 campaign, with the Troll Wars serving as a hallmark therein, so any real rift developing between them in this case seemed unlikely. (more...)
Get to know England's World Cup squad with 'The Lions' Den' Get to know England's World Cup squad with 'The Lions' Den'
- June 15, 2018

I'm really pleased for him'. Mourinho says Lingard's bubbly personality will be important for England during the World Cup . The Tottenham forward believes the squad can build on a positive atmosphere within the camp. A number of England players posted to their social media before they jetted out to Russian Federation, including the previously mentioned Jesse Lingard and Kyle Walker . (more...)
The Houston Open to move to the fall The Houston Open to move to the fall
- June 15, 2018

The move to the fall paves the way for Minnesota to take Houston's spot in the main portion of the schedule next summer. "The PGA TOUR has a rich history in Houston dating back to 1946, and we're thrilled to share this great news today regarding the Houston Open ", Monahan said. (more...)
Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash Russian official urges love at World Cup after backlash
- June 15, 2018

Tamara Pletnyova, a lawmaker in the Communist Party and head of a state congressional committee on children and family affairs, discouraged women from sleeping with foreigners visiting Moscow for the quadrennial worldwide soccer tournament. (more...)
This is what a real US Open nightmare looks like This is what a real US Open nightmare looks like
- June 15, 2018

Felix Casas shot 92 during the second round of the 2002 US Open at Bethpage Black. In all, Gregory collected two triple-bogeys, three double-bogeys and three pars during his nightmarish day at Shinnecock Hills. "I knew it was going to be tough", Gregory said after his round. Only five players were under par as of Thursday afternoon, as strong winds created hard conditions at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York, which is near the south shore of Long Island. (more...)
Antoine Griezmann announces his decision to stay with Atlético Antoine Griezmann announces his decision to stay with Atlético
- June 14, 2018

Greizmann's version, which aired just two days before France begin their World Cup campaign, saw the 27-year-old reflect on various moments in his career and discuss the rumours, before confirming he was staying in the Spanish capital. In a recorded video posted on earlier on Thursday social media, Griezmann said of the announcement that he is simply wanting to reveal the truth. The show was reminiscent of highly scrutinized LeBron James's 2010 decision. (more...)
Hadji claims Liverpool ace Salah on Ronaldo-Messi level Hadji claims Liverpool ace Salah on Ronaldo-Messi level
- June 14, 2018

The squad is ranked No. 4 in the world and won the 2016 European Championship - a massive achievement. But the country goes football insane during the World Cup , particularly in the eastern metropolis of Kolkata, and the English Premiership is a major driver behind the growth of satellite TV. (more...)
Russian Federation 5-0 Saudi Arabia Russian Federation 5-0 Saudi Arabia
- June 14, 2018

Cheryshev became the first to come off the bench to score in an opening World Cup game, meaning he became the first sub to score two in an opener. When, nine minutes later, Alan Dzagoev twanged a hamstring, Saudi might've thought things were looking up, and they began to enjoy some of the ball. (more...)
Team Golovkin Confirms Canelo Rematch Is ON Team Golovkin Confirms Canelo Rematch Is ON
- June 14, 2018

The pair's first bout last September ended in a controversial draw, with judge Adalaide Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Alvarez widely ridiculed. A rematch was planned for May only for Canelo to withdraw after failing two drugs tests for banned substance clenbuterol in February. "In the first fight, it was a respectful promotion, but in the second fight, with the positive test and the way Gennady had to scramble to be able to fight on May 5, he is very edgy". (more...)

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