Author: 0 Jelena Ostapenko springs a surprise in French Open

The 20-year-old Ostapenko fought back from 3-0 down in the set and the Latvian wrapped it up with a forehand down the line, her 36th victor of the match. Imagine her improved form at Wimbledon where that powerful hitting should suit her game. The 15-year-old Osuigwe defeated Claire Liu, who is aged 17, in the second ever all-American final.

Sports Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays
Author: 0 Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

Carlos Gomez hit two homers to power a home run barrage by the Texas Rangers in an 11-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park. more consistency. "I'm fine. It's part of the game". Stroman pitched six shutout innings in 2014 against Texas. Mike Napoli's two-run homer in the second gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead.

Sports Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows
Author: 0 Sergey Kovalev to appeal Andre Ward stoppage over low blows

Ward scored a spirited victory over rival Sergey Kovalev , enhancing his debatable unanimous-decision triumph over the Russian in November with an eighth-round technical knockout at Mandalay Bay. The build-up to this undoubted superfight sequel - unimaginatively dubbed "The Rematch" - has however been overshadowed by the confirmation of Floyd Mayweather's behemoth of a fight with UFC legend Conor McGregor.

Sports Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick
Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers get Lonzo Ball and dad with No. 2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire another first-round pick in this Thursday's National Basketball Association draft , league sources told ESPN . After the Lakers drafted Ball, the next piece of the Lakers' evolving puzzle did a quick handshake with his younger brother. Ball receives comparisons to Jason Kidd for his offensive abilities.

Sports Firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
Author: 0 Firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

The president of the League of Firefighters, Jaime Marta Soares, said Wednesday he believed that arson had caused the fire, contradicting an earlier account by police. Spain, France and Italy have sent a total of 19 water bombers to help with the operation. He said a local woman told him she saw a plane crash in a fireball on Tuesday.

Sports All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico
Author: 0 All Whites improve but still lose to Mexico

Mexican media said the chant was also heard at matches at home to Honduras and the USA earlier this month, although Federation Internationale de Football Association could not immediately reached for comment on whether disciplinary proceedings had been opened in those cases.

Author: 0 Ange Postecoglou: Australia in need of more composure after Germany loss

But the German keeper couldn't hold onto the ball, and Juric pounced on the rebound. "We finished the game pretty strong". The match in Sochi will be the sixth time that the two nations have faced one another, but while Germany won the first three, Australia have recorded a win and a draw in the last two contests.

Sports Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers
Author: 0 Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers

They have been super successful in the NBA's amateur draft-the annual event in which teams pick the next generation of players, mostly from USA colleges. Shams Charania of The Vertical reports that Iguodala could very well exit the Warriors if he thinks another team has a path to a championship. He contested the second-most shots during the regular season (15.4 per game), four per game behind the three-point line, holding opponents to an effective field goal percentage of 48.5 percent ...

Sports Pujols, Angels surge late, rally past sloppy Yankees 10-5
Author: 0 Pujols, Angels surge late, rally past sloppy Yankees 10-5

He singled and scored on Pujols' single in the third, singled off Severino to begin the seventh-inning rally and doubled to open a two-run eighth. The play was nearly equally bad in the eighth, when the Angels added two runs off Domingo German, who gave up a double to Pennington, walked Maybin, sent Pennington to third on the wild pitch, gave up a sacrifice fly that sent Pennington home, and then threw the ball away on a pickoff attempt that allowed another run to score.

Author: 0 Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. "He used to tweet and retweet my stuff", Fultz said. Thanks to a trade this week between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics , where Philadelphia received the first pick in the draft previously held by Boston, Fultz will now be playing in the City of Brotherly Love.

Sports 76ers get top pick from Celtics
Author: 0 76ers get top pick from Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced today that the team has acquired the first overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics . But Ainge repeatedly stressed that the Celtics are excited about this move. "This is certainly a trade that is under the microscope more than others", Ainge said.

Sports Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick
Author: 0 Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick

After finishing with the No. 1 seed in the East this season, they are trying to package some of their picks for an established star that could help them close the gap on National Basketball Association finalists Cleveland and Golden State. With Thomas, though, the Celtics didn't necessarily need a point guard - which is the piece Philadelphia apparently wanted most. Fultz would join a Philadelphia roster that includes Simmons, Jahlil Okafor and 2017 Rookie of the Year finalists Joel ...

Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal win at Confederations Cup

The team played very well against a side playing at home with the support of their fans. "They're fifth for a reason and we'll have confidence going into that game". The match turned when Porto midfielder Hector Herrera came on for the second half and Mexico's attacks started to flow. The next game is only three days away and we need to know who is ready.

Sports Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

The Economic Crime Section of the Provincial Prosecutor's Office of Madrid has filed a complaint with the Court of Instruction. The accusation against Mourinho comes a week after the Madrid-based prosecutor's office accused Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding Spain's tax office of 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million).

Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

But combine Fultz with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid - again, if they are healthy - in an Eastern Conference that could be up for grabs after next year if LeBron James decides to leave Cleveland. So who shall lead the talented trio of Embiid-Fultz-Simmons, a trifecta of first- and second-year players. "He plays with reckless abandon and some of that has got to be controlled", Colangelo said.

Author: 0 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full two-round look at potential selections

The Philadelphia 76ers have selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the National Basketball Association draft. The plan was fast tracked when sales jumped following the news of the No. "We know how good Cleveland and we know how good Golden State is". Now, with only Hinkie's legacy intact and Bryan Colangelo in charge of basketball operations, the Sixers are preparing not only to make their second No.

Author: 0 Sixers take Fultz with top pick of youthful Draft

Sacramento sent Portland the 10th pick (forward Zach Collins) for the 15th (forward Justin Jackson ) and 20th picks (center Harry Giles ). Jonathan Isaac, right, poses for photos with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Orlando Magic as the sixth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY.

Sports Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers
Author: 0 Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

Schenn does carry a hefty contract, which represents a $5.125 million cap hit in each of the next three seasons. Even though the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native was considered one of the Flyers' top offensive players, general manager Ron Hextall apparently is looking to free up some money to acquire some talent via upcoming free agency or via a trade.

Sports Meet the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft roster
Author: 0 Meet the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft roster

The two day draft begins Friday. In each case, McPhee actually completed a three-way trade lined up during the expansion draft, and he said it represented the best return he could get for that selection . Vegas took defenseman Griffin Reinhart off the Oilers' hands instead of opting for Jujhar Khaira . Matter of fact, there aren't many teams who will have as much depth from top to bottom on their blueline as the Golden Knights.

Sports Di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud
Author: 0 Di Maria fined for Spanish tax fraud

They also circulated a copy of a tax document dated July 3, 2015, which covers the period in question. Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo will testify on July 31 in Madrid on allegations that he hid income from tax authorities between 2011 and 2014, the court said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 State of Origin series goes to a decider

There's no way he could continue, which speaks volumes for the way he played on". Yet despite that, Queensland had a couple of late opportunities to post a late first half try , but the Blues came up with a couple of remarkable try savers to hold a 16-6 lead at halftime.

Author: 0 Moore and O'Brien dominate Royal Ascot on Friday

As his only other appearance had been in a minor warm-up event at home in Ireland, he had to prove it against two other three-year-old colts who had looked of the top order earlier in the season. Jockey Ryan Moore said: "I think that was a proper race , he's beaten two very good horses there". Caravaggio had to work to get us. "Second in a Group One - I don't think it will be long before he takes his revenge in a Group One race ".

Sports Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo
Author: 0 Santos keeps New Zealand guessing on Ronaldo

Oribe Peralta scored a dramatic victor as Mexico came from behind to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in Sochi and move top of Confederations Cup Group A . "But we were better, we had more chances", he said. "Our players and myself were shouting at them and the New Zealand coach to stop the match". The European champions don't really have the luxury of rotating heavily, as they'll want to win and outscore Mexico in the other game, paving the way for top spot.

Sports Smith Jr. selected ninth overall in NBA Draft
Author: 0 Smith Jr. selected ninth overall in NBA Draft

Round 1, Pick 9 (No. 9 overall): Dennis Smith Jr. He averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. Smith will immediately compete for the starting point guard position with Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell, who are both returning next season and got the majority of the playing time a year ago.

Author: 0 PSG, to Chase Real Madrid Star

Taking in consideration this situation, there are many clubs that could be interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo , although few of them have the economic power to afford paying the transfer fee and the salary. The complaint was made in court on Tuesday and relates to the Portuguese coach's time in charge of Real Madrid , informs Omnisports . Mascherano was also convicted of tax fraud last year and was given a suspended one-year sentence.

Sports Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft
Author: 0 Sneak Peek in the 2017 NBA Draft

The Lakers also exchanged picks with the Utah Jazz , who made another deal with the Denver Nuggets , while the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers agreed on a two-for-one swap. Walton compared what Lonzo Ball must face with his father's comments what he experienced when his father Bill Walton said bold things. Silver has talked about changing the NBA's limit, saying the current rule that American-born players must be 19 and a year out of high school, but teams seem just ...

Author: 0 Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row

How can he afford to go every day considering the ticket prices can top more than $100 a day? Reitz, an Air Force veteran, credits the parks with giving him something to look forward to each day, noting that he enjoys hearing the music as he enters, interacting with the friendly park cast members, and watching the park guests having a good time.

Sports Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft
Author: 0 Fultz, Ball, Fox headline list of point guards in NBA draft

The 76ers acquired the top overall pick from Boston in exchange for their No. 3 selection and a future first-round pick, according to statements released by both teams. Stats will show Fox has the better point getter, especially being on a team with at-will scorers at their disposal, but Ball has proven he has a much better shot than Fox.

Sports Las Vegas Golden Knights
Author: 0 Las Vegas Golden Knights

Fleury, doing an interview, stopped mid-sentence and responded, "I love you too!" Emotions aside is what was best for both team and player. 6-13-15 with two from Winnipeg and the New York Islanders . But that's asking a lot. The Golden Knights also picked up forward Reilly Smith and his $5 million cap hit per season over the next five years from the Panthers for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start National Basketball Association draft

Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, June 22. Then the intrigue starts. The Celtics and 76ers sent shockwaves around the league Monday, as Boston agreed to send the No. "Pay attention to my footwear", the Washington guard said. "I think there's an inner drive there and it's something that makes him special". It was just fun to have them come out.

Sports Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal
Author: 0 Raiders reward QB Derek Carr with record $125 million deal

During his breakout sophomore year, Bortles was one of the higher-ceilinged quarterbacks in the National Football League before a regression in Year 3. Carr will be the face of the franchise when it moves to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. McKenzie needs to work out a longer deal this offseason to keep him in the fold, and wants to do so.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Russian Federation

The Group A first stage match will be Russia's Confederations Cup debut, and it will come in front of a home crowd that has already sent thousands of fans to practices ahead of the tournament. Another big and the only big game of this year will begin with the Battle of All Whites vs Russian Federation. "We could have been more aggressive".

Sports Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
Author: 0 Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Matthews was the no-brainer choice for the Calder after his 69-point rookie season for the Leafs. Connor McDavid is one of the premiere stars of the Edmonton Oilers as the team went on to win the Stanley Cup this year. "I took a very special lady with me". The second symbolic team of the NHL: Braden holtby (Washington), Victor Hedman ("Tampa Bay"), Duncan Keith (Chicago), Sidney Crosby ("Pittsburgh"), Nikita Kucherov ("Tampa Bay"), Artemy Panarin ("Chicago").

Author: 0 Di Maria Strikes Deal with Prosecutor over Tax Fraud

Perez has a job on his hands if he's to keep the best player in the world right now. Ronaldo is accused by Spanish authorities of having evaded paying €14.7m in taxes and has been summoned to appear in court next month in Madrid . Spain's prosecutor's office alleged back in November that Di Maria failed to declare €1.298m in earnings between 2012 and 2013, while on the books of Real Madrid , by ceding his image rights to an offshore company, Sunpex Corporation Inc, based in Panama.

Author: 0 Sixers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball with top picks

Last season, the 76ers held the top pick for the first time since drafting Hall of Famer Allen Iverson in 1996 and selected Ben Simmons . That trend stayed very much on track during Thursday night's National Basketball Association draft.

Sports Zidane makes plea to Ronaldo, Conte unhappy with lack of new signings
Author: 0 Zidane makes plea to Ronaldo, Conte unhappy with lack of new signings

Costa seems nearly certain to leave the Premier League champions following the controversy revolving around the text he received from manager Antonio Conte earlier this month. Costa has not mentioned any other club besides Atletico . A number of strikers have already been linked with a move to West London since news got out that Diego Costa is on his way out this summer, but this one is arguably the most feared goal scoring machine on the list.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano accepted a one-year prison sentence as part of a plea bargain for tax evasion in January 2016 while teammate Lionel Messi received a 21-month jail term last summer after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud .