Author: 0 Roger Federer thrashes Alexander Zverev to win ninth Halle title

Federer opted to miss the clay-court season and lost his comeback match in Stuttgart to Tommy Haas, but ends his week in Halle having not dropped a set. Zverev is 0-1 in final appearances on grass. He will now play the victor of the other semi-final between Frenchman Richard Gasquet and local favourite Alexander Zverev .

Author: 0 Verstappen leads 1st practice in Baku; Perez crashes

Williams rookie Lance Stroll says his confidence has been boosted after a trouble-free day of practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as he placed sixth overall. "But then, suddenly, I lost the rear and then I had a four wheel power slide into the barriers". That didn't stop Max Verstappen posting the fastest time, as he did in FP1, but Lewis Hamilton was way back in tenth in what was an eclectic top 10 by the end of the session.

Author: 0 US Open 2017: A look at the numbers from Erin Hills

The muscular American, who started the day one back of the lead, tamed his nerves and a wind-whipped Erin Hills carding six birdies, including two to kick-start his round, against a single bogey for a five-under 67 to finish four clear of compatriot Brian Harman (72) and Japan's Hideki Matsuyama (66).

Author: 0 Stunning Origin loss for Blues

Aaron Woods, 9. Nathan Peats, 10. I think he'll be heading for an operation this week. It should have been done in the first game, but it wasn't. Nathan Peats made a game-high 52 tackles. Brett Morris was also strong. "But that guy is a champion player and he made a very poor decision". "If Jarryd Hayne was in support I definitely would've passed it though".

Author: 0 Proteas show fight to level series

However, when Roy was given out obstructing the field - the first time this had happened in a T20 worldwide - the innings fell away. England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the "obstructing the field" decision given against teammate Jason Roy , during the second T20 worldwide against South Africa at Taunton .

Sports Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act
Author: 0 Grandpa Ball Says He Taught LaVar Ball How To Act

The Lakers got rid of the final three seasons of center Timofey Mozgov's $64 million contract in the deal, acquiring mobile center Brook Lopez - who has one year left on his deal - and the 27th overall pick used to get Utah forward Kyle Kuzma.

Sports Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34
Author: 0 Red Sox retire David Ortiz's No. 34

His late-inning heroics helped the Red Sox rally from a 3-0 deficit in the 2004 ALCS and win their first World Series in 86 years. The Red Sox are scheduled to retire Ortiz's No. "Man, the little guy", Ortiz said, referring to Pedroia. Accolades have piled up for Ortiz following his retirement last fall. After both the Dominican and US national anthems - each accompanied by a giant flag covering the Green Monster - Ortiz took a ball from ex-teammate Tim Wakefield and threw (somewhat ...

Sports Putin Says Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry
Author: 0 Putin Says Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry

On an acerbic note, Mr Putin added that if Mr Comey "faces some sort of persecution in connection with that, we are ready to offer political asylum in Russian Federation to him, as well". "The racist Russophobia which is enveloping the USA what kind of advice can you give me to help clear things up, to help my compatriots, the people of Great America realize that Russian Federation is not their enemy?" the "American" asked.

Author: 0 Hometown standout Lonzo Ball eager to play for LA Lakers

When Lonzo was introduced at his welcoming press conference, the first thing he said was "I just wanna say thank you to the organization for calling my name, making my dream come true, I'm happy to be home and I'm ready to get to work". Los Angeles also sent center Timofey Mozgov to Brooklyn in exchange for Nets center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 overall pick in the NBA Draft.

Sports Matt Mitrione Survives Double Knockdown to KO Fedor Emelianenko
Author: 0 Matt Mitrione Survives Double Knockdown to KO Fedor Emelianenko

This proved crucial, as Mitrione was able to scramble quickly to his knees and fire a vicious follow-up salvo that rendered Emelianenko completely unconscious. Mitrione was forced to withdraw from the original date just hours before the event due to kidney stones. It was nearly a double KO, but Mitrione was able to recover first to earn the win.

Sports NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft
Author: 0 NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

He will supplement the Vegas Golden Knights forward line, and he has playoff experience as an added asset. The 26th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Perron spent the first six seasons of his career with the St. But without even bribing Vegas with anything in exchange, the Golden Knights selected 31-year-old defenseman Alexei Emelin , who the Canadiens might have been down on anyway.

Sports After he minimized Kovalev, Ward looks for heavier belts
Author: 0 After he minimized Kovalev, Ward looks for heavier belts

With Kovalev clearly hurt, Ward poured on the punishment with a heavy barrage of punches to the body as referee Tony Weeks kept a close eye on the action. Yormark said he would give Ward time to enjoy the win and then look for the biggest fight available. "When I hit him with the last one he didn't react".

Sports NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft
Author: 0 NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

Adding Fultz, via a trade with the Celtics at the start of the week that shook up the order at the top of the draft, was the obvious big moment. Over the past week, the writing seemed to be on the wall for Jimmy Butler and his future with the Bulls.

Sports Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft
Author: 0 Sixteen Freshmen Selected in First Round of NBA Draft

The team selected guard Markelle Fultz (1st overall), PF Anzejs Pasecniks (25th overall), forward Jonah Bolden (36th overall) and forward Mathias Lessort (50th overall) in Thursday night's Entry Draft. "I feel like the template, the underbelly of the program is ripe and ready to absorb talent", said Sixers coach Brett Brown . Danny Ainge has done a fantastic job stockpiling all those draft picks, but at some point you have to actually do something with them.

Author: 0 Mayweather resumed her career for the sake of the fight with McGregor

The former welterweight champion went (49-0) before bowing out, a record he shares with the legendary Rocky Marciano, and will get the chance to make it a flawless 50 when he hits the canvas with McGregor, who will be boxing professionally for the first time ever.

Author: 0 McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea

The agency accused Seoul of tarnishing Pyongyang's image with its "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" while having no knowledge of the "humanitarian" treatment Mr Warmbier received in the North. "Some good things came of this trip", the flamboyant 56-year-old added. Washington has considered further "secondary sanctions" against Chinese banks and other firms doing business with North Korea, which China opposes.

Author: 0 FIFA Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final

Following a fairly uneventful opening 20 minutes Portugal began to apply more pressure with Ronaldo hitting the crossbar with a header just before the half-hour mark. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal were too much for New Zealand to handle on Saturday. MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Cedric of Portugal attempts to shoot while he is closed down by the Russia defence during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Russia and Portugal at Spartak Stadium on June 21, ...

Sports How to watch the 2017 NBA draft
Author: 0 How to watch the 2017 NBA draft

The Los Angeles Lakers were taking offers for the No. 2 pick a few weeks ago, but now, they have taken it off the market, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We feel like it's a jump-start for us". "I think that we have several in the top five or six that could've fit a certain way and helped us along". They drafted Ben Simmons No.

Author: 0 South Africa coach Russell Domingo returns home due to family emergency

It looked as though England were going to stroll home, just as they had at Southampton in the first match, when Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow were batting so well in putting on 110 in pursuit of 174. England needed 12 from the final over but Phehlukwayo, bowling yorker length outside the off stump, restricted England to singles off the first three balls and debutant Livingstone was run out after confusion over a second run.

Author: 0 Srikanth reaches Super Series final

The 24-year-old began the game with slight nerves as he made a service error in the very first serve of the game but he conquered them all immediately by winning a 28-shot rally with a handsome half smash to level at 1-1. The second game began with a prolonged rally ended by Srikanth's powerful down-the-line smash as he took an early 4-1 lead after employing a backhand smash, a shot which has given him a lot of success in the tournament.

Author: 0 Anil Kumble quits as India coach after alleged fall-out with Virat Kohli

Sachin Tendulkar , VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly tried to sort out the differences between coach and captain, but they failed to solve the problem. Anil Kumble claims an "untenable partnership" with captain Virat Kohli meant he could no longer carry on as head coach of India. With Anil Kumble as coach India won 12 of their 17 Test matches and also reached the final of the recently concluded Champions Trophy.

Author: 0 Here are our Vegas Golden Knights projected rosters

The Penguins instead protected Matt Murray a week after the second-year goalie led them to win their second consecutive championship. Key among those rumors and assumptions was that the Anaheim Ducks and Golden Knights have a deal in place that involves Sami Vatanen .

Author: 0 Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Despite leaving all his World Cup-winning stars at home, Germany's head coach Joachim Loew was delighted how his young team fared. "However, players like Jonas Hector or Julian Draxler could do with a break, so I can imagine making five or six changes".

Sports Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning
Author: 0 Red Sox manager John Farrell ejected in 7th inning

But Ortiz was also known for his presence off the field. City officials dedicated a bridge in his honor, and on Thursday officially changed Yawkey Way Extension near Fenway Park to David Ortiz Drive . "Those guys, those numbers have a lot of good baseball in it", Ortiz said . "That short amount of time is a symbol", team president Sam Kennedy said Thursday, "of how everyone.

Sports Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team
Author: 0 Fultz, Embiid fully believe Sixers are a playoff team

Shortly after the Philadelphia 76ers formalised their selection of Markelle Fultz with the first pick and the Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second, the Chicago Bulls weighed in. The Phoenix Suns selected Josh Jackson from Kansas University. "I've been through a lot growing up, so I'm looking forward to coming to the city and giving my all", Fultz said.

Sports Sam Warburton fit to lead British and Irish Lions against Highlanders
Author: 0 Sam Warburton fit to lead British and Irish Lions against Highlanders

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell . "I know there is every chance I might not even get involved in the first Test", Warburton admitted. Coach Warren Gatland was quick to claim that the win over the Crusaders , by four penalty goals to one, was evidence that the Lions are on track to stretch New Zealand in the impending three-test series.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of $3.7m tax fraud in Spain

Current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused by Spanish tax authorities of failing to declare 3.3 million euros during his time in charge of Madrid . Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud . Mourinho is the latest Jorge Mendes client to be accused of tax fraud in Spain , following Pepe and the much more high profile case of Cristiano Ronaldo in recent days.

Sports Murray to face Thompson at Queen's after Bedene withdrawal
Author: 0 Murray to face Thompson at Queen's after Bedene withdrawal

The Australian world number 90 stunned the two-time defending Queen's Club champion with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win to send Murray crashing out of the tournament. Murray said he will consider playing in a grass-court exhibition event, either at Boodles or Hurlingham, to get some precious match time. "I can play better than that".

Sports Bellator NYC: Chael Sonnen Smothers Wanderlei Silva
Author: 0 Bellator NYC: Chael Sonnen Smothers Wanderlei Silva

However, it's not long before Sonnen is able to scramble and now it's he who is on top and pops his head free from a guillotine choke. He has been badmouthing Silva for years, as part of his attack on Brazilian fighters back when he was attempting to earn a middleweight title fight with Anderson Silva in the UFC.

Sports Juan Carlos Osorio hails Mexico's 'resilience' in defeat of hosts Russian Federation
Author: 0 Juan Carlos Osorio hails Mexico's 'resilience' in defeat of hosts Russian Federation

Portugal is set to face the Group B runner-up on June 28, while Mexico will square off against the Group B victor on June 29. "We will play a hard opponent whoever that will be, Chile or Germany, two great teams". During the early stages of the second half, Portugal were dealt a blow when Pepe picked up a booking which will sideline him for the semi-finals, and they were given a reminder that New Zealand were still active in the game when Wood saw a goalbound effort cleared off the ...

Sports New Zealand beats Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda
Author: 0 New Zealand beats Oracle in America's Cup opener in Bermuda

Team New Zealand needs four wins, Oracle TeamUSA seven. The Kiwis led for much of the race, despite Oracle closing to three seconds after a wind shift put them back in touch. Oracle does have history on its side. The Kiwi challengers are 3-0 ahead in the race to seven points, having dominated all four races of the Cup Match after starting one point behind.

Author: 0 Loew set to add to Germany's strong semis record

Veteran Universidad de Chile stopper Johnny Herrera stood in for Bravo in Sunday's 2-0 win over Cameroon in Moscow . Sanchez now overtakes Chilean legend Marcelo Salas in the rankings, with 38 global goals to his name. After their opening 2-0 win over Cameroon , Chile took the lead with just six minutes gone. Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen rolled the ball out towards Joshua Kimmich, but Arturo Vidal deflected the ball into Sanchez's path and the striker fired home.

Author: 0 Ex-Madrid player Di Maria pleads guilty to Spanish tax prosecutor

The statement also said that Mourinho had received a certificate from the authorities confirming that he was "up to date with all his tax obligations". It was gathered that a judge will decide whether the matter will go to court. The Portuguese-born star is set to give evidence in his case on 31 July.

Sports Post-draft predictions for the NBA All-Rookie First Team
Author: 0 Post-draft predictions for the NBA All-Rookie First Team

After Fultz was picked, fellow freshman Lonzo Ball was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second pick. Kansas guard Josh Jackson went to the Suns with the No. But when news broke last week that the Philadelphia 76ers were trading for the top pick in the NBA Draft , all that changed. Fultz, who spent just one season at Washington , averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Author: 0 Lionel Messi 'Could Swap Tax Fraud Jail Sentence For Fine'

Spain's Supreme Court rejected in May an appeal by the Barcelona talisman and stood by the Catalan regional court's 21-month suspended prison sentence. However, Messi was never expected to serve time in jail, as under the Spanish system, prison terms of under two years can be served under probation.

Sports Bale to leave Real Madrid if Mbappe signs for La Liga champions
Author: 0 Bale to leave Real Madrid if Mbappe signs for La Liga champions

Up until this Friday, it was believed Real Madrid stood alone at top of the race for signing Monaco's highly-touted prospect Kylian Mbappe . A report claims that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is on the radar of Paris Saint-Germain, as they are in the market for a new star signing.