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Sports Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack
Author: 0 Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

The two-time Wimbledon champion was the victim of a knife attack in her home in December, which left her with a career-threatening hand injury. The Czech, a Wimbledon victor in 2011 and 2014, suffered a knife attack during a robbery at her home in December that left her with a damaged hand and sidelined her until last month's French Open .

Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup
Author: 0 The Pittsburgh Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup

In Super Bowl XXXIV on January 30, 2000, the St. Louis Rams broke a tie score with 1:54 remaining and the Tennessee Titans couldn't come back. Sidney Crosby was hailed as "The Next One" before he played his first National Hockey League game 12 years ago and he more than lived up to the hype on Sunday when he lifted a third Stanley Cup to cement his place among the all-time greats.

Sports Golden Knights trying to add to NHL Entry Draft arsenal
Author: 0 Golden Knights trying to add to NHL Entry Draft arsenal

That said , what we learned from McPhee is that his intention is to build the Golden Knights through the NHL Entry Draft and over the next four-to-five years. "There has been a lot of inquiries about players on other teams, and all the general managers have looked at (other teams") lists and asked us, "What it would take for you to claim that player for us?'" McPhee said .

Author: 0 Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

By Monday's deadline, Shero must decide to which of the Devils' restricted free agents he'll extend a qualifying offer. "At the end of the day I don't care if I go one, two, three, four, like it doesn't matter to me", said Patrick, who threw out a ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Sports ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy
Author: 0 ICC may have two World T20s instead of Champions Trophy

Police have arrested cricket fans in different regions of India for cheering during the Champions Trophy final-for the wrong team . According to India Today reports, five men were arrested in India's Bikaner district for celebrating Pakistan's triumph.

Sports Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's
Author: 0 Marin Cilic through to quarterfinals at Queen's

The 2012 champion cruised past Donald Young 6-4, 7-5, despite the American saving 10 of Cilic's 12 break points. Unseeded Lopez beat Bulgarian sixth seed Dimitrov 7-5 3-6 6-2 in the second semi-final at Queen's Club . "This year hasn't been great for me". The tournament had seen the top three seeds Andy Murray , Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all uncharacteristically falling by the wayside in the first round.

Author: 0 Presidential elections: Shiv Sena supports BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind

The Prime Minister said that Kovind will make an exceptional President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. The Sena's verbal support for Kovind is a departure from its previous practice of supported UPA nominees in presidential elections after ditching the BJP.

Sports Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud
Author: 0 Spanish prosecutors sue Cristiano Ronaldo for tax fraud

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is facing criminal charges in Spain amid allegations of tax evasion . The complaint came from AEAT, the Spanish tax authority, which claimed the Portuguese player defrauded €1.4m in 2011, €1.7m in 2012, €3.2m in 2013 and €8.5m in 2014.

Sports England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan
Author: 0 England crumble to 211 all out against Pakistan

Pakistan started ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on a weak note after defeat against arch-rivals India in their first match of the tournament. Pakistan passed England's 211 with 77 balls to spare and Morgan said: 'I think the explanation is they played two days ago on it'.

Author: 0 Madrid insist Ronaldo is going nowhere

Also, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused last week of the same crime but didn't get enough backing from his team, Real Madrid . And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo at United for six seasons, hopes his former club can finalise a deal for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor.

Sports Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain

Di Maria is the latest in an increasingly long line of people associated with both Real Madrid and Jorge Mendes to face tax fraud charges, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho both now being charged with similar offences. Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to pay up no less than 14.8 million euros just to avoid a potential jail sentence after he was accused of tax evasion, reported the Iberian press.

Sports Confederations cup 2017: Australia-Cameroon match ends in a 1-1 tie
Author: 0 Confederations cup 2017: Australia-Cameroon match ends in a 1-1 tie

Both are continental champions and both have renovated their national programs with a sharper focus towards technical ability and tactical consistency. "We've made it hard for ourselves to be fair". "We certainly know how we want to play our football". "I'm looking forward to it". "He is a great Australian, transcending sport, to play at three World Cups.

Sports Santana leads to Twins to sweep, first place in AL Central
Author: 0 Santana leads to Twins to sweep, first place in AL Central

The Athletics swept a three-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field for the first time since July 2005. "We wanted to stomp on their throats, so to speak, while they are down". "We talked about how we got embarrassed at home (last weekend)", Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said. Four Houston relievers - Michael Feliz, Chris Devenski, Will Harris and Luke Gregerson - combined for seven scoreless innings of three-hit relief as the Astros won the final two games of the series.

Author: 0 Manchester United prepare improved bid for Real Madrid star Morata

Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest surrounding Alvaro Morata's potential move to Man United. Manchester United need to sign a top quality out and out striker in the summer transfer window and they are constantly linked with Spanish worldwide and Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata.

Sports Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings
Author: 0 Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings

He had watched batting practice from there in his younger days growing up in the Phoenix area, and his home run was the first by a visiting player to land directly in the pool this season. Delgado has bounced between the rotation and the bullpen, earning Sunday's start to give the regular rotation guys an extra day of rest. First, Blanco made a run-saving, diving catch on a line drive hit by Odubel Herrera.

Author: 0 Sixers' Markelle Fultz opens up about playing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

The Sixers won't doubt Fultz, who became the franchise's fourth No. 1 overall pick despite being cut by the DeMatha Catholic High School varsity team his sophomore year just a few years ago. Pro Wrestling Sheet suggested in their report that the WWE could make use of Ball to interact with Titus O'Neil, who is now promoting his Titus Brand on the show.

Sports Sebastian Vettel: Lewis Hamilton brake-checked me
Author: 0 Sebastian Vettel: Lewis Hamilton brake-checked me

The safety auto came out three times in quick succession before a red flag stopped the race on lap 22 of 51 because debris littered the track. The Azerbaijan Grand Prix was a lively event with crashes, safety cars and a coming together between the title leaders - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel .

Sports Formula One: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku
Author: 0 Formula One: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Obviously, I've already had a few victories, but I think pretty much all of them have come under pretty insane circumstances. "Giggling like a little schoolboy". With the Safety Car out for a third time, as debris littered the 3.7-mile track following a number of collisions through the pack, Vettel rammed into the back of Hamilton.

Sports All Blacks foiled 'Warrenball' but Lions will adjust - Hansen
Author: 0 All Blacks foiled 'Warrenball' but Lions will adjust - Hansen

On Smith's head injury, Hansen added: "It's like any concussion". "It's day one and he's still to do anything in regards to testing - it's not the sort of thing you rush into", Hansen said. "There's something going on there that's not quite right". All of them will grow in experience. "We left at least two tries out there so I don't think 15 points is a good reflection." Damian McKenzie will join the squad this week as cover while Smith goes through the relevant protocols, in what is ...

Sports Mourinho accused of Sh400 million tax fraud in Spain
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of Sh400 million tax fraud in Spain

In a document reviewed by The Associated Press on Wednesday, Di Maria's lawyer accepted the two counts, which relate to fraud committed in 2012 and 2013. Falcao is now at French champions Monaco. 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".

Sports Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations
Author: 0 Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

The Portugal forward has strenuously denied the allegations and threatened to quit the country. Some other popular figures to have suffered a similar fate are Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Sandro Rosell, and most recently Cristiano Ronaldo .

Author: 0 Russell Domingo: South Africa coach returns after family emergency

England could take plenty from the debut performance of Tom Curran , Roy's return to form - his 67 ended a run of 10 worldwide innings without a fifty - and the continued run-harvesting of Bairstow , but Eoin Morgan will have been disappointed to see another clutch moment go the opposition's way.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal can win Confederations Cup

Portugal will be without defender Pepe who is suspended for a second yellow card in the tournament . Team Mexico cruised past Russian Federation with 2-1 win in the third and final group stage match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup , knocking the hosts out from further battle for the trophy, APA reports quoting TASS.

Sports Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain
Author: 0 Mourinho accused of tax evasion in Spain

Mourinho also says he paid more than £22.9m (26m euros) in taxes over his three years in Spain. Mourinho owes the Spanish tax authorities £2.9m (€3.3m), according to a statement, which added it had presented a claim to a local court. A prosecutor said Mr Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". After leaving Madrid , he returned to England for a second spell with Chelsea before joining United, with whom he won the Europa League and the ...

Author: 0 Spieth closes with birdie to maintain Travelers lead

Spieth, 23, joins elite company as the second-youngest player since 1945 to notch 10 tour victories after Tiger Woods . The victory is the second of the year for Spieth, who last claimed first place back in February at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Author: 0 Wilander: 'Nadal is one of the main favourites now for Wimbledon'

Rafael Nadal also went on to say that his feelings while he plays on "this court" cannot be compared to any other "feeling". "Sorry to all the great fans in Britain and to the tournament organizers". The Spaniard is now 2,605 points away from Andy Murray , the world number one. As I said before, the French Open is the most important tournament of the year.

Sports Bruins reveal list of protected players for NHL Expansion Draft
Author: 0 Bruins reveal list of protected players for NHL Expansion Draft

It's a high price to pay, which shows the kind of leverage that the Golden Knights are wielding over talks right now. With the Knights having until Wednesday to submit their picks, here is a breakdown of the upcoming expansion draft including who's available - and why or why the Knights will or won't take a player.

Sports Boston Celtics Trade #1 Draft Pick to Philadelphia 76ers
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Trade #1 Draft Pick to Philadelphia 76ers

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. The pick is protected at No. 1 and 6-30, meaning the Sixers would send the Kings' 2019 first-rounder or the Sixers' own 2019 first-rounder (each protected if No. I'm a pretty good shot blocker for a point guard, so I think helping them with that, everything would pretty much help with that. A lot has been made of the Boston Celtics not being able to secure a pre-draft workout with Josh Jackson , but the former Kansas star insists he is not sending ...

Sports Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate
Author: 0 Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate

The former Coventry, Southampton and Celtic boss watched his side battle back from a goal down to go 2-1 up through a two magical free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths , only for England to level in added time to his dismay. And the Spurs star said he would have been heartbroken to have thrown all of the points away on his first day leading the side. Subs: James McArthur (for Morrison, 45) 6, Ryan Fraser (for Snodgrass, 66) 5, Chris Martin on for Ikechi Anya (81) 5.

Author: 0 Verstappen leads first practice in Azerbaijan

The Force India driver was unhurt and finished fourth fastest, but his vehicle was damaged badly. "They are on junior driver contracts whereas Seb was able to renegotiate after his second world championship, which had a bit of performance in it which gave him the trigger when Fernando Alonso made his move from Ferrari ".

Sports Rare dismissal helps Proteas level series
Author: 0 Rare dismissal helps Proteas level series

With South Africa 64-3 at the halfway point of their chase , AB de Villiers (35 off 19 balls) threatened, blasting Mason Crane for 16 off the next three balls, but the young legspinner, appearing in only his second global, responded superbly, picking up the South African skipper as his maiden T20I wicket later in the same over.

Sports Kevin Durant trolled haters by rocking an incredible championship cupcake hat
Author: 0 Kevin Durant trolled haters by rocking an incredible championship cupcake hat

In fact, we didn't assume it had anything to do with Durant. "Cupcake" was a reference to what Kendrick Perkins called teammates who he believed to be playing soft . I'm sure at some point this summer, Westbrook will fire back at Durant and then they will battle it out on the court when the season starts. Almost a year later, Durant now has a ring, a Finals MVP award and the license to troll Westbrook and anyone else who questioned his decision to join forces with a team of superstars.

Sports Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion
Author: 0 Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion

Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa made two excellent saves to deny Germany a second goal soon after, first rushing out to deflect Werner's effort and then diving to his left to keep out Kimmich's low follow up. Chile produced a highly mobile, energised and effective performance against the Germans, and this performance will have the Australians dreading facing one the emerging worldwide sides.

Sports ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli
Author: 0 ICC Champions Trophy: You can't rest on your laurels, says Virat Kohli

In the wake of the defeat which simply adds to another abject failure at an ICC World Cup, De Villiers pointed out that the preparation of his team had been good. It surely must have made South Africa go on the back foot. However, India's second wicket partnership included form batsman Dhawan and one of the greatest cricket players on the planet, Virat Kohli .

Author: 0 Rivals Hamilton, Vettel clash as Ricciardo wins chaotic race

Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas recovered from last place after a first-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen to pip Williams driver Lance Stroll on the line to take second. The fact Ricciardo won from 10th on the grid, and that Bottas clawed his way back from last following an early incident, summed up a freakish race.

Author: 0 Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

CRISTIANO RONALDO will only consider a move to Manchester United if he makes a return to the Premier League, according to reports. Insisting that everyone must comply with their tax obligations, the Madrid president remained hopeful that Ronaldo would will meet his tax requirements and that all the confusion would be cleared up soon.

Sports Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win
Author: 0 Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

He does, however, feel that the competition would be better sticking with its current format, including the foiling 50-foot catamarans, which have provided exciting high-speed racing with plenty of lead changes and drama. "We know we can do this", Spithill said. Team NZ narrowly won race seven before a dominant display in the eighth meeting for a 30-second victory to take match point.