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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence after Portugal's draw against Mexico in Russian Federation

Mexico's second half resistance was broken four minutes from time when Hector Herrera let the ball bounce off his foot and Cedric pounced, with the Southampton player's shot taking a deflection off Herrera on the way in. Nani's 21st minute goal was disallowed by video assistants because a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal. We saw how risky Portuguese counter-attacks can be against Mexico .

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Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis

Bacsinszky, playing in her third successive French Open quarter-final, will be the favourite tomorrow. In the second set the match was suspended on 1-all break point for Bacsinszky. The perks of being young and not yet scarred by the bitterness of many defeats can often produce fearless tennis and that is precisely what Jelena Ostapenko has demonstrated so far at the French Open .

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Celtics-Sixers trade finalised, Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1

The young core adds yet another top pick to join what's become a raft of young talent. But the missing piece is a capable point guard. Now that Boston has the pick after trading the top selection for No. Both players spent time competing in Italy, and Carroll was actually All-Rookie in 1981 and an all-star in 1987. Perhaps it's Boston rather than Philadelphia that's making the mistake here.

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Mixed fortunes for Ronaldo; Portugal continue to be reliant on their star

However, Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana called for a review from the video assistant referee and it was eventually ruled Pepe was one of four players who were offside from Joao Moutinho's first cross into the box following the failed set-piece.

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Diego Costa receives 'many offers' while Chelsea board backs Antonio Conte

After all the thrills and spills, Diego Costa's time at Chelsea appears to be coming to an end. The Spanish striker has been linked with a move away from Chelsea after having apparently being told by Antonio Conte that he is not wanted at the club any longer.

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Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

Fairfax County Police say the victim, Nabra Hassanen, was with a group of teenagers of about 15 people walking and riding their bikes along Dranesville Road from a McDonald's restaurant at around 3:40 a.m. It appears the suspect, Darwin A Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, got out of his vehicle and assaulted the victim. Witnesses told police that the teens scattered after Torres drove his vehicle on the curb, but he caught up with some of them in a parking lot a short while after.

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Ronaldo only leaving if a club pays €1billion exit clause, insists Perez

It was reported last week that the 32-year-old, following a series of allegations relating to tax fraud , no longer wanted to play in La Liga following eight campaigns with Los Blancos . I am sure he would not want us to pay his fine if there was one. "I have to talk to Cristiano ". Perez assured the fans that the Portugal global would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid while insisting that he would contact the star striker only after the conclusion of Portugal's ...

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I'd rather have Lukaku than Morata in Chelsea, says Joe Cole

Joe Cole believes Chelsea should sign their former player Romelu Lukaku this summer because he is the flawless replacement for Diego Costa . Chelsea are in the market for a striker, with Diego Costa , who was informed he's not part of Antonio Conte's plans, expected to leave.

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Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka beaten in first round at Queen´s Club

Raonic wasn't the only leading seed embarrassed on a baking hot afternoon in west London as world number three Stan Wawrinka was beaten 7-6 (7/4) 7-5 by Spain's Feliciano Lopez in the Swiss star's first match since being thrashed by Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.

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Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

Nadal's desolation then was in stark contrast to the joy he showed here at the moment of victory, lying flat on his back in customary fashion to celebrate a remarkable achievement. Nothing could extinguish Nadal's fire though and he surged two breaks ahead in the third set despite the best efforts of Wawrinka to try and extend the contest.

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Sixers Officially Move Up to No. 1 in Trade With Celtics

The Philadelphia 76ers will have the first overall pick in the NBA Draft for the second consecutive year after finalising their deal with the Boston Celtics on Monday and moving up from the number three spot. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum both should be available at No. 3, assuming the Sixers draft Fultz and the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball .

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Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev in Eighth to Retain Light Heavyweight Titles

The impressive performance from Ward was marred by the ending to the fight, with a succession of borderline low blows securing the stoppage after he had initially rocked the Russian with a powerful straight right to the head. 'I couldn't believe it, I could win, ' he said. "I don't know. I can't explain it", Kovalev said about the end of the fight. What Kovalev didn't address was his mounting fatigue and the punch that started it all-a clean, crisp shot to the jaw that put him in ...

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Halep confident of French Open triumph

Third seed Halep stormed into the quarter-finals without dropping a set, but she faced match point against Elina Svitolina before pulling off a miraculous recovery from 3-6, 1-5 down to reach the last four. "I'm ready to face her, and I'm ready to face another final". "I think was a battle." said the surprise package. "I love to play here, I love you guys, you're unbelievable, thanks for coming to support me".

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Elephant family rescues calf from drowning in pool

The mother is one of the Houston Zoo's eight Asian elephants, and mother to youngest calf, 3-year-old Duncan and 7-year-old Baylor. However, effective help came in only when a second elephant arrived on the scene to ensure a successful rescue.

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GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'

Scalise's condition was upgraded to "serious", from "critical" after undergoing another surgery on Saturday, according to a statement from Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Two police officers were injured. Trump says, "Steve is our friend, he's a patriot and he's a true fighter". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier Thursday.

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Tax fraud case: Ronaldo to appear in court July 31

The 32-year-old is now away with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he has so far evaded questions over his future - including skipping the traditional man-of-the-match press conference after Sunday's draw with Mexico.

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76ers And Celtics Finalize Deal For The No. 1 Pick

Fultz worked out for the Sixers on Saturday night and posted on his Instagram page a Philly.com photo of him walking into the Sixers practice facility wearing a team cap. Even with the trade, Philadelphia still will have a combined three first-round picks in the 2018 and 2019 drafts. Boston's additional compensation, the future first-rounder, necessitated more of an explanation.

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Williamson 12th man in Trophy team

The ICC side was selected by a panel that included former captains Michael Atherton (England), Sourav Ganguly ( India ) and Ramiz Raja ( Pakistan ) as well as the Editor of Wisden , Lawrence Booth, and AFP cricket reporter Julian Guyer, with the ICC's general manager of cricket, Geoff Allardice, the chairman.

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Rafael Nadal: 2017 French Open title 'more special'

Nadal clinched his tenth French Open singles crown on Sunday with a flawless display of clay-court tennis to beat Stan Wawrinka . Nadal is a two-time Wimbledon champion, but the last of those successes came in 2010 and he has failed to go beyond the fourth round since 2011.

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Real President: We Would Have Loved Messi At Madrid

They said Mourinho had already settled a previous claim relating to his Spanish taxes, which resulted in a penalty of 1.15 million euros in 2014. Real Madrid was not immediately available for comment on the allegations against Mourihno or Ronaldo's hearing.

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Tropical Storm Bret Heads Toward Trinidad and Grenada

The maximum sustained winds were recorded at 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. This method of naming also allows the NHC to issue tropical storm watches and warnings before a storm is named. The NHC said tropical storm-force winds are expected in that area Monday night. 'But it's remarkable to have two potential tropical cyclones at the same time during mid-June'.

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Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an eventual fine for tax evasion as Barcelona did for Lionel Messi. Ronaldo's agency, Gestifute, released a statement after the accusations, saying "it is clear that the player did not try to evade taxes" and there was "no offshore structure for evading taxes".

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Nadal wins, Ostapenko claims first Grand Slam title

Fresh from #10 victories in Monte Carlo and Barcelona, Nadal met a determined opponent, 32-year-old, Stan Wawrinka , in France. "Last year", Nadal said , "was not an easy one". And the Swiss player is hoping to take that form into the grass-court season. And on clay especially, because the way he's moving, it's even more hard.

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Jose Mourinho accused of $3.6 million tax fraud

Ronaldo's representatives and Real Madrid have denied any wrongdoing. They claim that Mourinho - who took over at United previous year - failed to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012. This all seems like it is coming to a situation where Real kindly throw a few million at the tax man to make it all go away. Mourinho, 54, was in charge at Real between 2010 and 2013, winning one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Supercopa.

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Cameroon Lose To Chile After Disallowed Goal At Confederations Cup

He was disappointed with the scoreline and urged his teammates to win the next game of the group. "It's not the result we wanted, we had the game nearly won", said Ronaldo , who was voted the man of the match. Portugal celebrated, but the game was then held up as the referee waited for the assistant to check the replay, before the goal was ruled out roughly 40 seconds later because Pepe had been adjudged to be offside.

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Philly gets No. 1 pick from Sixers, chance to draft Fultz

While this would normally be a very big disappointment for a team, much of this was actually done purposefully as the 76ers have acquired high draft picks and now have a roster loaded with young talent. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. We won't officially know where any players are going until the draft kicks off on June 22nd, but at this moment the first pick appears to be all but a done deal.

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Cavs, GM Griffin part after 3 straight NBA Finals trips

The Cleveland Cavaliers and General Manager David Griffin are parting ways, according to NBA's website . Gilbert continued saying that the Cavaliers did not have an announcement regarding new leadership but said they are still exploring options.

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UFC President Dana White reveals Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight details

Mayweather has not fought since easily outpointing Andre Berto in September 2015 to retain his welterweight world title and then retiring. After speculation on how the event would be branded and what promotional roles would be taken by the UFC and Mayweather Promotions , White indicated the UFC's stamp on the event will be limited to the presence of McGregor.

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Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Perez has now confirmed that the club are not looking to bring in the Spanish global and also revealed no contact has been made with the player since 2015. Ronaldo, Portugal's all-time leading scorer, is the latest in a long line of soccer players in Spain - among them Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Neymar - to be caught up in cases over tax or transfers.

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Andy Murray suffers Aegon Championships exit to Jordan Thompson at Queen's Club

The 23-year-old Australian put Murray through his paces on a sweltering hot day in west London by claiming the opening set in a tiebreak. It is his second worst result by ranking since he lost to world number 92 Guillermo Garcia Lopez at Indian Wells in March 2012.

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Cubs prospect destroys stadium lights with a jaw-dropping, monster home run

The ball towered through the night sky before slamming into a light bulb. Jimenez ripped a majestic home run to left-center field and put another swing on a ball during this rapid-fire home run derby format. Jimenez didn't win the derby but he captured the imagination of a whole lot of fans. The 20-year-old has been compared to Giancarlo Stanton and has been known for his power, obviously.

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Celtics trade No. 1, expect to get man

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. The 76ers will be giving up their 2018 first-round pick that was received via the Los Angeles Lakers which Philly acquired during the 2015 National Basketball Association season from the Phoenix Suns. The Sixers used the No. 1 pick past year on Ben Simmons , who missed the entire season because of a foot injury. While the pair of top picks getting swapped was the biggest news of the weekend for National Basketball Association fans, an under-the-radar ...

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Rumour: Dani Alves 'agrees' Man City move

City were said to be in the box seat to land the Brazilian star, who only joined the Old Lady from Barcelona last summer, but now it has emerged that Chelsea are also in the hunt. If he does arrive at Eastlands this summer to fill the void left by Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta, both of whom have been released, then he will, in all probability, be given a similar brief.

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Macron wins parliamentary majority

France's radical left, in the form of France Insoumise and Communists managed to increase their representation, from 15 seats to 28 as did the far-right Front National which gained six seats to reach eight. The gap between French and German bond yields - an important gauge of risk appetite - had widened sharply heading into that vote but has since tightened.

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LA's glowing tribute to Batman star Adam West

Los Angeles has become Gotham City as the Bat-Signal glows at City Hall. He died on Friday at age 88 following a battle with leukemia. The iconic bat signal was splayed across the LA City Hall tower at 9 p.m. The mayor also led the audience in a rendition of the TV show theme song, playfully singing "nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah, nah-nah". West is survived by his wife, Marcelle, along with his six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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