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Miami Heat to get first meeting with free agent Gordon Hayward

He's excellent off the dribble and highly efficient as a shooter/scorer hybrid (47.1% FG/39.8% 3FG/84.4% FT shooting split last season), who can get the shot he wants, and then finds even better options. Earlier this week, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that the Jazz are already preparing for life without Hayward. In his seven seasons with the Jazz, Hayward has averaged 15.7 poi... [Full Article...]

Jo Konta beats world No 1 Angelique Kerber after disgusting fall

She had one match point in the second set but then took a nasty fall on the grass, which resulted in a five-minute time out when the trainer was called. Looking powerful in the second set, Konta was nonetheless unable to get the better of a strong backhand by the 20-year-old and failed to defend set point at 5-3 down. [Full Article...]

Mets put Gsellman on disabled list

Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson each homered to drive in two runs each as the Mets (35-42) won their fourth of their last five games. The injury-plagued Mets have already had five starting pitchers go on the disabled list this year. [Full Article...]

Ins and Outs: Transfer targets lined up in Premier League

Ins and Outs: Transfer targets lined up in Premier League Mustafi - one of only three 2014 World Cup winners in Russian Federation - says Germany's young guns are relishing their clash against Mexico's come-back kings. Chile , the Copa América holders, face European champions Portugal in the first semi-final of this summer's Confederations Cup on Wednesday evening. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev, Halle Open 2017 final

Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev, Halle Open 2017 final Federer - who lost to Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart Open last week as he returned to action following a two-month break - coasted through the opening set. Federer though is undoubtedly the greatest grass player of all time, and is in the best form he has been in for quite a while. However, the Swiss ace will have to get past the talented Zverev. [Full Article...]

Michelle Payne stood down after positive substance test

Michelle Payne stood down after positive substance test As a result, she's been stood down from racing and trackwork. The Sporting Life reports that Payne tested positive for the appetite suppressant Phentermine , which is prohibited under Australian rules. Other jockeys guilty of the same offence have faced a one- to two-month ban. Payne had surgery after a heavy fall during a ride in Mildura a year ago and had a long period of rehabilitation b... [Full Article...]

State of Origin II: New South Wales v Queensland preview

It's a tactic Blues captain Boyd Cordner has welcomed. Daley feared pre-match that Queensland's slow play the ball tactics would turn game two into wrestlemania but bit his tongue when asked about officials on Wednesday night. But records count for little when you significantly contribute to one of the Blues' biggest capitulations in Origin history. "It's something we have spoken about right... [Full Article...]

Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Pakistan outclass England to reach final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Meanwhile Michael Vaughan, another ex-England captain, said in his Daily Telegraph column that he felt "flatter" than at the time of their World Cup exit two years ago. But he indicated the nature of the pitch made it more like a sub-continental surface than a British one. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had a simpler explanation for Wednesday's outcome, saying: "We played very well". [Full Article...]

Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Australian Open

The 11th-ranked Srikanth outgunned the sixth-ranked Chinese star 22-20, 21-16 in 46 minutes for his second successive Superseries title after winning the Indonesia Open earlier this month. Chen made a couple of uncharacteristic errors but Srikanth's smash was in good working order as he led 17-15. Srikanth's compatriot H S Prannoy tweeted: "Looks like it's getting tough for everyone to Clinch ... [Full Article...]

NBA Awards: OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook named MVP

Earlier, Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon became the first player not picked in the first round to win NBA Rookie of the Year in the common draft era. James Harden got 22, Kawhi Leonard nine and LeBron James one. Westbrook has been inspiration for children, and Westbrook could be a reason Steve Dominguez, from Los Angeles, is buying Thunder gear. Westbrook posted three 50-point tripl... [Full Article...]

Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade

Golden State Warriors NBA Championship Victory Parade The NBA championship-winning boss plans on sticking around much longer than that. "I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre past year before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here", Curry said . [Full Article...]

Djokovic bumped up to two in Wimbledon seedings

Djokovic bumped up to two in Wimbledon seedings He would surely go into the tournament with loads of confidence, especially after clinching his ninth Halle title. And if Federer also needs a talisman from the statistics books as he heads to London , how about the fact that in the years that he won his first four finals - 2004, 2005 and 2012 - he also went on to win Wimbledon? Yet even in the era of dominance by Novak Djokovic , and the ... [Full Article...]

Sailing-New Zealand reclaim America's Cup with crushing win over US

One thing we know for sure from looking at the reactions: New Zealand really knows how to throw a party. In a bid to achieve his America's Cup dream, Glenn, his wife Mel and their two daughters have basically lived 11 months of the year in New Zealand for the past six years. [Full Article...]

Megan Anderson out of UFC 214 title fight with Cyborg

Megan Anderson out of UFC 214 title fight with Cyborg Anderson is not believed to have suffered an injury, but instead cited "personal reasons" for dropping out of the fight. Evinger had originally been scheduled to face Helena "Pretty" Kolesnyk as the main event for Invicta FC 24, they are now searching for her replacement. [Full Article...]

Germany storm into semi-finals

Germany storm into semi-finals Elsewhere, in #Group B reigning World Cup champions, #Germany secured a Confederations Cup semis spot as they beat African champions Cameroon 3-1 to win the group. Julian Draxler hopes Timo Werner can prove himself to be the future of the Germany attack after the RB Leipzig striker got up and running at global level with a brace in the 3-1 win over Cameroon in Sochi . [Full Article...]

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze Vatanen, a fifth-year player, won't be ready for the start of next season after having surgery to fix a shoulder injury. He would go on to win consecutive Stanley Cup crowns in 1974 and '75 with Philly's infamous Broad Street Bulllies - the first-ever expansion club to take the league title. [Full Article...]

Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda , June 26 ( Reuters ) - New Zealand lifted the America's Cup on Monday, nearly white-washing the US holders with a revolutionary boat and a new superstar sailor avenging a humbling defeat four years ago. "We are all incredibly proud of what he's achieved, as well as the whole team and our Kiwi neighbours". It will now remain overseas with Team New Zealand expected to def... [Full Article...]

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

Celtics-Sixers trade finalised, Markelle Fultz expected to go No. 1 Boston received the 76ers' 3rd overall pick in the draft plus a future first-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for making the move. However, Sharman made eight all-star teams and won four National Basketball Association titles with the Celtics, and he and Bob Cousy are thought to be one of the one of the most accomplished backcourt tandems in league history. [Full Article...]

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff

Jordan Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers playoff Berger birdied three of the final six holes of regulation for a 67 and a 12-under total. "It's just about when are those putts going to start going in, and they did for the first few rounds, and didn't quite today and that happens, but it's tough", Spieth said. [Full Article...]

Frank de Boer named as new manager of Crystal Palace

Frank de Boer named as new manager of Crystal Palace On the new deal with Crystal Palace , a ManBetX spokesman said: "It's a hugely exciting time to partner with a high profile Premier League team like Crystal Palace FC". "I am excited to work with him and see what we can achieve with the club". "I am focusing on this job right now and what happens in the future is not important". [Full Article...]


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