• Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves
Bulls trade Butler to Timberwolves

The duo spent four seasons together in Chicago before Thibodeau was sacked by the Bulls in 2015. Thibodeau still remembers his early impressions of Butler after the Bulls drafted the Marquette product in 2011. "I can honestly say that I have always been incredibly motivated to succeed". Even as incoming college freshmen - or, in the case of D...

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  • Milner: Salah signing just what Liverpool need
Milner: Salah signing just what Liverpool need

Everyone can see the coach gives everything . Liverpool targeted the former Roma player since 2014, when he instead opted to join Chelsea prior to an underwhelming performance in the English Premier League . Indeed, Salah has proven an exciting player during his spells at Basel , Fiorentina and Roma, but the versatile forward struggled...

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  • India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis
India thrash South Africa to reach ICC Champions Trophy semis

Even though Quinton de Kock and Hashmi Amla gave a 76 runs opening stand with 53 and 35 runs respectively. De Villiers was run out when he ran for a single for du Plessis but a throw from Hardik Pandya at the wicket-keeper caught him short of the crease.

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  • Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico
Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Osorio's men have come under fire back home for scraping a late point against Portugal in their opener and then having to come from behind to see off a plucky New Zealand side 2-1 on Wednesday night. New Zealand lost their first two games to Russian Federation and Mexico 2-0 and 2-1 respectively. Ronaldo's fine form has continued in the ...

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  • Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna feeling 'weird,' mentally off
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna feeling 'weird,' mentally off

They were 6-6 before play on April 20, then went on a nine-game losing streak that night and dropped as low as 10-20, seven games out of first place. Toronto is 2-9 in Estrada's last 11 starts against a team with a losing record and 4-12 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter while the under is 10-1 in Estrada's last 11 starts again...

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  • Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup
Mexico's Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

Mexico ended the day as Group A leaders with four points, ahead of Portugal on goal difference. "We've all been there", said Melbourne Victory's Rojas, whose inventive attacking play was to the fore before the break. " I am proud of what my team did, it's normal to have to suffer at this level, but we deserved to win ", said Osorio. "The a...

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  • Fabinho Says He's
Fabinho Says He's "Tempted" By Idea of Moving to Manchester United

The 23-year-old Brazilian global was handed his senior professional debut by Mourinho when they previously worked together at Real Madrid. Ever-present in the league, just missing one game, Fabinho initially joined The Monégasques on loan from Portuguese side Rio Ave in 2013 before they made the deal permanent two years later.

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  • Women's hockey squad named for HWL Semi Final
Women's hockey squad named for HWL Semi Final

The Indians only had themselves to blame as a below-par opening 20 minutes and some sloppy defence ruined their hopes. However, if Malaysia at world number 14 secure a semifinal berth by upsetting India Thursday, their route to the World Cup is secured besides qualifying for the HWL Final Round in India from Dec 1-10 this year.

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  • Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup
Cameroon, Australia draw 1-1 at Confederations Cup

Chile's victory against Cameroon in their opener gave them a great start to their maiden Confederations Cup campaign, after qualifying by defending their Copa America title in 2016. The most recent was in 2014 when Mario Goetze's goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win in Stuttgart. Cameroon lost 2-0 to Chile in Moscow on Sunday, eventually givin...

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  • Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome
Oilers trade F Jordan Eberle to Islanders for C Ryan Strome

Strome was selected fifth overall by the Islanders in 2011. While Strome only scored 13 goals and 30 points last season, he is only two seasons removed from scoring 17 goals and 50 points in 81 games. Strome, 23, has one year left on his deal with a cap hit of $2.5 million. His fondest memory isn't his first National Hockey League goal - a tall...

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  • Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud
Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

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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  • Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians
Kershaw wins, Bellinger hits 2 homers as Dodgers top Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture to Indians fans on Tuesday night. Indians: OF Brandon Guyer (sprained left wrist) is hitting on the field but no date has been set for when he'll begin a minor league rehab assignment.

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  • Wild unveil new jerseys for 2017-18 season
Wild unveil new jerseys for 2017-18 season

But New Jersey Devils fans really didn't like the changes to their jerseys. The new jerseys come just in time for Wednesday's NHL Awards show, during which the Vegas Golden Knights will reveal their expansion draft selections from the Bruins and the rest of the league.

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  • LeBron James 'surprised' Cavaliers moving on from David Griffin
LeBron James 'surprised' Cavaliers moving on from David Griffin

ESPN reported James was "surprised" that Griffin would not return despite having stalled contract negotiations throughout the year. Griffin guided the Cavs to three straight Finals, but he and Gilbert couldn't agree on the team's direction.

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  • Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud

Ronaldo's willingness to leave Real Madrid and Spain has been partially blamed on his being chased by the tax man. Sweden star Emil Forsberg believes Victor Lindelof's move to Manchester United is great news for Swedish football and has backed his compatriot to do well in England.

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  • Check out the scorching hot WAG of US Open champion Brooks Koepka
Check out the scorching hot WAG of US Open champion Brooks Koepka

After Brooks walked off the 18th green, his girlfriend Jena Sims was waiting to embrace the 2017 U.S. Open Champion. The relationship between Koepka and Sims was fairly unknown before the major championship in Wisconsin. But the blunder had already attracted widespread attention. Jenna Sims did not comment on the mishap but she did share a ...

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  • Cyborg vs. Anderson Booked For UFC 214 Title Bout, de Randamie Stripped
Cyborg vs. Anderson Booked For UFC 214 Title Bout, de Randamie Stripped

Despite reports surfacing of the fight between Cyborg and Anderson being all but done at UFC 214 , de Randamie refutes that fact, saying she had no idea she was being stripped of the title. "Cyborg"(17-1), who has always been considered the best female featherweight in the world, has not fought since September of a year ago, when she destroyed Li...

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  • Celtics unlikely to trade for Bulls star Jimmy Butler
Celtics unlikely to trade for Bulls star Jimmy Butler

Surely, the Celtics must be coming for Butler next, right? Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hasn't built his trove of future assets while also building an Eastern Conference finalist by taking the short play. There is plenty of belief within the league and the Bulls organization that the Celtics are poised to use the No. 3 p...

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  • Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg
Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg

The Scottish sides were in the pot for the first qualifying round draw after finishing third and fourth in the Premiership last season, with runners- up Aberdeen going straight into the second round draw. The Welsh champions were drawn at home for the first leg, with the fixture set to take place on the 27/28 June. If Pedro Caixinha's men pro...

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  • Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch
Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch

Andre Ward says he's determined to beat Sergey Kovalev during their rematch tonight (June 17), after Kovalev circulated a racist meme on social media. "I looked back at the fight and I thought, dude, you just gave away some rounds". That seems highly unlikely with there being zero incentive for Ward to take a third fight and particul...

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  • NHL Draft Projections: Fleury and Neal to Vegas
NHL Draft Projections: Fleury and Neal to Vegas

All 30 existing rosters will freeze beginning at this time. There's also an "expansion draft signing moratorium" for everyone except Vegas, but the trade freeze is most likely to generate some interesting moments today. Marchessault is a free agent after this coming season. They will identify the best asset on each team they can select. We know t...

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  • Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

Portugal's next game in the Confederations Cup is against hosts Russian Federation on Wednesday before the European champions conclude Group A against New Zealand on Saturday. The score was 1-1 at half-time, as Javier Hernandez responded from close range after Ricardo Quaresma had opened the scoring, but the highlight of the first half was the...

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  • Logjam at the top of the board
Logjam at the top of the board

Unfortunately for McIlroy , he might well be doing just that on Friday afternoon, the 28-year-old following an eagle on the second - where he drove the green on the 330-yard par four - with four bogeys and double bogeys on the 15th and 17th.

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  • 4-Way Tie For 1st Place After 2 Rounds of US Open
4-Way Tie For 1st Place After 2 Rounds of US Open

Rose was also vulnerable at two over, a score that left him one shot outside the cut line with Friday's later starters still to tee off. The last six majors have crowned first-time champions and that trend looks poised to continue at Erin Hills where you have to look way down the leaderboard to 19th before finding a major victor in U.S.

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  • Arsenal handed tough start to new Premier League season
Arsenal handed tough start to new Premier League season

According to the defender, who also played for Manchester United , part of the reason behind the struggles Arsenal have faced in the last decade is the fact Arsene Wenger is too loyal to players, and will stick behind them even if they deserve to be dropped and aren't necessarily playing well.

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  • De'Aaron Fox Wanted to
De'Aaron Fox Wanted to "Shut LaVar Ball Up"

Former UCLA star Lonzo Ball wrote a letter thanking his father LaVar Ball for The Players' Tribune . "There's nobody else that we need to workout for." last May 16, the 19-year old point guard is considering other teams in the lottery.

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  • FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia
FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia

The Confederations Cup will take place on June 17 to July 2. Zenit's soccer player Aleksandr Kerzhakov holds white colored and blue eyes 1, 5 years old cat named Achilles at a news conference in St. Action is due to begin tomorrow with Russian Federation taking on New Zealand in Saint Petersburg. But as always, the host nation gets an opportun...

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  • Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel
Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

With a much sought after win, Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap between him and Vettel down to just 12 points. "It was really down to the team, great minds working together, communicating". "It was tough I was defending the whole race and we weren't that quick to be honest". Hamilton led from pole to flag in a flawless race but significantly ...

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  • Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History
Nadal Wins 10th French Open, Makes Tennis History

At 31, Nadal might have time to add to his French Open tally. The American-Czech pair defeated unseeded Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-2, 6-1 for their third successive major title. He's been the favorite throughout the tournament, as he's only ever lost two matches on the clay of the French Open . "He's the best player ev...

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  • Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain
Unwanted by Chelsea, Diego Costa shines with Spain

Costa's future at Chelsea , who he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2014, remains uncertain after the Spain global told reporters last week that Antonio Conte sent him a message to inform him he no longer fits into the Blues manager's plans for next season.

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  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title

In 2012, LeBron James sought out Kevin Durant after the Miami Heat had wrapped up a 4-1 NBA Finals series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder . Newly minted Warriors star Kevin Durant , who scored 39 points in the game , was named the Finals most valuable player (MVP). Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries.

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  • Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far
Mayor promises Stanley Cup parade, but plans unclear so far

The Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98 were the last champion to defend their title. Regardless, the score would still have been 1-0 Nashville and the fluky goal by Patric Hornqvist would have tied the game at 1-1. He wasn't known as the Next One or Sid the Kid yet, but he did escort the Dartmouth Subways to the final, only to lose 6-2 in the ...

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  • Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination
Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

While that's certainly better than sliding backwards, it may be a while before the average Cleveland fans have the luxury of considering $459 for a ticket for a Game 6, if Necessary. He's going to make shots. One of the fans watching the players go through their pregame routines was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. We're healthy, we g...

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  • Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was assessed a technical foul in the first half, but the broadcast and crowd thought it was given to Green. "After looking at the video, I did not verbalize to the table, and looking at the video, I should have done a better job of making sure that the table knew the technical foul was on Kerr", said Goble.

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  • Murray, Wawrinka make French Open last 16
Murray, Wawrinka make French Open last 16

A frustrated Del Potro stood at the net for a while between the interval. Murray and Del Potro contested a couple of epic matches in 2016, with the Brit winning in four sets in the Olympic final in Brazil and the Argentine winning over five hours in the Davis Cup semi-finals.

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  • Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?
Alexis Sanchez completes move from Arsenal to Manchester City?

He provided a super assist for wing-back Mauricio Isla to net the opener in a 1-1 draw with Russian Federation on Friday. That would include a €40 million (£35 million) fee paid to Arsenal and a salary worth €15 million (£13.2 million) per season over a four-year deal until 2021.

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  • Seager gets walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds
Seager gets walk-off double in Dodgers' 5-4 win over Reds

Bellinger hit his second home run of the game with one out off reliever Austin Brice. Iglesias walked Chase Utley on six pitches, forcing home a run and closing the gap to 7-5. The Dodgers (5) and Phillies (2) combined for seven home runs on April. 29, and the Dodgers (4) and Cubs (3) did the same on May 28, both Dodgers wins.

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  • Lakers owner, LeBron James' business manager have met several times
Lakers owner, LeBron James' business manager have met several times

But thanks to an Uninterrupted video in which James, Draymond Green , 2 Chainz and others hang out in a barbershop, we got inside just how the megastar felt about Gilbert ripping him. Me going back is more of a bigger picture, and more about all these kids, all these people who need inspiration and need a way to get out. And I believe I'm that w...

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  • Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup
Crosby doing it all again as Penguins close in on Cup

Nashville coach Peter Laviolette was pretty unhappy about it following the game . "A lot of times we'll go back and look at a few things that we can do better after every game on a practice day or an off day", center Colton Sissons said.

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  • Sale win 7th straight decision; Red Sox beat Tigers 11-3
Sale win 7th straight decision; Red Sox beat Tigers 11-3

Sale's teams have scored a combined seven runs in those games, and his opponent has been even better. "They've given me some fits over the years". The Tigers had the third-worst ERA of any Major League Baseball team from the seventh inning on coming into Saturday's game.

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  • Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof
Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

The Pittsburgh Penguins center is one win away from captaining his team to its second Stanley Cup in a row, and third during his career. However, he made a decision to return the favor for his team, and offer up a gift of his own for his Penguins .

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  • Yankees push back Tanaka's next start to Monday night
Yankees push back Tanaka's next start to Monday night

NY has won three straight, outscoring rivals Boston and Baltimore 25-3 over the last three nights. Holliday hit a three-run homer in the fourth and Judge added a two-run double in the fifth. An extra day is not going to hurt him. "We're giving him smaller bits and pieces, it's kind of what you do with young players", Girardi said. "(Pitching co...

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  • Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final
Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

With no goals in his last six games, someone asked Kessel if he was exhausted. Even Ron Hainsey chipped in with a goal. Asked twice Tuesday if he planned on reevaluating his goaltending situation after Matt Murray allowed eight goals in Nashville, Sullivan stressed "we haven't lost games because of our goaltending".

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  • Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

James knows his team have to play a flawless game on Friday or else they will be on the wrong end of a historic playoff run. "You can tell, he knows this is his moment". "All I was looking at was the bottom of the net", Durant said. "I saw he (James) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". I've been working on that shot my whole life.

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  • Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113
Durant, Warriors rally to beat Cavs 118-113

Force them into outside shots if you can. "I mean, just hits an unbelievable game victor, just comes down in transition, that only Kevin Durant can hit". That's definitely in full effect. we're all fully aware. "So we made enough plays tonight to still win the ballgame, but they made a couple more". "That's what they did".

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  • Watch Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman's dominating NCAA record 100-meter sprint
Watch Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman's dominating NCAA record 100-meter sprint

As the athletics world begins to ponder life without Usain Bolt, U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman offered hope of a bright future when the 21-year-old University of Tennessee runner became the ninth fastest man over 100 meters, posting 9.82 at the NCAA championships in OR on Wednesday.

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  • Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to five-year contract extension
Mariners sign shortstop Jean Segura to five-year contract extension

The Mariners acquired Segura on November 23, 2016 from Arizona with outfielder Mitch Haniger and reliever Zac Curtis in a trade for pitcher Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte . Since the start of the 2016 season, Segura ranks fourth in the major leagues in hits (265) and fifth in batting average (.324). Segura spent his first season in...

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  • Lions and Auckland Blues fans clash in New Zealand tour warm-up match
Lions and Auckland Blues fans clash in New Zealand tour warm-up match

Player ratingsBritish and Irish Lions: Leigh Halfpenny 6, Jack Nowell 4, Jared Payne 6, Robbie Henshaw 5, Elliot Daly 5, Dan Biggar 6, Rhys Webb 8, Jack McGrath 7, Ken Owens 7, Dan Cole 6, Maro Itoje 6, Courtney Lawes 7, James Haskell 5, Justin Tipuric 5, CJ Stander 7.

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  • ABC is off and running with NBA Finals
ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

Durant's scoring has taken pressure off Stephen Curry and allowed the Warriors to withstand Cleveland runs so well that they haven't trailed after the first quarter in either game. James remains confident he can still add a fourth championship to his resume, but he also knows it won't be easy. The Cavaliers don't have that luxury.

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  • Matt Murray: Pens' G Matt Murray loses; Cup Final tied 2-2
Matt Murray: Pens' G Matt Murray loses; Cup Final tied 2-2

It was his first goal in the Final since 2009, but it wasn't almost enough. Gaudreau's goal was his third of the series. A quick video review confirmed that the puck did cross the line. He was so good on Monday night, he may have even played himself back into the Conn Smythe conversation. And Mayor of Nashville Megan Barry tapped into public ...

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