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Red Sox put big-hitting Betts on DL with abdominal strain Red Sox put big-hitting Betts on DL with abdominal strain
- June 03, 2018

The four-time All-Star second baseman was put back on the DL by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday because of left knee inflammation. Losing Betts for significant time would be a devastating blow for the Red Sox considering his status as one of the best players in the entire league. (more...)
Rafael Nadal eases into French Open fourth round at Roland Garros Rafael Nadal eases into French Open fourth round at Roland Garros
- June 03, 2018

Gasquet showed some fight to earn a break but Nadal took the first set to take charge. But Nadal was in no mood for a marathon and he bagged the first set on serve before putting Gasquet to the sword again at the beginning of the second and third sets, making sure there was no hope of a comeback amongst the Frenchman's supporters. (more...)
I felt like superhero - Serena Williams I felt like superhero - Serena Williams
- June 03, 2018

So it proved just over an hour later as Serena was roaring again and holding her arms aloft in triumph after setting up a third round showdown with Germany's 11th seed Julia Goerges . Sharapova, 31, had already sprinted to the reunion earlier in the day by demolishing sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in 59 minutes. (more...)
Johnny Manziel debuts for CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Friday preseason game Johnny Manziel debuts for CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Friday preseason game
- June 03, 2018

His first preseason game in the Canadian Football League is in the books. For better or for worse, Manziel clearly hasn't altered his playing style. As has always been the case with Manziel, he seemed to be most successful on the move, making plays happen out of the pocket. Check out every snap of Manziel's performance. (more...)
Missouri’s Jontay Porter withdraws from NBA draft, will return for sophomore season Missouri’s Jontay Porter withdraws from NBA draft, will return for sophomore season
- June 03, 2018

But either Porter decided he was not ready to turn pro just yet, or he did not receive the feedback from National Basketball Association franchises that he sought. With another year under his belt, he is expected to be a higher pick in the 2019 draft, which is generally considered to be a weaker draft than this year. (more...)
Belgium 0-0 Portugal Belgium 0-0 Portugal
- June 03, 2018

Vertonghen's strike produced a fine save from Beto in the 55th minute, while Martinez avoided further selection headaches after opposite number Courtois shook off an apparent wrist injury after being caught by Ricardo Quaresma. "You could feel that when he came off we were all very much anxious", Martinez said. His injury was the key talking point on Saturday after Belgium's 0-0 draw with Portugal as both sides showed attacking intent but no killer blow less than two weeks before the World ... (more...)
Tiger Woods Commands the Crowd, and nearly the Course, at the Memorial
- June 03, 2018

Symbolic of the new-age deeper pool of competition Woods must now deal with are the players above him on the leaderboard entering Sunday's final round. A 90-minute weather day seemed to tiresome his momentum as the former world number one made pars on the next three holes but he snatched his fifth birdie at 15 before giving the shot back at the 17th to finish on a combined 139. (more...)
DE first state to OK sports gambling DE first state to OK sports gambling
- June 03, 2018

On Thursday, David Purdum of ESPN.com reported Delaware , which previously allowed National Football League parlay bets, will now allow full-scale betting at three of its casinos: Delaware Park , Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino. (more...)
Halep through to second round at French Open Halep through to second round at French Open
- June 02, 2018

With the first three matches scheduled on Court Philippe Chatrier on day four of the claycout major all going the distance - and lasting a combined 8 hours 46 minutes - Wozniacki did not even make it into the arena till shortly before 7 p.m. (more...)
Steve Smith will return stronger after ball-tampering ban: Graeme Smith Steve Smith will return stronger after ball-tampering ban: Graeme Smith
- June 02, 2018

De Villiers had previously said he wanted to retire after next year's showpiece but after playing some of his best cricket in the last five months, announced his reason for calling it a day was fatigue. " To lose a player like AB, he's irreplaceable ". Like many others, Smith thought that De Villiers would have hung up his boots after the 2019 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales. (more...)
Brian Bowen staying in National Basketball Association draft Brian Bowen staying in National Basketball Association draft
- June 02, 2018

Bowen announced his decision to stay in the National Basketball Association draft through the school on Wednesday. The team released a statement Wednesday explaining how Bowen's decision was related to the NCAA's ruling on his eligibility for next season and he reached the decision after conversations with team officials and his lawyer. (more...)
Soccer player hears boos over her past LGBTQ protest Soccer player hears boos over her past LGBTQ protest
- June 02, 2018

After the decision to legalise same-sex marriage in the U.S., she tweeted: "This world is falling farther and farther away from God..." "That's where the peace turns to disappointment, because I knew in my spirit I was doing the right thing". (more...)
England beat Nigeria 2-1 in warm up friendly England beat Nigeria 2-1 in warm up friendly
- June 02, 2018

Trippier tried his luck and struck his shot cleanly, winning a corner when Francis Uzoho parried the ball wide. Wow! You must really want to see the England game to stay up this late/get up this early in Australia. Dele Alli was subjected to jeers from the large contingent of Nigeria supporters, who recalled his decision to snub their country in favour of representing England . (more...)
Oklahoma State defeats Alabama to win national title at home Oklahoma State defeats Alabama to win national title at home
- June 02, 2018

This day was all about them and all the people that came before them. "We had several goals", Oklahoma State coach Alan Bratton said. "They had a really good year winning the SEC Championship, won four tournaments and made the semifinals". (more...)
Tyus Battle To Return To Syracuse for Junior Season Tyus Battle To Return To Syracuse for Junior Season
- June 02, 2018

Adding three more guards able to back up Battle and Howard means Battle will finally have more time to rest during games next season. Battle participated in pre-draft workouts, including the NBA Draft Combine May 16-20 in Chicago. Battle was the leading scorer a year ago on a team that made it to the N-C-A-A championship's Sweet 16. He averaged a squad-best 19.2 points per game and scored in double digits in 35-of-37 contests. (more...)
Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern
- June 02, 2018

He has a contract running until 2021 with the German champions. Zahavi, the Israeli agent who helped facilitate Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain a year ago, said Lewandowski's reasons "are not money or a specific club, as almost all top clubs would like to have the world's best striker in their ranks". (more...)
Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad, Samu in limbo Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad, Samu in limbo
- June 02, 2018

While Wallabies boss Michael Cheika has picked five new caps in his squad of 32 to take on Six Nations Champions Ireland , including two Brumbies bolters wing/fullback Tom Banks and hooker Folau Fainga'a, who is now suspended for a heabdutt. (more...)
Gabriel to remain in National Basketball Association draft Gabriel to remain in National Basketball Association draft
- June 02, 2018

Gabriel averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds during his sophomore season, while Vanderbilt averaged 5.9 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds in playing 14 games. Vanderbilt missed the first 17 games of the season due to injury and returned for the bulk of SEC play before missing the team's final six games. "God works in mysterious ways and presented me with a number of challenges to overcome". (more...)
R.I.s Donaldson forced to use underhand serves at French Open R.I.s Donaldson forced to use underhand serves at French Open
- June 02, 2018

It also showed - not just to others but, perhaps more importantly, to Zverev himself - that he can handle such occasions, that he is capable of doing what's necessary when the sets and hours add up, and that he is perhaps finally ready to stride into the very last days at a major. (more...)
SEC opens door for graduate transfer 'free agency' against Saban's objections SEC opens door for graduate transfer 'free agency' against Saban's objections
- June 02, 2018

The Southeastern Conference voted Friday to allow graduate students to transfer immediately among its member schools, eliminating the one year so-called "residency" requirement that previously stood in place. Public outcry poured in on Alabama, and eventually Smith got a waiver to play immediately for then first-year Bulldog coach Kirby Smart. In blocking Kennedy, Saban said Tuesday he was upholding an existing SEC rule. (more...)

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