• Ward stuns Kovalev in eighth to defend titles
Ward stuns Kovalev in eighth to defend titles

On Saturday night he was on one knee as referee Tony Weeks waved his hands in adjournment, and Ward kept the three light-heavyweight championships he took from Kovalev last November. "When I saw him react to the body shots that were borderline, I knew I had him", he said. "I was a lot better prepared this time". "I was breathing, he was breat...

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  • Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3
Celtics' Danny Ainge confident he will get his guy at No. 3

The Celtics will receive the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round pick in 2018 if it lands between pick 2-5, or Philadelphia or Sacramento's first-round pick in 2019, whichever is more favorable. The 76ers have a rookie of the year contender, in Joel Embiid , a former number on selection in Ben Simmons who missed all of last year with a foot ...

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  • Ostapenko powers into French Open final
Ostapenko powers into French Open final

She sealed her place in the final with a forehand winner - her 50th winner of the encounter - and minutes later "Happy Birthday" was being sung in French, led by interviewer and former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli. And they took the court knowing their opponent Saturday would be an unseeded player who just turned 20 years old. And she's not on...

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  • 2 elephants rescue baby elephant from zoo's swimming pool
2 elephants rescue baby elephant from zoo's swimming pool

The 13-year-old mum can be seen pacing up and down before deciding on going into the pond with another elephant. Zoo officials said none of the elephants were injured during the close call. The comments highlighted the great teamwork by the two adults and how both coped up with the frantic situation and ulitimately helped the calf survive its ord...

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  • Ronaldo is here to stay, insists Real Madrid boss Perez
Ronaldo is here to stay, insists Real Madrid boss Perez

This is very unusual and in the next few days I'll talk to him. I haven't spoken to him. He's immersed in the Confederations Cup [with Portugal] at the moment, which is an important competition, and for the moment there's nothing until that ends.

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  • Sixers finalize deal with Celtics for No. 1 pick: likely Markelle Fultz
Sixers finalize deal with Celtics for No. 1 pick: likely Markelle Fultz

Philadelphia owns the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 pick and the Sacramento Kings' 2019 pick. The Philadelphia 76ers thrilled their fans and left some suspense surrounding Thursday's National Basketball Association draft. The Sixers had pursued the trade with the Celtics for the No. 1 pick since the draft lottery. Fultz, who went to high schoo...

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  • Proteas snubbed in Team of the Champions Trophy
Proteas snubbed in Team of the Champions Trophy

Sarfraz's side thrashed title-holders India by 180 runs in a remarkable final at The Oval on Sunday having been the lowest ranked of the eight nations at the outset of this one-day global tournament - which they started with a 124-run defeat to India.

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  • Rafael Nadal Wins French Open
Rafael Nadal Wins French Open

With 31-year-old Nadal five years younger than the Swiss, time might be on his side to eventually come out tops. The Swiss has won all three Grand Slam finals in which he has appeared - in 2014 he beat Nadal in Australia and then Djokovic in the 2015 Paris final and again in last year's US Open finale.

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  • Insider delivers latest update on Man United's link to Real Madrid forward
Insider delivers latest update on Man United's link to Real Madrid forward

Manchester United are "wary" of being drawn into a transfer saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, according to Kaveh Solhekol. Even so, Perez said he was convinced Ronaldo would stay and affirmed that his Real contract was protected by a one billion euro release clause.

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  • Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast
Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast

The maximum sustained winds were recorded at 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. The system is now named "Potential Tropical Cyclone 3". Name or no name, it is already affecting the Gulf Coast, where tropical storm watches and warnings were in place.

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  • Koepka rides birdie spree to US Open title
Koepka rides birdie spree to US Open title

Open at Erin Hills on June 18, 2017 in Hartford, Wisconsin . He's also the seventh straight first-time major champion in men's golf . The long-hitting American travelled far and wide, from Kazakhstan to Kenya and mainland Europe , cramming into bed and breakfast rooms with fellow players, spending some nights sleeping in cars, and learning abo...

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  • Banned building materials helped flames to spread quickly in London fire
Banned building materials helped flames to spread quickly in London fire

A representative of the families who met with May and spoke to reporters briefly after leaving 10th Downing Street said "we will be making this in the community, with the community". The 91-year-old monarch said that Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho face tax fraud claims
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho face tax fraud claims

Ronaldo is with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and has not said anything about his future since the "A Bola" story was published. Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, who have also been accused of tax fraud in Spain, are also clients of Mendes.

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  • Flawless 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open
Flawless 10: Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

But the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros finalist in 44 years, had no answers as Nadal eclipsed Pete Sampras on the all-time list of major champions with 15 titles. 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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  • Perez to Remain Real Madrid Chairman Due to Lack of Eligible Candidates
Perez to Remain Real Madrid Chairman Due to Lack of Eligible Candidates

Right now he is a Madrid player. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez Rodríguez will stay chairperson of the club for another four years, after no other candidates were eligible to compete him over the presidency. Perez has dismissed speculation that Ronaldo is trying to put pressure on Real so that they will bear some of the burden of an e...

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  • Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint
Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward is expected to press on the accelerator should he receive any indication that Ronaldo is eyeing the exit door at Real Madrid . The accusations against Ronaldo have caused speculation in Portugal and Spain that he is now considering leaving the country to play elsewhere. Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo ...

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  • Portugal frustrated by late Mexican equaliser at Confederations Cup
Portugal frustrated by late Mexican equaliser at Confederations Cup

An entertaining encounter also saw an adjudication from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who chalked off a Pepe goal for offside. Mexico's all-time leading goal scorer Javier Hernandez pulled one back for his side with a classic flying-header in the 42nd minute with both teams going into the break 1-1.

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  • Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks
Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

General manager David Griffin's contract expires June 30, and it remains unclear if he will stay with the organization he guided to its first championship and three straight NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to take UCLA guard Lonzo Ball with the second pick. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring and finished No. 6 among all D...

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  • Cavs part ways with GM, Chauncey Billups a candidate for replacement
Cavs part ways with GM, Chauncey Billups a candidate for replacement

Griffin made key trades to acquire Kevin Love , J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert , Channing Frye, Timofey Mozgov and Kyle Korver, who all made contributions to Cleveland's three consecutive Finals appearances - and, of course, a championship in 2016.

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

The fight seemed highly implausible because Mayweather was retired and McGregor (21-3) had never boxed. What began as talk for a fight many perceived as impossible between a boxing legend and the biggest star in mixed martial arts is now a reality.

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