• Sergey Kovalev seeking to regain titles he lost to Andre Ward
Sergey Kovalev seeking to regain titles he lost to Andre Ward

Chief among the cleaning agents are Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev , whose rematch in the early hours tomorrow reminds us what boxing is really all about. An eighth-round win via a controversial technical knockout took Ward to 32 wins from 32 career fights and the 33-year-old then set his sights on climbing the weight classes.

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  • Vegas Golden Knights take Preds forward James Neal in Expansion Draft
Vegas Golden Knights take Preds forward James Neal in Expansion Draft

In addition to Neal, the Golden Knights also announced the selections of forwards Pierre-Edouard Bellemare , Connor Brickley , Chris Thorburn , defensemen Jason Garrison and Deryk Engelland , and goalie Jean-Francois Berube . Sidney Crosby was a finalist for the Hart Trophy , given to the league's MVP, and the Ted Lindsay Award, given...

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  • Latvian underdog continues remarkable run into French Open final on 20th birthday
Latvian underdog continues remarkable run into French Open final on 20th birthday

After Ostapenko won the first set, Bacsinszky broke for 4-3 in the second and went on to level. She'll take on the victor between No.2 seed Karolina Pliskova and No.3 seed Simona Halep for a shot at the French Open title. "So unfortunately I could have had a different draw or she [Halep] could have lost yesterday [against Elina Svitolina], ...

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  • Lonzo Ball makes case for LeBron James to join him on Lakers
Lonzo Ball makes case for LeBron James to join him on Lakers

The four-time All-Star, who averaged a career-best 23.7 points last season along with 6.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists, would be a massive upgrade for the Wizards with the trio of George, Wall and Beal. However, there could be other teams that trade up to take the No. 1 pick including the Los Angeles Lakers , Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls , ...

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  • 76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft
76ers, Celtics fans set to pack arena for draft

Initially, Philly held the third pick, trading up to the first spot with Boston to ensure that they get their player of choice. With the front line of Larry Bird, McHale and Parish, Boston made five NBA Finals and won three championships in the 1980s.

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  • Mercedes more united than ever - Hamilton
Mercedes more united than ever - Hamilton

Hamilton is well aware that Ferrari could bounce back just as easily in the next race, but is hoping to emulate boxing superstar Mayweather and come out on top in the end. The battle ahead of him was fierce as well: both Force India drivers were on the radio trying to convince their team it was in their best interest to put them, rather than thei...

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  • Farrell edges Sexton for first Lions Test
Farrell edges Sexton for first Lions Test

Ioane was a standout performer against the Lions earlier on this tour when dazzling for the Blues , and he will now start for his country for the first time in place of Savea who has accumulated 47 tries in his 53 Test's. He has been one of the real workmen of the Lions team so far, outstanding at lineouts and powerful in contact, and that wo...

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  • Full-back swap deal touted between Liverpool and Napoli
Full-back swap deal touted between Liverpool and Napoli

As Liverpool football club supporters await the official arrival of Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah today , there is other Reds transfer news to discuss. The Algerian global racked up nine assists last season, as he again impressed with his attacking play and deliveries into the box, which have unsurprisingly caught Liverpool's attention.

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  • North Korea defector launches news of Otto Warmbier near DMZ
North Korea defector launches news of Otto Warmbier near DMZ

Warmbier's former soccer coach, Steve Thomas, said the Jewish student came from a religious family and was involved in mission trips and a birthright trip to Israel. A week before South Korea's liberal new leader is due to meet with President Trump at the White House, his office expressed irritation Wednesday at the notion he would need the Ame...

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  • Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win
Problems? What problems? Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

The match - played at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi , Russia - ended 2-1 leaving New Zealand at the bottom of the table with no points, meaning the All Whites are now out of the tournament . Only a superb one-handed reflex save from Akinfeev, who made his 100th global appearance, stopped Andre Silva's bullet header just after the break.

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  • Record champion Nadal in French Open
Record champion Nadal in French Open

Tournament organisers had rolled out a banner with the words "Bravo Rafa" and showed a video of all his ten victories on the big screen inside the stadium during the trophy ceremony. This year, Nadal dropped only 35 games en route his 10th Roland Garros title, improving from his dominating efforts in 2008 (41) and 2012 (53). His knowledge can onl...

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  • FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation
FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation

A flashpoint came midway through the first half when Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio swore at the New Zealand coaching staff. The root of the animosity lay in the first half. This historic event was made possible by the Confederations Cup's sponsor McDonald's, showing that football is open to disabled children and lets them get involved i...

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  • Jackson, Mason on the brink of becoming latest Jayhawks drafted into National Basketball Association
Jackson, Mason on the brink of becoming latest Jayhawks drafted into National Basketball Association

With some of those selections already amounting to the likes of Ben Simmons , Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and the recently departed Nerlens Noel, among a few others, the 76ers are now slated to pick at No. He's been heavily rumored to land there, and would be a prize outside of the top five for a team in need of a point guard. At number three,...

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  • Ronaldo goal puts Portugal past hosts Russian Federation
Ronaldo goal puts Portugal past hosts Russian Federation

Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico sit top of Group A, level on four points with Portugal but having scored a goal more, though they know that status will be under threat, given the European champions face bottom side New Zealand on the same day.

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  • Cavaliers Rumors: Danny Green Trade Reportedly Being Discussed with Spurs
Cavaliers Rumors: Danny Green Trade Reportedly Being Discussed with Spurs

He has a player option where he can opt out of his contract after the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. Aldridge's contract contains a player option for the 2017-18 season, and the Spurs could be attempting to receive something in return for Aldridge or risk him walking away with no compensation.

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  • NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell?
NBA Draft: Markelle Fultz in Philly Rumor, Impact for TJ McConnell?

But, if the Sixers don't take Washington guard Markelle Fultz , it will be a bigger shocker than the deal itself. With the NBA Draft right around the corner, there are many glaring questions waiting to be answered. 3 overall pick in last year's draft. As their draft slot draws closer, the Celtics will likely focus in on one of these ...

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  • Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition
Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition

He also visited the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders' office as a tourist. For most of that window in April, Congress was not in session. The gunman did not meet with the senator, a Sanders spokesman told the Washington Post on Wednesday. According to the statement , Hodgkinson bought his SKS rifle in November, after the election, from an license...

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  • WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 12th day
WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 12th day

On the other hand, unseeded Ostapenko became the first Latvian to reach a Grand Slam final after registering a 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 win over Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in another semi-final clash. Halep said a stronger mentality enabled her to mount an astonishing fightback and beat Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals and the 2014 Roland...

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  • Russian football team getting ready for game with Mexico
Russian football team getting ready for game with Mexico

But the centre-half was playing a predictably straight bat when quizzed on the issue ahead of Portugal's Confederations Cup clash with Russian Federation in Moscow . He scored his 20th worldwide goal - and New Zealand's first for 334 minutes of combined game time - when latching onto a deflected through ball from Clayton Lewis.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Florentino Perez to speak to player after Confederations Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo: Florentino Perez to speak to player after Confederations Cup

The Sky Sports News HQ reporter has taken to Twitter to claim that the Red Devils are working under the "assumption" that Ronaldo will stay at The Bernabeu beyond the summer transfer window. He then moved to Chelsea of the English Premier League before taking over at Manchester United past year. Perez was elected to a fifth term as Madrid'...

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