• Highland Reel heats up Ascot for Aidan O'Brien at last
Highland Reel heats up Ascot for Aidan O'Brien at last

The nine-year-old looked super-sophisticated in a polka-dotted, sailor-inspired dress and matching fascinator. The42 is on Instagram! She has run very three solid races for Aidan and, while giving weight all around in a race like this is always going to be tough, I do think a mark of 104 is fair on what she has achieved.

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  • Lakers reportedly won't give up young assets for Paul George
Lakers reportedly won't give up young assets for Paul George

George's camp has informed the Pacers that the four-time All-Star intends to leave in the summer of 2018 when he becomes a free agent, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time).

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  • Drone footage illustrates devastation of Portugal forest fires which killed 62
Drone footage illustrates devastation of Portugal forest fires which killed 62

Authorities say other victims could be found as searches continue. More than 350 soldiers on Sunday joined the 700 firefighters who have been struggling to put out the blaze, schools in the area were closed until further notice and outdoor fires were banned.

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  • 'Criminal hand' started Portugal fires - fire chief
'Criminal hand' started Portugal fires - fire chief

Authorities say that after four days they have mostly extinguished a wildfire in the center of the country that killed tens of people last weekend. But in a freakish sequence of events, officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil Protection Agency said they could not confirm a crash had taken place.

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  • Celtics make Chaminade's Tatum No. 3 pick in draft
Celtics make Chaminade's Tatum No. 3 pick in draft

At 6-foot-8 with a 6-foot-11 wingspan, Tatum brings unique length and athleticism to the defensive end that can translate into guarding multiple positions on the court. I was all for it. It was a controversial move to deal the No. 1 pick in the draft, especially with so many people viewing Markelle Fultz as by far the best player.

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  • Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft
Markelle Fultz top pick in NBA draft

The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at Barclays Center wearing green. During his single college season with the Huskies, Fultz led all freshmen with 23.2 points, while also averaring 5.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists. Was t...

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  • Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw
Sanchez breaks Chile scoring record in Germany draw

Australia and Cameroon came into their contest eager to register their first win of the tournament after both sides lost their opening matches. Germany , with only three players from its World Cup-winning team, played catch-up most of time against the more experienced Chileans, but it was able to earn the draw after Lars Stindl scored fro...

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  • Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

At 6-foot-6, Ball is tall for his position, like Johnson was, and similarly heralded for his brilliant passing and ability to push the pace and run the fast break. The Lakers have missed the playoffs for four straight seasons, the longest postseason drought in franchise history, and posted the league's third-worst record last season at 26-56.

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  • Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls
Timberwolves take Markkanen with No. 7 pick for Bulls

They said it: " Among the most efficient offensive players in the country last season , despite a February shooting slump, Arizona power forward Lauri Markkanen had an outstanding freshman season". Is Dwayne Wade one of the reasons why Jimmy Butler wants to stay? However, they took the lesser return from Minnesota, hauling in a pick outs...

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  • Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Who's No. 3? National Basketball Association draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

Markelle Fultz became the first UW player to be selected first in the NBA Draft . While that was being completed, the draft got off to a familiar start with the same top-four picks as previous year: Philadelphia, the Lakers, Boston and Phoenix.

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  • Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball
Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

While there are conflicting reports about the Lakers interest in Ball, Magic Johnson is the president of basketball operations and has likened Ball's playing style to his own which is interesting considering he's a Hall of Famer and widely regarded as the best point guard of all-time.

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  • Jose Mourinho latest to be accused of tax fraud in Spain
Jose Mourinho latest to be accused of tax fraud in Spain

Jose Mourinho is facing allegations of tax fraud in Spain worth almost £3 million. The statement said that the Spanish government, through tax authorities, "issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularized his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations".

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  • Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays
Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

After settling down over the three innings, Liriano gave up a line-drive home run to right fielder Nomar Mazara to lead off the fifth, putting Texas ahead 5-0. Bautista went 2-for-4 with a walk. Smoak had a double and single in the game. "We took advantage of the kid in the first". Texas slugger Joey Gallo went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an insid...

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  • The Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas
The Caps' 10 most likely expansion draft targets for Vegas

No more, no less. He learned the management game under Pat Quinn with the Vancouver Canucks and later went to his first and only Stanley Cup final at the helm of the 1997-98 Washington Capitals. The Islanders were the only team that protected five defensemen: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy, Travis Hamonic Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech, leaving for...

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  • Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint
Mourinho denies tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

The statement also said Mourinho "paid more than €26m in taxes, with an average tax rate of over 41 per cent" during the three years until May 2013 and that he "entered into a settlement agreement" with the Spanish tax authorities after a change of rules in 2015.

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  • Man United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement following tax fraud allegations
Man United boss Jose Mourinho releases statement following tax fraud allegations

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will testify on July 31 in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from the tax authorities, court officials said on Tuesday. The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost €800,000 ($890,000). The prosecutor based the accusations on information provided by Spain's Tax Office, which a...

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  • Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign
Jose Mourinho reps deny €3.3m tax fraud during Real Madrid reign

The 54-year-old Mourinho was Real Madrid coach from 2010-13. Cristiano Ronaldo's woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud. Ronaldo's agency, Gestifute, released a statement after the accusations, saying "it is clear that the player d...

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  • Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud
Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

The 32-year-old four-time World Footballer of the Year is alleged to have not paid the correct taxes from 2011 to 2014. Ronaldo, who is now facing four charges of tax fraud in Spain, was reported to want to leave Real Madrid and Spain. After leaving Madrid , he returned to England for a second spell with Chelsea before joining United, with who...

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  • #9 - Dennis Smith Jr
#9 - Dennis Smith Jr

Bottom line, Michael Finley said it the best on Thursday night. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said before the draft Thursday night that point guard was the team's biggest need, and the club chose to address it. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Smith was an early-entry candidate to this year's draft, averaging 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds a...

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  • Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree
Lions are ready to roar ahead of first Test, insists Graham Rowntree

I thought the back three were good and I had told both Nowell and Daly that there were chances for them. Jack Nowell scored a double as the Lions ended their mid-week slump with a convincing 34-6 win over the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium. "This was their 10th time playing in Hamilton , and having lost on the past two occasions - to the Maori in 2...

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