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Sports Knicks, David Griffin moving toward contract talks on GM opening
Author: 0 Knicks, David Griffin moving toward contract talks on GM opening

Griffin has a trusted inner circle of front-office and scouting personnel who played a part in building the Cavaliers' roster into one that went to three consecutive NBA Finals and won the 2016 championship. Griffin is expected to serve as a television analyst next season, and it's believed he has no other National Basketball Association job opportunities at the moment.

Sports Celtics to Sign Free Agent Aron Baynes
Author: 0 Celtics to Sign Free Agent Aron Baynes

The 6-foot-10, 260-pound Australian provided solid backup minutes to Andre Drummond last season. The recent departures of Kelly Olynyk to the Miami Heat and Amir Johnson to the Philadelphia 76ers left the Celtics in need of some frontcourt strength to complement Al Horford .

Sports Amarnath pilgrims dead, several injured in terror attack in Anantnag
Author: 0 Amarnath pilgrims dead, several injured in terror attack in Anantnag

The pilgrims were on their way back after visiting the Amarnath shrine. Monday's attack took place near the southern Anantnag town on the main highway linking the Indian-controlled Kashmir with the rest of the country. "Some gunshots were heard on Jammu-Srinagar Highway near Batengoo, yatris have been killed, four others sustained injuries", a police source said. "I have spoken to the Governor and Chief Minister of J&K and assured all possible assistance required".

Sports Curacao vs. Jamaica in 2017 Gold Cup
Author: 0 Curacao vs. Jamaica in 2017 Gold Cup

It's disappointing". Players such as Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj - who consistently was overlooked by Klinsmann despite performing well in the England's second division - and Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer - an England-born striker who recently became a USA citizen - could provide depth options with a good showing at positions often marred by injuries.

Sports USA to test THAAD missile defence system within days
Author: 0 USA to test THAAD missile defence system within days

The exact date of the planned test is not being disclosed until it has taken place. North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM ) on July 4 has prompted the United States to test the THAAD system based at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska.

Sports Israeli anger after Hebron put on UN's world heritage 'in danger' list
Author: 0 Israeli anger after Hebron put on UN's world heritage 'in danger' list

Israel contended that its historic links to Hebron were ignored and its ambassador to UNESCO left the session. The UNESCO resolution had been pushed hard by the Palestinians, who succeeded not only in getting Hebron declared a Palestinian heritage site, but also in getting the UN body to declare that Israel's occupation was placing it in danger.

Sports IRISH OPEN: Frustrating finish for Fleetwood
Author: 0 IRISH OPEN: Frustrating finish for Fleetwood

There was frustration on day two for fellow Sheffielder Matt Fitzpatrick who failed to build on his excellent opening round which left him two shots off the lead. Drysdale ended in a share of fourth after birdieing his final six holes on his way to a course-record 63, with Fox also qualifying when Daniel Im bogeyed the final hole.

Sports Five Bighorns will play in NBA Summer League
Author: 0 Five Bighorns will play in NBA Summer League

In early March, the Bighorns acquired Luis Montero in a trade with Sioux Falls. In 15 games (13 starts) for the Bighorns, Stockton averaged 16.4 points (.422 FG%,.787 FT%,.388 3PT%), 4.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 35.2 minutes of action during the 2016-17 season.

Sports Federer subdues Zverev to reach last 16
Author: 0 Federer subdues Zverev to reach last 16

Kontaveit, ranked No. 38, broke Wozniacki in the next game for a 6-5 lead, but Wozniacki broke back and won the tiebreaker before controlling the third set. In other matches Tomas Berdych went through routinely against David Ferrer 6-3 6-4 6-3 while Dominic Thiem was kept on court for longer before overcoming the unseeded American Jared Donaldson 7-5 6-4 6-2.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers sign No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers sign No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz

Philadelphia 76ers fans nearly had tragedy strike on Friday night when Markelle Fultz rolled his ankle against the Golden State Warriors in his Summer League debut, but everyone can breathe a sigh of relief about the injury. But he'll be back in the (emptier) gym in a couple weeks, readying for the season. Even so, injuries have limited Embiid to 31 games over his first three seasons while Simmons is yet to take the floor.

Sports Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Rights Renounced by Pistons, SG Will Become UFA
Author: 0 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Rights Renounced by Pistons, SG Will Become UFA

The Pistons have been reluctant to meet Caldwell-Pope's $25 million-plus asking price, and the acquisition of Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley on Friday liberated Detroit to let Caldwell-Pope leave the franchise. The problem is the Nets now have nearly all of their salary-cap space tied up in an offer sheet to Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr., their first-choice restricted free agent.

Sports Konta storms into fourth round
Author: 0 Konta storms into fourth round

There were more chances to perhaps nudge ahead, forcing Vekic to save four break points in the process before a tie-break. "Definitely one of the most epic matches", Konta told a news conference when asked to compare the Vekic tie with others in her career.

Sports Bradley off to Detroit; Morris sent to Boston
Author: 0 Bradley off to Detroit; Morris sent to Boston

Due to injury this past season, Jackson's numbers were slightly down from the prior season. Only three teams averaged fewer rebounds than Boston in the regular season, and Bradley, despite standing at just 6'2, was the team's second-leading rebounder.

Sports F1 Bottas - victor of pole position in Austria
Author: 0 F1 Bottas - victor of pole position in Austria

As of now, all the drivers will keep their focus on the Austrian Grand Prix which was last won by Hamilton. I found out on Tuesday [that he would need a gearbox change], I think it was and, of course, you go in with a very positive mind about coming back and fighting and then of course something like that hits us.

Author: 0 Whittaker keen to impose himself on Romero

Nunes is the only person not named Ronda Rousey to successfully defend the bantamweight belt. Nunes-Shevchenko may be on the billboard, but they're not the only ones. The hugely decorated former Muay Thai and kickboxing world champion also showed a different side to her MMA game in her most recent outing, submitting Julianna Pena with an armbar to land her first "Performance of the Night" bonus.

Sports Did fans get the MLB Final Vote right?
Author: 0 Did fans get the MLB Final Vote right?

With Moustakas joining him, it marks the first time two third basemen claimed the final spots in the same year. Turner was slowed down at one point this season by a hamstring strain, but he leads all major leaguers with at least 250 plate appearances in batting average (.384) and on-base percentage (.473).

Sports Wimbledon 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands' shocking knee injury
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands' shocking knee injury

America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horror knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming and crying in pain in the middle of the court. Despite her success with her partner, Mattek-Sands entered Wimbledon as a singles competitor. "These painkillers are not working", she reportedly said.

Sports Windies set India 206-run target in ODI decider
Author: 0 Windies set India 206-run target in ODI decider

Gayle hasn't played global cricket since the triumphant World T20 final against England in Kolkata in April 2016. Later, Virat Kohli and his boys marked two consecutive wins in the second and third games which made India the hot favorites.

Sports Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki Reportedly Working on 2-Year Deal
Author: 0 Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki Reportedly Working on 2-Year Deal

Earlier this offseason, Nowitzki said he hopes to play "a couple" more seasons. Nowitzki turned 39 last month, and he'll continue to be a key leader for the Mavericks as they go through their current transition. Nowitzki, who turned 39 on June 19 and is starting his 20th season, passed the 30,000-point milestone during the regular season and led the team to its only National Basketball Association title in 2011.

Sports Bernard Tomic felt 'bored' during his first-round Wimbledon defeat
Author: 0 Bernard Tomic felt 'bored' during his first-round Wimbledon defeat

I'm still 24, and it's tough to find motivation. I have been around and feels like I'm super old, but I'm not. I mean, I'm happy right now in the situation I find myself in. John played Rafa ( Nadal ). He had the spirit of a terrier and never stopped snapping at the heels of bigger, more-talented players. Australian athletes are known for their competitive spirit in all sport, from cricket to swimming.

Sports Netizens want Pacquiao to focus on Senate
Author: 0 Netizens want Pacquiao to focus on Senate

In 2012, the WBO also reviewed Pacquiao's controversial split decision loss to Tim Bradley Jr. a the MGM Grand by having a five-man panel watch the entire fight without audio. Pacquiao in an interview said that he is open to a rematch with Horn. The WBO should take action on the request "so as not to erode the people's interest in boxing", the 11-time champion is quoted as saying by ESPN .

Sports U.S. congressman condemned for Auschwitz gas chamber video
Author: 0 U.S. congressman condemned for Auschwitz gas chamber video

Overall, as many as 6 million Jewish people were killed during this period. It also tweeted an image of a sign at the entrance to the gas chambers asking visitors to remain quiet. Higgins was unapologetic, telling The Times-Picayune of New Orleans that "the terrorists certainly take advantage of the politically correct madness that consumes the West".

Sports Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Arrested for Aggravated Assault
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Arrested for Aggravated Assault

A media release sent Wednesday afternoon said Wilson "intentionally backed his truck into a female while parking, then brandished a rifle at another man". With Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith being held out of most team drills during organized team activities and minicamp, Wilson often worked with the first-team defense.

Sports Incursions on the China-India border
Author: 0 Incursions on the China-India border

In an interview to PTI , Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said "the ball is in India's court" and it was for the Indian government to decide what options could be on the table to resolve the standoff. Much to the concerns of the Indian Navy, Chinese nuclear, as well as conventional submarines, are regularly crisscrossing the Indian Ocean as part of Beijing's anti-piracy patrol team in the Gulf of Aden.

Sports Swansea City complete loan signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea
Author: 0 Swansea City complete loan signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea

Abraham has twice previously played for Chelsea's first-team, making his debut under the management of interim boss Guus Hiddink in the closing stages of the 2015/16 campaign. Nat Chalobah is also a year away from the end of his deal and the club could be forced to sell him too, as discontent spreads amongst Blues fans about the loss of so many talented young players.

Sports Leipzig chief bored by Keita speculation
Author: 0 Leipzig chief bored by Keita speculation

The same story claims that Liverpool boss Klopp wants the Reds to ramp up their interest in the 22-year-old midfielder as they look to sign him from RB Leipzig . Having led the Bundesliga in assists last season, the Sweden global has been linked with Arsenal and AC Milan, leading his agent to speculate about a move overseas.

Sports Gordon Hayward will join Boston Celtics, says ESPN's Chris Haynes
Author: 0 Gordon Hayward will join Boston Celtics, says ESPN's Chris Haynes

He can't sign until Thursday. The 27-year-old had his best year this past season, averaging nearly 22 points a game while shooting 47 percent from the floor and nearly 40 percent from the three-point line. However, that trade may be even more reason for celebration in Utah after ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported that the highly touted small forward has expressed a desire to play with Rubio in Salt Lake City.

Sports Kings sign G George Hill to three-year, $57 million deal
Author: 0 Kings sign G George Hill to three-year, $57 million deal

He played in just 49 games due to an assortment of injuries. Hill was previously a member of the Indiana Pacers for five seasons, arriving in Utah as a result of a three-team deal between the Pacers, Jazz and Atlanta Hawks . He will likely reprise his sixth man role with the Kings and could be leaned on at the end of close games. For his career, he is averaging 16.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.

Sports Wimbledon 2017: Plain sailing for Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into second round
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2017: Plain sailing for Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic into second round

Djokovic , a three-time Wimbledon champion, was leading 6 -3, 2-0 when Slovakian world number 47 Klizan retired after just 40 minutes on Centre Court due to a calf problem. It brings back many memories. Early on in the encounter, there were concerns about Klizan, who was seemingly struggling with a leg issue, with the Slovak hobbling about on court.

Sports Stunned Wawrinka out of Wimbledon
Author: 0 Stunned Wawrinka out of Wimbledon

With three break points to save, and his Wimbledon hopes already teetering on the brink, the simplest of returns floated gently up Centre Court towards the usually devastating backhand of Stan Wawrinka . "I kind of knew I was in trouble", Kyrgios said. Another day, another top-seeded man struggling on the grass courts. "I don't know how to explain it", he added.

Author: 0 Kate Middleton Just Debuted the Haircut of Summer 2017 at Wimbledon

The doodle also features, Rufus, the hawk that keeps pigeons away from the tennis courts. The 2017 Wimbledon championship gets under way at the All England Club today with Roger Federer the favourite for an eighth title while the woman's event has been blown wide open by the absence of defending champion Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova .

Sports Kyrgios admits
Author: 0 Kyrgios admits "fitness issues" caused early Wimbledon exit

He also snuck a pair of serves past Kyrgios in the fourth game of the second set that the world No. 20 barely even tried to return. Things weren't meant to be this year. But hopefully it's settled down a bit and I'm looking forward to playing Wimbledon . "There's been a number of niggling injuries over the years and I don't know exactly and I have heard reports that he's not as fit as he should be".

Sports After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather
Author: 0 After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather

The unheralded 29-year-old former schoolteacher, who improved his record to 17-0-1, was awarded the win over the eight-division world champion by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113. The jaded writer from Sports Illustrated thought Horn won only three rounds. Both men were covered in blood, Horn from a cut above his left eye, Pacquiao from cuts to the head from repeated clashes.

Sports Inks eight-year extension with Canadiens
Author: 0 Inks eight-year extension with Canadiens

In fact, the six highest-paid goalies in the National Hockey League have only one Stanley Cup amongst them-and Tuukka Rask earned that in 2011 as a backup to Tim Thomas with the Bruins. The hope for the Montreal Canadiens was that they'd be able to ink free agent Alexander Radulov on the first day of 2017 free agency. They will have some money coming off the books for that season as Tomas Plekanec and his $6 million will be gone and as things stand, most of his money will be earmarked ...