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Author: 0 Nationals defeat Syndergaard, Mets in series opener 11-4

Seattle's Nelson Cruz hit his 20th home run of the season to help the Mariners defeat Pittsburgh 5-2. Nationals manager Dusty Baker went to former Met Oliver Perez (W, 2-1) to get out of the jam. The Nationals scored five runs to erase the 4-0 deficit. It might be panic time for the New York Mets . Giolito needed only nine pitches a piece to complete the second and third innings, with only a four-pitch walk to Granderson spoiling matters.

Sports Portugal stuns hosts France in Euro 2016 final
Author: 0 Portugal stuns hosts France in Euro 2016 final

The victory also means Fernando Santos' side ended a 41-year winless streak against the French, which included the infamous 1984 European Championship semi-final defeat in Marseille. He was a key player in the 11th Champions League and in the Euro 2016 for Portugal . Cristiano Ronaldo sits onthe pitch unable to carry on after picking up a knee injury.

Sports New Millionaire Wins Big in Mega Millions Drawing in Kansas
Author: 0 New Millionaire Wins Big in Mega Millions Drawing in Kansas

The sole victor of the Friday's $540 Mega Millions draw expected to come forward. Meanwhile, Saturday's Powerball drawing didn't produce a jackpot victor, pushing the top prize for the next drawing on Wednesday to $311 million with a cash option of $221.4 million.

Author: 0 Canadiens trade PK Subban to Nashville Predators

Weber, 30, has spent his entire career with the Predators and was named captain in 2010. He's a player fans feel connected to because in an era when most pro-athletes sound scripted and rehearsed, Subban breaks the mould. Fans Rene Moreau and Pierre Couture both agreed that Weber's experience gave him the nod over Subban. Offensively, he is equal to Shea Weber , in terms of what he provides.

Author: 0 Peralta homers as Cardinals beat Brewers 8-1

The St. Louis Cardinals treat every game equally, or at least they say they do. Strikeouts have been a problem Milwaukee season, and Leake (6-7) was an unlikely candidate to keep that going. Oliver Perez and Blake Treinen combined to escape an eighth-inning jam, and Washington extended its NL East lead to four games over the Mets after dropping the opener of the four-game series Thursday night.

Author: 0 Manchester United interested in Juventus' Paul Pogba but no deal imminent

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has advised Manchester United to forget about signing Paul Pogba and instead turn their attention towards recruiting Dimitri Payet and N'Golo Kante for the same price. Pogba is expected to stage meetings with his agent in the coming days, with Juventus determined to play hard ball in a bid to extract as much money as possible from any potential deal to sell the player to United.

Author: 0 Jacoby Ellsbury's home run key in Yankees win over Indians

Following a brief argument on a called strike by plate ump Ramon DeJesus, Jacoby Ellsbury lashed Carrasco's 3-and-2 pitch for a three-run homer, giving the Yanks a 4-0 lead in the second. Trailing 11-1, the Indians answered with a six-run inning of their own against Masahiro Tanaka. Then, Gardner hit a sacrifice fly to right field that drove in Headley, and after Ellsbury singled to center field to put runners on the corners, designated hitter Carlos Beltran and Teixeira followed with RBI ...

Sports Coastal Carolina wins 2016 College World Series after wild postseason
Author: 0 Coastal Carolina wins 2016 College World Series after wild postseason

However, this was his first appearance in the Division I College World Series and this win was the 1,100th in his collegiate career. "I never would have thought it would come in the championship game". Gilmore made another move by putting the baseball in the hand of Alex Cunningham, he earned his first save, striking out Ryan Haug for the final out of the game.

Sports New York Mets Hang on for 4-3 Win Over Chicago Cubs
Author: 0 New York Mets Hang on for 4-3 Win Over Chicago Cubs

Unlike the Back to the Future Part II prediction of the Cubs sweeping Miami in the 2015 World Series, it was NY that swept the Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series. Baez had just entered the game at second base. Those swing-and-miss issues resurfaced in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Mets , giving the Cubs seven defeats in their last eight games against playoff contenders (excluding this week's sweep of the Cincinnati Reds, who are playing for the No.

Author: 0 Madison Bumgarner will not be in Home Run Derby

You knew Bumgarner wasn't going to change his approach at the plate , despite the unique circumstances surrounding his plate appearances Thursday night. The San Francisco Giants are preparing to do something we haven't seen around the baseball world since the Gerald Ford Administration. Oakland Athletics' Dillon Overton , right, walks back to the mound after giving up a three-run ho ...

Author: 0 Rain shuts down Lucas Giolito in his Washington Nationals debut

Afterwards Giolito said he did feel nervous in the beginning, but managed to soak in the experience and not let it affect him along the way. "He kept them off balance". "It would be nice just to talk about pitching, getting guys out, and not worrying about anything else, " Collins said during his pre-game press session.

Sports Things We Learned From Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 Victory
Author: 0 Things We Learned From Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 Victory

But as it turns out, Jones delivered a far worse knockout punch than anything Silva could muster on the night, with Cormier reportedly only receiving half his planned cheque for the fight. Jose Aldo also won a competitive decision over Frankie Edgar to claim the interim featherweight title on the UFC's star-studded landmark show. Tate, who claimed the belt with a fifth-round submission of Holly Holm at UFC 196, looked to defend her belt for the first time.

Sports Lagat, Gatlin show their old legs have some kick left
Author: 0 Lagat, Gatlin show their old legs have some kick left

The finishers after Jenkins were a whose who of USA distance running. "It was kind of a blur what happened in the last 80 meters", Mead said in a jubilant post-race news conference that included Lagat and third-place finisher Paul Chelimo (13:35.92).

Sports F1 British GP: Rosberg handed 10s penalty, drops to third
Author: 0 F1 British GP: Rosberg handed 10s penalty, drops to third

Interviewed on the podium, Hamilton praised the crowd, adding: "You don't hear a lot of booing". "I don't know if you can be as happy as me but I'm really happy", Hamilton told the 130,000-strong crowd that stood and cheered him all the way round the final lap with the sun shining brightly at last.

Author: 0 Murphy homers again vs Mets, leads Nationals to 3-2 win

Washington Nationals rookie Trea Turner , getting into his first action since returning to the ballclub this week, touched off an unusual twin-killing in the second inning against the New York Mets on Sunday. "Anybody who has gotten traded or came back to play their old team, definitely it means a lot to them", Baker said. Murphy has hit in the first 12 games he has played against the Mets .

Author: 0 Justin Verlander has surprisingly optimistic take on Tigers' woes against Indians

The Indians , who tied the longest active winning streak of any team over another in the majors, have just plain outclassed the Tigers on pretty much every occasion. Ausmus said he could be activated off the disabled list when eligible on July 16. "He probably won't pick up a ball for a week, but after that we hope the treatments work and he's good to go", Ausmus said.

Author: 0 Wimbledon: Andy Murray breezes past compatriot Liam Broady

Lu, who lost in the first round of Roland Garros to Novak Djokovic, had arrived at Wimbledon in good form after winning two grasscourt warm-ups events at Surbiton and Ilkley. "That's one of the things I'm going to take away". "Even though it's a different surface, it really does give you a great platform, because you have to hit so many balls, they test you physically".

Sports Dunn scores 21, shines again for Timberwolves
Author: 0 Dunn scores 21, shines again for Timberwolves

On Friday, the T-Wolves took on the Denver Nuggets in each team's first Summer League contest. Kris Dunn is making quite the impression in his first go-around through NBA Summer League. Bobby Portis led the Bulls with 17 points, 13 rebounds and a blocked shot. Houston was led by 19 points from Sam Dekker. Dunn, the 2015-2016 Big East Player of the Year, wound up with 27 points and five rebounds in more than 34 minutes of playing time.

Author: 0 Wins racking up for Hamilton

The duo had a last-lap collision last weekend in Austria, before Hamilton claimed a controversial victory, further straining already frosty relations between the two. Hamilton led every lap of the race but it remains to be seen whether Hamilton is now the title leader after Rosberg , who crossed the line in second place, finished the race under investigation by the race stewards for receiving radio instructions from his team.

Sports Rajon Rondo's blueprint for 'three alphas' to thrive with Bulls
Author: 0 Rajon Rondo's blueprint for 'three alphas' to thrive with Bulls

Coach Fred Hoiberg's freewheeling offense will now get Wade and Rondo, who is three years older than Rose. A year ago, Wade and the Heat almost parted ways before settling on a $20 million, one-year deal . Wade reportedly felt underappreciated by the Heat, after taking a pay cut in 2010 to allow the team come in under the salary cap. That would apply to Wade's salary from home games with the Chicago Bulls and any IL sponsorship deals, but national sponsorship deals would be taxed by the ...

Author: 0 Froome in yellow for Pyrenean test

After Chris Froome pulled off a stunning attack in the descent and won Stage 8, the defending champion is looking to gain more time in the queen of all stages on Sunday. Froome, who will wear the yellow jersey on the next stage of the Tour, was later fined 200 Swiss francs ($203) by the race jury for "inappropriate behavior".

Author: 0 Andy Murray believes Nick Kyrgios gets wound up all the time

He's only human. This is probably my best surface, my best chance to beat him. The set and the match turned in the 12th game, when a combination of Kyrgios errors and two inspired Murray backhands presented the Scot with three break points.

Sports Brock Lesnar Calls UFC 200 Return
Author: 0 Brock Lesnar Calls UFC 200 Return "Surreal"

Let Amanda Nunes continue to grow into her own, while Ronda Rousey fully gets ready. UFC 200 is the greatest card in the history of mixed martial arts. Big fight for both guys to stay relevant in the division. Tate has been enjoying the spoils of her title, appearing on "Good Morning America" and "Conan".

Author: 0 Resurgent Mets beat Jake Arrieta, Cubs, 4-3, for 3rd straight win

It was fun for many reasons. The Mets scored ten runs against Hammel on nine hits. Second, because their bats exploded with 12 hits. "I was standing in that corner past year when it was freezing". Wright, looking several pounds lighter and sporting a beard because he cannot shave until the surgical bandage is taken off the front of his neck, said he is still experiencing limited mobility and can't watch the game in the dugout because he can't make or absorb any sudden movements....

Author: 0 Ayesha Curry talks about Tweets during Finals

Clarkson got a four-year, $50 million deal to return to Los Angeles. Next year's salary could be $102 million. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs.

Author: 0 Phelps, Ledecky End Trials on Top

It was like so many races they've had before. In the men's 100 butterfly semifinals, Cal swimmers went one and three among the eight qualifiers. The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that Michael Phelps hardly recognizes.

Author: 0 Behind-The-Scenes At Private & Public UFC 200 Weigh-Ins

Almost five years removed from his last bout, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (6-3) made a successful return to the Octagon on Saturday, defeating the highly ranked Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. "I'm the champion", said Nunes (13-4), who won her fourth straight fight. She then opened up with crisp technical striking, landing lefts and rights as she bloodied and wobbled Tate.

Author: 0 Follow all the action from UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes

Tate, who claimed the belt with a fifth-round submission of Holly Holm at UFC 196, looked to defend her belt for the first time. Though José Aldo versus Frankie Edgar is expected to be entertaining, there should be no need for an interim title.

Author: 0 Alberto Contador pulls out of 2016 Tour de France because of fever

Sunday's stage to Andorra was expected to hand the peloton yet another severe test, and the majority of the riders were likely already looking ahead to Monday's rest day. As the likes of Fabio Aru (Astana), Tejay van Garderen (BMC), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) lost time, there was a shake-up at the top of the general classification .

Sports Hart: Tough job for next England boss
Author: 0 Hart: Tough job for next England boss

After falling behind to a fourth-minute Wayne Rooney penalty they levelled nearly immediately through Ragnar Sigurdsson and struck again in the 18th with a shot by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson. "We feel very, very sad and we have great sympathy for the fans. Nothing in the first three games gave me the indication that we would play as poorly as we did last night, and we did".

Author: 0 Andy Murray Wins Second Wimbledon Title

This Sunday morning at 9 am on ESPN, Andy Murray , second ranking in the world, will be going for his second Wimbledon win in three years. But this was the first time he was under the pressure of being the favourite in a Grand Slam final and not facing a player other than Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer.

Sports Wayne Rooney: Players never lost faith in the boss
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney: Players never lost faith in the boss

They seem to freeze. England captain Wayne Rooney has rubbished reports that senior players lost faith in Roy Hodgson's leadership during Euro 2016. Iceland is not your epitaph or your legacy. "But until we find a manager that can play like we play in the Premiership we are not going to move on".

Author: 0 Dallas Police Release Additional Details About Cop Shooter Micah Johnson

Investigators believe "based on evidence of bomb-making materials and a journal that the suspect had been practicing explosive detonations and that the materials were such that it was large enough to have devastating effects throughout our city and our north Texas area", Brown said .