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Author: 0 Portugal out to spoil French Euro party

Good goals may result from the final match between Portugal and France tomorrow and if that does happen, we'll make sure to add them here. "We must have positive thinking because I believe that on Sunday will be the first time that Portugal will win a major trophy".

Author: 0 Final pieces in place, U.S. ready for Rio plunge

A second drunken-driving arrest. The trials were an emotional experience for Phelps - his last meeting in a USA pool and his first with two-month-old son Boomer in attendance - in the arms of Phelps's fiancee, Nicole Johnson. United States men's head coach Bob Bowman, who has guided Phelps throughout a career that spans four prior Olympics that yielded 22 medals, 18 of them gold, believes they can.

Sports UFC 200: Brock Lesnar beats Mark Hunt in return to the octagon
Author: 0 UFC 200: Brock Lesnar beats Mark Hunt in return to the octagon

Cormier stuck to non-commital jabs and disciplined striking to get the fight to the ground and keep Silva on his back for the vast majority of the 15 minute bout. The defeat put an end to Edgar's five-fight win streak that stretches back to his previous defeat to Aldo in February 2013, which also was a unanimous decision .

Sports O'Reilly's impaired driving case dropped
Author: 0 O'Reilly's impaired driving case dropped

O'Reilly was facing impaired driving charges after police said his green Chevrolet pickup truck ran into a Tim Hortons on the morning of July 9, 2015. However, per Sims' play-by-play of the hearing , the defense team was able to confirm that she did not see who was driving the vehicle, nor did she see anyone in the auto immediately after the collision, which occurred while she was making food in the restaurant's kitchen.

Sports Montgomerie to hit opening shot at Royal Troon
Author: 0 Montgomerie to hit opening shot at Royal Troon

The Americans still have four players in Rio, including world No 5 Bubba Watson, world No 7 Rickie Fowler and world No 13 Patrick Reed. Golf still has eight of the top 15 players in the world competing in Rio, though losing the top four could be a big setback in its bid to stay in the Olympic program.

Sports Boston Red Sox Lose Closer Craig Kimbrel
Author: 0 Boston Red Sox Lose Closer Craig Kimbrel

Ziegler, a 36-year-old right-hander with a submarine delivery, has a 2.82 ERA and 18 saves in 36 appearances for the Diamondbacks. One glaring negative of Ziegler's 2016 career is that he has given up more hits than innings pitched (41 hits in 38 1/3 innings) as compared to 2015 when he allowed just 48 hits in 68 innings, leading to a 1.85 ERA.

Author: 0 Utes notes: Why MyKayla Skinner was named an Olympics alternate

The Grind is a rite of passage in the powerhouse US women's program, one created to end with tearful hugs on the podium with gold medals draped around their necks. "She always peaks a little bit late", Karolyi said. "She is that good, she is so impressive", Shannon Miller, a twice all-around world champion and double Olympic gold medalist at the 1996 Olympics.

Sports Michael Phelps skips 100-meter freestyle at Olympic Trials
Author: 0 Michael Phelps skips 100-meter freestyle at Olympic Trials

Lochte was still nursing a groin injury he had suffered on the opening day of the event, where he had his hopes of defending his Olympic 400m individual medley crown dashed, but was able to progress through to the semi-finals. - Women's 200 individual medley: Lindsey Clary (23rd) and Norris (55th) of OSU. "I've definitely gained a lot of speed the last couple of months".

Author: 0 Reid wins men's singles wheelchair title

They worked together when Murray won his first two Grand Slam trophies, including at the 2012 U.S. Open, then split up, before reuniting last month. During the trophy presentation, Murray joked: "Playing in a Wimbledon final's tough, but I certainly wouldn't like to be a prime minister".

Sports What We Learned: UFC 200 delivers despite late changes
Author: 0 What We Learned: UFC 200 delivers despite late changes

International Fight Week has finally come to an end, and it was capped off with last night's (July 9, 2016) UFC 200 from the T-Mobile Arena, an event that was boasted as the "biggest, baddest card" of all-time (as UFC President Dana White so emphatically put it).

Author: 0 Zach Johnson returns the claret jug; now, he wants it back

Colin Montgomerie admits it will be an emotional occasion when he hits the first shot of the 145th Open at his home course on Thursday, in what could be his last appearance in the event. Every legend to have played the game - from Old Tom Morris in 1861 to Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Watson and Woods - has their name on golf's oldest and most prestigious major championship trophy.

Author: 0 Noren shoots 66, leads by 1 at Scottish Open

Walters recorded three top-four finishes in his native South Africa at the start of the season, but had missed the cut in eight of his last nine events before this week. Three players - Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts (66), New Zealand's Danny Lee (69) and Italy's Matteo Manassero (70) - shared third place on 12-under par.

Author: 0 Boston Red Sox: Enter the Ziegler

He reportedly will miss 3-6 weeks. "Trader Dave"-not to be confused with former manager and trade artist "Trader" Jack McKeon-went out and acquired closer Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks for the relatively low price of minor-league players Jose Almonte and Lyis Alejandro Basabe".

Sports Serena's grand slam wins all a blur
Author: 0 Serena's grand slam wins all a blur

It was Kerber who beat Serena Williams only six months ago in the Final of the Australian Open. "To have Williams on both of those once again, somehow, in 2016, it's another dream come true", Venus said. When they were asked during the BBC interview which one is in charge of their doubles team, Serena immediately pointed toward Venus and said with a laugh, "She's definitely the boss".

Author: 0 Anti-Trump delegate wins portion of lawsuit

Almost two dozen other states have similar laws requiring delegates to vote a certain way. Judge Robert E. Payne said Monday the winner-take-all portion of the state law was unconstitutional and can't be enforced. Strong opposition to Clinton will unite not only Republicans , but also independents and even discerning Democrats, Walker said. The ruling leaves that unchanged.

Author: 0 England v Sri Lanka third ODI abandoned due to rain

His partnership with Joe Root for the second wicket was worth 149, to guide England into a winning position and Roy admitted it was a hard task after losing regular opener Alex Hales to injury and replacement opener Moeen Ali for two, as England hunted down 308 inside 42 overs for the series win.

Sports Sergey Kovalev earns unanimous decision victory in final tuneup for Andre Ward
Author: 0 Sergey Kovalev earns unanimous decision victory in final tuneup for Andre Ward

Chilemba is known to British fight fans for his two bouts against Tony Bellew in 2013, which ended in a split draw and a points victory for the Liverpudlian. Kovalev's management can't be too happy about his performance tonight against Chilemba, because it showed that he's not ready for the likes of Andre Ward by a long shot.

Author: 0 Lydia Ko edges ahead at US Women's Open

Lang tied for second as an amateur in her first U.S. Open back in 2005 but has only gotten in the top five once since then back in 2010. "You don't know what she's really feeling under there", Lang said of Ko. "Because there is still a lot of golf to be played, you just never know". A loss to Brooke Henderson in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and Sunday's collapse made it two straight blown opportunities, though she has nonetheless finished inside the top three in five straight majors.

Sports Fantastic Griezmann sends Germany home and the hosts France to the Final
Author: 0 Fantastic Griezmann sends Germany home and the hosts France to the Final

As Germany was defending a French corner kick, Bastian Schweinsteiger looked to clear the ball out. "He's a very important player just as he has been with Atletico Madrid throughout the season", the coach said. "The (World Cup) quarter-final two years ago was more balanced than this match ". "We found it tough but we didn't give up", he said praising his own players' determination.

Sports Ultimate Fighting Championship Sold For $4 Billion
Author: 0 Ultimate Fighting Championship Sold For $4 Billion

The sale comes in wake of an historic weekend for the company and months after President Dana White denied rumors of a potential sale. In the official release issued on UFC.com this morning, White spoke more about why fans can rest assured that the sport is still in good hands.

Sports Antoine Griezmann named player of the tournament at Euro 2016
Author: 0 Antoine Griezmann named player of the tournament at Euro 2016

We finally silenced the French and everyone who spoke ill of us. So, to me, it's more of a disappointment than a success". "We came close, really close", said Griezmann, who has reached a totally new dimension this season, prompting Atletico coach Diego Simeone to say his disciplined and hard-working forward was among the top three players in the world.

Author: 0 Giancarlo Stanton beats Frazier in All-Star Home Run Derby

Trumbo heads into the event on fire to say the least. Here's the format: players were seeded one through eight, based on home run totals through Wednesday. Only once (2013, in an older format ) did the Derby victor ( Yoenis Cespedes ) not get selected to the All-Star roster. I'm not even on the team? Find Home Run Derby club seats, box seats, general admission, bleacher, standing room only, parking passes and more.

Author: 0 FA chief Greg Dyke asks why anyone would want England job

Did I mention he's the chief executive of England's association? "There are very few professions where one minute you're up, then down, then up again - that's just how it goes". "We clearly need an inspirational manager who can harness all of the resources that the English game, the big resources, has got, everything we have now got at St George's Park, to make us more resilient in tournaments".

Sports Brock Lesnar's staggering payday for UFC 200
Author: 0 Brock Lesnar's staggering payday for UFC 200

Is there a title on the line? The 12-fight card was packed with what looked like remarkably even matchups, yet the first three fights ended with first-round stoppage victories for UFC veterans Joe Lauzon , Jim Miller and Gegard Mousasi.

Sports Former League of Ireland manager being interviewed for the England job
Author: 0 Former League of Ireland manager being interviewed for the England job

Other reports from Italy claimed Santon refused to have a clause included in his contract which meant his wages would be cut if the Black Cats were relegated. "We need two, three or four players as quickly as we possibly can". "Everybody think's the money will make things easier, but it's actually made it more hard because we all have the same money", he added to the club website.

Author: 0 Dimitri Payet offers his take on the challenge that injured Cristiano Ronaldo

The opening games at Euro 2016 brought new personal records for Ronaldo, but his frustration was also evident as both he and the team failed to click. It was his last act of a tournament in which he has played the captain's role superbly, scoring a crucial brace in a 3-3 draw with Hungary that took them through the group stage and then the opener in the 2-0 semi-final win over Wales.

Sports Hamilton v Rosberg: Team orders an option - Wolff
Author: 0 Hamilton v Rosberg: Team orders an option - Wolff

The Mercedes cars at the moment are still a bit too quick, but yeah, I think everything was going quite well. The collision damaged Rosberg's front wing and with the auto losing pace, Hamilton overtook to win the event in one hour, 27.38 minutes, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen second and and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen third .

Sports Pokemon Go About to Overtake Twitter's Daily Active Users on Android
Author: 0 Pokemon Go About to Overtake Twitter's Daily Active Users on Android

Nintendo owns a third of Pokemon Company and both have undisclosed stakes in Niantic, which had already developed a similar augmented reality , multi-player game in 2012. Independent Security Researcher Adam Reeve noted that app requires full Gmail account access, in a July 8 blogpost. Pokemon Go lets you battle for Gyms, collect Poke Balls, and catch the pocket monsters themselves.

Author: 0 Rosberg under investigation for radio violation

Hamilton eased to victory in a British Grand Prix that saw the start impacted by a torrential downpour on Sunday, winning by a comfortable margin from team-mate Nico Rosberg. "They told me to change to default [settings] and try and fix it". "That wasn't planned", said the Mercedes driver as images of him falling back into the sea of people, smiling serenely with his body supported by raised arms, travelled around the world.

Author: 0 Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe

That, too, was captured on a cellphone video. "Let's do it for: Alton Sherling, Michael Brown, Delrawn Small, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson, Freddie Gray". Sterling died after being tackled and shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday. "I'm feeling good about the direction this is going". "But yesterday set me back".

Sports Biles, Douglas head USA gymnastics team for Rio
Author: 0 Biles, Douglas head USA gymnastics team for Rio

For the gymnastics phenom, this is the new normal. "We haven't had time to think about it (Rio), we are just celebrating living in the moment", said Biles. "That's harsh but that's what it is". "I put no pressure on myself in this race", she said. Biles will be joined in Rio de Janeiro by Douglas, three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez .

Author: 0 Kevin Durant announces move to Golden State Warriors

It was natural, authentic, real. I will miss Oklahoma City , and the role I have had in building this remarkable team. I can't control how you feel. The Warriors on Thursday said they sold more than 1,000 Durant jerseys on their website in less than two hours. And just two short months after making history with the most regular season wins (73) in a single season, the Warriors have added a seven-time All-Star and 2014 Most Valuable Player to the unit spurring a litter of new 2016-17 ...

Sports Harrison Barnes verbally agrees to exorbitant contract with Mavericks — NBA free agency
Author: 0 Harrison Barnes verbally agrees to exorbitant contract with Mavericks — NBA free agency

The big German opted out of the final year of his three-year contract but is expected to re-sign with Dallas, where the 38-year-old has spent all of his 18 seasons. "Andrew played a vital role in our success as a team the last several seasons", said Warriors General Manager Bob Myers. Bogut was injured at the time and didn't appear in a game that season and only played 32 the following year.