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Sport Ainslie shows impressive speed as America's Cup qualifiers begin
Author: 0 Ainslie shows impressive speed as America's Cup qualifiers begin

In this photo provided by the America's Cup Event Authority, Oracle Team USA, left, and Artemis Racing of Sweden, right, compete in the 35th America's Cup sailing event on the Great Sound in Bermuda on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Oracle will then train on its own while the challengers sail their semifinals and finals. In boats built for pure speed, the Japanese had drawn level with the BAR team, who set about getting back the lead.

Sport Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barca coach
Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde replaces Luis Enrique as Barca coach

Valverde, 53, stepped down from his role in charge of Athletic Bilbao last week having led the Basque club to seventh place in La Liga and Europa League qualification. Luis Enrique left Barcelona this weekend after helping the club win nine titles out of a possible 13 in the three seasons he was with the Catalan club.

Sport National Basketball Association star LeBron James' property in LA vandalized with racial slur
Author: 0 National Basketball Association star LeBron James' property in LA vandalized with racial slur

Sandoval said an unidentified person spray-painted the N-word on the front gate. James, the three-time National Basketball Association champion, is an African American. The most unfortunate aspect of his situation, James said later, was that he couldn't be with his children to talk about it with them. It just goes to show racism will always be part of the world, part of America.

Author: 0 'Hate Is Living Every Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

That's fine". "But to do his legacy any justice, let's use this moment as a call to action to all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence and, most importantly, go back to our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them".

Author: 0 Hamilton: Clear Ferrari are favouring Vettel

Vettel went on to claim his 45th win in F1 and third of the season, with Raikkonen following home in second, but the doubt in the legitimacy of the tactics came in the timing of Raikkonen's pit stop. A largely boring race was enlivened by a late safety vehicle after a collision involving McLaren's Jenson Button , on his one-off return to F1 in place of Fernando Alonso .

Author: 0 LeBron James' L.A. home vandalized, spray painted with racial slur

However, she said the property manager believes surveillance video captured the incident. Sandoval says someone painted over the slur before officers arrived at the home to investigate. "My family is safe, and that's the most important". James spent several weeks in Los Angeles last summer working with his production company. "In thinking about that game , it's amusing because I know the concept of making the right play , making a simple play, understanding that there are deciding ...

Sport Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener
Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England opt to field against Bangladesh in opener

India , Pakistan , Sri Lanka and South Africa are in the other section, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the semi-finals. That was Bangladesh´s highest stand in a one-day global outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup with a dramatic 15-run win in Adelaide.

Sport Penguins use big third period for 2-0 lead in Cup finals
Author: 0 Penguins use big third period for 2-0 lead in Cup finals

Yes, they have been the better team. "Obviously, it's a mental thing", said Rinne, who entered the Stanley Cup final with a 1.70 goals-against average and a.941 save percentage. Given two opportunities to commit to Rinne for Game 3, including one direct question, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said, "Pekka's been excellent for us all year long" or a variation, and didn't say yes.

Author: 0 CT 2017: Team with best all-rounders has an edge, says Saha

It is notable that Bangladesh had beaten England in the 2015 Cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand . Former Ireland batsman said not chopping and changing had been key to England's recent white-ball success. "You can't just say we're going to do that", he said. "One thing that can be said with certainty is that England's selectors and management have had a good pre-tournament, bringing a settled, confident and respected team to the boil at the right time ".

Author: 0 UM reveals kickoffs for 5 games; Ohio State at noon

Those five join the previously announced game against the Florida Gators on September 2nd. Michigan's opener against Florida on September 2 in Arlington, Texas, was previously announced as a 3:30 p.m. Michigan's October 14 road game at IN will also be a noon kick (network TBD) and the team's homecoming game against Rutgers on October 28 will be at noon (network TBD).

Author: 0 Sir Alex Ferguson sends warning to Jose Mourinho at Man United

United recorded 15 draws in 38 league matches last season, the most of any Premier League team. Mourinho's United struggled at times throughout the season, with the club drawing 10 times at home and scoring on only 54 occasions during the league season but, as Anderson points out, the lure of the biggest competition in European club football will allow the Portuguese coach to further strengthen his squad.

Sport Eric Young Jr.'s first homer lead Angels to 2-1 win
Author: 0 Eric Young Jr.'s first homer lead Angels to 2-1 win

The Angels' Albert Pujols remained at 599 career home runs, collecting one single in four at-bats. Probably the biggest play of the inning and the first of the three errors came next when second baseman Jace Peterson mishandled a grounder by Calhoun in his haste to turn what would have been an inning-ending double play.

Sport Trout sprains thumb in Angels' 9-2 loss at Miami
Author: 0 Trout sprains thumb in Angels' 9-2 loss at Miami

Trout has already won two Most Valuable Players awards, capturing the distinctions in 2014 and 2016. Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons , left, and center fielder Mike Trout , right, go for a fly ball hit by Miami Marlins' JT Riddle during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game, Saturday , May 27, 2017 , in Miami.

Author: 0 NBA Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

We're trying to repeat, which is so hard to do.Durant has always been one to climb into his own head.The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have combined for 33 championships and 52 NBA Finals appearances. He, of course, earned the NBA Finals MVP. Clark signed with Golden State in 2015 (he previously played with Utah and Denver), after it won its most recent National Basketball Association title.

Sport Charges dropped for Preds fan who threw catfish on ice in Pittsburgh
Author: 0 Charges dropped for Preds fan who threw catfish on ice in Pittsburgh

Laviolette said he has relayed his decision to Rinne - whom he pulled during the Predators' 4-1 loss Monday - and to backup Juuse Saros . Pittsburgh overwhelmed Rinne and the rest of the Predators with a three-goal blitz in the first 3:18 of the third period during a 4-1 win Wednesday night, a game that ended with Nashville's star goaltender on the bench after he was pulled by coach Peter Laviolette .

Author: 0 NBA Finals pick up where they left off

A month later, Steph was stepping back again as the Warriors welcomed Kevin Durant to their star-studded roster. This article takes a look at the finals schedule and then dives into why each team could win. Twice he has dished out eight assists. Monday, Steve Kerr said he wasn't ready to coach a game. "I mean past year, right from Game 1 against Houston he was injured and fighting an uphill battle.

Author: 0 NBA Finals loaded with stars, historical implications

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors both believe they have more to offer than in years past as they meet for the third consecutive year in the NBA Finals beginning Thursday night. By waiting to sign his long-term extension and taking nearly $4 million less than his maximum next year, Durant would enable the Warriors to potentially use their Bird rights to re-sign Iguodala and Livingston, among others, for deals that more closely align with their free-agent value.

Author: 0 Lebanon seeking to ban Wonder Woman over Israeli star Gal Gadot

There's a lot riding on the success of the film, not least of all because it's the first superhero film of this size, budget and scope starring, and directed by, women. He's taken aback when she says this, but Diana is unfazed, as to her, it's just a simple truth of life. Before becoming an actress, Gadot served in the Israeli army and she has continuously showed support for her home country during political conflicts.

Author: 0 Kisner wins Colonial golf by one shot

O'Hair and Rahm both shot 66. David Lingmerth (Arkansas Razorbacks) shot a 67 on Sunday and finished 3-under 277 for the tournament. First-round co-leader Kelly Kraft stumbled to a 73 and is tied for 12th in a pack of nine golfers that includes defending champion Jordan Spieth (68), Stewart Cink (70) and Kevin Tway (70), all four strokes back.

Author: 0 Mr. Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

We do not condone this type of behaviour. We have reached out to Mr. Met's closest colleague, the Phanatic of the Philadelphia Phillies, for their comment on the matter. Mr Met's gesture on Wednesday isn't the first instance of a sports mascot going rogue. The Mets' struggles this season on the field may have taken a toll on Mr.

Author: 0 Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies aged 35 following cycling accident

He was taken to a local hospital with chest and head trauma, and was then transferred to the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena. Last week, the hospital announced Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries . "Hayden will be deeply missed by the paddocks he has graced throughout an incredible career, his millions of fans around the world, and by all those closest to him".

Sport Jennifer Garner criticizes People magazine over cover story
Author: 0 Jennifer Garner criticizes People magazine over cover story

In response, People magazine gave out a statement to E! The story focuses on Garner's life after she officially filed for divorce from Affleck in April - almost two years after they first announced their separation. The People article discusses Garner's divorce from Affleck and how the Wakefield actor is looking to the future. It is unusual for the A-list actress to comment on her personal life or dispute the tabloids, however, this news article prompted Garner to speak out.

Sport Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal this summer
Author: 0 Lucas Perez wants to leave Arsenal this summer

Perez signed for Arsenal from Deportivo La Coruna last summer in order to provide competition for Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck up front. But the forward found his chances severely limited, making just nine starts in total and coming off the bench 12 times throughout the course of the season.

Sport Johnson seeks paternal inspiration against high-flying Thiem
Author: 0 Johnson seeks paternal inspiration against high-flying Thiem

It's a nice brand. For nearly 4 full hours Wednesday, Johnson stayed the course, over and over, even as the on-court particulars grew complicated.The American had been given a harsh point penalty ball abuse late on in the fourth set, a decision that saw the match delayed as he argued the toss with the chair umpire who saw his hitting the ball away as an outburst of anger.After dropping the opening set against Kontaveit, Muguruza was down a break in the second before coming back.

Sport Rockies use pair of homers to outlast Mariners 6-3
Author: 0 Rockies use pair of homers to outlast Mariners 6-3

Paxton was tostart Wednesday night when Seattle, a victor of three in a row, opens an 11-game home stand with the first of two against the Colorado Rockies . Paxton gave up one hit through five innings - and that one hit was a soft infield single in the third inning. Segura (ankle) is undergoing additional tests on the injury he incurred during Thursday's game, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Author: 0 England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

From being knocked out in the group stage of the ICC World Cup 2015, England has come a long way in a short span of time, establishing themselves as one of the strong favourites for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at home. Yet it says something about England's current "white- ball" approach that Jonny Bairstow , their only batsman to make a fifty at Lord's, may not play at the Oval if all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are fully fit.

Author: 0 Root helps England beat Bangladesh

Root's innings was his highest in one-day internationals, surpassing his 125 against South Africa at Centurion past year. With Bangladesh in cruise control, England were in dire need of a wicket, and it was Plunkett who provided it once again as he removed Iqbal for 128, which came off 142 balls and included 12 boundaries and three sixes.

Author: 0 Shami key to India's Champions Trophy prospects

Both the pacers wrecked havoc on the Bangladeshi batsmen and it was such a sorry state of affairs for the minnows that they were 22-6 after eight overs. "For me the four semi-finalists would be England , Australia , South Africa and India and whichever team plays well on that particular day will win the championship but it is going to be highly competitive tournament", he concluded.

Author: 0 LeBron's focus shifted from Finals to racism after vandalism

The news conference was supposed to be about the start of the National Basketball Association finals Thursday - but the first question to LeBron James wasn't about dealing with the Warriors' Draymond Green . One of the few things that hasn't gone right for Golden State this postseason has been Klay Thompson's shooting. They also have the defensive edge, except Curry on Irving, which they will shift to try and avoid wherever possible.