Author: 0 Germany's Low pleased after Chile draw: 'We lived up to expectations'

The world champions take on Cameroon's Indomitable Lions at Sochi's Fisht Stadium today while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games. Eduardo Vargas nearly doubled Chile's lead in the 20th minute, blasting a right-footed laser off the crossbar after a quick turn and touch. Sanchez came close to scoring his second goal just a few minutes later with a low left-foot shot that required a hard save by Ter Stegen.

Author: 0 Jose Mourinho accused of $3.7m tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho, now the Manchester United manager, led Inter to a Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2009-10 before assuming control at the Santiago Bernabeu. They have been given a jail term of 21 months, although it is highly unlikely that the Argentina captain will serve any time behind bars, according to to Spanish law.

Sport Freshmen dominate NBA Draft
Author: 0 Freshmen dominate NBA Draft

Thanks to a trade with the Boston Celtics , the Philadelphia 76ers got the first pick in the NBA Draft . He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs . Monk, who averaged 19.8 points in his only season at Kentucky, went at No. 11 to the Charlotte Hornets. It puts a spotlight on the league's one-and-done rule, which allows players to leave college for the National Basketball Association after their freshmen season.

Author: 0 Agent reveals how Lionel Messi could have played for Real Madrid

The prosecutors had alleged that Messi used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to hide earnings from image rights. The decision means that the 21-month prison sentence has been swapped for a fine worth less than Messi's weekly wage. Messi has spent his entire senior career at Camp Nou, breaking into the first-team ranks in 2004 and going on to score an unrivalled 500 goals for the club and country in that time.

Sport In Focus: Liverpool show ambition with Mbappe interest but deal unlikely
Author: 0 In Focus: Liverpool show ambition with Mbappe interest but deal unlikely

Kylian Mbappe , the 18-year-old starlet from Monaco , has drawn headlines all season after propelling the Ligue 1 team to the Champions League semifinal, and now the headlines are about where he's off to next-and for how much. "Mbappe is considered a game-changing target, given that Liverpool's focus has not been on signing a striker this summer". Would Mbappe be keen on the move? The Wales global endured an injury-hit season last term, as ankle and calf injuries restricted him to ...

Sport Koepka claims first tourney title at US Open
Author: 0 Koepka claims first tourney title at US Open

He tied with Japanese World No. 4 Hideki Matsuyama who shot a six-under 66. "Going over to play the Challenge Tour was really cool, to get to travel the world at 22 and do what you do for a living is pretty neat", he told reporters with the gleaming silver US Open trophy by his side.

Author: 0 Magic Johnson is optimistic about summer of 2018

The Pacers seemed resigned to losing George either through a trade or by free agency next year and the Lakers appear to be the top destination. Right after Lonzo was selected by Los Angeles, Ball , as usual, had something to say. After LaVar Ball was proven right about his son eventually playing for the Los Angeles Lakers , he's only going to get bolder with his predictions and trash talk moving forward.

Sport Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade
Author: 0 Josh Jackson: Not enough time to work out for Celtics after trade

The reason? As reported shortly after journalist Jared Weiss, Jackson, who is followed by the Celtics and the National Basketball Association media, would not have exercised with Boston because his agent wants his team represented in the Draft to be chosen by a team in which it may be important since the beginning.

Sport No. 1 NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst
Author: 0 No. 1 NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

Fultz, Simmons and another recent Sixers high draft pick, Joel Embiid , form a promising young trio that could allow Philadelphia to rise from the lower depths of the league. Simmons seemed excited at his shot to run the show until a confluence of events and a trade with Boston for the No. 1 pick that netted Fultz. "It's well on its way there".

Author: 0 Loew set to add to Germany's strong semis record

Chile beat Australia 3-1 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Postecoglou thinks the two-time defending Copa America champions have improved over the intervening period, adding: " Chile are a very good team". Eduardo Vargas hit the crossbar for Juan Antonio Pizzi's men, but Stindl struck for the second consecutive game before half-time. Just as the Germans were beginning to grow into the match, Eduardo Vargas almost doubled the Chilean advantage with a blast that shook Ter Stegen's goal as ...

Sport LSU faces Oregon St. at 2 pm in CWS elimination game
Author: 0 LSU faces Oregon St. at 2 pm in CWS elimination game

The Tigers (52-18) won their third straight elimination game and will play the Florida-TCU victor Saturday night in the best-of-three finals beginning Monday. "But you still have to go out and play the games". His last start came in the LSU's opening game of the SEC tournament when he threw five innings against Missouri, allowing just one run on just three hits.

Sport ACC Sets NBA Draft Record with 10 First Rounders
Author: 0 ACC Sets NBA Draft Record with 10 First Rounders

The Celtics , who traded the top pick to the Sixers and moved down to No. 3, went with the Duke guard, whose scoring ability fits what Boston needs. Frank Ntilikina, an 18-year-old from France broke that streak when he was selected No. 8 overall by the New York Knicks. Although Tatum will be the latest addition to the Duke family in the National Basketball Association, the freshman credited the people around him Thursday night with getting him to this point.

Author: 0 Timeline: Anil Kumble resigns as Coach of Indian Cricket Team

During a meeting with CAC members which comprises Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, the former leg spinner clearly stated that he didn't have any issue with Kohli, the report said. "Team India will get his new head coach before tour to Sri Lanka". "They did shout slogans in favour of the Pakistan cricket team and lit firecrackers, but that does not warrant sedition charges", Parihar told.

Sport Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations
Author: 0 Real Madrid reject Mourinho contract allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo remained silent on his Real Madrid future after taking no questions during a postmatch news conference following his Man of the Match award in the wake of Portugal's 1-0 Confederations Cup victory against Russian Federation in Moscow.

Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez breaks Chile goalscoring record in draw with Germany

We are confident that we can win this tournament". It was the second 1-1 draw of the day in Group B as Cameroon and Australia also finished level. Germany , with a lineup slightly changed from the opening win against Australia , equalized in the 41st after Jonas Hector deceived the defense on the left side of the area and made a well-timed cross for Stindl's close-range goal.

Sport Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup
Author: 0 Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026 World Cup

Portugal ended 2-2 with Mexico and, perhaps fortunately for FIFA , Chile beat Cameroon 2-0. Alexis Sanchez, a 58th minute replacement for Edson Puch, proved the difference on the night, playing a crucial part in both late goals , first from first Arturo Vidal and then Eduardo Vargas , in a seesaw game that included two disallowed goals for each side.

Sport Best follows up OBE with Lions captaincy
Author: 0 Best follows up OBE with Lions captaincy

He added of the Lions: "Clearly they've got better and better, haven't they?" All new additions have been named on the Lions' bench for tomorrow's clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton to keep the front-line stars fresh for Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.

Author: 0 Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to Brady, Rodgers

Lonzo Ball answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers . Don't expect Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers to buy any on Lonzo Ball's $495 Big Baller Brand shoes anytime soon.

Author: 0 Angels look to bounce back vs. Red Sox

Having David Ortiz return to Fenway Park is a reminder that it's OK to have fun playing baseball. The homer still measured at 350 feet, but it was easily Ramirez's shortest homer of 2017 and among the least visually impressive on his resume.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball's Grandfather Says LaVar Ball Got His Swagger From Him

Right after Ball was drafted No. 2 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers and LaVar proclaimed Jesus and Zeus knew his son was going to get drafted, the 76ers big man was already talking about dunking on Ball with teammate Ben Simmons . If there's pressure being drafted in the lottery by a team with 16 championships, how much is that amplified when you are hand-picked by Magic Johnson himself to carry on his legacy? The Lakers figure to be interested in all of them.

Sport The Ward Kovalev 2 Scorecard At The Time Of The Stoppage
Author: 0 The Ward Kovalev 2 Scorecard At The Time Of The Stoppage

Below is all you need to know to watch the match on Saturday. But there were a couple of times when I was crying, because I thought we'd have to postpone the fight. Kovalev said he hoped to have a third fight, but that is quite improbable, given the bad rancor between Roc Nation Sports and Kovalev promoter Main Events, not to mention that the first fight was not a commercial success and the rematch was not likely to be one either.

Author: 0 White Sox retire former star pitcher Buehrle's No. 56 jersey

During the ceremony, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf presented Buehrle with artwork, an ATV and a truck with "27 up, 27 down" on the back, in reference to his no-hitter and ideal game. Buehrle was the guy always signing autographs for fans prior to games, sliding head first on the soaked tarp during rain delays and tossing baseball superstitions aside by chatting up teammates as he closed in on that ideal game against Tampa Bay.

Author: 0 Ostapenko stuns Halep to win first Grand Slam

Jelena #Ostapenko is your @rolandgarros 2017 CHAMPION! And, if all that wasn't historic enough, Ostapenko is the first Latvian, man or woman, to ever win a Grand Slam event. However, history looked a long way from repeating itself when she was a point away from being a set and 4-0 down to the no.3 seed. "She only has one game, either I can't touch it or it flies one metre out".

Sport Dan Evans, British world number 50, tests positive for cocaine
Author: 0 Dan Evans, British world number 50, tests positive for cocaine

At the age of 27, however, a lengthy ban would leave him facing an uncertain future. In 2007, former world number one Martina Hingis said she had tested positive for cocaine during Wimbledon that year. He reached the last 16 of the Australian Open and is now ranked 50 in the world. "We absolutely condemn any form of drug-taking and will support the process which needs to take place", it said in a statement.

Author: 0 Bottas fastest in eventful final practice

The British driver dominated the practice sessions on Baku's street circuit a year ago before clipping the barriers during qualifying and starting the race 10th on the grid, ultimately finishing fifth. Vettel entered the session on the back foot, after Ferrari reverted to an older engine as a precaution between final practice and qualifying having discovered a hydraulic leak.

Sport India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy
Author: 0 India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

The men were presented before a court on Tuesday and sent to jail pending trial. Muslims in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir often get into trouble for cheering for Pakistan's cricket team . "With the World Cup becoming a 10-team event, it's nearly like the World Cup is becoming more like the Champions Trophy, which I think is a good thing".

Sport GM Ryan McDonough: Suns 'played by rules' in pursuit of Josh Jackson
Author: 0 GM Ryan McDonough: Suns 'played by rules' in pursuit of Josh Jackson

For a team that was last in defense efficiency past year, Jackson's defensive versatility is a welcome addition. The Suns chose then-18-year-old forward Dragan Bender with their pick last year, third overall, then acquired Sacramento's eighth selection from the Kings and chose 19-year-old forward Marquese Chriss .

Author: 0 Yankees and Marlins all find value in the MLB Draft

High school pitcher/shortstop Hunter Greene received recognition from current big leaguers, as well as TV and radio host Larry King, after the Cincinnati Reds selected him with the No. Weeks before the draft, a report emerged suggesting the Twins would not take flame-throwing high school pitcher Hunter Greene with the No. 1 overall pick.

Author: 0 Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

Donnie Russell Rowe , 43, and Ricky Dubose , 24, were taken into custody Thursday after two residents held them at gunpoint when they discovered the men were trying to steal a vehicle from a central Tennessee home, Lt. According to Goodwin, the pair opened fired on two police vehicles and fled on foot after crashing near mile marker 91. The two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a.

Sport Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins
Author: 0 Jeb Bush joins Romney in pursuit of Miami Marlins

Ortiz thanked everyone from his family and Red Sox owners to former teammates, his agents, and even the team's batboy. Ramirez will carry an unimpressive 4.59 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a road start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.