• Giants first baseman Brandon Belt an All-Star
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt an All-Star

Saunders received 17.7 million votes to secure the electoral victory over George Springer (who finished in second place), Dustin Pedroia , Ian Kinsler , and Evan Longoria . Scherzer will substitute for Nationals teammate Stephen Strasburg, who came off the disabled list Sunday and won't pitch in the All-Star Game as a precaution.

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  • Mario looks to avoid 2nd final loss with Portugal in a year
Mario looks to avoid 2nd final loss with Portugal in a year

Both goals in France's semifinal victory over World Cup holder Germany were scored by Griezmann, who managed to convert a penalty to ease the pain of missing one in the Champions League final in May. According to Oddschecker , France are overwhelming favourites to win in 90 minutes, at 21/20. The bookmakers certainly think that will be the c...

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  • Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, regrets calling NBA 'rigged'
Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, regrets calling NBA 'rigged'

For choosing to join forces with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green - especially since it was that trio that eliminated Durant from the playoffs a year ago - Durant will continue to be criticized. They spoke on condition of anonymity because deals could not be signed until Thursday. But Durant seemed completely at peace as he put up...

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  • Irmo's Dustin Johnson Withdraws from Olympics, Cites Zika Virus Concerns
Irmo's Dustin Johnson Withdraws from Olympics, Cites Zika Virus Concerns

The Rio Games are the first Olympics in 112 years with golf as an event, but the host city has seen a plethora of issues since Brazil also hosted the 2014 World Cup. "This was not an easy decision for me, but my concerns about the Zika virus can not be ignored", he said. "I feel it would be irresponsible to put myself, her or our family at risk",...

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  • Murray playing down title hopes
Murray playing down title hopes

There was a touch of arrogance about the way Kyrgios dispatched the left-hander, breaking once in the third and fourth sets as a packed Court One crowd revelled in his flamboyant shot-making. "Tsonga is next, who is a tough grass-court player and I'll have to play very well to win that one". "I don't really know". His decision to sit down in the ...

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  • Murray survives five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon semi-final
Murray survives five-set thriller to reach Wimbledon semi-final

Murray led 4-2 in the fourth before Tsonga, winners flowing from his racket, reeled off four games in a row to send the match into a decider. "There's no way I'm losing this match!' he'd yelled when threatened by an impressive Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and he delivered on his word".

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  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in British Grand Prix practice
Lewis Hamilton fastest in British Grand Prix practice

The decision by Mercedes not to implore team orders will come as a welcome relief to Hamilton, and indeed a record, partisan crowd of almost 140,000 spectators expected at the Briton's home track on Sunday. Alonso said before the weekend that McLaren were hoping for a step forward at Silverstone thanks to the circuit suiting their vehicle bette...

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  • 'Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic 2016 Wimbledon Final Pick, Odds, Prediction'
'Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic 2016 Wimbledon Final Pick, Odds, Prediction'

Eventually, Raonic took advantage of a soft volley to deliver a down-the-line backhand passing victor, breaking for the first time since the match's fourth game - which ended with a double-fault by Federer - and sending the semifinal to a fifth set.

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  • Serena Williams charges into Wimbledon finals, Venus falls
Serena Williams charges into Wimbledon finals, Venus falls

In contrast, Marin Cilic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten in the men's quarter-finals on Wednesday, received £250,000 despite spending a total of 71/2 hours on court and playing five sets apiece. Looking ahead to events like the Olympic Games and the US Open, she described her fortnight here as "a great start" to the northern summer. The Women's fi...

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  • Braves overcome triple play, beat White Sox 11-8
Braves overcome triple play, beat White Sox 11-8

The White Sox ace, bidding to become the majors' first 15-game victor, allowed 10 hits - including a career-worst seven for extra bases - and a season high eight runs. There was some velocity there you'd see every once in a while. Of the 26 batters Sale faced, 13 reached base. Chris Sale has won each of his last five starts and has now tota...

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  • Canada Post talks continue amid labour dispute
Canada Post talks continue amid labour dispute

Canadians elected a government that promised to save door-to-door delivery, said Palecek, and that's what the Liberals should do. However, Canada Post may also have given notice of a lockout as a way to "provoke" the union to strike, Richmond said.

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  • Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Chief of Staff charged with fraud
Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Chief of Staff charged with fraud

In one instance, Simmons is alleged to have deposited $2,100 in One Door funds into Brown's personal bank account the same day that Brown wrote a check for a similar amount to pay taxes she owed. First Coast News reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation has also charged Simmons with theft of government property, alleging one of his relatives re...

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  • Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 star role
Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 star role

Tate's bantamweight title defense against Amanda Nunes has been promoted to the final fight in the UFC's landmark show Saturday. But the last-minute revelation that Jon "Bones" Jones would not compete in Saturday night's main event against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier due to a potential doping violation cast doubt over the even...

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  • Brazil's health minister assures Olympic guests of 'minimal' Zika risks
Brazil's health minister assures Olympic guests of 'minimal' Zika risks

Seven golfers, including world No. 1 Jason Day of Australia and No. 4 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, have cited the virus in declining to take part in the games. "I thought it was a disease that affected women more than it did men". "So it's going to be an experience of a lifetime for a sporting (sports) fan".

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  • Murray survives scare to set up Berdych showdown
Murray survives scare to set up Berdych showdown

He said: "At the end of the day, today what makes me nervous is really legends of our sport". Asked if it was frustrating that Lendl had recently reunited with Murray, Berdych said: "No, absolutely not". But they have never played on grass. And with Ivan Lendl adding his knowledge too it looks a tall order for Berdych, who is at his biggest eve...

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  • Andy Murray reaches third Wimbledon final
Andy Murray reaches third Wimbledon final

This is now Murray's sixth final appearance this season and he has a shot at his ninth win over a top-10 player. The 34-year-old, bidding to become the oldest finalist in 42 years, squandered three break points in the set and slipped from 40-0 up on serve in the 12th game.

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  • Wales boss Chris Coleman to stand down after 2018 World Cup campaign
Wales boss Chris Coleman to stand down after 2018 World Cup campaign

The celebration will take place at Cardiff City Stadium tomorrow (Friday, July 8) and starts at 5.15pm. The Manic Street Preachers - whose Together Stronger (C'mon Wales ) was the official Euro 2016 song for the team - posted: " Wales we still love you-you have made us so proud-it's been a attractive dream-from the bottom of our hearts THANK YO...

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  • Oakland's Coco Crisp suspended 1 game for throwing bat
Oakland's Coco Crisp suspended 1 game for throwing bat

It's not a good thing. "That was way too close.' That was pretty bad". Crisp, upset with a low strike call during a fifth-inning at-bat against Doug Fister, struck out on the next pitch, also low, and dropped his bat with a flick. The incident occurred in the fifth inning and Crisp was ejected. "I knew I was going to get ejected for that, and whe...

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  • Dustin Johnson backs up US Open victory with third WGC title
Dustin Johnson backs up US Open victory with third WGC title

Open, came from three strokes off the pace this time with a final-round 66 to win by one-stroke over Scott Piercy . In his first start since winning the U.S. He said: "My driver has been great". "I got exhausted of hitting hooks", he said. Johnson won the Cadillac Championship at Doral previous year and the HSBC Champions in Shanghai in ...

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  • Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Penalties beckoned at the Stade Velodrome when Michel Platini appeared to score a 119th-minute victor to send France through to a final against Spain where they lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy for the first time. "We wish them every success on Sunday evening". The 23-year acknowledged that playing France at the Stade de France would be "spec...

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