• Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR struggles at Kentucky continue with practice crash
Jimmie Johnson's NASCAR struggles at Kentucky continue with practice crash

There was a 43 percent increase in passes throughout the field in last year's race compared to 2014. This is the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota driver's fifth victory and ninth top-10 NXS finish in 2016. In Sprint Cup, he's also won pretty much everywhere. The #78 team has been the best overall performing team on the 1.5 mile tracks this season despit...

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  • Pepe back in full training ahead of Euro 2016 final
Pepe back in full training ahead of Euro 2016 final

It was there that Wales were eliminated, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani grabbing a goal each to send Portugal to the final. "They will know how to wait for the right moment and hurt France ". Ronaldo could now have a lock on Ballon d'Or voters should he carry Portugal to victory in the final on Sunday. The owner of the best leap in world soccer...

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  • Lille beckons once more for Belgium's Hazard - UEFA EURO News
Lille beckons once more for Belgium's Hazard - UEFA EURO News

It will be hard to improve on the performance as it was nearly flawless. De Bruyne told RTBF that Wales "have some superstars" and that Chris Coleman's side "play well tactically and defensively". However, De Bruyne has been one of a number of Belgium players to have struggled to replicate their good domestic form on the worldwide scene, and Wi...

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  • Time running short for changes to North Carolina LGBT law
Time running short for changes to North Carolina LGBT law

There was a lot of buildup to this one moment that was quickly passed by both the House and the Senate. Instead, under House Bill 2 people had to sue under federal law. The NBA has strongly suggested it will move the game if HB2 is still in effect as now written. Republican lawmakers on Friday night argued they were changing a section of the ...

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  • Poland is the most risky team in Euro 2016
Poland is the most risky team in Euro 2016

Poland had chances of their own from range - with Lewandowski and Blaszczykowski forcing Sommer into good saves - but it was Shaqiri's moment of brilliance with 11 minutes remaining that forced extra time. Happy with his team's tight defending, Petkovic acknowledged they needed to be sharper up front and take more long-range shots against an...

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  • Inflatable arch collapses over rider in Tour de France
Inflatable arch collapses over rider in Tour de France

Cummings rolled across the line in just under 3 hours and 52 seconds, ahead of South Africa's Daryl Impey and Spain's Daniel Navarro. Defending champion Chris Froome of Great Britain and two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana of Colombian finished in the main pack during the first stage in the Pyrenees.

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  • Murray sees off Tsonga to reach final four at Wimbledon
Murray sees off Tsonga to reach final four at Wimbledon

His 2013 championship broke a 77-year drought for Great Britain, and Murray would love nothing more than to follow-up that title after just three years. He started to find the rhythm on his serve and, finally, converted his third set point. Frenchman Pouille showed his fighting spirit to oust Bernard Tomic, the 32nd seed coming from two sets to o...

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  • Russia's President Seeking to Patch Up Things with US
Russia's President Seeking to Patch Up Things with US

Obama spoke with Putin by phone yesterday ahead of what will likely be his last trip as head of state to Europe to meet with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders. They also pushed for sustained access to humanitarian aid for victims of the conflict. The Kremlin, however, has recently sought to seek rapprochement with the United States.

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  • Dodgers Fail to Land Big Hit, Fall to Orioles in 14 Innings
Dodgers Fail to Land Big Hit, Fall to Orioles in 14 Innings

The major league home run leader has five two home run games in 2016. With one out, Machado singled off Chris Hatcher (5-4), and Davis, who was 0-5 with four strikeouts, singled. Astros 2, Mariners 1: Lance McCullers struck out 10 in seven strong innings, and George Springer homered for the second consecutive day to lift Houston over Seatt...

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  • Murray Downs Tsonga to Enter Wimbledon SF
Murray Downs Tsonga to Enter Wimbledon SF

After the comedy and romance of the earlier rounds - players who came with tricks and temper tantrums, players who couldn't believe their luck getting on to the Centre Court - this was where Wimbledon got real, got serious and got about the next three matches.

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  • Chris Froome seizes yellow jersey with solo win in Pyrenees
Chris Froome seizes yellow jersey with solo win in Pyrenees

Chris Froome had Sergio Henao up front through the entire climb-Henao even launched a couple of probing attacks-and had Mikel Nieve and Geraint Thomas riding strongly as well. It was the fifth victory for a British rider in the first eight stages of this Tour. The leading trio kept its two-minute lead intact in the fast downhill on narrow roads w...

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  • UFC 200 Betting Preview: Hunt, Edgar, Tate Favorites on Stacked Card
UFC 200 Betting Preview: Hunt, Edgar, Tate Favorites on Stacked Card

His opponent Hunt is now ranked number eight in the UFC heavyweight division and is one of the best kickboxers in UFC at present. "Regardless of where I'm at on the card, the show's still going to happen". So I felt I was cheated out of my career at UFC . My performance was due to the illness - absolutely, yes. If the competitors stay on the...

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  • Michael Phelps goes three-for-three at Olympic trials
Michael Phelps goes three-for-three at Olympic trials

We have a great plan in place to do that. "We did everything that we wanted to do", Phelps said. Michael Phelps went three-for-three at the Olympic trials. Despite that valedictory feel, the race was more important to both swimmers as a springboard to a final showdown on an even bigger stage in Rio. So will swimming fans who have witnessed ...

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  • USADA says Jon Jones B sample tested positive for banned substance
USADA says Jon Jones B sample tested positive for banned substance

Jones' B sample results have been reported by the laboratory, and that the results confirm the findings of the A sample ", Madden said. Jones now faces sanctioning from USADA, which could amount to two years or more on the sidelines. Now, he's lost out on a big payday because of Jones' drug test. I truly believe that. If nothing else goes wrong b...

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  • Mavericks are real close to a Curry, Thompson, Green, Barnes, Bogut lineup
Mavericks are real close to a Curry, Thompson, Green, Barnes, Bogut lineup

Dallas is desperate, and I don't think anybody would complain if the Mavs go into 2016-2017 with a starting five of Deron Williams , Wesley Matthews , Harrison Barnes , Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler, especially if Mo Harkless could be coming off of the bench.

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  • Mavs acquire Warriors leftovers Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut
Mavs acquire Warriors leftovers Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut

Bogut, 31, appeared in 236 regular season games (230 starts) over four seasons with the Warriors , averaging 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.71 blocks in 23.7 minutes. "Though Warriors coach Steve Kerr is committed to having a versatile line-up, able to play big or small, the team has grown frustrated by Bogut's unreliability, particu...

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  • Klopp delighted with debutants in Liverpool friendly win
Klopp delighted with debutants in Liverpool friendly win

Principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon today jointly said: "When you have an individual of Jürgen's quality in the building it makes ideal sense to secure that person for the long term". Under Klopp, he'll develop further into the pressing style and learn how to work his skills even better than he already can,...

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  • NBA's Kevin Durant on the move
NBA's Kevin Durant on the move

Durant said his meeting with the Warriors' brass last Friday in the Hamptons - a contingent that also included the Splash Brothers of MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star Klay Thompson - had a "great vibe throughout the whole day". It was real. It was feelings I couldn't ignore. When asked about the criticism, Durant said that he doesn't feel guilty ab...

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  • Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Manager Makes Huge Staff Changes
Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Manager Makes Huge Staff Changes

Jose Mourinho has appointed long-term lieutenant Rui Faria as his assistant manager at Manchester United . Mourinho has already made three Man United signings in terms of his playing staff. United's confirmation that Mourinho has called upon his trusted advisers comes after the former Chelsea manager told the media at his first press conferenc...

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  • Wales achievements set to be recognised by Cardiff homecoming party
Wales achievements set to be recognised by Cardiff homecoming party

The local people in Dinard have given us such a welcome. "But we still have one step to take". The Euro 2016 final will feature a duel between boyish poster boy Antoine Griezmann and preening superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to be the dominant number seven.

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