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Sport Joe Thornton inks one year deal to remain with San Jose
Author: 0 Joe Thornton inks one year deal to remain with San Jose

The 37-year-old, who can play left wing or centre, posted 27 goals and 19 assists in 82 games last season, including the 500th goal his career; Marleau was just the 45th player in National Hockey League history to hit the mark. Recall in 2014, when Thornton's three-year extension was already done for some time but he waited for Marleau's to be signed before the team officially announced it.

Sport A record first for Dane van Niekerk
Author: 0 A record first for Dane van Niekerk

Stafanie Taylor (left) and Hayley Matthews both scored four runs against South Africa . A source of major concern for West Indies will be the way their batting has crumbled in the series. We spoke about this before we went out to bat that we mustn't get ahead of ourselves, we still have to face some tough competition, including Sri Lanka who are looking good at the moment.

Author: 0 Toronto Raptors re-sign Serge Ibaka to three-year, $65 million deal

The All-Star guard helped lead a Raptors cast of DeMar DeRozan , DeMarre Carroll , Jonas Valanciunas , and later Serge Ibaka to the Eastern Conference's third seed. In an era dominated by small ball, Ibaka is the kind of player that makes every team better as he is an elite defender that is not a detriment on the offensive side of the ball.

Sport Protests greet Xi in Hong Kong visit
Author: 0 Protests greet Xi in Hong Kong visit

While addressing reporters at Hong Kong's airport, he didn't acknowledge a shouted question about the fate of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo , the Nobel Peace Prize victor who authorities recently transferred to a hospital for cancer treatment.

Sport Yankees Fall To Astros
Author: 0 Yankees Fall To Astros

Gurriel is hitting.285/.310/.461 in 70 games overall. Betances, who leads all relievers in WAR, was charged with all four runs - including a bomb by Evan Gattis that landed on the train track in left field. for him to literally sit there and be patient and wait for a pitch to hit until the count got deep, it was a really special at-bat". Frazier had been higher on ESPN's top Yankee prospects charts than Judge in the preseason (No.

Sport Why Geezers Have Taken Over Professional Tennis
Author: 0 Why Geezers Have Taken Over Professional Tennis

The German is seeded to face Czech Karolina Pliskova, the runner-up at last year's U.S. Open, in the semi-finals. "European players have been in full force in I think the last hundred Masters 1000s, slams, Olympics, and also World Tour Finals", Federer said.

Author: 0 United States of America top Ghana in Gold Cup tune-up friendly, 2-1

Dom Dwyer and Kellyn Acosta scored both goals in the 2-1 win in East Hartford, Connecticut. Brad Guzan saved Asamoah Gyan's penalty kick in first-half stoppage time, and Kellyn Acosta added his first global goal in the 52nd minute, with a low free kick from just outside the penalty area that went through the wall and past goalkeeper Richard Ofori .

Sport Registration of 1 lakh cos cancelled, 37000 shell firms identified: PM Modi
Author: 0 Registration of 1 lakh cos cancelled, 37000 shell firms identified: PM Modi

This was the prime minister's first public speech after the country embarked upon a new tax regime with the inauguration of the Goods and Services Tax , or GST through a special midnight session in Parliament on Friday. According to an Indian Express report, chartered accountants in Gujarat said that post the GST rollout, there will be at least a three-fold increase in tax audits across the country.

Sport Earnhardt hits wall in potential final Cup start at Daytona
Author: 0 Earnhardt hits wall in potential final Cup start at Daytona

He made his way to pit row, but lost two laps while getting repairs. Stenhouse squirted by and held on for the victory. "I have been coming here since 2008". The drivers had three laps to go and David Ragan was leading but another accident, involving Erik Jones, Denny Hamilin and Jamie McMurray, resulted in another caution and sent the race into overtime.

Author: 0 Jeff Horn Stuns Manny Pacquiao to Become New Welterweight Champion

Pacquaio went up against unknown Australian school teacher Jeff Horn in what many pundits were expecting to be an easy night's work for the Philippine. The judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, and 115-113. The judges' decision at the time was labelled "outrageous" by promoter Bob Arum while Amir Khan said the Filipino legend was "robbed" of a title.

Author: 0 Suns abruptly end pursuit of All-Star Paul Millsap

But Minnesota could clear room for a Millsap deal in a heartbeat. It finished last season with the worst record in the Western Conference. They could also renounce their rights to restricted free agent Shabazz Muhammad , making him an unrestricted free agent.

Sport Pakistan face uphill task against experienced India
Author: 0 Pakistan face uphill task against experienced India

The top three Indian batters, Mithali Raj , Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Raut, have scored a total of 399 between them in their previous two matches of this tournament against England and West Indies . Some positives included a superb inning of 79 by opener Nahida Khan against the Proteas and a sure-footed unbeaten fifty by opener Ayesha Zafar against England.

Sport Chelsea Dealt Huge Blow By Top Transfer Target
Author: 0 Chelsea Dealt Huge Blow By Top Transfer Target

And I believe that maybe one day he will play for Chelsea . Telles received an offer from Chelsea but he had already agree to a pre-contract with Turkish giants Galatasaray at the time. "I still think he's better in a back four system, but I'm going to say that this is going to be a hit regardless because he's that good and that's going to happen", Michallik added.

Author: 0 Curry inks US$200 million deal with National Basketball Association champions Warriors

This criticism by James is a nice compliment for Curry , but it is also telling for James' own future in the league. Stephen Curry is staying with the Golden State Warriors . Bob Myers, Golden State's general manager revealed Friday (June 30) that Curry's multi-million dollar deal is scheduled to be finalized after his free agency ends on July 3.

Sport Chelsea agree terms with £33.4m star, medical scheduled
Author: 0 Chelsea agree terms with £33.4m star, medical scheduled

The 36-year-old is reportedly set to sign a one-year deal worth £5m with a huge bonus to follow if Villa win promotion back to the Premier League. Chelsea are in talks to sign Roma defender Antonio Rudiger , according to Sky in Italy, but does his heart "beat for Arsenal"? Chelsea are again being linked with Roma defender Kostas Manolas after his proposed move to Zenit St Petersburg stalled .

Sport Jrue Holiday, Pelicans reportedly reach 5-year, $126 million deal
Author: 0 Jrue Holiday, Pelicans reportedly reach 5-year, $126 million deal

With Anthony Davis and Cousins on the roster, combined with hefty contracts for guys like Solomon Hill, Omer Asik, and and E'Twaun Moore, New Orleans would not have had any cap room to replace Holiday with another top-tier point guard. This contract carries him through his age-31 season and grants Holiday the ability to opt into what will be a massive fifth-year salary if recurring injuries continue to limit him.

Sport David Lingmerth opens up two-shot lead at Quicken Loans National
Author: 0 David Lingmerth opens up two-shot lead at Quicken Loans National

The Swede won a Web.com Tour event at TPC Potomac in 2012. "I'm very pleased, but got a long way to go", Lingmerth said. Lingmerth said it was a happy homecoming. Ogilvy is seeking his ninth US PGA victory and 13th professional win overall. His most recent title came in 2014 at Reno, Nevada. "Very nice to get off to a start like that", Ogilvy said.

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association still investigating Russian doping allegations - Gianni Infantino
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association still investigating Russian doping allegations - Gianni Infantino

Eventually, after using the technology again, Roldan sent off the right player, Ernest Mabouka , but this was not the first time the VAR system had caused confusion and chaos on the field of play in Russian Federation. A report from the United Kingdom media over the weekend claimed Federation Internationale de Football Association is investigating if Russia's 2014 World Cup squad were part of a state-run doping scheme, but no players from the finals three years ago in Brazil returned a ...

Sport Cristiano Ronaldo opts out of #ConfedCup to see his newborn sons
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo opts out of #ConfedCup to see his newborn sons

The are reportedly due to be flown shortly to his £5m home near Madrid soon from the US clinic where they were born on June 8. Ronaldo made himself unavailable to the press at the Confed Cup while his team-mates and Santos regularly fielded questions from journalists about their superstar.

Sport Shattenkirk follows heart, signs with Rangers
Author: 0 Shattenkirk follows heart, signs with Rangers

Shattenkirk signing with NY isn't necessarily a surprise as much as it is a fulfillment of offseason speculation. He finished the regular season with 13 goals and 43 assists in 80 games. Shattenkirk signed a four-year, $26.6 million contract with the Rangers on Saturday, TSN's Frank Seravalli reports. MARIAN HOSSA: The high-scoring winger has announced he won't play next season because of side effects from medication to treat a skin disorder.

Sport Celtics Eyeing To Sign A Deal For Gordon Hayward and Paul George
Author: 0 Celtics Eyeing To Sign A Deal For Gordon Hayward and Paul George

One of those teams is the Miami Heat , who are hoping to make a splash in free agency. Landing Hayward would be quite a move for Heat president Pat Riley, just a year after striking out on an attempt to bring Kevin Durant to Miami. As optimistic as the fans and even the Jazz executives are, the national media believe there's a real possibility that Hayward is lured by the idea of playing in Miami or reuniting with his former college coach, Brad Stevens, in Boston .

Author: 0 Murray out of Wimbledon practice match

My father texted me, like, 'Hi, you're playing Andy Murray .' I'm, like, 'Ha! So far, this year has been hard, with injuries and illness. Defenders Matt Miazga of Chelsea and Eric Lichaj of Nottingham Forest also were among the 23 players selected Sunday by USA coach Bruce Arena.

Sport JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers
Author: 0 JJ Redick agrees to one-year $23 million deal with 76ers

The Sixers are more interested in giving the 11-year vet a one-year deal, albeit one that comes with a lucrative price of at least $20 million, which is nearly three folds than what the Clippers paid Redick last season. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, could use Redick as an ideal sharpshooting complement to Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler since he thrives in an off-ball role, running off screens and pindowns.

Author: 0 Roger Federer says Wimbledon victory would justify decision to skip French Open

The 2017 Wimbledon draw has been announced, and now we know what the field looks like going into the year's third Grand Slam, which begins with first-round play on Monday. On the gentlemen's side, seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is seeded third for the second year in a row, yet he is listed as +200 chalk (bet $100 to win $200) to take home the title for the eighth time at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

Sport John O'Shea signs new Sunderland deal
Author: 0 John O'Shea signs new Sunderland deal

Simon Grayson has been appointed Sunderland's new manager. He would emigrate if Grayson was made manager of his club. "When an opportunity comes to be the manager of Sunderland I think you'd be foolish to not accept it". Sunderland , who have confirmed that they are no longer in takeover talks with German consortium to takeover, have confirmed that they are in talks with Grayson after Preston North End gave permission.

Author: 0 Antonio Conte holds crunch Chelsea talks about transfers and more

Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa are expected to follow the plethora of players who have already left Stamford Bridge - and could bring in a further £80m combined. "It is early days, but I hope as a player and friend that he can stay with us". However, Pedro believes too much was made of the incident, adding that Costa and Conte enjoy a "good" relationship.

Sport Messi's wedding: Maradona, Enrique not invited
Author: 0 Messi's wedding: Maradona, Enrique not invited

NAIJ.com takes a look at the four things you do not know about Lionel Messi's bride Antonella Roccuzzo . Lionel Messi left his hometown of Rosario as a child in order to join Barcelona , but his links to the city remain strong. With a homicide rate twice the national rate, Rosario is considered one of Argentina's most unsafe cities. Venue: City Center complex, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Sport Chicago Bulls may choose to waive Rajon Rondo
Author: 0 Chicago Bulls may choose to waive Rajon Rondo

In other roster news, the Bulls are extending qualifying offers to Nikola Mirotic, Cris Felicio and Joffrey Lauvergne as they enter restricted free agency. It would absolutely have to benefit us. "Dwyane was a great pro previous year and he's been around a lot of different situations. And after looking at each of the rookies and what they accomplished this year, Brogdon's team making the playoffs had to be a big factor for numerous voters".

Sport Steelers' 2016 first-round pick Artie Burns arrested in Florida
Author: 0 Steelers' 2016 first-round pick Artie Burns arrested in Florida

They later determined that Burns' driver's license had been suspended and arrested the 22-year-old. Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested in Florida on Thursday night. He was later released from custody, according to Miami-Dade County Corrections records. Burns grew up in Miami and was drafted at No. 25 overall from the University of Miami in 2016.

Sport Utah Jazz Land Ricky Rubio In Exchange For First-Round Pick
Author: 0 Utah Jazz Land Ricky Rubio In Exchange For First-Round Pick

Utah hadn't previously reached the playoffs since 2012. As for Rubio's replacement in Minnesota, Jones reports that the T-Wolves and Jeff Teague "have mutual interest". Rose played on the Bulls when Thibodeau was the head coach there and a reunion would make a ton of sense between the two. Finally, in year No. 6, Rubio started to show signs of his potential.

Sport Wagner commits his future to Town
Author: 0 Wagner commits his future to Town

Huddersfield were promoted alongside Brighton and Newcastle and will play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their first fixture of the 2017-18 season. Nope. We are not in the Premier League to say "hello" and "thank you" after one season. The Terriers finished the Championship season in fifth place with 81 points in 45 games.

Sport Wild Trade Scandella, Pominville To Sabres
Author: 0 Wild Trade Scandella, Pominville To Sabres

Also going back in the deal are draft picks , with the Wild sending a fourth round pick to Buffalo and the Sabres sending back a third round pick. This was however on the heels of two straight 20 goal seasons and five straight years of a better than 20 goal pace including the lockout shortened campaign of 2013 and an injury plagued season of 2012 that saw him net 15 goals in just 48 games.