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Matthews, who beat Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet in the sprint to claim his second stage win at the Tour, said he'd targeted the stage win all year, and trained specifically for the last climb. The arduously bumpy 189.5-kilometer (117-mile) stage from the cattle-market town of Laissac-Severac L'Eglise, past rocky outcrops and patchwork fields on the high plateaus of central France's Massif Central mountains, offered two important insights going into the final week: Froome's rivals haven't ...
  • BIGBANG's Taeyang Appointed As Ambassador For Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

    BIGBANG's Taeyang Appointed As Ambassador For Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

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    But South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In suggested earlier this month that the two Koreas should apply to co-host the 2030 World Cup. What Pyongyang thinks of the proposals is not yet clear. The Olympic rings outside the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung, South Korea. Do said the Winter Games could go down as the "peace Olympics", and help to "thaw lingering tensions" between the North and South, according to the Korea Herald .
  • Verstappen leads FP2 of Azerbaijan F1

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    Ricciardo had just joined him with 1m 44.880s when Perez got it wrong going into Turn 8. Red Bull's Ricciardo ended his day in third place and was satisfied with the improvements that the team made across the day. "It's been a good day for myself and Max and great that we were in the top three in both sessions", said Ricciardo. Then Hamilton and Vettel almost collided at Turn 1.
  • Coyotes get D Niklas Hjalmarsson in trade with Blackhawks

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    However, it looks like the Blackhawks are going to try to trade his contract to a team willing to absorb it, according to Chris Nichols. CHICAGO (AP) - General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

    Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

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    For a time, there appeared to be a genuine split within the Lakers as whether to draft Ball or Jackson , but as the Draft approached, the Lakers began settling in on Ball as their man. The team traded D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for veteran center Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the draft. The L.A.
  • Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers

    Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers

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    A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 CT school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that aired on NBC's " Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly ". Reruns ran after " Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly ". Lawyers who represent 12 people who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook urged NBC News officials not to air the interview.
  • Cavaliers join teams in on Jimmy Butler

    Cavaliers join teams in on Jimmy Butler

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    Does adding Butler to the mix get them over the hump? The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade the No. 1 overall pick to the Philadelphia 76ers , and that deal is reportedly just the first step in a series of blockbuster moves Danny Ainge is hoping to make.
  • Conflict arises for date of Mayweather-McGregor bout in Vegas

    Conflict arises for date of Mayweather-McGregor bout in Vegas

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    The "billion dollar fight" between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has suffered a fresh setback as the proposed T-Mobile Arena venue may not be available for 26 August . " "I was in retirement, but people wanted me back so I'm back." ". Speaking about the fight today, UFC boss Dana White insisted he believes McGregor will become "the biggest star in sports ever" if he manages to do the unthinkable on his pro boxing debut.
  • Canadiens send defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to Sabres for third-round pick

    Canadiens send defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to Sabres for third-round pick

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    The Canadiens will receive Buffalo's third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2017 National Hockey League draft. Before that Nate split time between Montreal and Hamilton (the Habs old AHL affiliate) from 2012-13 to 2014-15. The Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs in that game, losing 3-1. On Sunday at 10:30am, the National Hockey League announced which players each team had chosen to protect from the upcoming expansion draft.
  • Mayweather, McGregor agree to crossover fight

    Mayweather, McGregor agree to crossover fight

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    Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will meet UFC champion Conor McGregor in a fight that has been described as a "farce" and a "circus" but could earn both men as much as $100m (£78.4m). Everybody's talking about Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather right now, and that's because the two infamous fighters are set to face off in August.
  • Longhorns taken in MLB Draft

    Longhorns taken in MLB Draft

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    When June rolls around, depending on how your team is doing, the MLB First-Year Player Draft can be one of the more exciting moments of the season as teams reload their farm systems with the best high school and collegiate players available.
  • Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store

    Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store

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    Previously, adopting the new App Store rating API was optional, but Apple is now fulfilling its earlier pledge to eventually make it mandatory. But what's this? The #10 Top Grossing Productivity App (as of June 7th, 2017) was an app called "Mobile Protection: Clean & Security VPN".
  • How Real Madrid celebrated their Champions League victory

    How Real Madrid celebrated their Champions League victory

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    No, we are not talking about his brace that led the Spanish side to the European trophy glory. "We can say that it is a historic day for everyone at Real Madrid ", said Zinedine Zidane , who thrived as Madrid's player and now has been excelling in his second season as a head coach.
  • Draymond Green calls Cavs fans 'rude' after mother deals with hecklers

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    The Warriors can close out the series and claim their second National Basketball Association title in three years with a win in Game 4 at 9 p.m. Friday at Cleveland. "At that time, we did not do a very good job of listening to the PA announcer and we did not hear him announce it". That gave him an accumulation of flagrant foul points and forced him to sit out Game 5 as the Warriors lost their chance to clinch the series, and they eventually fell in seven games.
  • Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

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    Malkin scored during the four-on-four to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne watches from the bench during the second period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Pittsburgh .
  • Halep Into Second French Open Final

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    Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second compelling semifinal on a sunny day with the temperature touching 81 degrees (27 Celsius). It's a habit that players tend to grow out of, when the importance of winning changes, but for now she goes for broke. She doesn't measure maybe what she's doing right now.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is highest-paid player, Lionel Messi third

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    Floyd Mayweather, a staple on Forbes' list for more than a decade, did not earn a spot in 2017. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out a career swansong at Manchester United . National Basketball Association players accounted for 32 players on the list, more than any other sports league, followed by the MLB with 22 players and the NFL with 15 players.
  • Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

    Graham Rahal wins 1st of 2 Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar races

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    Rahal's wife, Courtney Force, escaped without injury in a qualifying run Friday in Epping, New Hampshire. Rahal became the seventh IndyCar driver to win in the first seven races of the year. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda, is third in points with 258. Hinchcliffe spun around, hitting only the right-side barrier with light contact. "Then we got that yellow at the right time right after our (Lap 25 pit) stop".
  • Summerhays takes three-shot Memorial lead as Dufner falters

    Summerhays takes three-shot Memorial lead as Dufner falters

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    Chasing his first PGA Tour victory, unheralded American Daniel Summerhays carded a 68 to soar to 13 under, pouncing on spectacular collapse from overnight leader Jason Dufner (77). "Legitimately from the first hole to the 18th hole, there's a double bogey somewhere in there". "I caught some breaks when I missed the fairway and still had some fairly good opportunities from the rough", Lingmerth said.
  • Controversial win for Team NZ

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    Groupama's hopes of building on the win over Ainslie however came unstuck in their second race, when they were thrashed by Japan's SoftBank Team Japan, skippered by former Team New Zealand ace Dean Barker. Despite shifting winds which died slightly towards the end, conditions in Bermuda's Great Sound were once again ideal, with the flat water allowing the boats good pace.
  • Adam Silver: LaVar Ball will 'settle down' after Lonzo is drafted

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    The Lakers will get a private workout from Lonzo Ball . And how's this for a Laker rumor: a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that Lonzo Ball will be working out for the Los Angeles Lakers on June 7 . With only so much room on the bench, it appears that Clarkson could end up being the odd man out. According to Sham Charania of the Vertical , however, Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson doesn't need to worry about that type of stuff happening in Los Angeles ...
  • Tsonga out of French Open in 1st round

    Tsonga out of French Open in 1st round

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    Now that she's pregnant and skipping the French Open , Williams has created a different problem: No player has any idea what to do in a wide open field. "But she knows exactly what it's like out there, and she's had a lot of success here". The win makes her the oldest woman to reach the third round at the French Open since Billie-Jean King in 1982.