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Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes Sees Virat Kohli at 89th Rank
- June 09, 2017

Still the only mixed martial artist on the list, the Irishman made $23m from his fight purses, pay-per-view cuts and performance bonuses while $11m came from his personal endorsements. The UFC champion has long mentioned wanting to be at the top of this very list, and if that long discussed match against Floyd Mayweather can happen, he surely rises up several more spots. (more...)
Edelman and Patriots close to an agreement on a contract extension Edelman and Patriots close to an agreement on a contract extension
- June 09, 2017

Once again Edelman was a key cog in the offense reigning in 98 catches, 1,106 yards, and three touchdowns for the New England Patriots . Terms of the deal were not disclosed for Edelman, who is heading into the final season of his four-year deal that was signed in 2014. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers are in a hole that they can not get out of
- June 09, 2017

Heading into Game 3 and playing in his seventh straight Finals, James is averaging 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists but it hasn't been enough for the Cavs , who lost Games 1 and 2 by a combined 41 points. So they're able to keep Steph, Klay, and Draymond, and be able to go out and sign someone else like they did this past summer by just getting rid of a couple pieces. (more...)
Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole
- June 07, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed home in a familiar spot after the first two games of the NBA Finals. With unmatched firepower, the Warriors are pushing the pace and the Cavaliers to exhaustion. (more...)
Arsenal makes defender Kolasinac its 1st offseason recruit Arsenal makes defender Kolasinac its 1st offseason recruit
- June 07, 2017

According to the Daily Star's Alex Harris , the Gunners will pay him £7.4 million per year, just over £142,000 per week. A versatile operator, he can be deployed at centre-back or as a defensive anchor in midfield. My strengths are my mentality'. Kolasinac is expected to compete with Nacho Monreal for the starting left-back spot, a position that was fairly fruitful last season. (more...)
Raiders must go after former Jets LB David Harris Raiders must go after former Jets LB David Harris
- June 07, 2017

David has been a Jet all his life. He's obviously a guy who is well-liked in the building. "Talks broke down. I wasn't in the meetings". Without Decker and Harris, the Jets will have only four players age 30 or older on the roster: Josh McCown (37), Tanner Purdum (32), Matt Forte (31) and Steve McLendon (31). (more...)
Gerrard urges Liverpool to sign Van Dijk
- June 07, 2017

The £47.5 million fee represented a mark-up of £44.5 million on the £3 million Barnsley received from Everton for Stones in 2013. That summer, Lallana was also accused of claiming he would not play for the club he had served with such distinction since his teenage years unless they accepted an offer from Anfield - an allegation he flatly refutes . (more...)
Sehwag submits 'two-line' resume for India's head coach gig Sehwag submits 'two-line' resume for India's head coach gig
- June 07, 2017

One of the sources in IE's sources in the board said,"Sehwag being Sehwag has sent his application in two lines". "There was no CV attached to it", he added. Sehwag, a popular figure on Twitter thanks to his witty banter, may have made a decision to send in a short and sweet application, in keeping with his social media personality. (more...)
Venus sings her way through Roland Garros Venus sings her way through Roland Garros
- June 06, 2017

Four months ago, at the Australian Open , Williams made her first Grand Slam final since Wimbledon in 2009, and today, just a fortnight short of her 37th birthday, she bids to reach the quarterfinals in Paris for the first time since 2006. (more...)
Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals
- June 06, 2017

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. "He told me that we will talk after Paris ". I changed pretty fast. At one point she was forced to lunge forward to strike a backhand and accordingly popped it into the net, her foot positioning all wrong. "It's going to be like this for a while". (more...)
Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris Wawrinka, Murray, Halep in action in 4th round in Paris
- June 06, 2017

Elsewhere in the men's draw, 2015 champion Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, the third seed, made light work of tricky French opponent Gaël Monfils with a 7-5, 7-6, 6-2 win. Wawrinka called the trainer for treatment to his back at the start of the third set, but is hopeful it will not be an ongoing problem. "I couldn't do anything in the first set but I tried to play a little more heavy and a little more aggressive", he said. (more...)
Margaret Court reaffirms opposition to gay marriage Margaret Court reaffirms opposition to gay marriage
- June 06, 2017

Speaking on a Christian radio station on Wednesday, Court said that tennis was "full of lesbians" , adding that transgender children were the work of "the devil". She is actively trying to keep LGBT people from getting equal rights; note to Court: we are human beings, too. "So, I very much have different beliefs than her", McNamee stated Sunday at the Los Angeles event. (more...)
Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson
- June 05, 2017

He told the Guardian , "I've played for two Premier League clubs ( Everton and Man Utd) and they're the only two Premier League clubs I'll play for". The 54-year-old signed a three year deal last summer, with the option of another 12 months. but already the clib are keen on rewarding Mourinho with a new contract. (more...)
Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open
- June 05, 2017

The second seed, now joint third on the all-time list for most wins at Roland Garros with 58, was on the back foot for much of the match , allowing the Argentine to dictate the pace from the baseline. Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova , the eighth seed, beat No. 32 Zhang Shuai of China, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5, in a grueling match lasting more than three hours. (more...)
Kohli, Yuvraj power India to 319 Kohli, Yuvraj power India to 319
- June 05, 2017

Chasing a re-revised target of 289 from 41 overs, Pakistan could only manage to reach 164 in 33.4 overs and lost the match by a whopping margin - their joint highest margin of defeat in the tournament history. Yuvraj Singh's ebullient 53 proved better entertainment, though he was dropped by Hasan Ali on eight and Kohli reprieved on 47 as Pakistan botched the basics. (more...)
Does Wayne Rooney have a point about Tottenham Hotspur?
- June 05, 2017

The FC crew assess Man United's style of play under Jose Mourinho after criticism from Ajax after the Europa League final. The FC panel were all positive after watching Manchester United thoroughly dominate an electric, albeit young Ajax side. (more...)
Marlins' Volquez throws first no-hitter of the season Marlins' Volquez throws first no-hitter of the season
- June 04, 2017

Arenado led off the third inning with his 13th home run. The left-hander struck out five for the Yankees, who have won two of the first three games of the four-game series. He also singled and scored the Diamondbacks' first run as he improved to 5-0 in nine games against the Marlins. Stanton is hitting.357 (5-for-14) with two homers in his career against Corbin. (more...)
Rahal wins 1st race in IndyCar Detroit double-header Rahal wins 1st race in IndyCar Detroit double-header
- June 04, 2017

He won the pole earlier in the day with his Honda-powered vehicle and led a career-high 55 laps of the 70-lap race. Team Penske's Josef Newgarden finished fourth and Alexander Rossi of Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian placed fifth, putting five different teams among the top five finishers for the first time in a race this season. (more...)
Shane Lowry moves up leaderboard at Memorial Tournament Shane Lowry moves up leaderboard at Memorial Tournament
- June 04, 2017

Spieth, who finished with a share of second at Colonial Country Club in Texas on Sunday, teed off on 10 and followed three birdies in his first six holes with back-to-back bogeys. Summerhays, seeking a first US PGA Tour victory, had six birdies and three bogeys in his 69. Summerhays has led after 54 holes three times on the PGA Tour. (more...)
Lions test style, selections in tour opener Saturday Lions test style, selections in tour opener Saturday
- June 03, 2017

None of the Barbarians have ever played a full senior test global, whereas the team they're about to run into has been cherry-picked from the worldwide squads of some of the game's strongest nations - England , Ireland , Scotland and Wales. (more...)
Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home
- June 03, 2017

Property management removed the graffiti before officers arrived and investigators are reviewing security footage, police said. He bought the home in 2015, but it is believed that he does not frequent the location. "At the end of the day, they're safe and that's the most important". Requests for comment from James' team were not immediately returned. "I'm at a point in my life where my priorities are in place", James said . (more...)
First place Yankees take advantage of 'beat up' Blue Jays First place Yankees take advantage of 'beat up' Blue Jays
- June 03, 2017

The offence was bound to get better, but nobody would have seen this coming: they smacked 49 home runs in May after hitting only 22 in April, as key players found their groove and others kept up their hot play. "If I'm giving up a run in the first and doing well the rest of the game, it doesn't really matter". It was clear by the end of the second that Estrada didn't have it after he had allowed five hits and five runs on 51 pitches. (more...)
Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead
- June 02, 2017

He made 17 saves on 18 shots during the first period, including six over the final 39 seconds. Then, just over three minutes later, the Predators had their second own-goal in as many games, when Vernon Fiddler's skate knocked a bouncing puck through Rinne's five-hole - the goal officially goes to Scott Wilson , but equal credit should go to Phil Kessel , who earned the assist for sneaking the puck into a unsafe position. (more...)
Five things the Warriors must do right to win the NBA Finals
- June 02, 2017

Perhaps most noteworthy, it gives Durant the chance at a first championship and validation for his decision to leave the Thunder and join the league's latest super team. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. Under Brown, LeBron got to the finals only once, and then was part of the only team to have back to back 60+ win seasons and not even make the finals , so there's that between at least them, if not so much ... (more...)
Man Utd target Griezmann: My agents talking to Atletico Madrid Man Utd target Griezmann: My agents talking to Atletico Madrid
- June 02, 2017

Jose Mourinho who is looking to strengthen his squad, and has already shown his willingness to sign the 26-year old, but has also admitted he doesn't know if the deal will pull through. Saul Niguez has given Antoine Griezmann his blessing to join Manchester United - saying not one player is bigger than the club. Now the verdict has been confirmed, with any players Atletico sign during this summer's transfer window not eligible to play until next January. (more...)