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Virginia Law Binding State Delegates to Donald Trump Thrown Out
- July 12, 2016

A Trump campaign official described Mr. Evans's figures as "wildly inaccurate" and said Mr. Trump would win any floor vote at the convention. A federal judge has thrown out the Virginia law binding delegates to specific candidates, preventing the state from punishing those who fail to vote for their pledged candidate - as some want to do in the case of Donald Trump. (more...)
Isaac Chilemba: Boxing Highlights For Light Heavyweight Title Fight Isaac Chilemba: Boxing Highlights For Light Heavyweight Title Fight
- July 12, 2016

The challenger got through with some right hands and Ward will have been encouraged to see how Chilemba managed to land in the fourth round when Kovalev was caught coming forward with left jabs. Kovalev-Ward will be one of the biggest fights of the year and Monday's performance by Kovalev in Russian Federation should have both fighters confident heading in. (more...)
Lydia Ko leads US Open
- July 12, 2016

World number one Lydia Ko was seemingly well placed to carve out another slice of golfing history at the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday until she stunningly dropped five shots in seven holes around the turn. "It can end up being a little bit of adrenaline". It was a lucky one. "I would like more experience with the USGA, LPGA". Ko did a minor fist pump after sinking the putts at the 13th and 14th. (more...)
Rain stops play with England still in the lead
- July 12, 2016

Centurion Jason Roy shrugged off the disappointment of falling agonisingly short of a major worldwide milestone after the explosive opener fired England to a series-clinching six-wicket win over Sri Lanka at the Kia Oval. His reaction to the close call off Pradeep was to slam the next three balls for six, four and four, bringing up England's hundred in the process. (more...)
Bastian Schweinsteiger shares 'hurt' of Germany's Euro 2016 exit Bastian Schweinsteiger shares 'hurt' of Germany's Euro 2016 exit
- July 12, 2016

Henry, a 123-time France worldwide, said Griezmann's performances warranted the plaudits. Deschamps, who met reporters much later than expected, said he was delayed as he soaked up some of the atmosphere after France defeated Germany in a major competition for the first time since the 1958 World Cup. (more...)
Olympics notebook: U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky books her passage to Rio Olympics notebook: U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky books her passage to Rio
- July 12, 2016

Ledecky clocked a near-record time of 3:58.98 in the 400-meter freestyle at the Olympic trials, punching her ticket to Rio. Lochte started strong swimming past Kalisz for the first 200 yards. Entered in every freestyle event from the 50 to the 800 in Omaha, Ledecky will have many more chances at world records. Sunday night, Maya DiRado made swimming great. (more...)
DUI charge dropped against Miami RB Mark Walton DUI charge dropped against Miami RB Mark Walton
- July 12, 2016

All charges have been dropped against Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton after an April 23 DUI arrest. Police said Walton had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech when officers stopped him, and his blood-alcohol level was as high as 0.06. (more...)
MMA Goes Hollywood: UFC Sells Itself for $4 Billion to WME-IMG MMA Goes Hollywood: UFC Sells Itself for $4 Billion to WME-IMG
- July 12, 2016

The organization's leadership, a team of great executives hand picked to help lead the business, will remain in place to carry on their work and continue to lead the team of dedicated employees who promote your careers as mixed martial arts athletes. (more...)
Diverse crowd calls for change at Cincinnati Black Lives Matter rally Diverse crowd calls for change at Cincinnati Black Lives Matter rally
- July 12, 2016

Police have been tight-lipped about exactly what they're investigating and what they've uncovered so far. There was a low-key police presence as the crowd chanted "racist police, off our streets". In an interview with the El Paso Times , O'Rourke said Allen's comments maligned the organizers of Sunday evening's planned vigil, which is set to be hosted by the Black Student Union at the University of Texas at El Paso and the El Paso chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and ... (more...)
Champions Portugal fly home to hero's welcome, presidential honour Champions Portugal fly home to hero's welcome, presidential honour
- July 12, 2016

The team in full (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro; Toni Kroos, Joe Allen; Antoine Griezmann, Aaron Ramsey, Dimitri Payet; Cristiano Ronaldo. So congratulations to them and tomorrow is another day. During the knock-out rounds of this tournament, I have been wondering what UEFA could do to make extra-time more exciting. (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton beats Frazier in All-Star Home Run Derby
- July 12, 2016

Here is our all-time NCAA baseball home run derby dream lineup. "Everybody talks about it being a pitcher's park". So if you sit down to watch the Derby tonight, remember that these are professionals. One of the biggest problems of the derby is the lack of direct competition. He only wanted to compete in the real thing. "So I'm just going to soak up every minute of it". (more...)
Next England manager: Gareth Southgate shows lack of motivational skills
- July 12, 2016

We had quite a good squad, we went out there and played okay in their first three games then we were awful in the fourth. "The new man has got to be somebody who really knows English football", he told The Guardian . "Because, clearly among other things, there's a psychological problem with our players, where they seem to get to a stage with global football where they just can't cope, and that's manifest time and time again, year after year, in individual errors which you just wouldn't ... (more...)
Mark Hunt dominated by powerhouse Brock Lesnar in UFC 200 Mark Hunt dominated by powerhouse Brock Lesnar in UFC 200
- July 12, 2016

Speaking afterwards, Lesnar declined to comment on whether it was a one-off return and instead took the time to pay tribute to the men and women of the USA service. The previous record was held by Conor McGregor, who earned a guaranteed $1 million payday for his UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz. The Irish star stood amid the floor crowd at cageside while Edgar began his pursuit of the elusive Aldo, whose striking and speed showed no effects from his loss. (more...)
Dawson: Players over-reacting to Zika situation at Olympics Dawson: Players over-reacting to Zika situation at Olympics
- July 12, 2016

Other high-profile golfers to withdraw from the Rio Games include Adam Scott and Marc Leishman of Australia, South Africans Branden Grace, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel , Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell plus Fiji's former world No. (more...)
Win for Portugal proves fortune favours the courageous
- July 12, 2016

The former Swansea forward, now at Lille, would likely not have been on the pitch had Ronaldo not been injured. "I'm so happy. This is something I have sought for a long time, ever since 2004", he said. Quaresma told O Jogo: 'Even with the injury [Ronaldo] never stopped, he always supported the team and that's why I say, not just as a friend, that he is the only person I admire in football. (more...)
Hamilton wins Spielberg in dramatic last lap Hamilton wins Spielberg in dramatic last lap
- July 12, 2016

The team was set for a one-two victory until the second corner of the final lap when Hamilton found himself pushed wide as he tried to overtake Rosberg around the outside. "We are looking like a bunch of idiots". I want to be at the front of that. But who was really to blame here? Wolff immediately warned that the German constructor would be ready to "freeze the order" in order to prevent any further mishaps in future races. (more...)
Mercedes opt NOT to appeal Nico Rosberg's penalty during British Grand Prix
- July 12, 2016

Red Bull's Max Verstappen finished third after a ding-dong battle with Rosberg on the track. Lewis Hamilton has won the 2016 British Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit. Drivers shouldn't be adviced to change engine modes and fuel modes to suit track positions but they should be adviced if something is wrong with the vehicle. (more...)
Westbrook 'Hundred Percent Gone' From Thunder No Matter Durant's Decision
- July 12, 2016

For a guy who demanded to be traded twice in his 16-year career, it's a little odd that Charles Barkley is calling out Kevin Durant for wanting to play with Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Barkley demanded to be traded twice in his career - once from the 76ers to the Suns, and then, when he fell short in Phoenix, he asked to be traded to the Rockets. (more...)
Allyson Felix misses chance at Olympic double Allyson Felix misses chance at Olympic double
- July 12, 2016

Though in such a deep 800m field, no one could properly be considered a heavy favorite to make the team, Martinez's exclusion was certainly a bit of a surprise, to say the least. She did make the 400-meter lineup, and that is, indeed, quite an accomplishment considering the injury she suffered this spring. Tori Bowie and Deajah Stevens, together with Prandini, will contest the women's 200m for the United States in Rio. (more...)
Dallas benefits from Kevin Durant dominoes Dallas benefits from Kevin Durant dominoes
- July 12, 2016

As soon as that offer sheet is signed, Golden State will have three days to decide whether to match the offer. During the regular season, the former North Carolina product averaged 11.7 points, 1.8 assists, and 4.9 rebounds as the fourth or fifth option on any given night. (more...)
Tim Duncan Announces His Retirement After 19-Year Career
- July 12, 2016

He was right, and San Antonio crushed the Heat in five games. Instead there will be a press conference; at some point this season his No. 21 will be raised to the AT&T Center rafters, and then-after the mandatory-yet-entirely-necessary five-year waiting period-there will be an induction ceremony in Springfield. (more...)
Sam Allardyce's patience wears Sam Allardyce's patience wears "very thin" as Sunderland suffer in transfer market
- July 12, 2016

Despite being just on the verge of signing the full-back, Santon - one of Allardyce's key priorities as he looked to strengthen on the right of defence - saw his proposed £3 million move from Inter Milan fall through despite flying to the North East for talks. (more...)
Dwyane Wade In Deep Talks With Knicks and Bucks Dwyane Wade In Deep Talks With Knicks and Bucks
- July 12, 2016

Reports on Friday night suggest that Wade is receiving $20 million per year offers. The Bulls have pulled a big trade just a week ago, getting rid of their former MVP Derrick Rose , and even though Rose was a point guard, that's the position Wade could play in, with Jimmy Butler playing at the two. (more...)
Kevin Durant says Russell Westbrook 'respected' decision to leave Thunder
- July 12, 2016

On these last couple of weeks . "There's a lot of attention that comes with being in this position". It was a feeling I couldn't ignore. Isiah Thomas has a great saying, and I totally agree. Some say joining the Warriors was his way of trying to take a shortcut to a crown by joining a Golden State club that retains the core of a title that won the 2015 National Basketball Association crown and came within one game of a championship repeat last month. (more...)
Wimbledon Men's Final Start Time, Betting Odds Wimbledon Men's Final Start Time, Betting Odds
- July 12, 2016

And that might have played a role Friday as Federer appeared to run out of gas. Murray met the world No 7 just three weeks ago in the final at Queen's, when he fought back to win 6-7 6-4 6-3. She lost in a lopsided match to Petra Kvitova. "He's been playing great and he deserves to be winning here for a second time". Rekindling his coaching partnership with Ivan Lendl, who guided Murray to his two previous major triumphs, has also added an extra dimension to his game. (more...)