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Ex-Mariner Chris Bosio 'crushed' after Tigers fire him for 'insensitive comments' Ex-Mariner Chris Bosio 'crushed' after Tigers fire him for 'insensitive comments'
- June 30, 2018

I've got to fight for myself. "I swear on my mom and dad's graves, there was nothing else to it", he told the newspaper . Once news of the conversation reached Tigers brass, Bosio was reportedly called into a meeting on Tuesday with with Tigers GM Al Avila, manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant GM and general counsel John Westhoff, where he was asked if had used the term 'monkey.' Bosio didn't deny it, but tried to clarify he was actually talking about Stumpf. (more...)
Tiger Woods shoots 65 at Quicken Loans National
- June 30, 2018

Tiger Woods wielded his new putter with precision to match his lowest score of the year, a five-under-par 65 to jump into contention in the second round at the Quicken Loans National outside Washington on Friday. 'This is a course that's going to get tougher as the week goes on, ' Woods said. "But I hit a lot of good putts today on my line with the speed I wanted, so it didn't go in, but I haven't done that in a while, I haven't been doing that". (more...)
Germany's early World Cup exit 'hurts so much' for Ozil Germany's early World Cup exit 'hurts so much' for Ozil
- June 30, 2018

Shocked because we didn't manage to pull it off and beat Korea Republic and we lost this game". "We didn't deserve to be winning the title again, we didn't deserve to progress to round of 16, we deserve to be eliminated", he said. Low added: "How do we go from here?" "He can and should definitely stay on - but whether he will is his decision", Khedira told Bild. "I want Jogi to continue. (more...)
LeBron James move will NOT depend on Kawhi Leonard trade LeBron James move will NOT depend on Kawhi Leonard trade
- June 30, 2018

The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported that there has always been discussion around the league about the 76ers adding James and Leonard this offseason. But before you start going insane and reconstructing each team's roster in the hopes of adding James, let's just examine the realistic options. (more...)
DeAndre Jordan to opt-out of Clippers contract; Mavericks to pursue
- June 30, 2018

The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks had negotiated for days, but they couldn't work out a trade for DeAndre Jordan that worked for both sides. After having second thoughts and getting recruited by his L.A. teammates to re-sign, he reneged and signed a four-year, $88 million deal to stay with the Clippers. (more...)
Folau Loses Appeal Over Suspension Following O’Mahony Challenge Folau Loses Appeal Over Suspension Following O’Mahony Challenge
- June 30, 2018

The reaction has been mixed with some claiming it's entirely different to the O'Mahony incidents, while others have highlighted inconsistencies from World Rugby. (more...)
Red Sox get veteran Steve Pearce from Blue Jays Red Sox get veteran Steve Pearce from Blue Jays
- June 30, 2018

Pearce was in the final season of a two-year deal, earning $6.25 million U.S. The Jays were finally healthy in the outfield with five players for three spots. Pearce could join the Red Sox this weekend in NY when they face the division-rival Yankees. The Blue Jays have plenty of other pending free agents they can move, with J.A. (more...)
Ki Sung-yueng reacts after signing two-year deal at Newcastle Ki Sung-yueng reacts after signing two-year deal at Newcastle
- June 30, 2018

The midfielder, released by relegated Swansea City at the end of the season, has signed a two-year deal at St James's Park. Manager Rafa Benítez said: 'I'm pleased to welcome Ki to the club. Ki has proved himself in the Premier League, and the South Korea worldwide midfielder would be a good and bargain signing for Newcastle, as he would be a free agent and has extensive experience in the Premier League. (more...)
Austrian GP: Hamilton fastest in upgraded auto in first practice Austrian GP: Hamilton fastest in upgraded auto in first practice
- June 30, 2018

As for Hamilton's prospects of extending his 14-point championship lead over Vettel in the verdant setting of the Styrian mountains, he starts today favourite for qualifying supremacy. "I think we know what we are doing - I hope I know what I'm doing most of the time , so I should be fine". "Everyone's got some sort of upgrades, I anticipate it being one of the closest qualifying sessions that we've probably had this season", he said. (more...)
LeBron James Opts Out Of His Deal, Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent LeBron James Opts Out Of His Deal, Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent
- June 29, 2018

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James drives against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 of a first-round playoff series. The 76ers stand as a third and seemingly distant runner-up for James. "I don't know what Kevin Durant's response to him was". Even for a cap wizard like Daryl Morey, unrestricted free agency makes signing James almost impossible. (more...)
South Korea Players Face Punishment For World Cup Exit South Korea Players Face Punishment For World Cup Exit
- June 29, 2018

But as The Sun enjoyed the shock - using "Schadenfreude" on their front page - Bild channeled 2014 and happier times. In a stunning reverse by the footballing superpower that has reached either the final or semifinals of every World Cup since 2002, the Germans stumbled to a 2-0 loss to South Korea that left them rooted to the bottom of Group F. (more...)
France vow to end Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams France vow to end Lionel Messi's World Cup dreams
- June 29, 2018

Having followed a 1-1 draw against Iceland in their opening game with a 3-0 defeat by Croatia in their second, Argentina went into their final group fixture against Nigeria needing to win, while relying on results elsewhere. As usual, much of the attention will be placed on Argentine Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest soccer player ever. "He just keeps scoring goals after goals". (more...)
Uruguay vs Portugal: Suarez fired up as Charruas prepares for showdown Uruguay vs Portugal: Suarez fired up as Charruas prepares for showdown
- June 29, 2018

La Celeste's strength is based on the twin pillars of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front and Atletico Madrid center-back pairing Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, who must face up to a familiar foe. Fernando Santos is lacking another defensive-midfield force akin to Carvalho in his squad, although Joao Moutinho could return alongside Adrien Silva in the engine room after starting on the bench against Russian Federation. (more...)
MLS player Collin Martin announces he is gay MLS player Collin Martin announces he is gay
- June 29, 2018

Though he said his friends, family, and teammates have known for years about his sexual orientation, this will be the first time in his six-year MLS career that Martin will play a game publicly out. In Friday's tweet, Martin said that his friends and family already knew, and thanked his teammates for their support. "We admire Collin's courage, and are proud of him and of the support from the soccer community", MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement. (more...)
Historic Germany win leaves South Korea coach feeling 'empty'
- June 29, 2018

Germany have enjoyed a very successful period in recent years, reaching at least the last four in each of the previous six major tournaments before World Cup 2018. Sports website Kicker spoke of a "collective failure". South Korea had a shock victory over holders Germany in their final game of the tournament but it wasn't enough to take them through to the knockouts. (more...)
LeBron James: Wait, he didn’t text Kevin Durant with tempting offer? LeBron James: Wait, he didn’t text Kevin Durant with tempting offer?
- June 29, 2018

The Cavs , whom James led to the NBA Finals the last four years, can offer him a five-year deal worth $205 million, which is a year longer and worth more money than anyone else can give him. "Actually Kevin Durant , you know that dude, the two time reigning NBA Finals MVP". Sources suggested to cleveland .com that his interest in joining the iconic Los Angeles Lakers is strong. (more...)
Steve Smith in the thick of the action on cricket comeback Steve Smith in the thick of the action on cricket comeback
- June 29, 2018

Smith and vice-captain Warner both copped 12-month bans from global and domestic cricket for their roles in the ball tampering saga, while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months. The world's top-ranked Test batsman revealed he had been feeling mentally tired since the recent Ashes series, which Australia won 4-0. "When I saw the wicket I thought, today will be interesting", said Smith. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini signs new two-year Manchester United contract Marouane Fellaini signs new two-year Manchester United contract
- June 29, 2018

Since joining the club, he has won the FA Cup, Community Shield, Europa League and League Cup. However, on many occasions, the midfielder's height and robust style of play, has aided United in tight games. His unorthodox style and occasional clumsiness, not to mention his regular bouts of indiscipline, have hardly endeared him to the Old Trafford faithful, while his fitness problems saw him miss large swathes of last season. (more...)
Mats Hummels Posts One Word Tweet After Germany's World Cup Exit Mats Hummels Posts One Word Tweet After Germany's World Cup Exit
- June 29, 2018

Germany lost to South Korea 2-0, and got eliminated during the group stages for the first time since 1938. The scenes which are being reported at full-time just sum up a sorry state of affairs and while the 2017 Confederations Cup promised so much for the German national team's future, much of that optimism has now been shattered. (more...)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston suspended for three games Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston suspended for three games
- June 29, 2018

But on Thursday, the league stated unequivocally that the quarterback had "violated the personal conduct policy by touching the driver in an inappropriate and sexual manner without her consent". "Although I am disappointed in the NFL's decision, I understand the NFL's process, and I embrace this as an opportunity to take advantage of the resources available to help me achieve the goals that I have for myself". (more...)
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers to sign contract extension Arsenal defender Calum Chambers to sign contract extension
- June 29, 2018

The midfielder is the latest player to be linked with a move to Unai Emery's new-look Gunners side of late. Unai Emery is close to finalising his midfield for next season following positive contract talks with Aaron Ramsey and the planned completion of a £26 million deal for Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira . (more...)
Olympic champion undergoes spinal surgery after crash Olympic champion undergoes spinal surgery after crash
- June 29, 2018

German coach Detlef Uibel tells dpa, "We're very anxious about Kristina". Her manager Joerg Werner said the prognosis was unclear. The 27-year-old German, victor of 11 track cycling world titles, collided Tuesday with a male Dutch cyclist at full tilt on the Cottbus velodrome, the German cycling federation told AFP subsidiary SID. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors: Lakers, Celtics Haven't Made Acceptable Offers To Spurs Kawhi Leonard Trade Rumors: Lakers, Celtics Haven't Made Acceptable Offers To Spurs
- June 29, 2018

Leonard is still under contract for another season, but the Spurs, if indeed moving forward with the trade, would benefit most if Leonard was traded sooner rather than later. "Leonard pitched James on his incredible defensive ability and how it would alleviate the pressure on James, the source said ". That kind of mentality actually may be reassuring for Lakers fans - perhaps the team is not so hellbent to get James that they would sacrifice young players like Lonzo Ball , Brandon Ingram , ... (more...)
Russian Federation star Golovin set to join Blues instead of Juventus Russian Federation star Golovin set to join Blues instead of Juventus
- June 29, 2018

Russian Federation face a tough test on Sunday as they face Spain for the chance to reach the quarter-finals and if they lose that game, Golovin could well be on his way to Stamford Bridge sooner rather than later. But Chelsea have now promised CSKA Moscow that they will match their valuation of €30 million for the playmaker which has led Juventus to believe that they now have no chance to land his signature. (more...)
Steven Wright lands on Sox DL with sore knee Steven Wright lands on Sox DL with sore knee
- June 29, 2018

Wright is 2-1 this season with a 3.38 ERA. The knuckleballer was slated to start Thursday night, and with Drew Pomeranz still on the shelf with biceps tendinitis, bullpen arms Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez may pitch that game. "It wasn't anything I felt I couldn't go out and perform, but after [Friday's start] I talked to the trainers and collectively agreed to just let it calm down a little bit". (more...)
Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return Murray beats Wawrinka to claim first win since return
- June 29, 2018

Murray eased past Wawrinka, also a three-time Grand Slam victor, in straight sets at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne . "Obviously I am very happy to get the win", added Murray. Harrison is ranked 58th. Karolina Pliskova scored a comfortable win. However, Pavlyuchenkova broke immediately in the second set and, although the Russian was broken back, she broke Pliskova's serve again and two successive errors from her opponent saw her level on sets. (more...)
Joachim Loew considering Germany future after shock World Cup 2018 exit Joachim Loew considering Germany future after shock World Cup 2018 exit
- June 29, 2018

In a shocking upset, South Korea has beaten Germany in the World Cup, denying the defending champions a chance to advance beyond the first round. "We'll return home with regret". What a game. What a World Cup. That's when South Korea stepped up. As it turned out, South Korea's win kept Mexico in the competition. (more...)
Defending champion Germany knocked out of World Cup Defending champion Germany knocked out of World Cup
- June 29, 2018

Holders Germany were knocked out of the World Cup on a stunning afternoon in Group F, courtesy of a 2-0 defeat against South Korea . France was in a similar situation in 2002, Italy in 2010, and Spain in 2014. "We advanced to second phase, and thanks to Korea!" said Mexico City resident Edmundo Robert, who was at the game with his son and father-in-law. A 0-0 draw would have brought enough joy but with Germany pressing for the goal that would have seen them go through with Sweden, ... (more...)
Wilder lets fly at Joshua in expletive-ridden tirade Wilder lets fly at Joshua in expletive-ridden tirade
- June 29, 2018

Instead, Joshua - who is 21-0 with 20 knockouts and holds the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight championships - looks likely to make a mandatory WBA title defense against Alexander Povetkin in the United Kingdom this fall. "I sent a personal email to Deontay and I said to him I'm very disappointed your team did not come back to me with comments on the contract", Hearn said. (more...)
Germany lose and Ozil gets blamed again - Why? Germany lose and Ozil gets blamed again - Why?
- June 29, 2018

The embassy was bombarded by phone calls thanking South Koreans, Korea's Yonhap news agency said, including one from Mexico's undersecretary for foreign affairs. That was the problem, for Germany. Elsewhere Leon Goretzka comes into the midfield whilst Sami Khedira is preferred to Ilkay Gundogan. The Bayern centre-back is fit to start and he replaces team-mate Jerome Boateng, who is suspended. (more...)

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