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Sport Justify wins Belmont Stakes to become 13th victor of Triple Crown
Author: 0 Justify wins Belmont Stakes to become 13th victor of Triple Crown

Baffert oversaw American Pharoah's Triple Crown success in 2015 and has used the same methods with Justify . He stood so quietly in the starting gate that jockey Mike Smith wondered if he'd respond when it sprang open. Justify led during the entire race, but Gronkoski miraculously finished in second place after being dead last early in the race. Justify's triumph came 45 years to the day that Secretariat won the Belmont by a record 31 lengths, in a record 2:24, to clinch the ...

Sport Vettel takes pole position at Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying
Author: 0 Vettel takes pole position at Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying

From the number of red flags with the prancing pony logo, the Italian squad remains the clear favourite in the grandstands. Coming off a victory two weeks ago at Monaco , the Australian lost power early in the afternoon and spent more than an hour in the garage before returning to post the third-quickest time of 1:12.603 for Red Bull .

Sport Nadal faces Thiem for 11th French Open title
Author: 0 Nadal faces Thiem for 11th French Open title

For me it's incredible. "I know he's a great player". "My feeling is on Sunday I have a very hard match against a player that is playing great", said Nadal , who has won six times out of nine matches against Thiem, including in the semifinals of the previous French Open .

Sport LeBron James' future with Cleveland Cavaliers in doubt after NBA Finals loss
Author: 0 LeBron James' future with Cleveland Cavaliers in doubt after NBA Finals loss

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrate as coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on Friday during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals in Cleveland . Durant scored 20 points while registering a triple-double in the series clincher but his efforts will be remembered mostly for the playoff career-high 43 points he scored in a pivotal Game Three that all but sealed the title.

Sport 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid
Author: 0 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

Portuguese daily Record affirmed on Thursday that Ronaldo had made an "irreversible" decision to leave the Bernabeu, a story which Goal has confirmed with sources inside the Champions League winners. Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has excited Manchester United fans by sending a message to Paul Pogba on Instagram. The European champions kick off their campaign with an Iberian derby against Spain on June 15.

Sport Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225
Author: 0 Whittaker favoured in non-title rematch with Romero for UFC 225

This marks the second time in a row that Romero has missed weight for a fight. "It's great in one sense, that Rob can't lose the belt but obviously we wanted to fight for the title". "The last fight with him, 25 minutes I was trying to finish him", Whittaker said. "Absolutely it's on. (Romero) missed by 0.2 (lbs)", White said on the official weigh-in broadcast.

Sport Tennis Podcast: What French Open finalist Sloane Stephens is really like
Author: 0 Tennis Podcast: What French Open finalist Sloane Stephens is really like

Where will the Simona Halep vs Sloane Stephens French Open women's singles final be played? Halep looks for the second title of the year and her 17th title of her career. Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. 'I honestly can not believe it. In the early stages of the match, Halep could find no holes in Stephens's game as the American glided along the baseline, absorbing pace and striking when she sensed an opportunity of her own.

Sport Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title
Author: 0 Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight title

Now James, a free agent, has a hard off-season decision. With the Warriors one game away from another championship, this National Basketball Association season is as over as the biggest rap beef of 2018. "To be the best player in the world and to give everything you've got in your 15th season, play all 82 games, probably one of the greatest playoff runs that we'll ever see from an individual, to carry this team the way he did all season and leading by example", praised Coach Tyronn ...

Sport Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open
Author: 0 Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open

But she feels confident: 'I have more experience now. "I hadn't had a withdrawal in - I don't know how long. maybe like six years or something", Sharapova said. Stephens' victory in the 2017 US Open final and her form this year at Roland-Garros means she should not be considered the underdog, says Harry Floyd of LobAndSmash.com .

Sport Marcus Rashford names performance against Costa Rica his best for England
Author: 0 Marcus Rashford names performance against Costa Rica his best for England

The personnel, although Kyle Walker and John Stones look certain starters, has yet to be revealed publicly but Southgate has the appearance of a man who knows in his own mind exactly who will face Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June, though he did concede he might have to sleep on a few selection dilemmas after Thursday's positive performance.

Sport Watch Warriors Celebrate Winning NBA Finals After Sweeping Cavs
Author: 0 Watch Warriors Celebrate Winning NBA Finals After Sweeping Cavs

Love 'em or hate 'em, there is no denying them. "All of us together are just unselfish", said Warriors centre JaVale McGee. It's good for you to be around guys like this. He will draw huge interest from numerous teams , some with cap space and others with a willingness to clear it, including the Lakers, Rockets , 76ers, and Spurs.

Sport Mayweather is the world's Highest-paid athlete (ahead of Messi and Ronaldo)
Author: 0 Mayweather is the world's Highest-paid athlete (ahead of Messi and Ronaldo)

McGregor ($99 million) comes in fourth and Neymar ($90 million) rounds out the top five. McGregor had never before fought a professional boxing match. "Serena is still killing it off the court, "he said about the younger Williams earning potential". Williams just missed out with earnings of $18m, while Sharapova still managed to earn $16m, nearly all of it from sponsors who remained to loyal to her.

Sport New Zealand Women break their own record with highest ODI total
Author: 0 New Zealand Women break their own record with highest ODI total

New Zealand women amassed 490/4 in their first ODI against Ireland in Dublin , streaking past their own mark set over 20 years ago. The highest total in any men's one-day worldwide is England's 444 for three against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, in 2016 while the highest score in any men's senior limited overs or List A match remains Surrey's 496 for four against Gloucestershire at The Oval in 2007, an innings that featured Ali Brown's 176.

Sport Conte becomes the latest coach to reject Real Madrid
Author: 0 Conte becomes the latest coach to reject Real Madrid

Current Madrid under-18 team coach Guti has emerged as a possible candidate to the senior team vacancy left by Zidane's surprise resignation last month, days after winning a third consecutive Champions League title. Galvez now expects Guti , who netted 77 goals in 542 appearances as a player in the Spanish capital, to take up the mantle. There's been a gaffer nearing the end of his managerial career, Arsenal Wenger, and one looking to kick-start his pathway to glory, Guti .

Sport Hubie Brown injured before Game 4 of Finals
Author: 0 Hubie Brown injured before Game 4 of Finals

While Curry was the star of the night, Kevin Durant also had a standout performance, picking up the first playoff triple double of his career. Coach Steve Kerr described the triumph as "the hardest so far" but his Warriors side routed the Cavs 108-84 to prevail in the fourth consecutive finals meeting between the teams .

Sport Houston Rockets will be aggressive in trying to acquire Paul George
Author: 0 Houston Rockets will be aggressive in trying to acquire Paul George

There is no smoking gun that has tied LeBron to any one team, though common rumors have pegged Houston , Philadelphia , Los Angeles , and still Cleveland as potential landing spots. Arguably the biggest free agent story since the last time he changed teams will be the mystery surrounding LeBron James and his next destination as he enters unrestricted free agency when the 2018 NBA Finals conclude.

Sport Donald Trump Disinvites Both 2018 NBA Finals Teams
Author: 0 Donald Trump Disinvites Both 2018 NBA Finals Teams

Trump told reporters on Friday. "I agree with 'Bron ", Curry said . "It's typical of him", James said of cancelling the Eagles visit. I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. After initially inviting the Warriors to visit the White House past year following their NBA Finals triumph over the Cavaliers , Trump rescinded the invite in September 2017.

Sport Romelu Lukaku on target as Belgium coast past Egypt in friendly
Author: 0 Romelu Lukaku on target as Belgium coast past Egypt in friendly

Speaking afterwards, Hazard praised Egypt's performance in the absence of Premier League Golden Boot victor Salah, who he hopes will take part at the showpiece tournament. "We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. Their playing style is close to that of Tunisia", Hazard said. They will then play against hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.

Sport Trump says he may pardon Muhammad Ali for draft evasion
Author: 0 Trump says he may pardon Muhammad Ali for draft evasion

Trump floated the possibility while speaking to reporters at the White House before departing for the Group of Seven summit. On departure to a G7 summit in Canada, Trump said he was mulling almost 3,000 pardons, including a posthumous pardon for boxing legend Muhammad Ali , but not for himself.

Sport CM Punk Insists That He’s ‘Done With Professional Wrestling’
Author: 0 CM Punk Insists That He’s ‘Done With Professional Wrestling’

Punk was recently interviewed by MMA Fighting and was asked about several topics related to professional wrestling. Well now hold up, has it really been that easy to get Punk to return to pro wrestling? Punk hasn't wrestled anywhere since 2014 when he abruptly left WWE the night after Royal Rumble 2014.

Sport Injury stops Serena just before Sharapova match
Author: 0 Injury stops Serena just before Sharapova match

Sharapova got a walkover into the quarter-finals as Serena Williams withdrew from the highly-anticipated match in less than an hour before the match. Two-time champion Sharapova was gifted a walkover when Williams pulled out injured ahead of their last-16 tie, but the Russian's Paris progress came to a crashing halt with a 6-2 6-1 defeat by Spain's 2016 victor Muguruza.

Sport Liverpool leading the chase for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri
Author: 0 Liverpool leading the chase for Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri

Donaldson said of Shaqiri: " Liverpool fans on message boards are saying "great player, great skill but Jurgen Klopp's whole ethos is about working hard and running". The France global is reportedly set to complete a medical with the Premier League side in a deal worth £57 million, though his club say the deal is not at such an advanced stage yet.

Sport Harry Kane signs new six-year contract with Tottenham
Author: 0 Harry Kane signs new six-year contract with Tottenham

Kane, who is on global duty with England, has now been rewarded with a new six-year deal that will run until 2024. The announcement comes at a particularly important time for Spurs , who are due to move into their new stadium at White Hart Lane next season.

Sport James Collins sends Instagram message to West Ham star Manuel Lanzini
Author: 0 James Collins sends Instagram message to West Ham star Manuel Lanzini

Argentina confirmed midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury just six days before the tournament kicks off. The midfielder has scored one goal in his four caps for Argentina and worked his way into Sampaoli's starting XI in World Cup qualifying. Sampaoli has until 15:00 CEST on June 15, 24 hours before Argentina's opening game against Iceland in Moscow, to call up a replacement for the West Ham favourite.

Sport Sloane Stephens downs Madison Keys again to reach French Open final
Author: 0 Sloane Stephens downs Madison Keys again to reach French Open final

Muguruza, a two-time major champion, entered the semifinals having not lost a set in the tournament. But it took Muguruza quite a while to get going against Halep, who managed to keep sending ball after ball back over the net. Now that, certainly, was unusual. Juan Martin del Potro is into his first French Open quarterfinal since 2012, taming the big-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Kwesi Nyantakyi over Anas exposé

The revelations, filmed over two years by an investigative journalist and first revealed on Wednesday, have sent shockwaves through Ghana , where football is the national sport. He would've been $3.7 million richer if everything had gone as planned. Akufo-Addo, who watched the video last month, denied any knowledge of Nyantakyi's claims and has instigated a criminal investigation against the administrator for fraudulently using the President's name.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he may pardon late boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Ali was convicted in 1967 of draft evasion. Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, however, when the Supreme Court reversed the conviction 8-0, so a presidential pardon might be superfluous. The president pardoned the late boxing great Jack Johnson last month. On Wednesday, CNN reported that the White House was preparing paperwork for at least 30 new pardons, which included a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother serving a life-sentence in prison for a non-violent drug crime.

Sport Heartbroken Garbine Muguruza: 'You train so hard to reach a Major final'
Author: 0 Heartbroken Garbine Muguruza: 'You train so hard to reach a Major final'

Another grand slam chance for Simona Halep . I'm not ever going to try to be a person that isn't nice, so that feels more authentic to me and, you know, I think I'm still doing okay. I think I played very well. "I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon", Sharapova wrote in the book.

Sport Kevin Durant erupts, helps Warriors earn 3-0 lead in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Kevin Durant erupts, helps Warriors earn 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

No team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs. It might be time for the guys from Northern California to order some champagne from Napa Valley. These Cavs can't figure it out. Iguodala is averaging 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in this postseason. As Curry and Thompson struggled with their three-point shooting early, Durant was unstoppable, using his long arms to shoot over the Cavs' defenders, nearly single-handedly keeping Golden State in the ...

Sport Arjun Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar's son, breaks into India Under-19 squad
Author: 0 Arjun Tendulkar, Sachin Tendulkar's son, breaks into India Under-19 squad

The selection of Arjun Tendulkar , son of Sachin Tendulkar , in the India U19 squad is a big step for the left-arm pacer before realising the ultimate dream of playing at the worldwide team. He came under the global spotlight when he bowled in the nets in the lead-up to the Lord's Test between England and South Africa in 2017. Recently, a video surfaced where he was seen bowling to Indian captain Virat Kohli at the Wankhede nets.

Sport Del Potro sets up French Open semifinal match against Nadal
Author: 0 Del Potro sets up French Open semifinal match against Nadal

So I have nothing to lose tomorrow. "I played again one of my best matches on clay", Halep said after coming back from a break down in the second set. Two years ago, Del Potro had nearly considered giving up on tennis when he was sidelined after wrist surgeries and had fallen out of the top-1000 in the ATP rankings.

Sport England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions
Author: 0 England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions

That opens up several opportunities but the simplest could be the best and I'll play England to win to nil at [2.08]. "But that game has gone and it's a truly European league now". The Clarets No.1 has yet to make his worldwide bow and, unless he comes off the bench at Elland Road , seems set to travel to Russian Federation uncapped as England's third choice.