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Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee after manhunt


Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia . While they were on the run, the pair allegedly stole five vehicles, robbed two homes, tied up and terrorized an elderly couple; and led police on a chase where speeds reached 100 miles per hour, officials said. Read More »

Brits retire from America's Cup trials race with damage

But in the last race, when they also made the better start, the loss of Outteridge overboard threw the crew and they were unable to get back up to speed and conceded defeat. Outteridge timed his start to perfection in the second race and held off Japan to win by 28 seconds. Welcome to smoother sailing , two days after “destruction derby day”. Read More »

Samoa out to test themselves


Hurricanes duo Vaea Fifita and Jordie Barrett are the two new caps in the squad and will become All Blacks 1158 and 1159. George Kruis 4. Maro Itoje 3. 21 of the 68 players to have captained the All Blacks did so for just one test, and Smith is a chance to join that list with Kieran Read set to return to the role against the Lions . Read More »

Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph


Real won the match 4-1. It was the Portugal captain's son - Cristiano Ronaldo Jr - who stole the show after the thrilling match with his skills. "We have the world's best players and plenty of youth". "I am very happy - an incredible season again". Real Madrid became the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles with their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday. Read More »

Could Markelle Fultz fall in the 2017 NBA Draft?


Dennis Smith Jr. impressed the Lakers at his workout according to Mark Medina of L.A. Daily News. Of course, Gambadoro did suggest that the promise could have came from Philly, but that wouldn't make much sense since the Sixers haven't even worked out Jackson yet and he isn't a natural fit for the team. Read More »

Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy earns $55K for losing 3 pounds


We don't know what the reason is, perhaps more organic food options in Seattle versus Green Bay, but that's now two straight weigh-ins that Eddie Lacy has made. He is eligible to collect a bonus check of $55,000 after he weighed in below 250 pounds earlier today. It comes a month after Lacy came in at 253 pounds - two pounds under the goal of 255. Read More »

Harry Kane Wants Permanent England Captaincy


On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save. "I'm a huge Carrick fan but we need now to put others in those positions and give them the chance to solve the problem looking at the longer term". Read More »

Health of Nashville defenceman Ryan Ellis still in question


He took over. And he led. Nothing is more desperate than a team on the brink of elimination, especially one that has never won a title. Entering Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals , the series was tied at two games apiece. The two-time MVP ended up on top of a stickless Subban and attempted to get up only to have Subban refuse to let go of Crosby's right leg. Now Rinne goes into the biggest game of his career Sunday night needing yet another home victory to force both the defending ... Read More »

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

Del Potro is still working his way back to his rightful ranking after the wrist problems that nearly ended his career, and the big question was how he would pull up physically. "It was a really great first set and I'm really pleased with how I battled", said Wawrinka, who was aided by a Fognini knee injury. While Khachanov is through to the last 16 at a slam for the first time, it is seven years and 25 tournaments since Murray failed to at least make the fourth round. Read More »

Boston Red Sox outslug Chicago White Sox; Chris Sale struggles in return


CHICAGO (AP ) - David Price felt healthy and strong. The team announced the injury as a sprained left wrist, but it is possible that an MRI could show worse damage. Matt Barnes allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh though, and Boston lost 5-4. Kevan Smith kept motoring around third and headed for home, and Rutledge's throw beat him to the plate, but skipped away from catcher Christian Vazquez. Read More »

Conor McGregor up 61 places in Forbes highest-paid list

Basketball icon LeBron James is Ronaldo's nearest challenger with total earnings of $86.2m, the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard's income seeing him claim £20m more in endorsements than the Portugal worldwide. According to Forbes , Ronaldo raked in $93 million over the last 12 months, including $58 million in salary and $35 million from endorsements. World number two tennis player Serena Williams is the only woman on the list, in 51st, with $27m (£20.92m) made a year ago. Read More »

Benintendi hits 2 HRs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 7-3

Left-hander David Price is set to make his second start since coming off from the disabled list in Saturday's matchup against the Orioles . Machado's home run was the first to reach the second deck at Camden Yards since former Orioles slugger Mark Reynolds did it on August 7, 2011, against Toronto. Read More »

Cavs may start Shumpert to slow down Durant and Curry


Smith has only attempted six shots from the field in 42 minutes of court time through the first two games of the Finals, making one of them. Having to come off the bench and guard Kevin Durant is obviously a hard assignment, even for LeBron James when he is in the game. Read More »

Team New Zealand capsizes in America's Cup challenger race


The Portsmouth-based team broke part of their wing during the first of their semi finals. And at the end of it all a terrifying "pitchpole" for New Zealand which left their boat badly damaged, their young helmsman Peter Burling under vast pressure, and Ainslie's British team with a lifeline. Read More »

U.S. soccer greats cheer Nebraska girl barred after mistaken as boy

The organizers of the tournament are blaming the disqualification-not on Hernandez's haircut-but on a typo the registrar made. Mili's father, Gerardo Hernandez, told WOWT 6 News that his daughter "was in shock". Bianco said soccer clubs provide player names and genders for the rosters and are responsible for noticing any mistakes and fixing them. "We had a doctor's physical form and it gave a description and it said her age and female, so we showed them that but they wouldn't look at ... Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: England vs New Zealand match

In a scratchy 23-ball knock, he managed 13 runs, hitting two boundaries in it before he was castled in the eighth over by Adam Milne (3-79). Luke Ronchi went for a golden duck to Ball but - after Martin Guptill was removed for 27 - skipper Williamson and Ross Taylor (39) calmed matters brilliantly. Read More »

Phil Mickelson will skip US Open to attend graduation of daughter


Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. The first round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin will be on Thursday, June 15, while Amanda's graduation ceremony is in southern California that same morning. This also makes his decision to return to the DEAN & DELUCA make more sense, as he's previously skipped the event to avoid playing three straight weeks before the U.S. Read More »

Saina Nehwal battles into Thailand Open semis


Saina, who is playing her first tournament since her first round exit at the Asian Championships in April, got off to a brilliant start winning the first three points of the first game. Thongnuam came out fighting in the second game and though Praneeth eked out a narrow 6-4 lead, the home favourite levelled things up at 6-6. Thongnuam closed the gap at 10-all and it remained a tight contest till 14-15 when Sai Praneeth won the next seven points to clinch the match and extend his career ... Read More »

Real will treat 15th European Cup final like a first - Ramos


Allegri also has able players - left-back Kwadwo Asamoah, winger Juan Cuadrado and midfielder Claudio Marchisio - at the bench. The Italian side will train at the Millennium Stadium later on Friday, while Coach Allegri will answer reporters' questions at a news conference. Read More »

MLB Reduces Bryce Harper's Suspension To Three Games


Harper charged the mound and threw his helmet, which appeared to slip out of his hand and come nowhere close to Strickland, but they both landed punches before being engulfed by teammates in a melee at the center of the infield. Harper still sounded bewildered that Strickland would hold a grudge for so long, saying, "It's just insane that it even happened yesterday". "I wasn't going up there thinking about it", Harper said after Monday's game. Read More »

Player guide for Champions League holder Real Madrid


As such this year's showpiece match will be the first Champions League final to be played under a roof. A muscle injury kept him from playing in the final stages of the Spanish league, and in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal. Read More »

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

The chatter about an NBA Finals' matchup of two teams with unblemished playoff records is gone, but the challenge from the Celtics has sharpened the focus of the defending champs. Overall, the Celtics exceeded expectations this season. It's an indication that despite still being in a dire 3-1 hole, the resolve inside Boston's locker room remains strong. Read More »

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

Obviously, there's a bit more to it than that. They likely have the two best teams in the league on paper, and everyone knew they'd get to this point. Later that postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers won the draft lottery and the Seattle SuperSonics were second. "It was taken", Draymond Green said. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again


LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals . 41 points were Kyrie Irving's all time high in the National Basketball Association playoff, which he achieved when they faced the Golden State Warriors and it was the highest point ever scored by a teammate of Lebron James in a postseason game. Read More »

Dedryck Boyata: Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers told me to keep it simple


The Dons' lead did not last long though as Celtic struck back just two minutes later, Stuart Armstrong picking out the bottom corner with a calm and powerful long-range effort to level matters. "They have a great team and they deserved to be second in the league and that's two cup finals, so well done to them as well". "It's impossible to put it into words, but it's probably the best feeling you can have on the football pitch to score the victor in the last minute". Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

But he favored Oden, a 7-footer who in his lone season at Ohio State was drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer Bill Russell, Nelson's teammate in Boston . He said he considered Durant that player. They could also use future draft assets, such as next year's unprotected Nets pick, which is likely to be another high lottery selection, to acquire someone like Indiana Pacers forward Paul George or Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler. Read More »

Europa League final: What Ibrahimovic told ball boys

The 21-year-old is now on crutches and sidelined until August after surgery on an ankle ligament injury. "The poets are the ones that win every match", he said. "Three trophies in one season and the Champions League ". Ferguson, who managed United through a golden era from 1986 to 2013 which saw them win the Champions League twice among many other trophies, told Sky Sports that Manchester was a resilient city. Read More »

NFL Owners Vote To Remove 75-Man Preseason Roster Cuts; Shorten OT


The roster cut-down period rule change allows teams to have a longer evaluation period of players, and allows those players more of an opportunity to earn one of the final 53-man roster spots. The IR change is also very welcome, in my mind. Owners slashed the overtime play period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes for all games out of concern that players were too worn out at the end of the period, NPR reported. Read More »

Often criticized, the Europa League matters once more

EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs had been tempered by stumbling home sixth in the Premier League , meaning lifting the Europa League was their only way of qualifying for the Champions League . Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago. Read More »