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A record 16 freshmen were taken in Round 1, including a new high for first-year players selected in the lottery. Not surprisingly, Wildcats coach John Calipari was on hand to congratulate the future millionaires. After the Boston Celtics took Duke forward Jayson Tatum at No. 3, the Phoenix Suns selected small forward Josh Jackson of Kansas with the fourth pick.
  • FIFA takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

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    Following a fairly uneventful opening 20 minutes Portugal began to apply more pressure with Ronaldo hitting the crossbar with a header just before the half-hour mark. Substitute Nani shot low past Marinovic in stoppage time. Cristiano Ronaldo sends Portugal to the semi-final of the 2017 FIFA Confederations cup after helping his country defeat New Zealand 4-0 in both team's final group game on June 24, 2017 .
  • Newest Laker, Lonzo Ball, Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Dodger Game

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    Despite their reservations, the Lakers went with the smart pick and took Ball second. The Lakers also aren't anxious about attaching themselves to LaVar Ball , the voluble family patriarch with aspirations of building a global sports empire around his three talented sons, one $495 pair of sneakers at a time.
  • Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test

    Germany vs Australia Preview: Youthful German squad prepare to face Socceroos test

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    His first effort from the edge of the box was blocked, but he placed a follow-up shot under the arms of Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno to tie the match at 1-1. "(In) the second half, we had a lot of the ball and showed we were probably the team on top of the game", he said. The changes made from the squad that defeated Saudi Arabia 3 - 2 did not pay dividends for coach Ange Postecoglou on that occasion.
  • Canadian GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to sixth win in Montreal

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    Coming in second was Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas , albeit with a 19.7-second gap over Hamilton, while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull took a podium finishing in third place. Lauda was speaking in Montreal, where a troubled race for Ferrari's Vettel allowed Hamilton to close the points deficit from 25 to just 12 points. "I knew we could recover, because we were quicker than the cars ahead.
  • Jonny Bairstow keeps victory over South Africa in perspective

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    Durban-born Roy, dropped from England's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan after a run of low scores, was in superb form. Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve in a dramatic final over which ended with England three runs short after Liam Dawson couldn't hit the four required from the last delivery of the match in the growing gloom.
  • Reports of an air tanker crash in Portugal appear to be false

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    An Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica (INEM) helicopter was dispatched to the scene, TVI reports, as cited by Publico. Local media had earlier reported a Canadair plane had crashed near the central Pedrogao Grande area. Several other fires have now spread through the region and there are now more than 2,000 firefighters involved in the efforts, said Vaz Pinto. Temperatures forecast to reach 109 degrees, gusting winds and bone-dry woodland were fueling the blazes, Vaz Pinto said.
  • Angel di María fined for Spanish tax fraud worth 1.3 million euros

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    Paris Saint-Germain player Angel Di Maria has accepted a one-year prison sentence and will pay a total of €2 million in back-taxes and fines for committing tax fraud in Spain, according to media reports. It remains hard to believe Ronaldo will be allowed to leave Real Madrid this summer, but a move to Paris may well be more likely that a return to Manchester if the improbable comes to pass.
  • Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

    Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

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    After demolishing New Zealand , Portugal progressed as Group A winners and will face the runners-up in Group B - likely Germany or Chile - next Wednesday in Kazan for a place in the July 2 final. Nani completed the scoring with his 25th global goal. The hosts took an early lead, but were outplayed from the 30th minute on, with El Tri capturing a 2-1 victory.