29 June 2017
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22/06/2017 03:14

Knights pick Neal and Fleury, McDavid named NHL MVP

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Forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were introduced as part of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural squad as the NHL held its first expansion draft in 17 years.

20/06/2017 02:26

Durant to stay with NBA champions Warriors but West joins Clippers

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Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new NBA champions did lose a legendary player on Monday.

19/06/2017 19:54

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third NBA draft picks

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The Philadelphia 76ers obtained the top pick in Thursday's NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics on Monday, both teams officially completing a deal agreed upon and revealed over the weekend.

19/06/2017 19:36

NFL Super Bowl hero Brady dreams of playing in China

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a five-time Super Bowl champion on a promotional tour in Asia, says he hopes to play an NFL game in China before his career ends.

27/05/2017 06:31

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

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Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

26/05/2017 22:27

Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

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Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas said surgery is not currently the best option for his injured right hip although it could eventually prove necessary.

24/05/2017 10:21

Israeli joy at Trump visit, but substance lacking

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Israeli right-wingers celebrated US President Donald Trump's visit after he made no mention of the two-state solution, but a lack of specifics on how he would resolve the conflict with the Palestinians raised concerns.

14/05/2017 18:59

Turkey-US: strained relations

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From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.

14/05/2017 18:53

Israel dismisses US concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday challenged US concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, in what Haaretz newspaper called his «first public dispute» with the Trump administration.

14/05/2017 18:37

«Guardians» dominates again, leaving 2 new films in its wake

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Disney's space romp «Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2» continued its hyperspeed performance over the weekend in North America while approaching a quarter-billion dollars in ticket sales for its first two weeks, according to industry estimates.

14/05/2017 18:04

Injured Yankees closer Chapman out for month

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New York Yankees star closing relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was benched Sunday with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation and could miss at least a month of the Major League Baseball season.

14/05/2017 17:15

Seven former winners among 33 Indy 500 entries

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Defending champion Alexander Rossi and three-time winner Helio Castroneves are among seven former winners named Sunday as drivers of the 33 cars entered for the 101st Indianapolis 500.

14/05/2017 16:40

No «clean slate» between the US and Russia, Tillerson says

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Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart «with a clean slate,» Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

14/05/2017 15:42

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

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Democrats kept up the pressure on Donald Trump Sunday over his firing of FBI director James Comey, as members of both parties said the president must turn over any secret recordings of the two men's conversations.

14/05/2017 03:58

US-China trade pact: a Trump triumph or rehashed news?

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The new trade agreement unveiled Friday between China and the United States is yet another olive branch from the Trump White House to Beijing, but some skeptics wonder how long the cooperative tone will last.

14/05/2017 03:13

Ryan's goal lifts Senators over Penguins in NHL East finals opener

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Bobby Ryan scored 4:59 into over-time Saturday to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over defending champion Pittsburgh in the opening game of the NHL Eastern Conference finals.

14/05/2017 01:18

Garcia charges as Stanley, Holmes share PGA Players lead

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Masters champion Sergio Garcia charged into contention during Saturday's windy third round of The Players Championship while Americans Kyle Stanley and J.B. Holmes shared the lead after 54 holes.

13/05/2017 19:24

Pope «won't judge» Trump before hearing him out

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Pope Francis said Saturday he was hopeful of finding common ground with US President Donald Trump at their upcoming Vatican meeting, despite the leaders being starkly at odds over issues from migration to climate change.

13/05/2017 18:47

Dancing in the dark: New York club turns lights out

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With flashy lights and lasers increasingly the norm at concerts, a New York promoter is trying a new effect to bring the focus back to the music -- darkness.

13/05/2017 06:25

Neal nets OT winner as Predators defeat weary Ducks

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James Neal scored the game-winner in overtime as the well-rested Nashville Predators sneaked past the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime in the opening game of the Western Conference final.

13/05/2017 04:52

Wall nails game winner to quiet Celtics' funeral talk

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John Wall nailed a clutch three pointer with three seconds remaining to lift the Washington Wizards to a 92-91 win over the Boston Celtics in game six of their NBA playoff series.

13/05/2017 01:56

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

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Another self-inflicted crisis has left Donald Trump's critics outraged and some of his Republican allies dismayed, but a bedrock of support for the billionaire US leader means the political endgame is far in the distance.

11/05/2017 19:16

Penguins face Ottawa and Ducks meet Predators in NHL semis

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Sparked by goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their quest to become the NHL's first back-to-back champions since 1998 when they meet Ottawa in the Stanley Cup playoff semi-finals.

11/05/2017 10:03

US-backed fighters hunt for IS holdouts in Syria's Tabqa

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US-backed fighters hunted for jihadist holdouts in Syria's Tabqa on Thursday after overrunning the city and nearby dam in a step forward for their advance on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa.

11/05/2017 06:55

Ducks, Penguins win to advance to conference finals

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Nick Ritchie scored the game winner and the Anaheim Ducks ended a game seven jinx by beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Wednesday to book their spot in the NHL Conference finals.

11/05/2017 03:28

Celtics rout Wizards on home court in NBA playoffs

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The Boston Celtics continued their home court mastery over Washington, taking charge early and going on to beat the Wizards 123-101 Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the second round series.

11/05/2017 03:09

Pittsburgh Penguins reach NHL Eastern Conference Final

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Marc-Andre Fleury on Wednesday stopped 29 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins punched their ticket to the NHL Eastern Conference Final with a 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

10/05/2017 21:13

Boston's Thomas fined for cursing at heckler

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 (23,000 euros) by the NBA on Wednesday for making a profane remark at a heckler during a playoff game at Washington.

10/05/2017 18:45

Sore shoulder sidelines Seattle's Iwakuma

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, joining three other sidelined starters for the American League club.

10/05/2017 02:50

Senators advance as Rangers downed in NHL playoffs

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The Ottawa Senators booked their place in the Eastern Conference final on Wednesday after a deserved 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers in their NHL playoff battle.

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