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Sports Oregon State's use of freshman pitcher in CWS was borderline abuse
Author: 0 Oregon State's use of freshman pitcher in CWS was borderline abuse

To think, Abel did this a night after throwing 23 pitches in an inning in relief. Abel was the fourth pitcher in the CWS' 71-year history to throw a shutout in a title game, and the first to do it allowing so few hits. Unfortunately for the Beavers, they came up just a little short in 2017 with a pair of losses to LSU to end their historic year. The Beavers proved it Thursday.

Sports Ancer, Molinari share lead at National as Tiger stalls
Author: 0 Ancer, Molinari share lead at National as Tiger stalls

Blair's 66 and Armour's 68 kept them in the hunt, with Ryan Landry one shot further back on 10 under after a 65, and another American, Kevin Streelman, making a 67 to sit nine under. The Italian is playing at the National and plans to be at the John Deere Classic in two weeks, even though the European Tour is in the meat of its summer schedule with national opens in France, Ireland and Scotland leading up to the British Open.

Sports LeBron James returns to LA hours before free agency opens
Author: 0 LeBron James returns to LA hours before free agency opens

James could opt to sign a "one-and-one deal", a one-year contract for the 2018-19 season with a player option for 2019-20. That said, LeBron's management team is set to meet with the Sixers on Sunday, a story reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN .

Author: 0 French teenager's brilliant World Cup charity gesture revealed

The 19-year-old's match fee amounts to £17,000-per-game (plus bonuses on top) and he is giving everything away to charity. He has scored three goals in four matches in the 2018 World Cup , including his stunning brace against Argentina in the round of 16.

Sports Eastbourne International: Kyle Edmund proves too strong for Andy Murray
Author: 0 Eastbourne International: Kyle Edmund proves too strong for Andy Murray

I think Edmund will win, exclusively because he has been one of the form players on tour, particularly on the clay and I feel this match has come a bit too soon for Murray. The second set felt like a bit more of a patchy and inconsistent set from the returning Brit. Kyle made more damage with his first serve and he fought off four out of five break points to keep Andy under pressure.

Sports Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarters
Author: 0 Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarters

The national team will continue to be successful because of the level of players we have and that is what they should try". I think we all tried to give our best, the players, the staff, everyone that helped to contribute. De Gea also made a bad error in a pre-World Cup friendly against Switzerland, and the goalkeeper will want to quickly restore his reputation with United when the 2018-19 campaign begins.

Sports Luka Modric hails
Author: 0 Luka Modric hails "world class" Christian Eriksen ahead of last-16 tie

Croatia equalise through Mario Mandzukic's goal . Knudsen's cross is blocked by Lovren, and Denmark have a corner. Subasic punches and Denmark have a throw in. Meanwhile, Denmark has reached the knockout stage for the fourth time in its fifth World Cup appearance. 45' (+2) - First half ends. He limps off the field just before halftime.

Sports Reactions to Paul George spurning Lakers, possible LeBron partnership
Author: 0 Reactions to Paul George spurning Lakers, possible LeBron partnership

It is unclear if the deal with the Thunder will be a long-term or short-term deal, but it was reported in recent weeks that George was expected to sign a two-year deal worth roughly $63 million. The Lakers were one of the teams most often linked to George, especially in conjunction with fellow free agents LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard .

Sports Chris Paul Signs Four-Year $160 Max Deal With Houston Rockets
Author: 0 Chris Paul Signs Four-Year $160 Max Deal With Houston Rockets

That's exactly how things have played out, with the National Basketball Association free agency period opening up in the wee hours of Sunday morning, Paul has agreed to re-sign with Houston on a four-year deal worth roughly $160 million per multiple reports.

Author: 0 Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties

But it didn't matter, Denis Cheryshev scored Russia's fourth before Iago Aspas' spotkick was again saved by Akinfeev, sending Spain packing. Russian Federation will now face either Croatia or Denmark in the quarter-final, the first time they have reached the last eight since 1970.

Sports Chris Froome excluded by Tour de France organisers
Author: 0 Chris Froome excluded by Tour de France organisers

Team Sky has responded, saying: "We are confident that Chris will be riding the Tour as we know he has done nothing wrong". Team Sky have already appealed the decision, with a final outcome expected on Wednesday. The Tour de France starts next Saturday in the western Vendee region. World Anti-Doping Agency rules have allowed him to continue racing until the investigation is over.

Author: 0 Croatia vs. Denmark, Last 16

But we stopped Lionel Messi in the game against Argentina, so we can do it again. We do not think we are favourites in the game against Denmark . The center-back pairing of Andreas Christensen and Simon Kjaer look like a flawless combination of youth and experience, while the team around them are physically strong and well-organized.

Sports Akinfeev stars as Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties
Author: 0 Akinfeev stars as Russian Federation stun Spain on penalties

The 2010 world champions took the lead courtesy after Sergei Ignashevich turned the ball into his own net in a freaky goal under pressure from Ramos. The Luzhniki has been good to Russian Federation this tournament, as it was the site of its stunning 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia to open the tournament.

Author: 0 Hareide tips Eriksen to match Modric in last 16 duel

FourFourTwo quotes Rakitic as saying about Denmark: "They are very compact, they know how to stop their opponents". Ronaldo will be 37 by the time the next World Cup iS played in Qatar, but he would not be drawn on whether he planned to extend his worldwide career after Portugal lost 2-1 to Uruguay, courtesy of two goals from Edinson Cavani.

Sports Iran striker Azmoun quits global football at 23
Author: 0 Iran striker Azmoun quits global football at 23

In the post, he says playing for the national team has been a great honor for him and that he will always be proud of himself to the end of his days. Several Iranian sports writers expressed hope on Friday that the young striker, who plays his club football in Russian Federation for Rubin Kazan , could yet go back on an emotional decision taken in the heat of the moment.

Sports Austrian GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole by 0.019s
Author: 0 Austrian GP: Bottas beats Hamilton to pole by 0.019s

Hamilton settled down at the front, ahead of Bottas, with Verstappen third and Daniel Ricciardo fourth in the sister Red Bull - but the race was about to explode into life. Ricciardo drops to fourth, 50 points off the lead, with Verstappen three points further back in fifth as his race engineer ended the victory lap by stating: "We are back in the game".

Sports Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance
Author: 0 Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance

The fans lifted South Korean ambassadors on their shoulders and gave them shots of tequila while chanting "Brother, now you are Mexican". Holders Germany are knocked out of the World Cup after shocking 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Group F, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Sports Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder
Author: 0 Paul George, Russell Westbrook Friendship Factor in PG Choosing Thunder

Grant averaged 8.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season. Paul George is returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder , getting a ridiculous four-year, $137 million contract to stay put. As OKC general manager Sam Presti noted in his draft news conference, Thunder officials have been in communication with George and his representatives since the end of the season.

Sports Wilder: Joshua Chickened Out, He’s Afraid To Fight Me
Author: 0 Wilder: Joshua Chickened Out, He’s Afraid To Fight Me

We're disappointed. We wasted a lot of time". Povetkin's promoter, Andrey Ryabinsky, on Wednesday stated that a deal for the Russian to fight Joshua is "very close" and believes it will be "the best in the heavyweight division". Nothing makes sense here at all. "Anthony is frustrated. We sent the contract nine days ago". "Then they said, 'what do we do now?' Let's send them a contract.

Sports Mavericks reportedly talking to the Clippers about DeAndre Jordan
Author: 0 Mavericks reportedly talking to the Clippers about DeAndre Jordan

Less than a week later, he reneged and signed a four-year, $88 million contract to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers . While the Mavericks have apparent interest in Jordan, their fanbase may be another story. If not, they will have to pursue him as a free agent once again. But it appears that owner Mark Cuban is prepared to move on from that drama and let bygones be bygones.

Sports Paul George on Free Agency:
Author: 0 Paul George on Free Agency: "I Pictured Myself In A Lakers Jersey"

But it was clear the organization liked Grant and preferred to have him on board. Projecting Grant's new deal as starting around $9 million if he re-signs and filling out the roster with minimum-salary contracts for the Thunder's three 2018 second-round picks (who will help save money if signed to National Basketball Association contracts) would push the team salary to more than $159 million.

Sports Kevin Durant committing to Warriors short-term
Author: 0 Kevin Durant committing to Warriors short-term

He has dealt with health issues for the past three seasons, but both Warriors owner Joe Lacob and Kerr both indicated earlier this offseason that they expected to get a deal done soon . He did us a great service. Which would make the league more fun and unpredictable, which could actually challenge the almighty Dubs for the National Basketball Association crown and which could realistically bring him aboard? "That shouldn't be a long negotiation".

Sports Paul George Informs OKC Thunder He'll Become Free Agent
Author: 0 Paul George Informs OKC Thunder He'll Become Free Agent

Multiple reports around the league yesterday suggested George is now leaning towards resigning with the Thunder - a fact that did not go down well with the Lakers' fanbase online - despite being knocked out of the first round of the playoffs last season.

Sports LeBron James to become a free agent
Author: 0 LeBron James to become a free agent

The Lakers are hoping they can persuade him to sign with them. "This is a good day for the Los Angeles Lakers ". LeBron James is set to decide where he will play the next chapter of his National Basketball Association career this offseason as he hits free agency.

Sports Striker Danny Ings to leave Liverpool this summer
Author: 0 Striker Danny Ings to leave Liverpool this summer

Ings rejected moves in the last three transfer windows and has been linked with several Premier League clubs including Tottenham and former club Burnley , as well as RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and Inter Milan in Italy. Liverpool will demand a sensible but not prohibitive fee for the player - allowing him to move on with the likes of Burnley and Crystal Palace interested.

Sports Dallas Mavericks Working On DeAndre Jordan Trade
Author: 0 Dallas Mavericks Working On DeAndre Jordan Trade

However, it seems like all but a guarantee that Jordan will finally live up to his word, despite taking three years to do so. He could re-sign for any part of the $4.4-million exception the Mavericks have and could sign for two seasons.

Author: 0 Paul George Reportedly Opting Out of Thunder Contract But May Stick Around

He has until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday to formally decline his option. He was instead traded to Oklahoma City. Now, he is eligible to sign a five-year, $176 million contract extension this summer with Oklahoma City. George's path through the free agency process is being documented in an ESPN mini-series, My Journey , during which the former Indiana Pacer revealed he would prioritise winning a championship over all else when choosing his next move.

Sports Sampaoli planning to use Messi as a false nine against France
Author: 0 Sampaoli planning to use Messi as a false nine against France

Didier Drogba, who appeared at three World Cups with Ivory Coast, said African teams had taken a "big step back" in Russian Federation. The two players who have dominated world football for the last decade are heading home from the World Cup in Russian Federation, as a dejected Cristiano Ronaldo joins his chief rival Lionel Messi in taking an early exit.

Sports #WorldCup Roundup: Drama in Group B as Spain and Portugal qualify
Author: 0 #WorldCup Roundup: Drama in Group B as Spain and Portugal qualify

The call, it can be assumed, was not welcome by Morocco's players, who got into a scuffle with Spain players after the fact, yet the goal stood, which secured the point for Spain. This came not long after Caceres had reviewed, for several minutes, the foul that Ronaldo committed. "I don't want to know if my daughter is a little bit pregnant or it's a little evidence or obvious", he said.