Archive for June, 2019

Caster Semenya runs to 31st straight 800m win at 45th Prefontaine Classic

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa returned to running the 800 metres on Sunday, winning for the 31st consecutive time in the event and extending her title reign at the Prefontaine Classic to three years.

NBA’s Kevin Durant intends to join Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn: reports

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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NBA superstar Kevin Durant is planning to sign a four-year, $164-million US deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to multiple reports.

Rob Gronkowski’s weight loss seals it: He’s retired

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

In the clearest sign yet — aside from Gronkowski repeatedly insisting he is retired — the former New England Patriots tight end popped up for the premiere of Showtime's “100 percent: Julian Edelman” premiere looking like he'd slimmed down considerably from his 270-pound playing weight during the season. Gronkowski briefly appeared on the red carpet for the documentary's debut at Foxborough's Showcase Cinema de Lux — a movie theater located inside owner Robert Kraft's Patriot Place retail complex. Wearing gray shorts and a white T-shirt, Gronkowski mugged for cameras for a moment, showing off a physique that looked significantly more trimmed down than his playing days.

Royals edge Blue Jays after 3rd inning outburst

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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A five-run outburst in the third inning was enough for the Kansas City Royals to beat the Blue Jays 7-6 on Sunday to end Toronto's small two-game win streak.

Bears defensive back John Franklin III takes home $50,000 in 40-yard dash contest

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Bears defensive back John Franklin III takes home $50,000 in 40-yard dash contest originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com We've always known that Bears defensive back John Franklin III was fast. After this weekends' "40 Yards of Gold" race, we know just how fast he is. The former track star participated in the pay-per-view, 40-yard dash competition Saturday night, having no trouble out-running CFL wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield and former New York Jets fourth-round pick Rashard Robinson in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Oilers clear cap space with buyout of defenceman Andrej Sekera

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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The Edmonton Oilers will have a little extra money to work with when free agency opens. The club announced Sunday it has placed defenceman Andrej Sekera on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the final two years of his contract.

Warmly greeted Wolfpack bash Bulldogs on Canada Day weekend

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Gareth O'Brien had a try and five goals as the Toronto Wolfpack beat the Batley Bulldogs 40-10 on Sunday.

Milos Raonic’s back woes pose challenge entering Wimbledon

Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Milos Raonic (15th), Felix Auger-Aliassime (No. 19) and Denis Shapovalov (No. 29) occupy three of Wimbledon's 32 seeded positions, the most Canadians ever seeded in a Grand Slam tennis tournament.

Steelers WR coach: Donte Moncrief “playing with a lot of confidence”

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Wide receiver Donte Moncrief is in his first year with the Steelers, but it doesn't look like he's had a hard time adapting to a new offense. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger complimented Moncrief's knowledge of the offense at the end of the offseason program and that the two players have already developed a shorthand for communicating with each other on the field. Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake noted that connection's led Roethlisberger to have confidence in Moncrief and that the wideout spent the spring “playing with a lot of confidence.

Ex-NFL quarterback Lorenzen hospitalized

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit, battling an infection as well as heart and kidney issues. His family released an update on his condition Saturday through Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio. "On Friday, June 28th Jared began playing a bigger, more important game than he's ever played before.