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Boateng finds neighbour comment 'sad'

BBC Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:38
German footballer Jerome Boateng says comments by a right-wing politician that most Germans would not want him as a neighbour are "sad".

Late goal lifts Pittsburgh Penguins past Sharks in Stanley Cup final opener

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 23:10
  • Nick Bonino’s goal with 2.33 left propels Penguins to 3-2 win
  • Pittsburgh take early advantage in best-of-seven-games series

Nick Bonino’s main job for the Pittsburgh Penguins is to get to the front of the net and create chaos. The well-bearded forward executed perfectly in his debut in the Stanley Cup Final.

Bonino took a pretty feed from the corner by Kris Letang and beat Martin Jones from in close with 2.33 remaining to lift the Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 on Monday night.

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Cooper Cronk a pawn in State of Origin mind games, says Paul Gallen

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 22:02
  • Queensland say halfback’s fitness for Game 1 still uncertain
  • ‘He will play there is no doubt about it,’ NSW skipper Gallen says

NSW skipper Paul Gallen has accused Queensland of using halfback Cooper Cronk as a pawn in State of Origin mind games with uncertainty continuing to surround Cronk’s availability for State of Origin I at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

Cronk rolled his ankle at training last week and Maroons coach Kevin Walters has said he must train on Tuesday to prove his fitness. But Gallen dismissed Cronk’s injury concerns as a Maroons charade.

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Olympic velodrome builder's contract cancelled by Rio city government

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:45

Change of contractor about two months away from start of Games will not impact value or delivery of project, says municiple government

Rio de Janeiro’s city government has cancelled its contract with the company constructing the Olympic velodrome about two months before the start of the Games in Brazil, after the firm filed for bankruptcy protection.

Related: WHO rejects call to move Rio Olympics because of Zika virus

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Haiti officials call for fresh election

BBC - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:12
Officials in Haiti recommend throwing out the disputed results of last year's first-round presidential election and holding a new vote.

New Australian Test cricket deal for Gabba announced

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 21:09
  • Brisbane venue will host Tests until end of 2018-19 summer
  • Australia have not lost a five-day match at the Gabba since 1988

In unwelcome news for Australia’s touring opponents, the Gabba will host a Test for at least the next three summers.

Cricket Australia has announced a deal to play a Test at the Brisbane venue until the end of the 2018-19 summer, as well as a one-day international or Twenty20 international each season for the next three years.

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Ash Barty impresses on return to tennis after stint playing cricket

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:40
  • Australian blows away Urszula Radwanska at Eastbourne
  • Former world No129 back in tennis after spell in Twenty20 cricket

While rain again delayed the French Open campaign of Australia’s top-ranked woman, across the Channel the comeback is on for her one-time Fed Cup team-mate.

Samantha Stosur was left frustrated by yet another Roland Garros rain delay on Monday, with her fourth-round clash against world No6 Simona Halep stalled with the 32-year-old down 5-3 in the first set.

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Second minister quits Brazil government

BBC - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:08
A second minister in Brazil's new government resigns after a recording was published appearing to show him trying to derail a corruption investigation.

AFL star Jarryd Roughead to undergo three months of treatment on melanoma

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:54
  • Biopsy on one of four spots on Hawthorn player’s lung confirms melanoma
  • Roughead faces year of recuperation but remains upbeat about return to AFL

An upbeat Jarryd Roughead will commence treatment next week on a melanoma found on his lung.

Related: AFL star Jarryd Roughead out indefinitely after recurrence of melanoma

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Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors Game 7: NBA playoffs – live!

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:45

3.37pm BST

Hunter will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s how the teams are preparing for Monday’s game:

After a record 73 wins and a memorable Game 6 comeback on the road, the Golden State Warriors’ goal of getting back to the NBA finals and defending their title comes down to Game 7 at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

All along, the Warriors have said the numerous team milestones and personal accomplishments they set this season won’t matter a bit unless they repeat as champions. They need one more victory to become the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 postseason deficit.

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50 educators honoured for excellence

Stabroek - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:45
Fifty past and present educators were today honoured at a special award ceremony at the National Cultural Centre for outstanding performance, GINA said.

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Pele sells off his life in football

BBC Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:04
Brazilian football legend Pele is auctioning off more than 1,500 football-related items accumulated over more than six decades.

Pele sells off his life in football

BBC - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:04
Brazilian icon to sell off his life in football

How to breed an Epsom Derby winner

BBC Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:03
BBC Sport uncovers the multi-billion pound world where luck counts as much as breeding in the race for Derby success.

Parika, Leguan to benefit from X-ray facilities

Stabroek - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:47
The Leguan Cottage Hospital and Parika Health Centre are expected to have fully functional x-ray departments by the end of the year, GINA said today.

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Mahdia gets gym for jubilee anniversary

Stabroek - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:18
The well-known Da Luz family, in Region Eight, Potaro-Siparuni, has opened a fitness gym in Mahdia as part of the golden jubilee celebrations, GINA said.

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Why it's OK to run when you are pregnant

BBC Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 18:04
A new report takes a detailed look at the risks athletes face if they train or compete while pregnant - and it turns out there simply aren't many.

France’s Dimitri Payet scores free kick to secure victory against Cameroon

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:53
• France 3-2 Cameroon
• West Ham midfielder snatches win in injury time

France snatched victory against Cameroon with a last-gasp Dimitri Payet free kick but it was Kingsley Coman who caught the eye as the 19-year-old Bayern Munich winger set up a goal and made his presence felt all over the pitch until he came off in the 77th minute.

France looked sluggish at times but could at least rely on Coman in a 3-2 win on Monday in their penultimate warm-up game for the Euro 2016 campaign on home soil. The hosts opened the scoring after 20 minutes when midfielder Blaise Matuidi volleyed home a fine cross by Coman, starting a match for France for the first time.

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Yorkshire fear losing coach Jason Gillespie at end of season

Guardian Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:41
• Gillespie has held talks over becoming Australia’s bowling coach
• Former bowler also has offers from IPL and South Australia

Yorkshire are braced for the departure of their title-winning head coach, Jason Gillespie, at the end of this season whether he agrees to become Australia’s new bowling coach or not.

Gillespie is understood to have met the Australia head coach, Darren Lehmann, in Leeds on Sunday night to discuss the opportunity and is now set to give an answer in the next 24 hours to his former state and international team-mate, who is in the country for a meeting of the ICC Cricket Committee at Lord’s this week.

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Payet hits late winner for France

BBC Sport - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:40
West Ham's Dimitri Payet scores a 90th-minute winner to earn Euro 2016 hosts France a 3-2 friendly win over Cameroon.