Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed Coca-Cola. Then their market value sank $4 billion. – CBS News

During a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo irritably moved two bottles of Coca-Cola, one of the official sponsors of the event, and then picked up a bottle of water. “Água!” he exclaimed in Portuguese, setting the bottle down in the center of his desk. “Water!”: Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola, which sponsors the Euro tournament, away from him as he entered a news conference on Monday before holding up a bottle of water to the media. pic.twitter.com/mfh8GDhseF — CBS News…

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Ian Rapoport explains why Patriots didn’t trade up for Mac Jones in NFL draft – Patriots Wire

By Isaiah Houde | June 17, 2021 7:00 am ET Follow @isaiah_houde Mac Jones falling to the New England Patriots felt like destiny. The Alabama product was projected to get drafted in with the third overall pick and was one of the most pro-ready quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers selected Trey Lance, Justin Fields went at pick No. 11 to the Chicago Bears and the rest was history. Jones admitted he secretly wanted to join the Patriots the whole time and the Bill Belichick-Nick Saban connection was huge. Ahead of…

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Aaron Rodgers ‘still wants out,’ NFL insider says – Fox News

The relationship between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers has not been amended, and it appears the reigning 2020 NFL MVP is still seeking to wriggle his way out of the organization. NFL insider Jay Glazer told Pat McAfee on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Wednesday that Rodgers “still wants out.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I know he still wants out. Without a doubt. Absolutely. Still wants out,” the “FOX NFL Sunday” reporter said. “They didn’t suddenly come out and insult him and say, ‘OK…

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Are the Milwaukee Bucks capable of winning the NBA title this year? ‘No, not at all,’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Bucks great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told Rachel Nichols of ESPN on Wednesday that the current Bucks team doesn’t have a chance at winning the NBA Finals.  In a little less than a five-minute conversation between Nichols and Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN’s “The Jump,” Nichols asked the Hall of Famer, “do you think this team is capable of winning a title?” “No, not at all,” said Abdul-Jabbar. “They got to do a better job, the whole team has to play differently so that KD, one guy, can’t just dominate like that,” he added.  Brooklyn Nets…

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How Matt Manning’s pitching prospect predecessors fared in their Detroit Tigers’ debuts – Detroit Free Press

Show Caption Hide Caption Why Detroit Tigers’ Matt Manning is ‘fighting for my life’ after getting called up Detroit Tigers right-hander Matt Manning talks Tuesday, June 15, 2021, after getting called up to the big leagues to start Thursday’s game. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press The final piece of the Detroit Tigers’ long-desired, rarely seen “Big Three” is finally making his big-league debut: Matt Manning, taken ninth overall in 2016 by the Tigers is set to start Thursday night in Anaheim, California, against the Los Angeles Angels. Manning was part…

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Denmark’s Christian Eriksen to have heart starter device implanted after on-pitch collapse – ESPN

4:50 AM ET Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen will get a heart starter device implanted after his collapse during their Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday, the team’s national team doctor said in a statement on Thursday. Eriksen’s life was saved when CPR was administered to him on the pitch and his heart was re-started with a defibrillator before he was taken to hospital, where he is recovering. – Marcott: Eriksen’s collapse reminder of fragility of life He will receive an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), a small electronic device, a…

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Clippers vs. Jazz score, takeaways: Paul George, Los Angeles knock off Utah in Game 5 to take 3-2 series lead – CBSSports.com

The Los Angeles Clippers were facing an uphill battle entering Game 5 of their series against the Utah Jazz as they had to travel to Salt Lake City without their best player, Kawhi Leonard. That didn’t matter in the end. The Clippers still pulled off a stunning upset to beat the Jazz 119-111, taking them one step closer to their first-ever trip to the Western Conference finals. It was all thanks to their most maligned player. When the Clippers needed him the most, Paul George came up clutch as he…

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Robert Nkemdiche doesn’t intend on wasting chance with Seahawks – NBC Sports

Getty Images Robert Nkemdiche didn’t enjoy a 2020 season where he wasn’t a part of an NFL roster. Now back in the league as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Nkemdiche is hoping to make sure there won’t be a repeat occurrence anytime soon. “It wasn’t fun,” Nkemdiche said. “It wasn’t a good time. But like I said, being back here, this is exciting for me. This is what I love to do. I’m just happy to have the opportunity to be back here and to be able to play…

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Euro 2020: Former England keeper Seaman looks back on denying McAllister from the spot at Euro 96 – Daily Mail

There is still  one question that mystic mind can’t explain away. One unfortunate truth he is powerless to bend. Twenty five years ago, with Scotland trailing the Auld Enemy, Uri Geller hovered in a helicopter above Wembley and willed the ball to quiver before Gary McAllister’s crucial spot-kick. Or so the story goes. The ball certainly seemed to move; no doubt many England fans remain grateful to a higher force for McAllister’s penalty striking the arm of David Seaman. But the beneficiary has one final query. David Seaman saved Gary…

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The Opposite of a Miscake: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0 – The Good Phight

After dropping two close games to the Dodgers, the Phillies salvaged a win in the series finale, mostly behind the solid arm of Zach Wheeler, and the spicy new red road jerseys the players insisted upon wearing. One wonders if these will be one-hit wonders like the ill-fated blue light specials, or if they’ll stick around. I’d prefer the latter. In what could have been one of the greatest pitching matchups of the year, Wheeler faced off against Clayton Kershaw, but neither ace was as sharp as they have been…

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