Mets Begin Road Trip With 2-1 Win Over Dodgers

Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on July 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Noah Syndergaard held the Los Angeles Dodgers to just two hits, and batterymate Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to help the Mets start their six-game road trip with a 2-1 victory. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/feed/

Greek minister says Europe won’t let Athens go under

Demonstrators shout slogans against austerity during a protest in support of Greece, in front of the European Union office in NicosiaBy Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Matt Robinson ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. After a week in which Greece defaulted, shuttered its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject tough conditions sought by international creditors to extend a lending lifeline that has kept the debt-stricken country afloat. The left-wing government is urging a "No" vote, saying Greece’s European partners are bluffing when they warn that would mean a Greek departure from Europe’s single currency, with unforeseeable consequences for Greece, Europe and the global economy.


Greek debt relief was not on table during bailout negotiations, says EU official

Official also believes Sunday’s referendum is escalation of a Greek negotiating strategy that has gone wrong

Debt relief was not on the table during negotiations to extend Greece’s existing bailout programme, and agree a package of reforms needed to unlock its remaining funds, according to a senior EU official.

The official told the Guardian that debt relief was “politically highly toxic for many eurozone member states”.

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Nicomede Talavera “Jardin Anglais” Fall/Winter 2015 Editorial

Recently previewing his Fall/Winter 2015 collection at LC:M, London-based designer Nicomede Talavera unveils his creations via a newly released editorial, dubbed “Jardin Anglais.” Photographed by Iga Drobisz amidst some sunlit foliage, the editorial presents staples from Talavera’s line, which incorporates Hounslow mosque-inspired fabrics, ’90s rave-esque side-popper bottoms and lustrous, boxy leather trenches.

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Photography: Iga Drobisz
Styling: Dara Udom
Hair & Make Up: Fidel Fernandez Martin
Model: Alek S / SUPA Model Management 

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Copa America 2015: Chile vs. Argentina Final Live Stream and Prediction

The golden generation of Chile get to pit their wits against the greatest footballer in the world, as the host nation take on the glamour of Argentina in the 2015 Copa America final. 

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Lionel Messi is yet to add a Copa win to his list of distinguished honours, with the Argentinians without a tournament win since 1993. However, Chile have never won the competition—often lagging behind the superiority of their next opponents, Brazil and Uruguay.

Here is how you can watch this major final, with stream information and a match prediction:

 

Date: Saturday, July 4

Time: 5 p.m. (Local), 4 p.m. (ET), 9 p.m. (BST)

Live Stream: Premier Sports Player (UK), beIN Sports Connect (U.S.)

 

Match Preview And Prediction

In years gone by, this contest would be easy to predict. Argentina have gone through multiple incarnations with a host of superstars in their ranks, whereas Chile have often remained down the pecking order in South American football.

But things have changed in recent times, with the Chilean’s experiencing a period of exaltation—with players who fit into the best club teams in the world.

No individuals underline this fact better than Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. The two players—from Arsenal and Juventus respectively—have become genuine world-class talents and staples of the Champions League, and both represent La Roja’s best chances of home glory. 

However, they are running into an Argentina side who have exploded into form. Messi and Co. dispatched Paraguay in ruthless fashion in the semi-final, winning the game 6-1, with the Barcelona wizard creating three goals. 

And when you consider Argentina also have the likes of Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria at their service, who would bet against them taking the title?

But this Chile team is dogged and skilful, and their never-say-die attitude has won them fans across the globe. 

Di Maria once again looks like the player Manchester United broke the Premier League transfer record for, and it will be the winger’s creativity that poses Chile one of the greatest threats. 

Miguel Delaney of ESPN FC summarised the Red Devil’s return to prominence at the Copa, highlighting the attacker as one of final’s main protagonists:

The winger who seemed so wasteful and ineffective at Manchester United last season has disappeared. Replacing him is the thrusting and thrilling attacker who was man of the match in the 2014 Champions League final with Real Madrid.

Chile will have to think about Di Maria too. The player himself has changed the thinking about his form. He’s back to his best: a game-breaker.

Di Maria may well be a game-changing player, but Chile have a similar weapon in Sanchez. The player’s transfer to north London last year was underpinned by a wonderful first season in England, and the attacker has the opportunity to cap off a fantastic 12 months. 

The 26-year-old has always been an individual who knows where the back of the net is, but in 2014-15 he excelled at club level. Sanchez scored 19 goals in 42 EPL and Champions League appearances, per WhoScored.com

Sanchez and Vidal have the chance to write their names in history on Saturday night, proving Chile are no longer the poor men of South American football. 

Both players have the attritbutes needed to win a tournament of the Copa‘s standing, but when you have Messi standing in your way, and a cast of brilliance your chances do not look good. 

However, there is a train of thought that says Argentina have peaked too early with their Paraguayan destruction in the previous match. If that is the case, Chile have a slim advantage going into the final—physically and psychologically. 

And with the home fans blowing wind into their sails, it could be the greatest night in the country’s 99 years of South American championship football. 

Prediction: Chile to beat Argentina 2-1. 

Hurricanes vs. Highlanders: Winners and Losers from Super Rugby 2015 Final

The Highlanders are the 2015 Super Rugby champions after a 21-14 win over the Hurricanes.

A late first-half try was followed by an early score in the second to put the unfancied visitors in the box seat, and they were the smarter side throughout the contest.

This was a classic case of one team utilising every scrap of possession and turning it into points, while the other failed to convert dominance into numbers on the board.

The ‘Canes bossed possession in the second half, but a horrible error from Julian Savea saw a certain try go begging, and Beauden Barrett’s three penalties were never going to be enough.

Jamie Joseph’s men have done it the hard way, coming through an away semi-final against 2014 champions the Waratahs and now winning the final in the home of their opponents—the side that ran away with the overall table.

Here are the winners and losers from a gripping final.

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