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Muguruza loses in Birmingham 2nd round, Kvitova advances Muguruza loses in Birmingham 2nd round, Kvitova advances
- June 24, 2018

She said: "This time it's different than compared to last time". She fared slightly better here and looked to have turned things around when she broke for 4-2 in the second set only to lose four games in a row and the match, 6-2 6-4. When it was deuce, I played the second serve, she went for it, but she missed it. It enables her to be more of a threat and gain cheaper points that she can't maybe do on a clay court and in doing so it gives Strycova confidence that she can turn things around ... (more...)
NBA Draft 2018 Luka Doncic supermodel mum steals show NBA Draft 2018 Luka Doncic supermodel mum steals show
- June 24, 2018

You might be asking yourself, what wonderful bounty did the Hawks get in return for Luka Doncic , perhaps a player with the highest floor and perhaps the highest ceiling in this draft? "Moms decent!" Iguodala tweeted to his 1.3 million followers. (more...)
Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden Tweets from when Germany went down 1-0 to Sweden
- June 24, 2018

Down to 10 men after Jerome Boateng was given a second yellow card, Germany rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Saturday to suddenly revive its title defense thanks to a strike from Kroos that caught the Swedes by surprise and won't soon be forgotten in Germany. (more...)
Nabil Fekir move is dead, confirms Lyon president Nabil Fekir move is dead, confirms Lyon president
- June 24, 2018

But perhaps the prolonged tale may take a fresh twist again and it looks like the deal could be resurrected after a big hint dropped by Lyon's President Jean-Michael Aulas. Aulas added that Liverpool allegedly dragging their heels had opened the door to other clubs to try to sign Fekir, including European champions Real Madrid . (more...)
Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden
- June 24, 2018

Mexico faces Sweden and Germany takes on winless South Korea in the final group matches. As South Korea's sole threat, it was fitting that Tottenham striker Son gave his side fleeting hope in added time with a sublime, curling strike from 25 yards. (more...)
Novak Djokovic will face top seed Marin Cilic in Queen's Club final Novak Djokovic will face top seed Marin Cilic in Queen's Club final
- June 24, 2018

He could not quite reach that level again but was still happy with his grasscourt form having lost narrowly to Roger Federer in the Stuttgart semis last week and beaten former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray for the first time at Queen's. (more...)
Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win
- June 24, 2018

The former Barcelona star went down softly under the challenge of Giancarlo Gonzalez , with referee Bjorn Kuipers initially pointing to the spot. Coach Tite fell to the floor as he sped onto the pitch following Coutinho's strike. Neymar curled around the right-hand post from 18 yards after the defence opened up for him in the 72nd minute, before the officials arrived at the correct decision via VAR to deny him a penalty. (more...)
Belgium put five goal past Tunisia to reach knockout stage Belgium put five goal past Tunisia to reach knockout stage
- June 24, 2018

Tunisia now exit the tournament after two losses, but they can leave encouraged after scoring twice against the Belgians, with Dylan Bronn and Whahib Khaziri getting on the scoresheet. Lukaku's absence would be a blow to Belgium's hopes against England , with top spot in the group likely to be up for grabs. With the last touch of the half, Lukaku reimbursed their two-goal advantage with a deft chip over an advancing Ben Mustapha. (more...)
Kroos relieved to make amends for Germany
- June 24, 2018

The final takes place in Moscow the day before. They are now level with Sweden in Group F on three points, behind leaders Mexico who have six. "I told them to keep their calm in the next 45 minutes and to not start panicking and try to work long, high balls but to continue with short passes and go vertical to the wings and try to be incisive", Germany coach Joachim Loew told reporters. (more...)
Last gasp Xherdan Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia in Group E
- June 24, 2018

The pair, who both have ethnic Albanian heritage but grew up in Switzerland , turned Friday night's match around after Serbia had taken the lead through Aleksandar Mitrovic early in the first half. The game really came to life as Switzerland's Mario Gavranovic was played clean through, but he could only find the side-netting - his blushes spared thanks to the assistant's upraised offside flag - ramping up the atmosphere up a few notches in the Kaliningrad Stadium. (more...)
Eden Hazard: It's easy to play with Eden Hazard: It's easy to play with "fantastic" Lukaku
- June 24, 2018

Lukaku has announced his arrival at the competition by firing in four goals in Belgium's first two games against Panama and Tunisia , meaning he leads the scoring charts with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo. I wouldn't expect any player to work towards an individual reward, the players know what they have to do to make a winning team". Lukaku's absence would be a blow to Belgium's hopes against England, with top spot in the group likely to be up for grabs. (more...)
Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation Ex-Red Sox slugger Hanley Ramirez ‘being eyed’ in federal, state investigation
- June 24, 2018

A person was allegedly pulled over with a very large amount of Fentanyl (435 grams), and that person identified Hanley Ramirez as being connected to some of the drugs, and also FaceTimed Ramirez two days prior to his release. He said the Sox had never been contacted by law enforcement, and maintained Ramirez was released for "strictly baseball reasons". A Red Sox spokesman said the club first heard of a possible investigation when a reporter reached out Friday. (more...)
After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team After lineup photographed, England urges media to help team
- June 23, 2018

It is a squad of 23 names on the sheet, the next sheet has different players in different positions because we swap people in and swap people out. Gareth Southgate was hailed for "playing a blinder" ahead of England's World Cup opener with Tunisia , as the afterglow of a notionally happy squad and not-quite-as-adversarial-and-vituperative-media was directed his way. (more...)
How the Nuggets' unlikely Michael Porter Jr. pick came to be How the Nuggets' unlikely Michael Porter Jr. pick came to be
- June 23, 2018

Chandler is coming off a 2017-18 season where he averaged 10 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 44.5 percent from the field, including 35.8 percent from three-point range. That foundation now includes the 6-foot-10 Porter, who turns 20 on June 29. The Action Network's Matt Moore says that he "would not expect Michael Porter Jr .to play this season", based on "what [he's] heard and how much Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly stressed patience". (more...)
'He literally lights up a room': Lakers thrilled to draft Michigan's Wagner 'He literally lights up a room': Lakers thrilled to draft Michigan's Wagner
- June 23, 2018

Past year during their first draft together, Johnson and Pelinka found Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart with the 27th and 30th overall picks. It's just the 39th pick in the draft, but acquiring the selection could help the Lakers should their plan to collect free-agents come to fruition. (more...)
Salah WON'T leave World Cup early confirms Egypt president Salah WON'T leave World Cup early confirms Egypt president
- June 23, 2018

And while The Pharaohs' World Cup is now over, Salah has no intention to walk away before the last match against Saudi Arabia . Mohamed Salah was presented with an award by Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov in a ceremony. Salah played no part in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay last week due to concerns over the shoulder injury he picked up in last month's Champions League final but he played the full 90 minutes against Russian Federation and scored Egypt's only ... (more...)
Roger Federer edges Benoit Paire to advance in Halle Roger Federer edges Benoit Paire to advance in Halle
- June 23, 2018

The victory in just under two hours left Federer with a flawless 6-0 record over Paire, who angrily slashed his racquet across the grass in moments of desperation, drawing jeers from the crowd. Ebden reached the semifinals in the Netherlands last week, where he lost to Jeremy Chardy. He will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title on 2 July. (more...)
Arizona big man goes No. 1 Arizona big man goes No. 1
- June 23, 2018

Ultimately, the draft will play itself out over years, but it's still fun to make. In fact, 11 of 14 players selected in this year's lottery are 19 or younger. The NBA has evolved from a league dominated by big men who could score on the inside to one where perimeter players now reign supreme with their shooting from the outside. (more...)
Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win
- June 23, 2018

The day begins in St. Petersburg in a match between Brazil and Costa Rica. Brazil scored twice in stoppage time to move top of Group E but Neymar , who got involved in discussions with the referee and was awarded a penalty that was rescinded by the VAR , looked emotionally frail throughout, often gesticulating and falling down when tackled. (more...)
Troublesome Liverpool defender set to sign for Rangers after undergoing medical Troublesome Liverpool defender set to sign for Rangers after undergoing medical
- June 23, 2018

Flanagan has signed a two-year deal at Ibrox and becomes Rangers' seventh signing of the summer. 'But he deserves a second chance. Gerrard on Wednesday learned the opponent for his competitive debut as Ibrox manager in the first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round on July 12. (more...)
Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna Suspended for Domestic Violence Incident Blue Jays Pitcher Roberto Osuna Suspended for Domestic Violence Incident
- June 23, 2018

The suspension will run through August 4. The discipline, retroactive to May 8 when Osuna was arrested and charged in the assault of a woman, is the third longest handed down under the plan, trailing only the 100 games issued to Padres pitcher Jose Torres and 82 games given to former Braves outfielder Hector Olivera. (more...)
World Cup match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018 World Cup match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018
- June 23, 2018

The 25-year-old moves level with Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot at this year's tournament, having kicked off with two goals in Belgium's opening-game 3-0 win over Panama . Tunisia have lost goalkeeper Mouez Hassen to injury after he damaged his shoulder in the defeat to England, per Goal's Michael Madyira . Martinez has kept faith with a defensive line of three, with Dedryck Boyata in the centre flanked by Tottenham Hotspur pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. (more...)
Dwight Howard expected to enter free agency Dwight Howard expected to enter free agency
- June 23, 2018

With their entire fleet of centers, including JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia David West and Kevon Looney all entering free agency this summer, Howard is a positional fit for the Warriors as well, and he would not only fill a hole vacated by free agency, but looks to be an talent upgrade over his predecessors. (more...)
Messi's Mom: My Son Has Cried A Lot For Argentina Messi's Mom: My Son Has Cried A Lot For Argentina
- June 23, 2018

Lionel Messi's mother, Celia Cuccittini, said her son has been deeply affected by criticism of his performances with Argentina and insists he wants nothing more than to win the World Cup . It took just four minutes on Wednesday afternoon for the maestro to head home his side's opening goal in that fashion, and to herald what could be the death knell for the Moroccans. (more...)
Mitch Kupchak of Charlotte Hornets -- Kemba Walker 'focal point' of franchise Mitch Kupchak of Charlotte Hornets -- Kemba Walker 'focal point' of franchise
- June 23, 2018

Diallo was selected 45th overall by the Brooklyn Nets , although the selection was made on behalf of the Charlotte Hornets . All-Star point guard Kemba Walker is now manning the starting point guard position for the Hornets, who went 36-46 in 2017-18. (more...)
44-year-old Terrell Owens ran a 4.43 40-yard-dash 44-year-old Terrell Owens ran a 4.43 40-yard-dash
- June 23, 2018

That doesn't necessarily mean anything, but could provide Owens another option if he is determined to attempt a return to the field. The Eskimos could place a sophomore quarterback in college that is mobile and has a live arm to the negotiation list and see how he develops or an National Football League player on the bubble who could come in a be a dynamic defensive end. (more...)
Edmonton Eskimos add Terrell Owens to neg list Edmonton Eskimos add Terrell Owens to neg list
- June 23, 2018

Still, the guy is 44-year-old. However, he could have an option to turn to in the CFL . According to David William Naylor of TSN , the Edmonton Eskimos added the former San Francisco 49ers , Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals playmaker to their negotiation list. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton admits England game against Panama will be a distraction Lewis Hamilton admits England game against Panama will be a distraction
- June 23, 2018

They've really been pushing hard to get this engine here and doing it in the right way so a big thank you to everyone at the workshop. Teammate Valtteri Bottas suffered a water leak in FP2 but is confident the issue won't stop him using the upgrade on Saturday and Sunday. (more...)
Leinster and Ulster receive tough Pools in Champions Cup draw Leinster and Ulster receive tough Pools in Champions Cup draw
- June 23, 2018

Elsewhere, Premiership title holders Saracens will face Glasgow, Cardiff Blues and Lyon while Newcastle Falcons will play Montpellier, Toulon and Edinburgh. The remaining two teams for Tier 1 will be decided by a separate draw in advance of the main pool draw. Munster have won just from four of their 13 semi-finals in the European Cup. (more...)
Nigeria will peak at 2022 World Cup, says boss Gernot Rohr Nigeria will peak at 2022 World Cup, says boss Gernot Rohr
- June 23, 2018

Iceland had its chances in the first half, dominating play but failing to convert its free kicks and long passes into a goal. Another alternative to watch Iceland vs Nigeria is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial . With his double, Musa is now the highest-scoring Nigerian at the World Cup finals with four goals. Nigeria will join Croatia in the last 16 if they beat Argentina , and would also do so with a draw unless Iceland beat Croatia, in which case once more it will come ... (more...)

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