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Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic CRITICISES Centre Court crowd after Kyle Edmund victory Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic CRITICISES Centre Court crowd after Kyle Edmund victory
- July 09, 2018

With the energy of the crowd behind him, a pumped up Edmund picked up the pace and began to hurt Djokovic with ferocious forehands. There was also a moment of contention in the fourth set when umpire Jake Garner adjudged Edmund to have reached a drop volley for a victor - only for TV replays to show the ball had bounced twice and the shot to have gone wide. (more...)
England fans celebrate win over Sweden by storming IKEA and climbing buses England fans celebrate win over Sweden by storming IKEA and climbing buses
- July 09, 2018

It will also be forefront in Gareth Southgate's mind that Kane gave Lovren a torrid time when Tottenham Hotspur played Liverpool last season and the Croatian ended up being substituted after just half an hour. England maintained composure following a goal that Sterling could - and perhaps should - have added to before the break. For the second goal, Jesse Lingard served up the ball to an unmarked Alli, who nodded in from close range. (more...)
Thunder, Anthony to part ways before season Thunder, Anthony to part ways before season
- July 08, 2018

According to ESPN , an agreement has been reached between Anthony's reps and the Thunder to split this summer. Anthony recently opted into the final year of his contact with Oklahoma City, which was set to pay him $27.9 million next year. (more...)
Brazil vs. Belgium - Football Match Report Brazil vs. Belgium - Football Match Report
- July 08, 2018

And it was Belgium that took an early lead in the 13th minute when Vincent Kompany redirected a Chadli corner kick on frame that bounced off Fernandinho's arm and into the net for an own goal, the 11th so far at this World Cup . But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as Courtois thwarted several efforts to force the game into extra time. It's quite another when those people are actively hiding you from the organization that's paying you $20 million per year to play for them. (more...)
India, England square off in series decider India, England square off in series decider
- July 08, 2018

It is expected to clear out for match. India scored just a paltry score of 31/3 in the powerplay, one of the lowest scores in the first six overs for India in T20I. England will be strengthened further by the return of all-rounder Ben Stokes from injury though it creates a selection headache for skipper Eoin Morgan . (more...)
Wimbledon: Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin Wimbledon: Nadal passes tricky test against Kukushkin
- July 08, 2018

The world number 48 trailed 5-2 in the deciding set, but fought her way back into the game to the delight of the crowd and recorded a first ever victory over a world number one. Nadal's win also meant he will remain world No.1 in the rankings when they are next released on 16 July. "It was a positive match against a player with a lot of energy", said Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion. (more...)
First Thailand boys rescued two weeks after being trapped in cave First Thailand boys rescued two weeks after being trapped in cave
- July 08, 2018

And he thanked foreign divers who have come to assist in the rescue operation. Fairfax reports that the mission will require the children, aged 11 to 15, to spend six to eight hours swimming and diving the first 1.7 kilometres towards the entrance to a chamber where they can potentially walk a further 1.5km to the surface after efforts to reduce water levels in the front part of the cave network appear to have been successful. (more...)
England's victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans England's victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans
- July 08, 2018

Last night was all about the emotion after Gareth Southgate's team gave a solid display to dislodge Sweden via headed goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli . This current England group have already outperformed the so-called "Golden Generation" of the early 2000s, and will surely fancy their chances of reaching the final, given they are in the seemingly easier side of the draw. (more...)
Nadal progresses into last 16 Nadal progresses into last 16
- July 08, 2018

Something, Austria's junior singles player Jurij Rodionov had to endure past year when he was sent off the court after officials twice checked his underwear on the court and determined it was too dark to meet the tournament's dress code. "I don't know how far I will go in this tournament, but I'm confident with my game at this time", the Argentine said. "It's just such nice feelings to be the first from your country to do so". (more...)
'Moja Domovina!': Croatia celebrate after defeating Russian Federation by singing patriotic songs 'Moja Domovina!': Croatia celebrate after defeating Russian Federation by singing patriotic songs
- July 08, 2018

Croatia can build a game, can play on a counter, crossing, and can score even outside of the box. Cheryshev, who plies his trade at Spanish outfit, Villarreal, picked up the ball outside the Croatian box before curling in it in with an effort that left keeper Subasic completely rooted to the ground. (more...)
Flying Fox leads Irish Open Flying Fox leads Irish Open
- July 08, 2018

I've learnt as I went along and I feel this year I'm right where I need to be". "It's a tough track". The greens are getting firm. McIlroy started his pre-tournament news conference by announcing that his own Rory Foundation, the European Tour , event sponsors Dubai Duty Free and Ballyliffin Golf Club have raised a combined donation of nearly £90,000 for the local Donegal Hospice, in line with the tournament's continuing policy of benefiting the local community. (more...)
Vettel takes fastest time headed into British Grand Prix Vettel takes fastest time headed into British Grand Prix
- July 08, 2018

All six cars using Mercedes Formula 1 engines have received slightly redesigned fuel pumps for the British Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton's retirement last weekend. Ferrari driver Vettel, who leads by one point going into the 10th of 21 races this season, was 0.187 seconds quicker than Hamilton and 0.357 ahead of Bottas. (more...)
England vs. Sweden final score, recap England vs. Sweden final score, recap
- July 08, 2018

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden , earning England a match against either Croatia or host nation Russian Federation for a place in the final. The Sweden team got in a huddle after the game and Andersson spoke to the players. "We had to withstand a lot of physical pressure", said England coach Gareth Southgate . (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association boss invites Thai cave boys to World Cup final Federation Internationale de Football Association boss invites Thai cave boys to World Cup final
- July 08, 2018

A moment of panic in a narrow, flooded passage could spell disaster. Thai authorities believe they have a three- to four-day window to free 12 boys stranded inside a northern Thailand cave and will focus on reducing the dangers of the rescue operation as much as possible until rain or increasingly toxic air inside the chamber forces them to act. (more...)
Nadal sweeps past Sela to reach Wimbledon second round Nadal sweeps past Sela to reach Wimbledon second round
- July 08, 2018

The second-seeded Nadal hadn't played a match since claiming his 11th French Open title last month, but showed little sign of rust as he cruised to victory against Sela. Heading into the second match, Nadal holds a 100% winning record against the Russian player, having defeated him in all the three encounters they have played so far. (more...)
Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals
- July 08, 2018

The score was locked at 2-2 after regulation and extra-time, with Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute and Brazil-born Mario Fernandes in the 115th on target for Russian Federation, and Croatia temporarily leading from Andrej Kramaric in the 39th and Domagoj Vida in the 101st. (more...)
Can LeBron James Still Attract the Best NBA Talent? Can LeBron James Still Attract the Best NBA Talent?
- July 08, 2018

This is especially true considering that James agreed to a multi-year deal, which is something he was not willing to do with Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers . The veteran point guard is eager to be a mentor to Lonzo Ball , and he sees a chance for immediate success with the thoroughly revamped club. Talking with the Spurs about a Kawhi Leonard trade will be Johnson's biggest and most hard task, but if he can get a deal done, LeBron will have his needed sidekick. (more...)
England to face Croatia in semi-finals
- July 08, 2018

For once it was not Harry Kane who claimed the plaudits as the tournament's top scorer was kept quiet , but England found another hero at the other end of the pitch as Jordan Pickford produced three superb saves to shut out the workmanlike Swedes. (more...)
Upsets continue to happen on women's side Upsets continue to happen on women's side
- July 08, 2018

I also think that my level was not where I wanted it to be. Ms. Kontaveit, 22, ranked 27th in the world, was playing for a place in the fourth round of the competition, which would have been the furthest she has progressed there to date (in 2017 she also reached the third round). (more...)
Croatia hold their nerve to beat Russia on penalties Croatia hold their nerve to beat Russia on penalties
- July 08, 2018

The quarterfinal at Sochi was tied 1-1 after regulation and 2-2 after extra time , forcing both Croatia and host Russian Federation to a shootout for the second consecutive game. Denis Cheryshev fired the hosts into a 31st minute lead with a spectacular strike but Andrej Kramaric headed home to make it 1-1 six minutes before the half-time break. (more...)
Nadal's time woe as Kyrgios fumes Nadal's time woe as Kyrgios fumes
- July 07, 2018

The match was played over two days, as rain and nightfall forced the encounter to be suspended on Wednesday while the Italian, world No. 133, was trailing 5-6 in the third set and on serve. Not because of time violation. I don't see a watch here. I am very happy the way that I played today. I don't see a countdown. Had Kukushkin converted a few more of them it could have got really complicated for Nadal, who is still finding his grasscourt game after claiming an 11th French Open title. (more...)
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli fire England past Sweden Harry Maguire and Dele Alli fire England past Sweden
- July 07, 2018

For once, it was not Harry Kane who claimed the plaudits as the tournament's top scorer was kept quiet, but England found another hero at the other end of the pitch as Jordan Pickford produced three superb saves to shut out the workmanlike Swedes. (more...)
Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD Ex-UCLA Star, NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Killed After Shootout With LAPD
- July 07, 2018

The officers returned fire, but none was injured in the shooting, authorities said . The suspect is believed to be former Bruin Tyler Honeycutt . When police arrived, Honeycutt shot at police who shot back. After an hours-long standoff - SWAT entered his home and found Honeycutt unresponsive. After two years at UCLA (2009-11), Honeycutt was selected 35th overall in the 2011 Draft by the Sacramento Kings . (more...)
Gareth Southgate names England's ideal World Cup semi-final opponents Gareth Southgate names England's ideal World Cup semi-final opponents
- July 07, 2018

Sweden's captain Andreas Granqvist said preventing England from supplying the current top scorer in Russian Federation would be key to his team's chances. Follow Al Jazeera's coverage of the World Cup 2018 here . "We worked on that in practice". Then, as Sweden looked to get back into the match, the favorites finished them off. (more...)
Graeme McDowell explains why he skipped Open qualifier following ‘lost clubs’ fiasco Graeme McDowell explains why he skipped Open qualifier following ‘lost clubs’ fiasco
- July 07, 2018

They didn't get him his clubs until after the Tuesday qualifier. " Flew into Manchester last night from Charles de Gaulle (Airport) and my golf clubs are untraceable ", he wrote on Twitter . That's why he didn't go out and attempt to play 36 grueling holes without his own sticks on Tuesday. "It's been a frustrating year for the right reasons". (more...)
Zach LaVine agrees to 4-year offer sheet with Kings Zach LaVine agrees to 4-year offer sheet with Kings
- July 07, 2018

The Chicago Bulls "fully plan" to match the four-year, $78 million offer sheet the Sacramento Kings reportedly offered restricted free agent Zach LaVine earlier this evening, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . LaVine averaged 16.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24 games for Chicago last season after recovering from a torn ACL. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Kings nor the Chicago Bulls announced the deal involving the 6-foot-5 guard who's going into his fifth ... (more...)
Former Sacramento King Tyler Honeycutt found dead after standoff with LAPD
- July 07, 2018

Police reported to Honeycutt's residence at 5 p.m. local on Friday after Honeycutt's mother called, saying her son was acting erratically. The man reportedly barricaded himself inside the home. According to the report, after the suspect's mother called police and they arrived at the home, the suspect fired at police who then returned fire. (more...)
Playing ‘favourites’ Brazil a dream for Belgium, says Roberto Martinez Playing ‘favourites’ Brazil a dream for Belgium, says Roberto Martinez
- July 07, 2018

The Selecao will be taking on Roberto Martinez's side in the last eight match slated for the Kazan Arena. "I've already spoken about Neymar and I've been very specific about it, about what happened", Tite told reporters ahead of Friday's clash. (more...)
Shardul to replace Bumrah Shardul to replace Bumrah
- July 07, 2018

He had injured his finger during the first T20I game against Ireland. Thakur has impressed for the India A team in their ODI tri-series against the England Lions and West Indies A, picking up eight wickets in four matches. Shardul Thakur , who was the part of Chennai Super Kings in the last IPL season, has been named as the replacement of Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming ODI series against England. (more...)
Brazil coach defends Neymar Brazil coach defends Neymar
- July 07, 2018

To watch Brazil play in the World Cup is to see Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, known simply as Neymar , writhe around on the ground a lot . "Whether that's realistic I don't know, Brazil are an incredible team but there is not one day I go to bed thinking "what if we lose"?" "Against a team like Brazil , you must attack and defend with 11 players", he added. (more...)

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