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Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon Serena Williams awarded seeding for Wimbledon
- June 28, 2018

At the French Open last month, when her ranking was 451, she was not seeded and came up against 17th seed Barty in the second round, winning in three sets. Wimbledon will release the draw on Friday. The U.S. Tennis Association says it does intend to seed Williams for the U.S. Open, which begins in August. (more...)
Spain and Portugal Should Win Easily Today Spain and Portugal Should Win Easily Today
- June 26, 2018

What can happen on match day three? Kicking off at the same time, Portugal and Iran meet in the other Group B fixture , a win-and-in affair for both teams , which will take place at Mordovia Arena . Brazil would be safely through with a win or a draw against Serbia and will top the group unless Switzerland better their result, or match it with a better goal margin. (more...)
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero Nigeria's Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero
- June 26, 2018

The Real Madrid star has stolen the early headlines in Russian Federation with four goals in his opening two games, including a hat-trick against Spain. "Whenever I play against Argentina , or whenever Messi is playing against me, I score", said the 25-year-old. It ensured Nigeria, with three points, went second in Group D, behind Croatia who have already qualified after successive victories , but ahead of Argentina and Iceland, both on one. (more...)
Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lock-out Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lock-out
- June 24, 2018

And the pressure is.you can see how close it is between us all. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will both be equipped with a new specification of Mercedes engine for this weekend's French Grand Prix . "But already at the beginning I tried to push hard and probably pushed a little bit too much so I lost a little and then you're playing catch-up". Red Bull pair Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo posted the fourth- and fifth-fastest times in qualifying. (more...)
England vs Panama Live Stream Score Commentary in World Cup 2018 England vs Panama Live Stream Score Commentary in World Cup 2018
- June 24, 2018

And England assistant manager Steve Holland was pictured earlier in the week holding a teamsheet which appeared to reveal that Rashford was starting ahead of Sterling. In contrast, England captain Harry Kane's new deal with Tottenham is rumoured to be worth £200,000 a week - around three times as much as Murillo makes in a year. (more...)
ESPN’s Doris Burke says LeBron wants to play off the ball more ESPN’s Doris Burke says LeBron wants to play off the ball more
- June 22, 2018

While it doesn't look like a ton of big names will be moved, there's potential for a few teams to be busy on the trade market if the prospects they covet are available at the right price. Granted, if James re-signs, the Cavs - barring a near-miracle on draft night - won't be on the Golden State Warriors' level. Love, 29, has two years and almost $50 million left on his contract. (more...)
Fortuitous Costa goal helps Spain overcome stubborn Iran Fortuitous Costa goal helps Spain overcome stubborn Iran
- June 21, 2018

In the first half, Iran played well and defended strongly and Spain could not score however they dominted the majority of the contest. Kick-off is 7pm Nigerian time . They are a coiled spring, adept at soaking up pressure and - led by Sardar Azmoun , who plays his club football in this stadium for Rubin Kazan - posing a genuine threat when committing men forward. (more...)
England v Australia 3rd ODI 2018 - Highlights England v Australia 3rd ODI 2018 - Highlights
- June 21, 2018

Paine, who took charge in South Africa after the infamous Cape Town Test, said it was the hardest day of cricket he has had to endure. It is the first time England have won back-to-back ODI series against Australia since 1986-87 and, with two games to go, they now have a chance to complete their first 5-0 whitewash over them. (more...)
Neymar misses Brazil World Cup training Neymar misses Brazil World Cup training
- June 20, 2018

They embarrassingly lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup and lost the 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place game. This goal was the sixth for Switzerland (four goals, two assists) that Zuber directly has been involved in over his last six games for the national squad. (more...)
Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering Sri Lanka skipper Chandimal charged over ball-tampering
- June 18, 2018

According to a report from ESPNcricinfo , the umpires laid the charge on Chandimal after reviewing footage of day two, where they found evidence of a foreign substance being applied to the ball. But an hour has gone and we are still no closer to the start of the third day's play as West Indies trail Sri Lanka by 135 runs with eight wickets in hand. (more...)
Mickelson Hits Moving Ball with Putter, Receives Sextuple Bogey
- June 18, 2018

Mickelson admitted he did it on goal, wrongly thinking that he could show the world how smart he is by gaining an "advantage" (even though he seemed oblivious to the fact that it actually would have been much smarter and totally legal for him to simply let the ball go, take an unplayable lie, and re-hit the putt from about the same spot). (more...)
Phil Mickelson chases after, hits moving ball on green | US Open
- June 17, 2018

Why a 2-stroke penalty and not a disqualification? According to ESPN, that matched his worst score on a U.S. Open hole as a professional and set a career record for worst score relative to par at the U.S. It's just one of them things that just happened". I don't know if I was able to save a shot or not. It was not immediately clear what was Mickelson's motive in striking the ball. (more...)
Boston Celtics: 5 goals for the 2018 offseason Boston Celtics: 5 goals for the 2018 offseason
- June 16, 2018

So when Irving said Tuesday, "Contractually, financially, [an extension right now] just doesn't make any sense", Danny Ainge has to both understand and be a little concerned at the same time. "You saw guys that are literally going to be stars in this league for years to come". Thanks to the structure of National Basketball Association contracts and increased TV revenue next year, Irving will be eligible to sign a five-year deal worth $188 million if he chooses to stay with the Celtics, ... (more...)
History-making Afghanistan strike back after Dhawan ton in debut Test History-making Afghanistan strike back after Dhawan ton in debut Test
- June 16, 2018

Meanwhile, Afghanistan became the 12th Test-playing nation after getting the Test status in June, last year. India , the No 1 Test side, will be without skipper Virat Kohli , who will undergo a fitness test on Friday. With the Chinnaswamy track offering a bit of movement for the quicks, and some spin for the slower bowlers, the left-hander looked unperturbed as he took Rashid for three consecutive boundaries, including a six before launching the Mujeeb for another three back to back ... (more...)
RFEF president Luis Rubiales calms fears after Spain's Julen Lopetegui sacking RFEF president Luis Rubiales calms fears after Spain's Julen Lopetegui sacking
- June 14, 2018

Spanish newspaper Marca report that Lopetegui flew out of Krasnodar airport shortly after the announcement and is already back in Spain . "The coach, while he is a RFEF employee can not do things in this way". "They've shown me they are "all in" here and I have no doubt they'll give their all whatever happens", he said. They will also have to try and negotiate their way out of a group containing Iran and Morocco if they are to reach the knockout stages of the competition. (more...)
Brazil training prank: Birthday boy Coutinho pelted with eggs by Neymar & teammates Brazil training prank: Birthday boy Coutinho pelted with eggs by Neymar & teammates
- June 13, 2018

The Paris St Germain striker scored his 55th goal for his country in Sunday's victory, their final World Cup warm-up match. "It's logical that, at first, when he started kicking the ball again, he felt the need to take extra care of himself". (more...)
Sebastian Vettel no longer felt like 'a passenger' in his Ferrari Sebastian Vettel no longer felt like 'a passenger' in his Ferrari
- June 10, 2018

Vettel called the incident "ridiculous" on the radio at the time, and questioned what the drivers involved - Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg, Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen - were doing. "We extracted the best we could out of qualifying". Before qualifying began, Pierre Gasly was forced to resort to the old-spec Honda power unit prior to the start of the qualifying session. (more...)
Dominic Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final Dominic Thiem ends Cecchinato fairytale to reach French Open final
- June 09, 2018

Dominic Thiem awaits Nadal in Sunday's final, where the Spaniard will be hoping to avenge his defeat at the Madrid Open last month. There was a sense of inevitability in the air when Del Potro served at 4-5 and sure enough Nadal turned the screws to grab two set points at 15-40. (more...)
LeBron James' conversation with Jerry West after losing first two NBA Finals LeBron James' conversation with Jerry West after losing first two NBA Finals
- June 09, 2018

And Curry, who missed nine straight 3s in the previous game, had the National Basketball Association landscape buzzing with a jaw-dropping shot early in the game. Kevin Love recalled Cleveland's Game 4 effort past year with backs to the wall. He plopped down in a chair and draped a towel over his broad shoulders, looking like a boxer on a corner stool. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer
- June 08, 2018

Speaking to Marca from Spain's pre-World Cup camp, Asensio said that he "could not imagine" being part of a Madrid squad which did not include the five time Ballon d'Or victor. Ronaldo said: "In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side". There's been a lot said since on both sides, with speculation around how serious Ronaldo really is, how seriously Real are actually taking it, and above all, how this could end. (more...)
Jutanugarn survives collapses, wins US Women's Open Jutanugarn survives collapses, wins US Women's Open
- June 07, 2018

Sarah Jane Smith extended her lead at the U.S. Women's Open to four strokes after a second straight 5-under 67 Friday at Shoal Creek. "But I wouldn't work for anyone else". Ariya Jutanugarn holds the championship trophy after defeating Hyo-Joo Kim in a sudden death playoff in the U.S. Women's Open Championship golf tournament at Shoal Creek. (more...)
Samuel Umtiti agrees five-year contract extension with Barcelona Samuel Umtiti agrees five-year contract extension with Barcelona
- June 06, 2018

After months of negotiating, Barcelona finally announced an agreement with Umtiti had been reached by issuing a statement early on Sunday evening. Lluis Miguelsanz of Sport previously reported Manchester United were eyeing the defender and his meager €60 million (£52 million) buyout clause. (more...)
Neuer returns but Germany lose to Austria in FIFA World Cup warm-up Neuer returns but Germany lose to Austria in FIFA World Cup warm-up
- June 06, 2018

Neuer has proven his fitness after eight months sidelined by a fractured foot in timely fashion, with four names to be cut ahead of Germany naming their final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday. Neuer was called into action on 31 as the Bayern Munich shot-stopper produced a superb save to keep out Florian Grillitsch's close-range effort. Low made a raft of substitutions in the closing stages, but none of the changes had the desired impact as Germany's World Cup preparations suffered an ... (more...)
Leroy Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad Leroy Sane left out of Germany World Cup squad
- June 05, 2018

The main point of contention was that Leroy Sane - a man who has been in eye-wateringly good form for Manchester City over the past nine months - was omitted from the squad heading to Russian Federation. Manuel Neuer is in as one of three goalkeepers , and will lead Germany's defence of their World Cup crown. And his stats were far better than players like Mesut Ozil , Marco Reus , Julian Draxler and Brandts - who scored 12 goals and made seven for Leverkusen who finished fifth ... (more...)
Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli both start for England against Nigeria Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli both start for England against Nigeria
- June 05, 2018

Ndidi was meant to play some part against in the Eagles' last friendly game against England on Saturday, but the German coach chose not to introduce him, despite asking him to warm up alongside other substitutes. "I think the pace in the team, you can feel it, and that is why we had some problems in the first half". "We don't think it was the moment for him to play but he will start the next game but I hope if he plays against Czech Republic, he will be fit and ready on June 16". (more...)
76ers considering firing GM as Twitter-accounts probe focuses on wife 76ers considering firing GM as Twitter-accounts probe focuses on wife
- June 02, 2018

Colangelo has missed predraft workouts on Wednesday and Thursday. So far, Philadelphia ownership has shown little, if any, inclination to separate Colangelo's culpability in the matter should a family member or close associate be proven responsible for the postings, league sources said. (more...)
Alex Ovechkin has his first Stanley Cup Final goal Alex Ovechkin has his first Stanley Cup Final goal
- June 02, 2018

Remember how it changed the series? Oshie and Jakub Vrana and defenseman John Carlson . "To me, it was the hockey gods", Washington coach Barry Trotz said . Who knows what tricks Holtby has up his sleeve next. Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made a brilliant stick save with 1:59 left in the third period, stopping Tuch's shot and preserving the Capitals' 3-2 win in Las Vegas . (more...)
Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment
- May 29, 2018

The only problem is there is still a lot of baseball to be played this year. You need more than that from a DH or first baseman. The finely tuned working duo of manager Alex Cora and president Dave Dombrowski are firmly in control of the Red Sox right now and for the foreseeable future. (more...)
NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility
- May 29, 2018

UF became the first team to be the No. 1 overall seed three times. They failed to reach the super regionals each of those seasons. They'll be joined in Georgia by fourth-seeded Campbell, who earned an automatic berth after winning the Big South Tournament championship . (more...)
Footage & Photos of Cowboys' Terrance Williams' Drunken Arrest Released Footage & Photos of Cowboys' Terrance Williams' Drunken Arrest Released
- May 26, 2018

Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk noted Williams was arrested for public intoxication but not the crash after he told the police how the vehicle was wrecked in the first place. When police asked if Wright was still with the wrecked Lamborghini, Williams said no. "I promise you, I would never lie to y'all", Williams said. "All of that is news to me", the lawyer continued. (more...)
Ivanka Trump Defends Serena Williams After French Open Snub Ivanka Trump Defends Serena Williams After French Open Snub
- May 26, 2018

Ellis now has two children - but she has spoken openly about her own fertility difficulties. The three-times French Open champion was not granted a seed by tournament organisers, triggering criticism from women's groups and tennis pundits. (more...)
The NFL's Crackdown on Player Protests The NFL's Crackdown on Player Protests
- May 26, 2018

Under the changes approved by team owners at the Spring League Meeting, players who don't want to stand during the anthem will be allowed to stay off the field. The protests started a couple of seasons ago after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling in response to police brutality against African-Americans. (more...)
Chris Paul: 'I Will Be Alright' Chris Paul: 'I Will Be Alright'
- May 26, 2018

Despite pulling off a second straight win, this time on their home floor, a dark cloud loomed over the outcome due to Chris Paul sustaining a right hamstring injury in the final minutes of the game, leaving his status questionable for a potential series-clinching Game 6. (more...)
Richie Incognito placed on involuntary psychiatric hold in Florida Richie Incognito placed on involuntary psychiatric hold in Florida
- May 26, 2018

He was not arrested but was taken into custody under Florida's Baker Act, which allows for involuntary psychiatric commitment for people seen as a danger to themselves or others. I "certainly appreciate all he did for this organization and then my, as I was here last year, just one year of his career with the Buffalo Bills and what he meant to us and what he meant to me". (more...)
Klopp: We are here because we are Liverpool, so let's try it Klopp: We are here because we are Liverpool, so let's try it
- May 26, 2018

Real are likely to dominate the game, so the key for Liverpool will be to start fast, take their chances as they come, and pray that they can hold it together when the inevitable charge comes later on. "The experience they have is a big advantage, 100 per cent, to feel more confident or whatever". The midfield has been fantastic with Jordan Henderson leading the pack and dictating the game when needed, he has been criticised numerous times but his team mates know his value and James ... (more...)