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Morocco to face joint United States, Mexico & Canada bid


Moroccan media had reported rumours that Federation Internationale de Football Association was set to disallow the North African nation's bid for reasons including logistical problems in the country's five main cities. In 20 categories evaluated for risk, the North American bid had three medium-risk areas - government support, human rights and labor standards, and organizing costs - and 17 low risk. Read More »

Damir Dzumhur crashes into ball boy at French Open


The pressure was on Zverev and he had to save the match point on his own serve before making it 5-5. "You try to win each point, you try to win each game". Džumhur, the 26th seed, was facing off against rival Alexander Zverev when the unfortunate incident occurred. "All I could do was keep fighting", said Zverev who has now equalled his best ever Slam performance after also making the fourth round at Wimbledon previous year. Read More »

Five French Open ties we want including Sharapova-Serena & Nadal-Djokovic


After beating Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-1, Nadal next faces Frenchman Richard Gasquet - a player the Spaniard is very familiar with. The 12-time grand slam victor is nowhere near his best and has suffered unimaginable losses starting from Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo to Barcelona and Madrid , Djokovic has been below par throughout these tours. Read More »

Novak Djokovic recovers to beat Roberto Bautista Agut and progress


Former champion Novak Djokovic claimed a hard-fought 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over a grieving Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday to book his spot in the French Open fourth round. "I'm not proud of doing that to be honest". Djokovic still had a moody expression when he returned to court for the third set - but that release of anger eventually seemed to work in his favour. Read More »

Joaquin Niemann, Kyle Stanley tied for Memorial lead after Round 2


Tiger Woods walks the 18th fairway during the final round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. While his play has been up-and-down this season as he's attempting to mount a comeback after multiple back injuries, Woods put on a show on No. 11 that made it look like he was back to old form. Read More »

Sylvester Stallone will shoot a biographical film about a black boxer


Balboa Productions will be focused on developing new film and TV projects but their first feature looks set to be a cracker. Johnson - nicknamed the Galveston Giant - became heavyweight champion of the world in 1908 and two years later he took part in the "Fight of the Century" against former undefeated champion James J. Read More »

Reyes 4 scoreless innings in return but Cards lose to Brewers


He felt pain during a pre-spring training bullpen session in February 2017 and was operated on by Cardinals physician Dr. George Paletta. The 23-year-old right-hander has all the talent in the world and a 1.44 ERA in 50 career major league innings, but he's looking at another extended absence. Read More »

'Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit' Makes Serena Williams Feel Like a 'Superhero'


Serena Williams of the US returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 . "But I love that I said that, because I can understand". "But that side of the game, I feel, has improved in the last few months and I like the challenge of coming up against a really good server". Read More »

No more gold for Bolt as CAS reject doping appeal


In 2016, urine samples from the Beijing Games were retested and the sample provided by Carter was found to contain methylhexaneamine. But in January 2017 the International Olympic Committee announced the disqualification of the Jamaican team from the men's sprint relay event in Beijing after reanalysis of Carter's samples from the 2008 Games resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine. Read More »

Amir eyes golden memory as Pakistan look to finish off England


Keaton Jennings revealed he postponed an accounting exam to join up with the England squad ahead of the second Test against Pakistan . England were skittled out for just 184 in their first innings at Lord's by disciplined bowling from Pakistan , whose resolute batsmen then made 363 in reply. Read More »

Sam Curran called up to England squad for second Test against Pakistan


England , attempting to salvage a drawn series from 1-0 down following a nine-wicket defeat at Lord's, began the match with four maiden overs, the first time they had done so in a Test since playing Australia at The Oval in 1993. Stokes is yet to have a scan but will be assessed by England medical staff on Thursday. Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir has said that bowling Pakistan to a Test series win in England would be the "best memory" of his life. Read More »

Tristan Thompson upset over 'bulls---' Shaun Livingston shot


During the Cleveland Cavaliers' 124-114 loss in overtime, Thompson was ejected in the final seconds for committing a flagrant 2 foul on former teammate Shaun Livingston . Afterwards, the Warriors sounded incredulous both for Thompson's ejection and why he took offense to the play in the first place. The Golden State Warriors were up by eight points with five seconds remaining in the contest, but there was 2.5 seconds left on the shot clock. Read More »

Chapter 4: Warriors, Cavs open Finals tonight on TSN


He is the Cavs' second-leading scorer this postseason at 13.8 ppg. The Warriors missed the defensive presence of 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala , who missed his fifth straight postseason game dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee. Read More »

A fourth final in a row for the Warriors


That's the way it's been for these up-and-down, uber-talented Warriors , who leave even their coach perplexed. "That's just not an easy injury to predict in terms of recovery", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. But because of Golden State's hack-a-Capela strategy and the limited time left, it was too little too late. The Warriors rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit en route to a 101-92 win in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals . Read More »

French Open 2018: Nadal powers into third-round meeting with Gasquet


Sharapova managed to turn things around, and Hogenkamp angrily tossed her racket at the red clay after Sharapova resisted pressure on her serve in the sixth game, saving two break points. The 36-year-old downed Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 6-4 as she played in her first Major since the 2017 Australian Open where she triumphed. Read More »

76ers considering firing GM as Twitter-accounts probe focuses on wife

The accounts at times criticized National Basketball Association players that included Sixers, debated coaching decisions by his own staff, critiqued front office moves of Sam Hinkie and Toronto successor Masai Ujiri, telegraphed the Markelle Fultz trade and disclosed non-public information on players to members of the media ( see story ). Read More »

Andy Couzens posts sympathetic Tweet as Paul Heckingbottom sacked by Leeds

Former Argentine defender Marcelo Bielsa is current favourite to take over with former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, Italian Flippo Inzaghi and former Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy also listed as possible replacements. We are confident of making a quick appointment and we thank our fans for their continued support". The 62-year-old boasts a wealth of experience having previously managed the likes of Marseille, Lazio and Athletic Bilbao as well as the national teams of Argentina and Chile . Read More »

FA supports Sterling with rifle tattoo


One anti-gun campaigner demanded that Sterling cover the tattoo or be sacked from the national team. The Manchester City forward posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates at St George's Park, with a tattoo of the gun on his right calf clearly visible. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid


Zidane's side finished third in the Spanish top-flight this season as they switched their full attention to a Champions League three-peat after a poor start to the domestic campaign. "You can't help but admire what he has done", France manager Didier Deschamps, who won the World Cup as a player alongside Zidane in 1998, told France's TF1 after the Kiev triumph. Read More »

I wouldnt swap Ronaldo for Neymar, says Madrid great Casillas


But now it appears the man who has won an impressive four Champions League medals with Los Blancos , rather than spend time with his own team was in talking to the Liverpool side who's hearts were broken. The Welshman was "angry and humiliated" by manager Zinedine Zidane's decision to name him among the substitutes, and his relationship with the Frenchman is "strained" as a result, per Hope. Read More »

Racid test for India


Saha picked up a thumb injury while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier II of the IPL. His guile as a spinner is being praised by all the greats, including Sachin Tendulkar . The moment you let fear get the better of you, you are in trouble. "We just want to go out there and play with the same intensity as we do with every other team". Read More »

Liverpool agree deal to sign Monaco's midfielder Fabinho


Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has hailed Liverpool's £ 39 million signing of Fabinho from French side Monaco. Liverpool moved quickly to get the Fabinho deal done virtually under the radar but they have no such hope if they pursue Alisson after Roma's sporting director Monchi was moved to speak about the goalkeeper's situation. Read More »

LeBron James admits he asked Cavaliers not to trade Kyrie Irving

James was in utter disbelief as regulation ended in stunning fashion: George Hill made the first of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left after being fouled by Klay Thompson . Bad blood marred the game's end with Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green jostling, and words were exchanged between James and Klay Thompson, too. Read More »

Actor Arbaaz Khan summoned by Thane Police in IPL betting case


Police have asked the Dabangg star to join the probe. Sonu Jalan allegedly had a diary with details of clients and bookies. "During investigation, it was found that Arbaaz was being threatened by Jalan as he had lost money on one of the matches", said said Pradeep Sharma, senior police inspector from Thane anti extortion cell. Read More »

Vasiliy Lomachenko expected to be out until December following shoulder surgery

Pictured: Vasiliy Lomachenko looks on before his fight against Jorge Linares during their WBA lightweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City, May 12, 2018. To operate the Basil will Neal of Alatrash - doctor, who worked with Wladimir Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. "So that's the date, in L.A.", Arum said before revealing, "Beltran is the obvious opponent". Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime in game one


He would help their cause, primarily as a quality defender on LeBron James (so that Kevin Durant and Draymond Green don't have to shoulder that burden all the time). He notched his eighth 40-point game during this play-off run to tie Hall of Famer Jerry West's feat in 1965 for most in a single post-season. Missing 3-point shots would be disastrous - the Rockets missed 27 straight 3-pointers in Game 7 - because the Warriors will turn the long rebounds into fast breaks. Read More »

Chelsea ready to sell Courtois and sign Liverpool's target


He returned in 2014, though, becoming the club's first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Petr Cech and winning the title in his very first season. There is one Real Madrid-sized problem in the Reds' interest. Roma have, according to The Guardian , slapped an nearly £80million price-tag on their star keeper amid the Anfield interest. Atletico Madrid could be another option for Courtois but the good form of Jan Oblak sees them unlikely to move unless they are forced into a sale of their highly ... Read More »

Watch Cavs vs Warriors Online Free ABC Live Streaming NBA Finals Game


The 2017 Finals mano-a-mano was the first for James and Durant with the Cavaliers and Warriors , respectively. The 2018 NBA Finals kick off on May 31 with the Cavaliers and the Warriors facing off for the fourth years straight! LeBron shot more from outside in the third quarter, and Golden State pounced. Read More »

Sixers, Brett Brown Agree to Three-Year Extension


Brown has been with the franchise for the last five seasons and been through the ups and downs during that time. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , the Sixers have agreed a three-year contract extension with Brown. Considering the success of the Spurs over the past couple of decades, transitioning to such a challenging environment in Philadelphia was always going to be a hard adjustment. Read More »