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How Stuart Broad came alive to keep critics at bay?


It's personal columns, it's radio shows which need likes and airtime isn't it. And while Broad admitted England had left Lord's "angry" with their own performance, he felt Vaughan's comments were a long way wide of the mark. "This is just a think tank to drop Broad or James Anderson and I hope people within the team and the management think, 'Could it make a just a little difference?' You never know". Read More »

Nadal thumps Gasquet at Roland Garros


There was also an unprecedented act as a Mexican wave spread around the stands as Nadal eased to 4-0 leads in both of the first two sets to all but decide the tie. Stephens next faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, who won 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) against No. 8-seeded Petra Kvitova. Sloane Stephens advanced, too, but the 10th-seeded American had a much more hard time beating Italy's Camila Giorgi 4-6, 6-1, 8-6. Read More »

Jack Nicklaus: Tiger Woods' next step is learning to win again


A five-time victor of the Memorial, Woods has not shot in the 60s at Muirfield Village since the final round of his 2012 victory. Rose, fresh off his convincing triumph at Colonial, mixed three bogeys with four birdies while Dufner, winless since his fifth PGA Tour victory past year at Muirfield, was undone by a four-hole stretch on his back nine that included three bogeys. Read More »

Fekir agent hands Liverpool boost amid rival interest


On Saturday evening, Romain tweeted that Fekir and his agent Jean-Pierre Bernès would be in Liverpool on Sunday to thrash out a few details and if all goes to plan, the French worldwide will have his medical at Melwood training ground. "I think he is, judging by the interest in Nabil Fekir of Lyon". It is thought that Klopp is keen to replace Karius and Mignolet with a more reliable shot-stopper, with Roma's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson believed to be the club's top target. Read More »

Sonny Bill out of France series, to have knee surgery


The 32-year-old, who has only recently recovered from a wrist injury, will have to undergo surgery after aggravating an old knee problem. Rugby league convert Williams has played 46 Tests for the All Blacks, including successful World Cup campaigns in 2011 and 2015. Read More »

Ex-NFL cheerleaders sue Houston Texans, allege intimidation and low pay


Five former cheerleaders for the Houston Texans filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday alleging that the National Football League team created a hostile work environment and did not compensate them appropriately. The suit comes one month after another former cheerleader filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the team of underpaying her and coaches of body-shaming cheerleaders. Read More »

Neuer returns but unable to prevent Germany loss to Austria


Today many things were bad. "It was a good comeback after such a long time". Midfielder Mesut Ozil netted the only goal for Germany in the 11th minute, while Austria defender Martin Hinteregger and midfielder Alessandro Schopf scored for their team in the 53rd and 69th minutes respectively. Read More »

Chelsea step up manager hunt, club wants Zidane at Stamford Bridge


With all the options in consideration , Chelsea said to have former Blues manager Avram Grant lined up as a last resort. Just to add into existing pressure, Chelsea is at an advanced stage to sell their first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard's apparent desire to leave Chelsea has been noted as a contribution to a chaos like situation in the club. Read More »

Cincinnati a no-brainer for MLS expansion


MLS added that it will announce in the coming months which conference FC Cincinnati will be entered in. FC Cincinnati is being invited into the MLS a year earlier than expected, reflecting the fan momentum that has been built in such a short space of time. Read More »

PGA Tour tees off with Quicken Loans in Detroit


With the tournament four weeks off, it was previously expected that The National would be played without a title sponsor in 2018. The tournament will be the first PGA event held in MI since 2009 when Warwick Hills hosted the Buick Open for the last time. Read More »

Nadal gives ball boy dream chance of Roland Garros knockabout


The 27th-seeded Gasquet trailed 5-0 in the first set before winning the next three games and moving 30-0 ahead on Nadal's serve. He is 82-2 for his career at Roland Garros, 107-2 in best-of-five-set clay-court matches anywhere. Sharapova is competing at Roland Garros for the first time since 2015. No. 3 Marin Cilic eliminated Steve Johnson of the United States, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Read More »

Serena Williams reveals plans for baby number 2


The American impressively beat 11th seed Julia Goerges in straight sets to book a date with the Russian - a match-up that is the most eagerly anticipated clash of the tournament so far. Serena Williams the super mom enjoyed a tender moment with her daughter after continuing her electrifying comeback at the French Open on Friday. Read More »

Johnny Manziel debuts for CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Friday preseason game


He got 23 snaps, and completed 9-of-12 passes for 80 yards. Johnny Manziel made his Canadien Football League debut Friday for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a 38-16 loss to the Toronto Argonauts . Johnny Football still has plenty of work to do in order to re-establish himself on the football field, of course. Remember, he's going to be here (ideally) for the next two seasons. Read More »

Missouri's Jontay Porter to return for sophomore season


Some could see Porter Jr. going in the top-5 while some possibly see him sliding out of the top 10 due to concerns about his back injury that caused him to miss most of his freshman season. In his debut season, Porter averaged 11.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocked shots per game during Southeastern Conference play. By all accounts, Porter had a disappointing combine. Read More »

Vincent Kompany injury concern after goalless draw between Belgium and Portugal


EURO 2016 winners Portugal will welcome the Real Madrid superstar back before Russian Federation 2018, but Belgium coach Martinez will face more questions about his tactics after a flat display from his hotly-tipped side. The injury to Kompany was the key talking point after a game in which both sides showed attacking intent despite failing to find the net. "I can not be fully satisfied because of Vincent Kompany's injury but apart from that it was the test we needed", Martinez said, ... Read More »

DeChambeau takes 1-shot lead as Woods lurks at Memorial

Woods ran his 45-foot birdie putt about 7 feet by on the par-3 16th and missed it coming back, and then closed by missing a 3-foot par putt. Woods played the last five holes of the front nine in 5 under, starting with his second eagle of the week. Read More »

Barcelona remain tight-lipped on Antoine Griezmann


Griezmann , who was among the scorers on the night, admitted that whistles are part and parcel of football, but insisted that France are a united outfit and have complete faith in what Pogba offers to the team. We don't expect that from him, only that he rotates the ball and plays for the team. Manchester United this time a year ago were heavily interested in securing Griezmann's services. Read More »

DE casinos to start full-scale sports betting next week


DE officials signaled earlier this month that they saw no legal hurdles preventing them from starting full sports betting . DE passed legislation in 2009 which allowed sports wagering on out-of-state teams, opening the doors for single-game wagers after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law barring wagering on team sports, opening the door for individual states to pursue legal sports betting at their discretion. Read More »

Djokovic reaches third round at Roland Garros, Zverev survives


In Halep's match, she quickly reasserted her authority though with the depth and power of her groundstrokes stopping Riske in her tracks - conceding just 14 points in sets 2 and 3. In the victory , Petkovic won 74 percent of her first serve points and 46 percent of her second serve points. However, the Romanian star came back strongly in the next two sets and broke through Riske's resistance, winning the match in one hour and 34 minutes. Read More »

Graeme Smith: AB De Villiers Will Be Irreplaceable


The impact of ABD was not only limited to South Africa but it was his batting style which has inspired many to take up the game. "The good thing is, the World Cup is a long way away", Ottis Gibson said as a means of assuaging his own and the country's disappointment about AB de Villiers' worldwide retirement and thus his absence from next year's showpiece event. Read More »

NCAA ineligibility pushes Brian Bowen to remain in NBA Draft


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Faced with sitting out at least another year at SC as the federal investigation into college basketball continues, a "devastated" Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to remain in the NBA draft . Bowen has denied knowledge of any payment. He was allowed to practice with the Gamecocks since entering school. Bowen announced Wednesday he's leaving the school after the NCAA told SC officials he would miss at least all of next season with the Gamecocks. Read More »

Super Eagles Pay For Sloppy Start In Defeat To England


The home side won an early free-kick and Trippier's strike forced a smart stop from Uzoho. Veteran Ashley Young , slotted at left-back, made a darting run down the wing but was prevented to get his shot on goal by a body of Super Eagles defenders at the midway stage. Read More »

Oklahoma State advances to NCAA men’s golf title match


The Cowboys' victory was the first win by a team that won the stroke play portion of the tournament since the inception of match play at the event in 2009. No Pac-12 teams will compete for a championship in match play this year. "I'm just excited for the opportunity". Today I came out and was hitting nice fades off the tee so I was putting the ball in play, and my iron play was really good. Read More »

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle withdraws name from NBA draft


Battle had a standout sophomore season, leading Division I in average minutes played and the Orange in scoring at 19.2 points per game. The team will also have incoming guard Jalen Carey and Coach Jim Boeheim's son, Buddy. He's ready to make a push for a successful post-season for Syracuse Basketball fans. The team was doubted all season long, made the NCAA Tournament by the skin of its teeth, and ended up shocking the world by making it to the Sweet Sixteen, upsetting a championship ... Read More »

Vijay Mallya resigns as Force India F1 director

Mallya stated that with his own legal issues to take care of, it's better that the company remains unaffected; while speaking to "It's better that my son replaces me". Deputy team principal Bob Fernley and COO Otmar Szafnauer oversee the running of the team at races. In October 2011, it was announced that the conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar had bought into the team, founder Subatra Roy Sahara appointed being co-owner and chairman in a move which saw a much welcome $100m ... Read More »

Robert Lewandowski: Bayern star distances himself from agent claim


The Chile worldwide has been linked with both Chelsea and Manchester United in the past but the former appear out of the race based on the midfielder's comments. He added: "If I change my team it's going to be for the better, to fight for the Champions League, to win titles, to fight for important things". Vidal missed the final two months of Bayern's season after picking up a knee injury which required surgery, but will now have a free summer to recover with Chile failing to qualify for ... Read More »

Former Trinity standout Gabriel enters NBA Draft


This went down to the wire in large part because they'll turn 23 before the beginning of the season, graduated in the spring and were borderline prospects. Calipari said Vanderbilt "had a very hard decision to make". On the other hand, he's seen how quickly this can be taken away. For the season, Gabriel averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Read More »

Donaldson uses underhand serve, but loses match


A loss also would have left his resume still with merely one trip as far as the round of 16 at any Slam - and zero such runs at Roland Garros . The 13th-seeded American built a big lead then barely avoided getting pushed to a third set before beating 21st-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-1, 7-6 (7) in a matchup of powerful baseliners. Read More »

IPL betting case: Arbaaz confesses to placing bets earlier, claims cops


During the investigation, a "connection" between Jalan and Arbaaz was established, said Pradeep Sharma , Senior Inspector and head of the AEC, on Friday. The actor, however, claimed that he had not placed bets on any match of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League that ended on May 27, the official said. Read More »

Rafael Nadal crushes Richard Gasquet to reach last 16

The Serb, 31, is seeded 20th as he searches for his best form following his return from an elbow injury. "It was a great test". "I went through my ups and downs, and I'm not really satisfied with the performance", Djokovic said. German World No 3 Zverev found himself in deep trouble when trailing by two sets to one against Lajovic, but the Serbian ran out of gas as it finished 2-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Read More »

White Sox pitcher says he'll be back after death scare

Six weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, Farquhar was back at Guaranteed Rate Field and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. "I knew Nate Jones would help me out with anything; he would dive if he had to so that ball wouldn't hit the ground". Farquhar plans to pitch again - he was surprised he couldn't return to the team after coming out of the hospital - but still has a while before a return will be in order. Read More »

Jones defends England training style as injuries mount


A succession of England coaches have declined to include him, deterred by his reputation for individualism, but Jones has given him a final lifeline. "The matter will be taken to the next Professional Game Board and the clubs will have input on what is acceptable in the context of our players' complete workload throughout the year on club and global duty". Read More »