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Konta destroyed by Cibulkova, Edmund flies home flag


I lost to a very good player today. "That was a lot to do with how she played", WTA quoted Konta as saying. He plays last on the show court against American Bradley Klahn . Konta had the opportunity to get a foothold back in the game, but despite having control of the net, she was sent backpedalling by a lob, hit a weak return, and Cibulkova punished it with a forehand into the corner. Read More »

We all want Nadal-Federer final at Wimbledon - Martina Navratilova


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. First match at Wimbledon . The 20-year-old Tiafoe relied on a strong serve to win 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 over the Spanish veteran and reach the second round for the second straight year. Read More »

FSU Recruiting: Noles lose out on top 2019 receiver to Penn State


This is a huge steal for Penn State . "I'm cool with the coaches", Dunmore said in an interview with 247Sports Luke Stampini in advance of his announcement. As the nation celebrated Independence Day on Wednesday, it was decision day for one of the top wide receiver recruits in the entire state of Florida that the FSU football team really wanted to commit to the Seminoles. Read More »

Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final


Croatia is in the World Cup semifinals for the second time and first since 1998. The Croatians lost to France in the semis 20 years ago. Earlier, had reported how England's Three Lions defeated Sweden 2-0 margin courtesy of two headed goals from Harry Maguire's 30th minute and Dele Alli's 59th minute during Saturday's quarterfinal fixture to book passage into the semifinals of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

F1: Mercedes British GP practice Verstappen brought to a halt


Reflecting on his qualifying performance, Hamilton said: "I think it's, for me, with the whole build-up, with the whole intensity, with the whole spur-of-the-moment thing, knowing how close we were, for me it feels like one of the best laps that I've been able to produce". Read More »

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard ousted in second round at Wimbledon


No. 26 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., plays a second-round men's match against Benoit Paire of France later Thursday. Taylor is No. 180. "I think the best thing to do for her was to take a break a few years ago because I kind of followed her a bit back then and I just saw mentally how she didn't know what she wanted from tennis". Read More »

Hsieh Su-Wei beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Wimbledon


Top seed Simona Halep went out of Wimbledon in the third round after losing an epic three-set battle against Hsieh Su-wei. The Belgian, ranked number 47 in the world, knocked out defending champion Garbine Muguruza in round two. "It's wonderful. I was 2-5 down in the final set but the crowd pushed me to fight". Halep was left to rue her lost opportunities. "I just want to feel free and enjoy the match". Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal on course


Reigning world number one and Roland Garros champion Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 and will next face Australian teenager Alex de Minaur . Zeballos was a top 40 player in 2013 but plays at Wimbledon ranked a lowly 126. A nominee for the WTA Tour's 2017 comeback of the year award, Barty is seeded at Wimbledon for the first time after gatecrashing the world's top 20. Read More »

England beat Sweden to reach semi-finals


England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup . Emil Krafth makes his first start of the competition with right-back Mikael Lustig suspended. 'We are delighted to have got the first goal from a set-piece because we have worked hard on the training ground and we needed Jordan (Pickford ) to pull off a number of saves in the second half. Read More »

Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Found Dead After Standoff With Cops


Tyler Honeycutt , a former National Basketball Association and EuroLeague pro, died in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles, ABC7-Los Angeles reported in the early morning hours on July 7. Police brought in SWAT and LAPD's Crisis Negotiation Team and evacuated at least 30 residents from nearby homes while they attempted to get the suspect to surrender. Read More »

Maguire scores, England leads 2-0 against Sweden

Far more fancied England sides had failed to reach the last four in the past but Gareth Southgate's young squad powered on as they continued to make a mockery of dampened pre-tournament expectations with another impressive display in Russian Federation. Read More »

I'm so close to winning again, says Graeme McDowell


Earlier in the day, McDowell tweeted: "Flew into Manchester last night from CDG and my golf clubs are untraceable". G-Mac still had no idea where his clubs were on Monday night so he withdrew from the tournament in order to concentrate on trying to qualify this weekend at the Irish Open instead. Read More »

Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police

UPDATE: We can confirm that during the initial encounter the suspect fired a shot out of the residence and officers returned fire. Police brought in SWAT and LAPD's Crisis Negotiation Team and evacuated at least 30 residents from nearby homes while they attempted to get the suspect to surrender. Read More »

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson for $10 million. What's not to love?


The negotiations for such a match had already begun by May, so Woods responded to Mickelson's suggestion saying, "I'm definitely not against that". And while they continue to playfully trash talk each other, Mickelson has had to admit that Woods has the upper hand. "The tough thing is that he has the trump card: his career record. Read More »

Sweden aiming to upset an England team on the verge of history

Today our spirit was as good as theirs and our quality a little bit better". While England's victory was one-sided it was not easy. It was in in 1990 when England last reached the semi-finals of the tournament. England previously won the World Cup in 1966, which has so far been their only ever win. Captain Harry Kane is the tournament's leading scorer with six goals, although Sweden have kept clean sheets in three of their four matches in Russian Federation. Read More »

Brazil exit means only Europeans left standing at World Cup


Belgium coach Roberto Martinez applauds fans after the match. Only a few times in your lifetime [can you come to a World Cup]. If you look, you see how much he's been participating collectively, taking up the ball, taking up space. "We will need power", he said in a hint that the physical presence of Fellaini might be deployed from the beginning. We showed our character after they scored. Read More »

Toyota Supra Coming to NASCAR Xfinity Series


The groups began work on the Supra in 2017. Toyota didn't say what's under the racing Supra's hood Thursday, but we imagine it's a beefy V-8 and 4-speed manual sending power to the rear wheels because NASCAR. It also made two appearances in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in the 1990s. Haley, in his second career Xfinity start, rocketed underneath Kyle Larson and Elliott Sadler to cross the finish line first and seemingly win. Read More »

Coach of Thai boys trapped in cave apologises to parents


Speaking at a news conference, a commander of the Thai navy SEAL group said the diver was found unconscious about 1 a.m. Friday. "But now many things have changed and we will have a limited amount of time ". But if heavy rains start again, divers will try to take the boys out right away. They are hoping an upgraded draining effort can lower the water in an area where it is still at or near the ceiling. Read More »

France manager Didier Deschamps relieved Paul Pogba didn't lose temper vs. Uruguay


The 27-year-old later spoke of his "love" for "Uruguayans and Uruguayan culture" formed by close relationships with club team-mate Diego Godin and former Real Sociedad mentor Martin Lasarte. Mbappe, who has modeled his game after Cristiano Ronaldo and is being compared to Zinedine Zidane, also picked up a second-half yellow card for falling to the ground as if in agony after a touch from an opponent. Read More »

Solid Swedes to make England wait


Sweden can beat England in Saturday's quarter-finals and eventually win the World Cup in Russian Federation if they can handle the pressure, former captain and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said. As a fellow centre forward, I can't help but be impressed with his ability to play not only in the box but also outside of it. "I don't think they need to play with three at the back against Sweden". Read More »

Belgium's Vincent Kompany 'not losing sleep' over Brazil


But Brazil great Rivaldo just wants Neymar to ignore the criticism and keep playing as he has been, with Belgium surely bracing themselves for the tricky attacker's likely impact. The teams have progressed through different means but each arrive with confidence after rousing wins in their last starts. The match, between two sides rich with world-class attacking talent, should be close but Martinez said one significant factor set Brazil apart. Read More »

Mikel Grateful To Nigerian Police For Father’s Rescue From Abductors


But unknown to millions of fans watching that day, Mikel had another issue bothering him: hours before the match started, he was told he his father had been kidnapped and there was a sword of death dangling above him. Both Pa Obi and his driver were later rescued by police following a "gun duel", nearly a full week after their kidnapping, before being taken to hospital for treatment to wounds their captors had inflicted. Read More »

Shardul to replace injured Bumrah in England ODIs


Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India's squad for the upcoming three-match one-day worldwide (ODI) series against England starting 12 July. After the completion of three-match T20I series, both teams will play three-match ODI series. He's also been a constant feature in India's T20I scheme of things, playing two of the three T20Is in South Africa before playing all games in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. Read More »

Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon


The Australian's serve accidentally hit the ball girl's arm who was standing in the opposite direction. Kyrgios was impressed with not only how easily Tomic took care of Polish lucky loser Hubert Hurkacz in the first round, but also the 25-year-old's improved attitude on court. Read More »

Chicago Bulls: 3 players to watch in the NBA Summer League


Billy Preston, an intriguing undrafted free agent that the Cleveland Cavaliers called immediately after the draft, headlines the Cleveland Cavaliers MGM Resorts NBA Summer League roster. Not only do the players on the actual Cavs team matter, but it may be worth tuning into other games as well. Some of that can be attributed to an ankle injury that cost him valuable development time in the summer before his inaugural National Basketball Association campaign, but even when he got on the ... Read More »

Penalty hero Pickford says he did the homework


But then, there was a stroke of luck; that stroke of luck that turned it around. Jordan Henderson saw his penalty saved but England reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup by beating Colombia in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in Moscow. Read More »

Will the cup come home?


Before and during Italia 1990, Davies was given unprecedented access to the England national team, its players and manager Bobby Robson. After a 2-0 victory over a disappointing Portugal side Uruguay will turn their attention to arguably the most impressive team in these 2018 World Cup finals in France. Read More »

Marcus Smart hurt by Celtics


Danny Ainge declined comment on Thursday. However, limited prospects aren't the main issue behind Smart's disillusionment. Moreover, he's reportedly frustrated by the lack of communication from general manager Danny Ainge. One of the most noteworthy players the Sixers have brought with them is Furkan Korkmaz , who was selected with the 26th overall pick in 2016. Hopefully, for the Celtics, Williams will get it together soon, as they are not a team with spare time to attend to their ... Read More »

Belgium upsets 5-time world champion Brazil

Belgium's thrilling 2-1 win against Brazil in Kazan booked the Red Devils a semi-final spot against France in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. Griezmann scored his goal, which was similar to the one scored by Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale against Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius in the Champions League final, in the 61st minute. Read More »

Thai Boys Not Ready To Dive Out Of Cave: Authorities


A senior army commander, Maj. It is tied to a telephone line to provide a channel of communication for the kids, who are stuck deep in the complex but are being looked after by four SEALs, including a medic. But the meteorological department warned on Thursday that up to 60 percent of the country's north, including Chiang Rai, can expect heavy rain from July 7 to July 12. Read More »

Alen Dzagoev thanks teammate Ignashevich for playing at the World Cup


When is the World Cup 2018 final? Nobody expected Russian Federation to reach the quarterfinals, and for that they deserve significant praise. Didier Deschamps is yet to get the best from this talented group. "We know our quality and we believe in ourselves and we are on the right track at the moment". And there's a lot of support for them here; former England global Paul Mariner says 2-0, one of six predictions in favour of the Three Lions. Read More »

England's Fabian Delph returns to Russia after baby's birth


The Manchester City ace was allowed to leave England's camp, where he returned home from Russian Federation to be with Natalie and he welcomed the birth of his third child. Interestingly, Delph missed out of Three Lions' last-16 victory over Colombia in their first ever penalty shootout in the Mundial after Harry Kane and Yerry Mina scored in regulation time. Read More »

Why Tony Parker 'had to move on' from Spurs


The Charlotte Observer, San Antonio Express-News and ESPN reported the deal, each citing unnamed National Basketball Association sources, to signal the 36-year-old playmaker's iconic era with the Spurs had ended. Parker was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007 when San Antonio defeated Cleveland. "But is a reconciliation even possible?" This echoes what former San Antonio forward Sean Elliott said about Popovich and Leonard. Read More »

Under-fire Boullier quits as McLaren race director

McLaren Racing's Chief Executive Zak Brown has said that the changes in the British team are the beginning of the positive transformation of the technical leadership of McLaren's racing organisation. 'Simon Roberts , COO of McLaren Racing , will oversee production, engineering and logistics. Andrea Stella is appointed Performance Director, responsible for trackside operations. Read More »