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Cardinals fire Mike Matheny with team hovering near .500


The club named bench coach and ex-Springfield Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt as interim manager. "These decisions are never easy, but we felt that a change in leadership was necessary as the team prepares to enter into the second half of the season". Read More »

England could play France after Les Bleus beat Belgium


Martinez sympathised with his players after seeing the country's dubbed golden generation fail to break down Didier Deschamps' stubborn defence, claiming that the defeat came down to fine margins. He met Antoine Griezmann's delivery six minutes into the second half. 'Unfortunately for us the difference was a dead ball situation, a set play, ' Martinez said. Read More »

Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon Championship


Kerber also won that year's U.S. Open, replacing Williams atop the WTA rankings right afterward. Last week she beat Julia Görges 6-2, 6-4 in the Wimbledon semifinals and was one win away from her eighth championship. Writing on her former blog, The Tig, the Duchess of Sussex said: "Taking pictures, laughing through the flag football game we were both playing and chatting not about tennis or acting, but about all the good old fashioned girly stuff". Read More »

Richie Porte abandons Tour de France

Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin), a victor of the last cobbles stage in 2015, did not start following a crash Saturday. "No one could have imagined this is the way Stage 9 would have started but we still have 7 riders in the race and we are behind them 100% of the way". Read More »

Surprise! Kate Middleton makes appearance with royal family at RAF celebration


The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning in a demure, belted dress from Dior with her favored boatneck neckline and a wild, Stephen Jones fascinator that she makes look chic. Chris Jackson via Getty Images The rest of the royals watch the flypast. It was the first time that Prince William and Middleton were spotted with their three children. Read More »

Jorginho links up with Sarri at Chelsea


Maurizio Sarri had to defend himself against accusations of homophobia and sexism while interviewing for the Chelsea job. Sarri now faces the task of implementing his fashionable style of play upon a squad who were negative and lacklustre throughout the entirety of last season. Read More »

Djokovic tops Nadal in 5 sets to reach 5th Wimbledon final


Open final. The 31-year-old former world number one won the last of his 12 majors at the 2016 French Open when he completed the career Grand Slam. "It really could have gone either ways", said Djokovic , who is bidding for a fourth championship at the All England Club and 13th Grand Slam title overall. Read More »

FIFA World Cup FA receives a warning 6 hours ago


The practice has been condemned by the organization as it nears the event's final match between Croatia and France on Sunday. "You see that we did our best to welcome any fans from any country, from any corner of the world", he said. As well as the invite to London, the boys also have a standing invitation from Manchester United and several World Cup stars have expressed their desire to send them football kit, including England defender Kyle Walker. Read More »

Manchester United to call up several youngsters for United States tour


Mourinho's declaration could also have consequences for fans outside of the Premier League, namely those overseas hoping to see United's biggest stars in high-profile friendlies this summer as the Prem runners-up are set to play five July exhibition matches in the United States before visiting Bayern Munich on August 5. Read More »

West Ham to snap up Jack Wilshere and two others


West Ham have offered £25m for the Portugal global, but Lisbon are also considering offers from Monaco and Atletico Madrid. Earlier, the German press reported that Dortmund are willing to part with the Ukrainian. The 26-year-old is available on a free transfer after he finally ended his Arsenal career after deciding not to renew his contract at the Emirates. Read More »

Barcelona eye Kante deal with Andre Gomes included


Gomes, meanwhile, has been a peripheral figure in Catalonia since signing from Valencia in 2016. However, it is understood the La Liga champions have proposed a cash-plus-player deal to Chelsea's board and are awaiting a response. Didier Deschamps has stuck by the midfielder throughtout his nation's World Cup campaign, with Kante forming a crucial partnership in midfield with Paul Pogba as they have reached their first World Cup final in 12 years . Read More »

Sri Lanka beat South Africa


That's the immediate question facing the brainstrust after the Proteas were entranced by the spin wizards of Sri Lanka in this truncated first Test. Du Plessis does not think the solution lies in more warm-up games or longer preparation periods, and he is probably right. "I think I'm applying my skill and doing well on turning tracks". Read More »

Pacquiao vs Matthysse Welterweight Championship Live Stream on BoxNation


Pacquiao is challenging "The Machine" Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt tomorrow, knowing defeat could lower the curtain on one of the greatest careers in boxing history. "It's most hard to be fighting Manny Pacquiao", he said. With the win. Pacquiao total haul is now 60 wins with 39 knockouts, seven losses, and two draws. Read More »

Pacquiao beware! I’m going home with my belt, says Matthysse


Knock-out specialist Matthysse has finished 36 of his 39 wins inside the distance and won the vacant WBA belt after an eighth-round stoppage of Thailand's Teerachai Sithmorseng in January. "Congratulations to Matthysse, this has been his dream and his goal to fight against the best. (But) I don't know what Pacquiao I am going to see on Sunday but I know he will be risky if it goes 12 rounds", he said during an interview. Read More »

Djokovic outlasts Nadal in classic Wimbledon semifinal

Interestingly, Isner has been a part of three of the longest Grand Slam singles matches ever. LONDON-John Isner already had won the longest match in Wimbledon - and tennis - history. The 33-year-old American´s composure wasn´t helped by a delay caused by a ball boy slipping and falling. Krejcikova and Siniakova missed two chances to serve out the first set from 5-2 up, but regained their composure to break once more at 5-5 and served out at the third attempt. Read More »

Kate Upton Is Pregnant


Kate is now in Miami on buisness as shes's mentoring new models taking part in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit's #SISwimSearch event. Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are expecting their first child together. Read More »

World Cup final will take place the week before Christmas


The tournament was scheduled to only have 32 teams with the field to be expanded to 48 teams for the first time for the 2026 World Cup joint-hosted by the USA, Mexico and Canada. Addressing a press conference in Moscow ahead of tomorrow's final between France and Croatia, Infantino said the 2022 tournament will begin on November 21 and continue until December 18. Read More »

Djokovic enters Wimbledon final after epic five-set win over Nadal

The roof was closed and Nadal and Djokovic had until the 11pm club curfew to finish or return on Saturday, the traditional rest day for the two men's semi-finalists. Anderson has the benefit of a day off between the semi-finals and the final, a break Djokovic describes as "necessary". That has led to some extremely long fifth sets, particularly at Wimbledon, where the grass court accentuates the punch of the serve and makes it more hard to break serve. Read More »

Angelique Kerber wins Wimbledon 2018 in style


Kerber made just five unforced errors compared to Williams' 24 as the German reversed the result of the 2016 final. Kerber clinched the coveted trophy, denying Williams a chance to grab her 24th Grand Slam title. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are level at 7-7 in the fifth set of their Wimbledon semifinal. Serving at 2-3 15-30 Williams popped up a half volley and Kerber rammed a victor past her and the 11th-seeded German repeated the trick with another sweet forehand to lead 4-2. Read More »

Phillies favored over Yankees to land Manny Machado


It's possible Baltimore tries to package Machado and Britton, both of whom will be free agents after the season. Morosi also previously reported that the O's are seeking one of two right-handed pitching prospects from the Indians: Triston McKenzie (21st in MLB Pipeline ) or Shane Bieber (91st). Read More »

Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologises for Ukraine comments


The Croatia worldwide will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence. "He was a few weeks ago with us in the Champions League final, he was three years ago with us in the Europa League final". Croatia defender Dejan Lovren believes that he deserves to be recognised as one of the game's outstanding centre-backs. Read More »

Bulls GM Gar Forman calls Jabari Parker ‘a natural fit’

Chicago will be hoping they'll be able to turn Parker's career around and turn him back into the player that went second overall just four years ago, and the player that had a great 2016-17 season for the Bucks. Parker averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 38.3 percent on 3-pointers last season, but played just 31 games after returning from ACL surgery in February. Read More »

Jorginho: Napoli midfielder joins Chelsea on five-year deal


Chelsea have completed the signing of Jorginho , beating Manchester City to the signature of the former Napoli midfielder. The manager arrives from Napoli with a burgeoning reputation for his brand of football, termed "Sarri-ball". "We are delighted Jorginho has chosen to join Chelsea ", club director Marina Granovskaia said in the statement . Talks had reached an impasse, however, and it soon became clear to De Laurentiis that he would only receive the desired €8 million (£7m/$9m) ... Read More »

Djokovic wins Nadal ‘thriller’ to reach final


Saturday on Twitter, Isner not only thanked Anderson for responding to the epic with humility and empathy, but he also wished the South African player the "best of luck" in the final. Open would have a 6-6 fifth set end in a tiebreaker race to win by two, with every point building in importance and drama, Wimbledon uses advantage sets and insists that you must break your opponent's service game and win the set by two games to win the match. Read More »

Trump plays golf in Scotland before Putin summit amid Russian meddling charges


U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on Scotland's west coast ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. US President Donald Trump is staying at his resort in Turnberry in western Scotland amid anti-Trump protests and allegations over Russian meddling into the 2016 election. Read More »

Liverpool Sign Xherdan Shaqiri From Stoke City In £13.75m Deal


Klopp told "The odd thing is in the summer break is that I always have to tell the players they need to have more holidays because they constantly want to be in immediately, but they can not do it". Having triggered his release clause with a bid of around £13.5mil, the bulky attacker is set to become Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's second signing of the summer. Read More »

Bulls, Parker agree to 2-year deal

The Bucks would then have 48 hours to match the deal. "We appreciate everything Jabari has brought to our team and our community over the last four years and we wish him well". The good news for Parker is that the restricted free agent market for a ton of players has been awfully slow, so his patience might be rewarded. But the answers to all of those questions will likely arrive sooner rather than later. Read More »

Sri Lanka win toss and bat against South Africa


The 35-year-old speedster needs three wickets to add to his 419 scalps and surpass retired quick Shaun Pollock (421) to become South Africa's leading wicket-taker in the five-day format. "At the moment they, South Africa , are the number two team in ranking". They will be tested with the huge amount of spin-bowling as well and expect the tracks to be turning from the word go after what transpired in 2015 in India. Read More »

Unai Emery happy to help Mesut Ozil rediscover Arsenal form


With all the players I want to give them confidence, to give them a chance every day in their work. We want to help to be well, fine with us. "Last year was a hard year for all the team, not only for Mesut", he said. Arsenal are likely to want to tie the Wales global down to a new contract or sell him this summer, rather than risk losing him for nothing in a year's time. Read More »