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Federer, Djokovic stroll into Wimbledon third round

He hasn't won Wimbledon since 2012, which came one month before his 31st birthday, making him the second-oldest Wimbledon champion ever. He will have certainly made a few bookmakers change their odds after his emphatic performance. He responded well to going a break down in the opening set and quickly levelled to 2-2. Some uncharacteristically sloppy play from Federer gifted Lajovic an early... [Full Article...]

New Clippers point guard Milos Teodosic is one of basketball's flashiest passers

New Clippers point guard Milos Teodosic is one of basketball's flashiest passers The Clippers were left with only the $8.4-million mid-level exemption, part of which they used to agree to terms with Teodosic. Serbian global Milos Teodosic has agreed to a two-year, $12.3 million deal with the L.A. Teodosic averaged 16.1 points and 6.8 assists last season with CSK Moscow. In NBA .com's annual survey of general managers, Teodosic was named by 53.6 percent past year as "the... [Full Article...]

Royals' Mike Moustakas, Dodgers' Justin Turner win last All-Star spots

Royals' Mike Moustakas, Dodgers' Justin Turner win last All-Star spots Moustakas, 28, is hitting.275/.309/.570 with 25 home runs this season. Both third baseman won the final fan vote and will occupy the last voted-in spots for the game. Turner leads MLB with an astounding.384 batting average and has eight home runs and 33 RBIs in 61 games for the Dodgers, who have the best record in the National League. [Full Article...]

Mayweather vs. McGregor: The best insults and moments so far

Mayweather vs. McGregor: The best insults and moments so far At the approximate midway point of Conor McGregor's preparation for his August 26 showdown with Floyd Mayweather , the UFC lightweight champion's head coach is thrilled with how training camp has progressed. "It's something Conor McGregor can't do". For all his skill, Mayweather is now 40 years old, and as such, many expect a slower, more fragile version of the undefeated boxer to show up on ... [Full Article...]

Joe Root finds captaincy comforts at Lord's

Joe Root finds captaincy comforts at Lord's New vice-captain Ben Stokes made 56 and helped wrest the initiative away from the Proteas in a fifth-wicket stand of 114. Joe Root forged a crucial partnership of 167 with Moeen Ali. Even if England and Ballance do scrape through this series against an under-powered South African side, the Aussies are lying in wait in our winter and they will hardly be quaking in their boots when a left-ha... [Full Article...]

Dirk Nowitzki finalizing two-year deal with Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki finalizing two-year deal with Mavericks This marks the third time Nowitzki, the face of the franchise, has given the Mavs a significant hometown discount. And the player involved is already in Dallas. His season was highlighted by scoring his 30,000th point on March 7; he became the sixth player to accomplish the feat in National Basketball Association history. [Full Article...]

Scary scene at Wimbledon as Bethanie Mattek-Sands crumples, screaming 'help me'

Scary scene at Wimbledon as Bethanie Mattek-Sands crumples, screaming 'help me' With her husband, Justin, by her side, Mattek-Sands was attended to by paramedics for around 20 minutes, before being sent to a hospital via ambulance. Tennis legends past and present rushed to Twitter to send Mattek-Sands their best wishes as news of the incident broke. She and Lucie Safarova have won three consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles, including at the French Open last month. [Full Article...]

F1 drivers react to Sebastian Vettel-Lewis Hamilton clash, FIA decision

F1 drivers react to Sebastian Vettel-Lewis Hamilton clash, FIA decision If I was it was for other reasons but I don't feel like I said anything that I would wish to take back", Hamilton said. Do I regret it? Yes. "I was surprised and hence why I was obviously upset and overreacted". That was the most important and then the Monday I went to Paris to see the FIA. I said everything I thought I needed to say at the last race and left it there. [Full Article...]

Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan's appeal for reinstatement denied

Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan's appeal for reinstatement denied The BORA-hansgrohe rider was initially penalised with an 80-point deduction after he appeared to force Cavendish wide using his elbow, prompting the Englishman to crash as he ran out of space against the barriers. Sagan adamantly denied any wrongdoing. "I don't think I've done anything wrong in the sprint", said Sagan, who was reading a statement. A two-time world champion and five-time victor o... [Full Article...]

Kyle Schwarber recalled from Chicago Cubs' Triple-A

Kyle Schwarber recalled from Chicago Cubs' Triple-A Right-hander John Lackey was placed on the disabled list to make room for Schwarber. Schwarber was sent down to the Iowa Cubs in June after struggling, hitting only.171. Chicago will enter Thursday's game against the Brewers with a 42-42 record, 3.5 games behind Milwaukee for the division lead. Happ, who has batted leadoff six times, was batting.264 with 12 home runs and 27 RBIs entering pla... [Full Article...]

Iran beaten by Angola in FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017

Iran beaten by Angola in FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017 P.J. Washington had 20 points against Mali. "When we started the game, that group didn't have the intensity or fight, they were just playing. I felt like I could get by my man every time, so I just tried to do that and make plays for my team", said Washington, who also added eight rebounds and three assists in his 18:05 of playing time. [Full Article...]

'Arda Turan will remain at Barcelona for next season'

'Arda Turan will remain at Barcelona for next season' His current contract was due to run out in June 2018. But that wait is finally over with the player ready to tie his future to the club he joined as a 13-year-old. The deal announcement is likely to reassure fans and members of FC Barcelona , which has had a disappointing season by the club's own high standards. [Full Article...]

Andy Murray tells home heroes to aim higher as Brits march on

Andy Murray tells home heroes to aim higher as Brits march on The current world number 11 Williams defeated Elise Mertens of Belgium, 7-6 (9), 6-4 in the first round while Wang overcame Kai-Chen Chang 6-3, 6-4. Although the match was the second of the day on Centre Court it did not start until 4.39pm after Konta's marathon three-hour victory over Donna Vekic . [Full Article...]

Manchester United to include Rooney in offer for Lukaku

We all know Jose Mourinho loves a statement signing to keep his players on their toes, but this summer's hunt for a new centre-forward to add to his squad has seemed like rather more of a necessity. Negotiations are also set to continue between United and Everton to take Rooney, 31, back to Goodison Park. It was Mourinho who sanctioned Lukaku's sale to Everton in 2014. [Full Article...]

State Police arrest 60 for DUI over Fourth of July weekend

State Police arrest 60 for DUI over Fourth of July weekend In Rockingham County, a motorcyclist died in a head-on collision with a drunken driver. This year's Independence Day weekend efforts of the Maryland State Police had a positive effect on reducing crashes and keeping the public safe. Saturday, July 1, 2017, and concluded Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at midnight. During this period, troopers responded to 284 crashes, including 3 fatal crashes reported... [Full Article...]

Indians manager Francona still hospitalised

Indians manager Francona still hospitalised And then, that way we can have it corrected and I'm confident we're on that path. "I'm actually hopeful and optimistic that we're beginning to learn what the root cause might be, and that once they can identify what the cause is, they can come up with a way to help Tito manage it, moving forward". [Full Article...]

Patrick Patterson Commits To Thunder On Three-Year Deal

Patrick Patterson Commits To Thunder On Three-Year Deal For his career, Patterson averages 7.9-points-per-game hauling in 4.7-boards, and to the tune of 45%-free-throw-percentage. Patterson now has a chance to start for the Thunder , who need a new power forward after the incumbent Taj Gibson agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend. [Full Article...]

UFC 213: Inside the Octagon - Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2

UFC 213: Inside the Octagon - Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko 2 The champion's power may be unmatched in the bantamweight division, and it should not be underestimated, but her ground game is also lethal. The broadcasting team noticed it and so did the challenger, as Nunes pressed forward, crashing home clubbing power shots that left Tate bloodied and desperate. [Full Article...]

Wawrinka stunned as Murray, Nadal stroll

Wawrinka stunned as Murray, Nadal stroll He said his knee has been a problem off and on this season, including at the Australian Open in January, when he made a run to the semifinals. "For sure, I wasn't feeling the way I wanted to feel", Wawrinka said. Though Barty served for the first set, she was too erratic in key moments of the match, while Svitolina was steadier, save for initially failing to close out the second set tiebreak... [Full Article...]

Kenya: Al-Shabaab attack on police station kills 2

Kenya: Al-Shabaab attack on police station kills 2 The militants raided a dispensary for drugs as well as houses for food items, clothes, and other valuables, witnesses said. "We have sent enough reinforcement to deal with the culprits". In a separate incident in Somalia, an air strike killed 10 al Shabaab militants near the southern port city of Kismayo, the Mogadishu government said. [Full Article...]


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