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Victory never gets old for veteran Venus Victory never gets old for veteran Venus
- July 12, 2017

Muguruza , seeded 14th, saved a tricky break point on her second service game - the only one she faced all match - but roared back to break to love en route to taking the first set. What a way to win the first game of the second set. SET: That's it then! She has not won a Grand Slam title since winning Wimbledon in 2008. Facing each other across the net for the first time , the oldest and youngest players left in the singles draw slugged it out in a quickfire contest that was littered ... (more...)
Second seed Halep ends Azarenka Wimbledon bid Second seed Halep ends Azarenka Wimbledon bid
- July 12, 2017

It'll maybe be on Centre Court . Both Halep and Cirstea played down Konta's claims, before the world No. 2 cruised past the Brit the following day to steer Romania to victory. I'm definitely digesting things a bit still. "I don't think there's anything different that's happening". And her selfie-service after that was just as good. (more...)
Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time
- July 12, 2017

Instead, Karolina Pliskova will be No. 1 player. Hewitt won Wimbledon in 2002, before Federer won the first of his seven titles, interspersed with three wins by Novak Djokovic and two each from Rafael Nadal and Murray. Roger Federer on Monday extended his dominance against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov , beating him 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in a fourth round encounter to move into his 15th Wimbledon quarter-final. (more...)
Andy Murray and Johanna Konta storm into Wimbledon quarter-finals Andy Murray and Johanna Konta storm into Wimbledon quarter-finals
- July 11, 2017

This time previous year, he took a big five-set win over Bernard Tomic and with a style that plays points quickly, he could put Murray under pressure that way. He said: "I knew some of the boxers that were there". "I'm just here, happy to have actually made it into the second week, happy to come through three battles this week". (more...)
Nadal out! Rafa's Wimbledon 2017 is over in shock defeat Nadal out! Rafa's Wimbledon 2017 is over in shock defeat
- July 11, 2017

Muller puts his delayed emergence down to a 2013 elbow injury that nearly threatened his career and kept him off the courts which allowed him to work on his fitness and other aspects of his game. Back in 2005, Muller defeated Nadal 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round, although Nadal had won their most recent meeting in the 2011 third round. (more...)
Froome comes out strengthened from the 9th stage Froome comes out strengthened from the 9th stage
- July 10, 2017

As the racers reached the foot of the mountain, Fuglsang, Froome, Warren Barguil , compatriot Romain Bardet, Fabio Aru and Rigoberto Uran - who himself had a faulty chain on his bike - headed for a grandstand finish in front of the thousands that lined the roads. (more...)
Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Muller: Wimbledon fourth round preview and prediction Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Muller: Wimbledon fourth round preview and prediction
- July 10, 2017

The German, however, has had a hard time in previous meetings with Federer , failing to win a single set in four encounters. "Obviously when you're playing well, then you're feeling well, then you're even more, I guess, motivated, passionate to see how far it can take you". (more...)
Moeen stars as England crush Proteas Moeen stars as England crush Proteas
- July 10, 2017

Maybe he sensed some unevenness on a dry pitch, maybe it was just the sense of occasion that a packed house at Lord's generates. Off-spinner Moeen Ali‚ who scored 87 and took 4/59 in the first innings‚ claimed 6/53 to complete a career-best match haul of 10/112. (more...)
Trailing and Injured, Robert Whittaker Defeated Yoel Romero and Fate Trailing and Injured, Robert Whittaker Defeated Yoel Romero and Fate
- July 09, 2017

I think if he would have landed a good one I would have dropped". "He was disgusted when I was holding the belt. but here I am, this is the belt for the number one contender and we are destined to fight". But from the third round it was one-way traffic. Bisping, 38, borrowed from the book of pro wrestling in order to hype the fight when he approached Whittaker inside the cage on Saturday. (more...)
Hosts US draw 1-1 with Panama in Gold Cup opener Hosts US draw 1-1 with Panama in Gold Cup opener
- July 09, 2017

On a hot day in Nashville, a couple of US players asserted themselves while a few others squandered a chance to do so with their poor play. "It's frustrating. However, their roster for this tournament could be called a "B" squad as two of their best players (Blas Perez and Jamie Penedo) are being rested for the stretch run of World Cup Qualifying. (more...)
Valentina Shevchenko Comments on Cancelled Amanda Nunes Fight at UFC 213 Valentina Shevchenko Comments on Cancelled Amanda Nunes Fight at UFC 213
- July 09, 2017

Shevchenko is arguably Nunes' last great obstacle in the division, and therefor a win would open a new world of possibilities for the champion. A highly regarded Muay Thai striker, Shevchenko has now dedicated her time fully to MMA. Yoel Romero will battle Robert Whittaker for the interim middleweight crown. She has been able to overwhelm most of her opponents with her striking. (more...)
Detroit Pistons off-season gamble comes with instant payoff: flexibility Detroit Pistons off-season gamble comes with instant payoff: flexibility
- July 09, 2017

Detroit will pay $3.4 million more in guaranteed contracts for the 2017-18 season after exchanging Morris's for Bradley's . Detroit has renounced the rights to Caldwell-Pope. That meant moving on from Bradley, Jae Crowder or Marcus Smart in a trade . Remarkably, every year Bradley played for the Celtics was better than the previous one. (more...)
Djokovic eases into third round Djokovic eases into third round
- July 09, 2017

Djokovic has not quite gone off the rails yet, like Woods, and the Serbian, whose wife Jelena is now pregnant, took the diplomatic route when asked about McEnroe's comments. With that, Lajovic's resolve was broken and he went long to hand Federer an immediate advantage in set three and in no time it was a double-break 5-1 lead. (more...)
Wayne Rooney closing in on Everton FC return Wayne Rooney closing in on Everton FC return
- July 07, 2017

The striker signed from Everton in August 2004 and has since won five Premier Leagues, the Champions League, the FA Cup, three League Cups, the Europa League and the World Club Cup. The Sun and others are reporting that Everton will also sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a potential £20 million - a "bargain", according to Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi . (more...)
Manchester United Agree £75m Fee with Everton for Romelu Lukaku Manchester United Agree £75m Fee with Everton for Romelu Lukaku
- July 06, 2017

Most Bookmakers were still taking offers on United this morning - but the majority have all closed their books following the news that United had agreed terms. It was reported by BBC's Simon Stone that United and Everton have settled on a massive £75m transfer fee for Lukaku, and that Wayne Rooney has not been offered in the deal. (more...)
Saracens stars keep their place in Lions side Saracens stars keep their place in Lions side
- July 06, 2017

Every week there is pressure in rugby, and you have to embrace it and walk towards it. Here, Sportsmail take a look at the reasons why we may be seeing their like again sooner rather than later. "I can't wait to get stuck in on Saturday night", he said. Hansen opted for Ioane's speed and sharp feet in Auckland a fortnight ago and was rewarded with two tries; the coach will be hoping he gets a similar result from Savea's direct running and raw power. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 Might Forgo In-Display Touch ID Says KGI Analyst Apple iPhone 8 Might Forgo In-Display Touch ID Says KGI Analyst
- July 04, 2017

However, Apple's sensor is expected to include 3D depth perception, meaning that the system will be less likely to be caught out by 2D images. Apple is known to be introducing an entirely new chassis design with the iPhone 8 that will feature stainless steel sides and a glass back. (more...)
Miami Heat wrap up 'strong presentation' to Gordon Hayward Miami Heat wrap up 'strong presentation' to Gordon Hayward
- July 04, 2017

You're not going to get it right all the time (Okafor, Nerlens Noel), but consistently reaping and developing top-level players gives teams the best chance at the elite players you need to contend in the National Basketball Association. A person with knowledge of the decision says Hayward has declined the player-option final year on his contract as expected and will now test the market as an unrestricted free agent. (more...)
This team will go down in history - Low lauds Germany This team will go down in history - Low lauds Germany
- July 03, 2017

Low has been less predictable with his selections, particularly in defense, although Marc-Andre ter Stegen looks set to start in goal, while any three from Antonio Ruediger, Matthias Ginter, Niklas Sule and Shkodran Mustafi could start at the back. (more...)
Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name) Markelle Fultz Excited to Play for (Team Name)
- June 25, 2017

Derrick White, who went to the Spurs, and Josh Hart, who went to the Lakers , had to wait until the last two picks of round number one to hear their names called. 1 overall draft choice for a second consecutive season, Fultz, for one, viewed it as something more than a ticket-huckstering opportunity. It did not matter to the Sixers that Fultz is the first player from a losing team to go No. (more...)