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BFFs Keys, Stephens to meet in semis BFFs Keys, Stephens to meet in semis
- June 08, 2018

Halep reached her fourth major final by brushing aside Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-4 at Roland Garros to set up a showdown with Sloane Stephens on Saturday (June 9). And then when we get on the court, it's time to compete. Del Potro was fuming at the end of the second set and he explained what had touch a nerve during his press conference. (more...)
Dauphiné stage 3: Sky wins TTT; Kwiatkowski back in yellow Dauphiné stage 3: Sky wins TTT; Kwiatkowski back in yellow
- June 08, 2018

Team Sky has won the Team Time Trial of the Criterium du Dauphine , allowing Michal Kwiatkowski to re-take the lead in the overall classification. The Sky outfit finished a whopping 37 seconds ahead of second-placed BMC, with Lotto in third, at 52 seconds, and Australian team Mitchelton in fourth (56 seconds). (more...)
Premier League winter break confirmed starting February 2020 Premier League winter break confirmed starting February 2020
- June 08, 2018

According to BBC Sport , the break which was agreed upon on Friday, will be staggered across two weeks, with five matches on the first weekend and five the following weekend. Of those who have moved in the Premier League already, only three are to play at the World Cup; Leicester's Ricardo Pereira, Lichtsteiner, and the now-injured Fred. (more...)
Halep wins gruelling duel to reach French Open semis Halep wins gruelling duel to reach French Open semis
- June 08, 2018

Maria Sharapova had a day she'd rather forget at Roland Garros. Like Sharapova, Halep was erratic early, making 30 unforced errors in the first set. "I wasn't thinking so much about the result, but I just was thinking about not dropping my level, not giving her a single point, and I guess that helped my performance", she said. (more...)
Del Potro: Nothing to lose against Nadal Del Potro: Nothing to lose against Nadal
- June 08, 2018

Now that, certainly, was unusual. "Well, it's tough to speak", the 29-year-old, who has risen back to sixth in the rankings after battling back from three left wrist surgeries, said on court as fans sang "Delpo, Delpo". Broaden the scope to all best-of-five-set matches on red clay, and his record is 109-2. Thiem beat Nadal in Madrid Open in May and has been the second best player during the clay season. (more...)
President Trump considering pardon of boxing great Muhammad Ali President Trump considering pardon of boxing great Muhammad Ali
- June 08, 2018

Ali, who died in 2016 , was sentenced to five years in prison on draft evasion charges after refusing to be inducted into the US military in 1967, citing religious objections. Johnson spent 21 years in prison on those charges. Jack Johnson's pardon came at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, and Alice Marie Johnson's commutation came after an Oval Office meeting with reality television star Kim Kardashian. (more...)
Thiem beats Cecchinato at French Open to reach first Grand Slam final
- June 08, 2018

At World No 72, the Italian is the lowest-ranked French Open semi-finalist since 1999. Yet Thiem's recovery was exceptional, moving out of sight with a ruthless second break and a confident hold to wrap up the opener. 10 seed Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round and No. 8 David Goffin in the fourth before stunning 12-time major champion Djokovic in the quarterfinals. (more...)
Manuel Lanzini ruled out of World Cup following cruciate knee ligament rupture Manuel Lanzini ruled out of World Cup following cruciate knee ligament rupture
- June 08, 2018

Argentina's national team is due to travel to Russian Federation on Saturday for the World Cup. The midfielder has scored one goal in his four caps for Argentina and worked his way into Sampaoli's starting XI in World Cup qualifying. The injury obviously rules the 25-year-old out of the World Cup and he'll miss a large portion of the next Premier League season too. Argentina are in Group D at Russian Federation 2018, beginning their campaign against Iceland on June 16. (more...)
Paddy Jackson joins Perpignan after release by Ulster Paddy Jackson joins Perpignan after release by Ulster
- June 08, 2018

On Friday morning, the news was confirmed that Jackson has completed a transfer to French side USA Perpignan . However, Jackson seemed to be a better fit than the South African rugby union player, as the Belfast-native will not be required for worldwide matches. (more...)
Kane agrees new six-year Tottenham contract Kane agrees new six-year Tottenham contract
- June 08, 2018

The 24-year-old has been named in the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year in each of the last four seasons and instantly boosts Spurs' chances of once again securing Champions League football next term. (more...)
Tyson Fury: I'm Right on Course Where I Thought I'd Be Tyson Fury: I'm Right on Course Where I Thought I'd Be
- June 08, 2018

Indongo, Smith vs. Williams II, Frampton vs. Donaire, and the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) quarterfinals and semifinals. "The better the opponent you put in front of me, the better I become". Fury is ambitiously asking promoter Frank Warren for "four or five" fights before the end of 2018, to set up a shot at English rival Anthony Joshua, who holds the same three belts he once held, or American Deontay Wilder, the WBC titleholder. (more...)
President may eye Ali pardon, ask football players for ideas
- June 08, 2018

Mr Trump also recently said he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself in the Russian Federation inquiry, although he insists he has done nothing wrong. Per Jacqueline Alemany of CBS News, Trump said, "I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali" when discussing potential pardons. Ali's legal fight ended in 1971, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. (more...)
Everybody gets free tacos next Wednesday, thanks to Warriors win
- June 08, 2018

The Warriors "stole" the win on the road Wednesday night, beating the Cavs 110-102. Anyone can stop by participating Taco Bell restaurants on June 13 from 2-6 p.m. No purchase necessary. One taco per person limit. The Warriors have already won three games, meaning they just have to win one more game to take the championship. (more...)
CM Punk On A Possible Return To The Ring CM Punk On A Possible Return To The Ring
- June 08, 2018

As is always the case whenever someone who has spent any length of time in the wrestling business speaks on such topics, Punk's words should be taken with caution. "Sometimes things don't go your way, but you get up and keep going", said Punk. "That's been a detriment to me, but it's also what got me here more often than not". (more...)
Nigeria, Egypt lose World Cup warm up games Nigeria, Egypt lose World Cup warm up games
- June 08, 2018

Belgium struggled to a scoreless draw last week against a Portugal side missing striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Martinez , who has sidelined Roma star Radja Nainggolan, has faced plenty of criticism in the Belgian media. The two lowest-ranked teams will kick off the World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14. JERUSALEM (AP) - The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian ... (more...)
LeBron James Compares Warriors To Patriots After Game 3 LeBron James Compares Warriors To Patriots After Game 3
- June 08, 2018

In this case, it's the nightmarish ogre called the Golden State Warriors , the team that might drive him out of Cleveland again. If you were rooting for an NBA Finals upset, or you're a Cavaliers or LeBron James fan, Wednesday's Game 3 result took the wind out of your sails. (more...)
Murcia president: 'Guti will take over at Real Madrid' Murcia president: 'Guti will take over at Real Madrid'
- June 08, 2018

Former Los Blancos stars Michael Laudrup and Jose Miguel Gonzalez Martin del Campo, also known as Michel, were added to Real's list of potential candidates by Marca , and even Clarence Seedorf's name has been mentioned. However, with Pochettino seemingly impossible to prize away from Tottenham and the likes of Jurgen Klopp , Max Allegri and Antonio Conte also hard to hire, Madrid could be set to bring in a manager who already has experience of working within the club and hope this approach ... (more...)
Houston Rockets To Aggressively Pursue Paul George Houston Rockets To Aggressively Pursue Paul George
- June 08, 2018

George reportedly enjoyed his time in OKC this past season, but the Thunder were quickly bounced out of the first-round in the playoffs, and it's tough to see them doing much better next year based on the cap situation. The Houston Rockets came within just one win of the NBA Finals this season, and their hunger may only be intensifying from here. If his performance will be the basis, there is no doubt that Chris Paul deserves a huge payday. (more...)
French Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza vs Simona Halep, French Open 2018: Garbine Muguruza vs Simona Halep,
- June 08, 2018

On a day of hot sun and high temperatures, Halep simply had too much for her opponent, particularly with points contested from the back of the court. But Keys, who made 23 unforced errors in the first set, hit back hard and set up a break point at 3-2, only for Stephens to save it with a service return victor. (more...)
Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro to clash in French semis
- June 08, 2018

He buckled at 5-5 and sent a backhand long on break point, leaving del Potro to serve for the match, which he did easily as Cilic sent three more backhands out. In the aftermath of the 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 6-3 6-4 win over a fellow Grand Slam champion, Del Potro was overwhelmed with emotion. And yet, insists Nadal: "I just go on court knowing that every match is hard, and I can lose and I can win". (more...)

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