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Ashleigh Barty wins Nottingham Open after heated final against Johanna Konta
- Июня 18, 2018

Saving the first five break points she faced in the match, Barty looked on course to record her fifth straight sets victory in as many matches this week, only to see Konta make a late push to force a decider. You're making decisions that affect our lives. "Do you fully understand that?" she said. Clearly distracted, she went on to lose the next game, which handed her opponent a 6-3 3-6 6-4 win, and then walked past the umpire's chair without shaking hands. (more...)
Germany must rebuild collective power after Mexico tore it apart Germany must rebuild collective power after Mexico tore it apart
- Июня 18, 2018

In the space of 90 minutes, Germany went from being revered like Spain's 2010 World Cup winning side, to being faced with the pity and schadenfreude that befell the Spanish side of 2014. Germany's proud record of never being eliminated in the group stage at a World Cup is already in danger. Germany can still advance in the tournament, but will have to score big victories in its upcoming matches against Sweden and South Korea . (more...)
Mexico shock Germany, Swiss deny 5-time champions Brazil Mexico shock Germany, Swiss deny 5-time champions Brazil
- Июня 18, 2018

Serbia's national football squad won their first game of the FIFA 2018 World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 1-0 in Samara's Cosmos Arena. Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 in last year's Confederations Cup while sporting a younger lineup. After wasting a handful of first-half chances while living dangerously in their own half, Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute strike on the break proved just reward. (more...)
NBA's memo says eligibility rules could change as soon as 2021 NBA's memo says eligibility rules could change as soon as 2021
- Июня 18, 2018

The "one-and-done" rule is reportedly not mentioned by name, but the memo serves as a reminder to teams that the league and players union could change the rule before the current collective bargaining agreement ends in 2024. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBA players association director Michele Roberts have each said in recent months that removing the one-and-done rule at some point is likely. (more...)
Phil Mickelson putting meltdown at U.S. Open is epic
- Июня 18, 2018

Mickelson's shocking swat was still the talk of this Open, especially after USGA executive director Mike Davis revealed Saturday night that Mickelson had called him to ask for more clarification on the rule he said that he knew he'd broken. (more...)
Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph Mexico World Cup goal celebrations showed up on seismograph
- Июня 18, 2018

Many had expected that Barcelona's shot-stopper Marc-André ter Stegen would be the main man in between the sticks for Germany this summer, but Neuer has given himself the all clear after featuring in friendly matches against Austria and Saudi Arabia. (more...)
USGA apologizes for unfairness of Shinnecock Hills
- Июня 18, 2018

But then there was Ian Poulter , who more than anyone was robbed on 15 and after playing what seemed to be the ideal bunker shot on 15 but only to look on in total amazement when his ball kept rolling, and rolling, and rolling before coming to rest some 60-feet beyong the flag and now off the green from where "Poults" took bogey on route to a round of 76 for a share of 10th place at seven-over. (more...)
How Toyota is trying to beat Le Mans itself How Toyota is trying to beat Le Mans itself
- Июня 18, 2018

Toyota are the only team in the class with the other LMP1 cars not being hybrids and being run by privateer teams which incurs a raft of penalties thereby meaning the Japanese cars are likely to win barring reliability issues. With the departures of Audi and Porsche leaving the LMP1 class without a works-team battle, the production-based GTE Pro class could see the most exciting action of the race at Le Mans this year. (more...)
Toyota wins Le Mans with double F1 champion Alonso Toyota wins Le Mans with double F1 champion Alonso
- Июня 18, 2018

The 36-year old Spaniard and team-mates Kazuki Nakajima and Sebastien Buemi secured a two-lap victory. Jacky Ickx, six-time victor at Le Mans, drove the lead auto on the warm-up as race Grand Marshall saying he accepted the position "because it was the only way for me to be in front of him (Alonso) one day". (more...)
Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia
- Июня 17, 2018

For whatever reason, the VAR never intervened to suggest Marciniak should review his decision - confusing fans who had also watched the Australian game. Australia equalized through Mile Jedinak with a penalty of their own following Samuel Umtiti's inexplicable decision to handle a cross, but soon afterwards it was the turn of goal-line technology to steal the show. (more...)
Ambati Rayudu to be dropped from England tour after failing Yo-Yo test Ambati Rayudu to be dropped from England tour after failing Yo-Yo test
- Июня 17, 2018

However, as fitness continues to remain the top-most priority to get selected in Virat Kohli's Team India, the 36-year-old Dhoni appeared for the mandatory regime at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Friday. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Siddharth Kaul, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey were also seen taking the test after the batch comprising Kohli and Dhoni were done with theirs. (more...)
Johanna Konta through to Nottingham Open semi-finals Johanna Konta through to Nottingham Open semi-finals
- Июня 17, 2018

Donna Vekic - who beat Konta in the final of this tournament past year - is waiting in the semi-final this time around after a 7-5 6-1 win against Mona Barthel . British number four Katie Boulter had done well to reach a first WTA quarter-final but her Nottingham run came to an end on Friday as top seed Ashleigh Barty of Australia won 6-0, 6-2. (more...)
Technology comes to France’s aid in 2-1 win over Australia Technology comes to France’s aid in 2-1 win over Australia
- Июня 17, 2018

Mile Jedinak quickly drew the Socceroos level with a penalty at the other end following Samuel Umtiti's inexplicable handball, before goal-line technology was required for France's late victor, claimed by Paul Pogba after a hefty deflection off Aziz Behich . (more...)
Roger Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No 1 Roger Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No 1
- Июня 17, 2018

Swiss great Federer skipped the clay-court season as Rafael Nadal consolidated his French Open dominance, but he will now knock the Spaniard off his perch when the updated rankings are released on Monday. "We've played so many breakers and it could have gone either way". "And I've got another final, so it's great news". "I hadn't played in three months, it's on grass, it's fast and hard to get so far here". (more...)
Windies look to pocket series in second Test vs Sri Lanka Windies look to pocket series in second Test vs Sri Lanka
- Июня 17, 2018

For the West Indies , pacer Shannon Gabriel struck thrice, while Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder picked up a wicket each. West Indies hold a 1-0 lead after winning the first Test in Trinidad by 226 runs. Playing his first Test 10 years after his One-Day International (ODI) debut, which was also against the West Indies in the Caribbean, Udawatte endured the misfortune of repeating the experience of a decade ago in being dismissed for a duck. (more...)
West Indies v Sri Lanka delayed after major ball controversy West Indies v Sri Lanka delayed after major ball controversy
- Июня 17, 2018

The West Indies' first innings was in its infancy at the start of play, resuming on 2-0, and they managed to progress their score only to 118-2 by stumps, still 135 runs behind Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankans did not take the field at the designated start time with broadcaster visuals showing Chandika Hathurusingha, captain Dinesh Chandimal and team manager Asanka Gurusinha in discussion with match referee Javagal Srinath. (more...)
Watch irritated Anushka scold people for littering Watch irritated Anushka scold people for littering
- Июня 17, 2018

Well, Virat found it very responsible for her as a citizen and took to social media asking others to do the same. In his post, he wrote, "The garbage that mistakenly went out of the window of my luxury auto". The Indian cricket team skipper Kholi captioned the video; "Saw these people throwing garbage on the road and pulled them up rightfully". The celebrities like Karan Johar who is the Bollywood Director was quick to praise his friend and professional colleague Anushka and Kevin Pietersen ... (more...)
Mickelson throws 'putting tantrum' at US Open
- Июня 17, 2018

I took the two-shot penalty and moved on. With the two-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 on the hole and was 10 over for his round. Although as many more are happy going along with this more light-hearted, tactful approach. "It's certainly not meant that way", he said. I just didn't think well enough [on Saturday]. "I've never seen anything like that from a world-class player in my life", odd said. (more...)
Messi misses PK as Argentina draws Iceland Messi misses PK as Argentina draws Iceland
- Июня 17, 2018

Sergio Aguero gave his side a 19th-minute lead, but Iceland equalised less than five minutes later through Alfreð Finnbogason. Iceland continued its miraculous run of global football on Saturday, holding on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina its first match at the 2018 World Cup . (more...)
Nadal Not ‘Crazy’ About Catching Federer Nadal Not ‘Crazy’ About Catching Federer
- Июня 17, 2018

Thiem, who is the only player to have beaten Nadal on clay over the past two seasons, tried hard but failed to match Nadal's intensity at the Philippe Chatrier court. Thiem was still on the back foot in the third set, being forced to save four break points in the first game. The two stars have combined to win the past six Slams. (more...)