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Serena Williams issues defiant statement of intent over Margaret Court record Serena Williams issues defiant statement of intent over Margaret Court record
- July 14, 2018

I don't even know how to feel, you know, because literally, I didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back", Williams, 36, said, according to the Associated Press. "Being here and having an opportunity to play is super great for me". "I had a really tough delivery and I had to have multiple surgeries". For a time afterward, she could barely walk to the mailbox. (more...)
10 seeds out as Serena powers ahead 10 seeds out as Serena powers ahead
- July 14, 2018

Playing in her first Grand Slam quarter-final, unseeded Camila Giorgi went toe-to-toe with the seven-time champion and became the first player to take a set off her so far. "I mean, I'm hoping this is, like, a new thing", she said. I just kept fighting. "We're starting from zero", Williams said of Thursday's assignment, her 11th Wimbledon semi-final. (more...)
Anderson topples marathon man Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final Anderson topples marathon man Isner in longest-ever Wimbledon semi-final
- July 13, 2018

Anderson was the 10th most popular surname in WA, according to a 2012 survey. Anderson finished with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners. On the most crucial point of the match, Anderson recovered after a fall and hit a lefty forehand to go up 0-30 while Isner was serving at 24-24. With a spot in the Wimbledon final on the line, the two power players beat each other to a standstill in a match that stretched nearly seven hours. (more...)
John Isner can't win this epic marathon match at Wimbledon John Isner can't win this epic marathon match at Wimbledon
- July 13, 2018

Isner was famously apart of the longest match in tennis history. There were thrilling moments, to be sure. For that reason, they knew one another's game well. That didn't happen through the first 12 games of the last set, with each player holding serve to reach 6-all. "There's hopefully two more matches still to be played". (more...)
Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino
- July 13, 2018

Oakley was arrested by Nevada Gaming Control Board Enforcement agents at The Cosmopolitan, a popular hotel in Las Vegas . Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals. Dolan suggested Oakley was drunk and heckling him, and Oakley was arrested for assault, harassment and trespassing. Last year, he was escorted from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation near team owner James Dolan . (more...)
Papa John's to remove founder's image from ads Papa John's to remove founder's image from ads
- July 13, 2018

U of L President Neeli Bendapudi said she made a decision to rename the stadium and also to remove Schnatter's name from the Center for Free Enterprise that Schnatter helped establish at U of L's College of Business in 2015 with a $4.6 million donation. (more...)
Nets trade Lin to Hawks
- July 13, 2018

Lin missed essentially all of last season for Brooklyn after tearing his ACL in the season-opener against the Pacers. He played 36 games in 2016-17 and only appeared in one game the following season, due to a serious knee injury that he sustained right in the very first game of the Nets in the 2017-18 campaign. (more...)
Nuggets sign Isaiah Thomas Nuggets sign Isaiah Thomas
- July 13, 2018

He never did seem to be fully himself on the floor. It is unclear what role he would fill there, but it would've been a great story. The All-Star point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets , ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Friday morning. (more...)
Fiat employees go on strike over Cristiano Ronaldo's signing Fiat employees go on strike over Cristiano Ronaldo's signing
- July 13, 2018

Spanish media reports said the move could cost Juventus Sh12.4 billion (105 million euros, $120 million), with Ronaldo signing a four-year contract worth Sh3.5 billion (30 million euros) per season. Ronaldo and Messi have battled to be deemed the best player in the world for the past 10 years, winning five Ballons d'Or apiece as Real Madrid and Barcelona fought for supremacy in LaLiga. (more...)
Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte' Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'
- July 13, 2018

Chelsea said in a statement on Friday: " Chelsea Football Club and Antonio Conte have parted company". "The club decides every player", he moaned last season. Conte still had a year left on a revised deal he signed last summer after delivering the fifth Premier League title since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003. (more...)
Jubilant Croatia fans revel in World Cup semi-final win over England Jubilant Croatia fans revel in World Cup semi-final win over England
- July 13, 2018

France and Croatia will face off in the World Cup final on Monday morning after the two European teams made it through in a tournament full of upsets. They did an bad lot better than I ever did, or we ever did'. Paul Merson gives his prediction and picks his key player. 'Keep doing it and I hope this World Cup brings you unforgettable personal memories. (more...)
Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City Mahrez explains why he signed for Manchester City
- July 13, 2018

They deserve a lot of credit for what they have achieved because reaching the semi final is very, very hard. Do you think Mahrez will become a vital player for City? Since the day he came to Leicester, and after the season he had last season as well, it doesn't surprise me when I see his level at the World Cup. (more...)
Chelsea star Eden Hazard says joining Real Madrid is every player's dream Chelsea star Eden Hazard says joining Real Madrid is every player's dream
- July 13, 2018

In fact, several big names like Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Neymar have been linked with moves to the Santiago Bernabeu in recent weeks. "Zidane or no Zidane, the white jersey [of Real] is special but the blue jersey suits me well so it does not bother me if I stay". Avid Premier League fans will all know how good he is, but his World Cup showing has earned him universal acclaim. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association launches investigation into fans’ chants of ‘no surrender’ Federation Internationale de Football Association launches investigation into fans’ chants of ‘no surrender’
- July 13, 2018

Anti-discrimination group Fare Network , which has been monitoring cases of racial abuse and sexism during the World Cup , says it has documented more than 30 cases of female fans being accosted on the streets and female reporters being grabbed or kissed on the streets. (more...)
Artist paints over LeBron mural after vandalism Artist paints over LeBron mural after vandalism
- July 13, 2018

However, it's hard to get angry after seeing the downright perfection of these upcoming beauties. The Lakers are immediately, undeniably better with him on the roster. Even if some in Los Angeles haven't been welcoming to James and some others have been arguably too welcoming , James is already taking a shine to Hollyood. (more...)
'I Am One Of The Best Defenders In The World!' 'I Am One Of The Best Defenders In The World!'
- July 13, 2018

He had been irritated on the eve of the game by references to his substitution after 31 minutes of a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in October, when two... " I think people should recognise that I am one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense". "The scars left from that nightmare half-an-hour against Kane must still be there and if the England skipper can score an early goal in Moscow tonight, it will be interesting to see how Lovren reacts". (more...)
Too early to take positives for proud England boss Southgate Too early to take positives for proud England boss Southgate
- July 13, 2018

Infogol's Analyst thinks England will score again from a set-piece against Croatia , but who are they backing to score in Wednesday's semi-final.? Southgate's team made a fine start to their quest to become the first England side to reach the final in 52 years but faded in the second half before going down 2-1 to the Croatians after extra time at the Luzhniki Stadium. (more...)
Papa John’s founder resigns after using racial slur during conference call Papa John’s founder resigns after using racial slur during conference call
- July 13, 2018

Schnatter resigned from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees after the local branch of the NAACP called on him to be removed. J. David Grissom, the chairman of the board of trustees, said that he had spoken to Schnatter on Wednesday. (more...)
Nadal defeats Del Potro in five sets to reach Wimbledon final four Nadal defeats Del Potro in five sets to reach Wimbledon final four
- July 13, 2018

While Djokovic saw through Kei Nishikori with relative ease, winning the match in 4 sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, Nadal played one of the best matches of the season so far as he prevailed in 5 sets over Juan Martin Del Potro , winning the match 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in over four hours. (more...)
England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache
- July 12, 2018

England captain Kane told ITV Sport: "It's tough". England manager Gareth Southgate admitted that the World Cup third/fourth place playoff is a game no one wants to play in after his team lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semifinals in Russian Federation. (more...)

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