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Portugal conduct open training session ahead of Euro 2016 final
- July 09, 2016

Portugal , who have won only one match over 90 minutes in this tournament, have yet to sparkle, although there was some improvement in their semi-final, notably from Ronaldo , who scored a majestic headed goal. France's win was set up by a penalty in injury time of the first half that infuriated Germany , who had dominated the game. "I hope we will be smiling after the final and that it will be tears of joy in the end", said Ronaldo , who had wept after his team lost to Greece at the ... (more...)
Williams sisters advance to doubles semifinals
- July 09, 2016

She has choked on the last two occasions, in Australia, against Kerber and then at the French Open in May, where she lost to Garbine Muguruza . Kerber was just eight years old when Graf lifted her seventh and last Wimbledon singles crown, and she said it would be a dream to emulate her by winning at the weekend. (more...)
What We Know About The Dallas Suspected Gunman
- July 09, 2016

The police has identified one suspect as Micah X. Johnson, who was a member of the United States Army Reserve, a U.S. government source told Reuters. David Harris, a University of Pittsburgh law professor, says we can not predict how many police killings will take place through the remainder of 2016, which makes it hard to determine if police killings are on the rise. (more...)
Wimbledon: Murray Secures Semi-Final Spot And Federer Fights Back To Win
- July 09, 2016

Berdych will next face either 2013 champion Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. Andy Murray holds an 8-6 record over Lucas Pouille . "It's hard to say", said Berdych, asked if his career would be unfulfilled if he never won a major. Naturally, Tsonga broke back again and held serve to force a fifth frame. (more...)
Wimbledon: Andy Murray Sails Through to Quarter-Finals Wimbledon: Andy Murray Sails Through to Quarter-Finals
- July 09, 2016

The break came earlier in the second, Murray ignoring his opponent's increasingly loud groans as he played his shots, to once again force him into an error at the net on break point and Kyrgios was in a odd hurry to play his shots from that point, seeming to lose concentration as the set rapidly ran away from him. (more...)
Kevin Durant Officially Signs With Warriors, Talks Publicly For Kevin Durant Officially Signs With Warriors, Talks Publicly For
- July 09, 2016

Some say joining the Warriors was his way of trying to take a shortcut to a crown by joining a Golden State club that retains the core of a title that won the 2015 National Basketball Association crown and came within one game of a championship repeat last month. (more...)
Ex-Boston Bruins star due in court on drunken driving charge Ex-Boston Bruins star due in court on drunken driving charge
- July 09, 2016

Former Boston Bruins great Raymond Bourque acknowledged in court Wednesday that he was operating under the influence of alcohol when he rear-ended another vehicle in Andover late last month. Per Sports Illustrated's legal expert Michael McCann, an "admission to sufficient facts" is different than an admission of guilt. Bourque confirmed his change of plea after he was questioned by the judge. (more...)
Ings on target as Liverpool see off Tranmere Ings on target as Liverpool see off Tranmere
- July 09, 2016

He got his goal because of the way he moved on the ball, and (in a very similar way to Divock Origi) this is exactly why I think he can be great for Liverpool . Also quizzed about Karius, who made his first cameo after officially becoming a Liverpool player earlier this month following a £4.7 million move from Bundesliga outfit Mainz . (more...)
ARAF publishes list of 68 Russian athletes meeting Olympic requirements
- July 09, 2016

A crime-plagued, cash-strapped Rio de Janeiro entered the one-month countdown to becoming the first South American city to host the Olympics. The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) today published a list of athletes they said had met their criteria for taking part in the Olympics. (more...)
Belt, Saunders win last All-Star spots Belt, Saunders win last All-Star spots
- July 09, 2016

He overtook Pirates outfielder Starling Marte just hours before voting ended. Below Belt and Marte are Trevor Story of the Rockies, Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks and Ryan Braun of the Brewers. The players who did not finish first in this voting still have a chance to get selected to the All-Star Game as replacements for injured players. Also joining the NL is a surprise addition, 43-year-old Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets. (more...)
Trump Jr. may be the delegate to make dad the GOP nominee
- July 09, 2016

Trump asked Sen. Dozens of protesters awaited Trump , shouting slogans and waving signs that said Trump is "Dangerous, Divisive, Deceitful". The meeting , which included Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and Cruz's former campaign manager, comes two weeks before the Republican convention in Cleveland. (more...)
Wimbledon: Raonic to meet Murray in final
- July 09, 2016

Meanwhile, Serena and Venus Williams have advanced to the women's doubles fina. The American stars have won all 13 of their grand slam doubles finals dating back to their first success together at the French Open in 1999. He then displayed steely resolve and sheer guts to save four set points to level the second at 5-5, but those efforts were ultimately in vain as Federer kept his trademark composure to comfortably take the tiebreak 7-3. (more...)
Wales In Euro 2016 Semi-Finals After Stunning Win Wales In Euro 2016 Semi-Finals After Stunning Win
- July 09, 2016

Wales produced a magnificent performance to win 3-1 in Lille on Friday night, with Ramsey setting up two of the goals to take his number of assists at Euro 2016 to four and thus becoming the top-ranked player in our ratings. "Now we have to beat Portugal". "It feels incredible to have made the semi-final, but we said it in all our interviews, we aren't just here to make up the numbers". (more...)
10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use 10 states sue over restrooms transgender students can use
- July 09, 2016

The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Nebraska. State Rep. Todd Rutherford, a Columbia attorney and leader of House Democrats, called the lawsuit "silly". A total of 12 states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had already filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Obama administration's guidance. (more...)
Beaten Germany unhappy with the expanded European Championships
- July 09, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo is not as good as Gareth Bale and produced a "nothing" display against Wales, according to midfielder Joe Ledley. After several silent performances, Ronaldo surely stepped up in this crucial semi-finals game, fulfilling his role as captain. (more...)
Conley, Griz reach terms on record deal
- July 09, 2016

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical , Parsons narrowed his list down to two teams on Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies, both of which were willing to offer him a maximum contract. Max contract or not, Parsons has plenty of options this summer (Orlando Magic probably too). National Basketball Association free agency has been quite the spectacle this year, with lucrative contracts being thrown around the league left and right, but former Buckeye Mike ... (more...)
UFC star Jon Jones' backup sample also fails doping test
- July 09, 2016

Jones was yanked from the bout with Cormier on Wednesday when the United States Anti-Doping Agency informed him of a possible anti-doping violation. 'Anderson Silva is undefeated at 205, and not just undefeated, but devastatingly undefeated. (more...)
Resurfaced Kentucky Speedway hopes for another competitive race just like in '15
- July 09, 2016

Track owner Bruton Smith eventually got the traffic sorted. "Another week and another new track", Preece said. Smith didn't even have to downsize as he has done at his facilities in Atlanta and Charlotte. The only other previous victor is JGR's Matt Kenseth. Ryan Hunter-Reay goes for his third consecutive win and fourth in the last five races (previous wins came in 2012, 2014 and 2015) at Iowa Speedway on Sunday. (more...)
We've only just begun to live, believes Bale
- July 09, 2016

The Portuguese team found a large group of euphoric fans looking forward to their arrival at the training camp at the French national rugby centre in Marcoussis. "We've got to be proud of ourselves first and foremost", he told ITV. Had Bale carried Wales to their first ever major tournament final, having already won the Champions League again with Real Madrid this season, the 26-year-old could have become a real contender to break Lionel Messi and Ronaldo's stranglehold on the World ... (more...)
Dudley promises to bring veteran leadership to Suns Dudley promises to bring veteran leadership to Suns
- July 09, 2016

The "Brazilian Blur" Leandro Barbosa's run with the Golden State Warriors has come to an end as he decided not to come back to the Bay Area by going back to the Phoenix Suns to provide veteran leadership for the upstart squad. Leandro Barbosa #19 of the Golden State Warriors and Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on during the second half in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. (more...)
This Mercedes F1 parody of 'Friends' is Internet gold
- July 09, 2016

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was second, 0.391 seconds off Hamilton and 0.235secs ahead of team-mate Max Verstappen. There's races where you have a few and races where you have a lot. Raikkonen's Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was fourth fastest and almost one second slower than Hamilton on Friday morning, also trialled a modified version of the halo in the opening moments of the 90-minute session. (more...)
Roger Federer falls to Milos Raonic in Wimbledon semifinal Roger Federer falls to Milos Raonic in Wimbledon semifinal
- July 09, 2016

Andy Murray is favourite to win a second Wimbledon title after breezing past Tomas Berdych to set up a final on Sunday with Milos Raonic. "He's always had great focus", Federer said about Raonic in his post-match news conference. He then served out the set. The most heart-breaking loss yet for the Scot, who was in tears addressing the home crowd after Federer came from a set down to clinch a seventh SW19 success. (more...)
Ducks acquire goalie Jonathan Bernier from Maple Leafs Ducks acquire goalie Jonathan Bernier from Maple Leafs
- July 09, 2016

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded goaltender Jonathan Bernier to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a conditional 2017 draft pick. The Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs finally completed a goaltender swap on Friday, 18 days after the first part was consummated. (more...)
Steve Nash reportedly played big role in bringing Kevin Durant to Warriors Steve Nash reportedly played big role in bringing Kevin Durant to Warriors
- July 09, 2016

Kevin Durant said he has spoken to former Oklahoma City co-star Russell Westbrook since deciding to leave the Thunder to sign with the Warriors. "And I just said, 'I want to go to the Warriors'". Obviously they won 73 games. "But they didn't really care about that". But great things about this organization and you never know how it is until you, you're face to face with these guys so to see Steph (Curry), Klay (Thompson ), Draymond (Green ), Andre (Iguodala ) walk in the house. (more...)
UEFA drops doping case against Liverpool's Sakho UEFA drops doping case against Liverpool's Sakho
- July 09, 2016

To spare the possibility of the club being sanctioned, Sakho declined to have the B test sampled, and instead asked that UEFA suspend him for the mandatory 30 day period while the investigation continued. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho admits that he is "happy" to be able to put his UEFA ban behind him, having successfully appealed against the decision. (more...)