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Four Predictions For The Quaker State 400 At Kentucky
- July 09, 2016

It took crew chief Chad Knaus only a few minutes to diagnose the vehicle once it returned to the garage. Preece enters Friday's race 19th in Xfinity driver points. Drivers were very upbeat about the new package after that race, with the general consensus being that it makes for better racing. Jimmie Johnson will drive a backup Chevy after wrecking his primary No. (more...)
Wimbledon 2016 Women's Finals: Williams vs. Kerber Preview, Predictions
- July 09, 2016

Serena's 6-2, 6-0 demolition of Elena Vesnina in the day's first semifinal had set up the prospect of a first all-Williams Wimbledon final since 2009. But she is still playing with Serena Williams in doubles. "Serena even told me at the net, see you later". Williams looked exhausted after her efforts of the past 10 days, sighing often, shaking her head at times and breathing harder than usual after many points. (more...)
Tearful Democrats make emotional plea for gun control after Dallas
- July 09, 2016

Some lawmakers also aimed sharp criticism as the National Rifle Association, the nation's premiere pro-gun lobby group, for issuing a formal statement of condolence for the Dallas police officers killed this week but not for the two black gun owners killed by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. (more...)
Wales welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of fans Wales welcomed home by hundreds of thousands of fans
- July 09, 2016

Remarkably, a presenter for Sporza, a Belgian TV channel, said a player had told him before the tournament that "If we win the tournament, it will be despite Wilmots". "It shows how unbelievable our fans are", said Bale. "With the quality we have got in the team, the set-up we have, we are confident we will do that". (more...)
Special event to celebrate returning Welsh heroes Special event to celebrate returning Welsh heroes
- July 09, 2016

Allen says he has not thought about his future at the Euros, with all his focus being on Wales and how they make the most of their success in France. "There will be people in the world who may never have heard of Wales before who will now want to come and visit us". (more...)
Miami Marlins at New York Mets game preview
- July 09, 2016

Jake Arrieta struggled against the Mets , surrendering four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. And in the fourth, with Wilmer Flores and Travis d'Arnaud on base via a walk and a single, Brandon Nimmo hit a bomb into the Cubs' bullpen that was estimated between 435 and 442 feet. (more...)
Iceland national team gets hero's welcome at home
- July 09, 2016

The 29-year-old was booed during a pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Cameroon, despite scoring in the match, while his team-mates and coach have regularly been forced to defend Giroud's presence in the side throughout the tournament. Iceland had conceded just a single goal in each of their four previous outings at Euro 2016 , their dogged, compact and cohesive displays ensuring that the tiny nation, competing in their first major global tournament, were far from whipping-boys. (more...)
Daniel Cormier Gets New Opponent In Anderson Silva For UFC 200
- July 09, 2016

In the meantime, Cormier will attempt to rattle off a third straight win when he squares off against Anderson Silva , who lost his most recent bout against Michael Bisping on February 27. Silva sustained a broken left fibula and tibia in December 2013 in UFC 168. He returned to action in January 2015 in UFC 183. The following day, an emotional Jones addressed his removal from the landmark card at a press conference on Thursday. (more...)
Cespedes, Syndergaard both leave game
- July 09, 2016

Personalize SI with our new App. Cespedes exited in the third inning with a strained right quad, which he may have hurt while making a sliding catch on a shallow flyout from Ben Revere in center field. The rookie right-hander tossed two hitless innings. There is no immediate report on the severity of either player's ailment but each could miss Tuesday's All Star Game where they were selected to play in San Diego. (more...)
Will respond to any attack during Olympics
- July 09, 2016

As the athletes arrive, Boyer's days will become more intense, as he and other doctors keep tabs on ailing athletes and try to prevent the spread of colds and flu - not to mention mosquito-borne illnesses like the Zika virus. Approaching your lane before a race and feeling alone can be scary. "Just because of her age, she hasn't had the ability to prove herself the way some of the other girls have so I appreciate the system that they look at right now, today , not what have you done three ... (more...)
Wimbledon: Andy Murray blasts Tomas Berdych away to reach third men's final
- July 09, 2016

A match full of brilliant serving, stunning volleys and thrilling points ended with the 25-year-old Canadian winning 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final. He was quoted saying by BBC: "I can't believe I served a double fault twice". I'm obviously very happy. This has been a hard season for Federer, who never needed an operation until having his knee's torn cartilage repaired in February. (more...)
Daniel Cormier Speaks Out About Anderson Fight At UFC 200
- July 09, 2016

When asked what his reaction to a two-year ban would be, Jones said he would return. "I've been taking the same supplements for the majority of my career and I've been so outspoken about being against any type of performance-enhancers", Jones said, per MMAFighting.com's Shaun Al-Shatti . (more...)
Tulowitzki Has 3 RBIs, Blue Jays Beat Tigers 5-4 Tulowitzki Has 3 RBIs, Blue Jays Beat Tigers 5-4
- July 09, 2016

And for as well as Marcus Stroman pitched, the win wouldn't have been possible without another big night from All-Star hopeful Michael Saunders . "But it's about getting wins. Luke Hochevar and Kelvin Herrera each pitched an inning of relief, with Herrera giving up two runs for the loss. Stroman would take the 2-1 lead into the 8th inning on only 66 pitches, however, after recording the first out of the 8th, he would hang a breaking pitch to Brett Eibner who quickly deposited the pitch ... (more...)
Wimbledon 2016: Tomas Berdych cruises past Lucas Pouille, reaches semi-finals Wimbledon 2016: Tomas Berdych cruises past Lucas Pouille, reaches semi-finals
- July 09, 2016

Berdych was one of Murray's most hard opponents earlier in his career and won six of their first 10 meetings - but the Scot has since chalked up four successive victories, losing only one set. Murray's success in grand slams, meanwhile, has been well documented.... If he had his way, Berdych would have Murray's coach Ivan Lendl in his entourage. (more...)
Mavs acquire Warriors leftovers Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut
- July 09, 2016

Before Durant had made his decision, the Mavs had already thought about signing Barnes to a max offer sheet , as he was a restricted free agent at the time, but they knew that if Durant didn't choose Golden State, the offer was likely to be matched. (more...)
Novak Djokovic Loses To Sam Querrey In Upset At Wimbledon Novak Djokovic Loses To Sam Querrey In Upset At Wimbledon
- July 09, 2016

But Querrey , who had only made the fourth round of a grand slam three times before this, found something special once more to take the fourth set and win 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 3-6 7-6 (7/5). He just overpowered me". This is the first time she's been seeded at a Grand Slam. The level of consistency he's had is wonderful, but it's impossible to win every match. (more...)
Jason Day's collapse allows Dustin Johnson in for WGC win Jason Day's collapse allows Dustin Johnson in for WGC win
- July 09, 2016

There were so many misses before, including four heart-wrenching majors before he finally came through. Is it really that simple? After drawing his tee shots since joining the tour in 2007, he decided a fade would enable him to hit more fairways. (more...)
Jose Reyes Smacks A Double For First Hit In Mets Return
- July 09, 2016

Noah Syndergaard , Jeurys Familia and Cespedes were selected to the 2016 National League All-Star squad. The 36-year-old Kelly is married to the older sister of Mets 2B Neil Walker, who twice threw out Kelly on grounders. Flores originally was slated to start at first base on Wednesday in place of lefty James Loney , but he moved over to third base and Reyes shifted to shortstop once Asdrubal Cabrera was scratched. (more...)
Tulowitzki powers Blue Jays past Tigers 5-4 Tulowitzki powers Blue Jays past Tigers 5-4
- July 09, 2016

Toronto Blue Jays' Michael Saunders scores on a two-run single by Troy Tulowitzki as Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann stands nearby during the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 7, 2016 , in Toronto . "I was telling (pitching coach) Pete (Walker) between innings, I felt the best I have all year". The Baltimore Orioles needed 14 innings as the Toronto Blue Jays swept past the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball . (more...)
Euro 2016 revenue up 34 percent to 1.93 billion euros
- July 09, 2016

After a goalless first half, the three-time Ballon d'Or victor broke the deadlock five minutes into the restart with a brilliant header off an assist by Borussia Dortmund defender Raphaƫl Guerreiro. Germany had 65% of possessions but two big mistakes was all it took for the French team to prevail. Les Bleus can also rely on passionate support from home fans desperate for something to celebrate after going through strikes and violent protests against a labour law, as well as a state of ... (more...)
We didn't take penalties like a German team - Hummels
- July 09, 2016

That run included defeats to the Azzurri in the 1982 World Cup final and three major tournament semifinals - at World Cups in 1970 and 2006, and at Euro 2012. There weren't many people left. "We tried to close down the center for Italy . We were a step away from a great feat", said the 38-year-old 2006 World Cup victor. (more...)
Wimbledon: Raonic upsets Federer, lands in final
- July 09, 2016

Sixth seed Raonic triumphed 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the 25-year-old's first win on grass against a top ten opponent. However, in a remarkable 12th game, Federer was pegged back from 40-0 after serving up back-to-back double faults and Raonic levelled the semi-final on a third set point when the Swiss meekly teed-up an opportunity for the Canadian to pass him. (more...)
Portugal could muddle its way through to the final
- July 09, 2016

Instead they got to see two hours of cagey, nervy football with only one shot on target amid some shocking finishing until the mercurial Ricardo Quaresma lit up the stadium with his victor three minutes from the end of extra time. Both Modric and Rakitic have been central players for Croatia for around a decade. "Everything was flawless apart form the fact we didn't score". (more...)
Murray and Berdych trade breaks at Wimbledon
- July 09, 2016

Two miscues of the sort you're just not used to seeing from him all that often. At Wimbledon on Friday, Milos Raonic ended Federer's title hopes with a 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory in the semifinals. Their semifinals are on Friday at the All England Club. He was seeking to win his eighth title, which would break the record he shares with Pete Sampras. (more...)
Flores, Mets rally past Nationals
- July 09, 2016

But the Mets, who have now won seven of their last eight, answered just a half inning later with a Travis d'Arnaud blast and an upper-deck shot from Jose Reyes , his first homer since joining the club this week. It was the second homer for d'Arnaud and first for Reyes of the season. The fan favorite popped out of the dugout for a curtain call and pumped his left fist to acknowledge a crowd of 37,569 that chanted his name. (more...)