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Where now for beaten Germany after Euro exit?
- July 09, 2016

They dominated the first half, however, before an Antoine Griezmann penalty put the tournament hosts ahead on the stroke of halftime. The second half will be different and showcased the potent French team who would double the mark at the hour mark again by Griezmann. (more...)
Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
- July 09, 2016

He is set to come across Pepe again on Sunday, with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and France forward Antoine Griezmann two other players set to feature on Sunday who also played in the European club final in Milan. The national team's victory over England in the last 16 on June 27 was watched by no fewer than 99.8 per cent of the country's TV audience. Joao Mario said it was also a chance to make up for past year when he was in the Portugal team which lost the European under-21 ... (more...)
Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title
- July 09, 2016

Williams endured a shock defeat to Kerber at the Australian Open in January but there was to be no repeat on Centre Court as she edged a thrilling contest 7-5 6-3. "I was talking to [older sister] Venus [Williams] about it the other day about how we've been here for so long and how we're still doing really well". (more...)
Andy Murray uses crowd to help him beat Tsonga Andy Murray uses crowd to help him beat Tsonga
- July 09, 2016

Roger Federer has evened his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic at two sets apiece. The way he dug deep to subdue Tsonga's onslaught spoke volumes for Murray's refusal to buckle in the face of adversity - a characteristic that shows up in a formidable 23-7 record in matches that have gone the five-set distance. (more...)
Euro 2016: France to go all out to beat Germany - Didier Deschamps Euro 2016: France to go all out to beat Germany - Didier Deschamps
- July 09, 2016

It is a privilege and fantastic. "I'm not really thinking about Karim". "We can go happy and proud of this tournament". It is something special for a small team. "It's not long until we start again with the World Cup". Griezmann stepped off the bench in that game to score the first of two late goals for France , his first of four in the tournament as he goes from strength to strength to lead the Golden Boot standings ahead of the semi-finals. (more...)
Hope of an all-Williams final ended as Kerber shows her class
- July 09, 2016

Champion in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015, Williams will be contesting her 28th grand slam final in total - and ninth at the All England Club - and is an overwhelming favourite. "I felt that Venus came out tired because she was not able to push off on her first serve as much". "I was trying to go for every shot and was moving very well". (more...)
Durant joins Curry, w/ two year $54.3M contract
- July 09, 2016

The Warriors believe that Curry and Durant, two of the NBA's top player magnets, will persuade some experienced players to sign for minimum contracts in exchange for the opportunity to chase a championship. Harrison Barnes is now 24 years old which is ideal for what the Mavs want to do essentially which is build young talent around a aging Dirk Nowitzki. (more...)
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel to have knee surgery
- July 09, 2016

The Boston Red Sox have placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 15-day disabled list with an injured left knee that will likely sideline him for three to six weeks. Fortunately for the Red Sox, help is on the way, as the team just acquired relief pitcher Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Uehara and Ziegler will close until Kimbrel returns, according to Lauber (on Twitter ). (more...)
How to watch the Lesnar vs
- July 09, 2016

The big announcement was made last night on SmackDown that "The Beast" Brock Lesnar will step into the ring at "The Biggest Event of the Summer" against the returning twelve-time former World Champion "The Viper" Randy Orton , who will compete for the first time since November of past year. (more...)
Stephen Cummings Wins Tour de France Stage Seven With Surprise Solo Attack
- July 09, 2016

Instead Stephen Cummings seized the moment on the 162.5-kilometer stage from L'Isle Jourdain to Lac de Payolle . While Yates was picking himself up, Cummings was celebrating another spectacular solo win, having beaten Daryl Impey (Orica-BikeEchange) and Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) home by 65 seconds. (more...)
Low not a fan of 24-team Euro 2016 format
- July 09, 2016

They had an unbelievable run. "They are an excellent team with an excellent coach (and they) had a great tournament". - Didier Deschamps could become the second person to win the European Championships as a player and as a manager after Germany's Berti Vogts. (more...)
Williams and Kerber warming up on Centre Court
- July 09, 2016

I didn't play a lot of junior matches growing up. But the far more significant reward is the knowledge she has reestablished her supremacy at a time when doubters were beginning to question the 34-year-old s hunger for more silverware after consecutive Slam final defeats this year. (more...)
Wimbledon 2016: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber to win 22nd Grand Slam
- July 09, 2016

Williams didn't want to dwell on the next step up the ladder, especially since she endured struggles to win her 18th major - tying Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova - and the 22nd. Serena was magnificent on her serve throughout the first serve as she won 88% points on her first serve. She saw just one break point over the course of the match, which she fought off with an ace. (more...)
Too many things went wrong for Germany: Coach Loew
- July 09, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo will be determined to end that jinx and finally collect the global silverware he craves but with Antoine Griezmann on fire up front for France , it would be a surprise if the whole nation is not celebrating a victory for Les Blues long into the night - even if it goes to extra time which many are predicting. (more...)
Red Sox acquire reliever Brad Ziegler from Diamondbacks for 2 minor leaguers Red Sox acquire reliever Brad Ziegler from Diamondbacks for 2 minor leaguers
- July 09, 2016

While Ziegler has not been as dominant as he was last season, he will undoubtedly spell Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa needed rest, while filling in for current closer Craig Kimbrell when needed. Swihart only recently resumed light workouts in the outfield. Playing alongside his twin brother Luis Alexander, who is now 11th in the SoxProspects.com rankings, he has slashed an impressive.310/.412/.467 with 14 stolen bases and earned a trip to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. (more...)
Mariners drop third straight to Houston 9-8
- July 09, 2016

Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker has enjoyed a brief history of dominance over the Houston Astros, but his lingering health concerns might cloud his start against them on Tuesday night. If there was even a smidgen of concern encroaching after the Houston Astros dropped their first home series in more than a month over the weekend against the Chicago White Sox, it subsided Tuesday night. (more...)
Clattenburg lands Euro 2016 final to complete hat-trick
- July 09, 2016

We mix youth with experience - this is the ideal mix. Hosts France beat Germany 2-0 on Thursday to reach the final. Pepe is one of the pillars of the Portuguese team, as acknowledged by coach Fernando Santos, who has publicly described him as "a leader". (more...)
Mets lose Matt Harvey to season-ending surgery
- July 09, 2016

Alderson said a decision on surgery is expected in the next few days before the All-Star break. TOS has the potential to end a pitcher's career if it isn't addressed quickly, and rather than delaying an inevitable surgery Harvey has chosen to take care of the problem as soon as possible. (more...)
Australian tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios torn after Wimbledon defeat
- July 09, 2016

I've been trying my best to win my matches and go as deep as possible. "Hopefully I can win a couple more, and that's it". But, given the last time he reached a slam final and did not play the Serbian was here in 2012, it would surely be hard for him not to feel his chances of a second title had improved. (more...)
Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade Join Roster For New 'Big 3?' Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade Join Roster For New 'Big 3?'
- July 09, 2016

And with a chance to lift the Bulls back to the playoffs after their streak of seven straight postseason appearances was snapped during Hoiberg's first year at the helm, Wade should be plenty motivated to prove he can lead his beloved Bulls back toward title contention. (more...)
Kerber and Serena Williams Through to Final Kerber and Serena Williams Through to Final
- July 09, 2016

Angelique Kerber denied the Williams sisters a fifth Wimbledon final after beating Venus, yesterday. Serena said making what will be her ninth Wimbledon final isn't enough. The Russian just won two games in the straight set match and only was able to take three points off William's serve in the whole match. "I will try to be the next one to win here after Steffi". (more...)
`Proud` Conte downplays Italy's defeat to Germany in Euro 2016
- July 09, 2016

That agonising setback prompted full-time tears from the Azzurri's veteran goalkeeper Buffon and Pogba found it a tough spectacle to watch. Germany now face either of France or Iceland on July 7 in Marseille. "Nothing else; no regrets", he said. Germany coach Joachim Low made just one change to his side with Benedikt Howedes coming into the starting line-up to replace Julian Draxler and transform a back four into a three, with Joshua Kimmich and Jonas Hector operating as wing-backs. (more...)
Jamie Murray One day Andy and I will team up at Wimbledon Jamie Murray One day Andy and I will team up at Wimbledon
- July 09, 2016

The season has been phenomenally frustrating for Federer. "I felt like I got unlucky throughout the process with hurting my back again before Madrid, getting sick in Miami, so forth". Former tennis star Tim Henman gives his predictions ahead of Wimbledon - tipping either Novak Djokovic , Andy Murray or Roger Federer for glory. (more...)
Wales fights back to reach historic semifinals
- July 09, 2016

Despite Wales' momentous achievement, though, Williams is not getting carried away, and could not be pressed on the possibility of winning the tournament. I can't blame the players but they need to be a well-oiled machine. "It was a decision I took for myself and my family because I thought it was important to have my future in my own hands". (more...)
Speedy Oregon WR, track star advances to Olympic semifinals
- July 09, 2016

Even though she finished with the top qualifying 200 time, Prandini said she was trying to save some energy for the semifinals and possibly finals. Every day they receive their assignments and are responsible for covering stories to add to their own website and professional outlets like the Arizona Republic and the Tampa Bay Times, who either can't afford to send their reporters to Eugene or don't have enough staff. (more...)