Sport


Olympic High? High-schoolers move on in 200 meters at trials Olympic High? High-schoolers move on in 200 meters at trials
- July 11, 2016

Allyson Felix made it through her semifinal and will be in the eight-woman 200-meter final today. Kara Winger finished third with 57.90m to make her third Olympic team, while Borman also made the team for Rio after her 56.60m for fourth. "There were people going, 'You never know how he's going to perform.' They were saying I'm done and can not make the team", he said. Mead, who runs for the Eugene-based Bowerman Track Club, showed off a blistering kick of his own to finish second in 13:35.70. (more...)
Lydia Ko slips back at US Open Updated Lydia Ko slips back at US Open Updated
- July 11, 2016

The players were not told of the penalty until they were in the middle of playing the final hole after officials reviewed replays in the latest controversy at a USGA event. "And it was tough to get near the pins on some holes". But the poised teenager stayed steady on a day that saw as many as four players share the lead, and rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-five 18th to break out of a three-way tie for first with 2009 champion Ji and Park. (more...)
Charles Barkley disappointed that Kevin Durant has joined Warriors 'gravy train' Charles Barkley disappointed that Kevin Durant has joined Warriors 'gravy train'
- July 11, 2016

I'm looking forward to a new era of basketball for me personally and it should be fun". That love doesn't fade, those memories don't erase... However, he woke up on the Fourth of July and decided that he would join the Warriors. Tears were shed, but this is a new journey for me. Kerr won't change his team's style with the addition of KD, whom the coach will count on as a "brilliant passer" and someone who can cut and do it all. (more...)
Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez named to American League all-star team
- July 11, 2016

The reigning MVP became only the sixth player in AL history with 80 runs and 20 homers prior to the all-star break. "I think that has something to do with the guys hitting behind me", Donaldson said, referring to slugger Jose Bautista , Edwin Encarnacion and Michael Saunders . (more...)
Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon In Straight Sets For 22nd Grand Slam Title Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon In Straight Sets For 22nd Grand Slam Title
- July 11, 2016

To her great credit fourth seed Kerber used her skilful shot placement and scrambling ability to stay in contention throughout a fascinating match of contrasting styles. "That makes the victory even sweeter, to know how hard I worked for it. This is awesome. Back to thinking the way she thinks". "It wasn't one conversation", Williams said. (more...)
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years for murder
- July 11, 2016

His defense team will not appeal the sentencing. "He needs to serve half of his sentence, so at least three years before he can apply to be released on parole". However, she disagreed with the notion that Pistorius had failed to show remorse by noting that he had tried to apologize to the Steenkamp family. (more...)
Blatter gets August appeal date to fight FIFA ban
- July 11, 2016

Then in February, that suspension was reduced from eight to six years. An appeal by former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter against a six-year ban from all soccer-related activities for ethics violations will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on August 25, CAS said on its website on Friday. (more...)
Reid wins men's singles wheelchair title
- July 11, 2016

The royal couple asked about his daughter Sophia, while Murray asked about William and Kate's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend Irina Shayk were also there along with Hugh Grant, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (more...)
Jimenez is bad, Orioles are swept by Seattle
- July 11, 2016

And the Birds have scored but 12 runs in the five games. STAT PACK: It was the first time the Mariners swept a four-game series since 2012 (Kansas City). Each of the nine batters in the lineup either scored or drove in a run. It was his first of two homers on the night. Tillman allowed six hits and four runs in less than five innings pitched. (more...)
Andy Murray claims opening set of Wimbledon final against Milos Raonic
- July 11, 2016

Andy Murray is one of the top returners. Andy Murray in action against Milos Raonic during the Men's Singles Final on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Sharon Mandair said she was conflicted about the game. Raonic was limited to eight aces, only one more than Murray . I'm glad I managed to get through today. (more...)
Froome wearing yellow during 9th stage of Tour de France Froome wearing yellow during 9th stage of Tour de France
- July 11, 2016

That instinct paid dividends. It is clear that Quintana and Froome are the best climbers in the race; however, if someone commits to an early break-away, they may be able to stay away as the race develops behind. Froome tried to get away on the Peyresourde, but his rivals quickly closed his move down. "It's not too bad for a second go at the Tour de France , but still I'm not 100 per cent riding GC". (more...)
Grizzlies possible Free Agent targets
- July 11, 2016

Conley's new contract is yet another sign of the NBA's new financial reality thanks to the salary cap's one year jump from $70 million to $94 million. Sources tell SportsDay's Eddie Sefko that Parsons will be leaving Dallas. They lost countless players to injuries, including Marc Gasol and Mike Conley . (more...)
Lesnar non-committal on future after UFC 200 win Lesnar non-committal on future after UFC 200 win
- July 11, 2016

Tate's stay-back approach from the Holm fight differed markedly from her style against Nunes, although to be fair after the way she got hit the fight was going to be over sooner than later. Daniel Cormier beat Anderson Silva in convincing fashion as he picked up a unanimous decision . All three judges scored it 30-26 for Cormier. He was clearly extremely happy to be back in competitive fighting. (more...)
The Beast is Back: Brock Lesnar gets win at UFC 200 The Beast is Back: Brock Lesnar gets win at UFC 200
- July 11, 2016

UFC president Dana White ripped Jones' decision making on Friday. "Is there anything I can do?" "I just got caught and couldn't get out of first gear", Hunt said when asked post fight about whether Lesnar took his best punch. "But Anderson Silva will show to be a stud and show himself to be a company man for the UFC ". Miesha Tate's defense of her bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes has been elevated to the main event while Brock Lesnar's fight against Mark Hunt will be ... (more...)
France celebrate Germany victory outside Stade Velodrome France celebrate Germany victory outside Stade Velodrome
- July 11, 2016

Deschamps, who won the European Championship as a player in 2000, be-moaned the calendar that gives his players one day less to recover than Portugal. Kimmich almost made up for his mistake moments later with a lovely curling effort form the edge of the box but the ball nicked off of the woodwork. (more...)
Murray confident more to come after Wimbledon victory
- July 11, 2016

Canadian Milos Raonic declared that he would stop at nothing to win a major title after admitting his straight sets loss to Andy Murray in Sunday's Wimbledon final would sting. "I'm glad to get my hands on the trophy again", Murray , who played in his 11th Grand Slam final, said after holding aloft the hallowed trophy. Significantly the Scot won 87 percent of points on his first serve and 54 percent on the second serve - the one area of perceived weakness in his game. (more...)
Daniel Cormier was crushed when he found out about Jon Jones's violation Daniel Cormier was crushed when he found out about Jon Jones's violation
- July 11, 2016

The fight will be three rounds and is not a title bout. Silva was UFC middleweight champion from October 2006 until July 2013, defending his title in 10 fights - a UFC record. Michael Bisping expressed his willingness to take Jones' place in the UFC 200 . The women's bantamweight title fight that features Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes will serve as the main event. (more...)
Australia need structure shift to avoid sweep - Hooper
- July 11, 2016

England's arrival Down Under was greeted by a sneering promotional video televised by the host broadcaster in which a group of pundits - all former Wallabies - mocked their chances of winning. Good rugby to me is finding or creating space. "When you are coaching a club, it's a little bit different because you can get stuck in a bit more, you can have a bit of edge or ribbing, you can play that card". (more...)
Final preview: France vs Portugal
- July 11, 2016

It is a match Fernando Santos' side approach boosted by Pepe's return in defence, having overcome a thigh complaint that ruled him out of the semi-final victory against Wales. Portugal have been considered by many to be the luckiest team to have played in an global competition in recent times . Sunday's final could therefore become a possession-based duel, which may not suit France unless Deschamps makes changes. (more...)
Raonic loses to Murray in Wimbledon final
- July 11, 2016

Raonic had come from two sets down to beat David Goffin earlier in the tournament while he was also trailing 2-1 in his semi-final against Roger Federer - but Murray, in this form, was surely a different prospect. Against Raonic, Murray was a favorite in a major final for the first time, and opportunistically seized the chance. And Murray admitted that he'd not enjoyed his maiden win as much as he could have - something he will put right this time. (more...)
USADA says Jon Jones B sample tested positive for banned substance USADA says Jon Jones B sample tested positive for banned substance
- July 11, 2016

The three-day notice is unheard of in the fight world, which is the same thing people said when Nate Diaz agreed to take on Conor McGregor on just 11 days' notice. "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...)
Gareth Bale: Fightback shows Wales are a true team
- July 11, 2016

Ramsey was punished for intentionally handling the ball to break up a Belgium attack when Wales was under pressure leading 2-1 in the 75th minute. Wales coach Chris Coleman said the feeling of beating Belgium was "indescribable" as he insisted his team had shown themselves to be capable of beating any opponent. (more...)
Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic in Wimbledon final
- July 11, 2016

Victory preserved the iron-grip on the majors of the sport's "Big Four" with Lleyton Hewitt the last man outside of Murray, Djokovic, Federer and Rafael Nadal to win Wimbledon back in 2002. "I've lost a lot of close ones against some of the greatest players of all time but everyone's time comes eventually, some in the their early 20s and some in their late 20s". (more...)
'Secret Life of Pets' fetches $103 million in opening days
- July 11, 2016

If the new animated film The Secret Life of Pets were a domesticated animal itself, it would be one of those adorable albeit annoyingly-named hybrid dogs - a labradoodle or a cockapoo or, as Jeff Daniels describes in Dumb & Dumber, a bullshit (the cross between a bulldog and a shih-tzu). (more...)
Murray beats Raonic in 3 sets for 2nd Wimbledon championship Murray beats Raonic in 3 sets for 2nd Wimbledon championship
- July 11, 2016

Murray took the opening set after a break of serve in the seventh game but was taken to a tiebreak in the second - winning it comfortably as he raised his game. This will be the pair's ninth meeting, not including two walkovers (one each), their third at Grand Slam level, second in a final and first in a Grand Slam final. (more...)