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Serena wins Wimbledon, matches Graf's 22 grand slam titles Serena wins Wimbledon, matches Graf's 22 grand slam titles
- July 11, 2016

It was also a great day for Venus , who had failed to secure a Wimbledon final against sister Serena after suffering a semi-final defeat to Kerber on Thursday. 1-ranked Williams came through. “Honestly, I havent really had time to think about it or see it. Im still living in those emotions right now, so Im not quite sure.”. (more...)
Michael Cheika reveals Wallabies veterans in mix for Bledisloe Cup matches Michael Cheika reveals Wallabies veterans in mix for Bledisloe Cup matches
- July 11, 2016

They are not there yet but, with Jones in charge and a series win in Australia under their belt - the previous second-best team in the world - there is no doubt where England's sights are set. "It's about performance. We're not happy with our performance, even though we're happy with the result". The 44-40 loss to England at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on Saturday sent the Wallabies tumbling to a 3-0 series defeat. (more...)
Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo Aims To Put Heartbreak of 2004 Behind
- July 11, 2016

With his great rival Lionel Messi's Argentina career up in the air - the Barcelona star announced his global retirement following a defeat on penalties by Chile in the Copa America final - Ronaldo has an extra incentive to win on Sunday. Portugal have only ever made one appearance in a Euro final, which they lost 1-0 to Greece on home soil in 2004. Fonte stepped on the global stage when Fernando Santos became Portugal coach in 2014. (more...)
Georgia officer ambush stuns friends of suspect Georgia officer ambush stuns friends of suspect
- July 11, 2016

Officer Hancock was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and is in stable condition. He was talking as of Sunday and was under guard by Tallahassee, Fla., police, Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said. A suburban St. Louis police officer was "ambushed" during a traffic stop Friday and critically injured when he was shot at least once from behind as he walked to his patrol auto to check the suspect's driving status, authorities said. (more...)
Instant Replay: Simmons exits summer league debut with cramps in both calves Instant Replay: Simmons exits summer league debut with cramps in both calves
- July 11, 2016

So when we go into every game, I'm willing to put in the work to win. Simmons finished with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. The Australian born forward became Philadelphia's third No. Boston took advantage of his absence and built up a 98-91 lead with 1:32 remaining after six straight free throws from Terry Rozier , R.J. Hunter and Jaylen Brown . (more...)
Man Utd could make PSG star Mourinho's next signing
- July 11, 2016

AS says United are set to open proceedings to bring Pogba - who had two unsuccessful years in Manchester from 2011 - back to Old Trafford. Pogba has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer for a world-record fee, claimed to be at least £100million by most sources. (more...)
Rain, tears and teens with Olympic track spots on the line
- July 11, 2016

I've won Olympic games, broken the world record. McLaughlin, who will be a senior at Union Catholic High School this fall, won her opening round heat on Thursday with the second fastest qualifying time. "And knowing you've been there before and know how to handle it, it gives you a chip on your shoulder". "But being a 30-year-old competing with those girls ... (more...)
Michael Phelps sets stage for Olympic showdown in 100-meter butterfly
- July 11, 2016

Lochte, an 11-time medalist, injured his groin on the first day of the meet, struggled in his next few races and was down to his final chance to get a swim of his own at the Summer Games. Franklin herself sounded as though she'd be happy just getting on the team as a relay swimmer. The face of USA swimming for nearly two decades is tied with Stanford alumnus Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres for the most all-time Olympic medals by a female swimmer. (more...)
Madison Kennedy leads field into 50m freestyle U.S. Trials semifinal
- July 11, 2016

Now he will get to swim a second event in his third Olympic Games . Phelps was the only other swimmer to win three events at trials - the 100m and 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley. "I'm checking a box off, being able to get on the team. Not super happy with the performance but that's not what matters here", said Shields, who fell short of his best time of 51.03 but clocked the third-fastest time in the world in 2016. (more...)
Why we're encouraged after Kevin Durant strikeout — Knicks GM Why we're encouraged after Kevin Durant strikeout — Knicks GM
- July 11, 2016

Durant said. "They weren't". "I couldn't consider totally everybody's feelings, because it would be hard to". National Basketball Association sensation Kevin Durant has joined forces with fellow believer and two-time MVP Stephen Curry at the Golden State Warriors, officially sealing the deal on Thursday. (more...)
Napoli reignite interest in Everton target Napoli reignite interest in Everton target
- July 11, 2016

Napoli are coming back in with an improved offer for Everton target Axel Witsel after the Blues "had issues with the player" according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio . So what is it that the teams around Europe like so much? Standing at 6ft 1in, but able to cover ground quickly, Witsel's movement is good with an eye for goal. (more...)
Rangers overcome Hamels struggles in 6-5 win over Twins Rangers overcome Hamels struggles in 6-5 win over Twins
- July 11, 2016

The Rangers limped into the All-Star break with losing seven of their last nine games, including an embarrassing 15-5 loss to the Twins Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park. "We made Hamels work", Molitor said. The Rangers have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. (more...)
Is Russell Westbrook the reason Kevin Durant left Thunder?
- July 11, 2016

On Thursday, Durant officially signed on with the Warriors and addressed Warrior fans in Oakland. They wanted to let me know how I would fit in with their group. We love people that are high character people, and you can't find a better embodiment of that than the guy sitting next to me. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30, right) is congratulated by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) after game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at ... (more...)
Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome keeps yellow as Alberto Contador abandons
- July 11, 2016

British rider Steve Cummings won the Tour de France seventh stage which came to a freakish end when an inflatable arch marking the final kilometer collapsed on Friday. A 20-man breakaway escaped on the first climb of the day and gradually built up a lead of more than 10 minutes. The break started fighting amongst themselves for the stage win on the penultimate climb of the Col de Beixalis , with multiple attacks going clear and being clawed back. (more...)
Ko grabs lead at U.S. Open
- July 11, 2016

Women's Open, and Sung Hyun Park , at 7-under 209 after 54 holes. She has broken par all three rounds with a 69 and 71 in the first two rounds followed by the 2-under performance on Saturday. I know it was breezy from the mornings. It was sitting in a hole and I didn't play it well. She finished runner-up to In Gee Chun of South Korea past year and finished fourth in 2014 when Michelle Wie won. (more...)
Noren leads by 2 shots after 3 rounds of Scottish Open
- July 11, 2016

His final round was a bogeyfree 69, slotting him in a tie for third with Matteo Manassero and Nicolas Colsaerts. Four places in the British Open are available for those not already qualified and who finish in the top 12 plus ties. "We've both got young children, so we share that", he said. "I'll go there looking forward to playing links golf, and ultimately I'll feel like if I get my head around it, I can compete". (more...)
Amanda Nunes stuns Miesha Tate to take bantanweight belt at UFC 200
- July 11, 2016

Originally, Jon "Bones" Jones was slated for the fight, but he tested positive for a banned substance and was pulled from the card. The fight itself was less dramatic. Velasquez's performance was reminiscent of his reign as UFC champion, and hopefully he can put together another win or two and reclaim the title. Gegard Mousasi defeated Thiago Santos by knockout at 4:32 in the first round. (more...)
Portugal fans ecstatic after Euro 2016 win
- July 11, 2016

Santos added that the tackle on Ronaldo was "strange" and complained that the referee did not even give a foul. "We beat France and I'm delighted", Ronaldo said, fresh from lifting the trophy. "We said we would win it for him and we managed to do that". The France manager said that his squad had played like a true team throughout the competition, and said that is also how they will deal with the disappointment they feel in not reaching their ultimate goal. (more...)
France seeks healing final victory vs Portugal France seeks healing final victory vs Portugal
- July 11, 2016

If form and history were the only determining factors in deciding the outcome of the Euro 2016 final, Portugal wouldn't stand a chance. They made it further than either of the other participants from the United-Kingdom. That match concluded Portugal's unremarkable qualification for the final. "We can really talk about having a team now", he said . The only game in which France did not secure all three points was a 0-0 draw with Switzerland. (more...)
Reasons Kevin Durant Ruined the NBA Next Season
- July 11, 2016

On that meeting in the Hamptons. . Now everybody wants to play for Golden State. Like I said , I went with my gut, my instincts. Following their historical (73-9) campaign and coming within a couple of possessions of repeating as National Basketball Association champs, the Warriors didn't need an overhaul by any stretch of the imagination, especially when their core guys are just entering their prime. (more...)
Join up urges MP who wants to beat Corbyn Join up urges MP who wants to beat Corbyn
- July 11, 2016

But members in the Itchen constituency have backed a motion to support Mr Corbyn in the wake of opposition from more than 170 of his MPs. But in last year's leadership vote, Corbyn was elected by the wider membership on the first ballot with nearly 60 percent of the vote. (more...)
Lydia Ko takes lead at U.S. Women's Open
- July 11, 2016

Obviously nerves you've got to be able to control it. Whatever Ko is doing is working. Ko won the Evian Championship last year to become the youngest victor of a major at 18 years, 4 months and 20 days old. "So it was a lucky one". She has broken par all three rounds with a 69 and 71 in the first two rounds followed by the 2-under performance on Saturday. (more...)
Biles locks up spot on US Olympic gymnastics team Biles locks up spot on US Olympic gymnastics team
- July 11, 2016

Simone Biles is closing in on an automatic spot on the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team. Those women are Simone Biles , Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez . Unlike the first two races, she was unable to stage a sensational kick. For example, Douglas finished fourth at the national championships two weeks ago, and Gabby herself has said that her confidence isn't quite as high as it once was. (more...)
Giants to give up DH, let Bumgarner hit in Oakland
- July 11, 2016

After winning both games in San Francisco and the first game in Oakland, the Athletics look to make it a 2x2 series sweep as rookie Dillon Overton duels with SP/DH Madison Bumgarner . All the San Francisco Giants manager had to do was ask the ace pitcher himself, knowing full well the big left-hander would want to swing the bat. "A lot of people had a lot to say about what we did today, and I'm just glad it worked out for us". (more...)
Hardman Pepe sheds tears of joy at Euro 2016 final Hardman Pepe sheds tears of joy at Euro 2016 final
- July 11, 2016

That's what the Portuguese are about: humility, work, overcoming hardship. We can still build on what we have for future years. Police closed Central Street between Centre and Charles street as a safety precaution since people were celebrating and waving flags in Central Street outside the Portuguese-American Civic Club. (more...)