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Tried everything to beat 'unbelievable' Serena, admits Kerber
- July 12, 2016

With their 6-3, 6-4 win over Yaroslava Shvedova and Timea Babos, the sisters had improved their record in major doubles finals to 14-0, a sterling mark to go alongside the 22nd singles title she had claimed five hours earlier. 22. I think I'm on a good way to play better and better. But they were unseeded this time because they play doubles so infrequently, and their most recent Grand Slam title before Saturday had come four years ago at the All England Club. (more...)
With Pepe fit, Portugal are ready to take on their critics With Pepe fit, Portugal are ready to take on their critics
- July 12, 2016

Euro 2016 has been all about France . The outcome could depend heavily on the two men wearing the No. 7 shirt - Portugal's Ronaldo and France's Griezmann, who faced each other in the Champions League final six weeks ago. Like us, they were criticized at the start of the tournament. The Euro 2012 final drew a global average of 299 million for Spain's 4-0 win over Italy. (more...)
Portugal out to spoil French Euro party Portugal out to spoil French Euro party
- July 12, 2016

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo smiles as he stretches during a training session in Marcoussis, near Paris , France , Saturday, July 9, 2016. The home side will try to extend that unbeaten streak to 19 games and win another major tournament for France this Sunday against Portugal . (more...)
Red Sox closer Kimbrel out 3 to 6 weeks
- July 12, 2016

RHP Craig Kimbrel (left knee medial meniscus tear) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday and will undergo surgery Monday. "It's hard. He's been so good for us in that role and he's been a good Diamondback for a long time", Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said of Ziegler. (more...)
Murray back in Wimbledon final for 3rd time
- July 12, 2016

It was really so, so close". The only other Canadian to get this far was Eugenie Bouchard, the women's runner-up at Wimbledon in 2014. Andy Murray admits Sunday's Wimbledon final will be a new experience as he prepares for a grand slam decider without Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic on the other side of the net for the first time. (more...)
Portugal unleashes national celebrations for Euro heroes
- July 12, 2016

Euro 2016 hosts France were everybody's favourites to win the final against Portugal and their chances increased when star man Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured early on. While Portuguese celebrated into the night and beyond, Les Bleus were left reeling from a galling extra-time defeat on home turf. Just as the final looked destined for a penalty shootout, Eder cut through the French defense and struck a low shot from 25 metres past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 109th minute at the Stade ... (more...)
Tim Duncan retires after 19 stellar seasons with Spurs
- July 12, 2016

The No. 1 overall pick in 1997 goes out with two MVP awards among his list of accomplishments. Together, Popovich and Duncan won 1,001 games, more than any other coach-player pair in National Basketball Association history. That humility paid off, as Duncan is widely regarded as one of the most respected teammates and players in the entire league. The quiet, big man is ending his 19-year National Basketball Association career with one franchise having centered five National ... (more...)
Mourinho building an awesome Man United — Mkhitaryan Mourinho building an awesome Man United — Mkhitaryan
- July 12, 2016

Last season he scored 23 goals and registered an impressive 32 assists across all competitions. Aremenia captain Mkhitaryan is his countyr's record scorer with 19 goals in 59 matches since making his worldwide debut in 2007. They are so preoccupied with that idea, that they've forgotten that Mourinho also has the ability to really help improve players already in the squad. (more...)
Wade Confirmed For Bulls, Miami Heat Undervalued Him Wade Confirmed For Bulls, Miami Heat Undervalued Him
- July 12, 2016

Rondo is known as an intelligent player who also has a history of clashing with coaches, most notably Rick Carlisle in Dallas. And even more clear was that the lure of home just as it was for Wade's close friend LeBron James two years ago, when he left Miami to go back to northeast OH and rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers was too strong this time to ignore. (more...)
Serena Williams wins her 7th Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title Serena Williams wins her 7th Wimbledon and 22nd Grand Slam title
- July 12, 2016

Margaret Court holds the all-time record, with 24. There was a stunning loss to Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals in September, ending Williams' bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam. The second set was tense too, and full of long rallies, timely serves from Williams, and remarkable backhands from Kerber. She dropped to her back and raised her hands before standing and embracing Kerber over the net. (more...)
Williams sisters win sixth Wimbledon doubles title
- July 12, 2016

Serena said it was a "great relief" to finally capture the 22 major title that saw her equal Steffi Graf's Open Era record, but that it was also just exciting for her to win again. 'Literally one day when I woke up I felt different. When you know her, she does everything with 100 per cent of her heart so you are more disappointed when you don't reach your goal. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016: USA women's gymnastics team includes Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas Rio Olympics 2016: USA women's gymnastics team includes Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas
- July 12, 2016

Rowbury, the American record holder for 1,500, crossed the finish line in a time of 4:05.39 and placed second overall to secure a spot on her third consecutive Olympic team. McLaughlin joins victor Dalilah Muhammad and runner-up Ashley Spencer on the team headed to Rio. Price opened her day with a second-place finish in her semifinal heat, clocking a time of 23.93 to automatically qualify for the final. (more...)
France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016 France gears up for huge security operation at Euro 2016
- July 12, 2016

That aside; Portugal won their first match in regular time at this tournament on Wednesday when they beat Wales 2-0 in the semi final. France have won 10 of their last meetings between the two sides since Portugal won a friendly way back in 1975. (more...)
Michael Phelps Beats Ryan Lochte in Final Olympic Swimming Trials Showdown
- July 12, 2016

He was fourth at the 50-meter turn in 24.06 behind Seth Stubblefield , Tim Phillips and Matthew Josa. He swims at Division III Queens University in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. 2012 Olympian Jessica Hardy was 24th and did not advance to the semifinal. Rudisha finished behind Alfred Kipketer and Ferguson Rotich. Phelps said his lactate readings were high after the IM. (more...)
MMA: WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar beats top UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt MMA: WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar beats top UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt
- July 12, 2016

While the Brazilian bantamweight celebrated, Nunes also spared a thought for the history-making nature of her accomplishment. She was given the fight after an uninspiring victory on the March card when Tate upset Holly Holm. Lesnar took Hunt down repeatedly in the first round, controlling him on the ground and landing massive ground and pound . After five years out of the UFC Lesnar defied the odds to defeat the long-time Australian based New Zealander, utilising his wrestling skills ... (more...)
Charges against Sabres' O'Reilly dropped Charges against Sabres' O'Reilly dropped
- July 12, 2016

Police in Ontario claimed that on July 9 of previous year, O'Reilly struck a Tim Hortons restaurant and left. Police reported that the driver of the truck left the scene of the accident and that the vehicle and O'Reilly were found a short distance from each other just minutes after the accident. (more...)
Pepe trains to give Portugal a major boost before Euro decider
- July 12, 2016

France has only failed to win one of its games in the tournament, a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in the group stage. "They have all seemed minor characters in the Ronaldo soap opera, such is the fixation on and fascination with the captain and record scorer". (more...)
Price pitches best start with Sox to beat Rays Price pitches best start with Sox to beat Rays
- July 12, 2016

While Kimbrel is sidelined the BoSox should be fine with Koji Uehara and the newly-acquired Brad Ziegler sharing closer duties. Kimbrel is widely regarded as one of the best closers in baseball, and Smith had a tremendous rookie season for Seattle previous year, striking out 92 in 70 innings with a 2.31 ERA and a 4.18 strikeout-to-walk ratio. (more...)
U.S. Olympic Swim Trials: Weekend preview
- July 12, 2016

Phelps led a scintillating race from start to finish, but Lochte was with him stroke for stroke. On a busy night that closed the most hectic portion of this eight-day event - only the women's 50 free and men's 1,500 free remain in Sunday night's session - Phelps's winning performance in 51 seconds flat stood out but wasn't alone. (more...)
These Badass Gymnasts Just Made The U.S. Olympic Team
- July 12, 2016

There was just one automatic qualification spot for the team which went to the top all-around score and there was never a doubt that would belong to Biles. "Yes, I'm on Twitter a lot, I like Twitter, it's just a way for us to express ourselves and thank our fans and for them to get to know us". Kocian, a world champion on uneven bars, rode the strength of a 15.9 on Sunday night to give herself just enough breathing room over Locklear. (more...)
Pepe back in full training ahead of Euro 2016 final Pepe back in full training ahead of Euro 2016 final
- July 12, 2016

I tried to give him a bit of a breather over the first three matches we played in the space of nine days. Even France are unbeaten in the tournament and barring the goalless draw against Switzerland, they have won all their fixtures. We knew we had it in us, we obviously had a game plan", said Bale. "Before, he used to exert a lot of energy trying to take people on from deep areas, running at goal from 30 or 40 yards, or even further out". (more...)
Donald Cerrone Says Cormier Fought 'Like AF*g' Against Anderson Silva Donald Cerrone Says Cormier Fought 'Like AF*g' Against Anderson Silva
- July 12, 2016

International Fight Week has finally come to an end, and it was capped off with last night's (July 9, 2016) UFC 200 from the T-Mobile Arena, an event that was boasted as the "biggest, baddest card" of all-time (as UFC President Dana White so emphatically put it). (more...)
Another one in the Bag! Williams Sisters win 6th Wimbledon Doubles Title Another one in the Bag! Williams Sisters win 6th Wimbledon Doubles Title
- July 12, 2016

I also learned that you can't win everything, even though I try really hard. Final defeats followed in the opening two slams of this season, to Kerber at the Australian Open and Garbine Muguruza at the French Open, and the end of Williams' period of dominance was proclaimed. (more...)
Red Sox begin roster shuffle, but likely aren't done yet
- July 12, 2016

Saturday, the news broke that Boston had acquired Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler for a pair of Sally Leaguers, but it wasn't until close to mid-day that the team announced that incumbent closer Craig Kimbrel would miss three to six weeks following surgery to fix a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. (more...)
Noren shoots 66, leads by 1 at Scottish Open
- July 12, 2016

Alex Noren of Sweden birdied the last two holes to extend his lead to two shots at the Scottish Open on Saturday after a third round that ended in heavy rain at the Castle Stuart links. The Swede hit a stunning tee-shot on the par-three 17th hole, before adding a birdie three at the last to reach 12 under par for the tournament. But a vital birdie on the 14th gave him that all-important two-shot advantage, which was only narrowed to one on the final hole after Tyrrell Hatton made birdie to ... (more...)