Murray beats Raonic in 3 sets for 2nd Wimbledon championship

12 Jul, 2016

Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title Sunday. Raonic was looking to win his first Wimbledon title and to become the first player representing Canada to win a Grand Slam title. Raonic beat Swiss superstar Roger Federer in a five-set semifinal thriller on Friday to reach the final. Over and over, Murray managed to get the ball back, even one that came in at 147 miles per hour.


Froome jabs a spectator in the face during Tour de France

11 Jul, 2016

Cummings rode away from them all, cocking a snook at British Cycling's Olympics selectors who have, to date , not selected him for the similarly lumpy Rio road race. Perhaps more importantly, though, the gap to Colombian Nairo Quintana, his main rival, in sixth is 23sec. But both will be hard pushed to maintain such lofty positions on Friday when the first major mountain, the Col d'Aspin, looms large.


Wimbledon champion Serena Williams

10 Jul, 2016

Williams also owns 14 women's grand slam doubles titles with older sister Venus and has won four Olympic gold medals: singles (2012), doubles (2000, 2008, 2012). "We played a great match-really, congrats!" At the end I was trying everything, but she deserved it today. Her sibling, in the player box along with Beyonce and Jay Z Saturday, remains the lone player to down Williams twice in grand slam finals.


Best Memes of the Los Angeles Lakers Signing Timofey Mozgov

09 Jul, 2016

The Lakers aren't the most attractive destination after the worst season in franchise history and Kobe Bryant's retirement. Adding Clarkson would certainly help them reach that goal. The Lakers bought the rights from the Washington Wizards to select Clarkson 46th overall in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft. Yahoo Sports first reported the deal.


Van Avermaet wins yellow jersey for the first time

09 Jul, 2016

We are a cycling country so its really nice to have a few Belgians up there in the final and a stage win with me, and the Yellow Jersey. The overall favorites rolled in just three seconds behind Majka after an attack from the peloton by Frenchman Romain Bardet 3km from home sparked some action.


Cleveland Cavaliers Send Matthew Dellavedova to the Milwaukee Bucks

09 Jul, 2016

Matthew Dellavedova is about to become a very rich man... after agreeing in principle to a 50 million dollar deal over the next 4 years with the Milwaukee Bucks. His 41.0 percentage last season would have been second-highest on the Bucks, behind free-agent guard Jerryd Bayless. Originally from Australia, Dellavedova played for Saint Mary's (CA) College before going undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.


Bulls send Dunleavy to Cavs to make room for Wade

08 Jul, 2016

Jefferson shot 52.4 percent from the field during the playoffs and finished the NBA Finals with 5.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in 24 minutes. For his career, his average point total is 11.5, with a 37.6 percentage from long range. However, Jefferson's place within the team's rotation seemingly may be in jeopardy with the pending arrival of veteran Mike Dunleavy , who the Cavaliers acquired from the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night as part of a salary dump.


Mets' Harvey might need surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome

08 Jul, 2016

Thoracic outlet syndrome creates pressure on blood vessels and cells in the shoulder. And if Harvey opts for surgery, "We're talking about 2017". It's unclear at this time whether the Mets' injury concerns could force the club into the trade market for starters this summer, especially with the lack of available options and strong demand across the league.


Venus sets her sights on 8th title

07 Jul, 2016

Trailing 5-2 in the first-set tiebreak, she reeled off five points in a row to move ahead and then eased through the second set, despite a courageous effort from Shvedova, ranked 96 but once as high as 25 and a confident player on grass. But the last time the sisters stood either side of the net in a Grand Slam final was at Wimbledon seven years ago. I knew Venus was up 5-1 and then I saw [the result] on the court [scoreboard], so I was like "Yay".


Raonic roars back to beat Goffin in five

07 Jul, 2016

Milos Raonic, the No 6 seed, was forced to fight back from two sets down to earn a quarter-final against Sam Querrey, the surprise conqueror of the 2015 champion Novak Djokovic. Raonic brought in McEnroe to help improve his mental game and his play around the net, a necessity to win on Wimbledon's grass courts. The oldest man left is Roger Federer, who turns 35 on August 8, and he looked in fine form after two days of rest, easily dismissing unseeded American Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-3, 7-5.


Verstappen claims second F1 podium finish in Austria after late drama

05 Jul, 2016

The kerb design is a new one, aimed at dissuading drivers from abusing track limits, which has always been a problem at this track. However for Red Bull's 'home' race in Austria (owner Dietrich Mateschitz is Austrian) bosses decided drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Verstappen should wear ledershosen-theme overalls.


Robbie Brady: Republic of Ireland have nothing to fear against France

04 Jul, 2016

Despite not being awarded a spot-kick, they kept going and got their reward when, seconds after substitute Wes Hoolahan had missed a glorious opportunity to win it himself, he crossed for Brady to head home. O'Neill could hardly have been more delighted with what he saw from his players as they took the game to Italy from the off. I have been to some really big sporting events - a Champions League final, GAA finals and The Tour de France - but this was on a different level.


New York Knicks Interested In Signing Kent Bazemore

03 Jul, 2016

But the source isn't sure if the Knicks will come into play. One of the players expected to see a tremendous increase in his salary with the deal that he signs in 2016 National Basketball Association free agency is undoubtedly Kent Bazemore who spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks.


Russian pole vaulter to contest Olympic ban

03 Jul, 2016

The Russian sports ministry, which had criticised the IAAF ban, said its Olympians were "ready to go over and above all the normal anti-doping tests to show their commitment to clean and fair sport". Six weeks out from the Rio Olympics , confusion reigns about how Russian track-and-field athletes can qualify, and whether they can compete under their country's flag.


Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

03 Jul, 2016

In awarding the Peace Prize in 1986, the Nobel Committee praised Wiesel as a "messenger to mankind" and "one of the most important spiritual leaders and guides in an age when violence, repression and racism continue to characterize the world".


'Gone with the Wind' star Olivia de Havilland celebrates 100th birthday

02 Jul, 2016

The film sealed De Havilland s reputation as one of Hollywood s top leading ladies, but with her doe-eyed looks she soon felt frustrated at the roles she was offered, fearful of being typecast as a sweet, innocent young thing. Surprisingly de Havilland was contacted by none other than Jared Leto back in 2010, whose attorneys were citing her law as precedent to get him out of a recording contract.


Hornets agree to terms with Batum on $120M deal

02 Jul, 2016

According to the ESPN report , Charlotte is widely considered to be the front-runner to secure Batum's services - especially if it offers him a fifth year on a new contract, which only Charlotte can do during the free agency period. Charlotte and Steve Clifford had high hopes for Nicolas and gave him the freedom to play as a main option on the offensive end for the first time previous year.


Porsche not to sue Volkswagen over diesel emissions scandal

01 Jul, 2016

If VW can come up with a fix that meets EPA and California standards, its likely to hurt the cars acceleration and fuel economy. The settlement still requires a judges approvl before it can go into effect. At this moment, I dont know anything more than I did a couple of months ago, he said. Newport Beach-based law firm MLG Automotive Law reached a $10 billion settlement from Volkswagen Tuesday on behalf of clients in a national, class-action lawsuit, according to lead attorney Jonathan ...


Brewers lose 6-5 to Dodgers

30 Jun, 2016

Stewart will be the ninth starting pitcher for L.A. and the fourth to make his Major League Baseball debut. The Dodgers had a scare late in the game with the Brewers threatening. "It had a chance to be a really good outing". Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 1.79 ERA) returns to Los Angeles on Wednesday to have his sore back examined.


NBA Free Agency Rumors: 76ers Are 'Serious Suitors' For Harrison Barnes

30 Jun, 2016

I know, I know, I know. Both players are unrestricted free agents. Remember when Steph Curry and the Warriors imploded in the NBA Finals, and some folks blamed it on the release of his much-derided shoes? [AP Photo/Brandon Dill] Last season with the Chicago Bulls, Gasol ended up averaging 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.


Maradona: Argentina 1986 team better

30 Jun, 2016

He also posted on Facebook to say that "Lio has to stay with the national team because he has a lot to give and can make it to [World Cup 2018] Russian Federation with a chance of becoming a world champion". Massi played 111 matches for Argentina before his retirement. One of those ex-players, Jose Brown, said they would make a call for Messi to stay with Argentina.


Iceland win easier than expected: coach

29 Jun, 2016

England were eliminated from Euro 2016 with a 2-1 defeat to Iceland. Icelands, by contrast, are celebrating, but not quite as wholeheartedly as you might expect. While Iceland - a nation of about 330,000 people - will be the underdogs against France in Paris on Monday morning, few would completely rule out another upset.


Poland's penalty preparations evident in Switzerland win

29 Jun, 2016

Positioned on the edge of the box, Shaqiri pulled off a stunning overhead scissor kick in the 82nd minute to send the ball flying into the lower right-hand corner of the net. Poland has found a stand-in for stymied star Robert Lewandowski. Teenager Breel Embolo started the game against France and made substitute appearances in the other three games but was not quite ready to play an important role in a major tournament.


Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

28 Jun, 2016

Messi participated in Argentina's 2008 Olympic gold win defeating Mikel Obi's Nigerian side 1-0 in the finals in China - a year after his side lost against Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final. He bears all the responsibility of the best player on a team that is soccer-obsessed and expects to compete for every trophy. First of all for me, and then for everyone.


Murray-Lendl partnership among things to know at Wimbledon

27 Jun, 2016

His capture of the Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros positions Djokovic as emphatically the dominant player on the planet, streets ahead in the world rankings, and means he is a red-hot favourite heading into the fortnight in London .


Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers

27 Jun, 2016

Then it was the local product, East Aurora's Austin Osmanski, who got the call from his hometown team and Russian Federation center Vasily Glostov wrapped up the Sabres weekend of 10 total draft picks. He became expendable in Florida after the Panthers signed veteran free agent Keith Yandle to a six-year contract last week. Pysyk was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 draft.


Ronaldo 'cannot be the whole of Portugal' - Shilton

26 Jun, 2016

Portugal's coach, Fernando Santos, on the other hand, tried to play down their dismal show in the group stage and said that they are ready to play a different game. England fans, meanwhile, celebrated Iceland's late victor on Wednesday as if it were one of their own, but must now be wary of the same old story from the group stage.


Euro 2016: Chris Coleman hails Wales 'heart and courage'

26 Jun, 2016

However, Northern Ireland were tactically shrewd and stifled Wales throughout the game, and it took a moment of misfortune from veteran defender Gareth McAuley to settle the match, the centre-back turning in Bale's teasing low centre in the 75th minute.


Trump hits back at Clinton, calls her 'world class liar'

25 Jun, 2016

As long as Trump's $50 million was still classified as a loan, it would be legal for him to reimburse himself out of other people's donations. That question could be a useful measure of partisanship , and the latest numbers suggest that Republicans are doing pretty badly.


Buttler calls on England batsmen to maintain aggressive approach

25 Jun, 2016

As if just to make sure, though, Hales and Roy served up a crowd-pleasing conclusion to a mismatch in which England did the most important work by restricting Sri Lanka to 254 for seven on a belter of a pitch. In June last year Rashid marked his comeback to the England fold here after a six-year hiatus, producing his best ODI performance with 69 runs and four wickets on a record-breaking night against New Zealand.



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