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Nketiah lifts youthful Arsenal over Bayern in friendly Nketiah lifts youthful Arsenal over Bayern in friendly
- July 19, 2019

Joe Willock looked comfortable in the starting line-up while Tyreece John-Jules and Bukayo Saka didn't look out of place after coming on as late substitutes. "I'm very happy with them". Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah during the UEFA Europa League, group E match at Emirates Stadium, London. "We want to win every match, this is not the most important but really we can see important things for us, for our ideas". (more...)
Why Matthijs De Ligt Snubbed Man Utd For Juventus Why Matthijs De Ligt Snubbed Man Utd For Juventus
- July 19, 2019

Victor of the prestigious Golden Boy award in 2018, De Ligt had an impressive season last campaign, captaining Ajax in their memorable Champions League run. "For a defender, Italy is always an ideal place". " That could be true, yes ", he answered at the time, as quoted by AS, when asked if Ronaldo had told him to join him at Juventus . (more...)
McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes British Open lead McIlroy, Woods endure nightmare starts as Holmes takes British Open lead
- July 19, 2019

You take that away, it's probably actually been one of my worst years I've played. "I've got to not let this spoil my week, because it could easily spoil my week". In fact, McIlroy's treacherous start may have been a shock to the system of all three golfers in the group, as the four-time major victor recorded a quadruple bogey 8 on the very first hole of their round. (more...)
Chris Paul to start season with Thunder as trade talks stall Chris Paul to start season with Thunder as trade talks stall
- July 19, 2019

While both parties were interested in a trade from OKC, Wojnarowski notes that nothing satisfactory has materialized and both sides recognize the benefits of Paul playing the year with the Thunder . They'll have Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari , Steven Adams and Dennis Schroder , a good enough core to compete for a playoff spot ... (more...)
Brendan Rodgers hoping Leicester can keep Harry Maguire Brendan Rodgers hoping Leicester can keep Harry Maguire
- July 18, 2019

United will reportedly have to part ways with more than the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January previous year if they are to sign Maguire. "The club have been very good". As much as Spector is a fan of De Light, he believes former Sheffield United star Maguire can be a huge hit at Old Trafford. (more...)
Nigeria’s Super Eagles Seek A Record Fourth Bronze Medal Against Tunisia Nigeria’s Super Eagles Seek A Record Fourth Bronze Medal Against Tunisia
- July 18, 2019

Since the day Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria in the semifinal of AFCON 2019, there have been reports that Gernot Rohr would be sacked after the championship. "I can't say all my players are perfectly fit, we have a little time to know how ready the players are". The 2019 AFCON has been a bag of mixed fortunes for Nigeria and Tunisia . (more...)
Kieran Trippier completes move to Atletico Madrid Kieran Trippier completes move to Atletico Madrid
- July 18, 2019

But the former Manchester City trainee still made 38 appearances across all competitions as Spurs finished fourth and made it all the way to the Champions League final at Atletico's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. The 18-year-old was initially tipped to join Arsenal in a £27m deal but the Metro claim Tottenham tried to hijack their rivals move by submitting an improved bid and offering Saliba better contract terms. (more...)
Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League
- July 16, 2019

Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke has been named 2019 NBA Summer League MVP , the league announced , Tuesday (PHL time). "I feel like I'll just fit in perfectly [with Memphis] because his system and his culture is similar to what it was like at college at Gonzaga", Clarke said of Jenkins. (more...)
Ben Simmons gets big contract extension Ben Simmons gets big contract extension
- July 16, 2019

The Sixers have reached the Eastern Conference semifinals in each of his first two seasons. By setting up the contracts in this fashion, it could lead to success on a yearly basis, assuming the new-look group is able to mesh and thrive while playing together. (more...)
Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match
- July 16, 2019

The defending champ Djokovic beat Federer in the first All England Club final to be decided by a tiebreaker, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). This year's Wimbledon Final was the longest ever, going a whopping five hours and surpassing the length of the Final Federer won over Andy Roddick in 2009. (more...)
Yuvraj Singh Criticises Indian Team-Management After World Cup Failure Yuvraj Singh Criticises Indian Team-Management After World Cup Failure
- July 15, 2019

After the 2011 World Cup , Yuvraj Singh was diagnosed with Cancer. The team management might be asked as to why he was persisted till the final series, at home against Australia, before the World Cup if the selectors were not convinced about him being a certainty for the number four slot. (more...)
"Ball Four" author Bouton dies at age 80
- July 14, 2019

Jim Bouton, the New York Yankees pitcher who shocked the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book " Ball Four ", has died, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Arm problems derailed his career, and Bouton developed a knuckleball to hang on for a few more seasons. FILE - This 1967 file photo shows New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton. (more...)
Algeria charter planes to carry fans for African Cup semi-final Algeria charter planes to carry fans for African Cup semi-final
- July 14, 2019

Tunisia's Naim Sliti celebrates after scoring against Madagascar during their CAN quarter-final match on Thursday. Oil baron, Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian global players, including 1980 AFCON winning team's captain, Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene. (more...)
Wimbledon Men's Final Betting: Djokovic in four in our side bets Wimbledon Men's Final Betting: Djokovic in four in our side bets
- July 14, 2019

The finish didn't come in the fifth set this time around, but Federer needed every bit of his imperious best to overcome every ounce of Nadal's heart and will to eke out an incredible fourth set 6-4 and return to the final of the All England Club for a 12th time . (more...)
Team India receives hefty prize money after semis exit Team India receives hefty prize money after semis exit
- July 13, 2019

Dinesh Karthik soon joined the prominent batsmen back in pavilion after losing his wicket for six, leaving India reeling at 24/4 in 10 overs. "But sudden criticism to Virat Kohli and blaming him for everything is not fair", he said. In fact, Bangar saying that all-rounder Vijay Shankar was fit just before he was ruled out has also been taken note of. After serving a ban for the infamous sandpaper incident , Steve Smith and David Warner came back into the Australian squad and played ... (more...)
Djokovic gets by Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final Djokovic gets by Bautista Agut to reach 6th Wimbledon final
- July 13, 2019

Whether he faces second-seeded Federer or third-seeded Nadal next, it will be the 22nd Grand Slam final involving two members of the Big Three, and the seventh at Wimbledon . Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory. After breaking early, he held the advantage to level the match. (more...)
Silverstone Circuit Secures British Grand Prix Until 2024 Silverstone Circuit Secures British Grand Prix Until 2024
- July 13, 2019

Hamilton has five wins at the race, all scored at Silverstone , matching the tallies of Jim Clark and Alain Prost. This is such a special weekend it needs the focus of the whole country. There is excitement and adrenaline going and there are pressures. Verstappen said: "From my side it was not so good and I didn't find a good balance with the vehicle in FP1 or FP2. (more...)
Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark Halep stands between Serena and Court landmark
- July 13, 2019

Nothing was going to help her slow down Williams on this afternoon, and the match was over after 59 minutes. After a three-set struggle against Alison Riske in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Williams was dominant against Strycova, who was limited by a leg muscle problem that cropped up in the very first game. (more...)
Verlander got 'chewed out' by Torre before All-Star Game Verlander got 'chewed out' by Torre before All-Star Game
- July 12, 2019

During an appearance earlier this week on ESPN Radio , Manfred acknowledged that scientists studying the baseball have noted it has "a little less drag " through the air this season. Despite this ruling which was made to restore a more equitable balance between the bat and the ball, large scores built on six hitting are still the norm in T20 games. (more...)
Ewan takes third in Tour stage four dash Ewan takes third in Tour stage four dash
- July 12, 2019

I was focused on my lead out, it was ideal team work". Hugo Houle of Sainte-Perpétue, Que., who rides for Astana, was 126th in Stage 4 and 84th over all. Alaphilippe enjoyed a day free of pressure, well protected in the main pack by teammates, and then played a role in the final sprint to launch Viviani's final effort. (more...)
England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final
- July 12, 2019

They were quick and accurate and extracted the maximum possible movement out of the morning surface and although Steve Smith and Alex Carey were able to rebuild, Australia never truly recovered from that opening blitz. "It's been a process for the last four years". "We talk about getting better and better, we set the tone from ball one and got on top". "We have tried not to think about getting to the final, it hasn't sunk in yet", he said. (more...)
The Knicks Are Reportedly The Knicks Are Reportedly "Re-Working" A Free Agency Deal
- July 11, 2019

The salary cap space for the Knicks is suddenly available because the team and free agent forward Reggie Bullock are no longer executing a two-year, $21 million deal, and instead are reworking the terms down to a lower financial commitment, league sources said. (more...)
Barty party not quite over despite loss Barty party not quite over despite loss
- July 11, 2019

Also joining Nadal in the last-eight was his compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut who reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final and second at the majors this year when he defeated France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. United States' Alison Riske celebrates defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty . After withdrawing from her scheduled third-round doubles match on Tuesday citing an arm injury, Barty's bigger concern is getting her mind and body ready for the US Open starting on August 26. (more...)
Serena-Murray dream team thwarted at Wimbledon Serena-Murray dream team thwarted at Wimbledon
- July 11, 2019

Just five feet, five inches (1.64 metres) tall and weighing in at 133 pounds (60 kilogrammes), she has sliced, served and volleyed her way into the semi-finals, five years after she went to the last-eight at the All England Club. She received three code violations and was penalized a point and one game. Strycova levelled with a cool volley, then a fearless second serve forced an error. (more...)
Know what will happen if India vs New Zealand match gets abandoned Know what will happen if India vs New Zealand match gets abandoned
- July 10, 2019

New Zealand were batting on 211/5 at that stage and with no further play possible, the remainder of the match was deferred to Wednesday. "I'm very happy for him and hope he gets two more (centuries) so we can win two more games", said Kohli, terming his deputy as the best one-day cricketer at the moment. (more...)
Serena Williams sought therapy after US Open meltdown Serena Williams sought therapy after US Open meltdown
- July 10, 2019

She told BBC Sport : "I did my best, and my best today wasn't good enough". Johanna Konta has been playing exceptional tennis and she showed her class in the previous round where she defeated Petra Kvitova in 3 sets. "Is it because I'm a woman?" she recalled thinking at the time. USA player Serena Williams returns against USA player Alison Riske during their women's singles quarter-final match on day eight of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in ... (more...)
Lakers Plan On Starting LeBron James At Point Guard Lakers Plan On Starting LeBron James At Point Guard
- July 09, 2019

Danny Green will start at shooting guard while Anthony Davis , Kyle Kuzma and DeMarcus Cousins will presumably be the Lakers' three frontcourt players. He started 62 of the 75 games he played in. James also missed the postseason for the first time since his sophomore year in the National Basketball Association. (more...)
Manchester City break transfer record to sign Rodri from Atletico Madrid Manchester City break transfer record to sign Rodri from Atletico Madrid
- July 09, 2019

The fee for the Atletico academy graduate surpasses City's previous record of £60m in signing Riyad Mahrez in 2018. "I think City this last five or six years has changed the story of the football here, not only in Manchester, but England". (more...)
Five Russell Westbrook Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA Five Russell Westbrook Trades That Could Shake Up The NBA
- July 09, 2019

The Rockets would need to do some serious maneuvering, likely with a third team, to fit Westbrook's five-year, $206 million albatross under their cap. The Leonard-George switch to LA has raised many intriguing prospects for the National Basketball Association - not least the future of Russell Westbrook . (more...)
Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals
- July 09, 2019

Jo Konta powered her way towards a showdown with Serena Williams on Monday as the American was hit with an £8,000 fine for damaging a championship court at Wimbledon . The British player, though, suffered no such nerves when presented with two more on her following service game. To know I have the capability to stay there as long as I need to - even if I lose the first set, I know I have every opportunity to get back into the match. (more...)
Nadal enters Wimbledon quarter-finals for the seventh time Nadal enters Wimbledon quarter-finals for the seventh time
- July 09, 2019

In second place is his agnoletti Serena Williams won 337 times. And in this kind of form - after seeing off Nick Kyrgios and thrashing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer should be anxious. Rafael Nadal on Monday prevailed over Joao Sousa with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 win to extend his victory record at Wimbledon to 52 matches, one more than the legendary Bjorn Borg. (more...)
Mino Raiola confirms Paul Pogba wants United departure Mino Raiola confirms Paul Pogba wants United departure
- July 09, 2019

Marouane Fellaini left for China in January, Ander Herrera has joined PSG on a free transfer while Paul Pogba is being strongly linked with a move away this summer after expressing his desire to seek a new challenge. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still considers Pogba integral and has involved him in his plans for next season. Leicester have signed Belgium global Youri Tielemans from Monaco on a four-year deal for a club record £40m. (more...)
ESPN Football Analyst And Super Bowl Winner Tedy Bruschi Recovering From Stroke ESPN Football Analyst And Super Bowl Winner Tedy Bruschi Recovering From Stroke
- July 08, 2019

Now, Tedy's Team will support Bruschi on his road to recovery. In February 2005, only 10 days after playing in Super Bowl 34 with the Patriots , Bruschi, 31 at the time, experienced temporary numbness, blurred vision and headaches and was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a mild stroke. (more...)
Federer beats Pouille for 350th Grand Slam match win Federer beats Pouille for 350th Grand Slam match win
- July 08, 2019

The considerable consolation for Dart is that by reaching the last 32 she had far exceeded expectations and her ranking will rise from its current 182 into the top 140. "I chat to my niece over and over and she just tells me, "You can go to infinity and beyond", she said, quoting iconic character Buzz Lightyear. Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Roger Federer to win this match. (more...)
New York Mets minor league affiliate's fireworks display goes up in smoke New York Mets minor league affiliate's fireworks display goes up in smoke
- July 08, 2019

The St. Lucie Mets, a Single-A team of the Mets located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, tried to have a fireworks show after the team's July 4th game. Instead, the team gave fans a moment they would never forget because they started a fire. (more...)
Africa Cup of Nations match report Egypt v South Africa Africa Cup of Nations match report Egypt v South Africa
- July 07, 2019

He added: "We will go into the game quietly believing that we can cause an upset, but knowing that we will have to play very, very well because this is a good Egyptian team and they will have massive support". Egypt started the match strongly and threatened through the likes of Mohamed Salah and Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan. "We give opposition too much respect and I fear what we are going to do against Egypt ", Baloyi was quoted by Sowetan. (more...)
Kate Middleton reveals Prince George played tennis with his favourite player Kate Middleton reveals Prince George played tennis with his favourite player
- July 07, 2019

Royal connections have helped budding tennis player Prince George receive some coaching from one of the most talented men to swing a racket. Prince George may only be five years old, but he's already working on his tennis swing - and learning from the best. (more...)
Transfer: Barcelona president gives updates on Neymar, Griezmann deals Transfer: Barcelona president gives updates on Neymar, Griezmann deals
- July 07, 2019

Atletico Madrid have publicly denounced the behaviour of both Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona , while saying they have turned down a request from the Catalan side to defer payment on the forward. But Bartomeu admitted there was little prospect of the Brazilian rejoining the club he left in a world-record €222-million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. (more...)
'A BOMB SHOULD EXPLODE HERE': Fognini explodes with Wimbledon rant 'A BOMB SHOULD EXPLODE HERE': Fognini explodes with Wimbledon rant
- July 07, 2019

Most of the time when you're on court, you're frustrated", he said. For sure, I was not happy about my performance today because I was knowing I have a lot to win in this case, because was I thinking I have a good chance to win. He was once thrown out of the US Open for some less than savoury comments directed at a female umpire, and is generally a bit of a tit. But having his financial penalty slashed now appears a lost cause after the 32-year-old's latest temper tantrum. (more...)
Lower-order power comes to Australia's rescue in Ashes Lower-order power comes to Australia's rescue in Ashes
- July 07, 2019

It was the constant chipping away, through small but consistent partnerships, which saw the tourists go 4-0 up in the multi-format series and leaving England with a lot of ground to make up if they are to wrestle back the Ashes . Nat Sciver became the first of Kimmince's victims, trapped lbw by one that skidded on, and Fran Wilson did not last long but Wyatt showed good objective in helping put on another useful alliance with Beaumont. (more...)