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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time after Giorgi battle Serena Williams into Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time after Giorgi battle
- July 11, 2018

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, the highest-seeded woman remaining at No. 7, plays Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Predictably, Pliskova was asked why there have been so many surprises. Williams was seeded 25th by the All England Club, a nod to all of her past success at the grass-court major, including titles the last two times she entered it, in 2015 and 2016. (more...)
The insanely hazardous Thai cave rescue has started well The insanely hazardous Thai cave rescue has started well
- July 10, 2018

The same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions. All the eight boys have been admitted to Chiang Rai Prachanukroh hospital, where they have been put in quarantine to guard against possible infections. (more...)
Rescue Operation To Save The Thai Football Team Is Underway Rescue Operation To Save The Thai Football Team Is Underway
- July 10, 2018

He told reporters the four rescued boys were taken to the hospital in the town of Chiang Rai, the provincial capital, for evaluation, and the next phase of the operation would resume after about 10-20 hours. Eight boys have been rescued so far. "But there are caves where. explorers could go in and be trapped by rising water during like a heavy rain and trapped in an air pocket", Brick said. (more...)
Croatia knock out hosts Russian Federation Croatia knock out hosts Russian Federation
- July 10, 2018

Ivan Rakitic stroked home the winning penalty to send Croatia into a semi-final against England after a night of unremitting tension in Sochi . Having knocked out Spain on penalties in the previous round, Russia , 70th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, again defied the odds to take 20th ranked Croatia to a shootout with a 2-2 draw after extra time but on this occasion their marksmanship deserted them. (more...)
Vettel plays down neck concerns for British Grand Prix Vettel plays down neck concerns for British Grand Prix
- July 09, 2018

Both cars end up in the wall. Another incident between Romain Grosjean and Carlos Sainz saw the safety auto out on the track again, and when it came in, it led to plenty of action at the front. When the race resumed there were 14 laps remaining and Bottas had to go into full defensive mode against Vettel, who had shown excellent pace in the opening stint on soft tires but struggled more on the mediums. (more...)
Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team Croatian president flies economy class to Russian Federation to cheer World Cup team
- July 09, 2018

But with a rejuvenated and youthful England awaiting in the semi-finals, captain Modric is concerned at how two back-to-back 120 minute games will affect the side. The federation says Hierro has declined to return to his previous role as sporting director. For Russians, the sadness was mixed with pride on Saturday evening after their team - the lowest ranked in the tournament - was halted in its tracks to World Cup glory by Croatia in a dramatic quarter-final match. (more...)
Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts Operation to rescue Thai boys in flooded cave starts
- July 09, 2018

Reuters reported around 9am eastern time that six of the boys had been rescued. "Today was the best day, the best situation in terms of the weather, the health of the boys, our water management for our rescue effort", the head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osottanakorn , told a news conference . (more...)
Sweden battles past Switzerland 1-0 to reach World Cup quarter-finals Sweden battles past Switzerland 1-0 to reach World Cup quarter-finals
- July 07, 2018

Forsberg was allowed time to tee up his shot on the edge of the penalty area and, although goalkeeper Yann Sommer appeared to have it covered, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji stuck out a foot and deflected it into the corner of the net. They did put three past an already qualified Mexico in their final group game - albeit with one penalty and one own goal - but also required a spot-kick to see off South Korea in their World Cup opener. (more...)
Upgraded Ferrari threaten to floor Mercedes at British GP Upgraded Ferrari threaten to floor Mercedes at British GP
- July 07, 2018

Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel was fastest ahead of Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the second practice for the British Grand Prix on Friday. During that span, Verstappen, Raikkonen, and Vettel all went into the pit and changed to softer tires, while Hamilton passed. Naturally, Hamilton was none too pleased with the fact that Mercedes had scuppered his race strategy, but there was little to be done about it. (more...)
England would hate to lose to Sweden, says Sven-Goran Eriksson England would hate to lose to Sweden, says Sven-Goran Eriksson
- July 07, 2018

Uruguay attacked thereafter but never looking likely to recover. Fortunately for the Selecao, Belgium has a poor record against South American sides at the World Cup . Even if England do reach the final, British political leaders and royals will not attend the match in Russian Federation. "They were probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against. (more...)
Uruguay’s Godin won't give ground to France’s Griezmann in World Cup battle Uruguay’s Godin won't give ground to France’s Griezmann in World Cup battle
- July 06, 2018

France have become the first team to advance to the World Cup semi-finals after overcoming the threat of South Americans Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod . Fans might have lost Ronaldo and Messi, but they surely won't miss a great game. 30' - The ball just isn't bouncing France's way. World Cup quarter-finalists Uruguay will be without one member of their lethal striker partnership that brought them past Portugal in the World Cup round of 16. (more...)
Serena Williams Says Breastfeeding Didn't Make Her Lose Weight Serena Williams Says Breastfeeding Didn't Make Her Lose Weight
- July 06, 2018

The relationship-neutral Ms. has never been used at Wimbledon . About a year ago, Serena Williams married Alexis Ohanian, but hasn't publicly taken his last name. Wickmayer said she did not care how she was addressed. She admitted: "I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it". Compiled by the Wimbledon librarian, the compendium also logs the marriage history - husband, wedding date and location - of any woman who has reached the semifinals or final. (more...)
Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out Male top seeds win at Wimbledon, Cilic out
- July 06, 2018

Unfortunately, it was the Slovakian who was left dodging the majestic missiles that kept raining down on his half of the court. Number three seed Marin Cilic suffered the shock of the day, slipping to a five-set defeat to world number 82 Guido Pella. (more...)
Portugal fails to show they are more than just Ronaldo Portugal fails to show they are more than just Ronaldo
- July 06, 2018

Portugal , after their impressive performances in four matches, will go home, and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo's fourth World Cup journey finished earlier than expected. During the run of play, Portugal rarely got any clear looks at goal. Cristiano Ronaldo says that though Portugal were knocked out in the World Cup Round of 16, he is "absolutely convinced" the team will continue to be one of the best in the world. (more...)
Serena Williams wins on Wimbledon return Serena Williams wins on Wimbledon return
- July 06, 2018

Opening the 2018 Wimbledon Championships on Centre Court, men's top seed and defending champion Roger Federer wasted little energy in dispatching Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-3 6-4 in 79 minutes. The 25th seed had to battle from a break down in the second set but went on to win five games in a row to set up a second-round encounter against either Tereza Smitkova or Viktoriya Tomova. (more...)
'He's getting better with age' - Ronaldo urged to play on for Portugal 'He's getting better with age' - Ronaldo urged to play on for Portugal
- July 05, 2018

And before you lock in your 2018 World Cup bracket on FIFA's official site or anywhere else, you need to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say. "The lack of talent is noticeable at this World Cup really, but he is a sight that will make kids want to play and makes us old professionals feel happy to see somebody like that". (more...)
Mercedes welcome Red Bull's Honda deal Mercedes welcome Red Bull's Honda deal
- July 05, 2018

So, yeah, unbelievable that they all came over here. "We have a very simple policy here that has operated for the last seven years", said the Briton, "and that is to alternate who drives out of the garage first from race to race". "I was in the lead, I tried to do my own pace". "I think Kimi is experienced enough to handle the situation well". "Maybe they still had half a second in hand". (more...)
Maradona Calls English's World Cup Victory a 'Monumental Theft' Against Colombia Maradona Calls English's World Cup Victory a 'Monumental Theft' Against Colombia
- July 05, 2018

England do not win penalty shootouts. This reality stands cemented already even ahead of the quarterfinals that begin on Friday, with only two previous final berths sprinkled among that whole foursome up there. Gareth Southgate's team showed the world that they can pass the ball, and keep it, against opponents who would usually expect to dominate possession. (more...)
England break penalty shootout curse England break penalty shootout curse
- July 05, 2018

The final round of 16 fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup saw Colombia take on England last night as The Three Lions eventually trumped the Colombians after a penalty shoot-out decided the game in their favour. "We carried on, we believed and, in the shootout, we have some great takers". England's build-up to Euro 2012 was hugely disturbed by Capello's shock resignation over the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy. (more...)
Baltusrol named to host 2029 PGA Championship Baltusrol named to host 2029 PGA Championship
- July 05, 2018

The organization announced on Saturday that the 2023 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and 2029 PGA Championship will be played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. Hataoka, 19, won her first LPGA title last week in Arkansas and with more than US$546,000 in the past eight days has eclipsed her prior career earnings. (more...)
We can control Mbappe, says Suarez We can control Mbappe, says Suarez
- July 04, 2018

Get up to a $200 bonus when you bet on Uruguay vs. France! . The quarter-final against France promises to be an unbelievable show. It was the latest in a series of arguments about football and the relative merits of the world's two best players. (more...)
No, you didn’t dream it… England win World Cup match on penalties No, you didn’t dream it… England win World Cup match on penalties
- July 04, 2018

He is an important fit for the way we want to play and I don't think he's had much chance with the goals that have gone in . A video clip has emerged online allegedly showing a detained England fan apologizing for defacing a monument outside Spartak Stadium in Moscow where England were playing Colombia in the World Cup last 16. (more...)
Real Madrid demand that Cristiano Ronaldo publicly asks to leave Real Madrid demand that Cristiano Ronaldo publicly asks to leave
- July 04, 2018

Juventus did not reply to a request for comment on Tuesday night. Recent reports have suggested that Real have made a €272 million (R4.3 billion) bid for the 19-year-old France global, but according to Los Blancos, those rumours are not true. (more...)
Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James Philadelphia 76ers to meet with reps for LeBron James
- July 03, 2018

It had always been rumored that James would be joining the Lakers as a free agent. The Lakers were always tipped to be James' most likely destination during free agency, with the 33-year-old repeatedly linked with a move to the Western Conference giants over the course of a hard season in Cleveland. (more...)
LeBron effect: Rajon Rondo jumps to Lakers LeBron effect: Rajon Rondo jumps to Lakers
- July 03, 2018

A player option in the second year is included. This new team surrounding LeBron James seems to be a bit of a weird fit. Once the Lakers began signing Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee on Sunday night, Randle saw the writing on the wall in Los Angeles. (more...)
Durant to Re-sign with Warriors Durant to Re-sign with Warriors
- July 03, 2018

The Warriors signed DeMarcus Cousins to an astonishingly cheap one-year, $5.3 million deal . It's an out in case the good situation he has eventually stops working out. After trading Harden and losing Durant, there was no doubt some serious catharsis in someone agreeing to stick with Westbrook for the long-term. He is one of the great scorers in the league. (more...)
Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to reach quarter-finals
- July 03, 2018

The world's most expensive player put Brazil in the lead after his back-heel released Willian , who then sent the ball into the penalty area. After a scoreless first half, El Tri conceded its first goal in the 51st minute of the match before Brazil scored again in the 88th minute, ensuring that there would be no way for Mexico to force a draw and extend the match into extra time. (more...)
NBA Owner’s Daughter Reacts To DeMarcus Cousins Signing With Golden State NBA Owner’s Daughter Reacts To DeMarcus Cousins Signing With Golden State
- July 03, 2018

It could similarly be a win for Cousins. One of the best players in the league. But a brutal Achilles injury this past season and concerns about his attitude left Cousins with no legitimate offers. Cousins told The Undefeated on May 18 that his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery was ahead of schedule and he hoped to be ready for training camp. (more...)
National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James signs with LA Lakers National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James signs with LA Lakers
- July 02, 2018

James, 33, has shown little sign of slowing down despite accumulating thousands of regular season and playoff minutes. LeBron James is taking his talents to Hollywood. This is the third time in eight years that James has changed teams via free agency. Julius Randle remains a restricted free agent who the Lakers have a big decision on. (more...)
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Remains High Priority For Clippers Spurs' Kawhi Leonard Remains High Priority For Clippers
- July 02, 2018

Los Angeles believes landing one of those stars would likely mean James is coming, as well. In attempting to force through a trade exit, Leonard is prepared to turn down the chance to sign a $219m supermax contract extension with the Spurs , showing the level of his discontent with the Western Conference giants. (more...)
Cavs hope Sexton is the answer at point guard Cavs hope Sexton is the answer at point guard
- July 02, 2018

Altman said the process is "nothing new for us". "Knowing that it's a business, I know that's cliché to say, take it in stride". We love him, this city loves him. The team that was once considered the favorite to land the NBA's best player might soon have to look elsewhere in their quest to topple the Golden State Warriors' dynasty. (more...)
Watch Croatia Vs. Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream Watch Croatia Vs. Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup Live Stream
- July 02, 2018

Domagoj Vida - 6 - Endured a devastating start to the match, but Vida - alongside Lovren - seemed to recover after their tentative opening efforts. But the Croatians were in no mood to let Denmark enjoy the unprecedented lead for very long as they too found the net soon after. (more...)
Croatia advance to quarter-finals after penalty shootout
- July 02, 2018

A dramatic start with two goals in the first four minutes promised a full-blooded contest to decide who would meet Russian Federation in Sochi on Saturday after the hosts beat Spain on penalties in Sunday's early game. Six of Croatia's seven goals at this year's World Cup have been scored in the second half. Modric, who has already scored two goals , will be expected once again to pull the strings for Croatia from midfield. (more...)
Croatia vs. Denmark live stream
- July 02, 2018

Croatia was arguably the best team in the World Cup group stage, and it will look to continue its run in the knockout rounds when it faces Denmark in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on Sunday. "It is high time this generation cleared this obstacle. He's the most important player for Denmark ". "It will be a stern test for us", Modric said. (more...)
Spain break World Cup passing record Spain break World Cup passing record
- July 02, 2018

They are such simple emotions", Cherchesov laconically replied. "To be a strong team is one thing, but you have to be the best on the pitch". "The most important thing for us is to set up well for the Russian Federation game". "We understand that in these moments you have to be effective". Spain were attempting to be patient but offered little or nothing in the way of a final pass as an increasingly tight game entered the final 10 minutes of normal time, Costa making way for Aspas in ... (more...)
Clinical India humiliates Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win Clinical India humiliates Ireland by 143 runs for biggest T20 win
- June 30, 2018

For India , the Ireland V. India series also offers a chance to move up from their third place in the worldwide T20 rankings. Dhoni didn't have much to do in the previous match as he batted in the dying stages of the Indian innings. (more...)
Woj: C's among teams Woj: C's among teams "fully engaged" in Kawhi Talks
- June 30, 2018

There may not be any clarity as to what team has present the best trade package for Leonard, but that should make it evident that they have competition. Even if the Celtics don't end up biting, it could end up driving the price up for a team like the Lakers. The summer of superstars is nearly upon us, and the Los Angeles Lakers are poised to be big players during 2018 National Basketball Association free agency. (more...)
Uruguay lead 2-0 against 10-man Russian Federation in Group A decider Uruguay lead 2-0 against 10-man Russian Federation in Group A decider
- June 28, 2018

Edinson Cavani also scored Monday against the host nation, which dropped its first match of the tournament. Russia , meanwhile, have finished second and will play the winners of Group B in the last 16 on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. (more...)
Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16 Brazil beat Serbia to book date with Mexico in round of 16
- June 28, 2018

Brazil took a while to find their stride against a physical Serbian side who still had hopes of progress and briefly rattled the favourites, but once Paulinho put them ahead after 36 minutes they always looked comfortable and Silva's 68th-minute header settled it. (more...)
Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful' Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls Germany behaviour 'scornful'
- June 28, 2018

Carlos Salcedo also lined up in centre back last time out so it will be interesting to see if he is moved into his more traditional full back role against Sweden . England go into their final group game against Belgium safe in the knowledge that they have qualified for the next round, regardless of the result. (more...)