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Nadal through to round of 16 of Wimbledon

She beat Heather Watson in three sets. Despite a laboured performance, ninth seed Kei Nishikori came through 6-4 6-7 (7-9) 6-1 7-6 (8-6) against Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky and will meet Spain's 18th seed Roberto Bautista Agut next. "The first two matches have been hard to come up with game-plans, because you don't know exactly how the two guys are going to play". Nadal will have two full days of rest before taking on Muller, with the pair set to meet on July 10. Read More »

Roger Federer Breezes Past Mischa Zverev in Straight Sets

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It was almost a double break two games later but Zverev rallied to hold and in what was his first Centre Court appearance, he will have been glad to make Federer serve it out. "It is important to get through the first week with a good feeling", he said after his win. "The first match with the walkover saved me a lot of energy, crucial energy". Read More »

Lions-All Blacks series ends in dramatic stalemate

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British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insists his side can return home with their heads held high after drawing their Test series with New Zealand , but admits the result "feels a bit like kissing your sister". "No one has given the Lions a chance so to see them tearing it up is great". You play with people you usually compete against and you're enemies with, nearly. Read More »

UFC 213 loses its main event due to Amanda Nunes illness

UFC 213 takes place on Saturday, July 8 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker headlining. Romero's last fight was a knockout victory over Chris Weidman at UFC 205 , and he also has wins over Ronaldo Souza and Lyoto Machida. Read More »

Markelle Fultz injures ankle in 76ers Summer League game

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In the team's game against the Golden State Warriors , Fultz was making his debut in a Sixers uniform, and the nightmare situation fans dreamed of happened. The Sixers have been hit with a series of injury issues to top draft picks in recent years. The Sixers also added veterans J.J. Redick and Amir Johnson to supplement the young core and appeared poised to get rolling in the wide-open Eastern Conference. Read More »

DPRK's recent missile tests are a matter of great concern for India

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Though such exercises are planned months in advance, it comes after North Korea on July 4 for the first time test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile deemed capable of reaching Alaska and Hawaii. The latest success showed once again how far the system has progressed. THAAD's success rate in testing is far higher than the one for America's Ground-based Midcourse Defence system (GMD), the system specifically created to shoot down an ICBM headed for the U.S. Read More »

Ajax player in intensive care after collapsing mid-game

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A trauma helicopter then landed on the ground to assist the medics treating Nouri and fans were asked to leave the stadium with the match abandoned. The matchup between the Eredivisie and Bundesliga sides at the Lindenstadion in Hippach was brought to a shocking halt after 72 minutes this afternoon, after the 20-year-old Dutch youth global suddenly collapsed on the pitch. Read More »

Embiid fined for comments about Lonzo's dad

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If the Sixers and Lakers morph into NBA Finals contenders while Joel Embiid and Lonzo Ball , respectively, are starring for those teams, it's going to be a fireworks show every single night. Hopefully the National Basketball Association doesn't scare him so much that he stops. He emphatically responded on Wednesday, including the use of a word that may have been the crux in drawing a fine. Read More »

Rooney agrees Everton deal

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A couple of hours after entering Finch Farm Rooney was later filmed outside the club's training complex signing autographs for fans who had gathered. The Belgian marksman scored 25 Premier League goals last season, having managed 28 league strikes during his previous two seasons at Goodison Park . Read More »

John Calipari leads U19 Team USA to first loss since 2011

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Auburn center Austin Wiley scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the U.S. on a day when UK's Hamidou Diallo and P.J. Washington battled inconsistency and foul trouble. had a 19-13 lead after the first 10 minutes. Barrett had a game-high 38 points to go along with 13 rebounds and five assists before fouling out late to carry Canada to the tournament final against Italy on Sunday. Read More »

Celtics expected to move Jae Crowder following Avery Bradley trade

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Without getting off other salary, the largest offer sheet the Pistons could now match to Caldwell-Pope as a restricted free agent would start around $15.7 million. The difference in Bradley's contract and Morris's is minimal, about $3.4 million, but crucial: It's enough to sign the already-committed Gordon Hayward to his promised four-year, $128 million maximum contract. Read More »

The Senate Health Care Bill Is Neither Dead Nor Alive

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The Senate bill that was expected to repeal Obamacare as early as next week remains in a holding pattern, while supporters of the legislation continue to look for ways to find consensus among their fellow senators. "So, Medicaid is a lifeline for many disabled people". McConnell previously said that if there's no agreement among Republicans, he will be forced to begin discussions with Minority Leader Charles E. Read More »

Kerber, Raonic both reach second week of action at Wimbledon event

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Loose ground strokes and errors quickly followed. The Dane, seeded five, was getting overpowered as she trailed by a set and 3-5 to the powerful Kontaveit but she hung on grimly and turned the match around. On yesterday's form, there can be only one victor. Kerber, who was beaten by Serena Williams in last year's final, is known for her fighting qualities and needed to show all of them to beat Rogers in two hours and 17 minutes. Read More »

India win four gold in Asian Athletics Championships on super Friday

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India claimed 7 medals in total on day one and now sit atop the medal tally. Anas' training partner Rajiv Arokia won silver. The Indian team of John Anoorup , V.K. All four winners have qualified for the world championships to be held in London next month. He made for a lonely last stretch of the race. The 2017 Asian Athletics Championships are the 22nd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships. Read More »

Zimbabwe: Sri Lanka Fined for Slow Over-Rate Against Zimbabwe

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Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella (116 off 118 balls) and Danushka Gunathilaka (87 in 101) became the first opening pair to share two straight double-century partnerships in ODI cricket. Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller dismissed the two left-handed batsmen in successive overs to check the Sri Lankan surge. " Sri Lanka looked like getting 340-350, so the way the bowlers pulled it back was excellent", suggested Cremer. Read More »

Tim Hardaway Jr. will be Knicks' $71M man

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It's possible that the Hawks match this exorbitant offer, but they likely want to keep their cap number low while working on a rebuild. He added two assists and made 36 percent of his three-pointers too. That experiment turned out poorly, so now the Knicks get the guy they handed away for a late first-round pick back again for $71 million. The former MI standout had a breakout season in Atlanta which prompted the high offer sheet. Read More »

Cavaliers, Lakers among favorites to sign Jamal Crawford

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However, the Cavs want to use part of their exception to sign Cedi Osman to a contract. The veteran guard has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers , Minnesota Timberwolves , Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards , however the Cavs appear to be the frontrunners for his signature. Read More »

Diego Costa expected for preseason training on Monday

Why no club has come in for Aubameyang is still a mystery, given the fact that Dortmund have effectively put him up for sale. Via Yahoo/NBC Sports- "Torino is said to want the full release clause in Belotti's contract, which is $113 million, and their president is adamant the 23-year-old will not leave for less than that". Read More »

England's Moeen Ali completes all-rounder Test 'double'

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But the first chance he gave on Friday brought about his downfall on 190 - the highest score by an England captain in his first Test in charge, surpassing Alastair Cook's 173 against Bangladesh in 2010. Moeen Ali joined exalted company against South Africa at Lord's as he completed an all-round double of 100 Test wickets and 2,000 runs. He waited patiently for his opportunity to convert a seventh Test fifty - a handsome cover drive off Stokes in the sixth over of the day took him there - ... Read More »

Group Stage — CONCACAF Gold Cup

On the other side, French Guiana will have nothing to lose in what is going to be the most important game in the team's modest history. Costa Rica will feature a team with many established first-team veterans, including New York City FC winger Rodney Wallace. Read More »

Trinity Friends Church hosting Vacation Bible School

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Fort Trial Baptist Church, 170 Oak Level Road in Stanleytown, will have " Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe" from 6:15 to 8:40 p.m. Everett Dickerson with a special service at 3 p.m. July 23 with moderator Jerry O. Wilson Sr. of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Inc. of Yanceyille and pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Leasburg, North Carolina, delivering the message. Read More »

Rabada to miss second test

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The offence took place as Ben Stokes walked off after being caught behind off Rabada. Rabada, who is seventh in the ICC Test bowling rankings, took 3-123 - including the scalps of Stokes and Moeen Ali - and his absence from the bowling attack will be a huge miss when the two teams head to Trent Bridge in seven days. Read More »

Four garner WGCA Scholar All-American honors

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It marks the third consecutive year Sharp, a media and information major, has earned WGCA All-America Scholar honors. "I could not be more proud of each of them for attaining All-American Scholar status". She tied for 31st at the Sun Belt Championship with a 230 (75-78-77). She fired a team-best 82.2 average, while also collecting medalist honors twice. Read More »

Thornwell rises above the rest in National Basketball Association debut

Terms of Ball's deal were not released, but the 19-year-old point guard is expected to receive $33.4 million, assuming the Lakers offered him the full 120 percent of the league's slot value for the No. What's more, Hill has never made headlines for being a negative presence in the locker room, so he's likely not a danger to the culture the Lakers are trying to build. Read More »

UFC 213: Relaxed Robert Whittaker not thinking about Saturday

I'm training with Benson Henderson , Bryan Barberena , David Michaud . In that time Romero defected from Cuba, quit wrestling and took up MMA and is one of the most feared, concise and powerful strikers in the Octagon. "I follow God. God says love your neighbor as you love yourself". Now he's the one in the UFC spotlight, with his bout against British phenom Diakiese garnering plenty of attention since it was announced. Read More »

Rudy Gay Signs Two-Year Deal With San Antonio Spurs

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Friday that the San Antonio Spurs acquired#Rudy Gay . At first blush, this deal makes for an odd couple arrangement between an organization known for its consistent winning and a player known for the opposite. Read More »

Four women accused Bob Knight of groping them at a spy agency

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Knight did not respond to requests for comment. In 1979 Knight was charged with assault on a policeman while he was coaching the USA basketball team during the Pan American Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The second alleged incident occurred as Knight arrived at NGA headquarters. After giving his speech, Knight hung around to sign autographs and when a fourth woman got to the front of the line, she claims Knight smacked her on the ass, describing his behavior as that of a "drunk uncle". Read More »

Francona Undergoes Procedure, Will Miss All-Star Game

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Indians announce that bench coach Brad Mills will continue to manage tonight. "It is expected he will resume managing the team beginning Friday, July 14th and Major League Baseball has been informed he will not manage the All-Star Game in Miami". Read More »

Pistons renouncing rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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The problem is the Nets now have nearly all of their salary-cap space tied up in an offer sheet to Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr., their first-choice restricted free agent. Sources: If Caldwell-Pope's willing to do a one-year balloon deal, the Los Angeles Lakers have significant interest in pursuing him. The Pistons considered Caldwell-Pope expendable after swinging a trade Friday morning with the Boston Celtics to acquire shooting guard Avery Bradley , along ... Read More »

Serie A Giants Dreaming of Signing Alexis Sanchez

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He's much more motivated by playing in it, and of course, to win it. "What Sanchez is demanding, that's the going rate because he can get that elsewhere", Murphy told talkSPORT . The former Barcelona man was an ever present for Arsenal in the Premier League during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring 24 goals and laying on 10 assists. Read More »

FP1: Hamilton sets new lap record in Austria

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Since arriving in Austria Vettel has apologised for the incident, although he has escaped further action. "Am I proud of it? No. That was wrong. I wasn't happy, I overreacted". "I don't think I have to take back anything I said", Hamilton said on Thursday. The German ended up finishing ahead of Hamilton and extending his lead by two points when the Mercedes driver was forced to stop to replace a loose head restraint. Read More »

Bradley Lowery dies aged six after fearless cancer battle

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It was a fairytale occasion and Bradley said afterwards: "I have had an fantastic day and I will never forget Jermain because I love him so much". Since then they have became "best friends" with the footballer attending Bradley's sixth birthday party and regularly visiting him. Read More »