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Wimbledon: Can Berdych get past the mighty Fed?

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Fifteen years after his own Wimbledon fortnight of glory, retired former champion Hewitt fancies seven-time Centre Court king Federer to steer through to the final , and reckons it would make the day more flawless if Murray was on the other side of the net. Read More »

Venus Williams defies age, into Wimbledon final for 9th time

With her 6-4, 6-2 victory over England's Johanna Konta in the women's semifinal on Thursday, Venus Williams will be appearing in her first Wimbledon Finals since 2009, and her ninth overall. I'm not sure exactly what she's doing. At 37, Williams is the oldest finalist at the All England Club since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at that age. Read More »

ACC Kickoff Gets Underway

In his opening remarks on the first of two ACC football media days, Commissioner John Swofford detailed several notable achievements from member schools past year. So, Swofford sees last year's success as just a foundation for the future. "We need to take a look in the mirror". Swinney didn't want to let them get complacent in the offseason either. Read More »

Fabio Aru claims yellow jersey, Bardet nabs win

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On Thursday, that tried and trusted strategy never got going, and he surrendered the overall race lead to Fabio Aru . Not today. Stage 12 of the Tour finished with a pair of climbs in rapid succession, and through the first, it was business as usual. Read More »

Morris, Lichaj come up big for USA

In the 32nd minute, the striker's low effort was partially deflected by US defender Justin Morrow before it rang off the right post. Of those 13, a dozen have been won by either Mexico (seven) or the U.S. It wasn't the sort of goal one is likely to score against Italy or Argentina; neither is likely to allow the ball to run so freely in a risky area. Players throughout this roster know that these Gold Cup matches serve as a platform, a bright stage on which to make statements of intent as ... Read More »

Ajax-speler Nouri buiten levensgevaar na reanimatie op het veld

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Momenteel verblijft de Ajax-speler nog op de intensive care in Innsbruck. "Het had veel erger kunnen zijn", beaamt Van der Sar in gesprek met de NOS . Hij verkeert buiten levensgevaar. De andere spelers van Ajax vertrokken zondag naar Nederland en werkten maandag hun eerste training af sinds Nouri onwel werd . Read More »

Ole Miss Linebacker Marquis Haynes Named To Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List

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Corbett started in all 12 games last season and will take a streak of 36 consecutive starts into the 2017 campaign. He led the team with twice as many knockdowns as any other lineman and also ranked first in dominators. In the national championship game against Alabama, Lawrence had four tackles and two quarterback pressures. The FWAA will announce a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week throughout the season and, in conjunction with the Charlotte Touchdown Club, announce ... Read More »

Kings VP Scott Perry Agrees to Become Knicks New GM

In New York, Perry would work under Knicks executive Steve Mills, ESPN and USA Today reported. The Knicks have not made it official, but have proceeded with a search centering on assistant general-manager types. Perry started out in a management role with the Pistons in the early 2000s under Joe Dumars during their glory days, which included an National Basketball Association title in 2004. Read More »

Brandon Marshall Walks Off From Boston Radio Interview

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NY Giants WR Brandon Marshall proclaimed, "Black guys in America get treated differently" - then he left. So if that's what you guys want to do, then you can go there. Marshall, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2006, has been the subject of at least nine separate domestic violence allegations. Read More »

Economists urge Trump not to impose new steel tariffs

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While U.S. steel imports come from more than 110 countries and territories, much is sold to the United States by important allies such as Canada, Brazil, South Korea and Mexico, the economists said. Negotiations on the trade deal will begin mid-August, while Canada and the US are now negotiating on new trade deal on softwood lumber. The 79-year-old former steel industry magnate said he spoke to senators about the broad outlines of the "Section 232" probe, including its legal basis and ... Read More »

Nick Saban Hoping To Learn From Last January's Failure

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Counting two conference championship games, Alabama has won 17 SEC games in a row and is 47-5 (.904) since 2011. For now, we're still looking for the first shred of evidence that a Saban protégé has any hope of knocking Alabama off its perch. Read More »

Watford target set to discover his Chelsea future

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The midfielder has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road and has joined for an undisclosed fee. Despite picking up a Premier League winner's medal last season, the former Hornet made just 10 league appearances last campaign. "That was a confidence boost", Chalobah said at the time. Chelsea want the youngster to stay after Antonio Conte signalled him out for first-team minutes last season. Read More »

Bardet and Aru strike Froome Tour blow

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Stage victor Romain Bardet of France is third, 25 seconds back. But Bardet had more left in the tank and powered away in the last 200 metres to beat Colombian Rigoberto Uran by two seconds. "It's one of the most attractive things that can happen to you in life, wearing the yellow jersey", said Aru, who rides for the Astana team. "Now we have to do our best in the final part". Read More »

Cubs acquire ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox

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The deal between Chicago teams is the 15th in the teams history and first since 2006, when the White Sox sent left-handed reliever Neal Cotts to the North Side. Jose Quintana won't have to move this season, but it's not because he wasn't traded. According to MLB.com, Jiménez and Cease were the top two prospects in the Cubs' system. Read More »

Visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother under consideration: FO

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India has maintained that Jadhav was on a business visa in Iran and abducted from there and brought to Pakistan and slapped with false terror charges. India has also sought access to Hamid Nehal Ansari, a resident of Mumbai who was caught for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012. She also said that Aziz did not even respond to her letter. Read More »

Four Policemen Killed by Gunmen in Pakistan

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Senior police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP that police superintendent Mubarak Shah was on his way to the office along with three police guards when the gunmen opened fire on their vehicle. Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri said nefarious designs of terrorists would be thwarted at all costs. One police officer was also injured. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Notches Impressive Double-Double in Win vs. 76ers

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Wednesday's game was after Ball had a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 86-81 loss to the Celtics, and fellow rookie Jayson Tatum on Saturday. Before Wednesday, no player in RealGM's Summer League database (since 2004) had recorded a 30-point, 10-assist game. In the next possession, Zubac was fouled by Jonah Bolden and he sank two foul shots with 4.6 seconds left. Read More »

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah made to wait for debut

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It is about him and the situation but I will not avoid his development. The 21-year-old will be hoping for more opportunities in Klopp's first-team in the coming months and his manager will hope for more of the same in pre-season. 'Nervous fans? Sorry I can not help, I don't have to write a message for this. "I was in Iceland by the way when somebody told me this was in the newspaper". Read More »

Washington Nationals star gives gift to Columbia Youth baseball team

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Just imagine it: From now on, Bryce Harper plays every game while wearing a white linen suit and loafers, or looking like Don Johnson's hirsuite son. It's easy to complain about all-star games in any sport. Scherzer may be the National League's starting pitcher. Unless the club can package him for a frontline starter, I'd keep the switch-hitting fleet-footed outfielder at least until Fowler proves he is fully healed. Read More »

Pep Guardiola 'fuming' at Dani Alves' Man City snub

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Manchester United have always been linked with a move for the defender and even Juventus are said to be interested in taking him to Italy during the summer transfer window . "Paris is already the city of love, but we must also make it the city of football. This club hasn't yet felt the joy of a Champions League victory, so our goal is to achieve that". Read More »

Flint athlete to be honored with ESPY Award

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The Arthur Ashe Award goes to those "whose contributions transcend sports". 'Special Olympics athletes are not a cause. "Her work to promote inclusion and acceptance transformed the lives of countless young athletes and inspired us all". " Michelle Obama embodies a level of effortless confidence and personal style that every American woman, no matter her age or demographic, can appreciate and emulate". Read More »

Nutt Sues Ole Miss For Alleged False Statements

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Yahoo! Sports reported on January 29, 2016, that MS received its Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, but the university did not release it publicly. "These personal characteristics contributed to Coach Freeze's decision to play the leading role in the self-serving smear campaign that foreseeably damaged Coach Nutt's reputation", the lawsuit says. Read More »

US 3-2 Martinique: Jordan Morris saves substandard USMNT from embarrassing result

A scoreless first-half led to twp USMNT goals and a Martinique comeback. An offside call on Martinique's Sebastien Cretinoir in the 84th minute negated what would have been a tying goal. His shot was saved by Guzan, but Parsemain's follow up took a big deflection and floated in. FC Dallas center-back Matt Hedges also struggled. Head coach Bruce Arena made a whopping eight changes with goalkeeper Brad Guzan , center-back Gonzalez and midfielder Kellyn Acosta the lone holdovers from ... Read More »

Chelsea Target Expected To Miss Pre-Season Training, Blues Move Looms

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The consensus surrounding Bakayoko points towards the deal with Chelsea being more or less done, with an official announcement set to arrive once the 22-year-old returns from holiday. At Chelsea , Antonio Conte is eager to continue building his squad into a formidable unit and has, thus, identified several targets for different positions. Read More »

Federer underlines favourite status by romping past Raonic

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Djokovic had received repeated on-court treatment for a shoulder problem during the tournament, but confirmed "it's the elbow that already keeps bothering me for over a year and a half actually". The third seed was at his graceful, ruthless best against Raonic, who was simply no match for his opponent's seemingly effortless precision, despite an improved showing in the third set. Read More »

Berdych faces 'greatest of them all' Federer in last four

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Two-time champion and home favourite Andy Murray has played all four of his rounds on Centre, so has seven-time victor Roger Federer, while three-time champion Novak Djokovic twice on Court No. Venus Williams also suggested officials should consider making changes to the schedule, following criticism the tournament was favouring men's matches, after world number one Angelique Kerber and British hopeful Johanna Konta were all left out of the running on Centre Court. Read More »

Everton reportedly confident of signing established replacement for Romelu Lukaku

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But before drafting in the prolific striker from Everton for a whopping £75 million, Mourinho spent an extensive time scouting Lacazette with a view of bringing his talents to Old Trafford. Mourinho and Wenger "greet" each other before the Premier League fixture. Scouts expressed doubts about his pace and physical presence, as well as his impact in big games and was then was quickly ruled out as a viable candidate to fill the no.9 role. Read More »

NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

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The number of timeouts in late-game situations - specifically the final three minutes - will be reduced from three timeouts to two timeouts per team. The changes are an aggressive measure to try to speed up the game, which can elongate considerably in close games, when coaches choose to often go and draw plays or rally the troops before an imminent catch-up takes place. Read More »

Cavs reach three-year, $8.3 million agreement with Cedi Osman

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The Cavs have $2.4 million of their exception left and they are projected to pay $70 million in luxury tax penalties alone, according to ESPN . Deal is 3 years, $8.3 million plus about $700,000 going to Euro buyout. Crawford would have helped the Cavs' second unit in the 2018 playoffs, while Osman must prove he's ready to be a postseason contributor, especially at the level required if the Cavs reach the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. Read More »

Redskins ranked 11th most valuable sports team by Forbes

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The Cincinnati Bengals , Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions were the only National Football League teams that did not make the list. The rest of the top 10 includes the New England Patriots ($3.4 billion), New York Knicks ($3.3 billion), New York Giants ($3.1 billion), San Francisco 49ers ($3 billion) and Los Angeles Lakers ($3 billion). Read More »

Peyton Manning says Broncos defense will help decide QB competition

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He also shared an interesting story about the time he played a round of golf with U.S. President Donald Trump about a month ago. Peyton Manning will handle hosting duties for the first time, and while Manning has always had a pretty healthy sense of humor , there's no way he tops the greatest ESPYs hosting performance of all-time: Norm Macdonald in 1998. Read More »

Djokovic retires, Murray will hold No. 1 ranking

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The 30-year-old 12-time Grand Slam singles victor had treatment on a right shoulder injury during his last-16 win over Adrian Mannarino of France. The Serb would have returned to world number one if he had won Wimbledon . However, Berdych could be invigorated by the fact Djokovic seems to be wounded, will be playing for the second straight day and the big-hitting Berdych beat Djokovic in the 2010 Wimbledon semifinals before bowing to Rafael Nadal in the final. Read More »