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Anderson, Isner in second-longest Wimbledon singles match


Anderson, who graduated from the University of IL, came through another marathon match to beat Roger Federer in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, winning their fifth set 13-11. This put the 32-year-old Anderson in a good spot as Federer was not playing on his favourite Centre Court. Isner then shrugged off needing treatment on a blistered serving hand, found time to usher a ladybird to safety before levelling the match in another tiebreak off his 19th ace. Read More »

2nd semifinal starts under roof at Wimbledon


The semi-final was deep into the fifth set when the new record was set, although it was a long way behind the 11 hours and 5 minutes it took Isner to beat Nicolas Mahut in the 2010 first round. He beat the defending champion 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 13-11 in a match that lasted over four hours. Isner double-faulted to set up a set point for Anderson when serving at 5-4, but he saved it with a 129 miles per hour second serve that the South African couldn't return. Read More »

Brock Lesnar’s Return Match Known, Confirmed For Next Month’s ‘SummerSlam’


Lesnar is expected to face Cormier inside the Octagon at a later date. What resulted was Lesnar hurling insults and UFC setting up their future championship match in a very pro wrestling-esque way. All of this aside, Braun Strowman still holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, and a Strowman/Lesnar bout probably makes the absolute most sense. Strowman could announce in advance that he wants to cash-in for a match with Lesnar at SummerSlam , or he could cash-in as a surprise following the match ... Read More »

Papa John's Founder John Schnatter Resigned As Chairman of The Board


While many have put their relationships with the brand on hold, there were a few teams across the league that chose to maintain their deals with Papa John's, disavowing Schnatter's comments and praising the brand for its swift action, while cited long-running partnerships with local store owners and operators who shared their values. Read More »

Jose Mourinho stresses cause for English optimism after Russian Federation 2018 campaign


England's unexpected journey in Russian Federation came to an end in the semi-finals as Mario Mandzukic sealed a 2-1 victory in extra-time to break English hearts in Moscow . Pogba endured a mixed campaign under Mourinho last season and the Spanish outlet says United are hoping his impressive performances at the World Cup will lead to big-money interest from some of Europe's most powerful clubs. Read More »

Barcelona confirm €35.9m Clement Lenglet capture from Sevilla


The La Liga champions triggered Lenglet's €35.9m release clause before agreeing terms with the centre-back on a five-year contract, which includes a new release clause of €300m. The 23-year-old joins a growing French contingent at Camp Nou, including forward Ousmane Dembele, and defenders Lucas Digne and Samuel Umtiti. He is yet to be capped by France at senior level but has won 10 caps at Under-21 level. Read More »

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea Departure Looks Set To Turn Ugly


The 48-year-old Italian, who returned to pre-season training this week, had one year remaining on his contract. Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to succeed his compatriot at Stamford Bridge. " Thank you boss ", Terry wrote on Twitter . "Great man, Great manager". Nearly every top-class manager, available and unavailable, has been linked with Conte's job but in the past month or so, Maurizio Sarri has become the hot favourite. Read More »

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to the Hawks

Lin played in just one game for the Nets last season, rupturing his right patella tendon in the team's season opener. Lin was traded to Atlanta for an unprotected 2020 second-round pick via Portland and. Heading into the summer of 2019, Brooklyn has maximum cap space for two players and potentially two first-round picks along with a young core of D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe, Caris LeVert , Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Jarrett Allen. Read More »

Nuggets sign Isaiah Thomas


Denver's head coach, Mike Malone, envisions using Thomas to build on leads established by the team's young core, headlined by Jamal Murray, Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic. Thomas, the 60th and last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, made a name for himself as a clutch scorer with the Celtics after his previous two teams (Sacramento and Phoenix) parted ways with him. Read More »

Dan Martin powers to Tour stage victory


Dumoulin, the time trial world champion and 2017 Giro d'Italia victor, was slowed by a tire puncture at the foot of the final ascent and lost 53 seconds. There was a slight split in the peloton behind, with Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates part of a group that picked up a couple of seconds on the main pack, which contained Team Sky's Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas , Movistar's Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa , and BMC's Richie Porte . Read More »

Thai cave operation: Pumps failed after last boy rescued


Angle warned that if the boys continue to be defined as the kids who were rescued from the cave, it could become the singular characteristic of their identities. Officials initially anxious they could remain trapped for months. Narongsak said about half of the 13 foreign divers on the crack team of 18 who rescued the boys were British. Read More »

Reds set to sign Xherdan Shaqiri by this weekend

The Swiss global also had interest from Lazio but was eager to link up with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. According to Turkish outlet Milliyet , Galatasaray have convinced the Senegal worldwide to push for a move despite informing him that he will earn less on his return - €2.75m-per-year in fact, a €750,000 decrease on his current pay packet with the Potters. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association warns broadcasters about focusing on 'hot women'


When asked if this approach will become an official policy for future events to come, he said: "This is one of the activities we definitely will have in future - it's a normal evolution". Ruby Mae gets the beers in while England play Croatia in the world cup semi-final at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. However, Powar believes the real number of incidents is likely to be "10 times this". Read More »

India women's cricket coach Arothe resigns


Last year, Indian men's cricket team head coach Anil Kumble resigned after his much-publicised differences with captain Virat Kohli . Tushar Arothe , the India Women coach , has stepped down from his post with immediate effect, five months before the World Twenty20 in Caribbean, citing "personal reasons". Read More »

Modric: "It Is A Pity" That Ronaldo Left Real Madrid


No other player has claimed the award over that time span, and Giggs believed that Ronaldo made the £88 million €100m transfer to further distinguish and differentiate himself from the Barca talisman. I did it with Portugal. So maybe that will be his argument when people ask: "'Is Ronaldo better than Messi?'". Hazard has always been linked with a move to the Bernbaeu and Chelsea are said to be afraid that the Belgian will leave after the World Cup. Read More »

Trade Rumor: Yankees Reportedly In On Manny Machado


To hear him talk about the fans who voted him as the All-Star starting shortstop over the last month, and the teammates and organization he'll be representing at next week's All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., you'd think that weren't the case at all. Read More »

The 5 Biggest Snubs of the MLB All-Star Game


The shortlist was made up of 9 position players decided by a fan vote, player's ballots decided 17 players - 9 position, 5 pitchers , 3 relievers and MLB Commissioner's office decided another 5 - 1 position, 4 pitchers . The Futures Game airs live on MLB Netwrok. The Cubs will have two starters in catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez , with the rest of the starting roster consisting of Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and San Francisco Giants ... Read More »

Vettel wins British GP in thrilling finish - British Grand Prix 2018


He was 0.093 seconds faster than Ferrari's Raikkonen and 0.642 better than Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas . The Finn locked up as the pair entered Village, sending the Mercedes into a spin and dropping Hamilton to last in the field. Within ten laps he was running in the top-ten, within 15 he was snorting into the top-five. Although frustrated by the first period of the race, Wolff said Mercedes did the right thing in not pitting during the first safety vehicle period, even though it ... Read More »

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino


The team played in Oakland, Calif., two days before the incident and has a game in Detroit on Friday. On Thursday, TMZ Sports reported Oakley tried to remove a $100 chip from a wager after realizing he was going to lose. Oakley now serves as a head coach in Ice Cube's three-on-three league, BIG3. Former New York Knicks teammates Patrick Ewing and Charles Oakley before an National Basketball Association game in 2016. Read More »

Hazard: Playing for Real Madrid is 'Everyone's Dream'


Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea this summer, according to reports. Genuine progress on a deal to sign Hazard, 27, is unlikely to occur until next week at the earliest after Belgium finish their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign-they still have a third-place play-off against England on Saturday. Read More »

Incredible Moment Of Sportsmanship As Rafa Nadal Into Wimbledon Semi


Juan Martin del Potro lay sprawled face down on the slippery and dusty Centre Court turf as Nadal punched away a final backhand volley to seal a 7-5 6-7 (7) 4-6 6-4 6-4 win that took him into the semi-finals for the first time since 2011. If you want to win Wimbledon , you need a bit of luck to go your way. Yeah, honestly it's not easy playing Novak because I don't have good records. Read More »

Prince William's heartfelt message to England squad after World Cup dreams end


Mario Mandzukic scored a poacher's goal in the 109th minute, latching onto Perišić's flick to put Croatia ahead and into their first ever World Cup final. It meant another World Cup semifinal heartbreaker for England, only this time the game was under control before it was lost. Customer Dean Lovett, who was checking in, said: "It's going to be really tight when I get there". Read More »

Trump visit: London on LOCKDOWN as trip to spark protests

The US president has angered many in Britain in the last two years with a series of actions and pronouncements. The reason: demonstrations are planned against President Donald Trump , in London , as well as Windsor, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Cambridge, Cardiff, Glasgow and the west coast of Scotland, where Trump has a golf course. Read More »

Champions League is target for record City signing Mahrez

The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club. Mahrez, who was named the CAF African Footballer of the Year in 2016 after lifting the Premier League title with Leicester City in the 2015/16 campaign, made 179 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 48 goals and assisting another 38 strikes. Read More »

Fulham enter talks with Nice over Jean Michael Seri


Chelsea and Arsenal are reportedly still in contact with OGC Nice star Jean Seri, with the pair having been strongly linked with the player in recent weeks. Arsenal are revamping their squad after Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as manager and midfield is an area of concern following the departures of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla this summer. Read More »

Serena Williams vs Julia Goerges, Wimbledon 2018 semi-final


Goerges, the 13th seed, was playing in her first Grand Slam semifinal. "These are the matches I was working for as a kid and to be in the final at Wimbledon is great". Serena Williams is back, for real. "It is a great feeling to be in the final and playing on the Centre Court is always a great experience and I am really excited", she told the BBC. Read More »

Guendouzi: Arsenal was an easy decision


Arsenal have been busy in the transfer window, recruiting a goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, two experienced defenders, and two new midfielders including the Uruguayan who impressed at the World Cup, Lucas Torreira. Maybe we can bring in one if there's a very good possibility for them to help us, but the club has done a great job of signing new players and I am happy. Read More »

Best Scottish Twitter reactions to England’s exit from the World Cup


The bar exploded after just five minutes when England's Kieran Trippier hit a wonderful free kick into the top right hand corner to give England the lead. "We had hoped [for this] and we believed in our team, but the feeling when we finally entered the finals can not be compared to anything", said Croatia fan Ivan Kecerin. Read More »

US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit


The proposal was debated in parliament where Trump was heavily criticized. "You need to be a part of saying no to some of these people. It's not for me to decide what's in good taste or bad taste". The future of its ties is uncertain, muddied by confusion over Brexit . I'm certainly going to Turnberry and I'll see him there. Mr Trump is expected to avoid central London , where the bulk of protests will take place, instead visiting Blenheim Palace, Chequers, and Windsor Castle during his ... Read More »

Chelsea strike gentlemen's agreement with Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea are believed to be forking out around £4.5million to release Sarri from his current club Napoli , after disputes about contracts slowed down transfer activity. He faces a hard task at Chelsea , where a tighter transfer purse and reduced involvement from Roman Abramovich has led to reinforcements which have recently been made up of players considered to be either second or third choice targets of Conte. Read More »

Kerber, Ostapenko reach Wimbledon semis


Rodina called Williams her idol and one look at Williams' performance it was clear to see why. "I hate losing. I mean, that's no secret". It also proved beyond doubt that she is the woman to beat in the women's draw, despite this being just her fourth tournament back since giving birth last September. Read More »

Harry Kane says England defeat will hurt for a long time


With six goals to his name in five matches, Kane is now on course to become the first English victor of the World Cup Golden Boot since Gary Lineker in 1986. "We felt we were good enough but have fallen just a bit short". However - we think Martinez will rotate a few players, with the likes of Yannick Carrasco and Dedryck Boyata likely to come in. Read More »

Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World


It followed an uncertain start to the season when Liverpool's defence was constantly identified as a weak link. The England central defender has seen his stock rise no end after a magnificent World Cup where his performances have helped his country to the last four of the tournament. Read More »

Phil Mickelson breaks rules again, this time at Greenbrier


Watching the miscue, it looks like an innocent enough mistake, and Phil was quick to consult a rules official after realizing what he had done. He then called a two-stroke penalty on himself for improving his line of play. I'm embarrassed and disappointed by my actions. Mickelson came in for significant criticism during the year's second major when he chose to putt a moving ball, seemingly in protest at the speed of the greens at Shinnecock Hills, and earned a two-shot penalty. Read More »