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Sri Lanka maul South Africa in first Test

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Karunaratne's display with the bat ensured Sri Lanka , first, posted a strong total on the board in their first innings, and then set up an nearly unbeatable target in the second. Openers Danushka Gunathilaka, on 10, and first-innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne, on 15, were batting at the break. It helped Sri Lanka set a target of 352 on a pitch increasingly aiding spin. Read More »

How To Watch Pacquiao vs Matthysse Live Stream

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Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. He landed a left to the body and head that seemed to rattle Matthysse in a dominant fifth round that ended with Pacquiao landing a right hand to the temple that made Matthysse take a knee for another knockdown just as the round was ending. Read More »

Matthysse vows to defeat Pacquiao

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Yet even with the all the great talent coming from places like the Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Russia, Japan, etc. most of the championship competition stays in the west. The Pacquaio-Matthysse event will feature many Asian fighters including three more title bouts in the featherweight and flyweight divisions (albeit some awful WBA secondary belts), and will have coverage on ESPN+ in the US and BoxNation in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Anderson in Wimbledon final after 2nd longest ever Slam match

Anderson earned his second Grand Slam final berth, and he will face Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic on Sunday. At the end of a very long Friday when nothing could be taken for granted, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic added an entertaining late-night postscript to the heroics that had earlier transfixed Centre Court in the sunshine for six hours and 36 minutes, but must return on Saturday to determine who meets Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final. Read More »

Wimbledon’s record match prompts call for change

IF Kevin Anderson and John Isner stunned the world with the longevity of their semi-final, then Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic left everyone in awe with the sheer quality of the tennis they produced. Each time one broke serve, the other broke back, resulting in yet another 6-6 deadline that extended play. 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 »

Serena Williams loses 2018 Wimbledon finals

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Williams, 36, who was seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, 10 months after having her first child and dealing with a serious health scare. Kerber was the worst possible matchup for Serena , as she presented a much different challenge than the six women Serena defeated en route to the final. Read More »

A Look at 5 Potential Dodgers Prospects in a Machado Trade

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While the club is said to "have a pretty good idea what [Machado] can bring" back in a trade, it seems that some suitors are wondering if the Orioles won't wait to act until the deadline gets closer . On Tuesday, the Baltimore Sun reported the Boston Red Sox were kicking the tires on Machado. Machado, 26, is slashing.316/.385/.573 this season with 21 doubles, 23 home runs and 64 RBI. Read More »

Liverpool defender Lovren: Modric deserves Ballon d'Or

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The Croatia worldwide will be hoping to emerge victorious against France in the final, and the way he helped shut Kane down will give him confidence. "This is something we will never forget". "We've had this weight on our shoulders for 20 years". People now will never forget us. Lovren agreed that the first 45 minutes was tough as his side failed to take control of the ball. Read More »

Chicago Bulls: Pros and cons of Jabari Parker signing

The Bulls receive a young player with a mountain of upside while Parker is getting a chance to prove that he can stay healthy for a full season. It looks like Jabari Parker is headed to home to Chicago. Unfortunately, he's been off the court about as much as he's been on it, tearing his ACL for the second time in February 2017 after a great start to the season, averaging 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists-not bad for a 21-year-old. Read More »

Jorginho: Napoli midfielder joins Chelsea on five-year deal

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Sarri, 59, joins off the back of an impressive Serie A campaign with Napoli in 2017/18, which saw them fall just short of snatching the title off Juventus. Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea head coach! Sarri will have less than a month to prepare for the new season, with Sky Italia reporting that a deal has now been agreed - blurry photos of Sarri outside Stamford Bridge where also published by Italian website GianlucaDiMarzio. Read More »

Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic , seeded 12th, defeated World No.1 Rafa Nadal in a five-set thriller on Saturday to reach the Wimbledon final against South African Kevin Anderson . Isner had held serve 110 straight times since the start of the tournament before Anderson, a former NCAA tennis rival, broke him four times. Isner took that set on his third chance, when Anderson flubbed a forehand. Read More »

The arrival of Daley Blind at Ajax could see De Jong leave

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The Dutch giants have now agreed a fee with Manchester United of an initial €16m, potentially rising as high as €21m, according to Dutch daily De Telegraaf . Blind's transfer fee will see him surpass Ajax's record of €16.25m, a deal which saw them secure winger Miralem Sulejmani in 2008 - who is no longer at the club. Read More »

Kevin Anderson, John Isner play second longest match in Wimbledon history

Kevin Anderson and John Isner fought for more than six and a half hours in a grueling Wimbledon semifinal match Friday - the second-longest match in tournament history. At 4-4, Djokovic held from 15-40, saving two break points but at 7-7 it looked like Nadal would break through when he again forced 15-40 on the Djokovic serve. Read More »

Xherdan Shaqiri explains why he chose Liverpool

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Xherdan Shaqiri was one of the standouts in Russian Federation, not just for Switzerland but the 2018 FIFA World Cup in general. Salah arrived after Shaqiri had departed, but the Egypt worldwide will be a familiar face for the 26-year-old, as well as a rival for a place in the team. Read More »

Del Potro faces challenges on return to Wimbledon quarters

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Up next is a familiar foe, Novak Djokovic , who beat Kei Nishikori in four sets to make it an eighth trip to the semifinal at SW9. Del Potro trails world number one Nadal 10-5 in career meetings. "Then I think all the things that happened in that final was much more dramatic than this one". Of course, have been an emotional match. "I had also my chances to break back in the fifth, and I miss some forehands. Read More »

Rabada stars as Proteas restrict Sri Lanka

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Dean Elgar, on four, and nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj were at the crease at close of play on a tough day's cricket that saw rain in the afternoon and an extended final session. It was only after 2009, however, that his Sri Lanka career truly took off. "Coming here, the time is now, we are not in the past". The two sides played their first-ever Test series in 1993 when the Island nation took on South Africa in a three-match Test series . Read More »

Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

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Whichever team wins Saturday will finish third in a World Cup for the first time in the respective nation's history. France are very risky on the counter-attack. "One thing that brings me happiness is that all my players tell me if they are not 100 percent fit", he said. "Some players played with minor injuries with which they would not have played some other games". Read More »

Live Stream and TV Info for Belgium Vs. England

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They exceeded all expectations after the Three Lions finished bottom of their group four years ago, but will forever hold onto the thought of what might have been. "Utter stupidity. The last thing any player wants", says Alan Shearer . Beating Belgium would give England its best World Cup finish since then, surpassing fourth place in Italy in 1990. Read More »

Trump says US-UK relationship ‘highest level of special’

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In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he chastised the British prime minister , accusing her of not listening to him when it comes to how she should handle Brexit . "By taking on many countries at the same time with behaviour considered unacceptable beyond his own base of fans, Trump may bring others closer together rather than dividing them". Read More »

Southgate haunted by heartache of England's World Cup exit

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Pickford, who said he wants to be selected in order to have a chance at winning the Golden Glove, is adamant that England still have every incentive to play as hard as they can for the win against Belgium. However, that didn't prove to be the case, with more-experienced Croatia getting stronger as the match progressed and coming from behind to win 2-1 after extra time. Read More »

Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks

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At the end of the week in which she had apparently left the door open for a possible meeting with the president, Ms Sturgeon was conspicuous by her absence. "I predicted Brexit. I was cutting a ribbon for the opening of Turnberry - you know they totally did a whole renovation, it is lovely - the day before the Brexit vote", Trump said. Read More »

Juventus reveals when Ronaldo will be unveiled

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Pundits across TV stations have offered up their assertions behind the big-money transfer. Neymar , who scored twice at the World Cup in Russian Federation, was already believed to be in the club's sights prior to Ronaldo's shock decision to pursue a new opportunity. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann mocks Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois

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In reference to the opportunity of winning the World Cup and emulating the class of 1998, the Manchester United club-record signing says they have learnt from the Euro 16 defeat to Portugal. I could do one thing and it was to play football. After a slow start in Russia, France have picked up form . Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the game's only goal, despite Belgium having the lion's share of possession. Read More »

Wimbledon Mens Singles Day 12: Djokovic value against tired Nadal

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The next serve of the match will be at 1pm on Saturday, which will likely delay the start of the women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber . Some did see the amusing side, providing some alternative statistics to what was officially the longest ever Wimbledon semi-final. At 13-13 in the final set, one spectator screamed "we want to see Rafa!" When Kevin Anderson lost his footing and fell on his backside while hitting a backhand in the men's semi-final at Wimbledon on ... Read More »

Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

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On Saturday, just 10-and-a-half months since giving birth to her first child, Williams will take on Germany's Angelique Kerber for the chance to match Court's haul with a title at the All England Club. Williams won 87% of points on her first serve against Gorges, who managed just 59%. She then gained an early break in the second set on her way to the win. Read More »

Milwaukee Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Hosts Pickup Game In Local Park

Parker, 23, has played his entire career thus far with the Milwaukee Bucks but could switch teams this offseason. Despite suffering multiple ACL injuries, Parker has shown several glimpses of the very good player he could become. The forward averaged 12.6 points with 1.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds. Parker is a career 35.2 percent 3-point shooter. Parker, a restricted free-agent, and the Bulls are now progressing on an offer sheet deal that the Bucks aren't expected to match, and they ... Read More »

Chelsea sack Antonio Conte 7 hours ago

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A legal battle is looming between Antonio Conte and Chelsea after the Premier League club sacked the Italian tactician. The Italian clashed with the higher ups over transfer spending policies, and given the extremely itchy trigger finger of owner Roman Abramovich, it was inevitable that Conte's days were numbered. Read More »

WHERE ARE THEY Now? The 1998 World Cup Winning France Team

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was critical of Pogba's lack of consistency in the middle of the park last season to fuel talk of the club record signing quitting Old Trafford. "I get criticised again and again but everything is fine". We are winning. It's always nice to win and it is nice to hear nice things about the team, about yourself and everything. Read More »

Martin seizes opportunity as top guns lose ground

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While this was very bad news for the rider himself, his team and France's hopes of a first win since 1985, it was a boon to Bardet's rivals, as a Tour de France victor generally relies on the support of a full team. Jack Bauer of team Mitchelton-Scott finished the climb behind Skujins but then pushed on to build a gap of 20 seconds with 12 km remaining. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin , last year's Giro champion, suffered a puncture with five kilometres to go and ended the day 53 seconds behind ... Read More »

Shaqiri having medical ahead of £13m Liverpool move

Shaqiri, who was in action at the World Cup this summer with Switzerland, will become Klopp's third signing of the current transfer window. "I know the coach from Germany, when he was at Dortmund", Shaqiri told Liverpoolfc.com during his first official interview - which you can watch in full with LFCTV GO above. Read More »