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Basilashvili Rallies For First Tour Title In Hamburg


Leonardo Mayer is back in another final of the German Open after edging past Jozef Kovalik 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (7) on Saturday. Basilashvili improved to 2-2 in career finals, also winning in Hamburg this year. Kovalik, ranked 113 in the world, snatched the opening set in a tiebreak but Mayer responded with an immediate early break to force a decider. Basilashvili told the official ATP World Tour website the win felt "unbelievable" and that it meant "so much to be the only player from ... Read More »

Willian fails to show for Chelsea training amid transfer talk


The Brazil global was due to return to Chelsea last Friday after an extended holiday following the World Cup, but has yet to appear at training. A problem with the former Anzhi Makhachkala's ace's passport is reportedly to blame, and Chelsea are hopeful that the matter will be resolved for his return to training on Wednesday. Read More »

Force India feel no bitterness to Sergio Perez in court move


Administrators FRP Advisory are now working to find a new buyer which it hopes will secure the future of the team and Brawn says F1 will assist in any way it can. The team's deputy principal Bob Fernley made this clear when drivers Esteban Ocon and Perez qualified 18th and 19th for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix . Read More »

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan bring the Bhangra to Essex, watch video


While India is now playing a three-day practice match with Essex at Chelmsford , the tainted former Royal Challengers' boss Mallya is also in England . However, it was not to be as Dhawan departed without scoring for the second time in the match while Pujara perished after scoring 23 off 35 balls. Pujara is also not a certain starter and if he is overlooked, Rahul can also bat at his number three position. Read More »

Kyrgios booed off the court after retiring hurt


The American was pushed to three sets by German sixth seed Mischa Zverev before he prevailed 7-5 4-6 6-1, dropped just two first-serve points in the match and sending down 21 aces. "I was struggling a little bit", Isner said. Isner has won three of his four career matches against Ebden, but the Aussie defended his home turf with a four-set victory at this year's Australian Open. Read More »

Western tourists killed in Tajikistan

Authorities in Tajikistan said the attack , which was initially thought to be a hit-and-run, appeared deliberate. In a Tweet on Monday, the group said that "soldiers of the Caliphate" launched the attack on "citizens of Crusader coalition countries", running them over and then using knives, according to ABC's translation. Read More »

Claude Puel confident Harry Maguire will stay at Leicester


Maguire had a fabulous World Cup this summer, helping lead England to the semifinals. "He is a very good player for us", Puel told Sky Sports . Puel remained coy when asked if Leicester would be willing to offer Maguire a new and improved contract at the King Power Stadium, but stated it would be "impossible" to replace him if he did leave for Manchester. Read More »

Astros, Blue Jays swap Ken Giles, Roberto Osuna

Indeed, Osuna isn't even eligible to come off the suspended list until August 5th, and according to Steve Adams (MLB Trade Rumors ), he's got another hearing before that (August 1st) which could theoretically add even more time to his suspension if it results in a criminal conviction. Read More »

Mourinho confident Man Utd will sign one more player

Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are the latest to cause concern, after they played nearly the full 90 minutes in both games against AC Milan and Liverpool respectively. Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is going to miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing abdominal surgery. " Antonio Valencia comes from holiday - I think too much holiday for him". Read More »

Hamilton dominates dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix


The Finn also had to complete the race without being able to drink from his water bottle as Ferrari had forgotten to connect it before the start. But how different would the race have been had Vettel, around ten seconds behind Hamilton when he pitted, returned to the track behind Hamilton rather than Bottas and then sought to hunt down his title rival? Ricciardo later told Sky F1 that Bottas had crossed the line with his tactics. Read More »

Dillian Whyte wants one more fight before facing Anthony Joshua


There's something inside me and it will take a lot to put me away". This fight can prove to be a great learning curve for the Kiwi as he showed some serious vulnerabilities, which would be an obstacle to his objective of becoming the unified and 2 time heavyweight champion of the world. Read More »

Huge Blow For Manchester United Ahead Of The New Season

I think that it's possible I'm going to have one. Jurgen Klopp says he doesn't need any new defenders to arrive at Liverpool between now and the transfer deadline on August 9. Mourinho said: "He has the baby and after the baby is born - attractive baby, full of health, thank god - he should be here and he is not here". "For example, Eric Bailly was injured, he shouldn't be playing, but when he saw that Smalling in the warm-up was coming out, he made a decision by himself not to let ... Read More »

Max Verstappen sorry for expletive-laden rant during Hungarian GP


Early in the race Red Bull Racing fans had their hopes pinned to Max Verstappen , who was running in fifth, until his Renault engine gave up the ghost, prompting a fluffy of expletives from the young Dutch driver. I am not going to get drawn into saying too much, but we pay many millions of pounds for these engines, for a first-class, state-of-the-art product, and you can see that it's quite some way below that. Read More »

Mahrez given all-clear after ankle knock during Man City friendly


Subs: Gnabry (7), Zirkzee (6), Johansson (6), Zylla (n/a). Having endured two defeats in games against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool , City started strongly in Florida and they had claims for a penalty in the fifth minute when Mahrez went down under a challenge from Chris Richards. Read More »

Michael Stoute strives for joy of six in King George


Having become the most successful trainer at the Royal meeting last month, the Newmarket trainer is looking at a record-breaking sixth success in the mile-and-a-half prize he has won before with the likes of Shergar and Harbinger. The fillies Enable, Taghrooda and Danedream, two of them trained by Gosden, have won three of the past six King Georges, which is not a bad strike-rate. Read More »

NBA Live 19’s Female Create-A-Player Feature Unveiled


Just as male players were previously able to model characters after themselves by scanning their faces, female players will be able to do the same. Female created players will be able to play through The Rise, which is part of the game's feature mode, The One . Read More »

Rockets reach deal with center Capela


As a restricted free agent, Capela could have signed the team's $4.3 million qualifying offer and reached free agency in July 2019. Capela - who had previously been a restricted free agent - averaged a career-high 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game through 74 contests for Houston past year and emerged as a critical piece in the Rockets ascendance atop of the Western Conference standings. Read More »

Daniel Sturridge keen to stay at Liverpool this season


Alexis Sanchez did feature in MI, but he cut a frustrated figure as Andreas Pereira's stunning free-kick strike provided scant consolation for a United side ripped apart by Liverpool. "The referees, they came by mistake - they were called by the baseball federation, thought it was a baseball game", the Portuguese told reporters after the game. Read More »

Barkley: 'It'll be an exciting season for Chelsea under Sarri'


Quizzed by Sky Sports as to where he sees the biggest threat coming from, Sane said: " I think Chelsea because they have brought a really good coach [Maurizio Sarri]". Sane has nearly put the disappointment behind him, but it still spurs him on to hit new heights for Pep Guardiola's side in 2018-19. "I was disappointed at the time - it was really hard for the first week". Read More »

Valverde predicts big future for Arthur as Barcelona beat Tottenham on penalties


It had been a tale of two halves at the Rose Bowl, with first-half goals from Munir El Haddadi and Arthur Melo easing Barca into a comfortable lead. 'Let's hope it's his season, ' said Valverde. As for the players that could go, we will see. "I am happy for my goal and for the result". Sergi Roberto's perfectly placed ball in the 15th minute found Rafinha at the far post and the Brazilian headed it back to Munir, who nodded home. Read More »

Matteo Guendouzi sends message to Unai Emery


Arsenal , by contrast, were able to field a strong XI captained by Mesut Ozil and also featuring the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as well as new signings Bernd Leno , Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi . Read More »

Willian on the verge of joining Manchester United


The latter of the trio has been linked with a probable exit before the transfer deadline. With just over two weeks remaining until the start of the Premier League season, Chelsea fans will be hoping there won't be an exodus of big-name players ahead of what could be a defining campaign in the Club's history. Read More »

Joseph Parker talks with Mike ahead of his big fight


I want this really badly and I'm ready to leave it all in the ring. "I could go to church, save a million puppies, 100,000 dolphins, seven blue whales and adopt 200 kids tomorrow and Joshua will still be the golden goose", Whyte told the BBC. Read More »

Man Utd: Nemanja Matic to miss start of season - Jose Mourinho


United have brought in highly-rated central midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer, as well as promising right-back Diogo Dalot from Porto , but Mourinho says he wants more additions. Even by his standards, this was a particularly bleak assessment from the Portuguese, who claimed he is not confident the club will make any more signings in this transfer window, repeating that he wanted two more players, but would be fortunate to get one. Read More »

Marco Silva: I want to sign Lucas Digne

The Toffees have always been linked with a move for the 25-year-old France worldwide, who made just 20 appearances for the Spanish champions last season. According to The Mirror , Everton are interested in signing Digne from Barcelona in the summer transfer window. This has forced Mourinho to look in to alternative targets and TeamTalk are citing a report from RMC that claims United have now identified Mina as a potential singing this summer. Read More »

Aubameyang's a friend, not a foe - Lacazette


Mesut Ozil said that he quit the Germany national team because they were discriminating him due to his Turkish roots and he has received massive support from everyone related to Arsenal because he has become one of the most loved players at the Emirates Stadium. Read More »

Hamilton wins Hungarian GP to extend lead over rival Vettel


Bottas, who finished fifth after a late pit stop following two collisions while running on severely worn old tyres, was upset when Wolff's comments were put to him. It believes a Soft-Medium strategy, pitting on lap 27, is "nearly as quick", while an Ultrasoft/Soft approach is also feasible. Hamilton will now be favorite, providing he makes a clean getaway without incident, at a circuit where overtaking has always been hard. Read More »

Demare wins stage, Thomas keeps lead


Thomas has strengthened his hold n the yellow jersey. "I wanted to win for my people in Colombia, after months of hard work", said Quintana, who has won the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta. Brit Geraint Thomas retained his 1-minute, 59-second lead over the Netherland's Tom Dumoulin in the overall standings. The penultimate stage will be a 31km individual time trial in Espelette, before the ceremonial final stage in Paris on Sunday (July 29). Read More »

Hungarian GP: Lewis Hamilton enjoys a victory against the odds

In the immediate aftermath, Wolff hailed the resolve of Bottas to keep both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen off Hamilton's tail. Tire strategies were also crucial at a relatively slow and twisty circuit where overtaking is always hard, with track temperatures hovering around 50 degrees Celsius. Read More »