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Djokovic wins 1st set against Federer

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It will be the first time the two have met in a Grand Slam final since the 2015 U.S. Open and their first meeting at the All England Club since the 2015 final, which Djokovic won in four sets. so Novak will get a play on most serves and then he's in the rally straight away". This time , Federer came through, although he needed five match points to secure his 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory. Read More »

England's Roy escapes final ban after dissent fine

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Roy and Dharmasena will meet once again in Sunday's World Cup final with the Sri Lankan named as one of the on-field umpires for the tournament finale alongside South Africa's Marais Erasmus. "Two demerit points have been added to his disciplinary record". He was also named ICC's best umpire three years in a row from 2009 to 2011. Ranjan Madugalle of Sri Lanka has been appointed as match referee for the electric clash. Read More »

Josh Norman is spending the offseason jumping over bulls in Pamplona

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Video from the event also showed Norman talking with other runners, talking with security and getting ready to run away from the bulls. "I had to face the bull straight on", he said . "I would start with 100,000 thousand! as the basement floor and elevate from there". Norman mentioned in a WCCB interview three years ago he might participate in the event. Read More »

"Ball Four" author Bouton dies at age 80

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The knuckleballer, who spent 10 years in the major leagues, was best known for writing the best-selling " Ball Four ", recounting the 1969 season when he was a member of the expansion Seattle Pilots and the Houston Astros as well as his earlier years with the Yankees. Read More »

Murray/Williams dream team is on as Serena says yes

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They'll face former French Open doubles champion Andreas Mies and partner Alexa Guarachi in the opening round. "There's so many things to be admired". "And I don't care if I really like something and someone thinks it is awful, it doesn't matter, That's the beauty of art - you like what you like and see it differently to other people". Read More »

Wimbledon: Haelp beats Serena Williams for 2nd Grand Slam title

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Williams has always embraced her role as a champion of gender equality and that was on show in a recent essay she penned for Harper's Bazaar in which she addressed her controversial US Open final against Naomi Osaka a year ago. "So now I am happy". After winning the title, a jubilant Halep said: "It was the best match and of course Serena always inspired us so thank you for that". Read More »

Lynn expected to start as Rangers host the Astros

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Verlander (10-4, 2.98 ERA) has recorded 15 career wins against the Rangers are the most over any non-AL Central opponent, which is logical considering he pitched for the Detroit Tigers until being acquired by the Astros on August 31, 2017. Read More »

National Football League players’ union rejects latest proposal for 18-game season

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The report cited an NFLPA analysis that an added two regular-season games for each team could increase revenue by $2.5 billion league-wide. The NFL and the NFL Player's Association (NFLPA) have begun their July negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) - with the hopes that all of the details for a new CBA can be ironed out before the start of the 2019 NFL regular season, with two years to spare. Read More »

Amir Khan beats Billy Dib to claim WBC international welterweight title

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Khan floored Dib in the second round with a fierce left hook at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah . Dib hit the deck once again before his corner decided it woild be best to throw in the towel. "Hopefully, we come back again at the end of the year and bring Pacquiao here". "I slowed myself down a little bit instead of rushing all the time", he explained. Read More »

Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus: De Ligt out of Ajax tour squad

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Matthijs de Ligt's name was very noticeably absent from the 28-man list of players headed to Austria for the first leg of Ajax's preseason preparations, further fueling speculation that a transfer to Juventus is nearing completion. Matthijs De Ligt was speculated to join several clubs this summer, but in the end Juventus took the lead in the pursuit of the Dutch International. Read More »

Geraint Thomas loses time to rivals after crash on Tour de France

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The long day's simmering tension erupted with 15km to go when Canadian Michael Woods (EF Education First) lost control on a tight right hand corner and took out a batch of Team Ineos riders hot on his wheel. I got tangled in Gianni's bike and took some time to get going. I was trying to catch the group again in case there was another mechanical or a fall. Read More »

National Football League suspends Jets’ Chris Herndon four games

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His suspension will begin after the final preseason game and he can not return to the roster until October 7, following the Jets' game against the Eagles . Neither Herndon nor the 76-year-old driver was seriously injured. Witnesses said Herndon may well have been going over 100 miles per hour at the time of the incident. Read More »

Canada’s Kia Nurse named a starting guard for WNBA all-star game

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Las Vegas will have a lot of its hometown players to root for at the WNBA All-Star Game on July 27. Delle Donne's team lost to Candace Parker's squad past year in the All-Star Game. The 12 All-Star reserves will be selected by the league's head coaches and announced on July 15. Coaches can't vote for their own players. "That would earn me huge cool points", she said. Read More »

Tottenham bid to beat Arsenal for St Etienne defender William Saliba

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Arsenal had delved deep in negotiations for the €30m rated defender but Saint-Étienne were unable to accept the payment structure suggested by Arsenal . Arsenal face having to give up a higher initial fee in order to beat Spurs, whose offer is all upfront. But Spurs, who signed Tanguy Ndombele for a club record £53.8m this summer, have submitted a late bid. Read More »

Nigeria’s Rohr wary of much improved Algeria

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There were fears that these three players would not be fit for Nigeria's next AFCON 2019 game against Algeria , due to the knocks they suffered against South Africa. The Eagles' inability to keep a clean sheet in their last three games should worry the Coach Gernot Rohr side. Champions in 2013 before incredibly failing to qualify in 2015 and 2017, there is a feeling in the country that the Super Eagles could achieve a fourth success on the continental showpiece event. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann: Barcelona sign Atletico Madrid forward

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The decision to reject the Catalans caused a stir last year, particularly the manner in which he turned them down, but one year on the Frenchman has completed his switch from Atletico Madrid . It was reported that the Brazilian was desperate to rejoin Barcelona, his former employers, this summer, but the signing of Antoine Griezmann appears to have thrown those plans awry for now. Read More »

Federer prevails over Nadal, gets Djokovic in final

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Perhaps Federer , who turns 38 on August 8, will extend his lead on the career list to a men's-record 21 championships, which would leave him three ahead of Nadal , who is 33 years old, and six ahead of Djokovic, who is 32. "We had a great match against each other in Paris just recently [Djokovic won 7-6 (8-6) 5-7 7-6 (7-3)]". Federer rattled off a pair of stinging first serves to reach 6-3, then claiming the bracket with a forehand strike. Read More »

Rich Energy trying to save Haas deal, blames ‘rogue’ individual

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The energy drinks company took to social media on Wednesday to cite Haas' "poor performance" for its decision to end its sponsorship deal just halfway into the 2019 season. Another Twitter commentator declared: "I can't believe what an utter joke you've made out of yourselves". "I would like to tell you more, and I hope you respect that", Steiner said when asked by Autosport what he could say. Read More »

Celtics Reportedly Waiving Guerschon Yabusele

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As of now, though, Boston reportedly has no plans to use its final roster spot on the 7-foot-7 fan favorite, content to retain his G-League rights in the likely event he's waived after training camp. Ultimately, the Celtics' open roster spot could go to veteran help for the frontcourt on a minimum deal. It could be more realistic that they shift Waters to the main roster and sign Fall to a two-way deal. Read More »

Strip club scraps fundraiser at Trump golf course

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Rather, he said, the choice was for luxury. Afterwards, however, the golfers and the dancers would return to another venue - the cabaret itself - for what he described as a "very tasteful" burlesque show, which could involve nudity. "Due to the climate of everything surrounding our golf tournament , Shadow Cabaret has chose to cancel the event". "You can't mix kids with sex", he said. Read More »

Sean Longstaff Won't Rock Newcastle Boat To Force Manchester United Move

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Longstaff is a product of the Newcastle United academy and broke through the senior team in December past year, after having had two successful loan stints at Kilmarnock and Blackpool. The outfit in question come in the form of Manchester United. Ghanaian global, Christian Atsu has been left out of the team list of Newcastle United's pre season tour in Asia. Read More »

Ivory Coast vs. Algeria - Football Match Report

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Goalmouth action was at a premium during the opening exchanges of the tie at Cairo's Al Salam Stadium. Algeria have cruised through the AFCON in emphatic fashion , winning all four of their matches without conceding a single goal, including a convincing 3-0 last-16 triumph over Guinea. Read More »

Why Frank Lampard’s arrival could be the making of this Chelsea attacker

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Despite his dry spell in front of goal Kovacic believes he contributed effectively to Chelsea's only campaign under Sarri which ended with Europa League success and a top-four finish. Chelsea began their first match of pre-season and of Frank Lampard's reign with a 1-1 draw to Bohemians in Dublin . "But every year we've had the chance to bring trophies back to the Bridge". Read More »

England must block out 'noise' ahead of World Cup final, says Bayliss

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Roy had signalled for a review after being dismissed, before realising that his opening partner, Jonny Bairstow, had already unsuccessfully utilised England's solitary challenge. Finch won the toss and made a decision to bat first, but Australia were soon reduced to 14 for three. Seeing England's dominance over the Aussies in Birmingham, former English captain, Michael Vaughan couldn't hold himself as he took to Twitter to express his happiness as the hosts intimidated Australia ... Read More »

Lukaku confirms desire to leave United

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Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio met with Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London to discuss a potential deal, according to The Sun . "We had a meeting on the first day in which the manager and the staff spoke about what they expect from us, what they expect from Manchester United players and I think that is the right thing to do", said Mata. Read More »

Kevin Durant announces number change from No. 35 to No. 7

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The 30-year-old forward won back-to-back National Basketball Association titles with the Warriors in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game last season. The Nets tweeted a picture of the West Orange, N.J., product signing his contract. "His championship pedigree, coupled with his gifted scoring and playmaking abilities, will make him an outstanding addition to our team". Read More »

Pedro opens up on training and tactics under Frank Lampard

He got his tenure underway with a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against League of Ireland outfit Bohemians, and Spanish full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has said that they are excited to have him as their manager. Said Lampard: "Fitness was our issue, we've been working hard on it, even this morning". The captain added: " He is very keen to give opportunities to the younger players ". Read More »