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Garbiñe Muguruza sends Maria Sharapova crashing out of French Open

Their French Open quarterfinal on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) was no contest at all, a 6-2 6-1 one-way journey. The former world number one drilled a backhand victor down the line to hold again in the next game, the 28th seed clenching her fist ...

Argentina Drops Friendly With Israel Amid 'Threats' to Messi, 'Provocations'

Following the cancellation of the Argentina-Israel soccer friendly, the Palestinian Football Association thanked Messi and his teammates for their decision. The cancellation came hours after pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front o...

Zverev saves match point in another frightful faceoff

Rafa Nadal goes in search of his 11th French Open title but don't count out Novak Djokovic - and what about the in-form Alexander Zverev? The one concern with Zverev is that he's now played 13 sets in this tournament to get to this point.

Joachim Low Announces His 23-Man Germany Squad; Leroy Sane Left Out

England beat Nigeria 2-1 before the World Cup 2018 , with goals from Cahill, Kane and Iwobi. In his 12 appearances for Germany , the winger has only one assist and is yet to score. "Julian Draxler, Marco Reus and Thomas Müller are set. He will ...

Belgium Announce Final World Cup Squad

Martinez said he wanted to used the rules to his advantage regarding his skipper. Defender Vincent Kompany will require a scan to determine if he can play in the World Cup in Russian Federation after injuring his groin during Belgium's goalle...

Serena Williams ‘still has to deal with’ trauma of hard birth

Of course, Barty returned to the game over two years ago, and is now up to #17 in the world. "When push came to shove, the real Serena came out", Barty said after the the 23-times grand slam victor set up a third-round date with German 11th see...

Mohamed Salah 'confident' of making World Cup despite shoulder injury

The question of whether devout Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will observe or not observe the Ramadan fast in the build-up to the Champions League final encounter with Real Madrid in Kiev has attracted a lot of interest. Salah has flown to Spain to ...

Where to Watch as Warriors and Cavs Resume Rivalry

The Warriors looked like a completely different team without Iguodala for the final four games of the Western Conference finals, as he sat out with a bone bruise in his knee. Playing in his 15th season, James averages 34.0 points, 9.2 rebounds an...

Rockets miss 27 consecutive 3-pointers, eliminated by Warriors

However, in this series when every possession will be magnified, Lue will count on four players who have been around since the Cavs first met the Warriors in the 2015 Finals. But without any juice from the Rockets' trademark long-distance shooting ,...

LeBron James leads Cleveland back to National Basketball Association finals for fourth straight year

James, who entered with an NBA-record Game 7 average of 34.9 points, improved to 6-2 lifetime in Game 7s. He scored just three of his 17 points in the second half, on five whole shots. The 6-foot-10 forward started in the place of Kevin Love (concu...

Pompeo Raises the Price for Iran to Rejoin International Community

Iran is one of the world's largest oil producers, and the export of oil and gas is worth billions of dollars each year. Pompeo on Monday said the old deal no longer applied. Its support for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement is particularly alarming f...

Fired-up Curry leads Warriors' rout

Teams with a 2-1 series lead in the conference finals win the series 79 percent of the time and, as you would expect, that goes even higher with a 3-1 series lead ( 93 percent ), so the Rockets must make sure they control the pace in Game 4.

United States pushing for deal to revise NAFTA as deadline looms

Reaching an updated NAFTA deal before Thursday's deadline is looking unlikely, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said today. "We don't think it will happen by Thursday", Guajardo said during an interview at a morning television news program.

Manchester City have chance to dominate Premier League, says Alan Shearer

Kevin de Bruyne suspects that 100-point total will never be bettered. "But during the game we were focused, and at the end, an excellent pass from Kevin [De Bruyne] and an unbelievable finish from Gabriel made the difference and achieved that reco...

Packers not now interested in Dez Bryant

The Packers have already made huge changes in the offseason so far, with the departure of fan favorite Jordy Nelson and the addition of Jimmy Graham . If the Packers were to sign Bryant, they'd preferably want to get it done prior to OTAs. Are hi...

Wayne Rooney said his final goodbyes at Everton on Saturday

A £12.5million deal has now been agreed in precept for Rooney to maneuver to DC United when the MLS switch window opens in July however, in what would signify a dramatic U-turn, Everton could now ask Rooney to remain. Allardyce insisted yesterday t...

Second British rugby player dies after falling ill during Sri Lanka tour

A statement on the Durham City Rugby Club website said: "It is with great sadness that the Club can now confirm that Tom Baty, 26, from Durham City has died this afternoon following his admission to hospital on Sunday, May 13". Durham RFC has asked...

Hamilton takes dominant Spanish GP victory

Hamilton was never challenged on the way to his 41st win from pole position, surpassing a record he shared with seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. "But anyway, I'll take the middle one!" Mercedes reacted by accelerating Bottas, who pitted ...

Percentage of Registered Republicans in California Sinks to New Low, Report Shows

The number of registered Republicans in California is remarkably close to the amount of voters with no party preference, according to Secretary of State Alex Padilla's office. The total represents 75% of Californians who are eligible to vote, an incr...

Ujiri: Casey Still Deserves Coach of the Year Honors

Casey guided the Raptors to five consecutive playoff appearances, though the last two years they were eliminated in the second round. Instead, it's three strikes against James and you're out, and the NBA's likely Coach of the Year is packing up his...

Eddie Hearn Announces American Streaming Service

This will be a platform built by fans for fans from the fights, to the production and presentation team to the build-up'. "If you're out there, if you don't have a promotional contract, if you're a world-class fighter, we want you". "A groundbreaking...

How to stop LeBron? 'I don't know,' says Celtics rookie Tatum

The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 on Wednesday night to seal passage to the Eastern Conference Finals where they will now meet the Cavaliers. And it wasn't about being the man-it's: 'How good can I be? James's debt to Clev...

Rockets GM sends ideal tweet about series with Warriors

Paul had always been a master of mid-range jumpers and point guard post-ups. The team's fortunes crashed when Mitchell aggravated a left foot injury with seven minutes to go in the game and hobbled to the locker room. That team on the court Tuesday...

White hot Day among favorites at Sawgrass

I spent a few months in a ody brace where I literally couldn't do anything. But. "If I can put myself in the final group of some other events coming up I'll have some recent experience (to learn from) and I'll deal with it a bit better". But the Pl...

Federico Fernandez returns for Swansea City at Bournemouth

That defeat certainly hurts the club's chances to stay up, and defender Martin Olsson knows his squad must do better in the final week of the campaign if they are to secure another top-flight season. The overly-defensive tendencies which blunted Shef...

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 bet that included Kentucky Derby

Winning the Kentucky Derby in only a horse's fourth lifetime start has been accomplished just twice before. Justify , the 3-year-old colt that began his career in February, crushed the 136-year-old Apollo Curse dreaded by superstitious fans.

OddsBreaker: Tony Bellew Crushes David Haye in Heavyweight Rematch

Now he can not give it up, with his love of the limelight greater more attractive than putting his feet up and enjoying his hard-earned millions. I learned a lot from him in the early part of my career. "I've been waiting for Eddie to pick up the pho...

Barca wants to win El Clasico

The 33-year-old looked in discomfort but continued for the rest of the half, only to be replaced by Marco Asensio at the start of the second period. "They'll come with the idea of ending our unbeaten streak and hopefully it'll be a good game".

Baker Mayfield hungry to get Cleveland Browns back to tradition of winning

Mayfield set NCAA efficiency records and threw for 12,292 yards and 119 touchdowns while rushing for 893 yards and 18 more scores in Norman. John Dorsey has an eye for undeveloped or untapped potential in later rounds as he brought the Chiefs plenty ...

Lambert vows Stoke will bounce back after relegation

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has already said he will seek talks with the club over his future, while goalkeeper Jack Butland has been linked with Liverpool and Wolves. Crystal Palace won the match 2-1. The Potters are three points...

Toni Kroos 'surprised, impressed' by Liverpool in Champions League

The Italian acknowledged Liverpool's achievement in reaching the final, but highlighted the difference in delivering success in cup competitions compared with the league. The Egyptian striker will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the r...

Denver's Montgomery Set To Become NHL Head Coach In Dallas

The Dallas Stars have dipped into the college hockey ranks for their next head coach. It took a couple of years for former North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol to make the transition, but the Flyers look like a team on the rise. The injury to goalie Be...

Shaquem Griffin picked by Seattle Seahawks in NFL Draft

Shaquem Griffin is finally reunited with his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin . "Okay, you'll do for me". Is it possible that Seahawks " coach Pete Carroll's " draft clues' were foreshadowing for the emotional moment? Needless to say, he has ...

Examining expectations for the Lions' draft class in 2018 and beyond

Hand, 22, had 71 tackles and 9 sacks in four years at Alabama. Ragnow had a season-ending ankle injury a year ago, limiting him to seven games and he ended his 42-game career without giving up a sack. While two draft picks certainly won't completel...

Judson grad Tre Flowers drafted to Seattle Seahawks

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys crosses the goal line to score a rushing touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. There's also a case to be made on the other side of the ba...

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Man United Legend Offers Transfer Advice To Sarri At Chelsea

The Croatian global star sealed a loan move to Chelsea as part of the deal that took ex-Blues shot stopper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in the summer. In the future, he can...

English Premier League Report: Liverpool v Arsenal: 29 December 2018

Chelsea remained unbeaten in the first 12 Premier League games of this season and looked to be mounting a challenge, along with Liverpool and Man City, before a poor run of form...

Peter Schmeichel interested in Manchester United football director role

Luke Shaw said Manchester United's demolition of Cardiff City is how the Premier League giants are "expected to play", though the left-back insisted Jose Mourinho's efforts...

Liverpool's Christmas lead in Premier League no title guarantee - Jurgen Klopp

He's just a great lad to have next to you - I'm not sure he will say the same about me! "You will probably need 105 to be champions, you don't know!" he added. Van Dijk was in ty...

Alexis' WhatsApp Message Claims He Won Bet On Jose Sacking

The Norwegian, who was the saint on one of the club's most well known evenings when got the victor in stoppage time as United finished a 2-1 rebound triumph over Bayern Munich ...

Andros Townsend scored an outrageous volley during Man City v Crystal Palace

Townsend's strike would give Jurgen Klopp's side a huge boost heading into the Christmas period but his goal of the season contender drew widespread praise from a host of elite str...

Sanchez slams 'false' claims of Mourinho sack bet

Manchester United striker Alexis Sanchez has denied reports that he made a £20,000 bet with team mate Marcos Rojo on Jose Mourinho's sacking from Manchester United . Solskj...

Mauricio Pochettino Won't Take Manchester United Job For This Reason - Spurs Legend

Tottenham will next face Arsenal in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup as they aim to push for their first piece of silverware under the tutelage of Pochettino , who took over in...

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Mourinho firing doesn't fix malaise at Man United

Mourinho firing doesn't fix malaise at Man United

In recent months, he's been quick to remind fans and reporters of his history of success, but ultimately the failure and drama at Manchester United snowballed on him. Jose Mourin...

IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 players

IPL 2019 Auction: 8 teams spend Rs 106.80 crore on 60 players

Mumbai Indians paid Rs one crore for Yuvraj Singh in a last-minute buy and franchise owner Akash Ambai called it their biggest steal in the tournament's 11-year-old history. Ind...

Jose Mourinho on Liverpool’s superiority and huge Andy Robertson compliment

Jose Mourinho on Liverpool’s superiority and huge Andy Robertson compliment

The quality of the sides left in the UEFA Champions League meant that the draw for the Last 16 produced eight compelling match-ups, but one tie in particular captured the imagina...

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Man Utd's Fixtures Between 12th February - 16th March Are

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Jabari Parker may already be on his way out of Chicago

Jabari Parker may already be on his way out of Chicago

It's unclear if Parker will only receive a few minutes when the Bulls play or if he will just sit until the organization can facilitate a trade for him. Parker ended back up i...