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Sharapova: Roland Garros was 'a step in the right direction'

The Romanian's mentality has often been questioned, but she showed her mental strength and remains on course to win her first Grand Slam. Sharapova looked out of touch from the beginning and was never allowed to settle, as Muguruza posted her first...

Fabio Capello claims Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United

Real Madrid midfielder, Marco Asensio , has admitted he "can't imagine playing without Cristiano Ronaldo ", as the Portugal captain is again linked with a move away. We are focused on what we have to do in the national team. "Age-wise you have a c...

Favored Justify draws the rail for Belmont

The call signals jockeys to climb onto the saddle in the paddock about 10 minutes before post time . "We'll deal with it". But none have won from the rail since Empire Maker in 2003. "One of these horses or two maybe has to run a little bit better t...

Peru World Cup 2018 squad and team guide

Denmark's final 23-man squad for the World Cup has no place for Nicklas Bendtner after the striker suffered an injury playing for Rosenborg. "We played a very good game today and we have to keep this unity". The captains of Peru's Group C rivals - A...

Discovery, PGA building the ‘Netflix’ of golf in rights deal

However, the tour's plan to roll out PGA Tour Live - its own subscription-based digital platform that offers select-hole, live-streaming coverage - in the United Kingdom from next year could post more immediate problems for the broadcaster.

IPL betting racket: Actor Arbaaz Khan appears before Thane police

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan on Saturday confessed to having placed bets on Indian Premier League matches in 2017, NDTV reported. Thane Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh said that the interrogation was on and a DCP rank officer will brief ...

LeBron says neither Cavs nor Warriors will visit White House

The names of Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson, Jeff Green , Kyle Korver and even Smith, cropped up as to provide the needed support for Lebron to avoid falling into a 4-0 sweep or 3-1 hole when the playoff return to the Bay Area. "He's lived it. I ...

Floyd Mayweather again highest-paid athlete, per Forbes magazine

Mayweather would win that fight via 10th round TKO and his $285 million earned is more than both the No. 2 and No. 3 athletes on the list, combined. Forbes said tennis' female sportspersons Li Na, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were list r...

IN IMAGES: Nadal's 16-0 streak vs. old buddy Gasquet

Asked what he knew of his last-16 opponent, Nadal was typically quick to point out victory could not be taken for granted. Ball boy displayed some neat forehands and backhands after sending the first ball into the net. "He has power, so he's a unsa...

Chelsea ready to hijack Arsenal target

After Loris Karius' bad performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League final, The Reds are looking for a new goalkeeper. They will not pay big money for Cillessen, and the player himself is unlikely to be interested in a move. With 36-year...

Manchester United mean business, sign Brazilian midfielder Fred

Born in Belo Horizonte, Fred moved to Europe in 2013 from Brazilian club Internacional and enjoyed success during five years in Ukraine. He was at the centre of controversy in 2015 after testing positive for the the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide d...

Gardaí trying to track van used in fatal Bray shooting

Gardai said the men had sustained serious injuries in the attack in Bray, Co Wicklow. Bray Boxing Club, which is in the town's harbour area, is where Katie Taylor and fellow Olympian Adam Nolan trained. He said: "We are not giving out full detai...

Messi warms up for World Cup with hat-trick against Haiti

World Cup victor Diego Maradona has offered Barcelona mega start and Argentine skipper Lionel Messi some precious advice ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation this summer. "He'd give some titles with Barcelona for that one wit...

Argentina-Israel friendly in Jerusalem reportedly canceled amid Palestinian pressure

Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has refused to consider him as the world's best and dubbed himself as "just another player" as the Argentinean talisman prepares for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. Rajoub has long urged FIFA to expel Israel from t...

India down Kenya in Intercontinental Cup

The match also marked Chhetri's 100th appearance for India. On either side of Chhetri's landmark double, Jeje (71st) made it 2-0 as India bagged two wins in as many games and moved to six points. Chhetri's heart-touching appeal went viral with ...

Jutanugarn shoots 67, climbs into lead at US Women’s Open

Ariya Jutanugarn used two quick birdies at the U.S. Women's Open to put the pressure on leader Sarah Jane Smith . She could also make it consecutive Australian major winners at Shoal Creek following Wayne Grady's victory at the 1990 PGA Champ...

J.R. Smith Struggles In Game 2 After Costly Game 1 Mistake

Kevin Durant scored 26 points for the second time this series, but ramped up his floor game across the board, shooting less, rebounding with more physicality, facilitating with goal and competing harder on defense. Coach Steve Kerr remains optimistic...

Liverpool quick to respond to reports of Nabil Fekir medical

Eurosport and Canal Plus sports journalist and soon to be Liverpool hero Romain Collet-Gaudin has tweeted that a deal between the attacker and the Merseyside club is close, just a medical to be had. And he is hoping to drag the negotiations beyond ...

Novak Djokovic comes through Roberto Bautista Agut test at Roland Garros

However, Cecchinato, the world number 72, went on to win 7-5 4-6 6-0 6-3. The former world No. 1, who will play Fernando Verdasco in the fourth round, is through to the second week of the French Open for the 12th time in 13 years. However, Dzumhu...

Godolphin strike gold at Epsom Derby

Aidan O'Brien, who won the race with Wings Of Eagles a year ago, is responsible for a total of five of the 12-strong field, with Delano Roosevelt (Séamie Heffernan), The Pentagon (Wayne Lordan), Kew Gardens (Donnacha O'Brien) and Zabriske (Pádraig ...

Fury fires warning at Joshua, Wilder

The Return Of The Mack and it has been a long time coming. And Fury dismissed the theory he may have been frustrated to be away from boxing while Anthony Joshua has stepped into the spotlight and become the WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder.

Manuel Neuer returns for Germany

The good news from a German perspective is that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer looks set to go to the World Cup , having proved his fitness despite eight months on the sidelines due to injury. "We lost too many balls which normally doesn't happe...

Is Marouane Fellaini About To Trade Man Utd For Arsenal?

The Belgium global is out of contract after five years at Old Trafford and free to negotiate with interested clubs. Marouane Fellaini is far from the most popular player amongst most football fans but wouldn't be the worst free signing given Arsen...

Serena Williams Is Out of French Open With Arm Injury

I can only take solace in the fact I'm going to continue to get better. A visibly distraught Serena Williams fronted media at Roland Garros overnight, following her injury enforced exit from the French open . Williams: "I honestly don't have ...

Duke, UNC-Michigan headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge | AP sports

State at Wisconsin; Purdue at Florida State; Rutgers at Miami; Virginia Tech at Penn State; Pittsburgh at Iowa; Georgia Tech at Northwestern; Notre Dame at IL. All 14 Big Ten teams and 14 of the 15 ACC teams will participate in the 20...

Robertson: Mohamed Salah can emulate Messi and Ronaldo

The Egypt forward, who is hoping to recover from a shoulder injury before the start of the World Cup , has emerged as a potential Ballon d'Or victor on the back of his fine campaign. The report in Marca suggests Ronaldo is unhappy at the club and ...

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola banned for two Champions League games

I have the impression that Pep, without acknowledgment or respect, did everything to spoil my last season. "I have tried to understand - I politely asked the fitness staff for my statistics and when I discovered that they were as good, sometimes ev...

Andre Iguodala plans NBA Finals return, progressing with knee injury

The 2018 NBA Finals isn't expected to last much longer. And, of course, 73 was off the charts in '16 - and didn't protect Golden State that year after all. The Warriors will evaluate Klay Thompson after pregame warmups to see how he does on his...

Novak Djokovic Reunites With an Old Coach and Rediscovers His Game

Former world number one Djokovic, who would face either second seed Alexander Zverev or Austrian Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals should he beat Cecchinato, hasn't reached the last four at a Grand Slam since the 2016 US Open. I have been many, ma...

Manuel Pellegrini and His Wife Mugged by Armed Robbers in Chile

The Chilean, 64, was traveling with the group to a restaurant on Saturday when the incident happened. A police helicopter was mobilised in the hunt for the criminals, whose vehicle was eventually found in a suburb of Santiago called Conchali.

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Joachim Low praises Germany's patience in last-gasp win over Sweden

It came after a foul just to the left of the Sweden box. Down to 10 men after Jerome Boateng was given a second yellow card, Germany rallied for a 2-1 victory over Sweden on Sa...

England Confirm Dele Alli Thigh Injury

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been forced to miss England training for a second day as he continues to recover from a thigh injury suffered against Tunisia on Mo...

Cavaliers intend to keep Love next season

Walker might not be enough to keep James here, but he would give the Cavs a new star to build around. James has until June 29 to decide whether or not to opt out of the final yea...

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Michy Batshuayi , the leading candidate to replace him should he become unavailable, did come on for Belgium after replacing Eden Hazard on 68 minutes in the second half. That'...

Simeone slams Argentina 'anarchy', takes jab at Messi

With Messi struggling for form and yet to score in Russia, Simeone indicated that he would prefer to have Ronaldo in his team. Argentina nearly failed to qualify for the World...

#WC2018: Hernandez nets as Mexico sees off South Korea

That means every team in the group - including last-place and still pointless South Korea , at least mathematically - still has something to play for. Marco Reus equalized in the ...

Mavs swap picks with Hawks to get Luka Doncic

Doncic, who can play as point guard or shooting guard, was picked third by the Atlanta Hawks but was then traded to the Mavericks for Trae Young , who was chosen with the fift...

Lakers Add Shooting and More By Drafting Wagner, Mykhailiuk

Both are about to become free agents, however, opening the door for Moritz Wagner , whom the franchise took with the No. 25 pick in Thursday's National Basketball Association draf...

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Open titles - reactions

The signature moment from this U.S. Open was a trio of putts to escape trouble on the back nine? two for par , one for bogey. Reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed made an earl...

Senegalese fans fight after World Cup game as team prepares for Japan

Many guessed it was Saudi Arabia's fault, roundly dismissing the Russians as unprepared to move to the next stage in a group that had Egypt and Uruguay in it. Senegal's first goa...

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Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens doubtful for England game

He has scored four in two matches and will have a chance to add to his tally when Belgium takes on England in their final group match. "Today was a different game to Panama, ...

Here’s What Phil Mickelson Said Regarding His Actions At U.S. Open

Here’s What Phil Mickelson Said Regarding His Actions At U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson caused a social media storm and much discussion between fans, pundits and players when the multiple major champion chose to deliberately make a stroke at his movin...

Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

Germany set to be without Hummels against Sweden

Kroos was heavily involved as Germany pushed for a victor , completing 15 passes after Jerome Boateng was sent off - as many as Sweden's entire team in that time. "There's nothin...

Southgate's notes suggest Sterling will not start for England against Panama

Southgate's notes suggest Sterling will not start for England against Panama

Otherwise, England have not managed it in 21 other tournaments, which leaves the current manager wondering sometimes why the expectations are always so high. The guys have to fin...

Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win

Nothing was ever easy in my life, it wouldn't be any different now, right! The world's most expensive player was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, sufferin...

Deandre Ayton is who Devin Booker, Josh Jackson wanted for Suns

Deandre Ayton is who Devin Booker, Josh Jackson wanted for Suns

The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. DeAndre Ayton , at 13/5, is listed as the favorite to win th...

Lewis Hamilton - It's great to be back

Lewis Hamilton - It's great to be back

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen . It is great to be back there. Lewis Hamilton has admitted that England's World Cup match against ...

Chelsea Star Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup Performance

Chelsea Star Cesc Fabregas Questions Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup Performance

Earlier this week, self-styled prophet Tommy Yisa Aika said that the Super Eagles lost their opening match to Croatia because God was punishing them for hiring a white coach, Ger...

Lukaku gives Belgium 3-1 lead, levels Ronaldo

The defeat means Tunisia , who have not won in the World Cup since 1978 - a run of 13 games - will exit the tournament if England pick up a point on Sunday against Panama. Ali...