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No regrets for Halep after French Open 'hurt'

She's also the first unseeded woman to win the title in the Open Era. For Halep , who would have become world number one had she taken the title, the wait for a first Grand Slam victory goes on. There was nothing lucky about the way she struck 54 winners past an aggrieved Halep, the third seed who, in the absence of Serena Williams , Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova , was heavily tipped to win the title. Read More »

Remy: No translator for Japanese pitcher


He wanted Tanaka to "learn baseball language". Sabathia won his fifth straight start by allowing five hits in eight innings, leading the New York Yankees to an 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox . With just a one-game lead on the Boston Red Sox, General Manager Brian Cashman knows he will have to make some moves at this year's trade deadline to separate his team from the pack. Read More »

Ballet, pop stars & folk dances as Russian Federation welcomes FIFA Confederations Cup

But weak defending enabled Russia's Fedor Smolov to slip past the New Zealand support and also faucet in a low cross by group friend Alexander Samedov in the 69th minute. Federation Internationale de Football Association general secretary Fatma Samoura said on Friday that the estimated attendance for the tournament would be 65 percent, and that Russia's match against European champions Portugal had been sold out for weeks. Read More »

Tamim in ICC Champions Trophy team


Fakhar Zaman , who scored a match-winning 114 in Pakistan's 180-run victory over arch-rivals India in the final, was picked alongside the tournament's top scorer Shikhar Dhawan of India . India , on the other side have looked a balanced side with both their batting and bowling departments having managed to click throughout the tournament. Read More »

Sarfraz named captain of ICC Champions Trophy Team of the Tournament

His transformation into a hero was complete as his final tally was six overs, two maidens, 16 runs and three wickets. This stunning triumph not only denied India their stated goal of retaining the title, but reaffirmed that Pakistan can not be underestimated! In the semifinal, Pakistan stunned the cricketing world by thrashing favorites England to dump them out of the contest. Read More »

Bogaerts hits 2 homers to lead Red Sox over Astros 6-5


The 33-year-old now owns a slash line of.296/.368/.376 with two home runs and 25 RBI over 244 plate appearances. "Marisnick, all his damage from right-handed pitching", said Farrell. Scott walked a batter of his own and gave up a hit to add to the tensions in the 8th before getting the Red Sox out of it with a one-run lead. But his ability to hunker down with traffic on the bases proved key to his earning the victory. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez: 'I didn't recognise Billy Joe Saunders'


WBO champion Saunders hijacked the announcement of Golovkin's Las Vegas mega-fight with Alvarez to accuse both men of running scared of him. "There's a lot of probability there will be knockout, as we can both punch". Though there had previously been talk of Canelo fighting Saunders, the Mexican superstar admitted that he didn't know who was asking him the questions earlier today. Read More »

Brooks Koepka sweeps to US Open victory

He'd made only two bogeys over 65 holes. Koepka settled for a tap-in par, but that didn't matter. Whether his final score was -16 or -2, that finish is how majors are won, and that finish demonstrates why Brooks Koepka is a major champion. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan stuns India to win tournament as lowest-ranked team

The margin of victory - by a massive 180 runs with just under 20 overs to spare - was as emphatic as it was surprising for a team who tested the skin on their teeth and the seats of their trousers to the limits to get over the line. On Sunday, when Pakistan , who entered the tournament as World No. 8, outclassed India by 180 runs to lift the title, Latif made a decision to end the debate between him and Sehwag in a calm manner. Read More »

Nadal into quarters, Muguruza out


He also reached the semi-finals in Rome last month before losing to world number two Djokovic in straight sets. Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta who stunned fifth-seeded Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 8-6. Read More »

Golfer Koepka wins his first major at US Open

A tie for fourth at the U.S. Open that same year helped Koepka earn his U.S. PGA Tour card. Kopeka seized the championship with a 10-foot putt on No. And he said he was pulling for me and just hang in there. Spieth was well off the lead, but seemed to be feeling much better with his game after shooting 76 in the third round. Read More »

Andre Iguodala to Reportedly Seriously Consider Leaving Warriors in Free Agency


The 6-11 forward has said on multiple occasions that he intends to stay with the Warriors for many years, and he has put roots down in the Bay Area both personally and professionally. Iguodala spent the past four years with the Warriors, nearly exclusively coming off the bench for the last three. He is ranked fourth on The Vertical's list of free-agent small forwards . Read More »

Rebellion disqualified from Le Mans third place


David Hansson and Mathias Beche were stripped of their 24 Hours of Le Mans podium due to video evidence that their Rebellion Racing team altered the body to the No. However, the FIA stewards at Le Mans confirmed on Monday that the #13 Oreca had now been disqualified after video footage emerged of Rebellion crew members working on the auto illegally through a bodywork infringement. Read More »

76ers, Celtics agree on trade for top pick — AP report


The trade reportedly will be completed Monday. If the Pacers are a consistent, good team that looks to contend in the East, take the risk and keep him. "Oh, man, I can see it happening", Fultz said. "I'm blessed. I pray every night before I go to sleep". Playing for the Sixers would make Fultz happy, according to a source , and he was the only draft prospect to wear Sixers gear as he entered the building during any of this month's predraft workouts. Read More »

Big names stumble at US Open

And the former Ryder Cup player then made it five birdies in succession - just one short of the US Open record equalled by Adam Hadwin on Thursday - by picking up shots on the first, second and third. As a cautionary measure, guests would be given complimentary bottled water at all four hydration stations throughout the duration of the tournament. There have been no reports yet of anyone getting sick. Read More »

Arsenal to loan Takuma Asano back to Stuttgart?


This didn't bother the Arsenal camp too much though, as it was announced that he was more a future investment than a first team player - with Arsene Wenger describing him as "a talented young striker and very much one for the future". German publication Bild have claimed that the Japan global has not obtained a work permit because he hasn't played enough games over the past two years, so he will remain at Stuttgart for another season. Read More »

Sixers to draft Markelle Fultz - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona


It appears Markelle Fultz will not become a Boston Celtic after all. He can get to the basket and shoot from outside. In 25 games, Fultz averaged 23.2 points on 47.6 percent from the field. "I could see it happening, it would be a great atmosphere, it would be cool", the Upper Marlboro, Maryland native said that night of the Sixers possibly drafting him. Read More »

Diego Costa: Atlético Madrid reportedly set for 30m-euro bid


He will depart Stamford Bridge having netted 59 times in 120 appearances for Chelsea and with two Premier League titles and a League Cup win to his name. Claims emerged from Italy last week that Conte was considering his future regarding Chelsea's transfer strategy and a desire to have greater power. Read More »

Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

The two are now on global duty at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation and the defender is reportedly trying to influence Ronaldo's decision. I have made a decision. "'Normally we don't comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy". Read More »

Zinedine Zidane to Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid need you


A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain. The electoral board also ratified that Fernando Fernandez Tapias, Eduardo Fernandez de Blas and Pedro Lopez Jimenez will continue as Perez's vice presidents. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy, Ind vs Pak


Apart from Pandya, no other Indian batsmen could play freely and were found struggling against a steaming Pakistan bowling attack. "Amir bowled brilliantly today but all my bowlers bowled really well". In reply India was skittled with almost 20 overs to spare. Pakistan, due to security reasons, currently can't host global cricket, but is now the ICC Champions Trophy holder, a feat that has far-reaching implications. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo hunting goals for Portugal, Spain's tough test

Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . 'The team continue to believe in qualification, we have great possibilities, because there are still two games left'. Portugal saw a goal disallowed for offside in their 2-2 draw with Mexico only after a lengthy delay, while Eduardo Vargas had a strike ruled out for Chile against Cameroon for the same offence despite video replays indicating he was onside. Read More »