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Kvitova into Birmingham final after Safarova retires


But she ended up taking home the Aegon Classic title in only her second event back on tour after surviving a knife attack six months ago. Petra had 2 break points in game 10 when Barty served for the opener, but the Aussie fends them off to grab the set by 6-4, moving closer to her second WTA crown. Read More »

Morgan blames pitch for England calamity


Eoin Morgan and Benjamin Stokes scored 33 and 34 respectively. "It's my brother's birthday tomorrow, so I dedicate this award to him". "We left ourselves short today adapting to conditions ", Morgan told a news conference. "We continue to learn, everything we did was calculated, but Pakistan had played on the wicket previously and that helped". Asked about a possible re-match in the final on Sunday, Sarfraz said: "Both teams ( India and Bangladesh ) are playing well, so we will play ... Read More »

LSU beats Oregon State to reach College World Series finals

Junior third baseman Michael Gretler , drafted in the 39th round (1,168th overall), has the option of returning to school. "So both teams have gotten stronger". Should that ball have been ruled a ground-rule double, Friday's game could have changed completely. Jackson Kowar is 12-1 with a 4.15 ERA and Michael Byrne has 18 saves with 91 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. Read More »

Why Barca Want Ronaldo To Stay At Real

Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 to manage English Premier League club Chelsea for a second spell before signing with Manchester United past year. The Portuguese worldwide, whose header salvaged 1-0 win over Russian Federation in Wednesday's Confederations Cup , has been targeted by Manchester United , Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco after a Spanish authorities accused Ronaldo of tax-fraud evasions, per Marca . Read More »

Malan the man on debut as England seal series


The Proteas had made 174 for eight with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls and England looked to set to chase down the total until Jason Roy's controversial dismissal triggered a batting order collapse. Read More »

Aussie Jordan Thompson Beats World #1 Andy Murray In Straight Bloody Sets


Andy Murray suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career, as the world number one slumped to a stunning Queen's Club first-round exit against Australia's Jordan Thompson on Tuesday. "There's still a lot of work to do physically and on my game, to be in a better place on grass". "I found out quite a number of hours in advance so I was able to see quite a bit of him online and have seen him play a few matches before", Murray said. Read More »

Koepka claims first tourney title at US Open


American golfer Brooks Koepka won his first career major on Sunday at the U.S. Open with a record-tying 16-under at Erin Hills . So what did Koepka, who by then was a professional athlete himself, say when LeBron and the Miami Heat won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013? Fleetwood hails from Southport, just down the road from the course, and he will have massive local support. Read More »

Lions shortcomings can be fixed, says Gatland


Boss Warren Gatland wanted the Lions to "suffocate" New Zealand , but in the end the tourists were comprehensively bested in the physicality stakes. "And there's several areas where we need to be better at the set-piece". "Only your very best will ever beat the All Blacks, especially at Eden Park, and frustratingly we did not see the best of the Lions on Saturday", Woodward wrote in his Mail on Sunday column. Read More »

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton nips Vettel for pole position at Canadian Grand Prix


They drove superbly to finish fifth and sixth but the team faced a hard debrief afterwards for not allowing Ocon, quicker than his team-mate in the latter stages, through, thereby assisting Vettel's attempt to catch and pass them both. The Mercedes driver backed up a superlative performance in qualifying, leading from start to finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to claim a sixth win at the circuit. Read More »

LA Lakers Pick Lonzo Ball In Draft Pick

The Bulls also swapped picks with the Timberwolves, as they got the seventh overall pick and Minnesota got the 16th overall pick. During LaVar's livestream at the NBA Draft , a Redditor picked up on their discussion about the WWE and all of the exposure that it would provide Big Baller Brand. Read More »

Draw dents Australia, Cameroon's hopes in Russia


Australia have yet to win in Russian Federation, a hard-fought 3-2 defeat to world champions Germany followed by a 1-1 draw with Cameroon . - 20 of the 21 goals scored at this year's Confederations Cup have come from inside the box, the only exception being Tom Rogic's 41st-minute strike against Germany . Read More »

Ricciardo wins wild Formula One Azerbaijan GP


Stroll's victory makes him the first Canadian to finish on the podium since Jacques Villeneuve came third - the last of his 23 podium finishes - in the German Grand Prix in 2001. "I would never have believed I would be here on the podium today!" Imagine all the kids watching today and seeing that from a four times world champion. Read More »

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday


There was little that the tourists could do to stop him from scoring his first try that extended the All Blacks' lead, with the New Zealand pack doing their bit by decimating the Lions scrum. "We are obviously hugely disappointed with the result on Saturday but it is important to regroup", head coach Warren Gatland said, urging his Lions to move past the first Test defeat. Read More »

Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes


That adaptation of "Warrenball" - the tactic preferred by Lions coach Warren Gatland to get over the advantage line - ensured the All Blacks punched holes in the Lions defence, forced them into 165 tackles and gradually wore them down. Read More »

Portugal, Mexico reach Confed Cup semifinals

Andre Silva scored the third goal 10 minutes before the final whistle, while Nani piled on with a score in stoppage time. Pepe promptly found his way into referee Mark Geiger's book for a painfully late challenge on Thomas Doyle; it was his second yellow card of the tournament and means he will miss Wednesday's semifinal in Kazan , which is likely to be against Chile or Germany . Read More »

Curry and Durant look to build National Basketball Association dynasty


Although Monday, most of the NCAA-champion Clemson Tigers attended a White House celebration. I love Draymond. We got a team full of humble Warriors , and then we got one guy that's just going to stir up the pot every day. Yes, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson should have gone higher in their respective drafts, but they were still both lottery picks. Iguodala figures to receive interest from other teams if he hits the market, but Kawakami reports that he will likely sign a ... Read More »

Spieth claims 10th PGA tour victory


In 1998, Olin Browne chipped in for birdie to win a sudden-death playoff. Spieth led by one shot entering the final round. Weekley began Saturday at 6-under, but he finished with flurry of birdies - three in the final four holes and five on the back nine - to pull even with Spieth, who was still on the course . Read More »

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix


Sebastian Vettel is just three penalty points away from a one-race ban after his controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix . "It was a hectic race with people crashing, but we just stayed out of trouble". The odds of a podium or win got pushed even further back when we had to make an unscheduled pit stop early in the race and I think I was back in seventeenth place. Read More »

Roger Federer Pays Tribute To Rafa Nadal's French Open Victory

Nadal made history Sunday by winning his 10th Roland Garros championship and increasing his career Grand Slam tally to 15. Nadal is just short of winning one more game at the French Open to claim a record of winning eleven titles at the single grand slam, a record which is now held by Margaret Court. Read More »