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Johanna Konta elated to edge out 'in-form' Caroline Garcia


I'm not playing against a crowd and I'm not playing against a past experience", said Konta. "But, again, I see no reason why he can't play good grass court tennis". "I'm playing against another tennis player, another opponent", she said. Another secret of Konta's success is her audition or a part in the Great British Bake Off or such like, using a new found over to provide an array of baked goods for her team each day. Read More »

Angelique Kerber v Garbine Muguruza - player profiles

One month ago in Paris, she didn't cope very well with a round-of-16 crucible. "It's a long time I didn't play against her". "I didn't give up". "In the second set, I was starting to (feel) the ball better and better". It will be a stern matchup for the German who has in the past failed to perform on grass as her least preferred surface, however, as she has shown she can fight back from a set down to cruise to victory if need be. Read More »

Gulf crisis: Qatar to seek compensation for damages caused by Arab blockade


Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia have made almost impossible demands on Qatar, who they say cozies up to Iran and underwrites extremism; Qatar refuses to act on those 13 demands and is hunkering down with the help of Iran and Turkey. His Highness the Emir and the visiting minister reviewed facets of bilateral strategic ties and the means to enhance them in different fields, particularly bilateral cooperation in Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup. Read More »

Lions captain plays key role as ref changes mind

You have to be a very shrewd coach to come to New Zealand and achieve what the players achieved yesterday. Both teams will be a little frustrated thinking a win would have been nice. I'm not saying we didn't have any respect but we've gained some over here through our performances. This is unusual, yeah, but I think those provisions have to be put in place beforehand. Read More »

Things That Need to Change About the Gold Cup


But it was still a runner-up finish in a national competition. The usual champions US and Mexico aren't sending their A teams. In March, after eight years of residence in the States, he gained American citizenship, finally allowing him to suit up for the USA, like his wife, Sydney Leroux, has done for the USWNT 75 times. Read More »

Roger Federer cruises into fourth round of Wimbledon


The second set was much more routine for Federer , who with an early break looked as though he felt no obligation to push the tempo, holding easily and on occasion nicking a point off the Zverev serve. "I've got good memories facing Rafa here", Muller, who met Nadal again in 2011, losing in straight sets, added. Alexander faces Sebastian Ofner, a 21-year-old Austrian qualifier who is ranked only 217th. Read More »

U.S. ties Panama in front of record crowd in Nashville


In doing so, he became the ninth US player all-time to score in each of his first two senior team appearances. The Gold Cup is a regional tournament held every two years between teams in CONCACAF , and it determines who qualifies for the prestigious Confederations Cup. Read More »

USMNT off to a disappointing start in the Gold Cup


Last time it was staged in 2015, the tournament was hosted by the United States . The victor gets a berth in CONCACAF's playoff for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. Historically, they were huge triumphs for Los Canaleros , whose opening-day domination - and Mexico's indifferent form most of the tournament - appointed them consensus favorites in the final-four rematch. Read More »

Djokovic beats Gulbis to reach Wimbledon last 16


Dimitrov is seeking his first Grand Slam title. But how realistic is a Wimbledon championship for Federer this year? "I mean, the courts are always flawless here". "That's my case today". In the women's draw top seed Angelique Kerber survived a scare against American world number 70 Shelby Rogers to reach the last 16. Read More »

Chelsea enter race to sign Man United target James Rodriguez


Despite driving a hard bargain with Man Utd, Real Madrid are keen to cash in on Morata, who was unhappy over his playing time last season, to finance moves for Monaco's Kylian Mbappe and Real Betis' Dani Ceballos. This is something that Perez is greatly intent on addressing, and adds another twist to their relationship that further interlinks them. We have a very good team. Read More »

The 5 UFC fights to watch this Weekend and who to pick

With the win, Shevchenko not only displayed her multi-faceted MMA game, but also earned a crack at the title. There is no plan in place to find a new opponent for Shevchenko at such late notice, however women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in town and is lobbying for the fight on social media. Read More »

Heat Add Trey McKinney-Jones to Summer League Roster


Singh appeared in 9 games with the Texas Legends, the G-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks , and averaged 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8 minutes of playing time . Smart players recognize this and take advantage of the opportunity to improve. 2016's squad was headlined by many of Phoenix's young, growing players , who clearly benefited from the added game time . Read More »

Nunes meets Shevchenko, Romero takes on Whittaker at UFC 213

Then there is the relationship between Nunes' appearance and her marketability. She decimated Rousey in 48 seconds, landing 27 strikes while absorbing just seven. Nunes v Shevchenko 2 TV broadcast will air on BT Sport 2 , as well as being available on the BT Sport app. So who better to examine Nunes' UFC 196 fight with Valentina Shevchenko and what might change in their UFC 213 rematch? "She was always vibrant, and she was always with me in spirit". Read More »

Celtics Reportedly Trade Avery Bradley to Pistons


Morris has played in his National Basketball Association career for the Houston Rockets, the Phoenix Suns, and Detroit, averaging 11 points and four rebounds per game. 3 pick in the draft after trading down from No. 1. The best-case option had them paying Bradley more than $20 million a year, a move that in conjunction with re-signing All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas would have pushed them deep into the luxury tax for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Poor start for McIlroy at Irish Open


I just need to play a few more rounds and play a few more tournaments. This is just a disappointment for me. "Birkdale is a golf course I feel I can do well at. He will play two more events , the Irish Open and Scottish Open, before his next opportunity: The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. These were not the ideal conditions in which to attack a links which was largely defenceless the first day, but well protected by Mother Nature, at least for the morning groups which included ... Read More »

Federal government officially apologizes to Omar Khadr


He says he is a changed man now, and believes the money will help him move on from his imprisonment. Khadr, who was suspected of throwing the grenade that killed Speer, was charged with war crimes by a military commission and detained in the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read More »

Lakers play it safe, sit Brandon Ingram for OT after cramp scare

In the lead up to the NBA Draft in June, there was some increasing intrigue over whether the Los Angeles Lakers would take a player other than Lonzo Ball with the second pick. OK, it's one game. "I'm going to show you what [Lonzo] did do", Lavar said, praising his son's box office power. "Just want to continue to work at the same pace and get even better than I was tonight, especially on the defensive end", Ingram said. Read More »

Mexico soccer coach Osorio suspended 6 games

Nevertheless, soccer fans from around the country and beyond will watch intently. Mexico is the defending tournament champion. If it is knocked out earlier, the balance of the suspension would be served during World Cup qualifying when it resumes in September. Read More »

Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffers shocking knee injury at Wimbledon


Mattek-Sands, 32, was a wild-card entry into the annual singles tournament this year. Still clearly in pain she continued to scream out. Wimbledon escaped the thunderstorms on Thursday, but there was a dark cloud hanging over SW19 after Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a "sickening knee injury that sparked complaints about the state of the courts at the All England Club and the speed with which the American was treated", reports The Guardian . Read More »

1st Test: South African Bavuma checks England's progress


South Africa's short-pitched attack at Broad did not work, with the 31-year-old reaching his first Test fifty in four years by despatching Morkel for consecutive sixes into the Grand Stand. Only once has a team lost a Lord's Test after passing 400 in the first innings and Percy Chapman's England team of 1930 had the excuse of Don Bradman being in the opposition. Read More »

France set to ban all gasoline and diesel cars by 2040


As part of the plan, poorer households will receive a premium so they can swap their polluting vehicles for clean alternatives. 'France has chose to become carbon neutral by 2050 following the U.S. France now seems to be interested in banning the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The measure announced makes part of the French action plan to meet the Paris Accord target objectives. Read More »

Celtics make deal to send Bradley to Detroit, ESPN reports


Still, there's a reason Bradley is so coveted. The deal was bigger than two teams swapping players. He started 72 games previous year, averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. One of the biggest questions facing the Detroit Pistons this offseason was what they would do with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. - Now that Caldwell-Pope is a free agent, it will be interesting to see what his market is. Read More »