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Johanna Konta outclassed by a legend

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She has won three singles titles, most notably at the 2016 French Open where she beat Serena Williams in the final. " I've played a lot of finals here ", Williams told BBC Sport . "I feel very focused", said Williams. Konta was playing in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time. Rybarikova arrived in the last four after winning 18 of her last 19 matches on grass, but the Spaniard blew her away. Read More »

England v South Africa 2nd Test

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Coverage: Live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra & BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. The one draw was against the same opponents in 2014, on a pitch so lifeless that in the days of timeless Tests the sides would probably still have been playing today. Read More »

Clemson set for another 10-win season? 7/13/17

Swofford was particularly pleased with what transpired on the football front during the 2016 season, as Clemson won the national championship and 11 league teams played in both games. "The difference I see now in our league, top to bottom, I'm not talking about just the best one or two teams, I'm talking about as a league, we've got people in this league now that absolutely want to be the best, that absolutely believe they can be the best", Swofford said. Read More »

Froome's failure on final slope sets stage for thrilling Tour finale

A worn out specialist will lose to an invigorated novice and nothing can be considered a certainty in the final "race of truth". And we ask how Astana will approach the race now they have the yellow jersey. "It's flawless for us", Froome said. Team Cannondale's Uran and George Bennett (Team Lotto NL-Jumbo) were both handed a time penalty of 20 seconds for receiving a bottle of water from spectators within the final ten kilometers of the stage. Read More »

Watch Lonzo Ball Drop 36 While Not Wearing His BBB Shoes

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Maybe he should stick with the "Mamba Mentality" until he can establish what kind of winning tradition the Big Baller Brand actually represents in the National Basketball Association. " Big Baller Brand , you've got freedom to do whatever you want", Ball said on the ESPN broadcast after the game. "They felt as a staff it was better for me to sit this one out". Read More »

F1 drivers "not prepared" for faster Silverstone - Hamilton

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With Las Vegas, a return to Sin City was mentioned in passing by Bernie in March previous year - leading to this thorough investigation from Badger - but the interest has cooled now Ecclestone isn't pulling the promotional strings. Don't' be confused by the hype that surrounded F1 London Live; enjoy it, yes, but remember it was a marketing event created to get more people to attend races and buy merchandise for the health of the sport. Read More »

Lacazette scores first Arsenal goal from Iwobi assist

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Walcott's strike was then unconvincingly kept out by Redmayne, but Sydney almost levelled against the run of play when Josh Brillante surged past Mertesacker and forced Petr Cech to keep out his low strike, Matt Simon clipping the outside of post from a tight angle on the rebound. Read More »

Djokovic wants tie-break final sets

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I think it's the best day in tennis", he said. Her much improved fitness showed as she powered through the final set, breaking in the fifth game and ultimately wrapping up the tei 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. It is what it is. "So I try to just be in this moment and look forward to next challenge". "I was making a lot of chances also in the sets that I lost". Read More »

Federer Races Past Raonic to Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

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Federer secured two service breaks in the second set as Raonic struggled to contain the 35-year-old's groundstrokes from both wings. Federer spent 5 hours less on the court and that should come to play too, saving energy for the last 3 encounters, and he will enter this match as the favorite, to at least grab the win in 4 sets, with one or two tie breaks up for grab. Read More »

Djokovic In The Quarterfinals Of Wimbledon

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The 12-time Grand Slam champion also hinted he may have to get surgery on his elbow as he considers an extended break away from tennis. The Grand Slam supervisor and assistant referee didn't believe that there was either. Rain looked set to cause major disruption to the women's quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Officials told Djokovic and Mannarino that they were concerned about public safety of the fans - they estimated there were 30,000 still in the grounds - rushing to get an open ... Read More »

Wimbledon: Murray out, Mueller out of gas

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He will face Tomas Berdych next while Federer takes on Milos Raonic in a rematch of last year's semi-final, which was won by the Canadian. Those questioning the quality of the lawns aren't limited to competitors who have rarely played on the grass but include former Wimbledon champions, although Mattek-Sands' description of her injury in a Facebook live video suggested the grass wasn't to blame. Read More »

Placing more men's matches on show courts is not favouritism - Wimbledon chief

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Match of the day Andy Murray v Sam QuerreyFirst on Centre Court It could have been Stan Wawrinka or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but instead Andy Murray faces last year's Djokovic-slayer, Sam Querrey , for a place in the semi-finals. And it is Paire who helped him strengthen that attachment a year ago. However, as if it were a benevolent exception and appropriate justification, he added, "We felt that a former champion and one of the all-time great players deserved to be on Centre Court". Read More »

MLB All-Star Game features plenty of glitz, glamour

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The Mariners second baseman landed on his eighth All-Star team only as an injury replacement for Starlin Castro of the Yankees . Miller allowed a two-out walk in the 10th, but retired the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger to end the game for the AL. Read More »

Chelsea's Diego Costa given time off

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No way back for the player. Chelsea will attempt to bring in striker Andrea Belotti from Torino if Manchester United , as expected, sign Romelu Lukaku . You can not write Chelsea off for the title next season. They ground out results and did what they had to do to secure the Premier League title. Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Djokovic sets up Berdych showdown

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WHICH men have conquered the courts of SW19 since the year 2000? Croatian Ana Konjuh, at 19 the youngest player left in the draw, made many sit up and take notice with her three-set win over eighth seed Dominika Cibulkova in the third round. Read More »

Milos Raonic ousts Alexander Zverev in Wimbledon marathon

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Women's fourth-rounders: five-time champion Venus Williams vs. "With that kind of game-very powerful, fast game from back of the court-it's not easy to play against him on this surface". Djokovic appeared to grimace in pain a couple of times as his shoulder was being checked. Three-time champion Novak Djokovic admitted on Saturday that he has rediscovered his passion for tennis after making the Wimbledon fourth round for the 10th time. Read More »

Panamagate case: Nawaz Sharif's daughter accused of submitting false documents to JIT

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Yesterday, the entire report had leaked and much of Pakistan was poring over it. Imran Khan of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party told the media that the PML-N chief should resign as the country's prime minister. The index opened sharply lower on Tuesday and fell 4.65 percent by the close to end at 44,120.58. The suggestion here being that the military will not take sides in this political conflict. Read More »

Chelsea target Real Madrid's Morata

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The 28-year-old, who moved to the Camp Nou for around £11 million last summer but started only one La Liga game, would most likely join initially on loan with a view to a permanent deal. Costa was very influential last season, he's a type of player who fits with the style of football at Chelsea , and that [finding a like-for-like replacement] will be the key for Chelsea . Read More »

McGregor Pay-Per-View Price Is Set

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The event is expected to generate hundreds of millions in total revenue, with Mayweather earning a nine-figure sum, much as he did for fighting Manny Pacquiao in May 2015. There's no way McGregor doesn't start running his mouth on Floyd avoiding his national duty of paying taxes , right? The entire press conference will be streamed on YouTube from about 10pm United Kingdom time (2pm Pacific Time). Read More »

Venus Williams v Jelena Ostapenko: Wimbledon quarter-final

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For me, it's about getting through the round. You're not going to play flawless every round. It will be interesting to see, you know, when she will struggle a bit later in the year and stuff, how she gonna play. "I think I'm again on a good way to playing again a high level of tennis ". I wish I could have had at least one important point. Venus , after her win over Ana Konjuh , said that Wimbledon needs to consider scheduling more women matches on Centre Court or Court No. Read More »

SEC Media Day 1: Tennessee preview

Arkansas , LSU , and Tennessee will kick the week off, as Bret Bielema, Ed Orgeron, and Butch Jones all meet with the media on Monday. "Very little substance" was also a way to describe the Tigers' offense under Miles and former coordinator Cam Cameron, as LSU's dedication to a pro-style offense often limited the impact of its many talented playmakers. Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray & Johanna Konta target quarter-finals

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Kyrgios retired through injury down two sets in his first round match against doubles specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Williams stamped her authority quickly on the second set to break Konjuh and go up 2-1. Federer is 9-3 all-time against Raonic, but the Canadian has won the last two. Jelena Ostapenko , who beat Elena Svitolina after being relegated to Court 12, was another to express her surprise at being scheduled to play on one of Wimbledon's smaller courts. Read More »