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Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event In order to avoid burn-out, Federer opted to sit out the entire clay-court season to stay fresh for Wimbledon and it appears to be paying dividends after he secured his place in the quarter-finals of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, on Thursday courtesy of a 7-6 6-4 win over home favourite Mischa Zverev . [Full Article...]

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly No Longer Wants Madrid Exit After Public Support

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly No Longer Wants Madrid Exit After Public Support Ronaldo wants to quit the Spanish side after tax evasion allegations were levelled at him. The hearing will take place on July 31 in a court at Pozuelo de Alarcón, in the suburbs of Madrid , according to Spanish press reports. President Perez, when asked about the Portuguese, noted that the 32-year-old was "bigger than all of us" and insisted he would remain at the Berbabeu. [Full Article...]

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett sprays Blues for Origin collapse

Just like fellow great Thurston who was also returning to the Origin fray, Slater's presence proved critical in the latter stages of the game; he was calm in defence and typically spritely as Queensland attacked the line. Plenty felt he should have been there to start the series given his red-hot return to form after two years out injured but the big loss in Game 1 sealed it. [Full Article...]

All-NBA Defensive First Team Announced

All-NBA Defensive First Team Announced Roberson received three first-place votes (worth four points each) and 37 second-place votes. Whiteside was not included in the NBA All-Defensive teams announced on Monday. In addition to those three players, a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters also selected guards Chris Paul and Patrick Beverley for All-Defensive First Team honors. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Butler arrives in Minnesota after being traded to Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler arrives in Minnesota after being traded to Timberwolves The biggest news of the NBA Draft had nothing to do with an actual draft pick, but rather the way Butler was shipped from the Chicago Bulls . For a moment, amid some trepidation, there was optimism. It holds true, though, that back in May, he said things about being an "open-minded" person and that he would accept whatever scenario he would come to face in Chicago . [Full Article...]

Chaos as hundreds forced to evacuate from London tower blocks

MSPs on the Local Government and Communities Committee are to expand an on-going inquiry into housing and building regulations in Scotland to include high-rise accommodation. Work on removing cladding from nine Salford tower blocks has started as town hall bosses revealed that it will cost millions. However the council's development application and compliance manager Stephen Brown said surveyors... [Full Article...]

Joachim Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

Joachim Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup The African champions fell 1-3 to the Germans, thereby ending their participation in the tournament. A fumble by Marc-Andre ter Stegen gave Cameroon a glimmer of hope on 78 minutes as Aboubakar's header flew through the German goalkeeper's fingers. [Full Article...]

Ahman Green jailed on suspicion of child abuse

Green was admitted into the jail after an incident allegedly occurred on Sunday, according to TMZ . Green has been booked for felony child abuse - intentionally causing harm/cruelty toward a child. The Packers inducted Green into their hall of fame in 2014. Green chose to forego his senior season of eligibility and entered the 1998 NFL Draft following his junior year. [Full Article...]

NBA Announces 2017 All-Rookie First Team

NBA Announces 2017 All-Rookie First Team Buddy Hield of the Kings and Willy Hernangomez of the Knicks round out the rest of the All-Rookie first team. The 19-year-old earned 20 first team points to the first team along with 51 points for the second team. Hernangomez narrowly edged out Nuggets' guard Jamal Murray by five points for the final first team spot, and the Sixers were the only team to land two players on the All-Ro... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor to Happen on August 26

A victory for the Irishman would be a monumental upset. But UFC chief White has reassured fans that "The Notorious One" will be back in the cage following his contest with Mayweather . Conor is a mixed martial artist going into a boxing match with arguably the greatest boxer of all time. "We would be a bunch of damn fools to sit around and sleep on this". [Full Article...]

All Blacks released to play for Hurricanes vs. Lions

All Blacks released to play for Hurricanes vs. Lions The one concern for me. there was a charge down when someone dived at his legs which I thought was a little bit risky. "I guess he might be a bit desperate or something". Gatland said the squad would head down to the New Zealand capital without any injury problems beyond "a couple of stingers", which was good news given the test in the tight that New Zealand presented on Saturday . [Full Article...]

Federer advances to his 11th Halle final

Federer though is undoubtedly the greatest grass player of all time, and is in the best form he has been in for quite a while. It's a boost for me personally, with my confidence, knowing that my body is in good shape. I was calm serving out the first and second sets. It is hard to believe when you are 35 years old. The Swiss Master made a strong statement ahead of the Championships with an impe... [Full Article...]

Confederations Cup: Chile set up Portugal semi-final, Germany to meet Mexico

But their hopes of a comeback were effectively extinguished when Mabouka was eventually dismissed for a risky challenge on Can, referee Wilmar Roldan first booking Siani and then producing a red card for the midfielder before reviewing the footage a second time on the protests of Cameroon players. [Full Article...]

Gloves are off between Hamilton and Vettel

Seven of the drivers that started the race in Baku failed to finish after a series of collisions during the race, and debris on the track even saw the red flag waved during lap 22. In the end, it cost both of them the race with Vettel finishing in fourth position and Hamilton in fifth. As a result, Vettel extended his lead in the drivers' standings to 14 points. [Full Article...]

Vettel says Hamilton also deserved penalty, plays down driving into rival

Vettel says Hamilton also deserved penalty, plays down driving into rival Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo . Vettel reacted angrily by pulling alongside Hamilton and appeared to steer towards his title rival which caused the pair to bash wheels. Hamilton had been managing pace behind the Safety Car ahead of the second restart of the insane race at the street circuit. I don't have a problem with him it was just one incident which was wrong and if I got penalised... [Full Article...]

Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run

Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run Dishman was taken into custody by local law enforcement officials and the Arkansas State Police. Dishman, 60, will have to serve the remaining six years of his sentence, according to the Arkansas Department of Corrections . Further details of what led authorities to Dishman and his arrest weren't immediately released. The department initially spelled Dishman's first name as Stephen. [Full Article...]

Rep. Adam Schiff: Obama should have done more on Russia

The newspaper cited anonymous government officials as saying that, in August of 2016, the Central Intelligence Agency had reported to Obama as a fact that Russian Federation was trying to interfere in the upcoming election. "This led to two things: President Obama issued a very stark warning to President Putin in September at the G-20 conference in China". He also ordered his deputies to saf... [Full Article...]

Spieth chips in on playoff hole to win Travelers Championship — Sports Briefly

Spieth chips in on playoff hole to win Travelers Championship — Sports Briefly This victory came the hard way and not simply because he holed out from that bunker to win. Moreover, he had done likewise when he won his first tournament on the PGA Tour-the John Deere Classic in 2013. For 18 holes of the final round it had been an ordinary day at the office for Spieth. He also survived a couple of big scares. The latter putt was from feet, 7 inches. [Full Article...]

Injured Kvitova out of Eastbourne, a week before Wimbledon

Injured Kvitova out of Eastbourne, a week before Wimbledon It was a heart-warming result, with this being just Kvitova's second tournament back after she was the victim of a knife attack that damaged her playing hand in December 2016. "We both started well and I served particularly well in that first set and I think it gave me the upper hand", said Barty, who upset former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza en route to the final. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid back's star player Ronaldo over Tax evasion

They added that the Real Madrid football player, 32, had not hidden any income from the tax authorities or defrauded Spain . Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. [Full Article...]


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