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Wimbledon 2017: 'Bad Boys' Bernard Tomic and Daniil Medvedev receive fines

Bernard Tomic's Wimbledon week of woe has continued with the world number 59 being fined nearly $20,000 after admitting he feigned injury in his first-round defeat. Medvedev was also fined for his conduct during and after losing to Belgian Ruben Bemelmans on Wednesday. Daniil Medvedev has been fined a total of $14,500 (£11,180) for his on-court misdemeanours at Wimbledon yesterday, incl... [Full Article...]

Bora-hansgrohe appeal Peter Sagan's Tour de France 2017 disqualification to CAS

Bora-hansgrohe appeal Peter Sagan's Tour de France 2017 disqualification to CAS Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team has taken the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and wants Sagan to rejoin the race, two days after being sent home. Sagan crossed the line second Tuesday. "We have made a decision to disqualify Peter Sagan from the 2017 Tour de France after the tumultuous sprint here in Vittel, where he endangered several riders, including Mark Cavendish and others who were i... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray wants British players to aim even higher at Wimbledon

Andy Murray wants British players to aim even higher at Wimbledon In the men's singles, world No. 75 Lu took on 313-ranked Simone Bolelli of Italy. In her Wimbledon debut in 2015, she lost to Venus Williams 6-0, 6-0. "I just need to look forward and look to the future". The temperature soared toward 85 degrees (near 30 Celsius) after being in the low 70s (20s Celsius) the prior two days. [Full Article...]

Barcelona re-signs 'the best player in history' Lionel Messi

Barcelona re-signs 'the best player in history' Lionel Messi FC Barcelona announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of soccer superstar, Lionel Messi till June 30, 2021. "We wanted to ensure that the best player in the history of football remains at the club", he said. As per goal.com, was set to return to the Catalan capital with his family at the weekend, but will now not be back until around July 12. The Argentine will be out of con... [Full Article...]

America's Cup to tour around NZ

America's Cup to tour around NZ The local Maori tribe Ngati Whatua also performed an official welcome for the team. Since Team New Zealand reclaimed the cup with a emphatic 7-1 race win over Oracle Team USA, there have been fears some of the Kiwi team members, including Burling, could be poached by other wealthier syndicates for the 36th regatta. [Full Article...]

Ireland drop 3 places in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Ireland drop 3 places in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings However, the Englishman emphasised on not resting on these laurels, as he looks to spur the team on to greater glories. "We are taking a lot of initiatives but we need the support of CII", he said. Meanwhile, AIFF chief Praful Patel praised the Blue Tigers and coach Constantine for their performance. According to Das, the AIFF are trying to confirm their plans by the time the World Cup concl... [Full Article...]

Kershaw's no-hit bid for Dodgers broken up in 7th inning

Kershaw's no-hit bid for Dodgers broken up in 7th inning If you're superstitious for the second half of the season, it's time to knock on Wood, but in his final start of the first half, he was brilliant, throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits, walking two, and striking out 10 in the win. [Full Article...]

Murray, Nadal through but Wawrinka bows out

Murray, Nadal through but Wawrinka bows out Wawrinka may have three Grand Slam titles to his name, but Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have usually had the edge over him in terms of their ability to perform well throughout the year. The Spaniard suffered second, first, fourth and second round exits through 2012 to 2015 before pulling out of last year's Wimbledon with a wrist injury. [Full Article...]

Richard Jefferson to return to Cavaliers next season

Richard Jefferson to return to Cavaliers next season Jefferson , 37, said on his podcast, " Road Trippin' ", that he would indeed return for his 17th season. Jefferson averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Eastern Conference champions last season, making 13 starts during the regular season as he once again served in a reserve role . [Full Article...]

Nick Young Signs with the Golden State Warriors

Nick Young Signs with the Golden State Warriors Though Young also sparked interest from the Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans , he prioritized championship ambitions over maximizing his salary and role. He is making nearly $2 million less than last season. In the two seasons that followed, as the Lakers continued to lose, Young's production dipped as the distractions around him increased. [Full Article...]

Australia A cricketers boycott South Africa tour over pay dispute

Australia A cricketers boycott South Africa tour over pay dispute ACA repeated its call for CA to attend meditation - a move the governing body has rejected. Haroon Lorgat, the chief executive of Cricket South Africa, said the host board had contingency plans in the event that CA could not fulfil its touring commitment, which was to feature a series of four-day matches and a triangular limited overs series also featuring India. [Full Article...]

All Blacks make three changes for Lions decider

All Blacks make three changes for Lions decider With Ben Smith suffering from concussion, Hansen has chose to give 20-year-old Hurricane, Jordie Barrett his first All Blacks start, and it will be interesting to see whether he is given kicking duties at Eden Park, with his big brother, Beauden, missing three kicks at the Westpac. [Full Article...]

Daniil Medvedev apologises after throwing coins at Wimbledon umpire's chair

Daniil Medvedev apologises after throwing coins at Wimbledon umpire's chair Nick Kyrgios , who shocked Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014, wont get another opportunity. "I'm really happy", he said. The flamboyant Brown fought back to seal a 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Joao Sousa of Portugal. Sometimes I laugh at the way he has been written off this year. "It was frustrating after the big win I had [against Wawrinka]". - Bernard Tomic, who acknowledged lacking interest d... [Full Article...]

May in G20 crossfire as Trump faces his critics

May in G20 crossfire as Trump faces his critics But the visit received huge criticism at home, with a petition against Mrs May's offer to Mr Trump of a state visit to London attracting more than 1.8 million signatures. At the beginning of June, President Donald Trump announced the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement , prompting a barrage of criticism from supporters of the accord. [Full Article...]

Lions v New Zealand: Jordie Barrett handed first All Blacks start

The All Blacks have been scrambling to shore up their backline since the first Test which they managed to win 30-15 despite injuries removing seasoned fullback Ben Smith and centre Ryan Crotty in the first half. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has handed maiden starts to Jordie Barrett and Ngani Laumape in New Zealand's biggest Test of the year - the decider of the three-match series against th... [Full Article...]

Dion Waiters Finalizing New 4-Year Contract With Miami Heat

Miami may need to spend a little more to keep him, this was a good team the second half of last season, and at this point Pat Riley may just want to get the band back together. Marc Berman of the New York Post confirmed the report and added an interesting nugget to the Waiters-to-New York interest: Steve Mills, the man now in charge of the Knicks after Phil Jackson's firing , tried to ... [Full Article...]

Oilers sign Connor McDavid to contract extension worth $100 million

Oilers sign Connor McDavid to contract extension worth $100 million In the meantime, the Oilers lock up the face of the franchise for eight years, a major coup, and McDavid pockets $100 million before potentially becoming an unrestricted free agent at 28. "Cap-wise, we're OK next year, we could basically stay the same, it's the following year when Mr. McDavid's contract will kick in, so I have to be cognizant of that". [Full Article...]

Dak Prescott accused of using machine to autograph memorobilia

Dak Prescott accused of using machine to autograph memorobilia Grad added he had never heard of a modern athlete signing in a similar manner. "They quickly agreed that these did not look like authentic Dak Prescott signatures". The lesson here? Autographs on sports cards are dumb anyway. Then, in 2014, Panini said it made a simple mistake when it labeled a group of National Football League collectibles as "game worn" instead of merely "event worn", ... [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball and family to star in reality TV series on Facebook

LaVar Ball and family to star in reality TV series on Facebook Deadline reports that the Ball family will be the focus of a yet-to-be-named docuseries as part of Facebook's push for original video content. Middle son LiAngelo will be a freshman at UCLA this upcoming season, with youngest son LaMelo due to start his junior year at Chino Hills High School in the fall. [Full Article...]

Warriors, Omri Casspi agree on 1-year contract

Warriors, Omri Casspi agree on 1-year contract Casspi also brings experience he has played professional basketball overseas and is now playing on his sixth NBA team . About five hours later, he reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Warriors. Neither the team nor Casspi has issued a comment, apparently because the sides are waiting for the deal to be finalized. On a Golden State team that features incredibly high-priority ... [Full Article...]


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