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Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No. 1 Federer books Stuttgart final berth and reclaims No. 1
- June 18, 2018

Kyrgios grabbed a fast 2-0 lead after unleashing a flying forehand pass on the stretch but Federer rallied back to move 5-4 ahead before a flicked effort at the net confirmed his place in the final 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 7-6 (7-5). They went my way, so I'm very happy.' Asked if he will return to Stuttgart in 2019 , Federer said: 'I haven't made a decision yet . Federer's 78-minute win, sealing his first Stuttgart triumph, was the ideal tonic for the Swiss in the build-up to defending his ... (more...)
Croatia capitalizes on Nigerian own goal to earn win at World Cup Croatia capitalizes on Nigerian own goal to earn win at World Cup
- June 17, 2018

Nigeria , knowing they were always likely to struggle for possession against a central one-two of Modric and Ivan Rakitic , were content to sit back and allow Croatia to come to them. Mandzukic dives to meet a right-wing corner, but his header comes off Etebo and flies into the bottom corner. "It's a disappointing result and performance, and we only had one effort on goal which was a looping header". (more...)
Uruguay beat Salah-less Egypt as Jose Gimenez scores in 89th minute Uruguay beat Salah-less Egypt as Jose Gimenez scores in 89th minute
- June 17, 2018

Salah, one of the best players in the world this season, is crucial to Egypt's hopes of making it out of a weak-looking group also featuring hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. But Cuper, who is credited for rebuilding an ailing side, is adamant his side would do better at the World Cup, playing down the significance of any unfavorable results in friendly matches . (more...)
Philadelphia 76ers already seem to be at disadvantage in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes Philadelphia 76ers already seem to be at disadvantage in Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes
- June 17, 2018

Leonard, a two-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, only played nine games this season due to rehabbing his quadriceps injury at the National Basketball Players Association facility in Manhattan. Charania reported June 8 that Leonard was reaching 100 percent and was set to meet with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich sometime this month. Maybe you look at Tobias Harris plus the 12th and 13th picks in this year's draft for Leonard? As was the case a year ago with Paul George ... (more...)
Afghanistan v India - Inaugural Test Match - Preview - the Red Ball Challenge Afghanistan v India - Inaugural Test Match - Preview - the Red Ball Challenge
- June 17, 2018

Stanikzai is on record declaring in January that India has done much more for Afghan cricket than Pakistan , although Afghan cricket was born in the refugee camps in Pakistan where countless Afghan families took refuge from the recurring violence, which engulfed them in the 1980s and 1990s. (more...)
Users can now watch football matches for free Users can now watch football matches for free
- June 17, 2018

These services offer a free trial period of around one week, so now is the best time to sign up. In Germany, ARD and ZDF will be live streaming 32 games each from FIFA World Cup 2018 . Amazon locked a three-year deal to broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages on its Prime Video service in the United Kingdom, starting with the 2019-20 season. (more...)
Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener Leicester City Travel To Manchester United In 2018/19 Premier League Opener
- June 17, 2018

Securing their second fourth-place finish in succession was still a cause for some celebration, and it means they will enjoy back-to-back seasons in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009-10. The Gunners will take on the champions at the Emirates on the opening weekend of the season, which takes place on August 11, before then travelling to Stamford Bridge for a London derby in their second game. (more...)
Hierro: You will see the same Spain side as always Hierro: You will see the same Spain side as always
- June 15, 2018

Spain delayed a press conference at the Krasnodar Stadium by more than an hour before Rubiales, who played for Hamilton Academical in 2009, announced the decision. Rubliales quickly replaced Lopetegui with the director of football, Fernando Hierro. I don't feel betrayed. "You can't do things like that, five minutes before it's official". (more...)
World Cup is awarded to North America World Cup is awarded to North America
- June 15, 2018

The U.S. won its three-way bid with Canada and Mexico - known as United 2026 - to host the men's FIFA World Cup , beating out Morocco, the only other nation to bid. While Ghana's former FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has been handed a 90-day Fifa ban following corruption allegations, the country's government is on the verge of dissolving the association, with two GFA officials barred from travelling to attend the congress in Russian Federation. (more...)
Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses Warriors Willing To Give Kevin Durant Any Contract He Chooses
- June 13, 2018

Still, Durant made it clear he has no designs on leaving Golden State. Durant signed a below-market, two-year deal worth $51 million last year. "In the entirety of last year's playoffs, Durant had 37 isolation possessions, via Synergy Sports", Moore wrote. (more...)
Justify Wins Belmont to Become 13th Triple Crown Champ
- June 13, 2018

Followed that win up with a narrow, half-length victory over Bravazo at the Preakness Stakes in sloppy conditions and thick fog before winning the final jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. Think about that accomplishment, winning a Triple Crown at 52 years old?" The TV was showing a replay of Justify's wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the 150th Belmont Stakes, a dominating performance that stamped the massive chestnut colt as one of the greatest in thoroughbred history. (more...)
Rafael Nadal speaks out on catching Roger Federer's Grand Slam haul
- June 11, 2018

In claiming a 17th Grand Slam title, Nadal matched Margaret Court's record of titles at a single major ― hers all coming at the Australian Open. Thiem is the only player to have beaten Nadal on clay in the past two years - winning in best-of-three set matches in Rome and Madrid. (more...)
Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is now OFF
- June 11, 2018

A source told ESPN FC on Thursday that Liverpool were confident about securing a €60 million deal for the France worldwide, despite earlier comments from Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas that no transfer would be concluded before the World Cup. (more...)
4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open 4th time's the charm: Halep tops Stephens to win French Open
- June 10, 2018

World number one Simona Halep finally won her first Grand Slam title with a gutsy comeback victory over American 10th seed Sloane Stephens in the French Open final. Halep is easily one of the most popular, well-deserved Grand Slam champions on tour. Stephens' last win over Halep came in the 2013 Australian Open . (more...)
Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica Trent Alexander-Arnold confirmed for England start against Costa Rica
- June 10, 2018

A nice problem to have, says Max Liu, as he discusses the big questions in attack and defence. If England progress to the knock-out stages in Russian Federation, there are likely to be occasions when Southgate is tempted to play both players in the same team, but with Tunisia expected to adopt a defensive approach as they begin their World Cup campaign, it is likely to be either Henderson or Dier alongside Dele Alli in nine days' time. (more...)
Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad Enzo Perez replaces Manuel Lanzini in Argentina squad
- June 09, 2018

Argentina and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini will miss the entire World Cup after suffering a knee injury in a training session. His injury has been confirmed by the Argentine national team's official Twitter account. Argentina are in Group D at Russian Federation 2018, beginning their campaign against Iceland on June 16. Lanzini's presence in the squad will be missed but Icardi is more than capable of successfully replacing him. (more...)
Golden Edge: Golden Knights need changes to win Game 4 Golden Edge: Golden Knights need changes to win Game 4
- June 08, 2018

Before you turn off your phone or slam your laptop closed, hear me out. "It's pretty hard to not think about that". Gallant is contemplating personnel changes to spark his sagging second and third lines - with Tomas Tatar and/or Oscar Lindberg the most likely to dress in Game 4. (more...)
Americans Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys into French semis Americans Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys into French semis
- June 08, 2018

Zverev, whose previous Grand Slam best was reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon a year ago, said he spends up to four hours each day working on weights and fitness in the gym. A thumping 135mph ace out wide wrapped up a one-set lead for the 24-year-old, who looked assured and dominant on serve. " I think that's the matchup most of the fans in Germany and Austria were hoping for when they saw the draw ", he said."He's an fantastic player". (more...)
Watch Alex Ovechkin lift the Stanley Cup after 13 year wait Watch Alex Ovechkin lift the Stanley Cup after 13 year wait
- June 08, 2018

The Washington Capitals have never won a Stanley Cup Trophy in franchise history, but that can all change tonight with a victory at the Las Vegas Golden Knights . It's not the first time the pair have taken the Metro to the arena for a game. He also registered 12 assists, with his 27 points the second-best playoff total behind teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov . (more...)
Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza set up semi-final; Nadal in limbo
- June 08, 2018

Furthermore, Halep's data on return yesterday was similarly strong, creating 17 break points on the usually strong Kerber serve across 15 return games, and it took a resolute performance by the German to take that first set to a breaker. "When I'm talking about progression or looking back at the weeks, I think there are a lot of good things, like the way my body has handled the long matches that I have played, the back-to-backs". (more...)
Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation Iran is first team to arrive Russian Federation
- June 08, 2018

Nike has claimed that 60 percent of all players in the 32-team World Cup will be wearing its cleats, including players from Germany and Spain . The next teams to arrive will be Panama and Spain on Thursday. Early arrival by Iran may not unconnected with a desire to acclimatize with intent to do better in Russian Federation. (more...)
Real Madrid To Tell Cristiano Ronaldo To 'Find A New Club' Real Madrid To Tell Cristiano Ronaldo To 'Find A New Club'
- June 08, 2018

While Ronaldo's return after his fifth UEFA Champions League title is great news, it's essential Portugal look to him as an extra tool in the grand scheme and not the sole end product. Any hint of a rout disappeared with his withdrawal as Portugal appeared content to begin fixing their focus on the all-important clash with Spain on June 15 that will go a long way to shaping Group B. (more...)
Durant's heroics give Warriors 3-0 lead Durant's heroics give Warriors 3-0 lead
- June 08, 2018

Back in early March, Anthony Slater of The Athletic asked Durant if it's 100 percent certain that he will be back with Golden State in 2018-19. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala , the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, returned to Golden State's lineup after being sidelined by a left leg bone bruise. (more...)
Serena withdrawas from French Open after Injury Serena withdrawas from French Open after Injury
- June 07, 2018

The Russian will have to do something exceptional to get past her. The French Open was the Thirty six-year-old Williams' first appearance at a Grand Slam since the birth of her daughter in September, and the former World No.1 scored victories over Kristyna Pliskova , No.17 seed Ashleigh Barty and No.11 seed Julia Goerges over week one in singles. (more...)
Nadal's Roland Garros set streak ended by Schwartzman Nadal's Roland Garros set streak ended by Schwartzman
- June 07, 2018

The two remaining men's quarterfinals were suspended in progress and will resume Thursday. The enforced interlude had clearly benefited Nadal , and assuming he gets the two points he needs to level the match he will start a strong favourite on Thursday. (more...)
Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Lineups, preview & prediction 6/6/18 Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Lineups, preview & prediction 6/6/18
- June 07, 2018

The NBA star has previously criticized Trump, calling him a "bum" past year after Trump disinvited Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors from the White House after Curry said he didn't want to go. "The President has made it pretty clear he's going to try and divide us all in the country for political gain". In Smith's 14-year career he has become a lot of things. (more...)
Don't consider myself the best, I am just another footballer: Lionel Messi Don't consider myself the best, I am just another footballer: Lionel Messi
- June 07, 2018

The Palestinians opposed the decision to hold the match in Jerusalem , accusing Israel of seeking to use the event, and especially the presence of global star Messi, to underpin Israel's claim to the Holy City. The cancellation came hours after pro-Palestinian activists staged a demonstration in front of the sports complex in Barcelona where Argentina are preparing ahead of the World Cup. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo content now he's in complete World Cup mode
- June 05, 2018

Ronaldo continued to defy the passing of time last term as he netted 15 goals in Real's third successive Champions League-winning campaign, while he also returned 26 goals in 27 La Liga games. Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer, is always a magnet for attention and media interest in Portugal's all-time leading scorer has been heightened by his recent comments suggesting that might leave Real Madrid . (more...)
Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad Iwobi named in Nigeria's World Cup squad
- June 05, 2018

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only squad member who plays for a Nigerian club after fellow 'keeper Dele Ajiboye and the Nigerian league's top scorer Junior Lokosa were both cut from the provisional squad. "His decision making was good although he was rarely tested". Some of our players weren't fit and England put the pressure on us. That comes against Costa Rica - also Russia- bound - at Leeds on Thursday night. (more...)
Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause rises to a staggering €500m Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause rises to a staggering €500m
- June 05, 2018

While the Ivorian is more likely to stay, the need to sign a centre-back is imperative for Manchester United , making the Barcelona superstar, considered one of the best in the world, a viable target . The Atletico Madrid striker has been heavily linked with a move to Barca this summer and Umtiti was asked if he had spoken to his compatriot about a potential switch. (more...)
Marouane Fellaini will meet with Arsenal this month to discuss a move
- June 05, 2018

Arsenal appointed Spanish head coach Unai Emery as his replacement last month. It is believed new Arsenal boss Unai Emery had been keen to sign the Belgium worldwide when he was Paris Saint Germain manager and his representatives are due to meet with club officials this week. (more...)
England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley England's Dele Alli booed by Nigeria fans at Wembley
- June 04, 2018

While some observers believe the 25-year-old is competing for the same spot in the England side as Tottenham's Alli , Southgate says that isn't the case. He scored nine Premier League goals in 2017-18, half the amount he managed in the previous campaign. Raheem Sterling was chosen to start for England after it was revealed the Manchester City forward arrived late for Southgate's pre-World Cup training camp when the squad assembled last month. (more...)
French Open 2018: Serena Williams 'has no negative feelings' towards Maria Sharapova French Open 2018: Serena Williams 'has no negative feelings' towards Maria Sharapova
- June 04, 2018

What they say and do draws attention, whether it's Williams attending the British royal wedding or Sharapova holding a practice session with Rafael Nadal . Earlier on Saturday, Russian two-time victor Sharapova beat sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1. The Williamses dropped the first set and then trailed 5-4 in the second with Klepac and Martinez Sanchez serving for the match. (more...)
My Commitment Is At Maximum - Mauricio Pochettino Comments On Real Madrid Speculation My Commitment Is At Maximum - Mauricio Pochettino Comments On Real Madrid Speculation
- June 02, 2018

But the former Argentina defender has been installed as the bookies' favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, and has conceded it would be hard to ignore overtures from the 13-time European club champions. "Whilst it came as a surprise, when you analyse it you can understand it". In a tenure spanning just two-and-a half years, Zinedine Zidane managed to do a three-peat of the Champions League while also getting his hands on the league title in the 2016-17 season. (more...)
Stanley Cup finals: Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch robbed by spectacular save Stanley Cup finals: Baldwinsville's Alex Tuch robbed by spectacular save
- June 02, 2018

The NHL tweeted a GIF of the save with the simple caption: "ARE YOU KIDDING?!" The Washington Capitals stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday with a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to even the series at 1-1. The phrase suited the mayhem of the first three rounds, when the Golden Knights stampeded through the Western Conference bracket, clobbering two inferior teams in San Jose and Los Angeles and a third, Winnipeg, which was exhausted from a bruising seven-game series ... (more...)
Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee Golden State's Iguodala still struggling with bruised knee
- June 01, 2018

Paul rebounded Klay Thompson's miss just before the final buzzer sounded for the first time and pounded the ball down in delight. The Rockets' other leader, Chris Paul, was on the bench for the final 22.4 seconds due to a right hamstring injury. (more...)
LeBron James scores 51 points but Warriors beat Cavs in game one LeBron James scores 51 points but Warriors beat Cavs in game one
- June 01, 2018

Even if LeBron James shows the same performance he did in their previous games, it remains questionable if the Cavaliers have a real chance of beating the Warriors' "Super Death Lineup" in a best-of series. He notched his eighth 40-point game during this play-off run to tie Hall of Famer Jerry West's feat in 1965 for most in a single post-season. Missing 3-point shots would be disastrous - the Rockets missed 27 straight 3-pointers in Game 7 - because the Warriors will turn the long ... (more...)
Warriors step up in golden moment Warriors step up in golden moment
- June 01, 2018

Needless to say, James wasn't thrilled with that sequence of events. "What you can't have is a referee who is bull-headed when all of that is taking place, and we find out later that there was a rule in place to help us get the play correct, but we ended up missing it because we were not applying the rule", McCutchen said. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane quits Real Madrid five days after Champions League win Zinedine Zidane quits Real Madrid five days after Champions League win
- May 31, 2018

Zidane quit as Real Madrid coach on Thursday, less than a week after leading the team to its third straight Champions League title , saying the club needed a change in command. Zidane took over in 2016, after Rafael Benitez's sacking, and he has won the Champions League in each of his season's at the Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane with Real Madrid players after beating Liverpool to win third consecutive champions league title. (more...)
Manchester United meet release clause of Porto defender Diogo Dalot Manchester United meet release clause of Porto defender Diogo Dalot
- May 30, 2018

United manager Jose Mourinho feels the teenage Dalot has great potential, even though the defender has only made seven senior appearances for Porto since breaking through into the first team in February. Dalot is expected to be given first-team opportunities, with Mourinho clearing out players such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind to make way for further recruits. (more...)
Free FIFA 18 World Cup Update Out Now, Here's What's Included Free FIFA 18 World Cup Update Out Now, Here's What's Included
- May 30, 2018

The free World Cup 2018 update has a May 29 release date for PC and consoles. "Magogo told URN on Monday that Africa is ready to host a second world Cup after South Africa in 2010". Footballers will play better in-game when matched with teammates from the same nation, forcing players to get creative to make sure their team is as strong as possible. (more...)
Marcus Smart on restricted free agency -- Worth more than $12M-$14M
- May 30, 2018

The 24-year-old has been an integral player for the Celtics since being drafted in 2014, averaging 28.7 minutes per game so far in his career. "I want to be here, so that's the plan right now", said Smart. "But in this league, you never know". "In Boston, our ownership group has been fantastic". Smart, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, was told that Boston might not be able - or willing - to afford the $12-14 million a year price tag that he reportedly has been seeking. (more...)
Barcelona icon Lionel Messi never considered representing Spain over Argentina Barcelona icon Lionel Messi never considered representing Spain over Argentina
- May 30, 2018

SI TV is also now available on fuboTV. The Gunners were interested in three Barcelona players - Messi, Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas - before they broke into the first team at the Camp Nou, but were forced to settle for only the latter, who went on to make more than 300 appearances for the club. (more...)
NHL Announces 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Will Open With Lil Jon Performance NHL Announces 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Will Open With Lil Jon Performance
- May 30, 2018

Going up against perhaps the most intriguing National Basketball Association game of the season, a Game 7 in Houston, the NHL got everything it could have wanted from its Stanley Cup opener: Ten goals born from free-flowing hockey on the game's biggest stage. (more...)
Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals
- May 29, 2018

By outscoring the Rockets , 64-25, the Warriors' 39-point difference became the highest in the second half of a playoff game in the shot clock era (since the 1954-55 season). ET. If at any point of the season (or the summer before the season) anyone had said the Rockets would be at home for game seven against the Golden State Warriors for a chance to go to the NBA Finals, we would all have absolutely been happy to accept. (more...)
LeBron James leads Cleveland back to National Basketball Association finals for fourth straight year LeBron James leads Cleveland back to National Basketball Association finals for fourth straight year
- May 29, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 97-79 on Sunday to advance to the National Basketball Association finals for the fourth consecutive year behind 35 points from LeBron James . The home team has won every game in this series thus far. They still can surrender open shots everywhere, a flaw that seems fatal against the 3-point happy Rockets or Warriors. (more...)
Oregon State Beavers earn No. 3 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament Oregon State Beavers earn No. 3 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament
- May 29, 2018

But in making UF the No. 1 overall seed, the NCAA committee took into account injuries to Singer (hamstring) and senior catcher JJ Schwarz (broken hand) during that stretch. "And we've got a real home field advantage". The Pirates are joined in the regional by No. 2 SC and No. 3 Ohio State, who start play Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. (more...)
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah Egypt forward Mohamed Salah "confident" he will be fit for World Cup
- May 29, 2018

Egyptians took to social media to vent their frustration over Salah's injury and blame Ramos for causing it, using Arabic's rich and colorful range of expletives. "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter", he said. The team's coach, Argentinean Hector Cuper, said a month before the World Cup kick off that The Pharaohs were banking on Salah in Russian Federation. (more...)
Poor shooting, turnovers doom Celtics in Game 7 loss to Cavaliers Poor shooting, turnovers doom Celtics in Game 7 loss to Cavaliers
- May 29, 2018

The 26-year-old was an All-Star during his first season with Boston, averaging 24.4 points and 5.1 assists in 60 games. The Cavaliers will open the NBA Finals on Thursday on the road against either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets. (more...)
CSK vs SRH: Who will win today’s IPL 2018 Final game? CSK vs SRH: Who will win today’s IPL 2018 Final game?
- May 28, 2018

Shakib Al Hasan and Kane took the score past 100 but Williamson was out soon after when he failed to read a googly from leggie Karn Sharma and was stumped by his opposite number, the inimitable Dhoni . Although this will be an enticing affair tonight, CSK have been in this position and have also had a good four days of rest before the final . The Sunrisers failed to get him when he was struggling and if you can't dislodge a great player when he is down, he will make you pay and that's what ... (more...)

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