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Nadal into 11th French Open semi; del Potro in 1st since '09 Nadal into 11th French Open semi; del Potro in 1st since '09
- June 12, 2018

It will be followed by the all-American matchup between Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens. He still occasionally inconvenienced the reigning champion, not least when a deft drop shot brought up a point to break back at 2-4. "I couldn't find the right person", del Potro said, laughing about the incident. After del Potro served out his victory at love to get to his first semifinal at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament since 2009, he sat in his changeover seat, chest heaving. (more...)
Calum MacLeod: Derbyshire sign Scotland batsman for T20 Blast
- June 12, 2018

Moeen picked out long-on and Adil Rashid was needlessly run out at the start of the 49th over, before Safyaan Sharif trapped Mark Wood lbw with a superb, inswinging yorker to end England's innings on 365. Scotland's victory will send out a powerful message to the ICC, which voted to restrict the 2019 World Cup to 10 teams from the previous 14, which makes it far more hard for second-tier sides to qualify. (more...)
Liverpool goalkeeper target 'very happy' to stay put, claims World Cup victor Liverpool goalkeeper target 'very happy' to stay put, claims World Cup victor
- June 12, 2018

Former Brazil goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel believes that Liverpool target Alisson can become as good as Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea. Il Tempo says Ze Maria Neis is in negotiations with Liverpool, Real Madrid and Chelsea about moving the Brazil global out of Roma . (more...)
Neymar scores as Brazil thrash Austria in pre World Cup friendly Neymar scores as Brazil thrash Austria in pre World Cup friendly
- June 11, 2018

Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho bagged the other goals . It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup . "I don't know Neymar's limits", Tite said. Second place, however, is up for grabs with Serbia looking the most likely, especially given they may benefit from the fact they are likely to face a Brazil team already through after the first two rounds of matches. (more...)
Man Utd midfielder Lingard: I can play with Dele Alli Man Utd midfielder Lingard: I can play with Dele Alli
- June 11, 2018

World Cup 2018 odds: Who are favourites to win in Russian Federation? " England are one of the favourites after Brazil". But I really like Dele Alli - he's a lot like a Brazilian player. England begin their World Cup campaign against Tunisia at the Volgograd Arena on June 18, while Brazil face Switzerland at Rostov Arena a day prior. (more...)
Pistons rumors: Former Raptors coach Dwane Casey frontrunner for Detroit job
- June 11, 2018

The Pistons and Raptors are the only teams seeking a head coach. Casey was dismissed by the Raptors in May after they were swept by the Cavaliers in the second round of the playoffs. The Pistons reportedly interviewed Heat assistant Juwan Howard and TNT analyst Kenny Smith last week. This included five straight playoff appearances, and a franchise record 59 wins in 2017-18. (more...)
Dan Carter: Keep faith in England coach Eddie Jones
- June 11, 2018

Two penalties from Pollard - the second won at a dominant scrum - increased the pressure on England, who were barely able to get their hands on the ball. "It certainly could've gone from bad to worse, but credit to Siya (Kolisi ), Duane (Vermeulen), Beast (Mtawarira) and Handre (Pollard), our senior players, for getting us back on track". (more...)
PGA star Fowler gets engaged to pole vaulter-turned-model Stokke PGA star Fowler gets engaged to pole vaulter-turned-model Stokke
- June 11, 2018

He was kneeling down on the shoreline in the first photo as he asked Stokke the question. It seems getting engaged is catching on the PGA Tour with Rickie Fowler the latest set to tie the knot. "Yes! And happy national best friend day to my best best friend!" "Hell yeah, let's go", Kaufman wrote. So is viral pole vault star turned fitness model Allison Stokke , for that matter. (more...)
Manchester United deal for Toby Alderweireld stalls? Manchester United deal for Toby Alderweireld stalls?
- June 11, 2018

The Belgium worldwide is widely expected to leave Spurs this summer after failing to tie him down to a new contract. Manchester United are unwilling to match Tottenham's demands for Toby Alderweireld and will walk away from the deal unless a compromise can be reached imminently. (more...)
Arsenal legend Vieira becomes new Nice boss
- June 11, 2018

The 1998 FIFA World Cup victor succeeds Lucien Favre as Nice manager in his first managerial role in European football . He would then win four successive Serie A titles at Inter Milan before lifting a fourth FA Cup of his career having returned to England with Manchester City . (more...)
Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal with Detroit Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal with Detroit
- June 11, 2018

According to Adrian Wojnarowski , Pistons Owner Tom Gores and senior adviser Ed Stefanski "sold Casey with an aggressive contractual commitment and a case that together, they could make the Pistons a perennial playoff team in the Eastern Conference". (more...)
North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup North America and Morocco finalists for hosting 2026 World Cup
- June 11, 2018

Uganda is among the 211 Members that will take part in the 2018 Federation of International Football Association ( FIFA ) Congress which starts on Wednesday. A new formula that rewards teams for playing more games was approved Sunday, and it takes effect in July ranking after the World Cup in Russian Federation. (more...)
Supermodel ends Formula 1 race two laps early with premature checkered flag
- June 11, 2018

The official on the start/finish stand, who carries the title of starter, thought race leader Sebastian Vettel was on his 70th and final lap, and mistakenly asked Canadian model Winnie Harlow to wave the flag when the Ferrari driver was actually completing his 69th lap. (more...)
Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool speculation Xherdan Shaqiri responds to Liverpool speculation
- June 11, 2018

Over the weekend, Shaqiri's Switzerland faced Japan in a pre-World up friendly which the Swiss won 2-0 and when asked about his future, the former Bayern Munich winger was very evasive. He made clear last week that he would be leaving the Potters this summer, despite having a contract which runs until the summer of 2020. Barca do not want to sell Cillessen, who has been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Napoli, but they will cash in on the Dutch goalkeeper if they receive a ... (more...)
Dustin Johnson reclaims world No 1 spot ahead of US Open Dustin Johnson reclaims world No 1 spot ahead of US Open
- June 11, 2018

That's the flawless way to cap off a win. "What a cool way to end the day to hole that shot there on 18", Johnson said. With Sunday's victory, Johnson will be among the favourites to win the US Open starting on Thursday at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course in NY. (more...)
Queen's Birthday Honours 2018: Kenny Dalglish and Emma Thompson named Queen's Birthday Honours 2018: Kenny Dalglish and Emma Thompson named
- June 11, 2018

I also welcome the Knighthood for Jim Ratcliffe, chair and chief executive of Ineos Chemical Group, who has built a business empire which contributes so much to the Scottish economy. The Scottish writer, 52, who has been a teacher in state schools for almost 30 years, is made an MBE for services to literature in the Queen's Birthday Honours. (more...)
Mets release Adrian Gonzalez, call up Dominic Smith Mets release Adrian Gonzalez, call up Dominic Smith
- June 11, 2018

In his final nine games with the Mets, the 36-year-old Gonzalez went 3-for-28 with a double, a walk and seven strikeouts. Gonzalez found himself a free agent this winter after the Braves acquired him as part of a payroll-shifting trade with the Dodgers and then nearly immediately released the veteran first baseman. (more...)
Donald Trump says National Basketball Association champion won't be invited to White House
- June 11, 2018

The statement said the players refused to go because of Trump's insistence they stand for the national anthem, but several Eagles players have said that was not the case. Supreme Court). Curry agreed with James, alluding to what his team did last season after winning the National Basketball Association title. "Let's not let someone uninviting you to their house take away from that moment..." Trump said he would consider pardon applications submitted by players who have participated in ... (more...)
Germany scrape past Saudi in final practice match Germany scrape past Saudi in final practice match
- June 11, 2018

Defending World Cup champions Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Friday for a timely but unimpressive win one week before its title defense begins in Russian Federation. " The fact that a national player is booed like that helps nobody ", Low said (via the BBC ). Juan Antonio Pizzi, their head coach may have tinkered with his line up adopting rotation between squad members will nearly certainly play his strongest line up against the German. (more...)
Alisson hints his future could be solved before World Cup
- June 11, 2018

Liverpool are exploring a deal for Roma shot-stopper Alisson, who is deemed the "Lionel Messi of goalkeepers". 'To be honest, I left everything in the hands of my agents. He is very happy with Roma and the transfer rumours are just rumours . Despite the transfer speculation, Alisson could yet sign a contract extension with Roma. (more...)
Socceroos have room for improvement despite lucky 2-1 win in Hungary Socceroos have room for improvement despite lucky 2-1 win in Hungary
- June 11, 2018

He raced onto an Arzani through-ball, crossing into the legs of Hungary captain Tamas Kadar, who trickled home past calamity keeper Denes Dibusz. Australia get their Group C campaign under way against France on June 16 in Kazan, before also playing against Denmark and Peru. (more...)
A look at Rafael Nadal's French Open dominance A look at Rafael Nadal's French Open dominance
- June 11, 2018

Rafael Nadal won his 11th French Open title on Sunday. For the second year running Federer opted against playing at the French Open to spare his knees, but will be favorite to win Wimbledon next month and re-establish a four Grand Slam gap over Nadal on the list of all-time collectors of major titles. (more...)
Celtics 'scared' of Kyrie Irving's future with Knicks lurking Celtics 'scared' of Kyrie Irving's future with Knicks lurking
- June 11, 2018

He has averaged 22 points and 5.5 assists per game in his seven-year career. Irving was the focal point of that success, too, w, and with noticeable on-court development as a more complete talent. It's not all doom and gloom from Mannix, however, as he pointed out that Irving's feelings on a move to NY may have changed after getting a taste of success on the Garden parquet. (more...)
F1 to review procedures after early flag in Canada F1 to review procedures after early flag in Canada
- June 11, 2018

Vettel's maximum haul moved him a solitary point clear of his rival in the championship, coming home ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen as the top three finished as they had started. He and Ferrari executed their race to perfection, took the lead in the title race and have left Hamilton and Mercedes with much to consider before racing resumes in France in a fortnight. (more...)
Ozil to skip Germany's pre-World Cup friendly Ozil to skip Germany's pre-World Cup friendly
- June 11, 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities. Holders Germany kick-off their World Cup campaign against Mexico in Group F on June 17. Low is set to name a strong line-up for the clash against the Green Falcons in Leverkusen, with Julian Draxler expected to come in for Ozil, while Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller will return to the fold. (more...)
Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix to retake F1 championship lead Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix to retake F1 championship lead
- June 11, 2018

But the number that will matter to Vettel is the one-point advantage he leaves Canada with. We are still in the fight for the race win but it is a three-team fight and Red Bull will make things interesting by starting on the hypersofts. The race was deservedly Vettel's. "Being on pole here with Ferrari means something extra", Vettel said. "No, it's never easy", said the four-time champion. (more...)
Decisions, Decisions: What will LeBron James do this summer? Decisions, Decisions: What will LeBron James do this summer?
- June 11, 2018

Although James may have dropped to 3-6 in the finals, it hasn't diminished his pursuit of winning a fourth title or slaying this Golden State goliath, a monster of a team he never imagined getting in his way when he made his OH homecoming after playing four years in Miami. (more...)
Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title
- June 11, 2018

The lone player to defeat Nadal on clay over the last two seasons, Thiem made incremental progress by winning nine games Sunday, two more than in each of their previous meetings here. Federer's 11 are at Wimbledon , and if Nadal beats Thiem on Sunday, he'll keep his flawless French final mark; he's never lost in the ultimate match at this event. (more...)
Mercedes delay new engine until after Canada Mercedes delay new engine until after Canada
- June 11, 2018

Mercedes (Xetra: 710000 - news ) have delayed the introduction of a power unit upgrade until after this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix due to a "quality issue", the Formula One world champions said on Wednesday. Like Mercedes, both Red Bull and Ferrari are expected to use new engines, but Red Bull technical boss Adrian Newey downplayed expectations, notably because Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo faces grid penalties for other technical power-unit changes. (more...)
Pep Guardiola has finally responded to Yaya Toure's claims that he's racist Pep Guardiola has finally responded to Yaya Toure's claims that he's racist
- June 10, 2018

He never told me face-to-face". "It's not important, it doesn't matter". As noted by Richard Fay of the Manchester Evening News , after leaving City this summer Toure has lashed out at Guardiola, saying he has an issue with African footballers. (more...)

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