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Putting woes: But Rory McIlroy still in the mix at Irish Open Putting woes: But Rory McIlroy still in the mix at Irish Open
- July 08, 2018

McIlroy said that his goal this year was not to "win majors", but "just to give myself a chance and to put myself in positions to see how I fare". "The mindset was just keep going, I guess", said the 28-year-old, who would be just the second South African victor of the Irish Open after Bobby Locke in 1938 if he can win on Sunday . (more...)
The New Toyota Supra Will Race At NASCAR Next Year The New Toyota Supra Will Race At NASCAR Next Year
- July 08, 2018

Toyota confirmed that its all-new sports vehicle, the long-awaited Toyota Supra , will debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the beginning of the 2019 racing season. Look for the Xfinity Series Supra to compete in its first race at next February's Daytona 300 in Daytona Beach, Florida. In fact, the Supra also made an appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1990s. (more...)
Roger Federer defeats Jan-Lennard Struff to reach Wimbledon fourth round Roger Federer defeats Jan-Lennard Struff to reach Wimbledon fourth round
- July 08, 2018

Australian rising star Alex de Minaur confessed that playing against world No. 1 Rafael Nadal on Wimbledon Centre Court was an unforgettable experience. The 29-year-old Latvian, a one-time training partner of Zverev's brother Mischa, handed the young German a lesson in perseverance and solid shot-making to reach the fourth round for the first time after 11 attempts. (more...)
Wimbledon 2018: Simona Halep loses to Hsieh Su-wei in third round
- July 08, 2018

It means nine of the top 10 women's seeds have been knocked out before the fourth round, with seventh seed Karolina Pliskova the only one still standing. Hsieh continued posing puzzles though and broke in the third game of the second set as she absorbed a fierce baseline barrage before punishing a clumsy Halep volley by spearing a backhand down the line to roars from the crowd. (more...)
Hamilton takes pole in Silverstone Hamilton takes pole in Silverstone
- July 08, 2018

Statistically, Hamilton is F1's one-lap master - having surpassed Michael Schumacher's record in Monza previous year with a remarkable performance in the wet - but here, with the pressure of delivering in front of an expectant crowd, he claimed it may have been his best yet. (more...)
Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden
- July 08, 2018

In 2014, the team didn't even make it out of the group stage. Gareth Southgate's charges also overcame a mental hurdle that has seen England always falter in penalty shoot-outs in major competitions. Shearer's fellow BBC pundit Rio Ferdinand, another man who has skippered England , said of Pickford: "If you're going to be successful at tournaments you need your goalkeeper to stand firm and what he has showed here is great character and personality, and the confidence that has come out ... (more...)
Boys trapped in Thai cave are 'not ready' for underwater escape Boys trapped in Thai cave are 'not ready' for underwater escape
- July 08, 2018

Another, Tan, wrote: "Mum and Dad don't worry about me, I'm fine". The massive operation inside and around Tham Luang Nang Non cave suffered its first death Friday when a former Thai navy SEAL passed out underwater and could not be revived. (more...)
Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final Russian Federation v Croatia quarter-final
- July 08, 2018

Denis Cheryshev struck a stunning opener from distance to give the hosts the lead in the 31st minute but Croatia equalised through Andrej Kramaric just eight minutes later. Croatia will now face England on Wednesday for a place in the World Cup final but first, here are five things we learned. Ivan Rakitic ( Croatia ) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. (more...)
Steph and Ayesha Curry welcome third child, a baby boy Steph and Ayesha Curry welcome third child, a baby boy
- July 08, 2018

We can only imagine how excited they must be. They share two daughters together, Riley 5 and Ryan 2. Also, they made a decision to buck the "R"-starting name trend with Canon". More congratulations are in order for the Curry family. We're happy to hear their newborn son is here and doing well as Ayesha reportedly had a very eventful pregnancy this time around. (more...)
Can LeBron James Still Attract the Best NBA Talent? Can LeBron James Still Attract the Best NBA Talent?
- July 08, 2018

You may recall that when LeBron returned to Cleveland after garnering a pair of National Basketball Association titles during his four years in Miami that the Cavaliers were coming off a 33-49 record and had not whiffed the postseason since James' departure. (more...)
England fans slammed for 'shameful' IKEA antics following win over Sweden
- July 08, 2018

Hosts Russia or Croatia, who meet later on Saturday and are lower ranked than Southgate's side, are all that stands between England and a first World Cup final since they won the tournament on home soil in 1966. Next, the Three Lions will play the victor of Russian Federation and Croatia, who square off later on Saturday. "A high percentage of goals in knockout games come from set-plays and we have worked hard on them", Maguire said. (more...)
Hartley cleared for qualifying after scary crash in final practice
- July 08, 2018

The front wheel of his Toro Rosso vehicle skewed vertically and Hartley lost control of the auto. Luckily, the 28-year-old was able to walk away from the wreckage and gave fans a wave on his way to receive medical attention. A Toro Rosso spokesperson told Formula1.com the team completed a full front suspension change on Gasly's vehicle ahead of the one-hour session that will decide Sunday's grid. (more...)
Croatia vs. Russian Federation final score, recap
- July 08, 2018

Croatia only needed nine minutes to reply when Kramaric headed home after Mandzukic broke down the left and found him perfectly. The Villarreal winger replaces Yuri Zhirkov, who has been struggling with a calf injury, in the only change made by coach Stanislav Cherchesov following the penalty shootout win over Spain in the last 16. (more...)
Wimbledon: Taiwanese opponent eliminates world No. 1 Simona Halep Wimbledon: Taiwanese opponent eliminates world No. 1 Simona Halep
- July 08, 2018

Hsieh saved the match point with a backhand victor before holding for 5-5 and breaking Halep in the next game. "It's a great day, it's been a great match for me", said Gulbis who before Wimbledon had won just one match on tour in 2018. "That's where I want to be, playing on big courts against big players", de Minaur said. I doing good today. The 17-time Grand Slam champion needed to reach the last 16 here to stay on top when the next rankings are released on 16 July. (more...)
Wimbledon giantkiller Alison van Uytvanck happy to come out as gay Wimbledon giantkiller Alison van Uytvanck happy to come out as gay
- July 08, 2018

Meanwhile in the women's draw, Simona Halep roared back from 5-3 down in the first set to triumph 7-5, 6-0 against China's Saisai Zheng in 75 minutes. 3 Spaniard, who was the defending champion having defeated Venus Williams in last year's final, was asked on her thoughts about playing on no. "We just chose to not make it personal and not keep it for ourselves, because I'm happy anyway if it is with a woman or a man", the 24-year-old said. (more...)
Nadal sweeps past Sela to reach Wimbledon second round Nadal sweeps past Sela to reach Wimbledon second round
- July 08, 2018

The 18-time Grand Slam singles victor Martina Navratilova praised Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a column for the London Evening Standard. It's hard to compare the best matches of all time but, what I would say, is that the 2008 Wimbledon final had everything. (more...)
Livescore: Result of Russian Federation vs Croatia Livescore: Result of Russian Federation vs Croatia
- July 08, 2018

The match went into extra time and Croatian defender, Domagoj Vida, took them 2-1 up at 100 minutes with the added bonus of a salute from the nation's president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The Croatians lost to France in the semis 20 years ago. Croatia , having used their four substitutions for the match were unable to change him. Denis Cheryshev fired the hosts into a 31st minute lead with a spectacular strike but Andrej Kramaric headed home to make it 1-1 six minutes before the half-time ... (more...)
Wimbledon: Gavrilova ousts Stosur, Barty beats Bouchard to both reach third round Wimbledon: Gavrilova ousts Stosur, Barty beats Bouchard to both reach third round
- July 07, 2018

But she was unable to claim the lead, with the world number one promptly reversing the tide, edging the opener and then racing away in the second set to claim a 7-5 6-0 success and set up a third-round clash with Hsieh Su-wei. Nadal took 10 minutes to hold his opening service game and was still being asked questions by the world number 77 in the third when he slipped 3-1 behind in the face of some inspired shot-making by his opponent. (more...)
England advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0 England advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0
- July 07, 2018

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russian Federation for a place in the final on July 15. Dan Welch tweeted on May 16, a month before the tournament kicked off: "Putting my neck on the line, but if England get to the quarter finals with that squad, I will get the 23 man squad names tattooed on me". (more...)
Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police Former NBA, UCLA Player Killed In Shootout With Police
- July 07, 2018

Honeycutt played for the Bruins from 2009 to 2011. Police said the man, who was in his 20s, fired a gun at officers but did not hit anyone. There were various reports saying that the player killed during the shootout was Tyler Honeycutt something that was eventually confirmed by his agent. (more...)
Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years
- July 07, 2018

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. But who impressed the most and why? England , finally, have a goalkeeper. Sweden's captain said the team spirit in their camp has made up for what is perhaps a lack of quality compared to some of the favourites to win the World Cup . (more...)
Mac withdraws from Open qualifying after losing clubs Mac withdraws from Open qualifying after losing clubs
- July 07, 2018

You're in Nashville, but your bag could either still in Seattle, or lost in a black hole. I've been playing well but not getting it done. "Fortunately I got to speak to the right people today, Air France's London office called me and they were able to physically find my bag for me". (more...)
Bulls match Kings’ offer sheet to Zach LaVine Bulls match Kings’ offer sheet to Zach LaVine
- July 07, 2018

LaVine has already played for two teams in his young National Basketball Association career: Minnesota and Chicago. "But Sacramento stepped up and made a strong impression". He averaged 16.7 points and shot just 38 percent in 24 games last season. LaVine was the No. 13 overall pick out of UCLA in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft. (more...)
Former NBA, UCLA Player Found Dead After Standoff With Police
- July 07, 2018

Authorities said a man fired at police and barricaded himself in a Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday. The man, said to be in his mid-20s, shot at the officers after his mother called the authorities and said her son was "acting erratically", Los Angeles' KABC-TV reported, citing authorities. (more...)
Belgium can beat 'best team' Brazil in quarterfinal clash - Romelu Lukaku Belgium can beat 'best team' Brazil in quarterfinal clash - Romelu Lukaku
- July 07, 2018

Only a few times in your lifetime [can you come to a World Cup]. Belgium will go on to play France in the semi-final, with the victor going on to meet one of Sweden, England , Croatia or Russian Federation. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Brazil defeated Mexico by 2-0 in their round of 16 fixture. And following the loss to Belgium, Brazil head coach Tite admitted that Fred was not fully fit at any stage of the tournament. (more...)
Zaman's career-best 73 sparks Pakistan to victory over Australia Zaman's career-best 73 sparks Pakistan to victory over Australia
- July 07, 2018

A Shaheen Afridi-led bowling attack then restricted Australia to 149/7. In a competition to sit at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings, Australia needed to remain unbeaten in the series; after their loss to Pakistan , they will have to settle for the No.2 spot. (more...)
Shardul Thakur replaces injured Jaspirt Bumrah in ODI squad Shardul Thakur replaces injured Jaspirt Bumrah in ODI squad
- July 07, 2018

He's also been a constant feature in India's T20I scheme of things, playing two of the three T20Is in South Africa before playing all games in the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka. The Test series starts on August 1 at Edgbaston.Starting off as a pure white-ball specialist, his control with the Kookaburra ball led to pundits and former cricketers calling for his inclusion in the Test side. (more...)
Jimmy Butler 'fed up' with Karl-Anthony Towns, won't sign extension Jimmy Butler 'fed up' with Karl-Anthony Towns, won't sign extension
- July 07, 2018

Putting Irving and Butler on the same team in the Eastern Conference could spell trouble for the Philadelphia 76ers among others. According to the report , Irving and former Team USA teammate Jimmy Butler have a desire to one day join up and play together. (more...)
Mexico star taunts Neymar after Brazil crash out in quarters Mexico star taunts Neymar after Brazil crash out in quarters
- July 07, 2018

Against Brazil , it will not be about ball possession, but what you do with it. "Against a team like Brazil , you must attack and defend with 11 players". "But if we make this a match of individuals, then we'll lose", he said. "If we show the same mentality as we did on Monday, we have a big chance". "If we play well against Brazil , we can attract even more supporters". (more...)
Thai cave rescue — TIMELINE Thai cave rescue — TIMELINE
- July 07, 2018

I promise I'll care for them as best as I can. I would like to thank you for all the moral support. The coach's role in the team's predicament has split Thai social media. "We have to make a clear decision on what we can do". Dwindling oxygen levels in the cave complex and weather forecasts predicting more heavy rain added to the pressure on authorities to work out a rescue plan. (more...)

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