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Roger Federer, at 35, is the Wimbledon favorite

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Djokovic heads into Wimbledon buoyed by a morale-boosting title at the Aegon International in Eastbourne - his first tournament victory since January. "So there is always decisions that you have to take. Sometimes goes well, sometimes not that well". Defending champ Andy Murray was drawn to potentially face fellow two-time victor Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-finals yesterday, while Roger Federer , chasing a record eighth crown, was lined up to face three-time titlist Novak ... Read More »

Dom Dwyer shows his quality with goal in United States national team debut

Making amends for his penalty miss, Gyan scored a sensation free kick of his own to cut the lead to one. Arena's attention now turns to the Gold Cup opener against Panama in Nashville next weekend, while Ghana , struggling in World Cup qualifying, are not back in action until an African Nations Championship preliminary game against Burkina Faso in August. Read More »

Australian players to boycott tour of South Africa in dispute over pay

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The Australian Cricketers' Association executive meets tomorrow to decide whether players will boycott this month's Australia A tour to South Africa after a failure to strike a new pay deal with Cricket Australia . Players and the ACA executive, led by president Greg Dyer and chief Alistair Nicholson, held a meeting in Sydney today to discuss their response in the absence of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ACA and Cricket Australia . Read More »

GST, a major step to check tax evasion: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a large number of chartered accountants on the foundation day of the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants in India) said over 37,000 such shell firms have been already detected and registrations of more than 3 lakh others have been cancelled in past eight months. Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr wins wild race for Roush Fenway — Daytona NASCAR

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Harvick said he got a flat tire right before the contact. Earnhardt lost his lead by turn two to Chase Elliott and went two laps down when he cut a tire and sustained fender damage after tangling with Menard between turns one and two. Byron was prepared to stick around Saturday night ant watch the Cup race, which is being billed as the last at Daytona for retiring driver Earnhardt Jr. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao loses stunning decision to Jeff Horn

But after going toe to toe with Pacquiao for eight rounds, he got battered, bruised, and bloodied in the ninth round and seemed to lose all momentum towards the end of the fight. The 29-year-old Horn was adjudged victor over the southpaw Pacquio by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113. Below is what you need to know to watch the action and below that is the full fight card for ESPN's broadcast. Read More »

Nuggets Rumors: Denver, Minnesota are frontrunners for Paul Millsap

That left the Nuggets as apparent frontrunners for Millsap, and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said on the network's "The Jump" program that Denver was looking to get a deal done "in short order". The Timberwolves are the latest suitor to emerge for Millsap. And as promising as the roster looks right now, the difference between fringe playoff contender and top-four West team is locking up a star at the power forward. Read More »

Pakistan women gear up for India challenge

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Despite this, he was delighted that Pakistan defied the odds to win the tournament. Pakistan started their World Cup campaign with a win against the current T20 champions West Indies in a warm-up game. Match to start by 03:00 PM IST, Tomorrow. It is true that India were outplayed by Pakistan in all three departments of the game, in the final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, but for a union minister to say that the match was fixed is a massive allegation. Read More »

Chelsea confident of Sandro deal despite interest from elsewhere

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He added: "When he went to Galatasaray, we had an offer from Chelsea for Alex". Neither me nor the player received any contact, from any English club. There's some question marks for me at Chelsea . Many pundits insisted that the 26-year-old's move to Stamford Bridge was more of a case of when than if, with the London club's offer in the region of 70 million Euro set to stand as a world-record for a defender. Read More »

Here is how much money LeBron thinks Steph Curry should make

According to a survey of the world's best paid athletes released earlier this month by Forbes, Curry had earned an additional US$35 million in endorsements to go alongside his US$12 million salary. He is a two-time league MVP, a four-time All-Star and a three-time All-NBA first-team performer. The deal, which was first reported by ESPN , was also a convenient way for the Thunder to bolster their case that Westbrook ought to re-sign with the team. Read More »

Chelsea deal with Roma confirmed: Antonio Rudiger to undergo medical on Monday

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Chelsea will give Roma defender Antonio Rudiger a medical on either Tuesday or Wednesday . The 24-year-old Rudiger is believed to be one of his main targets to add to the back line. The arrival of Bakayoko could provide the trigger for Nemanja Matic to join Manchester United. Chelsea's business in Italy, however, is likely not to be over with the signing of Rudiger as the Blues may finalize a deal to sign Alex Sandro from Juventus in the coming weeks. Read More »

Jrue Holiday considering signing with the Pacers

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This will end any rumors that Holiday is going to leave New Orleans. They started off last season in a rough way, losing games left and right. The New Orleans Pelicans seem to be acting accordingly at the outset of 2017 National Basketball Association free agency, especially when it comes to retaining their starting point guard. Read More »

Ronaldo shares his baby joy — Daddy Cool

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Georgina's first pregnancy scenarios were heard in May when Cristiano had uploaded a photo at social media of her arms hugging Georgina's belly. While the proud papa has not officially announced their genders or names, based on their adorable blue and pink outfits, the little ones appear to be a boy and girl. Read More »

Rangers ink Kevin Shattenkirk for four years

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Arguably the biggest name on the market heading into free agency, Shattenkirk's preferred landing spot always appeared to be his home state of NY from the very beginning. He has registered at least 30 assists and 40 points in six of his seven National Hockey League seasons, and the only season in which he didn't reach those plateaus was 2012-13, which was a 48-game season. Read More »

Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims

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Speaking at a public event in western Gujarat state, Modi said that "killing people in the name of [cow worship] is not acceptable". The #NotInMyName protests against incidents of lynching of Muslims and Dalits sprung up around Delhi and several other cities across the country on Wednesday. Read More »

Gordon Hayward Has Meetings Scheduled With 3 Teams

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Considering that the Celtics have the most assets of any team competing for the star wing player, this is a good situation for them. But that would be my Plan B. Over the last two seasons, Galinari has increased his scoring load, putting up his two best seasons in the points-per-game department, scoring 19.5 in 2015-16 and 18.2 this past season. Read More »

Murray withdraws from another exhibition

He looks sure to take his place in Monday's opening Centre Court match at 1pm although, not for the first time, judging exactly how he is feeling is proving an inexact science. "I will be confident, anyway". I'm very excited to play the first event, to open up the stadium with Andy. Nonetheless, at the back of Murray's mind will be what happened at the Queen's Club at the start of last week, when he lost in straight sets to Jordan Thompson , the World No 90. Read More »

JJ Redick, Sixers agree to one-year, $23 million contract

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Shortly after, the terms of the contract were announced by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . The Sixers are more interested in giving the 11-year vet a one-year deal, albeit one that comes with a lucrative price of at least $20 million, which is nearly three folds than what the Clippers paid Redick last season. Read More »

Wimbledon player profile: Andy Murray

In the women's singles, top seed and world number one Angelique Kerber of Germany will face either a qualifier or lucky loser, with the identity of the player still to be decided. But at the same time I tell you, it's a tournament that you can go out very early. Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well. German youngster Alexander Zverev , who won his maiden Masters 1000 title in Rome earlier this year, is drawn in the third quarter and early clash against Raonic awaits him. Read More »

Monaco set to offer Mbappe 900% pay rise with new deal

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Arsene Wenger is hoping to improve his squad this summer, and his goal is to convince Kylian Mbappe to join him at Arsenal from Monaco . Wenger is desperate to bring Mbappe to the Emirates and according to French paper L'Equipe, they say the manager tried to explain to his compatriot how he would fit in at Arsenal. Read More »

Rafael Nadal has 10 French Open titles-a historic feat

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Nadal's victory in Paris gave him a record 10th trophy at the clay-court tournament and ended his three-year drought without a Grand Slam title . The Spaniard won the record 10th French Open title last Sunday after registering a resounding victory over Stan Wawrinka . Read More »

NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

Vikings players will be a common sight at Timberwolves games next season. Those teams have met in the Finals for three straight seasons, and both would have to be the overwhelming favorites to meet there again next season. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. National Basketball Association teams from across the league have picked the best young players from around the world in the 2017 draft . Read More »

Formula One: Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

At the race re-start of the second safety auto period at lap 17 Lewis Hamilton who was leading from pole and the beginning of the race was seen brake-testing Sebastian Vettel who was behind him in second place by then. The pair had previously spoken in high regard of each other in the title race, in contrast to the frequent verbal digs Hamilton gave former teammate Nico Rosberg during their duels in previous seasons. Read More »

Costly error, missed chance as Cubs lose to Marlins 4-2

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Cleveland's Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 13 and allowed three hits in seven innings, but throwing errors by second baseman Jason Kipnis and catcher Yan Gomes led to two unearned runs in the first. But on Saturday it caught up to them in a 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Marlins Park. Bryant's three-run shot, his 16th, extended the Cubs' lead to 5-1 in the fourth. Read More »

Ronaldo ready to pay $16.39 million in Spanish tax fraud case

Speaking about Ronaldo's reported desire to leave the club, Perez added: 'Not I, nor anyone at Madrid , is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club'. A prosecutor said Mr Mourinho, 54, did not declare income from image rights in order to get an "illicit benefit". Manchester United and Paris St Germain have been alerted to Ronaldo's potential availability following the revelations of his disenchantment with his predicament in Spain , but his former club have played down talk of ... Read More »

Scott Dixon gets another IndyCar win on road course in Wisconsin

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His vehicle had a fuel pressure problem during the morning practice, and he got only a single lap to do a systems check and never got up to full speed. Tim Cindric, president at Team Penske, said Diuguid will have company on the pit box to lend a helping hand in guiding the No. 3 REV Group Team Penske Chevrolet. Read More »

Alves tells Juventus he wants to end contract

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Dani Alves could be set for a reunion with Pep Guardiola if Manchester City decide to follow through with their reported interest in the Juventus full-back. At 34 years of age, Alves is the elder player but he has proved over the years how reliable, consistent and important he can be - particularly at Barcelona . Read More »

Chile draws with Australia to reach Confed Cup semifinals

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Germany looked set for a comfortable win although Cameroon to their credit stuck to their task despite the numerical disadvantage, and pulled a goal back when Aboubakar headed home on 79 minutes. Demirbay and Werner's goals were their first at global level and Low added: "Players are always motivated and have developed a lot in recent years". Read More »

Confederations Cup 2017: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw

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But the world champions broke the deadlock when Draxler exchanged passes with Demirbay, who blasted past Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa from distance on 48 minutes. Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty as the Socceroos fought back to draw with Cameroon to leave both teams facing an early exit. Read More »