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Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal cruise as Stan Wawrinka upset


Karen Khachanov , seeded 30th, beat fellow Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, although he needed five sets in an entertaining match on Court No 5 before prevailing 7-6 2-6 6-3 1-6 6-2. Fast forward a year and Federer is poised to break the tie for seven Wimbledon titles he shares with Pete Sampras and take his career tally at the majors to 19. Read More »

Wimbledon Brit Watch: Johanna Konta, Aljaz Bedene and Heather Watson all through


Johanna Konta knew she had a tough opponent to negotiate on opening Monday at the All England Club. JOHANNA KONTA bids to break new ground at Wimbledon today - by reaching the last 32. "I think there are a lot right now", said the German, who was beaten in the final previous year by Serena Williams . What's more, a heavy fall as the Briton closed out her quarter-final win over Kerber not only gave her a sore head but a bruised back, and she withdrew from her scheduled semi against ... Read More »

Payne out of Lions tour


The luckless Ireland centre had been dogged by a calf problem for the majority of the Lions' New Zealand tour - but is now suffering from migraines. The 31-year-old Ireland global was withdrawn from the Lions' side ahead of last week's 31-31 draw against the Hurricanes after he complained of suffering with headaches and he subsequently missed Saturday's 24-21 victory against hosts New Zealand in the second Test. Read More »

Nottingham Forest sign Barrie McKay from Rangers on four-year deal


A £500,000 initial fee has been agreed for the 22-year-old, who would be free to discuss terms with suitors come January. Once the move is confirmed, McKay will travel with the rest of the Nottingham Forest squad, who are now enjoying a pre-season training camp across the Atlantic in the States. Read More »

ZTE Blade V7 Plus with fingerprint scanner, 2540mAh battery announced: Specifications, features


Nearly a year and a half later the official announcement of the ZTE V7 and V7 Lite , the company has now unveiled the ZTE V7 Plus. The device comes with a unibody metal design. A 5-megapixel front snapper for selfies and video calling will also be able to complement the rear camera as well. Apart from this, the smartphone also offers various connectivity options including 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, FM Radio, USB OTG, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a 5 pin ... Read More »

AFL diversity manager to face suburban tribunal


Fahour was playing for West Preston-Lakeside in a Northern Football League match against Whittlesea when he punched the unsuspecting player. If Fahour receives a nine-match ban or more, he will be de-registered from the Northern Football League and receive a lifetime ban from playing suburban football. Read More »

Manny Pacquiao wants WBO to review his fight with Jeff Horn


Horn was declared the victor in a controversial unanimous decision by the judges despite Pacquiao leading the charts statistically. On Monday, GAB urged the WBO to review the officiating in Pacquiao's fight with Australia's Jeff Horn for possible miscalls from the referee. Read More »

Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox

Hits are falling all over the place. Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez hit a weak groundball on checked swing and reached safely after Deven Marrero's throw from third missed the mark. But Price has progressively gotten better since returning from the disabled list with an elbow strain. Meanwhile, the Rangers are 7-0 in their last seven during game two of a series and 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games. Read More »

BJP To Get Two-Third Majority in 2019 Assembly Poll: Amit Shah


BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday began his political tour of Odisha from Ganjam district, which houses Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's Assembly constituency, signalling the continuation of his party's all-India expansionist programme. He said he was "confident" of the party's victory in the next Assembly election in 2019. At Hugulapata, he announced that booth committees would be strengthened in all the 37,000 polling booth areas of Odisha. Read More »

Lost motivation, says Tomic


Tomic is now ranked No59 in the world but reached a position as high as 17 previous year and has earned more than $5million in prize money in his career. Tomic was criticised for ruling himself out of the Rio 2016 Olympics because of an "extremely busy" schedule, a year after he was dropped by Tennis Australia - for a second time - from their Davis Cup squad. Read More »

Ravi Shastri Formally Applies for Job


It remains to be seen how the CAC will consider Shastri's case, considering Ganguly backed Kumble over the former Indian all-rounder when during last year's coach selection. The meeting took place after the high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) communicated to the BCCI that it had failed resolve the differences between Kumble and Kohli. Read More »

Heat Make It Official, Waive Chris Bosh


In honor of his playing time with the Heat, the franchise is now planning to retire the jersey of Chris Bosh . The Heat officially waived #Chris Bosh in an effort to move in a new direction and then team president Pat Riley made a shocking announcement to fans. Read More »

Man Utd star Wayne Rooney set to seal Everton return


Rooney has made nearly 560 appearances in all competitions for United, scoring 253 goals and lifting 19 trophies. If Rooney does end up leaving United for Everton this summer, it'll definitely be interesting to see whether he commands a place in the starting line-up for Ronald Koeman's side. Read More »

Here Are The Teams Expected To Have Interest In Jamal Crawford


Crawford's family is based in Los Angeles, and he has played for the Clippers the past five seasons. Once that happens, he can officially join the Lakers. Crawford's current contract with the Clippers would see him earning $14.2 million in the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. The 37-year-old averaged 12.3 points last year and hit 36 percent of his 3-pointers. Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette has medical prior to becoming record Arsenal signing


But he later confirmed a deal for Lacazette was nearly complete, with Arsenal to pay up to € 50m for the 11-time France worldwide, who is expected to sign a five-year deal. Lacazette has been with Lyon since the start of his career, scoring 129 goals in 275 games for his hometown club. In the last four seasons with Olympique Lyonnais, Lacazette has scored at least 22 goals . Read More »

Rangers suffer shock Europa League exit


The Scottish Premiership side slumped to a 2-0 second-leg loss in Luxembourg on Tuesday as manager Pedro Caixinha oversaw a defeat that he had described in the build-up as "unthinkable". 'We took the decision to take the Mexicans even though we know they are not on the same level as the others, ' added Caixinha. "I assume all the responsibility not to pass this qualifier and to miss out on the group stages that was our main goal". Read More »

Indian chopper goes missing near China border


Papum Pare additional deputy commissioner J Pertin said the ALH helicopter which was pressed into evacuation of people stranded due to floods in Sagalee, had made five sorties since it had arrived there at around 10:30 AM on Tuesday, and had returned for the sixth trip. Read More »

George Hill, Kings agree to three-year, $57 million contract


The Sacramento Kings have agreed to a three-year, $57 million contract with free agent guard George Hill , The Vertical's Shams Charania reports . Hill, who spent five seasons as a member of the Pacers prior to his short-lived Jazz stint, was dealt to Utah last summer in a three-team deal also involving the Atlanta Hawks. Read More »

Hector Bellerin tells Arsene Wenger he wants to quit Arsenal for Barcelona

Lehmann has been largely supportive of Wenger, criticising supporters who arranged to fly a plane over Arsenal matches in protest at the Frenchman's management, but in March claimed he had to change his style moving forward. Ivan Gazidis further revealed that the club is looking to attract the best players to the club this summer after securing the services of Arsene Wenger for another two season. Read More »

Yankees Set To Receive Some Pitching Reinforcements On Tuesday


It's extremely frustrating". Again, he's resembling the guy who went into his final 2016 start with a real shot to win the AL ERA title. "I think it's important", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Sabathia's return. "I feel a little bit better on the mound". "I feel like I've honestly hit my stride right now". "I feel the strongest I've been all year. So to come out at that point when I feel like I was rolling, it was pretty frustrating". Read More »

Olivier Giroud: I want to continue playing for Arsenal

Everton could look to exploit that by offering guaranteed first team football at Goodison Park, something that will be crucial to Giroud if he intends to make it into France's squad for the World Cup next summer. And it seems the striker still has unfinished business in north London. "And that's the people [see you as a] loyal warrior on the pitch - that you always give your best for the team". Read More »

Tammy Abraham's big new Chelsea deal


After a stunning campaign in the Championship with Bristol City last season marked by 26 goals in 48 appearances, Abraham has had no shortage of Premier League suitors this summer. Abraham, who has also signed a five-year contract extension at Chelsea , had also been wanted on a loan basis by newly promoted Newcastle United . Read More »

Gordon Hayward will reportedly make decision on 4th of July


The Celtics have always been considered a significant threat to the Jazz for his services, as Boston head coach Brad Stevens was Hayward's college coach during his time at Butler. However, that also infers that prior to the meeting, there's a chance that Hayward's preference was elsewhere...and that's scary to say the least. "At the risk of tugging at Jazz fans' heart strings", USA Today writer Sam Amick wrote, "I'm told Utah made a very strong impression on Gordon Hayward and he's ... Read More »

Florian Lejeune thrilled with Newcastle move


Florian Lejeune admits it was an easy decision to sign for Newcastle United and have the chance to work with manager Rafa Benitez . "Twenty-six-year-old Lejeune has put pen to paper on a five-year-deal with the Magpies , which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2022". Read More »

Indiana Pacers Are Contemplating Monta Ellis's Future With the Team


Collison was a member of the Pacers for two seasons from 2010-2012 under former coach Frank Vogel. The Pacers don't necessarily have a need for Ellis's services at this point. The 6-foot 29-year-old played debuted in the National Basketball Association in 2009 after playing for UCLA. Rejoice, dynasty owners of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender, T.J. Read More »

When Pakistan all-rounder Kainat Imtiaz met idol Jhulan Goswami


In 2005 I saw the Indian team for the 1st time as the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan. Indian women's cricket team are on a roll in ongoing ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Goswami didn't exactly have a fruitful campaign, picking up only one wicket in five games in that tournament, but she found an admirer in the young Imtiaz, who was one of the ball pickers for the tournament. Read More »

Markov price likely too high for Canadiens


That's because the Edmonton Oilers are expected to soon finalize a deal with 20-year-old captain and Hart Trophy winner Connor McDavid that could be worth in the neighborhood of $12 or 13 million. When asked about Radulov, Bergevin said the organization would certainly want him but, "not on his terms but the Montreal Canadiens', in the long and short term". Read More »