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Serena Williams Turns Things Around Against Ashleigh Barty

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Facing three break points in the fourth game of the second set, she served a double fault, allowing Stosur to level at 2-2. Williams looked grounded on the red dirt from her opening service on. "It's a court I was watching on TV when I was 10, 15, so I dreamt to be there and now I am, that's why it was complicated for me", she explains. "I have definitely always had that will to win. Read More »

French Open 2018 Results: Winners, Scores, Stats from Wednesday Singles Bracket

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But Halep, who made an eyebrow raising 16 unforced errors in the first set, began to impress her greater ability on the contest and quickly levelled the match with four breaks of her own. "I play a lot of PlayStation, to be honest". The mental game has always been Halep's downfall and something that can give her opponent a chance of pulling off the victory . Read More »

Kane & Cahill fire England past dogged Nigeria

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Gareth Southgate's preparations for the UEFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation have been some of the smoothest and least fraught that England have enjoyed in recent memory. The Three Lions, though, haven't managed to beat a side from Africa since 2010. Alex Iwobi woke up Nigeria immediately in the second stanza, pulling a goal back a minute after the break with a clinical strike, following up Ighalo's shot that hit the upright, 2-1. Read More »

Dolgopolov refused to speak at Roland Garros

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I mean, now, yeah, of course, I mean, it's great, this feeling". Nadal, fresh from an eighth Rome clay court title having also won his 11th trophies in Barcelona and Monte Carlo already this spring, has a 7-2 record over Dolgopolov. "They shouldn't be called "next generation" too much". "I'm number 3 in the world right now". No. 2 Alexander Zverev, No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 8 David Goffin, No. Read More »

Oklahoma State, Alabama meet for NCAA title

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Eckroat birdied the third and fifth holes and never trailed as Mancheno lost for the first time in five match-play rounds in the post-season. Head coach Alan Bratton won a national championship as a player at OSU in 1995, and wins his first as Cowboys coach. Read More »

Bollywood actor admits IPL betting

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Khan allegedly lost around Rs 2.80 crore to a bookie Sonu Jalan , alias Sonu Batla, who was arrested on May 15 for allegedly running a betting run in India and overseas. For those unaware, Sonu Jalan, the top bookie who named Arbaaz after being arrested is said to an aid of global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim. According to the police report , they found a diary of Sonu Jalan during the search and it had the phone numbers of more than 100 bookies including Bollywood celebrity, contractors and ... Read More »

Nike Begins Sale of Super Eagles Jersey

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There were long queues outside London's Nike Town store and thousands more were trying to buy the kit online , however both options are now no longer available. The Super Eagles probably aren't going to win the World Cup this year, but I for one will enjoy watching Mikel rove around as a number 10 playing short first time passes whilst looking like he's been to a day rave. Read More »

Nigeria cut World Cup squad down to 25

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Nigeria take on Croatia in their first match at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday, June 16 before games against Iceland (Volgograd; June 22) and Argentina (Saint Petersburg; June 26) in Group D. "We did not come to win the Super Eagles of Nigeria but to give her a good match that could prepare the team well for the World Cup in Russian Federation". Read More »

Afridi announces massive donation of $20,000 to hurricane relief cause

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The match, which was played to raise funds for the damage that happened to cricket stadiums in West Indies due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria past year, was given an worldwide status. Badree finished with the magical figures of 3-1-4-2, while Russell gave away runs later in the script to end with 3-0-2-25. Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who captained World XI , also donated $20,000 from his foundation towards the cause, while players from both teams donated their match fees. Read More »

Unai Emery looks to raid former club

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Newly appointed manager Unai Emery who replaced long-term manager Arsene Wenger wants to build his Arsenal team around Ramsey according to The Times . Chelsea are reportedly one of them, as are Juventus . There are claims the French giants have made the midfielder a massive financial offer to stay in Paris, but the youngster has got his mind set on England, where he thinks he can develop further. Read More »

76ers investigate critical tweets linked to Colangelo

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An extraordinary report from theringer.com, claims Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo went to extreme lengths to attack Sixers players, including All Star centre Joel Embiid , while also moving to smear rival NBA officials and defend his own reputation. Read More »

Warriors won’t have Iguodala to help defend against LeBron

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Love is averaging 13.9 points and 10.0 rebounds in 17 playoff starts, and he's the No. 2 scoring option for the Cavs. Despite the heartbreaking Game 7 loss in the Western Conference Finals, the Houston Rockets are still confident that their star point guard Chris Paul will return in free agency. Read More »

Actor Arbaaz Khan Summoned In Connection With IPL Betting By Mumbai Cops

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For the uninitiated, this summon comes after the Thane Police had recently busted a betting ring and had arrested 42-year-old bookie, Sonu Jalan alias Sonu Batla. Jalan is also believed to have a connection with the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Subsequently, the Mumbai crime branch arrested actor Dara Singh's son Vindoo and then BCCI president Narayanswami Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan on charges of conspiracy, cheating and betting in the IPL. Read More »

Morgan out of ICC World XI due to finger injury

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Earlier, ICC made the announcement that Eoin Morgan has been forced to pull out of the ICC World XI squad for the 31 May Twenty20 global against the Windies at Lord's due to a fractured finger. They will come up against a West Indies side who are now the t20 World Champions. Tom Curran - the man who replaced Plunkett - retains his place, with Craig Overton missing out. Read More »

Man City target deals for Riyad Mahrez and Jorginho

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Speaking to Calcio Napoli , Santos said: "Chelsea have never had contact with me so I can not talk, they've never called me". "City are the champions of England and are one of the top European clubs". CalcioNapoli24.it report that The Citizens have agreed personal terms with Jorginho and that the midfielder will earn €4.5 million-a-year if and when he completes his move to Manchester. Read More »

Serena Williams reveals plans for baby number 2

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The American, who is competing in her first Grand Slam since returning from maternity leave, looked to be heading for an early exit after Barty took the first set 6-3 with a single break. "I feel like a warrior in it". She then retired hurt during her semifinal with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Strasbourg. Serena Williams describes what it was like to be at the royal wedding, including the impact it had on her and on African-American culture. Read More »

Kevin Love Won't Be Suspended For Game 2

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However, the National Basketball Association will reportedly not punish him after conducting an investigation into Love's actions. "Babe that's not wisdom at all because you're assuming you know who I'm talking about and you're assuming you know my feelings", Kardashian wrote . Read More »

76ers considering dismissing Bryan Colangelo

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Colangelo acknowledged using one of the Twitter handles reported by The Ringer , @phila1234567, which didn't have an account name. "The probe hasn't been completed - and a final decision has yet to be rendered - but the fallout a report by The Ringer that connected Twitter accounts unleashing privileged information and provocative attacks surrounding the Sixers has left ownership flushed with embarrassment and anger - and Colangelo fighting for his professional life, league sources ... Read More »

Peru Captain Paolo Guerrero Cleared To Play In The World Cup

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However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched a successful bid to extend his suspension to 14 months, meaning that he had been expected to miss the competition in Russian Federation. Following FIFA's decision to reduce the ban to six months on appeal , it was subsequently extended to 14 months following an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Read More »

JR Smith's Blunder In Game 1 Of NBA Finals Stokes Twitter Mockery

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Or what everyone in the National Basketball Association thought was a clutch charge , except for the officials on the court who ruled it a blocking foul . "I read that play just as well as I've read any play in my career, maybe in my life", said James. That Warriors winning face-off with LeBron and crew at Oracle Arena on June 1 previous year went on to garner 18.7 million viewers, which turned out to be the lowest viewership of a hard fought five game series eventually won by the Warriors ... Read More »

Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

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Zidane announced his resignation yesterday to leave the football world stunned. The tabloid claims Liverpool are "bracing themselves" for an approach, with the reigning European champions said to be impressed by Klopp's personality and strength of character, tools required for the job. Read More »

Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime in game one

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One of the most hard calls to make in the split second of fast-paced NBA action helped swing Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Golden State's favor. Game two of the series is on Sunday (Monday NZT) at Oracle Arena. George Hill was fouled on Cleveland's ensuing possession, but missed the second free throw, leaving the score tied at 107-107. A 17-7 run led by Thompson, Curry , Durant, and Shaun Livingston closed the game out, and Golden State took the win. Read More »

JR Smith's Blunder in NBA Finals Game 1 Broke Twitter

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Iguodala averaged 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in his three games against the Rockets , playing a little more than 27 minutes per game. Hill tied the score by making his first free throw, but he missed the second attempt and Smith got the rebound. Read More »

Boston Celtics: Marcus Morris shows up when it matters most

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However, the Cavaliers were able to cut into Boston's lead, as the quarter finished with the C's leading 78-64. Game 2: Tuesday, May 15 at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN . You've got to start somewhere, I guess. The Cavs can tinker with their lineups all they want, to me it just doesn't seem like there's an answer for the Celtics . Read More »

NBA Finals: Warriors vs

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LeBron James willed his Cavaliers back to the big stage with another spectacular performance against Boston. - That's one of the reasons he's always seen cheering on Cleveland . Cleveland and Golden State are playing for the following: The NBA championship, bragging rights, the chance to host a parade, rings, banners, cool hats and T-shirts. Read More »

NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers preview

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He posted 27 points and four assists in the Game 4 win on the road and followed with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in Game 5. The stars went through funks and the Warriors had to play catch up time and again - including from double-digit deficits in the final two games to beat James Harden and the 65-win Rockets on their home court after settling for the second seed in the West. Read More »

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward has surgery, will be ready for next season

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That means the victor between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will move on to compete for an National Basketball Association title, while the other team goes home. In seven seasons with the Utah Jazz, Hayward put up 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal. "We're not going to do something unless it makes us better". Read More »

Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduates from medical school

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Laurent recently said he promised himself that he was going to finish his studies and get his medical degree while still playing the game. "You get to treat people, you get to change them and you get to have an opinion that people respect, and it's an honour to be a part of that community". Read More »