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Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title
- June 27, 2017

Serving for the set, she suffered an attack of nerves as two double-faults enabled Barty to claw one break back, but that was not enough as Kvitova served out for the set at the second attempt. Her opponent on Saturday, Safarova, had to retire in the second set with the leg injury with Kvitova leading comfortably 6-1 1-0. This is Kvitova's first grass-court final since her triumph at 2014 Wimbledon, though this significant achievement was tinged with anti-climax as Safarova quit with a right ... (more...)
Roger Federer beats Karen Khachanov to book Gerry Weber Open final spot
- June 27, 2017

His hard fought three set win means Zverev now goes on to face Roger Federer in a rematch of last year's semi-final, which the German won. "I really had to fight in defence, but maybe it's not so bad to survive like this on grass". The pair held serve for nearly two hours before Zverev managed the first break of the match early in the third set and the 20-year-old broke again two games later to finish the Spaniard off. (more...)
Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup Spithill skippers Oracle to 1st win in America's Cup
- June 27, 2017

New Zealand are one win from the America's Cup title after taking a 6-1 lead over USA. Spithill has been here before. The Kiwis, looking to rebound from their soul-crushing collapse against Oracle in 2013, moved to 5-1 in the first-to-seven match. (more...)
STATE OF ORIGIN 2017: Maroons snatch victory from Blues
- June 27, 2017

Queensland's hopes of sealing next month's State of Origin decider have nose-dived with Darius Boyd ruled out with a broken thumb while Johnathan Thurston is racing the clock to be fit for his Maroons farewell. "We've got to make sure that we've got the right amount of energy to go at 8.10 tomorrow night". Queensland coach Kevin Walters (left) and his NSW counterpart Laurie Daley. (more...)
S. Koreans march to protest United States missile defence system
- June 27, 2017

While welcoming the North Korean taekwondo team, Moon said he was "delighted" to have accomplished the first "inter-Korean sports cooperation" in his administration, adding that he hopes the ITF and World Taekwondo help bring peace to the Korean Peninsula . (more...)
Aussies start World Cup defence in Taunton Aussies start World Cup defence in Taunton
- June 27, 2017

New batswoman Meg Lanning (12) then joined Bolton but failed to display her class as she was sent back to the pavilion by Taylor in the 35th over. West Indies fielder Shakera Selman was hit on the head fielding at short leg by Australia's batsman Nicole Bolton. (more...)
Everton agree deal for Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru Everton agree deal for Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru
- June 27, 2017

The KAS Eupen striker completed a medical at Goodison Park on Monday evening with the deal agreed. Onyekuru said: "I believe I have the level to one day play in the Champions League". West Ham United have been linked with a move for the attacker all summer but it seems Everton have beaten them to the punch. A whole host of top clubs were interested in this young talent, with Arsenal seemingly the front runners to his signature last month. (more...)
Federer in Halle has issued a 92-second title in his career Federer in Halle has issued a 92-second title in his career
- June 27, 2017

Federer did lose a match on the grass courts to Tommy Haas this season, but was in scorching form all week at Halle Westfallen, defeating the Rome Masters champion Zverev in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. In this season, the Swiss has won four tournaments - Australian Open, Indian wells, Miami and Halle. " I now hope that I'll stay healthy in this second part of the season and we'll see what happens ". (more...)
Germany Vs Australia Live Stream, Preview, Lineups, Confederations Cup 2017
- June 27, 2017

A now-obligatory review from the Video Assistant Referees found no offside but replays appeared to confirm that Juric had handled Rogic's shot before Leno's error, but the goal stood. However, his opposite number Joachim Loew said Australia have developed since Postecoglou took charge in 2013. Germany , who have rested several star names for the tournament, took an early lead against the Asia Cup holders in Russian Federation. (more...)
Leafs centre Auston Matthews wins Calder as NHL's top rookie
- June 27, 2017

Edmonton Oilers center Conor McDavid was the victor of the Hart Trophy after winning the scoring title with his league-high 100 points off 30 goals and 70 assists. Bergeron, who has been the very picture of a two-way pivot over the course of his career, captured his fourth Selke, making him one of only two players in league history to capture the award four times. (more...)
What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do now? What should the Cleveland Cavaliers do now?
- June 27, 2017

Durant and Curry were unstoppable; Durant scored 30 points or more in all five Finals games, averaging 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists. But I'll train. I'll train all summer. "I can't believe it, but I have to", Durant said recently of where he is after a decade. An unbelievable feeling for him, an unbelievable feeling for me and an unbelievable feeling for the team. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo already wavering in desire to quit Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo already wavering in desire to quit Real Madrid
- June 27, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo's woes deepened today when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud . "As a Real Madrid fan it's sad to see the possibility of one of the best we've ever had to leave", Garcia said. Unhappy Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, has left his future at the Spanish giant in doubt and has been linked to United and other top clubs after angrily announcing last week that his ... (more...)
Ronaldo confident after leading Portugal to Confederations Cup semi-finals
- June 27, 2017

Andre Silva dribbled deep into the New Zealand penalty area to score with a rising shot in the 80th and Nani drilled in a fourth goal for Portugal during stoppage time. Following a strong showing in a 2-1 defeat to Mexico three days earlier, the clash with the world No 8 Portuguese was always going to be a stiff task for 95th-ranked New Zealand . (more...)
Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin
- June 27, 2017

The Maroons' win means the series heads back to Suncorp Stadium for the decider on July 12 in what will also be Johnathan Thurston's farewell. Just when you thought they were gone, Queensland created yet another thrilling chapter in the history of State of Origin rugby league to draw level in the three-match series. (more...)
Timo Werner abused in Germany but key to World Cup defense Timo Werner abused in Germany but key to World Cup defense
- June 27, 2017

Vargas reacted quickest to obtain the knock down to half-time sub Martin Rodriguez , who scored his first worldwide goal with a sharp surface that soothed Chilean nerves. Chile coach Pizzi said that such a relentless style involved an enormous physical effort, raising questions as to whether an ageing squad will be able to maintain it at next year's World Cup, should they qualify. (more...)
Cavs, GM David Griffin part ways Cavs, GM David Griffin part ways
- June 27, 2017

Later, the Cavaliers confirmed the news with a statement from owner Dan Gilbert . With the potential departure of LeBron James looming once again, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert gambled by letting general manager David Griffin walk over the long-term direction of the franchise. (more...)
Oilers trade forward Jordan Eberle to Islanders for centre Ryan Strome Oilers trade forward Jordan Eberle to Islanders for centre Ryan Strome
- June 27, 2017

The 27-year-old Eberle will be going to an Islanders team that could use his scoring touch big time, and when he's on the first line with John Tavares , they are going to receive it. The contract is a two-way deal during the 2017-18 season and one-way for the 2018-19 campaign. After registering 50 points in his first full season, Strome struggled, totaling 58 points over the last two seasons. (more...)
Ravi Shastri to Apply for India Coach Job Ravi Shastri to Apply for India Coach Job
- June 27, 2017

Virat Kohli has become the second most followed Indian on Facebook after Prime Minister Narendra Modi with over 35 million followers. The BCCI in May, just days ahead of the Indian cricket team's defence of the ICC Champions Trophy title, advertised for the head coach's job but "endorsed and extension" to Kumble's one-year deal. (more...)
It's official! Russell Westbrook selected as the NBA's Most Valuable Player It's official! Russell Westbrook selected as the NBA's Most Valuable Player
- June 27, 2017

Houston Rockets guard James Harden , San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and four-time victor LeBron James , who set career-highs this season in rebounds and assists, were the other finalists. The guard won the first award Monday night during the first NBA Awards show that was hosted by Drake . After he took the stage, Russell pointed at each of the five big men on the stage - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo - and said, ... (more...)
Lions team unveiled to face Hurricanes Lions team unveiled to face Hurricanes
- June 27, 2017

Prop Charlie Faumuina admitted the effects of the physical approach in the first Test were still apparent among some of the players on Monday. However, his athletic and combative partnership with compatriot Maro Itoje against the Auckland Blues had been one of the highlights of the early tour and the pair looked to be in contention for the test locking roles. (more...)