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American pals Stephens, Keys both reach 1st French Open QF American pals Stephens, Keys both reach 1st French Open QF
- June 05, 2018

Similarly, having battled to hold serve at the start of the second set, Buzarnescu fell away desultorily for the next five games, falling behind by a double break with two double faults in the fifth game. 30 seed Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys are eager to renew the friendliest rivalry in tennis - and to do that both need to win one more match at the French Open. (more...)
Diogo Dalot becomes second Manchester United signing of the summer
- June 05, 2018

Manchester United are moving ever closer to announcing the first transfer of the summer after reports emerged that Brazilian global, Fred has completed his medical. According to Craig Norwood, an agency photographer who specializes in Manchester United's transfer activity, the club has deals in place for both Fred and Diogo Dalot. (more...)
Centurion Chhetri sparks India past Kenya Centurion Chhetri sparks India past Kenya
- June 05, 2018

It was a special day for the Blue Tigers as Captain Cool, the saviour Sunil Chhetri , played his 100th global match. India on the other hand started off with a 5-0 thrashing of Chinese Taipei. I'm gonna speak, appeal and request all of you who did not come. "It is not fun to criticise and abuse on the internet, come to the stadium and do it on our face". (more...)
Djokovic still battling as he edges past Bautista Agut Djokovic still battling as he edges past Bautista Agut
- June 05, 2018

Djokovic , the 2016 French champion and 12-times Grand Slam victor, awaits. Against Bautista Agut, he will need to find that level and be able to sustain it, which is now the big question mark in his game. One break in the second and third sets was then enough to send him into the third round a 7-6 6-4 6-4 victor. "In these kind of circumstances, sometimes emotions get, you know, get the worst out of you", he said. (more...)
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini mugged at gunpoint in Chile
- June 05, 2018

The robbers stole a handbag belonging to Pellegrini's wife Carola Pucci before they fired at police as they escaped in a stolen vehicle. The pair were said to have been targeted while walking to a restaurant in Vitacura - a suburb of Santiago. (more...)
Germany loses friendly match against Austria 2-1 Germany loses friendly match against Austria 2-1
- June 05, 2018

Austria grew into the game, while Germany became more sloppy as the action went on, and although Joachim Low 's charges went ahead at the break, they were pegged back on 53 minutes. "We played decent football at times in the first half, but then we just stopped clicking". Today many things were bad. The injury was the key talking point after Belgium's 0-0 draw with Portugal as both sides showed attacking intent but no killer blow less than two weeks before the World Cup begins. (more...)
Arsenal Emerge As Surprise Contenders To Sign Marouane Fellaini
- June 05, 2018

Fellaini could leave United for Arsenal on a free transfer. The 30-year-old is now on £80,000 per week. Last season, he was deployed by José Mourinho as more of a protective layer in the middle of the park rather than as a goalscoring threat, and that may be something Emery wants to mimic. (more...)
England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies England vs Nigeria 2 - 1 June 02 2018 World Cup Friendlies
- June 05, 2018

Asked if his short-tempered nature could be a problem in Russian Federation, however, Alli told reporters: "I am a big believer that you have to make mistakes to learn from them". Though the Everton man is set to be rested for the final World Cup warm-up game against Costa Rica at Elland Road on Thursday, he is expected to continue in goal when England begin their campaign in Russian Federation. (more...)
Serena Williams withdraws from French Open match against Maria Sharapova with injury Serena Williams withdraws from French Open match against Maria Sharapova with injury
- June 05, 2018

Halep had earlier thumped Elise Mertens and said of facing the German: 'Well, it's every time it's a tough match, and every time I expect the same. The "extraordinary" theory had reportedly been floated by Donald Trump on a golf course more than a decade ago after he observed Sharapova had "alluring shoulders". (more...)
General manager Jeff Bower, Detroit Pistons part ways General manager Jeff Bower, Detroit Pistons part ways
- June 04, 2018

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Pistons interviewed MI basketball coach John Beilein for their vacant position on Thursday. According to some National Basketball Association sources , the man in charge of the Wolverines has been coveted in National Basketball Association circles for a while, so it's interesting that he just now is deciding to take an interview looking to make that jump. (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi - Neymar picks 'the best' footballer Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi - Neymar picks 'the best' footballer
- June 04, 2018

Ronaldo is now 33 and Messi 30, meaning they would need to play for 12 more years to equal Pele's haul which is impossible. The Egypt forward, who is hoping to recover from a shoulder injury before the start of the World Cup, has emerged as a potential Ballon d'Or victor on the back of his fine campaign. (more...)
Germany Drop Sane, Name Ozil, Rudiger, Neuer, Kroos In World Cup Squad Germany Drop Sane, Name Ozil, Rudiger, Neuer, Kroos In World Cup Squad
- June 04, 2018

But Joachim Low left out the 22-year-old when he named his final 23-man squad for Russian Federation 2018 on Monday morning. Germany captain Neuer, who won the World Cup four years ago, will also be their first choice keeper for the tournament, ahead of designated number two Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp . (more...)
Before World Cup, another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany Before World Cup, another injury fear for Belgium’s Kompany
- June 04, 2018

Martinez also confirmed that Kompany will be given until the last possible moment to prove his fitness ahead of Belgium's first World Cup fixture against Panama on June 18. Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels, Lazio defender Jordan Lukaku, Watford's Christian Kabasele and Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke were the men to be cut from the initial 28-man selection. (more...)
Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria 2-1 in World Cup warm-up Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria 2-1 in World Cup warm-up
- June 04, 2018

But Sterling couldn't stay out of trouble and was booked for an embarrassingly clear dive in a failed attempt to win a second-half penalty. It was a night when England were more impressive in the first half and the second 45 minutes became uncomfortable after Arsenal's Alex Iwobi pulled back a goal for the Super Eagles . (more...)
Novak Djokovic vs Fernando Verdasco, French Open 2018 fourth round Novak Djokovic vs Fernando Verdasco, French Open 2018 fourth round
- June 04, 2018

Resurgent former champion Novak Djokovic reached the French Open quarter-finals for the 12th time on Sunday as he subdued feisty Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 6-2. Thirteenth seed Agut, playing days after the death of his mother, battled back from 1-4 in the second set, breaking serve when Djokovic missed an easy volley and dragging the set into a tiebreak. (more...)
US Women's Open: Ariya Jutanugarn leads by four shots after three rounds US Women's Open: Ariya Jutanugarn leads by four shots after three rounds
- June 04, 2018

In the end, Jutanugarn's slow-motion collapse set up an emotional victory and her second major win. And when Kim, the 2014 Evian Championship victor, holed a putt from off the green at the 15th, for her fifth birdie of the day, the lead was reduced to a single stroke. (more...)
Samuel Umtiti's contract renewal on the home straight Samuel Umtiti's contract renewal on the home straight
- June 04, 2018

But in the face of transfer speculation the France global has opted to commit himself to the Blaugrana until 2023. Umtiti signed from Lyon in 2016 and helped Barca win a domestic double in the 2017-18 season. The club are working on the basis that on Wednesday and Thursday the French defender's lawyers will be in Barcelona to ratify the new deal. The centre-back is now training with the France squad as they prepare for the upcoming World Cup. (more...)
Nabil Fekir's agent has dropped the truth about reports of Liverpool medical Nabil Fekir's agent has dropped the truth about reports of Liverpool medical
- June 04, 2018

But for the moment, he is from Lyon and we are very proud of him. It had been reported that Liverpool were now in talks with Lyon over a move for their captain, with some speculating contact was made over the weekend. Fekir, who is part of France's World Cup squad, has been heavily linked with a switch to Anfield of late and there have been suggestions that a move is close to being completed. (more...)
Warriors, Cavs react to Golden State’s Game 2 win Warriors, Cavs react to Golden State’s Game 2 win
- June 04, 2018

Nevermind that only 20 out of 301 teams trailing 0-2 in a playoff series have come back to win. LeBron James says the Warriors are pretty with Iguodala, and pretty good without him. Curry scored 16 points in the 4th quarter, including a 4-point play from a corner 3-pointer and the record breaker from the left side with 3:30 remaining. (more...)
Nadal thumps Gasquet at Roland Garros
- June 04, 2018

Nadal obliged in front of a Chatrier crowd who cheered every ball before the player stepped over the net and hugged the youngster. Former French tennis player and 2013 Wimbledon victor stepped up to do the duties before informing Nadal, "You have a lot of fans around the world but this ball kid is your biggest fan and it's his dream to play just one ball against you...", she said. (more...)