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History as spaniard takes his 10th title


Nadal, who has now closed back to within three of Federer's all-time record with a 15th slam title, said in halting French: "It's truly unbelievable". A backhand which sailed long gave Nadal the first set with the Spaniard having crunched 10 winners to Wawrinka's four while committing half the unforced errors. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament in Wisconsin

Several eyewitness posted video on social media of the blimp , which reportedly caught on fire, crashing to the ground near Highway 83 and Highway 167, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Johnson, who has been installed as the favourite for this week's title in Wisconsin, described his unusual major championship build up as an " awesome couple of days ". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Jake Ball, a disappointment in England's opening day win over Bangladesh , set the tone for England when he removed the risky Luke Ronchi in the first over of New Zealand's response. In reply, New Zealand struggled to overcome the first-over loss of Luke Ronchi for a golden duck and, although Williamson was prominent, his teammates were picked off by England's impressive attack. Read More »

Clinical India run over hapless Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy


I tried not to think of it as a big match as well, just take it as a normal game, an important game for India like any match we play. "We need to tighten our fielding to compete hard against the best teams", Kohli pointed out. Most of that 20 came during a costly 23-run last over for Imad Wasim (0-66). That chance was enough for him to grow into confidence, as he took on Pakistani bowlers in the depth overs. Read More »

Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee


The two had been on the run since Tuesday after killing two state corrections officers and escaping from a prisoner bus in Georgia . Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were captured in Christiana, Tennessee, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. Read More »

Leeds cause a shock as Christiansen is 'appointed new boss'


The Elland Road side are set to finalise a deal and announce the arrival of the 44-year-old within the next 24 hours. Leeds' Managing Director, Angus Kinnear , told the club's official website that he is " delighted to make this announcement " as it brings an end to what he described as a " thorough and extensive search ". Read More »

Dustin Johnson remains relaxed despite disruption ahead of US Open title defence

He won the championship past year for his first major and finished second in 2015 and fourth in 2014. "But I didn't come up with that on my own". "So I show up looking like a complete ragamuffin, and here's this really cute guy". Asked if his accommodations this week have any stairs and which scares him more, the prospect of navigating the steps or the thick rough at Erin Hills , he said, "Neither". Read More »

Lions acquire former No. 2 overall pick Robinson from Rams


The No. 2 overall pick by the Rams in 2014, Robinson has had his struggles, especially with penalties. The Los Angeles Rams have chose to move on from offensive tackle Greg Robinson after only two seasons. We're trying to get better and we've got to get better fast. To make room, the team waived long snapper Jimmy Landes and offensive tackle Arturo Uzdavinis . Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko beats Simona Halep to win French Open


Halep serving to stay in the championship looked nervous and the Latvian needed no extra motivation to finish it off with a backhand victor on Halep's serve, her 299 overall in the tournament. She describes the 24 hours prior to the final as "tough". "Of course I would like to win all of the grand slams". So I want to have many more if it's possible. Read More »

Donnarumma will not renew Milan contract


With his current contract at San Siro due to expire after the 2017-18 season that leaves Milan in the tough position of either losing their prize asset for nothing or selling him during the transfer window. This will be good news for Real Madrid and Manchester United , who have both been eyeing the shot-stopper recently . According to SportItalia , Mino Raiola has advised Milan that Madrid are the not the only club with an interest in his client, yet most lucrative offer for Donnarumma ... Read More »

Roger Federer done resting as he begins Wimbledon prep


With another victory Haas , the lowest-ranked player to beat Federer since world number 407 Bjoern Phau in 1999, will become the oldest player to reach a tour semifinal since 40-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1993 in San Francisco. The 2-6 7-6 6-4 defeat marked his first opening round loss on grass in 15 years. The 35-year-old further insisted that Rafael Nadal's return to clay-court dominance was not unexpected. Read More »

Man United Complete £31m Lindelof Signing From Benfica


Lindelof has been a long-time target for United as they look to bolster their defensive options ahead of next season's return to the Champions League. "He's an important player for us in the Sweden team now and that shows maturity", Larsson said of the 22-year-old. Lindelof flew in this morning and is due to undergo an examination at the clubs AON complex. Read More »

Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

Several media outlets, including CNBC and the New York Daily News , reported that the Warriors plan to skip the visit per a unanimous team vote. Will the Warriors be bringing the Larry O'Brien Trophy for a visit with President Trump? Other events involving professional teams, however, have been marred with controversy. Read More »

An Aussie fond of cheeseheads: Jason Day all in on Wisconsin


Jason Day feels the hard weather conditions for this week's US Open could bring the best out of his golf game. "Rory has played only five tournaments this year and, through no fault of his own, he went into the Masters [where he finished T7] seriously undercooked", McKinley noted. Read More »

Pakistan to lock horns with England in first Champions Trophy semifinal

Morgan, Stokes and Buttler then come in, do what they do best, and take England to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final. Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with nearly 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage. Read More »

Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England


France were forced to play a man light for the vast majority of the second period following the dismissal of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane but conjured victory through an Ousmane Dembele victor 12 minutes from time . Gareth Southgate's team were brutally exposed by Didier Deschamps' youthful and pacey side, as goals by Samuel Umtiti , Djibril Sidibe and Ousmane Dembele ended England's season on a low note. Read More »

Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

The gunman has been detained and at this time we do not have any further information but will continue to release it as it comes to surface. Shots rang out around 8 a.m. According to The Associated Press , U.S. Rep Joe Barton said the shooting lasted up to ten minutes with dozens - possibly hundreds - of shots fired. Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title


After the game, Durant had only praise for Cavaliers stars, Lebron James and Kyrie Irving . Cleveland has now lost two of the three showdowns in this Finals trilogy. "This is a great group of guys, great community, great fans", Durant said. "I'm ready to do it again". Kerr returned to coach the last four games of the NBA Finals after taking time off since the middle of the first round of the playoffs in hopes of finding a remedy to the nausea and migraines he was experiencing ... Read More »

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

The Twins continue the 2017 First-Year Player Draft tomorrow with rounds 3-10 beginning at 12:00 p.m. CT. Without additional picks propping up the Dodgers' bonus pool this year, Canning might be the best candidate for getting a talent commensurate with the draft pick while also saving money to go above slot later. Read More »

Cavaliers-Warriors set for ultimate Finals rubber match


He got an MRI exam on his left knee after the Warriors won Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs , and he sat out of Game 2. After finishing second in the National Basketball Association behind Curry in regular season triples made for a fourth straight season, Thompson has been decidedly average offensively during the postseason, shooting just 38 percent from the floor and 36.4 percent from 3-point range while averaging 14.4 points per game - down ... Read More »

Injured Wahab Riaz out of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad


Yuvraj Singh walked away with the " Man of The Match " award for his quickfire fifty, while Rohit Sharma (91) and captain Virat Kohli (81*) contributed handsomely to India's cause. Pakistan never got going in their reply were all out for 164 chasing a revised Duckworth/Lewis method total of 289 in 41 overs. Dhawan finally fell in the 25th over for a 65-ball 68. Read More »

Banks gives Highlanders thrilling win over Lions


With the tourists tiring, Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman scored from a lineout drive before Banks' decisive penalty off the back of a massive scrum from his pack. Just after halftime, Seymour timed his challenge for a cross kick by Sopoaga, won the ball cleanly in the air and dashed away to score, putting the Lions ahead 15-10. Read More »

Mr Met gives fan the finger, employee out as team mascot

Met . Sogard had singled his first two times up. Jesus Aguilar struck out looking to end the threat, but deGrom threw 32 pitches in the inning and was already at 56 pitches. The Mets have one of the worst bullpens in the league, and they have no offense. Things got a bit more interesting in the seventh against reliever Jared Hughes. Read More »

DeGrom, Cabrera lead Mets over Cubs 6-1 for 4th straight win


Veteran right-hander John Lackey takes the mound for the Cubs in hopes of continuing his strong pitching against the Mets, as he is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in five career meetings. Jay Bruce extended his team lead in home runs to 17 with a two-run shot in the third, also off Lackey. Storylines: The Cubs offense finally woke up Sunday, collecting 12 hits after managing just 13 in the first three games of their four-game series against the Rockies. Read More »

Marco Verratti Wants Move, Fresh Renato Sanches Rumours


However Juventus are also being tipped as a possible landing spot after missing out on Verratti when he joined PSG from Pescara in 2012. The Italian global is highly recognised as one of the best midfield talents in the world, and despite being only 2 years-old, has a wealth of experience beyond his years. Read More »

Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

The Cavs showed what they're capable of doing when everything clicks on both ends, scoring a record 86 points in the first half of Friday's 137-116 win to extend the series and postpone any Warriors plans for a victory parade. "That was obvious from the beginning". Green made headlines nationwide in the series for taunting Jazz fans during Game 3 by putting up two fingers, a nod to the series' record at the time, USA Today reported. Read More »