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Rafael Nadal admits to Wimbledon final fears and makes tournament claim

Rafael Nadal admits to Wimbledon final fears and makes tournament claim Defending champion Roger Federer , who is more than likely to be playing in Sunday's final, even joked that maybe the World Cup final should move to accommodate the Wimbledon title match. 13 Julia Goerges vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens . Isner is the last American man standing after his next opponent, 2016 finalist Milos Raonic , ended Mackenzie McDonald's breakout grand-slam performance with a 6-3 ... [Full Article...]

Williams knows Wimbledon's top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk

Williams knows Wimbledon's top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk I feel like it takes time to get there. I mean, I have a long way to go. The 36-year-old American, who has spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1, looks superb so far. She is also looking to win her 24th Grand Slam, which would tie the all-time record (men's or women's) set by Margaret Court. It's like all the other women that are still in the draw. [Full Article...]

British newspaper calls on England fans to wear their waistcoat with pride

British newspaper calls on England fans to wear their waistcoat with pride Sir Alf Ramsey led England to World Cup glory in 1966 (PA Archive). England manager Gareth Southgate on a potential World Cup win : "We've talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won". I want England to have that feeling of staying grounded - until you have hold of the trophy. As England progressed into the quarter finals of the World Cup last week, an oft-overlook... [Full Article...]

Paulinho leaves Barcelona after one season to rejoin Guangzhou Evergrande

Paulinho leaves Barcelona after one season to rejoin Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande have announced the return of the club's former midfielder Paulinho , who signs from Barcelona . The loan deal is understood to contain an option to buy at the end of the campaign, reportedly for around £44m. [Full Article...]

Chris Froome Crashes 5 Km From Finish In Tour De France Opener

Chris Froome Crashes 5 Km From Finish In Tour De France Opener However, cycling's governing body and WADA ruled it "does not constitute an AAF (adverse analytical finding)", meaning the 33-year-old will keep his Vuelta title plus his maglia rose from the Giro d'Italia in June. Defending champion Chris Froome made up for some lost time as his Team Sky finished second. Froome's misfortune is a boost for France's Romain Bardet, seen along with Quintana as ... [Full Article...]

Hazard grew up supporting France

Hazard grew up supporting France But, qualification to the knockout rounds seems to have turned on a switch. Belgium, on the other hand, have been one of the most consistent sides in Russian Federation. Thibaut Courtois will be crucial as well, with his shot stopping abilities, something that frustrated Brazil to no end last week. First up is France and Belgium. [Full Article...]

Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final

Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final England has serious momentum coming into Wednesday's semifinal vs. Croatia , with seemingly the entire nation backing the Three Lions from near and far. England final. Croatia have gone through two extra times and two penalty shootouts - they must be shot , physically and mentally. John Stones says he has no intention of letting the opportunity to play in England's first World Cup final ... [Full Article...]

Hardik Pandya expresses joy of winning the T20I series on Twitter

Hardik Pandya expresses joy of winning the T20I series on Twitter There is little time for either side to reflect on the series though as attentions now turns to the three-match one-day global series that begins at Trent Bridge on Thursday. An elated Hardik Pandya took to Twitter to applaud India's unstoppable victories as he wrote, "this team knows only two things - win and learn". [Full Article...]

Russia players find solace in fans

Russia players find solace in fans The Russians as hosts did not need to qualify for the World Cup and their ranking of 70 in the world was the lowest among all teams in Russia , even lower than global football minnows Saudi Arabia. Zlatko Dalic's men defeated tournament hosts Russian Federation 4-3 on penalties after a topsy-turvy 2-2 stalemate in Sochi on Saturday. "We have to find the motivation to play a good game and prog... [Full Article...]

24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display

24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display The team earned praise for their surprising show as they overcame former champions Spain in a round of 16 clash to enter quarterfinals before bowing out. "This is the character of the teams remaining". Croatia fans in Zagreb, meanwhile, erupted with joy as their side went through to the semi finals of the World Cup in what was the second straight match for both teams to be decided on a penalty... [Full Article...]

Gary Neville's World Cup predictions are very impressive in hindsight

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has said his side can cope with Harry Kane in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final against England . Croatia are not thought to have any injury concerns for the match, with all players available for Monday's training session, which attracted a huge media scrum including more than two dozen camera teams. [Full Article...]

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone

Vettel wins, Hamilton second at Silverstone Sebastian Vettel says he had to "surprise" Valtteri Bottas in their fight for the lead, after prevailing en route to victory at Formula 1's British Grand Prix . "Sometimes we say dumb shit and we learn from it". 'The most important problem for Seb was his neck, ' said Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene . [Full Article...]

LiAngelo Ball announces he will join father's pro basketball league

LiAngelo Ball announces he will join father's pro basketball league He will also play on the Los Angeles Ballers team with his brother, LaMelo. "I just want to win for the team", LiAngelo said, via the JBA. The middle Ball brother said he just wants to win and is "trying to get better every day" after he went undrafted in the National Basketball Association. [Full Article...]

Icardi One Of Six Who Could Replace Ronaldo At Real Madrid

Icardi One Of Six Who Could Replace Ronaldo At Real Madrid Portugal captain Ronaldo has spent nine years at Madrid, but speculation over a potential €100 million transfer caused Juve's share price to soar last week. "If he comes, it will be great but we just think of those who are here and today I am focused on myself". Can nevertheless confirmed he had turned down many of Europe's top clubs, without naming names, to join Juve because he is convinced ... [Full Article...]

Rescued from the Cave, Thai Soccer Team Gets Quarantined: Here's Why

Rescued from the Cave, Thai Soccer Team Gets Quarantined: Here's Why The Thai authorities have refused to name any of the rescued boys until all of them are out. Scores of other volunteer cave divers from around the world helped by delivering air refill tanks and tightening the guide rope along the route, which includes ten "choke points" where the mud-clogged tunnel is terrifyingly narrow. [Full Article...]

Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat

Fans Celebrate The Fact Neymar Will Be 'Rolling Home' After Brazil's Defeat With Russia eliminated, this marks the fifth straight World Cup in which the host has not been able to protect home soil. Brazil were left stunned in Friday night's match in Kazan, finding themselves 2-0 down at half-time and unable to rescue the game in the second half, despite substitute Renato Augusto getting a goal back late on. [Full Article...]

Wimbledon relaxes mobile phone rule but sticks on 2pm men's final

Wimbledon relaxes mobile phone rule but sticks on 2pm men's final Those who stuck around appeared more interested in following the action from Russian Federation via electronic devices instead of watching the tennis take place in front of them. He joined Hertha Berlin a year ago and played 26 Bundesliga games in his debut season for Die Late Dame, scoring five times. "But if they play three up top, it's not wise". [Full Article...]

England fans damage ambulance, set record for emergency calls

England fans damage ambulance, set record for emergency calls The abiding memory will likely be an acrobatic save against Colombia that saw him tip Mateus Uribe's dipping long-range effort onto the crossbar at full stretch. Pickford, who only stands slightly over 6 foot tall, previously came in for criticism over his height, but Redknapp reckons that his constant concentration compensates for this perceived weakness. [Full Article...]

Chelsea ace Hazard: Belgium players love working with Henry

Chelsea ace Hazard: Belgium players love working with Henry I have little contact with him'. France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry, pictured with Romelu Lukakau, is now assisting Belgium's strikers before their semifinal against France . Against Brazil, his defensive abilities came to the fore, and he will need to keep Antoine Griezmann quiet in similar fashion on Tuesday if France are to be eliminated. [Full Article...]

Roger Federer extends Wimbledon record in warning shot to Nadal and Djokovic

Roger Federer extends Wimbledon record in warning shot to Nadal and Djokovic World number one Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a straight-sets win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely . Anderson has reached the last 16 for the fourth time and goes on to face France's Gael Monfils . [Full Article...]


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