Simona Halep: 'I had an unprofessional attitude'

10 Jul, 2018

After three lengthy multi-deuce games to begin the final set, all breaks, the World No.1 appeared to assert her authority with a pair of statement holds that moved her ahead, 5-2. Wimbledon 2018 kicked off on July 2 and will run through July 15. Daria Kasatkina (14), Russia, def. Ashleigh Barty (17), Australia, 7-5, 6-3.


Croatia end Russia's World Cup run, reach semi-finals

10 Jul, 2018

Working the ball quickly upfield near the sideline, Croatia got the ball into the box on the feet of Mario Mandzukic, who fed in a cross for Kramaric to head home from eight yards. Then they were up against Spain in the round-of-16, which many expected to be a procession for the 2010 winners, but they got through - albeit after a penalty shootout.


Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev battles illness to stay in contention

10 Jul, 2018

He came down with a stomach bug that affected him during his two-day, five-set victory over Taylor Fritz of the U.S.in the second round and felt exhausted down the stretch against Gulbis. Kiki Bertens grabbed a decisive break in the 18th game to beat ninth-seeded Venus Williams 6-2 6-7 (5) 8-6 and reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.


England can win World Cup, says 1966 hat-trick hero Hurst

10 Jul, 2018

Away from his agility and shot-stopping, no previous English goalkeeper has showed such composure and technical ability with his feet, a trait that England manager Gareth Southgate sees as vital for his team's approach. The chaotic corner shop closest to England's hotel was selling kitchen knives, women's underwear and frisbees but no World Cup paraphernalia. "Obviously we are chuffed with the result this afternoon but there is absolutely NO excuse to vandalize emergency service vehicles ...


Hartley takes on new power unit elements for British GP

09 Jul, 2018

Traveling at around 200mph at the time, Hartley was pitched into a spin with little in the way of braking ability, and the auto became momentarily airborne as the flailing left front - only attached by a wheel tether - dug into the gravel trap underneath the front of the chassis.


England beats Sweden 2-0, qualifies for the semi-finals

09 Jul, 2018

England's deep run also is a surprise. They then topped their group, which included Germany, Mexico and South Korea, before beating Switzerland in the round of 16. But he stuck to his guns and will now have an ever greater belief that trying to fit Dele, Sterling and Jesse Lingard into the same team can work.


Why Domagoj Vida shouted 'Glory to Ukraine' after Croatia's win over Russian Federation

09 Jul, 2018

In the clip Vida, who is joined by Croatian scout Ognjen Vukojevic, can be heard shouting: " Glory to Ukraine " - the chant of the country's army opposed to Russian territorial claims on the nation - and: "This victory is for Dynamo [Kiev] and for Ukraine".


Spain head coach Fernando Hierro steps down following World Cup exit

09 Jul, 2018

The Spanish FA said in a statement that Hierro had decided against returning to his old role and would instead seek a new challenge. "The federation wants to highlight the professional and personal values of an extraordinary athlete, and we wish him the best".


Unhappy Hamilton points finger at Ferrari’s ‘interesting tactics’

09 Jul, 2018

Hamilton and Raikkonen approached Village together but the Finn locked up and slid into the side of the Mercedes , spinning the reigning World Champion, who dropped to the rear of the field. The race was neutralised again moments later for an accident at Copse between Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean , when Sainz attacked on the outside but Grosjean suffered a wobble at the apex.


India opt to bowl against England in the third T20 global

09 Jul, 2018

Rohit Sharma skied a catch off Jake Ball, Shikhar Dhawan was carelessly run out after dropping his bat, and Lokesh Rahul, fresh from a brilliant unbeaten century in Manchester, was bowled by Liam Plunkett. During the game, MS Dhoni got his name registered in the history books becoming the first wicket-keeper to take 50 catches in T20s and also the first keeper to take 5 catches in a single T20 match.


Belgium stun Brazil to reach semis

09 Jul, 2018

At this World Cup he has presented himself as so much more than a goalscorer: an organiser, a motivator, a menace with his runs outside the box, the binding force for Belgium's attacks, their de facto leader. Not when Courtois was proving to be an impenetrable barrier in the Belgium goal, denying Marcelo's strike before the lead was extended by De Bruyne.


Superb Zaman blasts Pakistan to tri-series final win over Australia

09 Jul, 2018

Finchy and I spoke privately yesterday and I told him he's done a great job at the top of the order". But the left-hander had played a pivotal role a match earlier against the home side with a 42-ball 46, ensuring captain Aaron Finch received the lion's share of the strike in their 223-run first-wicket stand, the biggest partnership in T20 global history.


England fans 'dare to dream' after World Cup win over Sweden

08 Jul, 2018

England manager Gareth Southgate was understandably delighted after his side sealed their place in a World Cup semi-final for the first time since 1990. "They can give hope to them and, like I said the other day, we're not a team where we just turn up and we're waltzing around strolling around and we've got an entitlement".


Stop Mbappe! Uruguay's tactic v France for quarter-final

08 Jul, 2018

Former Middlesbrough striker Cristhian Stuani may get the chance to step out of the shadows for Uruguay should Edinson Cavani fail to recover from a calf problem in time for the game against France . France's 2-0 quarter-final win over Uruguay set up a semi-final against the winners of Friday's second game, Brazil and Belgium, and the European neighbours will meet in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday with a place in next Sunday's final at stake.


CBBC Newsround: Will Sweden beat England? The fans think so!

08 Jul, 2018

I never expected this at the start of the tournament. Sweden , who reached the quarter-finals courtesy of Emil Forsberg's deflected strike against Switzerland, are trying to reach their first semi-final since 1994 after a solid campaign in which they have kept three clean sheets in four matches.


Torreira ready for 'scary' Arsenal move

08 Jul, 2018

The publication says once Torreira seals his move he will then fly back to Montevideo in Uruguay to take a few days off before returning to London to begin his pre-season preparations with his new Arsenal team mates. He uses his huge frame to great effect in midfield, shielding the ball, winning headers and brushing off oncoming opponents when he does opt to march forward.


Belgium boss Roberto Martinez defends Manchester City midfielder's role

08 Jul, 2018

Coach Roberto Martinez won praise for his substitutions, with both Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli scoring, the latter with practically the last kick of the match. "The system we've been using has been in place for two years and we've improved as individuals", Lukaku said in a prematch news conference. Belgium are considered underdogs against the five-time champions, who have purred through the tournament so far, but Lukaku says that does not mean they can play without the handbrake.


France can still get better, warns Deschamps

08 Jul, 2018

Uruguay suffered without striker Edinson Cavani, who was ruled out with a calf injury. Brazil , Argentina , Colombia, Uruguay and Peru all contributed to making the 2018 World Cup one of the most dramatic in history and there was rarely a tiresome moment when they and their thousands or colourful, vociferous fans were around.


This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win

08 Jul, 2018

The pair could yet meet again in the World Cup final with England to face Sweden on Saturday for the chance to reach the final four. "Me boy is a fuckin' hero", he shouts repeatedly at the screen, pointing to Pickford buried under a pile of jubilant England bodies.


Manu Ginobili, Gregg Popovich wish Tony Parker the best in Charlotte

08 Jul, 2018

The new coach, James Borrego, is a former Spurs assistant who knows Parker well. The point guard was a true cornerstone of the San Antonio franchise as he is only the third player in National Basketball Association history to play at least 17 seasons with one team before leaving alongside Karl Malone (18 seasons) and Hakeem Olajuwon (17 seasons).


Thai officials aim to rescue kids from cave before rain hits

08 Jul, 2018

One of the engineers was already in the country on holiday and two more were to arrive on Saturday evening, followed by the remaining six on Sunday, said Lt Gen Weerachon Sukondhapatipak, a deputy government spokesman. A diver who spent time with the boys said earlier the youngsters wanted to know the results of the matches. A boy named Mick wrote: "Don't be anxious, I miss everyone.


Oklahoma City mayor declares July 7 'Paul George Day'

08 Jul, 2018

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder have committed to bring back Raymond Felton for another season. The 34 year-old National Basketball Association journeyman averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 3-pointers in 16.6 minutes per game.


Former UCLA player Tyler Honeycutt found dead after shootout with police

08 Jul, 2018

No officers were injured. The responding police returned fire, which led to a standoff that bled into the early hours of Saturday. Honeycutt played for UCLA from 2009 to 2011. He was soon waived, and later that year signed a contract with the Ironi Nes Ziona, a team in the Israeli Super League. He spent two years in the NBA before playing basketball in Europe from 2014-18.


England ousts Colombia in shootout thriller

07 Jul, 2018

England and Colombia are vying for the last spot in the quarterfinals with the 3 Lions determined to win this game and continue their stay in the tournament. In the last few days Federation Internationale de Football Association have made it clear that more scrutiny has be given to attackers being hauled down in the penalty area.


Diver dies in Thailand cave rescue attempt

07 Jul, 2018

Narongsak, who is in immediate charge of the operation, indicated at a news conference, however, that if heavy rains started and appeared to be causing flooded areas in the cave to rise again, divers would try to take the boys out right away.



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