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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Aegon Championship at Queen's Club


After the match, Nadal said , "You know, on paper, when you look at the scores, it all seems fairly easy [.] But it's not". "I'm a practice world champion now, but that's not who I want to be". "When Rafael is good with his knees", Toni said , "he can play well on the grass". The pair have contested some of the most memorable finals of the modern era, establishing themselves as not just the two greatest players of their generation, but of all time. Read More »

Vettel "disgraced himself", says furious Hamilton

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo won what will be regarded as a race for the ages following three safety auto periods, one red flag and a series of notable incidents. "I didn't run into the back of him on goal", he told reporters after the race. "I love the guys and I just ask that we wipe the slate clean, move forwards and take this performance". Read More »

Stevenage's Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in F1 crash row


Ricciardo had by that stage moved to fifth and made a blinding move at the re-start to get by both Williams cars to slot into third place . "Driving alongside and deliberately driving into another driver and getting away pretty much scot-free as he still came fourth, I think that's a disgrace ". Read More »

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of $3.7 million tax fraud


It means the Real Madrid and Portugal star risks further fines, and even sentencing, as the process gets set to be a drawn-out affair. "I want to talk with him", the long-serving Real president told Onda Cero . Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid looked guaranteed after lifting his third Champions League title with the club earlier this month, the Portugal worldwide scoring twice in a 4-1 win over Juventus. Read More »

California native finally drives to victory at home-state road course


But at a track where experience and ability can separate the field, it was Harvick and a bunch of veterans who led the way. McMurray is seeking his first win of the season. There's lots of ground to cover - both literally and figuratively - at Sonoma , so let's get started with five of the top storylines going into Sunday's race. Read More »

Celtics Acquire First-Round Draft Pick


In return, the Sixers send the rights to the No. 3 pick to the Celtics as well as the rights to the team's first-round pick in 2018 or 2019. They're big on defense so I think the tools that I have to be a defensive player I think would help them get out in transition. Read More »

World Champions Germany Edge Past Australia


Fresh-faced Germany were made to work harder than expected in their 3-2 victory over Australia in their Confederations Cup Group B debut yesterday with the world champions' young squad still adjusting to tournament life. The Canberran - clearly Australia's best player on the night - sprayed a first shot into Shkodran Mustafi's back but kept his composure to score at the second attempt - shocking the 28,605 at the Olympic Stadium. Read More »

Chiefs 6 - 34 British & Irish Lions: Timely win in Waikato


The Lions have adopted a relatively conservative style on tour, focusing on strong set pieces, accurate kicking and a smothering rush defense. The visitors also had Joe Marler yellow carded early in the first half for a risky shoulder charge, but they slowed the tempo of the game, forced the Chiefs into errors and held the ball for long periods. Read More »

Warren Gatland praises Irish star when asked about Test team


We've gone hard with the lads in contact, fitness, taking a lot out of the legs and with the travel, etc that would have had an impact on the first couple of games, but we're ready to get battle-hardened for a Test match. A few key players made a massive difference. "You look at the players and you see them but you just stand there, and give them respect". "Stuart had been training well, we were trying to get the ball in his hands". Read More »

Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick

The veteran goaltender was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in their expansion draft, the results of which were announced Wednesday during the NHL Awards telecast. You might also see the Golden Knights use several of their first and second round draft picks to take defensemen that have potential to start sooner than later. Read More »

Devils select Hischier with first overall draft pick

As a reminder, the Colorado Avalanche own the first pick in Round 2 at No. 32 overall. But some did better than others Friday, so let's break down which came away as winners, and which get the dreaded losers label. 10. I would not call him a sleeper but a little undervalued since he is a pure sniper who looks a lot like Phil Kessel . For the Golden Knights, Wednesday's NHL Expansion Draft was about the present. Read More »

All Black management unconcerned about Lions' defence

The Lions have adopted a relatively conservative style on tour, focusing on strong set pieces, accurate kicking and a smothering rush defense. THE 2017 British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has been something of a stop-start affair. Read More »

Lopez the comeback king at Queen's


Two service games later and Cilic was celebrating his progression, converting the second match point to reach Sunday's showpiece. The singles final at 14:00 BST will be followed by the conclusion of the doubles semi-final, and then the doubles final. Read More »

Sena to announce its stand on NDA prez nominee tomorrow

We will always support the cause of farmers. Shah, however, did not disclose any potential names then, but called Thackeray on Monday soon after the BJP parliamentary board's meeting to convey the party's pick - Kovind. It has already said that his choice was on the strength of his Dalit caste which can only help build vote banks, not nation-building. Why should we be interested if you want a person who will work only for Dalits. Read More »

Farrell boots British and Irish Lions to crucial victory against Crusaders


Gatland has repeatedly emphasised the "all for one" motto as Lions coach and Henry said his fellow Kiwi is getting the squad united as one - something he "failed to do correctly". "I probably only missed one or two sessions, so my preparation hasn't changed a whole lot", said Warburton. "If you look at the numbers elsewhere in terms of every other area of the game (against the Crusaders ), I thought we dominated in every other area - lineout, territory, possession, carries, line breaks". Read More »

Debutant Dawid Malan leads England to series win vs South Africa


Joining Alex Hales at the crease after Jason Roy departed for eight, Malan demonstrated his intent from the off, crunching his second ball of worldwide cricket over midwicket and high into the stands for a six. We slipped up a little bit with a couple of mistakes in the field ... but we finished really well and Paterson put in an fantastic spell of bowling. "I was obviously disappointed not to play in the Caribbean, but it was a great experience for me to be around that environment for ... Read More »

Merrifield, Hammel help Royals to 4-2 victory over Red Sox


It was a rough eighth inning. Scott walked Eric Hosmer on four pitches to load the bases for Salvador Perez . "He locates all his pitches, throws hard and has great stuff", Moustakas said. "It was too heavy for him, 32 ounces in all, but ideal to swing during batting practice". "I felt like I was attacking guys and trying to stay in the zone and make pitches", Pomeranz said. Read More »

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon


Sanchez, 28, surpassed former La Roja star Marcelo Salas with his 38th global goal in Thursday's 1-1 draw with world champions Germany in Russian Federation. "[We then played] Cameroon who were very strong physically and then it's all about the day-to-day recovery and then the focus is on the next game". Read More »

'Down and dirty' All Blacks have tip for Lions

This was a great start for the All Blacks too. They are available for second test selection. We needed to stop the Springboks' driving maul while competing better at the scrum. It was a match that confounded stereotypes as the All Blacks employed a direct, forwards-based game and the Lions produced a superb running try, finished off by flanker Sean O'Brien. Read More »

Hamilton Drives To Dominant Win In Canada, Vettel Fourth


Vettel then overtook Sergio Pérez two lap laters and had the race lasted just another two laps he would have very likely gotten past Ricciardo as well. 'I was focusing on Valtteri and I did not have anywhere to go because Lewis was in front. "We know which direction we need to be developing the auto from now on". Read More »

Azerbaijan GP: Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton clash as Daniel Ricciardo wins


At the race re-start of the second safety auto period at lap 17 Lewis Hamilton who was leading from pole and the beginning of the race was seen brake-testing Sebastian Vettel who was behind him in second place by then. At one point, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel were involved in an incident that threatened to sour their good relations. Read More »

Ronaldo, Nani on Target as Portugal Ease to Semi-Final

Petersburg S. Portugal topped Group A with seven points from three games, ahead of Mexico on goal difference after the CONCACAF champions beat hosts Russian Federation 2-1. Mexico winger Hirving Lozano took advantage of an terrible mix-up in the Russian defence to score an extraordinary goal which gave his side a 2-1 win and knocked the Confederations Cup hosts out of the tournament on Saturday. Read More »

Lions still need to improve: Gatland

We are creating them and now we are starting to finish them. "There were a few times in the first half when we were a little bit lateral with the ball, but we were much better in the second half". "Partly because we don't have a haka and we would've had to learn one and go through the cultural process around that". We've raised it with the ref already. Read More »

Why Lakers Prefer Lonzo Ball Over D'Angelo Russell As Team Leader

In this case, with Lonzo Ball being drafted by the Lakers on Thursday, it makes sense that nothing is in place just yet. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). And with the Lakers projected to draft Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the upcoming draft, Russell and Ball actually seemed like a potentially exciting backcourt. Read More »

Celtics' Danny Ainge not worried about trading away No. 1 overall pick


If you had to grade out this trade, you'd say that both teams are getting what they want, but you'd have to say that it favors the Sixers at least slightly, considering we at least know what they're getting out of it ( Markelle Fultz ). More importantly, he can complement Ben Simmons playing off the ball when Simmons is running the point. The Celtics could pull the trigger on some of these first round picks to bring Butler, one of the best two way players in the National Basketball ... Read More »

Rivera powers Mets in 8-2 win over Giants


The Giants announced the move Saturday before their game against the Mets. The Mets (34-41) swept the series with an 8-2 win Sunday afternoon. The Mets hit four homers Sunday. The lefty Moore lasted only 4 ¹/₃ innings and allowed five earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks. The Mets' use of a six-man rotation during the past two weeks has given each starter an extra day of rest and allowed the team to push deGrom's pitch count higher. Read More »

WWE working on LaVar Ball appearance for RAW in Los Angeles

Mentioning mom in an interview with LaVar is actually the only known way to calm him down a bit. "You can't really tell by my emotions, but I feel good". The question is will Simmons dunk on Lonzo like Embiid wants him to? In March, the outspoken Ball Sr said that his son was better than Stephen Curry , who recently led Golden State Warriors to the National Basketball Association title. Read More »

Magic Johnson sees Ball as one piece in Lakers plan

They acquired the pick from the Celtics on Monday and gave Boston the No. 3 choice. And there it is - the central concern about Ball: Can one separate the father's bluster from the son's play? Instead, it was leverage to prompt a trade to Los Angeles now - allowing him to get a full five-year contract with bigger raises next summer , and make the most money possible. Read More »

England's decider against Proteas not to be a grudge match


Two more quick wickets fell and while a stand of 54 between Mangaliso Mosehle (36) and Andile Phehlukwayo (27 not out) restored some respectability, England's total was never in danger. " Dawid (Malan ) showed by that performance that there are some good players really knocking on the door". "Tom [Curran] was excellent - he's put on a yard of pace, which makes his slower balls more effective, and I thought he was very impressive today". Read More »

Germany beat Cameroon — FIFA Confederations Cup


Neither were in evidence Sunday in Sochi as Cameroon defender Ernest Mabouka eventually left the field around three minutes after his boot connected with Emre Can of Germany . Fabrice Ondoa denied Kimmich with a fine save, and Ter Stegen followed suit on a shot by Aboubakar. Werner evaded Adolphe Teikeu to meet a cross from Kimmich and open his worldwide account with his stooping header. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany reaches semis amid more replay confusion

The World Cup winners will face a rejuvenated Mexican squad on Thursday, while two-time Copa America champions Chile will battle Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on Wednesday. "We are happy to reach the semi-finals and reach that aim". They will not play well or win all the time because they are not that good but we should learn to have faith in the boys - make that men - in green and gold because they continue to prove that they are mentally very strong. Read More »

Mourinho faces jail over tax fraud

This news as expected, has created a media circus around the world as there has been speculation that Ronaldo might make an unprecedented return to Manchester United with others linking the Madrid star to PSG, the MLS as well as China. Insisting that everyone must comply with their tax obligations, the Madrid president remained hopeful that Ronaldo would will meet his tax requirements and that all the confusion would be cleared up soon. Read More »