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Wimbledon 2017: Venus batters Konta, faces Mugunruzu final

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But this was a step too far. It was perhaps all the more disappointing that Konta should lose just as many had started to believe she could win, not only against Williams but the whole tournament. "In the past years, you see the Williams surname a lot", Muguruza said . The final point was a rare rally but it ended with Rybarikova finding the net after being forced into the corner by Muguruza's relentless returns. Read More »

Andy Murray urged to sit out of US Open

Cilic is a Grand Slam champion (w. 2014 US Open) and made his first Grand Slam semi-final in 2010, and will be playing in his fourth on Friday. "There is a possibility that they will propose surgery, but I don't think that is good", Djokovic said. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton prefers Greek holiday to event at home

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Hamilton is 20 points behind Vettel. If Hamilton does it again this weekend, he will join compatriot Jim Clark, along with Alain Prost, atop the all-time British Grand Prix winners table. Bottas ended the hour's action in the garage alongside Hamilton as Mercedes reacted to their problems by undertaking a careful examination of the machinery. Read More »

Report: Star midfielder wants to play for Man United not Chelsea

Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer has revealed he wants to quit in search of regular first-team football elsewhere. Nainggolan would allegedly cost £40 million (R694m) and could cause Chelsea and United to go head-to-head in another transfer tussle, according to DailyMail . Read More »

Manchester United reportedly hijack Chelsea's Tiemoue Bakayoko transfer

It seemed especially curious given how Matic and Mourinho's last spell together ended. The Sun: Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will compete for the signing of Southampton's Virgil van Dijk. Real Madrid are on the verge of signing Dani Ceballos. Reports, including one in The Times , suggested United would look to outbid Chelsea for Tiemoue Bakayoko this summer. Read More »

Les Pyrénées sourient à Romain Bardet, Aru prend le maillot jaune

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Le grimpeur italien de l'équipe Astana, Fabio Aru , a été fragilisé dans la plaine, avec la perte d'un équipier et la lourde chute de son lieutenant. Retrouvez Complètement Tour avec David Houdret, Samuel Grulois et Rik Verbrugghe tous les soirs de ce Tour de France 2017, entre 18 et 19h, sur VivaCité . Read More »

Roger Federer primed to re-write history books with Wimbledon 2017 victory

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Cilic is yet to drop a set and his thrashing of Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round shows he means business at the All England Club. "I no longer have to worry about my state of health, and it is a great relief", concluded the one who should, however, drag from the seventh to the ninth rank in the next publication of the ranking of ATP. Read More »

Football seasons inches closer as the ACC Kickoff commences in Charlotte

With so many integral players heading to the next level, it's easy to dwell on what's not around anymore. The Clemson coach was asked to pick a side at ACC Media Days in Charlotte . Those are the headliners. Secondly, if you find something like that you need to communicate with each other immediately and with the conference office. Read More »

Djokovic overcomes injury scare to make 9th Wimbledon quarter-final

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Organisers said that safety concerns meant they could not move the match to Centre Court , where play can continue until 11 p.m. under floodlights with the retractable roof closed. "This year I'm just a normal tennis player again where I can focus on tactics". Obviously, he's been around many years. "It's not a shoulder, it's an elbow that keeps bothering me for over a year and a half", he said. Read More »

First pitcher off the board: Cubs acquire Jose Quintana

The disappointing thing is that this is just scratching the surface of the rotation's problems. "I just think it's the price of doing business for acquiring this type of quality, controllable starting pitcher". As revenue grows, that might be backup-catcher money by 2020. Having Quintana and Jon Lester as a 1-2 in the rotation is a terrifying prospect for teams, especially clubs like the Dodgers that have difficulty in hitting left-handed pitching. Read More »

Arsenal unveil star-laden squad for Sydney tour

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Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal are "bigger" than challenging for trophies. The squad is then back in the air and heading for China, with a match against Bayern Munich in Shanghai on July 19 before meeting Premier League champion Chelsea at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing three days later. Read More »

Kevin Durant was not amused by Peyton Manning's Warriors joke at ESPYs

Apparently, the move is still a sensitive topic for Durant, though. Durant's mother Wanda, who was sitting right next to Kevin, laughed hysterically. As Peyton Manning was up on stage telling jokes to the crowd, he brought up the dominance of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team. But Manning nailed this one and really went for the gusto by calling out Russell Westbrook , Durant's former co-star in OKC, as well. Read More »

Why I joined Arsenal preseason tour - Olivier Giroud

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Should Alexandre Lacazette go on to be the player Arsenal hope he will, then Sydney will be remembered as the place where it all began. Lacazette is exactly what Arsenal have needed for a long time. Much came the way in creating chances, but Arsenal couldn't capitalise. "In some games we will play with four at the back and some with three, but at the start of the season we will certainly play with three". Read More »

Federer books Berdych in Wimbledon semi-final

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Federer , who has yet to drop a set in the 2017 Wimbledon , has devised a special game plan to tackle Raonic's serving game. It was his 100th match at the All England Club and the 50th Grand Slam quarter-final of his career. Raonic traverses a sticky administration amusement with a forehand champ into the corner.The world No4 chose that the torment in his elbow was excessively and he's out of the competition. Read More »

Roger Federer and Andy Murray reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

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Djokovic said: "I just don't see any reason why [there is not a fifth-set tiebreaker]". Raonic beat Federer in the semifinals previous year, and then lost to Andy Murray in the final. "There is a possibility that the doctors will propose surgery, but I don't think that is good", Djokovic told the Serbian press after his first Grand Slam retirement since the 2009 Australian Open quarter-finals. Read More »

Andy Murray sent crashing out of Wimbledon by Sam Querrey

A day earlier, during his fourth-round match, Djokovic had his right shoulder worked on by a trainer. He advanced to the quarterfinals for the 15th time by beating Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. The Czech 11th seed was leading by a set and a break of serve when second seed Djokovic withdrew due to an elbow injury. Murray has lost his last three five-set matches overall. Read More »

Le montant réclamé pour Aurier — PSG

Au programme également: le mercato de la Juventus Turin , Ernesto Valverde qui se positionne sur le recrutement du FC Barcelone et deux joueurs de Manchester United dans le viseur de WBA. "Nous allons partager de grands moments, j'en suis certain!" Puis, c'est l'attaché de presse du club qui a, sans le vouloir, laissé une trace des tractations qui se déroulaient en coulisse. Read More »

Sorry Pep, I joined PSG to win — Dani Alves

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I did speak with City officials. "Inside me is much love and passion and my soul has an insatiable thirst that only champions have". This time, I tried to be less selfish and to please everyone. "I'm sure we're going to share some great moments". It's added by ESPN that the Spanish tactician allowed him to take extra time off due to his wedding on Saturday, and the Brazilian defender was expected in Manchester this week to undergo his medical and sign his contract. Read More »

Men's quarterfinals on the schedule for Day 9 at Wimbledon

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I like Murray in probably four sets. Andy Murray is first up on Centre Court against American Sam Querrey followed by Roger Federer's tough test against Canadian Milos Raonic. The 28th seed famously upset Novak Djokovic in four sets at the All England Club past year. What time is Andy Murray playing at Wimbledon today? I don't feel calmer this year than I did in previous years. Read More »

British Columbia braces for more wildfires

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Canada's Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said in a news conference Monday that an additional 300 personnel were on their way to assist. Firefighters have been battling some fires for a week, trying to stop them spreading towards populated areas. Read More »

Cano's home run gives American League 5th straight All-Star Game victory

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Certainly, this setting, under the roof in a made-for-baseball ballpark was preferable for a Midsummer Classic in steamy South Florida than the team's former home in the football stadium several miles to the north would have been. He was fun to watch", said Molina. However, Judge grounded out to shortstop for the final out of the inning. On Tuesday, Martinez's hair still was blue. Read More »

Conor McGregor's custom suit is trolling at its finest

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Victor of multiple Emmy Awards, ALL ACCESS takes viewers behind the scenes of boxing's biggest events. After McGregor sat back down, Mayweather was introduced and simply started chanting "hard work" with the small percentage of the crowd replying "dedication", which is Mayweather's mantra. Read More »

Roger Federer enters his 15th Wimbledon quarter-finals

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I've played him many times and I know what I need to do. "I do remember fairly clearly that I didn't eat well". But things are different now in terms of momentum for us. That's why I can't think too far ahead. "He (Murray) loves playing here". "It's very special. I'm very happy", Federer said. 'I don't think it really means much. Read More »

Latest Rumours on Kylian Mbappe, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — Arsenal Transfer News

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It is a continuation of what I said at the end of the season". It feels as though we've been waiting for Oxlade-Chamberlain to begin that process for a little too long now and perhaps a change of scenery would ignite his ambling career. Who wouldn't be interested in Kylian Mbappe? Arsene Wenger spoke about the summer tranfer market after the club arrived in Australia for their summer preseason tour. Read More »

Besiktas coach Senol Gunes admits he'd welcome Diego Costa signing

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Chelsea were ready to offer £62m for Morata, although he now looks set to travel with Real to Los Angeles for their pre-season tour of the United States. Strikers are notoriously the most hard players to sign and the Blues are going to have to move on to other targets quickly. Antonio Conte tried to sign Morata last summer as well, and a bid of similar value was rejected by Real Madrid . Read More »

Adrian Mannarino vs Novak Djokovic Wimbledon Men's 2017

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However, after twice moving a mini-break ahead, the underdog was guilty of a succession of errors and Djokovic let out multiple roars of delight after taking his second set point with a powerful serve out wide. He also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2013. No. 24 CoCo Vandeweghe, and Magdalena Rybarikova vs. Petra Martic. Wimbledon defended shunting top women players onto the outside courts on "Manic Monday", saying the big four of men's tennis were the marquee matches demanded ... Read More »

List of questions asked to the Indian coach applicants

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However, the Cac and the BCCI confirmed that Kohli would not have any say in who the next coach would be. "When the BCCI gets into the loop, we'll let you know", Choudhary said. During Shastri's rein as team director, India won the Test series in Sri Lanka after a gap of 22 years and also thrashed South Africa 3-0 in a home rubber before winning the Asia Cup. Read More »

Bayern Munich signs James Rodriguez

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While Mourinho has previously had reservations about signing James , he can see a role for him in attack that will also lack the versatility of Everton-bound Wayne Rooney. James, who was reportedly wanted by Chelsea and Manchester United , has been struggling for a spot in Real Madrid starting XI under Zinedine Zidane . Read More »

Roger Federer oozes class to blitz into Wimbledon quarter-finals

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I was happy about that."The first man to reach the quarterfinals was Marin Cilic ". "Tired! It was a long match". "I think the other Grand Slams are more equal, whereas here there's always two men's and one women's on Centre Court". No. 1 seed Murray and No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic both still remain in the tournament and are heading to the Round of 16. The Serb appears invigorated, though, after hiring a new coaching team, which includes eight-time major victor Andre Agassi and ... Read More »

Andy Murray backs calls for more women's matches on Wimbledon show courts

As a result Kerber will now be replaced a No 1 by either Karolina Pliskova or Simona Halep . "It's obviously an incredible feeling for me", she said. Her serve was not accurate and her errors were too common as her opponent stoically stood her ground against her. She converted 86 percent of her first serves in this match, and struck seven aces. Read More »

Zagoria | 5 things you need to know about Manic Monday at Wimbledon

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The men's No1 was also victorious and booked his place in the last eight for the 10th year in succession with a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Benoit Paire and will face Sam Querrey tomorrow. "It feels like everyone watches Wimbledon here with Andy, it's like nothing that we have in the States, these two weeks, it's all about him", he said. Read More »

Mark Renshaw is out of this year's Tour de France

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Later, X-rays taken at the Centre Hospitalier Metropole Savoie in Chambery showed Porte sustained a fractured right collar bone and pelvis. I think Richie was quite instrumental in there in saying "listen, this isn't the time to attack, the leader of the race has got a mechanical problem". Read More »