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Sport Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko; Wozniacki falls in three sets
Author: 0 Flawless Federer sweeps past Lacko; Wozniacki falls in three sets

With flying ants stuck in Wozniacki´s hair and dive-bombing her throughout the match, the former world number one asked the umpire if there was something that could be sprayed to keep the bugs away. "From my end, I'm very happy". "I haven't played her in a while". Serena Williams was a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 victor over Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova in the women's singles as she continues to return to her best after time off to give birth.

Sport Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out
Author: 0 Brazil, Belgium Target World Cup Quarters After Spain Bow Out

Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarter-final place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated. "I might have finished my career for the national team, but I'm happy because we have many young players following us, and I think that they will make new history for Japanese football".

Sport Kevin Durant To Sign 2-Year, $61.5M Deal With Warriors
Author: 0 Kevin Durant To Sign 2-Year, $61.5M Deal With Warriors

Durant's newly-signed deal will pocket him around $62m over two years, a one-plus-one allowing the former MVP to opt out and become a free agent once again next summer. Jordan was going to go to Dallas the last time he was a free agent, but DeAndre Jordan backed out. Doug McDermott (restricted): Mr. McBuckets has turned into a very good role player, staying excellent from three-point range while improving other parts of his game.

Sport What they're saying about Cousins and Warriors one-upping LeBron and Lakers
Author: 0 What they're saying about Cousins and Warriors one-upping LeBron and Lakers

But the New Orleans Pelicans free agent also averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 rebounds last season while shooting 3-pointers better than most guards. Even if Cousins takes until, say, late February to recover from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in January, he should be back to his forceful self by the playoffs, giving Golden State's starting lineup a quintet of all-stars with which to pursue its third straight championship.

Sport Molinari and Ancer tied for lead at National
Author: 0 Molinari and Ancer tied for lead at National

He is the first Italian to win on USA soil since Toney Penna in 1954. Molinari matched the 18-hole course record with the lowest final round by a US PGA victor this season, his career low on the American tour by two shots. "Basically, just trying to get efficient hitting the golf ball and then getting comfortable hitting the ball down", Woods said. The 14-time major victor ended with a final round of 66 and has only finished higher once since August of 2013, when he tied for second at the ...

Sport Vettel denies Hamilton in final Austrian GP practice
Author: 0 Vettel denies Hamilton in final Austrian GP practice

Often criticized for taking his aggressive race style too far, Max Verstappen kept himself and his Red Bull perfectly in check to win the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, taking full advantage of a bleak day for pre-race favorite Mercedes.

Sport Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers
Author: 0 Lance Stephenson follows LeBron James to the Lakers

So how was the deal consummated? James isn't expected to attend the meeting, which is the first significant chance for the 76ers to make a free-agent pitch to James, league sources said. We wish his kids, his wife Savannah, his mother Gloria, and LeBron himself nothing but the best in the years and decades ahead. Many have already wondered what the NBA Finals might look like without James taking on the Warriors every year.

Sport LeBron: ‘Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons’
Author: 0 LeBron: ‘Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons’

James has played 11 total seasons with the Cavs, pushing them to five Finals - counting the franchise's first trip in 2007. The wait is finally over and a victor has been declared in the LeBron James free agency sweepstakes. LeBron James is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers , and DeMarcus Cousins may soon follow. He thanked Cavaliers fans in an Instagram post, saying the city will always be his home.

Sport 5 reasons Paul George should sign
Author: 0 5 reasons Paul George should sign

The franchise quickly followed with Jerami Grant , agreeing to a beefy three-year, $27 million deal for their reserve - a contract that only spells a massive luxury tax bill on the way and a quick break-up with Carmelo Anthony , according to several sources .

Sport Is Messi really calling the shots at Argentina?
Author: 0 Is Messi really calling the shots at Argentina?

The same also goes for Uruguay and Portugal, two similar teams with similar strategies. In the hours that followed La Albiceleste's opening 1-1 World Cup Group D draw with Iceland, Jorge Sampaoli had already been warned by Diego Maradona that the Argentina coach may not be allowed back to their homeland should the national team continue playing in such a lackluster manner.

Sport Gareth Southgate makes fewer changes than Belgium for Group G decider
Author: 0 Gareth Southgate makes fewer changes than Belgium for Group G decider

If England finish second in their group, they would play Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup, which is harder than playing Japan , but it would mean an easier draw after that. "But I think it's the same like Belgium they have a great attack and then the defence there might be some weakness". We want to perform well but the priority is not to win.

Sport Did LeBron James try to lure Kevin Durant away from Warriors?
Author: 0 Did LeBron James try to lure Kevin Durant away from Warriors?

Durant's Warriors have defeated James' Cavaliers in each of the past two NBA Finals. It looks as if the mooted sequel to Space Jam is potentially edging forward later this year, with basketball star LeBron James still very much at the heart of the project.

Sport Wimbledon make exception and give Serena a seeding
Author: 0 Wimbledon make exception and give Serena a seeding

With Wimbledon officials indicating that they expected to seed Williams, the player most impacted by that decision - 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova , who would be bumped from the seeding as a result - spoke out against it Tuesday night. US Open champion Sloane Stephens is the highest American player, seeded fourth; and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki is seeded second.

Author: 0 Senegal exit ensures little-known Irish World Cup record stays intact

The irony of the situation wasn't lost on many of those watching. When the fair play rule is used as a tie breaker, the side with less bookings advances to the next round. If England and Belgium were to finish with the same number of fair play points, Federation Internationale de Football Association would draw lots to decide first place in the group.

Sport Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out
Author: 0 Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

With so much at stake for every team and simultaneous matches of Japan vs. Poland and Colombia vs. Senegal set for Thursday, Group H looks set to provide a thrilling finale to the group stage of the tournament. Rodriguez returned to the team bench in the second half, in time to see Mina's header that gave Colombia the lead. But the atmosphere amongst the nearly 42,000 people at Samara Arena picked up near the hour mark when Poland scored to push both teams above Japan in the table.

Sport Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup

According to reports , South Korean K-pop kings BTS also reaped the spoils of the result, with their hit single "Fake Love" surging up the iTunes Mexico chart 31 places after the game. "We didn't really get into that tournament". Sweden's Ludwig Augustinsson put his side ahead against Mexico and in return, he sank Germany's hopes of progressing.

Sport Kawhi Leonard Not Enamored With Idea Of Playing With LeBron James
Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard Not Enamored With Idea Of Playing With LeBron James

Lakers are in urge to trade for arguably the best two-way player in the league , Kawhi Leonard , and one of the greatest to ever play, LeBron James . The Spurs have wanted to find a way to fix the franchise's relationship with Leonard, but an overwhelming Lakers offer could convince San Antonio to part with its franchise star, league sources said.

Sport England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium
Author: 0 England fans flock to Russian Federation for group decider against Belgium

In the other remaining first-round games on Thursday, Japan, Senegal and Colombia are all chasing the two qualification spots in Group H, with Poland out of the picture. "There are players who have been in very demanding games so it´s very important for us to protect and give every player the best opportunity to be in the best condition in the knockout games".

Sport Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Germany seeks great escape against South Korea
Author: 0 Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018: Germany seeks great escape against South Korea

In the case of teams finishing level on points, Federation Internationale de Football Association has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with goal difference and then the number of goals scored in all group matches the first two. "If we lose the ball, they have the chance to make deep runs. We have let it go but will come out of it as a group much stronger". If Mexico can even take a point against Sweden, they will top the group, a victory will put them in an elite group of sides ...

Sport Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus ready to bring down South Korea
Author: 0 Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus ready to bring down South Korea

If Korea are to produce an unlikely result, they need to score goals and their best hope in that regard is the Tottenham forward. Hopefully their opening two games have been all they needed for a wake-up call, because another lethargic start or more vulnerability on the counter could prove fatal on Wednesday - not to mention, it would signal that they haven't learned their lessons from their humbling loss against Mexico and narrow win over Sweden .

Sport Iceland 1 - 2 Croatia | 26 Jun 2018
Author: 0 Iceland 1 - 2 Croatia | 26 Jun 2018

The only two players in the Croatia line-up to keep their places were The only two players to keep their places from the 3-0 win over Argentina were Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic . Gylfi Sigurdsson finally did score the equaliser with a penalty in the 76th minute after a handball in the area, but Ivan Perisic then sealed victory for Croatia who had already qualified for the knockout stage.

Sport Alba: I don't understand the criticism of Messi
Author: 0 Alba: I don't understand the criticism of Messi

He said: "It means so much because for Argentina the World Cup is special - and for me too". However Simeone said Argentina needed to rediscover their fighting spirit to have any chance of progressing. The Atletico coach appears to be talking to his assistant Burgos, a former goalkeeper, when he criticises Argentina keeper Willy Caballero for gifting the opening goal in the game to Croatia winger Ante Rebic.

Sport Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston
Author: 0 Petra Kvitova recovers to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and triumph in Edgbaston

She will face defending champion Petra Kvitova in the final - and much like with Strycova, she has a long-standing friendship with Kvitova. She has not had a great deal of success on the grass, but her brand of tennis is something that has translated substantially on all surfaces and it is something that Kvitova will be wary on in the second face-off on Saturday's semifinal day.

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