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Sports US Open champion Sloane Stephens knocked out of Wimbledon
Author: 0 US Open champion Sloane Stephens knocked out of Wimbledon

The 2013 Birmingham finalist has failed to close out a number of leads this year, and there were several moments today when her play became somewhat nervy: from a 40-0 lead in the fifth game she was embroiled in a multi-deuce tussle, and two double faults at the start of the second set resulted in a 0-2 deficit.

Sports Liverpool miss transfer target but it gives hope to Fekir deal
Author: 0 Liverpool miss transfer target but it gives hope to Fekir deal

The 24-year-old France worldwide saw his proposed transfer to Liverpool collapse at the 11th hour and the player subsequently finds himself in transfer limbo. It will be an honour to wear the famous red shirt. French midfielder Yassin Fekir has signed a deal to extend his stay with the French club Lyon until 2020.

Sports Brazil shield Neymar from all attacks
Author: 0 Brazil shield Neymar from all attacks

Brazil defender Thiago Silva meanwhile heaped praise on Neymar, who only returned to action shortly before the tournament following an injury lay-off of more than three months. Russian fans celebrated long into the night after they stunned 2010 winners Spain on penalties in an electric atmosphere at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.

Sports Lydia Ko surges up leaderboard at PGA Championship
Author: 0 Lydia Ko surges up leaderboard at PGA Championship

Women's Open previous year. It was a long way from her back nine score of 30 on Friday when every putt seemed to find the hole. In the final round, Ryu stumbled with a double bogey at the par-4 second and Park birdied the par-3 third and par-5 fourth to seize a share of the lead.

Sports Wolverhampton pub erupts as England beat Colombia
Author: 0 Wolverhampton pub erupts as England beat Colombia

They were denied an equaliser just before half-time when Lampard's effort clearly crossed the line - prompting Federation Internationale de Football Association to finally see the light on goal-line technology - but in truth Germany tore England apart and were worthy 4-1 winners.

Sports Thibaut Courtois speaks out on Real Madrid link after Belgium beat Japan
Author: 0 Thibaut Courtois speaks out on Real Madrid link after Belgium beat Japan

The goalkeeper is now representing Belgium at the World Cup as the Red Devils' No 1 in Russian Federation. Courtois helped Belgium to seal a thrilling 3-2 win over Japan in the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday night, and the goalkeeper refused to give any assurances about his future to Chelsea FC fans.

Sports Cavs insist they won't trade Kevin Love if LeBron James leaves
Author: 0 Cavs insist they won't trade Kevin Love if LeBron James leaves

Cleveland can offer James a five-year max contract worth approximately $207.4 million, while the most any other team could offer him would be a four-year deal worth around $152.3 million. According to Cleveland .com's Joe Vardon , James will officially become a free agent by turning down his contract option for next season. Working in their favor, of course, is L.A.

Sports Fans erupt in Harry Kane heartland after World Cup penalty drama
Author: 0 Fans erupt in Harry Kane heartland after World Cup penalty drama

The Three Lions will no face Sweden in Samara at 3pm on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals. Police did not identify the suspect, or specify a nationality. "They've been exciting, young, great energy, playing with a lot of freedom", Rooney said of England's chances while speaking to ESPN FC on Monday at his introductory news conference with D.C.

Sports Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi
Author: 0 Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi

Rabio , a giant Pacific octopus , went on to rack up a flawless record by also predicting Japan's draw with Senegal and their defeat to Poland as they narrowly qualified as runners-up in their group. Rabiot is not the first animal prophet to capture the hearts and minds of World Cup fans. Rabiot was gutted and sold for meat before Japan's game against Belgium which the team lost 2-3 and eventually got knocked out of the tournament.

Sports Krunal, Chahar called up for Sundar, Bumrah
Author: 0 Krunal, Chahar called up for Sundar, Bumrah

Mumbai: Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya , on Sunday, were named as replacements for injured Jasprit Bumrah and Washington Sundar for the three-match Twenty20 internationals against England. Sundar is also set to miss the subsequent one-day worldwide series with Patel taking his place in that squad. 25-year old Deepak Chahar has been given the call up for the T20I series.

Sports British Cave Rescuers in Thailand: 'Best in the Business'
Author: 0 British Cave Rescuers in Thailand: 'Best in the Business'

A massive worldwide rescue effort has been under way since, with rescue teams battling through thick mud and high water to try to reach the group in the cave network that stretches 10 km (6 miles) into a mountain. "We will drain all water out from the cave then we will take all 13 people out of the cave". Heavy rains sent a significant amount a water into the Tham Luang Nang Non cave, trapping them.

Sports Spain v Russia - Preview and possible lineups
Author: 0 Spain v Russia - Preview and possible lineups

Russian Federation hit back against the run of play when Gerard Pique needlessly stuck his hand in the air and handled an Artem Dzyuba header. Akinfeev says, "We were hoping for penalties because Spain are hard to beat - Spain can't always be lucky".

Sports Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup
Author: 0 Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup

We sit there and say we want to win every game. Ahead of the game he said: 'I'm feeling nervous. "I said many times that no country under 40 million people has won the World Cup since 1954, since after the Second World War". Victory over Jose Pekerman's side would then lead to a quarter-final against either Sweden or Switzerland, before a potential semi-final against Russian Federation or Croatia.

Sports Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon in style with powerful straight sets win
Author: 0 Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon in style with powerful straight sets win

Now that she's "Mrs. Williams", per the Wimbledon chair umpire, now that she's a mother, now that she is back on tour, Serena Williams is ready to rediscover her full complement of shots and full ability to dominate. So not at all, in fact I was pleasantly surprised, ' she said. I think I've had seven tests. I don't go out there expecting to do well, see what happens.

Sports England break penalty shootout curse
Author: 0 England break penalty shootout curse

Colombia and England last met competitively at the 1998 World Cup with a David Beckham-inspired Three Lions prevailing on a 2-0 scoreline against what was considered to the end of an era for a golden generation of Colombian players. Football's Coming Home blared out over the speakers at Moscow's Spartak Stadium after Eric Dier scored the decisive penalty and England's players piled on top of each other at the far side of the pitch.

Sports Juventus president Agnelli driving sensational Ronaldo deal; direct contact made
Author: 0 Juventus president Agnelli driving sensational Ronaldo deal; direct contact made

As a result, Ronaldo has been constantly linked with a move away from Madrid with Juventus , Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain all touted as possible destinations. Uruguay eliminated Portugal from the tournament with a 2-1 win in the round of 16 on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. A source close to Ronaldo told ESPN in June that he remained determined to leave Real Madrid this summer, though he would only consider a move to England, France or Italy.

Sports 'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze
Author: 0 'It's easy for me' - Kane finding England captaincy a breeze

Delph, who was unlikely to start, but who could have been used as a substitute, was listed as "absent" on the official team sheet as he awaits the birth of his third child back in England . Jordan Henderson has been Southgate's trusted midfield pivot, performing well in England's two wins. Despite impressively topping Group F ahead of Mexico, reigning champion Germany and South Korea, few outside Sweden expect the Scandinavians to survive much longer.

Sports LeBron James primed to cement all-time great legacy at Lakers
Author: 0 LeBron James primed to cement all-time great legacy at Lakers

The Lakers have the salary-cap flexibility to become a behemoth once more, with James a huge pull for other stars wanting to challenge the Warriors' empire and attempt to upset the status quo. With Lakers fans riding such a high, the last thing the team should do is sign somebody who generally wasn't liked by the fanbase not too long ago. Once James answered the question that had dominated the free agent picture for months, the Lakers began filling out the roster for next season, agreeing to ...

Sports Tennis star Federer leaves Nike for Japan's Uniqlo in blockbuster deal
Author: 0 Tennis star Federer leaves Nike for Japan's Uniqlo in blockbuster deal

And on Monday Federer appeared on Centre Court wearing a brand new Uniqlo strip, thus ending his 10-year partnership with Nike which was said to have been worth $10m (about €8.6m) a year. But like Uniqlo, I also have great love for life, culture and humanity. "I don't have a shoe deal". "After a while without playing on grass it's very important to start with a straight victory", he said.

Sports On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George
Author: 0 On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George

George declared that he wanted out of IN with a declared destination of Los Angeles last summer, and OKC traded for him anyway. A year ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder swung for the fences. Oladipo, who played at Indiana U., was hailed as a hometown hero, a guy who wanted to be in Indianapolis, as opposed to George, who clearly wanted to end up in Los Angeles .

Sports Brazil ace Neymar hits back at Mexico tactics: It's unfair!
Author: 0 Brazil ace Neymar hits back at Mexico tactics: It's unfair!

Neymar then showed his unselfish side, crossing for Robert Firmino to score in the 88th minute. " Brazil is a great team". Will Neymar continue Brazil's march toward glory, or will Mexico's underdog run progress further? But Neymar, sliding in a tandem just behind Jesus, didn't miss, poking the ball into the gaping net with his right foot for his second goal in three games.

Sports Chelsea reject an offer from Barça for Willian
Author: 0 Chelsea reject an offer from Barça for Willian

However, his relationship with Antonio Conte was not the greatest and even Manchester United have been linked with the Brazilian. Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Willian and Jose Mourinho is keen to reunite with his former Chelsea player at Old Trafford in the ongoing summer transfer window.

Sports Chelsea ace Hazard stands by calling out Lukaku: He can handle it
Author: 0 Chelsea ace Hazard stands by calling out Lukaku: He can handle it

That's just so pathetic, and given that the World Cup is an advert of sorts for the attractive game, it should be called out. Brazil are desperate to make amends for their humiliating exit on home soil four years ago. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Belgium's opponents, Brazil, defeated Mexico by 2-0 in their last-16 match . Martinez's men set up the mouthwatering clash after narrowly avoiding a disaster against Japan, with Nacer Chadli coming off the bench to secure a ...

Sports Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture
Author: 0 Lakers agree deals with trio of free agents after LeBron James capture

Just today, Russian Federation knocked off Spain, LeBron James announced his intentions to sign with Los Angeles Lakers and now, LeBron's long-time playoff foil Lance Stephenson is following him to Hollywood. Now, we must wait and see what Kawhi Leonard's future will be. The Lakers will have room under the salary cap to sign another max salary player next year.

Author: 0 All eyes on James Rodriguez for Colombia's clash with England

Goal-scoring chances likely will be at premium, which leads us to believe this will be a hard-fought, but low-scoring, game. We just know we will give everything for our country and take strength from the support. England got a Harry Kane last minute victor against Tunisia but will need to be at their best to beat Colombia . Manager Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane led the England players onto the coach as they travelled to their biggest World Cup match in years.

Sports Eden Hazard relishing
Author: 0 Eden Hazard relishing "magnificent" Brazil contest

Belgium is the leading scorer of the World Cup and faces Asia's last remaining representative at the final match hosted at Rostov Arena. "I want Belgium to win the World Cup for my friend Lukaku", the 29-year-old said in an interview with Fox Sports .

Sports Injured Murray pulls out of Wimbledon
Author: 0 Injured Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

After pushing his body in practice sessions at the All England Club over the last few days, Murray has opted against risking a further injury setback with a view to playing the American hard-court swing that culminates in the US Open. He added: " There's certain things that are still tricky and things I'm still trying to work through . But, you know, again, it just takes time". Murray told reporters in his Saturday pre-tournament news conference that he was taking it all day by day.

Sports Disgraced Aussie Smith begins comeback in Canada
Author: 0 Disgraced Aussie Smith begins comeback in Canada

Steve Smith has gotten back to what he does best in the opening match of the Canadian Global T20 League - scoring runs. If Steve Smith and David Warner can "promote" the inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament, they should be allowed to do the same in the Big Bash League, former Australian allrounder Shane Watson says.

Sports NBA Finals odds: Lakers move way up with addition of LeBron
Author: 0 NBA Finals odds: Lakers move way up with addition of LeBron

StubHub , the online ticket exchange, told CBSSports.com it saw an unprecedented jump in visits to its Lakers page on Sunday - the day James agreed to his four-year contract - compared to both the last 30 days and 2017's first day of National Basketball Association free agency.

Sports Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week
Author: 0 Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week

Brazil game proves. In total, there were 44 goals in 52 appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side, including 32 in the Premier League. "I always believed that Argentina could win, so of course I feel a certain frustration, but this will make me stronger as a coach, to learn, to grow".

Sports LeBron declines option, becomes free agent
Author: 0 LeBron declines option, becomes free agent

According to Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon , James will officially become a free agent by turning down his contract option for next season. James flew into L.A. James came back four years ago to a hero's welcome, something that seemed unimaginable when he left in disgrace four years earlier for Miami. The Los Angeles Lakers, for example, opened at 20-1 (already an extremely rich price for a team that went 35-47 last year) simply because it is one of the teams James may choose.

Sports Barcelona ace Messi silent over his Argentina future, but two others quit
Author: 0 Barcelona ace Messi silent over his Argentina future, but two others quit

Cristiano and Leo have both won five awards each since then. Last time in Sochi , he scored a hat-trick against Spain in what was one of Russia World Cup's most spectacular match. The question now is, will Ronaldo be running out at Qatar 2022, when he will be 37? And Uruguay , impressive throughout the tournament, knocked Bernardo Silva's Portugal out of the competition after a 2-1 win.