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Serena Williams moves on after early outburst

Leading up to last year's U.S. Open, Williams told Melissa Isaacson of ESPNW , "I'm really trying to stay away from stress and stay away from press.I don't necessarily want to hear about, 'Oh, this history and that history, ' because I just want to be able to do the best that I can". Read More »

Britain, EU at odds over timing of divorce talks


The science journal has profiled responses from British and American scientists on the topic of the Brexit , finding confusion, worry, dismay, and little optimism for the future of British science. On Friday, while announcing his resignation after the vote, Mr. Cameron said the people's decision should be respected. The German foreign minister has called for the European Union to keep a calm head following the UK's Brexit vote, saying the block must "neither be hysterical nor fall into ... Read More »

Stunner! Djokovic's 30-match Slam streak ends at Wimbledon

The Serbian has been as close as there is to unbeatable for the best part of the last 18 months and arrived in London as the holder of all four men's grand slam titles. That game included two calls against Djokovic which, according to the BBC broadcast, were incorrect - but he was out of challenges and so couldn't ask for a review. Read More »

Pistons Sign Jon Leuer To 4-Year, $42 Million Deal


Strangely, we didn't hear a peep from anyone about a meeting being set up, while other team's were reported to have met with Horford like the Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics, and Houston Rockets. He can post up, handle a little, pass, is a career 38 percent shooter from deep, mobile and athletic. In Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy's offense, expect Leuer's three-point attempts to increase after taking 1.6 per game last season. Read More »

Djokovic shows rare fallibility in shock loss to Querrey

It's the first time the Serb has suffered defeat at at a grand slam since the 2015 French Open final. Another delay of over an hour followed, but Djokovic held his nerve to take the set to a tiebreak. Querrey, a 28-year-old American, fought off break point after break point, usually with huge aces that reached up to 134 miles per hour. Querrey, who became the first American to beat Djokovic at a Grand Slam event since Andy Roddick (2009), finished the match with 31 aces as he improved to ... Read More »

Few points played before rain comes to Wimbledon


Muguruza made 22 unforced errors and only managed to produce nine winners. "The All England Club has confirmed that on account of the poor weather experienced to date in the first week, play will take place on Middle Sunday", organisers said in a statement. Read More »

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

He lost three Copa America finals (2007, 2015 and 2016) and was on the team eliminated at home in the 2011 quarterfinals of the South American competition. The remarks by Messi followed reports that he'd been frustrated by mismanagement of Argentina's soccer team. "He called him and told him how proud he feels of the national team's performance and asked him not to listen to the criticism", a spokesman for Macri said. Read More »

Root finds form to lead England to crushing win


Sri Lanka's response was consistently punctuated by the fall of wickets, Willey claiming the first and last as part of a four-wicket haul at the cost of just 34 runs that saw the tourists bowled out for 202 in a match the hosts dominated. England made two changes: James Vince comes in to open the batting for Alex Hales, who has a minor back injury. But as Danushka Gunathilaka recorded career-best figures of three for 48, it was not until Buttler (70) brought the impetus in a stand of ... Read More »

Southgate set to be England temporary manager, media say


Steven Gerrard has opened up about the pressure on England players when you are on the verge of failure at a major tournament . Gareth Southgate is in line to take charge of England on a temporary basis after chief executive Martin Glenn suggested the Football Association could wait up to a year to name Roy Hodgson's permanent successor. Read More »

Dan Evans reaches 3rd round at Wimbledon


Among those to come off was Britain's Heather Watson, a break up on Annika Beck at the start of their first-round clash. Two points later, Mannarino played a soft drop shot. Murray trailed 3-1 in the first set but dropped only three more games the rest of the match. The five-time champion, who is seeded No. 8, has been having trouble holding serve Friday against No. Read More »

Time to pay up: Williams, Troicki fined $10K at Wimbledon

Just in May, the highly-ranked Australian tennis player, Bernard Tomic, used the racquet handle on match point instead of the head, during the Madrid Open. I behaved well. I didn't do anything until that moment. "I was a little disappointed in myself at that point". Troicki also called for tennis' electronic replay system, called Hawk-Eye, to be installed on every Wimbledon court. Read More »

Houston Rockets Meet With Kent Bazemore

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne , Bazemore is among the second-tier players the Lakers are considering in free agency. While the team is interested in the 6-foot-5 guard, cap space may doom the possibility the two teams find common ground. Read More »

Andy Murray bids to join Djokovic, Federer in 3rd round


Cepelova had a first-serve percentage of just more than 40 percent but still outplayed Muguruza with 14 winners and 12 errors. This is the first time since 2011 the French Open champ has failed to escape make the third round here. "I'm used to it on this court", said the Slovak, who upset former French Open finalist Simona Halep on this same court past year. But honestly, for me, I just was very clear it was going to be a rough tournament for me after winning a grand slam and coming here. Read More »

No sentiment as Murray beats fellow Brit Broady


Murray , already in peak form on grass after winning a record fifth Queen's Club crown, had never lost to a player ranked as low as Broady's 235th spot and had won all 10 of his previous Wimbledon first round matches. "Hopefully I start the next match like I finished this one". "I do think this year Novak's obviously been the best player by a long distance". That match had got tighter as it went along but this was the opposite, with Murray now right in the groove. Read More »

Australia could soon elect 5th prime minister in 3 years

The opposition leader will vote in his north Melbourne seat of Maribyrnong, but will first make a final dash around four marginal seats in western Sydney - talking to voters lining up to cast ballots in Labor-held Greenway and Liberal-held Reid, Lindsay and Macquarie. Read More »

Boston given 1-year ban on worldwide amateurs

Major League Baseball concluded the Red Sox and buscones — local trainer/representatives of the players — worked together to evade a $300,000 cap on signing bonuses to five Venezuelan prospects who were 16 at the time: right-hander Cesar Gonzalez, infielders Antonio Pinero and Eduardo Torrealba, and outfielders Albert Guaimaro and Simon Muzziotti. Read More »

Federer, Serena highlight Centre Court play on Day 5

I don't know how he's going to feel after playing nearly three hours ... on Centre (today), really physical, mentally also", Wawrinka said. In their first meeting in over four years, the second round encounter between the two former major champions definitely deserved its Centre Court billing. Read More »

Predators acquire PK Subban from Canadiens for Shea Weber


But what we are getting in return is an elite defenseman, he's a diamond in the rough. Both Bergevin and Weber were asked about the player's age and the issues it may bring. You can see why we've hated him so much. He's a big body that plays a smart game. Afterwards, a small number of "fans" took to Twitter (from all over the country, many not even Bruins fans) and used exactly the type of language you'd fear some would use after an African American player scored a big game winning goal. Read More »

Euro 2016: Shearer criticises England after Iceland defeat

But UEFA's interim Secretary General, Theodore Theodoridis, said the victory was not entirely unexpected after the country of just 330,000 people invested heavily in recent years to develop its soccer infrastructure. "I'm extremely disappointed of course about tonight's result and ultimately our exit from the competition. On behalf of the players, we completely supported the England manager". Read More »

Djokovic racks up 30th successive Slam win


In the biggest upset of the tournament so far, Jana Cepelova beat a listless and mistake-prone Muguruza 6-3, 6-2 on Court 1 in less than an hour to reach the third round at the All England Club . "We don't want more , just the same amount, that's all", said Williams, who was a leading voice in the push to get Wimbledon to offer equal prize money to men and women. Read More »

Detroit Red Wings keep Helm, Marchenko


They also re-signed forward Darren Helm and defenseman Alexey Marchenko. He recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 77 games last season for Detroit . Detroit desperately needed to add some help at center and in Nielsen, they're getting arguably the best center on the free agency market. The Red Wings gained salary-cap relief by trading Datsyuk to the Arizona Coyotes a week ago. Read More »

Canucks sign highly-coveted scorer Loui Eriksson to six-year contract


Eriksson was ranked No. 1 in our latest free agent rankings. Last season, however, he was one of Boston's best forwards, collecting 30 goals and 33 assists . Vancouver's still hoarding a plethora of skilled defensemen in the system (Jordan Subban, Tate Olsen), but should Larsen find time on the ice, he could very well provide an offensive impact. Read More »

Chandler Parsons: Chandler Parsons agrees to max deal with MEM

After averaging at least 15.5 points per game in each of the previous three seasons split between the Mavericks and the Houston Rockets, however, Parsons entered free agency with a bit of uncertainty. Dallas is now working with $60 million in cap space. He has been linked to many teams and will likely meet with a number of them. Dallas can offer him as much as $113.6 million over four years. Read More »

Pirates' Mercer leaves game with head and ear discomfort

Pirates starter Chad Kuhl, making his Major League Baseball debut, went five innings to beat Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, who was victimized by a four-run second inning during a 4-3 thriller Sunday in Pittsburgh. Before Jansen entered, Louis Coleman , J.P. Howell, Joe Blanton and Pedro Baez combined for 2 2/3 innings of one-hit relief. Liriano gave up five runs - four earned - four hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings. Read More »

Franklin misses out again at the US Olympic swimming trials

Lochte, victor of 11-Olympic medals and runner-up to Phelps in the 200 IM at the 2012 London Games, is the world champion and record holder in the event and looking to qualify for his first individual event at Rio Games. Unfortunately, Michael Phelps is noted more for his antics outside of the arena, he's gotten two D.U.Is and the picture of him smoking pot a few years ago caused a couple of his sponsors to drop him. Read More »

Blue Devil Coaches Reflect on Legacy of Pat Summitt


Her teams won eight national championships and an astonishing 1,098 games. Missouri State University head Lady Bears Basketball coach , Kellie Harper, played for Summitt in the 1990s as a student at the University of Tennessee. Summitt's players, who would later describe her as both a mother and a friend, said they learned as much about life from her as they did about basketball. Read More »

Hundreds of thousands honor Cavs at parade


James gave those hometown fans even more reason to celebrate Wednesday by telling reporters he intends to stay in Cleveland, skipping the drama of previous splashy announcements when he chose to go to Miami in 2010 then come back to the Cavaliers four years later. Read More »

Real Madrid plan Hazard-Morata swap deal


Or indeed involving Chelsea and Eden Hazard. Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the French defender and has previously expressed interest in his signature during his Chelsea days. Another striker could be needed as Wayne Rooney's future looks to be in a deeper midfield role and Mourinho knows Morata extremely well having been the man to hand him his debut during their time at Madrid. Read More »

College World Series championship game postponed

Coastal and Arizona are both 5-2 in the College World Series and will take at least nine more innings to see who the 2016 college baseball champion is. But the Chanticleers clearly weren't going to call it quits after the Cinderella story they've had throughout this entire College World Series! I thought our guys did a nice job of doing that. Read More »