Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko , while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday's second round action. "But I told myself "no, you are not going to lose this match". She returned to the All England Club stuck in a rut after losing in the first round of both the Australian and French Opens this year.
The 36-year-old American barely broke sweat in a one-sided first set but was tested by the world no.135 in the second without ever looking troubled. Makarova, who has previously made the quarter-final at the All England Club, further than Wozniacki has ever been, took a 5-1 lead in the third but then threw away four match points as Wozniacki battled back to 5-5.
Abel struck out 10 and walked just two. "It was great to see so many people out today to see us, cheering, and even on the freeway, people honking their horns", Abel said of the team's return to Oregon. Momentum is on Oregon State's side not only because of the fact it won Game 2 , but due to the manner in which it happened. Some, like Abel, will get a bit of family time at home and then care of more mundane matters.
All the hard work paid off and that's what made me cry". South Korean Ryu So-yeon had a little piece of good fortune but also made her own luck as she surged to a three-stroke lead in the third round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship outside Chicago on Saturday.
The Blaugrana are keen to add an attacking player who can fill in the boots of Andres Iniesta this summer. Manchester United have been strongly linked with the 29-year-old but despite registering their interest they are yet to post a concrete bid.
Brazil were the favourites to lift the World Cup before any kick of the football in Russian Federation, closely followed by the likes of Germany and Spain, Argentina even. "I think it's a shame for football", Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio lamented afterwards and pointed out that Neymar's antics had wasted precious time.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Neymar is reportedly ready to complete a move to Spanish side Real Madrid . The colossal transfer claim, which would dwarf the 222 million-dollar deal that made Neymar the world's most expensive player a year ago, was made by Spain's public television station TVE on Monday evening.
Mina, 23, signed for the Catalan giants from Palmeiras in January, but only appeared five times for them in the back half of the season. It was also the last World Cup fixture at this stadium . England's nail-biting run to the World Cup quarter-finals has earnt them an unlikely supporter - Germany legend and penalty-shootout nemesis Lothar Matthäus.
The Spanish press continues to link Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo with Juventus , with the latest reports saying Los Blancos will accept a €100 million offer from the Italian champions. However, as he gets older, Madrid will eventually stop giving him new contracts, and Ronaldo will become the boy who cried United. The striker now hopes that Real Madrid won't stand in his way of a move to Italy and according to Jugones , Real Madrid appear prepared to go along with the move ...
The Three Lions are $1.83 betting favorites to beat the Swedes ($4.50), according to AustralianGambling , after Sweden defeated Switzerland thanks to an Emil Forsberg goal just after the hour mark. Belgium were on the brink of another major tournament failure when trailing 2-0 with 21 minutes to play, only for a magnificent breakway goal by Nacer Chadli in the fourth minute of injury-time to cap a stunning fightback.
The apparently personal message from the president of the Football Association said: "I couldn't be prouder of @ england - a victory in a penalty shootout!" In the shoot-out, however, he was one of the heroes - saving brilliantly from Carlos Bacca to allow Eric Dier to send Gareth Southgate's men through to a quarter-final against Sweden.
Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna and Carl Kinsella featuring JOE.co.uk Senior Football Correspondent and font of wisdom Melissa Reddy. "It was very nice to be at Real Madrid ". He later tried to backtrack, but Juve have received enough encouragement to work on what would be a stunning transfer.
The four-time victor of cycling's biggest race was criticised in June by five-time victor Bernard Hinault, who called on riders to go on strike should Froome compete. Le Monde says Froome will not necessarily attend Tuesday's meeting by the French committee with their ruling due Wednesday. Froome and Team Sky have denied any wrongdoing.
Spain hit more passes than any other team in the group stages and continued in such fashion. Russian Federation head coach Stanislav Cherchesov called the World Cup hosts' second round encounter with Spain a "life or death" game, and compared it to an exam they would have to pass.
Earlier, the Thai military said the boys would need to learn to dive - or wait up to four months for flooding to recede before they could get out of the caves, meaning food would need to be supplied for that time. The boys were discovered on Monday by British divers some 400 metres from where they were believed to be stranded several kilometres inside the cave.
Red Bull haven't been able to compete consistently with the leading duo, but have shown a turn of pace to contend on certain weekends. It is the fourth career victory for Verstappen, and his first of the 2018 Formula 1 season. "There are some circuits coming up that should play to our strengths, places like Hungary and Singapore". There are circuits that will not be so good for us but I thin one of our major assets is that as a race team we are extremely versatile and we've been very ...
Paul George announced his intent to re-sign at a party hosted by his teammate Russell Westbrook . A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Gordon agreed Sunday night to a four-year, $82 million deal to remain with the Magic. Though James' joining the Lakers and potentially creating another monster in the West should concern the Golden State Warriors , the defending champions answered Los Angeles with the second-biggest move of the offseason so far.
Apart from these, King Khan Shah Rukh Khan , Amitabh Bachchan are yet to make their way to the engagement ceremony. Kajol looked handsome in a white and shimmery blue attire and made an entry with director Karan Johar , who looked dapper in a green embroidered bandhgala with black pyjama.
Clevelanders are also likely taking advantage of Fanatics' Jersey Assurance program, which allows you to trade in James' Cavs jersey within 90 days of purchasing it (a full year if you bought it with an American Express Card) free of charge.
Brazil play their first Round of 16 match as one the favorites to hoist the trophy in Russian Federation. If the World Cup was won on sportsmanship, Japan would have taken home the top prize. "Japan is totally different to Wales (the side that eliminated Belgium from the 2016 Euros), and we'll take this as seriously as possible. I'm forced to ask myself, do I still upload my values even when I'm going through my worst moments?" "We will see at the end what happens", he told ...
It was a goal by Emil Forsberg in the 66th minute which deflected off a Swiss defender and went in that proved to be the difference in this one. The winger picked up a pass on the edge of the penalty area and hit a low drive in the direction of Sommer.
The girl had held up a sign saying, "Can I have your headband pleeease!", and when Federer spotted her banner, he rummaged through his unbranded white bag to hand over the prize item. Notably the brand previously had a working partnership with Novak Djokovic before calling a close to that deal in 2017 . Roger Federer is now with UNIQLO, leaving Nike for a massive deal.
Currently, Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score in T20s with the West Indian scoring 175 runs in the 2013 Indian Premier League. Australian captain Aaron Finch powered his way to 172, a new world record high score in T20Is, and his opening partnership with D'Arcy Short put up 223, another world record.
Pepe is now the oldest player for Portugal to have scored a World Cup goal, with his strike in the round of 16 game against Uruguay coming at the age of 35 years, 124 days. Commenting on the results of the day, Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Chairman Arkady Dvorkovich said that although Messi and Ronaldo were knocked out, other players demonstrated great potential.
Now he is fighting for a full recovery so he can again lead the line with Luis Suarez against France in Nizhny Novgorod. "It's a match between the two teams, Portugal and Uruguay, and we'll do everything we can to win". "It's his decision. As a teammate, I hope so because he helps us so much". Their willingness to put in the work off the ball makes it easy for coach Oscar Tabarez to play them together, and the formidable duo will pose a threat to any opposition.
The first T20 worldwide between England and India will take place on 3 July, 2018. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli , Indian cricket team is gearing up to start the T20 in London from Tuesday. And this what Kohli wants to go home with: the desire and intent to win every session of play. While the footballers were beating Panama 6-1 in their second group match, the cricketers got in a pickle - losing five quick wickets.
But while the Mexicans lost on the pitch, they certainly won on social media. Their strategy was to have three players - Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez and Hirving Lozana on the half-way line when Brazil enjoyed the possession. And they have a strong bench to call upon if plan A does not work. As Mexico threw bodies forward in search of a late leveller, Brazil took full advantage of the gaps in their backline to score a second with two minutes remaining.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi saw their World Cup dreams snuffed out on Saturday as French teenager Kylian Mbappe flew the flag for a new generation in Russian Federation. They were his only two worldwide goals in 142 appearances. "There is no better way of doing that than scoring", Mbappe said . But the Paris Saint-Germain forward, the second-most expensive player in history behind team-mate Neymar, went one better as France beat Argentina in Kazan.
Ramos was involved early in pressuring Russia's Sergey Ignashevich into an own goal to give La Roja a ideal start, but the hosts equalised before the break when Artem Dzyuba converted a penalty awarded for a Gerard Pique handball. "I put my head on the line to be coach two days before the Portugal match". "I have nothing to hold against anybody". "We need our personality". "I've been working this job for two years and have never seen anything like this", said Bardayev as he took a ...
So, now the group-stage is over, we can take a proper look at their potential route to the World Cup final. "The formation suits us perfectly and as a group of lads". Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph ( Manchester City ), Phil Jones ( Manchester United ), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), and Ashley Young ...
While firm favourites Brazil lock horns with underdogs Mexico, Belgium face a risky Japan in the matches on Monday. "We're motivated by the fact that we're in the knockout stage, facing Brazil and one victory from reaching the fifth game", Mexico captain Andres Guardado said.
The company issued a statement minutes after the defending champion took to the court, saying Federer would be a global brand ambassador for the firm and would wear its outfits at all tournaments this year. "I remember I struggled early on a lot", said Federer. "I assume that the RF line that we've come to know will simply go away", Andrews said. Sources say the deal is worth more than $300 million guaranteed over 10 years and has an unprecedented clause that says that Federer will collect ...
Family members of the missing hugged each other as they cheered the news. Namhom Boonpium is the mother of 13-year-old Mongkon. Rescue divers had spent much of Monday making preparations for a final push to locate the lost soccer players, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach .
He's really fast and can play well with teammates", Pekerman said of the Sevilla forward. "We know the quality of his finishing, so he's a player that we know all about and we wouldn't judge him on the period he had in the Premier League, that's for sure".
But Chris Paul is reportedly staying in Houston- and he's gonna get paid really, really handsomely to do it. It appears likely that next year's Rockets team will be very similar to this year's 65-win team. Houston will need Paul to stay healthy and continue his dominance on both sides of the ball in order to contend for a championship next season. There has been speculation that Paul's friendship with LeBron James could sway the league's best player.
Thunder • Forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with a player option the third year. If Durant did want to commit long-term to the Warriors this summer, and they were willing, he could sign a four-year deal starting at his max.
So, while Stephenson has trolled James dating back to their battles in the Eastern Conference Finals when James was with the Heat, it appears as though all those moments are in the past. There are several star National Basketball Association players set to hit free agency in 2019. The Lakers contract will see the 33-year-old paid 154 million dollars, Klutch Sports Group said in a statement.
Federer's deal with Nike expired in March, and many speculated he would renew his deal. While Federer was in Uniqlo apparel for his opening match at Wimbledon , he was still wearing Nike shoes. "In a short period of time, it will come to me". However, the top seed confirmed the end of an iconic partnership when he walked out wearing the Japanese manufacturer's logo on Centre Court on Monday to defend his title.
Do the Spurs agree to part ways with him and what will the Lakers be prepared to include in a trade package? First, because the Lakers have a timeline they would like to meet, it really plays into San Antonio's hands, much better than you would expect given the fact that Leonard sort of killed their leverage.
Randle will immediately become an unrestricted free agent. That ensured the Lakers reserved the right to match any offer sheet Randle would potentially sign with another team. Despite losing Randle's defensive abilities, the Lakers have managed to upgrade their defense in the past 48 hours. Rondo, Stephenson and McGee are three of the NBA's most unique personalties, but from a basketball perspective, they don't drastically improve the Lakers beyond the potential trade value.
Heavy rains that flooded cave passages are thought to have trapped them. Chinese rescues team members talk near a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang R. Medical specialists and Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said they were hopeful the boys could be found after divers passed through the "Sam Yak" split in the sprawling, muddy and dark cave network.
The Greece worldwide becomes the latest player to join the new era under manager Unai Emery. The defender joins from Borussia Dortmund , where he spent five years after joining from Werder Bremen in 2013, after years of speculation regarding potential moves to the Premier League.
I was sat there watching the Belgium game saying please don't score! Manchester United legend Bryan Robson says Marcus Rashford must improve his finishing. Alli was impressive in England's opening group game, a 2-1 win over Tunisia, until he picked up a thigh injury which kept him out of the 6-1 crushing of Panama and 1-0 loss to Belgium.
Nacer Chadli scored in the 94th minute, the final minute of stoppage time , to complete the comeback and send Roberto Martinez's team to the quarterfinals, where it will face Brazil. The Red Devils were still struggling but they pulled a goal back after 69 minutes when Vertonghen looped a header from a high clearance back across goal into the far top corner.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the encounter. Can Neymar end the run of superstars crashing out or will Mexico triumph when they meet? Neymar broke through Mexico's stern resistance by setting up the opener when his back-heel released Willian .
A league source familiar with the Cavs' thinking told ESPN that the franchise has found it hard to plan for its full team around James with the way he has approached his free agency, which could prompt hesitancy by free agents or trade partners to complete deals with Cleveland in the interim.
A short corner catches the South Americans off guard, it is whipped in by Guerreiro, meeting the head of Pepe who powers home from a matter of yards out. Suarez and Cavani combined brilliantly for the seventh-minute opener on Russia's Black Sea coast. There was promise for Portugal when Silva threaded intelligent balls into the penalty area, but the threat was quickly snuffed out with the Atletico Madrid pair of Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin commanding.
This, of course, resulted in both benches clearing with Australian forward Thon Maker, of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks , sprinting onto the court and attempting a flying knee. A basketball game between Australia and Gilas Pilipinas of the Philippines devolved into absolute chaos after Philippines guard Roger Pogoy & Australia wingman Chris Goulding got tangled up on a drive.
Open, making accuracy off the tee at a premium. The bag, designed by Woods' sponsor Monster Energy, was made to support the Quicken Loans National's Camouflage Day initiative. "I'm in a good position now". "I didn't really have anything going through the middle part of the round", Woods said. Woods made two excellent par saves at the eighth and ninth holes, his 17th and 18th of the round, to preserve the score and move into the top 10 with the afternoon wave still on the course.
The meeting occurred after James' agent reportedly had conversations with the Cavaliers. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant . On Sunday afternoon, James and his wife went back to Van Nuys Airport. They talked about basketball, what the Lakers' future could be, and how basketball could be used "as a doorway to the business world and a way to effect social change", sources not authorized to speak publicly told the Los Angeles Times .