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Sports Wimbledon: Milos Raonic seizes moment as well runs dry for Federer
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Milos Raonic seizes moment as well runs dry for Federer

Andy Murray is favourite to win a second Wimbledon title after breezing past Tomas Berdych to set up a final on Sunday with Milos Raonic. "The biggest challenge for me, which I felt was the thing I want to happen the least, or repeat itself the least from Queen's, is I got sucked into his game", Raonic said .

Sports Ducks acquire goalie Jonathan Bernier from Maple Leafs
Author: 0 Ducks acquire goalie Jonathan Bernier from Maple Leafs

The Anaheim Ducks have finally made a move by acquiring goaltender Jonathan Bernier (8/7/88) from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a conditional 2017 draft choice. He has 12 shutouts, with a GAA of 2.67 and a save percentage of.915. He will still carry the full cap hit of $4.125 million, but the actual payout will be significantly less.

Author: 0 Eddie Jones not content with whitewashing Australia

We have made some history. We left four tries out there and we shouldn't do that. In the immediate aftermath of Australia's series whitewash at the hands of England, Michael Cheika admitted his side were second best. "It's character-building. It's about doing your absolute best and letting the cards fall the way they do", Cheika said. His nearly flawless kicking was described by Jones as "solar system class".

Sports The Warriors Used Virtual Reality to Woo Kevin Durant
Author: 0 The Warriors Used Virtual Reality to Woo Kevin Durant

It was feelings I couldn't ignore", Durant said of the Warriors. "Steph was as genuine as he possibly could be", Golden State owner Joe Lacob said on the San Jose Mercury News' "The TK Show" podcast . "You know, we had great years, something that you'll never take away from us", Durant said. I was at it was I coud tell they were about business and like, I said they were a huge family walking in you know everybody was excited and the conversation was just effortless.

Sports UEFA drops doping case of France, Liverpool defender Sakho
Author: 0 UEFA drops doping case of France, Liverpool defender Sakho

The European governing body released a statement , just one day after a hearing was held at the Pullman Hotel in Paris, insisted that the case's proceedings was "dismissed". He said: "I am happy that this is finally over. It's been a hard time for me but I knew I had done nothing wrong", he said in a statement. "I am looking forward to getting back in the [Liverpool] team and playing again".

Sports Al Horford On Celtics Career: 'I Can't Wait To Get Started'
Author: 0 Al Horford On Celtics Career: 'I Can't Wait To Get Started'

Ultimately, Boston's pitch wasn't enough to sway Durant from creating a super team with the Golden State Warriors out West, but Grousbeck told Boston sports radio WBZ-FM 98.5 the Sports Hub on Thursday that he felt the Celtics were the runner-up in the Durant sweepstakes, maybe even more so than the incumbent Oklahoma City Thunder.

Sports Messi, father sentenced to 21 months
Author: 0 Messi, father sentenced to 21 months

BARCELONA , Spain - The president of the Spanish football league says he is anxious that Lionel Messi could leave to play in another country after being found guilty of tax fraud. But nothing has been quite as freakish as this statement from La Liga president Javier Tebas in Barcelona . Messi, five times World Player of the Year and one of the world's highest-earning athletes with an estimated income of $350 million in the past 10 years, plays for Barcelona football club where he is the ...

Sports LeBron James congratulates Timofey Mozgov on Lakers deal
Author: 0 LeBron James congratulates Timofey Mozgov on Lakers deal

It's not clear if the Lakers are willing to overpay for him like they did with Mozgov. He had a shoulder injury earlier in the season that set him back. Mozgov also could be a mentor to Ivica Zubac, the 7-foot Croatian teenager drafted by the Lakers with the 32nd overall pick last week. Instead, the Lakers will have to settle for Mozgov and Clarkson.

Author: 0 Anderson Silva replaces Jon Jones for UFC 200 bout against Daniel Cormier

Michael Bisping said he would fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in the aftermath of Jon Jones' removal from Saturday's main event. "Is there anything I can do?" Silva was announced on Thursday just 48 hours before the UFC's headline summer show, but the fight will represent a satisfying tonic to the Jones debacle with Silva one of the greatest fighters in the UFC's history.

Sports Miami Heat hold clearance sale for Dwyane Wade merchandise
Author: 0 Miami Heat hold clearance sale for Dwyane Wade merchandise

Dwyane Wade says his decision to leave the Miami Heat for the Chicago Bulls was still "surreal" Thursday morning, when he appeared as the guest-host of " Live with Kelly " alongside Kelly Ripa. "Just trying to mesh together and try to make sure we are doing the best thing for the team". "I was able to see how those guys interacted one another".

Author: 0 Cheika prepared for Wallabies criticism after whitewash

Despite England's success over the past 12 months, Jones insists none of his current squad can be described as world class. "They've played well. They deserve to win the series". The man of the match amassed 24 points through six penalties and three conversions and missed just one of his 10 shots at goal, finishing the series with a 66-point haul and 88 per cent strike rate.

Sports Kyle Busch back on track headed to Kentucky
Author: 0 Kyle Busch back on track headed to Kentucky

It's the same configuration teams used last month at MI, where there were 12 lead changes among seven drivers before Joey Logano edged Chase Elliott at the line by 0.889-seconds. "There is only so much I know, having not run a race on the new surface, and that's why I'm running the Xfinity race, to try to get a little bit ahead of my competition before Saturday night", said Keselowski.

Sports Boston Celtics Target Russell Westbrook After Kevin Durant Trade Failed
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Target Russell Westbrook After Kevin Durant Trade Failed

Danny Ainge needs to pull off a trade for Russell Westbrook if the Celtics want to compete during this era of the "super-team" dominated by the Warriors and Cavs. Young stars Steven Adams and Enes Kanter are rapidly improving. Oklahoma City can expect to be healthier this year. Applying fivethirtyeight.com's CARMELO aglorithm, signing Westbrook would be a steal.

Author: 0 Colon replaces Bumgarner for All-Star Game

Bartolo Colon will be in San Diego next week after all, just in case the National League wants him to take part in the Home Run Derby. He signed a one-year, $7.25 million contract to come back to the team following the 2015 season, and he'll earn a $50,000 bonus for making the All-Star team.

Sports Denver Broncos extend new contract offer to Von Miller
Author: 0 Denver Broncos extend new contract offer to Von Miller

And there has been little progress in regard to an extension, despite Broncos GM John Elway reportedly speaking with Miller last weekend. The "move" in guaranteed money that Klis mentions could be the third year (2018) of Von's contract guaranteeing in March of 2017, much like the structure of the recent deal Fletcher Cox signed .

Sports Bride Divyanka looks stunning in her mehendi and Haldi function
Author: 0 Bride Divyanka looks stunning in her mehendi and Haldi function

In the wake of hypnotizing her fans with her pre-wedding photo shoot, the diva was gleaming at her Haldi function hung on sixth July, before the exceptional Day. Vivek Dahiya who plays the role of ACP Abhishek in the same show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Post her entry in the city, the pre-wedding festivities have started.

Author: 0 The Los Angeles Lakers Sign Timofey Mosgov To A Big Contract

As a rookie out of Missouri, he averaged 11.9 points and 3.5 assists and became a Lakers' starter near the midpoint of the season. After all, Clarkson wasn't exactly miles ahead of Smith in terms of production last season, and the Lakers already have a young point guard in D'Angelo Russell .

Sports Jeff Walz and Wade Houston reflect on the passing of Pat Summitt
Author: 0 Jeff Walz and Wade Houston reflect on the passing of Pat Summitt

Pat was a true testament of the quote "leave the world better than you found it". "She kind of prepared us all for what we're going through right now". She's now in her fifth season as a basketball coach at Bush High School. Summitt ended her career with 1,098 wins and eight national titles. Her intensity was legendary and her coaching and teaching even more so.

Author: 0 Murray joins Federer in Wimbledon semifinals

Federer , bidding for a record eighth Wimbledon title and 18th Grand Slam trophy, nearly came unstuck in the quarterfinals. World number two Murray acknowledged eight-time grand slam victor Lendl helped to make him proactive, but also credited Mauresmo with encouraging him to play "more intelligent tennis", the 29-year-old reaching the French Open final for the first time in his career this year, just weeks after their partnership came to an end.

Sports Bulls Make First UFA Splash. Sign Rajon Rondo
Author: 0 Bulls Make First UFA Splash. Sign Rajon Rondo

That said, along with having bad injury luck with Rose and Noah, the Bulls put themselves behind the 8-ball by not doing a better job reloading their team, such as past year when they didn't/couldn't trade Pau Gasol , and missing on several draft picks along the way-notably Marquis Teague and Tony Snell-that forced the team to sign mediocre free agents like Aaron Brooks , Nate Robinson, and Mike Dunleavy.

Author: 0 Harvey placed on DL with shoulder discomfort

Harvey threw an additional 26 2/3 innings in the postseason, going 2-0 in four outings while helping the Mets to their first pennant in 15 years. Alderson said it is not a relief if those numbers were at least partly caused by a shoulder issue that Harvey did not disclose until after his last start.

Sports Serena Williams avoids earliest ever exit at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Serena Williams avoids earliest ever exit at Wimbledon

After splitting the first two sets, Kasatkina led by a break in the third mid way. Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic lost the first set of his third-round match against Sam Querrey 7-6 (6). Asked if she could imagine a male five-time champion being scheduled on a small court, Venus smiled and said: "I haven't seen that in the scheduling yet".

Author: 0 Bale sorry but proud of Wales Euro's achievement

The 31-year-old's incredible header early in the second half was followed three minutes later by Nani turning home his shot, sending them into Sunday's Stade de France finale against world champions Germany or hosts France . "The age of the group will mean we are together for the next few years at least". The Real Madrid forward scored a goal and made an assist against Wales to see his team progress to the final.

Sports Garcia, Stenson Will Head to Rio For Olympics
Author: 0 Garcia, Stenson Will Head to Rio For Olympics

More than 21,000 soldiers will assist civil and military police units to protect expressways, the Olympic Village and other Olympic routes in Rio de Janeiro , he said, 3,000 more than originally planned. While for most the symptoms of Zika are relatively minor (less severe than the common flu), there is believed to be a correlation in Brazil between the outbreak and an increase in the number of babies born with micorcephaly.

Author: 0 Wales boss left to rue semi-final suspensions

Ramsey made two of Wales' goals as part of a sparkling individual display that helped them reach the last four of a major tournament for the first time. "You're never sure whether you're going to be good enough or lucky enough to be involved in an experience like that". It took them 58 years to qualify for a major worldwide tournament but now as they are there, Wales national football team have taken the world by storm.

Author: 0 Euro 2016: Poland lose to Portugal on penalties

Portugal won in a penalty shootout with 6-4. The closest Ronaldo has come to success with Portugal was losing the Euro 2004 final against Greece but, although he said it would be a "dream" to succeed with the national team, he says he can already reflect on his career with pride.

Author: 0 Semifinal cakewalk for Serena

A Champagne cork popped somewhere on Centre Court four games into Serena Williams's Wimbledon semi-final and while it was a tad premature, her 6-2 6-0 thrashing of Elena Vesnina suggested she could be celebrating something special come Saturday.

Author: 0 Jordan Clarkson, Lakers agree to four-year, $50-million deal

This deal is somewhat surprising in its own right given the amount of money it is, especially since Mozgov got $64 million over four years. The 7-foot-1 center earned $5 million in 2015-16. The Lakers moved swiftly in the opening minutes of the NBA's free agent signing period to use a big portion of their roughly $55 million in cap room on the 7-foot-1 Mozgov, a six-year National Basketball Association veteran.

Author: 0 Murray and Berdych trade breaks at Wimbledon

The No. 3-seeded Federer broke serve only once, while Raonic managed three breaks. Then, as the 217th-ranked player on tour Raonic, along with fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil took on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal- then ranked no. "There are a lot of things that I'd like to achieve besides winning Wimbledon ". There were no excuses left for the towering Canadian, who has employed the services of Carlos Moya and John McEnroe (combined, they've won a career Slam) in order to help him ...

Sports France hero Griezmann has eyes set on lifting Euro 2016 trophy
Author: 0 France hero Griezmann has eyes set on lifting Euro 2016 trophy

Asked about whether he meant to stay on after the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, he said: "I'm still disappointed so I don't want to think about that tonight". France , while not always reassuring in defense, came through victorious in its first game of the tournament against genuinely top-class opposition.

Author: 0 Kevin Durant's father gives advice to son: 'Be selfish'

Durant said he based much of his decision on how he felt he'd get along with Golden State's starters, including Steph Curry , Klay Thompson , Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala . On those who vilify his decision to join the Warriors . I wanted a new chapter in my life. But getting Durant to change teams wasn't an easy thing to do.

Sports Welsh Underdogs Revel In Greatest Night With Belgium Win
Author: 0 Welsh Underdogs Revel In Greatest Night With Belgium Win

The After Dark panel breakdown Wales' massive upset over Belgium and if the "golden generation" of Belgium can still succeed. Skipper Ashley Williams says Wales are now beyond where they expected to go as their adventure in France continues.

Sports Euro 2016: Hungary, Portugal in 6-goal shootout
Author: 0 Euro 2016: Hungary, Portugal in 6-goal shootout

England meet up with Iceland in the last 16 and potentially a meeting with Germany or Spain after that. However, normal service was soon resumed with a speculative shot that flew high and wide of the goal from 35 metres - his 40th failed attempt to score from a free kick at a major finals .

Sports IndyCar Texas race will resume without Daly, Newgarden
Author: 0 IndyCar Texas race will resume without Daly, Newgarden

Despite running as high as second throughout the latter stages of the race, championship leader Pagenaud could only manage 12th at the chequered flag after suffering a disastrous final stint after the restart. "It just went so fast, it felt like I got clipped by Ryan (Hunter-Reay) but clearly that wasn't the case." said Daly "After looking at the auto, we now know that there was a left rear suspension failure".