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Sports Wimbledon: Two-time champion Petra Kvitova beats Johanna Larsson
Author: 0 Wimbledon: Two-time champion Petra Kvitova beats Johanna Larsson

However, 11th seed Kvitova broke again in the ninth game and saw out the win with an ace on her second match point. Likewise, it will also be her second-ever appearance in a grass tournament after the Mallorca Open in June 2017. But it's very open. "I know I can play well on it. Through the Birmingham tournament, I felt like every round I played better and better, which is always good sign".

Sports Wizards, Otto Porter were unable to strike a deal in meeting
Author: 0 Wizards, Otto Porter were unable to strike a deal in meeting

Regardless of what the franchise decides, it will alter the Wizards' future. "And Otto Porter is going to be at the top of that list, even at $100 million". It's possible the Wizards reach out to their star point guard before making a call on Porter. Washington met with Porter for two hours at the start of free agency on Saturday, but the talks didn't lead to a deal.

Sports Xander Bogaerts lifts Boston Red Sox past Toronto Blue Jays
Author: 0 Xander Bogaerts lifts Boston Red Sox past Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto's roster is batting.194 versus Pomeranz, who is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in four games (two starts) versus the Blue Jays after pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief when last facing them October 2. Reds 5, Cubs 3: Jackson Stephens lasted five innings in his major league debut and drove in the go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single to lead Cincinnati.

Sports Can the Toronto Maple Leafs get a deal done with Patrick Marleau?
Author: 0 Can the Toronto Maple Leafs get a deal done with Patrick Marleau?

Marleau, 37, has spent his entire 20-year career in the Bay Area, and is coming off a very productive season in which he scored 27 goals - his highest total in three years. I do find it interesting that Thornton settled on a one-year deal, when I have to think there were multi-year offers on the table from other teams.

Author: 0 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ready To Celebrate Daytona Win At July Fourth Cookout

The night had started much more promising for Earnhardt. It took just seven more races for Stenhouse to earn his second. He leads Martin Truex Jr .by 18 points with Kyle Busch in third, 108 markers out of the lead. steered clear of The Big One and made his way to victory lane. After escaping a late race accident on the frontstretch, which took out a number of contenders, Stenhouse was able to work through traffic over the final few laps and took the lead from Ragan on the final restart ...

Author: 0 All-Star Kyle Lowry re-signs with Toronto Raptors

Raptors president Masai Ujiri said that one of the reasons they traded for Ibaka instead of waiting for free agency was that he and the team "need a training camp (together)". That said, on a more positive note, the length of the three-year deal is ideal. Toronto clearly hasn't changed its thinking. The Thunder traded Ibaka, who spent his first seven National Basketball Association seasons in Oklahoma City, to the Orlando Magic 13 months ago in exchange for shooting guard Victor ...

Sports Secures four-year deal with Rangers
Author: 0 Secures four-year deal with Rangers

Louis Blues . Shattenkirk will be due approximately $6.65 million per season, making the deal worth $26.6 million in total, according to Frank Seravalli of TSN (h/t SportsCentre ). Despite that, there was a huge free-agent market for him because of his consistency as a puck-moving blueliner. Many teams are expected to make a push to sign Shattenkirk to a big contract, including the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and Las Vegas Golden ...

Author: 0 Olivia de Havilland is suing FX over portrayal in Ryan Murphy's Feud

Murphy, meanwhile, told THR that he never contacted de Havilland because he didn't want to intrude. Legendary actress Olivia de Havilland has filed a lawsuit against FX and Ryan Murphy's production company, after her name and identity were used without permission in Feud: Bette and Joan .

Sports Glitterati as Messi finally marries childhood sweetheart
Author: 0 Glitterati as Messi finally marries childhood sweetheart

All roads lead to Rosario Argentina as Barcelona star, Lionel Messi walks down the aisle with his childhood lover, Antonella Roccuzzo . The story comes full circle Friday, more than 20 years later, when Barcelona star Messi - arguably the world's best player - and Roccuzzo will tie the knot back where they first met in their home town of Rosario.

Sports JJ Redick agrees to one-year deal with 76ers
Author: 0 JJ Redick agrees to one-year deal with 76ers

This marks the second Clippers starter lost in just a few days after the team traded point guard Chris Paul to the Rockets. Redick, 33, was ranked No. Redick has been to the playoffs every year in the league. In Philadelphia, he'll join a core that includes 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz, 2016 No.

Sports Andy Murray Pulls Out Once Again As Wimbledon Draws Closer
Author: 0 Andy Murray Pulls Out Once Again As Wimbledon Draws Closer

Murray pulled out of a first match for the same reason on Tuesday. "He was a little more hesitant, and that gave me a bit more time". "Obviously you get to stay at home, I get to see my family, sleep in my own bed and that's nice because obviously as tennis players we are playing all over the world so it is quite rare for us to play a tournament and get to stay at home".

Sports Jeff Teague commits to Minnesota Timberwolves?
Author: 0 Jeff Teague commits to Minnesota Timberwolves?

In an attempt to appease Gordon Hayward ahead of free agency, Utah made a move for a staring lead guard. Every player that is being rumored from Jeff Teague to George Hill to Kyle Lowry all have better Player Efficiency Rating and can shoot the three better.

Sports Raiders, Jackson Agree To Extension
Author: 0 Raiders, Jackson Agree To Extension

According to this latest piece of news, it looks like Carr was looking out for Jackson, and took less money so the Raiders could do both deals. Jackson was entering the final year of the four-year, $2.95 million contract he received after getting drafted out of Mississippi State.

Sports Andre Iguodala won't meet with the Warriors during free-agency period
Author: 0 Andre Iguodala won't meet with the Warriors during free-agency period

The small forward and shooting guard averaged 7.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 76 games this season. The latest rumors suggest that Iguodala could possibly leave the Warriors after his agent dropped hints about it. Sources have indicated that Andre Iguodala has become the opposing teams' number one target. The first and most obvious reason is that Iguodala has spent a lot of time with the team.

Sports Philadelphia 76ers land two on all-rookie team
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers land two on all-rookie team

BERKELEY -Golden Bear great Jaylen Brown (2015-16) capped off his first year in the National Basketball Association by earning a spot on the league's All-Rookie Second Team. The NBA will announce the Rookie of the Year on Monday night at the NBA Awards show Monday night. Saric was a unanimous selection by 100 voters while Embiid appeared on just 89 ballots, receiving 82 first-place votes and seven second-place votes.

Sports Watch Russell Westbrook's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech
Author: 0 Watch Russell Westbrook's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech

Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the National Basketball Association. Michael Jordan had some words of encouragement for Russell Westbrook after the Thunder superstar took home the NBA's Most Valuable Player award Monday night.

Sports Boston Celtics Rumor: Pacers Asking Price For George High
Author: 0 Boston Celtics Rumor: Pacers Asking Price For George High

The Boston Celtics still want Paul George , but they're not prepared to give up that much to get him. Lowe added that he believes the Celtics' current offer probably is something like Jae Crowder , Marcus Smart and the Pacers' choice of one of their future protected first-round picks from the Los Angeles Clippers or Memphis Grizzlies.

Author: 0 The Boston Celtics Roster Implications Of Adding Two Stars

Boston diehard sports fans are hopeful that the Celtics will be able to land marquee free agent Gordon Hayward , but the 2017 NBA All-Star insulted perhaps the most beloved athlete in all of New England. The Heat and Celtics are expected to offer him a four-year max contract. According to Utah beat writer Tony Jones, Hayward has only three teams on his wish list.

Author: 0 Konta up against Eastbourne Elements, faces Ostapenko in R3

British No.1 Konta's comfortable 6-2 6-2 defeat of the 62nd-ranked Cirstea represented their first meeting since Great Britain's Fed Cup fixture in Constanta in April, when Konta also won but left the court in tears amid a row with Romania coach Ilie Nastase.

Sports Dani Alves confirms Juventus departure with Manchester City waiting
Author: 0 Dani Alves confirms Juventus departure with Manchester City waiting

He was linked with a move to City but their capture of Alves may end that interest and Chelsea may decide to switch targets, although at £40m he is a far more expensive option. Alves worked with Guardiola during the City boss' highly successful four seasons in charge of Barcelona, winning the UEFA Champions League twice in that span.

Author: 0 Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

In the fight for the top individual award of the season McDavid ahead of the forward "Pittsburgh" Sidney Crosby and the goalkeeper "Columbus" Sergey Bobrovsky. Burns doesn't think offensive numbers alone determine the Norris victor. New Creative A.I. systems mean teammates now leverage the same tools as the player for intelligent decision-making all over the ice, including board passes and through-passing into space.

Sports Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers
Author: 0 Celtics trade No. 1 overall draft pick to 76ers

Jo Jo seems pretty pumped about it. Boston apparently wasn't as high on consensus No.1 pick Markelle Fultz , and they have plenty of assets to make another deal on draft day. "It's a deep (draft) class, but we felt the move from three to one was worth the cost of a first-round pick in the future". That conversation led to further dialogue and it's been consistent since the Draft Lottery.

Sports Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino vs. Tonya Evinger Set for UFC 214
Author: 0 Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino vs. Tonya Evinger Set for UFC 214

Cyborg and Evinger will meet for the vacant UFC featherweight title in the co-main event. Originally expected to face Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson , Justino is now slated to fight Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger, the promotion announced Wednesday.

Sports McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour
Author: 0 McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

In fact, the 58-year-old went on to add she'd probably be 700th in the world! "Maybe I should get her now because she's pregnant, but the truth is that I think that sometimes -I don't know why in tennis , I get it's that one battle of the sexes when Bobby Riggs played Billie Jean ".

Sports Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup
Author: 0 Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

It is now Match point Emirates Team New Zealand. "Hat's off to those guys today, they sailed clean and smart", Spithill said after the race, adding that the US team bankrolled by Oracle founder Larry Ellison would fight to the end and had staged a comeback from a similar position before.

Sports Danny Ainge Still Sounds Pissed Josh Jackson Canceled His Workout
Author: 0 Danny Ainge Still Sounds Pissed Josh Jackson Canceled His Workout

Duke's Jayson Tatum answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the third pick overall during the NBA Draft on Thursday. The 19-year-old was a third-team All-ACC selection. He was one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. It's a matter of preference, and Jackson clearly preferred not to play for Boston.

Sports Frank de Boer appointed coach of Crystal Palace
Author: 0 Frank de Boer appointed coach of Crystal Palace

The club also took the opportunity to announce that global gaming company ManBetX had agreed to become their new shirt sponsor on a multi-year deal said to be the eighth most valuable in the Premier League. "I see it as a great positive as we go into a new pre-season and we will all prepare for a Premier League season together with some new ideas from the boss".

Sports Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats
Author: 0 Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official said , in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea . But they also follow American politics closely, and these days, many regard the dangers of erratic leadership as no longer being confined to Kim's regime.

Sports Valentino Rossi wins Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, Petrucci 2nd
Author: 0 Valentino Rossi wins Dutch Grand Prix at Assen, Petrucci 2nd

Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi won a gripping Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday to move up to third in the championship behind new leader Andrea Dovizioso . In any case I'm pretty relaxed about everything and also at Assen I'll be trying to get the best result I can". "I passed there 2000 times, but today was the day", he said.

Sports Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title
Author: 0 Kvitova sends Wimbledon warning with Birmingham title

Building on her advantage, Kvitova followed up with a second break before serving out strongly with an ace to seal her remarkable comeback success . "I am enjoying playing again", Kvitova told the BBC after the match. After falling in the first set, Kvitova raced out to a dominating 5-1 lead in the second set before closing it out 6-3 to force the deciding set. She rescued herself with two pieces of good luck.

Sports New York Mets promote outfielder Tim Tebow
Author: 0 New York Mets promote outfielder Tim Tebow

Baseball has not been as easy for the 29-year-old outfielder. Before that, he won the Heisman Trophy with the Florida Gators in 2007. "Hopefully, that was the case here, but also the people here had a great impact on me as well". But I know my progress has led me to being able to have three really good at-bats. What am I doing with them? "Tim brought an incredible amount of experience and leadership to our clubhouse", Fireflies president John Katz said.

Author: 0 Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

The first came from New York Islanders executive Garth Snow , the only general manager he had ever known as a professional. Per Sportsnet , the Isles have dealt Hamonic to Calgary. Branndtrom won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2016 World Under-18 Championship. It's no guarantee any of the players above will be NHL-ready at the start of the 2017-18 campaign, though, and Stone is a proven talent.

Sports Cilic Bids For Second Queen's Title, Will Meet Lopez In Final
Author: 0 Cilic Bids For Second Queen's Title, Will Meet Lopez In Final

That was suspended near the end of the second set, with Cilic and Marcin Matkowski leading 6-1, 3-5 against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares . Lopez was able to capitalise on a series of Dimitrov errors in the 11 game of the first set to break before holding serve easily.