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Sports Special event to celebrate returning Welsh heroes
Author: 0 Special event to celebrate returning Welsh heroes

There will be a presentation to the players and coaching staff as well as music. Wales reached the semi-finals in their European Championship debut and first appearance at a major tournament since 1958. "What a fantastic celebration of our success and what a party it's going to be". "So I have to come up with something different to the last campaign to qualify".

Author: 0 Czechs to face France without Berdych in Davis Cup quarters

The world number two is the highest remaining seed in the competition, but needed five sets to overcome Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in his quarter-final on Wednesday. He looked out of sorts early on, however, breaking serve in the third game when Pouille hit a forehand long and then handing the advantage back in the next with a double fault.

Sports Euro 2016: Giroud brace seals France's win over Iceland
Author: 0 Euro 2016: Giroud brace seals France's win over Iceland

He is relatively calm and he played his part in making sure that we defended well. "We will need him in the semifinal". "I'm very proud. It's been a fantastic tournament, something special for a small team like us", said Iceland striker Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Author: 0 Brandon Nimmo keys New York Mets' comeback win over Chicago Cubs

Top Play (WPA): The lone bright spot in this ballgame came in the fourth, when frustration levels were not at Ludicrous, but merely Very High. They had a key opportunity to add to their 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth when Nimmo and Walker led off the inning with back-to-back singles, but Yoenis Cespedes struck out, James Loney flied out, and Asdrubal Cabrera grounded out to strand the runners.

Author: 0 Anderson Silva Replaces Jon Jones in UFC 200 Fight Against Daniel Cormier

Anderson Silva stepped in less than a day from the UFC 200 weigh-in to agree to fight the UFC light heavyweight champion on Saturday night. "Is there anything I can do?" Cormier's light-heavyweight belt won't be on the line tomorrow night in Las Vegas however, with the fight being scheduled as a three round, non-title bout instead.

Author: 0 All-Stars Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg set to square off

Strasburg tossed 7 sparking innings, allowing just 2 hits and 3 walks, yielding just 1 run over 7 innings to earn the decision and lower his season ERA to 2.62. The right-hander is from San Diego and plans to attend the game, the Nationals said. This time, he held NY without a hit until Asdrubal Cabrera homered leading off the fifth.

Author: 0 America's top gymnasts prepare for US Women's Gymnastics

After one gymnast automatically qualifies, how will they choose the other four members of the team? However, four-times major champion McIlroy of Northern Ireland indicated at last week's French Open that Zika fears were not the only reason for his withdrawal.

Author: 0 Andy Murray sees off Tomas Berdych to reach Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard became the first ever Canadian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles, at 2014 Wimbledon. Soon, he was in charge. "The biggest challenge for me, the thing I want to repeat the least from Queen's, is I got sucked into his game".

Author: 0 USADA: Jon Jones 'B' sample also comes back positive for banned substance

UFC president Dana White said this week on FS1 that Jones popped for two separate banned agents. Light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (17-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC ) now fights late replacement Anderson Silva (33-7 MMA, 16-3 UFC ) in a non-title bout that no longer headlines the milestone show at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Sports Tulowitzki has 3 RBIs, Blue Jays beat Tigers 5-4
Author: 0 Tulowitzki has 3 RBIs, Blue Jays beat Tigers 5-4

We want, as a team, to go into the all-star break feeling good and going strong and that's where we're at right now. "Even when we got him in the trade, we didn't know how good he was going to be and then of course missing the whole year and nearly traded in spring training".

Author: 0 Mavericks handcuff Harrison Barnes to prevent DeAndre Jordan repeat

Last season, Barnes averaged 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game for the Warriors. Put Barnes on nearly any team besides Golden State - that is, any team where open looks aren't the norm - and he will almost certainly suffer a massive drop in shooting efficiency.

Sports Dustin Johnson wins the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Author: 0 Dustin Johnson wins the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Piercy , a three-time PGA Tour victor, took plenty of positives from his tie for second at the US Open at Oakmont two weeks ago. He came roaring back at the Bridgestone Invitational. It rolled into the side of the water, leading to double bogey. "I thought I had the right play", Day said. Sullivan and Jaidee will be among those playing this week's Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, where Phil Mickelson was the victor last time it was held there, in 2013, and then landed the Open just ...

Sports Tigers vs Blue Jays Friday in Toronto
Author: 0 Tigers vs Blue Jays Friday in Toronto

Saunders hit an RBI single, and Martin followed with an RBI double. He lasted six innings and gave up six hits for three earned runs with seven strikeouts. We were short. That's why we were kind of stretching (Shane Greene) and Justin (Wilson) both, trying to get through. It was still sliding shut when a light rain began falling in the bottom of the seventh.

Author: 0 Marlins' RF Giancarlo Stanton joins 200 home run club

Reds starter Brandon Finnegan worked five innings and broke a three-game losing streak for the win as Cincinnati evened the series at a victory apiece. Although Reyes was warmly received during his return to the Mets on Tuesday, the 33-year-old infielder acknowledged feeling jittery while going hitless in four at-bats.

Author: 0 (Euro 2016) France count on lucky seven to spoil Ronaldo show

Cristiano Ronaldo acknowledges his Portugal are not the favourites for Sunday's Euro 2016 final against France , but he thinks they will win. The UEFA Euro 2016 final is all about two Madrid-based stars. He helped the team qualify for every continental championship since and played in the 2006 World Cup in Germany . And as Sunday's final against Portugal looms, Evra is looking back in time for inspiration as he prepares for combat.

Author: 0 Portugal 'don't have a clue how they scored' - Rakitic

A slow-paced match ended when the first shot on target was palmed into the path of Ricardo Quaresma who finished from close range. But the Americans gave a far better performance Saturday night. And by we, he means him. -Quaresma is the third Portugal player in Euros history to score two goals as a substitute, along with Rui Costa and Helder Postiga.

Author: 0 John McEnroe thinks Andy Murray will fancy Wimbledon final against Milos Raonic

The Thornhill, Ontario, native defeated Swiss superstar and seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a thrilling semifinal match at the All-England Club. When Federer moved to 40-0 in the 12th game, the contest was poised to enter a fourth-set tiebreak. I put myself in a position to try and win the event again.

Author: 0 Flores, Mets rally past Nationals 9-7 in series opener

Asdrubal Cabrera has hit 81 times with 36 runs, 11 homers and 28 RBI. It was also the year of his last base hit - an RBI single against the Nationals on April 10. Washington swept three games from the Mets at home last week to open a six-game lead. After Bastardo extended the seventh with an error, Addison Reed came in to slam the door on the frame with the final out.

Author: 0 Cardiff welcome home leaves proud Wales squad stunned

They struggled again to break down Wales, but coasted home after Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani scored early in the second half. The Real Madrid superstar scored a brilliant 50th-minute header in Lyon on Wednesday and then teed Nani up for a quick-fire second goal as Portugal qualified for the final against Germany or France.

Author: 0 Williams sisters advance to doubles semifinals

The fourth seed sealed the contest and thereby prevented a fifth all-Williams final at Wimbledon - and first since 2009 - with a stinging cross-court forehand, a shot that's particularly worked for the 28-year-old lefty this Wimbledon . "When I go into a final, I too need to be fearless like she was". "For me, it's about obviously holding the trophy and winning, which would make it a better accomplishment for me", she said.

Author: 0 Murray through to Wimbledon semi-finals

However, Murray has often stumbled in the past in the finals of Grand Slams, partly due to his more skilled contemporaries and partly due to his own mental frailties. Two games later, the 2013 champion closed things out on his first match point. In the end, with darkness gathering, it was Murray who survived a spirited comeback by Tsonga and held on for a 7-6 (10), 6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 victory.

Sports 3 shot near site of Alton Sterling shooting, report says
Author: 0 3 shot near site of Alton Sterling shooting, report says

Candle-lit balloons were released into the hot night air nearby in honor of Sterling and protesters waved signs and chanted slogans. "That's one way we are going to come out of this tragedy better than we were before", Edwards said, according to Crisp.

Author: 0 IAAF: Over 90 Russian athletes filed personal applications for Rio 2016

The Russian Olympic Committee and track and field's world governing body, the IAAF, said Sunday that Russia's appeal would be heard July 19 at the Swiss-based sports court. World Rowing confirmed on Friday the Kiwi quartet of Jade Uru, Nathan Flannery, George Bridgewater and John Storey would replace Russian Federation in the Olympic field due to a positive test returned by Sergey Fedorovtsev.

Author: 0 GOP to Clinton: Email investigations will go on

Today was no different, as a number of Republicans on Capitol Hill seem to have had a remarkably hard time clearing their calendars to meet with Trump . "I think Trump is going to get a vote like Alan Keyes got, which is about 28 percent", Kirk said, referring to the Republican who ran unsuccessfully for senator against Barack Obama in IL in 2004.

Sports Brandon Belt, Michael Saunders win All-Star Game Final Vote
Author: 0 Brandon Belt, Michael Saunders win All-Star Game Final Vote

He overtook Pirates outfielder Starling Marte just hours before voting ended. Belt, who is going to the All-Star Game for the first time, will be joined by teammates Johnny Cueto and Buster Posey. Two players with no experience in All-Star dugouts will have the chance to venture to San Diego after being voted in by the fans this week. Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner also is on the tea, but his spot will be taken by New York Mats pitcher Bartolo Colon.

Sports Ramsey gutted to miss Wales semi-final
Author: 0 Ramsey gutted to miss Wales semi-final

The side's last foray at a major footballing championship was at the World Cup in 1958 when the side went down 1-0 to Brazil in the quarter finals, thanks to a Pele goal. "We could've played better but I can't really explain why we kept dropping off". Not many teams can do that against Belgium. "We saw some of the footage from the park down in Cardiff and there was a wave of beer coming over that they were throwing in the air".

Author: 0 Federer sweats over Wimbledon injury

One of those defeats came against a sublime Federer in the 2012 Wimbledon final and a repeat of that duel was expected until the Swiss maestro lost to Raonic 6-3 6-7(3) 4-6 7-5 6-3 on Friday. Yes, he has only won two of those, and it has been a three-year wait since the last, which came on the same court where he will face Raonic (Sunday, 9 a.m.

Sports 10 states, including Kansas, sue over restrooms transgender students can use
Author: 0 10 states, including Kansas, sue over restrooms transgender students can use

They argue the Obama administration's directive was an overreach and a misinterpretation of Title IX. In other words, the suit assumes Title IX's enforcement should be permanently attached to a 1972 understanding of sex. And new guidance presumes junior high and high school kids will act responsibly, he said. The lawsuit filed Friday is being brought by the states of Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Author: 0 Memphis Grizzlies Interested in Chandler Parsons

After two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, the sharpshooting small forward wanted to cash in with another team at top dollar. Parsons, after two seasons in Dallas, opted out, looking for a max contract. The Mavs met with Whiteside in NY in the opening hours of free agency and have a Friday afternoon meeting in Dallas scheduled with Conley, sources said.

Sports Kentucky qualifying canceled; Kevin Harvick will start first
Author: 0 Kentucky qualifying canceled; Kevin Harvick will start first

Drivers are getting used to a new asphalt surface and configuration at the 1.5 mile tri-oval along with new NASCAR downforce rules. Harvick was awarded the pole position for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway . 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Brett Moffitt takes the saddle of the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota in place of Matt Tifft. It's been a huge part of their marketing campaign heading into Saturdays Quaker State 400 .

Sports Dudley promises to bring veteran leadership to Suns
Author: 0 Dudley promises to bring veteran leadership to Suns

The second year is only guaranteed for $500,000, per John Gambodoro. He averaged 6.4 markers and 1.2 dimes per game last season off the bench for Golden State. Barbosa, who could play at either guard spot, adds depth to a backcourt that also includes Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Devin Booker , Archie Goodwin and rookie Tyler Ulis.

Author: 0 Wales, into European Championship final

France saw a return to the feverish days of 1998 when Zinedine Zidane guided the country to a World Cup triumph. For a Wales side who defended stoutly on their stunning run to the last four, it was a disappointing end to a first major tournament for 58 years.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg on 'final warning' at Mercedes

The decision by Mercedes not to implore team orders will come as a welcome relief to Hamilton, who trails Rosberg by 11 points in his quest for a third successive championship, and indeed a record crowd of nearly 140,000 spectators expected at the Briton's home track on Sunday.

Sports NBA Free-Agency Rumors: Chandler Parsons set to exit Dallas, Blazers in pursuit
Author: 0 NBA Free-Agency Rumors: Chandler Parsons set to exit Dallas, Blazers in pursuit

A fan favorite for his toughness and community engagement, Conley orchestrates the offense and makes sure Gasol and Zach Randolph get their touches while also playing excellent defense on the other end. Conley is coming off a productive season in which he put up 15.3 points, 6.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. Parsons had arthroscopic knee surgery in March that ended his season prematurely.

Author: 0 Ings on target as Liverpool see off Tranmere

The Reds were good value for their win after creating numerous openings across the 90 minutes, but they were ultimately made to work hard for the victory which arrived 11 minutes from time at Prenton Park in the all-Merseyside affair. It will also be the first chance to see the players wearing the new Puma home kit. Klopp admitted to reporters that decisions have to be made about the size of his squad, believing he now has too many players on his books.