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Author: 0 Dallas gun-rights activist says he was defamed by police ID

THe NYPD increased their presence around the city following the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matters demonstration on July 7. The president weighed in on the attacks from the Polish capital, where he was attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, calling the episode "vicious, calculated and despicable".

Author: 0 Wimbledon 2016: Tomas Berdych cruises past Lucas Pouille, reaches semi-finals

Murray has sorted this match-up out very effectively of late after initially struggling with the power of his opponent and being too passive. On Sunday, Murray will be playing in his 11th major final. The tenth seed would survive a barrage of aces to eventually overcome his fellow Czech 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3 on the grass courts of Court 3.

Author: 0 Wimbledon 2016: Tomas Berdych cruises past Lucas Pouille, reaches semi-finals

Murray has sorted this match-up out very effectively of late after initially struggling with the power of his opponent and being too passive. On Sunday, Murray will be playing in his 11th major final. The tenth seed would survive a barrage of aces to eventually overcome his fellow Czech 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8), 6-7 (9), 6-3 on the grass courts of Court 3.

Sports Manchester United and Ryan Giggs have parted company after 29 years
Author: 0 Manchester United and Ryan Giggs have parted company after 29 years

Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less", said Giggs. "I am now ready to create more special memories in England". From giving the Cardiff-born player his debut at 17, to his own retirement in 2013, they shared 13 Premier League title successes, two Champions League wins, four FA Cup triumphs and four League Cup successes.

Author: 0 Warriors set to deal Andrew Bogut to Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks want to sign restricted free agent Harrison Barnes a four-year, $95 million max contract, according to reports Sunday. If he returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder, nothing would change, but if he made the move to the Golden State Warriors, there were a few new possibilities set to open up.

Sports Lakers fill 'area of need' by signing C Mozgov
Author: 0 Lakers fill 'area of need' by signing C Mozgov

Not that this ever seemed like a real danger, but any Lakers fans anxious about Clarkson "DeAndre Jordan-ing" them (the second worst "Jordan-ing" behind the "crying" version) can rest easy, as the former 46th overall pick officially put pen to paper on his new deal on Thursday.

Sports Demetrious Johnson Out Of UFC 201 Due To Injury
Author: 0 Demetrious Johnson Out Of UFC 201 Due To Injury

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has been forced out of his upcoming title defense against Wilson Reis in the co-main event of UFC 201 later this month with an undisclosed injury, according to Combate . MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani later reported the news as well. The man they call Mighty Mouse needs a break. Johnson was riding a ten fight winning streak, with his storming win over Olympic gold medallist Henry Cejudo in April garnering him praise as a pound-for-pound ...

Author: 0 Barcelona star sees fraud charges dropped

Prosecutors from Spain's top criminal court had accused the striker, his father, Barcelona's ex-president Sandro Rosell and the club itself of concealing the cost of the multi-million-euro transfer from Brazilian investment fund DIS. It was equivalent to 40% of the €17 million fee paid by the Catalans to Santos. Last week, Barcelona announced Neymar had agreed a contract extension that will keep him at the Spanish champions until 2021.

Sports Huge money flowing in National Basketball Association free agency
Author: 0 Huge money flowing in National Basketball Association free agency

The Mavericks may also move some other salary, perhaps JaVale McGee. With the addition of Durant, the Warriors become the league's latest team to add a superstar chasing a championship to a lineup of All-Stars. Golden State did not have to wait long to find a replacement for center Andrew Bogut , who was traded to Dallas earlier in the day. "We thank him for his contributions and wish him the best of luck in Dallas".

Author: 0 Wimbledon to play on middle Sunday for 4th time in history

I re-motivated myself, but my best wasn't good enough this year". Reflecting on the same, Djokovic said that he had been suffering from mental and physical fatigue following his maiden French Open title, which he won by defeating second-ranked Andy Murray.

Sports Kevin Durant officially joins Warriors: 'It was feelings I couldn't ignore'
Author: 0 Kevin Durant officially joins Warriors: 'It was feelings I couldn't ignore'

Durant spoke with allowable candor about how he detached himself from Oklahoma City to alight in Oakland, and with requisite enthusiasm about the future that is already here and has been here for two years. Durant will play on the Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro with Green and Thompson. "It felt like those guys just played pickup every single day". Pratt went on to indicate that most of the decisions his son has made throughout his life have catered to what was best for his family and his ...

Sports I'll be back for my 20th Wimbledon, says Venus Williams
Author: 0 I'll be back for my 20th Wimbledon, says Venus Williams

Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon. Williams was far too good for Vesnina , playing her first grand slam semi-final, but the 34-year-old said it was by no means straightforward.

Author: 0 Quaker State 400 weekend schedule and notebook

With the weather still uncertain, NASCAR scheduled a practice at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday , leaving a small window for the Sprint Cup teams to adapt to a handful of variables. Two of those victories (2012, "14) have been in the Sprint Cup Series" Quaker State 400 . "This track is one that really kind of highlights it for me".

Author: 0 Vokes consoles McAuley after Northern Ireland heartache

Bale has demonstrated in the qualifying campaign and now in the major European competition that he is a man for the big occasion. I don't think it would have been undeserved had we got that. "(We're) disappointed in the manner they scored, ( Gareth) McAuley doesn't deserve that because he has been excellent. We hung on in there, showed a lot of courage and we got the result.

Author: 0 Spurs send Boris Diaw, pick to Jazz for point guard Hanlan

In lineups with Diaw, Hill and Gordon Hayward , the Jazz will have the luxury of having three players that can create for themselves and others and hopefully help their offense catch up to the level of play they had last season on the defensive end of the floor.

Author: 0 UFC prepares for marquee event despite doping cloud

UFC president Dana White stated that Jones popped for a pair of "agents" in an interview on FOX Sports 1's The Herd earlier this week. "Is there anything I can do?" "I think it's an interesting, fun fight", White said, via ESPN . The female bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes is now the main event of UFC 200 , with Brock Lesnar's return to the Octagon to battle Mark Hunt relegated back to co-headliner.

Author: 0 Helicopters and GPS to spot floating trash at Rio Olympics

Ahead of the gymnastic Olympic trials in San Jose, California, that begin Friday, the 20-year-old says it's "unique" and "special" that she's been given another opportunity to represent the USA. "As a kid, I thought everyone was adopted". Biles, Douglas and Raisman are expected to be selected, but the final two spots are seemingly up for grabs.

Sports Cavendish doubles up with sprint finish
Author: 0 Cavendish doubles up with sprint finish

I'm young, but I'm a victor. Wednesday's Stage 5 of the Tour consists of a 216 km (134 mile) run between Limoges and Le Lorian with moderate climbs and downhills as the cyclists start to enter the Massif Central. "I'm super-happy. I'm very proud because the team was really fighting for this win", Kimmel said after clinching his ninth Tour stage win. The 31-year-old reigning Tour champion now sits fifth on the overall standings, just 18 seconds behind yellow jersey wearer Peter Sagan .

Sports The goodbye begins for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat
Author: 0 The goodbye begins for Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat

A year ago, Wade and the Heat almost parted ways before settling on a $20 million, one-year deal . After signing a new three-year deal worth $15 million last offseason, Dunleavy was injured for much of 2015-16 and appeared in only 31 games.

Author: 0 MSU alum Draymond Green to play for U.S. in Rio Olympics

The only holdover from both those Games is Carmelo Anthony, who will become the first American man on four consecutive Olympic basketball teams. Golden State's back-to-back NBA MVP, Stephen Curry , was also invited to be on the squad but declined to accept.

Author: 0 Pokemon GO: the app everyone's obsessed with

The extremely popular game has been officially launched in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. As the Australian police organization pointed out on Facebook , players should navigate augmented worlds just as carefully as vanilla realities.

Author: 0 France v Portugal past meetings

Portugal have been criticised for their defensive style so far this tournament, and have won just one match in normal time - against Wales in the semi-final. He is the first Englishman to referee a European Championship final since Arthur Ellis in 1960 and Arthur Holland in 1964. The Nigerian, who was later banned and fined for threatening Clattenburg after the match, had alleged that the referee racially abused him but the FA found Clattenburg innocent of the charge.

Author: 0 Griezmann's double gives France win over Germany

Matuidi was keen to add that this was not an attempt to play down Ronaldo's supreme abilities and he feels Sunday's final will come down to much more than what the two star attackers produce in Saint-Denis. Referee Nicola Rizzoli awarded the penalty for a Bastian Schweinsteiger handball in first-half injury time , although German players surrounded the match official in protest.

Author: 0 Samsung Electronics posts better than expected earnings in Q2

If Samsung's profit growth in the first half of 2016 comes from weathering hard conditions in the global smartphone markets, analysts say the rest of the year will be more dependent on its lesser-known products: memory components and screen technology.

Sports Manu Ginobili will return for 15th season with Spurs
Author: 0 Manu Ginobili will return for 15th season with Spurs

After coming to terms on a two-year, $30 million agreement with veteran power forward Pau Gasol, who will earn $14.6 million next season, the Spurs presently have a $92.2 million payroll and more than $8 million in luxury tax space, according to Spotrac .

Sports Asian markets mostly down on oil concerns
Author: 0 Asian markets mostly down on oil concerns

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index added 46 points, or 0.9%, to 4,922. Reflecting the strength in the sector, the NYSE Arca Disk Drive Index is up by 1.7 percent. Bucking the trend, Woodside Petroleum is advancing 0.6 percent. Health insurers Aetna and Humana slumped as investors anxious that the government will stop the companies from combining.

Author: 0 Colon, Scherzer, Saunders, Belt added to All-Star rosters

He has previously been selected for the All-Star Game in 1998, 2005 and '13. The New York Mets say Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for his thoracic outlet syndrome injury. "Well, one thing about Bartolo, this is a matchup he's had 50 times", Collins said of Colon before that game. The last player older than Colon to be named to an All-Star team was Mariano Rivera in 2013.

Sports Once again, Kerber stands between Williams, 22nd Slam title
Author: 0 Once again, Kerber stands between Williams, 22nd Slam title

Serena is the reigning champion at Wimbledon and has six previous titles at the All England Club. Serena Williams has the chance to draw level with Steffi Graff for most Venus Rosewater Dish won in a career this Saturday. "So don't think about the reward, think about what you have to do, and maybe you get what you want after that". On Court One, Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen play in the mixed doubles quarter-finals against Scott Lipsky and Alla Kudryavtseva while in the semi-finals of ...

Author: 0 Kerber denies all-Williams final

But Kerber, who overcame Serena's sister Venus 6-4 6-4 in Thursday's semi, is hoping to follow in her compatriot's footsteps by becoming the first German woman to win at the All England Club since 1996. Stat of the Day: 23 of 24 - First-serve points won by Serena Williams. Williams looked unbeatable headed into that final. "This makes me much more risky than on hard".

Author: 0 Rain Scraps Qualifying In Kentucky; Harvick on Pole

Brad Keselowski will go for his second straight victory after winning at Daytona last week. In addition to the wins, Busch has four top five finishes and has never finished outside the top ten. Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon is still looking for that breakout win in the series and this weekend gives him a good opportunity to capture that elusive prize.

Sports Black lawmakers demand gun control action in wake of shootings
Author: 0 Black lawmakers demand gun control action in wake of shootings

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18) spoke on behalf of the CBC, "We ask that the nation sees us as leaders of peace". "We've gotten away from that and we need to bring that back", said Reichert. "If we were not in a suit and tie in the halls of Congress, we would look just like the victims of deadly force, and because of that, we feel obligated to speak out about justice and injustice".

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".

Sports Wales Welcomed Home by Hundreds of Thousands of Fans
Author: 0 Wales Welcomed Home by Hundreds of Thousands of Fans

Wales will become the top-ranked home nation on the back of their success and will now be viewed as a scalp. "All those years of going overseas and hearing people say 'Wales , where's that?" "Football is the biggest sport in the world, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world, and to be in the semi-final means people have heard of you".