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Sports Michael Saunders, Brandon Belt added to All-Star Game in Final Vote
Author: 0 Michael Saunders, Brandon Belt added to All-Star Game in Final Vote

Saunders, a British Columbia native, rode a wave of Canadian support to take his place in the contest over second-place finisher George Springer of the Houston Astros. Belt, who is going to the All-Star Game for the first time, will be joined by teammates Johnny Cueto and Buster Posey. Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders was the American League victor.

Sports Iceland pulls off a huge upset at European Champship; Italy downs Spain
Author: 0 Iceland pulls off a huge upset at European Champship; Italy downs Spain

De Gea was also happy to admit that he has learned from Buffon, 38, who has made 159 appearances for Italy since making his debut against Russian Federation as a 19-year-old in October 1997. "We were a bit timid in the first half, without confidence and determination". "(But) to say they gave us a drubbing is excessive. "I think we were waiting too much to see what they would do and at times these things penalise you.

Sports France, Canada start Olympic qualifying event with victories
Author: 0 France, Canada start Olympic qualifying event with victories

New Zealand's Isaac Fotu, front, goes to the basket as the Philippines' Marc Pingris defends during the Group B FIBA Olympic Qualifying basketball match, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines.

Author: 0 Jay Z and Beyonce Witness Serena Williams Win 22nd Grand Slam Title

But, this time, there was no stopping Williams from equaling Steffi Graf's Open-era record of 22 major championships. Angelique Kerber of Germany smiles after losing the women's singles final to Serena Williams of the U.S on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Author: 0 Williams beats Kerber in Wimbledon final for 22nd Slam title

She beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the final, thrashing her Polish opponent in the first set before a rain delay prompted a near-comeback. And so she can flaunt it. But in a flash, it was gone as the 34-year-old American fired a 117 miles per hour ace and then another at 124 miles per hour to restore order. A rejuvenated Williams prevailed in a back-and-forth semi-final against Elena Dementieva to set up another final against her sister.

Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios doesn't need to change, says Lleyton Hewitt

Murray, who is set to play against Serbia in the Davis Cup, is now three matches after from his third Grand Slam title. By the end Kyrgios looked utterly downcast, having been bewildered by the variety of his opponent's game as Murray mixed crunching cross-court forehands and thumping backhand winners with delightful variations of pace and spin.

Author: 0 Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon, 22nd major title

Angelique, I love playing her, she's such a great opponent. Time and time again, the world No. 1 erased break chances for her opponents with aces or smart outside serves, including the final, where Kerber couldn't capitalise in the seventh game of the second set .

Author: 0 Murray ready to dodge Raonic bullets in final showdown

Murray holds a 6-3 lead in his head to head with Raonic and defeated the Canadian on grass three weeks ago in the Queen's Club final. I was talking to him then and I know what happened, and it's the only time I've watched a player smash a racket where I wasn't upset.

Author: 0 Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel injures knee, out 3-6 weeks

Kimbrel felt discomfort in his knee while shagging fly balls during batting practice before Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park and was sent for an MRI. Routine pregame running has turned into a fairly major injury for the Red Sox. On the season, Ziegler has notched 18 saves for the Diamondbacks, who are basically out of the division race in the National League West.

Author: 0 Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 main event

While Cormier won't have the chance to headline the card or redeem himself against Jones, he does have a somewhat compelling matchup in Silva, who is widely considered one of the greatest UFC fighters of all-time. UFC President Dana White asked before it started, some hands rising as rumors have swirled Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea despite what appeared to be denials in a Tuesday interview with The Los Angeles Times .

Author: 0 Kevin Durant explains price hike on his shoes

Kevin Durant signed on the dotted line with the Golden State Warriors and then proceeded to an introductory press conference. Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label. "Obviously it was tough". "I just wanted to say one more thing". He said moving across the country will be a big change, but "I'm excited about something new".

Author: 0 'Last chance to win trophy with Portugal makes Ronaldo more dangerous'

Low stated after Germany's Euro 2016 semi-final defeat at the hands of France on Thursday that he needed some time to consider his options and think about whether he wants to stay on. "I would say we missed Mario Gomez most". France appears to be falling in love with its new team after it was tinged with scandal and badly under-performed for a decade.

Sports Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final
Author: 0 Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

England may not have hit the heights at Euro 2016 , but there will be some Premier League talent appearing at Sunday's final. I'm sure that Mark, along with his assistant referees Simon Beck and Jake Collin, and additional assistant referees Andre Marriner and Anthony Taylor, will be fully prepared for the game.

Sports Potapova wins girls singles title at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Potapova wins girls singles title at Wimbledon

Said she wouldn't discuss it. The second set was much of the same, but when Kerber earned her first break point of the match, Williams came roaring back with back-to-back aces and dominated her way to a 6-3 win. But the far more significant reward is the knowledge she has reestablished her supremacy at a time when doubters were beginning to question the 34-year-old s hunger for more silverware after consecutive Slam final defeats this year.

Sports Murray sees off Tsonga to reach final four at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Murray sees off Tsonga to reach final four at Wimbledon

Roger Federer still has a chance against Marin Cilic at Wimbledon . But unfortunately for Murray fans, the timing of the match clashed with another important sporting event - the Wales v Portugal Euro 2016 semi-final. Then an incredible pick-up from Murray had him pumping the air and roaring at the stands, now full again, as if to say: "Have you had you tea?" It wasn't too much of a distraction as he broke for 3-2 before Tsonga returned the favour for 4-4.

Author: 0 Victor Hedman signs 8-year extension with Lightning

In 2002, Steve Yzerman was among the catalysts in Team Canada's historic gold-medal victory at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in February and captain of the Stanley Cup-winning Detroit Red Wings in June. Kris Russell . He is an undersized, shot-blocking wizard who went to Dallas from Calgary as a rental and was just a so-so fit. But if the past two years are any indication - including how well Vasilevskiy performed in relief of the injured Bishop during this year's Eastern Conference ...

Sports Host France ends Iceland's underdog run at European Championships
Author: 0 Host France ends Iceland's underdog run at European Championships

French coach Didier Deschamps may have been anxious however by the way Kolbeinn Sigthorsson and Birkir Bjarnason exposed Frances defensive frailties with two second-half goals. "We will give everything to get to the final". And yet only national unity is on the mind of Giroud as France prepares for its first tournament semifinal in a decade on Thursday.

Author: 0 Warriors, Pachulia agree on one-year deal

Barnes, 24, was drafted seventh overall by the Warriors in 2012 out of North Carolina, becoming the team's starting small forward from day one. Fortunately enough, Shawn Livingston will stay with the team at least another year. The contract can not be signed until Thursday. At the very least, Dallas is finally making moves. That could include trading veteran forward Boris Diaw to get the cap space to add Gasol to a frontcourt that already includes LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard.

Author: 0 Serena Dominates Vesnina To Reach Wimbledon Final

But Williams was surprisingly beaten by Roberta Vinci in the U.S. Open semifinals last September, by Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open final this January, and by Garbine Muguruza in the French Open final last month. "I made a lot of errors". "I know that I have to play my best tennis to beat her in the final here". "She was always an idol for me". She came out swinging, ready to win.

Author: 0 WWE And UFC Teamed Up For A Brock Lesnar Vs

Mark Hunt and it will air live on pay-per-view from Las Vegas tonight Saturday, July 9, 2016. At around the 3:50 mark, Brock Lesnar talks about jiu-jitsu and was asked if he kept working on his striking and other abilities when he left UFC for WWE.

Author: 0 Deflated banner causes Tour chaos as Cummings cruises to victory

That meant BMC's Greg Van Avermaet extended his overall race lead to five minutes 50 seconds ahead of Yates, who was rewarded for his efforts with the white jersey as he now leads the young riders' classification from Julian Alaphilippe of Etixx-QuickStep.

Author: 0 Too many things went wrong for Germany: Coach Loew

A 2-0 win over the world champions, ended France's 58-year wait of a win over Germany . "The level at this European Championship was not what we had hoped for", Hummels said. " Germany were the best side [we've played]; we did what we needed to today", the coach said. French fans in the Marseille fanzone celebrating the semi-final win against Germany is the pick of our images on Day 28 of Euro 2016.

Author: 0 Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon In Straight Sets For 22nd Grand Slam Title

Williams had been stuck on 21 Grand Slams since winning previous year s Wimbledon , but the American star ended that frustrating barren spell to retain the title and draw level with Steffi Graf s Open era record. Williams had revenge on the mind after losing to Kerber in January's Australian Open final. Serena Williams has won Wimbledon , reaching another milestone as one of tennis' greatest players.

Author: 0 Williams and Kerber on serve in Wimbledon final

The key moments came after Kerber earned a break point against Williams at 4-4 in the second set, only for Serena to save the game with a string of aces. Williams avenged her defeat at the hands of Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open final in January, and went on to beat her by 7-5, 6-3 in the match that lasted 45 minutes.

Author: 0 Beaten Germany unhappy with the expanded European Championships

Griezmann's six goals at a single European Championship is bettered only by countryman Michel Platini's nine-goal haul at Euro 1984, while the 25-year-old has now scored as many goals for France at the Euros as Thierry Henry (six). Look at all the people here to support us, it's magnificent. "We have to keep our feet on the ground and from tomorrow let's prepare for this final".

Sports Red Sox acquire closer Brad Ziegler from Diamondbacks for minor leaguers
Author: 0 Red Sox acquire closer Brad Ziegler from Diamondbacks for minor leaguers

Ziegler, who's 36, entered Friday with a 2-3 record, 2.82 ERA and 18 saves in 36 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks, and the right-hander has 27 strikeouts and only one home run allowed this season. So far the Red Sox haven't parted ways with any of their top or even middle tier prospects, which is a good sign, but the trading season is far from over.

Author: 0 UEFA EURO News: Clattenburg named referee for UEFA EURO 2016 final

Mark Clattenburg has been named the referee for the UEFA Euro 2016 final between hosts France and Portugal, making him the first Englishman to oversee a Euro final in 52 years. "Since the beginning we said we could win the Euros", he said. He has played a record 124 matches for his country since. "I think the French people really needed to escape via this competition and sport has this strength to bring people together, to unite people".

Author: 0 Mets' Matt Harvey to undergo season-ending surgery due to TO syndrome

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been placed on the disabled list . Matt Harvey's 2016 season has come to an end. Matt Harvey has made a decision to undergo surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome , a shoulder condition we learned about yesterday and for which the Mets placed Harvey on the disabled list on Wednesday.

Sports Dwyane Wade: Chicago's biggest sports superstar getting back to his roots
Author: 0 Dwyane Wade: Chicago's biggest sports superstar getting back to his roots

But the overwhelming questions outweigh the talent justified in the 28 years of experience, but more importantly, the combined 30% career three-point mark for the trio. "Never thought I'd see the day DWade wasn't in Miami". But I think I'm really intelligent. "I might have to be a Bulls fan this year". Wade helps fill a void left by Joakim Noah, one of the city's most civic-minded professional athletes ever.

Sports Serena thrashes Vesnina to reach Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Serena thrashes Vesnina to reach Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber proved to be the ultimate party-pooper as she ended the run of the five-times champion Venus Williams with a 6-4, 6-4 victory to reach the Wimbledon final for the first time. Overall, Mouratoglou likes what he has witnessed from his charge in the last two weeks. But she is still playing with Serena Williams in doubles. She said she could not wait to step out on Centre Court once again for the final against Serena.

Author: 0 Djokovic not such an easy rider at Wimbledon

When she captured her sixth Wimbledon trophy last year it capped the second time in her career she held all four Grand Slam titles in a non-calendar year. His bid for an eighth Wimbledon title starts against Argentine leftie Guido Pella , whom he's never met. Federer is in the same half as Djokovic, while second-seeded Murray is in the same half as No.

Author: 0 Dark days are over as Wales celebrate first ever semi-final

Wales fans chanted "Don't take me home, please don't take me home", as well as songs about Hal Robson-Kanu and Gareth Bale. The winger scored three goals in the first three games of the tournament and after he played a decisive role in the team.

Author: 0 Debate erupts: Is motherhood an advantage for UK's next PM?

Some quotes from the prospective Tory leader include: "And if that weren't enough, the two strangers are a gay couple, who have been selected ahead of several heterosexual couples", and: 'The child of a single parent family is 70% more likely to have problems at school, and even to become a drug addict or a criminal'.