• Serena Williams handed Wimbledon singles seeding as she targets eighth title
Serena Williams handed Wimbledon singles seeding as she targets eighth title

For Wimbledon , seedings generally had followed the WTA world rankings, which protects players who have been out due to injury but not those absent due to pregnancy. "But it's just not fair if there is a player [who misses out] and it's me now". Former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova , who is ranked No.

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  • Uruguay records third straight shutout with defeat of Russia
Uruguay records third straight shutout with defeat of Russia

But after 23 minutes, Uruguay won the corner from which they doubled their lead when Diego Laxalt's strike, which looked to be off target, cannoned off Cheryshev and bounced past Akinfeev . The decision was confirmed after a video review. Another substitute, Morocco forward Youssef En Nesyri, headed in a goal in the 81st minute to give a...

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  • Serbia FA president investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association over BBC interview
Serbia FA president investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association over BBC interview

Xhaka, whose brother plays for Albania, ran to the touchline and locked his thumbs together with fingers outstretched to make what looks like the double-headed eagle on Albania's flag. Xhaka was born in Switzerland , but his ethnic-Albanian parents came from the Serbian city of Kursumlija, where his father was jailed by Yugoslavian authorities in ...

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  • Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game
Egypt say Salah to play against Saudis in both sides' final game

That changed in the 41st minute when the Asian side were awarded a penalty for Ahmed Fathy's handball. Saudi Arabia were awarded a second penalty on the stroke of half-time, although there was a change in the penalty-taking duties as Salman Al Faraj took responsibility and scored.

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  • ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks
ACC leads the way with 6 first-round draft picks

Player introductions, which were done for the first (and hopefully last) time in draft history last night, should've been the first sign of botched coverage. I can't skip steps". It all comes down to the uncertain futures of LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, two of the league's top-five players, as well as salary cap caution that continues to be th...

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  • Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel hopes hit by penalty
Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel hopes hit by penalty

He later added: "I feel very grateful, grateful for a solid weekend". Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel leads Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton by a single point after seven races. "You try a little bit too much here and there, you lose the tyre, the auto then it slides and you lose the line". "We were going side-by-side I went for the outside, left en...

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  • History of Concacaf teams against England motivates Panama
History of Concacaf teams against England motivates Panama

Southgate went on to discuss the role of the media covering the national side which sparked a frenzied debate between journalists and former players. "I've fulfilled that role and know how hard it is". England travelled east from their Repino base to Nizhny Novgorod for Sunday's Group G clash with Panama knowing victory will be enough to seal a...

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  • Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In
Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In

Whoever qualifies will subsequently go on to face the winners and runners-up from Group H - either Senegal, Japan, Colombia or Poland. As it is, the late goal has ensured the growing positivity surrounding this new, open England squad can continue and the support back home is building as a result.

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  • Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica
Firmino helps Brazil to late win over Costa Rica

Brazil's previous two World Cup coaches, Dunga and Luiz Felipe Scolari, had a tendency to lead and encourage protests against referees but the current incumbent Tite is a much calmer presence and it is surprising he has not tried to curb Neymar's excesses.

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  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing

Fulfilling a long-standing personal invitation from Putin to attend the World Cup, Blatter will travel to St. Petersburg to see Brazil play Costa Rica on Friday. "It is his World Cup now", said Blatter. "I have a very special relationship with Gianni Infantino ", he said, " it means we don't speak!" "It's not the first time I'm there", the 82-...

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  • Star misses Brazil World Cup training
Star misses Brazil World Cup training

Neymar , who sat out Monday's session, suddenly hobbled off the pitch in a worrying sight for Brazil ahead of their crucial World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica on Friday. To do that, however, they will need to reassert their superiority against lesser sides on paper who seem to have collectively settled on a blueprint for frustrating...

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  • LeBron James 2018 free agency rumor tracker
LeBron James 2018 free agency rumor tracker

These odds skyrocketed after Gary Payton said that James' son was already committed to Sierra Canyon School just outside of Los Angeles. The mystery of LeBron James's free agency has been solved! If more teams had the financial means to afford LeBron without gutting their roster (like, say, the Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans, or Por...

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  • Barty holds off Konta to win Nottingham title
Barty holds off Konta to win Nottingham title

Barty, the world No.17, stayed tough to then rack up three match points on Konta's serve, the first of which she saved before the tough little Queenslander took the spoils with a passing shot. "I think when I first got on the grass, I instantly felt comfortable". "She's improved a lot and is playing very well over the past year since she's come b...

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  • Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at U.S. Open
Frustrated Phil Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at U.S. Open

With six runners-up placings on his CV, the US Open clearly owed him one and although he began 10 behind halfway leader Dustin Johnson , hopes were high of a Mickelson charge. Guess what: He was back the next year at Pebble Beach, where he pumped three shots into the Pacific Ocean on the famed 18th and hit another shot into someone's backyard.

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  • Afghan Chief Executive to watch India-Afghanistan test match tomorrow
Afghan Chief Executive to watch India-Afghanistan test match tomorrow

While the statement created quite a stir in the cricketing fraternity, India's stumper-batsman, Dinesh Karthik , has shot back saying that the host team has a lot of experience-something that matters the most in Test cricket . We are focusing on our strengths and positives and not thinking about Afghanistan . However, being a quick learner, ...

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  • England have won back the fans’ confidence, claims Gareth Southgate
England have won back the fans’ confidence, claims Gareth Southgate

For instance, at a recently media day, all 23 players in the World Cup squad were available for journalists to speak to freely. Heading into this year's tournament, we've ranked every team in the field of 32 to give you an idea of how things might shake out in Russian Federation.

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  • Canadian Grand Prix qualifying: Sebastian Vettel smashes track record
Canadian Grand Prix qualifying: Sebastian Vettel smashes track record

Mercedes' decision to choose the fewest number of hyper-soft tyres for this weekend out of all the teams may have contributed as neither driver had tried them until Saturday morning, but Hamilton can not blame only that as Bottas ended up on the front row.

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  • Rafael Nadal reaches record 11th French Open final
Rafael Nadal reaches record 11th French Open final

The second set like, the first was dominated by serve until Cilic fired himself up to break at 4-4 - a furious Del Potro throwing his racket at the changeover. Dominic Thiem reached his first Grand Slam final and ended the surprising French Open run of 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato (cheh-key-NAH'-toe) of Italy.

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  • Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry fine with Kevin Durant as MVP
Steve Kerr: Stephen Curry fine with Kevin Durant as MVP

The last time a team was swept in the finals was 2007, when the Spurs took out James' Cavaliers . Kerr added: "I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an awesome season. As a team , the Cavaliers shot just 43 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the three-point line which was good enough to keep them in the game due to their defens...

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  • 'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid
'Record': Ronaldo will leave Madrid

Speaking to Marca from Spain's pre-World Cup camp, Asensio said that he "could not imagine" being part of a Madrid squad which did not include the five time Ballon d'Or victor. Portuguese newspaper Record claim Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid this summer. The French champions have indicated that they are not prepared to sell the Brazil worldw...

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