by | June 17, 2018 | 04:45

The German, however, struggled through three successive five-set matches before being trounced by Dominic Thiem. The Spaniard secured an 11th title at Roland Garros on Sunday and 17th major of his career. But from the moment Nadal broke serve in the 10th game to win the opening set Thiem ran out of the gas as the Spaniard pulled all the strings with a ideal blend of defence and attack to win the final in straight sets.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:56

Earlier this week, Porter Jr. cancelled a scheduled workout due to muscle spasms in his hip. Porter's agency, Priority Sports, had previously informed teams that they could bring their own trainer and doctor for a 15- to 20-minute evaluation, a unique twist in the draft environment.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:59

Australia earned a penalty the conventional way-an obvious handball on Samuel Umtiti-four minutes later, and Mile Jedinak converted on the ensuing PK to pull Australia even. The match was decided when Paul Pogba's deflected shot bounced over the line - a goal verified by goalline technology. Pogba had been unimpressive until the goal, but he set up a 1-2 with substitute Olivier Giroud and beat Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:37

The Group B match in Sochi is at Fisht Olympic Stadium, the first World Cup game to be played at the venue. Both teams face tough tests Wednesday, as Morocco will play Portugal and Iran will face Spain . "We don't have camps, we have problems", said Queiroz. Ahead of the World Cup, Nike said it would not be providing soccer shoes to Iran for the World Cup because of American sanctions now in place against the country.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:24

Christian Cueva ballooned his penalty, which was awarded after the referee consulted VAR, over the bar just before halftime, the most glaring of several misses for the South American side, who were back in the World Cup finals after a gap of 36 years.

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:12

CBS News are reporting that it is believed to have been an accident, as the driver may have been drunk at the time of the incident, and lost control of the vehicle. Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch the North American's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow, reports Daily Mail .

by | June 17, 2018 | 03:01

Players are aware of this going in, and several - including Woods and McIlroy - put in significant amounts of practice time at Shinnecock ahead of the championship. Tiger Woods also ended on the same score, with fellow American Jordan Spieth missing the cut of eight-under-par by one shot, having bogeyed the final hole.

by | June 17, 2018 | 02:28

Barty won in straight sets 6-3 6-2 over China's Yingying Duan in just 64 minutes, not dropping serve, in the second round last night. But Konta responded strongly to force a tie break and, despite errors from both players during the breaker, won it 7-5 to book her place in the quarter-finals.

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:56

Asked whether he thought his actions were disrespectful, Mickelson added: "It was meant to take advantage of the rules as best as you can". Phil Mickelson was handed a two-shot penalty during the third round of the US Open, but should he have been punished further? "He's putted bad enough that I think he just snapped at how bad his speed was on that putt".

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:41

Mickelson, who was already four over par for the day, badly overhit a putt on the 13th green which looked in danger of rolling off the putting surface. History suggests the 33-year-old is an odds-on favourite to become only the second player after Tiger Woods to win while ranked world number one, with five of the previous six players to hold a halfway lead of four shots or more going on to win.

by | June 17, 2018 | 01:36

Several optimistic supporters expected Salah to start for Egypt in their World Cup group opener against Uruguay on Friday afternoon but he clearly hadn't recovered from his shoulder injury and started the game on the bench. Uruguay head into the game with the focus on stars such as Luiz Suarez but with their World Cup hopes equally resting with veteran coach Oscar Tabarez, who is battling chronic illness.

by | June 16, 2018 | 18:10

Jurgen Klopp's team beat City on three occasions last season, including the Premier League win in January which ended their hopes of going through a campaign unbeaten in the league. Liverpool are at home to Manchester United on December 15 before making the return trip on February 23. Their second home game - not until the weekend of September 15 - sees Liverpool visit the as yet unnamed 62,000 arena on the site of the old White Hart Lane.

by | June 16, 2018 | 18:03

Then, in the fifth minute of injury-time, Iran won a freekick on the left and Ehsan Hajsafi swung in unsafe delivery which Bouhaddouz - in an attempt to intercept - could only divert into the back of his own net. "We are here to compete with the favourites and we hope the gods of football speak higher and they make decisions". The 65-year-old pleaded for fairness and unity, calling for the sport to be freed from the influence of global politics.

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:58

This week, Golden Boy made the latest offer and gave Golovkin until noon Wednesday to accept. Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will try to throw down one more time. That declaration from De La Hoya got Golovkin to lower his demands to 55-45. The deadline came and went with no update but, suddenly, confirmation arrived in the form of a tweet from Golden Boy's official Twitter account.

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:55

The standout point guard and former No. 1 overall pick, whom the Boston Celtics acquired last summer in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers , has one guaranteed year left on his deal . But with what they'd need to pay Leonard and what they are paying Hayward, he'd be the odd man out. Even if LeBron chooses to remain in the east next season, the C's will be a major threat to win the conference and make it to the Finals.

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:43

Afghanistan have become one of only 12 nations sanctioned to play Tests, the five-day format considered cricket´s peak, after defying heavy odds to emerge as a force in the game. Despite their lack of experience and shortcomings, Afghanistan do have a wonderful opportunity to atleast challenge India , if not win their debut Test.

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:40

The 20-year-old, who scored 13 goals for Manchester United in all competitions last season, impressed in the warm-up matches for Gareth Southgate's side but missed the team's training sessions earlier this week after picking up a knock .

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:11

Maxis' head of Consumer Business Dushyan Vaithiyanathan noted that every four years, football fans come together to cheer on their favourite teams at the single biggest sporting event in the world. It will rely on a almost 24-hour cycle of support to pull it off, according to Shanks. However, before the action on field, football fans will be treated with an extravagant 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony.

by | June 16, 2018 | 17:10

He missed all but nine games this past season due to a quadriceps injury, with his status questioned throughout the year. ESPN reports that Leonard has communicated with Popovich in recent days but that the two have yet to speak in person.

by | June 16, 2018 | 15:08

But Deschamps insisted yesterday: "For me there's no risk involved". "When they get to play in front of a full house. the expectation, the legs go weak, become numb; your mind becomes fuzzy". On the match of Saturday, Deschamps said the first match is always important. "We laugh about it", said Hugo Lloris, the team's captain, of the video, which is surely the best critical response.