• Wimbledon 2018: The stats behind Roger Federer's second round win
Wimbledon 2018: The stats behind Roger Federer's second round win

Meanwhile, world number two Caroline Wozniacki suffers shock defeat against Ekaterina Makarova. Can Federer pull off another straight-set victory? A key tactical shift is that Federer is mixing things up very well in comparison to Halle and Stuttgart, where he was more prone to hitting flat or topspin shots.

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  • Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic March Into Third Round
Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic March Into Third Round

Rodina, through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, was 0-15 against top-20 ranked opponents before the win. And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

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  • Kevin Durant To Sign 2-Year Max Deal With Golden State
Kevin Durant To Sign 2-Year Max Deal With Golden State

If Durant opts out of his contract after next season and immediately signs a $200 million contract, then all the worrying about his future in Golden State becomes a moot point. Coinciding with Durant's Manila visit will be the release of a new colorway of his shoe called "Peach Jam", which will be released exclusively at Titan Park Fort and Nike ...

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  • Why Teams Didn’t Want To Sign DeMarcus Cousins — ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski
Why Teams Didn’t Want To Sign DeMarcus Cousins — ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

Before the injury, the 27-year old and two-time all-NBA selection averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists 48 games with New Orleans. In this January 10 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans centre DeMarcus Cousins shoots a free throw against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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  • Verstappen claims surprise Austrian GP win amid Mercedes horror show
Verstappen claims surprise Austrian GP win amid Mercedes horror show

Hamilton started in second, but roared off his marks on the 300-metre charge to the right-handed opening corner to assume the lead from his team-mate Bottas. "Lewis, this is James", he said over the radio. Sebastian Vettel made a mistake on his first Q3 attempt but jumped from seventh to third on his final run ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkon...

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  • LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James leaving Cleveland Cavaliers to sign with Los Angeles Lakers

USA media reports said the Lakers move was sealed following a meeting late Saturday between James and the team's president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson. The Lakers can offer top money plus talent and draft picks in order to surround James with competitive players enough to challenge the Warriors, who suddenly must contend with James as a...

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  • LeBron James to join Lakers in four-year, US$154 million deal
LeBron James to join Lakers in four-year, US$154 million deal

Shortly after news leaked that LeBron was signing a four-year deal with the Lakers, NBA .com's David Aldridge made it clear that Randle would not be coming back to the Lakers. It has been widely speculated for a year that James had his eye on Los Angeles , where he maintains an off-season residence and has myriad entertainment business ventures.

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  • LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers
LeBron agrees to 4-year, $154 million contract with Lakers

Furthermore, James could sign a one-year deal with Cleveland, with a one year option, so he can have chance at exploring free-agency in 2019. If the Sixers are going to give up a haul like that for Leonard, then they obviously need to know they can re-sign him long-term.

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  • Green, Durant, Curry urge GM Myers to sign former Warriors scoring machine
Green, Durant, Curry urge GM Myers to sign former Warriors scoring machine

Kevin Durant will return to the Golden State Warriors next season. "This is a friendship decision to stay in OKC as much as anything", an executive told the New York Times' Marc Stein of how much Westbrook influenced George's decision.

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  • Grateful Mexicans party with South Korean ambassador after Germany World Cup exit
Grateful Mexicans party with South Korean ambassador after Germany World Cup exit

With Germany's loss, Sweden and Mexico advance from Group F. Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 in their match, which was played concurrently with the South Korean shocker. That's when South Korea stepped up. Hummels should have scored after being picked out by Ozil with 87 minutes gone, but made a mess of his header and Kim took full advantage when, aft...

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  • Umtiti reveals difference between Messi at Barcelona, Argentina
Umtiti reveals difference between Messi at Barcelona, Argentina

Many jokes poured in on social media regarding Argentina's unavoidable "pleasure" of looking at the winking Ronaldo from their hotel windows. In another game on Saturday, Uruguay will take on a high-flying Portugal which is being led by Cristiano Ronaldo , who has scored 4 goals in 3 matches so far.

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  • Japan fans split over tactical approach in Poland game
Japan fans split over tactical approach in Poland game

Jan Bednarek's 59th minute goal was all that Poland needed to overcome Japan 1-0 in one of Group H last fixtures on Tuesday, but the result could not stop the Asians from reaching the Last 16 round at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

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  • Watch tonight's World Cup clash for free
Watch tonight's World Cup clash for free

If that is tied, then the victor will be decided by a coin toss. England manager Gareth Southgate is poised to give Eric Dier his first start in this World Cup, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek who is a booking away from suspension and Dele Alli who suffered a muscle problem against Tunisia are unlikely to feature against Belgium .

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  • LeBron James texted Kevin Durant he was going to L.A.
LeBron James texted Kevin Durant he was going to L.A.

Reports suggest he will look to leave the OH side with a number of teams linked to the four-time MVP. Cleveland Cavaliers star and soon-to-be free agent LeBron James already knows where he will be playing next season. James and Durant teaming up next season in L.A. or elsewhere is an extreme long shot, though. The Lakers will be able to off...

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  • Should new mother Serena Williams be seeded for Wimbledon?
Should new mother Serena Williams be seeded for Wimbledon?

Wimbledon usually follows the latest rankings but can make a change if "necessary to produce a balanced draw". To the pro tennis player, a badass woman is "incredibly confident and unapologetically herself". She told InStyle , "If I weren't working, I'd already be pregnant ". This adding to the fact that Serena's main concern when she takes ...

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  • [Explainer] Understanding the fair play rule that eliminated Senegal from World Cup
[Explainer] Understanding the fair play rule that eliminated Senegal from World Cup

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the first step, as happened in the case of Senegal and Japan , then the ranking will be determined by applying to the group matches between the teams concerned using the following criteria. Aliou Cisse believes Senegal's "commitment" helps to explain why his side became the first team in World C...

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  • Senegal 0 - 1 Colombia | 28 Jun 2018
Senegal 0 - 1 Colombia | 28 Jun 2018

Japan and Senegal head the group on four points each with Colombia one behind after rebounding with a 3-0 thumping of the now-eliminated Poland in Kazan on Sunday. Colombia desperately need that version of the Bayern Munich man to have any chance in the knockout stages. Yerry Mina scored the only goal in the match.

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  • Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit
Loew considers quitting after Germany's shock World Cup exit

Suffice to say that things deteriorated quickly in terms of global relations after that result. "First of all I have to say that we qualified because we beat Germany and Korea", he told reporters in Yekaterinburg. Had Germany won today they could have taken Mexico's place in second in Group F. But we have young players who are talented and ...

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  • Cavaliers trying to clear cap space to be aggressive in free agency
Cavaliers trying to clear cap space to be aggressive in free agency

ESPN reported on Wednesday that with LeBron James set to make an announcement on his future soon, the Lakers were under pressure to acquire Leonard and essentially pave the way for James to make a move to Los Angeles. James, 33, will become a free agent this summer if, as expected, he opts out of the final year of his Cavs contract before tomo...

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  • Why England Fans Want Their Team to Lose Against Belgium
Why England Fans Want Their Team to Lose Against Belgium

They will only ask themselves: " Are we not good enough to play the big guns yet? " . Harry Kane is the competition's top scorer with five goals to his name. Of course, that's all assuming England can navigate their way past the last 16 stage; by no means a guarantee with Colombia one of three sides awaiting them alongside Senegal and Japan.

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  • Germany's 'unsportsmanlike behaviour is not OK' angry Sweden coach says
Germany's 'unsportsmanlike behaviour is not OK' angry Sweden coach says

Sorg added that he valued the entire squad's strength in hard times and praised Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira - substitutes against Sweden - for their model behaviour and for supporting their teammates. If it's Mexico, then Brazil might be happy with a draw against Serbia, as that would take them through second if Switzerland win against wi...

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  • Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report
Iceland vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

Croatia has gone through the group stages unbeaten after a 2-1 win against Iceland in Rostov on Tuesday night. Shortly after half-time though, Milan Badelj put Croatia in front with a textbook half-volley from Perisic's cross. Though they appeared deflated in the ensuing minutes, Sigurdsson was rewarded in the 75th minute with referee Anto...

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  • Xhaka, Shaqiri celebrate their way to Fifa's bad book
Xhaka, Shaqiri celebrate their way to Fifa's bad book

On Saturday, Fifa confirmed its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings against Xhaka and Shaqiri, adding: "In relation to the same match, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Serbian FA for crowd disturbance and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans".

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  • Petra Kvitova wins Birmingham Classic for second straight year
Petra Kvitova wins Birmingham Classic for second straight year

Kvitova needed just 70 minutes to claim a 6-3 6-2 victory, appearing in ominous fashion as she gears up for a tilt at a third Wimbledon title. The Czech's numbers speak for themselves - after extending her Birmingham win streak to nine matches in a row, she's through to her fifth final of the season.

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  • Japan, Senegal record their first win, Russian Federation surprises Egypt
Japan, Senegal record their first win, Russian Federation surprises Egypt

The gesture was also seen after Japan's encounter with Colombia in Saransk, where the Japanese fans ensured that their section of the stadium was clear of rubbish. "Senegal achieved a historic triumph", Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports tweeted . Kane got England out of jail with an injury-time victor at the Volgograd Arena to ensure Gareth So...

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