Thursday July 20-th, 2017

Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final

Rafael Nadal reacts after a point in his win over Dominic Thiem . Murray , who also owns three grand slam titles, made only one unforced error in the first seven games as he went into lockdown mode. Wawrinka may have benefited from good fortu...

Halep to Meet Ostapenko for Roland Garros Title

A few hours later she had her answer as Ostapenko , the youngest, lowest-ranked and least experienced of the quartet produced a fearless performance to beat Bacsinszky in three absorbing sets - belting 50 winners in the process. "In some moments",...

Path now clear for Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication

The last Japanese emperor to relinquish the Chrysanthemum Throne was Emperor Kokaku in 1817. The special law outlines the conditions and procedures for the abdication of 83-year-old Emperor Akihito . Emperor Akihito ascended to the throne after th...

Spanish Catalonia announces October 1 independence vote Spanish Catalonia announces October 1 independence vote

Spain's government has affirmed it will prohibit the organization of a referendum on Catalonia's independence, Spanish Education, Culture and Sports Minister and the country's official representative, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, said today. Catalonia ...

Rain, wind in forecast for French Open quarterfinals Rain, wind in forecast for French Open quarterfinals

She finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth game, though, as her aggressive game clicked and she began to boss the rallies with a whippy forehand that Wozniacki could not read. I love to play here, I love you guys, you're wonderful. Ostapenko ...

Pepe to leave Real Madrid Pepe to leave Real Madrid

Pepe has confirmed that he will bow out of Real Madrid once his contract expires this summer, bringing an end to his decade-long stint at the Bernabeu. Instead, a club's president can decide as and when they see fit how their players should be awa...

Spain, Colombia battle to 2-2 draw in friendly Spain, Colombia battle to 2-2 draw in friendly

As for Wednesday's friendly, Falcao wasn't the only one to make history, as his goal snapped a decade-long streak for Spain , who hadn't conceded more than a single home at home since a match against the Ivory Coast in 2006. "It's not good. If som...

Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

That was evidenced on Saturday, when the Preds ran past the Pens in a 5-1 victory to cut Pittsburgh's series lead in half. As the Western Conference's eighth seed and the National Hockey League playoff team with the fewest points during the regular s...

Gennett makes Reds history with 4 homers in game

The utility player is the first player in Reds history with a four-homer game and became the 17th player in Major League Baseball history to accomplish the feat. Nola spent nearly a month on the disabled list with a lower back strain before losin...

Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen

I just landed a bit different, and that's it". Porcello went 22-4 past year but this season has allowed at least eight hits in seven of 12 starts - including each of the last five. Boston broke a sixth-inning tie by scoring two unearned runs on a t...

Nola shines as Phillies stay hot, beat Braves 3-1 Nola shines as Phillies stay hot, beat Braves 3-1

Altherr will move up to third for the 20th time this season. Colon has been an innings-eater even at this stage of his career, as he had thrown at least 190.1 innings in each of the last four seasons entering 2017. Hursh pitched a scoreless ninth i...

Manchester United leads Forbes' list of most valuable soccer teams Manchester United leads Forbes' list of most valuable soccer teams

Rounding out the top five on Forbes' list of the 20 most valuable teams is Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion) in fourth and Manchester City ($2.08 billion) in fifth. The Europa League victor have generated 60 million pounds more than both Spanish gi...

Legends Julius Erving, Magic Johnson think they could beat Warriors Legends Julius Erving, Magic Johnson think they could beat Warriors

Better call Draymond Green a Muggle because he doesn't believe in the Magic . "First off, the game is completely different than it was back then". "But they've never ran up against somebody like us". Magic is a dark horse in the GOAT debate,...

All Blacks get special badge for Lions series All Blacks get special badge for Lions series

As an integral part of the England team which this year equalled the top tier test record of 18 consecutive wins under Eddie Jones, Farrell will be hoping he gets more test time in New Zealand . "If they don't, it might be a tough old series". ...

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

Murray produced a almost flawless first set on Philippe-Chatrier Court, accepting the first break point on offer to take a 4-2 lead after the powerful but often inaccurate Khachanov , making his maiden appearance in the last 16 of a major tournament...

Darrell Wallace Jr. will be NASCAR's first black Cup driver since 2006 Darrell Wallace Jr. will be NASCAR's first black Cup driver since 2006

He has heard from the black drivers before him. "It's possible that we will", said Scott Miller, NASCAR vice president of competition Monday on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio's "The Morning Drive" when asked about considering intent. The 23-year-old Wa...

Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

Nishikori broke early in the fifth set and was serving for the match when Chung broke back, but the Japanese player sealed the result when his opponent double faulted. Nadal is 3-0 against Carreno Busta. However, Nishikori recovered to rescue the...

Bills host free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin for a visit

Albert Wilson , a part-time starter in 2016, also figures to work his way into the mix to replace Maclin. McCoy said he was the first person Maclin reached out to after he learned of his release. Head coach Sean McDermott was the defensive coordina...

49ers sign pass rusher Elvis Dumervil 49ers sign pass rusher Elvis Dumervil

Dumervil has had two 17-sack seasons over his 11-year career: once in 2009 with Denver and another in 2014 with Baltimore. But over the course of his 10-year career he's racked up 99 sacks and remains a potent weapon when healthy. Dumervil was rel...

Robert Kubica returns to F1 cockpit after five years Robert Kubica returns to F1 cockpit after five years

The team wrote: " It's true. Robert Kubica has tested a Formula One vehicle for the first time since the rally crash which maimed him in 2011. However, as the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix victor pounded the Ricardo Tormo track today, Renault , whi...

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