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ACA cancels Australia A's tour of South Africa

ACA cancels Australia A's tour of South Africa The ACA said it was "with great frustration" the call was made, but the decision was made "in support of more than 200 male and female players who are now unemployed". This month's Australia A tour is likely to be scrapped. However, when the members of the 19-man touring party discussed the option of declining the invitation on a phone hook-up last Sunday, they all agreed to stand firm as the pl... [Full Article...]

Former Kentucky standout Patrick Patterson agrees to 3-year deal with Thunder

Former Kentucky standout Patrick Patterson agrees to 3-year deal with Thunder A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms with Andre Roberson on a three-year, $30 million contract. Power forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, The Transcript has confirmed. Patterson is a great fit in Oklahoma City thanks to what he can do on the defensive side of the ball... [Full Article...]

UFC 213 Prediction: Nunes vs. Shevchenko

UFC 213 Prediction: Nunes vs. Shevchenko Nunes will likely come out of the gate looking to finish the fight with strikes. Nunes is about as fast as Shevchenko but more powerful and much more willing to take a bite out of whatever is offered her. But that has led to her gassing out in fights. More likely, the Kyrgyzstani "Bullet" will end up using however numerous last three rounds she needs to put away an exhausted Nunes. [Full Article...]

Stan Wawrinka Upset, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Win in Monday's Wimbledon Action

Stan Wawrinka Upset, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal Win in Monday's Wimbledon Action It's just yeah, I mean, I'm just.". "That's not for me to decide", he said when asked about repercussions. "He came with his wife to support me here". Battling knee injury, the three-time grand slam champion Wawrinka lost to Medvedev 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Centre Court. Wawrinka is the current world No. [Full Article...]

AFL's diversity manager Ali Fahour 'ashamed' after punching opponent

AFL's diversity manager Ali Fahour 'ashamed' after punching opponent Fahour's 14-match ban for striking followed the three-match suspension he received for striking a Macleod player off the ball in Round 3. Fahour will be de-registered from the NFL, and any other Australian football competition, for breaching the 16-match threshold due to prior suspensions. [Full Article...]

Ill Kvitova like 'slow animal' in Wimbledon loss

Ill Kvitova like 'slow animal' in Wimbledon loss Home favourite Heather Watson beat 18th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-0 6-4 to reach the third round at the championships for the third time. That led to plenty of swatting and wafting to get rid of the bothersome insects, the players' racquets coming in handy to take many out at once. [Full Article...]

LaVar Ball is getting his own reality show on Facebook

LaVar Ball is getting his own reality show on Facebook According to Denise Petski of Deadline , Facebook has greenlighted a docuseries about the Ball family . LaVar Ball now owns Big Baller Brand, a company that manufactures athletic wear, sneakers and accessories. Facebook is also willing to take on shows linear networks have canceled and give them a new lease on life. "When you don't win, and don't even make the playoffs, and don't even s... [Full Article...]

Andy Murray's title defence continues on Centre Court

Andy Murray's title defence continues on Centre Court Konta, aiming to be the first British woman to win the Wimbledon women's singles title since Virginia Wade in 1977, will face Greece's Maria Sakkari , ranked 101st in the world, in the third round. "He started very well, he was coming up with some great drop volleys and really going for the returns", the British star said. "Why not try and get five, six players into the quarterfinals of Slams?... [Full Article...]

Connor McDavid signs contract extension with Edmonton Oilers worth $100M

Connor McDavid signs contract extension with Edmonton Oilers worth $100M The Edmonton Oilers are expected to make Connor McDavid the highest paid player in the National Hockey League at a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday. "Building a team to win the Stanley Cup was a constant point of discussion", Chiarelli said. "For me, getting it done early shows a sign that I want to be here, there was no hesitation, it's not even a thought, I want to be here in Edmonton, ... [Full Article...]

Team Trump to help Apple escape its ginormous European Union tax bill

Team Trump to help Apple escape its ginormous European Union tax bill IPhone maker Apple took its case to the Luxembourg-based General Court , Europe's second-highest, in December after the European Commission issued the record tax demand saying the US company won sweetheart tax deals from the Irish government which amounted to illegal subsidies. [Full Article...]

Victoria Azarenka flourishes on, and off, the court on Wednesday at Wimbledon

Victoria Azarenka flourishes on, and off, the court on Wednesday at Wimbledon The 27-year-old Azarenka hopes to become the first mother to lift the Wimbledon women's singles trophy since Evonne Goolagong in 1980. After all, she does have two Grand Slam singles titles to her name. "I started to look at so many things in a different way", she said. "Since I haven't played in a while it takes a little bit of time but I felt better as the match went on". [Full Article...]

Jack Sock finds young fan who had towel snatched at Wimbledon

Jack Sock finds young fan who had towel snatched at Wimbledon Sock's agent confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the young fan had been found. The world No. 18 beat Christian Garin 6-3 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to reach the next stage of the grass-court Grand Slam and threw his towel into a small sections of fans on Court 8. [Full Article...]

Five Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season

Five Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season Klopp has spent the past 21 months at Liverpool , guiding the Reds to a more-than-respectable top-four finish in his first full campaign in charge last time out. The centre-half, who has been capped by his country's senior team three times and made his full worldwide debut back in June 2014, signed for Lyon past year after having begun his career at Argentinean side River Plate. [Full Article...]

Stuart Broad confident of playing Lord's Test against South Africa

Stuart Broad confident of playing Lord's Test against South Africa In his pre-match media interviews, Root announced that Hampshire spinner Liam Dawson is set to play, meaning Toby Roland-Jones misses out from the 12-man squad named at the weekend. England lost eight Tests previous year although they did start 2016 by completing a 2-1 series win in South Africa . Root averages over 52 in Test cricket, having scored 11 hundreds in 53 matches at this level. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid Sign Theo Hernandez From Rivals Atletico

Real Madrid Sign Theo Hernandez From Rivals Atletico He is a player who is only going to get better and better. The 19-year-old Hernandez impressed last season while playing on loan from Atletico to fellow Spanish league club Alaves. Meanwhile, full-back Fabio Coentrao has joined Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon on a one-year loan. Hernandez will likely be a second-choice player for coach Zinedine Zidane behind Brazil left back Marcelo. [Full Article...]

Cowboys linebacker arrested, charged with aggravated assault

Cowboys linebacker arrested, charged with aggravated assault After being booked into the Frisco detention center , Wilson was released on $10,000 bail for each of two counts. The mug shot of Wilson is below. His most recent comment on Twitter was posted at about 5 p.m., three hours before his arrest, when he posted, "When your words get you in trouble". [Full Article...]

Wimbledon Brit Watch: Heather Watson stuns world No. 19 Sevastova

Wimbledon Brit Watch: Heather Watson stuns world No. 19 Sevastova I had lost to her at the French Open so I was really looking forward to playing her. I wasn't really sure. "Obviously, I didn't want to leave because it did feel good". 'I'm entering every single event to do my best, ' she added. But she refocused in time to take the tie-break, and was delighted both with the win and to be back at her favourite tournament. [Full Article...]

Tour de France stage five: Chris Froome takes yellow jersey

Tour de France stage five: Chris Froome takes yellow jersey Gilbert and fellow Belgian Jan Bakelants chose to go on the offensive as the gap continued to close, the pair leaving their breakaway companions behind in the final 12km. On the two previous visits to La Planche des Belles Filles , the rider who had the yellow jersey kept it until the end - something Froome will hope happens again. [Full Article...]

MMA Fighter Aaron Rajman Shot & Killed In Brutal Home Invasion

MMA Fighter Aaron Rajman Shot & Killed In Brutal Home Invasion They said that the shooting took place at around 10.25pm local time in suburban Boca Raton after "several men" entered the house. The invaders fled in a vehicle after the incident. "It was pretty special to watch him walk into a ring with a yarmulke on", the friend, who asked to remain anonymous, said. Rajman, who made his professional MMA debut in April 2014, had a 2-2 record. [Full Article...]

Nadal already feeling at home on Wimbledon grass

Nadal already feeling at home on Wimbledon grass Murray has struggled for form through much of 2017, while Nadal was playing at Wimbledon for the first time in two years, but neither showed any signs of rustiness. However, there was to be no repeat on the opening Monday at SW19, with the 15-time Grand Slam champion breezing past the world No 137 on Court One - a second-round clash against Donald Young awaits Nadal. [Full Article...]


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