• Zverev survives test of nerves, Tennis News & Top Stories
Zverev survives test of nerves, Tennis News & Top Stories

He then played the enigmatic Bernard Tomic and was again pushed, eventually getting over the line a 2-6 6-3 7-6 7-5 victor after nearly three hours. But the 21-year-old German has plenty of practice at scrambling out of trouble after three times winning from two sets to one down at the recent French Open .

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  • Roger Federer Defeats Lukas Lacko easily at 2018 Wimbledon
Roger Federer Defeats Lukas Lacko easily at 2018 Wimbledon

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are both back on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Wednesday as they look to advance to the third round. Bertens hit seven aces and saved eight of the 10 break points she faced to win 6-3, 7-6 (2) against Pliskova and complete the latest upset in the women's draw.

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  • Luis Enrique named new Spain manager after Fernando Hierro's exit
Luis Enrique named new Spain manager after Fernando Hierro's exit

They finished top of Group B but suffered a shock elimination by hosts Russian Federation in the last 16 last Sunday in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw. He previously coached Celta Vigo and Barca's reserves, as well as Serie A side Roma. Marca's front page has a photograph of Luis Enrique with a headline: "The new Luis".

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  • Pickford reshaping opinions of English goalies at World Cup
Pickford reshaping opinions of English goalies at World Cup

While the squad has a big input from the top Premier League clubs, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool well represented, numerous 23 featured for lower division teams earlier in their careers. Southgate is concerned about the demands of the tournament on his players. Ahead of their biggest game in a generation, Southgate has told hi...

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  • India thump England to clinch T20 series after Rohit Sharma century
India thump England to clinch T20 series after Rohit Sharma century

Man of the Series & Match Rohit brought up his century in 56 balls. The hosts then lost wickets in quick succession and were eventually restricted them to 198/9 in 20 overs. Pandya came back in the 18th over to thwart another surge from England , this time taking out Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni bagged five catches and ...

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  • Roberto Martinez proud of Belgium World Cup 'heroes'
Roberto Martinez proud of Belgium World Cup 'heroes'

And when it kicked off, the contest was as open as expected. On eight minutes Courtois was flapping when Neymar's corner was flicked on by Joao Miranda, came off the thigh of Thiago Silva and then off the post. It was a big gamble to change things and we needed the players to believe. The Red Devils must have been even more nervous when Ne...

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  • Sarfraz hails teamwork after T20I Tri-Series win
Sarfraz hails teamwork after T20I Tri-Series win

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been accused of poor sportsmanship on social media after appearing to snub a handshake with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed following the loss in the T20 final in Zimbabwe. Afridi finished with three wickets for 37 runs in four overs for Pakistan with the other four bowlers Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf...

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  • Raymond Felton re-signing to push OKC past $300M in payroll, tax
Raymond Felton re-signing to push OKC past $300M in payroll, tax

PG13's short-term and long-term goals have been changed over the past 12 months by the impact which the Thunder franchise and fan base has had on him since his arrival in Oklahoma last summer. That sure is a lot of coin for a slightly above-average roster. In doing so, he would also potentially be part of a new super team, with LeBron James bei...

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  • Sweden v Switzerland Betting Tips: Shaqiri set to shine in St Petersburg
Sweden v Switzerland Betting Tips: Shaqiri set to shine in St Petersburg

Then, in a moment of despair, Michael Lang shoved Martin Olsson as he raced towards the goal , calling for a Sweden Penalty in the 92 minute. Referee Damir Skomina had initially pointed to the spot, but after reviewing the incident with VAR decided that the contact was outside of the area and overturned his decision to instead award a ...

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  • Man Utd midfielder Fellaini: England and Belgium fans need to calm down
Man Utd midfielder Fellaini: England and Belgium fans need to calm down

Fans were scathing of England on social media after the match. Not so easy, however, is their round-of-16 matchup with Colombia on Tuesday in Moscow. Of course it's something I want to do. The two teams have had a relatively stress-free progression from Group G and been able to rotate their squad, but their potential rivals have not.

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  • Beaten Sharapova has made 'a lot of progress'
Beaten Sharapova has made 'a lot of progress'

Nerves jangled as the first set reached its climax and she could not find the shots to disturb the 31-year-old five-times Grand Slam victor in the tiebreak, which Sharapova won with an unreturnable serve. Their similar styles, though, made for athletic exchanges, as both used the width of the court, threw in short balls, served big. "I have to ta...

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  • Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams powers past qualifier Viktoriya Tomova into third round
Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams powers past qualifier Viktoriya Tomova into third round

King is listed under the name of a man she divorced in 1987, long after their spousal relationship ended. Wozniacki's frustration was only increased by the unwanted infestation that landed at Wimbledon during her match. But before the umpire could declare "Game, set and match Mrs Williams", the 36-year-old produced 29 unforced errors and need...

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  • May couldn't watch 'nerve-wracking' England shootout win
May couldn't watch 'nerve-wracking' England shootout win

Whether the festival's name change will remain permanent is unknown and dependent on the outcome of Saturday's game against Sweden with a place in the semi-finals the coveted prize for the winner's. " England win on penalties - yes really" - Sun Sport call it 'The headline we have waited a lifetime to write'. "I just felt we had the resilience...

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  • Russian couple divorces over Ronaldo-Messi debate
Russian couple divorces over Ronaldo-Messi debate

Those 10 free kicks awarded to him made him the most fouled World Cup player in 20 years. The couple first met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup and had fallen in love talking about football . 3 in what is widely considered the most exciting game of the round - and one of the biggest of the tournament to date. If Spartak Moscow midfield...

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  • Federer breezes into third round at SW19
Federer breezes into third round at SW19

No such problems for Federer, who won 35 straight points on his serve on route to beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Federer didn't drop a point on his serve in the entire second set and kept that streak going until he was 30-0 up at 4-1 in the third, when Lacko sent a backhand victor down the line.

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  • Jordan Pickford: England 'knew we had this game' even on penalties
Jordan Pickford: England 'knew we had this game' even on penalties

England substitute Dier missed the best chance of the extra period when he headed over the bar but he made up for it in emphatic fashion with the winning penalty in the shootout. David Ospina had the only meaningful save of the half to make in the sixth minute when he was forced to punch away Ashley Young's free-kick from an acute angle on th...

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  • Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarters
Russian Federation beat Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarters

The 2010 World Cup champion is just among of the many top teams who have been eliminated from this year's competition. It was a shocking elimination for Spain , joining former champions Germany and Argentina . It is unclear if interim coach Fernando Hierro will continue in a job he did not seek before Julen Lopetegui was sent home. Akinfe...

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  • Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi
Japan's 'psychic' octopus killed, turned into sashimi

Rabiot's 100 per cent record also tops fellow psychic World Cup star Achilles the deaf Russian cat, who wrongly predicted a Nigeria win over Argentina in the group stages. Abe sold it to market, meaning the octopus could be sashimi by now. Japan will face title-contenders Belgium on Monday - and although this World Cup has been one o...

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  • After crushing loss, Japan’s team leaves spotless locker room, ‘thank you’ note
After crushing loss, Japan’s team leaves spotless locker room, ‘thank you’ note

Brazil star Neymar put another feather in his cap during his country's World Cup last-16 encounter against Mexico. Brazil and Mexico are the only two teams to advance past the group stage in seven consecutive World Cups . But favourites Belgium were able to catch up with a remarkable counterattack that ended the game at 3-2 and broke Japa...

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  • FIBA World Cup qualifying game turns into brawl
FIBA World Cup qualifying game turns into brawl

After Norwood and teammate June Mar Fajardo fouled out, leaving the Philippines with one player, the game was called with 1:57 to play in the third quarter. 'To my fellow filipino players who say we're embarrassing. "Being from a war-torn country, basketball for me has always been a means to bring people together", he said on Twitter .

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  • These 3 NBA Stars Will All Be Lakers Targets In 2019
These 3 NBA Stars Will All Be Lakers Targets In 2019

The contract is four-year deal worth $154M. But Wojnarowski also tweeted on Sunday that Leonard truly wants to be a Laker. One of the first Lakers to talk to James following the announcement was none other than legend Kobe Bryant, who told CBS2's Jim Hill his relationship to James is more like an older brother rather than a rival.

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  • Ex-Lakers center Julius Randle joining Pelicans on 2-year, $18M deal
Ex-Lakers center Julius Randle joining Pelicans on 2-year, $18M deal

Fiesty guard Rajon Rondo is heading to the LA Lakers. The Lakers will be his fifth team in as many seasons. Randle is a restricted free agent and is hopeful of receiving a potential offer from the Lakers. The Lakers also renounced the rights to forward Julius Randle , who will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Wojnarows...

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  • DeMarcus Cousins to join Golden State Warriors
DeMarcus Cousins to join Golden State Warriors

The Pelicans and Lakers each called center DeMarcus Cousins after free agency began early Sunday morning, and Cousins is expected to schedule meetings with both teams, according to The Undefeated . What the Spurs do from here on out is anyone's guess, but they are handling the end of the Leonard situation with aplomb. Leonard wants to be tra...

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  • Igor Akinfeev's penalty shootout saves ensure Russia's passage to the quarterfinals
Igor Akinfeev's penalty shootout saves ensure Russia's passage to the quarterfinals

Based on Russia's ranking of 70th in the world, this match was the biggest upset ever in the knockout stage of the World Cup , and the third biggest upset overall. Nacho replaced Dani Carvajal at right-back in another change from the side which needed a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Morocco in their final group game.

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  • Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings
Verstappen wins in Austria as Vettel grabs lead in standings

This also means that Sebastian Vettel now reclaims the championship lead with one point from Lewis Hamilton . "I told Max he had a very good race", said Vettel. He dropped to fifth, behind Daniel Ricciardo , but moved up one place when the Australian retired with a mechanical failure. "I don't get it guys".

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  • Croatia through to quarterfinals after penalty shootout win over Denmark
Croatia through to quarterfinals after penalty shootout win over Denmark

Hareide made his remarks at a press conference ahead of Sunday's last-16 match against Croatia , reports Efe. Pregame: Croatia's Ivan Rakitic was very aware Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen would be a tough matchup in the round of 16 .

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  • Thunder's Paul George decides to become free agent
Thunder's Paul George decides to become free agent

Whether he makes a swift deal to remain in Oklahoma City or takes his time deciding, the Los Angeles Lakers offer plenty of appeal for George. With George re-signed and Carmelo Anthony under contract for next season, the Thunder are headed for a monumental payroll and luxury-tax bill, something ownership is prepared to pay.

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  • Sweden 3-0 Mexico: Swedes stun sloppy Mexicans to win Group F
Sweden 3-0 Mexico: Swedes stun sloppy Mexicans to win Group F

The world champion now needs to beat South Korea by two goals or more to guarantee its qualification, or it must better Sweden's result in the other group game against Mexico to secure a top two finish. The Mexicans were a shadow of the team that pundits were tipping as potential champions after their sparkling start to the tournament. Or...

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  • What Iran boss said after Ronaldo escaped a red card
What Iran boss said after Ronaldo escaped a red card

He said the boots "celebrate the 85 global goals" he has scored during his career. Ronaldo has been on a tear since the start of the World Cup . However, with time nearly up, Iran were awarded a penalty after Portugal defender Cedric Soares was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area as he challenged for a cross.

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  • Senegal has been eliminated on fair play tiebreaker
Senegal has been eliminated on fair play tiebreaker

Japan's football chief has saluted the team for its "fair play" as debate rages over the manner in which the Blue Samurai booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup. "It's the World Cup, and sometimes these things can't be avoided", he said. Football journalist Juliet Bawuah went through Senegal's journey in this World Cup and what their e...

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  • Crespo: It's logical Argentina depend on Messi, Barcelona do too
Crespo: It's logical Argentina depend on Messi, Barcelona do too

Under-fire coach Jorge Sampaoli also included Ever Banega to add some midfield muscle and spray the passes that Messi could run onto and it did not take long to do the trick. With just 10 minutes left, Sampaoli had a hard decision to make with the Manchester City star sitting on the bench having also been withdrawn in the second half of the 3-0...

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  • Spieth and Johnson tied for early PGA lead
Spieth and Johnson tied for early PGA lead

Harman has a one shot lead over Matt Jones (66), Russell Henley (65) and Zach Johnson (68) who are tied for second at nine-under 131. "Just get some rest tonight", Day said . The 2006 East of Ireland victor (32) double-bogeyed the 16th and bogeyed the 17th, carding a three-under 69 to tie with Young on 11-under before losing out at the first ext...

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  • Godin, Ronaldo clash as Uruguay take on Portugal
Godin, Ronaldo clash as Uruguay take on Portugal

Euro 2016 winners Portugal take on 2010 World Cup fourth-placed side Uruguay in the last 16 of the tournament on Saturday. It is hard to envisage Suarez, Godin, Pepe, Ricardo Quaresma and Edinson Cavani making it to Qatar in 2022 - although Ronaldo's attempt to be a footballing Peter Pan ensures his presence can not be ruled out at age 37.

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  • Former assistant Phil Handy says LeBron James might stay with Cavs
Former assistant Phil Handy says LeBron James might stay with Cavs

Even that was a remote possibility. James can of course still return to the Cavs, and for more money than any other team can pay him. The Lakers have the cap space to sign James immediately, and they could easily clear out enough room for Kawhi Leonard in a trade and/or Paul George in free agency.

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  • LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A.
LeBron Reportedly Texted Kevin Durant About Teaming Up In L.A.

And then James is likely to use his new contractual freedom to commit to the Instgram TV Uninterrupted platform, that's being eyed as a YouTube rival. If James opts out, he could still sign with the Cavs after weighing his other options. By trading for those three, the Cavs would gain significant youth while taking on yet another bad contract.

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