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Sports Grayson Allen puts on a dunking clinic prior to Summer League game
Author: 0 Grayson Allen puts on a dunking clinic prior to Summer League game

Allen and fellow rookie Trae Young were involved in a minor wrestling match Thursday night during a game between Utah and Atlanta in the finale of the Jazz's summer league series in Salt Lake City. Once again Allen's passing abilities were on full display during the game as his eight assists show, but Grayson's defense was outstanding throughout the game on the No.

Sports Maria Sharapova: 'Playing too many matches was my mistake'
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova: 'Playing too many matches was my mistake'

It is the furthest that the British player has ever progressed at SW19 and she is the first Briton in the last 16 since Jo Durie in 1984. She beat her 6-0 in the third. Maria Sharapova's Wimbledon return ended in defeat to fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko . It took 65 minutes in what was an even show of force from both players who averaged 50-60 percent of points won on the first serve and struggles from the second.

Sports Serena Williams opens up on tough start to motherhood
Author: 0 Serena Williams opens up on tough start to motherhood

Another effortless topspin-loaded swing from Federer, which claimed the opening break of the second set, was followed by a 60-second service game to pull away with a 4-2 lead. Federer won the match 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Two straightforward, straight-sets victories sets up her third round contest with World No. 120, Rodina. Lucas Pouille became the latest seeded player to exit the men's draw at Wimbledon after a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2 defeat to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak .

Sports This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win
Author: 0 This is how Hitchin's Victoria pub celebrated England-Colombia penalty shootout win

England's efforts to ignore the Colombian mind games stretched as far as Harry Kane shrugging off some scuffing of the penalty spot by Johan Mojica to open the scoring for England. Southgate has suffered more than most from England's penalty torture in the past. But in refusing to dismiss penalties as a lottery like many of his predecessors, his attention to detail paid off.

Sports Neymar needs more protection from referees - Ronaldo
Author: 0 Neymar needs more protection from referees - Ronaldo

Russian Federation should take its cues from Denmark when it comes to shutting down midfielders Luca Modric and Ivan Rakitic, who control the game for the Croatians when given the time and space. The Red Devils will have been buoyed by their 3-2 comeback victory against Japan in the last 16 and have more than enough firepower to hurt the Selecao , but Brazil will prey on Belgium's obvious defensive weaknesses.

Sports Tite backs under-fire Neymar, expects 'beautiful' Belgium clash
Author: 0 Tite backs under-fire Neymar, expects 'beautiful' Belgium clash

They displayed some defensive frailties against Japan , but Martinez reorganised his team and they showed superb fighting spirit to get themselves back in the match. "We are not talking about a system but understanding what we must do when we have possession". The winners of the clash will face either France or Uruguay in St Petersburg on July 10.

Sports LeBron James To Lakers Might Speed Up Hawks Rebuild
Author: 0 LeBron James To Lakers Might Speed Up Hawks Rebuild

That's exactly what the Warriors did by signing Boogie Cousins to a one year $5 million dollar deal. With a four-year deal, James can wait for the Lakers to build a rival superteam around him. Which means they now have five players from last year's NBA All-Star Game on the same team that won last year's championship, and the one. While James has yet to meet with his new coach, he has previously spoken about his respect for Walton in a post-game interview last season.

Sports Wimbledon First Round Preview: Arantxa Rus vs Serena Williams
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A few weeks earlier, Williams had taken to Twitter to vent her frustrations: "And.... just like that anti doping is here ...again... second time this week". French Open chiefs decided against seeding Williams, but Wimbledon officials placed her 25th despite a low ranking of 181 after her maternity absence.

Sports Russian Federation beats Spain in shootout, reaches QFs | Professional
Author: 0 Russian Federation beats Spain in shootout, reaches QFs | Professional

Spain led in the 12th minute when captain Sergio Ramos helped force Russia's Sergei Ignashevich into an own goal when his back was turned to the play. Russian penalty kickers were flawless against Spain's struggling goalkeeper David De Gea . Russian Federation stayed level from then on, pushing the 2010 World Cup champions to a 1-1 draw through regular time while making all three permitted changes.

Sports Suarez hurt in Uruguay training as Cavani sits out team session
Author: 0 Suarez hurt in Uruguay training as Cavani sits out team session

Midfielder Diego Laxalt said Uruguay would dig deep into its so-called "Garra Charrua " fighting spirit - named after a ferocious South American warrior tribe - to stop France . But this didn't eclipse his efforts and determination in his fourth World Cup trip. With an exciting Round of 16 behind us, only eight teams are left fighting for the ultimate prize.

Sports El Chiringuito: Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid
Author: 0 El Chiringuito: Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid

Check out the brand new daily JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna and Carl Kinsella featuring JOE.co.uk Senior Football Correspondent and font of wisdom Melissa Reddy. "It was very nice to be at Real Madrid ". He later tried to backtrack, but Juve have received enough encouragement to work on what would be a stunning transfer.

Sports England beat Colombia on penaties
Author: 0 England beat Colombia on penaties

Earlier in the evening, England were heading towards a win in the normal time after Harry Kane's goal from the spot in the 57th minute. He limped out of Colombia's last game due to a recurring calf injury, which has limited him to just 152 out of 270 minutes during this World Cup.

Sports Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England
Author: 0 Colombia fans mourn World Cup shootout loss to England

This was also the starting point for the many antics of the Colombia side, the most noticeable being the constant attempts to surround the referee, all aimed at slowing the game and breaking up the rhythm at the moment when England were in the ascendency.

Sports History off our back says Kane as England grow up
Author: 0 History off our back says Kane as England grow up

Kane thought he had seen off a fractious Colombia side in normal time when he nervelessly converted a second half penalty - his sixth goal of the tournament and third spot-kick. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said the stoppages caused by Neymar´s antics stalled his team during their 2-0 last-16 loss to Brazil, claiming the Paris Saint-Germain forward´s reaction to Miguel Layun stepping on his leg was a "shame for football".

Sports Team Sky 'confident' Chris Froome will race in Tour de France
Author: 0 Team Sky 'confident' Chris Froome will race in Tour de France

The Briton, a four-time Tour de France victor, has continued to compete and won this year's Giro d'Italia. On Friday, Tour organiser Christophe Prudhomme revealed his frustration that the case was not yet resolved. ASO refused to provide comment, although the Agence France-Presse has reportedly had confirmation of evidence that backs their view that Froome should not be allowed to race.

Sports Aaron Finch hits new T20I record score in Australia Tri-Series win
Author: 0 Aaron Finch hits new T20I record score in Australia Tri-Series win

Finch continued his rich vein of form as he combined with opening partner D'Arcy Short to put on a 223-run stand - the highest partnership in T20I history. Finch finished only three runs behind West Indian Chris Gayle's highest Twenty20 score of 175, which he hit in the 2013 Indian Premier League. Finch said of his display: 'Feeling good.

Sports With Messi and Ronaldo gone, Eden Hazard can now shine
Author: 0 With Messi and Ronaldo gone, Eden Hazard can now shine

Even after Belgium equalized, Japan kept trying to win instead of playing for extra time or a penalty shootout - the fallback tactic for World Cup underdogs that Russian Federation executed successfully against Spain. The Manchester United striker has scored four goals at the 2018 World Cup so far, bagging a brace against both Panama and Tunisia in the group stage.

Sports Rescue Teams Work to Free Soccer Team Trapped in Thailand Cave
Author: 0 Rescue Teams Work to Free Soccer Team Trapped in Thailand Cave

A rescuer assured them that "navy SEALs will come tomorrow, with food and doctors and everything". Thirteen , the boys report. " Thirteen? " asked the diver. Rear Admiral Apakorn Yuukongkaew, commander of the SEALS unit, said rain was still a challenge but the boys would be taken out safely as soon as sufficient water could be pumped out of the cave.

Sports Maradona says he would coach Argentina again for free
Author: 0 Maradona says he would coach Argentina again for free

By contrast, Croatia stormed through Group D, winning all three games and put in arguably the best performance of the first stage, a 3-0 thumping of Argentina , in Nizhny Novgorod, where they will also play Denmark. Aguero set up a tense finale by nodding home in the third minute of stoppage time, but it was not enough to prevent Argentina - and Messi - from crashing out.

Sports Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M maximum contract
Author: 0 Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M maximum contract

It appears likely that next year's Rockets team will be very similar to this year's 65-win team. The Rockets lost to the Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Houston will need Paul to stay healthy and continue his dominance on both sides of the ball in order to contend for a championship next season. Critics agreed that a 33 year old Chris Paul still posed the greater threat.