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I'll be fine to play the Wimbledon, says Andy Murray I'll be fine to play the Wimbledon, says Andy Murray
- July 03, 2017

Can Britain's finest prove his critics wrong yet again? Stan Wawrinka was - and remains - the most unsafe of the so-called outsiders to interrupt the four-pronged hegemony, yet the three-slam champion perversely refuses to be numbered alongside them; Marin Cilic, who emerged from a thinned-out field to prevail at Flushing Meadows in 2014, is enjoying an encouraging renaissance; and Juan Martín del Potro , the amiable Argentinian who first flitted across the tennis firmament to interrupt ... (more...)
Wolves, Taj Gibson agree on 2-year, $28 million deal Wolves, Taj Gibson agree on 2-year, $28 million deal
- July 03, 2017

He averaged 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 24.7 minutes per game, including a career-best season in 2013-14 (13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds). The NBA free agency period opened at 11 p.m. The Timberwolves' decision to not extend a deal to Muhammad, their only potential restricted free agent, will make him an unrestricted free agent this offseason. (more...)
Nuggets get Paul Millsap for 3 years, $90 million Nuggets get Paul Millsap for 3 years, $90 million
- July 03, 2017

As the National Basketball Association offseason officially begins, teams can now officially meet with free agents and offer them contracts. Millsap, 32, spent his first seven seasons in Utah and past four with the Atlanta Hawks . Regarding the contract, a team option for the third-year was reported by Matt Moore of CBS. The Western Conference is loading up with a ton of talent this summer, from Jimmy Butler in Minnesota to Paul George in Oklahoma City. (more...)
Marcus Johansson traded to Devils from Capitals Marcus Johansson traded to Devils from Capitals
- July 03, 2017

That move came an hour after Kuznetsov's new deal was announced with the team trading winger Marcus Johansson to the New Jersey Devils for second- and third-round picks in next season's NHL Draft. The Washington Capitals , meanwhile, were bumping their heads against the salary cap ceiling. Kuznetsov will count $7.8 million against the salary cap through the 2024-25 season. (more...)
Fenway Park welcomes Gordon Hayward to Boston Fenway Park welcomes Gordon Hayward to Boston
- July 03, 2017

He had until Thursday to make a decision on his player-option for next year with Utah. The big-man will opt out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and become a free agent. Getting Hayward would certainly make Riley enduring another non-playoff year anytime soon much less likely. LeBron James has dominated the East for the last seven years, reaching the NBA Finals in each season since 2011. (more...)
Novak Djokovic enters Aegon International final at Eastbourne
- July 03, 2017

Defending champion Andy Murray returns as the tournament's top seed, and closely trails Federer on the Wimbledon ATP tennis odds at +350, followed by fourth-seeded Nadal at +400, while the former top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokavic, rounds out the top of the odds at +600. (more...)
LeBron James not recruiting any Cavaliers targets LeBron James not recruiting any Cavaliers targets
- July 03, 2017

Cavs fans had been anxious that Korver would leave the team in free agency, forcing the team to look in a new direction for a great outside shooter. Due to his close friendship with LeBron James , Anthony has indicated that the Cavaliers are one of two teams that he would consider signing with should he become a free agent. (more...)
Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber hopes to take advantage of Serena's absence Wimbledon: Angelique Kerber hopes to take advantage of Serena's absence
- July 03, 2017

Two-time victor Petra Kvitova heads the market following a warm-up tournament success in Birmingham. She arrives at Wimbledon full of confidence in her game, and said: "It's been great to get the feel, because especially on the grass, if you don't feel 100 per cent comfortable, it can be pretty tricky". (more...)
Chile's Confed Cup defeat hints at trouble ahead
- July 03, 2017

The Schalke midfielder dragged his first effort wide of the far post and on the stroke of half time saw a second chance saved by Bravo. Portugal survived an own goal and a missed penalty to claim a 2-1 win over Mexico in the Confederations Cup third-place play-off. (more...)
Patrick Marleau signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs Patrick Marleau signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs
- July 03, 2017

It's highly likely that Marleau is weighing whether to take a better deal somewhere else and uproot his family (or commute back and forth to the Bay Area), or stay with San Jose on a lesser deal. The Stars have just under $11 million in salary cap space with three restricted free agents left to re-sign. In other words, relax, Thornton supporters. (more...)
South Africa completes rout of West Indies South Africa completes rout of West Indies
- July 03, 2017

And with five games left in the preliminaries, the Caribbean side are well aware that another defeat would seriously put in jeopardy their chances of making the final four of the competition. The closest that a male bowler has come in this aspect was Richie Benaud (3/0) against India back in 1959. We spoke about this before we went out to bat that we mustn't get ahead of ourselves, we still have to face some tough competition, including Sri Lanka who are looking good at the moment. (more...)
Serge Ibaka sticking with Raptors, agrees to three-year, $65 million deal
- July 03, 2017

Many pundits expected the Raptors to re-up Ibaka for four or five years, but somehow Masai Ujiri managed to sign Ibaka for only three, which is a huge win for the Raptors and now potentially sets them up to have both Ibaka and DeRozan, who has a player option in three years time, become free agents in 2020. (more...)
Habs sign Price to 8-year, $84M extension Habs sign Price to 8-year, $84M extension
- July 03, 2017

Price has been with the Canadiens since they made him the fifth overall pick back in the 2005 draft and this deal ensures that he'll be sticking around for a whole lot longer. Getting Karl Alzner for five years at less than $5 million per season does help the back end, as does the addition of former San Jose Shark David Schlemko. (more...)
Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams
- July 02, 2017

Geraint Thomas powered to victory to claim his first yellow jersey at the Tour de France at the age of 32, ten years after his debut in London. Froome entered the Tour without having won a single warmup race - or even a stage - for the first time since he began dominating four years ago. (more...)
Britain to quit shared fishing waters convention Britain to quit shared fishing waters convention
- July 02, 2017

It added: "As announced in the Queen's Speech, the Government will introduce a Fisheries Bill to control access to the UK's waters and set fishing quotas once we have left the European Union". "The Fishing industry is potentially worth £6.3 billion to the United Kingdom economy, and not to grasp the opportunities that Brexit presents to exploit it for the national good is foolhardy in the extreme". (more...)
President Xi attends gala show for HK's 20th return anniversary President Xi attends gala show for HK's 20th return anniversary
- July 02, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said Hong Kong people need to "believe in themselves, in Hong Kong , and in the country". "The United States. admires the city's outstanding achievements, which are the result of its high degree of autonomy , its economic and personal freedoms, and its respect for rule of law", said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. (more...)
'Rookie' leads Astros to win over Yankees 'Rookie' leads Astros to win over Yankees
- July 02, 2017

Fiers struggled last time out in a 6-4 loss to the visiting Oakland Athletics with four runs given up on four hits and a base on balls while striking out seven in 5.2 innings of work. Frazier, 22, encountered controversy in his first big league camp with the Yankees this past spring, mainly for his flowing red mane. Considering he was under a fairly team-friendly contract, it was incredibly hard for the New York Yankees to trade lefty reliever Andrew Miller to theCleveland Indians last ... (more...)
Federer and Nadal primed for tantalising Wimbledon final Federer and Nadal primed for tantalising Wimbledon final
- July 02, 2017

It is the first time the Big Four of men's tennis have been the top four seeds at a Slam since Wimbledon 2014, with world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka , who has never reached the semifinals at Wimbledon , seeded fifth. "The way I know Andy, he is tough as nails". The draw does mean we could see a repeat of the greatest Wimbledon final of all time from 2008 when Nadal beat Federer, and the odds are on those two to meet again. (more...)
Dom Dwyer shows his quality with goal in USA national team debut
- July 02, 2017

They are only the fourth husband and wife who both played for the US, joining Jim Gabarra and Carin Jennings, Claudio Reyna and Danielle Egan, and Zach Loyd and Casey Nogueira. His shot, though, was weak and Richard Ofori made the easy save. Plus, in 76 minutes of action, Dwyer often combined brilliantly with Joe Corona and Kelyn Rowe , the latter also making his debut, holding the ball up and letting the American attack flood forward. (more...)
Australia A will not tour SA unless new pay deal agreed Australia A will not tour SA unless new pay deal agreed
- July 02, 2017

The Australian Cricketers Association will give Cricket Australia until later this week to bridge the pay gap, but Australia A's tour to South Africa this month still looks unlikely following an emergency meeting of players in Sydney on Sunday. (more...)