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Caroline Wozniacki denied in another tournament final on the WTA Tour Caroline Wozniacki denied in another tournament final on the WTA Tour
- July 31, 2017

World No. 6 Wozniacki, the top seed in Bastad, won 6-2 2-6 6-4 to set up a quarter-final clash against Ukrainian qualifer Kateryna Kozlova, who overcame former champion Mona Barthel 6-3 6-3. Wozniacki reacted well to go a break up at 3-1, but the Dane then lost her next two service games as her Czech opponent regained the upper hand. Wozniacki has enjoyed a recent resurgence and the Dane will be optimistic about her chances at the US Open next month, where she made the semi-finals past year. (more...)
Hunter-Reay leads rain-hit second Mid-Ohio practice Hunter-Reay leads rain-hit second Mid-Ohio practice
- July 31, 2017

Scott Dixon of New Zealand, who went in as the series leader, radioed around lap 40 that something was broken and struggled to a ninth-place finish for Chip Ganassi Racing. The team still hasn't disclosed why they made the one-race switch, although Aleshin's lack of performance on track - crashing out twice in his previous three races - may have been a deciding factor. (more...)
Adrian Beltre becomes 31st player in Major League Baseball history to record 3000 hits Adrian Beltre becomes 31st player in Major League Baseball history to record 3000 hits
- July 31, 2017

Beltre's two daughters and 10-year-old son Adrian Jr. left their front-row seats near the dugout they had shared with other family members and ran to right-center field. Britton has converted an AL-record 57 consecutive save opportunities, eight this season. This is his seventh season in Texas after previously playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers , Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox . (more...)
Alexis Sanchez to return to Arsenal training on Sunday - Wenger Alexis Sanchez to return to Arsenal training on Sunday - Wenger
- July 31, 2017

Sanchez and centre-back Shkodran Mustafi are the last two fit first-team members to report back to the Gunners after they played in the Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany. "Look, when you are a football player you perform until the last day of your contract". "For a manager, it's a bit different because it concerns more what is the future of the club". (more...)
Rockies push for the playoffs, pick up Jonathan Lucroy from Texas Rockies push for the playoffs, pick up Jonathan Lucroy from Texas
- July 31, 2017

Lucroy, on the previous year of his contract, has always been rumored to be on the way out if the Rangers dropped out of contention - especially with solid play from the much less expensive Robinson Chirinos. Colorado does hold a six-game lead in the wild card standings at the moment. At the time, he was among the best offensive catchers in baseball. The Rockies are rolling the dice with Lucroy. (more...)
Neymar's China event cancellation, training bust-up fuel transfer speculation
- July 31, 2017

The Qatar-financed club want to avoid paying the clause because it means paying the transfer fee in its entirety in one lump sum - they would have to pay the £196m to Neymar for him to then deposit the sum with the Spanish league to free him from his contract. (more...)
Inter Milan v Chelsea Lineups; Live ESPN3 Stream and GameCast Inter Milan v Chelsea Lineups; Live ESPN3 Stream and GameCast
- July 31, 2017

While Chelsea's defensive errors will trouble Conte and Perisic's impressive display will leave Manchester United fans considering what role he could play at Old Trafford next season, this match will ultimately be remembered for Geoffrey Kondogbia's outrageous own goal . (more...)
Roma to make improved bid for Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez? Roma to make improved bid for Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez?
- July 31, 2017

Italian outfit Roma came in with a £32million bid for Mahrez, who wants out this summer, earlier this week. Arsenal are also believed to be hot on the player's heels, and have been showing interest as far back as last summer. As a result, the Gunners risk losing the winger if they don't make an approach soon. As for Mahrez, this latest development means it now appears increasingly likely that he will start the new campaign at the King Power Stadium. (more...)
Chris Christie faces off with Cubs fan at baseball game Chris Christie faces off with Cubs fan at baseball game
- July 31, 2017

Hutchison tweeted the video Sunday afternoon. The footage, which was posted to social media Sunday, shows Christie bending down to get in the seated fan's face. "We can hear him say, 'You're a big shot", but that's about it. No matter who wins in a battle between a politician with a low approval rating and a Cubs fan, however, we lose (literally, in this case; the Brewers lost, 4-2). (more...)
Giants waste another good Blach effort vs. Dodgers Giants waste another good Blach effort vs. Dodgers
- July 31, 2017

Hill gave up a solo home run to Hunter Pence in the fourth inning, and there were two outs in the sixth when Pence came up again. "I talk to him [Seager] everyday and we feed off eachother". Only once have the Giants lost 100 games in a season (1985). Puig hit a ground ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford that allowed Barnes to score from third base. (more...)
Kyle Busch wins Overton's 400 from Pocono Raceway
- July 31, 2017

Busch led the most laps of the afternoon (71) en route to the victory, having taken the pole position for the race in qualifying. "A good opportunity for us starting up front". Afterward, Busch's crew chief, Adam Stevens, had a confrontation with two members of Truex's pit, which JGR supplies and employs. He started on the pole for Sunday's race and controlled the first parts of it. (more...)
Photo emerges of Nemanja Matic in Man United training gear Photo emerges of Nemanja Matic in Man United training gear
- July 31, 2017

This sparked his exit rumours and Italian Champions Juventus were credited with an interest, but the Turin outfit rather chose to turn their attention towards Paris Saint-Germain's Blaise Matuidi , as well as Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, handing Manchester United a clear shot at landing Matic. (more...)
David Price continues to call out Dennis Eckersley David Price continues to call out Dennis Eckersley
- July 31, 2017

Would this still be going on if Big Papi was still around? Price, who was not pleased with some of Eckersley's harsh analysis, said he hopes to clear the air soon, though Eckersley is in Cooperstown, N.Y., this weekend for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (more...)
Rain mars day but England on top Rain mars day but England on top
- July 31, 2017

South Africa started the day with the goal of avoiding the follow on and they needed thirty runs to do so. Cook [7] did not provide a repeat of his impressive first-innings knock as he was dismissed by Morkel for the 11th time in Test cricket thanks to a corker of a delivery. (more...)
Ricciardo fastest at Hungary Grand Prix's first practice Ricciardo fastest at Hungary Grand Prix's first practice
- July 31, 2017

Magnanimous Lewis Hamilton gave up a place to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas despite losing significant ground to title rival Sebastian Vettel in a frustrating Hungarian Grand Prix for the Briton today. Bottas was asked by the team to let Hamilton overtake so that he could chase the Ferrari duo. A lap later on in the session relegated him to fourth place. (more...)
Manchester United Fans Can't Believe Marouane Fellaini Might Actually Be Leaving Manchester United Fans Can't Believe Marouane Fellaini Might Actually Be Leaving
- July 31, 2017

He faces an uncertain future because Jose Mourinho fancies adding a new midfielder to his squad. Mourinho , speaking after a 3-0 win over Norwegian side Valerenga , said: "It is easier for Galatasaray to get me than Marouane". Fellaini headed Man United into a first-half lead, before Lukaku and McTominay came off the bench to register during a comfortable 90 minutes for the 20-time English champions. (more...)
Verstappen Pleased with 'Very Positive Qualifying' in Hungary Verstappen Pleased with 'Very Positive Qualifying' in Hungary
- July 31, 2017

The pair came together at Turn Two after Verstappen locked up attempting a move down the inside of Ricciardo, causing terminal damage to the Australian's vehicle. "It's just overambitious. That's youth". Ricciardo has five podium finishes in the past six races. "It's not that - probably immaturity, that's the one". (more...)
England stretch lead over South Africa to 331 runs on day 4
- July 31, 2017

Earlier, Toby Roland-Jones (5-57) became just the sixth England cricketer to take five or more wickets in their debut bowling innings in Test cricket as SA were dismissed for 175 in reply to the hosts' 353. And he then produced an even better cover-driven four off James Anderson, with England's record Test wicket-taker hit on the up. Morkel was the only bowler to take a wicket. (more...)
PM calls for August 15 as 'Day of Resolve' PM calls for August 15 as 'Day of Resolve'
- July 31, 2017

The prime minister urged citizens to take cues from the revolutionary history asscociated with the month of August to rid India of corruption, divisiveness, litter and other social evils. "We did not get answers to several of our questions and it was completely disconnected with what people are thinking", Khera said. "We have to live for our nation and take it to new heights of progress", he said. (more...)
Mikey Garcia flashes dominance in unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner Mikey Garcia flashes dominance in unanimous decision win over Adrien Broner
- July 31, 2017

With Garcia dominating , the crowd came to life in the eighth round and began to chant "Mikey!" Going up against Garcia's tactics, the Cincinnati native struggled to get a foothold in the contest, circling on the back foot but failing to land any significant power punches to put a dent in his onrushing opponent. (more...)