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Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

Serena Williams advances to Wimbledon final

on July 13, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams qualified for the Wimbledon final, beating No. 13 Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal on Thursday. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, was seeded 25th after taking nearly a year away from competition following the birth of her daughter. The tennis superstar conceded that she was surprised by her own dominance at Wimbledon this year after […]

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Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

Federer out, Nadal and Djokovic advance at Wimbledon

on July 12, 2018, 8:54 AM / in Tennis

Top-seeded Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, blowing a third-set match point to lose to No. 8 Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 13-11. “It was just one of those days where you hope to get by somehow,” said Federer, who last played at No. 1 Court in 2015. “I almost could have. I should have.” […]

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Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

Serena Williams into Wimbledon semi-finals with win over Camila Giorgi

on July 11, 2018, 7:25 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams defeated Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, missed the storied tennis tournament last year because of her pregnancy. “I feel good, like I did better today because I had to,” Williams said. “This is only my fourth tournament back. I don’t feel pressure, or […]

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Federer opens with straight-sets win

Federer opens with straight-sets win

on July 3, 2018, 8:07 AM / in Tennis

By MATTIAS KAREN The Associated Press LONDON — Roger Federer didn’t need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon. He’s hoping to get them back soon, though. Federer’s stylish “RF” logo was missing from his outfit as he stepped out on Centre Court on Monday to begin his title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 […]

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LeBron James leaves Cavaliers to join Lakers

LeBron James leaves Cavaliers to join Lakers

on July 2, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Basketball

LeBron James has agreed to join the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-year, $154 million deal, his agency, Klutch Sports, announced Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP and 14-time All-Star is coming off a stellar season. He averaged 27.5 points per game and led the Cavs to the NBA finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors. James is the […]

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Molinari runs away at National

Molinari runs away at National

on July 2, 2018, 6:19 AM / in Sports

By DOUG FERGUSON    |    The Associated Press Molinari runs away at National which gives him a two-year exemption and moved him to No. 42 in the FedEx Cup. “That’s what I came here for,” Molinari said. “It was not easy to skip Paris and the French Open. I made the right decision.” Molinari previously won the HSBC Champions in […]

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Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

on June 30, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Baseball, People

Tim Tebow continues to be a lighting rod for criticism. The most famous Christian athlete in the United States was recently dragged into the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for no reason whatsoever. But now Tebow is back in the news, and the reason why has the liberal sports media furious. After Tim Tebow’s NFL career petered out, the former Heisman […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s June 29, 2018. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended in […]

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Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray faces Paire in first round, Roger Federer drawn against Dusan Lajovic

Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray faces Paire in first round, Roger Federer drawn against Dusan Lajovic

on June 29, 2018, 7:45 AM / in Tennis

Former world number one Andy Murray has been given a tough opening draw at Wimbledon as he will face Benoit Paire in the first round. Murray, who has spent over a year out with a hip injury and is currently ranked 156 in the world, was unseeded for Wimbledon and will face Frenchman Paire. It could have been a harder […]

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Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

Senegal sunk by yellow cards as World Cup Round of 16 sealed

on June 29, 2018, 7:41 AM / in Soccer

The final elimination games of the World Cup group stage were played Thursday, with Senegal becoming the first team in the tournament’s history to be eliminated in a fair play tiebreaker. Poland beat Japan 1-0 and Colombia defeated Senegal by the same score, leaving Senegal and Japan tied on total points. The next tiebreakers were also even — the teams […]

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Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

on June 28, 2018, 7:19 AM / in Soccer

The 2014 World Cup champion, Germany, was knocked out in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to South Korea. The South Koreans scored twice in stoppage time to seal the victory, which had huge repercussions: In addition to eliminating Germany, the upset propelled Mexico into the knockout round despite El Tri’s 3-0 loss to […]

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Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka wins second straight U.S. Open

on June 18, 2018, 8:34 AM / in Sports

Brooks Koepka on Sunday won the 118th U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York. Koepka also won the U.S. Open in 2017, his first major title, and is now the seventh golfer to win the national championship in back-to-back years and the first since 1989. The 28-year-old, ranked No. 9 in the world, had a final […]

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U.S., Canada, Mexico win joint-bid to host 2026 World Cup

on June 13, 2018, 7:46 AM / in Sports

The United States, Mexico, and Canada have won a joint-bid to host the 2026 men’s World Cup, beating the only other candidate, Morocco. The vote was 134 to 65. The World Cup final will be held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, with 60 of the tournament’s games scheduled for the U.S., 10 for Mexico, and 10 for Canada. It […]

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BEST FISHING DAYS 2018

BEST FISHING DAYS 2018

on June 12, 2018, 7:13 AM / in Sports

When is the best time to go fishing? See our best fishing days in the Almanac’s 2018 fishing calendar, below. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO FISHING? Fishing is best during the time between a new moon and a full moon. This is what the Best Fishing Days (below) are based on. The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally most active. The […]

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Commodores fall in 11 innings, season ends

on June 11, 2018, 7:32 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |  THE DAILY HERALD NASHVILLE — Leads were hard to come by for Vanderbilt in this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional matchup with Mississippi State, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. After a one-run midgame cushion slipped away Sunday, the Commodores extended the decisive Game 3 with a three-run ninth-inning rally, but had no answer for […]

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Nadal wins his record 11th French Open

Nadal wins his record 11th French Open

on June 11, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Tennis

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday to claim his 11th French Open title, extending a record he already held. It was Nadal’s second straight title at Roland Garros. The 32-year-old Spaniard overcame a cramp in his racket-holding hand at 2-1 in the third set, which he said had left him “very, very scared.” He held on […]

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Johnson confident heading into Sunday

Johnson confident heading into Sunday

on June 10, 2018, 7:57 AM / in Sports

By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM Dustin Johnson’s approach sets up 9-foot birdie at FedEx St. Jude MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dustin Johnson has the opportunity to move back to No. 1 in the world with a win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. There’s also the momentum that comes from winning the week before a major championship. Johnson admits all those things would be […]

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Simona Halep Breaks Through in French Open, Winning Her First Major Title

Simona Halep Breaks Through in French Open, Winning Her First Major Title

on June 10, 2018, 7:52 AM / in Tennis

PARIS — Simona Halep threw her racket on the red clay, its redemptive work done for the day, and thrust her arms high overhead as she beamed on a court that has brought her plenty of heartache. In the stands, Darren Cahill, Halep’s normally pulled-together coach, was unsuccessfully fighting back tears. High up in the commentary booth, Chris Evert, a […]

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Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem: French Open 2018 men’s final – live!

Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem: French Open 2018 men’s final – live!

on June 10, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Tennis

Rafa Nadal has been in 10 French Open finals. He’s yet to lose one. He beat Mariano Puerto for his first in 2005 and since then he’s seen off Roger Federer four times, Novak Djokovic twice and Robin Soderling, David Ferrer and Stan Wawrinka, who was no match for him last year. Put it that way and you can be forgiven for feeling […]

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Golden State of Domination: Warriors win second straight title, sweep Cavaliers in NBA Finals

on June 9, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Basketball

CLEVELAND – The brightest dreams of the Bay Area and the darkest nightmares of everywhere else – especially here – have come to fruition. The Warriors, already great then supercharged by Kevin Durant, blazed through the field to win their second straight championship and third in four years. The 2018 title came with a sweep of the Cavaliers, capped by a 108-85 […]

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