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Sport Murray too much for Brown
Author: 0 Murray too much for Brown

Tennis players love rhythm and Brown provides none, mixing more than 150kph second serves - his fastest serve was a second serve - with languid volleys and drop shots before throwing in a thumping backhand or two. The expected quarter-finalists in the women's draw have all made it through to the second round, third seed Karolina Pliskova seeing off Evgeniya Rodina 6-1, 6-4 in her opening tie, while former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, the fifth seed, had a tougher time of it, dropping ...

Author: 0 Kevin Durant's New "Discount" Contract Is 2 Years, $53 Million

Durant is expected to opt out of this contract next summer, and will likely sign another one-plus-one deal before eventually landing a long-term maximum salary deal with full Bird rights in the summer of 2019. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Nick is eligible for a portion of the Warriors' $5.2 million exceptions if he is willing to pass on mid-level exception opportunities that could be more lucrative, per Yahoo! All the above along with Klay Thompson and Draymond Green ...

Sport Connor McDavid gets new contract with top annual salary
Author: 0 Connor McDavid gets new contract with top annual salary

Named captain at just 19 years old, he racked up 30 goals and 100 points during a fully healthy 82-game season, taking home the 2016-17 Art Ross Trophy (scoring), Hart Memorial Trophy (writers' MVP) and Ted Lindsay Award (NHLPA most outstanding).

Sport Dion Waiters gets his wish, will be back with Miami Heat
Author: 0 Dion Waiters gets his wish, will be back with Miami Heat

Losing Waiters could have been a detrimental blow to Miami's progress. "When that time comes and we sit down, we just got to make it happen". Dion Waiters , a 25-year-old shooting guard known for his ultra confidence, has been in contact with the Knicks as other options fall off the board, according to ESPN .

Sport LaVar and Big Baller docuseries coming to Facebook
Author: 0 LaVar and Big Baller docuseries coming to Facebook

If this is the start of a new on-court rivalry between the Sixers and Lakers, I can only imagine what else LaVar Ball will have to say. Elsewhere, Deadline reported that Facebook has greenlit an untitled series about a trio of brothers, Lonzo , Liangelo and LaMelo Ball, who are generating buzz in the basketball world.

Sport Dak Prescott used machine to sign autographs
Author: 0 Dak Prescott used machine to sign autographs

Former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott may be in a bit of hot water regarding his signature and some football cards. Autopen machines have been around since the early 19th century ( Thomas Jefferson was an early adopter ) as a way to quickly churn out multiple signatures.

Sport Rory McIlroy quits social media after Twitter feud with Steve Elkington
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy quits social media after Twitter feud with Steve Elkington

Shane Lowry is not happy that the European Tour is encouraging snap happy fans to take selfies at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open . McIlroy has had a presence on the social media platform for years, and last month he destroyed former major victor Steve Elkington in an exchange after the Aussie posited that McIlroy "is so bored playiing (sic) golf" and has become a "money guy".

Sport MMA fighter Aaron Rajman killed during home invasion
Author: 0 MMA fighter Aaron Rajman killed during home invasion

He fought as a featherweight and had an 8-1 record as an amateur and was 2-2 as a professional. The 25-year-old died of his injuries in hospital after a group of men entered his house and a fight ensued in Boca Raton. Mr Rajman, an Orthodox Jew, was famous for entering the arena wearing Tzitzis and a Yarmulka. They shot him "at least once" and then fled the scene.

Sport Aru wins fifth stage of Tour (3)
Author: 0 Aru wins fifth stage of Tour (3)

Irishman Dan Martin finished in second place in the Tour de France stage five, behind victor Fabio Aru and ahead of Chris Froome . The stage victor Aru is up to third, 14 seconds behind Froome, and also takes the King of the Mountain's polka dot jersey.

Sport Real Madrid signs 6-year deal with French defender Hernandez
Author: 0 Real Madrid signs 6-year deal with French defender Hernandez

The defender, who last season played loaned at Deportivo Alaves, joined our Academy in the summer of 2008, at age 11. Those bids led to Atletico extending Theo's contract until 2021 and increasing the amount of the release clause from €6 million to a reported €24m.

Sport Wimbledon 2017: Azarenka Takes Baby Steps in Comeback
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2017: Azarenka Takes Baby Steps in Comeback

Another Belarusian Aleksandra Sasnovich (World No. 89) lost her opening match to World No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 0-6, 6-1, 3-6. Azarenka struck eight aces as she effectively flattened the World No 16, who could only generate one break point that was immediately snatched away from her.

Sport Nadal through but Wawrinka crashes out in first round
Author: 0 Nadal through but Wawrinka crashes out in first round

But let's go one by one. It was Medvedev, though, who gave up his serve first in the second set, Wawrinka seizing on a second serve to unleash a determined, jumping forehand victor. "First match at a Slam, there's always a few extra nerves". I was feeling good. Asked whether he had had a feeling that he could pull off a surprise at Wimbledon, Medvedev said with a smile: "I love grass".

Sport Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta races through first round
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta races through first round

Her season took flight though in Nottingham where she beat three seeds including top seed Konta in the final. Konta's first match at Wimbledon certainly looks like a good omen. I feel lucky to have come through". I am clear there will be a lot of tough opponents between now and then. She doesn't give you much rhythm. "I definitely would like to be involved here for the full fortnight to help, I guess, put tennis on the map that much more, but I think Andy's done a pretty tremendous job ...

Sport ZTE Blade V7 Plus with 5.2 inch full HD display launched
Author: 0 ZTE Blade V7 Plus with 5.2 inch full HD display launched

The smartphone is an updated version of the Blade V7 which was launched past year. The phone will be sold in either Platinum Grey or Ion Gold and had already hit the shelves in Russian Federation and Australia. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor paired with Mali-T720 image processing unit. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Sport Two children confirmed dead, six infected in Southern Utah E. coli outbreak
Author: 0 Two children confirmed dead, six infected in Southern Utah E. coli outbreak

George News. According to a public notice from the SUPHD posted on Facebook , department investigators do not believe the community at-large to be at risk. One of the victims was identified by her parents as Gabriella Fullerton, 6, according to KSTU-TV . Loved ones have created a GoFundMe page to assist the Fullerton family with funeral expenses.

Sport Fahour to face suburban AFL tribunal
Author: 0 Fahour to face suburban AFL tribunal

Fahour was involved in a scuffle in the Northern Football League match when he allegedly struck a Whittlesea opponent. Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has urged under-siege AFL diversity chief Ali Fahour to seek help for his aggressive on-field behaviour.

Sport Manny Pacquiao asks WBO to review world title defeat to Jeff Horn
Author: 0 Manny Pacquiao asks WBO to review world title defeat to Jeff Horn

Manny Pacquiao has called for the WBO to review the "unfair decision and officiating" that led to his shock defeat to Jeff Horn . The former schoolteacher upset huge odds to outpoint Pacquiao and claim the WBO welterweight title at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Sport Windies recall Gayle to T20 side
Author: 0 Windies recall Gayle to T20 side

The last game he played in Windies Jersey was the final of the T20 World Cup in India at Eden Garden past year against Englang. This will be his first T20 global on his home ground Sabina Park. Gayle, who recently became the only player in the world to complete 10,000 T20 runs, was part of the World T20 winning side but hasn't represented the side ever since.

Sport Only 1 PH university in new Asia-Pacific rankings
Author: 0 Only 1 PH university in new Asia-Pacific rankings

This is Times Higher Education's first Asia-Pacific University Ranking. Moreover, "higher education and research in the Asia-Pacific region is thriving and universities in this part of the world, including NUS, will play an increasingly important role in driving the transformation of this dynamic region and in addressing both the challenges and opportunities along the way", said the professor.

Sport Dustin Pedroia Makes Absolutely Ridiculous Play To Help Save Red Sox
Author: 0 Dustin Pedroia Makes Absolutely Ridiculous Play To Help Save Red Sox

Fans who do not have credentials to log in to WatchESPN via a cable or satellite provider can watch the match via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link . Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with five RBIs against his former team, and Bryce Harper had three hits and three runs as Washington cruised to a victory over NY.

Sport Barcelona star set to sign new deal with Catalan giants
Author: 0 Barcelona star set to sign new deal with Catalan giants

As for the Argentine's release clause, under the new deal it will be set at 300 million euros. As some of the biggest names in soccer gathered in Argentina on Friday (June 30) to see Barcelona striker Lionel Messi Wednesday his long-time girlfriend Antonela Roccuzzo, the couple came outside to the media for a big kiss.

Sport BJP President Amit Shah eats food at local's house
Author: 0 BJP President Amit Shah eats food at local's house

It is not merely for a change of government, ministers or MLAs. "It is unfortunate that this labour force, which is helping in the development of other States, is not used for the development of Odisha", he said. He said he had been an "active" BJP worker for 35 years and thus, was aware of the "ground realities" in Odisha. He would also meet the senior party leaders to plan strategies for the 2019 assembly.

Sport 'I was bored,' Tomic says after first-round defeat
Author: 0 'I was bored,' Tomic says after first-round defeat

He also issued an extraordinary challenge to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic when asked if he would return his prize money. He rejected suggestions he should give back the £35,000 he collects as a first-round loser, but might have talked his way into trouble.

Sport Ravi Shastri applies for Team India's head coach post
Author: 0 Ravi Shastri applies for Team India's head coach post

New details regarding what went down between Team India captain Virat Kohli and former coach Anil Kumble during the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy have come to light after team manager Kapil Malhotra submitted his report to BCCI.

Sport LeBron, Wade acknowledge Chris Bosh following his release from Heat
Author: 0 LeBron, Wade acknowledge Chris Bosh following his release from Heat

The Miami Heat announced on Tuesday that they have chose to waive Chris Bosh . Chris Bosh's time with the Miami Heat is over as the Heat announced on Tuesday they would be waiving Bosh. Today, we are both moving on but we wish Chris, Adrienne and their family nothing but the best. Alongside Dwyane Wade and LeBron James , Bosh helped the Heat win National Basketball Association championships in 2012 and 2013.

Sport Wow - Lacazette really IS having Arsenal medical! Get in!
Author: 0 Wow - Lacazette really IS having Arsenal medical! Get in!

The Gunners are €4m away from Lyon's valuation of Lacazette , 26, and negotiations look set to continue over the coming days as Arsenal hope to seal the deal for the France global. This might well worry Olivier Giroud but Arsenal are getting a proven goal scorer from Ligue 1 and Lacazette has all the skills to breathe new life into the Gunners attack.

Sport Pedro Caixinha apologises to Rangers fans after Europa League humiliation: 'Blame me'
Author: 0 Pedro Caixinha apologises to Rangers fans after Europa League humiliation: 'Blame me'

However, second-half goals from Emmanuel Francoise and Sebastian Thill, via a free-kick cross-shot, secured the historic win for the Luxembourg side. For Rangers , the feeling tonight is one of pure embarrassment. "For some of the players it was their first time together and their first time at Ibrox, so it was always going to be tense". Here is everything you need to know about the second leg.

Sport Zach Randolph Is Signing With The Sacramento Kings
Author: 0 Zach Randolph Is Signing With The Sacramento Kings

The current roster has Willie Cauley-Stein, Skal Labissiere and Kosta Koufos so Randolph has a great chance to start at PF amongst an inexperienced core. This will also be Randolph's fifth team to play on since starting his career back in 2001. He is a career 45.3 percent shooter and has averaged almost 12 points per game, 3.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game - though those numbers have been higher in recent seasons as he's started and played more minutes.

Sport Indian chopper goes missing near China border
Author: 0 Indian chopper goes missing near China border

Reports claimed that it was a Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and there has been no sign of it. The chopper was to land at a helipad at Raj Bhavan, but due to inclement weather the chopper was forced to land at the playground of the polytechnic.

Sport Match Retirements Stir Debate at Wimbledon
Author: 0 Match Retirements Stir Debate at Wimbledon

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic found it all too easy as they stumbled upon a pair of retiring types at Wimbledon . The game, the tournament and the fans were seriously short-changed on Wednesday when Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer progressed to the second round after their opponents defaulted with barely a whimper between them, claiming injury.

Author: 0 Lukaku odds-on to rejoin Chelsea

The 24-year-old has been in top form over the past few seasons, and he wants a move to a top club where he can continue to be the focal point. Spain global Diego Costa could reportedly stay put at Chelsea for the year due to his reluctance to join a club other than Atletico Madrid .

Sport Gordon Hayward's agent says no deal yet, despite ESPN report
Author: 0 Gordon Hayward's agent says no deal yet, despite ESPN report

Many believed that Hayward's Saturday meeting with the Heat was proof that the free agent was looking to continue his career in South Beach. Knowing all that, the Celtics tried to sell Hayward on their current core and the potential to enhance that with the development of young players and future draft picks.