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Sports AFCON 2019: Madagascar Was Our Joker - Rohr
Author: 0 AFCON 2019: Madagascar Was Our Joker - Rohr

Nigeria face Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals at Cairo International Stadium, hoping to draw level with Egypt and Ghana with the joint-highest appearances in the final of the competition. While Dangote is said to have promised to reward each goal with a whopping $50,000, business mogul Otedola is said to have promised the Eagles $25,000 per goal.

Sports Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Federer faces Djokovic in final
Author: 0 Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Federer faces Djokovic in final

The rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer continues on Sunday as the defending Wimbledon champion takes on the eight-time All England Club victor in the 2019 final. Once his volley victor found the net tape and trickled over to cap the third set - turnabout was fair play, in this instance, after the way the previous set ended - the outcome seemed inevitable.

Sports Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal to make Wimbledon final
Author: 0 Roger Federer tops Rafael Nadal to make Wimbledon final

Nadal is not the one to give up. Federer had to serve it out. Next came a shocking drop in form from Federer, and Nadal pounced on the opportunity to level the match. Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 7-6,1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday afternoon to reach the final of Wimbledon. Despite the lapse in time , not much has changed among the top of men's tennis.

Sports 'NO EVIDENCE': Commish denies intentional juicing of baseballs
Author: 0 'NO EVIDENCE': Commish denies intentional juicing of baseballs

But regardless of what Manfred says, something is different about the baseballs. So why are batters teeing off at a rate nearing three home runs a game, a 19 percent increase from a year before? "The challenge for us is to get better control over that variation, tighten those specifications and get more comfortable with how the ball is performing".

Sports Alison Riske knocks off No. 1-ranked Ashleigh Barty in Wimbledon
Author: 0 Alison Riske knocks off No. 1-ranked Ashleigh Barty in Wimbledon

On paper, Riske seemed to have little chance of causing an upset. Following her wins in the tournament, Barty has pulled out lines from the likes of The Little Mermaid , Toy Story , and The Lion King in her press conferences. 4 Kiki Bertens, 0-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5, to claim her second career title on the grass of 's-Hertogenbosch last month. With Monday defeats also handed out to third seed Karolina Pliskova , and then two-time champion Petra Kvitova , it leaves eighth seed Elina ...

Sports All you need to know about reserve day for semi-final clash
Author: 0 All you need to know about reserve day for semi-final clash

Let's find out who will win 1st semi-final of world cup 2019 between India vs New Zealand today match prediction. If India beat New Zealand in first semifinal, they will play the victor of the second last-four clash between Australia and England, in the summit showdown.

Sports 'Bomb should explode on Wimbledon,' fumes Fabio Fognini
Author: 0 'Bomb should explode on Wimbledon,' fumes Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini reacts in his third round match against Tennys Sandgren at Wimbledon . "For sure I was not happy about my performance today, because I thought I had a good chance to win". Fognini was in no mood to talk about what his latest outburst could mean for his already poor disciplinary record. Grand slam officials are certain to hit the fiery baseliner hard, given Bernard Tomic was fined $20,000 two years ago for saying he felt bored at Wimbledon .

Sports National Basketball Association free agency: The winners and losers of Kawhi Leonard’s decision
Author: 0 National Basketball Association free agency: The winners and losers of Kawhi Leonard’s decision

But Toronto couldn't give up what the Clippers were able to. Leonard averaged 26.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in his lone season with the Toronto Raptors last season. The club also added free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu (three years, $29 million) and waived center Timofey Mozgov. As for the rest of the roster, aside from Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet, all of those guys are potentially available via trade.

Sports Man City completes $79 mil. Rodri deal
Author: 0 Man City completes $79 mil. Rodri deal

The Sun says the Brazilian veteran is in the final year of his contract and many expected next season to be his last at Manchester City after the club-record arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid . "I think he has been the greatest defensive midfielder in last ten years for me, for Barca and Spanish national team", added Rodri . Malian worldwide Kone and Mendes made 55 Ligue 1 appearances between them last season as Lille finished second, three points clear of third-placed Lyon.

Sports Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 potential Russell Westbrook trades
Author: 0 Oklahoma City Thunder: 5 potential Russell Westbrook trades

Any deal would nearly certainly have to include a swap of Westbrook and Chris Paul , who knows, crazier things have happened and all three could end up on the same team. With the biggest names in the National Basketball Association now switching teams, it is not impossible for a superstar like Westbrook to make this Heat deal become a reality in the future.

Sports Tedy Bruschi recovering after suffering stroke
Author: 0 Tedy Bruschi recovering after suffering stroke

Bruschi is "recovering well", according to the statement tweeted by Bruschi's foundation. Bruschi, 46, previously suffered a stroke in 2005, while he was a member of the Patriots . "And I'm very proud of that". After retiring from the NFL, Bruschi became an ESPN analyst. He has performed in-studio work for the network, and recently earned a promotion to the signature show, "Sunday NFL Countdown".

Sports Andrew Castle: Roger Federer's greatest skill is that he hasn't got bored
Author: 0 Andrew Castle: Roger Federer's greatest skill is that he hasn't got bored

Eight-times champion Serena Williams was cheered on to victory in her second round match by Prince George's aunt - fellow American Meghan Markle , the Duchess of Sussex. "She s an incredible little girl who gives me so much inspiration". Federer, who is chasing a 21st major title and ninth at the grasscourt major, is not the only competitor at Wimbledon with royal friends.

Author: 0 Patriots Wish Tedy Bruschi ‘Complete Recovery’ Following Second Stroke

We wish Bruschi nothing but the best as he continues to recover in the hospital. "If you notice any of these signs call 9-1-1 immediately". Bruschi, 46, suffered a mild stroke in February 2005, just weeks after he and the Patriots had defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, but he recovered and played in nine games during the 2005 National Football League season.

Sports Real Madrid midfielder joins Chelsea permanently
Author: 0 Real Madrid midfielder joins Chelsea permanently

The 25-year-old has penned a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge and is likely to be their only addition this summer due to the 12-month Federation Internationale de Football Association transfer ban. They may be the only incomings at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future, although Chelsea have lodged an appeal against their transfer ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Sports U.S. Faces England In Battle To Reach The Final
Author: 0 U.S. Faces England In Battle To Reach The Final

Rapinoe did not play in a 2-1 win against England because of what she termed a minor hamstring issue. "But I think I stand for honesty, for truth and for wanting to have the conversation". She has been a pioneer for LGBT rights across America, using her profile and platform to fight for what she believes in. She stood on the sidelines with her arms folded.

Sports Neymar's team meet with Barcelona to finalize return to Spain
Author: 0 Neymar's team meet with Barcelona to finalize return to Spain

According to the French publication, the divorce between Neymar and PSG is a reality and they have left the possibility open that he may not start pre-season with the Parisian side. He will now go to Belo Horizonte to watch the Copa America Semi Finals between Brazil and Argentina. Neymar looks to be inching closer to a return to Barcelona .

Sports Warriors Hold On To Kevon Looney; Jordan Bell Signs With Minnesota
Author: 0 Warriors Hold On To Kevon Looney; Jordan Bell Signs With Minnesota

There were rumblings of the Boston Celtics possibly having interest in Cousins, but according to Yahoo's Keith Smith, an agreement between the two sides is unlikely at the moment. Looney, 23, averaged career highs this past season in minutes (18.5), points (6.3), rebounds (5.2), assists (1.5) and field goal percentage (62.5).

Sports Finch's Australia shed aggression but not winning ways
Author: 0 Finch's Australia shed aggression but not winning ways

England's chances of reaching the World Cup semi-finals have been placed in serious doubt following defeats to Sri Lanka and Australia . New Zealand lost one match, while one match against India was canceled. The time may have come for New Zealand to tinker. Former England Cricket Captain Nasser Hussain has been slammed by Pakistani netizens, for his jibe at India versus Pakistan cricket rivalry amid the persisting political tensions between the two neighbours.

Sports Reports indicate Pacers will sign Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb in free agency
Author: 0 Reports indicate Pacers will sign Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb in free agency

Lopez averaged 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds with the Bucks last season while hitting 2.3 3-pointers per game at a career-high 36.5 percent rate. The Milwaukee Bucks emerged from the 2018-19 season in fantastic shape. Perhaps his greatest value was as a 3-point shooter, where he connected on 36.5% and sank a career-best 187 3-pointers. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez are planning to return to Milwaukee, according to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sports Kevin Durant drops bombshell as free agency nears
Author: 0 Kevin Durant drops bombshell as free agency nears

According to the report , the discussions will be a combination of face-to-face talks and other means of communications, and talks will include both Durant and his agent, Rich Kleiman. Real connections more than fancy presentation were what Durant wanted and apparently he was sold on the team's sincerity. ESPN and The Athletic websites each cited unnamed sources in reporting Durant and Leonard have discussed the possibility of each signing with the New York Knicks or Los Angeles ...

Sports Australia unlikely to rest Starc or Cummins against New Zealand: Finch
Author: 0 Australia unlikely to rest Starc or Cummins against New Zealand: Finch

Boult finished with figures of 4/51 as Australia posted 243/9 in 50 overs. Usman Khawaja played a patient knock of 88 for Australia after a top order collapse. Smith looked stunned to be out by player standing where Guptill was and only Ben Stokes' remarkable catch for England against South Africa in the opening match of the World Cup would rival it.

Sports Emery implores board to sign £130,000-a-week Premier League star
Author: 0 Emery implores board to sign £130,000-a-week Premier League star

But he will push for more cash to land No1 attacking target Zaha, 26, seen as central to his summer rebuild. Palace will play hardball with any potential suitors for the 26-year-old Ivory Coast global, who is a boyhood Arsenal supporter. The same with Alisson in goal. Emery would also have to persuade Zaha to play Europa League football next season after revealing he wanted to play in Europe's elite competition in the future.

Sports USA blanks Sweden, wins Group F at Women's World Cup
Author: 0 USA blanks Sweden, wins Group F at Women's World Cup

She scored two goals against an overmatched Thailand side last week, but Thursday's performance in a 2-0 win over Sweden was even better, despite her not getting on the scoresheet. The last time the USA team won all three group matches was 2003. "This record doesn't belong to me, it belongs to all of us", she said after the game.

Sports Phoenix Deals Again, Adds Point Guard Ty Jerome
Author: 0 Phoenix Deals Again, Adds Point Guard Ty Jerome

However, the Sixers promptly traded the pick to the Boston Celtics, who additionally sent the pick to Phoenix. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal can not become official for salary-cap purposes until July 6.

Sports Messi rescues a draw for below-par Argentina
Author: 0 Messi rescues a draw for below-par Argentina

But Argentina also had goalkeeper Franco Armani - perhaps lucky to still be on the field at that point after denying Derlis Gonzalez a clear goalscoring opportunity in the first half - to thank for saving a second-half penalty. The 25-year-old speed machine can play as a winger or in the number 10 role and he's already a big favourite at St James' Park. 'Frankly, it's a little frustrating not being able to get the win we need to take the next step, ' Messi told reporters following ...

Sports National Basketball Association trade roundup: Hawks reportedly move up to No. 4
Author: 0 National Basketball Association trade roundup: Hawks reportedly move up to No. 4

The Memphis Grizzlies have wasted no time replacing veteran point guard Mike Conley by selecting Murray State sophomore Ja Morant with the second overall pick in the National Basketball Association draft. "I knew that was the place I wanted to be". Barrett was emotional after being selected, tearing up while embracing his father, Rowan, a former professional basketball player.

Sports Darius Garland A 'Strong Consideration' To Go No
Author: 0 Darius Garland A 'Strong Consideration' To Go No

In the fallout of the Anthony Davis swap, the New Orleans Pelicans wound up with, in addition to a ton of other assets, the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft . But because the 6-foot-8 forward needed surgery to fix an injury to a core muscle, his pre-draft evaluation process finished as his season at Duke did - leaving scouts wanting to see a bit more.

Sports Hundreds of thousands gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade, rally
Author: 0 Hundreds of thousands gather in downtown Toronto for Raptors parade, rally

Toronto Raptors Pascal Siakam sprays the crowd while on the bus at the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade . "We won't let this act of violence take away from the spirit of today's parade". "Everybody from the top executives all the way down. know that you must wear credentials to get on the court", he said. Mike Mudidi said he was enjoying the celebrations when he heard screams behind him that someone had pulled out a gun.

Sports Tyson Fury Dodged Seven Punches In Five Seconds Last Night
Author: 0 Tyson Fury Dodged Seven Punches In Five Seconds Last Night

It was a good shot, it would have put anybody away". It is little secret Fury expects to fight Wilder in a rematch next year, and having planned to fight at least once more before the end of 2019, he revealed he already has dates of September 21 or October 5 agreed in principle before continuing to play the showman by singing a song for the 9,000 present in the arena.

Sports Lloyd to the fore as the U.S. reach the knockout stage
Author: 0 Lloyd to the fore as the U.S. reach the knockout stage

Her incredible performance may have even played a role in Carli Lloyd over-hitting her penalty try and sending the ball wide of goal. Lloyd has been coming off the bench so far this World Cup cycle - much to her chagrin - but that has changed with the U.S.

Sports David Warner feared Australia career was over after ban
Author: 0 David Warner feared Australia career was over after ban

Australia opener David Warner scored a magnificent 107 to lead his side to a 41-run win over Pakistan in their World Cup clash in Taunton . West Indies polished off the low target for the loss of just three wickets in a mere 13.4 overs, with Pakistan seemingly completely demoralized by the drubbing.

Sports Blues' Championship Ranks High in Stanley Cup Game History
Author: 0 Blues' Championship Ranks High in Stanley Cup Game History

St. Louis's victory led NBC to a comfortable position on top in the ratings charts for Wednesday with a 2.5 average rating (the game aired for three hours straight), compared to a 0.8 for ABC , a 0.6 for Fox and a 0.5 for CBS . In Game 7 against the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, he held up under a strong Boston attack, stopping all but one of the 33 shots he faced on the night.

Sports Manchester United make
Author: 0 Manchester United make "substantial" bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

And Manchester United are believed to have had a £40million bid rejected by the Eagles who value the England Under-21 global at £60m. That is a lot of money for Ed Woodward to splash on a young talent, and he might be better off trying to pull off another Daniel James move.

Sports Hegerberg-less Norway canter past Nigeria
Author: 0 Hegerberg-less Norway canter past Nigeria

Issues started at Euro 2017 for Ada Hegerberg - who won the 2018 Ballon d'Or Feminin - and those issues with the Norwegian Football Federation have never been settled significance she won't participate here which is a huge misfortune for Norway as well as the tournament itself.

Sports If Blues Lose Stanley Cup to Bruins, They Can Blame St
Author: 0 If Blues Lose Stanley Cup to Bruins, They Can Blame St

Louis, '" Stillman wrote. When I was growing up in St. Albert, Alberta, I pretended I was playing for the Stanley Cup lots of times . They skate by me and give me a wink, and I'm like "OK, OK". St. Louis, with ice hockey's most prized possession in the building, came out hard in the first five minutes of the game but a composed Rask held firm in goal and was the main reason Boston was able to spoil the Blues' party plans.

Sports Rampant Roy fires England to their highest ever World Cup total
Author: 0 Rampant Roy fires England to their highest ever World Cup total

On a Sophia Gardens ground where they famously beat Australia in a 2005 ODI, Bangladesh were eventually dismissed for 280 with seven balls to spare. "There was a bit of change in the game plan. We certainly don't", Morgan told reporters on Friday during training. England next take on West Indies in Southampton whereas Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka.

Sports The T.50 is Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor
Author: 0 The T.50 is Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor

Professor Gordon Murray's sketch of the T.50 supercar , the spiritual successor to the Murray-devised McLaren F1 . It has the most advanced aerodynamics of any road vehicle, and it relies on design and engineering excellence to deliver the purest, most driver-focused performance and dynamics of any road auto since the F1.

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