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Ivo Karlovic serves 12000th ace but Gilles Muller wins landmark battle


Karlovic, the tallest player in the men's game at 2.11m, once again proved just how hard he still is to beat as he crashed down 29 aces against Cilic, 10 years his junior, in a serve-dominated marathon. Muller lost to France's Nicolas Mahut in last year's final. Muller smacked 22 aces to Karlovic s 19 with not a single break point for either player as the Luxembourger atoned for previous year s final defeat in the Netherlands to Nicolas Mahut. Read More »

NESN Apologizes For Announcer Remy's Comments

NESN issued a statement upbraiding Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy for comments he made during the Red Sox-Yankees game Tuesday. Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy apologized on Wednesday for his on-air remarks that pitchers such as New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka shouldn't be allowed translators on the mound. Read More »

GS Warriors Unanimously Say No To White House Visit

That's why Curry knew exactly what he was doing Wednesday when he said he wasn't interested in going to the White House - just as he knew exactly what he was doing when he was told earlier this year Kevin Plank, the chief executive of Curry's shoe company, Under Armour, had called Trump an "asset" to the country. Read More »

Thomas sets record, but Harman leads through 54 holes at US Open


Continuing to downplay Thomas' admirable efforts in favor of trumpeting his own past glories, two-time major champion Miller added: "For one, the greatness of my round is the 63 in the last round of the U.S. Hopefully I do. I'll take it one step at a time. Seven players already have reached 10 under or better this week — Koepka , Harman , Thomas, Fleetwood , Fowler, Charley Hoffman and Matsuyama. Read More »

India wins toss, elect to field in Champions Trophy final

Earlier, it used to be Shoaib (Akhtar) and Umar Gul vs us and now Amir is their best bowler. "It was very disappointing to see that go wrong in the India game". England found it out the hard way in the semi-final clash and Hussey would not be too surprised if Pakistan keep their glorious run going with a win over India . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Pakistan set India 339 to win


Mohammed Hafeez (57) and Babar Azam (46) also played solid to prop up the Pakistan innings. After the wicket of Ali, Zaman took control and beautifully paced his innings and again combined with Babar Azam to put up a 72-run stand. Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball in the third over gave Fakhar Zaman an early life. India will feel aggrieved as Fakhar, on three, was caught by wicketkeeper Mahehdra Singh Dhoni off a Jasprit Bumrah no-ball and the 27-year-old left-hander took full advantage to reach ... Read More »

Mexico face biggest summer test in Confed Cup opener vs. Portugal

News of the forward's tax issues in Spain and rumors that the 32-year-old may want to leave Real Madrid has sharpened the focus on him even more than usual. It's unlikely that captain Marquez will be risked from the start given he has played only 22 minutes since March 25 and is now 38 years old. "I'm not running away from that, and I see myself lifting the trophy with my teammates, but there is a long road ahead, and we'll go from game to game". Read More »

Thomas struggling in US Open

Although he trails by two, Fowler is optimistic that he can finally land a major after a series of near-misses. The 30-year-old from Georgia had never gone past the second round in a US Open before this year, missing the cut on his two previous visits in 2012 and 2015. Read More »

Fire burning in Bacsinszky at Roland Garros

Ostapenko is the first teenager to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals since Serbia's Ana Ivanovic , and the first to play in a Grand Slam semi-final since American Madison Keys at the 2015 US Open. On the cusp of 28, Bacsinszky has been through enough to have some perspective, and she spoke thoughtfully about the privilege she feels as an elite tennis player. Read More »

Mexico snatch draw with Portugal in Confederations Cup

Portugal players stretch during an official training session at the Rubin Training Ground in Kazan , Russia, on Friday, June 16, 2017. "It was not the result we wanted, the team had the game nearly won and we conceded a goal in the last minutes, but that's football", said Ronaldo. Read More »

Schoop hits 2 of Orioles' 5 HRs in win over Cardinals


Ubaldo Jimenez walked off the mound to a standing ovation, a rare reception for the beleaguered Baltimore Orioles' right-hander. "It felt pretty good", Jimenez said of being back in the starting rotation. Wainwright's shortest: To be exact, it was the first time in his 268 major league starts that Wainwright has failed to complete two innings. By the fifth inning, the Orioles were battering deep flies to all expanses of the ballpark. Read More »

Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open

Open round ever in relation to par. He won his only PGA Tour event in the Phoenix Open, but along the way, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, and then tied for fourth in the PGA Championship past year at Baltusrol. Read More »

England vs Pakistan: Jason Roy to miss Champions Trophy semi-final


Eoin Morgan has tipped the "relentless attitude" of Jonny Bairstow to come to the fore on Wednesday as England make one change to their batting lineup for the Champions Trophy semi-final with Pakistan in Cardiff . Bairstow proved that especially when he was called into a series decider against New Zealand at Chester-le-Street two years ago, after Jos Buttler was injured, and responded with another man-of-the-match performance by making 83 not out in a successful run chase. Read More »

Koepka in position to win US Open

It is the shiniest. Brooks Koepka had a birdie putt on every hole and made three of them to build a one-shot lead after nine holes Sunday in the U.S. "If you look at the golf course and you even talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us", Johnson said. I mean, that's great. "It's going to be weird", Thomas said of the evening. Read More »

Portugal striker Andre Silva says Cristiano Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup

The Portuguese sports daily A Bola published a front-page story Friday saying that Ronaldo was upset with the accusations made against him and that his decision was "irreversible". "Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico", Silva told reporters ahead of the European champions' opening game. Read More »

Griezmann 'called Mourinho to explain United snub'


Atletico and city rivals Real Madrid were barred from registering new players for two transfer windows in January 2016 for irregularities in the signing of foreign players under 18. Firstly, Atletico Madrid's transfer ban for illegal operations involving young players coming into their academy was upheld in Spain. Alvaro Morata , who was given his Real Madrid debut by Mourinho , is another candidate. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers and move to brink of National Basketball Association title


J.R. Smith played better and hit some threes, as did Kyle Korver . The only question ahead of Friday night's Game 4 is whether or not they'll be the first team ever to be ideal in the playoffs. The only chance the Cavs have to even win a game, is if LeBron James and Kyrie Irving take over with their driving and finishing. As a team, however, the three-pointer continues to elude the Cavaliers, who shot just 27.3% from behind the line. Read More »

Ward celebrates big win while Kovalev plans protest

Ward, who caused a brief pause in the fight in the second round when he hit Kovalev below the belt, was never warned after that by Weeks for low blows. Kovalev was credited with throwing 407 punches to 238 for Ward, and out landing him 95-80. Kovalev claimed he overtrained for the first bout and had nothing when he went into the ring. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo starts but Portugal held by Mexico in Confederations Cup

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo . Portugal may have thought they were starting their maiden Confederations Cup with a win but Moreno scored from a corner to deny them late on. Coach Fernando Santos and some of Ronaldo's teammates are confident the star forward won't be affected by the buzz created by a report that said he wants to leave the Spanish club because of allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities. Read More »

Duke's Leona Maguire wins British Open Am, qualifies for US Women's Open


Olarra birdied the third and parred holes 8 through 11 to keep pace with Maguire, however, a bogey on 16 ender her day as Maguire's par was enough to seal victory and the championship. It's great to get my name on the trophy alongside some of the biggest names. She would make the turn, 3-up, after winning the ninth hole. Maguire went 4-up through 12 holes, but Olarra won the 13th to cut the lead to 3-up. Read More »

Confed Cup: Chicharito Scores As Resilient Mexico Hold Portugal

Ronaldo scored twice and set up Silva's goal in the team's 3-0 win at Latvia in European World Cup qualifying last week, the team's last match before Sunday's Group A opener against Mexico at Kazan Arena. "Hector Moreno's goal handed Mexican football a huge result", he said. Mexico controlled possession and spent more time in Portugal's area, but the Euro 2016 champions were a constant threat on the counterattack in front of 34,372 fans at the Kazan Arena. Read More »