• Kerber, Raonic make it through in straight sets at Wimbledon
Kerber, Raonic make it through in straight sets at Wimbledon

On No. 1 Court, Milos Raonic defeated Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (4). It meant Kerber, the World No.1 and last year's runner-up, filled in as the first one on Centre Court . "I was actually just thinking about point by point, trying to finding my rhythm during the whole match". The second-seeded Serb was leading 30-0 in the ...

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  • Naked man stunned with Taser after slapping Houston police officer
Naked man stunned with Taser after slapping Houston police officer

Fenaglio Tased Dean and he fell to the ground. After ignoring requests to put the can down, he slapped an officer before being tasered and falling to the floor, where he was cuffed as officers tried to calm him down. Markay Stroud, Dean's attorney, praised the police for how they handled the situation with his client, alluding to underlying mental ...

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  • Johanna Konta eyes extended run at Wimbledon after first round victory
Johanna Konta eyes extended run at Wimbledon after first round victory

The world number seven insists she feels no extra pressure at Wimbledon but admits she would enjoy securing the game some extra attention this summer. "It was a bit of a traumatic fall". 'If I serve well, I will have a chance and if I want to beat her I must play my best tennis'. It's going to be about building through the draw and keeping up tha...

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  • Zach Randolph signs two-year contract with Sacramento Kings, reports say
Zach Randolph signs two-year contract with Sacramento Kings, reports say

Memphis Grizzlies and former Michigan State forward Zach Randolph agreed to a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings worth $24 million, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter. As for Randolph, he shouldn't have much of an issue carving out his sixth-man role spot similar to what he held with the Grizzlies past year. Hill, who spent five s...

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  • Leopard found electrocuted atop a 12-foot pole, baffles forest officials
Leopard found electrocuted atop a 12-foot pole, baffles forest officials

The leopard who was scorched to death had drifted into a human habitation. Forest officials are confused how the leopard could have climbed the 30-foot-high electric pole. Electric poles, and traps laid out to protect agriculture fields, become fatal for wild animals. Electrical linemen were engaged to bring down the carcass and an inquest was ...

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  • Jens Lehmann set to join Arsenal as first-team coach
Jens Lehmann set to join Arsenal as first-team coach

Lehmann has been largely supportive of Wenger, criticising supporters who arranged to fly a plane over Arsenal matches in protest at the Frenchman's management, but in March claimed he had to change his style moving forward. He left Arsenal following the end of the 2007-08 season but made another return in 2011 as injury cover for the likes of Wojc...

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  • Sanchez must leave Arsenal to win UEFA Champions League - Zamorano
Sanchez must leave Arsenal to win UEFA Champions League - Zamorano

Tottenham have also been touted as interested in the South American with Mauricio Pochettino keen to add width and pace to his Spurs side, while Liverpool were credited as a potential destination until the signing of Mohamed Salah. It seems the right sum of money could get one of Europe's side Douglas Costa this summer with Bayern open to selling...

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  • Sarfraz Ahmed made Test skipper during PM House ceremony
Sarfraz Ahmed made Test skipper during PM House ceremony

Tuesday's announcement ends speculation over the identity of Misbah-ul-Haq 's successor as Test captain. Ahmed has already led Pakistan in nine one-day internationals since a year ago, winning seven and losing two. Sarfraz will now lead Pakistan in all three formats. It marked a remarkable turnaround for the team that had entered the eight-tea...

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  • Gordon Hayward to Make Free Agency Decision on July 4
Gordon Hayward to Make Free Agency Decision on July 4

According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY , Hayward will sleep on the matter and appears ready to reveal his choice tomorrow, on July 4. Tuesday will be the one-year anniversary of Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, which dramatically shook the landscape of the National Basketball Association and contributed to the Warriors win...

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  • Monaco signs Dutch defender Terence Kongolo
Monaco signs Dutch defender Terence Kongolo

Mendy's exploits against Manchester City in the Champions League round-of-16 in the 2016-17 campaign initially attracted Guardiola's eyes towards his talents, a two-legged tie which Monaco ultimately won on away goals after the aggregate score ended 6-6.

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  • Swansea City complete loan signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea
Swansea City complete loan signing of Tammy Abraham from Chelsea

It is likely that Swansea's manager, Paul Clement , played a big part in securing Abraham given his former assistant-manager role at Chelsea under Carlo Ancelotti. "Abraham becomes the Swans' second signing of the summer, following Dutch keeper Erwin Mulder to the club", a statement from the Swans read. And the striker is now set to cont...

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  • Pacers reportedly sign Darren Collison to help fill Paul George's shoes
Pacers reportedly sign Darren Collison to help fill Paul George's shoes

This will be Collison's second time as an Indiana Pacer. He spent the last three seasons in dysfunctional Sacramento, where he averaged 14.2 points and 4.7 assists per game. Former Utah Jazz point guard George Hill is running out of seats. It's starting to become a game of musical chairs in the National Basketball Association free agency point gu...

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  • Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cubs inquired about Tigers' Justin Verlander, Alex Avila
Major League Baseball trade rumors: Cubs inquired about Tigers' Justin Verlander, Alex Avila

While the Cubs undoubtedly have enough young talent to get a deal done with Detroit , keep in mind Verlander is under contract through 2019 (with a $22 million partially vesting option in 2020) and is owed a guaranteed $56 million for the next two seasons.

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  • Everton convinced they'll sign Man Utd striker Rooney
Everton convinced they'll sign Man Utd striker Rooney

But talkSPORT has been told by Goodison sources that Rooney's return is "almost inevitable". The Merseysiders have shown plenty of ambition in the transfer market so far this summer, spending big on the likes of Jordan Pickford , Davy Klaassen , Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez .

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  • Tanaka pitches Yankees to 6-3 win over slumping Blue Jays
Tanaka pitches Yankees to 6-3 win over slumping Blue Jays

Nothing remotely close to having a blister. In his May 3 start at Yankee Stadium, Stroman left after three innings with right arm tightness. "It's extremely frustrating. "Tonight was as good stuff as I've ever seen him have", Gibbons said. "I'm ready to go, so I'm excited to be out there tomorrow". Stroman allowed two runs on five hits and two ...

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  • John Terry: I don't think you can ever dream too big
John Terry: I don't think you can ever dream too big

Me and Lamps have had those conversations". "That would be incredible but I realise as well you can't go in somewhere like Chelsea as your first job". When rumours of Terry moving to Villa Park were floating around, Guy Higgins made a bold declaration that if Bruce's side were to pull off the signing he would get the defender's name tattooed on...

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  • English clubs vying for Sevilla captain Iborra
English clubs vying for Sevilla captain Iborra

A Sevilla club statement said : " Sevilla FC and Leicester City FC have reached a preliminary agreement for the transfer of Vicente Iborra to the British club pending the player's medical and his signature on the contract". Iborra, who won three consecutive Europa League crowns at the Andalucía club, was a key player under former manager Una...

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  • MotoGP 2017: Marquez beats Folger to win German grand prix
MotoGP 2017: Marquez beats Folger to win German grand prix

Then Folger ran wide; Marquez took the opportunity to dive through into the lead but couldn't shake him, and that's the way it stayed - with Marquez' pit board showing +0.1 lap after lap. Alvaro Bautista , astride the Aspar Ducati took sixth place. Fourth fastest overall in the dry was Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), with ...

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  • Jayson Tatum hits game-winner in National Basketball Association debut with the Celtics
Jayson Tatum hits game-winner in National Basketball Association debut with the Celtics

The bucket put the Celtics up 89-88 in the game's final seconds and helped Tatum edge Fultz in their first of what will surely be many battles throughout their career. At No. 3, the Celtics selected Duke's Jayson Tatum . Here's the Sixers' entire summer league roster . "He turned the corner, he was aggressive, he shared the ball, he defended an...

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  • Congrats! Andy Murray's wife Kim is pregnant with their second child
Congrats! Andy Murray's wife Kim is pregnant with their second child

Andy Murray is ready to battle the nerves before opening up play on Centre Court on day one of Wimbledon . "Today, I had the possibility to work on my game and see how it went". "I feel pretty good, the last few days I've been feeling better each day", he told BBC Sport. "I'm fit again, so I hope I can make it". He also faces a battle with Nada...

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  • Ravi Shastri Applies For Position of Team India's Head Coach
Ravi Shastri Applies For Position of Team India's Head Coach

Mumbai: A top BCCI official on Monday made it clear that the decision to select Team India's new coach will be exclusively the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and neither captain nor BCCI would interfere. It remains to be seen how the CAC will consider Shastri's case considering Ganguly backed Kumble over the former India all-rounder when the c...

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  • Stars ink Radulov to five-year, $31.25M deal
Stars ink Radulov to five-year, $31.25M deal

Radulov will count $6.25 million against the salary cap through 2021-22. "Alexander is a dynamic playmaker with top-end speed and skill", Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. The Russian forward also led the Habs with two goals and five assists for seven points in six playoff contests. One thing is clear: after missing the playof...

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  • Why Chauncey Billups Didn't Want The Cavs' Job
Why Chauncey Billups Didn't Want The Cavs' Job

The Cavs are looking to replace David Griffin , who was let go on June 20 just days before the draft. "I have great respect for [owner] Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers , and I greatly appreciate the discussions we had regarding their organization", Billups said in a statement to ESPN.

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  • Court Says Trump Can't Delay Methane Rule
Court Says Trump Can't Delay Methane Rule

In a detailed 31-page ruling, the court disagreed with Pruitt's contention that industry groups had not had sufficient opportunity to comment before the 2016 rule was enacted. The EPA could seek to appeal the matter to the Supreme Court. A greenhouse gas, methane is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to disrupting our climate ...

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  • Andy Murray eases into Wimbledon second round
Andy Murray eases into Wimbledon second round

Sure enough, Bublik began with a volley victor, then sliced and diced his way to deuce. A quick break and a love hold, and Murray was cruising. But he has a good game and in the future he is going to be a very risky player. And judging from their ovation as Bublik left the court, this lucky loser will certainly be welcomed back. And yet here he...

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  • Wimbledon 2017: Stan Wawrinka crashes OUT in first round to Daniil Medvedev
Wimbledon 2017: Stan Wawrinka crashes OUT in first round to Daniil Medvedev

It is the first time Kyrgios has lost in round one at Wimbledon. With three break points to save, and his Wimbledon hopes already teetering on the brink, the simplest of returns floated gently up Centre Court towards the usually devastating backhand of Stan Wawrinka .

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  • St Petersburg hosts Confederations Cup final as Germany triumph
St Petersburg hosts Confederations Cup final as Germany triumph

The game was an entertaining contest and despite Chile continuing to throw all they had at Joachim Löw's young German side, the European powerhouse once again proved their ability to cope with pressure no matter the situation. "They are an outstanding team". When the teams last met, Chile controlled the ball for large chunks of the firs...

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  • Lakers And PG George Hill Discussing Contract
Lakers And PG George Hill Discussing Contract

Lakers rumors suggest that the team is looking for someone to serve as a veteran mentor to blue-chip rookie point guard Lonzo Ball . He also averaged a career-high 16.9 points per game during the 2016-17 season. It's worth mentioning the Lakers have said they will prioritize shooting this offseason during the free agency period. While starti...

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  • Hess named for Origin decider
Hess named for Origin decider

Hunt and Walters have worked closely in the past, with the pair helping Brisbane get to within one point of grand final glory in 2015. "It's more just getting them together and getting them relaxed as we can be". With Cooper Cronk also yet to commit to playing on in 2018, the stage is set for the 28-year-old to return to the Origin arena in the n...

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  • Burnley defender Keane set for Everton medical
Burnley defender Keane set for Everton medical

England global Keane will complete a transfer worth up to £31million on Monday with Everton paying an initial £25m and an extra £6m dependent on performances. "It's a club with such big history and a great fan base so I can't wait to pull on the shirt and play for this club". Keane had also been linked with a move back to boyhood club Mancheste...

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  • Rafael Nadal finds top gear to race through Wimbledon opener
Rafael Nadal finds top gear to race through Wimbledon opener

The 31-year-old Spaniard, beset by chronic knee problems, has struggled to adapt to the low bounce on grass in the latter stages of his career. Two-time champion Rafael Nadal eased into the second round of Wimbledon 2017 as he crushed Australian John Millman 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 on No.

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  • Sebastian Vettel apologises to Lewis Hamilton for Azerbaijan collision: 'I overreacted'
Sebastian Vettel apologises to Lewis Hamilton for Azerbaijan collision: 'I overreacted'

During a period where the safety vehicle was deployed, Vettel drove into the back of rival Lewis Hamilton , and initially felt that the Mercedes driver was at fault. "Sportsmen must be cognizant of the impact their behavior can have on those who look up to them". Vettel ran into the rear of the leading Mercedes on the exit of Turn 15 before ...

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  • Golden State Warriors May Lose Andre Iguodala — NBA News
Golden State Warriors May Lose Andre Iguodala — NBA News

In fact, if the NBA did away with the max and allowed superstars to get paid their true market value within the confines of the salary cap, that would help league parity. Curry has earned the massive deal by helping lead the Warriors to two titles in three years. Curry, a four-time All Star, finished the regular season averaging 25.3 points p...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo worried Kylian Mbappe will outshine him at Real Madrid - report
Cristiano Ronaldo worried Kylian Mbappe will outshine him at Real Madrid - report

The 21-year-old is earmarked as the successor to Dimitri Payet in the France national team and it would put Theo Walcott's Arsenal career in jeopardy. That's according to various reports which broke out yesterday morning. One club that is particularly in the midst of a hectic summer is Arsenal .

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  • Wimbledon 2017: Injury forces Nick Kyrgios from first-round match
Wimbledon 2017: Injury forces Nick Kyrgios from first-round match

I never got it right. Kyrgios added: "I spoke to the doctor before the tournament started". "I've been taking anti-inflammatories, doing an hour-and-a-half of rehab every day, getting treatment". hard courts. "Probably not at the moment". "Logic dictated that outcome in the end for Kyrgios - it's been a disappointing grass court season for hi...

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