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Kvitova wins Aegon Classic final for 1st title since attack

World number 77 Barty made a bright start and, having forced a break in the third game, held her nerve when facing two break-back points as she served out the first set. "So this is quite a dream". It was Federer's fourth title of the year and 92nd of his career. Barty is the first Australian to contest the title match in Birmingham since Jenny Byrne lost the 1992 decider to Holland's Brenda Schultz.

Kimi Raikkonen fine with sacrifices for the team

Ferrari and Mercedes have scrapped at the front of the field this season but Vettel finished only fourth in qualifying, 1.2s behind pole sitter and title rival Lewis Hamilton . However, Raikkonen believes that his auto still feels good and will be more suited to a full race on Sunday. "Tomorrow can be a different story and I think the race pace should be a lot closer".

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Canadian Stroll makes podium

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland, left, steers his vehicle in front of teammate Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany at the start of the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku , Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017 .

Vikings backing receiver's alcohol-in-tea court claim

Paul Pioneer Press . The 6-foot-2, 220-pound former first-round pick (13th overall) had 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2016 before his release. Floyd, 27, serving 96-days of home confinement as part of the sentence he received for last December's extreme DUI arrest in Arizona, said he drank kombucha tea and that's why he flunked the tests.

Rio Ferdinand encourages Jose Mourinho to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Perez said no clubs have made any offers so far for Ronaldo, according multiple reports . The Portuguese global is now in Russian Federation competing for the European champions in the Confederations Cup . "We are accustomed to intensive speculation on possible arrivals and departures during the transfer period", wrote Rummenigge in the statement. Asked by one Twitter user whether Perez was misrepresenting the truth when saying that Manchester United had not bid for Morata, Palmeri ...

Anastasija Sevastova beats Julia Goerges to lift Mallorca Open

Sevastova prevailed 6-4 3-6 6-3 against Germany's Julia Goerges in Palma to win her first title in seven years. It was Sevastova claimed the extra break in the decider, and she was able to serve the final out to clinch the victory in two hours and 14 minutes.

Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray

But All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster warned the world champions had not shown their full arsenal. The Wales worldwide and Lions full-back, who joins European champions Saracens later this summer, left New Zealand defenders trailing in his wake as the Lions briefly stunned the world champions at Eden Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

After play on Saturday, Baltimore finds themselves 36-38 on the year. The Tampa Bay Rays look to follow up their offensive onslaught in the series opener and earn their sixth win in seven games when they host the struggling Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon.

England's Richard Bland shares lead with Sergio Garcia — BMW International

The previous four years had seen the victor score at least 17 under par at Eichenried, and Romero catapulted himself into a tie for the lead with six birdies in eight holes. "I'll keep doing the job here and hitting good shots, making putts, and we'll see where I stand on Sunday". Sergio Garcia carded a 5-under 67 to join Richard Bland in a share of the lead in the third round of the BMW International Open on Saturday.

Orioles draft high school left-hander in first round

The slot value for the No. 310 overall pick is $131,600 . The Orioles began the second day of the 2017 major league baseball draft the same way they did past year - with a third-round pick out of the University of Jacksonville. Canada was first recognized as a draft region in 1991. Following high school, Rivera was drafted in the 33rd round by the Oakland A's. Also , any money given to a player drafted after the tenth round in excess of $125,000 counts against the draft pool.

7 things to know about Pelicans draft pick Frank Jackson

A night before the draft on June 21, backup point guard Tim Frazier was shipped off to the Washington Wizards for the 52nd pick. "I actually had a workout plan for them, but it just didn't work out". "You guys know my connection to the Boston Celtics and the respect I have for Danny Ainge, but you guys also know how competitive I am and it is a competition", Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough said Friday without elaborating much more.

European champion Portugal is not only about Ronaldo

The All Whites nearly had the final say, with Michael Boxall's shot from four yards blocked on the Portuguese line, before Nani crunching 90th minute strike. With the result, Mexico moves on to the semis and will likely face either Germany or Chile on Wednesday. Portugal finish top of Group A on goal difference ahead of Mexico, which also advanced by beating host Russian Federation 2-1 in Kazan.

Teradyne, Inc. (TER) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since June 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500. Equity research analysts have forecasted the stock level. Rowland And Invest Counsel Adv reported 0% stake. Legal & General Grp Public Limited reported 114,885 shares. Endurance Wealth Management Incorporated holds 8,504 shares.

Jonny Bairstow keeps victory over South Africa in perspective

The third umpire had a long hard look at the replays and in the end gave the decision in South Africa's favour. It is understood the tourists hope Domingo will be back in time for the tour match against England Lions, beginning next Thursday, but it is too early to confirm.

Can Lakers make playoffs in Lonzo Ball's first year?

I think everybody understands playing with somebody with Lonzo's talent will make them better and also get them easier baskets. The Lakers traded Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Nets in exchange for Brooklyn center Brook Lopez and the No.

New Nice deal for striker Mario Balotelli

Nice have not disclosed the contract length, though it is speculated to be for another season, and the club noted that the Italy global made "considerable financial sacrifices and chose the sporting aspect with his heart". Nice finished third in Ligue 1 this season, qualifying for the Champions League play-offs, and this also convinced SuperMario to remain. However, as confirmed by the club's official website , Balotelli will be remaining with Nice , where he made a major impact last ...

Hamilton's latest pole position moves him 2nd all-time in F1

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo claimed an unexpected victory in a chaotic and controversial Azerbaijan GP as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel's title rivalry finally ignited in on-track clashes. The race will begin at 2pm GMT with Vettel leading Hamilton by 12 points in the drivers standings. Ferrari's Vettel got a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth, after he steered into race leader Hamilton under safety auto conditions after a red-flag stoppage.

Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki's $25 million option to sign a new deal

Last season was rough for the veteran and the Mavericks - Nowitzki missed the first part of the year with an achilles injury and the Mavericks started out 4-17. Sources say that Dallas, as it stands, does not have plans to pursue marquee free agents, despite a long-rumored interest in New Orleans Pelicans unrestricted free agent Jrue Holiday .

Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan GP; Vettel leads overall

I don't have a problem with him it was just one incident which was wrong and if I got penalised then he should have got penalised. Lewis Hamilton drives his Mercedes AMG on the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Baku . His vehicle had a fuel fire the morning practice session and was not even close to being repaired for qualifying. Max Verstappen was first on track and took the sole remaining Red Bull to fifth, ahead of the Force Indias of Sergio Perez and ...

Vikings players welcome Jimmy Butler to Minnesota

Butler will be reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau , who coached him previously in Chicago. The (City) and two (team name) mentions should show you just how silly the marketing around major sporting events can be. "I'm very excited really, just like the fans in Philly, how they back up their players and everything like that", Fultz said. Philadelphia 76ers' draft picks Anzejs Pasecniks, from left, Markelle Fultz , and team president Bryan Colangelo laugh during a news conference at the ...

NBA Trades: Lakers Send D'Angelo Russell to Brooklyn for Brook Lopez

He turns 29 in August and is in his prime, but he has only two years left on his contract and could be in the same position as Lopez a year from now in terms of trade value. "And that really fit into our long-term play". The Brooklyn Nets selected Jarrett Allen with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday night at Barclays Center.

Russian Federation hopes to use video assistant referee in league play, says Mutko

James Troisi scored his first Australia goal for over two years to give the Socceroos - who needed a two-goal victory to move above their opponents in Group B - a surprise half-time lead. But Werner restored Germany's two-goal cushion. Brighton keeper Ryan kept out Sanchez, before Chile drew level in scrappy fashion with 23 minutes remaining.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix halted in Baku

Running at the front of an increasingly chaotic Baku race just as a second Safety Car period was ending, Vettel hit Hamilton's Mercedes up the back at Turn 16 before the Briton had accelerated fully onto the long main straight. "I am so pumped - that's how qualifying should be", said an ecstatic Hamilton, who was more than a second off the pace on Friday. "I don't need to say anything else".

Lakers Draft Lonzo Ball, Jimmy Butler Traded To Minnesota Timberwolves

Butler will reunite with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau with the Timberwolves . Chicago bet on the trio of Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo , and the team sputtered during the regular season. The Wolves ranked 26th on that end of the floor last season, doing a particularly poor job of protecting the basket. One more all-league selection within the next two seasons would have qualified him for a designated-player exception under the new collective bargaining agreement.

Dawid Malan makes history as England score 181 in T20 series decider

Durban-born Roy, dropped from England's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan after a run of low scores, was in superb form, hitting nine fours and going to his fifty with a six off spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. And star batsman de Villiers, as he so often does, upped the tempo further, with four sixes in his 20-ball knock. But De Villiers departed when Willey held the ball back a touch and he ended up with one hand off the bat for Eoin Morgan to take a comfortable catch.

Butler posts heartfelt thank-you letter to Chicago Bulls

Jimmy Butler may no longer be a Chicago Bull , but the love between the All-Star shooting guard and the city of Chicago will always be strong. "They chose the route that they chose". 7 pick (Arizona 7-footer Lauri Markkanen ). Jimmy Butler looks on in a match against Spain at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 at Carioca Arena 1 on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

'Ecstatic' Lewis Hamilton says pole lap 'most exciting' of the year

Now everybody was doing their fast laps, and Massa, Raikkonen and Ricciardo now rounded out the top six with 15 minutes to go. Race leader Hamilton was unhappy at the pace of the Mercedes vehicle ahead of him, saying the Safety auto needed to speed up with tyre temperatures critical.

Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft — NewsAlert

After Vegas came away with a jackpot from the expansion draft, Foleys franchise goalie is even bolder. McPhee's predecessor and successor with the Capitals: While it was a good night for McPhee, who previously held the same post in Washington, the expansion draft wasn't so kind to the man McPhee replaced with the Capitals (David Poile) and the one who stepped in after McPhee was sacked in 2014 (Brian MacLellan).

Kunitz, Fleury left unprotected in National Hockey League expansion draft

Vegas' first team will be announced during the NHL Awards on Wednesday night. This would have allowed the Ducks to lose one player, but in losing the player, get something in return. There is a really deep talent of players that are available from each team and there are some star-level players that teams made available. The Golden Knights could start off their franchise by living up to their location and wheel-and-deal their way through the expansion and regular National Hockey ...

Indonesia Open: Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy enter semis

Long, however, ensured he had the advantage when he entered the break with a slender 11-10 lead. He was in the hunt till 16-16 after which the eighth seed accelerated to wrap up the second game. The 24-year-old from Guntur beat Jorgensen in straight games during their last meeting at the Rio Olympics and he once again had the last laugh in the 57-minute hard-fought battle.

Four tied atop US Open leaderboard heading into weekend

Open. Rory McIlroy was left reflecting on a missed cut at the US Open for the second consecutive year on Friday after once again struggling to get to grips with the Erin Hills layout. I've never a led US Open, so it will be a very cool experience. The soft Black Course allowed players to take dead aim, and Barnes opened with rounds of 67 and 65.

Best captains Lions against Chiefs

None of the starting side who romped to a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday were picked for the Chiefs game, with Ireland hooker Rory Best named to lead the all-change team. "That is normally a sign of a man that is a little bit anxious", Gatland said. England's goal-kicking utility back has been challenged by Gatland to force his way into the Test team.

Walters slams NSW for pressuring referees

It sealed another iconic moment for Thurston to rival his famous golden-point drop goal in the 2015 NRL grand final against Brisbane. "You can see there, he cannot pick his right shoulder up". "We definitely got one or two drop-outs or pinned them down in their corner". The result leaves Thurston on course to bow out of the Origin arena a victor with Queensland now favourites to claim their 11th series win in 12 years when the two sides come together for the game three decider at ...

How to watch Golden State celebrate an National Basketball Association championship online

Even after Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant won NBA Finals MVP honors and removed the stigma of never having been on a championship team before, criticism about his decision to join the Warriors as a free agent previous year still lingers.

Louis Riddick denies report he is interviewing for Chiefs GM job

Riddick also briefly served as a pro scout and director of pro personnel for the Philadelphia Eagles . The 48-year-old, who played his college football at the University of Pittsburgh, was originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the ninth round (248th pick overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft.