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Newspaper: Kvitova breezes past Bondarenko as favourites dominate at Stanford

It's evident even during warm-ups, and when Saturday's match began, Vandeweghe used her lethal forehand and punishing first serve - topping out at 122 miles per hour - to gain control of the match. Russian fourth seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat American Alison Riske 6-4 6-0, while sixth seed CoCo Vandeweghe thrashed fellow American Nicole Gibbs 6-0 6-2.

Britain's Mo Farah wins 10000m gold at IAAF World Championships

But Farah, unbeaten over 10,000m since 2011, remained on course to claim a 5,000m and 10,000m double for a third time and now has 10 global titles. Donegal athletes Mark English and Brendan Boyce will be gracing the world stage this weekend, as the IAAF World Athletics Championships get underway on Friday.

Chelsea 'interested in Gareth Bale' amid Man Utd links

Actually Real Madrid wanted to sign Ronaldo in 2008, but Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson refused to let his best player leave. Only time will tell whether we will turn out interest into a concrete proposal. The Spaniard's current contract at Old Trafford runs out in 2019. However, given Real's intent that he should stay and the player's desire to do so it seems unlikely United will be able to prise him away.

Gareth Bale to finally join Man Utd this summer?

According to Metro the Spanish playmaker "is a shock target" for the Serie A side after they finally gave up the ghost on Mahrez. For what it's worth, Arsenal are clearly fans of Seri, but one doubts they would be that bothered. The Red Devils should jump at the chance of signing Bale if it arises. This summer, they had 4 big players on the market, and 3 of them have been purchased already.

WTA Stanford: Muguruza continues imperious form, rolls past Konjuh into final four

She broke serve with running lob shot midway to go up 3-2, then promptly held at love, before closing out the opening set with an ace a few minutes later. In other first-round matches on Tuesday, sixth-seeded American CoCo Vandeweghe advanced when Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, who entered the tournament nursing a shoulder injury, retired after losing the first set 6-2.

Liverpool's spending in summer transfer window may be done, hints Jurgen Klopp

It remains to be seen whether the Reds will indeed keep hold of Coutinho beyond the summer transfer window . Klopp said: "Before the season, everybody thought he is a pure addition". The Reds boss also talked about the remainder of the transfer window and shared some surprising news- Alberto Moreno is here to stay. It's all about others clubs.

Man Utd ace Mata: We're ready for Real Madrid in Super Cup

The Serbian impressed enough to suggest he will start against European champions Real Madrid in Macedonia on August 8. It started with Daley Blind, playing on the left of a back three, passing the ball back to David De Gea from 25 yards without looking.

Robert Kubica to test 2017 Renault vehicle, fuels talk of return

Renault will analyse Kubica's performance and will decide about his F1 return. The Pole will drive the Enstone-prepared RS17 at the Hungaroring on August 2, following this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix . And Nico Hulkenberg , the current Renault racer, thinks Budapest's Hungaroring is the ideal venue for Kubica to put the pedal to the metal. "The upcoming session with the RS17 at the Hungaroring will allow us all to obtain detailed and precise data in a current auto and ...

Denmark win shootout to reach Women's Euro 2017 final

The Dutch were spurred on by a record crowd of 27,093 at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede. "But, in tournament football, small things can make a big difference". In the first half Austria's Sarah Puntigam missed a penalty. In the shoot-out Danish goalkeeper Stina Lykke Petersen took the plaudits, making two saves to deny Austria and send Denmark on its way to the final.

"It's Disgraceful" - Hearts Manager Blasts Brendan Rodgers After Celtic's 4-1 Win

It was a awful, if very predictable, start to the season for a Hearts team in turmoil. Hearts interim head coach Jon Daly says Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers' comments about his club were "unacceptable". "We have wing-backs, strikers, centre-back, combative midfielder, it is actually farcical that he thinks they didn't fit into that system and the fact that he thinks that other people around the club makes the calls and to comment on it is an absolute disgrace".

Wenger: Sanchez must accept another season at Arsenal

That is according to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who was quoted on Sky Sports journalist Bryan Swanson's Twitter account as he was asked about reported interest in the striker. "I think he will be here this season, and if we can do it for more seasons we will do it as well". Perez joined Arsenal for £17.1m last summer after two seasons at Spanish side Deportivo, but has not played since March.

Has Aubameyang Dropped Hint Of Barcelona Move For Dortmund Team-Mate Dembele?

Today's reports in France claim Dembele has nearly agreed personal terms with Barcelona . With Brazil star now officially a PSG player, the Catalan giants have identified a list of possible successors and have already set a plan to motion with Ousmane Dembele believed to be earmarked as the top priority.

Conte Bursts Out Laughing When Quizzed On Hazard To Barca Rumours

The Italian was questioned at his press conference ahead of this Sunday's Community Shield clash against Arsenal on interest from the Catalans regarding Hazard . "For a normal player now you must spend 40-50million for a player". There are recovering very well but they are not still ready to start the season.

Liverpool draw Hoffenheim in Champions League play-off

Coached by 30-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, Hoffenheim outperformed their rivals in Germany and stormed to a fourth-placed finish, playing some wonderful football along their way. Competition is likely to be particularly rife in attack where Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi will all be competing for the central striker's role.

Ousted PM asks Pakistani courts to go after 'dictators'

Chundrigar - were sent home by governor general Ghulam Muhammad, a former bureaucrat, using vast powers that his office gave him. Dr Darshan, as he is popularly called in Pakistan politics and within Sharif's party - Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) - is a two-term member of the Pakistan National Assembly, elected under the minority quota that has five other Hindu representatives to for the fledgling religious minority that comprises just 2 per cent of the country's population.

Former Seahawks safety Kenny Easley inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

A tearful Taylor added, talking directly to his three children, "there is no better job in the world than being a father". After six years he ended up with the New York Giants for a year. He attributes his knack for big plays to hustle and preparation. The latter three are in the Hall of Fame, along with Taylor, and the former defensive end said he doesn't understand why Webb also isn't among that group.

A's Matt Joyce allegedly calls fan anti-gay slur

Oakland Athletics outfielder Matt Joyce took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to issue an apology for directing a homophobic slur towards a fan during Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Angeles. "I'm deeply ashamed and embarrassed at my actions and the language that I did use". "Obviously, we're pretty frustrated on our side and I had just hit a ball hard and had Cron make a good play.

Antonio Conte laughs off rumours of Barcelona move for Eden Hazard

Hazard who spent five years in France before moving to reigning Premier League champions Chelsea explained that he was impressed with Neymar's move to PSG. "After this season, I can reply to you in the right way". "For a normal player now you must be ready to spend £40m, £50m". "Now for us, it's very important to try to improve our squad, above all under a numerical aspect".

Bellis Bursts Into First Semifinal in Stanford

She also controlled the net, winning 10 of 13 points there. Bellis departs with a hefty $38,575 paycheck after reaching the semifinals of a WTA Premier-level event for the first time. "An example today was she kind of overpowered me a lot, and I think if I was a bit bigger, a bit stronger, that would've helped me". Lindsay Davenport is the most recent player to sweep the titles, achieving the feat in 1999.

Hazard is very happy' at Chelsea - Conte

Conte said: "Only one player is not enough to improve our team". They will also start negotiations with Chelsea soon for the sale of the Belgian wizard, Hazard . They are improving a lot from their injuries in terms of their physical condition, but they are not ready to start the season. But I think Morata is a really good player and he can compete with every striker in the world to try to play.

49ers fear Malcolm Smith's injury could be serious

Smith suffered a chest injury during practice and is expected to undergo an MRI, per Branch. Smith figured to be the starting weakside linebacker in the 49ers' new 4-3 defense. Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reported Garnett may require surgery but noted the injury isn't expected to be a long-term issue. But the more plays Foster starts making, the harder it will become to pull him off the field.

Mo Farah 'will overcome injury' sustained in 10000m win

But in the end, Farah plugged into the roaring, resounding, boisterous sea of humanity, sprinted past the finish line in 26:49.51; the second-fastest time in World Championships history of the 10,000m. "Of course you look people in the eye, we all do it, and you have to work out and ask the question, 'Do I believe is there is anything that suggests otherwise?' There is nothing at all that suggests otherwise to me", he said.

Time, TV channel, and how to watch Team Africa vs

Fans were treated to a real NBA 2017 experience as they witnessed their favourite basketball superstars compete. NBA reports that there have been more than 70 current or former NBA players from Africa or with ties to the continent, including NBA Africa Ambassador Hakeem Olajuwon (Nigeria) and Dikembe Mutombo , both of whom played in NBA Africa Game 2015.

Hayden Panettiere's Fiance Wladimir Klitschko Announces His Retirement from Boxing

Even WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has called for a showdown with Joshua on November 11 in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old Briton - who also holds the IBF (International Boxing Federation) and IBO (International Boxing Organisation) titles - had been due to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch of their April bout that Joshua won via an 11th-round knockout, but the Ukrainian announced his retirement on Thursday.

Arsenal v Chelsea in the Community Shield

The Football Association has announced that the new "ABBA" penalty shootout format will be used during Sunday's Community Shield match between Chelsea and Arsenal . Arsene Wenger has stuck to a back three for most of the summer and is expected to continue with his new system on Sunday. Chelsea take part as Premier League champions.

Nationals-Cubs series preview: An advance look at a potential postseason matchup

It's unclear how long Russell will be out of the lineup, but he will be replaced at shortstop by Baez. He dominated the Rangers during Friday's 8-4 win, striking out five of 36 batters and yielding four runs on nine hits and a walk. They now are a combined 7-14 against the Dodgers, Nationals , Diamondbacks and Rockies , all of whom appear to be locks for the postseason. They've pounded pitching despite significant injuries to Adam Eaton, Trea Turner, Jayson Werth, and Michael A.

Braves trade Sean Rodriguez back to Pirates for position prospect

Rodriguez is a true utility man and can play various positions at an average to above average level. Sean Rodriguez played just 15 games in a Braves uniform after missing most of the season following a preseason auto accident involving his wife and two sons that required shoulder surgery.

Bayern Munich win DFL-Supercup on penalties

A poor back pass invited pressure on Bayern defender Javier Martinez in the 12th minute. Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele both started for Dortmund , and there was also a spot in the final third for American global Pulisic. Arjen Robben , Jerome Boateng, David Alaba , Manuel Neuer , Thiago Alcantara and new signing James Rodriguez are all out injured. The 18-year-old USA worldwide sprinted away from the scrambling Munich defence.

Arsenal will prioritise Premier League, says Wenger

Sunday's game , the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, is a repeat of last season's FA Cup final. Arsenal will be seeded meaning that they will likely be preparing for long trips to Sheriff Tiraspol, Fastav Zlin and Zorya Luhansk this autumn.

Chelsea's Antonio Conte expecting most hard season of his career

The Arsenal team had a disappointing season as they missed out on a Champions League spot, the first time they won't be taking part for 17 years, as they finished 5by a margin of one point. He also attempted the most shots in the whole team, with 129. Arsenal nearly won it in that first season, after entering through the Champions League, only to lose the final to Galatasaray on penalties.

Mariners place RHP Hernandez on disabled list

Left-hander Marco Gonzalez was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to take his rotation turn. The move is retroactive to August 2, though the Mariners have not elaborated on the cause or severity of Hernandez's injury. Hernandez is no longer the Cy Young-winning version of himself, though he does have a 3.10 ERA in his last five starts, and the Mariners will miss him.

Logano Needs Watkins Glen Win

His average finish is 12.750, which is fourth best. But betting on Denny Hamlin is not the best idea. Fast facts: Preece was first and second in his two-race deal with Joe Gibbs Racing. Also Friday , NASCAR has suspended the crew chief for Cup driver Erik Jones for a rules violation at Pocono Raceway. He has finished outside of the top 10 only in five out 21 appearances at the Glen.

Crusaders hold off courageous Lions for eighth Super Rugby title

Kwagga Smith's 38th-minute red card for tackling David Havili in the air - with his side already 12-3 down - put paid to the Lions' hopes, despite a spirited second-half effort in which they scored two tries. On front of their home fans in Ellis Park, the Lions trailed 12-3 just before half-time before a moment of madness changed the fortunes of the team.

Giants call up Pablo Sandoval to replace Brandon Belt

Boston released Sandoval back on July 19, and San Francisco picked him up three days later. Brandon Belt was removed from Friday night's game against the Diamondbacks after taking a pitch off the helmet in the sixth inning. To return to the Giants , Sandoval was forced to apologize and rebuild a bridge he had blown up when he left following the 2014 season. During his seven-year stay with the Giants during his first go-around, Sandoval twice posted an OPS of over.900 and ...

Hearts boss trashes Brendan Rodgers

It's never, never nice to see someone lose their job but to comment on the recruitment of the players saying they don't fit the system, it's poor for me because you look at the players we've brought in - Michael Smith is wing-back, Ashley Smith-Brown wing-back, (Rafal) Grzelak wing-back, Lafferty striker, Goncalves past year to play on that side, the left-hand side of the front three, Berra to play in the back three.