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Author: 0 Five-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams Outclasses Konjuh

The German whose form seemed to have picked up in the last two weeks of competition, failed to take control after winning the first set. And Williams ruthlessly seized her opportunity, holding at love to progress to the semis in ominous fashion.

Sports Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta
Author: 0 Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta

Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of this fourth round match from around 11:30pm (AEST) or at the completion of Ana Konjuh versus Venus Williams on the centre court and don't forget to add a comment in the section below. A stunning backhand and a wonderfully returned drop shot helped Murray to what promised to be the set-clinching break, and the top seed did - at the fifth time of asking - open up a 2-0 advantage in the next game.

Sports Yankees react to Aaron Judge's incredible 2017 Home Run Derby performance
Author: 0 Yankees react to Aaron Judge's incredible 2017 Home Run Derby performance

Perhaps Stanton will have better luck, though many have Judge taking it all. "A lot more fans", Judge said . Stanton, who hit a 496-foot shot on Monday, set a Home Run Derby previous year by smashing 61 homers in San Diego. And to think, here's what Judge was saying before the event: "I'm just trying to make it out of the first round". Connecting on the winning homer with one second left on the clock, Bellinger advanced to the semifinals of the Home Run Derby with a 15-14 win over ...

Author: 0 Aussie Robert Whittaker wins UFC interim middleweight

After the bout middleweight champ Michael Bisping entered the cage, congratulating both men on the fight, but saying Whittaker should be embarrassed for calling himself champion. Apart from a hyped Australian showdown in the first quarter of 2018, other options include New York's famed Madison Square Garden in November or a December blockbuster back here in the fight capital of the world.

Author: 0 Ball bounces back from forgettable debut in style with classy triple double

Although he looked more settled on Saturday than he did one day earlier, Ball struggled from the field again, shooting just 5-13 overall and 1-5 on threes. The 19-year-old definitely displayed his capabilities, but there's a long road to greatness. The first sign of how the night would go arrived when Ball stepped up and make his first shot, a three-pointer, before going on to set up fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma throughout the night.

Sports Andy Murray : Defending champion storms into Wimbledon third round
Author: 0 Andy Murray : Defending champion storms into Wimbledon third round

Williams is a five-time champion at Wimbledon and is seeded 10th. Although he insisted it is not troubling him on court, there have been instances when he has chosen not to chase shots he usually goes gut-or-bust for. "The first two matches have been hard to come up with game-plans, because you don't know exactly how the two guys are going to play". At 19 years old, she has made the first round of every Slam this year and also reached the second round in Australia, where she lost out to ...

Author: 0 Confederations Cup 2017: Germany Beat Chile 1-0 in Final

Even for those players who are quite experienced in our team. "Now we can all go on holiday - and even take the trophy with us". Having seen their team win the European Under-21 Championship in Poland on Friday, Germany's fans can celebrate another impressive tournament victory 12 months before they launch the defence of their world title.

Sports Harvick Heads for Victory Lane in Sonoma
Author: 0 Harvick Heads for Victory Lane in Sonoma

Having the four new tires, Harvick was able to make up time on the leaders on the track . "It was interesting listening to some of the ( Joe) Gibbs (Racing ) drivers and the gamesmanship they were playing as they pitted and came back out and then immediately started screaming debris on the racetrack", said winning auto owner Tony Stewart in the media center at Sonoma .

Sports Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices
Author: 0 Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

After the Vegas Golden Knights made their final selection of the expansion draft on Wednesday night, the new National Hockey League franchise's general manager George McPhee explained to the fans inside T-Mobile Arena and to viewers watching on TV that he'd had two objectives for the night.

Author: 0 Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

On the other hand, his upside is unlike anything New Jersey has drafted recently. He's expected to be selected No. 1 overall by the New Jersey Devils . "George has always taken a chance on skill". He's a good 200-foot player, strong both with the puck and away from the puck, though he tends to be most effective in the offensive zone.

Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for 1st victory of season

There are just six previous Sonoma race winners in this week's race. "We all expected that Kevin would have got it sooner than this, but there's just been some bad luck, some different venues that he's been really, really strong at that we just had some weird and bad luck that have crept in to his program", Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart said.

Author: 0 Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley and general manager George McPhee announced their choices during the NHL's annual postseason awards show at T-Mobile Arena, where Vegas will begin play in the fall. McPhee took a plethora of defenseman to corner the market on a prime position and will likely continue to stockpile draft picks for the future (see, Methot, Schlemko, and Emelin).

Author: 0 NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

Ball may wind up living up to expectations, he may even one day be worthy of comparisons to Brady and Rodgers - though passing in the National Football League and NBA are hardly equivalent. The 6-foot-10 big man was the fourth Big Ten player taken on Thursday. The tide has turned. Players like Paul George or LeBron James who may be considering Los Angeles don't want to be the only superstar on the team.

Sports It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
Author: 0 It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

The move overshadowed the NBA Draft in Brooklyn where, as expected, two point guards were the first players selected . For the players who really should earn more, there's only one route available: trust the process. He's got all the tools to be a good inside presence but just hasn't put it all together. The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. 3 after moving down two spots in the trade with Philadelphia, drawing cheers from a large contingent of their fans at ...

Sports Confederations Cup: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation, winning 3-2
Author: 0 Confederations Cup: Germany too good for Socceroos in Russian Federation, winning 3-2

World champions Germany will field an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup opener today with striker Timo Werner fearing a robust challenge from the Socceroos . "I'm disappointed. It's no fault of the players to be fair to them. It will be tough". Julian Draxler is the most-experienced global in the squad and he led by example with a first-half goal.

Author: 0 Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick

The Lakers have been linked to Ball throughout the entire draft process, and it will be a shock if they take anyone over him. "I heard it", Fox told ESPN Monday. FRESHMAN FUN: The record of 14 freshmen selected in the first round might last just one year. There's a quartet of touted one-and-done college players along with an 18-year-old worldwide prospect with size and athleticism.

Author: 0 76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

Fultz, wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs at the Barclays Center , is a natural talent on the court that moves with fluidity and ease, and his abilities and tendencies have been dissected heavily heading into Thursday's draft. College freshmen were selected 1-2-3-4-5 in Thursday's NBA Draft , marking the first time in draft history that that has happened. The Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the second overall selection, bringing another young potential star to Los Angeles.

Author: 0 Ward demands pound-for-pound recognition after Kovalev stoppage

Weeks who is supposed to see everything and to provide fair play inside the ring was mute. But the fight is going to happen, so it's time to report on what we are hopeful doesn't turn out to be the ridiculously one-sided bout most are predicting.

Author: 0 Suns Select Miami Defensive Specialist Davon Reed With Pick 32

The feeling is everything I wished for and more I'm trying not to cry right now. Jimmy Butler: Also on Tuesday, word started leaking out that the Chicago Bulls are shopping Butler, who looked almost unstoppable against the Celtics in this year's first round playoff matchup.

Author: 0 Sixers do as expected, select Markelle Fultz 1st overall

ESPN will cover the Barclays Center - hosting the NBA Draft for the fifth consecutive year - with 17 cameras, including three jibs on the two set locations, an RF handheld and RF Steadicam, and a smattering of Marshall POV cameras. It helps that he went to famed DeMatha high, which has produced a number of top National Basketball Association players, including Jerami and Jerian Grant, Victor Oladipo, Keith Bogans, Danny Ferry, Adrian Dantley and a host of others.

Author: 0 Mexico come from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1

Defender Pepe also spoke about Ronaldo and said all they are thinking about is winning. "But I would have been much happier if my goal had won us the match and the three points". The Russian captain and custodian, Igor Akinfeev , on his 100th appearance was vast between the sticks and made a sensational stop to deny Andre Silva in the second-half to keep his side in the game.

Author: 0 Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia

The first goal in the match was scored on 8th minute into the Russian net by Christiano Ronaldo, who is the captain of the Portuguese side and is now considered the world's top footballer. "Everyone now, after that game, is incredibly determined to make sure we approach this game with the right mind-set and we have one focus which is we want to progress in this tournament", said Hudson.

Author: 0 Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at Confed Cup

It is fair to say that in a match with Mexico , Portugal was more concerned about restraining an opponent than about an attack. Nonetheless, after earning three draws in the group stage at the Euros a year ago before winning the tournament , Portugal now has a win and four total points after two matches .

Sports LaVar Ball Is Still Guaranteeing Lonzo Will Be a Laker
Author: 0 LaVar Ball Is Still Guaranteeing Lonzo Will Be a Laker

The Lakers don't have many assets under their name so they may be inclined to trade away some of their young core to get another lottery pick. They are expected to draft Jonathan Isaac a power forward from Florida State. That's understandable, since father and son are both 6-foot-6. If this was any other year, Smith could be in the conversation as the top overall pick.

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