I was repeating myself a lot, saying how honoured I was and humbled and I'll be extremely proud to do it. Djokovic's maiden French Open title elevated the Serb, a victor of 12 grand slams, to the pantheon of tennis greats but a lacklustre third-round exit at Wimbledon has offered hope to Murray and his other rivals that his dominance may be ebbing.
On the dot of the trade deadline, the Milwaukee Brewers finally made the inevitable come true by dealing catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Texas Rangers for two top prospects. Jeffress enters his first year of arbitration at the end of 2016, officially becoming a free agent in 2020. The 28-year-old right-hander was Milwaukee's eighth-inning man last season and has adapted to become the team's closer this season, collecting 23 saves in just over a half-season's worth of work.
Williams, a two-time World Cup victor, limped off as his side lost 14-12 to Japan in their opening match in Rio. Sonny Bill Williams stays down after injuring his achilles in the NZ men's sevens opening game of the Rio Olympics. Akira Ioane put the All Blacks ahead but Kameli Soejima's late try levelled the score before Katsuyuki Sakai's conversion clinched victory. Japan are ranked No 10 among the 12 teams competing in Rio.
Van Vleuten's crash, when she skidded and went over her handlebars into a stone kerb, shocked television audiences but she posted an update on Twitter on Monday. Together with Ellen van Dijk, Marianne Vos, and Loes Gunnewijk, Van Vleuten represented The Netherlands in the Women's road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was won by Vos.
Miller's 19th home run of the season came off of Joakim Soria (4-5), who gave up three of Tampa Bay's four hits for the game in his one inning. The 27-year-old southpaw turned in one of the truly dominant outings of the 2016 campaign, allowing just one hit and one walk over eight scoreless innings.
They face a far tougher test tomorrow night when they play the All Blacks, boasting Sonny Bill Williams, while Fiji in Pool A are highly rated. The men's sevens competition begins on Tuesday in Rio with Australia against France at 15:00 BST.
Kish was jumping up and down in the mixed zone interview area, smiling ear to ear, nearly unable to calm herself down, gushing with the pride of accomplishment and still just a little bit hurt by not playing for gold. The basketball tournament is 16 days here. Wimbledon hockey players Michael Hoare and Henry Weir will form part of the 11-men squad looking for a win.
The Ghana global completed a move to the London Stadium on Monday night in a deal believed to be worth over £20m, which eclipses the fee the Hammers paid Liverpool for Andy Carroll in 2013. " The club have a lot of ambition and have a great manager ", said Ayew. Despite the outlay, West Ham still want Bacca and are working hard to convince him to accept their offer, according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport .
New Everton manager Ronald Koeman has made Bolasie one of his top targets as he looks to strengthen his attacking options at Goodison Park. Bolasie, capped 27 times by the Democratic Republic of Congo, joined Palace from Bristol City in 2012 and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League via the Sky Bet Championship play-offs during his debut season.
She was a phenom, but surely she wasn't a medal threat at the 2016 Olympic Games? "I was just trying to catch my breath". "I wasn't even sure I medalled until I looked up and I saw the Canadian flags in the air around me". Before last weekend, Canada had not won a medal in women's swimming in 20 years. Now the 16-year old swimmer has two medals and a smart phone with a problem.
The tweet focused more on the career of her National Football League player husband Mitch Unrein than her own achievement. While the Hungarian's historic swim quickly went viral, it was the adorable celebration between Katinka and her coach/husband Shane Tusup that really captured everyone's attention! That was true this year, too, as some of the U.S.' most high-profile stars had primetime slots: Swimmers like Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps won gold while gymnast Simone Biles dazzled ...
Victoria's Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee - Canada's best hope for a rowing medal - won their heat in the women's lightweight double sculls to advance to the semifinal round Wednesday. The native of Weyburn, Sask., was given the lofty distinction at the tournament draw Monday because Toronto's George Lyon won gold in St. Louis Games in 1904 the last time the sport was recognized as an Olympic event.
The first Australian to be taken with the number one pick in the National Basketball Association draft, Bogut was all smiles as he left the court despite heading back to the athletes village. "We're bonded forever, we're etched in history and Matthew Dellavedova and I are brothers for life so I look forward to seeing him". "I never intended that to be a shot at them, it's more a shot at the International Olympic Committee to get out of the penthouse suits they're staying in to get things ...
As ESPN's Adam Schefter reports , the 28-year-old has been honing his skills fairly intensively over the last nine months in preparation for a marquee workout later this month. Tim Tebow looks to prove it is never too late for a comeback. Now, with Tebow's football career stalled, he has made a decision to pursue another one of the sports he excelled at in high school.
The new addition of the logo is to celebrate Real Madrid's eleventh Champions League trophy (Undécima), following the side's win over Atlético Madrid in Turin last May. Zidane and his players are looking forward to continue that good run, altough the summer friendlies was not so impressive. With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric starting in the centre in a late February loss to Atletico Madrid , the city neighbours constantly cut through the middle en route to a 1-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager, left, hits a solo home run as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp, right, and home plate umpire Brian O'Nora watch during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. Vince Velasquez gets the nod, and he's 8-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. "I'm still learning how to answer it. It's kind of how I have tried to look at it".
The honor of officially declaring the games open fell to Michel Temer, Brazil's unpopular interim president, who was loudly jeered and faced shouts of "out with Temer". The teams play each other in their Olympic tournament opener Saturday. Colombia, which lost to France on Wednesday, already has been eliminated. "I hope these Olympics will show people how we can come back together".
Last month's investigation - commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency - exposed Russia's years of doping deception, including the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told Russia's news agency Tass he will appeal the decision and submit a claim to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The letter goes on to slam Trump as lacking "the character, values, and experience to be president", and as a candidate whose presidency would weaken "U.S. Now it seems 50 GOP national security experts have joined in the fray - albeit one that has less to do with the Khans, and more to do with Trump's diplomatic prowess (or lack thereof).
And Lilly King , after a war of words with Russia's Yulia Efimova , won gold in the women's 100 meter breaststroke. Efimova arrived in Rio having already served a 16-month suspension and tested positive again this year for the nowbanned substance meldonium.
After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth celebrated Brazil's can-do spirit, biodiversity and melting pot history. All of which made some of the ceremony's segment choices curious as they underscored how the Rio Organizing Committee, despite Bach and Nuzman's statements to the contrary, has failed on the promise it made to the IOC to transform this sprawling city stretched between the ...
Ian Kinsler led off with a single, stole second and third and scored on Miguel Cabrera's groundout. J.D. Martinez: Had just one hit and a walk on the night, but his brightest moment came in the ninth. Utility infielder Mike Aviles took Castellanos' spot at third base to start the fifth inning. The Tigers continue to be the hottest team in baseball and have won ten of eleven following Saturday night's victory.
Meanwhile, China was on the wrong end of playing USA Basketball to start their Olympics men's basketball run. The 2016 Rio Olympics is still on-going. "That's better than making the shot, to be honest with you". Venezuela's John Cox, who is Kobe Bryant's first cousin, had a team-high 19 points. DeMar DeRozan and DeAndre Jordan had big games along with many others in the Team USA victory.
Badass shooter 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher beat out two veteran shooters to take home the top spot Saturday. Her best record on worldwide stage before the Rio Olympics is the fourth place at the ISSF World Cup in Munich earlier this year. Prime-time highlight: USA's Katie Ledecky gets her first crack at gold in the final of the 400-meter freestyle. According to Yahoo Sports , Thrasher became interesting in shooting competitions via "a family hunting trip five years ago".
Clinton pointed to the high ratings she won as secretary of state and as a senator from NY, arguing that voters like her more when she's working than when she's campaigning - something she attributed to campaign attacks on her character. In response to Trump's comments on Saturday, the Clinton campaign issued a statement that read, "It's unfortunate that Trump's only method of dealing with his own disastrous week is to lash out with more absurd personal attacks", The Associated Press reported.
Kennedy. Instead of staying home or poolside at a hotel until the troubles blew over, many passengers only learned about the quagmire only after they passed through airport security. United Airlines and American Airlines both suffered outages past year - United has struggled with several meltdowns since combining technology systems with merger partner Continental Airlines.
Juan Martin del Potro, who won the US Open back in 2009, has been in the wilderness since, and after three left wrist surgeries in the past two years, he reached Rio as World No.145. The 2009 US Open victor Del Potro has dropped to 145th in the rankings after several wrist operations but was considered the most unsafe floater in the field and the toughest draw Djokovic could have had.
John Elway finally commented on Brock Osweiler's reported reasons for leaving Denver for Houston. Outside of that, I think I've answered all of those questions. No wonder they keep talking about Osweiler. Osweiler recently responded to Elway's comments via the media in Houston . We feel good about that spot in the years to come and of what Mark can do.
Mehluli Sibanda in BULAWAYOLEFT-HANDED batsman, Craig Ervine, struck a handsome maiden unbeaten century while Peter Moor and Chamunorwa Chibhabha also made their first half tons in the longer version of the game to give Zimbabwe a glimmer of hope against New Zealand on the third day of the second cricket Test at Queens yesterday.
Emery , the former Sevilla manager, has already signed Hatem Ben Arfa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Thomas Meunier and Giovani Lo Celso since replacing Laurent Blanc earlier in the summer. "After playing alongside some great forwards, he has chosen to continue his progression with Paris ". PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "I am very happy to welcome Jese to PSG ".
In his 911 call, he told the dispatcher he was going to confront "hoodlums" outside his home. He went on to reveal that he was a member of the neighborhood watch and asked for police to be sent. The surrounding Census tract is about 60 percent white and nearly 30 percent black, with a median household income of about $76,000 - well above the state as a whole, according to 2014 Census estimates.
The Red Devils have smashed the world record fee for the young Frenchman, signing a five-year contract at Old Trafford, and Mourinho shared his delight at the move. United boss Jose Mourinho said after Sunday's Community Shield victory over Leicester: "United is the flawless club to bring him to the level he wants to be".
The French midfielder left United for Turin back in 2012 having made just seven substitute appearances under then United coach Alex Ferguson. So I was thinking: "'why not?' I'm sure he can make me improve and make me a better player and a better person".
But the honour of leading in Team GB's delegation could eclipse it all - which says quite a bit. "I obviously have great memories of London and am 100 per cent focused on winning here in Rio . The No. 1-ranked Djokovic won a singles bronze for Serbia at the 2008 Beijing Games, then came up just short of a medal four years ago. Murray's chances of retaining the gold medal were boosted after the news Swiss duo Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will be missing through injury, according to ...
Tyler Anderson provided evidence Monday night that he could be the Rockies' big-game starting pitcher of the future. His seven innings of two-hit, one-ball gave the Rockies nearly everything they needed. Adrian Beltre, who homered in the seventh to cut the Rockies' lead to 2-1, led off the ninth with a single. Anderson retired the next three batters, and Adam Ottavino stranded runners at the corners with a strikeout of Jonathan Lucroy in the eighth to extend his scoreless streak to 26 1/3 ...