Venus Williams in Wimbledon semifinal, ending six-year Grand Slam drought

Match Result: Halep $2.06 - Despite losing their most recent match, Halep has been in great form, getting through a slightly tougher draw than Kerber. With the score 2-all in the first-set tiebreaker, Venus hit a vintage approach shot, got a high ball at net - and clunked an easy victor into the net, then promptly fell down.

Portugal vs Wales Euro 2016 semi-final preview

Chris Coleman, the manager, has been respectful with the eagerness of the public and media to compare this journey with the one made by the Wales World Cup squad of 1958, when they reached the quarter-finals and were knocked out by a goal from Brazil's Pele.

Verstappen claims third Driver of the Day award in Austria

World champion Lewis Hamilton said the kerbs were "quite dangerous" and "perhaps someone will get hurt". Red Bull's Max Verstappen suffered front wing damage on Friday after going off at the same part of the circuit as Kvyat, but was told to move on by the rest of the paddock.

Wimbledon: I was in 'warrior mode' - Serena sensed fight

There might only be one male tennis player who could beat her at arm-wrestling, Rafael Nadal - and he's not at Wimbledon because of an injury to his left wrist. McHale hit two double faults to throw Williams a lifeline when she had the chance to go 3-1 up. "I had a lot of chances", said Williams. After the loss to Vinci, Williams' mother, Oracene Price, admitted that the pressure did get to her daughter.

National Basketball Association free agency 2016: Kent Bazemore meeting with Rockets on Friday

The Nets, Grizzlies, Bucks, Knicks, and others are expected to pursue Bazemore, so it's likely we'll see him with an increased fantasy value on a new team next season. Bazemore fills both what Phil Jackson and Jeff Hornacek need as far as a guard goes; Jackson prefers tall guards while Hornacek like athletic, speedy guards who can run in his up-tempo offense, thus why the Knicks are interested in his services.

Kenya will cooperate fully on retesting athletes ahead of Rio - Esipisu

The International Olympic Committee has backed the sanctioning of Russia track and field athletes over the country's lack of anti-doping efforts, but says individual Russian athletes could be cleared to compete at August's Rio Games. The sharp differences between the IOC and the IAAF emerged after a summit of Olympic leaders called by Bach to follow up on the IAAF's decision to ban Russian Federation and to take further steps to ensure a "level playing field" for athletes in all sports ...

Elie Wiesel Dead at 87

Born in 1928, Wiesel wrote extensively of his imprisonment in Nazi camps and in 1986 won the Nobel Prize for peace. After being forced to march to Buchenwald camp, Wiesel's malnourished and ill father died on January 29, 1945 after being beaten by a German soldier.

Hodgson reluctantly faces music after seismic Iceland loss

Yeah, this press conference probably wasn't the best plan. "I suppose someone has to stand and take the slings and arrows", he added. That's how Hodgson's presser started . "You can not tell me that the Harry Kane you see in the Premier League isn't good enough or that Raheem Sterling, Wayne Rooney , Joe Hart , Daniel Sturridge, Jack Wilshere, Chris Smalling and others 'aren't good enough'.

Phelps, Lochte set up their only true showdown at US trials

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will battle head-to-head in the 200-meter individual medley, which will become the main event of the night. Every time . He made his first Olympic team, in 2000, in the 200m fly. This has been a week for new stars to push their way into the Olympics , but all anyone could talk about Friday was the impending showdown of graybeards - Phelps and Ryan Lochte .

Blues sign David Perron to $7.5 million, 2-year deal

The number of big-name players lost to the St. Louis Blues grows to three as the team is in the thick of the free agency period. It has also been reported in Canada that one-time Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin has signed in Boston again for a two-year deal, a move that seems designed as much for next year's expansion draft as for the upcoming season.

Candace Parker Gives Emotional Interview In First Game Since Pat Summitt's Death

It was a name synonymous with success. "Since then, I've tried to be a rule-follower". It was pretty simple they won and won again. Pat's 1,098-208 record is proof of that. When they go to class, they're going to learn and they should be the best students and they should sit in the front of the class. I check on them. I never heard the men question my ability to compete in the 3-on-3 tournament.

De Havilland breaks silence on sibling feud

Hush, Sweet Charlotte, which de Havilland made with her good friend, Bette Davis. In an interview with Vanity Fair previous year, she said she's told her doctor that she plans to live to 110! Ms de Havilland said: "Dragon Lady, as I eventually made a decision to call her, was a brilliant, multi-talented person, but with an astigmatism in her perception of people and events which often caused her to react in an unfair and even injurious way", she said.

Trump breaks with party on trade as he threatens tariffs

He later added his policy would focus mainly on people coming from terror states. "The question is, what do you do about it". Fifty-three percent believe Clinton would not be a good leader, while 43 percent say the opposite is true. Mr Trump, as president, would have significant authority to raise trade barriers, and his speech included his most detailed account to date of his plans to do so, saying that he would pull the U.S.

Volkswagen to pay $15 billion to settle cheating scandal

Volkswagen AG has agreed to an unprecedented USA settlement to make things right after admitting that it programmed about a half-million of its diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Owners could get up to $10,000 in cash, according to the Associated Press. Answer: VW will buy back your auto - regardless of condition - at the trade-in price before the cheating was made public on September 18, 2015.

Klinsmann sees Copa as positive step; Gulati to assess

We may not be at the level that the U.S always strives to be at, but we are certainly on the right path, and as long as we keep developing our players and playing the way we have been, it will only be a matter of time before we can go toe to toe with the Argentina's and the Colombia's of the footballing world.

MRI confirms Nationals' Strasburg has upper-back strain

As far as the NY hitters go, we've got some bright spots here. Harvey appeared to be on his A game after the Washington Nationals hit him hard in his first two starts against him. "It's not an everyday thing where I feel it bothering me", Syndergaard said. Robles took a line drive off his right knee in the seventh inning. Bone spurs are fairly common; Alderson suggested 90 percent of major league pitchers are likely dealing with small ones like Syndergaard's.

Germany blow away Slovakia 3-0, enter Euro quarterfinal

Germany leads Slovakia 3-0. Mats Hummels returned from injury to face Poland next, in a 0-0 draw that saw Germany overcome their defensive problems. However, from a Slovakian viewpoint the game is of huge significance as they step deeper into uncharted territory at the tournament. The battle in midfield will boil down to whether Slovakia's best player can be reduced to a bit-part or not.

Tim Henman gives his predictions ahead of Wimbledon

From one world No.1 to the other as Djokovic closes in on a rare calendar year grand slam: "You know, he has every opportunity to do it". Those were the peak physical years of my career and they weren't easy for me. "It doesn't matter which surface and I think that's the ultimate compliment to show how complete he has become and how dominant he has been in the last two or three years", Roddick said.

Own goal sends Wales through

Northern Ireland had less of the ball but looked marginally more threatening with Stuart Dallas drawing the first save of the match out of Wayne Hennessey from just inside the box and Jamie Ward forcing the Wales keeper to tip his shot over.

Nathaniel Clyne hopes to keep right-back spot after impressing against Slovakia

While Hodgson may privately be pleased that England avoided a potential last-16 clash with Portugal by a matter of seconds, Iceland will be no pushovers in Paris. Set-pieces have been poor too and I'd like to see more invention on that front. Yet where Walker and Rose really come into their own is when they get forward to attack, with Walker particularly outstanding in the first two games.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action at the University of Texas

In the end, the justices ruled that a person's race can be one factor among many in helping colleges and universities achieve student body diversity. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the educational importance of diversity on college campuses, but remanded the case to the Fifth Circuit for strict scrutiny review, a test to determine whether race was used for a compelling government interest and whether the law is narrowly tailored to achieve that interest in the least restrictive ...

Ireland needs 1st win over Italy in 22 years to advance

Brady views Wednesday night's showdown as the biggest game of his life. Going into the game, we felt we could do something in this game. "There are two ways of looking at it - you can start to feel very sorry for yourself and commiserate with team-mates and feel it's gone".

Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

These comments sparked some controversy among fans and got people wondering if Klinsmann's job was on the line during the Copa America Centenario . The U.S.'s mediocre performance at the Copa America means a couple of things: The USMNT's overall talent level isn't better than that of something like the 20th-best team in the world, and as Philipp Lahm will tell you , Klinsmann isn't a good enough manager to get them to perform at a higher clip than that.

Pressure On England's Youngsters At Euros, Says Slovakia Boss

Just like Roy Hodgson's number two, the Wales boss was pictured clutching an exposed teamsheet, giving the rest of their Group B rivals an invaluable insight into possible line-ups and tactics. But as a team our strength is knowing what we are good at and what we are not good at. We never improved our football. "I just want to go out and play football, to enjoy myself on the football pitch", said Bale.

Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee Fallujah amid clashes

ISIS militants still control the northern Golan neighborhood as well as other scattered pockets, where they are largely surrounded. The U.S. -led coalition says Fallujah is approximately one-third "cleared" of the Islamic State group , days after the Iraqi government declared victory in the city west of Baghdad.

France, Switzerland in Euro 2016 quarters; Albania awaits fate

The Euro 2016 hosts got the point they anticipated that would ensure they would finish top of the portion, while the result furthermore sees Switzerland avow their place in the last 16 as runners-up. Switzerland defended well to bar the French team from winning their third consecutive game at the tournament. It will be the first time the Swiss have featured in the knockout phase of a European Championship.

Charleston Church Marks One Year since Mass Killings

On the one-year anniversary of one of the most tragic killings in SC history, Charleston returns to TD Arena to remember the lives that were taken and to honor those left behind. Tim Scott in front row. Emanuel. It's the Hebrew word meaning "God is With Us". "We can not forget that here on Earth, the will of God is joined to the hand of man and woman", Tecklenburg said.

Ranked Lydia Ko takes 1-shot lead at Women's PGA

In-form Harukyo Nomura had an opening 18 holes to forget on Thursday as Japanese players struggled in the first round of the Women's PGA Championship, the second major event of the season on the LPGA Tour. Henderson did her part in trying to steal the attention from Park. Henderson, 18, birdied three of the last four holes June 9 to shoot 4-under 67 and lead by two (Christina Kim and In-Kyung Kim sit tied for second at 2 under, with Ariya Jutanugarn T-4 at 1 under).

Kim Kardashian: Intense Reaction To Rob's Engagement Is Tearing Kardashian Family Apart

Meanwhile, Kanye had some sweet parenting moments with North (snow angels, guys!), prompting Khloe to compliment Kim Kardashian on her man's parenting skills: "It's not at all how I'd ever imagine he would be", she said . "I miss him everyday but especially on Father's Day when I am reminded that I was lucky enough to have the best dad in the world", she said. "That's nice and that's exactly why he didn't tell you ", Kourt tells her sis, "because you're a f--ing bitch".

Broncos have pulled offer to Von Miller

Miller has not attended the Broncos' offseason training program, but he was present for the team's visit to the White House on Monday to be honored by President Obama for their Super Bowl 50 Championship. A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press that Super Bowl MVP Von Miller's camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in National Football League history.