FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE

FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE

FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE Federer had no regrets about missing the French Open to focus on Wimbledon but said it was a move he was unlikely to repeat. FEDERER : PARIS – After his comeback was cut short by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart last week, Roger Federer is eager to get a win under his belt in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle as the Swiss gears up for another tilt at Wimbledon. Federer, who was stunned 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 by…

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MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE John McEnroe said that Serena Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance on the men’s circuit would be an “entirely different story.” NEW YORK – An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time grand slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she competed on the men’s circuit. Three-time Wimbledon champion McEnroe said Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance…

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FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE

FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE

FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE FEDERER : The Wimbledon seedings, to be confirmed on Wednesday, and Friday’s draw will determine whether the titans could meet on Centre Court. LONDON – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shared the grand slam spoils this year and it would take a hard heart not to hope for a fairytale rematch next month of their epic 2008 Wimbledon final. Federer, 35, prevailed in their five-set battle in Australia to win a record-extending 18th slam, but sat out the claycourt season in which…

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NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons and dropping him out of the podium places. LONDON – Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan. The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons…

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DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT

DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT

DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT DEFENDER : The 34-year-old joined Juventus on a two-year contract from Barcelona last June and made 33 appearances as the club sealed the domestic double for the third successive year. Juventus Defender from Brazil Dani Alves celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg football match Juventus vs Monaco, on 9 May, 2017 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Picture: AFP. BENGALURU – Defender Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Serie A champions Juventus after one season in Italy, with Manchester…

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FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR’S HOTTEST RIDER

FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR'S HOTTEST RIDER

FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR’S HOTTEST RIDER FROOME STILL : Chris Froome’s main rivals all seem short of the combination of ingredients needed to unsettle Froome’s Team Sky machine. DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – Chris Froome may look far from his best and might say this year’s route does him no favours, but the Briton is the overwhelming favourite to win his fourth Tour de France crown next month. His main rivals – an ageing Alberto Contador, a too-cautious Nairo Quintana and an unreliable Richie Porte – all seem short of the combination…

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Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse

Australians ditch religion at rapid rate, becoming more diverse Australians : Australia is becoming older and more diverse — both culturally and religiously — according to new datafrom the country’s census. While the first census in 1911 found the average Australian was a 24-year-old man, last year the typical Aussie was a married 38-year-old woman, who lives in a three-bedroom house, with two kids and two cars. The census, which is conducted every five years, found that Asians now make up the largest percentage of the overseas-born population, jumping from in 2011 — 32.9%…

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Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington to be honoured at Giffoni Film Festival

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington to be honoured at Giffoni Film Festival

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington to be honoured at Giffoni Film Festival Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington will be honoured at Giffoni International Film Festival, one of the largest film events dedicated entirely to children and teenagers. Harington is known for playing Jon Snow, one of the major characters on HBO’s fantasy show.  London-born actor Kit Harington will next appear in Xavier Dolan’s drama The Life and Death of John F. Donovan and on the BBC drama Gunpowder. Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington will be honoured at Giffoni…

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American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

Un-American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen

American for Donald Trump not to protect gay rights: Ian McKellen Hollywood actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an important global public figure. The actor prides himself as an outspoken homosexual and activist.  Veteran actor Ian McKellen said it is “un-American” of US President Donald Trump to not stand up in support of the LGBTQ community and he is sending out a wrong message as an…

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Production on Downton Abbey movie to begin in 2018

Production on Downton Abbey movie to begin in 2018

Production on Downton Abbey movie to begin in 2018 Downton Abbey, which concluded in 2015, portrays the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family in England and their servants amid the backdrop of such historic events as the sinking of the Titanic and World War I. The cast of the series included, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith. A popular 2010 drama series Downton Abbey will have its movie soon as NBC Universal’s executive has confirmed that the production on the film will begin next year. Michael Edelstein, president at NBC Universal…

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