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No Wimbledon wildcard for Maria Sharapova

The 2004 champion is now ranked 211 in the world, below the cut-off for direct entry, but her first-round win at this week's Italian Open means she is assured of a place in the qualifying tournament, played a few miles away from Wimbledon. Eugenie Bouchard recently beat Sharapova shortly after voicing her displeasure at the Russian being allowed to play at the top tournaments. The decision will place added scrutiny on Wimbledon's decision whether to offer Sharapova a wildcard into their ...


Madrid on verge of long-awaited title

Madrid on verge of long-awaited title

Isco has excelled during Madrid's impressive charge in both LaLiga and the Champions League , but he insists the presence of Ronaldo, who now has 39 goals this season, makes life straightforward. They took care of business at home, beating Sevilla 5-2, but the real drama unfolded elsewhere. " If Harry Kane stays pivotal to Tottenham's success, clear of injury for at least the next 10 seasons and keeps scoring at his current rate then he has a chance of emulating Ronaldo " Keown said, ...



Cavaliers pummel Celtics in record-setting fashion

If the Celtics continue to play anything like they did in Game 2, TD Garden won't see another National Basketball Association game until October. When the dust settled, the Cavs had a 130-86 win - the biggest home loss in Boston's playoff history.


Conte backs Cahill to succeed Terry as Chelsea captain

Conte backs Cahill to succeed Terry as Chelsea captain

He was 12 years old, he was small, slight, he was a centre midfielder, box-to-box, and a good passer of the ball. "I have known him a long time, but I don't know what his thinking is, whether he will carry on first of all". West Brom winger Nacer Chadli is earning £25,000-a-week more than Chelsea icon John Terry, according to a report. "Sooner or later that is going to happen, the technology (that) will help the referees to be more fair about what happens in the game, to make less mistakes ...



Minus: Not enough shots, too many penalties doomed Penguins in Game 6

After two dominant performances by the Washington Capitals in Games 5 and 6, the Pittsburgh Penguins have now found themselves in a decisive Game 7 against the best team in hockey. Winning breeds confidence. So while Washington is staring down another potential year where they came up short, blowing a 3-1 series lead might not affect Pittsburgh as much.


Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday

Pogba to return for Manchester United on Sunday

Should Ajax take the day against United and lift the Europa League trophy, record signing, Pogba and Ibrahimovic are likely to get a wage cut. "He needs to play on Sunday", Mourinho said of the French worldwide who recently lost his father but was present at United's training session on Friday.