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Nadal Eases Past Listless Kyrgios in Madrid

The Serb defeated Spaniard Feliciano Lopez on Thursday. Djokovic saved the only break point he conceded to Lopez, who was playing in the tournament for a record 16th time . Croatian Borna Coric , conqueror of world number one Andy Murray in the third round, plays Dominic Thiem of Austria later on Friday with the victor meeting Pablo Cuevas in the other semi-final after the Uruguayan beat German Alexander Zverev 3-6 6-0 6-4. Read More »

Manchester United Rumors: Antoine Griezmann Rates Odds Of Transfer To Old Trafford


Atletico's campaign has been a hit and a miss, with the club qualifying for the Champions League without much sweat, but ending the campaign without any trophies. Griezmann has become a fixture of the French national team and Atletico Madrid . His career at Atletico Madrid has been full of near misses, the highlight of which was two Champions League final defeats in the space of three years (2014 & 2016). Read More »

Crosby helps Penguins win to even series

But he then allowed nine goals over Game 5 and Game 6 against the Washington Capitals , and even with two shutouts over the next three games Murray's return to health invited a question between the pipes tor the Penguins . "Obviously, we're disappointed", Forsberg said. Banged up or not, with or without Fleury in the net, they simply have to start scoring. The crowd was delirious throughout the one-sided win and all the more so when their team got under the skin of the Penguins. Read More »

Leake leads Cardinals to 6-1 win over Dodgers


Something was a tick off. Lance (Lynn , the St. Louis starter) has always kind of had my number when I've faced him before. Lynn struck out 10, walked two and yielded one run on two hits in eight innings . Puig returned to the outfield for the next inning. "We'll see (Wednesday)", Pederson said. Pederson narrowly avoided a scary collision in the seventh inning, when he and left fielder Cody Bellinger bumped each other while chasing a ball in the left-center gap. Read More »

Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs


We'd need a hot take to spice up the discussion around what was quickly becoming the most boring Eastern Conference Finals ever. It's not enough for him. It was James' lowest point total in the playoffs since he scored seven for Miami in the 2014 conference finals against in, and before Boston's comeback, James was 49-0 in playoff games his team led by at last 20 points. Read More »

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators


As for Game 7, it never gets old. Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said following Game 7's morning skate at PPG Paints Arena that he knew nothing about the specifics of the ways the Senators antagonized Penguins captain Sidney Crosby in Tuesday's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. Read More »

Experience wins out as Ducks outlast upstart Oilers in Game 7


The teams meet again Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Game one of the Western Conference final is in the books, and the lower seeded Nashville Predators pulled off a 3-2 overtime victory on the road on Friday night. Having that extra time to rest, however, could result in some early rust against the Ducks. They showed grit and guile while bouncing back from a blowout loss in Game 6 and yet another early deficit in a seventh game, silencing the echoes of past winner-take-all events. Read More »

Warriors have eyes on a bigger prize, and a rematch

Draymond Green scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. With Golden State completing an inevitable 4-0 series sweep over the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals , the contest became an ode to Argentinian great Ginobili who may announce his retirement this off-season after 15 years in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Gary Neville makes Tottenham transfer prediction about Harry Kane

It was another great performance at White Hart Lane and now we have to focus on the last two games . "It's hard to describe", said Pochettino. It's a special bond and I don't think you always get that at other clubs. The last-ever goal came from Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney , but by that time Tottenham already had the goals it required - from Victor Wanyama's sixth-minute header and Kane's 28th goal of the season. Read More »

Herrera not thinking about Champions League reward


The Red Devils have already won a trophy this season - the EFL Cup - but they failed to break into the top four, eventually finishing sixth in the Premier League . It's a competition this club should be in every season. 'I don't feel any pressure , but I see a lot of opportunities'. "I want to thank he club for everything they did for me, I want to thank my team-mates for fighting together until the end and also thank the fans who supported me this season". Read More »

BCCI raises concerns after Manchester attack

From then to now, I have shown I am strong mentally. The Indian skipper had a lean tour of England in 2014 where he couldn't score a lot of runs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: India lifted the Champions Trophy last time under Dhoni. The squad arrives having played plenty of cricket in the past six months, with home series against England and Australia followed by the Indian Premier League. Read More »

Murray awaits 'fun' Game 7 on 23rd birthday

Phil Kessel and Trevor Daley would tack on two more to take Game 5 7-0. The series is now tied 3-3 with Game 7 - and a chance to play the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final - set for Thursday in Pittsburgh. The only reason the game was tied at that point was because Senators goalie Craig Anderson turned in his best performance of this series . He has five points in his past four playoff games. Read More »

Herrera: We Won It For Manchester

We were really sad because when you think about life and football, you have no voice. Jose Mourinho has insisted that his celebratory reaction to Manchester United's Europa League final triumph over Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday was simply a message to his family. Read More »

Man City trio to leave when contracts expire


It had previously been reported that Sagna was likely to depart City ahead of next season, but the French worldwide has said that he has "enjoyed every moment" of his three-year stay. 'His hard work, dedication, professionalism and desire to win have been apparent every single day. Navas made 77 league starts for Man City across his four years at the club, winning the Premier League once and the League Cup twice. Read More »

Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

Sure. At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here, but here we have a second chance". "This is the story of this season; we had improved during the last months and I hope we will improve more next season". We are going to be ready for this game". "It was unbelievable, very attractive, unforgettable and a big mark in the Club's history after a long period of waiting", Silva said. Read More »

LeBron heaps praise on Cavs teammate

The Cavs went from 10 down to leading by 9 within the span of the third. Maddie Meyer/GettyOver the course of four years, Brad Stevens has helped transform the Boston Celtics from a lottery team to a title contender. The Cavs' 59.5 percent for the game tied the franchise record for shooting efficiency in the playoffs (they did so against Boston on May 7, 2010). Both squads hit 10 triples on the night, but the Cavaliers again controlled the boards - 37-29 - as well holding scoring ... Read More »

Larson's million-dollar near-miss in Monster Energy All-Star Race


Drivers have the option to use green tires for the all-star race only. "I think you look at other sports and there All-Star games switch venues all the time", said second-place finisher Kyle Larson. "We learned quite a bit in the first 50 laps". Chase Elliott made the show by winning the Fan Vote. "Thanks to all the fans". Johnson won the second segment to advance, but let the win get away on the restart for the finale. Read More »

Giants WR Odell Beckham misses OTAs again on Thursday


It's a time to build fundamentals, communication, chemistry and trust, so you want all your players here, especially the great ones. Though based on a comment made by New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, this isn't exactly welcome news. Read More »

Sharapova won't request Wimbledon wild card

Sharapova has moved to prevent a similar scenario happening at Wimbledon , announcing that she will take part in the preliminary rounds at Roehampton in the week leading up to the main tournament. Wimbledon's tennis sub-committee, headed by former British number one Tim Henman, is due to make its wildcard choices on June 20. "But while there can be a wild card for return from injury, there can't be a wild card for return from doping". Read More »

Social media campaign hijacked by photos of convicted criminals


What started as a simple promotion to give away Champions League tickets has quickly escalated into a marketing nightmare for British potato chip company Walkers. Serial killer Harold Shipman, footie nonce Adam Johnson, Jimmy Saville and Fred West all featured in the ill-advised campaign. Because the system was automated, those faces appeared too. Read More »

Penguins vs. Senators: Game 7 prediction

Boucher made the move (twice) to protect Anderson when the game was out of reach and it was at that point that the IL native turned the page and started to look ahead. The Ottawa Senators came from behind to force a decider in their Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday. I think it will mean more to me when I have time to sit back and step back from the game. Read More »

Mumbai Indians claim IPL title after dramatic finish against Pune


Needing 30 off the last three overs, Lasith Malinga gave away only seven runs in the 18th before Smith hit Bumrah for a six in the next over and brought the target down to 11 off the last six balls. Fleming said his team failed to build bigger partnerships even though Ajinkya Rahane and captain Steve Smith had put up a good stand. Still, they were cruising along nicely till Rahane tried to play a chip shot off a Mitchell Johnson slower delivery, which Kieron Pollard ran from his ... Read More »

Salman Abedi: Bomber in Ariana Grande concert attack


Akhtar said she heard loud bangs when police raided Abedi's house earlier this week and detained his older brother, Ismail , who has not been charged. Three men are arrested in south Manchester, meaning that a total of four people have now been arrested as part of the inquiry into the atrocity. "We are sure our fans will understand this decision", the team said, adding that the parade would have diverted police from the bombing investigation. Read More »

Jose Mourinho lifts lid on Chelsea incident earlier this season


The Armenian said: "Thank you to my team-mates because without them I couldn't score so many goals". "This is football , but what happened two days ago was disgusting". Often, to win finals you must first lose them. "Happened in Manchester, but we have to be a united world to fight for peace". "There are a lot of emotions but I think you have to take those emotions and turn them into a positive". Read More »

Mike Brown on Tyronn Lue's harder to defend comment: "It's cute"


On Wednesday, even Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said that defending what the Celtics are running is tougher for him to plan against than what Golden State does. Despite the challenge, the Cavs lead the Eastern Conference finals 3-1 and can close out the series with a Game 5 win at TD Garden on Thursday. Read More »

Chelsea cancel victory parade after Manchester bomb attack

The Nigerian worldwide took to his twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon to share his picture with wife and two kids, celebrating with EPL trophy after his side's victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in the Blues' last game of the season on Sunday. Read More »

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

He scored 34 on a night when he sat the final 6:46 of the first half with those four fouls. Another two free throws from Irving cut Boston's lead down to two points, 13-11, but following a dunk from James, the Celtics had an answer in the form of a 13-4 run over the next three minutes and increased their advantage to 26-15 with 2:11 to play in the quarter. Read More »

Richard Sherman announces one-year hiatus for celebrity softball game


Sherman, who like Wilson declined comment for this story, thinks Carroll hasn't held Wilson or many young Seahawks to the defense's championship standard. Watch the ESPN First Take panel discuss the explosive ESPN story in the video below. To say Malcolm Butler's goal-line interception left Sherman distraught and disappointed would be an understatement, per Wickersham's conversations with the Seahawks coaching staff. Read More »

How Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Got His Nerdy Name


Brown made no bones about their strategy to give Cloud Computing six weeks of rest before taking on Derby victor Always Dreaming and second favorite at Preakness post time, Classic Empire . We were in the position we expected to be, and I think the turnaround (from the Derby) was a little too quick. And on Saturday, as if it were some supernatural reward for all of their patience and the desire to do the right thing for their horse, Cloud Computing posted a mild upset and captured ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton: "This is why I race"

The British driver suffered some wheel spin at the start, which helped Vettel to take the lead as they entered turn 1 of the first lap. Though Vettel and Hamilton both spoke of their enjoyment of the closely-fought battle at the Circuit de Catalunya , the German says his and Ferrari's main goal is to ensure they don't become a regular occurance. Read More »

It's a trap! Cup champion Penguins wary of stingy Senators

Saturday night in at PPG Paints Arena, the plucky Ottawa Senators took a 2-1 victory on Bobby Ryan's winning goal at 4:59 of the first extra period. They played a near-perfect road game on Saturday against a powerhouse and they dictated the pace of play. It's not entirely unfamiliar territory. Game 1 was the Senators' sixth playoff win in overtime and their eighth win by only one goal. Read More »

Ibrahimovic sensationally opens door to Man Utd stay


I'll be back in a few weeks", Ibrahimovic told Sky Italia . After seeing this banner that was unveiled at the Europa League final , it's clear that the United supporters are willing to pull out all the stops in their efforts to keep the Stretford End hero at the club. Read More »