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Young drivers finish strong in star-studded Indy 500 field

It would be a eleven lap shootout for the win between Chilton, Castroneves and Sato. Takuma Sato on Sunday became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 , in a race that featured a horrific crash involving the driver who started from the pole position. Read More »

Muguruza's match stopped at French Open

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Some faded away, some prevailed and some etched their names in sporting history. Rod Laver is the only other man to win four majors in a row in the Open Era of men's professional tennis . Djokovic, seeded second, has been slumping this year a bit and has hired former French Open champion Andre Agassi to coach him in Paris . Williams now ranks behind only Margaret Court's 24 on the career list. Read More »

Langer makes history with Senior PGA Championship win

She led by four strokes with four holes to play, but she made a bogey on No. 16 and Lee birdied 17. Singh got up and down for birdie, but Langer made his short par putt to win the championship. Coming in here I knew my game was in pretty good shape, but I truly didn't expect to pull it off again. "I missed a lot of putts out there". Indeed, playing in just his 15th PGA Tour Champions start, Singh, 54, resembled the golfer who had won a record 22 PGA Tour titles in his 40s. Read More »

Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

Alexander Rossi , the 25-year-old who won Indy as a rookie in 2016 and qualified on the front row last weekend, finished seventh behind two more 500 winners - Tony Kanaan and Juan Pablo Montoya . Castroneves , trying to become just the fourth driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times, said he just couldn't find an answer to Sato . "It was a wild ride, for sure", the 2008 500 victor and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver said after exiting the track's medical center. Read More »

Djokovic, Muguruza start title defenses at French Open

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic and title favourite Rafael Nadal both won their opening matches at the French Open on Monday. Sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem is safely through to the second round of the French Open . From there, he quickly wrapped up the first set. It was a similar story early in the second set with the 30-year-old Serb returning everything Granollers tried to throw at him as he went 4-1 up, before a wobble saw him fail to convert eight set points at 5-3. Read More »

Si Woo Kim Remains Steady To Win The Players Championship For 2017

Kim, 21, shot a three-under-par 69 on the final day at Sawgrass to finish on 10 under and replace Adam Scott as the youngest victor. "Korean female golfers are doing so well in the LPGA and I wanted to show that male golfers also have what it takes to play competitively in the US tour", said Kim, who has moved up to 28th in the ranking from 75th as of Sunday. Read More »

Police arrest 19-year-old over Manchester attack

Police say they are also searching a new property in the Moss Side area of the city. Seven children were among those who died when Abedi detonated a bomb on 22 May at the end of a concert by U.S. Pope Francis recites the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 28 , 2017. The terror threat level now indicates that an attack remains highly likely rather than imminent. Read More »

How Close Is LeBron James To Michael Jordan?

The 135-102 series-clinching win was notable on numerous levels for the Cavs, who wrap up the Eastern Conference yet again and move on to a third consecutive NBA Finals matchup against arch nemesis Golden State. We're going to enjoy this, take a day off and I'm sure we'll get back to the drawing board (today). Next week they'll be watching Durant, who will play for his first title in his first season with the Warriors , a chance to finally be No. Read More »

Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

Certainly not against the swaggering and well-rested Predators. The Predators won't have Ryan Johansen . He's a very good player. The other centre, at the next podium, not as big, not as amusing, the bigger name, the bigger star, hears the laughter and looks around. Read More »

How to watch Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Both the Cavaliers and Warriors have upgraded their rosters from a year ago, when they went seven games in an epic series that spawned the first comeback from a 3-1 deficit in Finals history and resulted in Cleveland winning its first pro sports championship since 1964. Read More »

Favourite Rafael Nadal To Take On Benoit Paire In French Open

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Nadal boasts a sensational career record at Roland Garros with 72 wins and just two defeats, against Djokovic in 2015 and an injury-affected shock loss to Robin Soderling in 2009. Temperatures are set to reach 33 degrees Celsius in Paris on Sunday and no rain is forecast on day one of a tournament disrupted by poor weather in recent years. Read More »

Oracle goes 2-1 to take lead in America's Cup qualifiers

Sweden's Artemis Racing go into the 35th America's Cup as one of the strongest challengers for worldwide sport's oldest trophy, after showing impressive speed in the build-up. Emirates Team New Zealand incurred a penalty for early entry into the starting box in Race 11, handing Land Rover BAR a 4sec lead at Mark 1, with the breeze flicking back up to 11kts. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Defiant After Ajax Criticism For Manchester United Approach

Ferguson, who managed United through a golden era from 1986 to 2013 which saw them win the Champions League twice among many other trophies, told Sky Sports that Manchester was a resilient city. Manchester United have won two trophies", said former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage, who began his career at United, on BBC radio. Mourinho said he would " more than happy" for Rooney to stay but following the game, the man himself confirmed to the press that he has offers on the ... Read More »

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney donates £100000 to terror attack victims

Injuries this season have proved damning for his Premier League campaign as a series of weakened sides were sent out in the final weeks of the season in order to preserve a side for the Ajax final. "Individually, we could have done better and as a team we could have done better, but football is all about learning and you're always going to learn with every game". Read More »

Morgan plays down Stokes fears, happy with own form

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The only concern for England was a knee injury for all-rounder Ben Stokes which hampered his ability with the ball. "When he came back onto the field he was fit to bowl", Morgan said. The decisive win was all the more timely given that next week sees the start of the Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world's leading eight ODI sides. Read More »

English Championship Play-Off Final

Stam insists he will remain in charge next season, regardless of whether or not he leads Reading back to the Premier League for the first time since 2013. However this season, Wells has scored 10 goals in 43 league appearances. Staying up for even one season is worth a further 100 million pounds, without taking into consideration increased sponsorship and gate receipts. Read More »

Cyprus still "very close" to deal despite halt in talks

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A United Nations official says ethnically divided Cyprus remains "very, very close" to an agreement to reunite the island despite a breakdown in talks last week. The current impasse concerns the 35,000 troops that Turkey keeps in the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north. Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, left, and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, right, talk as a guard stands in front of a auto. Read More »

'Sachin' rakes in over Rs 27 cr in opening weekend

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This is massive for a film belonging to the docu-drama genre. Saturday collections of the film grew to 7,75,00,000 rupees approximately and Sunday - a whopping 9,00,00,000 rupees was collected. The film has been declared tax-free in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Kerala and Chhatisgarh. The first day collection amounted to 8.40 crore which is pretty impressive for a docudrama. Read More »

Kevin Love says Cavaliers using underdog role as 'fuel' in Finals

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It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. In the history of the National Basketball Association this has never happened. Tristen Thompson has learned to shoot free throws and still tosses bodies around under the rim. Love comes into the Finals this year playing at a much higher level than that, having averaged 22.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game in the Cavs' ... Read More »

Nadal targets his 10th title

That trio's reasons for being absent? However, Roger Federer has chose to skip this one. Williams is pregnant and due in the fall, with plans to return to the tour in 2018. Murray likely opens play in Paris as the top seed Tuesday against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov . It makes me happy to feel myself competitive and play well in every event that I played. Read More »

UK Police Arrest 16th Person in Connection With Manchester Attack

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was right for MI5 to review its processes. Greater Manchester Police said in a statement that Monday's arrest took place in Shoreham-by-Sea "on suspicion [of] offenses contrary to the terrorism act". The media has reported that people who knew Abedi had raised concern about him and his views as long ago as five years before he carried out Monday's attack. Read More »

Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns the ball to Julia Boserup , of the U.S, in their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 28, 2017 in Paris . Always expected to be a tough match, Makarova saved 14 of 16 break points she faced and held on to win the opening round 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 22 minutes. Read More »

TNT's Cavaliers-Celtics Playoff Telecast Scores On Social Media

I don't even think my teammates would say that. We will use it as motivation, but the idea of playing into it? It was a matchup that we were all looking forward to, and I'm glad that we prevailed. As good as he's been for the Celtics , Thomas is just coming into his own. Love was asked if the Cavs wanted the Warriors . Draymond Green 's suspension might not have lost the Warriors the title one year ago, but bad behavior at the worst juncture demands a level of poise this time around ... Read More »

Kokrak cards 62, leads by five as Spieth misses cut

With a 1-under 69, including a 60-foot birdie putt at the 14th hole, Horschel matched Day at 12-under 268. Horschel had missed four straight cuts before the tournament. "The last four, six weeks hasn't been ideal for me", he said. Just when James Hahn seized control of the AT&T Byron Nelson he let it slip away. Read More »

NBA to have first 'threematch' finals

But it all evaporated. The 32-year-old, who is seeking a fourth National Basketball Association title, took 212 post-season games to surpass Jordan, a six-time champion who played 179 playoff games. You surely noticed the downward trending line movements in both of the previous NBA Finals series as I've already mentioned the closing projected totals in the first and the last game in the last two years. Read More »

Wenger set for power tussle at Arsenal board meeting on Tuesday

I mean sure long-term they have some valid points, but in the moment the manager they've been criticising all season for basically anything and everything just showed them up. "It's very important to analyse very well our season". "I have a contract and no intention of leaving, but if there are changes to be made that might reduce my chances, if the coach won't count on me anymore or is to give space for another striker, I know that I'll have to leave". Read More »

Button hit with grid penalty - if he races again

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The pair clashed at the right hander before the tunnel, with Wehrlein escaping injury after his auto rolled onto its side against the tire barrier. Poor Wehrlein was trapped until marshals could flip his auto, having to hear race traffic pass by in the meantime. Read More »

Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey

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It's clear that Ernesto Valverde , who is set to be confirmed as Enrique's replacement today, has a lot of work to do, first and foremost in terms of fashioning his players into an efficient collective unit rather than a group of talented individuals who cross their fingers and hope for Messi's best. Read More »