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Returning Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener

Makarova even pointed out that she never before had played a singles match in the tournament's main stadium (she was the 2013 French Open women's doubles champion). " I'm really glad to have made the decision to play here ", said 27-year-old Kvitova, who was seriously hurt when she fought off a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December. Read More »

Huddersfield beat Reading to claim Premier League promotion

Generally, Holloway is loved in English football as one of the most straight talking men in the punditry game. "To be fair, I think there's a few [loanees who have been successful]", He continued. "I hope to keep it that way until at least Tuesday morning. To be part of it this season, I feel like I don't want to leave it now", Palmer told Goal . Read More »

Arsenal confirms extension for Arsene Wenger

While that remains unclear, Wenger said the win against Chelsea was the ideal example of what Arsenal were capable of under his guidance. Ramsey scored one goal and made four assists in 23 appearances in the Premier League in the 2016-17 season as Arsenal finished in fifth place in the table. Read More »

No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in first round

Kerber is not performing to the standards usually associated with the highest ranked player in the game after she won her first two Grand Slam titles at the Australian and US Opens a year ago. Kerber appeared to get back into the match when she recovered one break but the German immediately dropped her serve again. In the clay court season, Kerber lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time ... Read More »

Penguins defeat Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals


Pittsburgh was floundering at that point, but the poise of the Stanley Cup champions helped them pull it out in the end, though this was no artistic masterpiece. "I thought our guys played great", said Predators head coach Peter Laviolette . "We just have to watch video here and learn from our mistakes and move forward". Read More »

Mahrez reveals desire to leave Leicester City


But he added he was "fiercely ambitious" and had "informed the club I feel now is the time to move on". The Algeria winger scored 17 goals for Leicester in its run to the Premier League title at preseason odds of 5,000-1. Such a high salary would be an insurmountable stumbling block for Monaco , whose focus in recent seasons has been on hoarding young, talented players whom they later sell on for huge sums, such as James Rodriguez to Real Madrid and Anthony Martial to Manchester United . Read More »

FA Cup unlikely to have any bearing on future: Wenger


Arsenal defeated Cheslea 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley stadium to win their 13th FA Cup title with Arsene Wenger . Wenger said he would meet the Arsenal board on Tuesday to discuss his future. It's not easy. I'm especially proud of the way we won this time because we had to play against Manchester City in the semi-final here and then Chelsea here. Read More »

White Sox RHP Gonzalez allows first baserunner in seventh


That was after the Tigers arrived in Chicago at 4 a.m. after traveling from Houston. Robert played for Cuba's U-18 National Team from 2014-2015, making appearances at the World Cup (2015) and Pan American Games (2014). Friday morning and arrived at Guaranteed Rate Field around noon, they waited almost 10 hours for left-hander Matt Boyd to pitch erratically once again and the offence to miss opportunities once again. Read More »

No surprise: It's Cavaliers-Warriors in NBA Finals


The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook installed Golden State as a minus-260 favourite, with Cleveland at plus-220, meaning a $100 bet on the Warriors would win $38.46 and the same bet on the Cavaliers would win $220, according to ESPN . Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Kyrie Irving's left ankle was feeling "good" in advance of Game 5. The Cleveland regulars were 16 of 33 from behind the arc through three quarters - after the Cavs went 19 of 39 on treys in a 44-point win in Game 2. Read More »

Coca-Cola 600: 5 takeaways from NASCAR at Charlotte


Four years after that emotional and somewhat controversial decision to bring the No. 3 back, Austin Dillon delivered with his first Series Cup victory early Monday at the Coca-Cola 600 , a victory that resonated with Earnhardt fans across the country and left his grandfather on the verge of tears. Read More »

FArsenal Cup ... Gunners claim record 13th title after beating Chelsea

Wenger , who complained before the game about a "disgraceful lack of respect" over his achievements, has never been under fire as intensely as he has this season. When the final whistle blew on Arsenal's record 13th FA Cup title and a record seventh for manager Arsene Wenger , Mertesacker trotted over to Ospina and they shared a long and warm embrace in the penalty area. Read More »

Luciano Spalletti: Roma part company with head coach after 16 months


After returning to the club last January, Spalletti instantly turned around a Roma side that had grown rather moribund, taking them from fifth place all the way back to third last season. 'Under his stewardship this season, the team has won more Serie A points and scored more goals than any side in Roma's history . "We wish Luciano all the best for the future", Palotta said. Read More »

Messi's master-class inspires Barcelona to Copa del Rey final triumph


As the match kicked off at the Vicente Calderon, it was clear that Alaves had done their homework for the Copa del Rey final. The five-time Ballon d'Or victor turned in another masterclass against Alaves on Saturday night to show that, even with Luis Enrique leaving, this golden age can continue for Barcelona . Read More »

How will Kevin Durant handle his matchup with LeBron James?

Amid all the comparisons with Michael Jordan , LeBron James admitted that he has made it his "personal goal" to follow MJ's footsteps of becoming an National Basketball Association legacy. LeBron James has averaged more points on the road (28.4) than at home (26.3), though that might have something to do with his averaging a minute-and-a-half more per game on the road. Read More »

Individuals can win games but teamwork can win titles: Rohit

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is a proud captain after winning the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) Season 10 title for Mumbai Indians (MI). Defending a total of 129 runs, he took the crucial wickets of Pune skipper Steven Smith and Manoj Tiwari to put pressure back onto the Pune line-up. Read More »

Arsene Wenger lays out his case before decisive board meeting

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright fears Arsene Wenger could leave the Gunners "totally in the lurch" by walking away this week - and believes the Premier League club only have themselves to blame. And yet Arsenal still ended the campaign with a cup victory that Wenger puts on a par with his last EPL success in the unbeaten 2003-04 season. "At the end of the day everyone trusted me and supported me throughout the season and the manager gave me the opportunity". Read More »

Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3


In a match controversially suspended on Monday at one set each, Zverev was defeated in a fog of mistakes and despondency. Barty has now lost all nine career matches against top-20 opponents. British number two Kyle Edmund, ranked 49th in the world, is also in first round action, taking on Portugal's Gastao Elias on Court 14. Seventh seed Konta dominated the first set but eventually went down 1-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to Taiwanese Hsieh. Read More »

NBA Finals: LeBron James compares 2017 Warriors to 2014 Spurs

The much-anticipated third part of a trilogy between Cleveland and Golden State begins when Game 1 of the NBA Finals tips off June 2. "The whole underdog thing is amusing to me, because, yeah, at the end of the day we are defending our title", Love said Saturday after the Cavs' first practice in preparation for the Warriors since clinching a spot in the Finals . Read More »

Dillon takes Coca-Cola 600 victory


Johnson was looking for a record-tying fifth Coca-Cola 600 win, but he ran out gas while leading with two laps remaining. For the 2015 and 2016 races, U.S. I wouldn't even presume to try. Just too loose in general. Keselowski was unable to slow because of an oil trail and the impact from Keselowski's No. Read More »

Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals


Finally, a shot from the Penguins. "We had a good first, we had a bad second and we were awful in the third". Scored with just 17 seconds remaining in the first, Bonino's freakish goal put the Predators in a 3-0 hole. The team who won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in the past has won the cup 78 percent of the time. The team opened Bridgestone Arena for fans, with the line wrapping around the building. Read More »

Billy Horschel defeats Jason Day to take AT&T Byron Nelson title


Day was seeking his first win since last year's Players Championship. "To come in here after missing four straight cuts, with no type of momentum ... it's wonderful". Hahn then bogeyed the par-3 13th and par-4 14th to fall a stroke behind Horschel, who birdied the No. 14 to create a two-shot swing. It was on the par-five 16th where the real damage was done as he had to take three tee shots on his way to a nine after sending his first two attempts out of bounds. Read More »

MI baseball to face FGCU in NCAA Tournament


PT. Nebraska earned the No. 2 seed in the pod while Yale is No. 3. No. 4 seed Central Connecticut State and host TCU - the No. 6 national seed in the 64-team field - are the other two teams in the Cavaliers' regional. The Regional will last through Sunday with games being played on Monday if needed. SEC teams Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt also made regionals. Read More »

LeBron James Says He Feels 'Very Good' About Chances vs. Warriors

Wow! Withers must be a Fil-Am from the Bay Area. They may say all the things to justify the underdog label on Cavs. In 2015, the Warriors beat the Cavs in six games. Love added, "We will use it [fuel] as motivation, but the idea of playing into it?" "I would say I've gotten a little bit better", he said. "I feel good about our chances". Read More »

Petra Kvitova to make return at French Open after knife attack

Top-ranked Angelique Kerber of Germany has lost the first set of her opening match at the French Open . Makarova is likely to provide Kerber with a tough challenge on a searing hot day on Court Philippe Chatrier as she arrived at Roland Garros high on confidence, having beaten Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova on the slow surface this year. Read More »

Huddersfield prepare for Premier League fairy tale

Previous analysis from Deloitte's Sports Business Group suggests that promotion to the Premier League could lead to an uplift in income of at least £170m and up to £290m if the newly promoted club stays in the Premiership for more than one season. Read More »

Today's the day: Chelsea to land FA Cup?

And I would see their point, save for this: all my critical faculties depart when I'm cheering on my team. "I don't think if my player dived he did it with a real intention of doing it". "I'm sure he wants to continue". "You can't stand still in the transfer market". "I've learned too much not to pass that on, whether that's initially to a younger generation or eventually at this level - the target is being at Wembley managing a top side". Read More »

Ex-MotoGP champion Hayden dies after bicycle crash

He had been in the intensive care unit of Cesena's Maurizio Bufalini Hospital . As noted by BBC Sport , Hayden was said to have suffered "serious cerebral damage" as a result of the collision. According to "Corriere di Romagna", Nicky Hayden is to blame for the accident. The Superbike World Championship says the incident occurred Wednesd. Read More »

Arsenal win record 13th FA Cup

Cup final. "I will remain (at Chelsea) if there is intention from the club and the coach for me to stay, but if they want to sell me to bring in another striker, I will go". "But I went into the game saying to myself, "There is nothing to expect, everyone has written me off already" and I went through my normal routine - 15 years and you never forget". Read More »

Cool Hand Lue: Cavs coach keeps NBA champs cool amid chaos

Maybe, but as the teams gear up for Thursday night's series opener in Oakland, comments made by Warriors forward Draymond Green in October are reverberating around Cleveland . Detroit became the league's third repeat victor in the championship game the following season when Layne threw a 33-yard TD pass to Jim Doran with just over 2 minutes remaining for a 17-16 victory. Read More »