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Kerber out to find elusive love for French Open clay


After briefly threatening a recovery in the eighth game, in which she held two break points, Kerber meekly surrendered the first set with a forehand that never looked like clearing the net. In one other early result of significance, 2015 U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci exited the French Open in the first round for the fourth year in a row. Read More »

In contrasting fashion, Djokovic, Muguruza advance in Paris


You know, he is quite unpredictable on the court. "First you have to play the right way, then you need to play well". I mean , after the match, I didn't feel that bad as normally I probably do. "And gave me the strength to finish it off". "Even today when I stepped onto the court, I tried to get back into the game". Reigning champion Djokovic teamed up with 1999 champion Agassi in a dream-team player-coach combination just before the start of the tournament. Read More »

Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' LA home

TMZ reported Wednesday that a home in Los Angeles owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers star was vandalized with a racial epithet. Someone painted over the slur before officers arrived to investigate, Sandoval said. I think back to Emmett Till's mom and the reason she had an open casket, she wanted to show the world what her son went through in terms of a hate crime in America. Read More »

LeBron James entering the NBA Finals as the underdog … again

Golden State is the first team to enter the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 mark. The officials made a great show of early season re-education attempts, but the most enduring memory of the season is of him walking the length of the court to remonstrate with Scott Foster and Foster choosing not to T him up, which he would well have been within the rights of conventional behavior to do. Read More »

Big Ten football releases kickoff times for four Penn State games


Fans will still have to wait for the kick times of Penn State's trip to Iowa and home clash against MI among others. And on Wednesday the network revealed that the Wolverines' home opener September 9 against Cincinnati at Michigan Stadium will kick off at noon and will be carried on ABC or ESPN. Read More »

Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal


Arsene Wenger insists he will head into Tuesday's board meeting to discuss his Arsenal future perfectly equipped with all he needs to secure a new contract - namely a replay of Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final win over 10-man Chelsea . The London club struggled early in the season for the most part but some important victories towards the end of the season saw them leap frog Manchester United into fifth position in the Premier League. Read More »

Pekka Rinne of Predators has time to recover for Game 2

Predators counterpart Peter Laviolette said a disallowed goal in the first period had proved decisive. Both the Predators and Penguins expect better things from Rinne in Game 2 . They went 9 minutes and 50 seconds without a shot, reminiscent of the second period of Game 1when they had no shots at all. Perhaps all we really learned last night is that these Predators, injuries and all, can MORE THAN play with this Penguins teams.and we learned the Penguins are a very opportunistic bunch. Read More »

Profile of Cleveland Cavaliers

James in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals surpassed Michael Jordan's all-time record of 5,987 points scored in the playoffs. James carried the team on his back to help the Cavaliers become the first National Basketball Association team in Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit, and somehow he is playing even better now than he was a year ago when he was named Finals MVP. Read More »

Manu Ginobili on Spurs in Game 2: "We felt sorry for ourselves".


When Leonard met with the media, he said his ankle is getting better but that he's only been able to watch practice from the sideline. "This particular individual has a history with that kind of action", Popovich said. They're up 2-0 in this series, and the Warriors are better, especially if and when the Spurs don't have Kawhi Leonard on the floor-and Leonard wasn't out there for Game 2 on Tuesday, so the revelation was not surprising. Read More »

IPL: When Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma dialled M for match-winners


Pune captain Steve Smith hit a crucial 51 that seemed to put Pune on course for victory in the chase for Mumbai's 129-8 in Hyderabad . The victory was sealed with the final ball of the game, bowled by former Australia worldwide Mitchell Johnson, when Pune could only get two runs when they required four for the win. Read More »

LeBron James' Los Angeles Home Vandalized With 'N-Word' Graffiti

One needed to bet $220 on the Warriors to win the series to take home $100, while a $100 bet on the Cavaliers to win the series would have resulted in a $180 profit. The Warriors have home court advantage and are heavy favourites - James called them a "juggernaut" - when the best-of-seven finals begin Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland , California . Read More »

Laxman hails government's decision to not play with Pakistan


According to the ICC Future Tours Programme, the Indian cricket team is scheduled to play Pakistan in a bilateral series later this year. "The PCB will continue to meet with the BCCI throughout the Champions Trophy and are hopeful that something positive can come out of these meetings", said a source close to the matter. Read More »

Ray throws first career shutout, Diamondbacks beat Pirates


He was 1 for 2 on Monday and 6 for 14 since coming back. The Diamondbacks broke through when Owings doubled home Ray Fuentes, who singled with one out and was bunted to second by Ray. Pittsburgh , which lost catcher Chris Stewart and outfielder Gregory Polanco to injuries in Monday's game, managed only four hits Tuesday and was blanked for the first time since April 25. Read More »

Five things to look out for in the NBA Finals


Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, Calif . The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of th. Not that anyone expected any different. But this is not James' first underdog rodeo. Cleveland stumbled against the Western Conference, with a 16-14 SU and 11-18-1 ATS mark, going 16-14 Over/Under in those games. Warriors coach Mike Brown , filling in on the bench for Steve Kerr and another compelling Finals storyline, coached James in Cleveland , went with him to the ... Read More »

Guardiola lauds Zabaleta as Manchester City great

The victory over the Baggies means City require just one point from their final game on Sunday to ensure a top-four finish - although with their superior goal difference they are all but over the line now. First-team players are set to spend some time at the club's Etihad Academy next week after a busy season and will be taking part in some commercial activity ahead of the club's summer tour to the United States. Read More »

James leads Cavaliers back to NBA Finals


While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, members of the Boston Celtics acknowledged the gap that still exists with the Cleveland Cavaliers in their quest to elevate to a true title contender. Read More »

America's Cup team 'nearly sank' after huge collision on Day 1


Speaking in the press conference, helmsman Ainslie said: 'For sure we can do a better job with our communication. "We'll take the lessons we've learnt and move forward". With the weekend crowded due to Friday's schedule being blown out by too much wind, Oracle was the only team to sail three races Sunday. The guys did brilliantly to regroup in reply to what happened and get on with the race. Read More »

Rooney close to revealing decision on future

The boys were fantastic.'What I was saying was probably something they told me before the match. "I'm really happy with our season, the trophies, to be back in Champions League but now I have a rest". But once you play that final, I think you will, for that moment, forget it". And the 54-year-old claimed the market is now out of his hands as he takes a break following a gruelling first season at Old Trafford . Read More »

French Open: Petra Kvitova wins comeback match after being stabbed


She added: "We didn't have much time to practice - we had like two or three weeks so I'm glad how I played today". Kvitova, twice a Wimbledon singles champion, told the crowd in an interview on the court that she was glad she made a decision to play in the tournament and addressed her parents and brother in the guest box, saying, "Thank you for everything you helped me through this hard time". Read More »

Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

The 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs have been kind of a dud up until this point, but that's in large part to the dominance of these two teams. "And hopefully we keep it going, but we fully respect and are aware that this team that we're playing, they're the champions and we're not", Kerr said. Read More »

Kyrie helps Cavs rebound against Celtics


The Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens has the team continuously trying a new plan and roster rotation to try and fill the flaws of Thomas. The real question is whether or not they will be able to contend with a fully rested and healthy Golden State team. Read More »

Bale 'not 100%' for Cardiff final


Juventus are a great team and what we all want is to see a good match'. The team that makes fewer errors will probably win. " They played 16 games together this season, everyone speaks about Gareth or Isco but they can play together". Read More »

Alisher Usmanov tells Stan Kroenke to back Arsene Wenger


Wenger has agreed on a two-year extension with the club, following discussions with Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke . We did report that Thomas Tuchel could possibly be coming aboard Arsenal FC as Arsene Wenger's replacement, but truth be told, that's not happening. Read More »

Hahn's 64 gives him Byron Nelson lead entering final round

But he acknowledged that collecting a trophy because of Day's playoff blunder, rather than his own birdie, "was not the way I wanted to win". "I hit some great shots and rolled a few good putts, so definitely helps out my confidence". "I haven't played here in five years", said Horschel. "Overall, it was a pretty good week, but obviously I'm disappointed that I didn't get the win". Read More »

Finals pick up where they left off with Cavs-Warriors III

The four-time scoring champion is the biggest addition to a team favoured to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals starting Thursday in Oakland , and he is not about to change anything in his approach. They have chemistry. It has only gotten better all year. With the Cavs down 3-1 and on the verge of elimination, LeBron James , 32, and Kyrie Irving , 25, teamed up to rack up 41 points each, according to USA Today . Read More »

Giants' Strickland, Nats' Harper receive suspensions


Major League Baseball handed down the suspension Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the benches-clearing incident. No doubt, Strickland's 98-mile-per-hour fastball had to hurt, and he said after the game that he was just trying to throw inside to Harper , according to NBC Bay Area , adding, "Obviously, I got it in a little bit too far". Read More »

Indy 500 champ Takuma Sato still baring his soul


Takuma Sato , the 2017 Indianapolis 500 victor, is interviewed before ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Alonso had completed 179 of the 200 laps at the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was running in the top 10 when his engine let go. Read More »

United States starts first test of key defense against ICBM attack


He tells The Associated Press , "In several ways, this test was a $244 million-dollar baby step, a baby step that took three years ". Attention was drawn to the growing concern of the U.S. This test was the first time a ground-based midcourse interceptor has destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target. That nation is believed to be working toward an intercontinental ballistic missile that could transport a nuclear warhead. Read More »

Charges dropped against 'redneck' Stanley Cup catfish thrower

But the scoreboard told a different story as the Penguins took a 1-0 series lead with a 5-3 win to start the Stanley Cup Final. Game Two of the best-of-seven series is also in Pittsburgh on Wednesday before the teams head to Nashville , who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, for the next two contests . Read More »

Prosecutors to drop charges in Stanley Cup dead catfish toss

That make sense. But the other two are baffling. His mug shot from the jail provided a stark illustration of how much Woods' mystique has been shattered since his decade of domination that golf had never seen. Saros had a.923 save percentage and a 2.35 goal against average in 21 regular season games played, so he is a pretty capable goalie. "It wasn't a flawless ride for us in the regular season", said coach Peter Laviolette, whose team earned the last Western Conference playoff spot. Read More »

Durant gets chance to follow Lebron's path to NBA title


When Kevin Durant joined the talent-rich Golden State Warriors the pressure was on for him to land an elusive title in his first season with his new team but on the eve of the NBA Finals he said the expectations would not rattle him. "I just don't believe it". This isn't as almost bad as LeBron averaging 17.8 ppg (3rd on the team) in the 2011 Finals , only shooting 47 percent from the field with 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game. Read More »

Trout sprains thumb in Angels' loss to Marlins

Mike Trout left Sunday afternoon's matinee matchup against the Marlins with a left thumb sprain. X-rays proved negative for any fracture. Trout hurt his hand after he was sliding into second off a stolen base attempt in the top of the fifth inning. Read More »

Bale 'not 100 percent' for Cardiff final


Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale said on Tuesday he regretted rushing back from ankle surgery earlier in the season and admitted he was not fully fit for the Champions League final against Juventus in his home city of Cardiff . Team-mate Luka Modric said: " He was one of the best players at the start of the season and it's not nice for him that he has suffered since". Meanwhile, Martial blew hot and cold throughout the campaign, while Jesse Lingard is seen as more of a squad ... Read More »