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It's a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender 'surprise'


However, Serena admitted her announcement was actually a complete accident. Carrying over the momentum from the first set, Williams had the flawless start to the second set as she sealed her opening service game with an ace. Serena Williams wears florals to the French Open . She whipped in a series of ferocious forehand winners while also frustrating the Czech, constantly forcing her to the net with her dropshots to win the first set with a tiebreak. Read More »

Calipari and Avery Johnson break down the NBA Finals

Almost a year since he sat at the same podium inside Oracle Arena and addressed Muhammad Ali's impact as an activist following the heavyweight champion's death, James discussed the daily challenges of being black in the U.S. Don't get upset when Steph Curry hits a bunch of threes in a row and smiles through that mouthpiece. "You know hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day". Read More »

Kevin Kisner refuses to back down, wins Dean & DeLuca Invitational


Danny Lee has picked up his second top-10 finish this season on the US PGA Tour in finishing sixth at the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas . "I didn't do any scoreboard watching and really thought I needed to get to 11 under", Spieth said. "I had strong finish, and that's what I need to have carrying over the next couple days". Read More »

Packers release punter Jacob Schum


Vogel was one of the ACC's best punters last season and averaged 43.8 yards during his final season with the Miami Hurricanes. Williams played at BYU in college and will have a familiar face with him at practice as the Packers have also signed undrafted rookie wide receiver Colby Pearson from the Utah school. Read More »

French Open 2017: Venus Williams overcomes Wang Qiang


Radwanska, the world No.10, was taken by surprise in the first set by the aggressive Belgian, ranked 103 spots below her, but changed tactics and made a decision to mix it up to race through the second set before she prevailed 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 23 minutes. Read More »

Djokovic, Nadal, Unleash Storm in Paris

First up on Court Philippe Chatrier is seventh-seeded Johanna Konta against Su-Wei Hsieh. Encouraged by the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray's questionable form, Nadal is hoping to win his 10 French Open title and cruised into the second round with a 6-1 6-4 6-1 win over the Frenchman. Read More »

Only one Spurs player shows up in Game 2 beatdown by Warriors


Asked if he thought he would be ready to play in Game 3 , Leonard said: "Just day to day, really, see how it feels tomorrow". Curry's points haul included six three-pointers as the Warriors all-round offensive power crushed a San Antonio Spurs line-up missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker . Read More »

Mumbai Beat Kolkata To Storm Into IPL Final


And Sharma exposed the lower batting order as early as in the seventh over when he dismissed captain Gautam Gambhir (12) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) off successive deliveries and reduced Knight Riders to 5-31. He tweeted saying, "One of the top sides in the @ ipl @ kkr can hold their heads high @mipaltan clinical performance hopefully a cracker of a final coming soon". Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr might return during NBA Finals

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. "I think you're going to see these things have a way of working themselves out over time ". "He's one of the most unsafe guys we have in the (basketball) world already so it makes it even more risky when you equip that talent, that skill, with those guys", James said of Durant joining such stars as Stephen ... Read More »

NBA Finals better live up to the hype

Here's my breakdown of the best bets for the 2017 NBA Finals . The Golden State Warriors are seeking revenge from last year's Finals after blowing what seemed to be an insurmountable 3-1 series lead. Even though Jordan had had more individual accolades at that point, taking on Clyde Drexler and beating him in the finals would decisively end any debate as to who the best wing player was in the league. Read More »

Match against India is just another game: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali


Laxman said that skipper Virat Kohli will be depending on these two bowlers due to their current form and the pace-friendly conditions in England which will host the Champions Trophy from June 1 to 18. Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza listens to a question during a press conference at the Oval cricket ground in London Wednesday May 31, 2017. Read More »

Bangladesh are a better side, Mortaza warns England


Mashrafe also admitted that this England team were very exciting and favourites with eleven match-winners in the side. That batting depth is what makes England so risky, because teams, if they are setting a score, do not know what a safe total against this lineup is. Read More »

Cavs vs Warriors - Position-by-position matchups

What can we expect from this matchup? Of course, there's no way to predict something like a series turning on a crotch shot from Draymond Green , but "2K17" does its best to inject the unexpected with the occasional injury having an impact. Read More »

Why the Cavs will win the Finals

But none of that will matter to Cleveland since James, who stretched his Finals streak to an astonishing seven straight years dating back to his time in Miami , is playing the best play-off basketball of a career that already includes three NBA titles and a trio of Finals MVP awards. Read More »

F1 2017: Sebastian Vettel Wins Monaco GP Ahead Of Kimi Raikkonen


It was a Ferrari front row lockout for the second time this Formula One season as Kimi Raikkonen led the Monaco Grand Prix followed by teammate Sebastian Vettel . Vettel said, "It was a very tense race ". "We are all under no illusion that we are not flawless and that we still have got areas to improve on". "They've had probably the strongest vehicle all year, a bit like our auto last year where it just worked everywhere". Read More »

Terry Frei Out at Denver Post After Racial Takuma Sato Tweet


In almost the same position five years later, Sato leaned on lessons learned in that 2012 defeat and became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500 . When the moment came, Takuma Sato seized it, and was rewarded with one of auto racing's grandest prizes. But that prompted further criticisms, including from @buijules, who tweeted: "Maybe next time, include why you're apologizing ... Read More »

Kyrie Irving: Playing under Mike Brown 'was a learning experience'

The continued development of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has led to a more prominent profile, not only on the court, but off of it as well. LeBron James was the cover star on " NBA 2K14" but he played for the Miami Heat at the time. Irving's Thursday is loaded with pressure as his team prepares to defend its title in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors , but this is a tremendous honor that might ease some tension. Read More »

Four-goal Kane shines as Tottenham hammer Leicester in PL clash


In the 36th minute, Son Heung-min doubled the lead for Tottenham before Ben Chilwell gave Leicester some hope with his first Premier League goal in the 59th minute. He's cognizant of that, and proud of the fact that it hasn't slowed him down. "What I would say is that I think if we'd won, I'm not sure that would have done my chances any good as well". Read More »

It's a girl? Venus Williams opens up on Serena's baby


Mattek-Sands beat Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation 7-5 6-2, Rogers defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 and Brengle survived a tough encounter against German Julia Goerges 1-6 6-3 13-11. Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has forced a third set in her second-round match at the French Open . Playing aggressively and close to the lines throughout, the 2015 Roland Garros champion hit 45 winners to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 7-6 (5), 7-5. Read More »

35th America's Cup off to a smashing start

Skipper Glen Ashby's crew overhauled the British team for a resounding win. Britain has never won the Cup in the history of the race, which began in 1851 around England's Isle of Wight. Oracle came in with one bonus point. Ainslie dominated the start and looked to have a commanding lead over the French crew, one of five challengers seeking to take on Oracle Team USA in the final next month. Read More »

Rajoy And Modi Boost Bilateral Relations Between Spain And India


It is not clear what will happen to India's subsidies and grants if the USA backs out of the agreement, as much of the financial heft required to keep the deal upright would come from the U.S. Not just on bilateral issues, but even on worldwide issues India and Russian Federation have cooperated keeping the objective of Sarvajan Sukhaia, bahujan sukhay (for the welfare, happiness of all), he added. Read More »

Golden State Warriors sweep into NBA Finals like they're the 2001 Lakers

This is not the first time Raiders owner Mark Davis has done this, for he bought a full-page ad for the Warriors when they were in the finals previous year. Good luck double teaming any of the three, and defending man-to-man is no treat, either. Police are investigating after someone spray painted a racial slur on the front gate of LeBron James' home in Los Angeles on the eve of the NBA Finals. Read More »

Tory lead slashed to record low of three points

Mr Corbyn was more restrained towards the absent Prime Minister , but began by saying simply: "I am here". "I'm sure you all agree that one of the most important things that Jeremy could be doing today is showing Theresa May up for the scaredy cat that she is". Read More »

Pakistan match same as any other game, says Kohli

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli speaks during a news conference in Colombo, August 5, 2015. "I don't think you can have too much similarity in both formats (T20 and ODI) but I think from getting some game time, from that point of view". Read More »

Wayne Rooney Comments On His Manchester United Future

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was non-committal over his future after watching his side win the Europa League. Following United's 2-0 Europa League final win over Ajax on Wednesday, Rooney opened the door to a summer move away after confirming he had received offers from other clubs in England and overseas. Read More »

Pliskova through to 3rd round of French Open


Andy Murray's French Open campaign continued to reflect his up-and-down season but the world No 1 is through to the third round thanks to a typically gritty 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 victory here over Slovakia's Martin Klizan . Passive from the start, Murray just struggled to make things happen and fed balls for his opponent to punish with his vicious forehand. Murray looked to have turned a corner when he broke Klizan as he served for the first set at 5-4 but the Scot then played an very ... Read More »

Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

Bangladesh come into the Champions Trophy bolstered by warm-up wins over New Zealand and Ireland in Dublin this month. "Whatever you have done in the past gives you a little bit of confidence, but then you have to start again", said Hathurusinghe. Read More »

Cavs vs. Warriors Odds: NBA Finals 2017 Betting Preview

But now, with Game 1 of their NBA Finals rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers looming Thursday night, Kerr seems ready to return, with ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reporting that "there's a chance he will coach at some point" during the series, possibly soon. Read More »

Arsene Wenger to sign new Arsenal deal on Wednesday

Various media outlets including the Daily Telegraph and the BBC had already reported the news in the last 24 hours that a deal was done before the official announcement came on Wednesday afternoon. The debate over Arsene Wenger's future at Arsenal has been settled, for now. "We already face a season in the Europa League - and things could get a lot worse before they start to get better". Read More »

England bowl against Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener

As far as their attack is concerned, New Zealand will expect swing bowlers Tim Southee and Trent Boult, who can get the ball to move around in the air and off the seam, to do the bulk of the damage. Bairstow's ambitions will therefore be thwarted again, unless injury strikes, and his captain took the opportunity to pinpoint the reason for his decision. Read More »

Barber: Comparing Warriors-Cavs III to other great rivalries

There is no doubting James' talent and that he is a family man without a trace of trouble in his background, so there's no real reason to pull against him. "And can you hang in that alignment?" For Game 1 on Thursday , the Warriors are listed as seven-point favorites over the Cavaliers with a 225.5 point total. Read More »