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Djokovic and Nadal secure Roland Garros progress


Nadal, a nine-time champion at Roland Garros , defeats Benoit Paire to advance. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrateS his three set win, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, over Spain's Marcel Granollers in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. Read More »

Wolff dismisses Ferrari 'orchestrated' Vettel win

Schumacher, the sport's most successful driver who won five of his seven titles with Ferrari from 2000-2004, famously built a team around him and was seen as the clear number one at Maranello. Mercedes themselves, knowing that Ferrari are making a strong run for the drivers' title as well as the constructors' championship this season, changed their stance on team orders in response to Vettel's pace before the Russian Grand Prix last month. Read More »

Warriors defeat Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

There was plenty going on for Durant in Game 1 as well. "I mean, no other team has done this, right?" Protecting the rim will be a priority. "At certain points we did that, but we have to do that throughout", Love said. Without Thompson hoarding extra possessions and the Warriors' defense holding Cleveland to just 34.9 percent shooting with 20 turnovers, the Cavs failed to crack the 100-point mark for the first time all postseason. Read More »

Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become first team to retain CL title

Bale has now won the Champions League three times since joining Madrid from Tottenham in 2013. Ronaldo firing in the third and Marco Asensio supplying the killer blow on 90 minutes. The pressure finally told when Casemiro's speculative shot found its way into the bottom corner, with the ball flicking off Sami Khedira's heels and spinning beyond Buffon's reach. Read More »

Champions League final: Zidane speaks on defeating Juventus

Real captain Ramos had been booked in the first half and risked getting sent off for the 23rd time in his career with a wild lunge on Cuadrado in the 86th minute. Leonardo Bonucci admits that Juventus' defeat to Real Madrid was especially bitter as they believed it was their time to taste Champions League glory. Read More »

French Open Day 4: Muguruza battles through as Kvitova leaves a victor

Whether Mladenovic's back will hold up might be the key to the match as she will need her powerful serve to keep the Spanish fourth seed on the back foot. After the two players levelled the score at 5-all, the fourth-seed regrouped herself to take away the first set at 7-5 on Putintseva's forehand forced error. Read More »

Horschel trumps Day in play-off to win AT&T Byron Nelson

Thompson led the tournament from start to fin. The playoff ended the Byron Nelson's 35 and final tournament in Irving. The win - the fourth of his career on the PGA Tour - could not have come at a better time for Horschel, who came under some fire last week at the Players Championship when he appeared to toss his putter at his caddie. Read More »

Flawless postseason 'doesn't matter' to Warriors' Durant


LeBron also has three NBA Finals MVP Awards, trailing only Jordan's six. Golden State's four turnovers tied an NBA Finals low. Taiwanese Animators released an epic preview of the 2017 NBA Finals on Wednesday. "You can't get discouraged". The narrative running through much of the regular season was that, somehow, Curry had taken a step back, that he'd been having difficulties getting used to playing alongside Durant, that things were somehow "harder" for him. Read More »

Spanish Coach Ernesto Valverde to Take Barcelona FC

But, after finishing 8th in La Liga last season Valverde has made a decision to take charge of former club Barcelona , and he now has some big boots to fill, with the club winning nine trophies in the space of just three seasons under Enrique, including that stunning treble in his debut campaign. Read More »

Dufner has another 65 and opens big lead at Memorial


Summerhays will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's finale over Matt Kuchar (67) at 10 under, with two-times Masters victor Bubba Watson (68), world No.13 Justin Thomas (69) and Dufner in a tie for third one shot back. He was right in the mix until catching a downhill like in the bunker left of the par-3 eighth. It added to a 71, and he was six shots behind. Storms have been in the forecast for Sunday, though not early enough for the PGA Tour to move up the tee times. Read More »

Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to Champions League glory in Cardiff

Although it was Real who opened the scoring through the clinical Ronaldo, the first half belonged to Juventus and, specifically, Mario Mandzukic, whose stunning overhead strike leveled the match for the Italians. Barely had the celebrations died down from Ronaldo's opener, than Croatian striker Mandzukic equalised in spectacular fashion with one of the great Champions League goals. Read More »

Penguins drill Ottawa; one win from Cup Final

Meanwhile, Penguins goalie Matt Murray had stopped the last 43 shots he faced before sliding over a beat too late on Ryan's 5-on-3 goal and then a timely screen from Sens defenseman Fredrik Claesson kept him from tracking Hoffman's game-winner. Read More »

1000 injured in panic after soccer game

Zinedine Zidane's side rolled over a well-beaten Juve with a masterful second-half display in Cardiff , becoming the first team to win back-to-back Champions Leagues , while stretching their record haul of European Cups to 12. Madrid had a lot to thank Keylor Navas for in the opening minutes. It was the culmination of a counterattack of breathtaking speed launched by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli turns spinner ahead of Pakistan match

Meanwhile, Kohli , who has been picked as the best captain by his counterparts from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Pakistan during a survey, said he was honoured by the captains' endorsement. I am going to enjoy Virat's sixes. One does think about such things too. Yet for all that, players on both sides have tried to label Sunday's clash as "just another game", the fact is the fixture commands the attention of millions around the world like no other. Read More »

Hammel solid as Royals hammer Carrasco, Indians 12-5


The Royals scored their first run off Tomlin (3-7) with two down in the sixth when Lorenzo Cain beat out an infield single - he was initially ruled out, but the call was quickly overturned. Royals RHP Jason Hammel's only win this season came against Cleveland on May 5, when he allowed one run in six innings. Carrasco is 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in five starts away from Progressive Field. Read More »

Griezmann commits future to Atletico Madrid


After a few weeks of twists and turns with Antoine Griezmann being linked with a move to Manchester United , he has now officially confirmed he plans to stay at Atletico Madrid . Having won the Golden Boot two seasons running at his boyhood club, Tottenham Hotspur, there's little chance anyone could persuade him to leave now. Real Madrid were given a similar sanction but had their ban halved on appeal, meaning they can sign players in the next window. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers need to understand Golden State wants to destroy them

The power forward shot well from deep, connecting on 3-of-6 triples, and gobbled up 21 rebounds, yet his 15 points paled in comparison to how exposed he was on the other end of the floor. And it doesn't mean the Warriors will stop feeding him in hopes he will find his stroke soon as evidenced by his 16 shot attempts in Game 1 . "But we just got to play our game and the way we know how to play, and that's what's been successful for us". Read More »

Army denies Pakistan's claim of killing Indian soldiers, targeting Indian posts


Singh was summoned at the Foreign Office and conveyed to the Indian government via him that targeting civilians at the border must be avoided and also implementation of 2003 ceasefire understanding must be ensured. The 27-second video was released a day after it claimed to have killed five Indian soldiers while retaliating to India's "unprovoked ceasefire violation" in Tatta Pani sector along the LoC. Read More »

Arroyo's double lifts Giants to 3-1 win over Cardinals in 13


The Giants quickly put that to rest, taking the first two games of this series to keep their own momentum going. It would be the only scoring play for the Giants until Brandon Crawford and Eduardo Nunez sent back-to-back solo-shots off reliever Miguel Socolovich in the eighth. Read More »

Sharma, Kohli flay Pakistan in #CT17

If anyone takes any of us lightly, they can take the game away. The battleground of Birmingham is called to be the best for the batting. While the Men in Blue would go into the match as clear favourites, courtesy their stupendous record in the ICC events against Pakistan , they can not afford to be complacent considering their history against the arch-rivals when it comes to Champions Trophy . Read More »

Muttering Murray struggles to tame big-hitter Klizan

At 1-all in the third set - del Potro took the first, then lost the second - there was the startling way Almagro paused at the baseline, placed his hands on his knees and shook his head, then fell backward onto the court. BRITISH and world No 1 Andy Murray huffed and puffed before booking his place in round three of the French Open with victory over Martin Klizan . Read More »

Buffon hails Madrid class after final heartbreak

Real produced a ruthless second-half display after an evenly matched first 45 minutes. If he plays, Gianluigi Buffon will be the third oldest player to feature in a European Cup/Champions League final (39 years, 4 months) after Dino Zoff (41 years, 2 months in the 1983 final) and Edwin van der Sar (40 years, 6 months in the 2011 final). Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ


It's rare that someone gets the better of Novak Djokovic on a tennis court, let alone make him smile, but Marcel Granollers managed to do just that in his first round loss at the French Open . "I'm patient. For us this is a great way to start off our collaboration and friendship and to get to know each other and then see where it takes us". Read More »

Pakistan vs India Cricket Streaming


The Rohit-Dhawan partnership finally came to an end in the 25th over when Dhawan picked Azhar Ali at deep midwicket in an attempt to punish another loose ball from Shadab. Possibilities reflect that Pakistan will be going to give its level best to change the history of Champions Trophy . There's a bit of rough at places but nothing bothering. Read More »

Kohli dismisses talks of rifts ahead of Pakistan clash


The Men in Blue would go into the match as clear favourites courtesy their stupendous record in the ICC events against Pakistan . Later Kumble spoke and Kohli nodded his head - initially, with his hands in his jacket's pockets before clasping them behind his back. Read More »

Far from her best, Kvitova shows she still has it in Paris


Kvitova had led 3-1 in the opening set with points for 4-1 and flung her racket in annoyance after serving a double fault on match point. Turns out her feeling became reality when the No. Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty baseliner who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble her fellow left-hander. Read More »

Real Madrid hailed as 'Masters of the Universe' after crushing Juventus


The Portugal superstar's opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total. I'm very happy and we shall enjoy it. "I feel like a young boy". "We kept the ball, pressured higher up and physically I think we won the game there as well because of the determination we showed". Read More »

Kevin Durant Stares Down Rihanna After 'Brick' Taunt

He has instead stayed the course with his eyes toward the bigger goal of earning his second National Basketball Association title, which Golden State are just three games away from achieving. Seven points, three rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in 24 minutes. You looked toward the crowd, toward Rihanna, was that on goal? "At the end of the day, people only care about his decision because of who he is". Read More »