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Simona Halep living up to 'favorite' tag after improved attitude


Halep's Australian coach Darren Cahill watched on as the Romanian third seed cleaned up Spanish claycourter Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-1 in a fourth-round mismatch on Monday. Martic, ranked 290th, served for the match at 5-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen but was broken by Svitolina. She recovered well from a slow start to the second week of the tournament, saving two break points and holding in the first service game of the match, tempting a succession of wide forehand errors from Suarez Navarro. Read More »

Former Royals pitcher Volquez throws no-hitter


The last one to do it was also the last Marlin to throw a no-hitter: Henderson Alvarez , in the very last game of the 2013 season, a memorably odd one that the Marlins won via walk-off on a wild pitch. It climbed higher after he gave up five runs (four earned) in five innings in his second start for the D-backs this season. This is his first career no-no. Read More »

Lions Labour To Beat Barbarians In Tour Opener


Warren Gatland with his son Bryn Gatland of Barbarians. With their selection for the match-up against the Auckland Blues , the British & Irish Lions have a fantastic opportunity to win over more hearts and minds within the New Zealand rugby public. Read More »

Never-say-die Svitolina ends Martic run in Paris


He was the runner-up a year ago. The 21-year-old Khachanov, the youngest man left in the field, was playing in the fourth round at a major for the first time. "But still there are some things that I want to improve and play better", she added. The clay courts of Roland Garros host the second Grand Slam of the season. Read More »

Cavs' Lue glad Kerr back on Warriors' sideline


Klay Thompson added 22 points for the Warriors , with Curry saying the Warriors still have work to do to play their best. Go forensic on the stats, the lineups, the rotations, the play calls if you like, it's going to come down to the same endpoint. Read More »

I've one more shot at Champions League before retirement, Buffon insists

It was also a special evening for Madrid's Gareth Bale , who saluted his team's historic triumph as the Spanish giants became the first side to retain the trophy for 27 years. The Spaniards' unprecedented dominance commenced when they swept the first five stagings of the UEFA championship. "Nights like this is why you're a footballer and why I joined Real Madrid ", he said . Read More »

Stephen Curry's Playoff Legend Continues to Grow with Finals Triple-Double


Curry and Kevin Durant tag-teamed the Warriors within two victories of another championship. "I love being with the players and staff, so it's fun to be back up here". Kerr said he decided Sunday morning that he is able to return to coaching after being sidelined by constant pain because of complications following back surgeries. Read More »

Gareth Bale hoping to help make more history at Real Madrid


With that in mind, Madrid's bid to win a 12th European Cup served as a referendum on Ronaldo's right to be mentioned in the same breath as immortals like Alfredo Di Stefano, Johan Cruyff and his old rival Lionel Messi , who all played their best with the biggest prize at stake. Read More »

Wenger drops massive hint at Arsenal move for Riyad Mahrez


How would you like the boss to spend the £150 million Arsenal cashpot in this summer's transfer market? Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen, ' Wenger said last week. "I believe at the moment we are not at that point". Morgan said it was hard for clubs to keep anyone determined to move but said Leicester must fight to keep their best players. Read More »

Video Of Tiger Woods Breathalyzer Test After DUI Arrest Released


In a statement Monday, Woods said: "I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again". "Obviously a lot of people know what happened to Tiger Woods the last few days, few weeks". Woods previously made headlines away from the golf course. Police also released photos of his auto that showed both tires flat and minor damage around the bumpers. Read More »

Johnson extends track record with 11th win at Dover

After checking video replays, NASCAR quickly determined that Johnson had won his 83 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race - tying Cale Yarborough in all-time wins. "We want to be winning races but you have to put the work in to get there", Blaney said. "Maybe at some point, I don't really know, I definitely have had things like that happen over time, but I just don't know that it's all been back-to-back-to-back like it seems like it has been here lately". Read More »

Injured tally from Turin stampede rises to 1000


Real were unstoppable after the break, restoring their lead through Casemiro's deflected shot before Ronaldo scored at the near post from a cross by the outstanding Luka Modric . Madrid bought Rodriguez from Monaco in 2014 was initially part of a fearsome quartet which included Cristiano Ronaldo , Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema . Read More »

India savours 'mother of all mismatches'

Known for his ability to play big roles in big tournament , this match winning performance against the archrivals Pakistan is a ideal icing on the cake for the Punjab southpaw. Wahab's day was summed up when he was unable to complete his ninth over after falling awkwardly in his delivery stride. From the Pakistan side, Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad opened the innings. Read More »

Perpetrators Unknown A Day After Massive Kabul Attack

The Haqqani network has carried out a number of kidnappings and attacks against US interests in Afghanistan . Afghanistan has blamed Pakistan and a Taliban-affiliated group for Wednesday's massive truck bombing in the capital Kabul that claimed up to 90 lives and left more than 400 injured. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India crush Bangladesh by 240 runs in warm-up game

The conditions in England might not suit spinners much but both Ashwin and Jadeja have the quality and accuracy to make run-scoring hard for batsmen. "They were legends", Hassan said. "In the last game I was a little nervous going in", he admitted. With a powerful batting lineup, including pugnacious openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales, test captain Joe Root, Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, England usually score their runs rapidly. Read More »

Lack of wind delays America's Cup Challenger semi-finals

We can definitely pull it off and I think everyone in the team can feel that, and believes that". The pre-race pressure was high with the victor of the monumental clash not only taking the bragging rights, but also importantly topping the final Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers table which means taking a vital point into the showpiece America's Cup Match. Read More »

Amla's classy ton helps South Africa see off Sri Lanka

The dropped catch was part of a disappointing return to 50-over cricket for Malinga, who failed to take a wicket in his 10 overs but after all his injuries will be relieved to have come through the innings apparently unscathed. Sri Lanka were 68/1 after 8 overs while the South African scoreboard read 27/0 after 8 overs. Niroshan Dickwella and Tharanga stunned South African bowlers in the powerplay overs as they attacked them upfront. Read More »

Lakers now plan on passing on Lonzo Ball


Lady Luck was on the Lakers side, as they moved up to the second pick in the draft. His workout for Los Angeles is scheduled for June 7, so maybe we'll have a better idea of their thinking then. For that reason, I stick with Monk and Fox going at three and five, though they could flip flop if the aforementioned trade does happen. Philadelphia 76ers special adviser and longtime NBA executive Jerry Colangelo told a local radio station that the people around top prospect Lonzo Ball will ... Read More »

Team NZ hit the front after double win

Burling was far happier about his teams continued progression, which has led to them climbing to the top of the standings to become favourites to ultimately challenge Oracle Team USA for the Americas Cup in two weeks time. "Really excited. The race against the Kiwis is going to be the decider for us in the bonus point". In race one helmsman Peter Burling nailed the start over Dean Barker who was hunting a late hook. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr to coach in Game 2 of NBA Finals tonight

That's two more than the Warriors had as a team in Game 1. Cleveland trails Golden State 1-0 in the Finals after a the Warriors' 113-91 win on Thursday. Sunday night in Game 2 Thompson found his stroke and finished up with 22 points going a more Klay-like 4-for-7 from deep. We knew it was going to be tough. Read More »

India blank Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy

While Yuvraj was hitting freely, Kohli slowly gained in momentum and hammered his 40th fifty off 58 balls and his first against Pakistan . IN the 27th over, he was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar . They had their best bowlers on when India were looking to break free, and the frustration had given them an opening. He then put a full toss straight down deep midwicket's throat. Read More »

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times


Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. The associate says Comey still wants to testify and provide the "relevant facts" to the committee, CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues reports . Please explain how a potential target of an FBI investigation can ask the very person in charge of that investigation to dinner, and ... Read More »

Rex and Rob Ryan involved in a brief Nashville scuffle


Seth Ryan had four receptions for 39 yards in 15 games and was named special teams player of the game in the season-opening win over Auburn. Rex and Rob Ryan went into hockey mode Sunday evening at the site of the Stanley Cup Final. The Buffalo Bills fired the Ryan brothers back in December and neither one has found another coaching gig, though Rex is working at ESPN. That team featured a Clemson great, SC native William "Refrigerator" Perry. Read More »

Javier Hernandez is thinking outside the box with his Ballon d'Or pick

He scored only nine goals for Madrid this season, with his last goal coming in a Spanish league game against Villarreal in February. The two Spanish clubs have dominated in the Champion League , winning six of the last nine titles, but Madrid had gone 12 years without lifting the trophy while Barcelona and Messi thrived. Read More »

Alize Cornet v Caroline Garcia - player profiles


But Halep edged through 6-0 7-5, closing out the match with a backhand that stuck the net chord and that Kasatkina failed to return. The 2014 US Open victor, who warmed up for the year's second grand slam by capturing his first clay court title in five years in Istanbul last month, delivered a near-perfect performance to equal his best-ever showing in Paris . Read More »

French Open: Venus Williams, defending champ Garbine Muguruza ousted


The Spaniard, champion here a year ago, had been complaining about the vocal and fiercely partisan crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen during her match against France's Mladenovic when she was overcome by emotion. The 14-time major victor is yet to drop a set, conceding just six games in the last two rounds as he strives to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam. Read More »

Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1, retain Champions League title

After such a terrific first half, the second half was much slower. It was the team's sixth title since the competition's new format was created in 1992, two more than Barcelona. But I always knew really because I'd only been training for five days with the team and I was really lucky to be involved, to be honest. 'I think it adds to the history of this club. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2


Just as Golden State did in Game 1, the Warriors turned on the jets after the halftime break, outscoring the Cavaliers 35-24 in the third quarter - behind 12 points from Curry and nine from Durant - to give Golden State a 102-88 lead after three quarters that made the final 12 minutes of the game nearly moot. Read More »

India rout Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy


Kohli delivered a batting masterclass, with an unbeaten 81 from 68 balls as his side posted 319 for three in a rain-reduced 48 overs. Defending champion India hit 72 crucial runs in the last four overs, with Pandya ending on 20 off six deliveries. Read More »