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Murray wins to reach French quarterfinals

World No.1 Murray, the runner-up in Paris to Novak Djokovic in 2016, brushed aside Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. John McEnroe believes Andy Murray is on course for another run to the French Open final after the world number one eased his way into the last eight in Paris . Read More »

Piers Morgan Changed His Tune About Ariana Grande

This makes it the most watched TV show of the year so far. Nevertheless, " One Love Manchester " went on with stars like Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Coldplay , Liam Gallagher , and The Black Eyed Peas , among others. "All we feel here tonight is love, resilience, positivity", said Pharrel Williams, who performed alongside Miley Cyrus . Grande's manager, Scooter Braun , also shared some video mementos from the special day. Read More »

Draymond Green laughs at Magic Johnson's claim about sweeping Warriors

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But Magic Johnson is no prisoner of the moment: he's here to remind you about his Showtime Lakers , who he said Monday would handily defeat this Warriors team. "That wasn't the case back then", Green said. "I never understand when people try to compare eras and say, "This team could have beat that team" or 'They couldn't have beat that team, ' or 'This player is better than that player.' It doesn't make sense to me because you're kind of talking two different games". Read More »

Man United beat Ajax 2-0, win Europa League

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It will be interesting to see how Arsenal approaches the Europa League next season after its fifth-place finish in the Premier League . We would be shocked if Sow's goal doesn't make the shortlist for Europa League goal of the season. Read More »

Karen Khachanov has inside information on Andy Murray for French Open clash

The 21-year-old Russian, a big server with equally impressive ground strokes, is through to the fourth round on his French Open debut after beating John Isner 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6. The match was a rematch of last summer's Rio Olympic gold-medal match. Del Potro had four set points in the opening set Saturday but lost each one, including when he double-faulted while ahead 7-6 in the tiebreaker. Read More »

Halep and Svitolina advance to French Open quarterfinals

Andy Murray secured safe passage through to the quarter-finals of the 2017 French Open at a windy Roland Garros on Monday afternoon (5 June). Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares suffered a disappointing loss to Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles. Read More »

Ex-Newcastle player Tiote dies after collapsing in training

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Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote collapsed and died at the age of 30 while training Monday with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises his agent informed. The 25-year-old Derry man, who had to undergo life-saving surgery in May 2010 after suffering a lacerated liver in a freak accident while training with Ireland in Dublin, said Tiote's death had cast a sad shadow over football. Read More »

Warriors race to 2-0 series lead

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) dribbles the basketball against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the third quarter in game one of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. That seemed like a bad omen for the Cavaliers, and things got worse once the second half got underway. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before Game 2 that Thompson was on the verge of a breakout game because he was playing so well on defense and making all the right ... Read More »

Andy Murray won't cut out muttering during matches at French Open

The third set was much more straightforward with the number one striding past a dejected Del Potro without dropping a game in a clinical show of his ability as the world's best player. Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, was a 7-6 (2), 6-0, 6-2 victor against 28th-seeded Fabio Fognini. Murray took advantage and made no mistake, crunching it out with his fourth ace of the match. Read More »

ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

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They are averaging almost 119 points and winning by a record 16.9 per game in the postseason, and they've really picked it up lately. And we forced them to 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good. "When you've got somebody doing you like that, it's just like a burning fire in their eye and you know you don't stand a chance", Green said. And the Warriors welcomed Kerr back with a lopsided 132-113 win over the ugly short-sleeved-shirt-clad Cavs, taking a 2-0 lead in these NBA Finals. Read More »

Local fans give Packers player a lift from MSP

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House had to be in Green Bay in the morning, but missed his connection. - Chad Johnson (@chadj19 ) June 6, 2017 @DavonHouse I'll get you to Green Bay man. It included a $150,000 workout bonus, so there certainly was an incentive to make it to OTAs. The Green Bay Packers are the only National Football League team publicly owned by their fans, so it's only fitting that two average Joes came to the rescue of one of their players. Read More »

French Open results 2017: Andy Murray to face Kei Nishikori in quarterfinals

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Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the giant Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match. Tired del Potro, who had already summoned the doctor early in the second set, can leave Paris with his head held high after returning to Roland Garros for the first time in five years, following a series of wrist injuries. Read More »

OLSH grad Cam Johnson transfers to North Carolina from Pitt

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Pitt's decision to not fully release Cam Johnson to another ACC school did not stop him from landing with the defending National Champions. The most-coveted graduate transfer on the market is headed to North Carolina. They went through our transfer appeals process and were granted permission to contact ACC school however, the committee upheld the policy to limit immediate eligibility within the conference. Read More »

LeBron James's Record Has Improved With Age

Now we'll get to see these legends duke it out for at least four games in a row when the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers battle in the NBA Finals for the third straight year. Till, a black teenager, was lynched by two white men in MS in 1955 when he was 14 years old. What I don't remember learning, as a child, was that Till's mother had her son laid out in an open casket because she wanted the world to be aware of the gruesome nature of his murder. Read More »

Red Sox at Orioles

Sale had not allowed a first-inning run in his previous 11 starts this year. "It's just for precautionary reasons, obviously". The Red Sox need Price. There's no better outfield pairing than center fielder Jackie Bradley and right fielder Mookie Betts . The Orioles acquired veteran infielder Ruben Tejada from the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. Read More »

Ozil pays tribute to former Real Madrid teammate Ronaldo

The Spanish defender played as Real emerged 4-1 victors against Juventus , capturing the Champions League for the second year running. I'm also lucky to be part of this club and with this squad. This is the first time Real Madrid have the La Liga and Champions League double since 1958. "It will be tough to do better than this year, because we could have done something truly incredible this season". Read More »

The Finals Are Too Fast, Too Furious for the Cavs

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So the Cavs vow to make a series of it. James also had a huge game with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists as well as three steals for the Cavs. Durant ended the night with 33 points and 13 boards. Then there is Klay Thompson . Thompson busted out for 22, hitting 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Read More »

Zimmer returns to Vikings after tending to eye issues

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Zimmer's problems began during an October 31 game against Chicago when he scratched his eye. He missed Minnesota's Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys after requiring emergency eye surgery to fix a detached retina. Despite the lengthy ordeal with his eye, Zimmer never intended on missing much time with the Vikings. He told reporters on May 26 he would return shortly "with one eye or two" and emphasized that his medical issues won't hold him back. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals: Predators beat Pens 4-1 to even series

Barry on Monday night tweeted a note for employers, giving fans an excuse for being late to work. Will the Penguins go to Marc-Andre Fluery after Murray's last two disappointing performances? The Stanley Cup final is now a best-of-3 after the Nashville Predators evened the series at two games apiece. Read More »

Wallace to become 1st black driver in Cup race since 2006

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When Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. climbs into the iconic Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 vehicle this weekend at Pocono Raceway, he will become the first African-American driver to compete in NASCAR's Cup Series since Bill Lester in 2006. RPM later announced that Wallace will drive the No. 43 vehicle until its primary driver can return to the seat when he is fully healed. It will continue to evaluate whether Wallace will be able to run in any more Xfinity races this year, though his primary ... Read More »

Kiki set to get Roland Garros fired up

While only Halep, Wozniacki and Pliskova have reached the finals of Grand Slams in the past, the other 9 contenders will find themselves in an unknown territory, should they progress to the summit clash. Open champion Stosur was eliminated by 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. I lost confidence, and my opponent of course was on home turf, so it created a lot of tension. Read More »

Eighty dead after Kabul sewage tanker blast

President Donald Trump has condemned the "barbaric" truck-bombing in Kabul in a phone call with his Afghan counterpart, as global outrage swells over the massive blast that ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing at least 90 and injuring hundreds. Read More »

Two-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid kings of Europe

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated firing Real Madrid to Champions League glory by sporting a daring new hairstyle and the Portugal captain has revealed his reason for doing so. After sprinting past one defender and into the middle of the box, Cristiano Jr is confronted by the player and the defender , both of whom have regrouped. Read More »

Paul Pierce Gets Eviscerated For Bold Kevin Durant Take After Game 2

Klay Thompson has attempted 28 shots through the first two games of the NBA Finals , and though his math is a little off, the All-Star says he's fine with getting "only 12, 13 looks game". Could. After two games, Cavs GM David Griffin is still waiting on a verdict. Now for the obligatory mention that the Cavaliers were also down 2-0 in last year's finals and were hearing numerous same things about how they had no shot of coming back. Read More »

Antoine Griezmann confirms Atletico Madrid stay after transfer ban upheld

According to the Telegraph , United have severely cooled their interest in Griezmann and have drawn up a three-man shortlist of Andrea Belotti, Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata as replacements for Ibrahimovic. It would be dirty move to leave now. Atletico had appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to reduce their ban, as they did for city rivals Real, but their appeal was rejected. Read More »

Tuesday Offseason Caterwaul: Florida Panthers and NHL Playoffs Open Forum

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You can call it Nashville . "We practiced at a real high tempo for about the first 30 minutes of every practice". Pete Weber and I will have a Stanley Cup Final preview tonight on SlapShot Radio (7pm CT on 102.5 the Game) and we will take a look at both potential opponents with nhl.com writer Nick Cotsonika and the Puck Daddy himself, Greg Wyshynski. Read More »

Trump supports Saudi-led isolation of Qatar

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Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani was last month quoted by state media as calling Iran an "Islamic power that can not be ignored and saying it "is unwise to face up against it". Read More »

LeBron James asks reporter 'Are you a smart guy?'

But finding others to step up and assist in the scoring, rebounding and playmaking departments has, thus far, been a futile search for the reigning NBA Champion Cavaliers , and nowhere has that lack of production been more evident than with center Tristan Thompson who is averaging half as many points and rebounds as he did over the first three rounds of the postseason. Read More »

Warriors'firepower too much for Cavs

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And we forced them to 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good. What's the biggest difference? We saw what happened a year ago. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr's return to the sideline Sunday after missing 11 games with a health issue inspired his squad to rout defending champion Cleveland 132-113 in the NBA Finals . Read More »

Colin Kaepernick remains jobless despite Seahawks interest

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Last Friday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had talked about his meeting with Kaepernick. Intriguingly, Kaepernick retweeted the PFT story a few minutes after it had been reported that the Seahawks would instead sign Davis which will only lead to more speculation about whether Kaepnerick is being blackballed. Read More »

Subban: 'We're going to win the next game'

In the series opener, he gave up three goals in a span of 4:09 late in the first period. Guentzel struck again 10 seconds into the third period to put Pittsburgh in front for good. "Even with them crashing the net, he's been phenomenal", said Penguins forward Chris Kunitz . He approached me after the whistle, and I'm upset and I come to him and Subban come to me. Read More »

Djokovic and Nadal matches postponed because of rain

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Clashing against Nadal on clay is an acid test for any player, and it's one that Nadal - who is yet to drop a set at the French Open - will very likely ace, and quickly. The 21-year-old went on to win that set to love but Nishikori hit back to triumph 7-5 6-4 6-7 (4/7) 0-6 6-4 and next meets Fernando Verdasco . "He is a one of the best players in the world, especially on this surface", the 12-time major champion said. Read More »

Durant, Curry hit golden form

The four-time scoring champ has changed these Finals with his Dikembe Mutombo act, blocking five shots in Game 2 as part of his stellar interior defense. Above we see Steph juke LeBron out of his Nike contract with an early third quarter highlight that effectively extinguished the Cavs' halftime hopes. Read More »