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French Open up for grabs for women; Murray, top men in QF


Murray will be the favorite to win going into the match. Despite the dropped first set, Nishikori ran together three straight sets to take down Verdasco, becoming the third man in the Open Era to win a Round of 16 match after losing the opening set 6-0. Read More »

Manchester United tops Forbes' list as most valuable soccer club

Six Premier League teams featured in the top 10, with United and neighbours Manchester City joined by London trio Arsenal ($1.93bn/£1.5bn), Chelsea ($1.85bn/£1.43bn), Tottenham and Liverpool ($1.49bn/£1.16bn). Last week, United were named Europe's most valuable football club following a report by auditors KPMG, which valued the club at €3.004bn ($3.39bn). Read More »

Arthur hits back at critics after Pakistan surrender

Amidst massive hype surrounding their fabled rivalry, India and Pakistan locked horns at Edgbaston on Sunday. "We need to overhaul approach, mindset and work on improving our stagnating skills and play with clear minds". Pakistan played into our hands by asking India to bat on a placid batting wicket. We thought we had an attack that could really attack them and put them under pressure. Read More »

MLS: Madrid again kings of Europe after winning Champions League


The Frenchman, who himself won the Champions League as a legendary player for Real between 2001 and 2006, has enjoyed spectacular success since taking his first role in senior management just 18 months ago. Incombustible, he started off with a little flamenco to cheer everyone because there's no one better to understand the sacrifices one has to make to win a Champions League. Read More »

CT 2017: Australia bundle out Bangladesh for 182

Previously, their tournament opener against New Zealand could also fetch no result but in that game the Aussies were in a spot of bother, finding themselves three down for 53 in 9 overs when a rain-forced abortion meant that the trans-Tasman rivals shared a point each. Read More »

Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

The Warriors are two wins away from their second National Basketball Association title in three years, a result that was widely expected and anticipated all season. "His defense was wonderful, and we needed it. Zaza fumbles a few out of bounds and you flip it on the Warriors' side and some of their role players have down games. Read More »

JR Smith Remains in Cavaliers Game 3 Starting Lineup vs. Warriors


Lue announced Tuesday that he will keep? Kimbo Slice: A fighter until the endRivera calls Yankees-Red Sox rivalry 'amazing'Would Jordan. "We just want to continue to play how we did in Game 2", James said. Having won the first two games by an average 20.5 points, the Warriors look unstoppable heading into Game 3 and 4. "You saw it early in the first half - when LeBron is able to attack and get downhill with the floor open - that's when we're at our best". Read More »

Hahn returns from DL to pitch Athletics past Blue Jays 4-1


Healy went 4-4 that day with two blasts and two doubles, tying a franchise record for most extra-base hits in a game. Since being recalled on May 27, Cotton has posted an ERA of 3.18 and a.162 opponents' batting average in two starts, despite taking losses on the road to the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians . Read More »

Impressive England secure semi-final spot


Chris Woakes, meanwhile, has revealed he is likely to miss England's first Test of the summer, with the injury that ended his tournament against Bangladesh last Thursday revealed to be a grade-two tear in his left side that will take up to six weeks of recovery. Read More »

Ainslie retires from America's Cup trials race with damage

The crash happened during the fourth race when Team Land Rover of England was competing against Team Fly Emirates of New Zealand . "A bit of a shame for those guys... "Right now the guys have obviously taken the boat out and assessing the damage, which we have quite a bit, but we feel like well be able to fix it and get back into action", he said. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Shoaib Malik's experience is vital for Pakistan

Khan has bagged eight wickets in five ODI fixtures played against Team India . Elsewhere, Sri Lanka suffered defeat in their second warm-up game prior when they couldn't defend a massive 356 runs on the board against New Zealand . But it was also an indication of how Bangladesh were more than just a team to be respected in sub-continental conditions, something they emphasised with wins over New Zealand and Ireland in a triangular warm-up tournament in Dublin this month. Read More »

Nashville Preys On The Penguins And Ties Stanley Cup Series 2-2

Just 66 seconds later, Crosby tied it up for Pittsburgh on a dazzling breakaway. The second goal, he almost made a sprawling save, and at first the referee thought he did. It was one of four shots on goal for Crosby in the game. They "got to their game" (another of Sullivan's favorite mantras) repeatedly in Game 4 only to lose. Read More »

Australia will be ready for England showdown: Smith

Heavy and continuous rain for 150 minutes ended Australia's hopes of registering their maiden victory in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 tournament as only 16 overs were possible in the second innings of the fifth game against Bangladesh at The Oval. Read More »

Nashville's Gaudreau needs no space to find room on biggest stage

The Penguins need to win more one-on-one battles along the boards while somehow preventing the Predators from using their speed to rush the crease. That was all for the Penguins, as Rinne denied chance after chance, many of them saves that the 6-foot-5 Finn struggled to make in Games 1 and 2 in Pittsburgh, when the Penguins averaged 4.5 goals in winning twice. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, 2nd ODI Match


Rain curtailed the second match of the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) Champions Trophy as the clash between Antipodean rivals Australia and New Zealand finished with no result. Both teams received a point apiece for the no result from what was their opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy , a tournament featuring the world´s top eight one-day worldwide teams. Read More »

Ronaldo, Buffon and the Champions League Team of the Season


He was sidelined for almost three months after that and struggled to regain his form. "The players have entered into the legend of Real Madrid and of football, as has our coach", said club president Florentino Perez, as he reserved special praise for Zinedine Zidane . Read More »

Pakistan's injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

Even so, what was once a menacing foreword for Waseem Akram's unplayable swing, Saeed Anwar's explosive wrists, Shoaib Akhtar's yorkers or Inzamam-ul-Haq's big-hitting, is now reduced to self-pitying rhetoric. The Indian team were banking on the return to form of Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh in particular. Right from the beginning the way Shikhar batted was really good to see. Read More »

Tennis Player Consoles Wailing Opponent Forced To Retire Over Injury


The first set on Court Suzanne Lenglen was a horror show for Murray against a player who nearly skipped Roland Garros because of a calf injury. There was also joy for home favorite Alize Cornet, who recovered from 4-2 down in the first set to bag a 6-4 6-1 win over Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic. Read More »

New Zealand pick Ainslie's British crew as next America's Cup opponent

The Team NZ choice leaves Sweden's Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan as the other semi-final opponents. "We have sat down as a team and decided we would like to pick Land Rover BAR", said Peter Burling , who also took the opportunity to pass on the condolences of Emirates Team New Zealand to the family of New Zealand native Mary Elizabeth McKee, who passed away in Bermuda on Thursday night. Read More »

Real Madrid can 'get even better', warns Gareth Bale


It caps a season (in which he was) champion of Spain and champion of Europe. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said in an initial reaction from Cardiff: "We hope all get better soon". The leading scorer of this tournament was Cristiano Ronaldo who did this marvel for 5 years in a row. The noise triggered panic among thousands of fans gathered in Piazza San Carlo to watch the match pitting Juventus against Real Madrid on giant TV screens. Read More »

Unmoved by criticism, Mallya says will continue to attend India matches

Mallya , who has been declared as an absconder in India following his property fraud scam, was spotted during the high-intensity India-Pakistan clash, grabbing media's attention. "It was an unavoidable situation as one couldn't have possibly asked him to leave", the source added. Virat Kohli , in his first ICC tournament as captain, had nearly the ideal start against Pakistan as India romped home to victory by 124 runs in a rain-truncated match on Sunday. Read More »

Zidane can stay in Real for life


Juventus fans stand near a Carabinieri vehicle, Italian paramilitary police, as they leave San Carlo's square at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid , in Turin, Italy, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Read More »

Warriors' Green brushes off historical comparisons

CLEVELAND-The Golden State Warriors know they will be in hostile territory at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday when the National Basketball Association final resumes, but things started ridiculously early. Part of the battle for the Warriors is to find ways to improve, when they have played so well. Kerr has been in coaches meetings, at practice, and even with the team before games and at halftime-everything but sitting on the sideline and doing the postgame interviews. Read More »

Nebraska State Soccer Association apologizes to girl DQ'd from tournament

When she and her teammates were about to play in the finals of the Springfield Soccer Club girls tournament on Sunday, they were disqualified because she "looks like a boy ". But the tournament organizers said Mili's looks did not influence their decision. "I didn't like my hair long". Hernandez's family said they showed organizers her insurance card to prove she was female, but her team still wasn't allowed to play. Read More »

Andy Murray beginning to find his top form


He proved too experienced for Karen Khachanov, defusing the power of the 21-year-old Russian to win 6-3 6-4 6-4. Standing 6ft 6in and weighing some 15st, Khachanov looks like he should be packing down in the middle of a rugby scrum, and he used all his strength to generate 34 clean winners - five more than Murray managed. Read More »

Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record

Gennett, 27, of Cincinnati , drove in 10 runs at Tuesday night's game at Great American Ball Park leading them to a 13-1 win. Gennett hit an RBI single and his second career slam off St. Gennett then connected for a solo shot and a two-run homer off John Gant . "It's been frustrating, but I think our team will remain united and get through this negative period", Martinez said through a translator. Read More »

Jimmie Johnson Spends Morning After Dover Win Having Skin Cancer Removed

After the race, Johnson talked about joining the elite company at the top of NASCAR's record books. Many fans could have nearly seen this win coming on Saturday, when Johnson unveiled a special commemorative driver's helmet featuring images of Yarborough, a Hall of Famer and a three-time NASCAR Cup champion in the 1970s. Read More »

Curry shines as Warriors beat Cavaliers


As was the case a year ago, the Warriors have blown out the Cavs in two consecutive outings to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "We're anxious about the series", Durant said. " It's fresh in our minds ". That was key. But they went smaller. That path seems pretty hard to see now, blocked by the long, spindly arms of Kevin Durant and a thousand Steph Curry mouthpieces. Read More »

Rangers trade struggling reliever Sam Dyson to Giants


The organization added to its bullpen depth by trading for Texas Rangers' right-hander Sam Dyson , a sixth-year veteran struggling through the worst season of his professional career. Daniels said Dyson, who has a sinking fastball with a velocity in the mid-90s (mph), is healthy. The 2017 campaign, though, has essentially been the antithesis of that terrific year for Dyson; through 16 2/3 innings, he's posted a 10.80 ERA with more walks (12) than strikeouts (seven). Read More »

Pakistan pride at stake against South Africa

Wahab Riaz's ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign came to an end on Monday after scans revealed that he would need around two weeks to recover from an ankle injury sustained in Pakistan's Group B game against India. "As a captain, I'm confident that we'll do well". "My issue is getting out there and really looking to take the game on". We don't run well enough between wickets. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Australia's Steve Smith frustrated by Oval abandonment

Australia were left stranded on 83 for one in pursuit of a target of 183 when rain arrived at The Oval on Monday (June 5), leaving them well on track but for the fact that only 16 overs had been bowled. "It's a bit frustrating, obviously not to get a result in", Smith said. On the third and fourth ball of this over, Starc removed Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hussain of two consecutive deliveries as they were completely undone by Starc's pace. Read More »

Champions League fans mistake firework for bomb in Turin


For some Juventus fans, the incident brought back traumatic memories of the 1985 Heysel stadium disaster, where 39 people, majority Italian, died after being crushed against a wall that then collapsed before the European Cup final against Liverpool. Read More »