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Thiem tames Djokovic to reach French Open semis

In women's matches, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova reached the semifinals. Though McEnroe's comments were not put directly to Djokovic, he was asked about his display in the third set which saw him fail to register a game for just the ninth time in his career. Read More »

Griezmann commits to staying at Atletico Madrid next season


In January 2016, Atleti were fined and banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching Federation Internationale de Football Association rules relating to the signing of minors. We talked to the leaders and we will be back for next season". That leaves them unable to sign new players until the January window, ending the club's bid to bring in the Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was seen as a likely replacement for Griezmann. Read More »

Warriors and Cavs fans ready for Game 3 of NBA Finals

The difference between making history and taking the title was put in clear perspective past year when the Warriors won an National Basketball Association record 73 regular-season games but lost the finals to Cleveland , squandering a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven series and falling to the greatest comeback in finals history. Read More »

Players have no fears about Wimbledon despite recent attacks


It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open. The 21-year-old won the opening set on Saturday and defused Isner's big serve to win 7-6 (7/1) 6-3 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3). This is a rematch of a semifinal between the two men a year ago at Roland Garros, a match Djokovic won in straight sets on his way to completing a career Grand Slam. Read More »

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

Double French Open champion Jim Courier, commentating on the match, said the Serb had shown "no fight". Eurosport commentator John McEnroe accused Djokovic of tanking, adding: "It's nearly as if you can't believe what you're watching, and in a match of this magnitude". Read More »

Durant and Curry dominate for Game 2

That means the series may hinge on James's vast basketball intellect. Klay Thompson emerged from a postseason-long shooting funk to score 22 points with four 3-pointers while playing more stellar defense and pulling down seven rebounds for the Warriors , who shot 18 for 43 from deep. Read More »

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers


He salamied to LF, 2-run blasted to CF, poked a solo-homer into the RF stands, and then went right back to LF for yet another 2-run smash. Claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, he began the night with 38 career home runs in five seasons, including thr. Read More »

Kyle Larson wins Dover Xfinity race for 2nd straight victory


Johnson was able to gain the lead from Kyle Larson on a late-race restart. Johnson again made an impact at his favorite track - and he worked hard to take this checkered flag. Fantastic day, he added. Johnson tied Hall of Fame driver Cale Yarborough for sixth on the career wins list with 83. Cale is one of only two drivers to win three consecutive series titles in 1976-1978 while driving for the legendary Junior Johnson. Read More »

India defeat Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy pool match


We have some richly experienced batsmen in Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez , Sarfraz and Shoaib Malik, yet the problems of old - like lack of strike-rotation and dot balls came back to haunt us big time. Whenever we play against any team, we go in with a lot of planning. Momentum comes your way; it goes away. "I felt like a club batsman while playing alongside "Yuvi", the way he was hitting the ball", Kohli said after India kicked off their title defence with a comprehensive 124-run ... Read More »

Playing Smart To Avoid Warriors Spurts — Cavaliers Focus


Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. Looking only at the score differentials from last year's NBA Finals compared to this year's might lead one to incorrectly assume that this year's Golden State Warriors are a lot like last year's Warriors and this year's Finals might look something like last year's. Read More »

Sullivan: 'Reasonable' Schultz plays Game 7


The defending Stanley Cup champions have been in two Game 7's in the past two years and have won them both. Pittsburgh comes into tonight's game 61-26-13 overall and 37-7-6 at home . One well aware that despite how easy it looked during its most lopsided playoff victory in five years, much work remains to be done. Despite a few struggles as of late, the Penguins must be confident on special teams moving forward to have any shot at advancing past Ottawa . Read More »

LFC in talks with £50m winger with worse stats than Salah


The report claims Liverpool want £26 million for the 23-year-old, a fee the Serie A champions are unwilling to pay. It is understood the club have also been monitoring Keita Balde at Lazio and Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa in addition to Salah and Martins. Read More »

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue won't alter plan


Shumpert was on the floor for 21:41 in Game 2, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him surpass Smith's minutes again going forward, no matter who gets the start. Deron Williams played 33 minutes without scoring a single point. So they make you pay. "My confidence has never dwindled, lacked, chipped, nothing". Read More »

Huddersfield promoted to Premier League after Play-Off penalty drama


Mooy joined the Terriers on loan from Manchester City at the beginning of the season, and was voted into the EFL Team of the Season after stringing together a slew of quality displays under manager David Wagner . "I am so happy because when I arrived, people said I had no experience, no experience of British football, no experience of players - I always had to fight against that", German-born Wagner said. Read More »

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye ideal title run


The Warriors , on the other hand, have gotten key contributions from their four All-Stars: Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green , as well as from players like Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia at times to set an National Basketball Association record with 14 straight postseason wins. Read More »

LeBron James, Kevin Durant Recorded a Hip-Hop Song During 2011 Lockout

All James wanted to think about was getting some food and wine on the flight home. Lebron James made good on his promise to attack the Warriors by finishing with a triple double -- 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists -- but he alone couldn't carry Cleveland to victory as the Warriors shot a high 51.7 percent from the field, including 18 of 43 from 3-point range. Read More »

Tuipulotu to miss Blues match vs Lions after lateness


The Lions would pay for their wasteful finishing, as the risky wing, Rieko Ioane, showed just how clinical he can be when the Lions were caught narrow. On Saturday, the Lions meet the Crusaders hoping to banish the demons of Eden Park and return to winning ways. "And they have been playing together and gelling for seven months, so these are big tests that will help us move forward quickly". Read More »

Taliban denies involvement in Kabul blast, condemns attack

A public health official said at least 80 people had been killed and more than 350 wounded. But the dead also included Afghan security guards at the facilities, including the U.S. Australia's prime minister has told Parliament that he telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani "to restate Australia's resolve to assist and support Afghanistan in its fight against Islamist terrorism". Read More »

Streets empty as Patnaites watch India-Pakistan match


He started striking from ball one. I finished well. India-Pakistan is always a big game, and I think it has set us up really well. The charity event was attended by former India captain Sachin Tendulkar and Kohli's teammates Yuvraj Singh , Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan along with other members of the Indian team and it was hosted by renowned cricket presenter Alan Wilkins. Read More »

Bosz succeeds Tuchel as Dortmund manager


Dortmund finished third in the Bundesliga last term to qualify for the Champions League , and also won the German Cup, but Bosz will have his work cut out to challenge the dominance of Bayern Munich . Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday signed Freiburg's attacking midfielder Maximilian Philipp for a reported fee of 20 million euros ($22.47 million) on a five-year deal. Read More »

Murray fights off del Potro to reach French fourth round

Halep, 25, is viewed as one of this year's title favourites at Roland Garros after winning the Madrid Open and reaching the final in Rome last month. "When you play someone that good, maybe you're a little bit more switched on and your focus is maybe a little bit higher". Read More »

Nadal wants time out from referees over slow play


That settled Djokovic, who cruised through the second set and by the third was looking much more like his old self. The clay courts of Roland Garros host the second Grand Slam of the season. Thiem took over after that, winning the third set in only 20 minutes. Nadal, bidding for a 10th title at Roland Garros, was leading 6-2 2-0 when Carreno Busta decided he could not continue after receiving lengthy treatment for a left abdominal muscle injury at the end of the first set. Read More »

India vs Pakistan Match Prediction, Preview Champions Trophy 2017

They also took England to a decider in the hotly contested one-day series in Bangladesh a year ago. England folded to 20 for six in just five overs at the start of their seven-wicket defeat against South Africa at Lord's on Monday. A contest between India and Pakistan is eagerly awaited by the millions of cricket fans, especially if it is an ICC tournament match. Not to see if he can play, but to check how much, if at all, he can bowl in this game against Bangladesh . Read More »

Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem: player profiles

Defending champion Novak Djokovic also made into the French Open quarter-final after beating 19th seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7/5), 6-1, 6-3. We have approached the halfway mark of the 2017 French Open, and while it's a no-contest as to who the favourite for the men's title is, predictions for the women's title remains as wide as it has been for a long time . Read More »

No. 1 Kerber suffers historic upset at French Open


Puig won 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2 over Vinci in an hour and 50 minutes while the 32-year-old Argentinian made a 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4 over Mannarino. The 27-year-old, who suffered injuries to all the fingers on her dominant left hand, said on Friday she had won her biggest fight just by being able to play tennis again. Read More »

Cavaliers hope to feed off energy of Cleveland fans during Game 3

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game Two, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith have been almost invisible and the bench has offered little help. That had been a point of concern at times this season. The few times that the Warriors have struggle during the playoffs has been during Game 3s and Slater said that could be an issue again going into Cleveland on Wednesday night. Read More »

James struggles to find any positives after another big defeat

Once you see Curry clutch the ball with both hands and jump back beyond the three-point line-the video below helpfully freezes it-you won't be able to unsee it. "There's an eight on the stat sheet that I need to correct", he said. Tristan Thompson has been a particular target for the Warriors . The Cavaliers' James came out strong, with 18 first half points. Read More »

Conte defends Moses after FA Cup final dive: He was exhausted!

Whatever the future holds for Wenger , he said the current Arsenal team can look forward with optimism. "I'm proud to have won seven of these cups". It's not about popularity, it's about competence. Asked if he would accept such a punishment for Moses if a similar incident occurred next season, Conte replied: "If there are these rules you must accept them". Read More »

Veteran Defoe set for Bournemouth move


Sunderland striker Jermaine Defoe has described Bournemouth as a "special club" ahead of his impending move to the South Coast outfit. The 34-year-old, the Black Cats' 15-goal top scorer in the season just finished, is departing the Stadium of Light on a free transfer, following relegation from the Premier League . Read More »

America's Cup: What's up next for Team New Zealand

As if it needed any more of a boost, two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA will start the 35th America's Cup match ahead 1-0. “We believe with the forecasts over the coming week that it represents our best chance of progressing through, ” said Burling, who took the opportunity to pass on his condolences to the family of New Zealander Mary Elizabeth McKee, who was killed in a boat crash in Hamilton Harbour on Thursday night. Read More »