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Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final


Djokovic celebrated the title at Roland Garros last year, becoming the first man in nearly 25 years to win a fourth consecutive major championship. He then also held all four majors and became the first man to break the $100 million prize money barrier. Read More »

Chilly but no rain for French Open men's quarterfinals


Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his quarter-final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the 2017 French Open in Paris June 7, 2017. Yesterday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris . Read More »

Sri Lanka's Kapugedara injures knee ahead of India game

However, considering the team's performance in the previous game, it wouldn't be surprising if captain Kohli goes ahead with the same playing XI. The ODI match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM IST. "The captain has to do so many other things and stuff to work on. So that has been addressed, and it will not happen again". He batted well against South Africa and it's so disappointing. Read More »

Is LeBron James Tired?


I do not say this casually or recklessly. There was 45 seconds to go. He has scored 71 points through two games. But Durant was not going to be denied. "I thought Klay's defense on Kyrie was wonderful", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "We need to really , really just lock in and give every effort we have on tomorrow and how hard this 48 minutes is going to be to really seize control of this series". Read More »

Warriors are gold standard, but larger issues at play

James and Irving combined for 77 points but their efforts went for naught as the late-game collapse by the defending champion Cavaliers left them trailing the best-of-seven NBA Finals 3-0. "They're a different team", James said of the current edition of the Warriors . "It wasn't our smartest game that we have played all year, but it was maybe our toughest in terms of our ability to just hang in there". Read More »

Herculean LeBron effort not enough for Cavs

This time, though, the hole feels deeper mostly because Kevin Durant is now leading a team seeking revenge after blowing a 3-1 lead to Cleveland in last year's Finals. The 7-footer finished 10 of 18 from the field with eight rebounds and four assists. "I said it after we won the Eastern Conference Finals that we're getting ready for a juggernaut", James recalled after Wednesday's loss. Read More »

Australia face Bangladesh in must-win contest

Australia were nicely poised to win the contest. A late collapse meant New Zealand's total of 291 was less than it might have been but, even so, Australia had slumped to 53 for three before rain ended the match before the 20 overs required in the second innings to constitute a result had been bowled. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 2 Review

They're leaving out one other possible fact. Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. "Our defense has been fantastic", Curry said. They are one win away from an NBA Championship. "We came back and won Game 4 in a great effort and had them right where we wanted them, but I think Game 3 gave them that confidence, and obviously everything changed in Game 5". Read More »

Zinedine Zidane hoping to keep top striker wanted by Man United


Manchester United's pursuit of a world-class striker this summer has been football's worst kept secret. While Real are prepared to listen to offers for the 24-year-old Spanish global, they want £78m for the player and any negotiations with United will not include a potential transfer to Real for David de Gea . Read More »

Cavaliers seek answers as Warriors eye perfect title run

Only teammate Kevin Durant scored more points (33). LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to match a record with his eighth career NBA Finals triple double. Can the Cavs shift momentum as the series moves from Oakland to Cleveland? "Like the 'Lion King, ' everything comes back around, I guess" ( see full story ). Read More »

Tuipulotu dropped for Lions clash

Ihaia West's spectacular late try, created by double World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams , condemned the British and Irish Lions to first tour defeat as the Auckland Blues triumphed 22-16 yesterday. "A lot of credit has to go to the coaches because we knew it was going to be a tight 80-plus minute battle, and to get across the line, we are extremely proud". Read More »

Orioles drop 2 straight to split series with Red Sox

Bundy has given the Orioles quality starts in all but one of his outings this season. - The Red Sox loaded the bases with one out in the first inning against Tillman. Porcello labored through a 31-pitch first inning but the Red Sox cut the lead in half on a Sandoval homer in the top of the third. Bundy, meanwhile, has been the Orioles' best pitcher this year. Read More »

Australians have tricked Google into serving up sass to "homophobic" Margaret Court


The suitability of the Melbourne venue being named after the game's most accomplished woman player has been in question because of her outspoken and controversial views on gay marriage. The arena was originally called Show Court One when it opened in 1988, but was renamed after Court in 2003 as a tribute to Australia's most successful female tennis player. Read More »

Bob Stoops to retire from OU


Stoops will stay on as a special assistant to the athletic director. News of the development stunned the college football world Wednesday . FILE - In this January 3, 2001, file photo, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops holds up the national championship trophy after the Sooners beat Florida State 13-2 in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. Read More »

Cron and Calhoun homer to lead Angels past Tigers


Meyer will vie for his first win since defeating Detroit on May 14, when he allowed one run on three hits and matched a career high with seven strikeouts in a 4-1 triumph. The ball almost gouged the stratosphere after Upton's launch, then landed beyond the bullpen for Upton's 12th homer of the season. Meyer's opposing pitcher has yet to be announced, but it could be Fulmer who will pitch either Wednesday OR Thursday. Read More »

Champions Trophy 2017: Tahir, Amla shine as South Africa beat Sri Lanka

But Faf du Plessis (75 off 70) batted beautifully and positively influenced Amla as they added 145 for the second wicket. South Africa scored just 44 runs in 12 overs when Quinton de Kock was caught behind off Nuwan Pradeep , and the medium-pacer nearly had his second wicket shortly after as du Plessis, on 8, skied a hook shot into the leg side. Read More »

Man Utd manager Mourinho has


However, after concluding his maiden campaign with three trophies and securing Champions League football for next season, the former Real Madrid boss was happy to take aim at his detractors. Manchester weren't great, but Mourinho has a finals pedigree. Klopp considered City to be "the most hard team to play" this season, so he could also consider it a small feat to have been unbeaten against Pep Guardiola's team this term - beating them 1-0 on New Year's Eve before playing out an ... Read More »

Garbine Muguruza, Venus Williams losses ensure 1st-time Slam victor


The French 13th seed is through to just her second slam quarterfinal - after the 2015 US Open - and will face American Venus Williams or Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky for a spot in the last four. Heading into this French Open , many figured the women's draw was wide open, because of the absences of Williams' sister, Serena, and Maria Sharapova . Read More »

Champions Trophy: Australia denied win over Bangladesh only by London rain

Another four overs more could have given Australia full two points as 20 overs were needed to constitute a completed match . Bangladesh made one change to their side in the second match , including Mehedi Hasan - an offspinner who can bat - in place of Mosaddek Hussain - a batting allrounder, a combination which Shakib believes works well for the side. Read More »

Police dashboard video shows disoriented Woods

The engine was running, the blinker was on and the vehicle had two flat tires along with some other damage , CBS 12 in West Palm Beach reported. The first officer on the scene described Woods as "cooperative", but said his speech was "slow and slurred" and "hard to keep eyes open". Read More »

Tired Talk: LeBron Dunks Idea He's Worn Out Guarding Durant


Mot of that throwing was done by James, who made nine of his first 10 shots to set the tone for the Cavaliers , who had 27 of his points in the first half as Cleveland stayed within touch. " It's fresh in our minds ". The Cavs were up 108-102 with 5:29 left in the fourth after Irving drove, scored and converted a three-point play. Optimistic that the Cavs will pull through. Read More »

Red Sox announcer Remy says Tanaka shouldn't get translator

David Price is scheduled to get the ball for Boston and will be countered by New York's Michael Pineda. Sabathia made a bare-hand grab of Jackie Bradley Jr.'s fifth-inning comebacker after Rutledge's triple, a ball that came off the bat at 98 miles per hour. Read More »

Predators top Penguins to tie Stanley Cup Final


The Nashville Predators have stormed back to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, leading some to wonder if it's time for a big change for the Pittsburgh Penguins . Their two scariest remaining offensive players only just got in on the action in Game 4. The defensemen have helped Nashville outshoot Pittsburgh in each of the first three games. Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors


But it's going to be hard to move Thompson for two reasons: 1) His agent is Rich Paul, who is LeBron's guy; 2) Thompson is making $16.4 million next year, then $17.4 million, then $18.5 million. "But that's like the look that I see in him throughout this finals". "When you make a play like that", Green said. " He's a big piece of our success and they know that, so they have neutralized that in the first two games". Read More »

Big comeback puts Halep in French Open semi against Pliskova


After Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova lost Sunday, the French Open - which is missing Serena Williams , Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka - is guaranteed of producing a first-time grand slam victor. French Open favorite Simona Halep stayed alive by the slimmest of margins, winning her quarterfinal over Elina Svitolina , 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-0. "I don't know how I came back", said 25-year-old Halep , who won 12 of the last 13 games on Suzanne Lenglen Court and served out the ... Read More »

Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are NBA Finals rivals right now - but six years ago, they apparently took advantage of a labor dispute to team up in the recording studio. Durant, seeking his first career title after joining the Warriors from Oklahoma City last July, and Curry scored on drives to the hoop to pull Golden State within two. Read More »

Former champion Wawrinka eases into fourth round


The loss of the opening set seemed to deflate Del Potro, and Murray won 7-6 (8) 7-5 6-0 to advance to the fourth round at Roland Garros. Crestfallen, the 2009 US Open champion rested his hands and head on the net for nearly the entire duration of the changeover before handing Murray the break in the opening game of the second set. Read More »

Murray advances to French Open semi-finals

Murray hasn't played his best tennis in this tournament, but he finds ways to push through and has shown he doesn't have to play great to beat great competition . Wawrinka had only a bit more trouble, eliminating the last Frenchman, No. 15 Gael Monfils , 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-2. Mofils's exit means France's hopes of ending their 34-year-search for a men's champion at Roland Garros will extend into at least 2018. Read More »

NSW thrash Queensland in State of Origin opener

Four players are in doubt for their NRL clubs this weekend after the carnage of Wednesday night's State of Origin series opener. Reeling from the loss of Johnathan Thurston , Greg Inglis and Matt Scott, Queensland will still be risky. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Rain rescues Australia against New Zealand at Edgbaston


An undercooked Australian attack was bludgeoned by Luke Ronchi (65 off 43), then clinically dismantled by Kane Williamson (100 off 97) in a match that eventually ended up as a washout due to the incessant rain at Edgbaston. Luke Ronchi was 24 not out off 17 balls, including three fours and a six, with Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson unbeaten on 16. "[Marcus] Stoinis did very well in New Zealand in the last series, and Hastings has done very well for us over in these conditions". Read More »

French Open Day 8: Mladenovic ousts Muguruza

The real breakdown didn't occur until after the match when Muguruza held back tears as a reporter asked her if Mladenovic shouting in Italian during the match annoyed her. "Well, I think the crowd today was a little bit, obviously, tough for me ", she said. 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 »