Sunday, 17 December 2017
Latest news
Home » Sports

Sports

Kevin Durant on the cusp of glory with Golden State Warriors

The Warriors lead the Finals three games to none and are 15-0 in the postseason. Durant made both his free throws, then Andre Iguodala blocked LeBron James , and the Cavs were forced to send Curry to the line (on an Irving foul) after all for the final points of the contest. Read More »

5 prop bets to watch during Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Cavs would then need four straight victories against a Golden State team that has won 29 of its past 30 games. "The example I would probably give you would be like Miami with Wade and LeBron ", Kerr told reporters . He's always had good defensive teams. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game Two, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R. Read More »

Djokovic knocked out of French Open in quarter-finals

perth_map

He left Roland Garros a year ago having beaten Andy Murray in the final to complete a career Grand Slam and become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles at the same time . Thiem, 23, is under no illusion to the difficulty in becoming a grand slam victor. "I have the belief that I can reach them again", added Djokovic. Read More »

Rain, wind in forecast for French Open quarterfinals

perth_map

She isn't just a ball-striker, she's a ball-basher. · Get Tennis Channel Plus for Roland Garros to watch 200 live matches from up to five courts, starting with the Qualifying Rounds. But the tide has turned in her favour over the last 10 days. "Her game is very different". "I think it works because she likes to work with women because she's been working with her mother and her fitness coach is also a woman", Medina, a former world No3 in doubles, told Sport360. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: Fans elated after India beat Pakistan

perth_map

The skipper said that they have chose to play aggressimavely to keep the run rate high as match was playing under the shadow of rain. Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm pacer, has been ruled out of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after he sustained an ankle injury during the encounter against India in Edgbaston. Read More »

Pepe confirms Madrid exit, aims swipe at Zidane

Pepe , 34, is out of contract at the end of the month and wanted a two-year deal at Madrid. One stage is over and, from now on, another one will start. "I don't want to blame anyone". Although Real Madrid have enjoyed unparallelled success in the Champions League - clinching unprecedented back-to-back titles on Saturday for a record 12th crown - United have roared past the Spanish giants in the commercial stakes. Read More »

Was Raikkonen sacrificed for Vettel?

From there, Vettel drove away from Raikkonen easily, taking Ferrari's first win in the principality since Michael Schumacher's triumph in 2001. "I got the bad end of the story today", Raikkonen said. Before the Italian national anthem played out in all its jauntiness, he could barely be bothered to lift his second-place trophy in the air. Read More »

Halep pulls off great escape to join Pliskova in semis

Then I played better". I just feel the ball now. "I was like, '(It) was match point for her?'" Halep said. "But I don't really need to talk about this match as a bad experience or something". "Today I can finally say I felt a little bit better on the court compared to the last matches". Martic, ranked 290th in the world after a 10-month injury layoff a year ago, was two points from victory at 5-2, 30-0 on her opponents serve, but Svitolina unleashed a barrage of winners to claim 20 ... Read More »

French Open roundup from day 11

perth_map

The defending French Open champion crashed out of the quarter-finals last night, after a stunning 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 loss to Dominic Thiem . The 23-year-old Austrian beat Nadal last month in Rome in the Spaniard's only loss on clay this season. Read More »

French Open Day 7: Murray finds clay game

perth_map

Even if I won the first set 6-0, I knew the second one was going to be tougher. Why does it matter? 'What's the big deal?' he asked. "I don't get it", Murray began with a smile. No. 3, and No. 2 vs. No. 4. The pair traded blows in the second set with Murray creeping ahead. The 18-year-old from California did so when play resumed Saturday and went a break up early in the third set. Read More »

Gary's Word: Warriors about to rank with the greatest

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been here before, going back home down two games against this world-beating Golden State Warriors team, and that will be in the forefront of both teams' minds Game 3 of the NBA Finals . With Durant, the Warriors reached the NBA Finals a flawless 12-0 in the postseason after sweeping each of the previous three rounds and then found another gear against the Cavaliers . Read More »

Kohli looking to replicate Test success at Champions Trophy

perth_map

We have just played a very good series in the West Indies, where the players performed very well. It is a new tournament in a different country, different team and different conditions. It was only in the one-off T20I game that the right-hander played a patient innings of 66 off 54 deliveries, which went in vain as the hosts emerged victorious. Read More »

Men's quarter-finals put back due to rain at Roland Garros

He clinched victory on his first match point when Nishikori failed to return a powerful serve. The Scot set up a semi-final rematch with third seed Wawrinka after beating the Swiss in 4 sets at the same stage a year ago. Spectators take cover under umbrellas as third round matches were suspended because of rain showers at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France. Read More »

Novak Djokovic implodes as stunning win sees Dominic Thiem reach semi-finals

Paris - Rafael Nadal qualified for the French Open semi-finals for the 10th time on Wednesday after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired with injury while trailing 6-2, 2-0. He added with a smile: "I mean, always, you know, when we play, it's always a battle. If I play well, I hope that I will be able to book my spot in the final". Read More »

Troubled sleep, then a French Open dream for Bacsinszky

After the second restart of the match, Bacsinszky sealed her place in the semifinals for the second time in three years with a 6-4 victory in the second set. The second resumed after a three hour rain break with the scores level at 1-1. "I lost it sometimes but I found my game". Swiss Bacsinszky, also a birthday girl who is 28 today, will be making her second semi-final appearance in three years at the French Open . Read More »

Spurs player makes Forbes' 'World's Highest-Paid Athletes' list

The jump to the top 25 of Forbes highest-paid athletes list is a big one, as previous year, McGregor placed at No. 85 with $18 million in reported earnings. He is followed by Cleveland Cavaliers player Lebron James at No. 2 with $86.2 million earnings. Forbes said the majority of Virat Kohli's earnings are coming from sponsorship contract. Read More »

Dream come true for Bale as Madrid triumph in Wales

Los Blancos suffered in the beginning of the clash but when Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoreboard, the team managed by Zidane gained in confidence, being much superior than the Italian side during all the second half. I did it and I shaved myself, ' he told Real Madrid TV. But also playing our game, because we know how to play. "The truth is it has been a spectacular season", added Ronaldo. Read More »

Djokovic out of French Open after loss in quarterfinal to Dominic

perth_map

At the start of the tournament, Thiem was given the third best odds to win the prestigious Roland Garros championship. After a brutal first set lasting 73 minutes, which Djokovic led 4-2 but a double-fault handed a break back before three awful backhands gave his opponent the tie-break, Djokovic's mental and physical vulnerability was then ruthlessly exposed as Thiem took the second before emphatically sealing the third to love to take the match . Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic into quarters of French Open

perth_map

Thiem will next face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Erstwhile Fed Cup teammates Alizé Cornet and Caroline Garcia have played just once before - in the first round of the ITF $100,000 event in Marseille in 2010. With the score 0:2 in the second set, the opponent of Nadal because of problems with the abdominal muscles refused to continue the match . Swede Bjorn Borg holds the record for the fewest games lost in a winning a French Open campaign, having conceded 32 in 1978, but ... Read More »

Durant's dagger 3 lifts Warriors over Cavs in Game 3

If not for their meltdown previous year, the Warriors, whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown. The four-time MVP has also excelled at an individual level, ranking in the top five in total points scored in the NBA Finals. Finding their shooters, in theory, should be easier on the Cavaliers' home floor in Game 3. Read More »

Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open

perth_map

Nadal will face title-holder Novak Djokovic for a place in the final if the world number two gets past Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem in his quarter-final. A brilliant Thiem displaced Djokovic from the baseline, disarmed him with pace and angle and dismissed the defending champion from Roland Garros in shocking fashion. Read More »

French Open 2017: Stunning shot by Thiem sends Djokovic sprawling

Marin Cilic has scarcely been tested in reaching the quarter-finals at Roland Garros for the first time , but he's rarely fared well against Stan Wawrinka . Overall, it was an exciting and fun first week. I have to get through it and learn the lessons and come back stronger. The 23-year-old outclassed last year's champion in a three-setter 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0. Read More »

Cavaliers need to get 3-point shooting up

perth_map

But the Cavaliers are nearing desperation mode against this loaded Warriors team. So the only real change for the Cavs is going to be location. "The scouts that I talk to and the executives that I talk who are watching this series say the Cavs have no choice, they have to slow it down". Read More »

Nebraska soccer association apologizes to girl

She made no mention of growing her hair out so she could continue to play for her team. "They said the president made his decision and there wasn't any changing that", said her brother, Cruz Hernandez . However, Mili and her all-girl squad, the Azzurri Achurros from Omaha , NE, were disqualified from the finals of a tournament simply because Mili prefers to wear her hair in a short crop , rather than long. Read More »

Defending champion Djokovic crashes out of French Open

I don't think he's dropped a set. "I just have to watch that I'm not giving him his favorite positions on the forehand", he added. Wawrinka, 32, is now the oldest semifinalist at Roland-Garros since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Nine - That was Djokovic's ninth Tour-level bagel - and his third at a Grand Slam. Thiem defeated Djokovic in straight set 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 to qualify for his first Grand slam semifinal. Read More »

French Open up for grabs for women

perth_map

Murray was one set down in the beginning of the match, but he fought back in the second set and from there on he did not drop a set and went on to win the match with quite an ease. All told, the 2015 champion broke Cilic's serve on six occasions and won half of the big-serving Croatian's service points in a match that featured little suspense. Read More »

Warriors rally late to put LeBron and Cavaliers in 3-0 hole

They've won their first 14 games and, and lead the Cavaliers 2-0 in the NBA Finals. "That's not our game". "Obviously did a lot of other great things and tried to impact the game across the board, other than just scoring and a total team effort tonight with how we played and withstood their first punch coming out of the first quarter", Curry said. Read More »

'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

perth_map

Nadal - bidding to become the first player in the Open Era to win the same major 10 times - and Carreno Busta hugged before the 14-time grand slam victor applauded his crestfallen friend off court. "I expect him to play his best tennis , so it can only be a big challenge and hopefully a good match". "All the top players have gone through that and I guess I have to learn lessons and figure how get through". Read More »

Fowler seeks to tighten up game before US Open

perth_map

Amateur at Erin Hills . "It was fun to get up there and see it on Monday", Fowler said Wednesday, via golfchannel.com . "It's a golf tournament and you want to be in contention and play well here this week, but there's no better warm-up or practice for another tournament or a major than actually putting yourself in position to play and be in contention". Read More »

Defending French champ Djokovic ousted by Thiem

perth_map

The Serbian second seed was second best throughout to powerful-hitting Thiem , losing 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0 in Paris . During the first set and a half, he was. Nadal will play against sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem for a place in final. With the wind whipping at more than 15 miles per hour (25 kph), and the temperature in the low 50s (low teens Celsius), Djokovic was out of sorts in so many ways even before that 20-minute third set in which he won only 8 of 34 points. Read More »

England thrash NZ by 87 runs; enter semifinals

New Zealand lost their first wicket just four balls into their innings when Luke Ronchi was clean bowled for a golden duck by Ball. "We go into every game looking to win". The trio weren't overly explosive with the bat but steadily added to the score, as the Black Caps couldn't find the wickets they desperately needed. Over the years, there have been a number of instances when rainfall affected a team's chances at an ICC tournament. Read More »

Thiem stuns Djokovic 7-5, 6-3, 6-0

perth_map

Thiem, who plays with a single-handed backhand, said he needed to improve the defensive side of his game after struggling against the ferocious top-spin of Nadal's forehand during their past encounters. Djokovic piled on the pressure when Thiem served at 4-5 and he had his man in trouble at 15-40. Halep will meet second seed Pliskova for a place in Saturday's final after the second defeated Garcia 7-6 (7/3), 6-4. Read More »

Ravens have bigger cap challenge in bid for Maclin

Maclin is visiting with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, but the Eagles and Cleveland Browns have also shown interest. "Yeah, I was definitely surprised that it happened", Taylor said . He was named to the Pro Bowl team that season. But, with the team under new management, they may not believe the fit it right. Read More »