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Novak Djokovic crushed by Dominic Thiem, Rafa Nadal quickly advances


Rafael Nadal can become only the third man in history to make 10 appearances in the final at one Grand Slam tournament with a victory over Dominic Thiem in the French Open semifinals. I think Stan had played really well. "I don't know how I'm going to play", Murray said after beating Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals. Since completing his career Grand Slam at the French Open 12 months ago, Djokovic has participated in four majors in a row without earning a trophy. Read More »

Costa: I am not in Conte's plans


This move was going in the right direction until the Spanish side got the news that their appeal was cancelled meaning they couldn't sign any player this summer. "It would be nice to go back, but it's hard to be four-five months without playing". The Record suggested that Milan were not expecting to be able to land Dembele at this current stage, and it was actually Chelsea who were more likely to make a concrete bid for the striker who they are also interested in signing. Read More »

Cleveland on the brink of NBA Finals loss

Durant then followed a Kyle Korver 3-pointer miss for Cleveland with a tension-packed 3-pointer with 45 seconds remaining that put the Warriors ahead 114-113. If the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to repeat as champions, they'll have to do something no National Basketball Association team has ever done: Rally from a 3-0 series deficit. Read More »

Wanda Durant and Sonya Curry share epic moment after Game 3

It was not easy. The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant, criticized for leaving Oklahoma City last summer to chase a championship, brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth. James became the first player to appear in 20 or more Finals games with two franchises. "They made some tough shots, but that's what they do", Lue said. Read More »

NBA Finals notebook: Curses, Cavs need more from Thompson


They may have turned the ball over 18 times overall, but none of those came in the final six minutes of the game. As this best-of-seven series moves to Game Four, scheduled for Friday night (tomorrow, Singapore time) in Cleveland, the only question left seems to be whether the Warriors can become the first team in National Basketball Association history to finish the play-offs with a 16-0 record. Read More »

Kevin Durant closes in on title, the reason he signed with Warriors

Smith, right, works for a rebound against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during the second half in Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. That's how the Warriors seem to be playing. James denied that he was worn out by the end of the game, but the Warriors closed on an 11-0 run. With unmatched firepower, the Warriors are pushing the pace and the Cavaliers to exhaustion. Read More »

Team mascot gives fan the finger, employee taken off job


Loopholes aside, the incident Wednesday is the latest embarrassment for the Mets , who have had to deal with numerous off-field issues this season, in addition to injuries to core players such as Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jeurys Familia. Read More »

Apple just unveiled an Amazon Echo competitor that's twice the price


The " HomePod " speakers as it moved to challenge Amazon Alexa and Google home as a smart home and music hub. As usually, Apple came to get record collections with the new speaker ( HomePod ). Like the Home and Echo , the HomePod's microphones are always listening for the trigger phrase. "You're dealing with one Siri", said Apple software chief Craig Federighi . Read More »

Wilson could return for Predators in Game 5 of Cup Final

About 15 members of the Penguins skated. The Penguins boast the top four scorers in this postseason: Malkin, Crosby, Guentzel, and Kessel. His skating wasn't so bad in Game 5. "We know we've got to win one road game and then a home game to boot". I'm sure everybody wants to be involved, be at the game, enjoy for the experience. Read More »

Penguins back home, ready to solve Predators goalie Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne's Stanley Cup Final could not have started worse, but he redeemed himself in a major way with an epic performance in Monday night's Game 4 in Nashville. "If you've got a team that has momentum and a team that's got desperation, for me anyway, the scarier team is the one that's got desperation", he said. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins Lose Both Games in Nashville; Series Tied 2-2

The defending champions provided an emphatic and repeated reminder of what makes them such a hard out in a 6-0 demolition of the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 3-2 lead. Rinne insisted his confidence isn't shaken though he was disappointed with Thursday's result. "We had a great start", said Crosby. "But the way we played tonight, if we can build off that, that's important". Read More »

Sidney Crosby mashes PK Subban's head into ice during Game 5

I disagree with the call". You can see why he'd be upset, especially since referee Brad Meier was right over both of them watching the incident unfold. "I mean.at the end of the day, I just gotta play the game and play the game". During the second period of the blowout, a water bottle came flying from the Penguins bench and landed on the ice during play. Read More »

Chelsea's Eden Hazard may miss start of next season after ankle fracture

Real Madrid have been linked with making a move for Chelsea's star asset this summer, with a potential £100m deal reportedly on the cards. He was also named Chelsea's Player of the Year and featured in the PFA Team of the Season. Asked whether he would consider an offer from Real Madrid , Hazard said: "Of course I'll listen". It will delay the 26-year-old's preparations ahead of 2017/18, with training due to begin again early next month. Read More »

Simmons: Has Penguins' Sullivan run out of magic tricks?

Gaudreau - who has scored the winning goal in the last two games - still did not have a locker for the morning skate, simply using a chair and a shelf with his nameplate on it. Predators coach Peter Laviolette thought a stronger penalty should have been called on Crosby. "Obviously not the start you want to have". Penguins F Nick Bonino missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's number one


Vettel's victory marked the first time a Ferrari drive won the Monaco Grand Prix since 2001, when legend Michael Schumacher captured first place. "But I think that doesn't deter the fact that we have a great vehicle". "So we'll regroup, get the vehicle back to where we know it's comfortable for the next races, try to understand the ultra-soft tyre a bit better and come back stronger". Read More »

Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

On Sunday, the Penguins can become the first repeat champs of the salary-cap era. And goalie problems in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final are a special kind of hockey hell. While he never played quite as poorly, he allowed five goals in Game 3 - the most he's ever given up in the playoffs - and four in Game 4. The teams combined for 100 penalty minutes (58 for Nashville, 42 for Pittsburgh ). Read More »

Norris' home runs help Rays hold off White Sox 7-5


The Rays took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Kevin Kiermaier's hit to center field bounced off of Adam Engel's chest off the hop and was ruled a double. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Tropicana Field. The call stood after a crew chief review, however the Rays insisted the ball did not hit anything and should have been ruled a triple. Read More »

Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

The Predators have more speed at the back end than Pittsburgh does, which is like saying that Nashville has more country music playing in bars than Pittsburgh does. Twelve different players had a point for the Penguins. Depth, defence and the resurgence of Pekka Rinne spurred the Preds to even up the best-of-seven series in Nashville, and now they return to Steeltown with a chance to jump in front of the defending champs when Game 5 rolls around on Thursday night. Read More »

Huddersfield Town promoted to Premier League: David Wagner 'in fairy tale'


Talking about the game then, the two teams looked very evenly matched and none of them was able to draw the first blood as the game remain goal-less in allotted 90 minutes plus the extra time of 30 minutes. "Maybe it's just a small detail, but it's important to make everybody believe you can do it, especially a "smaller" club". This is a big, big achievement and I am so so happy for my players, my group, the whole town who helped Huddersfield take these steps forward. Read More »

Penguins sticking with Murray for Game 5

The NHL has not had a sweep in the Cup final since 1998, and this series will mark the ninth time in the last 10 years the league's ultimate showdown will go at least six games. That shift led to a Predators' penalty and the game's first goal on Pittsburgh's ensuing power play, as Schultz beat Rinne with a point shot that went between his pads. Read More »

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building super team

Golden State rallied to beat defending champion Cleveland 118-113 Wednesday to seize a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals . "I never been in this position before", said Durant, long accused of not being able to win the big game. Read More »

Durant, Warriors Rally to Beat Cavs 118-113


But actor Michael Rapaport, a die-hard Warriors , may have made the biggest impression on Cavs' fans. If they took better care of the ball and hit another five three's a game and you can easily see the Warriors' 20-point leads melt away. Read More »

Sanchez: Arsenal future in my agent´s hands


It remains to be seen whether the offer from Bayern Munich manages to convince Sanchez, whose first choice remains Manchester City , who are also ready to offer him a huge contract. 'I'm watching what my agent does, ' said Sanchez. "I am now focused on the cup". "The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows what I want and he'll sit down with the club and find the best option for me". Read More »

Blowouts more common than close games in Stanley Cup Final

Check out the save in the above video. The Nashville Predators have been able to tighten up defensively compared to the first two games, and that's allowed Pekka Rinne to regain his confidence and put the wall back up that he'd erected in the first 3 rounds of the playoffs. Read More »

Djokovic crashes out as Nadal, Murray move on


Top seed Andy Murray is through to a repeat of last year's semi final against Stan Wawrinka , while women's third seed Simona Halep has saved a match point to reach the semi-finals with a 3-6, 7-6, 6-love win over Elina Svitolina. Djokovic completely fell apart in the third set, and Thiem duly capitalised to close out the match . Virtually unbeatable a year ago, since he finally completed the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros , Djokovic has often looked like a shadow of his ... Read More »

New Zealand Maori pick powerful squad to face British Lions

The Lions slipped up 22-16 to the Blues on Wednesday, with Sonny Bill Williams setting Ihaia West free for a stunning late winning score. Lawes was one of the players to emerge with plaudits though thanks to a series of bone-crunching tackles and his partnership with England colleague Maro Itoje in the second row. Read More »

Kiwis beat British to reach America's Cup challenger finals


Since the team's inception two years ago, Land Rover has committed technology and engineering resources and expertise to the design and development of the R1 race boat skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie in Bermuda. The victor of the challenger finals, which start Saturday, will face Oracle Team USA in the 35th America's Cup match starting June 17. Ainslie said the Brits weren't able to catch up with established teams. Read More »

Murray to start in goal for Penguins in Game 5


But the soft-spoken rookie forward, who has a team-leading three goals against the Penguins, has announced his presence loudly. "That's a little hard". Key stat: Gaudreau has three career National Hockey League goals - all in these Stanley Cup Finals . "I know it's a nasty hole to be in". "But guys have stepped up". Read More »

Murray, Nadal advance while Djokovic bows out


Djokovic entered the day having won all five previous matches - and 11 of 12 sets - against Thiem, including in the French Open semifinals a year ago. Defending champion Novak Djokovic was stunned by Dominic Thiem , while top seed Andy Murray soldiered on to reach the semi-finals. His shock quarterfinals victory was his first in six meetings with the 12-time major victor. Read More »

Tragedy as Isle of Man TT claims rider's life


Adding to its fatality count, 2017 edition of Isle of Man TT claimed lives of three races since the event commenced earlier this week. The race is an annual motorcycle event run on the Isle of Man since 1907. The 33-year-old came off during a Senior TT qualifying lap at the 33rd Milestone on the Mountain section, resulting in a full course red flag. A regular competitor at Irish national road races, he was Irish road race Senior Support champion in 2010. Read More »

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic


Karolina Pliskova is among the favorites to win the 2017 French Open . The year before that, she lost in the first round of French Open qualifying. "Just pretty bad set", said Djokovic, who split with his long-term coaching crew last month and announced shortly before the French he would be working with eight-times major victor Agassi. Read More »

Giants score four in 10th to down Brewers


The Milwaukee Brewers announced Wednesday they placed starting pitcher Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list with a chest contusion. Brewers: Milwaukee had to go to its up-and-down bullpen early after Espino went just four innings, allowing five hits and three runs. Read More »