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Rinne, Murray have opposite track records

This play certainly isn't going to help Crosby's reputation as a dirty player who is coddled by the league, nor should it. Even Ron Hainsey scored. Matt Murray , shaky in Game 4, posted a 24-save shutout, the third in the playoffs in his career. Read More »

Warriors Durant not simply along for Finals ride

Irving had 38 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. But coming out of halftime, Curry was on his game. Tristan Thompson finished the game with ZERO points and - even more alarming - only three rebounds in 23 minutes of play. But unlike so many others, James doesn't see it as a frustration, or a cop-out. James owns a home there and wants to be a player in Hollywood once he retires. Read More »

Wawrinka crushes Cilic to reach French Open semis


Halep, who will play unseeded Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday on the same court, was smiling and looking relaxed as she watched the match between Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka . "He's a very good player". He beat Thiem in the finals in the latter two events before suffering his only defeat of the clay-court season when he lost to the world No7 in the semi-finals in Rome, where the Spaniard was playing his 18th match in 32 days across four different tournaments. Read More »

French Open 2017: Nadal consoles Carreno Busta after injury withdrawal


The top players in the world are now competing at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris , another city that has been targeted by terrorists. "I have never had any issues with him before", Murray said. Since arriving in Paris , Muguruza has been looking to reprise the punishing baseline hitting that carried her to this title past year, but yesterday she kept on botching the final put-away. Read More »

Middlesbrough set to appoint former Leeds boss Garry Monk


No sooner had the Black Cats been relegated from the Premier League last season then they had to once again start the hunt for a new boss after David Moyes walked away from the club at the end of a forgettable stint in charge. However, on Friday, it was reported that Monk had been offered the job in the North-East and Middlesbrough have now moved to officially announce the arrival of the former Leeds United man. Read More »

Rafael Nadal through to quarter-finals at French Open

The Spaniard, champion here previous year, had been complaining about the vocal and fiercely partisan crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen during her match against France's Mladenovic when she was overcome by emotion. Venus Williams wasn't in the most talkative of moods Sunday after a three-set loss at the French Open . "It's part of the sport, it's awesome to play on such a great stage", she said. Read More »

England-New Zealand CT match stopped midway to observe minute's silence

The tournament hosts will now return to the Welsh capital next Wednesday as Group A winners - even if they lose to Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday - to face the runners-up in Group B. New Zealand inflicted a humiliating eight-wicket loss on England at Wellington during that tournament. Fast bowler Liam Plunkett captured four wickets for 55 runs while pacer Jack Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed two wickets each. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep for women's title

And to put it into context, 50 winners is enough to win two full sets (and the first two points of a third). But seven-time French Open champion Evert, in Paris commentating for broadcaster Eurosport, would not have recognised the brand of tennis served up by Ostapenko. Read More »

All Blacks coach Hansen piles pressure on Lions


World Rugby's vice-chairman, Agustín Pichot, feels otherwise, with the possibility of arranging early tour games in north America clearly an option, but the three leading southern hemisphere unions are, to varying degrees, kept financially afloat by the Lions . Read More »

Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3


That was what was happening late Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. If Golden State wins these NBA Finals over Cleveland in four or five games, the Warriors - 81-15 this season going into Wednesday night - would finish with the second-best single-season winning percentage in league history (including all games, regular season and playoffs). Read More »

Mexico move closer to Russian Federation 2018 with victory over Honduras


Mexico rested Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun and Rafael Marquez ahead of Sunday's home qualifier against the United States . El Tri (4-1-0) is sitting pretty atop the CONCACAF table with 13 points, while Honduras' World Cup aspirations took a major hit. There was a third goal three minutes later from Raúl Jiménez to seal all the points. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3: Open Thread

There were numerous reports Wednesday that Irving has been suffering an injury to his surgically repaired right knee. With less than two minutes left, the Warriors trailed by four and their flawless playoffs were in peril. "They took care of home court". Thompson missed the only shot he took and pulled down only three rebounds. On the ensuing possession, Kyle Korver got a decent look at a 3 from the corner, which would've put the Cavaliers back up five with less than a minute left. Read More »

London bombing: Tennis stars say they won't pull out of Wimbledon


Added Wozniacki: "I think they are, here and (in) the United Kingdom, trying to do everything they can to keep the security at the highest level, and I think here they are doing a good job". Nishikori recovered to beat Hyeon Chung, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 0-6, 6-4; Monfils was leading 7-6 (5), 5-7, 4-3 against Richard Gasquet when his countryman retired after getting treatment on his right thigh. Read More »

Seeded Murray And Wawrinka Enter Quarter-Finals

Andy Murray rebounded strongly to beat Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of Roland Garros. Andy Murray believes a change of tactics in the second set against Kei Nishikori was the key to him making a fourth successive Roland Garros semi-final. Read More »

LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

Joining the Warriors gave him the fresh start he was looking for, but more importantly, it ensured he'd be part of a championship chase for years to come. The difference between this year's "death lineup" and last year's is the same thing that is the difference in these Finals - Durant. In Game 3, he was called upon to stem the tide by playing center through Green's foul trouble. Read More »

Did Sidney Crosby Get Away With A Dirty Play?

The trade was a major salary dump for the Leafs who would later begin their rebuild, but for the Penguins it landed them a major offensive asset in Kessel. NBC Sports reported an average of 4.23 million viewers through the first four games of the final, up 24 percent from past year. Rinne was replaced to start the second by Saros, who was making only his second appearance of the playoffs. Read More »

British star Murray unhappy with time violation rules


He trails Murray in head-to-head meetings 10-7 and lost to the Briton in four sets in the semi-finals a year ago. Pliskova reached the U.S. Open final a year ago, but the Czech player had never been past the second round at Roland Garros in five previous appearances. Read More »

Wawrinka levels semifinal against Murray


What made it more impressive was the straight sets nature. Karolina Pliskova has leveled her semifinal match against Simona Halep at the French Open . She only needed one, winning with a crosscourt forehand victor. "It's hard to comment (on) the third set". Stan Wawrinka , the 2015 champion and another semifinalist this year, was coming off a clay title at the Geneva Open the week before play began in Paris . Read More »

Yuvraj Singh dedicates his innings to Cancer survivors

With his sheer pace and angle, Amir beat Sharma thrice in his first four balls. "But I think his innings was a difference in the game". When questioned at the post-match press conference if he would take the blame for playing Riaz, Mickey Arthur, the coach, said that the left-arm seamer was fully fit before the fixture. Read More »

Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to French Open semis


She kept the momentum and it Wozkiacki looked nearly relived when torrential rain lashed the court causing a three-hour delay. The 19-year-old lost the first five games of the match but clawed her way back to win 4-6 6-2 6-2 and set up a last four encounter with 30th-seeded Swiss Timea Bacsinszky . Read More »

French Open Day 12: Match Points


With only four games on the board, Bacsinszky already had 10 errors to her name, but she would begin to manage the conditions better than Mladenovic to go on a tear of five points for the break, 3-2, and she held with a superb drop shot and a volley victor. Read More »

Raikkonen: I'm free to race Vettel

He is now second in the point standings and has two wins on the year, but has finished outside the top 3 in two of his last three events. So if the calendar stays between 20 or 21, the range we know from the last couple of years, I will be happy to continue. Read More »

PK Subban is pretty confident the Nashville Predators will win Game 3


The rest, they say, is history, as the Penguins turned on the heat and snuck another two goals behind Rinne in a matter of moments. Even the best goaltenders require a kind of shield, at times. For Guentzel, this latest goal-scoring outburst couldn't have come at a better time for both him and the Penguins. High demand made attending Stanley Cup games in Pittsburgh cheaper than it would be in Nashville for some fans. Read More »

Novak Djokovic Beats Albert Ramos-Vinolas at 2017 French Open

Despite being the favourite, Nadal will be wary going into the game against his compatriot with the victor awaiting a clash with either Novak Djokovic or Thiem who play in the other men's singles quarter-final of the day. The fourth-seeded Spaniard next meets either No. 5 Milos Raonic of Canada or Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta . Nine-time victor Nadal now has a 76-2 win-loss record at Roland Garros with his only defeats coming against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and ... Read More »

Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

Rookies accounted for the game-winning goals in the first four games of the series, with Pittsburgh's Jake Guentzel connecting in Games One and Two and Gaudreau answering for the Preds in Games Three and Four. Rinne has a 5.41 goals-against average and.766 save percentage in parts of three road games this series. The Penguins, who are 52-17-11 as a favorite this season, will be facing a major adjustment in going from the Ottawa Senators' conservative defensive style in their previous round ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal on Dominic Thiem: 'He has huge potential to tap'


World No 1 Andy Murray shrugged off a sluggish start to reach his fifth semi-final with a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (0) 6-1 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori and now faces Stan Wawrinka , who brushed aside Marin Cilic in straight sets. "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple months", he said. The Austrian was untroubled after he won the first-set tiebreaker enroute to his 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 win over the defending champion. Read More »

Butler's Chris Holtmann emerges as Ohio State frontrunner


Holtmann spent four seasons at Butler, including the last three as head coach. Butler?coach Chris Holtmann has emerged as the front-runner to replace Thad Matta at? Among those shocked by the release of the program's all-time winningest coach was team beat writer Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch . Read More »

Djokovic Crashes Out Of French Open


Pliskova, 25, will replace Angelique Kerber as the new world number one if she makes the final, while Halep would rise to the top of the rankings should she claim the title here. Ostapenko unleashed a series of impressive winners in the tiebreaker and took the set with a backhand volley. Djokovic was left on his knees, and soon he would be out of the tournament entirely. Read More »

Spanish government says will block any independence vote in Catalonia


Carles Puigdemont, president of the government of Catalonia, said voters would be asked whether they wanted the north-east region "to become an independent state in the form of a republic". The government of Catalonia says it has been open to negotiating the terms of the referendum or coming to an agreement, but has been ignored by Madrid. Read More »

LeBron James' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors


The shooting barrage comes one game after they hit a finals record 18 from long range in Game 2. "I saw he ( James ) was playing his heels behind the 3-point line". If there's one person who can stop James, it's Durant. Golden State is now tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 14 straight across the 1992-93 Stanley Cup playoffs, according to information provided to the Warriors by Elias. Read More »

Smith frustrated after second wash-out

Australia's opening game against New Zealand was also halted by rain while Bangladesh stay in contention, just, despite their opening loss to England . Defeat was staring Bangladesh in the face. They fell 20-30 runs short against England and will hope to carry their batting momentum against Australia . Read More »

LeBron James Not Tired from Guarding Kevin Durant

It's probably the most, most firepower I've played in my career. "It's going to be very telling in the series, a huge game for both teams, and we feel like we (either) play great here or we go home". However, what has to change is production from Cleveland's role players. Kyrie Irving also made the list at 38 and Kevin Love ranked 54th. They botched a 2-for-1, found themselves down 3, then LeBron lost the ball in the corner, and the Warriors miraculously covered the spread. Read More »

Rafael Nadal blasts Umpire after his historic win


He said: "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple of months". "I love to play here". The tournament is mostly regarded by many as " French open " or " Roland Garros ", these names are used by the tournament to represent all language. Read More »

Warriors up 3-0

Ideal as in no blown defensive assignments. "We missed some shots, and they made some". Them? They don't have to be flawless. They're already talented enough that they make mistakes and still win. A year ago the Cavaliers became the first team to win a title after trailing the Finals 3-1 when they beat the Warriors 93-89 in the deciding game. Read More »