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Rafael Nadal vs. Stan Wawrinka - player profiles

When is the French Open 2017 men's singles final between Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka? Wawrinka, who had been on an 11-match winning streak on clay, was being hunted down mercilessly and his frustration boiled over as the Spaniard closed in on a two-set lead, the Swiss wrecking his racket frame after a missed forehand. Read More »

Murray regroups to beat Nishikori

Murray's quarter-final against Nishikori will certainly not be remembered as a classic, with windy conditions making finding a rhythm hard for both men. So I expect him to play his best tennis. "But I think I will answer with my game. Once I found a bit of rhythm I started to control things a little bit more", Murray said on court afterwards. Read More »

England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

With one point in their kitty, New Zealand will now have to win their last group match against Bangladesh and hope England beat Australia to progress into the knock-out stages of the tournament. If victorious, the second part of New Zealand's equation requires Australia - who have been involved in two washouts - to lose to group leaders England in Birmingham a day later. Read More »

French Open 2017 men's final live stream, TV, time, watch onlne

Rafael Nadal's favourite number is nine - but he will reconsider if he wins an unprecedented 10th French Open title today. He is still a great defender who can make balls that would be beyond most other players, but he is also a better server and a more aggressive player than he used to be. Read More »

Out-of-nowhere Ostapenko to face Halep for French Open title

Romanian third seed Halep, the runner-up to Maria Sharapova in 2014, will face unseeded Latvian 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko , who downed Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3, in Saturday's final. "Tomorrow I'm going to practice and get ready for the final". "If I could be only disappointed on one aspect of the match it's some opportunities I had in the first set", Bacsinszky said. Read More »

Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

Bangladesh were bowled out for a lowly 182 and Smith's side were looking comfortable at 83 for one when rain stopped play just before 6.45pm. Australia have been plagued by rain since arriving in the United Kingdom, with the only three days of inclement weather they've experienced coming on days when they are playing, with a warm-up against Pakistan also rained off last week. Read More »

Morata to Manchester United is reportedly a done deal

In a dramatic twist in this already busy summer transfer window, Alvaro Morata might not be the only Real Madrid player to be on his way to Manchester United . The striker scored 20 goals for Los Blancos last season, his first since returning from Juventus , but started just 19 of his 43 appearances . Read More »

Gabriel Jesus OK after hospital visit, confirms Brazil team officials


But they did manage two glorious moments when quick interplay got them behind the Argentina line down the flanks. The Argentines had more of the play with Paris Saint-Germain's Angel Di Maria a constant threat on the left. The problem was that with fewer players in midfield, it was harder to stop the Brazilian moves at source. Yesterday's "friendly" between the two nations had an example of that, as Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi made it his personal mission to make life ... Read More »

Martinez dominates Philly in 7-0 victory


He bounced back in Atlanta, though, going 8.0 innings with five hits and one earned. "Thank God it wasn't anything major", Martinez said. "As soon as I saw Tommy running, I knew he had it", Oh said through translator Eugene Koo. Philadelphia is also 1-6 in Nola's last seven starts with four days' rest, and 0-4 in Nola's last four starts following a quality start in his last appearance. Read More »

England's win hailed by coach as 'one of my best'


Replacement fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez thought he had won the first Test in San Juan for the Pumas with his drop goal that broke the deadlock at 31-31 but replacement winger Denny Solomona , one of 10 new caps, went over for the match-winning try in the final minute. Read More »

LeBron James: Warriors' 'firepower' probably most I've seen


And the Cavs' choices on offense in crunch time were suspect - like Kyrie Irving waving off a J.R. Smith screen and choosing to go isolation, thus passing up a two-for-one possession opportunity inside the final minute. "I'm human, as well as my teammates, and to lay it all on the line like that, you want to come out on the winning side", Irving said. "They're going to get exhausted", Kerr recalled after the game, ESPN reports. Read More »

Matt Murray remains Penguins starter for Game 5


ABOUT THE PREDATORS: Franchise goaltender Pekka Rinne silenced critics by turning aside 50 of 52 shots in his last two games to improve to 9-1 at home in the postseason, but his play in Pittsburgh leaves plenty to be desired. "It's kind of an "ignorance is bliss" kind of mentality", said Penguins forward Conor Sheary , who had four goals and six assists in 23 games as a 24-year-old rookie during Pittsburgh's 2016 Cup run. Read More »

Jelena Ostapenko Beats Simona Halep to Win Maiden Grand Slam


This will be tough, for sure but I think she will regroup and be a better player. Prior to her exploits in Paris , Ostapenko's professional earnings stacked up to just over $1.2million. The more players who, like Ostapenko, can step up, the better. Her daughter has taken her by surprise by winning a grand slam so early in her career, but she recalled how it was a triumph 10 years in the making. Read More »

Virat Kohli urges India to keep cool


Defending champions India and top-ranked ODI team South Africa were easily the favorites for finishing as the top two teams in the group, and one would have even expected the two sides to meet in the summit clash. Virat Kohli (captain), 4. It is important that they don't repeat the mistakes they made in the game against India and keep the scoreboard moving by rotating the strike and keeping the dot ball percentage as low as possible. Read More »

Lions hope to please their fans against Crusaders


This tour is still in its early stages, but, with just eight games left, victory over the Crusaders - allied to Gatland remembering how to properly wind up the opposition - could turn the whole trip around. The Lions celebrated the mini-win just the way hooker George vowed they would keep doing, ahead of the clash. "We knew we were going to get a performance". Read More »

Mahindra Racing wins first-ever Formula E race in Berlin


A strong in-lap from Rosenqvist doubled his advantage but he nearly hit disaster - and the pitting Heidfeld - when he pulled away in his second auto as his team-mate came into the garage. Rosenqvist's team mate Nick Heidfeld crossed the checkered flag third, giving Mahindra its first double-podium finish, followed by Jose Maria Lopez , Jean-Eric Vergne , Sebastien Buemi , Nicolas Prost, Daniel Abt , Sam Bird , Jean-Eric Vergne and Marco Engel to round out the top 10. Read More »

Italy's Dovizioso wins Catalan MotoGP


Dovizioso came from the third row of the grid, moving past pole-sitter Pedrosa into second on the opening lap before leader Marc Marquez dropped back into third. Seconds later, Pedrosa hit the front again, getting past Marquez with Dovizioso following him through. I just push, push, push all weekend and then during the race I saw first of all my target was to finish in front of Dani because I thought he was the fastest. Read More »

Six lessons from the America's Cup qualifiers

Thursday was a hugely mixed day for Land Rover BAR, who were badly beaten by Emirates Team New Zealand in the first race of the day before securing another week in the competition with a tight win over Groupama Team France. The team which notches up five wins first progresses to the final to decide who will go on to challenge Oracle Team USA. Emirates Team New Zealand in action during the America's Cup qualifier against Artemis Racing on the Great Sound in Bermuda. Read More »

India make huge change for Proteas clash

The quarter finals between South Africa and India held today in London and the victor of this match will face Bangladesh in the Semi Finals. India's Hardik Pandya celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis, right, during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa at The Oval cricket ground in London , Sunday, June 11, 2017 . Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India bowl out South Africa for paltry 191


In the second Powerplay overs during the Sri Lanka match, India had conceded over 200 runs, something Ashwin will be asked to check as a marauding AB de Villiers will be itching to score big. De Villiers, under more pressure after scoring 4 and 0 in the Trophy, picked the lengths easily and looked comfortable in making 16 off 12 balls. Andile Phehlukwayo comes in for Wayne Parnell. Read More »

India bowl against South Africa in Champions Trophy clash

South Africa will look to heavily improvise in both the departments to give their side any chance to win against India . In total, South Africa had three run outs as they lost their last eight wickets for 51 runs. Opener Quinton de Kock was the highest scorer with 53 runs from 72 balls. Still hitting the ball well, as always. "I've got no concerns with AB de Villiers ", he said. Read More »

Marches against Islamic law draw opposition

The demonstrations were set to take place in more than 20 cities, and in each case they were met with a large contingent of counter-protesters. But the overwhelming majority of Muslims don't want to replace USA law with Islamic law , known as Shariah, and only " radical extremist groups " would call for that, said Liyakat Takim, a professor of Islamic studies at McMaster University in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario. Read More »

Golden State looks to finish off sweep of Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers staved off NBA Finals elimination and ended Golden State Warriors shot at an unprecedented flawless run through the playoffs with a gritty 137-116 win on Friday. Smith and Kyrie Irving; the former came off ball movement and the latter was an audacious contested fadeaway jumper. The situation is same like in the last finals; the Warriors are heading back for California with just one win away from the title. Read More »

Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry joins Bayern Munich


He was fresh from a starring role in Germany's silver-medal winning Olympic campaign, where he finished joint top scorer with Nils Petersen on six goals. "It's going to be an exciting time and one that I'm very much looking forward to", Gnabry said. Serge Gnabry has chose to leave Werder Bremen after just one season at the club. Read More »

Wawrinka's big praise for Nadal ahead of final


Call it a flawless 10. It will be Nadal's 22nd Grand Slam final overall, breaking a tie with Novak Djokovic for second behind Roger Federer's 28. If Wawrinka wins he will become the oldest champion in Paris since 34-year-old Andres Gimeno in 1972 and will be only the third man in the Open era, after Laver and Rosewall, to win three or more Grand Slam titles after turning 30. Read More »

Warriors confident in ability to bounce back from game four loss


Many who arrived at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for Game Four of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals on Friday night expected to see history. "Listen, at the end of the day, we want to just try to put ourself in position to play another game, and we did that tonight and hopefully we can do it Monday night where we can come back here", James said. Read More »

Warriors, Cavaliers arrive in the Bay Area for Game 5

The Cavs scored a Finals record 86 points in the first half and then held on during a wild third and fourth quarter that included technical fouls, James jawing with fellow superstar Kevin Durant and Cleveland's crowd roaring like a jet engine. Read More »

Michael Venus wins New Zealand's first grand slam title since 1979


You idolise people who win Grand Slams. Michael Venus has been like an older brother to Ryan Harrison, and the American says that makes their French Open doubles title even more special. Harrison and the 29-year-old Venus had only played four tournaments together coming into Roland Garros, winning a title at Estoril last month - but falling in the opening round at each of the other three. Read More »

Champions Trophy: India win toss, elect to field against South Africa

In this scenario, all four teams in the group will end up with three points each, but India and South Africa will qualify on net run-rate and Pakistan and Sri Lanka will crash out. "Still hitting the ball well, as always", De Villiers told a press conference on Saturday. "I have a feeling that we will have an absorbing clash on Monday with both low-ranked teams giving it their all to seal a berth for the semi-finals, which will go a long way in improving their rankings, with the 30 ... Read More »

Champions Trophy: Eng vs Aus - Star of the Match - Ben Stokes

Their campaign was a damp squib, in more ways than one. A defeat or a washout would send Steve Smith's men home, paving way for Bangladesh's entry into the semifinals . Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has denied that the ongoing pay dispute involving Cricket Australia and the nation's cricketers played any role in his team's early exit from the Champions Trophy . Read More »

N.J.'s Jon Stewart defends Mr. Met giving the finger

I enjoyed my job, and I took it seriously. Brewers left fielder Nick Franklin threw out Lucas Duda at the plate to end the second as he tried to score from second on d'Arnaud's single. Met's hand to include a giant middle finger. Mr Met distributes t-shirts to fans during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, June 1, 2017, in NY. Read More »

Kickboxer Murthel Groenhart KO's Opponent, Gets Attacked By Fans in Ring


The punch appeared to legal and the ref did nothing to signal the round was over or time was taken out. But the fight dissolved into absolute madness from there, as a pair of spectators stormed the ring and started attacking Groenhart. Fans present at the Glory 42 event which took place in Paris on Saturday, June 10 witnessed a weird ending to a kickboxing match, and a terrifying melee afterwards. Read More »