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Kvitova outlasts Bertens for 3rd Madrid Open title

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He then dismissed South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-4 6-2, with the big man's vulnerabilities on a clay court ruthlessly exposed by Thiem. Alexander Zverev , the second seed in Madrid, will look to lift a third Masters 1000 crown when he takes on Dominic Thiem , who is yet to win a title at this level, in the Madrid Open final. Read More »

DC United Boss Confirms Rooney Interest

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A £12.5million deal has now been agreed in precept for Rooney to maneuver to DC United when the MLS switch window opens in July however, in what would signify a dramatic U-turn, Everton could now ask Rooney to remain. It's looking increasingly likely that Wayne Rooney is about to add a third club to his CV. "My understanding of the situation is there seems to have been some negotiation somewhere along the line", said Allardyce. Read More »

Vitor Belfort Gives Emotional Retirement Speech at UFC 224

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If this proves to be Belfort's last fight, it marks the end of a long, brilliant career. Out of nowhere Machida launches a front kick to the face and it knocks Belfort out cold, splaying him out on the mat at exactly one minute of the second round! He added: "I want to thank you, all my family". Read More »

Ohtani homers again as Angels top Twins

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Neither had the rest of the Angels, who are putting big offensive numbers nearly every night lately. The Minnesota Twins look for a victory here after winning six of their last eight games. He last faced them on April 15, 2016, allowing two runs and four hits in six innings of a 5-4 loss in which he did not receive a decision. Justin Upton added a solo homer on another hanger in the third, and Albert Pujols and Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani added back-to-back doubles for a 4-0 lead. Read More »

DJ shares early lead at Players

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Rose is just two shots off the lead after a 68, but Thomas could only manage a one-over-par 73 and Spieth fared even worse with a 75 which featured four bogeys, a double bogey and an eagle on the short par-four 12th. 1 ranking . And he putted like he was fed up with not seeing enough go in. "The greens were receptive, they're rolling ideal". He liked the results. "I said it Sunday at Wells Fargo, I was anxious about energy this week", said Mickelson, who won the Players in 2007. Read More »

Leinster lift fourth European Cup after 15-12 victory over Racing 92

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By way of further gloss to their landmark day, Leinster also became only the second team after Saracens to win all nine of their European Champions Cup games in a season, with a Pro14 semi-final against Munster up next. Nacewa, Cian Healy, Sexton and Devin Toner all collected a record-equalling fourth title. Saturday's showpiece match at the San Mames Stadium was due to be Carter's final outing in the blue and white of Racing before he heads to Japan. Read More »

European round-up: Bale hits a brace

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We were very professional, scoring six goals and playing a lot of football. Cristiano Ronaldo was out again with injury, although he is expected to recover in time for the Champions League final , and captain Sergio Ramos was rested. Achraf Hakimi scored his second goal of the season as he got Real's 4th goal in the meeting, while an own goal from Sergi Gomez took the scoreline to 5 - 0 in favour of the Champions League finalists. Read More »

Nadal Crashes Out Of Madrid Open Quarter-finals

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I think it helps my serve, gives me a little bit more time from the baseline. In the quarterfinals Friday, he downed John Isner to avenge his defeat to the American in the Miami final earlier this season. "It's one of the toughest things to do to beat Rafa on clay", Thiem said. I tried to do it a couple of times, but I wasn't good enough today. Thiem said his attitude was key to taking out the king of clay, especially after having won just two games in their last meeting in Monte Carlo. Read More »

Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria to step down

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Given the spectacular nature of their form this season, Mourinho concedes City fully deserve to be champions and says United "are going to try" to challenge next term. He added: "My heartfelt thanks go to the manager, Jose Mourinho , for the belief he had in me, all those years ago, when it all was just a student dream". Read More »

Man Utd expect Alexis, Lukaku return for FA Cup final

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted at the possibility of forward Romelu Lukaku missing the FA Cup final. Providing a further update on Lukaku's fitness battle, Mourinho told the club's official website: "We hope he can play the final. Read More »

Hamilton ends his pole drought in style

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It was Hamilton's second pole this season, after the season-opening race in Australia, his third straight in Spain and the 74th of his career. The 2 Ferraris were 3rd and 4th respectively with Sebastian Vettel ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Verstappen was 0.643secs off pole and just 0.002secs ahead of Ricciardo. "Good fun", Bottas said. There was a huge gap back to the rest of the field, Magnussen more than 0.8secs slower than the Australian as Haas recovered their early season form. Read More »

Classic Kohli-de Villiers partnership sees Royal Challengers Bangalore overpower Delhi Daredevils

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They sticthed a 118-run partnership against DD DD on Saturday and both notched up individual half-centuries to anchor their side to a win. But then, he got out with the score still at 136-3 after 13.2 overs. After opting to field, Kohli started with spin and it got him instant breakthrough with Yuzvendra Chahal castling the talented Prithvi Shaw with a wrong one. Read More »

LeBron James: Brad Stevens praise is overblown

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Thompson has feasted on the Celtics in the past and Boston could struggle to contend with both him and Kevin Love on the glass. The Eastern Conference Finals will once again be decided by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics , but as likely as the match-up looked coming into the season, reaching this point has been anything but predictable. Read More »

West Ham v Manchester United Betting Tips

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Jose Mourinho has said he is happy that Manchester United have secured second place in the Premier League , although he has admitted that he isn't totally happy. Nevertheless, Manchester United are on course for their highest placed finish since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, and they can still win the FA Cup by beating Chelsea FC in the final later this month. Read More »

Greg Norman's 54-hole Players record matched by leader Webb Simpson

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If Simpson needs proof that he will still have some work to do in the final round, all he needs to remember is what happened to Czechoslovakian golfer Alex Cejka in this tournament in 2009. Tiger Woods has emerged from the Players Championship wilderness to rocket up the leaderboard on day three at TPC Sawgrass. If there was any disappointment, Woods said, it was in getting himself to eight-under through 12 but settling for a seven-under round. Read More »

Why Are People Still Getting Sick from the E. Coli Romaine Outbreak?

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In the current outbreak, at least 64 people have been hospitalized in the United States, including 17 with a type of kidney failure. It has added six from California, one from Florida, one from Georgia, one from IL, one from MA, 10 from Missouri, one from New Jersey, two from NY, two from North Dakota, one from Texas, one from Washington and one from Wisconsin. Read More »

Vasyl Lomachenko Lands Brutal Body Blow To Make History Against Jorge Linares

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The second round was another close one, but it appeared Lomachenko landed the more effective punches, including a left to the body, and a straight left to the head. However, Jorge's efforts were not enough to keep the two-time Olympic gold medalist from eventually proving that he is in fact the best pound-for-pound boxer now on the planet. Read More »

Amanda Nunes defends title with fifth round TKO at UFC 224

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I had to do it to defend this belt, defend my biggest dream. Still, Pennington stuck in the pocket and started firing back with her punches whenever the champion would move forward. Highly touted Mackenzie Dern (7-0) missed the 116-pound strawweight limit by a whopping seven pounds on Friday, but still made short work of Bath, Mich.'s Amanda Cooper (3-4). Read More »

Premier League predictions: Liverpool to seal fourth place ahead of Chelsea

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Mohamed Salah's stunning season for Liverpool has seen him rack up the points on Fantasy Football - and the man himself has admitted that he has benefitted from his fine form. "I have Courtois and Hegazi, had Elneny but sold him", he is quoted as saying on Egyptian TV, via Reddit/r/FPL . "And if they win on Sunday then that's guaranteed; if they don't, it's not guaranteed that they are going to win the Champions League ". Read More »

Albert Pujols Pursuit of 3000 Hits is Something To Watch

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Cueto hopes to avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery. Pujols would have reached the plateau sooner if not for the free passes. Manager Mike Scioscia said he still believes Calhoun has been working extra with hitting coaches Eric Hinske and Paul Sorrento. Read More »

What Do Arsenal Fans Under-21 Think of Arsene Wenger?

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The club announced he would be leaving on April 20 with the Gunners still in the Europa League semi-finals and with five Premier League games remaining. I never stayed in my office. I think the Premier League has voted against VAR and it is upsetting. "I can't imagine that this can happen again, so this only shows he has done something extraordinary", Wagner said. Read More »

Swansea To Part Company With Carlos Carvalhal At End Of Season

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The Saints have a much better goal difference than many of those around them at -18, meaning there is a now a nine-goal swing between them and the Swans who sit on -27. "We have everything to play for on Sunday, everything", Lambert said. The club were forced to move to the Vale Resort hotel near Cardiff after the Swansea Marriott reportedly told them they could not honour their booking due to the outbreak of a virus. Read More »

Alonso throws his Formula One future in the air

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Alonso has made no secret of McLaren's qualifying woes, but they have been in impressive form come race day this season and now lie fourth in the constructors' standings. The MCL33 featured a brand-new, radical nose at the Circuit de Catalunya as part of their long scheduled update to try and bring the vehicle closer to competing with the top three teams. Read More »

Miami Approves 10-Year Plan to Host Formula One Race

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Unsurprisingly, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Scuderia Ferrari , and Red Bull Racing have asserted themselves as the three best teams of the 2018 F1 season. Vettel finished the session in third for Ferrari , 0.1s behind Hamilton but 0.950s behind Bottas. Sixth in the championship after four rounds, Alonso is demonstrating just what could still be possible were he in a front-running auto, and with overtaking in Barcelona notoriously hard, do not be surprised to see the local hero in the mix ... Read More »

Vallejo's CC Sabathia receives no-decision as Yankees lose to Red Sox

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I'm ready to get there". "It's fun to play in this environment". If the New York Yankees noticed they once trailed the Boston Red Sox by 7 1/2 games in the AL East, manager Aaron Boone did his best to hide knowledge of the fact. Martinez's homer just barely had enough juice to clear the low right-field wall. Up Next: The Red Sox head to Toronto for a three-game set against the Blue Jays. Read More »

Adding Joe Burrow to QB competition makes sense for LSU

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Still, those meager statistics are similar to the combined statistics of the three current candidates for the Red Raider starting job. A graduate transfer , Burrow will be eligible to play this season. And should that happen, there is no guarantee that he would be a better player than what Kingsbury has on the roster. LSU's playmakers are the receivers and the Tigers desperately need a quarterback who can get the ball repeatedly to them. Read More »

Mark Ingram's appeal denied, won't play Week 4 vs. Giants

However, his 2017 season was cut short in November after he suffered a neck injury that caused him to miss the final five games of the year. It's hard to imagine the Saints signing Ingram to a lucrative contract extension before the season starts, both because of his looming suspension and because they have another rising star in Kamara. Read More »

Allegri moves up Arsenal shortlist?

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Arsene Wenger admitted he enjoys keeping his mind active and being out on the training pitches too much to retire from football. Despite the Frenchman announcing he will be stepping down from his role three weeks ago, Arsenal have still not appointed a new manager. Read More »