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Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima


Australian Nick Kyrgios shrugged off injury concerns and kept his emotions in check to outclass Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 on Tuesday and book his spot in the second round of the French Open . Should he achieve his dream of a "decima" the 30-year-old would become the first man to win 10 titles at any single grand slam event. Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic began well with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 success over Belgium's Steve Darcis. Read More »

Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen


I don't know how these guys do what they do". RHP Chris Tillman will be making the start for the Orioles on Sunday. After dropping their first two games to the Orioles, the Red Sox rode their big guns to a series split. Orioles: Dylan Bundy (6-3, 2.89) makes his fourth start of the season against Boston. Bundy, meanwhile, has been the Orioles' best pitcher this year. Read More »

Exhausted talk: LeBron dunks idea he's worn out guarding Durant

As the ball hung in the air, his plan to win a championship, Golden State's grip on the series, Cleveland's last-gasp attempt to defend its title, all of it was on the line. To see that go in, that was liberating, man. We're going to going home and watch the film to see ways we can be better. Butler: Cavs" Game 3 loss is "deflating'Hopeful signs for Cousins deal with RedskinsDjokovic no ma. Read More »

Smith slams Australia's bowling performance after draw


They were chasing a revised 235 in 33 overs, New Zealand having made 291 all out after Kane Williamson's 100 provided a beacon of batsmanship on an otherwise frantic day of strokeplay. New Zealand had lost 7-37 in the final 5.5 overs, after Williamson was run out, and collapsed to what seemed a manageable total in the 46 overs Australia would have had, after the first rain delay reduced the match . Read More »

Teenager Ostapenko shocks Wozniacki to reach last four

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns the ball during the women's singles quarterfinal against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia at the 2017 French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris , France on June 6, 2017. Mladenovic had beaten defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the previous round, but there was to be no repeat as Bacsinszky made the most of the testing conditions. Read More »

New Zealand name 33-man squad for Lions series


The Barrett family makes history, with exciting fullback Jordie's inclusion alongside first five-eighth Beauden and lock Scott representing the first time three brothers have won inclusion in the same All Blacks squad . "He could come right tomorrow, you just don't know, but the key thing if he does is that he hasn't played rugby for a long time". Milner-Skudder and McKenzie, however, have been named in a strong Maori All Blacks squad to face the Lions in Rotorua on June 17. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues

Laxman also said that the much-awaited match against Pakistan will be a high profile one because of the fact that India rarely play against their arch-rivals. "We're looking forward to hopefully playing a few games together if the four of us get picked", he said. However, he also stated that too many expectations will only put more pressure on you as a player. Read More »

Muguruza, Venus out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

France's Kristina Mladenovic celebrates a winning point as she plays Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Paris . Play has resumed in the women's quarterfinals at the French Open after a delay of more than three hours because of rain. Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returned to the French Open quarters for the first time since 2010 after she ... Read More »

Conor McGregor shoots up in ranks amongst the world's highest-paid athletes

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo remains first. McGregor tied for the No. 24 spot with Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale , and topping sports superstars such as Carmelo Anthony, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Antonio Brown and Canelo Alvarez . Forbes' earnings figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income for the past 12 months. Read More »

Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

The 30-year-old Serb, who has prevailed in some of the sport's epic battles on the way to 12 major titles , was barely recognisable as he capitulated in a 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0 defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals. Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by beating No. 28 Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 (3), 6-4. The Swiss then coasted through the remaining two sets 6-3 6-0 to secure the victory. Read More »

U.S. hosts Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup qualifier


The U.S. national team visits Estadio Azteca every four years in World Cup qualifying and the wait for that classic rivalry matchup makes it one of the most anticipated contests for players and fans. Bruce Arena was handed the reins and he has been trying to piece things back together since. But everyone else should be available, including Jozy Altidore , who in the past has absolutely torn apart T&T. Read More »

Three things to watch out for at the French Open on Wednesday


Murray arrived in France suffering from a fever, the latest woe in a season which has seen him endure an elbow injury, flu and shingles. I felt I was playing well. Nishikori knocked Murray out of the US Open in a five-set quarter-final past year but insisted he couldn't remember it. Nishikori, bidding to make the semi-finals for the first time, has endured a topsy-turvy French Open , needing five sets to beat Hyeon Chung and four against Fernando Verdasco . Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection


The Warriors had trailed the defending champions for much of the second half, but used a late surge to secure a 15th-straight win, the longest post-season streak for any team in the four American major professional sports (National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball are the other three). Read More »

Manchester United Players get touch of Europa League trophy on flight back


If United won Mourinho would be seen as the man who once more guarantees success with two major trophies secured and a place back at European football's top table next season in the Champions League . "Not by finishing second or third or fourth, and we have the honour of going to the Super Cup". "We left the best until last, it was all or nothing, if we'd lost and not got into the Champions League the fans and directors wouldn't have been happy". Read More »

Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

It hasn't been enough to even give the Cavaliers a chance in the fourth quarter, with Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combining for 65.6 points, 19.0 rebounds and 17.5 assists on 43.5 shots per contest. What more could they do!? Viewers either still despise James for his "Decision" in 2010 to leave Cleveland for Miami or they detest Durant for his Hollywood Hogan-like heel turn. Read More »

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

But that is what happened on June 7 at Quicken Loans Arena. "I gave everything that I had, so at times throughout the game I was exhausted, but that's just because I was just playing as hard as I could". The Cavs, though, couldn't get far enough ahead to get comfortable and the Warriors kept chipping away before Durant's defining 3 - the shot that makes dreams come true. Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors

Q: You're up 113-107 with the ball, three minutes to go, what happened both offensively and defensively at that point? I don't contribute as losing this game because we got exhausted. So Kyrie was playing well, the game was on the line, so I chose to stick with those guys, being at home, down 0-2. "Just can't make bad plays against a team that great". Read More »

ABC is off and running with NBA Finals

Remember way back in 2016 during the NBA Finals when the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead on the Cleveland Cavaliers? Durant took his former Oklahoma City Thunder team to the NBA Finals in 2012, where they fell in five games to a Miami Heat squad that featured James. Read More »

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

So far in Cavs-Warriors Part III, Irving has shot a combined 18 of 45 in Oakland, with nine assists and seven turnovers, as Golden State took a 2-0 lead. Maybe he gets some in Game 3. Pundits and sports radio shows are pondering a question that has a historically significant cloud hanging over it: If the Golden State Warriors sweep Cleveland to finish the playoffs 16-0, are they the best National Basketball Association team ever? Durant blocked five shots to go with 33 points, 13 ... Read More »

LeBron James says he isn't exhausted, but second-half stats indicate otherwise

And, the first quarter in which the Warriors outscored the Cavs 40-34 and the teams combined for 130 possessions, was the fastest James' career - regular or postseason - spanning 5,100 quarters. Recalling the secret collab, Goodwin said "It was very good". While both are older, they were brought onto this championship-level team to contribute something that the team lacked. Read More »

Warriors come back to defeat Cavs in Game 3

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said superstar LeBron James and his teammates all must step up their game to avoid falling 3-0 down to the Warriors , a hole no team in National Basketball Association playoff history has ever recovered from to win a series. Read More »

Cavs Not Making Any Lineup Changes For Game 3 Of The Finals


The Cavs will not make significant changes to their rotation or style. But Lue said after practice Tuesday he was sticking with Smith. Q: We talked about this before the game, but LeBron leaves for about two minutes and you go from up 2 to down 7 in the first half. Read More »

Diego Costa: Conte has told me he doesn't want me next season


Chelsea are interested in Everton's Romelu Lukaku , and are willing to sell Costa in order to fund a potential € 100million deal for the Belgian, who is also keen to return to his former club. Costa had hinted that a possible return to Atletico Madrid was on the cards but now with their transfer ban, he will have to look elsewhere or he could sign a pre-contract and sit out the first six months until their ban ends. Read More »

'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters


The Serb was on the ropes and was broken in the first game of the third set as Thiem edged closer to avenging his semi-final loss previous year. "It was a pretty bad set but all in all it was decided in the first set". The most recent match was in this years Rome Masters, a match Thiem won in straight sets. And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in the professional tennis career. Read More »

Murray and Del Potro meet again; Wawrinka also in action

Del Potro's spirit was broken, and the vocal Paris crowd were quelled. A frustrated Del Potro stood at the net for a while between the interval. "I couldn't believe that set-that I lost that set". On the women's side, champion Venus Williams will take on Timea Bascinszky as Kristina Mladenovic plays against defending champion Garbine Muguruza. Read More »