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Murray Looks Strong Again; Loaded Sunday Schedule at French Open

Murray and Del Potro met in two classic encounters previous year. After that marathon first set, the match quickly turned in Murray's favour as the Scot went on to clinch the final set in just 28 minutes. Who is Juan Martin Del Potro? Wawrinka won in a similar manner, as he was forced a tiebreak by the Italian Fabio Fognini . A nine-time French Open champion and the hot favourite to win once again this year, Nadal breezed into the quarter-finals with a straight-sets thrashing of ... Read More »

Blimp crashes at US Open, pilot hospitalized

He bounced back with a terrific tee shot on the par-3 16th that landed a few feet left of the flag for an easy birdie but gave it right back on the next hole after again hitting into the fescue off the tee. "Two triples, I don't know". It was a terrible sight ... The blimp, operated by Florida-based AirSign, was being used for advertising as it floated above the tournament. Read More »

Unseeded Ostapenko Beats Bacsinszky to Reach Final

She will be expected to win against an unseeded opponent in Saturday's final, but in Jelena Ostapenko she will face a woman who Chris Evert, the former world No. Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he's fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros as a player nonpareil, the first man in almost a half-century to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles. Read More »

Warriors say decision has not been made about White House visit

Cleveland Cavaliers legend LeBron James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block during Monday's 129-120 Game 5 series-ending loss to the Golden State Warriors . There were no reports of any Tigers players skipping the ceremony, though Coach Dabo Swinney told reporters in May he would not have a problem with his players skipping the ceremony. Read More »

Barack Obama Sent Kevin Durant Congratulations Text After Game 5


Typical stuff". Listen to the full podcast here. "[Obama] sent a text through somebody", Durant told Simmons . With rumors swirling that the Warriors might not visit the Trump White House as is tradition for the championship team, this might be as close to the presidency as Durant gets this year. Read More »

Golden State Warriors will not visit the White House

They get to celebrate Curry , fellow guard Klay Thompson , Coach Steve Kerr , and finals MVP Kevin Durant , who unlike the others will be in his first championship parade. It validated the notion of Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who risked what he had built counting on Durant to be the final piece in building a juggernaut. Read More »

Bartlett Selected by Giants in the 31st Round of MLB Draft


He hit for a.335 batting percentage and holds a career.966 fielding percentage. Hamburg native Christian Lindsay-Young (NCCC pitcher) was drafted in the 21st Round (617 overall) by the Cincinnati Reds . Herron is one out of three players to start all 58 games for Duke this past season. With their 6th selection (thanks Comp A) of the 2017 Draft, the Minnesota Twins have selected Andrew Bechtold, a third baseman from Chipola College . Read More »

Penguins repeat as champions


Sidney Crosby graces the cover of Sports Illustrated in regional June 15 editions of the magazine. Sidney Crosby is generally acknowledged as the world's best player, and for the second consecutive year was voted the Conn Smythe Trophy victor as the playoffs' top player. Read More »

Mets CF Lagares breaks thumb trying for diving catch


Lagares had trainers come and check on him after hurting himself while trying tom ake a diving the fifth inning. Lagares, 28, was sharing time in center field with Curtis Granderson . Lagares played because outfielder Michael Conforto missed his fourth straight start with a stiff back. As many as pop up. "That's kind of my thought". Read More »

O'Mahony brings 'Munster mongrel' to Lions


Towards the end of the game he showed his class and that was some good things he put together for that last try. "It's about making sure the errors come out of our game and that will hopefully come on Saturday". "Johnny needs more rugby and we're building on that", said Gatland of Sexton . Aaron Smith also beat off the challenge of TJ Perenara for the starting role at scrumhalf in what would arguably have been Hansen's most hard decision. Read More »

Longines Race of the Week: Tapwrit takes Belmont Stakes glory


Breaking from post 9, Meantime stayed just off pacesetter Irish War Cry through the opening mile before fading late, finishing eighth in the 1 ½-mile 'Test of the Champion'. Pletcher said the difference for Tapwrit, who had finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the Blue Grass and Kentucky Derby, on Saturday came at the very beginning of the race. Read More »

Belmont Stakes: Watch Tapwrit run to victory

Baffert knows the power of the Triple Crown: he trained American Pharoah in 2015. Last year, Jose was on the back of Forever d'Oro and came in 13th. It was testament to Pletcher and his team's work, as they've enjoyed another tremendous season. "He's just a phenomenal rider". "He's got a good rhythm to the way he runs and I think that's important going that far". Read More »

Why the Golden State Warriors Enjoy Going to Work

Golden State finished the playoffs 16-1 when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. In light of past statements by Warriors players and coaches, observers widely anticipate that the team will skip a White House visit with Trump. Read More »

Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori French Open quarterfinals match preview

Neither Murray nor Nishikori has ever won the French Open . - The 32-year-old Swiss reached the last eight without dropping a set. The world number one struggled with his opponent's explosive baseline hitting on Philippe Chatrier, but slowly warmed to his task in windy conditions as he secured a 2-6 6-1 7-6 (0) 6-1 victory. Read More »

Warriors celebrate National Basketball Association title with parade through Oakland


Golden State locked up its fifth title in franchise history with Monday's 129-120 win over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland , Calif. I told you when I was 8 years old. "It's easier said than done obviously, but that's the goal". For those guys in the Hamptons recruiting Durant that day and all the others, they can't wait for more. Read More »

Cristiano sings 'Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or' as Madrid celebrate Champions League triumph


Earlier, overseen by strict security measures, the Madrid squad greeted local government dignitaries before parading the famous trophy in an open top bus around the Cibeles fountain in the city centre where thousands of fans had gathered. "I want to thank all of you", Zidane told fans as chants of his name rang around the Bernabeu. Ronaldo stopped a bright Juve opening in its tracks as he swept in Dani Carvajal's pass after 20 minutes, before Mario Mandzukic levelled with one of the great ... Read More »

Tottenham start Wembley campaign against Chelsea and the other key matches


Spurs open the 2017/2018 season at newly-promoted Newcastle , the Sky Bet Championship winners, before a first Wembley date when champions Chelsea head to the national stadium. The 2017/18 fixtures were rolled out at nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, with fans extremely eager to see where the first away day of the season was, or who they'd finish off against. Read More »

Politics FG To Recruit 7500 Graduates As Tax Educators


Adeosun revealed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, was considering scaling up the 14 million tax-payer net to 17 million in the next two years. Mrs. Adeosun said that the diversification of the nation's economy had made it imperative to increase the number of tax payers and that with a larger tax payers base who pay a little each, the tax revenue would significantly appreciate. Read More »

Ben McAdoo says players have to handle business during break


In a farewell message to his team, head coach Ben McAdoo stressed being a pro over the next six weeks and being accountable not only individually, but to the team. Hopefully, I am here". In seven seasons with the Giants , Pierre-Paul has 261 tackles, 50 sacks and 11 forced fumbles. The pass-rusher had his best game in 2016 against the Browns on November 27, notching three sacks and returning a fumble for a touchdown, a ruling changed from an interception. Read More »

US Open social round-up: Fowler stars as blimp crashes near Erin Hills

With only a gentle breeze and rains having taken the bite out of the monstrous 7,845-yard course, players tore apart the links-style layout, attacking the pins with bravado on a day when 17 competitors broke 70. "If I don't three-putt, I shoot even", Johnson said afterwards. "I missed a lot of really good opportunities". Also, his golf bag, colored Packers green and gold for this event, has earned him considerable local support. Read More »

Blimp pilot suffers burns after crash near US Open

I had the shakes and I felt awful for the people inside. "I was hacking around in the rough out there and didn't feel it one bit". It was a disgusting sight. Paramedics were seen tending to the injured pilot before they wheeled the man into a waiting helicopter marked "Flight For Life". In the morning, the buzz at Erin Hills was about a small blimp that crashed near the course, seriously injuring the pilot, who crawled out of the wreckage of the fiery craft. Read More »