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Djokovic knocked out of French Open by Thiem as Nadal goes through


It was important to move well and hit clean, and I did that today. The second-seeded Djokovic had two set points in the opener but couldn't convert either. 7 Marin Cilic . "Especially in the last couple of months". Nadal reached the semi-finals after compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired due to injury in their quarter-final. Read More »

Djokovic dumped out as Nadal, Murray advance


Murray's incredible second half of 2016, which I think exhausted him physically and mentally, led to his sluggish start to the 2017 season, but his game has come alive on the surface that has been the most hard for him throughout his career. Read More »

French Open semifinals: Murray-Wawrinka, Nadal-Thiem


He trails Murray 10-7 overall but has a full tank of gas. There might have been a hunger gap on Wednesday, but it would come as a shock if there was one today. Then Wawrinka used a seven-game run to take the second set, plus a 3-0 lead in the third. She fended off another set point in the next game but a forehand error handed Halep the set. Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

They look so much like The New World Order to the point where even LeBron James looked wistfully at the team that is about to elbow him, his mates and his adopted city in the throat and evaluated the Warriors not emotionally but clinically and expansively, and even with admiration. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Aussies, Bangladesh face off in must-win clash

In response, Australia were cruising with David Warner 40 not out and Smith unbeaten on 22 - the former becoming the fastest Australian to score 4,000 one-day global runs before the heavens opened to prevent a sure-fire win. "It's a bit frustrating obviously not to get a result in", Smith said. And he could find it in time for the clash against the old enemy, who Starc said had not been backwards in coming forward about their ambitions, and ability, to win the tournament on their home ... Read More »

Barcelona star Lionel Messi reveals where he wants to finish his career


The radio station says that the deal is already done but will be announced after 30 June due to fiscal reasons. " It's what I always dreamed and what I always wanted ". The 29-year-old had was said to have rejected and opening offer of a £29million a season deal , but Catalan based outlet TV3 now claim that the prolific forward will earn €30 million after tax a year. Read More »

England, Venezuela reach Under-20 World Cup final


Earlier in the day, Venezuela stormed into the U-20 FIFA World Cup final by defeating Uruguay 4-3 in a tense penalty shootout. Jonjoe Kenny , so impressive throughout the tournament, was next to go close, dragging a low shot wide across goal after exchanging passes with Everton club-mate Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Read More »

Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals


The Warriors were a pretty consistent under team (53 of 94 games overall) most of the season, but oddsmakers have adapted and the total has gone over in the Warriors' last five games. The Warriors won that series in six games for the franchise's first title since 1975. James has been incredible all postseason long, but especially in Game 1 of each series. Read More »

Nadal in Q/F, Muguruza out

Garbine Muguruza failed to defend her French Open title as the Spanish lost to local favorite Kristina Mladenovic in three sets in women's singles fourth round, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic swept into men's singles quarter-finals here on Sunday. Read More »

Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

Ostapenko took advantage of Bacsinszky's vulnerable second serve to pull ahead in the tiebreaker and ultimately claim the first set. Ostapenko fired 50 winners and 45 unforced errors in her victory. Halep's semi-final defeat of Pliskova was but the latest display of the potential she brings to the table in her current form, having proved her credentials by taking out another heavyweight of the sport in her penultimate test. Read More »

Sanchez, Yankees hammer Price again in 9-1 win over Red Sox

When Thursday night's action was complete the advantage was a season-high three lengths and had the Yankees feeling good about themselves. The Vanderbilt product allowed two hits in five innings at the Chicago White Sox in his season debut and followed that up by holding the Baltimore Orioles to one run on three hits in seven innings on Saturday . Read More »

Pats, Edelman nearing contract extension


According to multiple reports, the Edelman has agreed to terms on a multi-year deal to keep him in New England beyond 2017. It was initially reported earlier in the day on Thursday that the two sides had been working on a new contract extension and were nearing an agreement. Read More »

New Zealand fined for slow over-rate in England defeat

England secured their place in the semi-finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy as they beat New Zealand by 87 runs at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff . "But I guess those things happen, and you move on". "He does that", he added. In a cold and blustery Cardiff , England posted a decent total of 310 against New Zealand , with Joe Root , Jos Buttler and Alex Hales all making half-centuries. Read More »

Oklahoma's odds to win national title not affected by Bob Stoops' retirement


Stoops has heart disease, and his father, Ron, died in 1988 at age 54 of a heart attack suffered while coaching a high school game. We'll see if Riley can sustain the Stoops swagger. Oklahoma remains the 10-1 fifth choice to win the national title at Station Casinos sports books - behind Alabama (3-1), Ohio State (5-1), Southern California (6-1) and Florida State (7-1) - and the 15-1 fifth choice at the Westgate sports book, alongside MI and Louisiana State. Read More »

NASCAR trying to increase passing for Coca-Cola 600


Johnson seemed poised to conserve fuel and cruise to his 13th Charlotte victory, but the seven-time champion ran out of fuel on the backstretch with just two laps to go, resulting in a disappointing 17th-place finish. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick led the most laps (42), but Busch passed him late in the first stage for the playoff points. Two out of three he we lost on fuel mileage. Read More »

Gronk confident he's ready for 2017 season


But would the Pats think about franchising him in 2018? "I'm always trying to perform", he said. National Football League network's Mike Garofolo also commented on Inside Minicamp Live that he doesn't think Garoppolo will sign an extension saying, "I don't get an indication like that is a possibility any time soon with Jimmy Garoppolo and the Patriots". Read More »

Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski Win Mixed Doubles Title

In addition to this, the third-seeded Simona Halep marched into her second French Open final with 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over second-seeded Karolina Pliskova. "I couldn't be happier". About being two match points down in the tie-breaker, Bopanna said they didn't do anything different. And so you just don't have the freedom that a normal 20-year-old might have. Read More »

Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori to set up semis clash with Wawrinka

Nishikori, who beat Murray in the quarter-finals of last year's U.S. Open, could not sustain his early form and although he courageously forced a third-set tiebreak he lost that 7-0. After he broke Murray at the start of the fourth set to raise his hopes of a comeback, Nishikori immediately lost his serve. Simona Halep recovered from 6-3 5-1 down to beat Elina Svitolina and will meet Karolina Pliskova in the women's semi-finals. Read More »

Steve Smith frustrated after second-straight washout

Steve Smith's side were on course for a comfortable victory after bowling out the Tigers for 182, then cruising to 1/83 after 16 overs, before the rain began to fall in south London . Warner, who took eight years to reach the 4000-run mark, also equalled the record of Indian skipper Virat Kohli , who reached the landmark in 93rd ODI innings like the left-hander. Read More »

Liverpool make late bid to trump Man Utd for


However, the Brazil global has struggled under Carlo Ancelotti and was left out of the starting line-up for both Champions League semi-final ties against Real Madrid in May. The addition of the Brazilian could serve as a message of intent from Liverpool and the Reds could convince Coutinho to stay at Anfield. Barcelona are looking to revamp their squad after a disappointing season. Read More »

Saints 'hopeful, and yet we're guarded' about Nick Fairley's condition


The second opinion was a little different, and he's getting a third opinion, or has already gotten a third opinion. "So we're hopeful and yet we're guarded because of the type of condition that we're talking about". Fairley has apparently been out of contact with all or most of his teammates during this process, but Payton said he's been in touch with Fairley. Fairley has not commented publicly and Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that General Manager Mickey ... Read More »

Ben Ainslie's GB crew dig deep to earn America's Cup play-off place

A superb change of tack by Spithill's crew saw the American boat transform a 22-second deficit into a 35-second lead between the fourth and fifth gates to set up the win. "It will be a test for the crews at the other extreme of the wind range - obviously their skills in sailing the boats in what will be extremely high speeds, and also the concern of breakages that come with that. Read More »

Kane wants to emulate Ronaldo and Messi by winning Ballon d'Or

And now he has set his sights on improving on the global stage. Yet Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee played down the idea of the Marines helping England , proclaiming: "We like to think that we train our players tougher than the Royal Marines, so I don't think that's one over on us". Read More »

Vols' Coleman shatters NCAA 100m record


Christian Coleman of Tennessee poses with scoreboard after winning 100m heat in a collegiate record 9.82 during the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. Coleman's performance follows a series of breakthrough victories in 2017. But it wasn't an easy path back to Eugene. It's been a "slow process" getting back from the injury, and he's not yet 100 percent. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wary of Dominic Thiem's 'huge potential'


Thiem and Djokovic battled each other in last year's French Open semifinal , but this year, just Thiem will have the opportunity to take the court at the next stage of the tournament. The third seeded Romanian will face Czech Karolina Pliskova in the last four. You know, I'm just trying to sense what's the best thing for me now. "It is a big challenge and I'm up for it". Read More »

Alonso "will stay" at McLaren if it wins by September

Honda F1 chief Yusuke Hasegawa revealed that it is very tight for them to introduce upgrades to their Honda engine ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix . A career decision looms in September when he expects to decide whether to stay at McLaren Honda , a once-powerful team now at the bottom of constructors' standings. Read More »