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Jelena Ostapenko fights back in fairytale final


Ostapenko denied Halep not only a first Slam title but also the world No. 1 ranking. "This one hurts a lot maybe because I realise more what is happening", she said, comparing the loss to her 2014 final. "Can she become a serial Grand Slam champion?" It was Jelena Ostapenko this time. When she drilled a final backhand victor down the line, Ostapenko dropped her racket to the clay and held her arms aloft in delight and disbelief. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton eclipses Canadian Grand Prix for 6th time

Vettel started on the front row but finished off the podium for the first time this year. "I wanted that podium but I didn't get it", he said. Vettel dropped to the back of the field in the formative moments of Sunday's race when he was forced to pit for a new front wing following damage sustained in a first-corner incident with Max Verstappen. Read More »

Pakistan bowlers shut out England for 211

Earlier, Sri Lanka suffered a middle-order collapse of their own on the way to 236 all out. The other semi-final will pit Group B winners India against Group A runners-up Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday. Azhar, on 76, dragged a delivery from Jake Ball on to his stumps before Babar (38 not out) and Hafeez (31 not out) guided Pakistan home. The Pakistan bowling attack comprising pacers Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali and their lone spinner Imad Wasim will ... Read More »

Donnarumma will not renew Milan contract


It's official: AC Milan teenage sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma has refused to sign a new deal, and the decision is "definitive". Fassone said that he had been informed by Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola , that the young goalkeeper's decision to leave the club upon the expiry of his current terms was "final". Read More »

Berger retains St. Jude Classic with 66

It was Berger's second PGA Tour triumph, both coming at St. Jude. Cabrera Bello, who was the joint overnight leader with Stewart Cink, was one of five players to finish two shots behind Berger, along with Americans Billy Horschel, Braden Thornberry , Chez Reavie and Kevin Chappell. Read More »

Congressman, multiple people injured after shooting

Rep. Eric Swalwell , D-Calif., who is on the Democrats' baseball team, told Fox News Wednesday morning that the Democratic team practices at a different facility than where the shooting occurred. Reports say he was armed with two weapons; one handgun and one "assault style" rifle. Eventually a sniper team arrived and surrounded the area to allow lawmakers to leave the dugout with protection, he said. Read More »

Durant's non-foul looms large in Warriors' game-deciding run

It took him until his third Finals appearance to get a championship, when his Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 Finals. The Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, claiming their second National Basketball Association championship in seasons. Read More »

Golden State Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Monday night's episode of Jeopardy! , which was nearly certainly pre-recorded weeks or even months ago, ended up being well-timed for the Warriors' Game 5 win to become the 2017 NBA Champions . After shooting 55.6 percent and contributing 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists to the five-game domination, he now has a new title. James turned to the officials, saying he had been fouled. Read More »

Scary sight: Browns' top pick Garrett hurts foot in practice


He stayed on the ground for almost a minute and was checked by a trainer and coach Hue Jackson before being helped up and hobbling to the sideline. Garrett has had lingering issues with that foot throughout the OTAs and missed some time as a precautionary measure. Read More »

Presidential polls: NDA committee to meet Sonia Gandhi on Friday

Patel and Misra are said to have assured Naidu their parties would take a call on a candidate after talks with the BJP panel. Opposition leaders like Sharad Yadav have made it clear that they will put up a joint candidate if the saffron party picks a nominee with strong Hindutva leanings. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years

That would be all the noise Thompson would make as he would score 13 points in game 4 and 11 points on Monday in game 5. The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year. And they need to do this and stay under the salary cap, all while holding out hope that Golden State doesn't add more weapons to its already loaded roster. Read More »

Warriors clinch National Basketball Association title to continue golden age


As confetti fell on the court, LeBron James gave Kevin Durant a long embrace and congratulatory words before walking off the court with his head held high despite a fifth career NBA Finals loss. Beginning with the NBA's 2009-10 campaign, Durant led the league in total points for five straight seasons and in scoring average four times. Cleveland enjoyed a 41-33 lead in the second quarter Monday before the Warriors ripped off a 28-4 run. Read More »

Unseeded Latvian teen Jelena Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French Open


The world number 47 recovered from losing the first five games of a rain-ravaged match to outclass 11th seed Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. The French Open men's quarterfinals involving Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been postponed because of rain. But the duo put on a terrific performance to make the day memorable - not least setting a semi-final on their shared birthday. Read More »

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 3 others shot in Virginia

President Trump, in a statement from the White House Wednesday, said that Hodgkinson died at a local hospital from wounds suffered when officers returned fire on the Belleville, Ill., man who owned a home-inspection business. "There were always Capitol Police officers with us", Walsh said. "The camaraderie that we have in the mornings", he said, then paused and got choked up, trying hard not to cry. Read More »

Yankees Put Up Football-like Numbers in 13-Run Victory


Aaron Judge leads the major leagues with 21 home runs this season. He struck out twice early, and he airmailed a throw to the plate that allowed a run to score during the Angels' tying rally. In the five games since, he hit.429 with four home runs and 13 RBIs. On Friday, he pitched a career-high seven innings. The last time Tillman used his two-seam fastball was briefly in 2014, throwing the pitch 17 times, holding all five batters hitless. Read More »

England, France Unite With Britpop


France forward Olivier Giroud had his volley ruled offside on 14 minutes, and Dembele wasted a chance of levelling the score in just two minutes, only to see his shot off the post. Are players taking on Southgate's information? They [France] were just getting too much space in vital areas, even with ten men. "We've been competitive in all three games for long periods of time , but I think we've had to play at our absolute limit to stay in all three of those matches". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy defies British weather to reach semi-finals

But, there is no guarantee in sports. "If we can take three wickets inside the Powerplay, it will give us the momentum. Ashwin was brilliant in the last game, I don't see any good reason to change that", Kohli told reporters here. They have a strong enough lineup to go all the way and will be looking at doing so. There has been some luck along the way too; had four more overs of play been possible at the Oval against Australia, Bangladesh would have been on a flight home. Read More »

McIlroy returning from another injury at Wisconsin major


Kevin Na made the biggest splash when he posted a video to social media of him dropping a ball into the fescue, then taking a few half-hearted swipes at it. There have been some players expressing their concern about the set up of the Wisconsin course, which is hosting its first professional event, but Day heads to the second Major of the year in a positive frame of mind. Read More »

Defending champion Muguruza crashes out of French Open


Garbine Muguruza criticises the partisan crowd at Roland Garros after seeing the defence of her French Open crown ended by home favourite Kristina Mladenovic . "The more matches I play - and tough victories - I think it gives you self-confidence, a successful feeling out there". "It's a very painful defeat here in the French Open ", she said afterwards. Read More »

Stricker takes blue-collar path to US Open


The Spaniard said he plans to dial down his practice to stay fresh. "But because it's grass, somehow we feel it's an unfair penalty". "But with that said, I think if we can have a little bit more runout, it would fit perfectly because I can hit my 2-iron would go 270, 275 yards off the tee and then run another 30 yards and it would be 300-plus yards, and that would be flawless around here, because I could be very super aggressive with the lines, and I don't have to pull that driver too much". Read More »

Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson (AUDIO)


As someone else mentioned Allen Iverson's name, he seemed to be dancing around that proclamation as he presses the fact that in context, he believes that the New Jersey native is a much better shooter than A.I. probably could have developed his long-range shot if he felt it were necessary. Irving , 25, was a scoring machine in the last two Finals' series against Golden State, averaging 29.4 points per game in 2017, and 27.1 in 2016, included a title-clinch fade away 3 in Game 7. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 3 ratings up 22 percent from last year


When you have home court, ideally you take care of business at home and get a split on the road. The Warriors are better as a front-running team, easy for them given their obvious firepower. But the fact is that the Warriors benefited from a combination of factors - drafting Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green , hiring Coach Steve Kerr and General Manager Bob Myers, the new television deal leading to a one year jump of roughly $24 million in the salary cap - that allowed ... Read More »

Fans already lining up for Penguins' Stanley Cup parade


Winning the Stanley Cup is great. "And the same thing this year". They have a bright young goalie in Matt Murray . Route: It is the same route as previous year, running along Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies, but it ends at Point State Park instead of Stanwix Street. Read More »

Shock win - Pakistan through to Champions Trophy final

England move on to a Twenty20 series against South Africa next week, but the disappointment of this defeat could linger for some time. Full credit to Pakistan , they did that well. Although Azhar was bowled by Jake Ball , Babar and Mohammad Hafeez accelerated towards the finish line. The winning runs come off Mohammad Hafeez's blade as he pulls it to the square leg fence for a boundary. Read More »

England suffer friendly defeat by 10-man France


Despite being down to ten men, France continue to dominate the game and they finally got their victor through Ousmane Dembele in the 78minute of the game. "We've been competitive in all three games for long periods of time, but I think we've had to play at our absolute limit to stay in all three of those matches". Read More »

Beware This In-App Purchase Scam Uncovered on App Store


Lin next chose to download the app and try it out. Apple has modified its App Store policies and will now allow tipping for content publishers through in-app purchases, reports TechCrunch . It's always a good idea to check your subscriptions on a regular basis, if only to see if you're subscribed to apps you're no longer using. But what's this? The #10 Top Grossing Productivity App (as of June 7th, 2017) was an app called "Mobile Protection: Clean & Security VPN". Read More »

Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark


Met's hand to include a giant middle finger. Many people played Mr. Met since the mascot joined the team in 1964. The bat boy, supplied by the home New York Mets , made an effort to get out of Flores' way before the ball arrived. If the Mets (23-29) are to dig out of the hole they've created for themselves, they must show they can sustain momentum. As a result, it is unclear which Mets employee will be facing consequences for Mr. Read More »

Mayweather to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

The 40-year-old Mayweather has a 49-0 career record with 26 knockouts. Though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Mayweather a heavy 10-1 favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world. Mayweather suggested the fight could be competitive a few weeks back. A late-night phone call from Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe to re-attach the agenda item of the August 26 date to Wednesday's Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting was agreed upon, as was the slotting of the date. Read More »