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French Open denies Sharapova wild card entry

The federation also declined to offer Sharapova, a two-time French Open singles champion, a wild card into the qualifying tournament. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source. Read More »

Dana White tells Luke Rockhold to 'stick to fighting and modeling'

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Rockhold was on a five-fight winning streak prior to losing his title to Bisping a year ago - and in fact that unbeaten run had included a convincing submission win over the aforementioned Brit. And that does seem a hell of a lot more logical to everyone with regards to contenders deserving of a title shot at middleweight. "Think before you run your mouth". Read More »

Kessel, Fleury lift Penguins over Senators, 1-0; series tied 1-1

The Pens had the third-best power play in the National Hockey League in the regular season but went a pedestrian 0-for-5 against Ottawa in Game 1. The five remaining defensemen all played at least 20 minutes, including 24:49 from 37-year-old Ron Hainsey, who is in the playoffs for the first time in his career. Read More »

Sundar stuns Mumbai Indians as Rising Pune Supergiant progress to final

Smith got hold of another catch at the same position to send back Kieran Pollard (7) as Pune had Mumbai on the mat, with the scoreboard reading 51/4 in eight overs. We tried to take the pace off the ball; it worked nicely for us throughout the tournament and today as well. Shot selection is very important. "It's not the end of the world, we still have one more shot in Bangalore", he added. Read More »

Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

This whole season prepared them for this, and while every team they play is looking smaller, the Warriors are towering ever larger. One ankle sprain appears to have drastically changed the competitive nature of this series. Jonathon Simmons was the lone bright spot for the Spurs, scoring a team-high 22 points. "Guys were playing off him and getting easy looks". There was nothing else he could do. Read More »

Player to Miss the Rest of Playoffs After Severe Tendon Injury

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He had an MRI exam after suffering the injury on Wednesday as the Spurs evened their Western Conference second-round series at 1-1 against the Houston Rockets with a 121-96 victory. "It's painful, but I'm not going to complain about it. Get treatment and get ready to play in Game 3 ". He also became the fourth player in National Basketball Association history (after Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili) to make 300 playoff three-pointers. Read More »

Fernando Alonso takes swipe at Honda after dismal practice day in Barcelona

The Spaniard's former team Ferrari could prove to be his only hope of a credible exit, however, with both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen also soon to be out of contract. Today everything went right and I still have the feeling that tomorrow is going to be okay". Alonso suggested problems during Friday practice had shrouded the real potential of the auto, which features a significant upgrade package this weekend. Read More »

76ers Land Number 3 Overall Pick In The NBA Draft Lottery

Much like everything Embiid has done since taking the floor as a rookie, albeit during an injury shortened 33-game stint, the 2014 No. 3 overall draft choice failed to disappoint in his attire that he wore to the lottery. Said process includes Los Angeles potentially losing its first-round pick should it fall outside of the top three. Nobody did more to try to have a 25 percent chance of winning an NBA Draft Lottery annually than Hinkie. Read More »

Does Wizards' Kelly Oubre deserve suspension after Game 3 altercation?

Olynyk was involved in an altercation with the Wizard's Kelly Oubre Jr.in Game 3. The physical series continues as the Wizards keep the flame alive in the series with a win-loss record of 2-1. Both teams went at it and one could say the game eventually got out of hand. "Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping". "We can't respond that way", Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. Read More »

NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Exciting Comeback Victory

At least, that was how fans of the Nashville Predators had been looking at it after on-ice officials almost "cost" their team a win in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. In Game 2, he finally broke out in a big way. Anaheim and Nashville are meeting in the postseason for the third time , including the past two seasons. Read More »

France's New Prime Minister: Conservative, Pro-European And A Novelist

On his first full day in office and shortly after naming his new prime ministerEdouard Philippe, Macron made his first global trip as French president to Germany, meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Philippe's appointment ticks several boxes for the 39-year-old Macron, France's youngest president, who took power on Sunday. In his second full day in office, he also hosted a delegation from the International Olympic Committee in the Elysee Palace, a symbolically important gesture of ... Read More »

Wayne Rooney: 'We could have done better against Tottenham Hotspur'

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has admitted that his side underperformed during their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon. "Because of my respect for them ( Tottenham ), I didn't rest more people", said Mourinho, whose side visit Southampton on Wednesday. "I'm proud of all my team-mates and just happy for all the staff and the fans". Read More »

Sharapova overcomes shaky start to beat McHale in Rome

Sharapova rocked the tennis world when she announced previous year that she had tested positive for heart drug meldonium at the Australian Open after failing to realise it had been added to WADA's list of banned substances. “Nothing is a disappointment after being away from the game for 15 months.”. "I got straight to her answering machine three times and I left her a message", he said. Read More »

Adam Lallana: Liverpool passed exam at West Ham

But counting points before you have them is really silly, so we will not do this. Often lost stationed out on the wing, Coutinho flourished at the tip of the diamond and he has now scored six goals in the last seven games. "His paced troubles teams and I thought his timing was brilliant". They were up against a West Ham side who had effectively scuppered Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title ambitions earlier this month. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola

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Ultimately, the game will be remembered as Pablo Zabaleta's last performance at the Etihad. "That was the reason we didn't fight (for the title) until the end of the season". In with the crowdFollowing Saturday's announcement he will be leaving this summer, City fans made clear in Zabaleta's last home game as a Blues player their appreciation for his service, with banners paying tribute to the Argentinian defender being displayed in the stands and his name ringing around the ground in a ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo more than just goals at Real Madrid - Zinedine Zidane

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However, Zidane was cautious and says nobody at the club believes they have won anything yet. Yet Zidane's side have a game in hand over their rivals. Celta have lost their last five league games against Real Madrid, all since Berizzo joined Celta . But it was Nacho's opening goal for Real that should frustrate Barcelona fans the most. Read More »

At a big club, I'd have been sacked...

Substitute Hal-Robson Kanu claimed a consolation goal for West Brom with three minutes remaining. However, before he'd had chance to begin his celebrations, referee Bobby Madley awarded a free-kick to Pep Guardiola's side after spotting that the Algerian global had made contact with the ball twice as he slipped while taking the penalty. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard officially out for Game 2 against Warriors

Many thought that Game 6 in Houston would be a formality and while even Spurs fans were getting hyped for a Game 7, the Spurs blew the Rockets out on the road to close out the series. And if he would have played and they had ended up winning, I'd go get dinner, have a glass of wine, wake up the next day, go to practice and move on. Read More »

Kawhi injured as Spurs suffer double blow

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Golden State hopes to develop players like Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark into key guys who can, say, come off the bench and sustain a "Curry flurry" lead. "I got it going in the third, KD got it done in the fourth, everybody contributed and we got it done". Golden State got back in the game with an 18-0 run that started after Leonard reinjured his sprained left ankle in the third quarter. Read More »

LeBron meets the Celtics again in the postseason

There's so much to like about the Celtics . The Celtics should lean heavily on Thomas. The team is a crystal-clear manifestation of Brad Stevens's vision, from the pass-happy offense down through the electric defense of Bradley and Smart. Read More »

Manchester City coast to win over West Bromwich Albion

With the 2016-17 Premier League season winding down, Manchester City find themselves in a fight for the top four that's coming right down to the wire. "He didn't score but he helped us play the third man, he had two or three assists and he put in an unbelievable performance". A celebratory atmosphere engulfed the Etihad Stadium for the final exchanges-only briefly dented when Robson-Kanu turned home Allan Nyom's excellent ball from the right in the 87th minute-and it was an ... Read More »