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Federer to skip French Open

And she did, after all, return to the WTA tour last month; she tested positive for the newly banned drug meldonium at the Australian Open in January 2016. "I think we were all on the same wavelength", he said. Asked Monday whether she would be disappointed not to receive a wildcard to the second grand slam of the year, she told reporters, "Nothing is a disappointment after being away from the game for 15 months". Read More »

Winning Premier League is special: Fabregas

Chelsea have already clinched the title and can break the Premier League record that they set of 29 wins in a single season (in 2005 and 2006) by beating Sunderland in their final game on Sunday. Asked why he had made a decision to rest so many of his first-team regulars - including Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa - manager Antonio Conte replied: "You don't start planning for the FA Cup final on the Saturday". Read More »

Celtics' Options With #1 Overall Pick


WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick. Ball's best attribute is getting the most out of his teammates and is an elite playmaker with elite instincts. "That felt pretty good", Grousbeck said. After having the best odds for the No. 1 pick in 1997, Boston missed out on the chance to get Tim Duncan; in 1986, the Celtics landed the No. Read More »

Jose Mourinho hilariously destroys Arsenal despite Man Utd defeat


The England striker had scored against his former club before, in an FA Cup win at Old Trafford, and helped Wenger claim his first triumph against adversary Jose Mourinho in 16 competitive fixtures. Steve Nicol believes James Rodriguez operates best directly behind the striker, but that role might not be open for him at Manchester United. By 2014, the rivalry had become so heated that Wenger pushed Mourinho as the pair clashed in the technical area during Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win ... Read More »

Divock Origi: 'Philippe Coutinho is a joy to play with'


With that being said, it's one match at a time; to be fair, Slaven Bilic's side didn't put up much of a fight, but you can only beat what's in front of you and in the second half we absolutely pummeled them. Sturridge made his first league start since January after an injury-ridden season where he had multiple spells on the sidelines. I have a good relationship with the manager, and the fans have been brilliant . Read More »

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

It is the first time Boston will select first since the lottery began in 1985. The first nine picks are projected to be freshmen. "I'm sure we'll hear in the next little while a lot of discussion", said Ainge. "I told him he was going to go to the Lakers". The Timberwolves were bumped down a spot when the Philadelphia 76ers jumped into No. 3 pick. "There really was no way to walk out of here disappointed given the possible outcomes we faced". Read More »

Nishikori injury sends Djokovic through, Halep rolls on

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. However, after parting ways with his coaching team, the world number two has looked rejuvenated and determined to hit peak form. He threw his racket on the ground three times in a row after losing a decisive point in the tiebreaker. Read More »

Fernando Torres: 'Future is bright for Atletico Madrid'

Real knocked out Atletico at the Vicente Calderon Stadium as they collected a 4-2 aggregate win on Wednesday. The experienced centre-back has been struggling with a rib injury and has been linked with a move to Inter or AC Milan when his contract expires at the end of the campaign. Read More »

Zidane picks strong squad for Celta Vigo showdown


Nacho was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up as Zidane rested Marcelo, Casemiro, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric for Wednesday's rescheduled game at Celta , the latest demonstration of his confidence in a talent-packed squad which has been a key factor in his side's march towards the title. Read More »

Warriors All-82 podcast: Recapping the Game 2 slaughter

If they do the right things and play the game and obey the basketball gods, they'll have a great chance to win". You, stop!' So I'm like feeling myself a little bit, like I'm not getting bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD. Stop! Right now! You heard the officers, stop!' That's just part of the game, it's been happening forever since I've been in the League. "I get this phone call: Gregg Popovich", Brown said. Read More »

Redskins coach Jay Gruden weighs in on Kirk Cousins' contract situation


We wouldn't expect Gruden to be expansive on the matter, but the fact he wouldn't offer up even a boilerplate quote about Cousins remaining with the team beyond 2017 is interesting. The Redskins insist they have options if no deal is in place by July 15. Last season, the quarterback earned nearly $20 million from the franchise tag. Read More »

Watch Madrid Open 2017 final live online and on TV


In Indian Wells, my 150/1 each-way shot Jack Sock made the semis, as did Pablo Carreno Busta. Rafael Nadal won 2-0 and claimed the title. Former Austria's Thomas Moster, the former World No. It was Nadals fifth title in eighth Madrid Open finals, and the first since 2014. Is basically a question of whether you are prepared to take that risk at a shade of odds-against. Read More »

Wenger hoping for final-day glory after Arsenal sink Sunderland


Normally in an ideal world you want to rely on your own results . Arsenal , second to shock champions Leicester last season, could win more points this term but fail to qualify for the Champions League. If there's anyone we don't want to buy it's another goalkeeper". "It would be the first time you make 75 points and aren't in the top four". The Sunderland manager, David Moyes, took issue with Wenger's pre-match comments about how teams with nothing left to play for were sometimes ... Read More »

Leonard out for Game 2; Spurs coach blasts play


The Warriors, who struggled to score in the first half, shot 58 percent after Leonard left. "And I would never say that Pachulia - not knowing him or not knowing what he felt on that play - tried to intentionally hurt Kawhi Leonard", Van Gundy said . Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino: I am staying at Tottenham


Nevertheless, the London Evening Standard says: " Reports in Italy suggest the Spurs boss is on Inter Milan's list of possible coaches for next season, though the Serie A club accept it will be hard to hire Pochettino, who signed a five-year deal last May". Read More »

Man United: Mourinho cool after defeat

He's made us all work for his trust and respect. "Now it's time to play two good games to close the Premier League season and reach the Europa League final in the best shape that we can", Mata said . In a dig aimed at Liverpool and Manchester City, who are favoured to finish in the top four, he said that lifting silverware was paramount for big clubs. Read More »

I Loved Playing at White Hart Lane - Heung-Min Son

The only disappointment this season was not being able to overhaul Chelsea and struggling in the Champions League where they exited in the group stage. "That's got to be our next step". "It is true we are disappointed when you are close and fighting to win the Premier League", he said. "We've got to get the fans behind us, we've got to keep the fans believing and, look, we have got to just believe in ourselves". Read More »

Olynyk steals the show in Game 7, Celtics advance to East Finals


Instead of forcing plays, Thomas looked for the open man, most notably Kelly Olynyk, who scored a playoff career-high 26 points off the bench. The Celtics are one of the final four teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs. "They didn't give us a chance in this series". He was 2-0 with Oklahoma City, both wins over Memphis. We've got to get ready for the defending champs. Read More »

Alonso gives McLaren deadline to win

At the same time the driver who replaced him at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel, now leads the 2017 World Championship. "If from here to October I see the opportunity to win in 2018, I will be more than happy to stay with the team". While he described qualifying seventh as "a surprise", he said the improved vehicle gave him confidence to attack. But the problem solved itself and Vettel continued on the track. Read More »

National Football League expected to drop OT to 10 min


Among the topics on the agenda is voting on rule change proposals still on the table after the last round of meetings, which took place in Phoenix two months ago. Change is often slow in the National Football League, so maybe we'll see broader changes someday. The second rule is a helpful one. This change to the injured reserve would have greatly affected the Patriots in 2016 and would have allowed the team to bring back Rob Gronkowski for the playoffs. Read More »

Man Utd link grows as James Rodriguez's dad drops Real exit hint


James Rodriguez is not in the Real Madrid squad for Wednesday night's crucial La Liga game at Celta Vigo, although Cristiano Ronaldo returns, as coach Zinedine Zidane ends his rotation policy with the title race nearly over. It seems as though an exit makes sense for both parties, as Rodriguez is too good to be playing a bit-part role and would undoubtedly make a significant difference for a top club if playing regularly. Read More »

Kurt Busch: Kyle Busch finishes 5th at Kansas

We didn't know exactly what we had, and he didn't know exactly what he had, and it's just been golden ever since", Visser said. We had an awesome race vehicle. Blaney started from the pole and won his third stage of the year, leading the field across the line in his No. 21 Ford moments after Ryan Newman had an oil pump problem that forced him out. Read More »

Bayern denies report Kimmich to leave, takes legal action


There is no truth in this story. RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has ruled out making an ambitious move for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich . " Joshua Kimmich has a contract with FC Bayern until 2020 and will definitely play for the next season for FC Bayern". The only way Manchester City come out of this with Kimmich is if the player starts (or has already started) pushing the idea of his unhappiness, and makes that very clear to Bayern, who then, disgusted at the ... Read More »

Nico Marley: Bob Marley's grandson signs for Washington Redskins


The Weston, Fla., native attended Cypress Bay High School. Last year, the younger Marley led the Green Wave with 88 tackles and made three sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and made an interception. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Nico Marley was viewed as a tweener prospect that possibly could play safety in the NFL. Upon leaving the Miami Hurricanes, he spent a season with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League. Read More »