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Djokovic safely through to third round of Madrid Open


In his first match since changing his coaching team in an attempt to change fortunes following a hard start to the year, Djokovic was taken to three sets by Spain's Nicolas Almagro in a match which lasted for two and a quarter hours. Djokovic , who won the tournament last year, had fewer problems against the 35-year-old Spaniard than in his three-set second round test with Nicolas Almagro a day earlier, taking the first set 6-4 before breaking in the 12th game of the second to avoid a ... Read More »

Pune stun Mumbai to reach IPL final

But, whatever be the result one thing is sure that the team that loses this one will have one more opportunity to play in the final. Smith took joy in the fact that Pune proved to be Mumbai's nemesis every time they met this season. "I think we could lift the trophy in the finals as well", Sundar said after receiving the man-of-the-match award. Some of the predictors recommended the name of Australian batsman, Usman Khawaja. Read More »

Manchester City remember to send Yaya Toure a birthday cake

In the process, he touched the ball with his right foot as well as his left as he sent it into the net. Leicester were the better side after the break and Riyad Mahrez had the chance to equalise from the penalty spot but his effort was ruled out for a freakish double contact. Read More »

Graeme Souness Points Out The Problem With Jose Mourinho's Moaning About Fatigue


United could have fallen behind early on when they conceded a penalty but the previously in form Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini saw his spot kick saved by Argentina worldwide goalkeeper Sergio Romero. Namely, it is offering them an excuse. He also said he had made no attempt to request a change in date because he is convinced it would be rejected, adding "I hope you don't kill me when you see my team". Read More »

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Trump said on national television last week that the Russian investigation, which he says is an attempt by Democrats to save face following an embarrassing electoral defeat, was a consideration in making the decision to can Mr Comey. President Trump on Thursday strongly denied any collusion between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, and rejected allegations that he pressured then-FBI Director James Comey to drop a related investigation into former national security adviser Michael ... Read More »

A Bettor Lost Nearly $400000 on The Rockets' Awful Game 6 Loss

The No. 2 seeded Spurs will travel to the Bay Area for Sunday's series opener after defeating the Rockets in six games in a Western Conference semifinal matchup. It was the worst performance in a playoffs elimination game in the last 25 years by a player who averaged at least 25 points during a season, according to ESPN . Read More »

Mourinho: Arsenal Lucky Vs United; Europa Trophy Better Than Top Four


Infamously labelled "a voyeur" and "a specialist in failure" by Mourinho in the past, this was a sweet moment for Wenger, but it won't mean much unless Arsenal find a way to catch City. "We have a really important chance to play [in the] Champions League through the Europa League but in the Premier League anything can happen". It makes sense in lots of ways because, as well as looking like the easier route, it gets you straight into the group stage and you avoid starting the season early ... Read More »

Warriors Mike Brown's reveals crazy game 2 excuse


Davey/Pool via AP). The Cavaliers swept Detroit and Atlanta in the first two rounds of the postseason and took a quick 2-0 lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals before losing five of its next eight playoff games. I'm like, 'Hey, I'm being bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD in my own building, my own parking lot.' So I start to go a little bit, and another one pulls up: 'Hey, you! Sadly, that video cuts off there, but Brown went on to describe the best part, the call he ... Read More »

Sanchez defends Wenger but unsure over Arsenal future

The Gunners , who headed into the match on the back of a three-game winning streak, needed to win at the Emirates Stadium to be firmly in the race for a top four finish. " I always said the same: I try to do my best, to support the team, to score goals, to win victories ". I don't think the Sunderland players did that. Read More »

NBA Mock Draft: Who Each Lottery Team Should Pick

Kelly Olynyk, the hero of Game 7 against Washington with 26 points, was held scoreless in the opener against Cleveland until Boston's last shot of the game. Brooklyn got dubbed a "super team", but had blown up their roster yet again in just two years, making the playoffs in both but getting just one win in the second round out of the arrangement. Read More »

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

The Windows software was installed on the submarines "to save money rather than meet the cost of a tailored system", says The Guardian , but nuclear subs "have been designed for nearly complete isolation when at sea", making them nearly impossible to hack. Read More »

Only one Spurs player shows up in Game 2 beatdown by Warriors

The Warriors were better than the Spurs early in this game, late in the game, in the middle of the game and pretty much whenever the Warriors were running and jumping and shooting and passing. "But offensively, I think it's a combination of them playing good defense and also us not finding our chemistry, not finding our rhythm, and not knowing where to be with two of our main playmakers not there". Read More »

Joel Embiid has finally defined 'The Process'


With several holes to fill, the team has options for the pick. "If the lottery is not as kind to the 76ers, they could still wind up with Fox, Monk or even 6'3" guard Dennis Smith out of NC State, who would be getting much more attention if this class was not so strong at the top. Read More »

The Cavaliers will play the Boston Celtics in the Eastern finals

The Wizards can feel that they have better talent than the Boston Celtics , but only one team is advancing to the conference finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers. Marcin Gortat struggled to chase him outside, and somehow even Markieff Morris couldn't hold him down in the post. "They closers. They proven closers". Read More »

Phil Kessel scores, Penguins shut out Senators in Game 2

If there was any concern Ottawa was just happy to be in the Eastern Conference finals, it vanished by the time Bobby Ryan slipped a backhander by Marc-Andre Fleury 4:59 into overtime Saturday night for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1. Read More »

Ducks fall to Predators 3-2 in overtime

What hurts more is Nashville being a combined 6-of-18 on defensive zone draws - perhaps the most important time to win a face-off. Nashville won Game 7 in Anaheim a year ago, which eliminated the Ducks from the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season in a Game 7 on their home ice and led to the dismissal of coach Bruce Boudreau. Read More »

Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

Maria Sharapova has been handed a wild card to the Aegon Classic in Birmingham this summer, one of the most significant warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. Sharapova has already gained direct entry into Wimbledon qualifying at the end of June. The remaining Main Draw wild card announcements for Birmingham and our other events will be announced in the coming weeks. Read More »

Man United's Romero credits Mourinho for turning a 'nobody' into a star


The Europa League final will be United's 64th game of a jam-packed campaign, but Bosz pointed to his side's own well-filled fixture list as evidence that tiredness should not be a factor for either side. Alongside a picture of a fake ticket, they write: "Any Reds who have bought tickets for Stockholm, look out for fake tickets by looking at the hologram - this is fake". Read More »

Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays


Pillar was not asked directly about the slur, because reporters on the scene were not yet aware of what had been caught on tape, so it's possible that Pillar did not know that the specific insult he used appeared obvious on video replay, and he was just apologizing for the outburst in general. Read More »

Ritchie strikes again as Ducks even series with Predators

He's now found the back of the net in each of the three games of the series. It was somewhat humourous - and just a tad premature - when a reporter asked Anaheim Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle if Sunday night's Game 2 against the Nashville Predators was of the "must-win" variety. Read More »

McIlroy reveals back injury


Other changes were more cosmetic. I feel like I can distinguish what the difference is between the two. "I just felt like I wanted to conserve energy and sharpen my game". 17 in his first event since winning the Masters. Three weeks after thinking he had lost his PGA Tour card, Ian Poulter will head into the final round of the £8.1milllion Players Championship just three shots off the lead. Read More »

Pochettino: Win over Manchester United the "perfect" farewell to White Hart Lane

The redevelopment of White Hart Lane began just hours after Tottenham Hotspur's final match at the stadium. "I think I'm a very lucky guy because to share the history of this Club, in that special moment, is so lucky and I am so happy". Pochettino, who expressed his disappointment after failing to win the title, admitted that he is delighted with his side's achievement this season. Read More »

Johanna Konta falls to Venus Williams in three sets at Rome Masters


The British number one had been hoping to prepare for the French Open with a run to the latter stages in Rome, but Williams was able to end her three-match losing streak against Konta to prevail 6-1 3-6 6-1. Up next for Kontaveit is sixth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania, who advanced with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over 12th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russian Federation. Read More »