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Nadal beat battling Thiem to claim fifth Madrid Open crown

To Thiem's credit, the opening set was anything but straightforward, lasting close to an hour and a half before Nadal eventually prevailed in the tie-break. "I feel great. It means a lot to play my first final at this level". "Things can turn around quickly in tennis ". Never had they taken so long for a rematch, but then it had been at Roland Garros past year that their paths took such contrasting directions. Read More »

Nicky Hayden, champion motorcycle racer, dies in Italy

The hospital's medical bulletin released on Monday, May 22, announced Hayden's death due to severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. Nicknamed the "Kentucky Kid", Hayden was a former team-mate of Valentino Rossi in the Honda and Ducati MotoGP teams. Read More »

Coutinho staying at Liverpool

Arsenal will not play in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years next season after finishing outside the Premier League's top four places. "Chelsea will have chances because they are quality and have shown that all season". But success at Wembley may not be enough for the fans, some of whom have been calling for Wenger to step down. Read More »

BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

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Sachin Tendulkar , Mr. Sourav Ganguly and Mr. VVS Laxman will conduct interviews and seek presentations to select the best possible candidate to guide the team and take Indian Cricket forward", it adds. India have had pretty good cricketing season under him. "I don't think we need to speak any further on this", the BCCI further stated when pressed on the issue. Read More »

Luke Walton not stressing LaVar Ball, cites his dad's 'big personality'

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Loans Ball is a name that is all over the news and headlines mainly because of his father. Philadelphia owns pick three and there's little doubt this team needs more depth in the back court. As one of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, the Lakers are now being ran by former Laker and Hall of Fame guard Magic Johnson. Read More »

Mourinho relishes United's 'victory of pragmatism'

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Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw United claim their second major trophy of the season, after their triumph in the EFL Cup, and secure a place in next season's Champions League . "Obviously there's happiness from our achievement", Mourinho said. "I don't want to see football , I don't want to see national team matches". Speaking to BT Sport , he said: "We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester , in London and in Paris, too". Read More »

Mourinho snubs media after United stroll

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Seventeen-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt could become the youngest player ever to take the field in a European final, less than a year after he was lining up in Ajax's youth team against Emmen in the Jupiler League. United's performance belied their tender average age of 22 years 284 days, with Harrop marking his first appearance with a superb effort that kicked off a surprisingly comfortable win against Palace . Read More »

Cavaliers say Celtics' toughness benefits them

Then, James caught a pass from Irving and threw down a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet and got the Cavaliers to within seven points of the Celtics , 61-54, with 8:42 to play in the third quarter. "Just with him rebounding the basketball, being aggressive, going in the trenches getting defensive rebounds was big for us because he's the best outlet guy in the league and when he rebounds, he can get it to LeBron or Kyrie and he can push our pace". Read More »

No extra pressure while facing Pakistan : Virat Kohli

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This led ICC, who had confirmed yesterday that the tournament will go as per schedule had to bite back their words after the British Parliament's note. "These matches are a great opportunity for players to shine and become heroes whether they are a veteran or a newcomer". However, former Australian captain Michael Clarke is of the opinion that none of those stats will matter and these two teams will end up meeting each other at The Oval on 18th June to play the final. Read More »

Blakely: Game 4 loss shows just how much Celtics miss Isaiah

In this one, Irving scored 36 of his points following James' fourth foul with just less than seven minutes remaining in the first half, which forced James to the bench. James then put on that long-awaited show in the fourth quarter with 15 points. This is when Irving stepped up and delivered arguably the one of the greatest moments of his career. Read More »

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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The planned pre-match one minute's silence, in honor of the victims of the blast, rapidly turned into 60 seconds of applause, during which United's fans chanted poignantly " Manchester , Manchester" for the first time. "We played for England , we played for Manchester and we played for the people who died ". We weren't good enough. Liverpool who finished fourth would play in the Champions League third qualifying round for a place in the group stage. Read More »

Man United set to sell star after sealing CL spot

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United will regard the decision as common sense having prevailed, with Rashford making his 53rd first-team appearance of the season - more than any of his Old Trafford teammates - during the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday evening. Read More »

Conte named Manager of the Year

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ANTONIO CONTE , THE man who brought Chelsea to their fifth Premier League win this year, went home with two awards at the League Managers Awards last night. "Hopefully we'll be able to lift the cup again". The German is confident that his experience can help him excel despite his lengthy spell on the sidelines as Arsenal look to win the FA Cup for a third time in four years. Read More »

Kyrie Irving found his A-game and put the Warriors on notice

The Cavs had a slim lead at the time, but Irving going down could've been devastating. Bradley didn't want to give Irving too much credit after Game 4 - he's a ruthless competitor - but when your man finds a way to go 9-of-11 in a quarter, you are required to give some props. Read More »

Liverpool reject Celtic's approach for youngster Harry Wilson

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Despite winning the Scottish Premiership by 30 points, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is planning to add to his squad this summer. Former Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers stepped up his interested in the Liverpool Under 23s skipper by making a formal enquiry about his availability but current manager Jürgen Klopp is having none of it. Read More »

Kyrie Irving's Game 4 Heroics Showcases His Value To Cavaliers

They've given themselves a chance to erase the sting of their 44-point loss in Game 2. "I mean, we know their resiliency, and we have to respect them", said the Cavs' Kevin Love . Were the Celtics suddenly stronger when backed into a corner and forced to play Jonas Jerebko 21 minutes? "That's no excuse. They played well, but we've just got to play better, be more physical". Read More »

Cavaliers rally past Celtics in Game 4

The Celtics outscored the Cavs 61-42 in second half to rally back from a 21-point deficit during the third quarter. Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is out for the remainder of the postseason because of a hip injury, and the Cavaliers had lost just one game at home to an Eastern team in the playoffs dating to 2015. Read More »

Sharapova reacts after French Open wildcard rejection

Sharapova, a former World No. 1, returned from a 15-month doping ban last month and has so far participated in three tournaments with wild-card entries. The 2012 and 2014 French Open victor has yet to publicly comment on her Roland Garros snub which was delivered by Guidicelli on Facebook Live , ahead of the May 28-June 11 tournament. Read More »

Security tight ahead of Europa League final in Stockholm

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The club's mandatory pre-match press conference ahead of the final was cancelled, with Mourinho instead issuing a statement and expressing his sympathy to all the victims and their families. Manchester United defender Phil Jones said that "We have to win, It's a defining moment in our season and we need to make sure we win the game". Read More »

Angela Magana Challenges Cyborg

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Since then, some fans and fighters have been divided, taking sides to the beef that started from a social media post from Magana that made fun of Cyborg's appearance in a photo. Even UFC President Dana White has stated that he and the UFC are reviewing what actions to take, if any, against Cyborg for what happened at the retreat. Read More »

Dead, 1 Missing After Climbing Mount Everest

Yearwood was part of a team led by American climber Daniel Mazur for the expedition firm SummitClimb, according to its Nepal-based partner, Murari K. It is not clear if Yearwood fulfilled his dream of reaching the Everest summit before he died. Climbers only returned to Everest previous year after the 2015 natural disaster devastated Nepal , killing 9000 people and 22 climbers and support staff who died when an avalanche struck Everest Base Camp. Read More »

Kyrie Irving Put The Celtics In The Toilet

Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42), from Dominican Republic, drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland . Read More »