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Nadal Smashes Djokovic And Advances To The Finals


Real Madrid great Raul and all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo were among those watching in the stands in the Caja Majica on a scorching day in the Spanish capital in as Madrid fan Nadal continued his rampant start to the year. He was overtaken by Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals, and since winning Doha at the start of this year, had suffered early losses and an elbow injury, and his disrupted season was compounded ahead of Madrid with the announcement of a parting of the ways ... Read More »

Mercedes take wrong turn in Monaco

His intra-team battles with 2016 champion Nico Rosberg, during three seasons of raw competition, were characterized by spells of accusations and acrimony that made life hard for Mercedes' management. "I take a lot of pride in the fact I am very strong mentally", he said. "I think in general, if you take all the sectors together, it's alright". Read More »

Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim Rome Masters title

Alexander Zverev has claimed the first ATP 1000 title of his career after beating Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final on Sunday. Along with his wife, Jelena, expecting the couple's second child, the World No. Having benefitted from the counsel of Boris Becker (Djokovic won six Grand Slam titles in their three years together), he is now hoping to build a relationship with Agassi, who like Djokovic, knows how it feels to win all of the Grand Slams. Read More »

Manchester United's Europa League win completes the set


This is just football but what happened two day ago was disgusting. "And we didn't. we just came to do our job". Pogba, who rejoined the 20-times English champions last summer from Juventus for 89 million pounds (115.43 million USA dollars), fired United ahead in the 18th minute in Stockholm helped by a massive deflection off Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez. Read More »

National Football League approves rule changes, tweaks overtime and celebration penalties


The NFL announced on Tuesday that its players will have more freedom of expression in 2017 as it will ease up on their previous rules regarding celebrations. The approved rule change should also create a frantic period between the final preseason game and the start of the regular season, as 1,200 players will become available for practice squads and potentially a roster spot on another team. Read More »

LeBron heaps praise on Cavs teammate

That much we know. If he can't step up at the end, Irving certainly can. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas met with a hip specialist on Tuesday, the first in what's expected to be a series of visits created to determine the best rehabilitation plan after he was forced to shut down for the season during the Eastern Conference finals . Read More »

Jose proud of players as football put in perspective


United's victory means Tottenham are nearly certain to be in pot three, along with Liverpool - if they progress from the play-offs. "We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title". United's first continental trophy in nine years brings with it the welcome boon of Champions League qualification after a disappointing Premier League campaign. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as NBA's leading playoff scorer

James only needed until the third quarter of game five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics on Thursday to reach the 28 points he required for the milestone. "It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs". He entered Thursday averaging 32.3 points per game this postseason, which would serve as the second-best of his 14-year career. Read More »

LeBron James praises Brad Stevens and Celtics

The duo ended up combining for 76 points, with Irving racking up 42 points and four assists, the point total marking a playoff high for the six-year veteran. but I just have to enjoy the ride". The Celtics fell, 112-99, despite leading by 10 points at halftime. In particular because they are the first team that's really tested the Cavaliers this postseason. Read More »

Will throw up something new in CT: Ashwin

For us, it is just a game of cricket. It is a big match we understand but in our heads there is no difference. India's batting mainstay also reminded his team that there would be little margin for error in the June 1-18 tournament featuring top eight one-day sides. Read More »

Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111, 108

The defending National Basketball Association champions, who shot 71 percent in the second half, opened a 3-1 lead in the series and can wrap up their third straight conference title with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston. If it was going to happen, let it happen now. In nine of his ten previous Playoffs games this season, the OH native scored at least 30 points. "Not just in the second half". Read More »

Tyronn Lue: Cleveland Cavaliers must avoid 'falling in love with the three'


The Celtics' coach called three after-timeout plays in the late moments of Sunday's game that resulted in seven crucial points. From the start of the game it looked like it would be business as usual for the Cavs. "It's much better today", J.R. Smith said while talking to the media. It was his shocking inactivity in the fourth quarter against the Celtics, given his historic efforts against them and Jae Crowder - who typically defends James. Read More »

Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of FA Cup final against Chelsea


Arsene Wenger believes an Emirates FA Cup Final triumph will be just-reward for his players' valiant attempt to save their season in recent weeks. Laurent Koscielny is also out suspended and Shkodran Mustafi is struggling with illness, meaning Per Mertesacker may be called upon to make his first start in nearly 13 months. Read More »

Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

I'm kind've in this basketball mode, but he's a person, and he's not feeling well, and that's what makes it hard. Durant, who attracted controversy after his blockbuster move from the Oklahoma City Thunder previous year to the Warriors, was delighted to be back in the NBA Finals once again. Read More »

They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies


United were ruthless in capitalising on an opponent's error, soaked up pressure and sought to pinch another goal on the break or, as they did, thanks to a set piece. A Juve win against Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3 would see the Italian giants face United in the UEFA Super Cup and Pogba welcomed that potential clash. Read More »

United 'played for the people who died' - Pogba

Yes a big night for Manchester United but an even bigger night for the city and for our country. "It's just a football game, just a trophy, but if we can support them with this just 1 percent, it's enough for us". United , wearing all blue as they did in winning the 1968 European Cup final, made an imposing start, with Pogba whistling a shot wide of the near post within the first minute. Read More »

Kyrie Irving played hero when LeBron James needed him most


The talk of the series so far has been focused on LeBron James, and rightfully so, but Kevin Love is performing on levels we haven't seen in some time . "We have guys who have chips on their shoulders", Boston coach Brad Stevens said. He said though he's disappointed with how the season ended, he's encouraged that no one in Boston's locker room is satisfied just making it to the conference finals. Read More »

Ajax coach Bosz rues 'boring' Europa final loss


Pogba, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus , put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area that was sent looping past Onana in the Ajax goal thanks to a huge deflection from Davinson Sanchez. Read More »

IPL10: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians


Skipper Rohit Sharma hopes that the Mumbai franchise can snap their poor run against the Rising Pune Supergiant in the final. If the match is called off due to rain, Mumbai Indians will go into the finals as they finished ahead of Kolkata Knight Riders in the points table . Read More »

Spurs Veteran Manu Ginobili Not Sure About His Future


They will now face defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics , with the Cavaliers leading the Eastern Conference finals 2-1. Golden State held San Antonio , Utah and Portland to 102 points and averaged 9.2 steals per game. Read More »

Manchester United wins Europa League title to lift grieving city


Two days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena , United's fans, players and staff stood unbowed in Stockholm . "We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country". Manchester United registered a thumping victory in the Europa League final match against Ajax on Wednesday night. Read More »

Boring football, the new Manchester United way?


A year to the day after losing the Israeli cup final with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Ajax coach joked that he meant to talk to the footballing authorities about the date of the final. However, do the Manchester United fans care? But he isn't a Ferguson either. United finished 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea this season, but defender Chris Smalling says the club's first Europa League success has fired their ambitions. Read More »