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French Open draw: Nadal-Djokovic Will Meet at Semi?

He then lost in the first round at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reached the final of the U.S. Open, and lost early again at the Australian Open. ■ Predictions: Nadal primed for La Decima? The 29-year-old is struggling to recreate the form that saw her reach three major finals last year . Read More »

It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

The big star for the Giants that year was future Yankees manager Casey Stengel, who hit an inside-the-park homer in the ninth inning to win Game 1 and drove in the only run in Game 3 with another homer. What Thomas is telling the Celtics is that he's willing to put his contract talk on hold while the Celtics bring in another player to help them win a championship. Read More »

No. 1 seed Kerber dumped out of French Open in first round

It's the latest in a string of early exits for Kerber, who reached her first three major finals in 2016. Pliskova, who faces Zheng Saisai in her first match, needs to reach the final, while third seed Halep, who is defending fourth round points from a year ago, needs to win the title. Read More »

Al Horford Says Cavaliers Are East's Team to Beat, Celtics Must Grow

Cleveland Cavaliers set up their third straight NBA Finals appearance against Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over Boston Celtics . After a rough 2016-17 season, the Nets would have had their top choice in the upcoming draft had they not traded their pick to Boston . "Just exactly like we want it to be", Griffin said with a smile. Read More »

LeBron James makes history as Cavaliers roll into Finals

The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during his first season as coach. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love chipped in 15 and Deron Williams added 14 off the bench for Cleveland, who led by as many as 39 points. Read More »

Why is failure matter of life and death for us, laments Kohli

While they lost the first one and shared the trophy in second, the Indian side in 2013 defeated England under the leadership of MS Dhoni . "I might be able to throw something new in this tournament ( Champions Trophy ), hopefully". Sourav Ganguly-led Indian side made it to the finals of ICC Champions Trophy in 2000 and 2002. So far, England and Australia have squared off four times in the Champions Trophy with England winning in 2004 and 2013 while Australia won in 2006 and 2009. Read More »

James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scorer

Still, there is something to be said about LeBron's longevity. "We go out and just try to be as great as we can be every night". Clearly, all the commentary predicting he would turn it on come playoff time was exactly right. The Warriors are 12-0 in these playoffs, becoming the first National Basketball Association team to accomplish the feat after dispatching the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs. Read More »

Isaiah Thomas 'Would Love' To Be With Celtics Long Term, Win Championships

But it all evaporated. "I'm just waiting to hear back". While Jordan has a slightly better playoff three-point percentage than James, James has a higher percentage on two-point shots. If the Cavaliers advance Thursday, James would be making a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals . James had overtaken Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer on a deep three-pointer late in the third quarter. Read More »

Players defend Trump at Senior PGA

It was Langer's ninth senior major win and for once he sounded a little tired. By closing with a 4-under-par 68 for a 72-hole total of 18-under 270, Langer earned his ninth senior major title to break a tie with Jack Nicklaus . Langer, meanwhile, elected to lay up and settled for par going into four consecutive holes along the Potomac River. Through two rounds, the long-hitting Fijian is 7 under on the par 5s, his only par coming when he three-putted the third hole. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Jeter's day at Yankee Stadium, and Mother's Day

Needing two hits before a sold-out home crowd to reach the milestone, Jeter reached 3,000 with a home run and went on to go 5-for-5, the last single giving them a one-run victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. "I can't thank you guys enough". It's not exactly hard to see why so many people question Jeter's greatness. "When I came here, Jim Leyritz had it". Read More »

Karn Sharma delighted to play a part

Mumbai are coming into the match after a 20-run defeat by Rising Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1. Rohit said all the players have contributed to the cause and he just tries to play his role as part of the team. Almost a fortnight ago, openers Chris Lynn (4) and Sunil Narine (10) had made mincemeat of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and taken an easy victory. Read More »

Cloud Computing wins 142nd Preakness

It looked as if Classic Empire would go on to win, but Cloud Computing ran him down on the outside. It was the worst finish by a Derby victor in the Preakness since Super Saver finished eighth, beaten by 11 1/2 lengths, in 2010. "We felt all along he wanted the mile and a half", McPeek, referencing the Belmont distance, said at Pimlico Sunday morning. On Saturday evening, Pletcher said, "We didn't have an excuse", and, "He ran so hard in the Derby and today just wasn't his day", and, ... Read More »

Shy Sato braces for spotlight after Indy 500 win

After spending seven years in Formula One, Sato came to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2010. His Andretti Autosport teammate, Takuma Sato , became the first Japanese man to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Castroneves, meanwhile, overcame an adventurous race in which he somehow escaped a rebound collision with Jay Howard on Lap 53 and then watched Scott Dixon fly into the air after he couldn't avoid Howard's sliding vehicle. Read More »

I surprised myself! - Ferrari's Vettel revels in Monaco Grand Prix glory

Schumacher, the sport's most successful driver who won five of his seven titles with Ferrari from 2000-2004, famously built a team around him and was seen as the clear number one at Maranello. He came back out into traffic in the shape of Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber that needed to be lapped. Wehrlein's vehicle was flipped on its side against the tire wall and fence, with the German driver trapped inside and marshals unable to do anything about it, after Button went down the inside in ... Read More »

Man Utd confident closing Griezmann deal as sponsors line up

Around 20,000 United fans were in the Swedish capital for the game and security had been stepped up following the suicide bombing on Monday (May 22), which killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena. Mourinho, a Uefa Cup victor with Porto in 2003 and two-time European champion, has now won all four of the major European finals he has contested. I still believe I could play every game. Read More »

Ferrari triumph divides drivers after team orders

Raikkonen started from pole position for the first time in nine years, with Vettel joining him on the front row. The German celebrated as jubilantly as his seven times champion compatriot would have done, whooping over the radio and beaming from the podium as mechanics sang the Italian national anthem. Read More »

Alex Noren hits course record to win BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Throughout a long wait in the clubhouse, Noren watched as one challenger after another stumbled down the stretch in their failed bids to catch him. Instead, nearly immediately as Noren sat down to wait, the flawless weather enjoyed all week at Wentworth finally broke, the heavens opened, and those still out on the course went into full retreat. Read More »

Celtics' Thomas says hip surgery not top option

So, when you talk about scorers, we have a lot of great scorers in our league. I think you've found two great teams, and we've played that way, and maybe people don't appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep. Klay Thompson is in the same boat. The Warriors are 12-0 in these playoffs, becoming the first National Basketball Association team to accomplish the feat after dispatching the Trail Blazers, Jazz and Spurs. Read More »

Celtic secures trophy treble, ends Scottish season unbeaten


In the second-half Kenny McLean missed an open goal after the ball was put on a plate for him, five yards out, by Jonny Hayes . "It is a fantastic achievement and it will take a few days to sink in". "This is exceptional", Celtic captain Scott Brown said after the match . "For the season, what we've done - we deserve this!" "I still get a amusing feeling and it doesn't sit quite right with me when I hear comparisons". Read More »

With tension rising, Predators host Ducks in Game 3

After Anaheims Chris Wagner caught Nashvilles Ryan Ellis with a high stick in the final minutes of the third period, Predators defenceman Roman Josi scored the game-winner on the ensuing power play. The latest one had Rickard Rakell saying, "I wish we didn't get down in the first place". Anaheim's penalty kill, which began the Western Conference final at 69 percent, performed well in Game 1, but that's a potential weakness that Nashville should try to exploit. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hails "most special" trophy of his career


Known for being a winger, the Ox has impressed in the wing-back position. "Long term, I'd hope I end up playing more central". Even though he's back fit, Oxlade-Chamberlain now faces tough competition for a starting spot in Saturday's final from Hector Bellerin , who has excelled in the role over the past two games. Read More »

'Irritating': UK scolds United States officials who leaked name of Manchester attacker

After the Spring Budget 2016-17 Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd warned that central government cuts were having a serious impact on Manchester's police service. President Trump on Thursday vowed "to get to the bottom" of leaks coming out of his administration and said he has instructed the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute any culprits if appropriate. Read More »

Honda validates engine trouble by winning Indianapolis 500

Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". Rookie Ed Jones finished third. Sato took the lead from Castroneves with an outside pass on lap 195 and held it to the finish. "From there to come back to where we finished was great", the Colombian said. "It was a wild ride, for sure", the 2008 500 victor and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver said after exiting the track's medical center. Read More »