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Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova returns

Kerber lost her opener in Stuttgart where she was the defending champion, suffered a thigh injury in the third round in Madrid and lost first time out in Rome . Women: Petra Kvitova (CZEx15) bt Julia Boserup (USA) 6-3, 6-3; Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) bt Angelique Kerber (GERx1) 6-2, 6-2; Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUSx8) bt Cristina McHale (USA) 7-5, 6-4; Timea Bacsinszky (SUIx30) bt Sorribes Tormo (ESP) 6-1, 6-2. Read More »

Lingard: Man United 'capable of anything'

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard claims that his side can challenge for the Premier League next season - despite a disappointing first 12 months under manager Jose Mourinho . It's right to say we want to qualify for the Champions League , but you know, you want to go try and win that trophy. Mourinho has now revealed that he called Ferguson after the game to tell him he had completed the club's title jigsaw. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults


Meanwhile, nine-time victor Rafael Nadal of Spain has been drawn on a path that could see him face the defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia, in the semifinals. EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICHJerzy Janowicz of Poland in action against Taro Daniel of Japan during their men's 1st round single match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2017. Read More »

Lebron fires Cavs into NBA Finals


They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. There isn't a general manager alive who wouldn't swap Bogut and Harrison Barnes for Durant, Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee , which is essentially what the Warriors did. Read More »

Jaap Stam: Promotion 'would be one of my biggest achievements'

It often results in being asleep by 10pm which a lot people find freaky or boring but it's worthwhile when I know I can go out there and play game after game. "To be perfectly honest I don't think it will matter, I think he'll be in the premier league next season no matter what". The two teams look very evenly matched but even though Reading finishing four points better off, bet365 make them 12/5 outsiders to win on the day. Read More »

LeBron James calls the Warriors the "best team"


Though the Celtics were the top seed in the Eastern Conference entering the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs, this series left no doubt as to who is the real powerhouse in the East. Golden State will practice again Saturday then take Sunday as its last off day ahead of Thursday's Game 1 at Oracle Arena . "I told our guys: 'We made a lot of great strides, but this pain is part of the path to what we ultimately want to be'". Read More »

South Africa pursue great cricket obsession

There may be an unexpected opportunity therefore for either Finn or the uncapped Roland-Jones on their home ground, or for slow left-armer Dawson to add to his solitary ODI appearance to date - on the back of his eight-wicket match haul in the Specsavers Division One victory sealed by Hampshire over Somerset at Taunton on Sunday. Read More »

Celtics Lose to Cavaliers 135-102 and Are Eliminated From Playoffs

The Cavaliers , who sat their starters for the entire fourth quarter, begin their third straight NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors next Thursday in Oakland. Even better, they pushed the Cavs around a little, dented them. "Obviously we want to take that to the next series and try to be great and see what happens". Read More »

Bourdais returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway after crash

Alonso had been a front-runner for most of the first 150 laps of the race, before two cautions in quick succession shuffled him down the order. And Alonso got the same practice time - plus rookie orientation - that other drivers got ahead of Sunday's race. Read More »

Golden State Warriors advance to NBA Finals

Needless to say, Golden State heads into the Finals as odds-on favorites to win the title, no matter who it takes on. May 22, 2017; San Antonio , TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) leaves the court after game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Read More »

United's Pogba makes pilgrimage to Mecca

His face is turned away from the camera as he gazes at al Kaaba, the black structure at the centre of Mecca's Grand Mosque which Muslims face towards when they pray. It is still not known if the 24-year-old would fast in the month of Ramadan, considering he will be playing for France against Praguay, Sweden and England in June. Read More »

Kevin Love says Cavaliers using underdog role as 'fuel' in Finals

So, it's going to be very challenging. "We don't go into any series saying we're only going to play four games, we can't approach a series like that, like, 'Yeah, we're going to play four.' You approach it with a mindset of, 'Of course we'd love to sweep them but you have to take that game by game'". Read More »

Hamilton: Vettel win proves he gets special treatment

Raikkonen was stoney-faced and more taciturn than usual when retired 2016 champion Nico Rosberg interviewed him by the podium. Having endured a torrid weekend at the famous street circuit, the three-time world champion finally got to grips with his Mercedes to secure a useful six points. Read More »

Ricciardo brings home a Monaco trophy despite a brush with the wall


There were some things calculated slightly wrong on setup on my side of the vehicle on Thursday and we fixed that for today, it was quite a big step for me". "I could see Kimi in front of me trying to warm the tyres", Ricciardo told AAP. "In Q1 and Q2, it seemed like the rear tyres were going off doing that extra lap and some others looked like they were starting to do it". Read More »

Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

Open, and was the Wimbledon runner-up, in 2016, surging to the heights of tennis . Makarova is likely to provide Kerber with a tough challenge on a searing hot day on Court Philippe Chatrier as she arrived at Roland Garros high on confidence , having beaten Agnieszka Radwanska and Dominika Cibulkova on the slow surface this year. Read More »

F1 champion Alonso swigs milk at Indy, just not as winner

He was running seventh at the time , despite being the biggest longshot in the race at 90-1 odds, according to Vegas Insider. "But you always learn something from those situations, and this time we proved we had what it takes". "I have to say, Takuma Sato prevailed". I know they were flying over from Japan today. Before Alonso's failure, 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay lost his engine. Read More »

Japense racing driver Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500


However, after he and Sato exchanged the lead during the final ten laps, Sato would keep Castoneves at bay during the final five of those laps. "Great drivers, if they can't succeed in Formula One, look for titles in other races, but to see him come fifth against drivers who do this all year round is...interesting". Read More »

Rooney has 'more or less' decided Manchester United future

It's right to say we want to qualify for the Champions League , but you know, you want to go try and win that trophy. Realists would say that Mourinho only took over a year ago, and has only won the European competition that was in placed front of him. Read More »

Cavs' Kevin Love: We're defending champs, not Finals underdogs

James won his second of three championships in 2013 when his Heat team knocked off the Spurs when Leonard - now an MVP candidate - was in his second season. The Warriors enter this year's edition of the NBA Finals with a ideal 12-0 record, while the Cavs' only loss came on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics . Read More »

Wenger reveals board meeting on Tuesday will decide his future


Scorer of 22 goals in 42 appearances this season, new Chelsea boss Conte has managed to take the best out of the former Atletico star in his third year at the club. Rogic started the game on the bench but came on in the 27th minute after Kieran Tierney went off with an injury to his mouth after being caught by Jayden Stockley's flailing arm. Read More »

LeBron James says Michael Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

It's just my personal goa. After breaking their franchise half-time record in the playoffs with 75 points, and an 18 point lead, Lebron chose to put himself in the history books as well tonight, passing Michael Jeffrey Jordan as the leading playoff scorer in National Basketball Association history and went on a three point barrage to put an even larger gap between himself and The GOAT. Read More »

Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup


And, as you can imagine, it didn't go down too well with many Arsenal fans... "It's the board who has to decide who will lead the club in the future and I have after to decide if they want me, do I say yes or no". "We had outstanding performances", Wenger said. "It is one of my proudest moments because nobody gave us a chance, and we responded with attitude and class". Read More »

Takuma Sato Narrowly Wins the Indianapolis 500 on a Day of Crashes

Fernando Alonso hogged the spotlight all month at the Brickyard but on Sunday Takuma Sato was the headliner as the first Japanese to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing". "The last two weeks have been a great experience". As a auto owner, though, Michael Andretti certainly knows the way to victory lane. We were in the back and we led some laps. Read More »

Pressure tells as Kerber suffers historic Roland Garros loss

The German tennis player is the top seed at Roland Garros and the current world No. 1 in women's singles tennis. Makarovas take when informed of the history made by her victory? Kerber was not in this at all. "I know that I have to be ready 100% from the first match", said Kerber, who recently regained the world's top ranking from Serena Williams. The 29-year-old German slumped to a dispiriting 6-2, 6-2 defeat to experienced Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation on Sunday. Read More »

Alonso will 'definitely' return to Indy 500

Takuma Sato capped off another thrilling Indianapolis 500 that featured a record number of drivers leading the race. Sato became the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500 Sunday when he took lead with five laps to go in a duel down the stretch with Helio Castroneves . Read More »