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Andy Murray looks for French Open tonic against in-form Andrey Kuznetsov

Then an immediate break in the fourth set him finally on his way as Kuznetsov was forced to hit more and more wildly just to find some corner of the court Murray could not get to. Three-time grand slam victor Murray will now face Slovakia's Martin Klizan and will be joined in round two by fellow Briton Kyle Edmund , who beat Portugal's Gastao Elias 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Read More »

Ignore talks of 10th French Open title, coach urges Nadal

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Nadal, the fourth seed from Spain, looked at his very best in outclassing Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1 6-4 6-3 in under two hours. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam victor, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. Read More »

Warriors dominate Spurs, sweep their way into NBA Finals

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The Cavs hold a 2-1 lead in that series and could clinch the conference as soon as Thursday night. The Warriors became the first team in league history to open the playoffs 12-0, which gets them a week of rest before their third straight NBA Finals appearance. Read More »

Penguins hope a Game 7 win is in the stars: Arthur

The Senators snapped an 0-of-29 scoreless drought on the power play with a 5-on-3 goal to tie the game in the second period and got a brilliant performance from Craig Anderson , who made 45 saves, including 22 of 23 Pittsburgh shots in the second period. Read More »

India stronger, balanced than previous editions of Champions Trophy: Zaheer

Not for the first time , the intention was to scrap the Champions Trophy and replace it with a World Test Championship, which would see all 10 Test-playing nations compete in a league over a four-year period. The seven-wicket win marked a memorable end to the series for both sides - for South Africa , a sigh of relief, while England was humbled and reminded of the challenge it faces if it is to succeed on home soil. Read More »

Hamilton sees off Vettel in enthralling Barcelona battle

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Mercedes tweaked their strategy tweak to put Hamilton on the slower, medium tyres after his first pit stop, after Vettel had already pitted and stuck to the soft tyres. After getting away well, Hamilton was left behind by Vettel in the second phase of the start. Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is no longer racing with a drinks bottle in order to save some weight, as the margin between Mercedes and Ferrari is now so miniscule, that the smallest of savings can now make the difference. Read More »

Wenger and Kroenke agree two-year extension at Arsenal

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Spanish global midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hinted that he could leave Premier League champions Chelsea after being dropped for the FA Cup final loss against rivals Arsenal . "Arsene Wenger was still winning FA Cups and until this season he had always got in the top four, but now that's changed". "Arsene Wenger was the greatest manager I've ever seen at Arsenal ". Read More »

Edmund aiming to make most of time at Roland Garros

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Djokovic, a straight-sets victor over Marcel Granollers in round one, completed a 6-1 6-4 6-3 victory in just over two hours and will face Diego Schwartzman of Argentina in his next outing. She said: "She's going to call me "favorite aunt". Thankfully for the neutrals, Sousa brought more fight to the table in the second, but after moving 1-0 ahead on his serve, the 28-year-old proceeded to drop his next two serves and allow Nole back in with a 3-2 lead. Read More »

Gatland barbs were said 'in jest' - Jones

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Not to mention the six matches Warren Gatland's men have before stepping out in Auckland for the series opener and another against the Hurricanes prior to the second Test in Wellington. "If they don't, it might be a tough old series for them". He knows it is a challenge of an altogether higher order to that of 2013, when he brought "Warrenball" and his "slabs of red meat" to Australia and won the series 2-1. Read More »

'17 champ Muguruza into 3rd set at French Open

A first round loss for his struggling fellow world number one Angelique Kerber yesterday, meanwhile, will have focused minds even more. Kerber will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up past year. Read More »

Arsene Wenger set to sign new deal at Arsenal

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The more people that write me off, the stronger I get. However, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard feels that the Blues will still reflect on a largely positive season after having won their second Premier League title in three years. However, nine wins from their last 10 matches, coupled with their record-breaking FA Cup win, provided a positive end to a disappointing campaign. Read More »

Morales hits tiebreaking homer, Blue Jays beat Reds 6-4

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The Etobicoke native has a family and friends group that are hard-core Blue Jays fans, many of whom would like to see the big Cincinnati Reds first baseman come home. The game was delayed in the fourth inning when a Chris Coghlan foul tip caught home plate umpire Carlos Torres flush in the left leg. Torres was down for a few minutes but stayed in the game. Read More »

Tiger Woods Apologizes for DUI

While we don't know how he or his physicians chose to manage his pain, we do know that prescriptions for pain medications, including opioid painkillers, are common in such situations. FILE - In this December 3, 2016, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts after hitting from the fairway during the third round at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament, in Nassau, Bahamas. Read More »

Cops: Racial slur sprayed on LeBron James' Los Angeles home

James, 32, was not at the west Los Angeles residence at the time of the vandalism, Eisenman said by phone. She said the property manager told officers they believe the incident was captured on surveillance video. LeBron James' home has been vandalised with a racial slur ahead of the National Basketball Association finals between his Cleveland team and Golden State. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators - 5/25/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Crosby, who expressed confidence in his team's chances heading into Game 7 - he said his team "probably deserved better" in Game 6 - is 4-2 with two goals and two assists in six career Game 7s. After averaging 27.7 shots per game in the first three games of this series , Pittsburgh has made adjustments on offense and peppered the Senators with 39 shots per game over the last three games. Read More »

Wenger to remain at Arsenal

Arsenal will have to spend more money than in past years to compete in the EPL next season, but Wenger has proven how successful he can be with the right players. Rob Holding and Nacho Monreal complete the back three alongside the former Germany global, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from a hamstring strain to start at left wing-back. Read More »

Capitals Won't Make Major Moves In Offseason

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They're going to be a bigger part of this team". This is the dilemma the Capitals find themselves in. At this point, consider that option a "maybe" if the right hockey deal came along; the team isn't actively seeking it, and they won't do anything that doesn't make sense for the betterment of the roster. Read More »

Kerber makes history, crashes out in first round

Angelique Kerber suffered the ignominy of becoming the first women's number one seed of the Open Era to be eliminated from the French Open in the first round on Sunday (28 May). “Gave her a big hug. Puig won 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2 over Vinci in an hour and 50 minutes while the 32-year-old Argentinian made a 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4 over Mannarino. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic march on as Muguruza survives

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I can not be thinking if Toni is leaving or not leaving. He has the ability if he is on his game to play the most extraordinary tennis on this surface. He hit no fewer than 33 winners in an emphatic performance, with Haase failing to create a single break point. "I love being here and I love playing on this court", Williams said. Read More »

Nothing goes right for Tsonga in French Open loss

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It is his worst performance at the tournament since his debut in 2005. "The first set was very close, and it was one key of the match today that I won it", the 23-year-old Austrian said courtside. World No 6 Thiem remains the only player to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year. "I found a great balance and it went the best way", said the 25-year-old in ideal French, the host country where he learned the language and tennis . Read More »

Tsonga out of French Open in 1st round

Fourth seed Muguruza has endured a huge struggle since winning her maiden grand slam at Roland Garros previous year and looked destined for an early exit before digging herself out of a hole to win 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-2. "I knew it was going to be a battle out there". "She knows exactly what it's like out there, and she's had a lot of success here. She was very quiet, very relaxed, and I had to calm down", Muguruza. Read More »

Nicklaus on Woods' arrest: 'I feel bad for Tiger'

Details of the arrest near his Jupiter Island home on Monday surfaced as Woods blamed the incident on an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine. This marks the first time that he has ever been arrested. Woods once was ahead of pace in his pursuit of the 18 professional majors that Nicklaus won until Woods was slowed by injuries and a crisis in his personal life. Read More »

Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies

Per Mertesacker has highlighted the faith shown in him by Arsene Wenger , as the Arsenal captain started his first game of 2016/17 in the FA Cup final. "He has been calm and quiet as he has always been when dealing with those situations", the German said. "Of course I want him to stay at club". "But I went into the game saying to myself, "There is nothing to expect, everyone has written me off already" and I went through my normal routine - 15 years and you never forget". Read More »