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Petra Kvitova wins comeback match at French Open after horrific knife attack

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I have to find myself again and try to forget the clay season as soon as possible, and reset for the grass season again. You helped me through this hard time. Nevertheless, the manner of her defeat on Court Philippe Chatrier was alarming to say the least. "Belief. Pojd." That last word, which is the Czech equivalent of "Come on!" and was spelled on the shirts with a red heart instead of the "o", is often yelled by Kvitova to celebrate particularly good shots. Read More »

Warriors Owner Sends Message to Cavs After Advancing to NBA Finals

Draymond Green added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the Warriors . Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will not play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors with San Antonio on the brink of elimination. Most of that stretch was done without their head coach, Steve Kerr, on the bench as he coached only the team's first two playoff games. The formidable Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for a third straight season. Read More »

Juventus Midfielder Sami Khedira Admits to Feeling Undervalued by Real Madrid Fans

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Zinedine Zidane's Madrid are aiming to become the first club to claim back-to-back titles in the Champions League era, having seen off city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in Milan past year. Score a goal , score a goal like you do. He also was a starter in last season's final. "If Zidane could win the Liga regularly, that would be more important to me than the Champions League - and he's done it in his first season". Read More »

OU Men's Golf Team Wins Second National Championship

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IL gained a bit of revenge with its 3-1-1 defeat of USC in the quarterfinals. Four vibrant storylines remain alive at the NCAA Championship heading into Tuesday afternoon's semifinals matches at Rich Harvest Farms . In the morning quarterfinals, OR and Oklahoma State split the first four points in their match. The Bears won the first two points as Cooper Dossey was a 1-up victor in the opening pairing and Braden Bailey won 2 & 1 in the second. Read More »

NBA Kevin Durant, LeBron James united in quest for greatness

James, star of the Cleveland Cavaliers , is in California this week for the first and second games of the best-of-seven playoff series against the Golden State Warriors . And though Golden State looks better and hungrier this year, the Cavs boast the one reason to think they could find a way again this year. James became the first player to lead an NBA Finals in every major statistical category with 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocked shots a game ... Read More »

Warburton to lead Lions in opener

Sexton and late call-up Greig Laidlaw form Warren Gatland's half-back pairing, while centres Ben Te'o and Jonathan Joseph , as well as winger Anthony Watson , ensure a strong English representation among the backs . "That's how you communicate and negotiate with the New Zealand public". "So the flip-side of that is that when we've got the ball we need to look after it, and don't give them too much cheap possession, because they'll love it and try to shift the ball out to space". Read More »

Rare Team USA loss in America's Cup race

Oracle, skippered by Australia Jimmy Spithill, beat Land Rover BAR by 39 seconds, lost to Artemis by 39 seconds, and routed stablemate SoftBank Team Japan by 54 seconds. Speaking in the press conference, helmsman Ainslie said: 'For sure we can do a better job with our communication. Groupama Team France have two races today and want more points on the board. Read More »

Cricket's ICC Champions Trophy marked by Google's latest Doodle

Morgan has struck from of late and is a risky hitter, and then, of course, there are England's two biggest limited-overs stars - Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler . The English team is determined to set the record straight, taking on the responsibility to host the eight-team championship again, after staging it successfully from a spectator's point of view in 2013. Read More »

Rabada sparks England slump as Proteas win 3rd ODI

Reflecting on his rankings achievement, Rabada was determined not to be distracted from the job in hand and thinks his team is in good form despite the recent series defeat to England . Before the Virat Kohli , Abraham Benjamin de Villiers also a South African Cricketer took 7,000 runs in 166 innings . England has already clinched the series after winning by 72 runs at Headingley and narrowly winning the second match by two runs. Read More »

Penguins' three quick goals spur 2-0 series lead

After going the entire third round without scoring, the Penguins rookie has found his touch again with three in the last two games. That, above everything, they have. "I treat this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity". And with so numerous stars of the Pittsburgh stars rather quiet offensively, it is Guentzel who has managed to be remarkably opportunistic in the first two games of the Cup. Read More »

Petra Kvitova's comeback ends in French Open second round

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Kvitova also provided a reassuring assessment of the conditon of her hand, saying she hadn't experienced any pain while on court . She remains a fierce competitor, and she still has her sense of humor. Now I can just enjoy everything - sometimes I just stand outside and see the sun and say, Oh, it s handsome. She had surgery on her left hand - the one she plays tennis with - after the knife attack in the Czech Republic. Read More »

Knicks, Blazers discussing draft day trade?

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A source told ESPN the Knicks and Blazers are considering multiple scenarios, with one having Portland send Moe Harkless to NY as part of the deal. ESPN reported one trade scenario where a player from the capped-out Blazers would go back to the Knicks, but it's unclear who. The Knicks also possess the No. Read More »

NFL Loosens Rules On End-Zone Celebrations After Touchdowns

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Over the last five seasons, there have been 83 overtime games, according to NFL Research , and 22 of them have extended past the 10-minute mark. If a team kicks a field goal on the opening possession, its opponent gets a possession with a chance to tie with a field goal or win with a touchdown - provided that the now-shortened overtime session doesn't expire first. Read More »

NBA Finals - Four Things to Watch For (and Our Prediction)

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I prefer, in this instance, to look at it as a credit to Kerr, who will miss this series with the negative effects of a botched back surgery keeping him off the sidelines again. Love respects Green as the lynchpin of Golden State's defensive schemes. It's kind of weird that Kevin Durant is on the Warriors. They've won their 12 postseason games by an average of 16.8 points, despite having double-figure deficits in several, and are averaging a league-high 118.3 points. Read More »

Rome Masters champ Alexander Zverev backs Rafael Nadal for French Open

Zverev broke again in the third game of the second set and clinched the match with another break in the ninth game. Today's match was probably one of my best. 1 some day. "Coming in to this week I never thought I could be standing here in the finals or getting this trophy". In the decider, the Romanian - who had won 26 of her past 30 meetings on clay - was visibly hurting and was helpless to prevent Svitolina from claiming her fourth title of the season after wins in Taipei, Dubai and ... Read More »

Spieth right back in the mix at Memorial

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Hideki Matsuyama - The world number four won here in 2014 and has come a long way since then. Arizona State product won Jack Nicklaus Award past year. He earned a spot in his first U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier in Japan, then won his first professional event at the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour to earn a spot in the British Open. Read More »

Pro hockey: Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

That, above everything, they have. Yes, they have been the better team. Pontus Aberg had the highlight-reel strike of the first period in Game 2 , giving the Preds a 1-0 advantage 12:57 into the game on a patient and oh-so-smooth glide around Matt Murray . Read More »

Serena still in the dark about unborn baby's sex

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However, on Thursday, Serena clarified Venus' comment, sharing a post on Instagram stating that she has no plans to reveal the baby's gender before giving birth. Nevertheless, Nara came up with some solid groundstrokes and troubled Williams with them, forcing errors out of her, getting the nervy service hold in the opening game as she managed to fend off four break points. Read More »

Kevin Kisner wins Dean and Deluca Invitational

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Rahm had the best chance to force a playoff, but missed a 10-foot birdie putt at the last. In 2000, he led by three shots after 54 holes, but closed with a 71 and lost to Phil Mickelson , who shot a 7-under 63. "Very happy that I can actually prove to the fans in the US that I can actually win here", she said. The Chinese star took a one-stroke lead into the final round, then kept the competition at bay at Travis Pointe Country Club. Read More »

LeBron James' LA home vandalized with racial slur

Sandoval told the AP that someone painted over the slur before officers arrived to investigate. Police confirmed the incident, which is still under investigation, to ESPN. James was not home at the time. "We sit here on the eve of one of the greatest sporting events we have in sports", James said . "At the end of the day, that's the most important thing", he said. Read More »

Packers release punter Jacob Schum

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The team also signed fourth-round running back Jamaal Williams on Thursday. The Packers said in March they had re-signed Schum. That leaves third-round defensive tackle Montravius Adams as the only unsigned draftee. Undrafted free agent addition Justin Vogel is now the only punter on the 90-man roster, but there's ample time for the team to consider other options before the regular season rolls around. Read More »

Imperious Nadal chasing French Open decima

First up on Court Philippe Chatrier is seventh-seeded Johanna Konta against Su-Wei Hsieh. Djokovic, the world No. 2 men's player, advances to face Portugal's Joao Sousa in the second round on Wednesday. For her, the 2010 champion and 2011 runner-up Schiavone had many unbelievable moments. The two-time Wimbledon champion was injured when a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand late previous year. Read More »

Ailing San Antonio Spurs need LaMarcus Aldridge to take charge

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Saturday. Spurs fan Juan Vasquez and the unnamed owner of a San Antonio sports memorabilia shop filed the lawsuit Tuesday and it's just as absurd as you'd expect. The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich questioning and criticizing his Spurs players for a lack of belief and feeling sorry for themselves without injured superstar Kawhi Leonard . Read More »

Tigers close out long road trip with win over Royals

Salvador Perez singled home Lorenzo Cain with the first run. That long third inning surprisingly knocked Ian Kennedy from the game after 71 pitches. Unfortunately, Upton suffered a mild right quad strain, as reported on the FSD broadcast, out on the basepaths, and had to be lifted for Mikie Mahtook . Read More »

Mumbai Indians deserved to be in IPL 2017 final: Rohit Sharma

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For Mumbai Krunal Pandya top-scored with an unbeaten 45 off 30 balls while Rohit scored 26 and carried Mumbai Indians to 111-4 with more than five overs to spare. Shows a team effort. Karn said after the victory over KKR: "My bowling has come out well, it wasn't great a year ago but I have worked hard on it. Read More »