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French Open action threatened by rain on Tuesday


Nadal booked his place in the quarter-finals of the second major of the season after registering a comfortable 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain . The fourth-seeded Nadal, a nine-time champion at Roland Garros, was leading 6-2, 2-0 when Carreno Busta stopped. Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta get medical attention during his quarterfinal match against Spain's Rafael Nadal at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Read More »

Rain, lightning turn Coca-Cola 600 into even longer marathon


Blaney pushed Harvick to the front in the penultimate restart of the race, moving the No. 12 auto into second for the final restart with three laps to go. The No. 3, Dillon said, "was the best of all time". Kevin Harvick will start alongside Kyle Busch today for NASCAR's longest race, a grueling 400-lap run on a 1 1/2-mile oval. Read More »

Cavaliers mull starting Shumpert in Game 3


Smith said he'd gotten the same looks through two games in these Finals that he had in the first two games of the 2016 Finals against the Warriors , which were also lopsided losses in Oakland. "He made me feel a lot better", he said. James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are doing their part, but Cleveland's Big 3 isn't getting enough support. Read More »

Nittany Lions set to Compete at NCAA Championships


ESPN3 will air continuous coverage during each day of competition, while additional broadcasts will be available on ESPNU (June 7 - 4:30-5:30), ESPN2 (June 7 - 5:30-8:00; June 8 - 4:30-8:00) and ESPN (June 9 - 5:30-8:00; June 10 - 3:30-6:00). Read More »

Draymond Green cites 'complacency' for Warriors previous Game 3 woes

Using offensive-minded groups to keep up with the league's most explosive team means the Cavs are lacking the necessary pieces on defense. "It felt great. Thompson continued to look for his shot, and made four three-pointers, scoring 22 points and going 8-for-12 overall from the field. "We just got to learn from it and not try and make the same mistakes twice". Read More »

Prosecutor urges jail for Penn State ex-president in sex abuse scandal

Schultz, Curley and Spanier are scheduled to be sentenced for child endangerment Friday, June 2, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pa., for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities in 2001. Prosecutors reserved some of their harshest words for Spanier, with Laura Ditka saying he was “a complete and utter failure as a leader when it mattered most.” She said his inaction “allowed children to be harmed.”. Read More »

Defending champion Djokovic dumped out of the French Open


The other men's quarterfinals scheduled for later Wednesday: 2016 runner-up Murray vs. Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garr. Read More »

Dominant Real creates Champions League history


He finally won the Champions League as a Madrid player in 2002, scoring an awesome volley in the final against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow, Scotland. "I don't see why we can't be in that company". Gareth Bale has insisted that he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid this summer, amid speculation that Manchester United may attempt to sign the Wales forward for a fee of more than £100 million (S$177 million). Read More »

Keidel: Are Warriors Just Too Much For Cavs?

And while history suggests that the Cavs still have a puncher's chance - after all , LeBron James and Co. last June became the first National Basketball Association team to rebound from a 3-1 deficit, earning Cleveland its major pro sports title since 1964 - last year's Warriors squad didn't feature the lethal Durant, who already has 71 points to his name to go along with 22 rebounds. Read More »

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to 2-0 lead

While Durant makes a difference, he doesn't alter Cleveland's task. Unless something changes, Quicken Loans Arena is about to be home away from home for Kevin Durant and the Splash Brothers. The games on October 1 and 3 will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus. Pierce's statement automatically provoked a spirited debate that centered on the obvious omission of Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James . Read More »

Scooter turns slugger, ties MLB record with 4 homers


The Reds have won three in a row against the Cardinals for the first time since 2015. He's started four games at third base this year, which he'd never played in the majors. Nola (3-3) earned his first win since April 20 and became the Phillies' first starter to pitch past the seventh inning this season. Gennett started the scoring for Cincinnati with his bloop single in the first to drive home Billy Hamilton , putting the Reds ahead 1-0. Read More »

Lions bank on order emerging from training ground chaos


Asked where he thought the Lions had lost the game, Wales hooker Owens told Sky Sports 1: "I think discipline". "Getting through the field-based footy is easy, (and) I just push back the weights until the break of fast - thank God in New Zealand, in this part of the world, we only fast for nine hours a day, 10 max". Read More »

Trump speaks to Afghan President on phone, condemns Kabul attack

A look at some of the lingering issues after Wednesday's attack: LOOKING FOR ANSWERS Investigators will seek to understand how insurgents managed to get an explosives-packed tanker truck into one of the best-protected areas of Kabul . Others congregated outside the nearby Italian-run Emergency Hospital. "Windows were blown in, even though our embassy was 900 metres away from the site of the detonation of what was a very large bomb." Four journalists were wounded and treated in hospital. Read More »

Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

Yuvraj Singh 's "game-changing" innings is the reason India was able to numb Pakistan with a "clinical" performance. However, Yuvraj, who struck 150 against England on January 19 in the last ODI series India played, imposed himself on Pakistan quickly. Read More »

Dortmund hires Bosz from Ajax


Ajax are considering a move for Reading's Jaap Stam after Borussia Dortmund moved to appoint Peter Bosz as their new manager. Borussia Dortmund have appointed Peter Bosz as their new head coach. Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich in Tuchel's first campaign in charge but he was said to be deeply unhappy at the decision to sell Mats Hummels, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan previous year. Read More »

Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election'


British Prime Minister Theresa May was grilled by voters in a live television programme on Friday, just six days before a surprise general election she called. In the TV event, May was also accused of failing to stand up to the US President Donald Trump over his country's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Read More »

Draymond Green: 'Going over the edge' won't win me a championship

Kevin Love provided a needed scoring boost in Game 2 after Kyrie Irving did the same in Game 1 but nearly no one else came through, sending the Cavs to a 132-113 loss and an 0-2 series deficit. NOTES: Warriors coach Steve Kerr hadn't been on the bench since Game 2 of the Warriors' first-round sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers. "It felt great", he said. Read More »

Cavs not looking to slow down pace of Finals with Warriors

That's been quite evident through two games. "At that point I was a little bit more composed than earlier in that possession", Curry said. "And we're a full group when he's out here, so that means a lot". "I heard the track years ago during post-production for Thunderstruck ", said agent Eric Goodwin, who executive produced the film and once represented both Durant and James. Read More »

Garcia sets up all-French 4th round in Paris


Murray won a gripping 84-minute opening set on his way to a 7-6 (10-8) 7-5 6-0 victory over the Argentinian on Saturday. Two of them come on Saturday when Andy Murray takes court against Juan Martin Del Potro . The seventh-seeded Croatian tripled the Spanish left-hander's victor output-31 to 10-and broke serve seven times in a one hour, 47-minute victory. His major titles have come on faster surfaces at Wimbledon and the U.S. Read More »

Buttler hits rapid 61 as England all out for 310 against NZ

His departure brought skipper Eoin Morgan to the crease, but he did not last long, edging a wide Corey Anderson delivery to wicketkeeper Ronchi at 13. Guptill said his role as an opener was to provide some stability and set up a platform to launch the New Zealand innings . Meanwhile Williamson, fined 40 percent of his match fee for New Zealand s slow over-rate, accepted his side had been well-beaten. Read More »

Nashville Preys On The Penguins And Ties Stanley Cup Series 2-2

As Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes , Fleury didn't deserve such a short stick in being replaced by Murray for one poor performance after playing remarkably well in the first two rounds. "Somehow he managed to keep it out", said Guentzel, who scored four goals in the series' first three games. Monday's win saw 12 different Preds reach the scoresheet, yet more evidence that this never-say-die No. Read More »