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Alonso's target for the Indy 500 is to 'enjoy the moment'

Dixon had won the pole earlier in the day for next Sunday's Indy 500, and he'd just wrapped up media interviews. For a few minutes, it looked like two-time Formula One champ Fernando Alonso had a chance to become the first rookie to win Indy's top starting spot since 1983. Read More »

Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a Rome rematch with Dominic Thiem with a straight-sets win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas on Sunday in Paris . In the women's draw, Spanish holder Garbine Muguruza faces local hero Kristina Mladenovic on Suzanne Lenglen Court while 10th-seeded Venus Williams takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky . Read More »

'I would consider it if Madrid made an offer:' Eden

The Champions League would be lovely. Eden Hazard has picked his solo goal against Arsenal as one of his favourite strikes of the season for Chelsea . "I have not met the ( Chelsea ) management yet". With 16 goals in 36 games last season, he was a key part of the team's Premier League title this spring. Read More »

NHL's Penguins take 2-0 Stanley Cup lead

The Predators could not find the spaces they needed to get pucks past the 22-year old rookie. The game at PPG Paints Arena was tied at 1-1 through two tight periods after goals by Pontus Aberg and Guentzel, but it took just 10 seconds of the third for Guentzel - who scored the victor in game one - to get his second of the night and 12th of the playoffs. Read More »

Nadal romps into 11th French Open quarters

PARIS , June 4 Rafa Nadal returned to Roland Garros after his birthday celebrations and showed no signs of slowing up, railroading compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-2 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. How unlikely was this result? "It's incredible for me", Thiem said. She lost in the first or second round each of the previous three years. Along the way, he split with one of his coaches, Boris Becker, and then his other, Marian Vajda, along with other members of his entourage. Read More »

LeBron James: There Is Hate in US, 'Especially for African Americans'


He said , "It [the incident at his home] just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world-a part of America..." When asked by reporters about the incident, James , who's preparing with Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to compete in the NBA Finals, said the first person he thought of was Emmett Till's mother Mamie Till . Read More »

Injured Woakes out of Champions Trophy


England allrounder Chris Woakes will take no further part in the Champions Trophy , after suffering aside strain in the tournament opener against Bangladesh on Thursday. I ll listen to the medical staff, they know exactly what they are doing. "I don't want to set a target to come back, I want to take it day-by-day and build it back up to return as soon as possible". Read More »

'16 champ Djokovic stunned by Thiem in French Open quarters

Djokovic has been in a declining slump since his win at Roland Garros last year, but has regained momentum during the clay season this year, making it to the Rome final. Thiem erased the first with a forehand volley and the other with a service victor that prompted Djokovic to roll his eyes. Rafael Nadal was the better player in his quarterfinal contest against fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta before it ended long before the anticipated finish line. Read More »

LeBron James on guarding Kevin Durant, 'I'm averaging a triple-double'

A loss in Wednesday's Game 3 would nearly assuredly mean a 3-5 career record in the Finals for James, requiring four straight victories against a Golden State team that has won 29 of its past 30 games. "Durant's a tough cover", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said on Tuesday. "We've got to get this one at home and then just keep building from there". We ask him to score, score the basketball, pass the basketball. Read More »

Playing Smart To Avoid Warriors Spurts — Cavaliers Focus


A year after the Warriors' Game 3 loss to Cleveland gave way to a stunning Finals collapse, they recognize the importance of building on a 2-0 series lead. The Cavaliers aren't willing to count on a comeback and know it might be even harder work to get back in the series this time around. Smith has scored just three points in two games on 1-of-6 shooting. Read More »

The Golden State Warriors Are the Positional Revolution Realized

It is a team exclusively focused on showcasing the talents of one player and hoping that player can overpower the opposing team's five-man defensive front. "You see a competitive level of where like it hasn't been matched". I can get my guys ready, get myself ready. Last year, it wasn't even close . Coquilla also said that the Cavs' homecourt advantage will just lessen the margin but won't be able to save them from an upcoming 0-3 deficit. Read More »

Cavaliers hope to make U-turn with return home


Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more unsafe this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant . Read More »

Records don't matter for record-breaker, hot favourite Rafa Nadal

The match was a total reversal of the last time the two met, when Thiem managed to win just a single game three weeks ago in Rome . "Obviously, nothing was going my way and everything his way", Djokovic said . Thiem took the opening set in a tiebreak after saving two set points at *4-5 down, and then carried the momentum going forward, taking the second set 6-3 before completely wiping the floor in the third to win it 6-0. Read More »

CT 2017: Win over Pakistan emphatic start for title defence, says Yuvraj

Shadab and Hasan Ali took one wicket each. "The way he batted was the way only he can strike the ball", Kohli said. It was like watching laser technology do battle with a carrier pigeon. The contrast with what had come before was painful, after Shikhar Dhawan had kickstarted the match with a lively 68 from 65 balls. After Pakistan won the toss and made a decision to field first the Indian openers- Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma laid a solid but cautious start. Read More »

French Open 2017: Dominic Thiem upsets reigning champion Novak Djokovic

The last set was all kinds of freakish; it seemed impossible that any player, let alone a great one like Djokovic , could play that listlessly without having some kind of injury issue. That was only the second time that Djokovic lost a final set by the score of 6-0 in his 937 career tour-level matches. "Obviously, nothing was going my way and everything his way", Djokovic said . Read More »

Lack of wind delays America's Cup Challenger semi-finals

Some questioned as to whether "team orders" might have dictated that Barker should wave training and development partner Oracle Team USA through to help tie up the America's Cup Match point that is the Defenders is they win this Qualifier round. Read More »

Kyle Walker fully focused on England task despite ongoing transfer speculation


I know deep down we all already have (mostly) made peace with the fact that Kyle Walker is nearly certainly going to be sold to Manchester City this summer. We had a tournament with England in Ukraine. Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? We're two northern boys down south and we bounce off each other. Read More »

Ainslie keeps cool of day of high seas drama at America's Cup

Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby says the team would have been both physically and psychologically ready to go racing today had the conditions allowed. The British skipper abruptly halted his 50-foot foiling catamaran to prevent further damage after completing only the second of seven legs in the widely-anticipated first race. Read More »