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Thiem tames Djokovic to reach French Open semis

No. 7 Marin Cilic . The 23-year-old's tennis was sublime but Djokovic's dismal showing in the third set was as uncharacteristic as it was unexpected, especially considering Thiem had won only one set against Djokovic in their previous five meetings. Read More »

Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashes out in quarter-finals

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Thiem showed why he is one of the most exciting young talents in the game, blasting 38 winners in a stunning 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 6-0 victory. "I mean, it's a joke how tough it is to win a Slam", said Thiem, the only player who beat Nadal in one of his 23 clay-court matches this season. Read More »

NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's title in 1998

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Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. Golden State could become the first National Basketball Association team to make an unbeaten playoff run to the crown, having swept Portland, Utah and San Antonio and overpowered the Cavaliers twice at home to open the finals. Read More »

5 prop bets to watch during Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The Warriors , according to Rovell, also could make up to $1.5 million on resale tickets through Ticketmaster. They blew us out. "You're talking about guys who handle the ball, who shoot from range, who cut, who are kind of used to playing off the ball, so that the transition I think was pretty smooth", Kerr said. Read More »

Diego Costa reveals Antonio Conte does not want him at Chelsea

Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for a reported €32m in 2014. Costa is now away on worldwide duty and was speaking to reporters after Spain's 2-2 draw with Colombia on Wednesday night when he revealed that Conte had let him know he is no longer part of the club's plans. Read More »

NBA Finals Game 2 Review

With a win in Game 3 they would pass the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins for the most consecutive playoff wins by any major professional sports team. "We need to take that mentality to Cleveland ". Golden State sank an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in the first quarter, four of them by Thompson, who scored 16 points in the opening period. But one man can only do so much, and he looked exhausted at times during the game. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy: India eye semi-final spot by defeating Sri Lanka

Beating them will enhance India's chances of making it to the semi-finals of the eight-nation tournament. A win in either of the two remaining games, either against Sri Lanka or South Africa will confirm them a place in the top four. In the United States, the best way to watch a live stream as the India Men In Blue face their neighbors from Sri Lanka is through Willow TV, which is available via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV's own site, ... Read More »

Oil prices slide over worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts

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Brent is about 8 percent below its open on May 25, when OPEC and other producers agreed to extend oil output cuts through to the first quarter of 2018. Earlier last month, Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation agreed on the need to prolong the current agreement on oil production cuts. Earlier, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of providing support for terrorism. Read More »

Romania's Simona Halep reaches Roland Garros semifinals after comeback against Svitolina

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I said that the match is lost. "Yeah", Halep confirmed. "Was better, actually". Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the French Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 7-6 (3), 6-4. The second set opened with a break of the Halep serve and when another in the fifth of the set, it seemed like it was only a matter of time. "Before this tournament I was struggling on clay with nearly everything", Pliskova said afterwards. Read More »

Penguins blow Game 2 open, lead Preds 4-1

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Penguins' rookie Jake Guentzel broke the 1-1 tie with the quickest goal scored to start a period in Penguins' franchise history. "There's not one ounce of doubt in our locker room". Now he has allowed three or more goals in five of his last seven outings and two games into the biggest series yet - against the defending champions, no less - his numbers have bottomed out. Read More »

Champs Real Madrid return home to heroes' welcome

Zidane and Co also won the La Liga title for the first time since 2011-12 after a period of Barcelona dominance, as the Catalans won three of the four previous titles. Real Madrid Champions League final last Saturday (3 June), over 11 million unique viewers watched the game at some point on Atresmedia's Antena 3 . Read More »

Warriors race to 2-0 series lead

The biggest difference with Durant in the fold is the Warriors can run at will, and in the first two games they simply ran Cleveland into the ground. " It's fresh in our minds ". Goal number one is to hang on to the basketball, but the second goal on the agenda is to find better opportunities from deep. Read More »

British and Irish Lions bring in big guns to face Crusaders

Despite the poor start, Hansen maintained that Gatland's 41-man squad was the finest to ever come to New Zealand . "It would be disappointing if that were the case", Gatland said. "There has to be a sea-change in intensity and commitment on the pitch from the Lions ", he said in his BBC analysis. "They've got to do what they've got to do and they'll be shutting out everything to get some belief back , or build their belief, and get some respect". Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy : India score 319 runs in 48 overs

Batting first, India notched up a competitive 319 for three after two rain interruptions reduced the match to 48 overs a side. In the field we were still 6. Man of the Match Yuvraj, who was dropped before he got into double figures, said he was happy that he could capitalise on the life offered by Pakistan . Read More »

Blues romp to opening Origin win

That they would come back. Jake Trbojevic was outstanding on debut while Wade Graham was one of the best players on the field in the second half while a fresh Jack Bird wreaked late havoc. Three tries in eight second-half minutes helped New South Wales storm to a 28-4 victory over Queensland in the series opener of the State of Origin at the Suncorp Stadium. Read More »

Red Sox put LHP Rodriguez on DL after fall in bullpen

In the Yankees' win over the Blue Jays, Gary Sanchez joined Giancarlo Stanton as the only players this season to hit two homers at 110-plus miles per hour and 430-plus feet in one game. "With those guys, when you miss, that will happen". Tillman, who was making his sixth start since coming off the DL, allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks over six innings. Read More »

Uncapped Jordie Barrett, Laumape named in All Blacks squad

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The Lions will be closely watching the All Blacks clash with Samoa at Eden Park next Friday, leading into the first Test at the same ground on June 24. "Ngani too has been impressive throughout the Super season and has forced his way in through commanding performances". Hansen said the Lions series, coming midway between the four-yearly World Cups, was "a great opportunity to gauge where we're at from both an individual and a team perspective". Read More »

Manchester City complete deal to sign goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica

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City have now confirmed the arrival of a player who, in terms of pound sterling at least, overtakes Juventus stalwart Gianluigi Buffon as the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. "Those were important factors in making my decision". After a three-year spell with Rio Ave , he returned to Benfica in 2015. Ederson is now expected to step in as Guardiola's main goalkeeper, having made a name for himself as one of the game's best ball-playing goalkeepers during his two years at Benfica. Read More »

Margaret Court Arena 'renamed' on Google Maps

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Now there is a person we can all celebrate. When you search for " Margaret Court Arena ", Google offers the official name and location, but when the direct search is removed, it pops up with the revised moniker 'Evonne Goolagong Arena' . Read More »

Sooner surprise: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retires at 56

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Stoops was the longest-tenured head coach among the 100-plus FBS schools. Stoops leaves with a record of 190-48 in 18 seasons in charge, all of them with Oklahoma. With the surprising retirement of Stoops, - to the fans, at least - here are five reasons why Riley is the flawless man for the job in Norman. Stoops was hired on December 1, 1998, after five straight non-winning seasons. Read More »

Farmer shines again for Tigers in 4-0 win over Angels

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That was all it took to stick Meyer with a loss on a day in which his teammates failed to score at all. The 23-year-old right-hander walked two and struck out five in 61/3 innings, settling down after falling behind three batters into the game. Read More »