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2016 champion Novak Djokovic stunned in French Open quarterfinals


According to ESPN Stats & Info, the minus-7 differential was her second-worst set of the tournament (minus-8 in the second set of her first-round match against Jana Cepelova ). He will face nine-times victor Rafael Nadal in the semi-final. He said the match was effectively decided when Thiem won the first set. "I just have to watch that I'm not giving him his favorite positions on the forehand", he added. Read More »

Five matches to watch at French Open

Murray, the top seed, fought to a tiebreak win in the first set and narrowly took the second before del Potro lost all his steam and dropped the third set without winning a game. It was a highly anticipated match with Del Potro and Murray splitting epic battles in the Olympic final and Davis Cup semifinals previous year. "It was a really great first set and I'm really pleased with how I battled", said Wawrinka, who was aided by a Fognini knee injury. Read More »

Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma's football coach


Stoops was 190-48 with the Sooners, his only college head-coaching job. With his success and the school's winning tradition came pressure. Thank you all for a lifetime of memories we shared together of 10 conference championships, the 2000 national championship, strong relationships with players and coaches, and the great Oklahoma football fans. Read More »

Golden State Warriors move one win away from record

But come June, the best player on each team needs to adopt a score-first mentality. Klay Thompson parlayed his huge Game 2 into a bigger Game 3 , nailing six of the Warriors' 16 3s and hitting 30 points for the first time in this postseason. Read More »

ICC to ensure robust safety and security plan for CT 2017


India begin their Group B campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Birmingham on June 4 , before facing Sri Lanka and South Africa, and Kohli called for complete focus. "The security concerns are that much more intense", said Chaudhry, adding that the team's schedule "remains unchanged so far". Bangladesh have jumped to No.6 in the latest ODIranking and will be hoping to get off to a good start against Pakistan in the warm-up game. Read More »

Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament

Iran's intelligence ministry said it had foiled a third plot and asked people to avoid public transport. It also said a security guard was killed and four people wounded in the shrine attack. The country's powerful Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge and claimed the United States and Saudi Arabia were "involved". Iranian-backed militias are already a major complicating factor in the Western-backed campaign to retake territory from ISIS , and Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar ... Read More »

Defending champion Novak Djokovic loses to Dominic Thiem in French Open quarterfinals

A streaking Thiem caught up to it and flicked an angled reply that sent Djokovic sprawling and his Head racquet flying in the air behind him as Thiem broke for 2-0. The 20th-seeded Carreno Busta had taken a medical timeout after the opening set. His next opponent will be either defending champion Novak Djokovic or Dominic Thiem , arguably the second best player on the dirt this season behind Nadal. Read More »

Ravindra Jadeja Becomes Proud Father of a Baby Girl


For Sri Lanka it is a must-win, where they will have to play out of their skins to challenge India who are in red-hot form. The news of the No. 1 Test bowler's wife expecting broke out in March this year. Virat Kohli's side had a dream start in the tournament as they thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in their opening game. Ravindra, who showcased an impressive performance against Pakistan, is an important member in the Indian playing XI. Read More »

Manchester United tops football rich list

Real Madrid have shortlisted AC Milan shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma as a possible replacement for Keylor Navas, but Los Blancos are keeping faith with the Central American for now and have also ended their interested in signing Manchester United's David De Gea . Read More »

Eden Hazard sends message to Chelsea fans about Arsenal


Chelsea winger, Eden Hazard , will be out action for a long time after fracturing his ankle during training for his national team. Hazard bagged 16 goals and six assists during the recently concluded league campaign as the west London lifted their second Premier League title in three seasons. Read More »

Milos Raonic falls, Djokovic and others advance at French Open


The 23-year-old Austrian sent Djokovic tumbling to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 quarter-final loss on Wednesday for his first win over the world number two in six meetings. Ostapenko, who uses ballroom dancing as part of her training regime, hit 46 winners past the 23rd-seeded Australian, a semi-finalist previous year. Read More »

WhatsApp closer to introducing 'Recall' message feature


WABetainfo however, maintained that the code of the recent update allows the feature to be enabled on it. That being said, it is just a matter of time until the photo filters and albums features will make their way to the WhatsApp application for Android. Read More »

Gennett makes Reds history with 4 homers in game


Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night, becoming an unlikely hero. Lowe played 18 seasons but only totaled 71 career home runs. "I'm glad I was, though", Gennett joked afterwards. The Reds were founded in 1882 and, during that time, no player in franchise history had ever hit four home runs in a single game. He advanced on a groundout and scored on Gennett's single that got the Reds rolling. Read More »

England thrash New Zealand to surge into semis

England have now assured themselves of a return to Cardiff for a June 14 semi-final against the runners-up in Group B, regardless of the result of their final pool match against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday. It therefore needed Wood and Co to step up, and Morgan said: "Guys like him are so valuable to the team - and you can't leave any of our bowlers out". Read More »

Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

That puts him in good company alongside names like world record shattering sprinter Usain Bolt ($34.2 million) and Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose ($34.3 million). Forbes stated that despite the fact that Woods goes on to "sink further away" from the athlete that he was, sponsors still have not lost their faith in him. Read More »

Novak Djokovic thrashed out of French Open


The opening set was fiercely contested with four breaks of serve being shared between the two players, but it was Thiem who held the edge in the tie-break and eventually claimed it by a 7-5 scoreline. On Wednesday, with a 32nd grand slam semi-final looming, he fell apart against Thiem, losing 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0. Nadal has dropped only 22 games so far in the tournament, the fewest he has lost on the way to any of his 26 Grand Slam semifinal berths. Read More »

Tiger Woods is lost, in every literal and figurative way

Two tests showed Woods' blood-alcohol content to be zero, supporting his claim that the incident occurred because of an " unexpected reaction to prescription medications ", and not alcohol. Woods apologised, saying, " I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again ". "Tiger's a friend. He's been great for the game of golf ". Read More »

Warriors top Cavaliers to move one win from perfection

One of the many perks of being LeBron James includes teammates willing to serve as body guards and keep the Cavaliers' star out of danger. After the Warriors went up, Irving missed a 3 from his favorite spot on the right side and the Warriors closed it out with four free throws in the final 12.9 seconds before celebrating briefly on the floor and then charging down the hallway to their locker room. Read More »

Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup


Smith out. Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith is having a horrendous NBA Finals . The Cavs are waiting for Smith to recover his shooting form and be a difference in the Finals . "It's a "We're going to get it, don't worry, we are there for your guys" so it's our job to match the energy they will bring and like I said, we just need to play better". Read More »

Chelsea joining race to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci


The former AC Milan boss has agreed a contract extension at the Juventus Stadium until 2019 amid interest from Arsenal . Bonucci , at 30, might strike you as a bit too old to be breaking any world records ( any move for the great Italian will surely break the record transfer for a defender ) but he is at his absolute prime right now, and he'd be a flawless fit for the middle of Conte's favoured three at the back system. Read More »

Nadal, Djokovic held up in Paris by weather

Throughout the tournament, Pliskova has been one of the most steady players. Then in the second set, in the beginning, I was down love-30. "It was good to finish on this note, I wouldn't have liked like just a handshake, like very cold". Andy Murray is playing against Kei Nishikori , and the victor of that event is going to play against the better from Stanislas Wawrinka and Marin Cilic . Read More »

Defending champion Djokovic crashes out of French Open


I have lived on that wave of excitement, I guess, till U.S. Open or so. Djokovic was particularly poor in the final set as he won just eight points on the way to his first 6-0 loss in a Grand Slam set since 2005. The last two women's quarterfinals are also on the schedule: Karolina Pliskova against Caroline Garcia, and Simona Halep against Elina Svitolina. Djokovic piled on the pressure when Thiem served at 4-5 and he had his man in trouble at 15-40. Read More »

James says Warriors different in 2017

James knows his team have to play a ideal game on Friday or else they will be on the wrong end of a historic playoff run. I mean, at least we got a close game, right? It was Cleveland's first lead at the end of any quarter in this series. Read More »

NBA Finals, Game 3: Warriors 118, Cavaliers 113 (final)

This year, it would have to be comeback from 3-0. "All I was looking at was the bottom of the net", said Durant, a four-times scoring champion playing his first season with Golden State. There was still time left on the clock when James walked off the court in frustration. "I thought our team scrapped and competed", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Read More »