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Kiki dumped, Bacsinszky meets Ostapenko in semis

The 13th seeded Mladenovic quickly got into her rhythm as she held serve and broke Bacsinszky's in the fourth game to lead 3-1. It didn't help that she tweaked her right thigh in the first set. Bacsinszky made the last four in Paris in 2015, losing to eventual champion Serena Williams of the US. Ostapenko has never made the semis of a major. Read More »

Nashville reveals details for Stanley Cup watch parties

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The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker - both literal and proverbial - from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins . Crosby, on the game's first shift, carried the puck over the blue line and bulled his way through strong Nashville defensive pair Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis . Read More »

Brewers prospect Brett Phillips optioned back to minors

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Hader was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 draft and has been traded twice as a minor-leaguer. Hader has struggled a bit at Triple-A, but still projects as a starter in the bigs due to his electric stuff (93-97 mph) and strikeout potential. Read More »

Olympics Shift: IOC Doubles Number Of Mixed-Gender Events, Adds 5 Sports

Existing sports will add new competitions, such as 3-on-3 basketball. The IOC previously authorised five more sports for Tokyo 2020 - baseball, softball, surfing, sports climbing and skateboarding - to boost the total to 33. The strangest Olympic bidding race in four decades will take clearer shape when the IOC board weighs opening up the 2024 contest to also include the 2028 award in September. Read More »

Nadal targets 10th French Open title against Wawrinka

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Murray said: "When we played previous year, it was a similar situation coming in". "You can either think about being two one down after being ahead or focus on the fact that you were dominating and you can be in control of the points". - Wawrinka hit an incredible 87 winners to Murray's 36. 1983 - The last time an unseeded player reached the women's final at Roland Garros . Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo Retains Status as World's Highest-Paid Athlete

The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, ranked 89, is estimated to have earned around $22 million, which includes $3 million from salary and winnings, while the rest $19 million from endorsements. But the threshold to make the list rose by $600,000 to $21.4 million. The top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.11 billion over the last 12 months, a slight decrease from last year's earnings of $3.15 billion. Read More »

Wawrinka comes back to beat Murray, reach French Open final

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Except.... Stan has a few more Grand Slam titles than the Austrian, including a French Open . Third seed Wawrinka's earlier epic five-set battle against Andy Murray had delayed Nadal's appearance until almost 6pm local time and there was a sense of "after the Lord Mayor's show" as the day's second semi-final began. Read More »

Kerr responds to legends who say they would 'destroy' Warriors

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When the game was better than it was now - as Kerr and his Golden State Warriors set to attempt to become the first National Basketball Association team in history to sweep its way through the postseason in 2017. "It's kind of comedy to me", Curry said. During his final season with Golden State, the Warriors allowed just 99.5 points per game. But it makes for good bar talk and debates on TV and radio. Read More »

Manchester United want Morata to fill forward void

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The player has been linked with many clubs in recent weeks, with it seeming likely he will leave the Spanish giants in the off-season. Italian global Belotti scored 28 goals this season for Torino, and United have discussed making a $73.8 million (57 million pounds) bid for the striker. Read More »

Warriors can win it all in Cleveland tonight on KGMI

And I would see Kyle Korver in the corner, one of the greatest 3-point shooters in this league's history, and give him an opportunity in the short corner. And it was just a great run. "There have been times throughout my career where I played teams that were just in the midst of something that can last for a long time". Read More »

Less aggressive, less confident - Wawrinka assesses the difference in Murray

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He will now face either Rafal Nadal or Dominic Thiem in the final on Sunday, June 11. "It's incredible to be in another Roland Garros final", said Wawrinka , the oldest finalist since 33-year-old Niki Pilic was runner-up in 1973. Back in the final at Paris for the first time in three years, Nadal is now just one step away from reclaiming his status as the King of Clay. Overall, Murray leads their head-to-head series 10-7 but he says regardless of their previous meetings, he's ... Read More »

Victor Lindelof set to undergo Man Utd medical

Following several unsuccessful attempts to bring the Swedish centre-back to Old Trafford, the Red Devils have finally succeeded in their quest, although they will have to wait for few more days before officially unveiling their new player. Read More »

Sidney Crosby involved in water bottle incident during Game 5

Rinne and the Predators are 9-1 at home so far in these playoffs. After combining for zero points in Games 3 and 4, Malkin had a goal and an assist and Kessel a goal and two assists. Without a return to form at home, though, and a follow-up performance on the road in a potential Game 7, the Predators season will likely come to an end. Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals: Conor Sheary scores on birthday, Phil Kessel adds on

Nashville will need to come back big in Game 6 in front of their home crowd, barring an absolute miracle in Game 5, in order to stay alive in the series, and keep their hopes up for their first Stanley Cup title. Crosby set the tone on the first shift when he broke into the clear in the opening minute and rattled a shot off the post as he was being pulled to the ice by Predators' defenceman Ryan Ellis . Read More »

Hazard sticking with Chelsea

The Belgian was a huge factor in the Blues' title-winning 2016-17 campaign, scoring 16 goals in 36 Premier League games. At first, the team said he twisted his ankle during individual training, but after undergoing scans, they discovered he had fractured it. Read More »

Warriors stun Cavs, go up 3-0

The Warriors had trailed the defending champions for much of the second half, but used a late surge to secure a 15th-straight win, the longest post-season streak for any team in the four American major professional sports (National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball are the other three). Read More »

Kane to captain England at Hampden

Harry's one of a number of people I could have given the opportunity to. But his first worldwide tournament ended in humiliation a year ago as England were dumped out of Euro 2016 by minnows Iceland in the last 16. As reported by the Daily Mail , Kane said: "I want to be in that world-class bracket". "Club level, I have had a good few seasons but to take that next step it is global football - in the big games, in big moments". Read More »

Cavs' best effort not good enough to dismantle Warriors

CLEVELAND (AP ) - Kevin Durant never demanded he'd get to take the biggest shot of the NBA Finals . With two teams clearly so far ahead of the rest of the league (one seemingly far more so than the other), it's made people question if this current National Basketball Association structure is fair. Read More »

Golden State blocks Cleveland comeback bid

After the teams won a finals apiece over the last two years, the Warriors are primed to win the trilogy. "I knew it was going to be one of the toughest challenges I've had because of the firepower they have, because of the mindset that they were going to have". Read More »

What Khloe Kardashian eats every day

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Her special mix contains one scoop of whey protein powder, one tablespoon of almond butter and a fruit of her choice blended with ice and water. But the Cleveland Cavaliers big man started Game 4 on fire on the boards, and Van Gundy then went off on the so-called curse during ABC's broadcast. Read More »

Swedish sleeper Arvidsson soaring for Preds in Stanley Cup final

An eighth-round pick of the Preds way back in 2004, Rinne has been excellent at home throughout the playoffs with a 9-1 record and.949 save percentage. "Matt, I think, understands his game and how he needs to play in order to help this team win, and he believes in himself and we believe in him", Sullivan said. Read More »

Former Penn State administrators sentenced in connection with Sandusky abuse

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Spanier was convicted in March on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge but acquitted of felony endangerment and conspiracy. While each has been ordered to report to Dauphin County Prison, Boccabella did permit the place of imprisonment to be changed to Centre County Prison with the written authorization of the warden there. Read More »

Nashville Predators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 6/3/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Nashville Predators' Pontus Aberg (46) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with P.K. Subban (76) during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Laviolette may have no other choice if he wants provide a much-needed boost for his team ahead of Game 3 on Saturday. Just three minutes later Scott Wilson scored when he tipped a puck that then bounced off of the Predators' Vernon Fiddler and past Rinne. Read More »